Balkan Grand Circle – 16 days

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Balkan Grand Circle – 16 days

Serbia – Romania – Bulgaria – Bosnia – Montenegro – Croatia
15 nights / 16 days tour

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  • 16 days

  • April - September Apr - Sep

  • 16 Meals Included

  • Belgrade

  • Dubrovnik

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  • 4*/5* hotels

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What to Expect

This incredible tour will reveal the most precious places in the Eastern part of Balkan Peninsula and take you to the Adriatic to show you the brilliant Kotor and Dubrovnik settled on its shores. Explore amazing Belgrade, the city where Sava and Danube kiss, admire the lush nature of the Carpathians in Romania, gaze at the impressive Saint Alexander Nevski Cathedral in Sofia and the turquoise colour of the Neretva River under the old bridge in Mostar. The spectacular sites of Boka Bay and Dubrovnik will make a perfect ending to this great adventure.

  • Feel the Montmartre-style charm of Belgrade’s Skadarlija
  • Explore the castle of the infamous Vlad (Count) Dracula in Bran
  • Discover the ancient city of Plovdiv and taste the famous lyutenica in Sofia
  • Look for the Game of Thrones filming sites in the maze of narrow, marble streets in Dubrovnik

Day 1Arrival to Belgrade

Upon arrival in Belgrade, the capital of Serbia, you will be welcomed by your driver and escorted to your hotel. On the short coach ride from the Nikola Tesla airport, sit back, relax and enjoy the sights of New Belgrade with its prominent ‘blocks’ – a classic example of Socialist architecture, built after World War II – and modern business centres, including the imposing Ušće Tower. Along the way, your driver will show you and tell some stories about the Western Gate of Belgrade, the famous Belgrade Arena and the monumental Palace of Serbia. Check-in at your hotel.

Use your free time to rest and prepare for the trip. At 7pm in the hotel reception, you will be greeted by your guide who will introduce himself and provide you with detailed information about the entire trip. You will also meet the other travellers in the group. For the rest of the evening, we recommend you take a short, leisurely walk through one of the oldest quarters towards the bohemian heart of Belgrade – Skadarlija. In a charming 19th century cobbled street you will find many numerous ‘kafanas’ where you can try delicious local specialties while listening to traditional music.

Standard package: Hotel Royal Inn 4* | Mark 4* | Prag 4* or similar
Premium package: Hotel Saint Ten 5* | Hyatt Regency 5* | Hilton 5* or similar


Day 2Leisure day: Belgrade Sightseeing

After breakfast, you will embark on a tour (driving and walking) around Belgrade, a capital city well known for its various architectural styles, dynamic history and fantastic views of one of the biggest river confluences in the whole of Europe. Start the tour visiting the Museum of Yugoslav History, a memorial complex devoted to the life and deeds of Josip Broz Tito, the political leader of Yugoslavia. Next, you will pass by the stadium of FC Red Star – the former European and World Cup champions, and proceed to the Temple of Saint Sava, Belgrade’s patron saint. Very much a symbol of the city, this impressive building can be seen from any part of the capital. After a short break at the Temple’s plateau, the panoramic tour will then take you from Slavija Square, to Saint Mark’s Church, the Serbian National Parliament and White Palace, and on to Republic Square. This most central point of Belgrade is surrounded by such cultural institutions as the National Theatre and National Museum. The tour will then head along the lively Knez Mihailo Street, the main pedestrian and shopping zone, before stopping for a visit to the Orthodox Cathedral Church of Saint Michael the Archangel, which is located just across from the Building of Patriarchate. Your guide will tell you about the tavern around the corner, the oldest in the city and intriguingly known as “?” (Question Mark), before continuing on to Kalemegdan Park and Belgrade Fortress, the most important cultural-historic complex of the city, situated on the confluence of the rivers Sava and Danube.

