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Cox and Kings Grand Tour of the Balkans
from £2145 pp
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  • Location
    Bosnia & Herzegovnia, Europe
  • Board Basis
    Selected Meals Included
  • Duration
    12 Days
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This tour explores four of the countries of former Yugoslavia - Serbia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Montenegro and Croatia - each with contrasting scenery and distinctive cultures. Visit the highlights of the region including Belgrade, Dubrovnik, Mostar, and Sarajevo, where the influence of European, Ottoman and Slavic culture is evident in the ornate palaces, cathedrals and mosques. Meanwhile, the Bay of Kotor and Plitvice Lakes National Park offer spectacular mountain scenery and picturesque waterfalls. A number of extensions are available to explore further afield.

What's Included
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  • 4- & 5-star accommodation
  • Flexible - extensions, room & flight upgrades available
  • Small group size - maximum 26 people
  • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles
  • 11 breakfasts, 1 dinner
  • Welcome drink to meet the group & guide
  • Guided sightseeing & entrance fees
Tour Highlights
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  • Explore the Croatian coastal cities of Split & Dubrovnik
  • View the magnificent reconstructed bridge at Mostar
  • Ride one of the last steam railways in the Balkans
  • Stay in the only luxury hotel in Plitvice National Park
  • Small group size - maximum 26 people
Tour Itinerary
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Day 1: Fly to Belgrade (Serbia)

Fly from London (regional connections available) to Belgrade. Transfer to the Hotel Metropol (or similar) for 2 nights.

Day 2: Belgrade

Morning walking tour of the Serbian capital, where two of Europe’s great rivers collide – the Danube and the Sava. Belgrade means ‘white city’ and is one of the oldest inhabited cities in Europe. 

Day 3: Mokra Gora • Sargan • Drvengrad

Drive through the wine regions of Serbia to Mokra Gora then take a 2-hour train journey through the mountains to Sargan, on board one of the last working steam trains in the Balkans. Transfer to Drvengrad and overnight at Resort Mecavnik.

Day 4: Višegrad (Bosnia & Herzegovina) • Sarajevo

Drive to Sarajevo, stopping in Višegrad en route. Višegrad is known for its Ottoman-era Mehmed Paša Sokoloviæ Bridge, popularized by Ivo Andriæ in his novel The Bridge on the Drina.

Day 5: Sarajevo 

Morning tour of Sarajevo including the Tunnel Museum. These tiny tunnels were the only means of transportation and communication during the devastating siege of the city from 1992-1995. 

Day 6: Mostar • Dubrovnik (Croatia)

Drive to Dubrovnik. En route, stop in Mostar and visit the reconstructed 16th-century Ottoman bridge that was destroyed in 1993 during the Balkan wars and which is now a Unesco world heritage site. 

Day 7: Dubrovnik

Morning walking tour of the walled old town. View the gates of Pile and Ploce, the Franciscan monastery, the Church of St Blaise and the Sponza Palace. Continue to tour the city walls, which were built between the 13th and 16th centuries and are some of the finest in the world. 

Day 8: Sveti-Stefan (Montenegro) • Budva • Kotor

Full-day excursion to Montenegro, first visiting Sveti-Stefan, a fortified island village that is now a luxury resort. Short walking tour of Budva old town, featuring similar architecture to Dubrovnik.

Day 9: Split (Croatia)

Transfer to Split, via Ston. Visit the many cultural and historical relics that the ancient city has to offer. The core of the city consists of the vast quadrangular palace, built from 295-305AD by the Emperor Diocletion for his retirement.

Day 10: Trogir • Plitvice Lakes National Park

Tour of Trogir, considered one of the best-preserved Romano-gothic complexes in central Europe. Unesco protected, Trogir is full of buildings and monuments testifying to its rich history.

Day 11: Plitvice Lakes National Park • Zagreb

Tour of Plitvice, renowned for its beautiful chain of 16 terraced lakes, joined by a series of waterfalls and cascades. Transfer to Zagreb, Croatia’s compact capital and take a short walking tour including the funicular railway. 

Day 12: Fly to London 

Transfer to Zagreb airport and fly to London.

Accommodation
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Hotel Dubrovnik, Zagreb

The 4 star Hotel Dubrovnik is located right in the main square of Zagreb within walking distance of many of the main sights and attractions of the city. 

Hotel President, Sarajevo

Hotel President is on the banks of the Miljacka river in the centre of Sarajevo, Bosnia's capital. The hotel is walking distance from the city's main sites.

Lero Hotel, Dubrovnik

The Lero is a scenic 15-minute walk from the heart of Dubrovnik and just 5 minutes' walk from the beach with fantastic views over the Adriatic Sea.

Luxury Hotel Jupiter, Split

Located in the middle of the 1,700-year-old Unesco-protected Diocletian's Palace, the Jupiter Heritage Hotel is ideally situated near the Temple of Jupiter within a few minutes' walk of many shops, restaurants and bars.

Lyra Hotel Plitvice

The Hotel Lyra is a modern eco property, located with the Plitvice National Park in northern Croatia. Rooms are contemporary and stylish with floor to ceiling windows offering views of the surrounding forest and mountains. 

Mecavnik Resort, Mokra Gora

Mecavnik Resort is in the Drvengrad ethno village in Mokra Gora. The hotel offers simple, rural accommodation with a fresh, modern touch.

Metropol Palace Hotel, Belgrade

Hotel Metropol Palace is a Luxury Collection Hotel located close to the Parliament Building and the Church of St Mark in central Belgrade. 

Tailor-made:
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This itinerary can be taken privately on a date that suits you. Alternatively, it can be tailored to your exact requirements. Please call us on 0800 707 6229 foe details.  

Price Information
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Please note, prices listed are guide prices only and are based on 2 people sharing and don't include any additional supplements. Holiday prices are fluid and dynamic and may be changed at a moment's notice, prior to booking, at which point they are confirmed. Please call the team free on 0800 707 6229 for more departure dates available and a quote. 

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