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Treasures of the Balkans

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  • INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS
  • WELCOME & TRANSFERS
  • HOTELS
  • ENGLISH SPEAKING TOUR GUIDE
  • TRANSPORTATION BY AC VEHICLES
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ORGANIZED PACKAGE

Our Organized packages are the perfect combination of freedom and organization. They include all transportation, transfers, accommodation and more. Our packaged getaways remove the hassle of planning for you to admire all the highlights of each destination.

Reviews for Treasures of the Balkans

 4.6 out of 5
Based on 6 customer reviews
4.2

December 14, 2019

4.7

September 29, 2019

4.4

July 15, 2019

4.8

June 27, 2019

The the “main” guide/escort was exceptional.

4.7

June 27, 2019

4.6

June 27, 2019

Discover Croatia’s stunning coastline, the authenticity of Sarajevo and the history of Belgrade on this amazing 10-day organized package to the Balkans including international flights, all transfers, transportation in a deluxe motor coach, accommodation in 4* hotels, 16 meals included and visits of fascinating historic and natural sites with English-speaking local guides.

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8 NIGHTS / 10 DAYS

 

Day 1: Canada - Zagreb (Croatia)

Flight with a good itinerary. 

 

Day 2: Zagreb

Arrival at the airport in Zagreb. You will be greeted by our local representatives after exiting the customs and transferred to your hotel in Zagreb. The rest of the day is free for you to relax or start your exploration of Croatia's capital city. Dinner and overnight in Zagreb. (Dinner)

 

Day 3: Zagreb - Plitvice

After breakfast at the hotel, half-day guided city tour of Zagreb, Croatia's largest city. You will visit the fortified Upper Town built around St Mark's Church, constructed in the 13th century and famous for its multicoloured roof. The Lesser Town distinguished itself by the Austro-Hungarian architecture from the 18th and 19th century, especially in the historical center where the Croatian National Theatre is a notable example. Overlooking the city center with its two bell towers of over 100m each, the neo-Gothic cathedral will take your breath away with its detailed facade and beautiful interior.

 

Departure for Plitvice where you will visit the world-famous Plitvice Lakes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Sixteen lakes, each at a different level, are joined in a series of spectacular waterfalls all in mesmerizing shades of blue. Surrounded by dense forest, the site of Plitvice Lakes is of rare beauty. Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight in Plitvice. (Breakfast-Dinner)

 

Day 4: Plitvice - Trogir - Split

Breakfast and departure toward Trogir, a picturesque medieval town where you will visit the 13th-century Cathedral of St. Lawrence. Continuation to Split, known for its beaches and Diocletian's Palace, a huge complex erected by the Roman emperor in the 4th century. Once home to thousands, its sprawling remains include more than 200 buildings. You will visit Diocletian's Palace with the Peristyle, Jupiter’s Temple and the Cathedral. Dinner and overnight in Split. (Breakfast-Dinner)

 

Day 5: Split - Dubrovnik

Following breakfast, departure to Dubrovnik. Guided city tour of Dubrovnik Old Town, whose ensemble was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979. Its best-preserved buildings range from the baroque St. Blaise Church to the Renaissance Sponza Palace and the Gothic Rector’s Palace, now a history museum. Paved with limestone, the Stradun is the main commercial street with bars, restaurants and souvenir shops bustling on each side. You will visit the Franciscan monastery including Europe’s third oldest pharmacy, the Rector's Palace and the Cathedral. Dinner and overnight in Dubrovnik. (Breakfast-Dinner)

 

Day 6: Dubrovnik

Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a full day at leisure to continue your exploration of the beautiful medieval city of Dubrovnik, often dubbed the "Pearl of the Adriatic". Located on the southern tip of Dalmatia and facing the Adriatic Sea, the city is famous for its distinctive and well-preserved Old Town encircled with massive stone walls completed in the 16th century. Explore the city walls while observing local life below. Wander around the narrow cobbled streets of the medieval Old Town. Take on a short boat ride to Lokrum island and discover the Benedictine monastery from the 11th century and the botanical gardens. In the late afternoon, visit the Fort Imperial, located at the top of the low mountain behind the walled city, from where you will witness an unforgettable sunset. Dinner and overnight in Dubrovnik. (Breakfast-Dinner)

