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Grand Balkan Tour

4.5
(1 Reviews)
From $4,005 AUD
  • 13 Days
  • Cities Visited

    Zagreb, Bled, Ljubljana, Plitvice, Trogir, Split, Mostar, Dubrovnik, Budva, Shkodra, Tirana, Ohrid, Skopje, Kolasin, Cetinje, Kotor

    Group Size:
    1 to 40
    Age Range:
    8 to 99
    Languages: English
    Type: Guided Group Tours, Multi Country Trips

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Tour at a Glance

Tour at a Glance

Experience Croatia’s cultural sites, Slovenia, Albania, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Bosnia & Herzegovina

  • Visit the fortified Upper town of Zagreb
  • Explore Lake Bled
  • Tour of the picturesque Plitvice Lakes
  • Sightseeing of the beautiful city of Dubrovnik
  • Visit the lakeside resort of Ohrid
  • Start Point:
  • End Point:
  • Stops:
  • Map is an indication of destinations visited and may not depict the exact route taken.

Itinerary

Upon arrival at Zagreb Airport, transfer to hotel. Meet the tour guide, dinner and overnight.

Meals Included:
Dinner

Morning city tour of Zagreb, including the fortified Upper Town, city’s historical centre, St. Mark’s Church with its multi-coloured roof, the Cathedral, the Croatian National Theatre, and the University. Free time, then departure towards Slovenia. Explore Lake Bled and its mountainous environs and stunning topography. Dinner and overnight in Bled.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Dinner

Morning city tour of Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia and a home to one of the oldest Philharmonics in the world. Explore the baroque town buildings and stroll beside majestic Ljubljanica River. Departure for Plitvice. Dinner and overnight in Plitvice region.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Dinner

Morning tour of the Plitvice Lakes National Park on the UNESCO’s List of World Natural Heritage. Sixteen lakes, each at a different level, are connected in a series of cascading waterfalls. Surrounded by dense wood. Plitvice Lakes are a natural phenomenon of a rare and unique beauty. Then departure for Trogir, where we visit the Cathedral of St. Lawrence. Continuation to Split; city tour of Split, including the Diocletian’s Palace on the UNESCO’s List of World Cultural Heritage with the Peristyle, the Jupiter’s Temple, and the Cathedral. Dinner and overnight in Split.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Dinner

After breakfast, departure for Dubrovnik, via Bosnia & Herzegovina. Short stop in Mostar, recently included in the UNESCO’s List of World Cultural Heritage with its elegant Old Bridge. Continuation to Dubrovnik for overnight.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Dinner

Day at leisure in Dubrovnik. Dinner and overnight.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Dinner

Morning sightseeing tour of Dubrovnik, included in the UNESCO’s List of World Cultural Heritage. You will visit Franciscan Monastery with Europe’s third oldest pharmacy, the Rector’s Palace, and the Cathedral. Departure for Tirana; we drive inland via Budva, crossing the Albanian border at Shkodra, once the capital of the Illyrian Kingdom (3rd century B.C.). Dinner and overnight in Tirana.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Dinner

Morning sightseeing tour of Tirana, capital of Albania, including Skender Bey Square, the Mosque of Ethem Bey and a visit to the National Museum representing the flow of Albanian history and housing the finds from archaeological sites across the country. Afternoon departure for Ohrid, driving via Elbasan and crossing the North Macedonian border at Cafasan. Dinner and overnight in Ohrid.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Dinner

Full day in the lakeside resort of Ohrid, classified as UNESCO’s World Cultural Heritage site. Through the activity of St. Clement and St. Naum of Ohrid, the first pan-Slavic University in Europe, the famous “Ohrid Literary School” was founded here. Morning sightseeing tour includes the church of St. Sofia (11th century, the most eminent mediaeval monument in North Macedonia with magnificent Byzantine fresco paintings and St. Clement Church with its icon of Annunciation. In the afternoon a short drive to visit St. Naum Monastery built on the shores of Ohrid Lake in 900 A.D. and dedicated to the Slavic missionary and educator St. Naum of Ohrid. Dinner in a local restaurant. Return to hotel for overnight.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Dinner

Morning departure for Skopje. Sightseeing tour of Skopje, including the Kale Fortress, the Church of the Holy Saviour with its iconostas, one of the finest samples of traditional walnut woodcarving, Old Bazaar and Stone Bridge. We drive to the slopes of the Vodno Mountain where we visit the Monastery of St. Pateleimon with its 12th century iconostas and frescoes ranking among the highest achievements of Byzantine art of this period. Dinner and overnight in Skopje.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Dinner

Morning departure for Kolašin, driving via Peć and Berane and along the impressive Morača River Canyon. Afternoon arrival at Kolašin, spreading on the left bank of the river Tara, situated at the altitude of 954 m. The whole area is surrounded by the thick pine forest of the Bjelasica Mountain and is a popular skiing and air spa resort. Dinner and overnight in Kolašin.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Dinner

Morning departure for Cetinje where we visit King Nikola’s Museum, once the residence of the Montenegrin King Nikola I Petrović. Continuation to Kotor, classified as UNESCO’s World Cultural Heritage site, where we visit its Romanesque Cathedral dedicated to St. Triphun, the city’s patron saint. We continue to Dubrovnik driving along the picturesque bay of Kotor. Dinner and overnight in Dubrovnik.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Dinner

Breakfast, followed by departure transfer to Dubrovnik airport or port. End or our services.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

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What’s included?

