Western Balkans Adventure
Day 1 Zagreb
Arrive at any time. As your fellow travellers are arriving throughout the day, there are no planned activities until your Group Meeting this evening, so check-in to the hotel (check-in time is approx 3pm) and enjoy the city. Check the notice boards or ask at reception for the exact time and location of the group meeting. After the meeting, you might like to take the option of heading out for a meal in a nearby local restaurant to further get to know your CEO and travelling companions. Please make every effort to arrive on time for this important welcome meeting. If you are delayed and will arrive late, please inform us - contact numbers are provided in these notes. Your Chief Experience Officer will then leave you a message at the front desk informing you of where and when to meet up.
Day 2 Plitvice Lakes (1B, 1D)
Enjoy a morning tour of Zagreb before transfer to the Plitvice Lakes region. Enjoy the evening at leisure. Plitvice Lakes National Park was one of the first natural sites to be rated as a UNESCO world heritage sites. It consists of 16 cascading lakes, interconnected by subterranean rivers. Estimated travel time: 3 hrs by private van
Days 3-4 Split (2B)
Enjoy a morning walk in the National Park admiring the stunning karst rock formations and cascading waterfalls. Continue to Split where we take a guided walk around the Diocletian Palace, one of the most imposing Roman ruins in Europe. Day 4 is free with option to visit the Archaeology Museum or take an excursion to Trogir. Taking over 10 years to construct the Diocletian's Palace, built of white stone imported from the island of Bra?, is one of the most impressive of all the Roman ruins in Europe. Estimated travel time: 3 hrs by private van
Day 5 Mostar/Sarajevo (1B)
Travel to our first stop in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Walk in the ancient town, visiting the famed Stari Most (Old Bridge) then continue to Sarajevo for the evening. Arching over the Neretva River, Stari Most (Old Bridge), is the icon of the ancient town of Mostar (which means ‘keeper of the bridge’). Surrounding the bridge is the Ottoman Quarter, a cobblestoned centre for craftspeople and artists, cafes and restaurants, and ancient mosques. Estimated travel time: 5 hrs by private van
Days 6-7 Sarajevo (2B,1L)
Explore this historic city on an orientation walk with your CEO with a market visit, picnic lunch and excursion to the war tunnel. Day 7 is free to explore at your leisure. The capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina is a beautifully unique city famed for religious and cultural diversity. A place where Bosniaks, Croats, and Serbs are living peacefully together setting examples for the rest of world that faces and has faced similar struggles.
Day 8-9 Bay of Kotor (2B)
Cross over to Montenegro for two days on the Bay of Kotor. Visit the Risan Roman mosaics and take a leisurely stroll in Perast and the islands. Option to go sea kayaking. Estimated travel time: 5 hrs by private vehicle
Day 10-11 Dubrovnik (2B)
Travel to Dubrovnik, the 'Pearl of the Adriatic’, and walk the old city walls. On Day 11, option to visit museums, take a day trip to Elafiti Islands or Lokrum, or go sea kayaking. Estimated travel time: 2 hrs by private vehicle
Day 12 Dubrovnik (1B)
Depart at any time.