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Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina 9 days
Ljubljana- Ljubljana- Slovenia
9 Days
6 Persons
English/Spanish
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Brief

A perfect tour to get to know the beauties of the Balkan. Thanks to the big variety of the zone, in just 9 days you can enjoy in lakes, caves, sea, capitals and green zones!

Guaranteed departure on 23/09/2017

Tour Detail

Day 1: LJUBLJANA
Arrival at Ljubljana or nearby airport. Transfer to the city center. Enjoy a guided tour around the capital city. You will find out why Ljubljana is the city of dragons, a city of bridges and, slightly unfairly, called the small Prague. Attractive cities are often described as ‘jewel boxes’, but here the name really fits. A complete city in a nutshell. Big on history, entertainment and charm, small in size and distances. The guided tour will take you to the baroque old town, Prešeren Square, Congress Square, the City Hall, the Cathedral, the Butchers’ Bridge, the Dragon Bridge, and the open market, very popular with the locals. Access the castle in the easiest way by 70m-long funicular that leaves from Old Town not far from the market and you will be rewarded by excellent views of the city and the mountains and you can actually see 1/3 of the country if the weather is nice. After that you will have some free time to explore many hidden corners of the old town, see the well-preserved Roman walls, have a drink in one of the many bar and restaurants in the old town or just relax along the lively banks of the Ljubljanica, the river that gave its name to the city. Dinner and overnight in Ljubljana.

Day 2: LJUBLJANA–POSTOJNA–BLED–LJUBLJANA
After breakfast, drive to Postojna and visit the famous karst cave, one of the largest in the world, among Slovenia’s most popular attractions and its stalagmite and stalactite formations are unequalled anywhere. There are more than ten thousand caves in the Slovenian Karst landscape. People say that Dante found his inspiration for the Purgatory in his Divine Comedy right here in the Slovenian Karst. Postojna Cave can boast with more than 35 million visitors, which is outstanding for a country as small as Slovenia. An electric train will take you into the caves and then enjoy in the underground karst world, where nature was the main architect through the millennia and has formed amazing formations. After the caves, continue to the north of the country and visit a beautiful glacial lake at the foot of the Julian Alps. Bled is definitely Slovenia’s most popular tourist resort, take a ride around the lake and enjoy the photo opportunities of this picturesque Slovenian treasure with its emerald-green lake, picture-postcard church on an islet and a medieval castle clinging to a rocky 139 m high cliff. Take the ‘pletna’ boat to the only real Slovenian island in the middle of the lake and ring the wishing bell in the 15th-century belfry of the church to ask a special favour and don’t forget to try the typical and sinfully good cream cake ‘kremsnita’. You will also visit the Bled castle, one of the oldest ones in Slovenia, with a beautiful view of the lake and the Julian Alps. Leaving Bled, drive to Ljubljana. Dinner and overnight in a hotel in the center of Ljubljana.

Day 3: LJUBLJANA–PLITVICE–ZADAR
Transfer to Plitvice. Drive to the Plitvice National Park, wonderful nature protected by UNESCO. The lakes in the park belong to the Karst world and have a unique hydrological and geomorphologic characteristic. Walk among the waterfalls, take a boat ride through the crystal water and make some magnificent photos. After the tour, drive to Zadar. Dinner and overnight in Zadar. After dinner enjoy a stroll through the lively streets of the coastal city.

Day 4: ZADAR–SPLIT
After breakfast head tor Split, where a local guide will take you through the charming Dalmatian city, and its Roman treasures. Explore the fortress-like Diocletian’s Palace at the centre of the town, and learn about the area’s fascinating history as we see Jupiter’s Temple, the Peristyle, the Cathedral and other Renaissance and Gothic buildings. Enjoy some free time for a walk through the narrow cobbled streets, which add to the charm of this Mediterranean city. Dinner and overnight in Split.

Day 5: SPLIT–DUBROVNIK
After breakfast, drive to Dubrovnik where a local guide will show you around this world-famous Dalmatian city, also called the Pearl of Adriatic; it has a rich and interesting history, which is seen on every step: city gates, forts, city walls with coat of arms of the patron Saint Blasius, military warehouse… all remind us of the turbulent periods of the city with its marble streets, baroque buildings and the ancient city walls that have protected the sophisticated republic and city for centuries. Enjoy some free time in the lively streets of Dubrovnik. Dinner and overnight in Dubrovnik.

