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Balkans

From $2,319 AUD
  • 10 Days
  • Cities Visited

    Zagreb, Banja Luka, Jajce, Sarajevo, Mostar, Dubrovnik, Kotor, Budva, Tirana, Struga, Ohrid, Kastoria, Kalambaka, Meteora, Delphi, Athens

    Group Size:
    1-55+
    Age Range:
    1 to 99
    Languages: English*
    Type: Flexible Touring, Guided Group Tours, Multi Country Trips

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Tour at a Glance

Tour at a Glance

This tour is part of our Touropa flexible range of touring

  • Tailor the itinerary by selecting when and where you start and end the tour
  • Choose to take the entire tour or a small portion of the itinerary (even just one night)
  • Guaranteed escorted coach tour with a minimum of 2 people, guided in English only*
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  • Stops:
  • Map is an indication of destinations visited and may not depict the exact route taken.

Itinerary

Welcome to Zagreb! Upon arrival at the airport, we will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel. Our guide will arrive with the group from Slovenia around lunch time. Then we will take a sightseeing tour with a local guide. We will have a chance to admire its two hills, the upper town and the new neighborhoods of Croatia’s capital city. Dinner included.

Meals Included:
Dinner

We will leave first thing in the morning to travel to Bosnia. The border area still shows sad memories of the conflict that took place in the 1990s. We cross the Serb-majority Bosnia. First stop, Bania Luka, and time to walk through the capital of the autonomous entity of the Srpska Republika, the second largest city in Bosnia after Sarajevo, with its fortress and orthodox cathedral. Then, departure to Jajce, perhaps the most beautiful town in Bosnia, with its cultural mix, its mosque, its fortress and its impressive waterfall (admission included). Time for a walk. We continue our journey to Sarajevo, arriving in the evening. We will have time in the historic center, during which you can stroll through the charming Bazaar, an old Ottoman market famous for its architecture, oriental atmosphere and traditional shops. Dinner included.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Dinner

In the morning we will have a sightseeing tour with a local guide in Sarajevo, a fascinating city known as “Jerusalem of Europe” due to the coexistence of several religions. Mosques, churches and synagogues reflect religious diversity. We will observe the great Ottoman influence in its old town, with its great mosque of more than 500 years old and its beautiful fountain. After the visit we continue our route in an area of pure beauty. Mostar with its wonderful historic center and its stone bridge that separates the Orthodox, Muslim and Catholic communities. Time for lunch and stroll through the city. We continue to Croatia. Border procedures (can be long). Dubrovnik, arrival at the end of the day. Dinner included.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Dinner

In the morning we enjoy a city tour of Dubrovnik with a local guide. We are undoubtedly in one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, surrounded by walls, bathed by the Adriatic Sea; its intact historic center is a jewel of world architectural heritage. The tour includes tickets to the Franciscan Monastery with the oldest pharmacy in Europe, and the Cathedral. We also include a boat trip to Lokrum, a small island 15 minutes by boat from Dubrovnik and home to the ruins of a Benedictine monastery of the eleventh century, popular setting of the series “Game of Thrones”. You can then enjoy free time, returning to the hotel at the end of the afternoon. Dinner included.

Note: in some departures, accommodation may be in Cavtat, a coastal town near the city of Dubrovnik.

Note: in the winter months, from November to March, there is no boat service to Lokrum and therefore we cannot visit the island.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Dinner

We set off early for Montenegro. Border procedures. The coastal scenery and the Bay of Kotor are beautiful. We take a ferry to cross the bay. Arrival in Kotor to enjoy some time strolling in this beautiful walled town with its strong Venetian influence. After this we make a stop in Budva, a marvelous walled village surrounded by the sea to enjoy lunch. Then we travel to Albania. We arrive in the capital of the Albania, Tirana, and enjoy some free time. Dinner included.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Dinner

Today we have a city tour of Tirana, with its Mosques, the Clock Tower and the ministries. Around midday we leave for inland Albania, with high mountain scenery and small villages along the way. Enjoy the beautiful countryside around Lake Ohrid which forms the border with Macedonia. We continue to the Republic of Macedonia (border procedures). Time to have lunch in Struga, a picturesque town on the shores of the lake. We continue to Ohrid, a city with a strong Ottoman influence, a World Heritage Site. You will have time to see the Plaosnik Monastery or the ancient university founded in the ninth century. Dinner included.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Dinner

Today we travel through Macedonia to Greece, passing through Bitola, a historic city that was called the “City of Consuls”. Border procedures, entering Greece. The North of Greece has a strong Slavic and Ottoman influence and a very rugged geography. Situated by the lake, with beautiful scenery, we see Kastoria. Enjoy the city of 100 churches, with its medieval streets and its pleasant restaurants on the lakeside. Continuing to Kalambaka, we will arrive in the afternoon. We will visit the Valley of the Meteora, an impressive place declared UNESCO World Heritage. You will also have the chance to enter one of its most famous Monasteries (entrance included). Dinner included.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Dinner

