Balkan Contrast

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Balkan Contrast

Hiking – Rafting – Kayaking – Cruising – Food & Wine Experience
16 days adventure

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  • March - NovemberMar - Nov

  • 20 Meals Included

  • Sarajevo

  • Podgorica

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  • 4*/5* hotels

  • Small Group

  • 7 UNESCO Sites


If you had to choose only one country to represent the Balkans, Bosnia & Herzegovina would surely be the best choice! Its glorious, mainly undiscovered nature is characterized by rugged Dinaric Mountains, its small access to the Adriatic coastline, idyllic and fertile valleys, and pristine rivers and lakes. Its rich cultural heritage stems from a blend of ethnic and religious abundance dating back to ancient times.

The visit to the Biokovo Skywalk, a 25-meter-long glass promenade offering a spectacular view of the Makarska Riviera, marks the transition from the continental to coastal parts of the Balkans. Days spent on the islands of the Croatian archipelago are rejuvenating and provide the perfect introduction to the abundance of glorious Dubrovnik! Experience the cosmopolitan spirit on its streets, indulge in local food and wine, take a kayak trip, start rowing, and absorb the sight of the great city walls rising from the azure blue of the Adriatic.
This remarkable journey will be filled with true wilderness, lovely people, and life-changing adventures in Montenegro!

  • Blend in with the locals in the vibrant Baščaršija bazaar in Sarajevo
  • Fall in love with Zelengora’s natural beauty
  • Rate your impressions about „pošip“ and „grk“, authentic sorts of wine in Korčula Island
  • Enjoy a boat ride to the charming islet Our lady of the Rocks in Perast

Day 1Arrive Sarajevo

Set among the hills, along the Miljacka River, Sarajevo has quite a picturesque outline that already gives a hint of the splendour of mixed traditions. Some say that name, coming from the Persian word for palace or mansion, already has set its destiny of natural and cultural abundance. It would be impossible to point out one crucial thing about this incredible city. There is a lot of everything here: sounds, smiles, flavors and rituals. Try to embrace the genuine hospitality of locals and make sure you enjoy the traditional cuisine of Bosnian capital.

Overnight: Sarajevo.

Standard package: Hotel Old Town 4* | Holiday 4* | Colors Inn 4* or similar or similar
Superior package: in Hotel Courtyard by Marriot 4* superior | President 4* superior | Swissotel 5* or similar

Day 2Sarajevo Food Experience Walking tour® - Springs of Bosnia River & Tunnel of Hope

4 h

Dive into Sarajevo Food Experience Walking tour® that will please both your mind and stomach. With a concept of combining history and cuisine, the past will look more alive and the gastronomy will get a deeper meaning! Storytelling starts with eclectic Vijećnica (City Hall), originally dated from the end of the 19th century and reopened in 2014, and anecdotes about “Inat-house” (spite house) or Šeher-Ćehaja Bridge. The very heart of the downtown, Baščaršija with authentic souqs and crafts shops from the Ottoman era, and the fascinating Gazi Husrev-bey mosque follows. Once distinctly multicultural Sarajevo today can be seen in traces: examples are the Museum of the Jews, the Orthodox Church from the 16th century and Catholic cathedral of Sacred heart. Tour starts on a river and ends above it, on the most known bridge – Latin bridge, where the successor to the Austro-Hungarian throne Franz Ferdinand was shot, consequently causing the First World War.

Among the highlights, quite number of places, significant for locals, and different food shops will bring you a chance to feel a true pulse of the city. The best examples are small, family-run gastro points with expertise in a unique traditional specialty. You will have a chance to taste: authentic meat pie known as ‘burek’, the most famous Bosnian delicacy ‘ćevapi’ in homemade bread and the most gorgeous looking and tasting sweet called ‘tufahija’. You will also enjoy “domestic coffee” and a slightly forgotten refreshing drink called ‘boza’. To this already colorful painting of Sarajevo, final touch is a visit to the Bezistan, a lively bazaar (a market from the 16th century) with a great variety of fragrances, colours, fabrics…
The tour continues to the Sarajevo Airport zone where the “Tunnel of Hope” is located – it is a war tunnel built during the siege of Sarajevo in 1993. Just like the old, medieval tunnels, its main purpose also was to connect the city under siege with the free territory, but eventually, it became the symbol of hope. For the end of the day, take a final spin to Sarajevo’s green oasis, The Springs of Bosnia River. This remarkable area around the spring of the river, to which this country owes a part of its name, is turned into a beautiful park. Several small islands and verdant plains with small waterfalls are connected with old-time wooden bridges. If you feel like getting the full experience of this little paradise, get on a horse carriage ride through the beautiful oak valley.
In your free time we highly recommend you not to miss Sarajevo brewery museum where along the great beer you can enjoy number of urban legends from its over 150-year long history.

