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Balkan Delight

See the Sarajevo War Tunnel, the historic inner city of Split and 'Pearl of the Adriatic', Dubrovnik. Admire the longest and deepest bay in southern Europe and Plitvice's landscapes.

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  • Balkan Delight
  • Balkan Delight

Balkan Delight Itinerary

  • Day 1 Arrive Zagreb (2 Nights)

    Embark on an epic discovery of the Balkans. The capital city of Zagreb is your springboard to a fascinating journey through what was once a troubled region and is today a land of diverse cultures and traditions which you will have a unique opportunity to enjoy with newfound friends. Meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers this evening for a Welcome Reception and evening orientation drive. Meals: Welcome Reception Locations: Zagreb

  • Day 2 Zagreb Sightseeing and Free Time

    The paved squares and steep alleyways of Zagreb are ours to explore this morning as we join a 'Local Specialist' to delve into the city's rich medieval and religious history. See the majestic cathedral on Kaptol and St. Mark's Church, with its vividly coloured tiled roof. Admire the Opera House, then take a stroll around the 17th-century Ban Jelacic Square. Spend the rest of the afternoon on your own - enjoy panoramic city views from Strossmatre, pay tribute to Zagreb's patron saint at the Stone Gate or wander through the Old Town, twirling your Šestine umbrella as you ramble through its labyrinthine lanes. Perhaps join an Optional Experience to Kumrovec, birthplace of the iconic leader Tito and enjoy a delicious meal of regional specialities with magnificent views of the Croatian countryside. Meals: Breakfast Locations: Zagreb

  • Day 3 Zagreb – Sarajevo Sightseeing (2 Nights)

    We journey to Sarajevo, whose rich religious and multicultural heritage has earned it the nickname, the 'Jerusalem of Europe'. Its centuries-old religious history is reflected in its beautiful synagogues, mosques, and Orthodox and Catholic churches. Delving into the depths below Sarajevo, we join a 'Local Specialist' for an insider tour of the Bosnian war tunnel which allowed food, war supplies and humanitarian aid to come into the city, and people to get out. Hear war-time tales of bravery and tragedy. This evening, join your travel companions for dinner at your hotel. Meals: Breakfast, Dinner Locations: Sarajevo

  • Day 4 Sarajevo Sightseeing and Free Time

    Join a 'Local Specialist' for a guided walking tour of the city's Old Town, past the largest mosque in the Balkans, the Eternal Flame and the Sarajevo Roses that are dotted across the city as a stark reminder of the turmoil Sarajevo endured decades ago. During your free time this afternoon perhaps ramble along Copper Street seeking treasures, or drink from the fountain of Sebilj to secure your return to Sarajevo. Meals: Breakfast Locations: Sarajevo

  • Day 5 Sarajevo – Mostar – Dubrovnik (3 Nights)

    We journey to the secluded coves and dramatic cliffs of the Dalmatian coast that for centuries have attracted famous artists, actors and aristocrats. En route to Dubrovnik, the 'Pearl of the Adriatic', we stop at the magnificent Mostar Bridge. A 'Local Specialist' will provide tales of this impressive bridge over the Neretva River and the bridge keepers who watched over it in medieval times - giving Mostar its name. The 16th-century bridge, built by Sinan the great Ottoman architect, was destroyed during the war and has been rebuilt using age-old traditions. Enjoy some free time to explore the town, before continuing to the ancient city of Dubrovnik. This evening, consider joining a private sunset cruise with dinner, enjoying the best views of this enchanting city from the water. Meals: Breakfast Locations: Mostar, Dubrovnik

  • Day 6 Dubrovnik Sightseeing and Free Time

    Stroll through the limestone streets of this stunning medieval city, joining a Small Group Sightseeing walking tour of the main sights of Dubrovnik with a 'Local Specialist'. Admire the Rector's Palace, Onofrio's Fountain and the Franciscan and Dominican monasteries. Consider taking an afternoon boat ride to the seaside oasis of Cavtat. This evening, we travel to Osojnik and 'Connect With Locals', joining the Muhoberac family for a traditional 'Be My Guest' dinner in the village their ancestors have lived in for over 500 years. Meals: Breakfast, Be My Guest Locations: Dubrovnik, Osojnik

  • Day 7 Dubrovnik – Excursion to Montenegro

    Dazzling natural surrounds are ours to enjoy today as we travel to the Republic of Montenegro, where we will meet a 'Local Specialist' and head towards the mouth of the Bay of Kotor. Celebrate centuries of history in the charming town of Kotor, with its Venetian palaces and medieval churches. We return to Dubrovnik this evening and dine tonight at our hotel. Meals: Breakfast, Dinner Locations: Kotor

  • Day 8 Dubrovnik – Split (2 Nights)

    We pass old fishing villages and modern resorts, arriving in the vibrant city of Split. Enjoy a sightseeing tour with a 'Local Specialist' featuring the historic inner city. 'Dive Into Culture' and admire the façades of Diocletian's Palace, which today forms half of the Old Town of Split. See Split's Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter's Temple, the Peristyle and the Cathedral. Spend the evening on your own, or join an Optional Experience to savour traditional Dalmatian flavours. Meals: Breakfast Locations: Split

  • Day 9 Split Free Day or Optional Excursion to a Dalmatian Island

    Indulge in a full free day to discover Split on your terms. Ascend the bell tower for magnificent views of the sprawling terracotta roofs that edge onto the Adriatic or consider a full-day Optional Experience to one of the Dalmatian islands. Meals: Breakfast Locations:

  • Day 10 Split – Trogir – Plitvice

    This morning, we visit the walled island of Trogir with a 'Local Specialist'. The stone town is a boon for lovers of art and Renaissance, Baroque and Romanesque architecture churches. We leave the coast and journey to the forested National Park of Plitvice, where we will dine tonight at our hotel. Meals: Breakfast, Dinner Locations: Plitvice, Trogir

  • Day 11 Plitvice National Park Sightseeing – Zagreb

    The tranquil turquoise, emerald and grey waters of Plitvice's multitude of lakes and waterfalls are explored today on a walking tour with a 'Local Specialist'. Amble past the scenic natural landscapes, admiring the lush green vegetation in this UNESCO World Heritage site. We return to Zagreb for a final Farewell Dinner together, reminiscing over an enchanting Balkan exploration. Meals: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner Locations: Plitvice, Zagreb

  • Day 12 Depart Zagreb

    Our time together comes to an end this morning after breakfast. Transfers are available to Zagreb Airport. Conditions apply. Meals: Breakfast Locations:

Tour Highlights

Sightseeing Highlights

  • SMALL GROUP SIGHTSEEING in Dubrovnik, enjoy a guided walking tour through the historic inner city with a group size of no more than 25 guests
  • VISIT the War Tunnel in Sarajevo, Kotor in Montenegro, the Diocletian's Palace in Split and Plitvice National Park
  • VIEW the Cathedral in Zagreb, the Rector's Palace and city walls in Dubrovnik and the lakes and waterfalls of Plitvice National Park

Price Includes

Dining Highlights

  • 11 breakfasts
  • 6 dinners (including Be My Guest)

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and up to half your evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Handcrafted Highlights
  • VIP entry to many sights

Dates and Prices

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