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Who else wants to relax on white sandy beaches, dip beneath the azure seas and kayak beneath majestic limestone cliffs?
If adventure travel’s your thing, and you’re not totally impartial to a little bit of lounging around in the sun, this 8-day escapade is certainly going to satisfy your wanderlust. Welcome to Croatia and Montenegro!

Two disgustingly beautiful countries for the price of one, right here in Europe – just a few hours away. And in a delicious departure from classic Bucket List Co style, you won’t be setting foot on a mountain or trekking through a desert on this trip.
But it’s not all lying around either. No no, my friend. You’ll be getting your swimmers on for kayaking, snorkelling, white water rafting, hiking and biking. Feel free to don some more clothes at that point, if you’re that way inclined. Or don’t. It’s your holiday.

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The adventure begins in Dubrovnik, but it doesn’t stay there for long. (We’ll come back, don’t you worry.) Within hours of touching down, you’ll head to the harbour in nearby Gruz to take a ferry to Lopud Island.

Never heard of Lopud? That’s because it’s nothing like Dubrovnik, and hasn’t been hit by heavy tourism yet. Still, it’s got a hell of a lot to offer to adventurers like you and that’s why you’ll base yourself here for the next couple of days. The island sits in the Adriatic a few miles northwest of Dubrovnik and is one of the Elafiti Islands. If you thought Greek islands were nice, you’ll love how luscious these land masses are. And you’ll probably be pleased to know that they’re way less crowded than their more famous Mediterranean counterparts.

But if you thought you’d be spending your time on the island of Lopud, think again. Remember, there might not be mountains but this is still a Bucket List Co adventure, and we reckon you’ll get to know Lopud best from the water surrounding it. So that’s exactly what you’ll be doing, starting in a kayak. How else can you appreciate this beautiful coastline?! You’ll explore Lopud’s secret beauty spots and snorkel in some of the most unimaginably crystal clear blue kingdoms that exist.

And if you’re feeling bolder than your great uncle Dave when  he’s three pints in, you might even catch yourself leaping into the deep from the limestone cliffs. Avoid breaking your legs on the way down and you’ll enjoy mountain biking across Sipan Island too. Surrounded by olive groves, vineyards, ancient churches and bountiful fig trees, this’ll be a day you’ll never forget. And with a spectacular hike above Piva Lake, white water rafting in Brstanovica and Dubrovnik Old Town to explore during the rest of the trip? You’re probably not going to want to go back to the life you left behind. Sorry (not sorry).

 

The Croatia and Montenegro Adventure Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Arrival to Dubrovnik and transfer to Lopud

    Today, we will arrive in Dubrovnik, transfer to Gruz and then head to the main harbour. We will take the ferry to Lopud island and check in to our apartments.

    We have free time and then have dinner together.

    Lopud remains fairly uncrowded, but has so much to offer to the adventure traveller. Enjoy sandy beaches and countless quaint restaurants and cafe-bars.

  • Day 2

    Kayaking round Lopud and cave snorkelling

    In the morning, we will receive a briefing about kayaking and safety, before beginning our circumnavigation of the island. We paddle to the south-west, giving us spectacular views of majestic limestone cliffs, which hide some incredible caves.

    We will head to explore some of the best secret spots and snorkel inside these beautiful blue kingdoms. If you’re feeling brave, you can also go cliff jumping here for a real adrenaline rush.

    Half-way through the trip, we will stop for lunch on a sandy beach, then swim, lounge or try the traditional Croatian game of picigin – a form of free-form volleyball played above the water before kayaking back to Lopud town.

  • Day 3

    Paddle to the Green Cave and cycle across Sipan Island

    We begin the day with breakfast and paddle across the bay to the hidden Green Cave. Then, we will dive through the cave’s opening and snorkel in the ethereal turquoise waters. We can also try some cliff jumping outside the cave for a bit of a thrill.

    Next, we continue to Sudurad Village on Sipan Island, where we will trade our kayaks for mountain bikes and cycle across the island, discovering old olive growths, vineyards, stone villas, churches and fig trees.

    In the village of Šipanska Luka at the north of the island, we have a lunch break of local delicacies at one of the region’s best restaurants.

    After dessert, we will swim in the Adriatic Sea before heading back the way we came.

  • Day 4

    Explore Dubrovnik Old Town and transfer to Kamp Grab

    Today we will take an early transfer to Dubrovnik and explore the UNESCO Heritage Site of the Old Town. You have the option to take a 2-hour history tour with a guide, or a Game of Thrones tour – as this is one of the main sets for the show.

    After lunch, we will be transferred for Kamp Grab on River Tara – the natural border between Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro. The drive takes 5 hours but is incredibly scenic.