Overnight: Sarajevo.

Standard package: Hotel Old Town 4* | Holiday 4* | Colors Inn 4* or similar or similar
Superior package: in Hotel Courtyard by Marriot 4* superior | President 4* superior | Swissotel 5* or similar

Day 3Lukomir Village: Hike the highest and most isolated village in Bosnia

15,1 km

5:30 h

790 m

The picturesque ride through Bjelašnica Olympic Mountain will take you to Umoljani village known by the UNESCO World Heritage site – Dolovo Stećci Medieval Tombstone Graveyards. Umoljani village is right where our hiking adventure begins, with a goal to reach Lukomir village, the highest and most isolated village in Bosnia and Herzegovina, located at 1.500 meteres of altitude. On your way to Lukomir you will reach Gradina, a small settlement primarily used by the locals as a base (camp) for summer pastures. As hike continues upwards, spectacular panoramic view of Studeni potok (Cold Stream) and its valley spreads around. At the end of the three-hour-hike the reward is expecting you: conquering the peak Obalj (1.896 metres high). Once at the top, you will experience an extraordinary view of the peaks of the mountains Bjelašnica, Treskavica and Visočica, as well as the Rakitnica River Canyon and many faraway villages. After a short refreshment, your hike continues down to Lukomir, an exceptional village with a 600-year-long tradition, an unforgettable and one of a kind experience. Don’t miss the great opportunity to learn about their own tradition, cooking methods, and clothing that have remained intact in this village from the medieval ages. A true treat will be meeting the locals and learning first-hand about the difficulty, but also simplicity of life in the mountains. Savour a traditionally prepared lunch and coffee (included), and take some fantastic photos of the medieval stone-made mountain houses.

After the lunch break, you will hike back through one of the least discovered canyons in Europe, the canyon of the Rakitnica River. As you hike through the canyon, 800 metres deep and, in some places, only 1 metre wide, you will be amazed by the rare sight of virgin nature in its full glory. The hiking route leads all the way to the starting point so the circle for this day is closed.
With body and mind full of impressions, take a seat and relax on your way back to Sarajevo.

Overnight: Sarajevo.

Standard package: Hotel Old Town 4* | Holiday 4* | Colors Inn 4* or similar or similar
Superior package: in Hotel Courtyard by Marriot 4* superior | President 4* superior | Swissotel 5* or similar

Day 4NP Sutjeska with Perućica Rainforest & Trnovačko Lake

12,5 km

5 h

1276 m

One more day of flourishing gem of nature of Bosnia is ahead of you. National Park Sutjeska, located about 100 km away from Sarajevo, represents one of the oldest parks in Bosnia with an area of 175 km2 comprised of magnificent, untouched and pristine wild nature. After a short walk, enter the park and rainforest Perućica, one of the two last standing rainforests in Europe, dating 11.000 years back. Fun fact: some parts of the forest are completely unattainable by foot, while some trees are 300 years old, with a height of over 50 metres. A true laboratory of nature! Your next point to rest and relax is a photo-stop at the viewpoint Dragoš Sedlo (1.242 metres high), where magnificent view reveals in front of you – the waterfall Skakavac (grasshopper) whose water glides with full force through the steep 80-metre-high rocks. Ascend to the plateau Prijevor and discover some magical panoramic views of this park and nearby mountains: Maglić, Zelengora and Volujak. The peak Maglić (2.386 metres) is dominating among them as the highest peak in Bosnia & Herzegovina, situated right on the border with Montenegro.
From Prijevor, hike continues untill you reach the last jewel of today’s trip – Trnovačko Lake, meaning that trail crosses the Montenegrin border. The lake is located at a height of 1.517 metres and it’s well known for its exceptional pure and clear water. What makes it so special and lovely is its unique shape of a heart! Trnovačko Lake is one of the seven glacial lakes that adorn Zelengora – one of the most beautiful mountains of the Dinaric Alps system. Due to their round shape, great depths and mesmerizing beauty, they are also known as ‘mountain eyes’.
The adventure becomes complete only during well-deserved rest in the heart of the National Park and a picnic-lunch with homemade specialties, typical for this region.
Leisurely hike back for 1.5 hours, and move on with your trip to the rafting camp situated on the river Drina. At the end of this very dynamic day, you’ll have plenty of time over dinner to reflect on your day and relive all the gorgeous impressions and memories from the great hike. Use this time to unwind and prepare for the next day rafting adventure.

