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Departure Graf: Montenegro & Dubrovnik (Highlights of the Balkans)

Join us as we venture to not one, but two of the Balkan’s brightest gems – Montenegro and Dubrovnik. We will be basking in Mediterranean sun during this four-day adventure, on secluded beaches, and in bewitching ancient stone towns. And, these aren’t just any stone towns; we’ll be rubbing shoulders with Leonardo Di Caprio in the Montenegran islet of Sveti Stefan, and feeling a pinch of deja vu in Dubrovnik; a prominent filming location of Game of Thrones!

 

Let us handle the details

  • Private Transportation
  • Experienced Trip Leader
  • Handpicked Hotel
  • Daily Breakfast Buffet
  • Local Tour Guide

Your trip includes

  • Round-trip direct bus transportation
  • Own parking lot in Graf for your exclusive use
  • 2 nights’ hand-picked 4-star hotel accommodation
  • Breakfast buffet (including on arrival day in Dubrovnik)
  • City tour of Budva and Sveti Stefan with local tour guide
  • Explore Europe Trip Leader
  • Guaranteed departure

Your trip highlights

  • The sparkling waters of the Adriatic
  • Croatia’s fresh, sea-to-table cuisine and local wines
  • Warm, Mediterranean breezes
  • A guided tour of Budva and Sveti Stefan
  • Ancient stone towns with views over the Adriatic sea
  • Two nights in a beautiful four-star hotel

Graf Montenegro mit Vergrößerung

 

Day 1 (Thursday, August 1 2019)
Depart at 5:30 pm from Grafenwoehr along the highway to Dubrovnik in Croatia.

Day 2 (Friday, August 2 2019)
We’ll enjoy a breakfast buffet in the morning in Dubrovnik, before free time to explore the staggeringly beautiful stone city immortalised in hit TV show Game of Thrones! This iconic, well-preserved town dates back to the 16th century and is today most prominent tourist destinations in the Mediterranean. You will have the whole morning to enjoy the shops, cafes and restaurants which line Dubrovnik’s cobbled streets, as well as the historic city walls. In the afternoon, we’ll continue to Budva in Montenegro, where we will check in to the 4-star hotel to spend the next two nights. Budva – Montenegro’s tourism poster child is a charming port town with a tantalising mixture of old and new; the Old Town has been inhabited since the 5th century, however development along the coast has produced great infrastructure, as well as great restaurants and bars.

Day 3 (Saturday, August 3 2019)
After breakfast, we’ll embark on a four-hour tour of Budva and Sveti Stefan, a glamourous tourism hotspot favoured by celebrities such as Willy Brandt, Bobby Fischer, Boris Spassky, Sophia Loren and even Leonardo DiCaprio! Arguably one of the most impressive sights along the Adriatic coastline, this captivating jumble of 15th-century stone villas peek over an immaculate beach and sparkling azure waters. After the tour, we’ll have lunch (not included) before an afternoon and evening of free time. Or add optional activity:

Guided Optional activity: Explore the Venetian town of Perast and the UNESCO-recognized medieval old town Kotor 29€ per person
Located in a secluded bay on the Adriatic coast, Perast and Kotor are known for their Venetian-era fortifications. See the UNESCO-recognized medieval old town of Kotor, the ancient city walls, the Cathedral of Saint Tryphon and enjoy dramatic views over the Bay of Kotor.

Day 4 ( Sunday, August 4 2019)
After an included breakfast buffet, spend the day at your leisure in Budva relaxing on the beach or take a stroll into town to one of the many shops or restaurants. Later this evening, depart back to Grafenwoehr.

Day 5 (Monday, August 5 2019)
Estimated time of return in Grafenwoehr is 8 pm.

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Meeting point for the start of the trip
Your trip starts and finishes in Grafenwoehr, Germany.

Address: Dießfurter Str, 92655 Grafenwoehr (parking lot)
Instructions: if you are exiting McDonald’s parking lot in Grafenwoehr you will turn right on to B299 as if you are going towards Netzaberg. You will then take your very first right (as if you are going towards MegaPlay) and as soon as you cross the small bridge there is a driveway on the right side which you can enter into a parking lot. You should see several cars and the bus there. The parking lot is exclusively available for our passengers during the duration of the trip.

