3 Countries | 7 Cities | 9 DAYS
Croatia, Serbia and Bosnia Tour
May 5. – Sept 22.
from 1050 €
This roundtrip bus tour from Zagreb takes you around three countries, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia, illustrating a wondrous case of diversity in the Balkan Peninsula. The country borders here are gateways to the worlds of different nationalities, different religions and different cultures, yet all connected by the common Slavic point of origin.
Languages: English and Spanish
As you travel between Zagreb, Dubrovnik, Mostar, Sarajevo and Belgrade, enjoy this fireworks of colors, flavors and landscapes.
DUBROVNIK – MOSTAR – SARAJEVO – BELGRADE – ZAGREB – PLITVICE – TROGIR – SPLIT - DUBROVNIK
Arrive at Dubrovnik Airport and take a transfer to hotel. Relax and enjoy some free time. Dinner and overnight in Dubrovnik
Travelling around the Balkans region, one is quickly stunned with the abundance of cultures, traditions and religions sustaining at such close distance. You’ll witness this today, as soon as you cross the border into Bosnia and Herzegovina and the landmarks change from Mediterranean to Ottoman. The town of Mostar, the first stop, is spread out on the banks of the river Neretva, its two sides – the Croatian and Muslim - joined by an old, UNESCO-listed Ottoman bridge.
In Sarajevo, one finds a Cathedral, a mosque, a synagogue and an orthodox church all within the same block. The cultured capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina was always at a crossroads of cultures, yet still, its Bašćaršija center has a distinct Turkish feel to it. After an afternoon guided tour complete with a visit to Gazi Husfref Bay Mosque, enjoy a dinner. Dinner and overnight in Sarajevo.
After breakfast, drive northwest to visit another distinct country in the region, Serbia. Driving against the course of the river Drina, which forms the larger part of the border between Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, notice the subtle change of scenery as you step foot into the Orthodox area of the Balkans peninsula.
Your destination is the present-day capital of Serbia, Belgrade, also the former capital of Yugoslavia. You’ll see this prolonged sense importance materialized in the grandeur of the city center architecture and the new glitzy projects trying to infuse the city with fresh foreign investment, but despite its serious side, Belgrade is famous for offering a fantastic time out of the city, so don’t miss out. Dinner and overnight in Belgrade.
The guided walking tour of Belgrade first takes you to the city’s crown, the Kalemegdan Park, perched high on a cliff which overlooks the romantic encounter of the region’s largest rivers of Sava and Danube. Breathtaking views, historic landmarks and a momentous ambiance are a trademark of every Kalemegdan stroll but the atmosphere soon turns glitzy as you descend onto Knew Mihajlova Street and the busy Republic Square. Explore the orthodox religion at the town’s largest temple of St. Sava and get an insight on the Yugoslavian times in Tito’s Memorial.
After the tour, complete your 3-countries-tour circle by driving back to Zagreb. Dinner and overnight in Zagreb.
Enjoy a tasty breakfast and a cup of coffee overlooking the beautiful Adriatic Sea and prepare yourself for a day of discovering magnificent UNESCO-listed Dubrovnik Old Town. After a short panoramic drive through Dubrovnik, a professional guide will take you on a walking tour, after which you will be given plenty of free time to discover The Pearl of Adriatic before your transfer back to the ship. We sail towards Šipan Island around 4 pm.
Despite a million people living here, Zagreb somehow manages to retain the cozy feel about it and you will best experience this wandering around the historic, fortified Upper Town. The place of legends, rebellions and witches burnt at stake, the Upper town is home of the Cathedral, St. Mark’s church with the colorful roof and several present-day government buildings. Spread out at its feet, the Lower town oozes a more modern, but still very continental air about it, with many highlights such as the Croatian National Theatre and the University.
In the afternoon, swap the city for nature and drive out to Plitvice Lakes area. Sixteen lakes melting into one another in a series of waterfalls are a sight to behold in every season – blossoming in the spring, lushly green in the summer, colourful in the fall and a fairy tale wonderland in the winter. Dinner and overnight in Plitvice.
Depart to the country’s most famous region – Dalmatia. The drive is a lovely showcase of Croatia’s diversity, as you will travel from the continental highlands over a mountain pass to find yourself suddenly blinded by the shimmering blue of the Adriatic Sea. Your first stop, the tiny and charming UNESCO-listed jewel of Trogir, introduces the bounty and splendor of heritage on the coast. Stop to admire the intricate 13th-century portal of its Cathedral of St. Lawrence before continuing to the largest city on the coast, Split.
Its lively historic core was once a one man’s retirement palace. The man was the Roman Emperor Diocletian and his modest home is today inhabited by 3000 people. Your walking tour highlights the stunning landmarks like the theatrical open-air Peristyle, the Temple of Jupiter and the Cathedral of St. Dominus, the patron saint of Split. Dinner and overnight in Split.
Travelling south from Split takes you along the ribbon of roads knit tightly along the edges of Croatia’s shorelines and through the beautiful landscapes of flat and fertile delta of Neretva River. Your final stop is Croatia’s Pearl of the Adriatic, the beautiful Dubrovnik. Enlisted as UNESCO World heritage for decades now, exploring Dubrovnik with a guide is an idyllic way to complete your Croatian Delights tour. Like a stroll through long-gone centuries, stop to admire the still-operating pharmacy from 1317 at the Franciscan Monastery, the seat of the former Republic government at the Rector’s Palace and the revered Cathedral. Dinner and overnight in Dubrovnik.
Breakfast followed by a departure transfer to Dubrovnik Airport.
Departures and rates
Currency is set to EURO.
Rates are per person for double occupancy for 7 nights.
Single Supplement: 250 euro net (on request)
Previosly listed hotels will be used on almost all departures. If changes become necessary for any reason, substitute hotels will be similar to those on this page.
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