Standard package: Hotel Royal Inn 4* | Mark 4* | Prag 4* or similar
Premium package: Hotel Saint Ten 5* | Hyatt Regency 5* | Hilton 5* or similar


Day 3Belgrade – Fruška Gora – Sremski Karlovci – Novi Sad – Belgrade

Breakfast. On this tour, you will explore the most interesting sights of Vojvodina, a province in the north of Serbia. You will be driven through picturesque scenery and Serbia’s famous wine region towards the ‘Serbian Holy Land’, home to 17 functioning Serbian Orthodox monasteries. You will visit well preserved monastery Krušedol, where you’ll have the opportunity to buy wine and rakija made by the monks.

The tour continues on to town of Sremski Karlovci. A real gem of Serbian culture and spirituality, Sremski Karlovci feels like a ‘museum town’ with its Baroque centre, the Patriarchal Court, the Orthodox Cathedral of Saint Nicholas and the first Serbian secondary school (gymnasium). It is also famous for wine production and the town’s annual Wineball festival. You will finish your tour of this charming town with a visit and wine tasting at one the region’s most prominent wineries.

Further on the tour, you will visit the 2021 European Capital of Culture, Novi Sad. Located on the historical border of two former empires – the Austro-Hungarian and Ottoman – as a result, the capital of Vojvodina is a multi-cultural city with an interesting mix of architectural influences. On a sightseeing tour around the city, you will walk around the city’s pedestrian zone, past the City Hall, a Catholic church, the old city centre, the former house of Albert Einstein’s wife Mileva, the cultural foundation Matica Srpska and a synagogue. Then you’ll follow the right bank of Danube and visit Petrovaradin, or the so-called ‘Danube’s Gibraltar’, where the fortress is located. Drive back to Belgrade. Overnight.

Standard package: Hotel Royal Inn 4* | Mark 4* | Prag 4* or similar
Premium package: Hotel Saint Ten 5* | Hyatt Regency 5* | Hilton 5* or similar


Day 4Belgrade – Timișoara – Sibiu

Breakfast. Hotel check-out. The tour continues to Timișoara, the largest city in western Romania and one that has been influenced by many cultures. The charm of this city, settled on the northern bank of the River Bega, lies in its distinctive architectural character and vibrant cultural life, and it is frequently referred to as ‘Little Vienna’. Its historical significance is further confirmed by the fact that it was the first European city to have electric street lighting. A guided tour will leave from Unirii Square, the city’s main square surrounded by beautiful mediaeval buildings among which the Catholic Cathedral of Saint George is a decorative highlight. The tour will take you to Liberty Square, Victory Square home to the Romanian National Opera and National Theatre, and the 15th century Huniade Castle which today represents the best example of Gothic architecture in this region.

Continue on to Sibiu, the European Capital of Culture in 2007. Before sightseeing tour check-in to the hotel and take a short rest.

Sibiu was the largest and richest of seven fortified towns built by German settlers in the 12th century. In Sibiu, the first hospital and pharmacy in Romania were established, the first Romanian book was printed and the oldest museum in Romania, the Brukenthal National Museum, was built. The wealth acquired by the trade guilds of Sibiu was used to build impressive buildings and fortification, and today the old town has retained its former splendour. Parts of the mediaeval walls still surround the historic centre, where narrow streets intersect 17th century buildings. During the tour you will visit the Large Square with Brukenthal National Museum, the Small Square, the Council Tower, the Bridge of Lies, Stairs Passage and the Orthodox Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, modelled on the magnificent Agia Sofia. Overnight.

Standard package: Hotel Best Western Silva 4* | Continental Forum 4* | Mercure Sibiu Airport 4* or similar
Premium package: Hotel Ramada by Wyndham 4* | Golden Tulip Ana Tower 4* | Hilton Sibiu 5* or similar


Day 5Sibiu – Sighișoara – Brașov

Breakfast. The tour continues to the Croatian capital of Zagreb. This small gem of European culture and civilisation is located in the heart of the continent.

Sightseeing around Zagreb, touring the city’s main attractions: Kaptol (the medieval part of Zagreb), the Franciscan monastery and the 13th century Church of Saint Francis. You will also get the chance to walk around Dolac, Zagreb’s best known farmers’ market, and admire the baroque architecture of the 18th century Church of Saint Mary. The tour will end in the heart of Zagreb, at Ban Josip Jelačić’s monument in the square named after him.

