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A Tale of Six Cities

Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Montenegro

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Six cities, three countries, one journey…

Unravel the rich tapestry of history and culture that makes up the Balkan countries of Croatia, Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina as you travel from coasts, through forests to mountains. Learn about Sarajevo’s poignant past, cross the Ottoman bridge in Mostar, gaze up at the high walls of Dubrovnik and top it all off with a relaxing three-night stay on the Makarska Riviera.

Including...

14 nights in hotels

28 meals: 14 breakfasts and 14 dinners

Excursions and visits
  • Walking tour of Split
  • Visit to Pocitelj
  • Tour of multicultural Sarajevo
  • Visit to Jablanica
  • Tour of fairy-tale Mostar
  • Tour of the old town Budva
  • Tour of the walled city of Dubrovnik
  • Tour of Makarska on the Adriatic coast


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Day 1 UK to Split

Split

Fly to Split and transfer to the locally rated 4-star Hotel President Split (4Q), where you spend the next four nights. D


Day 2 Split

Diocletians Palace

Look forward to an included walking tour of Split, where much of the old town is encompassed by the amazing Diocletian’s Palace. You’ll have some free time to explore the city after your tour. B, D


Day 3 Split

Split

At leisure. B, D



Optional excursions

The old city of Trogir is enclosed behind high stone walls on a tiny island linked to the mainland by bridges. Marble streets are edged by an eye-catching collection of Romanesque and Renaissance buildings, while a range of lively bars and cafes follows the wide promenade.

Trogir
Trogir Split-Dalmatia Dalmatia Croatia Europe

Day 4 Split

Split

At leisure. B, D



Optional excursions

Pay a visit to Krka National Park, where the Krka River flows through dense forest and creates a total of seven beautiful waterfalls. The vibrant azure of the water is a dazzling contrast to the green of the forest. Be sure to keep your eyes open for the wealth of birdlife too, more than 200 species make the park home. You also visit the city of Sibenik to explore its glorious medieval heart.

KrkaNational Park
Krka Waterfalls Sibenik Sibenik-Knin County Dalmatia Croatia Europe

Day 5 Split to Sarajevo

Sarajevo

Begin the journey to Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, pausing at the medieval town of Pocitelj en route. Sarajevo is famously known as the place where Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated in 1914 – the spark that lead to the start of WWI – but today it’s a multicultural haven, filled with an inspiring combo of mosques, synagogues, churches and temples. Enjoy an included tour when you arrive. Spend two nights at the locally rated 4-star Hotel Hollywood (4Q). B, D


Day 6 Sarajevo

Sarajevo

At leisure. Perhaps join an optional excursion to the Sarajevo Tunnel. B, D



Optional excursions

This fascinating tour will show you some of the landmarks closely associated with the Bosnian War – Sarajevo was under siege for four years from 1992-1996! See the War Tunnel, which was dug in secret by the Bosnian army to link to a UN-controlled zone – the land surrounding the city was held by Serbian forces and this was the only relatively safe way to receive supplies or flee. You’ll also visit Bjelasnica mountain to the south of the city, which was the scene of heavy conflict during the siege.

War Tunnel

Day 7 Sarajevo to Mostar

Mostar

Visit the town of Jablanica, surrounded by lush forested mountains, before continuing to Mostar. Discover the beautiful Ottoman influence of this city during an included tour which will show you the gorgeous UNESCO-listed bridge that spans the river Neretva. Spend the night at the locally rated 4-star Hotel Mostar (4Q). B, D


Day 8 Moster to Budva

Budva

Travel to the fortified seaside town of Budva, known for its Venetian stone walls and stunning sandy beaches. Spend two nights at the locally rated 4-star Hotel Avala (4Q). B, D


Day 9 Budva

Budva

At leisure. Perhaps join an optional excursion to Kotor. B, D



Optional excursions

Discover the UNESCO-protected old town of Kotor, where you can explore its labyrinthine medieval quarter, bustling market and beautiful Renaissance architecture. Kotor is one of the best preserved medieval towns in the Adriatic and its architecture is heavily influenced by its past Venetian occupiers.

Kotor
Kotor Montenegro Europe

Day 10 Budva to Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik

Take a tour of the incredible walled city of Dubrovnik, followed by an afternoon at leisure. Although badly damaged during the civil war, it has been superbly restored to its former glory, and its Old Town is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Spend two nights at the locally rated 4-star Hotel Petka (4Q). B, D


Day 11 Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik

At leisure. Perhaps join an optional trip to Korcula. B, D



Optional excursions

Explore the town that claims to be the birthplace of Marco Polo, which in medieval times fell under the rule of the Venetian Republic. You’ll see the glorious architecture dating from this period, including the walls that encircle the old town, the towers that defend it, and the Gothic-Renaissance cathedral.

Korcula
Korčula Dubrovnik-Neretva County Dalmatia Croatia Europe

Day 12 Dubrovnik to Makarska

Makarska

Head to Makarska on the Dalmatian coast, flanked by the glorious Biokovo mountains, where an included tour will reveal the lengthy waterfront and charming medieval churches. Spend three nights at the locally rated 4-star Hotel Medora (4Q). B, D


Day 13 Makarska

Makarska

At leisure. B, D



Optional excursions

Discover the stone churches and fortresses of this historic port town, divided by Cetina river.

Omis
Omis Split-Dalmatia Dalmatia Croatia Europe

Day 14 Makarska

At leisure.



Optional excursions

Discover the incredible geology behind two of Croatia’s most beautiful lakes. Blue Lake lies in sinkhole and its depth fluctuates over the course of the year. In the spring it can reach up to 90 metres deep, while in summer the like can completely dry up – locals even use the lake bed as a football pitch! Nearby Red Like is named for the colour of the high cliffs, which reach over 240 metres above the water! The lake itself is thought to be almost 300 metres deep. This trip also includes a tasting of local wine.

Red lake

Day 15 Makarska to UK

Travel to the airport for your return flight to the UK. B



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Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Montenegro

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