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Journey with us into the Balkans, on a 7-night coach tour as we visit the most picturesque scenery across four countries in the region.
The tour begins in Dubrovnik, Croatia, where you’ll have time to explore the historic old town, and will take day trips from here into Montenegro (Kotor and Budva) and Bosnia & Herzegovina (Mostar, Sarajevo).
The tour continues into Serbia, where you’ll visit the cities of Belgrade and Novi Sad, before travelling back across the border to the Croatian towns of Ilok and Osijek, before reaching your final destination, Croatia’s capital, Zagreb.
The tour begins and ends in Croatia, and takes you on a journey through some of the most important historical sights, breathtaking natural scenery, bustling cities and remote countryside, giving you a true flavour of the culture, history and people of the Balkan region.
You’ll stay in 4* accommodation on a half-board basis, and enjoy plenty of activities and excursions included in the tour.
7 nights/8 days
MAY 14, 21, 28 | JUNE 4, 11, 18, 25 | JULY 2, 9, 16, 23 | AUGUST 13, 20, 27 | SEPTEMBER 10, 17, 24 | OCTOBER 1, 8
We will collect you from the airport or other accommodation within Dubrovnik and transfer you to your hotel, where you will have an evening meal, and are free to spend the evening as you wish.
Overnight in Dubrovnik.
After breakfast, you will meet with our tour guide who will show you around the historic old town of Dubrovnik.
The tour begins at Pile Square on the eastern side of the Old Town and takes you through the maze of narrow streets, lively piazzas, and stunning palaces like Sponza and churches like St. Blaise, down the main thoroughfare of Stradun, all the way to the Cathedral and the Rector’s Palace.
Overnight in Dubrovnik.
From Dubrovnik, you will take a day-trip to the small state of Montenegro, where you’ll enjoy the amazing scenery of the UNESCO-World Heritage-listed Bay of Kotor.
You’ll have free time to explore the bay, the seaside town of Budva and the city of Kotor, before enjoying a relaxing ferry ride back across the bay of Kotor on the way back to Dubrovnik.
Overnight in Dubrovnik.
After breakfast, the tour bus will depart for Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina, known as the city of bridges.
Your tour guide will take you on an orientational walk, before you have some free time for lunch.
In the afternoon you will continue on to the Bosnian capital, Sarajevo, which is one of the most historically interesting cities in Europe, as your tour guide will explain.
Sarajevo is where the Western and Eastern Roman empire split, and it is also the place where the First World War began, as well as being a place of many religions and cultures.
Overnight in Sarajevo
Today you will journey into Serbia, stopping briefly at Zvornik, a charming little town in northeastern Bosnia en route.
You will continue to Serbia’s capital, Belgrade,where the river Sava joins the Danube.
You will have a guided tour of the city, which is famous for its sunsets, and will have the evening free to spend as you choose.
Overnight in Belgrade.
The tour bus will depart early towards Novi Sad, Serbia’s second largest city, an important historical crossroads with an imposing fortress, as well as numerous museums and art galleries.
Your tour leader will guide you through the main sights, before you travel back across the border into Croatia, to the town of Ilok.
You will have the opportunity to taste wines in one of the famous Croatia wine cellars, Iločki Podrumi, followed by a traditional lunch.
You will make a quick stop in Vukovar which is the biggest Croatian river port located where the Vuka river meets the Danube, before heading to your accommodation in Osijek.
Overnight in Osijek.
The morning will begin with a tour of the city of Osijek, located in the Slavonia region of Eastern Croatia, which has a flat landscape with numerous rivers flowing through the region.
This unique natural landscape means that Slavonia is one of the most fertile areas in Croatia, and the region is mainly known for agriculture and its delicious cuisines.
Osijek is a popular tourist destination known for its Baroque style, open spaces gastronomic delights.
At lunchtime you will stop at the Stara Kapela Ethno village where you will have a lunch made from the local produce.
You will then continue on to Zagreb, the capital city of Croatia, and your final destination on the tour.
Your tour leader will guide you through the historic city centre, visiting St Mark’s church with its multicoloured roof, as well as the Croatian National Theatre and the University.
The rest of the evening is free to spend as you choose.
Overnight in Zagreb.
We will collect you from the hotel in Zagreb and transfer you to additional accommodation or to Zagreb airport for your onward journey.