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Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina

Duration 10 days

Destinations visited :
  • Croatia
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  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Journey from medieval ruins to iconic Roman sights on this 10-day exploration of the Best of the Balkans, featuring the historic town centres of Zagreb, Dubrovnik and Split. You’ll wander through multicultural cities, hear moving stories of war, discover the stunning architecture, and watch as the vivid colours of the Plitvice lakes and waterfalls morph with the changing light. Centuries of history will be revealed through the eyes of Local Specialists who share their secrets of the Balkans.

Take a look at your day-by-day itinerary or contact us on 0207 620 8952 to find out more.

DAY 1

Arrive Zagreb (2 Nights)
Welcome to Zagreb. Spend the afternoon relaxing or take a stroll. This evening, meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for an included dinner.
Hotel: Panorama
Meal: Dinner

DAY 2

Zagreb Sightseeing and Free Time
Zagreb is a traditional medieval European city with a wealth of historic monuments. Your Local Specialist shows you the highlights including the Upper and Lower town, vibrant marketplace, the majestic cathedral, St. Mark’s Church and the Opera House. Spend free time exploring the winding streets of the Old Town or consider an Optional Experience into the surrounding countryside.
Meal: Buffet Breakfast

DAY 3

Zagreb – Sarajevo Sightseeing
Travel south from Croatia into Bosnia-Herzegovina before arriving in the fascinating capital city Sarajevo. Due to its rich religious and cultural history, Sarajevo is often called the Jerusalem of Europe. The city contains synagogues, mosques, orthodox as well as Catholic churches – within a few square blocks. In 1914, the city was the site of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand which prompted the start of the First World War. Your Local Specialist will show you the important sights. Tonight, choose to dine with local Sarajevans.
Hotel: Hollywood
Meal: Buffet Breakfast

DAY 4

Sarajevo – Medjugorje – Mostar
Today, leave Sarajevo and travel through dramatic mountainous scenery to Medjugorje. Since 1981 it has become a popular site of religious pilgrimage due to reports of apparitions of the Virgin Mary to six local Catholics. Later, travel to Mostar where you’ll meet your Local Specialist. This city is named after its Old Bridge, the ‘Stari Most’, built by Sinan the great Ottoman architect. It is one of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s most recognisable landmarks. Destroyed during the war it has been rebuilt using the same methods as during the 16th century. You will also visit the Bazaar and see the Mosque.
Hotel: City Hotel
Meal: Buffet Breakfast,Dinner

DAY 5

Mostar – Dubrovnik Sightseeing (2 Nights)
This morning, travel towards the Dalmatian coast and the spectacular medieval city of Dubrovnik. Enjoy a sightseeing walking tour of the main sights with a Local Specialist. Admire the Rector’s Palace, the city walls, Onofrio’s Fountain and the Franciscan and Dominican monasteries.
Hotel: Adria
Meal: Buffet Breakfast

DAY 6

Dubrovnik – Free Day or Optional Experience to Montenegro
Enjoy a free day in Dubrovnik to explore at your own pace. Consider taking an Optional Experience to the Republic of Montenegro. Dine tonight at your hotel.
Meal: Buffet Breakfast,Dinner

DAY 7

Dubrovnik – Split (2 Nights)
Depart Dubrovnik and travel north along the spectacular Adriatic coast, past old fishing villages and new resorts, to Split. Enjoy a city tour with a Local Specialist featuring the historic inner city, built around the Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. See the remnants of Split’s Roman heritage, its Renaissance and Gothic structures, the Peristyle and the cathedral.
Hotel: Katarina
Meal: Buffet Breakfast

DAY 8

Split Free Day
Enjoy exploring Split, take a stroll along the beaches or join an Optional Experience to one of the Dalmatian Islands.
Meal: Buffet Breakfast

DAY 9

Split – Plitvice – Zagreb
This morning travel to the forested National Park of Plitvice. Admire the breathtaking waterfalls and lakes of this spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Site on your walking tour with a Local Specialist. See lakes of crystal-clear water in colourful shades of green, grey and blue, linked by spectacular waterfalls. This evening, arrive at your hotel in Zagreb, where you dine tonight.
Hotel: Panorama
Meal: Buffet Breakfast,Dinner

DAY 10

Depart Zagreb
Say farewell to your companions as this trip comes to an end. Transfers are available to Zagreb Airport. Conditions apply.
Meal: Buffet Breakfast

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Zagreb Sightseeing tour with your Local Specialist includes views of the Cathedral, St Mark’s Church, and the Opera House
  • Sarajevo Sightseeing with a Local Specialist includes the Old Town
  • Mostar See the historic bridge and visit the Bazaar with a Local Specialist
  • Dubrovnik Sightseeing tour with Local Specialist includes a visit of the Old City. See the Rector’s Palace, Onofrio’s Fountain and the Franciscan and Dominican monasteries
  • Split See the Diocletian’s Palace with your Local Specialist
  • Plitvice National Park See the waterfalls and lakes of this UNESCO World Heritage Site with your Local Specialist

Dining Highlights

  • 9 Buffet breakfasts
  • 4 Three-course dinners

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Variety of Optional Experiences
  • City orientation tours
  • An expert Travel Director and a professional driver
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes
  • Airport transfers are provided on the first and last travel day. Conditions apply
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Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina

Journey from medieval ruins to iconic Roman sights on this 10-day exploration of the Best of the Balkans, featuring the historic town centres of Zagreb, Dubrovnik and Split. You’ll wander through multicultural cities, hear moving stories of war, discover the stunning architecture, and watch as the vivid colours of the Plitvice lakes and waterfalls morph with the changing light. Centuries of history will be revealed through the eyes of Local Specialists who share their secrets of the Balkans.