We are thinking of taking the R/S Best of the Adriatic starting October 1, which will end 14 days later plus we’ll probably add a few more days afterwards. Since there’s a savings starting on this tour date, what were the pros and cons in traveling at this time if you have taken this tour during this time of the month? Is it better to complete the tour before October?
I travelled in the Adriatic last October and the weather was perfect. Lots of sunshine, temperatures in the 70’s. People were swimming in the Adriatic near Dubrovnik. I don’t know whether we were lucky or it’s like this all the time in October.
This is my absolute favorite time of year to travel in Europe. We took this tour in June a few years ago and it was just too hot. Some of the hotels don’t have ac on this tour, so I would think it will be perfect timing.
My favorite months for travel in Europe have always been May and September. I used to consider those "shoulder season," but the past couple of September trips have involved hot weather and huge crowds. I've shifted my thinking and am now focusing on April and October! I was in Poland and other parts of Central Europe this year, Oct. 7-20. We had nice weather every day except one day in Warsaw when it rained and was only in the mid-50s. On all the other days we had temperatures in the 60s and it may have even gotten into the low 70s a couple days. No other rain. We got to see a little fall color, and it was nice that tourist crowds were down! We are signed up to take the Best of the Adriatic tour on those exact dates you're looking at for 2020--Oct. 1-14. Perhaps we'll be on the trip together! We're thinking of adding our extra days on the front end instead of the back end. Maybe Venice.
Thanks to all for your comments that I've received so far. I welcome all others who wish to chime in. We are ready to book!
Book it! I just took the same tour at the same time period, the weather was perfect! In fact, in some places it was unusually warm and the hotels had already turned off the AC, so bring mosquito spray just in case you have to sleep with the windows open. The days were lovely in the low 70's.
I hope you do! Just sent you a private message.
I wouldn’t worry about a tour, because the guides know what’s open and closed. We took a cruise called Islands of the West Med in October, and some of the “summer” shore towns were quite sleepy. Of course, lovely medieval town look better uncrowded.