Day 6: DUBROVNIK–POČITELJ–MEĐUGORJE–MOSTAR
After breakfast, a drive to Mostar, with a stop in Počitelj, the stepped Ottoman-era fortress village, a picture-perfect reminder of the old Ottoman times, mostly 16th century. The most iconic building is the climbable octagonal Gavrakapetan Tower and the uppermost rampart bastions. Continue to Medjugorje, the legend says that in 1981 the Virgin Mary appeared to six children on a hillside in Medjugorje and since then, the small village has become one of the most important European pilgrimage sites. Medjugorje is actually a Slavic word meaning a place between the mountains. After the visit, drive to Mostar. Dinner and overnight in Mostar.

Day 7: MOSTAR–SARAJEVO
After breakfast get to know the picturesque Mostar, which owes its name to the famous bridge over the Neretva River (most=bridge). During the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina (1992-1995) the bridge fell victim to Croatian artillery, because they wanted to demolish it as it was a symbol of Ottoman architecture. It has later been rebuilt. During your tour of this UNESCO World Heritage-listed city, you’ll see its historic Old Bridge, the colorful Old Bazaar with traditional handicrafts and a well-preserved traditional Turkish houses. Shop for handmade local crafts or enjoy lunch during your free time. After visiting Mostar drive to the Bosnian capital and the charismatic Sarajevo. Drive to hotel, dinner, overnight.

Day 8: SARAJEVO–VISOKO–ZAGREB
In the morning guided visit of Sarajevo which was founded by the Ottomans and occupied by the Austro-Hungarian Empire in 1878 and till today shows the influence of both empires. Despite that, the city still retains its traditional habits – in everyday’s life as well as in food. Sarajevo became (in)famous in 1914, when a young Serb Gavrilo Princip assassinated the archduke Franz Ferdinand. This was the excuse for the Austro-Hungarian Empire to start a war against Serbia, which then grew into the First World War. Enjoy some free time in the famous oriental old town ‘Baščaršija’ and try some local food or shop for colorful handicrafts. After lunch drive to Visoko, and a visit of the notorious Bosnian pyramid. The archaeologist Samir Osmanagic claims that the 213-meter high hill Visočica, is actually an ancient “pyramid of the Sun”, which was probably built by the ancient Illyrians 12,000 years ago. The mentioned archaeologist founded an archaeological park, which advocates the theory that the Bosnian Pyramid of the Sun is the largest and oldest man-made pyramid in the world (for comparison, the Keops Pyramid at Giza is 147 meters high and dates back to the year 2550 BC). You will visit that intriguing wonder and form your own opinion and then drive to Zagreb. Overnight.

Day 9: ZAGREB (flight)
After breakfast, a guided tour of Zagreb, Croatia’s capital, will reveal its most important cultural and architectural attractions: the Cathedral, the main Ban Jelačič square, the open market, the lively Tkalčič street… after that enjoy some free time to further explore the city and sample some local food. Free time until the flight, transfer to airport.

Price Detail
Inclusions

– transport and the pertaining costs
– transfers from and to the airport
– accommodation in 3 or 4 star hotels as per itinerary 
– breakfasts and dinners (3 traditional)
– professional English speaking guide during the entire trip
– entrance fees to the sights mentioned in the program (Ljubljana Castle, Postojna cave, boat to the island of Bled, Bled Castle, Plitvice National Park, Diocletian’s palace, Dubrovnik city walls, Visoko pyramids)
– maps, brochures
– organization and our 24h assistance during the tour

Exclusions

-personal expenses
-any other service not mentioned under “The itinerary includes”

Cancellation Policy

You will get

100% refund if cancel 7 days before tour starts.

80% refund if cancel within 6 days before tour starts.

50% refund if cancel within 5 days before tour starts.

NO refund if cancel within 3 days before tour starts.

You will be refunded for all costs EXCEPT Processing Fees.

Guests can get full refunds at any time of cancellation prior to the actual date of the tour if that cancellation is due to a Force Major reason. Force Major reasons include but are not limited to war, civil insurrection, strikes, volcanoes, extreme weather, earthquake, and natural disasters.