After the lunch break, you will be driven to Slovenia, the world’s first green destination. On your way, you will make a stop at Otočec Castle. A jewel rising above the misty Krka River, this landmark is the only water castle in Slovenia and the surrounding area, and the short break here will refresh you. Afterwards, you will continue on to Ljubljana. Check-in at the hotel and take your time to rest for next days of this amazing tour.

Standard package: Hotel Austria Trend 4* | M Hotel 4* | Lev 4* or similar
Premium package: Hotel Grand Union 4* | Hotel Radisson Blu Plaza 4* | U Hotel 4* or similar


Day 6Brașov – Bran Castle – Peleș Castle – Bucharest

After breakfast, check-out and drive through the beautiful landscape to Bran Castle, the former residence of the Romanian royal family and commonly known as Dracula’s Castle. The fairy-tale appearance of this gothic fortress built in the 13th century, set strategically atop a 60 metre cliff, provides visitors with an irresistible journey back to middle ages and an era that housed Bram Stoker’s horror novel, entitled ‘Dracula’. Stoker was fascinated by stories of the dark mysteries of the Carpathian Mountains and the legend of Vlad Cepes, a Romanian hero known as a very cruel ruler, and used it all as inspiration for his world-famous novel. Thanks to the fact that Vlad the Impaler was held as a prisoner in this beautiful mediaeval castle, a belief was created that Bran Castle is the place where Stoker placed his story and it became known as Dracula’s Castle.

Afternoon hours will be devoted to the visit to Sinaia and Peleș Castle. When King Carol I of Romania visited the location on which the beautiful Peleș Castle now stands, he was amazed by the stunning scenery of the Carpathian Mountains that surrounded it. The royal family decided to build their summer residence there and they made a splendid creation of noble taste and intelligent engineering. The castle, with its stunning turrets, great attention to detail and unbelievable views across the mountains, is considered a Neo-Renaissance masterpiece. In addition to the magnificent exterior with hand-painted stained glass windows and numerous sculptures surrounding the castle, the interior of over 160 rooms was decorated by more than 400 artisans and artists.

After sightseeing, you will depart for the Romanian capital, Bucharest. Hotel check-in and free time. Overnight.

Standard package: Hotel Capital Plaza 4* | Parliament 4* | Ambasador 4* or similar
Premium package: Hotel Grand Continental 5* | Athénée Palace Hilton 5* | Hilton Garden Inn Old Town 4* or similar


Day 7Leisure day: Bucharest Sightseeing Tour

Breakfast. Start the sightseeing tour of Bucharest. Known for its wide, tree-lined boulevards, glorious Belle Époque buildings and a reputation for the high life (which in the 1900s earned it the nickname of ‘Little Paris’), today Bucharest is a bustling metropolis. While exploring this magnificent city adorned with parks, you will see the fascinating blend of French, Byzantine and communist architecture in the many stylish building. Though much of the centre is modern and garish, you will find splendid 17th and 18th century Orthodox churches and graceful art nouveau villas tucked away in quiet corners.

You will visit all of the city’s best-known sights, including the Piața Unirii for a view of the colossal Palace of the Parliament, the second-largest building in the world (after the Pentagon). From there, the tour continues to the mediaeval Old Town, one of Bucharest’s earliest settlements, which has been the seat of Romanian princes. You will see the Old Princely Court and its church, the peaceful Stavropoleos Monastery, Lipscani Street and the National Museum of Romanian History. Continue toward the Calea Victoriei Avenue, and see the beautiful French-style buildings. When you arrive at Revolution Square, hear the story about what communist rule meant for Romania and how this square earned its name, and don’t forget to take a photo in front of many of its important sights.

In the afternoon, use your free time to rest or head to the old city centre and enjoy the open air terraces, bars, coffee shops, pubs and clubs that can be found at every turn. This is the perfect place to go out for dinner and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of Bucharest while sipping Țuică, Romania’s national drink made from plums.

