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Dalmatia & Western Balkan Discovery

 

Summary:

The Western Balkans are that rarest of European finds: an idyllic landscape covered in wildflowers, conifers, Roman ruins and sleepy little hamlets, but with hardly a tourist in sight. We’ll start this 22-day journey among the waterways and canals of Veni...

Duration
22 Days
Countries
5
Next Departure
14-May-2021
Starting at
USD 9,180.00
Price per day
USD 417.00

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Operator
Peregrine Travel Centre
Tour
Dalmatia & Western Balkan Discovery
Travel Style
Small Group Tour with More Flexibility
Travel Quality
Luxury Tour
Group Size
1 - 12
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Summary

The Western Balkans are that rarest of European finds: an idyllic landscape covered in wildflowers, conifers, Roman ruins and sleepy little hamlets, but with hardly a tourist in sight. We’ll start this 22-day journey among the waterways and canals of Venice, the Queen of the Adriatic, then make our way south-east along the Dalmatian coast, stopping in at the old Roman city of Split, doing a little island-hopping in Lastovo and Korcula islands, and moving on through Sarajevo, Belgrade and Novi Sad. This is a chance to see the Western Balkans before the boom – with scenery like this it won’t be long until the tourist hordes begin to take notice.

Short Itinerary

Day 1.
Venice
Day 2.
Postojna Caves / Ljubljana / Bled
Day 3.
Lake Bohinj / Bled
Day 4.
Motovun / Rovinj / Pula
Day 5.
Pula / Opatija / Plitvice
Day 6.
Plitvice Lakes National Park / Zadar
Day 7.
Zadar
Day 8.
Sibenik / Primosten / Split
Day 9.
Trogir / Split
Day 10.
Lastovo Island
Day 11.
Lastovo Island
Day 12.
Korcula Island
Day 13.
Peljesac Peninsula / Dubrovnik
Day 14.
Lokrum Island / Dubrovnik
Day 15.
Dubrovnik
Day 16.
Kotor / Dubrovnik
Day 17.
Blagaj / Mostar / Sarajevo
Day 18.
Sarajevo
Day 19.
Srebrenica / Belgrade
Day 20.
Belgrade
Day 21.
Novi Sad / Sremski Karlovci / Belgrade
Day 22.
Belgrade

Visited Countries (5): Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Italy, Serbia, Slovenia

Visited cities (10): Belgrade, Bled, Korcula, Mostar, Plitvice Lakes National Park, Pula, Sibenik, Split, Venice, Zadar

 

Remarks

Highlights

  • Arrive in style! Your airport arrival transfer in Venice is by private water taxi. Glide into the centre of Venice by boat to gain an appropriate sense of perspective of this unique city from the water… don’t forget to keep your camera handy!
  • As well as the long time favourite Dubrovnik, you'll experience one of Europe's most interesting (and safe) cities of the moment – Sarajevo. The Tunnel Museum is an astounding illumination of Bosnia and Herzegovina's war history, displaying a piece of the very tunnel used during the Siege of Sarajevo in the 1990s
  • Under the guidance of knowledgable locals, you'll visit some of the region's most beautiful cathedrals, monasteries, palaces, Ottoman mosques and UNESCO-protected townscapes
  • The smaller, lesser-known destinations on this trip are some of the best. The crystalline beauty of towns like Mostar and Blagaj is the stuff of fairytales
  • Montenegro may be a tiny country, but its charms can hardly be overstated. Take a day trip to this land of pristine beaches, mountain peaks and old-world villages
  • Visit the Srebrenica Memorial Center. The Centre honours the thousands who died in the infamous Srebrenica Genocide of 1995. The local guide who has lived through the horrors of war will answer any question you might have
  • Visit the Zivanovic family’s honey museum and winery in Sremski Karlovci. Their old house has been converted into museum full of beekeeping memorabilia and the have had a wine cellar here for 300 years. You’ll try Bermet dessert wine which is a speciality of the region. Reports suggest it was drunk at the emperor's court in Vienna and was even served on the Titanic. This family are said to have kept the original recipe.
  • In Mljet, your 'feature stay' overlooks Pomena harbour and the gorgeous Adriatic. It's also a hop, skip and a jump away from one of Croatia's finest national parks. Take a small boat across to the islet of St Mary (Sveta Marija), located in the middle of Mljet’s ‘Veliko Jezero’ (large lake). Soak up the serenity and listen to birdsong as you enjoy lunch beside the islet’s 12th-century Benedictine monastery.
  • Try local grape varietal, Plavac Mali, at a wine tasting in a cellar modelled on ancient Roman dining rooms. Located underground and carved out of stone, it’s the same method of construction as was used to create Diocletian's cellars. The award winning winemaker is widely regarded to have instigated the renaissance of winemaking and viticulture in Hvar and consequently, is known as one of Croatia’s top producers.
  • Truffles are a glamourous-sounding local produce in Istria. Enjoy a truffle tasting combined with local speciality dishes such as fuži (Istrian pasta), fritaja (Croatian omelette) or our producer’s somewhat exotic truffle ice cream! Your sommelier will pair your tasting with suitable Istrian wines to try.

Travel Package

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This is an Organised Group Tour: the itinerary has been predefined by the tour operator. The tour destinations, duration, accommodations, departure dates and the price are fix. You can join, enjoy and meet other people.


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