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Croatia and the Balkans
Budapest to Split
15 days
Tour code: EJBT

Highlights

Kayak to tiny islands in the crystal waters of the Bay of Kotor, enjoy beach time in Hvar, explore the ancient Roman palace of Diocletian on a guided tour.

The Balkans are just getting noticed as a great European travel destination — we can’t believe it took so long! Situated on the balmy shores of the Adriatic and home to some of the most wondrous landscapes, monuments, and villages you’ll ever see, this part of the world still feels like a well-kept secret. This adventure showcases the region’s compelling history and scenery while allowing time for outdoor pursuits like kayaking and hiking. You may not know much about Croatia and the Balkans now, but once you’ve been, you’ll be hard-pressed to stop talking about them.

What's included?

Staff & experts

Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.

Meals

14 breakfasts

Transport

Train, private vehicle, ferry, walking.

Accommodation

Hotels/pensions (14 nts).

Included activities

Petrovaradin Fortress visit (Novi Sad). Kalemegdan Fortress visit (Belgrade). 'Tunnel of Life' tour (Sarajevo). Sea kayaking trip (Bay of Kotor). Beach time in Hvar. Scenic boat ride around Pakleni islands. Diocletian's Palace guided tour (Split). All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

Itinerary

Day 1
Budapest
Arrive at any time.

Included activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

Day 2
Budapest - Novi Sad
After a full day's train journey, arrive in Novi Sad. Enjoy the first opportunity to try some Serbian cuisine.

Transport: Train

Meals: breakfast

Day 3
Novi Sad - Belgrade
Spend the morning exploring Novi Sad, the ancient capital of Serbia. Visit the famous Petrovaradin Fortress and, with time, check out the charming old town, or Stari Grad. In the afternoon, hop a train for a short ride to Belgrade.

Transport: Train

Included activities: Petrovaradin Fortress Visit

Optional activities: Stari Grad Visit

Meals: breakfast

Day 4
Belgrade
Visit the Kalemegdan Fortress then spend a free day floating down the Danube or shopping in one of the many bustling markets.

Included activities: Kalemegdan Fortress Visit

Meals: breakfast

Day 5
Belgrade - Sarajevo
Travel to Sarajevo, one of the most beautiful and diverse cities in the region. Walk around the cobblestone streets, visit the famous Latin Bridge, and soak in the bustling atmosphere of this resilient place.

Transport: Private Vehicle

Optional activities:

  • Latin Bridge Visit
  • Gallery 11/07/95
  • National Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Times of Misfortune Tour & Tunnel Museum
  • Svrzo's House

Meals: breakfast

Day 6
Sarajevo
Take an included tour of the 'Tunnel of Life' to get a better understanding of the tragic recent history of this captivating city. Spend some free time exploring the Stari Grad section and looking for 'Sarajevo Roses'.

Included activities: Tunnel of Life Tour

Meals: breakfast

Day 7
Sarajevo - Mostar
Travel through beautiful countryside to reach charming Mostar. The city's symbol, a beautiful reconstructed Ottoman-style bridge, is a reminder of the tenacity of Bosnians in recent times. Wander the old city and visit the new, taking in the many reminders of what the people of this region have survived.

Transport: Private Vehicle

Optional activities:

  • Koski Mehmed Pasa Mosque & Minaret
  • War Photo Exhibition
  • Stari Most (Old Bridge) Visit

Meals: breakfast

Day 8
Mostar - Kotor
Continue on to Montenegro and arrive to the Bay of Kotor, a World Heritage-listed region. There is free time here to relax or explore as desired.

Transport: Private Vehicle

Optional activities:

  • Sea Kayaking
  • Kotor City Exploration
  • Kotor Maritime Museum

Meals: breakfast

Day 9
Kotor
Enjoy a sea kayaking tour before free time to relax or explore. Wander the streets of the walled city of Kotor, relax on picturesque beaches, or visit the local mud spas.

Included activities: Sea Kayaking

Optional activities:

  • Sea Kayaking
  • Kotor Maritime Museum
  • Perast Visit
  • Risan town and Roman Mosaics Visit

Meals: breakfast

Day 10
Kotor - Dubrovnik
Travel to Croatia and experience the 'Pearl of the Adriatic' in Dubrovnik. Choose to relax in one of the many cafés, explore the old town fortifications, or take a boat trip to one of the nearby islands.

Transport: Private Vehicle

Optional activities:

  • Sea Kayaking
  • Franciscan Monastery & Museum
  • Rector´s Palace
  • Dubrovnik City Wall Walk
  • Museum of Croatian War of Independence
  • War Photography Museum
  • Cable Car Ride

Meals: breakfast

Day 11
Dubrovnik
Enjoy a free day to explore the Dalmatian Coast.

Optional activities:

  • Lopud Island Visit
  • War Photography Museum
  • Museum of Croatian War of Independence
  • Rector´s Palace
  • Franciscan Monastery & Museum
  • Sea Kayaking

Meals: breakfast

Day 12
Dubrovnik - Hvar
Head to the island of Hvar. Enjoy amazing beaches, nightlife, and water sports.

Transport: Ferry

Optional activities:

  • St. Stephen's Cathedral
  • Hvar Fortress Visit

Meals: breakfast

Day 13
Hvar
Soak in the scenery and relish the calm on a boat ride around the Pakleni Islands.

Included activities: Pakleni Islands Boat Ride

Meals: breakfast

Day 14
Hvar - Split
Ferry back to the mainland and arrive to Split. Take a guided tour of the UNESCO site at Diocletian's Palace. Enjoy free time to explore this charming seaside town.

Transport: Ferry

Included activities: Diocletian's Palace Guided Walk

Optional activities:

  • Bacvice Beach Visit
  • St Duje Cathedral Visit
  • Marjan's Peak Visit
  • Mestrovic Gallery

Meals: breakfast

Day 15
Split
Depart at any time.

Optional activities:

  • Trogir Excursion
  • Marjan's Peak Visit
  • St Duje Cathedral Visit
  • Bacvice Beach Visit
  • Mestrovic Gallery

Meals: breakfast

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