Accommodation in 4* hotels

Touring with English speaking local guides

Tours as per itinerary

12 Breakfasts, 12 Dinners

Transportation by air conditioned vehicle

Hotel taxes, service charges & porterage

Entrance fees to:

  • Bled Castle
  • Plitvice Lakes National Park
  • St. Lawrence Cathedral in Trogir
  • Diocletian’s Palace and St. Dominus Cathedral in Split
  • Franciscan Monastery and Rector’s Palace in Dubrovnik
  • National Museum in Tirana
  • St. Sofia, St. Clement, and St. Naum in Ohrid
  • Church of Holy Saviour and Monastery of St. Panteleimon in Skopje
  • Residence of King Nikola I Petrović in Cetinje
  • St. Triphun Cathedral in Kotor

Tips and gratuities

Passport or visa fees

Baggage and personal insurance

Any beverages or food not listed in itineraries

All other entrance fees not mentioned in the inclusions

Any other items of personal nature

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All rates are based on twin/double share. Please enquire for single and triple rates. Rates are based on AUD. Availability is conditional on final confirmation from the supplier and is subject to change.

Hotel List (or similar)

Canopy by Hilton Zagreb
Ul. Kneza Branimira 29, 10000, Zagreb, Croatia
Tel: +385 1 4559 505
Rating
4.5
Canopy by Hilton Zagreb
Hotel Lovec Bled
Ljubljanska cesta 6, 4260 Bled, Slovenia
Tel: +386 4 620 41 00
Rating
4
Hotel Lovec Bled
Hotel Park Bled
Cesta svobode 15, 4260 Bled, Slovenia
Tel: +386 4 579 18 00
Rating
4.5
Hotel Park Bled
Park Hotel Plitvice Area
Ul. kralja Zvonimira 33, 53220, Otočac, Croatia
Tel: +385 53 617 984
Rating
3.5
Park Hotel Plitvice Area
Hotel Corner Split
Mažuranićevo šetalište 1, 21000, Split, Croatia
Tel: +385 99 426 2470
Rating
4
Hotel Corner Split
Adria Hotel Dubrovnik
Radnička ul. 46, 20000, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Tel: +385 20 220 500
Rating
4
Adria Hotel Dubrovnik
Grand Park Hotel Dubrovnik
Šetalište kralja Zvonimira 39, 20000, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Tel: +385 20 434 444
Rating
4
Grand Park Hotel Dubrovnik
Sky Hotel Tirana
Rruga Dëshmorët E 4 Shkurtit, 5/1, Tiranë 1000, Albania
Tel: +355 4 241 5995
Rating
4
Sky Hotel Tirana
Metropol Resort Ohrid
Nas d. Konjsko bb Ohrid MK, 6000, North Macedonia
Tel: +389 46 203 001
Rating
Metropol Resort Ohrid
Karpos Hotel Skopje
Sekspirova bb,, Skopje 1000, North Macedonia
Tel: +389 2 308 8388
Rating
3
Karpos Hotel Skopje
Bianca Resort & Spa Montenegro
Mirka Vešovića, Kolašin, Montenegro
Tel: +382 20 863 000
Rating
4
Bianca Resort & Spa Montenegro

Important things to note

Accommodation is subject to change without notice.

Hotel rooms may not be available for check-in before 2:00 p.m.

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Reviews for Grand Balkan Tour

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Lauren
Grand Balkan Tour

Review for: Grand Balkan Tour

I recently did the Grand Balkan Tour. It was a 13-day trip, covering 6 countries, with breakfast and dinner included on all days. I must say it was worth the money! The quality of service, hotels and food was even better than the price we paid for the trip. Our wonderful tour guide, Lana, was simply amazing. Extremely knowledgeable and helpful, and paid personal attention to the needs of each and every tour member. The driver Vido is the best you can get on the trip, who knew which lane to take and which routes to avoid! The fantastic group of 19 people made the trip even more memorable. I have beautiful memories for life!

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Grand Balkan Tour

4.5
(1 Reviews)
From $4,005 AUD
  • 13 Days
  • Cities Visited

    Zagreb, Bled, Ljubljana, Plitvice, Trogir, Split, Mostar, Dubrovnik, Budva, Shkodra, Tirana, Ohrid, Skopje, Kolasin, Cetinje, Kotor

    Group Size:
    1 to 40
    Age Range:
    8 to 99
    Languages: English
    Travel Style: Guided Group Tours, Multi Country Trips

Or contact your local travel agent.

Croatia
Speak to our Croatia Expert - Dannielle

Dannielle has travelled extensively throughout Croatia, Greece, Italy and Slovenia. Speak to her now.

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