Overnight: Rafting camp.

Standard package: Rafting Camp near Tara river in authentic log cabins
Superior package: Rafting Camp near Tara river in authentic log cabins

Day 5UNESCO’S Tara River Canyon with rafting

22 km

3:30 h

The first part of this day will be dedicated to the sparkling green of the Croatian rivers. The joined waters of the Krka River and its largest tributary, the Čikola River, fall over the 17 cascades of Skradinski buk waterfall and create an absolutely magical place.

After You have certainly heard that Tara River goes by the name “Tear of Europe” due to its purity. You can drink water from its stream anywhere you catch it, in every part of its flow. Tara River’s canyon is 1.300 metres deep, which makes it the greatest canyon in Europe and the second deepest in the world, right after Colorado River in USA. Since 1977, Tara canyon is under the protection of UNESCO, and it’s in the category of 25 the most important world natural heritages. Experience a rafting adventure full of joy, excitement and exhilaration on a river in emerald green and turquoise colour variations, surrounded by lush and vibrant nature. As a part of your team, extremely skilled and trained guides will be there for you, every step of the way for the 22 km ride that stretches from Montenegro to Bosnia and Herzegovina. If the weather allows, you will spend some great time by the fire, hanging around with the open-hearted locals.

Overnight: Rafting camp.

Standard package: Rafting Camp near Tara river in authentic log cabins
Superior package: Rafting Camp near Tara river in authentic log cabins

Day 6The Essence of Herzegovina: Sutjeska Memorial Park – UNESCO’s Blagaj – City of Mostar

6 h

After exploring Bosnia, it is time to get to know Herzegovina! The first stop is near Tjentište, also known as the Valley of Heroes, where you will visit Sutjeska Memorial Park. Sutjeska is very well known as the location where one of the most prominent battles in history took place during World War Two, on the territory of former Yugoslavia. The battle is known as the Battle on Sutjeska or Operation Schwarz. It represented one of the central points of the partisan resistance to the occupier during World War II, and the unique monument, as a symbol of the Brutalist architecture of former Yugoslavia, is there to keep this story alive for many generations to come.
The day continues to Blagaj (a site on the UNESCO Tentative List), an old town from the 15th century where the Kosač noble family ruled. The dervish’s house in Blagaj is considered to be the crib of Islam of today’s Bosnia and Herzegovina, settled in a fairy-tale scenery, beneath the cliffs, on the shores of the emerald green river Buna.
Later on, head to one of the most beautiful cities of the Balkan Peninsula, Mostar. The central point of the walking tour is the symbol of the city, Balkan TOP 10 and the most photographed sight in the country – the Old Bridge (a UNESCO protected landmark). Use your free time to blend in with the locals on the busy cobbled streets of old town, climb to the top of Koški Mehmed Pasha Mosque tower or simply enjoy a homemade coffee at its courtyard, check out the Crooked Bridge and the old tanner’s quarter Tabhana. An absolute must is to taste traditional meals on the banks of the crystal clear Neretva River, with an amazing view of the bridge rising above.

Overnight: Mostar.

