WESTERN BALKAN STORY

LJUBLJANA-BLED-POSTOJNA-OPATIJA-ZADAR-SHIBENIK-TROGIR-SPLIT-DUBROVNIK-KOTOR-PLITVICE-ZAGREB

DAY 1 LJUBLJANA AIRPORT - LAKE BLED 

After arrival at Ljubljana Airport, transfer to Ljubljana. Upon arrival meet with the guide who will tell you the Ljubljana story: Preshern Square, Triple Bridge, Open Market, Dragon Bridge. Short ride with funicular to Ljubljana Castle, from where you can enjoy a lovely panorama of the Ljubljana Old Town. Lunch and transfer to Bled Lake. Arrival and sightseeing tour. Bled, often called "The Alpine Pearl", is unique with its emerald green lake, a church on the island and a medieval castle perched on a cliff above the lake. Embark on a ride in Bled`s typical "pletna" to the island, visit St. Mary`s Church and ring it`s bell for good luck. Visit of Bled Castle with a gorgeous panoramic view of the lake. Dinner. Hotel Overnight. 

DAY 2 LJUBLJANA - POSTOJNA CAVE - POREC - ROVINJ - PULA - OPATIJA 

After breakfast drive to Postojna cave. Arrival and sightseeing tour. Enjoy a guided train ride in the cave and see the impressive stalagmites and stalactites. Lunch at a local restaurant near the cave. Transfer to Porec. Arrival and sightseeing of Porec old town, after which we continue our way to Rovinj. Arrival and sightseeing of the romantic old towns narrow streets. Transfer to Pula. Arrival and a visit to one of the most beautiful Roman Amphitheaters. Head to Opatija. Dinner. Hotel Overnight.

DAY 3 OPATIJA - ZAGREB - PRITVICE NATIONAL PARK

After breakfast, transfer to Zagreb. Meet with a local guide and start with a sightseeing tour of the city. Lunch, with free time for shopping. Transfer to Plitvice National Park. Dinner. Hotel Overnight.

DAY 4 PLITVICE NATIONAL PARK

After breakfast we start with a hike through “Plitvice lakes” National Park. First we'll hike through the northern part of the park that includes the largest lake Kozjak and the tallest waterfall. Afterwards, we embark on a train heading to a station near our restaurant, where we will enjoy local foods. After lunch, we continue with the hike through the second part of the park that has even more beautiful natural treasures. Dinner. Hotel Overnight.    

DAY 5 PLITVICE NATIONAL PARK - ZADAR

Breakfast. Transfer to Zadar. Arrival and lunch at a local restaurant. Sightseeing of the old town, the Zadar's City Gates, the Square of the Wells, the first public gardens in Croatia, the Sea oOrgans and many other unique attractions. Free time for leisure. Dinner. Hotel Overnight.

DAY 6 ZADAR - SIBENIK - TROGIR - SPLIT - HVAR

After breakfast we head to Sibenik, famous for the Cathedral of St. James. Sightseeing of the old town. Transfer to Trogir. Arrival for lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, we start with sightseeing of Trogir. Sightseeing of the most interesting island, both a fortress and a town situated between the mainland and Ciovo Island. Transfer to Split to board a ferry heading to Hvar Island. Arrival on Hvar Island. Free time for leisure. Dinner. Hotel Overnight. 

DAY 7 HVAR - SPLIT

After breakfast enjoy free time in Hvar Old Town. Transfer to Stari Grad Port where we will embark on a ferry back to Split. On the way we make a photo stop on one of the magnificent view points, and to smell some of the famous Hvar lavender. We sail on the ferry back to Split. Lunch at a local restaurant, followed by a sightseeing of Split with a local guide. Visit of Diocletian Palace Cellars, Old Towns Square where you can find the oldest artifacts in Split - the Egyptian "Svinga" and many other valuable sites and artifacts. Free time for leisure. Dinner. Hotel Overnight. 

DAY 8 SPLIT - PLOCE - KORCULA - STON - DUBROVNIK 

After breakfast transfer to Ploce where we will catch the ferry to Trpanj. Upon arrival, we continue to our second port Orebic from where we will reach the beautiful Korcula Island. Arrival on the island, with time to relax and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, we continue with sightseeing of Korcula Old Town, which was the birthplace of Marco Polo. We will even visit his house. Transfer back to the port for ferry ride back. Arrival on the shore at Orebic and continue our way to Ston. Visit the great Walls of Ston. Transfer to Dubrovnik. Dinner. Hotel Overnight.

DAY 9 DUBROVNIK - KOTOR - DUBROVNIK

After breakfast, we head to Kotor in Montenegro. Enjoy your ride entering the magnificent Kotor Bay. Arrival in Kotor, meet with local guide and start with Kotor Old City sightseeing. Witness the famous St. Tryphon Cathedral. Free time for leisure. Transfer back to Dubrovnik. Dinner. Hotel Overnight.

DAY 10 DUBROVNIK 

After breakfast, we go to meet our local guide under the Dubrovnik Hill. We take a ride on the Dubrovnik funicular to the top of the hill. From there you can take the best pictures of the old fortress and town. After the break on the top, we go down with the funicular to enter the old town and climb its walls, with a magnificent view of the old town. Free time for leisure. Dinner. Hotel Overnight.

DAY 11 DUBROVNIK - MOSTAR 

After breakfast, transfer to Mostar in Bosnia and Hercegovina. On the way, we make a stop at Kravice waterfalls to enjoy the beautiful nature and waterfalls. We make a lunch break in Blagaj in a restaurant by the beautiful Buna River that comes out from a cave spring just hundred meters upwards. After our stop in Blagaj we continue to our final destination, Mostar. This city, famous for the unique Ottoman architecture and the famous Mostar Bridge, will be our host for the night. Sightseeing of the old part and the famous bridge. Dinner. Hotel Overnight. 

DAY 12 MOSTAR - SARAJEVO

After breakfast, we enjoy the morning with some free time and then we transfer to Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Hercegovina. Arrival in Sarajevo for lunch. Sightseeing of the city with local guide. We visit the Old Bazaar (Bas Carsija) that gives the unique oriental spirit of this modern city, at one point a center of Yugoslav culture and art. We’ll also visit the Vrelo Bosne National Park for a relaxed stroll by the springs. Free time for leisure and shopping in the center of Sarajevo. Dinner. Hotel Overnight. 

DAY 13 SARAJEVO - SARAJEVO AIRPORT

Breakfast. Airport Transfer.

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