Best of the Balkans Summer 2019

Best of the Balkans Summer 2019

Starting at $1,375

Destinations & Sightseeing
Itinerary and Meals

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Admire the charming medieval cities and extraordinary natural beauty of the Balkans with sightseeing in the historic centres of Zagreb, Dubrovnik and Split. You'll also see the vivid emerald green lakes and dramatic waterfalls in the beautiful Plitvice National Park.

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Destination & Sightseeing

Destination Highlights:

Zagreb Sightseeing tour with your Local Specialist includes views of the Cathedral, St Mark's Church, and the Opera House
Sarajevo Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes the Old Town
Mostar See the historic bridge and visit the Bazaar with a Local Specialist
Dubrovnik Sightseeing tour with Local Specialist includes a visit of the Old City. See the Rector's Palace, Onofrio's Fountain and the Franciscan and Dominican monasteries
Split See the Diocletian's Palace with your Local Specialist
Plitvice National Park See the waterfalls and lakes of this UNESCO World Heritage Site with your Local Specialist

First Class Travel Highlights:

Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences
Luxury air-conditioned coach
Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
Variety of Optional Experiences
City orientation tours
An expert Travel Director and a professional driver
All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes
Airport transfers are provided on the first and last travel day. Conditions apply


9 Buffet breakfasts
4 Three-course dinners


Arrive Zagreb (2 Nights)
Welcome to Zagreb. Spend the afternoon relaxing or take a stroll. This evening, meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for an included dinner.

Zagreb Sightseeing and Free Time
Zagreb is a traditional medieval European city with a wealth of historic monuments. Your Local Specialist shows you the highlights including the Upper and Lower town, vibrant marketplace, the majestic cathedral, St. Mark's Church and the Opera House. Spend free time exploring the winding streets of the Old Town or consider an Optional Experience into the surrounding countryside.

Zagreb – Sarajevo Sightseeing
Travel south from Croatia into Bosnia-Herzegovina before arriving in the fascinating capital city Sarajevo. Due to its rich religious and cultural history, Sarajevo is often called the Jerusalem of Europe. The city contains synagogues, mosques, orthodox as well as Catholic churches - within a few square blocks. In 1914, the city was the site of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand which prompted the start of the First World War. Your Local Specialist will show you the important sights. Tonight, choose to dine with local Sarajevans.

Sarajevo – Medjugorje – Mostar
Today, leave Sarajevo and travel through dramatic mountainous scenery to Medjugorje. Since 1981 it has become a popular site of religious pilgrimage due to reports of apparitions of the Virgin Mary to six local Catholics. Later, travel to Mostar where you'll meet your Local Specialist. This city is named after its Old Bridge, the 'Stari Most', built by Sinan the great Ottoman architect. It is one of Bosnia and Herzegovina's most recognisable landmarks. Destroyed during the war it has been rebuilt using the same methods as during the 16th century. You will also visit the Bazaar and see the Mosque.

Mostar – Dubrovnik Sightseeing (2 Nights)
This morning, travel towards the Dalmatian coast and the spectacular medieval city of Dubrovnik. Enjoy a sightseeing walking tour of the main sights with a Local Specialist. Admire the Rector's Palace, the city walls, Onofrio's Fountain and the Franciscan and Dominican monasteries.

Dubrovnik – Free Day or Optional Experience to Montenegro
Enjoy a free day in Dubrovnik to explore at your own pace. Consider taking an Optional Experience to the Republic of Montenegro. Dine tonight at your hotel.

Dubrovnik – Split (2 Nights)
Depart Dubrovnik and travel north along the spectacular Adriatic coast, past old fishing villages and new resorts, to Split. Enjoy a city tour with a Local Specialist featuring the historic inner city, built around the Roman Emperor Diocletian's Palace, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. See the remnants of Split's Roman heritage, its Renaissance and Gothic structures, the Peristyle and the cathedral.

Split Free Day
Enjoy exploring Split, take a stroll along the beaches or join an Optional Experience to one of the Dalmatian Islands.

Split – Plitvice – Zagreb
This morning travel to the forested National Park of Plitvice. Admire the breathtaking waterfalls and lakes of this spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Site on your walking tour with a Local Specialist. See lakes of crystal-clear water in colourful shades of green, grey and blue, linked by spectacular waterfalls. This evening, arrive at your hotel in Zagreb, where you dine tonight.

Depart Zagreb
Say farewell to your companions as this trip comes to an end. Transfers are available to Zagreb Airport. Conditions apply.

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