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Balkan Delight

With straight-out-of-a-fairytale towns, Adriatic seascapes, and welcoming locals, you’ll never want to leave.
Experience the charms of Croatia, Europe’s best-kept secret, on an exciting getaway. Your crew comes from different walks of life and are of different ages, but who all love exploring new places, meeting new people and having a great time, just as much as you do.

Stroll through charming towns, bask under the Mediterranean sunshine, try delicious seafood, explore crystal-clear lakes, mingle with locals, laugh and make unforgettable memories.
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Duration
12 Days

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Starting From
₹236,075
Per person on twin-sharing basis
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Travel Operator
Trafalgar

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Reviews

12 Reviews

Jennifer Vanwoerkom

Written on 01 Jul, 2019

5.0 out of 5
Great itinerary. Great amount of time in each city.
Great itinerary. Great amount of time in each city.read less
Adnan Khan

Written on 01 Aug, 2019

5.0 out of 5
Well organised tour, excellent tour director- Hannah Bews
Well organised tour, excellent tour director- Hannah Bewsread less
Anonymous
5.0 out of 5
Itinerary covered a great experience of countries without being too rushed
Itinerary covered a great experience of countries without being too rushedread less
Anonymous
5.0 out of 5
Very good choices of places, hotels and excursions
Very good choices of places, hotels and excursionsread less
Anonymous
5.0 out of 5
Friendly hard working great problem solving people. Everybody seemed to work as a team without friction. There was no shopping must see shops or businesses we had to waste our time and money in. These weren't included and were greatly appreciated that they weren't. It gave us time to look ...read more
Friendly hard working great problem solving people. Everybody seemed to work as a team without friction. There was no shopping must see shops or businesses we had to waste our time and money in. These weren't included and were greatly appreciated that they weren't. It gave us time to look around at the things we wanted to see, not what you wanted us to see to improve your commissions.read less
Anonymous
5.0 out of 5
What they did well was great communication with all of us and very well knowledge with the sights we saw . I would recommend costsavers because they know how to have a great holiday
What they did well was great communication with all of us and very well knowledge with the sights we saw . I would recommend costsavers because they know how to have a great holidayread less
Anonymous
5.0 out of 5
It was great . The local specialists were full of knowledge that made the holiday worth while . It was a great experience
It was great . The local specialists were full of knowledge that made the holiday worth while . It was a great experienceread less
Renee Olinger
4.5 out of 5
Every aspect of the trip was wonderful and well exceeded our expectations. Our travel guide took care of every detail. All the tour guides were well informed and a joy to listen to. We saw much more than we ever could have on our own. We will definitely travel with ...read more
Every aspect of the trip was wonderful and well exceeded our expectations. Our travel guide took care of every detail. All the tour guides were well informed and a joy to listen to. We saw much more than we ever could have on our own. We will definitely travel with Trafalgar again!read less
Lydia Tan
4.0 out of 5
The whole tour was very well planned and our tour director Paul Fleming was very knowledgeable and experienced. Very thoughtful and caring of all in the group regardless of nationality. You can definitely feel very safe and very pampered throughout the whole tour.
The whole tour was very well planned and our tour director Paul Fleming was very knowledgeable and experienced. Very thoughtful and caring of all in the group regardless of nationality. You can definitely feel very safe and very pampered throughout the whole tour.read less
Sarah Morrison
5.0 out of 5
We just got back from doing the London to Rome highlights for our honeymoon. This was our first time traveling abroad so we weren't sure what to expect. We are so beyond thrilled with our experience through Trafalgar. Our driver, Claudio, was a master at navigating the busy streets in ...read more
We just got back from doing the London to Rome highlights for our honeymoon. This was our first time traveling abroad so we weren't sure what to expect. We are so beyond thrilled with our experience through Trafalgar. Our driver, Claudio, was a master at navigating the busy streets in Paris and Italy. He kept our coach well organized and clean, engaged with us, and made sure we were comfortable. Gerry, our travel director, deserves so much more than just 5 stars. He was incredibly knowledgeable and made everything come to life at each point of interest. His restaurant recommendations were always spot on and he took the time to make sure each and every person was comfortable and happy. Visiting 5 countries in 8 days with 40 people and keeping everything running smoothly is no easy job but Gerry conducted each step with finesse, humor, and patience. We always knew where to go, when and where to meet, and he taught us how to navigate the streets so we wouldn't get lost. He was unfailingly kind with those that had trouble understanding directions or just needed a little extra care. He was able to pinpoint immediately if someone was feeling lost, anxious, or confused and quickly come to the rescue. He informed us of all the pitfalls to watch out for (pickpockets, hockers, and the like) and how to be safe and we were then able to share that knowledge with other travellers we met along the way so they could be safe too. Seeing as it was our honeymoon, Gerry took it upon himself to make sure it was amazing, from setting up a wonderful accordionist and vocalist to accompany our gondola excursion in Venice, to notifying the waitstaff at dinner so we could have extra dessert and champagne, to providing us with a wonderful gift from one of the glassblowing shops that we visited. Please Gerry, don't ever stop doing what you do!read less
Michelle Randal
4.0 out of 5
Best travel experience. well organised, beautiful places, great friends to be met along the way.
Best travel experience. well organised, beautiful places, great friends to be met along the way.read less
Patty Newman
5.0 out of 5
We just recently completed a 31 day European Supreme with 3 day Aegean Cruise on Trafalgar. This is our first coach tour and were a little unsure before we started since it was so long. Although at times we were tired, we knew we booked an exciting, busy sight seeing ...read more
We just recently completed a 31 day European Supreme with 3 day Aegean Cruise on Trafalgar. This is our first coach tour and were a little unsure before we started since it was so long. Although at times we were tired, we knew we booked an exciting, busy sight seeing tour. We added to it by adding all optional experiences we could. We thoroughly enjoyed our guide Sophia and the most admirable driver Fabio for the entire month. We were always seated front and centre at the experiences we took, whether it was Austrian musical show, Classical concert or walking past long lines of people waiting to enter The Colosseum, The Vatican, or many other places. We never had to worry about our luggage, it was always delivered to and from our hotel rooms each day. Our group of 46 travellers all got along so well that saying good bye was difficult. We would not hesitate to book another Trafalgar trip, we only need to decide where to go next. The optional experiences were well worth the money without a doubt. The stress often involved with travel in foreign countries was removed thanks to a very knowledgeable guide and confident driver, the only way to go in our books! Thanks for a very memorable vacation �read less
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Experiences

