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Discover the Western Balkans Tour - 7 Days

Discover the Western Balkans Tour

Discover the Western Balkans Escorted Coach Tour explores countries of Croatia and Slovenia.

The tour starts from the Croatian capital of Zagreb. It goes on across the border into Slovenia where you will uncover the fairy tale beauty of Bled Lake in the Julian Alps. After Bled you will visit the pretty city of Ljubljana, before venturing back into Croatia to visit to the natural wonder and beautiful Plitvice Lakes. You will carry on toward the Adriatic cost to visit historic centres of Zadar and Split. The tour ends in medieval Dubrovnik – the Pearl of the Adriatic.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Zagreb – the city’s historical centre, the fortified Upper Town, St Mark’s Church, Croatian National Theatre and more.
  • Ljubljana, Slovenia – Three Bridges, Baroque Town Hall, Robba’s Fountain and colourful central Market
  • Split – historical port & Diocletian Palace
  • Dubrovnik – UNESCO listed fortress and old city
  • Plitvice Lakes – a stunning series of lakes, cascading waterfalls and travertines
  • Bled, Slovenia – one of the most beautiful alpine resorts in the world, famed for its thermal lake

Discover the Western Balkans Escorted Coach Tour Croatia, and Slovenia - departure from Zagreb, easily connect with incoming flights. Finish in Dubrovnik where you can spend a few days more and see Montenegro and Mostar. Includes meals and transport as per itinerary.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

Unesco heritage sites:

Historical Complex of Split with the Palace of Diocletian (1979)

Old City of Dubrovnik (1979)

Plitvice Lakes National Park (1979)

Capital cities:

Zagreb (Croatia)

Ljubljana (Slovenia)

Hotel list:

Astoria 4* or similar - Zagreb

Kompas 4* or similar – Bled/Ljubljana

Jezero 3* or similar – Plitvice area

Atrium 5* - Split

Valamar 4* or similar - Dubrovnik

IMPORTANT INFO
This might be a bilingual tour. Tour is not suitable for persons with restricted mobility.

 

Day 1
Wednesday: ZAGREB

Transfer on the day of the tour from Zagreb airport, or another hotel in Zagreb to the tour hotel, rest of the day at leisure. Dinner and overnight in Zagreb/Zagreb area.

Day 2
Thursday; ZAGREB to BLED

Morning sightseeing tour of Zagreb, Croatian capital city, gives you the opportunity to see the fortified Upper Town, the city’s historical centre, St Mark’s church with its multi-coloured roof, the Cathedral, Croatian National Theatre and the University. Through the carved facades of buildings and baroque churches, we see many green spaces and terraces of cafes where the locals like to gather. Early afternoon departure to Bled, small town in the Julian Alps which could be a setting for a classic fairy tale: immense natural beauty with mountains and forest surrounding an emerald glacial lake, an island in the middle of the lake with a church steeple and its wishing bell, a cliff top castle with picturesque views, and a well-known sweet treat, Bled cream cake. Bled, together with its surroundings, ranks among the most beautiful alpine resorts and is renowned also for its mild, healing climate and thermal lake water. Dinner and overnight in Bled/Bled area/.

Day 3
Friday: BLED – LJUBLJANA – PLITVICE

Morning departure to Ljubljana, Slovenian capital where you will have a guided tour of the most significant sights of its old center: the picturesque Central open-air Market and the Three Bridges, the Baroque Town Hall and Robba’s Fountain. After Ljubljana we are continuing our journey to Plitvice lakes, well-known UNESCO World Heritage Site, natural beauty of the 16 crystal - blue lakes cascading into 92 spectacular waterfalls. Walk on the wooden promenades with magnificent views on the waters where every turn leads to a breathtaking scenery and yet another waterfall. Surrounded by dense woods, Plitvice lakes are a natural phenomenon of rare and unique beauty. Dinner and overnight in Plitvice area.

