Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Monte Negro, Albania, North Macedonia and Serbia
Historic tours, Cultural tourfrom €
Day 1: Ljubljana Airport - Ljubljana
Arrival at the LJ APT and transfer to the hotel. Opportunity to walk and enjoy the city center and to experience the every day rhythm of the charming capital. Accommodation at a hotel in Ljubljana, dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Ljubljana - Bled - Vintgar – Ljubljana
Transfer to Vintgar Gorge. Due to its natural beauty, Vintgar Gorge was classified among the most important tourist sights in Slovenia and the number of visitors increases every year. Afterwards we will admire the medieval Bled Castle. In the afternoon visit to the Church at Bled Lake with a typical boat "pletna" and enjoy the beauty of the place. Return to the same hotel in Ljubljana, dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Bled - Postojna Caves – NP Plitvice
Departure in direction to Postojna and visit of the beautiful Postojna caves. Continuation to Croatia; accommodation in a hotel in the vicinity of the NP Plitvice, dinner and overnight.
Day 4: NP Plitvice
Transfer to Plitvice. Walking tour in the NP Plitvice. Return to hotel, dinner and overnight.
Day 5: NP Plitvice - Sibenik - the coast road - Trogir – Split
In the morning departure towards Sibenik, then drive along the beautiful Dalmatian coast to Trogir, that it is literally a city-museum. The lovers of historic and cultural monuments, art and arquitechture will enjoy it. Continuation to Split, the biggest city in Dalmatia. Accommodation in the hotel, dinner and overnight.
Day 6: Split - lunch at Radmanove mlinice in the canyon of river Cetina - Neum
In the morning a walking city tour to discover Split: visit to the Dioklecian palace from the Roman period, charming old city, food market... Afterwards transfer to Omis and boat trip on the river Cetina to the Radman Mills, a picturesque restaurant where in the past there was a mill and old tools used in that mill are exhibited. Wonderful Cetina River is flowing just beside terrace so while relaxing or eating, one enjoys nature at its best. The journey will continue to Neum in Herzegovina, dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 7: Neum – Mostar - Dubrovnik
After the breakfast full-day trip to Mostar, a city know by the old bridge, which gave the city the name. The Old Bridge was built by Ottoman architect Mimar Hajrudin in the second half of the 16th century. The bridge was demolished by the units of the Croatian army in November 1993 and the new Old Bridge rebuild and inaugurated in July 2004. Since 2005, the bridge is under the protection of UNESCO. We will take a walk through the old bazaru called Kujundžiluk and visit the old Turkish house, which is now a museum and also visit the Koskin-Mehmed Pasha's Mosque. In the evening transfer to Dubrovnik, the world- known pearl on the Adriatic coast. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 8: Dubrovnik – Kotor – Budva
In the morning a walking city- tour of Dubrovnik to admire the picturesque old town with its museums, walls and fortresses. In the afternoon continue to Montenegro. We will make a stop in Kotor, a charming old coastal town. In the evening we will proceed to Budva, another popular coastal resort. Dinner and overnight.
Day 9: Budva – Cetinje – Ulcinj
Transfer to the ex-capital of Montenegro, Cetinje, which has preserved the past centuries for the future. Guided city tour, afterwards we will descent to River Crnojevic and have a boat transfer on the river to the Lake of Skadar, one of the biggest lakes of the Balkans. In the evening continuation to the southernmost city at Montenegrin coast - Ulcinj. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 10 : Ulcinj – Skadar – Kruja – Durres
After the breakfast departure in direction Albania which was for many decades one of the most closed socialist countries and has completely changed in the past 15 years. The first stop will be in the town Skadar, one of the oldest cities in Europe, to visit its museum Marubi and the castle Rozafa. Continue to the small town Kruja, a historical town, known for its fortress from the 5th Century, to visit some museums and the old bazaar. After some free time we will continue towards Adriatic coast to the town Drac. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 11: Durres – Ardenika – Apolonia – Beram - Tirana
In the morning short city tour of Durres, the we will drive to Ardenika to visit its interesting monastery from XV th ct. with the icons of the most famous Albanian painters. In the afternoon we will proceed on the once famous Roman road Egantia and stop in the town Apolonia. Visit of its archeological park and museum. We will continue to the town-museum Berat, known as ‘’city of one thousand windows’’ to visit its castle and the museum of a famous Albanian painter Onufri from XVI th ct.
In the evening arrival to Tirana, the capital of Albania and the political, economic and cultural centre of the country. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 12: Tirana – Elbasan – Struga (Macedonia)
After the breakfast a bus city tour of Tirana, a city which image has completely changed in the last decade, and today the buildings have facades of nice pastel colors. We will take a walk to admire the interesting monumental town centre and visit the National museum. In the afternoon we will proceed to the ex-Yugoslav republic of Macedonia and drive alongside the Ohrid Lake (area of 347 km2) which is the oldest one in Europe, to the town Struga, a well known tourist and fishing centre. Accommodation at the hotel, dinner and overnight.
Day 13: Struga – Ohrid – Prespansko Lake – Bitola – Skopje
In the morning departure to Ohrid, known for its very well preserved characteristic architecture. Here the Kliment of Ohrid, a disciple of Cyril and Method, in the XI th ct. put together the Cyrillic alphabet. We will visit the town with its interesting churches; in the afternoon we will continue along the Ohrid Lake and over a mountain pass we will continue to Prespansko Lake (area of 294 km2), a third of which belongs to Greece and Albania. The way will continue to the second biggest Macedonian town Bitola; quite close there was a Solun front in the first world war and in the vicinity we will visit the ruins of antiqueantičnega settlementcolonyagglomerationnaselja Heraclea Lyncestis. In Bitola we will visit also the city museum, once a Turkish military school, attended also by the founderustanovitelj of contemporaryof up-to-datesodobne TurkeyTurčije - Kemal Atatürk. After a walking city tour we will proceed to the Macedonian capital – Skopje. Accommodation at the hotel, dinner and overnight.
Day 14: Skopje – Belgrade
Macedonian capital, located on the sides of the river Vardar, had verygreatlyexceedinglyhighlymightilyzelo stormywindyturbulentstirringthunderousburno pastpreteklost. In the morning we will have a city tour by bus (fortress Kale, church of St. Spaso, Mustafa Pasha mosque where today is a Museum of Macedonia) and afterwards we will discover the town by walking in the old town centre (from Turkish stone bridge to the old Skopje Carsija). Some free time and afterwards departure to Serbian capital Belgrade.
Day 15: Belgrade – Belgrade Airport
Depending on the flight time, we will have a city tour of Belgrade, one of the oldest cities in Europe and since ancient times an important traffic focal point, an intersection of the roads of Eastern and Western Europe. Afterwards departure to the airport. End of our services.