Standard package: Hotel Capital Plaza 4* | Parliament 4* | Ambasador 4* or similar
Premium package: Hotel Grand Continental 5* | Athénée Palace Hilton 5* | Hilton Garden Inn Old Town 4* or similar


Day 8Bucharest – Rock-Hewn Churches of Ivanovo – Arbanasi – Veliko Tarnovo

Breakfast and check-out. Start the day tour of Northern Bulgaria and visit its most important sights. As soon as you enter the territory of Bulgaria close to the village of Ivanovo, you will visit the UNESCO World Heritage site, a complex of rock-hewn churches, chapels, monasteries and cells. This is where the first hermits dug out their cells and churches in the rock during the 12th century. The 14th century murals are wonderful examples of mediaeval art and testify to the exceptional skill of the Bulgarian artists. Admire and find out why this authentic preserved heritage is attractive and popular with tourists.

Continue your tour with a short photo stop in the small village of Arbanasi, an architectural and museum reserve. A picturesque open-air museum of cultural heritage includes 80 houses, some of which still have original Ottoman decor and design. If you are lucky you may catch performance by traditional Bulgarian dancers, with colourful costumes and positive energy. In this small village you can also visit one of its five churches, which together house more than 3,600 frescoes.

The final stop of the day will take you back in time to the rise and fall of the mighty capital of the Second Bulgarian Empire (1185 — 1396). By walking the winding cobblestone streets of Veliko Tarnovo, you will learn and feel how its proud population lived under Turkish rule, developed fabulous architectural masterpieces and established a cohesive and powerful craftsmen’s guild. The legends and stories, interesting history and picturesque location of Veliko Tarnovo and the Tsarevets fortress have gained them numerous admirers in both Bulgaria and abroad, making the region a top tourist attraction in the Balkans.

Check-in to the hotel and free time to enjoy the evening in this charming town. Overnight.

Standard package: Hotel Premier 4* | Tsarevets 3* | Alegro 3* or similar
Premium package: Hotel Yantra Grand 4* | Agusta Spa 3* | Studio 3* or similar


Day 9Veliko Tarnovo – Etar Ethno Village – Plovdiv Sightseeing – Sofia

Breakfast and check-out from the hotel. Drive to the Open Air Ethnographic Museum Etar, which contains a collection of 50 objects including water-powered installations and houses with craftsmen’s workshops. The complex exhibits the architecture, way of life and economy of central Bulgaria during the Bulgarian National Revival. Using original instruments and following old traditions, it presents the Bulgarian customs, culture and characteristics of 20 regional crafts. Etar has gained popularity for being the only unique collection of old water-powered machines in Bulgaria, 10 of which are still active today and work as they would have done back in the day, and it is considered one of the best kept active technical collections in European open air museums.

Continue the tour and explore the beautiful and ancient city of Plovdiv, one of the oldest cities in Europe and the European Capital of Culture for 2019. Located on the banks of the Marica River and built around seven hills, the city has a cultural mix of different civilisations and a unique blend of architectural elements, itself a museum under the open sky. You will visit one of its most famous landmarks, the architectural complex of the Ancient Plovdiv, where many beautiful houses from the time of the Bulgarian Renaissance have been preserved and restored. The most significant monument of the cultural capital of Bulgaria is certainly the Ancient Theatre of Philippopolis; built in the 2nd century with perfect acoustics, in which theatrical performances, concerts and various cultural events are still held today. You will also visit the Roman Stadium and the Church of Saint Constantine and Helena before finishing the tour in Kapana, the creative heart of the city and a pedestrian area full of shops, restaurants and galleries.

Drive to Sofia and check-in to the hotel.

Standard package: Hotel BW Premier Collection City 4* | Best Western Terminus Hotel 4* | Triada Hotel 4* or similar
Premium package: Grand Hotel Sofia 5* | Hilton 5* | Arena di Serdica Boutique Hotel 5* or similar


Day 10Leisure day: Sofia Sightseeing – Rila Monastery (optional)

Breakfast. Today, you will explore Sofia, a modern, youthful Eastern European capital, distinguished by a unique combination of communist-style architecture, Ottoman mosques and onion-domed churches.

