Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Montenegro

The Balkans Through the Ages – Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Montenegro Tour

10 day tripFrom prehistoric caves through ancient Roman architecture to lively modern life on the Adriatic coast, you’ll see the Balkans Through the Ages in this 12-day tour of Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Montenegro.

Between them, these four nations have some of the most stunning sights in the Balkans. On your trip, you’ll be walking the arched bridges and waterways of Ljubljana one day, under the earth in the Postojna cave system the next…

And you’ll know that lakes, national parks and the incredible towns and cities of Budva, Mostar, Sarajevo and many more still await you.

Is there anything more you want from your tour?

Like any Balkan Tales tour, you can add stops, remove sights and add airport pick-ups no problem. Tell us what you want from your trip to the Balkans. We’ll make it a reality.

Here’s the start of what you’ll see:
Highlights: city tour of fairytale Ljubljana, the Slovenian capital, beautiful Lake Bled, the wondrous Postojna Cave, Zagreb city tour, Pula Arena (the ancient Roman amphitheatre), Plitvice lakes and national park, Zadar, city tours of the amazing Split and Dubrovnik, Kotor’s stunning harbour and palaces, the life of coastal Budva, Cetinje, Mostar and Strati Most the famous bridge, a city tour of historic Sarajevo.

What your tour price includes

  • Knowledge, insight and care – you’ll have a friendly, fully licensed, English-speaking tour guide or driver-guide always on-hand to offer historical and cultural insight – and to help you interact with local people.
  • Easy personalisation – customise your tour and make it you unique to you. We’ll create your own personalised tour itinerary.
  • All costs clearly marked – alongside your free itinerary you’ll get a free, no-obligation quote which clearly shows what your tour includes (that’s usually everything besides food and drink).
  • Private tours  – we cater to small  group bookings for up to 8 people. Whatever the size, all tours are private.
  • Comfortable road travel – it’s the most interesting way to see the Balkans! Travel in a spacious, air-conditioned minivan with full control of the temperature and sound system.

Your 12-Day Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Montenegro Tour Itinerary:

Day 1

→ Arrive in Ljubljana, Slovenia

→ City tour of Ljubljana and free time
The Dragon Bridge; Tromostovje (The Triple Bridge is a group of three bridges which connects the historical part of Ljubljana with the modern part of the city); Preseren Square (The central square in Ljubljana part of the old town’s pedestrian zone), Franciscan Church of the Annunciation (17th-century Franciscan church famous with its interior). Robba fountain (18th-century fountain made of limestone and marble); The Bucher’s bridge; The town square; Ljubljana Town Hall; The city market of Ljubljana; The Ljubljana cathedral (Roman Catholic cathedral with a baroque interior, including gilded columns & ceiling frescoes).

Day 2

→ Visit Lake Bled in Slovenia in the morning

– Transfer to Postojna cave
Visit the cave

→ Transfer to Zagreb, Croatia

Overnight in Zagreb

Day 3

→ City tour and free time in Zagreb, Croatia
Visit the Old Town; The Zagreb Cathedral; St. Mark’s church (Monumental, medieval-style, Serbian Orthodox church); Dolac Market (Large market with many stands offering flowers, fruits, veggies & meats in an indoor/outdoor setup); The Lotrscak Tower; The Medieval Stone Gate; The Lenucijeva Potkova. Ban Josip Jelačić Square (The central square of Zagreb)

Overnight in Zagreb

Day 4

→ Transfer to Opatija

→ Visit Rjeka on the way

→ City tour of Opatija

Overnight in Opatija

Day 5

→ Day tour to Pula and Rovinj
Visit the Pula Arena, The Arch of Sergii and the city center

→ Transfer back to Opatija

Overnight in Opatija

Day 6

→ Transfer to the Plitvice lakes
Explore the national park

→ Transfer to Zadar
Free time in Zadar

Overnight in Zadar

Day 7

→ Transfer to Split, Croatia

→ Visit Sibenik and Trogir on the way

→ City tour of Split and free time
Visit the old town, The Diocletian Palace; The Cathedral of Saint Domnius (Built in the 4th century AD); The Riva (The central part of Split); The Old Jupiter’s Temple (built in the 3rd century AD); The “Let me pass” street; The Golden Gate (4th-century Roman stone entryway to Diocletian’s Palace, with arches & ornate statues);

Overnight in Split

Day 8

→ Transfer to Dubrovnik

→ City tour and free time
Visit the Old town, the Ancient city walls, the Dubrovnik “Saint Saviour” church (16th century church with Renaissance architecture); the Dubrovnik cathedral (Early 18th-century baroque cathedral); The Onofrije’s fountain, The Franciscan Monastery (Landmark monastery built in the 1300s, noted for its cloister, library & historic pharmacy displays); the Gates of Pile; the Old port; the Clocktower, the Sponza Palace, the Rector’s Palace; the Fort Saint John; the Stradun (The main walking street in Dubrovnik old town);

Overnight in Dubrovnik

Day 9

→ Transfer to Kotor

→ City tour and free time in the old town
Visit the Kotor old city, Kotor harbour, city walls, St Tryphon Cathedral, St Nicola church, Piaza of the arms, Church of St Luke, Gurdich gate, Clock tower, Grubonja palace, Karampana well, Drago palace, Pima palace, Beskuca’s Palace, Grgurina Palace, Bizanti Palace, Prince’s Palace, Sea gate, Old Kotor prison building

→ Transfer to Budva

Overnight in Budva

Day 10

→ Day tour from Budva
Visit the Njegushi village and Ostrog Monastery

→ Transfer to Cetinje
City tour of Cretinje old center

→ Transfer back to Budva

Overnight in Budva

Day 11

→ Transfer to Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

→ Short city tour of the old town
Visit the Strati Most/ The most bridge (A rebuilt 16th-century Ottoman bridge in the city of Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina that crosses the river Neretva and connects the two parts of the city. The Old Bridge stood for 427 years, until it was destroyed on 9 November 1993 by Croat military forces during the Croat–Bosniak War.); The Old turkish bazar “Kujundziluk”, The Old turkish quarter, “Koskin – Mehmed pasha’s” mosque, (Small mosque dating to the 17th century)

→ Transfer to Sarajevo
Free time in Sarajevo

Overnight in Sarajevo

Day 12

→ City tour of Sarajevo
Visit the Bascarsija (The historical Turkish market); Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque (Ottoman mosque from 16th century); The Latin Bridge/ The Assassination Bridge (Ottoman-era stone bridge near the site of Archduke Franz Ferdinand’s 1914 assassination); The Sebilj Monument (Famous 18th century wooden fountain); the “Sacred Heart” Cathedral (Gothic cathedral from the 19th century); The Sarajevo city hall, The Abandoned Bobsleigh Track (Built in 1984 for the Winter Olympic games in Former Yugoslavia The country opened its doors to the international community to celebrate sport, after the breakup of Yugoslavia, during the long Sarajevo siege the bobsleigh track been used as a base for the artillery); The Tunnel of Hope (Military-history museum at the site of a storied Bosnian War–era underground tunnel);

→ Free time at the afternoon
During your free time in Sarajevo you can enter the Museum of Sarajevo 1878–1918 (Compact museum dedicated to historical events in Sarajevo during the Austro-Hungarian period.); The War Childhood Museum (Prominent museum featuring exhibits & videos on the children who lived through the Bosnian War.); The Museum of Crimes Against Humanity and Genocide

End of the tour

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