Four Balkan Countries Tour – Croatia, Bosnia, Serbia and Slovenia

11 Days

  • R 32,500 pp sharing low season
  • R 37,800 pp sharing high season
  • 4 Star Hotels mostly
  • As per Itinerary
  • Sightseeing Tours
  • From May 2023

Four Balkan Countries Tour is a comprehensive escorted tour of the Balkans with visits to Croatia, Bosnia, Serbia, and Slovenia. The tour starts and ends in Zagreb.

You will travel from Croatia to Slovenia first, then back down to the Dalmatian Coast, and then through Bosnia and Hercegovina to Serbia. You can also opt to have an excursion from Dubrovnik to the Bay of Kotor in Montenegro, and add another Balkan country to your tour.

The rich history and stunning beauty of the Balkans will amaze you.

Four Balkan Countries Tour – Croatia, Bosnia, Serbia, and Slovenia is 11 days long and covers Zagreb, Lake Bled, Ljubljana, Plitvice Lakes, Zadar, Split, Dubrovnik, Korcula, Mostar, Sarajevo, Belgrade, Novi Sad, Osijek/Vukovar, Zagreb.

Four Balkan Countries Tour Highlights:

  • Zagreb (Croatia)
  • Ljubljana (Slovenia)
  • Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
  • Mostar
  • Beograd (Serbia)

Unesco heritage sites:

  • Historic City of Trogir (1997)
  •  Historical Complex of Split with the Palace of Diocletian (1979)
  • Old City of Dubrovnik (1979)
  • Plitvice Lakes National Park (1979)
  •  Venetian Works of Defence between the 16th and 17th Centuries: Stato da Terra – Western Stato da Mar; Zadar (2017)

Natural sites:

  • Lake Bled
  • Plitvice Lakes

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

Early Bird Discount 10 % off bookings until 15.01.2023 with payment due 31.01.2023

Overview

All cruises and tours are available on request.

All packages exclude flights.

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Itinerary

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/.

Morning sightseeing tour of Zagreb, Croatian capital city, gives you the opportunity to see the fortified Upper Town, the city’s historical center, St Mark’s church with its multi-colored roof, the Cathedral, Croatian National Theatre, and University. Early afternoon departure to Bled, a 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 Ljubljana.

Morning guided tour of Ljubljana, Slovenian capital. Explore 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, a well-known UNESCO World Heritage Site, the natural beauty of the 16 crystal-blue lakes cascading into 92 spectacular waterfalls. Walk on the wooden promenades with magnificent views of the waters where every turn leads to 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 the Plitvice area.

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/.

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 at leisure. Optional excursions to the island of Korčula or the Bay of Kotor in Montenegro. Dinner & overnight in Dubrovnik/ Dubrovnik area/.

Morning departure to Mostar, a city of bridges, where the traveler from the south gets the first glimpse of the continent beyond. Orientational walk with your tour leader in Mostar and free time for lunch. Departure to Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Sarajevo is one of the historically most interesting cities in Europe. It is the place where the Western & the Eastern Roman Empire split and where the people of the Orthodox East, the Ottoman South, and the Roman Catholic West met, both an example of the clash of civilizations and of historical turbulences and a beacon of hope for peace and tolerance, reached through multi-cultural integration. City tour of Sarajevo upon arrival. Dinner and overnight in Sarajevo/Sarajevo area/.

Morning departure to Belgrade, capital of Serbia. A short break will be made in Zvornik, a charming little town in north-eastern Bosnia on the Drina river. Belgrade is situated at the place where the Sava joins the Danube River. There are spots in Belgrade you must definitely see and feel. Streets, squares, monuments, parks, fountains, archaeological sites. Many of them have been given the status of cultural assets. Upon arrival a guided tour of this beautiful city between two rivers famous for its sunsets. Dinner and overnight in Belgrade.

