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Best of 4 Southeastern Europe countries in 14 days

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Tomaz Martinek

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Best of 4 Southeastern Europe countries in 14 days

Spend your 14 days in 4 different Balkan countries. Start with 2 days in Slovenia with visiting Ljubljana, Postojna Caves and famous Bled castle. Head to Croatia for 4 days to see old city Zadar, Krka Watterfalls National Park, Split, Hvar and Dubrovnik with glorious walls. Travel from Croatia to Bosnia & Herzegovina to it's most beautiful city Mostar, Tito's bunker, Sarajevo. Finish your trip with visiting Serbia and it's capital city Belgrade.

DAY 1

Ljubljana sightseeing

Head to Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. First, check in the hotel, followed by guided walk through the medieval Old Town and see the main attractions such as the Triple Bridge, St. Nicholas Cathedral, and more. When arrive to Dragon Bridge, we ascend to the top of the hill by cable car where mighty Ljubljana Castle stands. Shorter multivision presentation of Ljubljana and Ljubljana castle (optionally). Time to enjoy the castle restaurant with stunning view on Ljubljana city and distant Alpine mountains. Rest of the day explore the medieval Old Town on the banks of Ljubljanica River with numerous bars and restaurant. Visit the city’s bustling central market and discover boutique shops and charming restaurants. Optionally - Special wine tasting tour on Ljubljanica River in the late afternoon: You are kindly invited to join us on special wine tasting tour on Ljubljanica River where you will get acquainted with best Slovenian wines. You will try wines from different Slovenian regions by most renowned top quality Slovenian wine producers. You will be shown why Slovenia is on the map of best wine regions in the world. Tasting of 4 varieties of fantastic wines while driving on Ljubljanica River is special experience for all wine devotees, for all who want to feel Slovenia in wine & gourmet way and for all others who feel they want to try best of the best. Boat ride with tasting – Duration: 45 minutes Read more

Ljubljana, 2 nights
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DAY 2

Postojna Caves - Bled

In the morning visit famous Postojna cave with the cave train drive (in the caves guided tour). Then to famous Bled and visit Bled Lake and Bled Castle. Free for individual exploring. The castle stands on a rock approximately 100 yards above the lake with wonderful views of the town, lake and surrounding countryside. The castle museum has a large collection of armor and weapons from the 16th to 18th centuries. After castle visit, time to try worldwide known cream cake. Free time to relax by the lake and return back to Bled with following option below or continue back to Ljubljana. Optionally: traditional restaurant where famous honey lectar hearts are created. Have dinner here. Read more

Ljubljana, 2 nights
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DAY 3

Zadar, Krka Waterfalls, Split

Early start head to southern part of Croatia to Zadar. For centuries Zadar was the capital city of Dalmatia and today the main city of northern Dalmatia. Its long history and diverse inhabitants have left a hritage of incredible beauty and priceless value. Free time (2 hrs) for exploring of this splendid walled city and see the Roman Forum built in the 1st-Century and St. Donatus’ Church which dates back to the 9th-Century is the most famous medieval basilica and trademark of the city. We will also see the reconstructed Romanesque St. Grisigono's Church from the 12th-Century and the St. Mary's bell tower from the year 1105; the St. Anastasia's Cathedral from the 13th-Century; the People's Square with the City's Lodge and Guardhouse from the 16th-Century, as well as the mighty fortification walls with first class Sea(farer's) and the Land gates from the 16th-Century followed by the Three and Five Wells Squares and enjoy in the sounds of the unique sea organ. Continue drive to Krka waterfalls and relaxing walk through paths to easily accesed waterfalls where you can enjoy yourself in swimming in relaxing. Part of the National park, very near to waterfalls, there is a picturesque presentation of restored ethnological museum, where you get acquainted with the customs of this region. Afterwards, drive to Split. Read more

Split, 1 night
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DAY 4

From Split to Hvar

Morning guided sightseeing of Split with numerous attractions, including 1700 year old Diocletian`s palace in Split, imagining how the life of Diocletian was like, within the walls of the palace. In the afternoon ferry to Hvar.

