3 Countries | 5 Cities | 6 DAYS
Highlights of Croatia, Bosnia and Serbia
May 11th – Sept. 21st
from 745 €
Three hit European countries in one guided bus tour from Dubrovnik: Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia!
In a series of first impressions, connect the dots of this central-eastern European cultural triangle, abundant in historic heritage and stunning landscapes.
Languages: English and Spanish
Travel inland from the glorified hotspot of the Croatian coast, the stunning Dubrovnik, and past the roadside gems, arrive to discover Sarajevo, Belgrade and Zagreb, the capital cities – each unique, each different and each immensely proud of its whereabouts leading up to the present day.
DUBROVNIK – MOSTAR – SARAJEVO – BELGRADE – ZAGREB
Arrive at Dubrovnik Airport and take a transfer to hotel. Relax and enjoy some free time. Dinner and overnight in Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik has been enlisted as UNESCO World Heritage for decades now and exploring it in a guided tour makes for a grand opening of your Croatian journey. Walking its wall-embraced Old Town is like taking a step back in time to when this lovely town was an independent Republic. Stop to explore a still-operating pharmacy from 1317, the seat of the former Republic government at the Rector’s Palace and the revered Cathedral. Enjoy the rest of the day on your own. 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 soon change to Ottoman heritage. 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. 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 materialised in the grandeur of the city centre 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.
Get to know the charm of Serbia’s capital hidden behind its stern facades. 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, drive to the capital of Croatia, 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 in a guided tour of its 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. After your tour, depart Croatia.
Transfer to Zagreb Airport for your departure flight.
Currency is set to EURO.
Rates are per person for double occupancy for 5 nights.
Single Supplement: 255 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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