DAY 1, BELGRADE – ARRIVAL
Arrival at Belgrade airport. Evening cruise Danube and Sava – Belgrade by night. Overnight Belgrade.
DAY 2, BELGRADE – NIS
City tour of Belgrade. Overnight Nis.
Belgrade: The capital of Serbia, situated where where the Sava River meets the Danube.
Grandiose coffee houses and smoky dives all find rightful place along Knez Mihailova, a lively pedestrian boulevard flanked by historical buildings all the way to the ancient Kalemegdan Citadel, crown of the city. The old riverside Savamala quarter is the city's creative headquarters. In Belgrade center one can many museums guarding the cultural, religious and military heritage of the country.
DAY 3, NIS – SKOPJE – PRISHTINA
City tour of Skopje. Overnight Pristina.
Skopje: Capital of the Republic of Macedonia. The town with the beautiful quay of the Macedonian river “Vardar”, the narrow streets in the Old Bazaar which is the biggest bazaar preserved in the Balkans today, internationally famous for being the birthplace of Mother Teresa. He has blossomed into a thriving, stimulating city to explore, defining itself as an exciting tourist destination with the 1500 years old fortress Kale and monastery St. Pantelejmon with the fresco ”Lamentation of Christ”, with the first signs of the Renaissance, the Islamic monuments Sultan Murat’s- Hjunkar Mosque, the Daut Pasha’s bath.
DAY 4, PRISHTINA – PRIZREN – PEJA – PODGORICA
City tour of Peja, Prizren and Pristina. Overnight Podgorica.
Peja: City in northwestern Kosovo. The city has extraordinary history, richest cultural heritage and great natural potentials. Thanks to the mixture of the past and the opportunities of the present, it will always offer you something new and completely original.
Prizren: Large enough to be colorful and lively, small enough to remain cozy and simple. The architecture of Prizren represents its complicated history and various influences. Catholic and orthodox churches, monasteries, cathedrals and chapels stand next to Muslim mosques. Next to the mystical mosques and gorgeous churches, there are little stores, coffee shops, restaurants and boutiques. All creating a captivating mixture of culture and ages.
Pristina: The capital of the republic of Kosovo. Notable landmarks include the 15th century Faith Mosque, opposite the historic Clock Tower; the "Newborn" obelisk, Rilindja Tower, Pristina's tallest building; Nena Tereza containing a statue of Saint Mother Theresa, as well as a few galleries and the prestigious National Theater.
DAY 5, PODGORICA – KOTOR – PERAST – DUBROVNIK
City tour of Perast, Kotor and Podgorica. Overnight Dubrovnik.
Perast: Peaceful and quiet Baroque village-a unique jewel in the Boka Bay’s crown.
And no visit to the Bay is complete without stopping at the iconic Our Lady of the Rocks, a small island holding a beautiful 17th Century church. This man-made Island was built by scuttling old ships and depositing stones around a small crag. According to legend, the islet was made over the centuries by the seamen who kept an ancient oath. Upon returning from each successful voyage, they laid a rock in the bay. Over time, the islet gradually emerged from the sea.
The interior of the church was decorated by Tripo Kokolja, a famous 17th-century painter from Perast. On the altar is the famous icon of Our Lady of the Rocks.
Kotor: Surrounded by high mountains reflected in the blue waters, a fjord-shaped Bay of Kotor is one of the most spectacular landscapes on the Mediterranean. Medieval Kotor Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is surrounded by impressive medieval fortress and has perfectly preserved city center, built between the 12th and 14th century.
Podgorica: Capital city of Montenegro is the official commercial and cultural center. The name originates in 1326 and it is built amongst five rivers, the Zeta, Moraca, Ribnica, Cijevna and Sitnica. Podgorica is relatively new, with modern buildings at every step of the way and green spaces as well as parks.
DAY 6, DUBROVNIK
City tour of Dubrovnik. Overnight Dubrovnik.
Dubrovnik: Encircled by its powerful walls and fortresses, city looks like a precious jewel surrounded by the sea from all sides. The town is also a treasure trove of wonderful architecture and works of art, jealously kept and preserved over centuries. Our walking tour takes us to Stradun, an elegant main street with Onofrio`s Fountains, Franciscan Monastery with the ancient pharmacy, Dominican Monastery with it's fine collection of medieval paintings, Orlando`s Column, Church of St Blaise-the city’s patron saint, Cathedral with its famous Treasury and other sights. Enjoy discovering the Old City; City included on UNESCO`s World Heritage List.
DAY 7, DUBROVNIK – MEUGROJE – MOSTAR – SPLIT
Tour of Međugorje and Mostar. Overnight Split.