Hvar, 2 nights
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DAY 5

Old city and time to relax

Explore Hvar, town which is best known for its medieval buildings which are the legacy of four centuries of Venetian rule. The town is the site of the oldest municipal theatre in Europe which opened in 1612. Perched high on a hill overlooking the town, the gleaming white limestone walls of the medieval Spanish Fortress afford breathtaking views for those that climb to their summit. You will also visit the Cathedral and the Arsenal followed by time at leisure to lunch and enjoy Hvar Town’s stone-paved harbour front, the Venetian piazza and yacht harbour with views across the sparkling Adriatic Sea. Rest of the day enjoy in free time to explore beaches. Read more

Hvar, 2 nights
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DAY 6

Continue to Dubrovnik

Ferry to Dubrovnik at 8.45, and arrival to Dubrovnik at 12.00. Transfer to hotel and This morning is reserved for exploring and enjoying in your Pearl of Adriatic – the old town Dubrovnik. The great George Bernard Shaw wrote: „Those who seek paradise on Earth must come to Dubrovnik" and he was as many others overjoyed by the beauty and rich history of this old town under the UNESCO protection. Its glorious walls, with their fortresses and bastions, offer a unique walk with view of the magical Elafiti islands. From the Onofrio fountain to the City bell tower, along its main street, Stradun and in many other small and quiet cobblestone streets, every step in this town will be an experience par excellence. Read more

Dubrovnik, 2 nights
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DAY 7

Explore Dubrovnik

Free for individual whole-day exploring. If you need suggestions for some special tour from Dubrovnik, please let us know.

Dubrovnik, 2 nights
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DAY 8

Stop in Buna Spring on the way to Mostar

Continue towards Mostar, one of most beautiful cities in Bosnia. First, visit village of Blagaj. Blagaj’s highlights are the Buna Spring and the adjacent Ottoman house/ monastery. The spring is amazing. It flows out of a 200m cliff wall and single-handedly creates the Buna River. Unsurprisingly, the Ottoman sultan was impressed, and ordered a tekija to be built right next to it. This 16th century house/monastery was built for the Dervish cults and is still one of the most mystical places in all of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Continue to Mostar and enjoy this fantastic city. We will see the restored old bridge on the river Neretva, also known as the “melting pot of cultures”. Predominantly influenced by the centuries of Turkish rule, the tall, slim minarets reaching for the sky, cobbled bazaar streets with the rhythmic tapping of hammers against copper plates being transformed into pretty souvenirs and houses with ornate wooden balconies will all remind you of times gone by. Read more

Mostar, 1 night
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DAY 9

Tito's Bunker – Sarajevo

Continue driving towards Sarajevo. En-route stop in Konjic and visit to Tito's bunker, one of most expensive projects of EX-Yugoslavia, which was just recently opened for public. Continue to Sarajevo. Sarajevo Old Town tour offers explanation and great experience while walking around the Baščaršija and Sarajevo city center. Wandering around the Old District to the the most interesting sites of the Old Town and City Center of Sarajevo. Aside of historic parts, we want to show you where to eat best local food, where to have best Bosnian coffee, where to go out during the day and during the nights too, where to buy local products, crafts, etc. Read more

Sarajevo, 2 nights
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DAY 10

Etno village Lukomir / Sarajevo war tour

Option 1: Etno village Lukomir. Life in the Dinaric Mountains moves to the ageless rhythms of the past, and this one-day trip to Lukomir offers unique insights. After an hour and a half drive beginning in Sarajevo we arrive in Lukomir, Bosnia’s highest and most isolated mountain village. The traditional lifestyles of the Dinaric highlanders are still practiced here, providing a unique window into Europe’s past. Traditional dress is still worn, and goes hand in hand with the more familiar signs of everyday life, such as electricity and running water. Option 2: Sarajevo war tour. Not so many years ago Sarajevo used to be under hard attack and 4-year of constant war, fighting for freedom of Sarajevo city. Go through the paths of this war and find out how people in Sarajevo survived. Read more

