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Three Balkan Gems

4
(5 Reviews)
From $3,052 AUD
  • 9 Days
  • Cities Visited

    Dubrovnik, Mostar, Sarajevo, Belgrade

    Group Size:
    1 to 25
    Age Range:
    8 to 99
    Languages: English
    Type: Guided Small Group Tours, Multi Country Trips

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Tour at a Glance

Tour at a Glance

A tale of three iconic cities discovering the Balkans steeped in history

  • Explore the sights of Old Dubrovnik with Monasteries & Palaces
  • Uncover medieval Mostar with its famous Old Bridge
  • Drive through the mountain ranges into Sarajevo
  • Tour Sarajevo visiting a Turkish Bazaar, Mosque & Museum
  • Journey into Belgrade visiting Churches & Temples
  • Start Point:
  • End Point:
  • Stops:
  • Map is an indication of destinations visited and may not depict the exact route taken.

Itinerary

Welcome to Dubrovnik! You will be met and transferred to your hotel. Then the day is free to get settled in or begin exploring. Later, gather for a welcome dinner. Overnight in Dubrovnik.

Meals Included:
Dinner

Today we start our discovery tour of Dubrovnik with a walking tour of “Old Dubrovnik”; the Rector’s Palace, the Bell Tower Clock, Orlando’s Column and the Sponza Palace are all on our itinerary, as are the Dominican- and Franciscan Monasteries. The Pharmacy of the Franciscan Monastery is one of the oldest in the world. Later, we meet a local artisan to learn about the traditional craftsmanship that still thrives in Dubrovnik today. The remainder of the day is at leisure. Overnight in Dubrovnik.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

Day at leisure or you can join an optional tour to Montenegro.
Head to the mouth of 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. Visit city of Kotor before returning to Dubrovnik. Overnight in Dubrovnik.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Dinner

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 (the 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. After the city tour, rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Mostar.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

Today we have a late start. Drive along the gorge of the Neretva River and through the mountains we drive to reach Sarajevo. Free afternoon to start exploring the city on your own and taste some local culinary. Overnight in Sarajevo.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

Sarajevo has been influenced by a number of cultures and civilizations during its long history. On a tour of the city, visit the Turkish bazaar “Bas Carsija,” Husref Bay’s Mosque, the Olympic Stadium, and Gavrilo Princip Museum. Rest of the day is free to explore the lively city at your pace. Overnight in Sarajevo.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

We continue our journey to Visegrad with its Bridge on the Drina River. The bridge was built in oriental style in the 16th century and is a masterpiece of civil engineering. Our next stop is in Drvengrad (translated as “Timber Town”), where famous director Emir Kusturica built the beautiful Ethno Village. Our final stop is in Uzice and we end our journey today in Belgrade. Overnight in Belgrade.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Dinner

With a history dating back more than 7,000 years, Belgrade is a fascinating city to visit. Our 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 Knez Mihajlova Street; Saint Sava Temple, the largest Orthodox Church in the city; and Tito’s Memorial. This afternoon is free or you can join optional Cruise on the Danube River. Tonight join your fellow travellers and your tour director for dinner with live music. Overnight in Belgrade.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Dinner

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

Meals Included:
Breakfast

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What’s included?

Accommodation in 4* hotels

Touring with English speaking local guides

Tours as per itinerary

8 Breakfasts, 4 Dinners

Transportation by air conditioned vehicle

Optional tour to Montenegro on day 3

Optional cruise on the Danube River on day 8

Hotel taxes and service charges

Luggage handling at hotels

Whisper technology enhanced touring

Entrance fees to:

  • Rector’s Palace
  • Pharmacy of the Franciscan Monastery
  • Boat ride to Our Lady of the Rocks
  • Bas Carsija
  • Husref Bay’s Mosque
  • Gavrilo Princip Museum
  • Kalemegdan Fortress
  • Tito’s Memorial

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

Pricing & Availability

Filter Dates
2024
2025
Departing Ending
 

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)

Valamar Lacroma Dubrovnik Hotel
Ul. Iva Dulčića 34, 20000, Dubrovnik
Tel: +385 52 465 000
Rating
4.5
Valamar Lacroma Dubrovnik Hotel
Valamar Argosy Hotel Dubrovnik
Ul. Iva Dulčića 140, 20000, Dubrovnik
Tel: +385 52 465 000
Rating
4.5
Valamar Argosy Hotel Dubrovnik
Hotel Mepas Mostar
Kneza Višeslava, Mostar 88000, Bosnia & Herzegovina
Tel: +387 36 382-000
Rating
4.5
Hotel Mepas Mostar
Hotel Europe Sarajevo
Vladislava Skarica 5, 71000 Sarajevo, B&H
Tel: +387 0 33 580400
Rating
3.5
Hotel Europe Sarajevo
Hotel Moskva
Balkanska 1, Beograd 11000, Serbia
Tel: +381 11 3642000
Rating
4.5
Hotel Moskva

Important things to note

Accommodation is subject to change without notice.

