Balkan Essentials

Balkan Wonders: Immerse yourself in Culture, Uncover History, and Explore New Landscapes. An Unforgettable Journey through Serbia, Bosnia, Montenegro & Croatia!
Price
From: 1,820‚ā¨/person
Starting point
Belgrade
Finish point
Zagreb
Duration
10 days/ 9 nights
Difficulty
Leisurely to Moderate
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Immerse yourself in vibrant Balkan cultures and captivating history
Explore stunning landscapes, ancient ruins, and charming cities
Indulge in delicious local cuisine and savor unique culinary experiences
Experience warm hospitality and create lasting connections with locals
Visit iconic landmarks and uncover hidden gems off the beaten path
Discover the diverse traditions and captivating stories of the Balkan region
Kotor in a beautiful summer day, Montenegro
Kotor Bay in Montenegro
Plitvice Lakes national park in Croatia beautiful Landscape
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Cathedral and Blessed Virgin Mary monument in Zagreb. Croatia
Cathedral and Blessed Virgin Mary Monument in Zagreb
Port of Dubrovnik from the walls
ViŇ°egrad
ViŇ°egrad
Croatia, city of Sibenik, panoramic view od the old town center and cathedral of St James, most important architectural monument of the Renaissance era in Croatia, UNESCO World Heritage
҆ibenik in Croatia
Day 1: Arrival in Belgrade, Serbia

Upon arrival in Belgrade, transfer to your hotel in New Belgrade. After check-in, take some time to rest and prepare for your trip. In the evening, meet your guide for an introduction to the journey. Explore the historic quarter of Skadarlija, known for its traditional eateries and charming ambiance. Overnight in Belgrade.

Day 2: Discover Belgrade's Architectural Gems and Historic Landmarks

Embark on a comprehensive tour of Belgrade after breakfast. Visit the Museum of Yugoslav History and the magnificent Temple of Saint Sava. Explore Slavija Square, Saint Mark’s Church, and the Serbian National Parliament. Continue to Republic Square, Knez Mihailo Street, and the Orthodox Cathedral Church of Saint Michael the Archangel. Discover Kalemegdan Park and Belgrade Fortress, enjoying the impressive architecture and scenic surroundings. The rest of the day is free for you to further explore the city.¬†

Day 3: Ovńćar-Kablar Gorge, Tara National Park, and Drvengrad

After breakfast, the journey from Belgrade to the picturesque Ovńćar-Kablar Gorge. Admire the landscapes as you follow the West Morava River. Continue to Tara National Park and experience the beauty of the ҆argan Eight heritage railway. Arrive at Drvengrad, a unique ethno village created by filmmaker Emir Kusturica. Explore the village before heading to Zlatibor Mountain for a leisurely stroll through the charming town center. Enjoy a delightful dinner featuring traditional Serbian cuisine. Overnight stay in Zlatibor.

Day 4: Andrińágrad and Sarajevo Exploration

Visit Andrińágrad, a cultural center in ViŇ°egrad, created by Emir Kusturica. Enjoy lunch at the unique Zlatna Moruna restaurant. Continue to Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Check in at the hotel and rest before a sightseeing tour. Explore Sarajevo City Hall, BaŇ°ńćarŇ°ija, and significant landmarks such as the Orthodox Church, Gazi Husrev-bey Mosque, and the Latin Bridge. Visit Bezistan, Ferhadija pedestrian zone, and return to the hotel for overnight accommodation.

Day 5: Mostar, Blagaj, and Trebinje Exploration

Drive to Mostar, known for its stunning Old Bridge. Explore the surrounding area, including the Koski Mehmed Pasha Mosque and Tabhana. Continue to Blagaj, with its ancient town and captivating monastery. Marvel at the view of the monastery nestled by the Buna River. Head to Trebinje, a picturesque town, and visit the Arslanagińáa Bridge and Poet’s Square. Enjoy the charming atmosphere and overnight stay in Trebinje.