Morning departure to Novi Sad (Serbia's second largest city), located on the Danube river.
Novi Sad's position at one of the continent's true crossroads and history as a multinational commercial and transit center has left it endowed with historical and cultural sights that even much larger cities have difficulty matching. Novi Sad has much to boast about, from the imposing fortress on the opposite bank to the churches representing numerous denominations throughout the old town's exceedingly pleasant pedestrian zone to several unheralded but noteworthy museums and art galleries. Our local guide will show us all „must see“ locations. After the guided tour of Novi Sad we will continue towards Ilok. You will have opportunity to taste wines in one of the famous Croatia wine cellars “Iločki Podrumi” followed by traditional lunch. On our way to Osijek, we will stop in Vukovar which is the biggest Croatian river port located at the confluence of Vuka River in Danube, a town also known as a symbol of the Croatian war for independence, as it arose from the ashes of the '90s into the proud city that it is today. In the late afternoon hours we will end this day. Overnight in Osijek or Vukovar.

You will start you morning with the city tour of Osijek. Osijek Pancake - flat, rich in rivers, Slavonia has unique natural wonders and delicious regional cuisine that will take your breath away: endless plains, the intense yellow of its corn and sunflower fields, the flavors of its cuisine that will make all your senses travel.... Osijek, the largest city in eastern Croatia, beautifully settled on the banks of Drava River. Osijek remains a popular tourist destination for its Baroque style, open spaces and lots of recreational opportunities. Located in one of the most fertile and most certainly the biggest agricultural area of Croatia, the town is its semi-official gastronomic capital. City tour passes by the Cathedral and the Tvrdja (Old Fort). We are continuing our drive and the first thing you see when approaching Djakovo from either side is the brightness of the bricks of the two towers and cupolas of its Cathedral, beauty of which welcomes the visitors. After the visit, departure towards Zagreb followed by a visit to the Ethno Village of Stara Kapela for a lunch/no drinks included/ of the products of the Pannonia soil.
Overnight in Zagreb/Zagreb area/.

Departure transfer from the tour hotel to Zagreb airport or hotels in Zagreb.

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 except on days 9 and 10.
  • Wine tasting in Ilok.
  • Entrances to Plitvice lakes, Split, Etno Village Stara Kapela
  • OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS
  • Korcula / Montenegro on Monday
  • HOTEL LIST:
  • Astoria 4* or similar - Zagreb
  • Hotel Lev 4* or similar – Ljubljana
  • Jezero 3* or similar – Plitvice area
  • Dioklecijan 4* or similar - Split
  • Valamar 4* or similar - Dubrovnik
  • Colors In 4*or similar – Sarajevo
  • Zira 4* - Beograd
  • Osijek 4* - Osijek

Not Included:

  • Gratuities, drinks, telephone charges and incidentals

2023 Departures from Zagreb | Rates are per person sharing on a Half Board basis

Set Departure Double room Single room Status
10-May € 2 000 € 2 600 Available
24-May € 2 100 € 2 780 Available
June 07, 14, 21 € 2 100 € 2 780 Available
19-Jul € 2 150 € 2 900 Available
Aug 09, 23 € 2 150 € 2 900 Available
Sept 6, 13 € 2 150 € 2 900 Available
20-Sep € 2 100 € 2 780 Available
27-Sep € 2 000 € 2 600 Available
04-Oct € 2 000 € 2 600 Available
11-Oct € 1 850 € 2 350 Available

Third-person in a double room/ extra bed has a 10% discount.

Please note Rand rates are subject to change without prior notice due to currency fluctuations. Rand price will be confirmed at the time of booking and when the full payment is due according to the exchange rates at the time of payment.

Tour is not suitable for persons with restricted mobility.

CANCELLATIONS:

  • 45 – 30 days prior to departure – 10% of the tour rate
  • 29-9 days prior to departure      – 25% of the tour rate
  • 8 – 1 day prior to departure       – 50% of the tour rate
  • 0 and no-show                               – 100% of the tour rate

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Four Balkan Countries Tour – Croatia, Bosnia, Serbia and Slovenia