Day 1 • BELGRADE
Flight arrival and transfer to Belgrade. Enjoy a tour around the capital city of Serbia, which lies at the confluence of two major rivers – Donava and Sava. Due to its location, Belgrade once was and still is an intersection between east and west, north and south. We will see the Belgrade fortress, which has 7000 years of history. The fortress leads us directly to the old part of the city with the oldest cafes. Close by is the main street in Belgrade – Knez Mihailova Street. You will also visit the Republic square, Skadarlija… After the guided visit, free time for independent sightseeing. Overnight in Belgrade.
Day 2 • BELGRADE–SREMSKI KARLOVCI–NOVI SAD–BELGRADE
After breakfast drive to a small city of Sremski Karlovci, which was a Serbian spiritual and cultural capital for 200 years. The town has traditionally been known as the seat of Serbian Orthodox Church in the Habsburg Monarchy, as well as political and cultural capital of Serbian Vojvodina. The baroque old town is surrounded by some of the most important monuments of Serbian cultural history: the Cathedral of St. Nicholas, Patriarchy court,. We are going to stop in one of the local wine cellars for wine tasting. You will continue to Novi Sad, the second largest city in Serbia, visit the Petrovaradin fortress, the most important city landmark, which was built by the Austrians, in order to protect the city against the Turks, towering over the Danube on a 40m-high volcanic slab, nicknamed ‘Gibraltar on the Danube’ and actually built by slaves between 1692 and 1780. Transfer to Belgrade, overnight.
Day 3 • BELGRADE–SARAJEVO
Today, head for Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Here we can still see the dominance of the Ottoman style of mosques, complemented by Catholic cathedrals and Jewish synagogues. Sarajevo became (in)famous in 1914, when a young Serb Gavrilo Princip assassinated the archduke Franz Ferdinand. This was the excuse for the Austro-Hungarian Empire to start a war against Serbia, which then grew into the First World War. The city became famous again when it hosted the 1984 Winter Olympics. Overnight in Sarajevo.
DAY 4 • SARAJEVO – MOSTAR – DUBROVNIK
Breakfast and then guided tour of the city: Gazi Husrev Bey’s Mosque, Bezistan, Gavrilo Princip Museum, Baščaršija – Turkish Bazaar…. Then, we drive through the mountains and along the gorges to picturesque town of Mostar, which owes its name to the famous bridge over the Neretva River. During your visit of this UNESCO World Heritage-listed city, you’ll see its historic Old Bridge, the colorful Old Bazaar with traditional handicrafts and a well-preserved traditional Turkish houses and mosques. In the afternoon the Balkan private tour will lead to Dubrovnik a world-famous Dalmatian city, also called the Pearl of Adriatic. Overnight in Dubrovnik or vicinity.
DAY 5 • DUBROVNIK
After breakfast you have a walking tour which shows the highlights of this beautiful city. You will visit the Franciscan Monastery with Europe’s third oldest pharmacy, the Rector’s Palace, Dominican Monastery Orlando’s Column and Sponza Palace. The rest of the day you have time to explore this beautiful city on your own. Overnight
DAY 6 • MONTENEGRO TOUR
Travel to the Republic of Montenegro. Drive along the beautiful Bay of Kotor, the longest and deepest fjord in Southern Europe. Enjoy a boat ride to Our Lady of the Rocks, one of two islets off the coast of Perast. The Roman Catholic Church is the largest building on the islet, with a museum attached to it. Upon return to the coast, we will stop in Perast, an old charming coastal town. Then we visit Kotor a historic town surrounded by walls, protecting the marbled cobbled streets with churches, shops, bars and restaurants on hidden squares. Return to to Dubrovnik. Overnight.
Day 7 • DUBROVNIK–SPLIT
After breakfast head for Split, where a guide will take you through the charming Dalmatian city, known for its links to the history of the Roman empire and famous for the well preserved Palace of the Emperor Diocletian, protected by UNESCO and other historical buildings such as the remarkable Cathedral. Enjoy some free time for a walk through the narrow cobbled streets, which add to the charm of this Mediterranean city or just relax at the sea side promenade . Overnight in Split.
Day 8 • SPLIT–PLITVICE–ZAGREB
Breakfast in hotel. After breakfast transfer to Plitvice, the world-famous Croatian National Park, protected by UNESCO. Make sure your camera batteries are fully charged, because you will need it! The World Heritage-listed Plitvice Lakes National Park comprises 16 terraced lakes, which are interconnected by a series of stunning waterfalls and surrounded by densely-wooded hills. You will walk among the waterfalls, take a boat ride through the crystal water and take some magnificent photos. After the relaxing visit, drive to Zagreb and enjoy a guided tour of the Croatia’s capital, which will reveal its most important cultural and architectural attractions: the Cathedral, the main Ban Jelacic square, the open market, … and after that enjoy some free time to further explore the city and sample some local food. We recommend an evening stroll through the lively streets of Zagreb. Overnight in Zagreb.
* This price is informal. The exact price can be sent when we receive the request with exact dates of travel and number of passengers intending to travel ( 2 – min and 7 – max ).
Day 9 • ZAGREB (FLIGHT)
Free time in Zagreb until the flight. If you have time, we recommend you visit the ZOO. Transfer to the airport, flight.
|Number of Participants||Price per person|
|2 pax||2050 EUR *|
* This price is informal. The exact price can be sent when we receive the request with exact dates of travel and number of passengers intending to travel (2-min and 7-max).
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