National Geographic Journeys: Discover the Balkans (ECWNG)
Trip Style: Information Not available
Service Level: Upgraded
Physical Demands Rating: 2 - There'll be some light walking and hiking. Suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
Group Size: Max 16, Avg 10.
Meals Included: 11 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner
Accommodations: Not Availaible
Visit the stunning Plitvice Lakes National Park, Explore the ancient town of Mostar and the Stari Most (Old Bridge), Take a tour of the "Tunnel of Life" in Sarajevo, Spend a couple days on the Bay of Kotor.
On the crossroads between east and west, the Balkan Peninsula is full of hidden gems waiting to be discovered. These 12 rich days are the ideal introduction to the stunning Dalmatian coast of Croatia, the dramatic history of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the lush waterways of Montenegro. Plus, enjoy an exclusive experience walking through Sarajevo with a local war historian. Whether you're in it for the food, the history, the culture, or the nature, this adventure's got it all.
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- Tour Operator
- G Adventures
- Offer valid through 9/30/2019
- 12 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||Zagreb||Day 1 Zagreb|
Please make your own way to the joining hotel. Zagreb is the capital of Croatia and has a very charming old city, complete with cobblestone streets and medieval buildings. Be sure to sample some of the delicious local food and drink. There are also a number of museums to explore focusing on art, history, and archaeology. After the meeting, opt to head out for a meal in a local restaurant to get to know your CEO and travelling companions. Additional Notes: Hotel check-in time is approximately 3:00pm. If youd like to explore this city, consider booking a night or two of accommodations before the tour begins. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
|Day 2||Plitvice Lakes National Park||Day 2 Zagreb/Plitvice Lakes National Park (1B, 1D)|
Entrance to the park is included and there are many opportunities for walking and relaxing in one of Croatias most famed wonders. Included Activities: Plitvice Lakes National Park Walk Traditional Peka Dinner Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00-3.50 hours)
|Day 3||Split||Day 3 Plitvice Lakes National Park/Split (1B)|
Enjoy a morning walk in Plitvice before continuing on to Split. In the early evening, take a guided walk around the Diocletian Palace, one of the most imposing Roman ruins in Europe. Included Activities: Diocletians Palace Guided Walk Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s))
|Day 4||Split||Day 4 Split (1B)|
Opt to visit the local market and gobble up some Croatian delicacies. For a little more activity, visit Marjans peak, with gorgeous views over the city, or hit up some of the hiking and biking trails in the area.
|Day 5||Sarajevo||Day 5 Split/Sarajevo (1B)|
Travel to Mostar. Walk in the ancient town, visiting the famed Stari Most (Old Bridge), then continue to Sarajevo for the evening. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Croatia - Bosnia) Stari Most (Old Bridge) Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (5.00-6.00 hours)
|Day 6||Sarajevo||Day 6 Sarajevo (1B, 1L)|
Learn about the Siege of Sarajevo from a local expert who lived through it. Visit the Tunnel of Hope and Trebevic Mountain, and gain insight into how the people of this city moved beyond conflict. After, visit a market and enjoy a local lunch with your CEO. Included Activities: Siege of Sarajevo Tour
|Day 7||Sarajevo||Day 7 Sarajevo (1B)|
Walk around the cobblestone streets of the Old Town (Stari Grad) while taking in the architecture of diverse places of worship. This is also a great place to shop and visit markets. The Latin Bridge is worth a visit as it played an important role in the history of this area. This is the sight where the Archduke of the Austro Hungarian Empire, Franz Ferdinand, was assassinated, leading to the beginning of World War I.
|Day 8||Kotor||Day 8 Sarajevo/Kotor (1B)|
Continue to Montenegro and travel to the Bay of Kotor, a region that is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Bosnia - Montenegro) Transport: Private Vehicle (5.00 hour(s))
|Day 9||Kotor||Day 9 Kotor (1B)|
Opt to visit the Risan Roman mosaics and take a leisurely stroll in Perast and the islands, or go sea kayaking. If relaxing is more your style, the beaches of Herceg Novi offer a great escape. There are also local mud therapy spas nearby to test the natural healing properties of the areas sand.
|Day 10||Dubrovnik||Day 10 Kotor/Dubrovnik (1B, 1L)|
Cross into Croatia and travel to Dubrovnik, known as the "Pearl of the Adriatic." Set on the Dalmatian coast, Dubrovnik has been an important maritime town in the region for centuries. Surrounded by medieval walls, it is rich in history and is a beautiful city to explore, filled with stunning architecture, museums, and fountains. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Montenegro - Croatia) Agroturizam Experience Dubrovnik City Wall Walk Transport: Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s))
|Day 11||Dubrovnik||Day 11 Dubrovnik (1B)|
Enjoy a free day to explore the old town fortifications or take a boat trip to one of the nearby islands. The red roofs of the old city make for spectacular photos, and the seaside caFes serve up delicious seafood.
|Day 12||Dubrovnik||Day 12 Dubrovnik (1B)|
We recommend staying an extra day or two to fully experience all this lively city has to offer. Included Activities: Departure Day
Local Flights: N/A
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