Tour Type: Regional Explorer
Brochure Type Europe & Britain 2025 v1

The secrets of Balkan travel are revealed on this jam-packed eastern Europe trip. Go underground and learn how Sarajevo once relied on its Bosnian War Tunnel, see the bridge of peace rebuilt with salvaged stone and explore Adriatic beauty, from Dubrovnik to Kotor.

Dining Summary
  • 10 Breakfast (B)
  • 5 Dinner (D)
  • 1 Welcome Reception (WR)
Dive Into Culture
  • Split See the ancient fortress built in Split as a retirement residence for Roman Emperor Diocletian in the 4th century.
Iconic Experience
  • Sarajevo Discover the wonders and hidden treasures of Sarajevo.
  • Zagreb Spend the day discovering the diverse cultures and traditions of Zagreb.
  • Kotor Take in the stunning surroundings of the Bay of Kotor.
  • Split Discover the rich history of Split on a sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist.
  • Zagreb Take in the scenic landscapes of Zagreb.
  • Mostar Discover the magnificent coves and cliffs of the Dalmatian coast as well as the monumental Mostar Bridge.
  • Sarajevo Discover the history of the Bosnian war tunnel in Sarajevo.
  • Trogir Enjoy the Renaissance art and the Romanesque architecture on the island of Trogir.
MAKE TRAVEL MATTER
  • Mostar Mostar Coppersmith Workshop Meet Denis, one of the last traditional coppersmith artisans in Mostar. Learn about the techniques required to design elaborated copper jewelery and appreciate the importance of this traditional craft during a lively d
  • Plitvice Lakes National Park Admire the irresistible beauty of Plitvice Lakes National Park, a UNESCO-listed protected area and home to bears, wolves and many rare bird species.
Must-see Highlights
  • Visit the War Tunnel in Sarajevo and Diocletian's Palace in Split
  • View the Cathedral in Zagreb, the Rector's Palace and city walls in Dubrovnik and the lakes and waterfalls of Plitvice National Park
  • Explore Zagreb, Sarajevo, Mostar, Dubrovnik, Kotor, Split, Trogir, and Plitvice National Park with a Local Specialist
Whats Included
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilized.
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

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Tour Operator
Trafalgar Tours
Offer
Offer valid through 9/30/2024
Duration
11 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1ZagrebWelcome to Zagreb: Embark on an epic discovery of the Balkans. Croatia's capital city of Zagreb is your springboard to a fascinating journey through what was once a troubled region and is today a land of diverse cultures and traditions which you will have a unique opportunity to enjoy with newfound friends. Meet your Travel Director and fellow travelers this evening for a Welcome Reception and evening orientation drive.

Accommodations: Hilton Garden Inn
Day 2ZagrebExplore Historic Zagreb: The paved squares and steep alleyways of Zagreb are ours to explore this morning as we join a Local Specialist to delve into the city's rich medieval and religious history. See the majestic cathedral on Kaptol and St. Mark's Church, with its vividly colored tiled roof. Admire the Opera House, then take a stroll around the 17th-century Ban Jelacic Square. Spend the rest of the afternoon on your own - enjoy panoramic city views from Strossmayer promenade, pay tribute to Zagreb's patron saint at the Stone Gate or wander through the Old Town, twirling your ?estine umbrella as you ramble through its labyrinthine lanes. Perhaps join an Optional Experience to Kumrovec, birthplace of the iconic leader Tito and enjoy a delicious meal of regional specialties with magnificent views of the Croatian countryside.

Accommodations: Hilton Garden Inn
Day 3Plitvice Lakes National ParkOff to Stunning Plitvice: Few experiences will match today's guided walking tour of the UNESCO-listed Plitvice, one of the oldest and largest national parks in Croatia. On this MAKE TRAVEL MATTER Experience, you'll choose one of two walks revealing the cascading lake waters shifting from azure to green, grey to blue depending on how the sun hits the water. Admire sweeping views of the canyon during your short walk and, if you're feeling a little more energetic, there's always an opportunity to lace up for the long walk where you'll join your Local Specialist and head into the canyon to Kozjek Lake, taking the electric boat across the lake back to your hotel. You'll discover how these beautiful lakes, caves and waterfalls have been shaped over thousands of years and remain pristine for generations to come thanks to visits like yours to the area.