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Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina 9 days
Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
9 Days
6 Persons
English/Spanish
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Brief

A perfect tour to get to know the beauties of the Balkan. Thanks to the big variety of the zone, in just 9 days you can enjoy in lakes, caves, sea, capitals and green zones!

Guaranteed departure on 23/09/2017

Tour Detail

Day 1: LJUBLJANA
Arrival at Ljubljana or nearby airport. Transfer to the city center. Enjoy a guided tour around the capital city. You will find out why Ljubljana is the city of dragons, a city of bridges and, slightly unfairly, called the small Prague. Attractive cities are often described as ‘jewel boxes’, but here the name really fits. A complete city in a nutshell. Big on history, entertainment and charm, small in size and distances. The guided tour will take you to the baroque old town, Prešeren Square, Congress Square, the City Hall, the Cathedral, the Butchers’ Bridge, the Dragon Bridge, and the open market, very popular with the locals. Access the castle in the easiest way by 70m-long funicular that leaves from Old Town not far from the market and you will be rewarded by excellent views of the city and the mountains and you can actually see 1/3 of the country if the weather is nice. After that you will have some free time to explore many hidden corners of the old town, see the well-preserved Roman walls, have a drink in one of the many bar and restaurants in the old town or just relax along the lively banks of the Ljubljanica, the river that gave its name to the city. Dinner and overnight in Ljubljana.

Day 2: LJUBLJANA–POSTOJNA–BLED–LJUBLJANA
After breakfast, drive to Postojna and visit the famous karst cave, one of the largest in the world, among Slovenia’s most popular attractions and its stalagmite and stalactite formations are unequalled anywhere. There are more than ten thousand caves in the Slovenian Karst landscape. People say that Dante found his inspiration for the Purgatory in his Divine Comedy right here in the Slovenian Karst. Postojna Cave can boast with more than 35 million visitors, which is outstanding for a country as small as Slovenia. An electric train will take you into the caves and then enjoy in the underground karst world, where nature was the main architect through the millennia and has formed amazing formations. After the caves, continue to the north of the country and visit a beautiful glacial lake at the foot of the Julian Alps. Bled is definitely Slovenia’s most popular tourist resort, take a ride around the lake and enjoy the photo opportunities of this picturesque Slovenian treasure with its emerald-green lake, picture-postcard church on an islet and a medieval castle clinging to a rocky 139 m high cliff. Take the ‘pletna’ boat to the only real Slovenian island in the middle of the lake and ring the wishing bell in the 15th-century belfry of the church to ask a special favour and don’t forget to try the typical and sinfully good cream cake ‘kremsnita’. You will also visit the Bled castle, one of the oldest ones in Slovenia, with a beautiful view of the lake and the Julian Alps. Leaving Bled, drive to Ljubljana. Dinner and overnight in a hotel in the center of Ljubljana.

Day 3: LJUBLJANA–PLITVICE–ZADAR
Transfer to Plitvice. Drive to the Plitvice National Park, wonderful nature protected by UNESCO. The lakes in the park belong to the Karst world and have a unique hydrological and geomorphologic characteristic. Walk among the waterfalls, take a boat ride through the crystal water and make some magnificent photos. After the tour, drive to Zadar. Dinner and overnight in Zadar. After dinner enjoy a stroll through the lively streets of the coastal city.

Day 4: ZADAR–SPLIT
After breakfast head tor Split, where a local guide will take you through the charming Dalmatian city, and its Roman treasures. Explore the fortress-like Diocletian’s Palace at the centre of the town, and learn about the area’s fascinating history as we see Jupiter’s Temple, the Peristyle, the Cathedral and other Renaissance and Gothic buildings. Enjoy some free time for a walk through the narrow cobbled streets, which add to the charm of this Mediterranean city. Dinner and overnight in Split.

Day 5: SPLIT–DUBROVNIK
After breakfast, drive to Dubrovnik where a local guide will show you around this world-famous Dalmatian city, also called the Pearl of Adriatic; it has a rich and interesting history, which is seen on every step: city gates, forts, city walls with coat of arms of the patron Saint Blasius, military warehouse… all remind us of the turbulent periods of the city with its marble streets, baroque buildings and the ancient city walls that have protected the sophisticated republic and city for centuries. Enjoy some free time in the lively streets of Dubrovnik. Dinner and overnight in Dubrovnik.

