DUBROVNIK & THE DALMATIAN COAST

What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

I had no idea how lovely Dubrovnik is - until I got there.

What did you think of your group leader?

The group leader was an experienced and well-informed guide who never imposed but was always there when I needed information or help. He also had a good sense of humour!

Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

It is helpful to know that the season in these parts doesn't begin till May. In April you will miss the crowds but lots of the restaurants and tourist attractions are closed.

Is there anything else you would like to add?

My first group trip for several years and it was fun to be with likeminded travellers again and a real treat to have someone else responsible for the organisation. I had forgotten, though, that there can be a downside to the praiseworthy approach of choosing 'local' hotels - but only one disappointing hotel on this trip and the very helpful hotel staff made up for the slightly dreary surroundings.