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Day 4SplitAdmire Historic Trogir and on to Split: Join your Local Specialist and go beyond the fortress walls of Trogir to explore its charming medieval heart connected to the mainland and island of Ciovo by bridges. Learn about its rich history which spans the Hellenistic period to a time when Venice was the ruler of the Adriatic as you admire the island's ornate Renaissance and Baroque buildings. You'll visit Diocletian's Palace around which the city of Split was built and Dive Into Culture hearing about the legacy of the Roman Empire and how Emperor Diocletian settled on this stunning landscape for his retirement, building a palace fit for an emperor. Your Local Specialist will share the remnants of luxurious squares and temples that still stand many centuries later. You'll have plenty of time over the next two days to discover the city by night along with its Dalmatian flavors.

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Day 5SplitSplit Your Way: Discover why Split has justifiably earned its nickname 'the most beautiful city in the world' with a full day to explore its heart and beyond. People-watch in Pjaca Square where citizens of Split have met for centuries, then ascend the bell tower for magnificent views of the sprawling terracotta roofs and white marble fa├žades that seem to tumble into the Adriatic. Having worked up an appetite, you'll be spoilt for choice with the many cafes tucked away in hidden lanes - find one to enjoy a leisurely local lunch surrounded by Split's rich history. You could choose instead a full-day Optional Experience to one of the Dalmatian Islands which will leave you with a deep appreciation for what it's like to live in an area that is as beautiful as its history was tumultuous.

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Day 6SarajevoJourney to Sarajevo: We journey to Sarajevo, whose rich religious and multicultural heritage has earned it the nickname, the 'Jerusalem of Europe'. Its centuries-old religious history is reflected in its beautiful synagogues, mosques, and Orthodox and Catholic churches. Delving into the depths below Sarajevo, we join a Local Specialist for an insider tour of the Bosnian war tunnel which allowed food, war supplies and humanitarian aid to come into the city, and people to get out. Hear war-time tales of bravery and tragedy. This evening, join your travel companions for dinner at your hotel.

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Day 7SarajevoUncover Sarajevo's Secrets: Join a Local Specialist for a guided walking tour of the city's Old Town, past the largest mosque in the Balkans, the Eternal Flame and the Sarajevo Roses that are dotted across the city as a stark reminder of the turmoil Sarajevo endured decades ago. During your free time this afternoon perhaps ramble along Copper Street seeking treasures, or drink from the fountain of Sebilj to secure your return to Sarajevo.

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Day 8DubrovnikAlong the Dalmatian Coast to Dubrovnik: We journey to the secluded coves and dramatic cliffs of the Dalmatian coast that for centuries have attracted famous artists, actors and aristocrats. En route to Dubrovnik, the 'Pearl of the Adriatic', we stop at the magnificent Mostar Bridge. A Local Specialist will provide tales of this impressive bridge over the Neretva River and the bridge keepers who watched over it in medieval times - giving Mostar its name. The 16th-century bridge, built by Sinan the great Ottoman architect, was destroyed during the war and has been rebuilt using age-old traditions. Meet a traditional coppersmith artisan on a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER Experience, before continuing to the ancient city of Dubrovnik. This evening, consider joining a private sunset cruise with dinner, enjoying the best views of this enchanting city from the water.

Accommodations: Lero
Day 9DubrovnikDiscover Picturesque Dubrovnik: Stroll through the limestone streets of this stunning medieval city, joining a Small Group Sightseeing walking tour of the main sights of Dubrovnik with a Local Specialist. Admire the Rector's Palace, Onofrio's Fountain and the Franciscan and Dominican monasteries. Consider taking a walk along the top of the city walls. This evening, we travel to a traditional tavern overlooking the Dubrovnik Hills and meet the Knez family for a wonderful Be My Guest experience. You'll Connect With Locals as you dine on Dubrovnik specialties and feel fully immersed in your hosts' warm Croatian hospitality.

Accommodations: Lero
Day 10DubrovnikA Day in Montenegro: Dazzling natural surroundings are ours to enjoy today as we travel to the Republic of Montenegro, where we will meet a Local Specialist and head toward the mouth of the Bay of Kotor. Celebrate centuries of history in the charming town of Kotor, with its Venetian palaces and medieval churches. We return to Dubrovnik this evening and we come together for a memorable Farewell Dinner toasting to the beauty of the Adriatic and new friendships forged.

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Day 11DubrovnikFarewell Dubrovnik: Our time together comes to an end this morning after breakfast.

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04/13/2025$3,050.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
04/27/2025$3,175.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
05/11/2025$3,225.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
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07/20/2025$3,550.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
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08/31/2025$3,475.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
09/14/2025$3,475.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
09/28/2025$3,350.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
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