Western Balkans Adventure

Comfort, Zagreb to Dubrovnik

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On the crossroads between east & west, the Balkan Peninsula is a hidden gem waiting to be discovered. This trip will introduce the culture lover to the stunning Dalmatian coast of Croatia, the eastern delicacies of Bosnia & Herzegovina, and the verdant fjords of Montenegro in 12 rich days. While your expert CEO is there to unveil Mostar, Sarajevo and Dubrovnik, you'll also have plenty of free time for sea kayaking, hiking or island visits.

What’s included

  • Zagreb city tour
  • Traditional Peka dinner
  • Walk in Plitvice Lakes National Park
  • Nikola Tesla Birthplace museum
  • Split orientation walk around Diocletian's Palace
  • Excursion to Mostar visiting the Stari Most (Old Bridge)
  • Sarajevo orientation walk, market visit with picnic lunch and visit the war tunnel
  • Kotor orientation walk
  • Dubrovnik city wall walk
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Wander the ancient city of split built among the roman ruins of diocletian's palace
  • Visit the historic bridge of mostar
  • Discover where eastern delicacies meet western traditions in sarajevo
  • Enjoy a market visit and picnic lunch

Itinerary

Day 1 Zagreb Please make your own way to the joining hotel. Zagreb is the capital of Croatia and has a very charming old city complete with cobblestone streets and medieval buildings. Check out both the upper town and the lower town and explore the city's culture. Be sure to sample some of the delicious local food and drink. There are also a number of museums to explore focusing on art, history, and archaeology. After the meeting, opt to head out for a meal in a local restaurant to get to know your CEO and travelling companions. Additional Notes: Hotel check-in time is approx 3pm. If you'd like to explore this city, consider booking a night or two of pre-accommodation. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2 Zagreb/Plitvice Lakes National Park (1B, 1D) Entrance to the park is included and there are many opportunities for walking and relaxing in one of Croatia's most famed wonders. Included Activities: City Tour Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00-3.50 hours)
Day 3 Plitvice Lakes National Park/Split (1B) Enjoy a morning walk in the National Park. Later, visit Nikola Tesla's birthplace museum before continuing on to Split. In the early evening, take a guided walk around the Diocletian Palace, one of the most imposing Roman ruins in Europe. Included Activities: Plitviče Lakes National Park Walk Nikola Tesla Birthplace Museum Diocletian's Palace Guided Walk Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s))
Day 4 Split (1B) Opt to visit the local market and gobble up some Croatian delicacies. For a little more activity, visit Marjan's peak, with gorgeous views over the city, or hit up some of the hiking and biking trails in the area.
Day 5 Split/Sarajevo (1B) Travel to Mostar. Walk in the ancient town, visiting the famed Stari Most (Old Bridge), then continue to Sarajevo for the evening. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Croatia - Bosnia) Stari Most (Old Bridge) Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (5.00-6.00 hours)
Day 6 Sarajevo (1B, 1L) Explore this historic city on an orientation walk with your CEO. We also visit a local market and enjoy a picnic lunch. Take an included tour of the 'Tunnel of Life' to get a better understanding of the tragic recent history of this captivating city. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Tunnel of Life Tour
Day 7 Sarajevo (1B) Walk around the cobblestone streets of the Old Town (Stari Grad) while taking in the architecture of diverse places of worship. This is also a great place to shop and visit markets. The Latin Bridge is worth a visit as it played an important part in the history of this area. This is the sight where the Archduke of the Austro Hungarian Empire, Franz Ferdinand, was assassinated, leading to the beginning of World War I.
Day 8 Sarajevo/Kotor (1B) Continue to Montenegro and travel to the Bay of Kotor, a region that is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Bosnia - Montenegro) Transport: Private Vehicle (5.00 hour(s))
Day 9 Kotor (1B) Opt to visit the Risan Roman mosaics and take a leisurely stroll in Perast and the islands, or go sea kayaking. If relaxing is more your style, the beaches of Herceg Novi offer a great escape. There are also local mud therapy spas nearby to test the natural healing properties of the area's sand.
Day 10 Kotor/Dubrovnik (1B) Cross into Croatia and travel to Dubrovnik, known as the 'Pearl of the Adriatic'. Set on the Dalmatian coast, Dubrovnik has been an important maritime town in the region for centuries. Surrounded by medieval walls, it is rich in history and is a beautiful city to explore, filled with stunning architecture, museums, and fountains. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Montenegro - Croatia) Dubrovnik City Wall Walk Transport: Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s))
Day 11 Dubrovnik (1B) Enjoy a free day to explore the old town fortifications or take a boat trip to one of the nearby islands. The red roofs of the old city make for spectacular photos, and the seaside cafés serve up delicious seafood.
Day 12 Dubrovnik (1B) We recommend staying an extra day or two to fully experience all this lively city has to offer. Included Activities: Departure Day
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