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Grand Balkan Tour
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13 Days / 12 Nights Trip | Zagreb City Tour, Plitvice Lakes National Park, Diocletian’s Palace in Split, Dubrovnik Sightseeing, Kale Fortress in Skopje

Grand Balkan Tour

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. Plus, we’ll also be exploring two offbeat and delightful destinations : Slovenia + Bosnia & Herzegovina!  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 medieval towns, explore Europe’s greenest cities, 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
    13 Days
  • Starting From
    $1,845
    /person
    Twin sharing
  • Travel Operator
    Atlas Ambassador
  • Flights
    Not Included
    Flight booking assistance will be provided.

Trip highlights

Let the good times roll in Zagreb
Highlight #1
Let the good times roll in Zagreb
Croatia’s capital is always bubbling with energy, lifting your spirits with its street music, cafe culture and colourful open markets selling everything yummy.
Is This The Garden Of Eden?
Highlight #2
Is This The Garden Of Eden?
In Plitvice National Park, every turn brings a new wonder, a new waterfall, blue butterflies, fish swimming in clear water; this is nature at its most beautiful.
Mostar: Where Nature Blends With Human Creativity
Highlight #3
Mostar: Where Nature Blends With Human Creativity
This charming Ottoman-styled town is Bosnia & Herzegovina’s real treasure; the kind of idealistic place mostly found in Disney movies!
God, that’s some good-looking food
Highlight #4
God, that’s some good-looking food
Fresh seafood, oysters, local island wines, and drunken plums are just some of Croatia’s epicurean delights.
Dubrovnik: The Real-Life ‘King’s Landing’
Highlight #5
Dubrovnik: The Real-Life ‘King’s Landing’
Yes, it is as staggeringly beautiful in reality as it is on the fictional Game of Thrones. Just don’t hold your breath for sightings of dragons. 
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Itinerary

ZAGREB – Arrival

Upon arrival at Zagreb Airport, transfer to hotel. Meet the tour guide, dinner and overnight.

ZAGREB – BLED – LJUBLJANA

Morning city tour of Zagreb, including the fortified Upper Town, city's historical centre, St Mark's Church with its multicolored roof, the Cathedral, the Croatian National Theatre and the University. Free time, then departure towards Slovenia. Explore Lake Bled and it’s mountainous environs and stunning topography. Continue to Ljubljana. Dinner and overnight.

 LJUBLJANA – PLITVICE

Morning city tour of Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia and a home to one of the oldest Philharmonics in the world; Explore the baroque town buildings and stroll beside majestic Ljubljana River. Departure for Plitvice and then tour the Plitvice Lakes National Park on the UNESCO’s List of World Natural Heritage. Sixteen lakes, each at a different level, are connected in a series of cascading waterfalls. Surrounded by dense wood, Plitvice Lakes are a natural phenomenon of a rare and unique beauty. Dinner in a local restaurant. Overnight in Plitvice region.

PLITVICE – TROGIR – SPLIT

Morning departure for Trogir, where we visit the Cathedral of St. Lawrence. Continuation to Split; city tour of Split, including the Diocletian’s Palace on the UNESCO’s List of World Cultural Heritage with the Peristyle, the Jupiter’s Temple and the Cathedral. Dinner and overnight in Split.

SPLIT – MOSTAR – DUBROVNIK

After breakfast, departure for Dubrovnik, via Bosnia & Herzegovina. Short stop in Mostar, recently included in the UNESCO’s List of World Cultural Heritage with its elegant Bridge. Continuation to Dubrovnik. Dinner and overnight in Dubrovnik.

DUBROVNIK

Day at leisure in Dubrovnik. Dinner and overnight.

DUBROVNIK – BUDVA / Montenegro – SHKODRA / Albania – TIRANA

Morning city tour Sightseeing tour of Dubrovnik, included on the UNESCO’s List of World Cultural Heritage. You will visit the Franciscan Monastery with Europe's third oldest pharmacy, the Rector's Palace and the Cathedral. Departure for Tirana; we drive inland to Budva known for its Old City encircled by walls from the Venetian period. Continuation to Shkodra, once the capital of the Illyrian Kingdom (3rd century B.C.). Dinner and overnight in Tirana.

TIRANA – OHRID / Macedonia

Morning sightseeing tour of Tirana, the capital of Albania, including Skender Bey Square, the Mosque of Ethem Bey, and a visit to the National Museum representing the flow of Albanian history, also housing the finds from archeological sites across the country. Afternoon departure for Ohrid, driving via Elbasan and crossing the Macedonian border at Cafasan. Dinner and overnight in Ohrid.

OHRID

Full day in the lakeside resort of Ohrid, classified as UNESCO’s World Cultural Heritage site. Through the activity of St. Clement and St. Naum of Ohrid, the first pan-Slavic University in Europe, the famous “Ohrid Literary School”, was founded here. Morning sightseeing tour includes the Church of St. Sofia (11th century), the most eminent mediaeval monument in Macedonia with magnificent Byzantine fresco paintings and St. Clement Church with its icon of Annunciation. Afternoon short drive to St. Naum Monastery, built on the shores of Ohrid Lake in 900 A.D. and dedicated to the Slavic missionary and educator St. Naum of Ohrid. Dinner in a local restaurant. Return to hotel for overnight.

OHRID – SKOPJE

 Morning departure for Skopje. Sightseeing tour of Skopje, including the Kale Fortress, Church of the Holy Savior with its iconostas, one of the finest samples of traditional walnut woodcarving, Old Bazaar and Stone Bridge. We drive to the slopes of the Vodno Mountain where we visit the Monastery of St. Panteleimon with its 12th century iconostas and frescoes ranking among the highest achievements of Byzantine art of this period. Dinner and overnight in Skopje.

SKOPJE – KOLAŠIN / Montenegro

Morning departure for Kolašin, driving via Peć and Berane and along the impressive Morača River Canyon. Afternoon arrival at Kolašin, the town spreading on the left bank of the river Tara, situated at the altitude of 954m. The whole area is surrounded by the thick pine forest of the Bjelasica Mountain and is a popular skiing and air spa resort. Dinner and overnight in Kolašin.

KOLAŠIN – CETINJE – KOTOR – DUBROVNIK

Morning departure for Cetinje where we visit King Nikola’s Museum, once the residence of the Montenegrin King Nikola I Petrović. Continuation to Kotor, classified as UNESCO’s World Cultural Heritage site, where we visit its Romanesque Cathedral dedicated to St Triphon, the city’s patron saint. We continue to Dubrovnik, driving along the picturesque Bay of Kotor. Dinner and overnight in Dubrovnik.

DUBROVNIK – Departure

Breakfast followed by departure transfer to Dubrovnik Airport.

Inclusions

 Arrival transfer from Zagreb Airport to hotel and departure transfer from hotel to Dubrovnik Airport on the first and the last day of the tour

 Accommodation in 4* hotels (except in Dubrovnik 3*) on half board basis, except in Ohrid on Day 9 (bed and breakfast)

 Dinner in a local restaurant in Ohrid

 ATLAS air-conditioned motor coach throughout

 ATLAS tour escort throughout (English-Spanish speaking)

Not Included

 Additional 5% GST

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