Standard package: Eden Hotel & Spa 4* | Kriva Ćuprija 4* or similar
Superior package: Hotel Mepas 5* | Mostar 4* superior or similar

Day 7Medieval Počitelj village – NP Biokovo - Split

5 h

The great historical Herzegovina heritage is also depicted in the medieval village Počitelj, protected by UNESCO thanks to its authentic oriental architecture. It is considered that fortified town of Počitelj was built by Bosnian king Stefan Tvrtko I in 1383, but it was never really confirmed. The town’s significance has varied throughout the history and two most important periods were during the 8 years of the rule of Hungarians and 2 centuries of Ottomans’ rule. If you are lucky enough, you will have a chance to meet some of the locals, chat with them and be treated with some of home ma-de delicacies.
The adventure continues towards Croatia. Biokovo National Park is the best place to begin to discover the surreal beauty of Croatian nature. Тhe Biokovo Mountain whose rampart peaks, 1.500 meters above Makarska Riviera, offer the exceptional views of the sea and nearby islands. It is one of Croatia’s most popular hiking destinations with numerous paths that wind up the hills past olive groves, vineyards and pine forest. Some say it owes its name to the whiteness of the snow covered peaks (bio in Croatian word for white) while others claim that word biokovo used to be a synonym for tempest – a specific type of wind locally also called bura. The nature reserve is known among nature lovers by the great number of endemic animal and plant species. Recently, its fame has spread thanks to the Skywalk – a 25-meter-long glass promenade that offers а spectacular view of Makarska Riviera. The local myth says that when the sky is clear and bright, you can even see Italy, all the way across Adriatic!

Overnight: Split.

Standard package: Hotel Art 4* | Globo 4*| President 4* or similar
Superior package: Marvie Hotel & Health 4* superior | Luxe 4* superior | Cvita 4* superior or similar

Day 8The Historical Maze of Dalmatia: Trogir and Split

3 h

Feeling lucky to start your day in Trogir, a charming little town with medieval walls, magical architecture and a wonderful sea view, you are ready for today’s adventure. Being in this town will seem like you travelled back in time through centuries, all the way to the Trogir’s Golden era, today, still visible in the magnificent Cipiko Palace, the Venetian Cathedral of St. Lawrence, the Gothic town hall and mighty walls along the waterfront. Walking through the city centre (UNESCO World Heritage Site) with cobbled streets and passages, among different architectural styles, listening to the stories about medieval time and feeling the atmosphere of the glorious times past, you will find yourself immersed in the incredible history of Trogir.

A natural unfolding to this fulfilled day is a visit to the city of Split, the successor of Solin, the capital of Roman province Dalmatia. Split was actually the periphery of Solin whose very important citizen – the emperor Diocletian, chose Split’s downtown as a place for his palace. That is how the splendour of Split began and how the heart of the city was shaped. Walking down the Split’s streets is similar to wandering through a historical labyrinth. You will enter the bronze gate in the south, pass by the cathedral of St. Domnius, one of the best preserved buildings of Roman times, reach the golden gate in the north to touch the left toe of the statue of Gregory of Nin. According to the legend, all visitors who touch the toe of the statue will ensure their return to Split someday. Our tour ends on the busy seafront, complete with palms and yachts, colourful shops in Roman passages, and charming bars with creative interiors.

Overnight: Split.

Standard package: Hotel Art 4* | Globo 4*| President 4* or similar
Superior package: Marvie Hotel & Health 4* superior | Luxe 4* superior | Cvita 4* superior or similar

Day 9Brač – Flavours and Sceneries of the authentic Croatian island®

5,5 km

2 h

778 m

The next three days you will be discovering the incredible Adriatic coast and Dalmatian archipelago.
Your first stop is the island of Brač, with the highest peaks among the Croatian islands. With a smaller number of tourists, but without big crowds and pomp as the glittering islands in its neighbourhood, Brač provides an excellent opportunity to delve into the authentic life of locals, particularly in the inland.
Your sightseeing starts at the Museum of olive oil since olive cultivation here dates back all the way to the Venetian time and there’s over a half-million trees planted. Warmly welcomed by hosts, you will get interesting insights into the production process. Spice up your visit by tasting various local delicacies. Later on, head up to Vidova Gora, the roof of the Croatian islands. From this point, you will go downhill along the rocky trails to the town of Bol. This small place, adorned by lovely old houses, offers great restaurants for lunch or snack by the promenade. Walk a little bit more and spend your well-deserved break at one of the most attractive beaches in the world – the Golden horn (Zlatni Rat).
Later in the afternoon, meet again with your guide at the harbour for your half-hour catamaran ride to the island of Hvar.