 

Day 7: Dubrovnik - Mostar (Bosnia and Herzegovina) - Sarajevo

After breakfast, departure to Mostar. On your sightseeing tour, you will cross Stari Most, or "Old Bridge", the city's most remarkable landmark edified in the 16th century, destroyed during the war, and rebuilt identically 20 years ago. Two fortified towers are built on each side of the bridge and you will see small houses with typical Turkish architecture hanging above the turquoise blue river. The mountains in the background make it a perfect postcard landscape. In the heart of the old town, you will see the old bazaar and the mosque from the 16th century.

 

Continuation to Sarajevo, capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Located on the Miljacka River and surrounded by the Dinaric Alps, Sarajevo is a surprising city that attracts numerous travelers due to its authenticity. Afternoon guided city tour of Sarajevo including Baščaršija, the 16th-century Ottoman quarter very well preserved with its wooden shops, the Fountain square, the Clock tower and Gazi Husrev-bey mosque. Dinner and overnight in Sarajevo. (Breakfast-Dinner)

 

Day 8: Sarajevo - Belgrade (Serbia)

Following breakfast, departure northward to Belgrade with a stop for lunch (not included). Belgrade is the Balkan's largest city and the capital of Serbia. One of Europe's oldest cities, Belgrade's strategic position on the Danube river proved fatal several times over the course of history with 115 battles fought and more than 40 destructions. Its most significant landmark is the Beogradska Tvrđava, an important fortress built in the 1st century, occupied and improved by invaders over the centuries. Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight in Belgrade. (Breakfast-Dinner)

 

Day 9: Belgrade - Zagreb (Croatia)

Breakfast at the hotel and half-day guided city tour of Belgrade. You will start the visit with Belgrade Fortress and continue toward Republic Square, where the magnificent National Museum and National Theatre buildings are located. Then, you will walk by Knez Mihajlova, the most important street in the city in regards to the value of its architectural heritage, to reach the Temple of Saint Sava, the largest Orthodox Church in Belgrade. After the tour, you will drive to Zagreb. Dinner and overnight in Zagreb. (Breakfast-Dinner)

 

Day 10: Zagreb - Canada

After breakfast, transfer from the hotel to the airport in Zagreb for your flight home. (Breakfast)

 

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May 2021
Departure Date Return Date Starting rate    
Tue May 04 Thu May 13 $3,079 /person
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Tue May 04
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Thu May 13
$3,079 /person

Tue May 11 Thu May 20 $3,079 /person
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Tue May 11
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Thu May 20
$3,079 /person

June 2021
Departure Date Return Date Starting rate    
Tue Jun 01 Thu Jun 10 $3,079 /person
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Tue Jun 01
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Thu Jun 10
$3,079 /person

Tue Jun 22 Thu Jul 01 $3,199 /person
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Tue Jun 22
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Thu Jul 01
$3,199 /person

July 2021
Departure Date Return Date Starting rate    
Tue Jul 20 Thu Jul 29 $3,199 /person
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Tue Jul 20
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Thu Jul 29
$3,199 /person

Tue Jul 27 Thu Aug 05 $3,199 /person
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Tue Jul 27
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Thu Aug 05
$3,199 /person

August 2021
Departure Date Return Date Starting rate    
Tue Aug 17 Thu Aug 26 $3,199 /person
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Tue Aug 17
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Thu Aug 26
$3,199 /person

Tue Aug 24 Thu Sep 02 $3,199 /person
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Tue Aug 24
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Thu Sep 02
$3,199 /person

September 2021
Departure Date Return Date Starting rate    
Tue Aug 31 Thu Sep 09 $3,199 /person
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Tue Aug 31
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Thu Sep 09
$3,199 /person

Tue Sep 07 Thu Sep 16 $3,199 /person
Departure
Tue Sep 07
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Thu Sep 16
$3,199 /person