Day 6: DUBROVNIK–POČITELJ–MEĐUGORJE–MOSTAR
After breakfast, a drive to Mostar, with a stop in Počitelj, the stepped Ottoman-era fortress village, a picture-perfect reminder of the old Ottoman times, mostly 16th century. The most iconic building is the climbable octagonal Gavrakapetan Tower and the uppermost rampart bastions. Continue to Medjugorje, the legend says that in 1981 the Virgin Mary appeared to six children on a hillside in Medjugorje and since then, the small village has become one of the most important European pilgrimage sites. Medjugorje is actually a Slavic word meaning a place between the mountains. After the visit, drive to Mostar. Dinner and overnight in Mostar.

Day 7: MOSTAR–SARAJEVO
After breakfast get to know the picturesque Mostar, which owes its name to the famous bridge over the Neretva River (most=bridge). During the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina (1992-1995) the bridge fell victim to Croatian artillery, because they wanted to demolish it as it was a symbol of Ottoman architecture. It has later been rebuilt. During your tour of this UNESCO World Heritage-listed city, you’ll see its historic Old Bridge, the colorful Old Bazaar with traditional handicrafts and a well-preserved traditional Turkish houses. Shop for handmade local crafts or enjoy lunch during your free time. After visiting Mostar drive to the Bosnian capital and the charismatic Sarajevo. Drive to hotel, dinner, overnight.

Day 8: SARAJEVO–VISOKO–ZAGREB
In the morning guided visit of Sarajevo which was founded by the Ottomans and occupied by the Austro-Hungarian Empire in 1878 and till today shows the influence of both empires. Despite that, the city still retains its traditional habits – in everyday’s life as well as in food. Sarajevo became (in)famous in 1914, when a young Serb Gavrilo Princip assassinated the archduke Franz Ferdinand. This was the excuse for the Austro-Hungarian Empire to start a war against Serbia, which then grew into the First World War. Enjoy some free time in the famous oriental old town ‘Baščaršija’ and try some local food or shop for colorful handicrafts. After lunch drive to Visoko, and a visit of the notorious Bosnian pyramid. The archaeologist Samir Osmanagic claims that the 213-meter high hill Visočica, is actually an ancient “pyramid of the Sun”, which was probably built by the ancient Illyrians 12,000 years ago. The mentioned archaeologist founded an archaeological park, which advocates the theory that the Bosnian Pyramid of the Sun is the largest and oldest man-made pyramid in the world (for comparison, the Keops Pyramid at Giza is 147 meters high and dates back to the year 2550 BC). You will visit that intriguing wonder and form your own opinion and then drive to Zagreb. Overnight.

Day 9: ZAGREB (flight)
After breakfast, a guided tour of Zagreb, Croatia’s capital, will reveal its most important cultural and architectural attractions: the Cathedral, the main Ban Jelačič square, the open market, the lively Tkalčič street… after that enjoy some free time to further explore the city and sample some local food. Free time until the flight, transfer to airport.

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Price Detail

– transport and the pertaining costs
– transfers from and to the airport
– accommodation in 3 or 4 star hotels as per itinerary 
– breakfasts and dinners (3 traditional)
– professional English speaking guide during the entire trip
– entrance fees to the sights mentioned in the program (Ljubljana Castle, Postojna cave, boat to the island of Bled, Bled Castle, Plitvice National Park, Diocletian’s palace, Dubrovnik city walls, Visoko pyramids)
– maps, brochures
– organization and our 24h assistance during the tour

-personal expenses
-any other service not mentioned under “The itinerary includes”

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if cancel 7 days before tour starts.

80% refund if cancel within 6 days before tour starts.

50% refund if cancel within 5 days before tour starts.

NO refund if cancel within 3 days before tour starts.

You will be refunded for all costs EXCEPT Processing Fees.

Guests can get full refunds at any time of cancellation prior to the actual date of the tour if that cancellation is due to a Force Major reason. Force Major reasons include but are not limited to war, civil insurrection, strikes, volcanoes, extreme weather, earthquake, and natural disasters.

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