Croatia and the Balkans

FROM 1597 EUR

The Balkans are just getting noticed as a great European travel destination – we can’t believe it took so long! Situated on the balmy shores of the Adriatic and home to some of the most wondrous landscapes, monuments, and villages you’ll ever see, this part of the world still feels like a well-kept secret. This adventure showcases the region’s compelling history and scenery and allows time for outdoor pursuits like kayaking and hiking. You may not know much about Croatia and the Balkans now, but once you’ve been, you’ll be hard-pressed to stop talking about them.

15 days

Croatia and the Balkans

from 1597 EUR

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ITINERARY

When arranging your transportation, such as flights, please take into consideration the below time restrictions for joining and departing from your group. With these times, we have taken into account travel time to/from the airport in the given destination and required time for check-in or baggage collection/immigration.

Your flight must arrive by or before: 11:59 p.m.

Day 1 Budapest

Arrive in Budapest till 1 pm.

Day 2 Budapest/Novi Sad

After a full day’s train journey, arrive in Novi Sad. Enjoy the first opportunity to try some Serbian cuisine.

Day 3 Novi Sad/Belgrade

Spend the morning exploring Novi Sad, the ancient capital of Serbia. Visit the famous Petrovaradin Fortress and, with time, check out the charming old town, or Stari Grad. In the afternoon, hop a train for a short ride to Belgrade.

Day 4 Belgrade

Visit the Kalemegdan Fortress then spend a free day floating down the Danube or shopping in one of the many bustling markets.

Day 5 Belgrade/Sarajevo

Travel to Sarajevo, one of the most beautiful and diverse cities in the region. Walk around the cobblestone streets, visit the famous Latin Bridge, and soak in the bustling atmosphere of this resilient place.

Day 6 Sarajevo

Take an included tour of the ‘Tunnel of Life’ to get a better understanding of the tragic recent history of this captivating city. Spend some free time exploring the Stari Grad section and looking for ‘Sarajevo Roses’.

Day 7 Sarajevo/Mostar

Travel through beautiful countryside to reach charming Mostar. The city’s symbol, a beautiful reconstructed Ottoman-style bridge, is a reminder of the tenacity of Bosnians in recent times. Wander the old city and visit the new, taking in the many reminders of what the people of this region have survived.

Day 8 Mostar/Kotor

Continue on to Montenegro and arrive to the Bay of Kotor, a World Heritage-listed region. There is free time here to relax or explore as desired.

Day 9 Kotor

Enjoy a sea kayaking tour before free time to relax or explore. Wander the streets of the walled city of Kotor, relax on picturesque beaches, or visit the local mud spas.

Day 10 Kotor/Dubrovnik

Travel to Croatia and experience the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’ in Dubrovnik. Choose to relax in one of the many cafés, explore the old town fortifications, or take a boat trip to one of the nearby islands.

Day 11 Dubrovnik

Enjoy a free day to explore the Dalmatian Coast.

Day 12 Dubrovnik/Hvar

Head to the island of Hvar. Enjoy amazing beaches, nightlife, and water sports.

Day 13 Hvar

Soak in the scenery and relish the calm on a boat ride around the Pakleni Islands.

Day 14 Hvar/Split

Ferry back to the mainland and arrive to Split. Take a guided tour of the UNESCO site at Diocletian’s Palace. Enjoy free time to explore this charming seaside town.

Day 15 Split

Depart at any time.

We recommend staying an extra day or two to fully experience all this lively city has to offer, we can help you with your stay.

 

IS THIS THE TOUR FOR ME?

Tour type:

Classic tours

Our classic tours offer all travellers to Croatia the perfect combination of must-see sights, insider access, local traditional food & wine, and the experience of seeing the destination in it's whole, whether it's relaxing on beaches, island holidays, exploring UNESCO protected historic towns in our city breaks or witnessing the magnificent national parks. If You are looking for guided tours through Croatia in small friendly group our classic tours will combine the convenience of group travel, unbelievable variety, and the flexibility to go off the beaten path or explore on Your own.

Service level:

Standard

3* hotels or apartments. Private transfers.

Tour complexity:

Easy

Suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels.

WHAT IS INCLUDED:

  • Petrovaradin Fortress visit (Novi Sad)
  • Kalemegdan Fortress visit (Belgrade)
  • ‘Tunnel of Life’ tour (Sarajevo)
  • Sea kayaking trip (Bay of Kotor)
  • Beach time in Hvar
  • Scenic boat ride around Pakleni islands
  • Diocletian’s Palace guided tour (Split)
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

ACCOMMODATION:

Hotels/pensions (14 nts).

MEALS:

14 breakfasts
Allow 400-550 EUR for meals not included.

TRANSPORT:

Train, public bus, boat, taxi, tram, walking.

GUIDES AND STAFF:

Tour Guide
Local Guides