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Grand Balkan Tour

13 days - Escorted Tour

Zagreb - Ljubljana - Plitvice - Split - Dubrovnik - Tirana - Ohrid - Skopje - Kolasin - Dubrovnik

Inclusions: 3 and 4 star accommodation, meals as detailed, Zagreb arrival transfer and Dubrovnik departure transfer (first and last day only), guided sightseeing tours (Zagreb, Ljubljana, Split, Dubrovnik, Tirana, Skopje and Kotor), entrance fees (Bled Castle; Plitvice Lakes National Park; St. Lawrence Cathedral in Trogir; Diocletian's Palace and St. Duimus Cathedral in Split; Franciscan Monestary and Rectors Palace in Dubrovnik; National Museum in Tirana; St. Sofia, St. Clement and St. Naum in Ohrid; Church of Holy Savior and Monastery of St. Panteleimon in Skopje; Residence of King Nikola I Petrović in Cetinje; St. Triphun Cathedral in Kotor), services of a Multilingual Tour Director, transport by air-conditioned coach.

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when you book and pay in full by 31 January 2020.


May 5, 26
Jun 16
Jul 7, 28
Aug 18
Sep 8, 15


May 5


Tour Itinerary (please click here)

DAY 1 Zagreb
Your tour commences with an arrival transfer to your hotel. This evening, join your fellow travellers and guide at a welcome dinner. D

Stay at:
Hotel International (4 Star) or similar

DAY 2 Zagreb – Bled – Ljubljana
A morning city tour of Zagreb takes you to the fortified Upper Town, the city’s historical centre, where you will see the multi-coloured roof of St. Mark’s Church and the Croatian National Theatre. Afterwards depart for Bled, beautifully situated in the heart of Slovenia’s Julian Alps. Explore this picture perfect lake then continue to Ljubljana. BD

Stay at:
Hotel M (4 star) or similar

DAY 3 Ljubljana – Plitvice Lakes
A city tour of Slovenia’s small but charming capital will showcase the baroque Old Town and Town Hall, Robba’s Fountain and the bridges over the Ljubljanica River. This afternoon, depart for UNESCO-listed Plitvice Lakes and overnight. BD

Stay at:
Hotel Park (4 star) or similar

DAY 4 Plitvice Lakes – Trogir – Split
After breakfast, join a tour of Plitvice’s sixteen lakes joined by a series of cascading waterfalls. Continue on to the Adriatic coast and the seaside town of Trogir for a visit to this ancient centre of artistic activity. Continue the short distance to Split, and join a city tour that includes a walk through Diocletian’s Palace, built by the Roman emperor in the 4th century. BD

Stay at:
Hotel President (4 star) or similar

DAY 5 Split – Mostar – Dubrovnik
This morning, drive into Bosnia & Herzegovina and visit the historic town of Mostar. See the 16th century single arch stone bridge, Turkish House, bazaar and mosque before returning to the Adriatic coast and on to Dubrovnik. BD

Stay at:
Hotel Ivka (3 star) or similar

DAY 6 Dubrovnik
Today you have a full day to discover this World Heritage listed city at your leisure. BD

DAY 7 Dubrovnik – Budva – Shkodra – Tirana
This morning embark on a sightseeing tour of this medieval walled city which includes the Franciscan Monastery with Europe’s oldest pharmacy, Rector’s Palace and the cathedral. From Dubrovnik, take a scenic drive inland through Montenegro to Budva, known for its Old Town encircled by walls from the Venetian period. Cross into Albania and continue to Shkodra, once the capital of the Illyrian kingdom from the 3rd century BC, before you end the day in Tirana where you’ll overnight. BD

Stay at:
Hotel Sky Tower (4 star) or similar

DAY 8 Tirana – Ohrid
This mornings sightseeing tour of Tirana includes the massive Skanderbey Square, Mosque of Et’hem Bey and the National Museum. In the afternoon, depart for Macedonia and the magical town of Ohrid where you'll enjoy dinner and overnight. BD

Stay at:
Hotel Metropol (4 star) or similar

DAY 9 Ohrid
The lakeside town of Ohrid is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Your morning tour will include the 11th century St. Sofia Church with its magnificent Byzantine frescoes, and in the afternoon, you will visit St. Naum Monastery which was built on the shores of Lake Ohrid in 900 AD. Tonight, enjoy dinner in a local restaurant. BD

DAY 10 Ohrid – Skopje
After breakfast, travel to Macedonia’s capital, Skopje, where you will have a tour of Kale Fortress, the old bazaar, Stone Bridge and the Monastery of St. Panteleimon with its 12th century frescoes. BD

Stay at:
Hotel Karpos (4 star) or similar

DAY 11 Skopje – Kolasin
This morning, drive to Kolasin in Montenegro via the impressive Moraca River Canyon. Kolasin is a popular ski resort on the banks of the Tara River and surrounded by thick pine forests of the Bjelasica Mountains. BD

Stay at:
Hotel Bianca (4 star) or similar

DAY 12 Kolasin – Cetinje – Kotor – Dubrovnik
Visit the King Nikola’s Museum in Cetinje, Montenegro’s former capital, and then continue to Kotor, home to the longest and deepest fjord in southern Europe. Return to Dubrovnik for dinner and overnight. BD

Stay at:
Hotel Ivka (3 star) or similar

DAY 13 Dubrovnik
Your tour concludes with a departure transfer for your onward journey. B

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