Balkan Delight 2017

Tour Type: Regional Explorer
Brochure Type: Europe & Britain First Class 2017

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.

Sightseeing Highlights
  • 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
Dining Highlights
  • 11 hot buffet breakfasts
  • 6 dinners (including Be My Guest)
First class travel Highlights
  • 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

Call (520) 445-6812 for more information or to book today! Mention code 13072655

Tour Operator
Trafalgar Tours
12 Days
Escorted - Yes
Day 1ZagrebArrive Zagreb (2 Nights): 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 Jelacic Square. This will be the perfect introduction to this fascinating city.Welcome Reception
Day 2ZagrebZagreb Sightseeing: 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 3SarajevoZagreb - Sarajevo (2 Nights): 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. In 1914 the city was the site of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand which prompted the start of the First World War. This evening enjoy dinner at your hotel.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
Radon Plaza
Day 4SarajevoSarajevo Sightseeing: Enjoy an insider tour of the Sarajevo war tunnels 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 and enjoy a guided walking tour of the old town with your Local Specialist. Later you will have free time to explore this fascinating city on your own.Buffet Breakfast
Day 5DubrovnikSarajevo - Mostar - Dubrovnik (3 Nights): 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. Mostar is named after this 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, Dinner
Day 6DubrovnikDubrovnik Sightseeing: 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 7DubrovnikDubrovnik - Excursion to Montenegro: 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
Day 8SplitDubrovnik - Split (2 Nights): 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 9SplitSplit: Spend your free day as you wish. Consider a full day Optional Experience offered by your Travel Director. Or experience a taste of Dalmatian life as it's really lived by joining the locals to eat a traditional 'Marenda' brunch, strolling along the Riva seafront and exploring the narrow streets hiding a multitude of galleries, restaurants and cafes. Buffet Breakfast
Day 10PlitviceSplit - Trogir - Plitvice: 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 Ciovo 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 11ZagrebPlitvice National Park Sightseeing - Zagreb: 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 12Depart ZagrebDepart Zagreb: Say farewell to your companions as this memorable trip comes to an end. Transfers are available to Zagreb Airport. Conditions apply.Buffet Breakfast

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