Balkan Triangle

Itinerary

Are you ready to discover the pearls of the Balkans? Travelling the Balkans through three countries of the former Yugoslavia you will have the opportunity to get to know the Balkan culture, its beautiful cities and unforgettable nature. If you like to discover the Balkan gastronomy and the mixture of cultures and religions of this region, this itinerary is made for you.


Day 1: ARRIVAL TO DUBROVNIK

Arrival at the airport of Dubrovnik, accommodation at the hotel in Dubrovnik. Let the travelling the Balkans begin in beautiful Croatia.

Day 2: DUBROVNIK

Breakfast. Visit of the city Dubrovnik, which is famous as the pearl of the Adriatic, and is considered to be the most beautiful city in Croatia. It is declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Stroll through the backstreets of this “paradise on earth” with a local guide. You will visit the historic center of Dubrovnik with numerous churches, palaces, and secret corners.

Among them you will see on the outside: the Regent Palace and the Franciscan monastery with one of the oldest pharmacies in the world. After the guided tour you will have free time to explore the incredible walls or take a boat trip to the “wild” island of Lokrum, the paradise ten minutes from Dubrovnik where you can arrive by boat and visit the Nature Reserve full of vegetation, the botanical garden and the Benedictine monastery built in 1023. Accommodation in Dubrovnik.

Travelling the Balkans: Perast (Montenegro) & Dubrovnik (Croatia)

Day 3: DUBROVNIK – BAY OF KOTOR – DUBROVNIK

After breakfast take a daily excursion to the beautiful neighbouring country of Montenegro, with its Venetian towns of Perast and Kotor full of impressive architecture located on the banks of a grand fjord. Among other things we’ll take a boat trip to the small islet of Our Lady of the Rock built by sailors in the Middle Ages. Return to Dubrovnik in the afternoon and accommodation.

Day 4: DUBROVNIK – STON – BLAGAJ – MOSTAR

Breakfast. Start the day by photographing the “European Chinese Wall” a spectacular fortress in the little town of Ston, located just at the foot of the Pelješac peninsula. While travelling the Balkans you will continue to Bosnia and Herzegovina through the citrus groves filled delta of Neretva River. Next stop is a picture-perfect Dervish Monastery at the spring of Buna River in Blagaj. The day will end with a guided tour of the capital of Herzegovina – the famous town of Mostar famous for its turbulent history and the UNESCO-protected Old Bridge which gave the town its name (most in a local word for a bridge). Night in Mostar.

 

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Day 5: MOSTAR – SARAJEVO

Breakfast and transfer to the Olympic city of Sarajevo – the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. We’ll start a tour by visiting the infamous Tunnel of Hope which served as a vital connection with the unoccupied territory during the almost 4-year long siege of Sarajevo during the Balkan War of the 90s. Later the local guide will take you even further back to city’s history by showing you the exact spot where WWI was triggered and introducing you to a vivid Turkish bazaar called Baščaršija. We strongly recommend trying typical Balkan dishes čevapčiči and/or burek. Accommodation in Sarajevo.

Day 6: SARAJEVO – MEDJUGORJE/KRAVICE – SPLIT

Breakfast. On our way from Sarajevo to Split, the second largest Croatian city we will make a stop at Medjugorje that attracts numerous Catholic pilgrims from all over the world by supposedly being the place of the most recent apparitions of Virgin Mary. Alternatively you can also visit the beautiful Kravice Waterfall where the Trebižat River plummets into an emerald-coloured pond from a height of 25 meters. Night in Split.

Balkan Tour: Blagaj (Bosnia) & traditional Bosnian coffee

Day 7: SPLIT

After breakfast it’s time to learn everything about the the roman emperor Diocletian, who chose this place for his retirement residence. Local guide will take you on a tour of Split‘s historical center which used to be his palace and is today listed as an UNESCO World Heritage Site. For history buffs we recommend a peek into the Temple of Jupiter and the underground cellars. Free afternoon to buy souvenirs before ending your short Balkan Tour. Accommodation in Split.

Day 8: SPLIT – AIRPORT

Breakfast. Transfer to the airport for your return flight. And so, slowly, your travelling the Balkans comes to an end.


 

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NEED TO KNOW

This is a private tailor-made trip. The itinerary is only an example based on our personal experiences and can be adapted according to your preferences, time and budget.

This itinerary can be combined with Dalmatian islands cruise into two-week holidays.

If your prefer to visit even more Balkan nations we recommend our Grand Balkan Tour which will take you to five countries in two weeks.

You can do this trip with a personal driver-guide or on your own as a fly & drive program.

If you prefer to visit the Balkans in a group with other visitors, check out the list of escorted tours.

 

THE PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • English-speaking driver guide (or any other language if available)
  • Accommodation in hotels of selected category with breakfast
  • Hotel taxes
  • Entrances: Franciscan monastery in Dubrovnik, monastery in Blagaj, Tunnel of Hope in Sarajevo, cellars of Split
  • Boat ride to the Islet of Our Lady of the Rocks in Perast
  • Transfers in a fitting modern vehicle according to the itinerary
  • Arrival and departure transfers (Split and Dubrovnik airports)

AVAILABLE AS A SUPPLEMENT:

  • Lunches and dinners
  • Travel insurance
  • Cancellation insurance
  • Flight tickets
  • Transfers from/to other airports


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