Overnight: Hvar Island.

Standard package: Hotel Lavanda by Valamar 3* | Pharia 3* or similar
Superior package: Heritage Hotel Dea Hvar Old Town 4* superior | Heritage Villa Apolon 4* Starigrad superior | Amfora Grand Beach Resort Hvar Old Town 4* superior or similar

Day 10Hvar Island: The ghost-like villages with lavender scent - Medieval Hvar town

3,6 km

1 h

165 m

5,3 km

1:30 h

100 m

After breakfast, the queen of the Croatian islands – Hvar is expecting you. It is so much more than just the glitz and glamour of its main town. The significance of the island dates back from the ancient times. The important strategic and nautical position of Hvar had been the main cause of rich and turbulent times throughout its history. Its separation from the mainland protected the island from some of the modern influences and preserved the harmony between man and nature. This is visible in the white-washed towns and historic cobbled streets, in the fields of lavender and azure waters, as well as the home-style restaurants serving delicious Dalmatian fare. With all this in mind, you will visit one of the households that cultivates lavender and hike through the abandoned ghost-like village Malo Grablje. Somewhere in the middle of the Hvar hiking route, you’ll get to the Milna just in time for refreshment at one of the restaurants with a wide seafood offer. As you continue hiking along the coast, you will be rewarded with marvellous views. You will arrive in the capital of the island – the city of Hvar.
Quite often visitors describe their time spent in the town of Hvar like being a part of a fairy-tale. The scenography features 13th-century walls surrounding beautifully ornamented Gothic palaces and traffic-free marble streets. This small bay town will show you its full glory especially through the stories about significant historical events and people, related to the cathedral, monastery or fortress.
Some would say that this incredible island simply has it all: rich history, vibrant nightlife, high-class service, wonderful nature and stunning viewpoints to admire it. Finally, you will have spare time to enjoy the crystal clear waters.

Overnight: Hvar Island.

Standard package: Hotel Lavanda by Valamar 3* | Pharia 3* or similar
Superior package: Heritage Hotel Dea Hvar Old Town 4* superior | Heritage Villa Apolon 4* Starigrad superior | Amfora Grand Beach Resort Hvar Old Town 4* superior or similar

Day 11Wine Duet: Korčula Island & Pelješac Peninsula – Walls of Ston

3 h

The third island in our itinerary will be sure to astonish you as well. Korčula, the most tranquil island of our adventure, got the name from the Greeks due to its dense pine forest – Korkyra Melaina (Black Corfu). The Korčula Town is also known as Little Dubrovnik for its mighty city walls, medieval squares, churches, palaces and houses. Locals say it still keeps secrets about the life of one of the most famous explorers in history – Marco Polo. Tip of the day: there is a nice bar in the Zakerjan tower at the far end of the old town where you can enjoy spectacular views of the strait in the distance.
The Mediterranean climate, soil quality and the terrain’s morphology provide the perfect conditions for wine-growing. In Lumbarda village, the heart of Korčula’s wine making, you will have the opportunity to taste various sorts of wine, as well as the most authentic ones, pošip and grk. The perfect ending to your visit to Korčula is tasting some of the most known Croatian wines and snacks at the local family winery. After this wonderful experience, get on the ferry, and head to your next destination, leaving behind old little houses, settled on the edge of the island. Upon your return to continental Croatia, enjoy the ride through the Pelješac peninsula. The largest Croatian peninsula, covered with macchia, is widely known by two trademarks: wine and oyster. This region, Dingač, with its famous symbol – the donkey, is the first protected wine region in Croatia. On your way to Dubrovnik, along the coast of the Adriatic, there will be a short photo stop by the impressive old city walls above the town of Ston.

Overnight: Dubrovnik.