The home to many of Bulgaria’s finest museums, galleries and restaurants, Sofia will reveal to you its most interesting landmarks, such as the impressive Saint Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, the colourful Church of Saint Nicholas the Miracle-Maker, the Ivan Vazov National Theatre, the Church of Saint George, the Banya Bashi Mosque, the Sofia Synagogue, the National Palace of Culture and Largo, one of the prime examples of Socialist Classicism architecture and one of the Sofia’s main landmarks.

Standard package: Hotel BW Premier Collection City 4* | Best Western Terminus Hotel 4* | Triada Hotel 4* or similar
Premium package: Grand Hotel Sofia 5* | Hilton 5* | Arena di Serdica Boutique Hotel 5* or similar


Day 11Sofia – Niš – Belgrade

Breakfast and check-out. Return to Serbia, this time to the eastern region, of which the city of Niš is the most important destination. Niš, mostly known for being the birthplace of the Roman Emperor Constantine the Great, is a crossroad between East and West and therefore sometimes called the ‘Gate of East and West’. As the host of the most visited jazz festival of Southeast Europe, you will remember it for its frequent restaurants and cafés, always filled with the warmth and hospitality of the local people. During the tour of Niš, you will see several unique sights of global significance. The most important landmark of Niš is the archaeological park Mediana (temporarily closed), a cultural property of exceptional importance as it contains the remains of the residence of one of the most important Roman emperors, Constantine the Great. Another landmark you won’t forget easily is Skull Tower. Made of 952 human skulls, it is one of the most macabre historical sites in the world. You will also visit the Niš Fortress, the largest monument in the city of Niš and the best preserved Turkish military fortress in Serbia, located in the city centre, on the bank of the Nišava River.

At the end of the tour, head to the cobbled Tinkers Alley and feel the spirit of the only remaining part of Niš’s old čaršija (market), now home to numerous cafés and restaurants. For an authentic local experience try the grilled meat, arguably the best in the country.

After an exciting day, drive to Serbia’s capital city, Belgrade. Check-in to the hotel. Overnight.

Standard package: Hotel Royal Inn 4* | Mark 4* | Prag 4* or similar
Premium package: Hotel Saint Ten 5* | Hyatt Regency 5* | Hilton 5* or similar


Day 12Belgrade – Šargan Eight – Wooden-town – Zlatibor

Breakfast and check-out. Morning departure from Belgrade, heading west towards the picturesque Ovčar-Kablar Gorge, through which the West Morava River meanders. The tour will continue on to Tara National Park, and you will have time to reflect on its beauty from aboard the authentic, retro ‘Nostalgia’ train which runs along the narrow gauge heritage railway, Šargan Eight. Travelling from the bottom of Šargan mountain on route shaped like the number eight (hence the name), you will be transported back in time while enjoying the stunning mountain scenery and numerous tunnels and viaducts.

At the beginning of the 20th century, the railway used to be a part of the railway from Belgrade to Sarajevo.

After enjoying the breathtaking nature, you will arrive at the ethno village Drvengrad (Wooden Town), built by prominent movie director Emir Kusturica. The village, which includes the Mećavnik Hotel, houses, galleries, shops, a cinema and a church, is made of natural materials, mostly wood. Since 2008, the village plays host to the annual Küstendorf Film and Music Festival and Drvengrad has been visited by the likes of Johnny Depp, Monica Belucci, Jim Jarmusch and many others.

After exploring Drvengrad, there will be a short drive to the famous Zlatibor Mountain, home of the first royal resort in Serbia. Here you can enjoy a relaxing walk around the quaint town centre of this picturesque air spa. In the evening, an enjoyable dinner of traditional Serbian food typical of the region will be served in the hotel. Overnight.

Standard package: Hotel Palisad standard 4* | Mir 4* | Iris 4* or similar
Premium package: Hotel Palisad 4* superior | Mona 4* or similar

Day 13Zlatibor – Višegrad – Sarajevo

Breakfast and check-out. The tour continues to Bosnia and Herzegovina and a short drive takes you to Višegrad, where Emir Kusturica used his imagination and creativity to build Andrićgrad (also known as Stone Town). It is a cultural centre with numerous buildings and facilities built on the banks of the Drina River near the famous bridge (a monument under the protection of UNESCO). The bridge is referenced in the title of Ivo Andrić’s novel The Bridge on the Drina and in honour of the Nobel Prize winning author, Kusturica’s town was called Andrićgrad (literally translated as Andrić’s Town). In Andrićgrad, the tour will stop for lunch at an unusual restaurant called Zlatna Moruna, the interior of which is decorated with frescoes by well-known artist Bisenija Tereščenko. After lunch, the tour will continue on to Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Check-in at the hotel.

