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Trafalgar Balkan Delight Summer 2018 (BALK)

12 Days starts and ends in Zagreb Print
Tour Style: Regional Explorer
Europe & Britain First Class 2018
Visits: Zagreb, Zagreb Cathedral, Sarajevo, Dubrovnik, Kotor, Budva, Split, Trogir, Plitvice, Plitvice Lakes National Park, St Marks Church, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro

The astonishing natural beauty and charming medieval cities of the Balkans show few signs of the conflicts that have shaped this region. See the Sarajevo War Tunnels, the historic inner city of Split and 'Pearl of the Adriatic', Dubrovnik. Admire the longest and deepest fjord in Southern Europe and Plitvice's crystal clear lakes, plunging waterfalls and emerald green landscapes.

Sightseeing Highlights

  • City tour in Zagreb, Sarajevo, Dubrovnik, Kotor, Split and Trogir
  • Orientation of Mostar
  • View the Cathedral and Archbishop's Palace in Zagreb, the Rector's Palace and city walls in Dubrovnik and the lakes and waterfalls of Plitvice National Park
  • Visit the War Tunnels in Sarajevo, the charming town of Kotor in Montenegro, Diocletian's Palace in Split, Plitvice National Park

Dining Highlights

  • 11 hot buffet breakfasts
  • 6 dinners

First class travel Highlights

  • 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
  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • VIP entry to many sights

Trafalgar Tour Itinerary

Day: 1 Arrive Zagreb (2 Nights)
Embark on an off-the-beaten track 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, including a stroll around the 17th century Ban Jelačić Square.Welcome Reception
Day: 2 Zagreb Sightseeing
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. Wander through the upper and lower town admiring the iconic sites that have captured the attention of visitors for centuries. See the majestic Cathedral on Kaptol, the Archbishop's Palace, St. Mark's Church, with its vividly coloured tiled roof, and the Opera House. Spend the afternoon at leisure - enjoy panoramic city views from Strossmatre, pay tribute to Zagreb's patron saint at the Stone Gate or meander through the Old Town, twirling your Šestine umbrella as you ramble along its labyrinthine lanes. Perhaps join an Optional Experience to the lush surrounding countryside.Buffet Breakfast
Day: 3 Zagreb – Sarajevo Sightseeing (2 Nights)
East meets west today as we travel south from Croatia into the dramatic landscapes of Bosnia and Herzegovina to its fascinating capital city, Sarajevo. Its rich religious and multicultural heritage that spans centuries has earned it the nickname, the Jerusalem of Europe, reflected in its beautiful synagogues, mosques, and Orthodox and Catholic Churches. 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 just a few decades ago. This evening, join your travel companions for dinner at your hotel.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
Day: 4 Sarajevo Sightseeing
Burrowing into the depths below Sarajevo, we join a Local Specialist for an insider tour of a Bosnian war tunnel that, during the siege in the 1990s, linked neighbourhoods and 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 before spending the rest of the day exploring the city on your terms. Ramble along Copper Street seeking treasures or drink from the fountain of Sebilj to secure your return to Sarajevo. Buffet Breakfast
Day: 5 Sarajevo – Mostar – Dubrovnik (3 Nights)
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 to see the magnificent bridge at Mostar, named after the bridge keepers who in medieval times guarded the 'Stari Most' over the Neretva River. The 16th century bridge, built by Sinan the great Ottoman architect, was destroyed during the war and has been rebuilt using the same centuries-old traditions. Enjoy some free time to explore the town before continuing to the ancient city of Dubrovnik. Buffet Breakfast
Day: 6 Dubrovnik Sightseeing
Follow the solid city walls and meander through the marble streets of this stunning medieval city, joining an unforgettable 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 before travelling to Osojnik to meet the Muhoberac family for a special Be My Guest traditional meal in the village their ancestors have lived in for over 500 years.Buffet Breakfast, Be My Guest Dining
Day: 7 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, the longest and deepest fjord in Southern Europe. 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.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
Day: 8 Dubrovnik – Split (2 Nights)
Meandering along the azure shores of the Adriatic, 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 the remnants of Split's Roman heritage, its Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter's Temple, the Peristyle and the Cathedral. Spend the evening at leisure, meandering along the elegant Riva, see how the Romans once lived in this ancient settlement or join an Optional Experience to indulge in traditional Dalmatian flavours.Buffet Breakfast
Day: 9 Split Free Day or Optional Excursion to the island of Hvar
Delve into centuries of fascinating heritage on this day at leisure in Split. Consider a full-day Optional Experience to the beautiful island of Hvar, ascend the bell tower for magnificent views of the sprawling terracotta roofs and white marble façades that edge onto the Adriatic, or savour the city's delicious gastronomy at cafés tucked away in hidden lanes. Buffet Breakfast
Day: 10 Split – Trogir – Plitvice
This morning we visit the picturesque walled island of Trogir with a Local Specialist. The charming stone town is connected to the mainland and the island of Čiovo by bridges and is a veritable treasure trove for lovers of art, Renaissance and Baroque buildings, and Romanesque churches. We leave the coast and journey to the forested National Park of Plitvice where we will dine tonight at our hotel. Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
Day: 11 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 along the wooden pathways suspended over the pristine natural landscapes, admiring the lush green vegetation and the abundant birdlife that find sanctuary in this UNESCO World Heritage. We return to Zagreb for a final Farewell Dinner together where we will reminisce over an enchanting Balkan exploration. Buffet Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
Day: 12 Depart Zagreb
Our time together comes to and end this morning after breakfast. Transfers are available to Zagreb Airport. Conditions apply.Buffet Breakfast

Available Room Types: Single, Twin, TwinShare, Triple

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04/07/2018 $2,950.00
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Guaranteed Departure 07/28/2018 $3,275.00
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Guaranteed Departure 08/25/2018 $3,225.00
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