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Tales Of The Balkan Peninsula

Europe
  • Duration: 16 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TLEGRBP

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach
Immerse yourself in the rich history of the Balkan Peninsula as we visit the beautiful highlights of Croatia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia.
PRICE FROM ? £2229 per person
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Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Local departure by coach or Door-to-Door service, then to northern France for an overnight stay.

  • Day 2

    Continue south through France and Italy to our hotel in northern Italy.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 3

    We travel across Italy to the port of Ancona, where we board the overnight ferry for the crossing to Split in Croatia. Accommodation is in 2-berth cabins.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 4 - Split & Mostar

    We arrive in Split this morning and disembark the ferry. We include a guided tour of the city and a visit to Diocletian’s Palace, which lays claim to being one of the Roman Empire’s finest buildings.

    We later commence our journey crossing the border into Bosnia and Herzegovina to later reach Mostar, situated on the Neretva River. During Turkish occupation a bridge (Stari Most) was built across the river, which became a symbol of the city. However the bridge was totally destroyed during the Croatia-Bosnia conflict in the early 1990s.

    Since then, there has been a painstaking rebuilding of the bridge, which now represents a symbol of unity.

    We include entrance to the Muslim Mosque and the 350-year-old Turkish House. We later head to Sarajevo, where we stay overnight.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 5 - Sarajevo

    Spend the morning in Sarajevo, one of the most historically interesting and varied cities in Europe. It has been both an example of historical turbulence and the clash of civilizations, as well as a beacon of hope for peace and tolerance through multi-cultural integration.

    Today the city has physically recovered from the war damage caused by Yugoslav Wars of 1992-1995 and is now a cosmopolitan European capital with a unique Eastern twist. Sarajevo became the only city outside of the European Union to be nominated for the European Capital of culture in 2014. We include a guided city tour.

    We continue into Croatia, to reach Dubrovnik for two nights.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 6 - Dubrovnik

    Enjoy a day at leisure in our resort, described as ‘Paradise on Earth’, and a ‘Jewel in the Crown of the Adriatic’. Dubrovnik has been called the most perfectly preserved medieval town in the world and is a city, which for centuries rivalled Venice as a major sea trading port. It has now been fully restored to its former glory with the huge walls, built between the 11th and 17th centuries still intact.

    Dubrovnik has been declared a UNESCO world heritage site and the beautiful old town is a joy to explore. Take a walk along the stone ramparts of the city for the best views, before venturing inside to experience the many treasures.

    Our included guided city tour will show the main highlights including entrance to the Cathedral and Franciscan Monastery.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 7 - Montenegro

    We leave Dubrovnik and cross the border into neighbouring Montenegro, reaching the well-preserved city of Kotor. Medieval architecture and numerous monuments of cultural heritage have made Kotor a UNESCO listed World Natural and Historical Heritage Site, and you can enjoy the sights on our included guided sightseeing tour.

    The entire city is criss-crossed with narrow streets and squares. Byron judged this part of the coast as 'the most beautiful encounter between land and sea'.

    We continue to Budva, where we stay overnight.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 8

    We pass Lake Skadar and continue inland across the border into North Macedonia, to later reach Skopje, where we stay for two nights.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 9 - Skopje

    Spend the day exploring the North Macedonian capital, a city with a 2000 year-old tradition. Skopje is now a modern capital and boasts a bustling quayside on the River Vardar.

    Explore the narrow streets in the Old Bazaar, which is the largest bazaar preserved in the Balkans today. Our included city tour will show the main highlights and we include entrance to Kale Fortress.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 10

    Head north into Serbia and to the capital, Belgrade for two nights.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 11 - Belgrade

    Belgrade lies on the confluence of the Sava and Danube rivers. It has a long history dating back to the 4th century BC when the area was first settled by Celtic tribes. Later it became the Roman city of Singidunum and relics of that era can still be seen in the city, particularly the Kalemegdan Fortress.

    Join our included sightseeing tour of Belgrade’s main attractions including the imposing Kalemegdan Fortress, Republic square, Saint Sava Temple and of course Tito’s Memorial.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 12 - Zagreb

    We continue our journey north and into Croatia. We make a short stop in the capital, Zagreb, a charming medieval city. See the majestic cathedral, St. Marks Church and the Opera House.

    We continue into Slovenia to reach Ljubljana for two nights.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 13 - Ljubljana

    Spend the morning in Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia.

    Enjoy our included city tour taking in the sights of the city. This cosmopolitan city boasts a rich history and is situated along the River Ljubljanica, which is characterised by its architecture from the baroque period.

    Why not sip a coffee by the riverbank, where your views will encompass the old city centre overlooked by the mighty castle.

    This afternoon, we offer an optional excursion into the Slovenian Alps, to the picture-postcard resort of Bled on the bank of this glistening blue lake.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 14

    We head into Austria to our overnight hotel in the Salzburg area.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 15

    Head north through Germany and into Belgium to reach our overnight hotel.

    Meals - Breakfast

  • Day 16

    Return home.

    Meals - Breakfast

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Accommodation

You will stay overnight in northern Italy, followed by an overnight crossing into Split, Croatia. You will then stay for one night in the Sarajevo area, before travelling to Dubrovnik for a two night stay; you will then stay overnight in the Budva area, and then a further two nights in the Skopje area. You will then travel to Belgrade for a two night stay, followed by two nights in Ljubljana. Finally, you will stay for one night in the Salzburg area in Austria. Throughout the tour, you will stay in minimum 3-star hotels. All hotels will have a restaurant and bar.

Overnight stays in Belgium and northern France will be in city-style hotels. 

On your overnight ferry sailing, accommodation will be in en suite cabins.

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