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Balkan Delight Summer 2017

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  • City tour in Zagreb, Sarajevo, Dubrovnik, Kotor, Split and Trogir
  • Orientation of Mostar
  • View the Cathedral and Archbishop's Palace in Zagreb, the Rector's Palace and city walls in Dubrovnik and the lakes and waterfalls of Plitvice National Park
  • Visit the War Tunnels in Sarajevo, the charming towns of Kotor and Budva in Montenegro, Diocletian's Palace in Split and Plitvice National Park
The Balkan Delight Summer 2017 tour starts and ends in Zagreb. The Balkan Delight Summer 2017 is an Explorer tour that takes 12 days taking you through Zagreb, Croatia and 24 other destinations in Croatia.

The astonishing natural beauty and charming medieval cities of the Balkans show few signs of the conflicts that have shaped this region. See the Sarajevo War Tunnels, the historic inner city of Split and Pearl of the Adriatic, Dubrovnik. Admire the longest and deepest fjord in Southern Europe and Plitvice's crystal clear lakes, plunging waterfalls and emerald green landscapes.
Day 1 Arrive Zagreb (2 Nights) 1 day

Welcome to Zagreb. Spend the afternoon relaxing or exploring the city. This evening, meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception and evening orientation drive including a stroll around Ban Jelačić Square. This will be the perfect introduction to this fascinating city.Welcome Reception

Day 2 Zagreb Sightseeing 1 day

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, the majestic Cathedral, Archbishop's Palace, St. Mark's Church and the Opera House. Spend free time exploring the winding streets of the Old Town or consider an excursion into the surrounding countryside.Buffet Breakfast

Day 3 Zagreb – Sarajevo Sightseeing 1 day

Travel south from Croatia into Bosnia and 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 - all in one city. Enjoy a guided walking tour of the old town with your Local Specialist. This evening, join your travel companions for dinner at your hotel.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4 Sarajevo Sightseeing 1 day

Enjoy an insider tour of a Sarajevo war tunnel with a Local Specialist. During the siege of the city in the early 1990s, the tunnel was constructed by the Bosnian Army in order to link neighborhoods in the city of Sarajevo. This allowed food, war supplies and humanitarian aid to come into the city, and people to get out. Hear some of the incredible stories to come out of the city during this time with your Local Specialist. Later you will have free time to explore this fascinating city on your own.Buffet Breakfast

Day 5 Sarajevo – Mostar – Dubrovnik (3 Nights) 1 day

This morning after breakfast travel towards the Dalmatian coast and the spectacular city of Dubrovnik. Stop en route to see the magnificent bridge at Mostar. This city grew up around a trade and bridging point over the Neretva river. Mostar is named after its Old Bridge, the 'Stari Most', built by Sinan the great Ottoman architect and 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. After free time to explore the town, continue on towards Dubrovnik.Buffet Breakfast

Day 6 Dubrovnik Sightseeing 1 day

This morning experience the delights of this stunning medieval city. Enjoy a Small Group 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. A special Be My Guest experience awaits you at the village of Osojnik where you meet the Muhoberac family whose ancestors have lived in the village for over 500 years. Your hosts will prepare a delicious meal in the traditional way with fresh aromatic Mediterranean herbs accompanied by home-made beverages.Buffet Breakfast, Be My Guest Dining

Day 7 Dubrovnik – Excursion to Montenegro 1 day

Travel to the Republic of Montenegro where you will meet a Local Specialist and enjoy a scenic day. Head towards the mouth of the beautiful Bay of Kotor, the longest and deepest fjord in Southern Europe. Explore the town of Kotor, a medieval city with charming streets and squares. Later travel to the coast for a short stop in the village of Budva before returning to Dubrovnik.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8 Dubrovnik – Split (2 Nights) 1 day

Depart Dubrovnik and travel north along the spectacular Adriatic coast, past old fishing villages and modern 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 Heritage Site. See the remnants of Split's Roman heritage, its Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter's Temple, the Peristyle and the Cathedral. The evening is free for you to dine at the local restaurant of your choice or you might want to join an Optional Experience to explore some traditional Dalmatian flavours.Buffet Breakfast

Day 9 Split 1 day

Spend your free day as you wish. Consider a full day Optional Experience offered by your Travel Director to the beautiful island of Hvar or experience a taste of Dalmatian life strolling along the Riva seafront and exploring the narrow streets hiding a multitude of galleries, restaurants and cafes. Buffet Breakfast

Day 10 Split – Trogir – Plitvice 1 day

This morning visit Trogir with a Local Specialist. A picturesque stone town on a small island that is connected to the mainland and the island of Čiovo by bridges. The old UNESCO World Heritage town is a treasure trove for lovers of art, Renaissance and Baroque buildings and Romanesque churches. Later, travel to the forested National Park of Plitvice where you dine tonight at your hotel. Buffet Breakfast, Dinner

Day 11 Plitvice National Park Sightseeing – Zagreb 1 day

Join your Local Specialist on a walking tour in Plitvice National Park. At this spectacular UNESCO World Heritage site, see lakes of crystal clear water in many colourful shades of green, grey and blue which are linked by waterfalls. Arrive later in Zagreb, where you join your travelling companions and Travel Director for a celebratory Farewell Dinner. Buffet Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

Day 12 Depart Zagreb 1 day

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

what’s included
  • 11 hot buffet breakfasts
  • 6 dinners
  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • VIP entry to many sights
Tour details
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Duration 12 days
Tour Type Group Tour  
Age Requirement 5+ yrs
guiding method Live guide/instructor
guide language English
Starts/Ends Zagreb, Croatia/Zagreb, Croatia
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A deposit of 254 USD is required to confirm this tour. For any departures within 08 August 2017 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

The Balkan Delight Summer 2017 tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Balkan Delight Summer 2017 tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

Cancellation No additional cancellation fees apply for this Balkan Delight Summer 2017 tour. You can cancel the tour up to 45 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 45 days of departure.
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