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A Journey Through the Balkans
     
From £1355 per person

Tour Highlights

  • Enjoy the cosmopolitan city of Zagreb
  • Explore Belgrade's stunning Old Town
  • Discover diverse religious buildings
  • Head to Jajce Castle in Sarajevo
  • Relax in a coffee shop in Mostar
  • Spend time in the Pearl of the Adriatic
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Ellie Marr
Ellie Marr Few countries are quite as romantic as Croatia. What could be better than sitting on a quaint restaurant terrace in medieval surroundings, with some delicious fresh seafood and a bottle of lovely wine, while watching a golden sunset over sparkling Adriatic waters?

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A Journey Through the Balkans

For independent travellers who like to explore at their own pace, this tailor-made journey uses local buses and trains to get to the heart of Croatia, Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina. Stroll along the banks of the Danube in vibrant Belgrade, discover the legacy of the Ottomans in historic Mostar and use picture-perfect Dubrovnik as a base to explore the stunning Dalmatian coast, where over 1,000 beautiful islands dot the waters of the glistening Adriatic. This suggested itinerary can be tailor-made to suit you. 

Speak to a Regent Balkans Specialist about adapting the itinerary or upgrading to 4 or 5-star hotels.
 
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Itinerary
Day 1
Day 1
FLY TO ZAGREB
Fly to Croatia’s capital and check in to the hotel for two nights.
Day 2
Day 2
ZAGREB
Explore the cosmopolitan city of Zagreb at leisure, perhaps choosing to admire the Habsburg architecture of the lower town’s grand squares, visit the Old Town’s fine baroque church of St. Catherine or simply relax and enjoy the café culture of Trg Jelaica. (B)
Day 3
Day 3
ZAGREB TO BELGRADE
Take the train from Zagreb to Belgrade (approx. six hours) and check in to the hotel for three nights. (B)
Day 4
Day 4
BELGRADE
Enjoy two full days to explore Serbia’s capital at leisure. Take time to discover the treasures of the Old Town – Stari Grad – where the history of the city unfolds in its imposing Neo-Classical square, Orthodox churches and bohemian streets. In New Belgrade, the Gallery of Modern Art and lively floating Danube restaurants provide a fascinating contrast. (B)
Day 5
Day 5
BELGRADE
Spend the day at leisure in Belgrade. (B)
Day 6
Day 6
BELGRADE TO SARAJEVO
Take the bus from Belgrade to Sarajevo (approx. seven hours) and check in to the hotel for three nights. (B)
Day 7
Day 7
SARAJEVO
Spend the day at leisure in Bosnia-Herzegovina’s up-and-coming capital. Here, the city’s position as a cultural crossroads of east and west is evident in the rich treasures of the Turkish Old Town, and the many diverse religious buildings including the Jewish Museum, the 19th century Catholic cathedral and the old Orthodox church on Mula Mustafe Baseskije, thought to date from 1539. (B)
Day 8
Day 8
SARAJEVO
Spend the day at leisure in Sarajevo. For panoramic views of the city, be sure to head to hilltop Jajce Castle, the last Bosnian site to fall to the Ottoman Turks. (B)
Day 9
Day 9
SARAJEVO TO MOSTAR
Take the bus from Sarajevo to Mostar (approx. two and a half hours) and check in to the hotel for two nights. (B)
Day 10
Day 10
MOSTAR
Mostar is Herzegovina’s Ottoman gem, with its famous re-built stone bridge straddling the Neretva River symbolising a nation re-born. Spend free time here exploring the Old Town where 16th century mosques, Turkish-style houses, traditional craft workshops and a vast array of coffee shops await. Perhaps consider an optional excursion to Blagaj to visit the 15th century dervish monastery scenically located at the foot of a 200 metre cliff. (B)
Day 11
Day 11
MOSTAR TO DUBROVNIK
Take the bus from Mostar to Dubrovnik (approx. three to four hours) and check in to the hotel for three nights. (B)
Day 12
Day 12
DUBROVNIK
With two full days to explore the Pearl of the Adriatic, options here are plentiful. Walk the ancient wall which encircles the city for stunning views over the southern Dalmatian coast and the red roofs of the UNESCO-listed Old City below. (B)
Day 13
Day 13
DUBROVNIK
Cross the wooden drawbridge to Pile Gate and stroll the famous marble-paved main street where the Franciscan church and monastery can be found, or perhaps head to Peline Street to reflect on the recent conflict at the Dubrovnik War Photo gallery. (B)
Day 14
Day 14
SPLIT
Take the bus from Dubrovnik to Split (approx. four and a half hours) and check in to the hotel for two nights. (B)
Day 15
Day 15
SPLIT
The highlight of Croatia’s second biggest town is undoubtedly Diocletian’s Roman Palace, the largest private residence in antiquity, which now provides the location for a whole town within its ancient walls. (B)
Day 16
Day 16
SPLIT TO ZAGREB
Take the train from Split to Zagreb (approx. six hours) and enjoy a final night back in Croatia’s capital. (B)
Day 17
ZAGREB TO THE UK
Transfer to the airport for the flight back to the UK. (B)
17 day tour, from £1355 per person
Price Includes:
  • Flights
  • Accommodation
  • Transfers
Price Includes
  • Return economy flights with British Airways direct from London Heathrow
  • All airport taxes
  • Accommodation in 3-star hotels with breakfast
  • All bus and train tickets
Price Notes
Single room supplement £490
  •   Zagreb
  •   Belgrade
  •   Sarajevo
  •   Mostar
  •   Dubrovnik
  •   Split
  •   Zagreb
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