After a short rest, the Sarajevo sightseeing tour will start, covering all the main sights including: Vijećnica or Sarajevo City Hall, the building of which was finished during the Austro-Hungarian period; the old downtown of the city called Baščaršija; the historical and cultural centre of Sarajevo with authentic shops and souqs from the Ottoman era; the Orthodox Church from the 16th century; the Gazi Husrev-bey mosque; the Sahat Tower from the 17th century; and the first public toilet in Europe. Next you will head on to the Latin Bridge where Gavrilo Princip shot the successor to the Austro-Hungarian throne Franz Ferdinand, consequently starting the First World War. After crossing the bridge, you will reach Bezistan, a market complex from the 16th century, and then on to the main pedestrian zone Ferhadiya with the Sarajevo Synagogue from 1580 and a Catholic cathedral from 1881. Return to the hotel and overnight.

Standard package: Hotel Holiday 4* | Bosnia 4* | Old Town 4* or similar
Premium package: Hotel Europe 5* | President 4* | Residence Inn by Marriott 4* or similar


Day 14Sarajevo – Mostar – Blagaj – Trebinje

Breakfast and check-out. Drive to one of the most beautiful cities of the Balkan Peninsula, Mostar. During the walking tour, you will visit the symbol of the city, Balkan TOP 10 and the most photographed sight in the country – the Old Bridge (a UNESCO protected landmark). You will then proceed to Koski Mehmed Pasha Mosque, the Crooked Bridge and the old tanner’s quarter Tabhana. Free time in Mostar for getting lunch on the banks of the Neretva River, with an amazing view of the bridge that rises above you.

The excursion continues to Blagaj (a site on the UNESCO Tentative List), an old town from the 15th century where the Kosača noble family ruled. Blagaj was also the crib of Islam of today’s Bosnia and Herzegovina, when dervish Sari Satluk built a khanqah at the riverhead of Buna. During the short tour, enjoy the view of the monastery located in a fairy-tale environment, beneath the cliffs, on  the shores of the emerald green river Buna.

The next destination of the day is Trebinje, a picturesque town with a woderful mix of sights originating from a mix of different cultures. The tour starts with a visit to Arslanagića Bridge, a dream for artists and photographers alike; this stone bridge with its peaceful atmosphere will take you 400 years back in time. During the leisurely walk through the narrow streets of the old town, you’ll see the most important sights of Trebinje as you make your way to the so called ‘Poet’s Square’ where you can sit under the 115 year old trees, which are the symbol of the town. In this beautiful town, Emir Kusturica, the world famous movie director, made one of his last movies, with Monica Belluci in the leading role. Overnight in the hotel.

Standard package: Hotel Platani 4* | Central Park 4* | SL Industry 4* or similar
Premium package: Hotel Nar 4* | SL Industry 4* | Central Park 4* or similar


Day 15Trebinje – Perast – Kotor – Dubrovnik

Breakfast and check-out. This day is devoted to the Republic of Montenegro, a country that boasts of rich heritage and immense natural beauty. The Bay of Kotor with its unique landscape is a must-see location for more than 500 cruisers per year. On the way to the marvellous Kotor, you will make a stop at the town of Perast, a little settlement baroque in style. From Perast, you’ll start a relaxing boat ride along the Bay of Kotor to the picturesque island of Our Lady of the Rocks. This manmade island is home to a church with valuable paintings by local artists, silver votive tablets and a famous votive tapestry.

After the boat ride, you will arrive in Kotor, an old Mediterranean town that dates back to the 12th and 14th century. A walking tour will allow you to explore this UNESCO site, including the churches of Saint Nicholas and Saint Luke, the Cathedral of Saint Tryphon and other cultural moments. You will have free time to continue wandering around the old paved town, or have lunch in a restaurant on one of romantic squares.