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IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING PASSPORTS: A valid tourist passport is required for this trip. Please make sure that you are traveling with the appropriate passport.

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Meeting point for the start of the trip
Your trip starts and finishes in Grafenwoehr, Germany.

Address: Dießfurter Str, 92655 Grafenwoehr (parking lot)
Instructions: if you are exiting McDonald’s parking lot in Grafenwoehr you will turn right on to B299 as if you are going towards Netzaberg. You will then take your very first right (as if you are going towards MegaPlay) and as soon as you cross the small bridge there is a driveway on the right side which you can enter into a parking lot. You should see several cars and the bus there. The parking lot is available during the duration of the trip for our passengers.

Passport & Visa
A tourist passport is required for all trips outside of Germany.

Important passport rules are as follows:
If you have a passport with a SOFA stamp on any page (a “No-Fee” passport), you are provided permission to reside in Germany, NOT to travel outside of Germany. You have to have a tourist passport in addition to the SOFA/”No-Fee” passport to travel outside of Germany. You cannot travel with a RED Official passport as that is used only for the purpose of a mission or deployment. If you have a passport with a detachable SOFA card clipped inside, it is acceptable to travel with as that was issued originally as a tourist passport. If you are not sure: a tourist passport will be BLUE and will be valid for 10 years for adults. It cannot contain a SOFA stamp on any page or it is not acceptable. A child’s tourist passport (under 15 years of age) is valid for 5 years, but will not have a SOFA stamp in it anywhere. All of this information has been verified to be correct with the Grafenwoehr Passport Office.

Health
There are no major health risks at your destinations. It is always advisable to check with your doctor or health-care provider for the latest updates and overseas travel requirements. More information on vaccinations and other health precautions can be found via the CDC website (www.cdc.gov)

Transportation
Included transportation on this trip is by bus. Most of the destinations on tour are best explored on foot, although frequent local buses are also available. Purchase tickets at tobacconists or at vending machines, if needed.

Baggage Allowance
Each adult is entitled to one luggage and one personal item. Luggage should be able to be stored below the bus and the personal item should contain whatever you might need on the bus. Pillows and blankets do not count for the personal item. If you have additional items such as strollers, carseats, etc. please send us a message to make those arrangements.

Clothing & Packing Tips
Your itinerary focuses on the outdoors, so your clothing should be casual and appropriate for outdoor use. Loose-fitting, layered clothing that can accommodate varying temperatures will probably be most comfortable. A sun hat, sunglasses, and a bathing suit are recommended. Sturdy walking shoes or hiking boots are crucial. Occasional rain showers are common in the areas you will be visiting, so pack light rainwear.

Currency
You will be using the Croatian kuna in Croatia and the Euro in Montenegro. We strongly advise that you take debit/bank cards and credit cards, which can be used to withdraw cash at local banks, as needed. You can use most debit/credit cards at ATMs, but make sure to check with your home bank about withdrawal fees. We suggest that you inform your bank and credit card company of your travel plans, so that they won’t confuse your international purchases for fraudulent charges.

Cuisine
Food in Montenegro offers a variety of flavors. Potatoes, cabbage, ham, and sausage might make you feel at home but you may want to try something new such as bakrdan (a porridge of cornmeal, potato, and cheese) or the tasty ćevapi kebab (a grilled meat patty). In coastal Croatia, the food is very typical of the Mediterranean region. Italian flavors are popular, such as risotto cooked with squid ink, seafood stew and polenta. You may also like to try traditional Balkan dishes, such as duvec (vegetables and meat), moussaka (eggplant and minced meat), sarma (minced meat and rice) and raznjici (grilled veal or pork). Along the Adriatic coast, you’ll find excellent seafood, especially scampi (prawns) and prstaci (date mussels).

Tipping
At the conclusion of your trip, it’s customary to offer your Trip Leader a gratuity. We recommend tipping €1-2 per person per day for your Trip Leader. Tips can only be paid in cash.

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