Tue Sep 14 Thu Sep 23 $3,199 /person
Departure
Tue Sep 14
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Thu Sep 23
$3,199 /person

*The advertised starting rate is available from Toronto on 2021-05-04

INCLUDES

-Round-trip international flights Canada / Zagreb with good itineraries
-Round-trip transfers between the airport and the hotel in Zagreb

-Transportation by AC vehicles with English-speaking tour guide during the entire tour
-English-speaking local guides in Zagreb, Split, Dubrovnik, Mostar, Sarajevo, and Belgrade
-Visits and entrance fees as per itinerary
-All breakfasts + all dinners (16 meals)
-All the taxes, fees and OPC

 

STANDARD HOTEL CATEGORY:

-2 nights in Zagreb at the International 4* hotel (or similar) in a standard room
-1 night in Gospic (Plitvice) at the Stara Lika 4* hotel (or similar) in a standard room
-1 night in Split at the President 4* hotel (or similar) in a standard room
-2 nights in Dubrovnik at the Adria 4* hotel (or similar) in a standard room
-1 night in Sarajevo at the Radon Plaza 4* hotel (or similar) in a standard room
-1 night in Belgrade at the Royal Inn 4* hotel (or similar) in a standard room

EXCLUDES

-Travel insurance

-Baggage fees (if applicable)

-Tips: Guides, drivers and hotel staff

-Meals and beverages unless otherwise mentioned

-Personal expenses and optional activities

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How much of a deposit is required?

You need to make a 50% deposit upon reservation to secure your seats. If your departure is in less than 60 days, the full amount is due when booking.

When is the balance due?

The balance is due 60 days prior to the departure date.

Is it a guaranteed departure?

Yes, all our departures are guaranteed.

Is triple occupancy available?

For this package, triple occupancy is on request, unless the 3rd passenger is a child aged between 2 and 11 years old (at the time of traveling). We will check price and availability upon reservation.

Will there be someone waiting for us at the airport?

Yes, our local operators will welcome you at the gate holding a sign with your name on it. You will be directly transfered to the hotel.

Is it possible to book additional tours?

Yes, on Day 6, you have free time to enjoy at leisure. Book a tour with your hotel or tour leader directly at destination.

Are tips included?

If you are happy with your guides and the services you receive, we suggest the following amounts: 

€3-4 per day per person for the tour leader and €2 / tour for the local guides. €2 per day per person for the driver,

In restaurants, tipping isn’t obligatory but is appreciated. Typically, the amount you tip will be up to you and the service you received, but, when in doubt, 10 percent is always welcome.

What is the average cost of a meal?

This organized tour package includes all breakfasts and 8 suppers. This will minimize your travel expenses. For the lunches, count about $16 CAD / $11 USD person on average for a mid-range restaurant.

Is it possible to add extras nights?

Yes, you may add extra nights to your package. However, for this tour, we can add nights only in Zagreb before or after the tour. Simply make the request with your reservation agent who will change your flights accordingly. We can include the same hotel or you may stay under your own arrangements. The price will be confirmed by your agent depending on availability.

Is the bus equipped with toilets, AC, Wi-fi?

There is Wi-Fi and AC on the bus. The tour does frequent rest stops.

Other useful information:

Currency: Kuna, Serbian dinar and Bosnia-Herzegovina Convertible Marka (BAM)

Visa: No visa required for Canadian and US citizens.
Language: Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian.
Vaccine: No vaccine is required. Check with your travel clinic to make sure your health condition allows you to travel.

 

ORGANIZED PACKAGE

Our Organized packages are the perfect combination of freedom and organization. They include all transportation, transfers, accommodation and more. Our packaged getaways remove the hassle of planning for you to admire all the highlights of each destination.

Reviews for Treasures of the Balkans

 4.6 out of 5
Based on 6 customer reviews
4.2

December 14, 2019

4.7

September 29, 2019

4.4

July 15, 2019

4.8

June 27, 2019

The the “main” guide/escort was exceptional.

4.7

June 27, 2019

4.6

June 27, 2019

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