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The Express Balkan Journey from Ljubljana

Ljubljana, Slovenia

Small Group Tour Details

Visit: Ljubljana, Bled, Postojna, Zagreb, Plitvice, Split, Korčula, Dubrovnik, Mostar, Sarajevo, Belgrade, Sremski Karlovci, Novi Sad, Belgrade

Day 1: Arrival in Ljubljana

Upon your arrival at the Venice, Trieste or Ljubljana airport, you will be met and transferred to the hotel for check-in. The remainder of the day is at leisure.

Day 2: Ljubljana - Bled - Ljubljana

This morning, we will first head to Bled, beautifully set in the Julian Alps. A sightseeing tour of Bled features the charming town, the lakeshore and a visit to the imposing Bled Castle, perched on a cliff high above the lake. After the visit of Bled return to Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, for a walking tour. See the sights of the old city centre, including the picturesque open-air Central Market, Three Bridges, Baroque Town Hall and Robba's Fountain.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 3: Postojna - Zagreb

After breakfast, we head to Postojna, home to one of the largest caves in Europe, Postojna Cave. Tour this fantastic subterranean world by miniature electric train. Afterward, we continue to Zagreb, the capital city of Croatia.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 4: Zagreb

This morning, enjoy a city tour featuring the historic Upper Town, St Mark’s Church, St. Catherine’s Church, the Cathedral, Parliament and the Government Palace. The rest of the day is free to explore the winding streets of the Old Town.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 5: Zagreb - Plitvice - Split

Travel to spectacular Plitvice Lakes National Park. Have your camera ready as you take a walking tour around several of the lower lakes. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery of this natural wonder of 16 terraced lakes surrounded by thickly wooded mountains and lush vegetation. Then we continue our journey to Split.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 6: Split

Enjoy a city tour featuring the historic inner city, built around the Roman Emperor Diocletian's Palace, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. Finally, see the remnants of Split's Roman heritage, its Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter's Temple, the Peristyle and the Cathedral.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 7: Split - Korčula

In the afternoon, we head to the island of Korčula. Upon arrival you'll have some free time to enjoy this beautiful island.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 8: Korčula - Dubrovnik

The beautiful medieval town Korčula has streets arranged in the shape of a fish bone, which ensures the flow of fresh air and protects from strong winds. According to legend, the famous adventurer Marco Polo was born here. After the visit, head to Dubrovnik for your overnight stay.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 9: Dubrovnik

Start the day with a walking tour of Old Dubrovnik this morning. Visit the Rector's Palace, and see the Bell Tower Clock, Orlando's Column and Sponza Palace. Next, see the Dominican Monastery and Franciscan Monastery with its Pharmacy, one of the oldest in the world. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore on your own, enjoy the picturesque setting, shop or simply relax.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 10: Dubrovnik - Mostar

We continue our trip towards Mostar. Mostar is situated on the Neretva River and was named after the bridge keepers (mostari) who guarded the Stari Most (Old Bridge) over the Neretva in the medieval times. The Old Bridge, built by the Ottomans in the 16th century, is one of Bosnia and Herzegovina's most recognizable landmarks and is considered one of the most exemplary pieces of Islamic architecture in the Balkans.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 11: Mostar - Sarajevo

Travel to Sarajevo, the capital of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The city of Sarajevo has been influenced by several cultures and civilizations over its long history. On your city tour, visit the Turkish Bazaar Bas Carsija, Husref Bay’s Mosque, the Olympic Stadium and Gavrilo Princip Museum.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 12: Sarajevo - Belgrade

Today we depart Sarajevo for Belgrade. Upon arrival, check-in at your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 13: Belgrade

With a history dating back more than 7,000 years, Belgrade is a fascinating city to visit. Your morning sightseeing tour includes the city's main attractions: the imposing Kalemegdan Fortress, dramatically situated at the joining of the Sava and Danube Rivers; Republic Square and Mihajlova Street; Saint Sava Temple, the largest Orthodox Church in the city; and Tito's Memorial. The afternoon is free at leisure.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 14: Belgrade - Sremski Karlovci - Novi Sad - Belgrade

In the morning, departure to Sremski Karlovci, the museum-city that was the center of culture and religion in Serbia during the 18th and 19th centuries. After a short stop with a wine degustation included, we continue to Novi Sad, the capital of Vojvodina. It is the administrative, economic, cultural and university center of the region, which also has the well-preserved Petrovaradin Fortress that faces the city from the other side of the Danube. Return to Belgrade.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 15: Depart Belgrade

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight.

Meals: Breakfast

 

Escorted Package Includes:

  • 12 nights' Accommodation in 4* and 5* hotels
  • Breakfast daily
  • Touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Airport transfers
  • Professional English speaking Tour Director throughout
  • Licensed local guides
  • Entrance fees included: Bled Castle, Postojna Cave, Zagreb Cathedral, Plitvice Lakes National Park, Rector's Palace, Franciscan Monastery with its Pharmacy, Bas Carsija, Husref Bay’s Mosque and Kalemegdan Fortress, Petrovaradin Fortress
  • Luggage handling at hotels
  • Service charges and hotel taxes

 

Sightseeing Tours Included:

  • Zagreb (Cathedral)
  • Plitvice (Plitvice Lakes National Park)
  • Split (Diocletian’s Palace)
  • Korčula
  • Dubrovnik (Rector’s Palace, Franciscan Monastery)
  • Mostar
  • Sarajevo (Bas Carsija, Husref Bay’s Mosque, Gavrilo Princip Museum)
  • Belgrade (Kalemegdan)

 

Not Inlcuded:

  • Hotel extras / telephone, mini bar, etc
  • Additional meals
  • Drinks
  • Tips
  • Porterage
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Visa procurement

 

Hotels (or similar):

  • Zagreb: Hotel Westin 5* / Sheraton 5* / Dubrovnik 4* 
  • Split: Hotel Briig 4* 
  • Korčula: Hotel Liburna 4* / Marko Polo 4* 
  • Dubrovnik: Hotel Valamar Lacroma 4* / Argosy 4* 
  • Mostar: Hotel Mepas 5* / Eden 4* 
  • Sarajevo: Hotel Europe 5* / Hotel Radon Plaza 5* 
  • Belgrade: Hotel Moskva 5* / Hotel Prag 4* 

 

Tour Prices are per person twin share in Australian Dollars. Conditions apply and escorted tours are subject to change and availability. Prices are subject to currency fluctuations. (km)

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