Medugorje: Since 1981, in a small village of Međugorje in Bosnia-Herzegovina the Blessed Virgin Mary has been appearing to visionaries and passing through them messages of piece to the whole world. Share the faith with millions of pilgrims from all over the world that have visited Međugorje and left spiritually strengthened and renewed.
Mostar: City included in 2005 on the UNESCO`s World Heritage List. The town is exceptional for its dwellings and monuments assembled harmoniously over the centuries thanks to favorable geographical conditions. Experience sights such as the Old Bazaar, the Turkish House and one of the many old Mosques.
DAY 8, SPLIT – TROGIR – SPLIT
City tour of Trogir and Split. Overnight Split.
Split: Rich past of over 1700 years left its traces blended in the town everyday life. The mixture of all historic layers makes a part of its originality.
Today the big city lives by the silent beats of history, lively temperamental spirit of the young and its particular warm Mediterranean charm. Diocletian's Palace is a sight like no other, ancient Roman ruin and the living soul of Split.
Walk inside and you'll see many bars, shops and restaurants blooming amid the atmospheric old walls where life in Split has been going on for 1000s of years.
Temple of Jupiter, St Duje’s Cathedral, Diocletian cells, Golden and Silver gate, Peristyle, Marko Marulic’s square, Prokurative and other spending buildings are just part of this beautiful puzzle you will see, love and live....
Trogir: A harmonious stone town on a small island. The old town, under UNESCO protection, is a treasure trove for lovers of art, Renaissance and Baroque buildings, Romanesque churches...
DAY 9, SPLIT – PLITVICE LAKES
Tour of National Park Plitvice Lakes. Overnight Plitvice Lakes.
Plitvice Lakes: Situated in a thick forest, Plitvice Lakes are considered one of the most beautiful natural phenomena in the world. Sixteen lakes, connected by 92 waterfalls, cascade through its picturesque surrounding.
Plitvice Lakes were declared a National Park in 1949, and since 1979, they have been on the UNESCO's List of World Natural Heritage. Enjoy the magic beauty of the lakes and waterfalls.
DAY 10, PLITVICE LAKES – OPATIJA – POSTOJNA – LJUBLJANA
Tour of Postojna Cave and short walk in Opatija. Overnight Ljubljana.
Opatija: former destination for the Austro-Hungarian nobility, today place of luxury hotels, villas and private summer residences. Enjoy a walk in the well-tended parks and the seaside promenade and have a tasty lunch in one of the luxury restaurant.
Postojna cave: Postojna Cave and its exciting interior will take you on a fantastic journey beneath the surface of the Earth. 24,120 m long karst cave system, fantastic web of tunnels, passages, galleries and halls, the astonishing diversity of Karst features.
Thus, it is no wonder that it has, during the 200 years since it was opened to the public, hosted over 36 million visitors from all over the world.
DAY 11, LJUBLJANA – BLED – ZAGREB
Tour of Lake Bled and Ljubljana. Overnight Zagreb.
Ljubljana: Charming city with a unique spirit which is both traditional and modern. The streets and squares are lively with an exquisite view at every turn. The most important contribution to the city was made by Jože Plečnik, Ljubljana's favorite son, who was responsible for such masterpieces as tromostvoje (the Three Bridges), the colonnades of the open market and the National University Library.
Bled: Often mentioned as the pearl of the Alpine region. It is unique with its emerald-green Alpine lake, a Church of the Assumption of Mary on the island in the middle of the lake, and its medieval castle from the 11th century perched on a cliff above the lake.
DAY 12, ZAGREB – DEPARTURE
City tour of Zagreb. Transfer to the airport for flight back home.
Zagreb: Croatian cultural, scientific, economic and political center. With numerous museums, galleries, theatres, churches, cafes, open markets, clubs and pubs, Zagreb is today a city pulsing with life. A city which owes its beauty and charm to prosperous periods of baroque, classicism and secession.
After city tour we suggest to take the walk in the most picturesque street in the center – Tkalčićeva Street. It is the funnel of Zagreb lifestyle and a promenade, cafes, bars, boutiques and art shops. It is place where you can find a range of generations. This is the heart of the Zagreb city.
“If you love an ambiance - go here!”
7 beautiful countries: 7 different cultures, 7 warm and friendly nationalities.
12 enchanting days: from natural beauty over thousands of years of cultural heritage to a yummy local food.
There are simply some places, some kinds of adventures that make you fall in love. So, take your pick and onward for best Balkan getaway ideas.
Croatia: Zagreb, Opatija, Plitvice Lakes, Split, Trogir, Dubrovnik
Slovenia: Bled, Ljubljana, Postojna
Bosnia & Herzegovina: Medjugorje, Mostar
Montenegro: Perast, Kotor, Podgorica
Kosovo: Peja, Prizren, Prishtina
Serbia: Nis, Begrade
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