Hotel rooms may not be available for check-in before 3:00 p.m.

Tour can be a combination of regular tours; therefore coach changes may be required.

Order of itinerary is subject to change at any time. For operational reasons, the order of excursions may be changed.

The same people may not be travelling throughout the tour

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Reviews for Three Balkan Gems

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Samantha
NEW STAR

Review for: New Star Cruise Split - Dubrovnik

7 day cruise from Split to Dubrovnik on the NEW STAR. A beautifully designed yacht with an delicious captain and family and all crewmembers were a joy. The food was excellent, the cabin beautiful and soundproof, everything perfect down to the quality of the toilet paper. Everything was beautifully organised and the the tour manager was very efficient and knowledgeable and a wonderful person and always staying calm even with some very difficult passengers. We enjoyed every minute.
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Elizabeth K
Croatia & Adriatic Cruise - M/S Premier

Review for: From Croatia to Italy Cruise & Stay - M/S Premier

This tour was the 2nd week of October and the last tour of the season. That came with both positives and negatives. First the positives: 1. Great Tour Managers: Gabby on land and Zoran on the MS Premier. They (and the entire crew) were extremely friendly and helpful! 2. Great itinerary with magnificent scenery! 3. Good food and lots of it! 4. Lots of plugs in your room. 5. Adequate storage space. 6.. The ship was attractive and clean, and the small numbers allowed the passengers and crew to get to know each other well. 7. During the 2nd week of October, there were no crowds at all in ports which was great, and it was not hot on the walking tours, but at times it was nippy. Negatives: 1. It was too cold to swim except on the last day, and we got some strong winds. We could not enjoy sitting on the ship decks for most of the trip, but everyone went on deck to take photos. 2. The heating and air conditioning on the Premier is controlled by the Captain. The entire ship must be set on either air conditioning or heat. This was a problem for passengers on the lower deck. It was way too hot and stuffy when the heat was turned on at night. If you were upstairs, you could open your balcony door if it got too hot, but downstairs we had to turn the ventilation off completely. This would not be a problem during the summer when the AC would be on the entire time. 3. If you take the last cruise of the year, the bar begins to run out of certain items towards the end of the cruise. 4. The bath products were minimal. You got individual packets of body wash/shampoo, but no conditioner. or lotions, and there was only one tiny waste basket in the bathroom. They needed a waste basket in the room.
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Elizabeth
We embarked on a Cruise & Stay Package throughout Croatia.

Review for: Croatia & Adriatic Cruise & Stay - M/S Premier

We embarked on a Cruise & Stay Package throughout Croatia. We travelled in October which meant it was the last tour of the season. This came with both positives and negatives. First the positives: 1. Great Tour Managers: Gabby on land and Zoran on the MS Premier. The entire crew were extremely friendly and helpful! 2. Great itinerary with magnificent scenery! 3. Good food and lots of it! 4. Lots of plugs in your room. 5. Adequate storage space. 6. The ship was attractive and clean, and the small numbers allowed the passengers and crew to get to know each other well. 7. During the 2nd week of October, there were no crowds at all in ports which was great, and it was not hot on the walking tours, but at times it was nippy. Negatives: 1. It was too cold to swim except on the last day, and we got some strong winds. We could not enjoy sitting on the ship decks for most of the trip, but everyone went on deck to take photos. 2. The heating and air conditioning on the Premier is controlled by the Captain. The entire ship must be set on either air conditioning or heat. This was a problem for passengers on the lower deck. It was way too hot and stuffy when the heat was turned on at night. If you were upstairs, you could open your balcony door if it got too hot, but downstairs we had to turn the ventilation off completely. This would not be a problem during the summer when the AC would be on the entire time. 3. If you take the last cruise of the year, the bar begins to run out of certain items towards the end of the cruise. 4. The bath products were minimal. You got individual packets of body wash/shampoo, but no conditioner. or lotions, and there was only one tiny waste basket in the bathroom. They needed a waste basket in the room. Overall a great experience and we would defiantly book again.

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TRIP IN BRIEF

Three Balkan Gems

4
(5 Reviews)
From $3,052 AUD
  • 9 Days
  • Cities Visited

    Dubrovnik, Mostar, Sarajevo, Belgrade

    Group Size:
    1 to 25
    Age Range:
    8 to 99
    Languages: English
    Travel Style: Guided Small Group Tours, Multi Country Trips

Or contact your local travel agent.

Croatia
Speak to our Croatia Expert - Olivia

Olivia has travelled throughout Croatia, both touring on a coach, as well as cruising throughout the Adriatic Islands.

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