Day 4
Saturday: PLITVICE – ZADAR – SPLIT

Morning departure towards Zadar, where upon arrival we'll be taking you for a guided walking tour through the Roman Forum from the 2nd century BC, passing by the 9th century pre-Romanesque church of St. Donatus as well as St. Anastasia church. Departure to Split. This afternoon our guide will uncover for you the secrets of the UNESCO protected Diocletian’s Palace and its cellars. This Roman emperor spared no expense for the construction of a sumptuous residence, importing best quality marble, sphinx and columns. The original palace was modified by its new inhabitants during the middle Ages, but making it even more beautiful and what it is today: the city's living heart. Its narrow streets hide passageways and courtyards, some deserted and eerie, others lively and animated by the music from bars and cafes, or by the everyday life of its residents. Dinner and overnight in Split/Split area/.

Day 5
Sunday: SPLIT – DUBROVNIK

After breakfast, departure to Dubrovnik. Regardless of whether you are visiting Dubrovnik for the first time or the hundredth, there's that sense of awe when you set eyes on the beauty of this old town. Immerse yourselves into the symphony of the city’s marble streets, baroque buildings and the endless shimmer of the Adriatic. Upon arrival, city tour of this UNESCO protected Pearl of the Adriatic and its Cathedral. Dinner and overnight in Dubrovnik/ Dubrovnik area/.

Day 6
Monday: DUBROVNIK

Day at leisure. Optional excursions to the island of Korčula. Korčula holds indisputable a privileged position among the Croatian islands. Here we find more legends, tales and monuments than anywhere else. Being famous stonemasons, shipbuilders and seafarers the people of Korčula left their marks all over the world, but they saved their best works for their own city. Experience the narrow streets, beautiful churches and magnificent palaces in one of the best preserved Medieval towns in the Mediterranean. After sightseeing free time for lunch or even swimming. On the return a stop will be made in one of the well-known wine cellars of the Pelješac peninsula to sample some of the excellent local wine. Dinner & overnight in Dubrovnik/ Dubrovnik area/.

Day 7
Tuesday: DEPARTURE

Transfer on the day of the tour to Dubrovnik airport or hotels in Dubrovnik.

Included:

  • Air-conditioned vehicle with driver at group's disposal as per itinerary.
  • Experienced tour leader throughout the trip as per itinerary.
  • Hotel accommodation on half board basis (breakfast & dinner) as per itinerary
  • SIGHTSEEING TOURS
  • Zagreb, Zadar, Ljubljana, Plitvice lakes, Split, Dubrovnik
  • OTHER SERVICES
  • Entrances to Plitvice lakes, Split
  • OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS
  • Korcula / Montenegro on Monday – supplement 54,00 / 52,00 euros per person – booking on spot
  • Hotel list:
  • Astoria 4* or similar - Zagreb
  • Kompas 4* or similar – Bled/Ljubljana
  • Jezero 3* or similar – Plitvice area
  • Atrium 5* - Split
  • Valamar 4* or similar - Dubrovnik

Not Included:

  • NOT INCLUDED
  • Gratuities, drinks, telephone charges and incidentals
  • IMPORTANT INFO
  • This might be a bilingual tour.

Departures from Zagreb

2019 TOUR RATES PER PERSON IN EURO
DEPARTURE DATES PER PERSON IN DOUBLE ROOM PER PERSON IN SINGLE ROOM
MAY: 15, 22, 29 EUR 1050 EUR 1450
JUNE: 5, 12, 19, 26 EUR 1050 EUR 1450
SEPTEMBER 25, EUR 1050 EUR 1450
JULY 03, EUR 1100 EUR 1550
AUGUST 08, EUR 1100 EUR 1550
SEPTEMBER 11, 18 EUR 1100 EUR 1550
OCTOBER 02, 09 EUR 950 EUR 1300
Pre-stay in Zagreb EUR 70 EUR 90

2019 Rates Per person are on a Half Board basis

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Trip Facts

  • R 18,500 PP sharing
  • 4 Star Hotels mostly
  • Breakfast & Dinner
  • Sightseeing Tours
  • Korcula / Montenegro excursions
  • From May 2019