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CROATIA & MONTENEGRO

Looking for a great water polo tour destination? Look no further. Croatia is a great destination for your school tours, with the Croatian coast being absolutely astounding. There’s no shortage of beaches to take your breath away. The water is crystal clear and turquoise blue. From a cultural perspective, Croatia has several Stone Age sites that have been discovered all over the country along with numerous caves containing hand-made objects from people alive centuries ago. Most towns have historical centres with typical Croatian architecture, a must-see. You can experience the best of both worlds: a fast-paced city atmosphere with the ambiance of a relaxed coastal town. Croatia has a Mediterranean climate, which means mild winters and gorgeous spring and summer seasons. Croatian prices are surprisingly reasonable, especially when compared to nearby European countries.

The pearl of the Mediterranean, unique in many ways, Montenegro is situated in the south of the Adriatic Sea. Nowhere else you can find so much natural beauty, mild beaches, clear lakes, fast rivers and gorgeous mountains in such a compact area as in Montenegro. Montenegro is a Balkan country with rugged mountains, medieval villages and a narrow strip of beaches along its Adriatic coastline. The Bay of Kotor, resembling a fjord, is dotted with coastal churches and fortified towns such as Kotor and Herceg Novi. Durmitor National Park, home to bears and wolves, encompasses limestone peaks, glacial lakes and 1,300m-deep Tara River Canyon.

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VISA REQUIREMENTS

Citizens of South Africa who plan to visit Croatia & Montenegro are required to have a visa. All visitors who are holders of valid Schengen documents do not require an additional (Croatian) visa to enter Croatia. Visa application forms shall be submitted no sooner than three months prior to the date of the intended trip. The citizens of South Africa are required to obtain a visa to enter Montenegro.Visas may be obtained from diplomatic and consular posts of Montenegro. If an applicant is unable to reach a diplomatic or consular post of Montenegro, s/he may apply for a visa at the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Pretoria.

Visa Cost: ZAR1600.00 ex VAT.

Compulsory Vaccinations Required: No.

Please note: Visa and vaccination information is correct at time of publish and are subject to change

BEST TIME TO TRAVEL

We recommend traveling in August – September for Waterpolo tours. June – July also a very good time to travel, but tour cost can be very high due to summer season.

AREAS TO VISIT AND THEIR MAIN ATTRACTIONS

DUBROVNIK

Walk the Dubrovnik Walls, there is no better way to experience Dubrovnik than to see it from the medieval walls. It takes approximately two hours to walk the wall. The views are spectacular.

Wander around the Old Town of Dubrovnik. The main part of Dubrovnik is compact and easy to walk. The narrow streets are filled with restaurants and small shops.

Pay a visit to Stradun, the main thoroughfare through the Old town. Also location for filming Star Wars Episode IX.

Visit Fort Loverijenac the ancient fortress. The view from the fortress is stunning. It is also the site for filming of Game of Thornes.

Take a tour of King’s Landing that is also part of Game of Thornes. St Dominika street is where Cersei mader her walk of shame.

SPLIT

Visit Diocletian’s Palace that was built in 305 AD for the Roman Emperor Diocletian. The Palace sits in the center of the Old Town of Split. Its now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Climb the Bell Tower of St Domnius Cathedral, it’s the oldest Catholic cathedral in the world, completed in the 7th century AD.

The Old town of Split is the maze of streets and cobblestoned lanes that surround Diocletian’s Palace. People’s Square is the heart of the Old town filled with restaurants and cafes.

KOTOR

Kotor a small medieval town. Pay a visit to St Tryphone cathedral, St Nikola church and the clock tower. Some people may enjoy the Cats museum. Most important thing to do is to climb the city walls. Built between the 9th and 14th centuries, a series of ramparts and fortified walls were built around Kotor and up St John’s hill.

HERCEG NOVI

Herceg Novi is a coastal town in Montenegro located at the entrance to the Bay of Kotor and at the foot of Mount Orjen. Stroll through the charming Old Town, see the clock tower and then walk uphill to the Kanli-Kula, a fortress with one of the best view over the city. Boat trip to Blue Grotto also a must to do in Herceg Novi.

ADD ON DESTINATIONS

BELGRADE, SERBIA

Why not add a stopover to Belgrade, Serbia to your tour?

One of the oldest cities in Europe and the only one built on the confluence of two rivers, Belgrade is the city that never sleeps. The Belgrade fortress which is the symbol of Belgrade, and in it visit the upper city in which you can find the Despots gate, “Sahat kula”(clock tower), the roman well and the statue of the Victor.

In the lower city, you can see Nebojša’s tower, Amam- the Turkish bathroom and the gate of Charles the 7th are located.,Take a walk along the Belgrade Bohemian quarter- Skadarlija and enjoy the specialities of National cuisine in one of the Kafana’s (traditional tavern),Walk along the Zemun quay to Gardoš where the remainder of the Zemun fort is- The beautiful tower of Sibiljanin Janko.,Take a walk from Kalemegdan over Knez Mihajlova street Terazije, then over king Milans street and the Slavija square to the magnificent Saint Sava temple, that way you will also get to know the centre of town. Cruise the Belgrade’s rivers or simply go kayaking.

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