Our experiences and activities are expertly curated with inputs from trusted locals.

Accomodation

Best in class hotels that are conveniently located in city centres.

Safety

Our trips are organized with your safety in mind. We collaborate with local tourism authorities extensively.

Guide

Our trips always have a knowledgeable, friendly and expert guide to show you around.

Transport

Our tranport and transfers are always exclusive, private and in small buses.

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Itinerary

ARRIVE ZAGREB

Embark on an epic discovery of the Balkans. The 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 travellers this evening for a Welcome Reception and evening orientation drive.

ZAGREB SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

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 coloured tiled roof. Admire the Opera House, then take a stroll around the 17th-century Ban Jelačić Square. Spend the rest of the afternoon on your own - enjoy panoramic city views from Strossmatre, pay tribute to Zagreb's patron saint at the Stone Gate or wander through the Old Town, twirling your Šestine umbrella as you ramble through its labyrinthine lanes. Perhaps join an Optional Experience to, Kumrovec, the birthplace of iconic leader Tito and enjoy a delicious meal of regional specialities with magnificent views of the Croatian Countryside.

ZAGREB – SARAJEVO SIGHTSEEING

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.

SARAJEVO SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIMESARAJEVO SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

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.

SARAJEVO – MOSTAR – 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. Hear the 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. Enjoy some free time to explore the town, 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.

DUBROVNIK SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

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 an afternoon boat ride to the seaside oasis of Cavtat. This evening, we travel to Osojnik and 'Connect With Locals', joining the Muhoberac family for a traditional Be My Guest meal in the village their ancestors have lived in for over 500 years.

