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Best of the Balkans

10 Days 2 Countries 5 Cities

Explore Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina during this in-depth journey.

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      About this trip

      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.


      Trip type: CostSaver i

      Trip code: HCBH

      9 Nights

      accommodation

      22 Meals
      • 9 Buffet breakfasts

      • 4 Three-course dinners

      • 9 Nights accommodation

      On-trip Transport

      All transport shown.

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • 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


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 9 Buffet breakfasts

        • 4 Three-course dinners

        • 9 Nights accommodation


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      What's Included

      Unbeatable Features

        • 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


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


       

      Best of the Balkans

      Your Itinerary

      1. 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.

      Meal(s)
      Dinner
      Hotel
      Panorama

      2. 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.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

      3. 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.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Hotel
      Hollywood

      4. 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.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner
      Hotel
      City Hotel

      5. 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.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Hotel
      Adria

      6. 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.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner

      7. 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.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Hotel
      Katarina

      8. Split Free Day

      Enjoy exploring Split, take a stroll along the beaches or join an Optional Experience to Hvar, one of the most beautiful islands in the Croatian archipelago.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

      9. 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.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Dinner
      Hotel
      Panorama

      10. Depart Zagreb

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

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

      Available Departures

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

      BestoftheBalkans SightseeingHighlight 151571823
        • 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


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 9 Buffet breakfasts

        • 4 Three-course dinners

        • 9 Nights accommodation


      BestoftheBalkans DiningHighlight 627797700

      What's Included

      Unbeatable Features

        • 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


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


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