    After check-in, we will enjoy dinner under the stars by the river, all chatting around the fire.

  • Day 5

    Rafting from Brstanovica to camp

    Today we begin with breakfast and collecting equipment before an amazing 4×4 jeep ride to our starting point for the rafting trip at Brstanovica.

    The group will be divided into two boats of 6-8, each with a guide and have a briefing before we begin. We will raft for 3-4 hours, and during the descent we’ll take breaks to rest, swim and take photos.

    Our finish point is our camp, where lunch will be waiting for us. Following this, we have a free afternoon to relax around the camp, play football or volleyball, swim, hike or take part in one of the other activities. These include hydrospeed, canoeing, mountain biking, kayaking and more.

  • Day 6

    Hiking above Piva Lake and Tara Canyon

    Following a delicious breakfast, we will head out from the camp for a hike. This is a challenging yet rewarding route, starting at 460 metres and reaching the summit at 1400 metres over the space of 6 kilometres.

    Along the way, we will enjoy spectacular views of Piva Lake, as well as Tara Canyon – the second deepest in the world. We will also visit a charming village called Crkvicko Polie.

  • Day 7

    Hike at Kotor Bay and swim at Cavtat

    Today is an easy-going day. After breakfast, we’ll leave the mountains behind us and head towards Montenegro’s best-known tourist attraction: Kotor Bay and town.

    Take a walk to the UNESCO-protected walled city of Kotor, spanning high into the mountains above for beautiful views.

    Then, we head back to Croatia to Cavtat, where we will have free time to relax, swim and explore the town before a farewell dinner.

  • Day 8

    Return to the UK

    After breakfast, we will head to Dubrovnik Airport for the flight home.

Food and Accomodation for Croatia and Montenegro Adventure

  • Day 1

    Twin room
    Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 2

    Twin room
    Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 3

    Twin room
    Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 4

    Twin room
    Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 5

    Twin room
    Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 6

    Twin room
    Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 7

    Twin room
    Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 8

    Twin room
    Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Reviews about the Croatia and Montenegro Adventure trip

Here’s what some of our awesome customers had to say:

“Just back from a weeks diving in Gozo, the whole experience was amazing, a lovely bunch of people on the trip, strangers at the start but great friends within days. The diving instructors were very professional, friendly, patient, supportive and good fun.

Every aspect of the trip appeared to run like clockwork thanks to Keith and the staff at The Bucket List Company, if there were any problems, I was not aware of them. Just need to sort my bucket list and then book with them again. Nice surprise when I got home. Thank you The Bucket List Company.”

John Crockford Gozo Diving Trip The Bucket List Company Reviews

“This bucket list ticks all boxes!

What can I say? I just back from the Mount Toubkal trip and it has been the experience of a lifetime.

Since I booked this trip, The Bucket List Company have kept in contact with me, asking if needed any help with anything and keeping me updated as well.

On the trip they really do look after you and you get great value for money. They make sure they hire the best local guides to help look after you and those that have the best local knowledge. What I liked about the company is that they help you on the trek and make sure that, if you are struggling a wee bit, they have guides there to encourage you on or go at your pace without rushing you. 

If you are looking to tick stuff of your bucket list, they are the ones to make that dream happen. I have already booked Nepal for 2020 and will be looking for a trip in 2021.

Martin McLennan Mount Toubkal trek The Bucket List Company Reviews

I had the pleasure of travelling to Nepal with The Bucket List Company. From attending a training weekend in February right through to our final landing at Heathrow after our trip to base camp in October, everything was thought out and carried out in a non pressurised professional way. I would highly recommend this company to anybody.

Michael Everest Base Camp trek The Bucket List Company Reviews

“You’ve booked your trip, and the excitement begins. You’ve packed your kit and checked your timings. Your adventure starts here… you explore the towns. With snakes? Never fear, you’re in good hands.

The trek can be tough, but it’s what you signed up for. You can’t get enough, though – there’s so much to explore, from the scorching hot sun, to the freezing deep snow. In the high atlas mountains, it’s all go, go go! 

So away we all flew, but what was ahead? #WhatWouldKeithDo? “Just book another”, he said! At the end of it all, don’t be sad it’s all over – you have new friends to call, and it will soon be time for another adventure!

Thanks for looking after us on our amazing trip. We have some fantastic memories and loved every bit!”

Jodie McDonald Mount Toubkal trek The Bucket List Company Reviews

“Fantastic trip to Everest basecamp from start to finish. Can’t fault Keith and his team both English and Nepalese for the help and guidance they give throughout the tour. I’m already planning my next trip with the bucket list company. I would 100% recommend them not just for the trip itself but the knowledge and experience you get before, during and after.”