Standard package:Hotel Lapad 4* | Uvala 4* | Grand Hotel Park 4* or similar
Superior package: Hotel Royal Neptun 4* | Valamar Lacroma 4* | More 5* or similar

Day 12UNESCO’s Dubrovnik: Movielike Old Town and Kayak Experience

7,4 km

3 h

Get ready for a lovely walking adventure through Dubrovnik’s Old Town. This maze of beautiful white marble streets (UNESCO World Heritage Site) is surrounded by a 2 km long wall which hides medieval treasures: the city’s baroque churches, magnificent palaces, significant monuments, medieval gates and marble streets. Its numerous art galleries and unique artisanal shops keep the artworks of many artists who found inspiration in this light-coloured-stone city. Walking through the historical centre, you will start and end your visit at the main street Stradun, and in between, you will hear facts, tales and legends about the Pile Gate, Big Onofrio’s Fountain, the cathedral, main square Placa and wonderful ornaments of Rector’s and Sponza Palaces. A lunch or refreshment in the city port will complete the story about Dubrovnik. Even with the spectacular morning, the real highlight of the day is kept for the afternoon – time to meet Dubrovnik from a different perspective. You saddle up on kayaks, row along the coast and admire the view of the pink-grey city walls, which stand out against the azure blue water. Be sure that this experience will boost the impression about the mightiness of the city walls and give you a chance to enjoy both the attractive shore of the Lokrum isle and the cave up close. This beautiful island holds a lot of mysteries and according to the legend it was a shelter to King Richard the Lionheart in the 12th century. Our guide will tell you the whole story once you arrive there. Lokrum Island has been a set for filming the Game of Thrones, and it is another inevitable destination for the true lovers of the series

Overnight: Dubrovnik.

Standard package:Hotel Lapad 4* | Uvala 4* | Grand Hotel Park 4* or similar
Superior package: Hotel Royal Neptun 4* | Valamar Lacroma 4* | More 5* or similar

Day 13The Bay of Kotor: Perast town – Boat ride to the Our Lady of the Rocks isle – UNESCO’S City of Kotor – Olive oil tasting

2,5 km

2:30 h

230 m

This day is devoted to the Bay of Kotor with its unique scenery. First stop is at the town of Perast, a little settlement baroque in style, where a relaxing boat ride to the picturesque island of Our Lady of the Rocks starts. This artificial islet is home to a church known by mystifying story and valuable artefacts like paintings by local artist, votive silver tablets and a hair-made tapestry. After short boat tour, marvellous Kotor kept in the mediaeval wall-frame is welcoming us. A walking tour shows multicultural richness through churches of Saint Nicholas and Saint Luka, the Cathedral of Saint Tryphon and all the glory of this UNESCO site. Use your free time to continue wandering around the stone paved town, or enjoy offer of fish restaurant at one of romantic squares. The break is perfect preparation for more than 1.500-step-hike which reaches the Fortress of St. John, point with mind-blowing panorama of Kotor Bay which for sure will become part of lifelong memories. For the end of this day, one more thing is left – a visit to the Morić Olive Farm, family-owned and operated estate, settled in Luštica Bay. It brings you an exquisite opportunity to feel the spirit and explore the rich heritage of the authentic household, taste the organic extra virgin olive oil of premium quality and simply enjoy the ambience of one of Montenegro’s most famed olive growing areas.

Overnight: Budva or Kotor Bay.

Standard package: Hotel Moskva 4* | Bracera 4* | Adria 4* or similar
Superior package: Hotel Casa del Mare Amfora 4* | Casa del Mare Mediterraneo 5* | The Chedi Luštica Bay 5* or similar

Day 14NP Lovćen Mountain: Gastronomy, History & Adventure

461 steps

1 h

110 m

The Lovćen massif area is considered to be one of the most important places in Montenegrin culture and history. Just getting there is a unique adventure: the stunning view of the Boka Bay will leave you in awe, while driving up the old, Austro-Hungarian 25-serpentine-road. First stop for the day is Njeguši, the village known as the birth place of the royal dynasty Petrović and a ‘guardian’ of the authentic architecture and cuisine in the region. Njeguški sir and pršut (cheese and prosciutto of Njeguši), a real treat for true foodies, are both genuine contributions to Montenegrin cuisine, produced only in this area, following the traditional recipe for smoking and curing meat.