The next destination is Dubrovnik, one of the most significant monuments in the world and one of Europe’s best preserved walled cities, known since the 7th century. The old town is surrounded by a 2 km long wall that gives a great opportunity to see old Dubrovnik from above during a one hour relaxing walk; the city’s churches, fortifications and monuments are a real must-see. Dubrovnik has enchanted a lot of famous persons to devote their pieces of art to the city, thus in this city of marble and light coloured stone, you will find numerous art galleries and unique shops. In the historical centre of Dubrovnik, you will visit the main street Stradun, the main square Placa, Pile Gate, the Rector’s Palace, Sponza Palace, the walls of the Old Town, the church of Saint Blaise, the cathedral, the Jesuit church, Orlando’s Column, Big Onofrio’s Fountain, the city port and other hidden gems. Hotel check-in and overnight.

Standard package: Hotel Lapad 4* | Grand Hotel Park 4* | Uvala 4* or similar
Premium package: Hotel Rixos Libertas 5* | Neptun 4* | Valamar Lacroma 4* or similar


Day 16Departure

Breakfast and hotel check-out. As most of our clients decide to extend their trip within their own organisation, transfer to the airport at the end of the tour is not included in the overall price. Any guests who would like Serbia Tour Operator to organise a departure transfer on their behalf are welcome to contact us. End of services.

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Countries visited

Serbia – Romania – Bulgaria – Bosnia – Montenegro – Croatia


Standard package:

  • 4 BB in Belgrade in Hotel Royal Inn 4* | Mark 4* | Prag 4* or similar
  • 1 BB in Sibiu in Hotel Best Western Silva 4* | Continental Forum 4* | Mercure Sibiu Airport 4* or similar
  • 1 BB in Brașov in Grand Hotel Belvedere 4* | Golden Time 4* | Ambient 4* or similar
  • 2 BB in Bucharest in Hotel Capital Plaza 4* | Parliament 4* | Ambasador 4* or similar
  • 1 BB in Veliko Tarnovo in Hotel Premier 4* | Tsarevets 3* | Alegro 3* or similar
  • 2 BB in Sofia in Hotel BW Premier Collection City 4* | Best Western Terminus Hotel 4* | Triada Hotel 4* or similar
  • 1 HB in Zlatibor in Hotel Palisad standard 4* | Mir 4* | Iris 4* or similar
  • 1 BB in Sarajevo in Hotel Holiday 4* | Bosnia 4* | Old Town 4* or similar
  • 1 BB in Trebinje Hotel Platani 4* | Central Park 4* | SL Industry 4* or similar
  • 1 BB in Dubrovnik in Hotel Lapad 4* | Grand Hotel Park 4* | Uvala 4* or similar

Premium package:

  • 4 BB in Belgrade in Hotel Saint Ten 5* | Hyatt Regency 5* | Hilton 5* or similar
  • 1 BB in Sibiu in Hotel Ramada by Wyndham 4* | Golden Tulip Ana Tower 4* | Hilton Sibiu 5* or similar
  • 1 BB in Brașov in Hotel Aro Palace 5* | Kronwell 4* or similar
  • 2 BB in Bucharest in Hotel Grand Continental 5* | Athénée Palace Hilton 5* | Hilton Garden Inn Old Town 4* or similar
  • 1 BB in Veliko Tarnovo in Hotel Yantra Grand 4* | Agusta Spa 3* | Studio 3* or similar
  • 2 BB in Sofia in Grand Hotel Sofia 5* | Hilton 5* | Arena di Serdica Boutique Hotel 5* or similar
  • 1 HB in Zlatibor in Hotel Palisad 4* superior | Mona 4* or similar
  • 1 BB in Sarajevo in Hotel Europe 5* | President 4* | Residence Inn by Marriott 4* or similar
  • 1 BB in Trebinje in Hotel Nar 4* | SL Industry 4* | Central Park 4* or similar
  • 1 BB in Dubrovnik in Hotel Rixos Libertas 5* | Neptun 4* | Valamar Lacroma 4* or similar


