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The Grand Balkan tour
Dubrovnik Ljubljana The Grand Balkan Trip

The Grand Balkan

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Travel Style: You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
13 days
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Overview

Highlights

  • Delve into Lake Bled and its mountainous surroundings and spectacular scenery
  • Explore the baroque town buildings and richly painted churches city tour of Ljubljana
  • Spend time at Plitvice Lake, exploring a series of gorgeous lakes and waterfalls
  • Discover the historic city of Dubrovnik, located on the stunning Adriatic Coast
  • See the ancient and picturesque Montenegrin cities of Budva and Kotor
  • Visit the fascinating country of Albania and tour the capital city of Tirana
  • Tour the UNESCO World Heritage site of Ohrid and the eclectic capital city of Skopje in Macedonia

Short Description

The grandeur of the Balkan region is on full display on this tour that takes you to all the impressive sights in Croatia, Montenegro, Albania and Macedonia

Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
Trip Type Group Tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport Airfare included
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Cities & Attractions

Dubrovnik Ljubljana Skopje Split Tirana Zagreb

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Trip Includes

  • Accommodation at listed hotels or similar
  • Daily breakfast and dinner as per itinerary
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Transportation in an A/C motor coach
  • Tours and sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • Entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • Services of English speaking local guides

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Itinerary

Day 1: ZAGREB ARRIVAL(-/D)

On arrival at Zagreb Airport today you will be transferred to your hotel, where you will meet your tour guide and enjoy your first dinner in Croatia. Zagreb is a city rich with gorgeous greenery, famous for its parks and well preserved natural environment.  

Overnight in Zagreb 

Day 2: ZAGREB BLED LJUBLJANA (B/D)

Morning city tour of Zagreb, including the fortified Upper Town, city's historical centre, St Mark's Church with its multicolored roof, the Cathedral, the Croatian National Theatre and the University. Free time, then departure towards Slovenia. Explore Lake Bled and it’s montanious environs and stunning topography. Continue to Ljubljana.

Overnight in Ljubljana

Day 3: LJUBLJANA PLITVICE (B/D)

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 Ljubljana River. Departure for Plitvice and then tour 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. Dinner in a local restaurant.

Overnight in Plitvice

Day 4: PLITVICE - TROGIR SPLIT (B/D)

Morning 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.

Overnight in Split

Day 5: SPLIT DUBROVNIK (B/D)

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 Bridge, Old Bazaar, the Mosque and a typical Turkish house. Continuation to Dubrovnik. Afternoon city tour Sightseeing tour of Dubrovnik, included on the UNESCO’s List of World Cultural Heritage. You will visit the Franciscan Monastery with Europe's third oldest pharmacy, the Rector's Palace and the Cathedral. 

Overnight in Dubrovnik

Day 6: DUBROVNIK (B/D)

Today you have a free day in Dubrovnik to enjoy at your leisure, followed by dinner this evening in this beautiful city.

Overnight in Dubrovnik 

Day 7: DUBROVNIK BUDVA / MONTENEGRO SHKODRA / ALBANIA TIRANA (B/D)

Departure for Tirana; we drive inland to Budva known for its Old City encircled by walls from the Venetian period. Continuation to Shkodra, once the capital of the Illyrian Kingdom (3rd century B.C.).

Overnight in Tirana

Day 8: TIRANA OHRID (MACEDONIA) (B/D)

Morning sightseeing tour of Tirana, the 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, also housing the finds from archeological sites across the country. Afternoon departure for Ohrid, driving via Elbasan and crossing the Macedonian border at Cafasan.

Overnight in Ohrid

Day 9: OHRID (B)

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 Macedonia with magnificent Byzantine fresco paintings and St. Clement Church with its icon of Annunciation. Afternoon short drive to 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. Return to hotel.

Overnight in Ohrid

Day 10: OHRID SKOPJE (B/D)

Morning departure for Skopje. Sightseeing tour of Skopje, including the Kale Fortress, Church of the Holy Savior 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. Panteleimon with its 12th century iconostas and frescoes ranking among the highest achievements of Byzantine art of this period.

Overnight in Skopje

Day 11: SKOPJE KOLAIN (MONTENEGRO) (B/D)

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

Overnight in Kolašin

Day 12: KOLAIN CETINJE KOTOR DUBROVNIK (B/D)

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

Overnight in Dubrovnik

Day 13: DUBROVNIK HOME (B)

Breakfast followed by departure transfer to Dubrovnik Airport.

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Airfare included Deluxe AC Vehicle

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Intimate Group - 12 max

Maximum Number of People in Group: 35

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Meals Included:

Daily Breakfast, sDinners at Hotels

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