Thomas Michael Lodge Everest Base Camp The Bucket List Company Reviews

“I’ve been on two trips now with the bucket List Company, first to Peru and second to Nepal, both magical experiences.

If you’re looking for an adventure holiday I can’t recommend The Bucket List Company enough, they’ll ensure you have everything you need and are prepared before you go on any of their trips, as Keith and his crew have a wealth of knowledge and experience in making sure their customers have an enjoyable and unforgettable experience.

I’m looking forward to more trips with them in the future!”

Wil Everest Base Camp The Bucket List Company Reviews

Only in the dazzling South Balkans do stunningly beautiful landscapes meet quaint ancient towns and seductively sandy beaches like these. But it’s not all lolling around on loungers in Croatia and Montenegro. Though on this trip, we’ll make sure you get all the opportunity to do that if you want it. What not everyone realises about Croatia and Montenegro is that they’re a hotbed for adventure travel too. Bursting at the seams with incredible adventures, you’re going to have an absolute blast, and one that you’ll never forget.
So if you want to dive down under some of the most perfectly blue seas this side of the equator and find out what’s hiding in the vibrant coral reefs beneath…

If you want to do adventure travel in Europe without it leaving you knackered like a climb up Mount Elbrus might…
And if you want to do it all with a reputable travel company who loves adventure and who’ll make damn sure that you have the time of your life…Then you need to join us in Croatia and Montenegro.

Ready to snorkel in ethereal blue caves, explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Dubrovnik Old Town, hike by Kotor Bay and raft down pulse-raising canyons? Then we’ll see you there!

After 8 days in Croatia and Montenegro with the Bucket List Company, you’ll feel more exhilarated and relaxed than you thought possible. And the best bit? It’s all just a quick flight-ride away.

Check out the itinerary, chuck any questions you have in our direction, book your spot and get ready to tick an incredible experience off your Bucket List. If you don’t do it now, will you ever?

    Trip Date
    Total Cost
    Monthly Payments
  • 16/09/2022 11 Spaces available
    £1400
    £
    Full payment required

    Booking fee: £200 Non-refundable & not included in the total cost of this trip.

    Payment options:

    Single payment: £1400

    Single payment: £

    Monthly payments: Full payment required

    Monthly payments: £0.00 x 1

    Price is per adult in a twin share room

    Want your own room?

    From an extra £250
    This applies to stays in all hotels whilst on your trip. This does not always apply whilst you are trekking. Please contact us for more details.
    This applies to stays in all hotels whilst on your trip. This does not always apply whilst you are trekking. Please contact us for more details.

    Only Pay £200 Today. Secure this base price then add your flights & extras in the Trip Builder

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  • 05/06/2023 16 Spaces available
    £1450
    £
    £145.00 x 10

    Booking fee: £200 Non-refundable & not included in the total cost of this trip.

    Payment options:

    Single payment: £1450

    Single payment: £

    Monthly payments: £145.00 x 10

    Monthly payments: £0.00 x 10

    Price is per adult in a twin share room

    Want your own room?

    From an extra £250
    This applies to stays in all hotels whilst on your trip. This does not always apply whilst you are trekking. Please contact us for more details.
    This applies to stays in all hotels whilst on your trip. This does not always apply whilst you are trekking. Please contact us for more details.

    Only Pay £200 Today. Secure this base price then add your flights & extras in the Trip Builder

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  • 18/09/2023 16 Spaces available
    £1450
    £
    £111.54 x 13

    Booking fee: £200 Non-refundable & not included in the total cost of this trip.

    Payment options:

    Single payment: £1450

    Single payment: £

    Monthly payments: £111.54 x 13

    Monthly payments: £0.00 x 13

    Price is per adult in a twin share room

    Want your own room?

    From an extra £250
    This applies to stays in all hotels whilst on your trip. This does not always apply whilst you are trekking. Please contact us for more details.
    This applies to stays in all hotels whilst on your trip. This does not always apply whilst you are trekking. Please contact us for more details.

    Only Pay £200 Today. Secure this base price then add your flights & extras in the Trip Builder

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  • 22/05/2024 15 Spaces available
    £1550
    £
    £73.81 x 21

    Booking fee: £200 Non-refundable & not included in the total cost of this trip.

    Payment options:

    Single payment: £1550

    Single payment: £

    Monthly payments: £73.81 x 21

    Monthly payments: £0.00 x 21

    Price is per adult in a twin share room

    Want your own room?

    From an extra £250
    This applies to stays in all hotels whilst on your trip. This does not always apply whilst you are trekking. Please contact us for more details.
    This applies to stays in all hotels whilst on your trip. This does not always apply whilst you are trekking. Please contact us for more details.

    Only Pay £200 Today. Secure this base price then add your flights & extras in the Trip Builder

    Go To Trip Builder
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