Day 6: Montenegro's Bay of Kotor and Arrival in Dubrovnik

Explore the Bay of Kotor, stopping in Perast and visiting Our Lady of the Rocks island. Arrive in Kotor for a walking tour, discover UNESCO-listed sites, and have free time to explore the old town. Continue to Dubrovnik, checking in at the hotel. Take a stroll along Stradun and indulge in a delightful dinner in the romantic atmosphere of the city. 

Day 7: Dubrovnik Sightseeing and Arrival in Split

Embark on a sightseeing tour of Dubrovnik’s old town. Marvel at the churches, fortifications, and monuments. Explore the main attractions, including Stradun, Placa, and the Rector’s Palace. Enjoy free time to further explore the city. In the afternoon, drive along the Makarska coast and arrive in Split. Check in at the hotel and have free time to relax or enjoy an evening stroll. Overnight stay in Split.

Day 8: Split Sightseeing and Journey to Plitvice Lakes

Discover Diocletian’s Palace in Split, exploring its narrow streets, the former Temple of Jupiter, and lively markets. Proceed to Plitvice Lakes with a break in ҆ibenik to visit its significant landmarks. Arrive at Plitvice Lakes National Park in the late afternoon and enjoy dinner in the hotel or a local restaurant nearby.

Day 9: Plitvice Lakes Exploration and Zagreb Sightseeing

Embark on a guided tour of Plitvice Lakes National Park, experiencing the interconnected cascading lakes. Enjoy the untouched beauty of the park. Continue to Zagreb, the Croatian capital, and take a sightseeing tour. Explore Kaptol, Dolac, and visit the Franciscan monastery and the 13th-century Church of Saint Francis. Conclude the tour in Ban Josip Jelańćińá Square. Overnight in Zagreb.

Day 10: Departure from Zagreb

After breakfast and check-out, the tour ends. Transfer to the airport is not included, but assistance can be provided upon request. Thank you for choosing our services, and we hope you had a wonderful experience exploring the Balkans. Safe travels!

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Included in price

English-speaking tour leader*
Comfortable transportation*
9 nights 4* accommodation with breakfast
All entrance fees and activities as specified in the itinerary
Single room supplement
* not included on self guided tours
From:
1,820‚ā¨
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Embark on an unforgettable Balkan journey that will immerse you in the rich history, diverse cultures, and breathtaking landscapes of Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, and Croatia. Begin your adventure in the vibrant city of Belgrade, where you’ll be captivated by the dynamic atmosphere and iconic landmarks. Explore the historic quarter, wander through the bustling streets, and indulge in the warmth of Serbian hospitality.

As you venture further into the region, you’ll discover the picturesque province of Vojvodina, with its rolling hills, vineyards, and charming towns. Delight in wine tastings, sample delectable local delicacies, and uncover the region’s rich cultural heritage.

Crossing into Montenegro, be awestruck by the stunning Bay of Kotor, with its ancient town and picturesque waterfront. Cruise to the ethereal island of Our Lady of the Rocks, steeped in local legends and adorned with a remarkable church. Continue your journey to Dubrovnik, Croatia’s jewel on the Adriatic coast. Step into the walled city and be transported back in time as you explore its maze-like streets, marvel at the well-preserved medieval architecture, and soak in the enchanting atmosphere.

Experience the multicultural charm of Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina, where you’ll stand in awe of the iconic Old Bridge, a symbol of unity and resilience. Explore the winding streets, admire the blend of Ottoman and European influences, and savor the local cuisine.

Discover the historical treasures of Split and Trogir in Croatia, coastal gems that showcase ancient ruins, stunning architecture, and a seamless blend of history and modern life. Lose yourself in the narrow streets, visit UNESCO World Heritage sites, and soak up the beauty of these captivating towns.

Conclude your journey in Zagreb, the vibrant capital of Croatia. Immerse yourself in the city’s cultural riches, from its charming old town to its lively markets and grand cathedrals. Stroll through the bustling streets, savor traditional Croatian cuisine, and reflect on the incredible experiences and memories you’ve gathered throughout this unforgettable Balkan adventure.

Let the Balkans weave their magic as you explore diverse cultures, admire breathtaking landscapes, and uncover centuries of history. This enchanting journey promises to leave an indelible mark on your heart and soul, offering a truly immersive and unforgettable experience of the Balkan region.

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