Balkans Tour13 days
- Bosnia & Herzegovina
2. day — Arrival, Liubliana
Our guide will meet you at the airport. Transfer to Slovenian capital Ljubljana for a guided walking tour – we shall cross the Triple Bridge and visit the open market around the St. Nicolas Cathedral. Roba Fountain and the Dragon Bridge will be our short stops. Stroll among the beautiful baroque streets and discover all the beauties of the Slovenian capital. Check in to hotel. Dinner will be served at the hotel.
2. day — Postojna Cave
After breakfast, departure to Lake Bled, Slovenians most appreciated resort surrounded by the Julian Alps. We shall embark a wooden boat, called “Pletna”, to visit the tiny Bled Island and Church of St. Mary. Afterwards continue to Postojna Cave. During the 6 km long route, you will see stalactites and stalagmites. In the late afternoon, transfer back to Ljubljana. Dinner will be served at the hotel.
3. day — Zagreb
After breakfast and check out transfer to Zagreb — the capital of Croatia. A guided tour of the fort field Upper Town, the historical centre, will be enjoyable. The breathtaking multicoloured roof of St. Mark´s church makes everyone admire it, as well as the Cathedral, National theatre and University. Drive around Lower Town, also known as “New Zagreb” built during the 19th and 20th Century. Dinner at a local restaurant.
4. day — Plitvice Lakes
After breakfast and check out, departure to Plitvice Lakes National Park, a magnificent UNESCO World Heritage Site. The amazing scenery of this natural phenomenal marvel include sixteen terraced lakes surrounded by thickly wooded mountains and lush vegetation and are joined in a series of waterfalls. Stroll among the waterfalls and lakes on the wooden promenade to enjoy the majestic view and where every turn leads to even more beautiful scenery. In the evening transfer to Zadar. Tonight you will explore two of Zadar’s most popular attractions — the Sea Organ and Sun Salutation — two artistic installations, which utilize the power of nature to create beautiful sights and sounds for the citizens and visitors of Zadar. Dinner at a local restaurant during the evening walking tour.
5. day — Zadar
In the morning, sightseeing tour in Zadar, the oldest Slavic city on the Adriatic, which once formed a cultural centre. An orientation tour of the Roman Forum ruins, Cathedral and St. Donat Church will be our goal. Continue to Split, the second largest city in Croatia and the cultural centre of Dalmatia. Dinner will be served at the hotel.
6. day — Split
After breakfast, start of the Split city tour. You will visit the Diocletian´s Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site built during the 4th century to observe the remnants of Split´s Roman Heritage and its magnificent Renaissance and Gothic structures, the Jupiter´s Temple, the Peristyle and the Cathedral. In the afternoon you will go to Trogir Town to stroll through the old streets. Stop briefly at the waterfront for a photo opportunity before heading back to Split. Dinner will be served at the hotel.
7. day — Dubrovnik
Breakfast and drive to Peljasec peninsula towards the village of Ston: site with the second largest wall in the world, right after the Great Wall of China. Lunch, departure to Dubrovnik and city sightseeing: Pile Gate, Stradun (main street), Onofrio Fountain, Sponza Palace, Ploce Gate, Ivan Gundulic Square. Free time at Pjaca Market. Hotel check in, dinner will be served at the hotel.
8. day — Montenegro
Breakfast and drive to Montenegro, where we will visit the “Adriatic Bride”, and beautiful Boka Bay. Panoramic drive along the coastline to Kotor, one of the oldest and most important cultural centres of East Adria. Visit the Old Town, Palaces and Ramparts. Visit the St. Tryphons Cathedral. Lunch and return to Dubrovnik. Free time until dinner.
9. day — Herzegovina
After breakfast and checkout, drive to the region of Herzegovina, where we shall visit the UNESCO protected Old Town of Pocitelj. Admire the peculiar mixture of Oriental and European architecture. Proceed to the Blagaj, where we shall visit the world famous river spring and it´s marvelous Tekki. After lunch we will continue to Mostar, the seat of Herzegovina, for a city tour. Visit the Koski Mehmed Pasha Mosque, Turkish House, Spanish Square, Broken Bridge… Continue to the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina - Sarajevo. Hotel check in, dinner will be served at the hotel.
10. day — Serbian Mountains
After breakfast and check out, progress with the tour of Sarajevo city. Stroll along magnificent Bas — Carsija to see artisans, Gazi Husrev-bey Mosque, Old Market, Sarajevo cathedral… Continue to the town of Visegrad, located on the beautiful Drina River. Visit the Old Bridge. After lunch, drive to Serbia. The first stop will be at the Mt. Mokra Gora, home of the world famous railroads Kustenorf and Sargan Eight. Take a tour through the canyons on the old rail and proceed to Mt. Zlatibor. Hotel check in, dinner will be served at the hotel.
11. day — Belgrade
After breakfast and check outi, depart to Central Serbia and the picturesque town of Topola. Visit a magnificent complex dedicated to the Serbian Royal family Karadjordje. Visit to Rebel: Town, bastion during the liberation from the Ottoman reign. Visit the extraordinary church of St. George, a mausoleum of the Serbian Royal family. After lunch continue to Belgrade. Hotel check in and dinner.
12. day — Belgrade
Our morning tour brings us to the imposing Kalemegdan Park and Belgrade Fortress, situated at the confluence of the Sava and Danube Rivers. Visit St. Sava´s Temple, the third largest Orthodox Church in the world. Before continuing to Republic Square, we will walk through the Knez Mihajlova Pedestrian Zone. In the evening we shall visit the old bohemian quarter, where we will enjoy a diner and music.
13. day - Tour Ends
After breakfast and check out transfer to the airport. Tour ends.