DUBROVNIK – EXCURSION TO MONTENEGRO

Dazzling natural surrounds are ours to enjoy today as we travel to the Republic of Montenegro, where we will meet a Local Specialist and head towards 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 dine tonight at our hotel.

DUBROVNIK – SPLIT

We pass old fishing villages and modern resorts, arriving in the vibrant city of Split. Enjoy a city tour with a Local Specialist featuring the historic inner city, built around the Roman Emperor Diocletian's 4th-century Palace. See Split's Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter's Temple, the Peristyle and the Cathedral. Spend the evening on your own, or join an Optional Experience to savour traditional Dalmatian flavours.

SPLIT FREE DAY OR OPTIONAL EXCURSION TO A DALMATIAN ISLAND

Indulge in a full free day to discover Split on your terms. Ascend the bell tower for magnificent views of the sprawling terracotta roofs that edge onto the Adriatic or consider a full-day Optional Experience to one of the Dalmatian Islands.

SPLIT – TROGIR – PLITVICE

This morning, we visit the walled island of Trogir with a Local Specialist. The stone town is a boon for lovers of art and Renaissance, Baroque and Romanesque architecture churches. We leave the coast and journey to the forested National Park of Plitvice, where we will dine tonight at our hotel.

PLITVICE NATIONAL PARK SIGHTSEEING – ZAGREB

The tranquil turquoise, emerald and grey waters of Plitvice's multitude of lakes and waterfalls are explored today on a walking tour with a Local Specialist. Amble past the scenic natural landscapes, admiring the lush green vegetation in this UNESCO World Heritage site. We return to Zagreb for a final Farewell Dinner together, reminiscing over an enchanting Balkan exploration.

DEPART ZAGREB

Our time together comes to an end this morning after breakfast. Transfers are available to Zagreb Airport. Conditions apply.

Inclusions

 11 nights accommodation

 11 hot breakfasts and 6 dinners

 All transport shown in the itinerary

 Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

 Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

 Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

 Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

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Frequently asked questions

Byond is a travel platform founded in 2014. We are based in Bangalore and we create highly personalized and unique travel journeys that are immersive and focus on interactions with local communities and cultures.

We organize and lead small-group journeys for like-minded travellers. Our groups range from women-only travellers to yoga, bikers to wine lovers, mom & kids and more. We also help create customized journeys for private groups.

A comprehensive list of inclusions and exclusions is mentioned above, but across all our trips, we have these in common: exclusive private transfers, breakfast on most days, luxury accommodation (4-star and above), unique experiences, handpicked local experts, gala welcome and farewell dinners and a trip leader who’s there to assist you around the clock.

No. We don't include flights and visa costs in our prices unless specified. We, however, will put you in touch with our partners who can help you.

A vast majority of our scheduled trips are suitable for people above 18 years old only. However, we do welcome young adults and children on our private group trips.

Yes, you can customize your trips. We help organize solo journeys that are highly personalized.

We believe the early-bird catches the best travel worm :) The early-bird discounts are valid for the first few spots on the group and are not time sensitive. Your travel designer will let you know about the number of spots available.

We have a secure payment gateway that supports payment through credit and debit cards, net-banking and Internet wallets. The payment gateway also supports payment through EMIs. If you are not comfortable with paying online, please let your travel designer know and they'll help you out with alternatives.

Your safety is our number one priority and we design our travel journeys keeping this in mind. We collaborate with tourism boards and there will always be access to emergency contacts and medical support throughout the trip.

This Trip Is Operated By Trafalgar

We are Trafalgar. We are the world’s leading and most awarded travel brand, dedicated to bringing to life the unique moments that inspire you to leave with your own stories to tell. From our carefully-crafted trips and exclusive Be My Guest experiences to our tribe of passionate Travel Directors and Local Specialists, we enable you to discover the rich diversity of the world so you’re free to just be; be happy, be inspired, be in the moment.

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