Zagreb – Dubrovnik
When you land at Zagreb airport
Balkan Tour starts with a pick up at the agreed place, we will immediately head to Zagreb, the capital of Croatia where we take you to the hotel. The day will take you in a relaxed city walk and enjoy the Zagreb dishes and drinks. Overnight in Zagreb.
After breakfast Balkan Tour start with a personal driver and guide to Varaždin. A town located in the northwest of Croatia. The city is baroque. We continue to drive to the most beautiful castle in Croatia, Trakoščan Castle. Many consider this castle to be the most romantic in this part of Europe. After visiting the castle in the center of pristine nature, we will be dining in a nearby restaurant offering a beautiful panoramic view of the fairytale castle. The next place is the river Sutli, Kumrovec Etno Selo where he was born and where he was raised by Josip Broz “Tito”, the life-long president of Yugoslavia. After visiting this important place on the way to Zagreb, we will visit Medvedgrad. In the late evening hours, we will return to Zagreb where you will be able to feel the nightlife of the city, enjoy the delicacies of local restaurants. Overnight in Zagreb.
After breakfast, we go for a tour of the city of Zagreb. After Balkan Tour we will head for a pleasant ride to Ljubljana where you will be welcomed by a local guide, take a tour of the city where you will be introduced to all the natural, historical and cultural beauties of the city. After lunch in the local town restaurants, we head towards the romantic Bled, located at the foot of the Alps. The rest of the day will take you in a free walk and independent exploration of this beautiful spot. You will be able to dine in the famous Bled Castle restaurant, which will give you a truly impressive experience of enjoying local food and a wonderful view. Overnight in Bled.
Relaxing day in nature and exploring of Bled Castle, Bled Vintgar and Bohinj Lake (Vogel mountain cable car). Visit of Bled Castle includes museum inside the castle and spectacular view on Bled Lake from Bled Castle (often called Blejski Grad). After taking beautiful pictures and enjoying in nice views you will head up to Bled Vintgar gorge where you will enjoy in hidden canyon of river Radovna. Last, but not least is Bohinj lake and spectacular cable car ride to Vogel mountain (1537m or 5.400feet) from where you will see peaks of Julian Alps and beautiful Bohinj Lake. Lunch in Bohinj or Bled area and return to Hotel. Overnight in Bled.
After enjoying on Bled lake you will head for Rovinj. On the way to Rovinj you will stop at Postojna cave where you will experience the true experience of the underground world in caves filled with stalactites and stalagmites. Tour at Postojna Cave is group and guided and takes around 2 h. After sightseeing of Postojna Cave and (optionally) Predjama Castle we recommend to have lunch in town Postojna and continue drive to Rovinj. Enjoy in evening in Rovinj through romance night strolls. Overnight in Rovinj
Day starts with a drive to Motovun, where an unforgettable one-day excursion begins. This town is situated on a hill and is famous for its many vineyards and truffles. You can try to hunt truffles. After a hunt, the nearby restaurants will enjoy you in many Istrian specialties that will delight your palate. After lunch, we will return to Rovinj where they will explore this beautiful and romantic town through time. Visit of Pula and sightseeing of Pula amphitheatre. Overnight in Rovinj.
Drive from Rovinj to Plitvice is 4 h and at the half of the way is situated charming town Opatia. Different architecture than any other Croatian coastal town and with beautiful love story will definitely create you an interesting stop on the way to Plitvice. Having lunch in Opatija is recommended because of really good choices of restaurants and taverns. Arrival at Plitvice around 3PM and afternoon tour at Lakes. These lakes consist of 16 smaller lakes that are naturally rich in nature. Waterfalls and swings really make an unforgettable sense of magnitude of magnificent nature. Driving by boat through the waterfalls will give you an extra feeling that you will want to return to this national park. Overnight at Plitvice Lakes
After breakfast at Plitvice and 2h drive to Zadar you will start your tour with a local guide to explore the beauty of Zadar. Zadar was in the past the capital of Dalmatia. The city is full of history, churches, architecture and beautiful coastline that will enchant you. After sightseeing of Zadar your next destination will be Primosten. Small picturesque town where you can enjoy in Mediterranean specialities of seafood or meat. The final destination of the seventh day is the beautiful Split where we arrive in the late afternoon. Overnight in Split
Day trip by speed boat from Split to Hvar and Devil Islands. Enjoying in nice and secluded bays and beaches of Devil Islands and exploring of town Hvar with visit of Fortress of town Hvar. Relaxing day with custom itinerary based on your wishes. Overnight in Split
After breakfast in Split, your valley starts through this pearl jade. You will visit the places where the famous Game of Thrones was shot. Our local guide will take you through the Diocletian’s Palace, which is 1700 years old. The whole palace is full of Roman style construction, basement, temples. They will delight you to visit the impressive Cathedral of St. Dujma, who is also the patron of this city. After lunch, we will head for a short ride to the nearby town of Trogir. This small town, full of romantic stone streets, will fascinate you at first glance. The city is also protected by UNESCO. Our guide will take you to visit the Trogir cathedral, Sv. Lawrence. Many of these cathedrals are considered the top of the architecture of Croatia. Before going to Split, you will also have the opportunity to visit the City Museum. In the evening, we return to Split, where you will be able to feel the magic of nightlife in Split. Overnight in Split.
Surrounded with steep mountains and vivid nature, Mostar is a town where architecture and different cultures have met and left their mark through history. With a local tour guide, you will visit the Old Baazar filled with old-fashioned shops and workshops, the Mosque and the magnificant Stari Most, (the Turkish Old bridge), the town’s most famous landmark which is dating from the 16th century and is the. You will have free time for a leisure walk, shopping or tasting some authentic Bosnian specialties. Overnight in Dubrovnik
Relaxing day and sightseeing of Dubrovnik old town with private local guide. Walking tour can last 2 h to explore all main areas: Pile Entrance, Saint Saviour Church, Onofrio Fountains, Stradun, Franciscan Monastery, Orthodox Church, Jesuit Steps, Rectors Palace, Cathedral, Old Harbour, Revelin Fortress, Orlando column, Sponza Palace, Minor Brothers Churchinside old town.
Extended tour which also includes Dubrovnik Walls, Lovrijenac fort lasts 4 h. Overnight in Dubrovnik.
Day trip to Montenegro includes visit of Perast, Kotor and Budva. In town Perast you will have short boat ride to “Our Lady of the Rocks” church where you can explore Church which has been built on a rock in a bay. In Kotor you will have walking tour with local private guide which will last 1 h and will include all main areas, but without climbing on Kotor Walls because it is more hiking than history related tour. Lunch in Kotor is recommended before heading to Budva. In Budva you will have free time for relaxing before heading back to Dubrovnik. Overnight in Dubrovnik.
Absolutely the best tour ever we had. Itinerary is great, and we really enjoyed.