Tasting the most famous specialties of the region makes us ready for one more breath-taking peak. The National Park Lovćen encompasses the central and the highest part of the Lovćen massif, covering an area of 6.400 hectares. On top of one of the mountain’s two imposing peaks, lies a magnificent mausoleum – the tomb of Montenegro’s greatest person in history: II Petrović Njegoš. It takes 461 steps to climb to reach but it is a great adventure. The journey is well worth the effort – you will be rewarded with a spectacular viewpoint from the world’s highest mausoleum. The trip continues to the Lipa Cave, one of the largest caves in Montenegro, for a great underground adventure. One-hour exploration discovers the cave’s beautiful and wild system of 2.5 kilometres long trails and halls, splendid cave ornaments and gives chance to find out some fun facts about the cave and its surrounding. Back on the sunny surface is pleasing and on the way back to the hotel, a short photo-break right above the islet of St. Stefan, an emerald of Montenegro, is reword for invested energy on this day. Once a shelter for the locals during attack of pirates and Turks, today it is luxurious hotel with private access for exclusive guests: even Novak Đoković chose it as the venue of his own wedding.
Use free evening and try out some of the finest Montenegrin wines, made from the authentic red grape variety Vranac, as well as some organic honey, figs, and a homemade spirit called rakija. It is highly recommended to enjoy these delicacies at the konoba, small, traditional restaurants owned by local families and are the true essence of Montenegrin’s warm hospitality and friendship.

Overnight: Budva or Kotor Bay.

Standard package: Hotel Moskva 4* | Bracera 4* | Adria 4* or similar
Superior package: Hotel Casa del Mare Amfora 4* | Casa del Mare Mediterraneo 5* | The Chedi Luštica Bay 5* or similar

Day 15River of Crnojević – Poseljani village - NP Skadar Lake with boat ride

10,5 km

3:30 h

It is time to say goodbye to the coast and head to the heartland of Montenegro. Your day starts by passing the River of Crnojević, a small settlement dating back to the 15th century, which to this day counts only 200 inhabitants. With its strategic positioning and river flowing directly into the Skadar Lake, this settlement was the largest Montenegrin harbour and leading merchant bazaar in the 19th century.

The journey goes through the vivid, old caravan road featuring several lake viewpoints and an incredible opportunity for stunning panoramic photos. A special part of your day will be the visit of the village Poseljani with its movielike houses, mills, and small stone bridges dating back to the 18th century, all authentic scenes and examples of the architecture of this region.
Fishing village of Virpazar is a departure point for boat ride on Skadar Lake. As you glide through the mirroring water, the numerous lake’s attractions reveal: the extraordinary birds, the water lilies in full bloom, and wild, secluded beaches. Skadar Lake has an area ranging from 370 to 530 square kilometres, depending on the water level and it is the biggest lake of the Balkans. The river Bojana creates a connection between Skadar Lake and the Adriatic Sea through a large mountain massive that separates the two. This day, dedicated to the rural and natural area, ends at the Montenegrin capital, Podgorica.

Overnight: Podgorica.

Standard package: Hotel Ramada by Windham 4* | New Star 4* or similar
Superior package: Hotel Hilton 5* | Cue (ex CentreVille) 4* superior or similar

Day 16Departure day

Departure from Podgorica or any non-listed airport.

If you would like to book pre or post tour accomodation, you can do that during  check out process
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Countries visited

Bosnia, Croatia and Montenegro


Standard package:

  • 3 BB in Sarajevo in Hotel Old Town 4* | Holiday 4* | Colors Inn 4* or similar
  • 1 FB (full board) and 1 HB (half board) in Rafting Camp near Tara river in authentic log cabins
  • 1 BB in Mostar in Eden Hotel & Spa 4* | Kriva Ćuprija 4* or similar
  • 2 BB in Split in Hotel Art 4* | Globo 4* | President 4* or similar
  • 2 BB on Hvar Island in Hotel Lavanda by Valamar 3* | Pharia 3* or similar
  • 2 BB in Dubrovnik in Hotel Lapad 4* | Uvala 4* | Grand Hotel Park 4* or similar
  • 2 BB in Budva in Hotel Moskva 4* | Bracera 4* | Adria 4* or similar
  • 1 BB in Podgorica in Hotel Ramada by Windham 4* | New Star 4* or similar