  • 15 breakfasts and 1 dinner


  • Museum of Yugoslav History
  • Monastery Krušedol
  • Skull Tower
  • Bran Castle
  • Peleș Castle
  • Open Air Ethnographic Mueseum "Etar"
  • Wooden-town
  • Blagaj
  • 90-minutes ride on Museum Train – Šargan Eight*
  • Boat ride from Perast to the island of Our Lady of the Rocks


  • Airport arrival transfer
  • Transportation throughout the tour according to the itinerary


  • Professional tour guidance throughout the tour All sightseeing tours and transfers that are included in the itinerary, except those marked as ‘optional tours’
  • 1 bottle of water (0.5l) daily for each passenger VAT, accommodation taxes and city taxes
  • Tour logistics and organization by licensed incoming agency

Optional excursions:

In Belgrade on Day 2: 

Belgrade rivers cruise and Zemun: Danube & Sava, two great rivers and their shores will help you feel the Belgrade’s spirit. You’ll meet this great city from a different perspective and in the evening, explore the charming Zemun neighbourhood, enjoying dinner in one of the traditional fish restaurants.

– Skadarlija bohemian night: A traditional Serbian dinner in Skadarlija – the bohemian heart of Belgrade (drinks not included).

In Sofia on Day 9: 

– Dinner at a traditional restaurant: Enjoy a delicious dinner at a traditional Bulgarian restaurant and try the best local specialties, such as: banitsa pastry (phyllo cheese pie), lukanka salami, lyutenitsa (spicy red pepper chutney), tripe soup, stuffed vine leaves, kebapche (grilled, spiced mince meat) and moussaka. To drink, why not try boza (a fermented drink) or rakia (brandy), the two favourite drinks of the Bulgarians.

From Sofia on Day 10: 

– Half-day tour of Rila Monastery: High up in the Rila Mountain, where the forest touches the sky, you will find the largest and most famous monastery in Bulgaria, the Monastery of Saint Ivan of Rila. Surrounded by beautiful mountainous nature and nestled beneath Bulgaria’s highest peak, Musala, it is the most photogenic, peaceful and authentic place in Bulgaria. Despite its remote location, it attracts thousands of visitors every day. The significance of this literary and cultural centre of the region was confirmed in 1983 when it was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. When you stand in the huge, stone-paved courtyard, surrounded by 24 metre high walls, you will see that the monastery is also an impenetrable stronghold. The natural beauty of this monastery is enhanced by the main church The Nativity of the Virgin Mother, covered wooden stairs, carved verandas, arches and colonnades, 300-400 monastery cells and incredible sacred frescoes.

If you are interested in the tours above, feel free to book them directly with our guide while on tour. 



Tips and porterage services are not included in price

Final choice of the hotels depends on current availability. The tour organiser reserves the right to change the hotel due to availability reasons but guarantees the same category, service quality and similar location of the accommodation unit

*Due to limited choice of accommodation at Plitvice, in the case of unavailability during high season, the overnight stay will be organised in the closest available accommodation

Minimum number of passengers needed for guaranteed tour departure: 1

The tour organiser reserves the right to change the itinerary of the tour due to unexpected slow-moving traffic at international borders. These changes will not affect the basic itinerary

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

General Travel Conditions issued by Tour Operator d.o.o. and reconciled with YUTA standards are valid for this programme

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 the booking form, or send us an email on

Are airport transfers included in this tour?

Airport arrival transfer is included in this tour. However, as most of our clients decide to extend their trip within their own organisation, transfer to the airport at the end of the tour is not included in the overall price. If you would like us to organise a departure transfer on their behalf, you are welcome to book the departure transfer during the checkout process, or simply contact us.

Can you assist with pre or post tour accommodation?

Yes, we will easily arrange additional overnights upon your request. If you are looking to book only one additional night before, or after the tour, you are welcome to choose the option during the checkout process. If you are arriving few days before the tour departure or you would like to extend your stay after the tour end, get in touch with our agents, and they will help you with booking your pre or post tour accommodation at the same hotel as the one that is already booked for your stay.

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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