We will travel south through the Thessaly region. We will arrive in Delphi after enjoying the view of wonderful landscapes. We include admission to the beautiful archaeological complex that overlooks the Gulf of Corinth with incredible landscapes, time for lunch. After that we travel to the Osios Loukas Monastery, one of the most beautiful Byzantine monasteries in Greece, UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its magnificent 11th century mosaics are incredible. We continue towards Athens. Arrival in the evening.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

We will enjoy the city tour with a local guide which includes the Presidential Palace, the Panathinaikos stadium where the first modern Olympic games were held, the national library, the bustling squares of the center; the new neighborhoods that emerged after the 2004 Olympic games. The tour will finish at the Acropolis site (entry not included). In the evening we include a transfer to the Plaka area, which is full of small Greek bars and where you will be able to enjoy the rich folklore of this country.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

After breakfast, end of our services.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

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What’s included?

Accommodation in 3-4* hotels

English speaking tours in Zagreb, Sarajevo, Dubrovnik, Tirana, Athens

Touring as per itinerary

9 Buffet Breakfasts, 7 Dinners

Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle

Arrival transfer

DINNER AND FOLK SHOW IN ATHENS T20

We will depart on the bus with our guide to the lively Plaka district at the foot of the Acropolis. We will have a taste of the typical local cuisine in one of its famous taverns and watch a dance performance from different regions of this country.

DURATION: 2hrs

INCLUDED:
-Bus tour with our guide. -Dinner-tasting with performance.

PRICE: 60 EUR

MINIMUM GROUP REQUIRED: 15 persons

Ticket admission: Jajce Waterfalls, Franciscan Monastery and Cathedral in Dubrovnik, Delphi archeological complex, Monastery of Osios Loukas

Boat: to Lokrum island in Dubrovnik

Experiences: Monastery at Meteora

Basic travel insurance

Ferry: Kotor Bay

Funicular: Dubrovnik

Passport or visa fees

Other meals, snacks and drinks

Departure transfer

Pre and post tour accommodation

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)

Mövenpick Zagreb
6H 2 Oreskoviceva Str, 10020, Zagreb, Croatia
Tel: +38516053500
Rating
4.5
Mövenpick Zagreb
Ibis Styles Sarajevo
169 A, Dzemala Bijedica St, Sarajevo 71000, Bosnia & Herzegovina
Tel: +38733483900
Rating
4
Ibis Styles Sarajevo
Hotel Lero Dubrovnik
Ul. Iva Vojnovića 14, 20000, Dubrovnik
Tel: +385 20 341 435
Rating
4
Hotel Lero Dubrovnik
Hilton Garden Inn Tirana
Bulevardi Gjergj Fishta 146, Tirana 1001, Albania
Tel: +355 4 220 0444
Rating
4
Hilton Garden Inn Tirana
Metropol Resort Ohrid
Nas d. Konjsko bb Ohrid MK, 6000, North Macedonia
Tel: +389 46 203 001
Rating
Metropol Resort Ohrid
Amalia Kalambaka Hotel
Theopetra, 42200 Kalambaka, Greece
Tel: Tel: +30 24320 72216
Rating
4
Amalia Kalambaka Hotel
Novotel Athenes
4, Michail Voda Str, Athina 104 39, Greece
Tel: +30 21 0820 0700
Rating
4
Novotel Athenes

Important things to note

*If English speaking attendance numbers are low, the tour can become bilingual either accompanied by two tour leaders, one for each language, or a single tour leader providing explanations in both languages.

Hotels are confirmed 48 hours prior to departure.

Optional activities can be booked locally with guide or via your Mytrip link.

The tour is flexible so you can tailor it to suit your needs. Upon quoting/booking, you will have an option to choose your start and end date and destinations within the tour parameters. As these tours allow for such flexibility, the same people, tour guides or drivers may not be on your entire journey.

Single sharing supplement is available. Single passengers are only able to share a room with the same sex.

Additional discounts available: children under 3- 80%, children from 3-8 years- 40%, children from 9-15 years- 10%, travellers over 65 years- 5%.

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Balkans

From $2,319 AUD
  • 10 Days
  • Cities Visited

    Zagreb, Banja Luka, Jajce, Sarajevo, Mostar, Dubrovnik, Kotor, Budva, Tirana, Struga, Ohrid, Kastoria, Kalambaka, Meteora, Delphi, Athens

    Group Size:
    1-55+
    Age Range:
    1 to 99
    Languages: English*
    Travel Style: Flexible Touring, Guided Group Tours, Multi Country Trips

Or contact your local travel agent.

Touropa
Speak to our Touropa Expert - Daniela

This tour is operated by Touropa – our Flexible Coach Touring Range. Dani leads the Touropa division.

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