Superior package:

  • 3 BB in Sarajevo in Hotel Courtyard by Marriot 4* superior | President 4* superior | Swissotel 5* or similar
  • 1 FB (full board) and 1 HB (half board) in Rafting Camp near Tara river in authentic log cabins
  • 1 BB in Mostar in Hotel Mepas 5* | Mostar 4* superior or similar
  • 2 BB in Split in Marvie Hotel & Health 4* superior | Luxe 4* superior | Cvita 4* superior or similar
  • 2 BB on Hvar Island in Heritage Hotel Dea Hvar Old Town 4* superior | Heritage Villa Apolon 4* Starigrad superior | Amfora Grand Beach Resort Hvar Old Town 4* superior or similar
  • 2 BB in Dubrovnik in Hotel Royal Neptun 4* | Valamar Lacroma 4* | More 5* or similar
  • 2 BB in Boka Bay in hotel Casa del Mare Amfora 4* | Casa del Mare Mediterraneo 5* | The Chedi Luštica Bay 5* or similar
  • 1 BB in Podgorica in Hotel Hilton 5* | Cue (ex CentreVille) 4* superior or similar


  • 20 breakfasts included


  • Springs of Bosnia River
  • Tunnel of Hope
  • Sutjeska NP with picnic lunch
  • Blagaj
  • Biokovo Nature Reserve
  • Boat trip from Perast to the island of Our Lady of the Rocks
  • Kotor Old town and St. John Fortress
  • Lovćen NP
  • Lovćen Mausoleum
  • Lipa Cave
  • Skadar Lake NP


  • Sarajevo Food Experience Walking Tour®
  • Lukomir Village lunch
  • Tara River rafting
  • Museum of olive oil on Brač island with tasting
  • Hvar Island household visit
  • Wine tasting on Korčula Island
  • Kayak ride in Dubrovnik
  • Boka Bay Olive Oil tasting
  • Njeguši Village food tasting
  • Skadar Lake boat ride


  • Airport arrival and departure transfers
  • Transportation throughout the tour according to the itinerary


  • Professional tour guidance throughout the tour
  • VAT, accommodation taxes and city taxes
  • Tour logistics and organization by a licensed local agency

I'm a solo traveller, is there a single supplement?

If you are travelling alone, not as part of a joint private tour, and want to book an exclusive private tour (guide & vehicle) with accommodation in a single room, please send us a request via enquiry form on the right side, and we will get back to you imediately with an offer for your Adventure tour.

Do you require a visa for this holiday?

Due to the various number of nationalities of our customers it is hard to unify information regarding Visa requirements. It is the responsibility of the passengers to get acquainted with visa requirements of all the countries they are travelling to or will be in transit. Make sure to get all the information from government’s foreign travel advisories, relevant authorities or contact us for help.

Can you explain the Activity level - Relaxed marked above?

On our tours marked RELAXED you will be spending 2 to 3 hours walking or cycling throughout cities, during sightseeing or hiking down the well-maintained tracks, with no steep ascents or descents. With free time in the afternoon and including Local Experiences such as typical food and wine tasting, boat rides etc. they offer great opportunity to meet, explore and experience new destinations. These tours (level of activity) do not require previous experience and are ideal for travellers who enjoy active holiday but are not in a great shape.

What is cancellation policy?



In case of cancellation by the guest, refund policy will be applied by the terms stated in the list below. The guest is obligated to send official written cancellation notice. Given refund policy will be applied from the time of receiving the notification in writing.  The shown refund amount represents a percentage of the total tour price.


For cancellation up to 60 days before departure – 100% refund.

For cancellation from 59 days till 46 days before departure – 90% refund.

For cancellation from 45 days till 31 days before departure – 80% refund.

For cancellation from 30 days till 16 days before departure – 70% refund.

For cancellation from 15 days till 8 days before departure – 50% refund.

For cancellation from 7 days till the day of departure – 0% refund.


Beside all standard reasons, cancellation policy will also apply if tour participant cancel the tour with a reason that includes medical ground, visa issues, jury service etc.

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