Traveller Story: Delving into the history of the Adriatic


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Traveller Story: Delving into the history of the Adriatic


Claudia Dixon

What tour did you travel on?

Croatia and the Adriatic

When did you travel?

September 2019

Why did you select this particular tour?

I selected this tour as it was a place I had always wanted to visit due to its fragmented history. I also loved the length of stays in each location - such a bonus to absorb the local area.

Who did you travel with?

I travelled with my friend Pam as we had both enjoyed the Christmas in Germany and New Year n Italy tours in 2015/16.

Have you travelled with us previously?

  • Christmas in Germany 2015
  • New Year in Castel Brando Italy 2016

What was your favourite place/s on your Albatross tour?

  • Simply loved Trogir for its accessibility to hotel, unique Old Town and the ability to go to Klis and Krka National Park.
  • Sibenik was an undiscovered gem offering so much - all brought together by a great local guide.
  • Relaxing  Hvar in our beautiful Amfora Hotel was unique in a different way. Fabulous breakfast and views, amazing local restaurants advised by our guide Vesna. The wine tasting was a nice touch too.
  • Mostar was such an eye opener with its Austrian-Hungarian influences and the ability to absorb so many religions successfully. Dinner at Sadrvan  was an absolute winner.
  • History, history, conflict, reconciliation, rebuilding that’s Sarajevo in a nutshell.
  • Finally to Dubrovnik- still the gem of the Adriatic - yes it’s crazy busy with cruise ships but one can still escape into little lanes and get away from the maddening crowds.

What was the most amazing thing you saw or did on your Albatross tour?

Finally, I was able to walk the wall in Dubrovnik in relative peace early one morning. Such a joy!!

Tell us about your most memorable moment on tour?

The beauty of the scenery to Mostar, Sarajevo and Montenegro along rivers, forests, small villages and majestic mountains.

What was your favourite meal on tour?

Sadrvan in Mostar and Konoba Mesengo in Hvar. DI What advice do you have for anyone interested in travelling on this tour? DO IT!! It’s a real eye opener into another world but in a good way.

Would you recommend this tour to family and friends?

Friends who are fit, open minded and can cope with long hours on the bus due to crossing borders and I think it would also be suitable for families with teenage children.

Read more about the Croatia and the Adriatic Tour and the sights and experiences you can expect to encounter or contact our friendly European travel experts to find out more.

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