Sarajevo, 2 nights
DAY 11

Etno village Drvengrad

After breakfast, free time and last chance to buy souvenirs or take a trip to Sarajevo pyramids. Tip of the day: If you are more adventurous, take special tour with us to Sarajevo Pyramids, most hidden secrets of historians which still refuse their existence. You will see obvious evidence that these pyramids really exist and for this reason whole history of human kind can be turned upsite down. In the afternoon, transfer to Etno town Drvengrad in Serbia, a town built for Kusturica's film Life is a Miracle in Mokra Gora region of Serbia. He had portions of other historic villages reconstructed for the film, too. Read more

Drvengrad, 1 night
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DAY 12

Unique experience: Šargan Eight

In the morning, drive by a narrow-gauge heritage railway in Serbia, running from the village of Mokra Gora to Šargan Vitasi station. At the end of the First World War, the 57 Km stretch between Uzice and Vardiste was the main missing link in a continuous 76 cm railway between the state capital Belgrade and the Bosnian capital Sarajevo. Its construction became a priority for the new state of Yugoslavia. The most difficult task was how to build a railway over the Sargan mountain which did not need a rack section or excessive gradients. The climb over the Sargan Mountain was an engineering masterpiece. From Uzice to the summit the height difference was 240 metres. As the crow flies it was 3.5 Km but by rail it was 15.4 Km. The average gradient was 18% (1 in 55) and there were 20 tunnels including the summit tunnel of 1,666m. Enjoy this special drive through the mountain. After return back, drive towards Belgrade. Free time. Read more

Belgrade, 2 nights
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DAY 13

Belgrade

We spend whole day in Belgrade, the capital of Serbia and one of the oldest European cities. We shall experience the kindness of Serbian people, their incredible cuisine and their music. Visit of Belgrade main attractions. We will see Kucu cvijeca (House of Flowers), last home of Tito, Castle of Kalemegdan above the Danube, Orthodox church of Saint Sava, Palace of Princess Ljubice. Free afternoon for individual exploring. Overnight. Tips of the day: 1. Visit extraordinary interesting museum of Nikola Tesla, great genius of his time. His ideas are even today so revolutionary and progressive that many of them are hidden and not shown to public. 2. Have dinner in Skadarlija (vicinity of Kalemegdan), most authentic part of Belgrade where you enjoy authentic Serbian food, accompanied by numerous musicians and Serbian music. 3. If you want to have fun and go for dancing, you can go to one of numerous night parties in bars and discos on Danube River. Read more

Belgrade, 2 nights
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DAY 14

Return home

After breakfast transfer from your hotel to the airport and flight back home.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Ljubljana
Day 3
Location Split
Day 4
Location Hvar
Day 6
Location Dubrovnik
Day 8
Location Mostar
Hotel Hotel Hana
Day 9
Location Sarajevo
Day 11
Location Drvengrad
Day 12
Location Belgrade

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • 13 nights accommodation in double room with breakfast in hotels 3*
  • All transfers by private car and private driver
  • Catamaran as per program
  • English speaking local guides as per program
  • Entrance fees as per programme
  • Organization
  • Meals and tastings as per programme
  • Our assistance for clients
  • VAT

Package excludes

  • All international air travel and associated costs
  • All meals except breakfast unless stated otherwise in the itinerary
  • Porterage
  • Gratuities
  • All items of a personal nature (e.g. beverages, telephone calls, laundry, personal insurance)
  • Anything not specifically mentioned in the “Inclusions” list above)

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Wendy Pechersk, Ukraine

The trip was excellent and we all had a fabulous time. The Sport Hotel was a perfect venue and the hike to Lipanca and then on to Mrežce was fantastic. This venue was also great because of the recreation room that it has. We found Grand Cuvee Tours company to be very helpful and very professional. I will definitely recommend Grand Cuvee Tours. Thank you for all your help. Read more

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