Discover the Western Balkans Tour

7 Days

  • R 18,500 pps Low season
  • R 24,000 pps High season
  • 4 Star Hotels mostly
  • Breakfast & Dinner
  • Sightseeing Tours
  • From May to October

Discover the Western Balkans Escorted Coach Tour explores the 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 the natural wonder and beautiful Plitvice Lakes. You will carry on toward the Adriatic coast to visit the historic centers of Zadar and Split. The tour ends in medieval Dubrovnik – the Pearl of the Adriatic.

Discover the Western Balkans Tour Highlights

  • Zagreb – the city’s historical center, 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 CentralMarket
  • 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 connects 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.

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

Early Bird Discount of  10 % for bookings until 15.01.2023 with payment 31.01.2023

Overview

All tours are available on request.

Please check the Dates and Prices for Scheduled departures.

Please fill in the Enquiry form below if you would like to book or check availability for a specific date or if you have any questions.

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 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, 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 the Bled/Bled area/.

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.

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 to Montenegro and its Bay of Kotor.
Dinner & overnight in Dubrovnik/ Dubrovnik area/.

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 – booking on the 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

Departures from Zagreb – 2023 Rates Per person in EUR on a Half Board basis.

 DATES Double room Single room
MAY 10, 24 € 1250 € 1590
JUN 7, 14, 21 € 1300 € 1700
JULY 19 € 1360 € 1900
AUG 09, 23 € 1360 € 1900
SEPT 06, 13, € 1360 € 1900
SEPT 20,27 € 1230 € 1700
OCT 04 € 1250 € 1700
OCT 11 € 1050 € 1380

Third-person in a double room on an 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

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

Discover the Western Balkans Tour