BIG - BALCAN TOUR - 15 DAYS / 14 NIGHTS
DAY 1 - HUNGARY
Arrival to Budapest airport by scheduled airline flight and gathering off the passengers. Departure to hotel. After one hour break going for Budapest city tour (Budim Castle, Parliament building, Sinagog, St Ishtvan Basilic, Danube corso, Roman aquaduct). After walking city tour we depart for Danube cruse where we will have lunch. After cruise back to hotel for resting and at seven departure for dinner. Dinner is served at Hungarian traditional restaurant with folklore and traditional dances. Overnight in 4* hotel in Budapest.
DAY 2 – HUNGARY - SLOVENI
After breakfast we are checking out from hotel and heading toward to Balaton lake, the biggest natural lake in Europe where we will have short boat trip. By the Balaton lake there is a biggest termal lake in the world called Heviz. At Heviz lake we will have 3 hours free time for bathing. After bathing we will have lunch at the lake. During the trip to Ljubljana, Slovenia’s capital city, we will pass Mura river, part of so called Europian Amason, stop at Maribor town and after short city tour free time for shopping and continue to Ljubljana. Arrival at 4* hotel where we will have a dinner, check in and overnight.
DAY 3 - SLOVENI
After breakfast we are going to Ljubljana city tour where we will have a chance to take a cable car for full city panorama. After the city tour we are going to nothern part of Slovenia to visit Triglav national park. The Alpine region between the Julian Alps and Karavanke high peaks. On Bled, the magnificent alpine resort with a mountain lake and a tiny island in the middle, an old castle with amazing view up on the cliff and breathtaking beauty of Bled’s gorge to Bohinj, we will have lunch by the glacial Alpine lake in the Triglav National Park. After tasting the exquisite sour milk and famous Blade cream cake we will continue to Skofja Loka where we will take a walk arround this medieval town, situated under the castle and the monastery. Coming back to Lljubljana, dinner and overnight at 4* hotel.
DAY 4 – ITALY - CROATIA
At the fourth day after breakfast and checking out from hotel we are going to Trieste, famous city at the Adriatic coast by shopping. After Trieste walking tour and free time for shopping, we are going further to Croatia coastline. After visiting Poreč (lunch time) and Rovinj town we continue to Zagreb, capital of Croatia. Overnight in 4* hotel.
DAY 5 - CROATIA
After the breakfast in hotel we are leaving Zagreb and continue to Croatian beautiful coast city of Sibenik. On our way to Sibenik we will visit the city of Karlovci known for its rich history and architectural beauty. The next stop is National park "Plitvice". Natural lake Plitvice is formed from 16 lakes where we are going to have a short cruise trip. During the trip to Zadar we will have lunch. After arriving at Zadar we will have city tour and depart to Sibenik. After arriving at Sibenik check in to hotel and have a city tour and free time until dinner. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
DAY 6 – CROATIA - BOSNIA
After the breakfast in hotel we are living Sibenik and our next stop is National park "Krka". We will see amazing waterfalls and have a walking tour through this real natural gem. After visiting Krka we will have a short visit to the city of Trogir and after that forward to Croatian coast city of Split where we will do a city tour. During the trip to Neum we will lunch in untouched nature. In the end of the day we are visiting Bosnian coast city of Neum where we will have dinner and overnight in 4* hotel.
DAY 7 - BOSNIA
After the breakfast we are living Neum and head forward to Mostar. On our way to Mostar we are visiting Blagaj, old religious place with the oldest Ottoman house of Dervis, where we will have lunch by the River of Buna. After lunch a city of Mostar is next on our program. Mostar is worldwide known town with its famous old bridge(UNESCO protected) where the jump exibitions are popular during summer months. The last stop for this day is Sarajevo where we will have city tour and dinner. Overnight in 4* hotel.
DAY 8 – BOSNIA - CROATIA
After the breakfast we depart to Trebinje which is surrounded with mountains and beautifull nature scenery. We will visit Hercegovacka Gracanica church on the hill above the city with amazing view on Trebinje and surroundings. Than we will visit monastery Tvrdos with its private winery where we will have degustation of wines made by the monks. Follows lunch where hosts prepare trout fish that they catche in the river passing by the restaurant. After Trebinje we proceed to the most famous town in Adriatic coast, Dubrovnik. After walking and cable car tour we will have free time for shopping. Return to Trebinje. Ovenight in 4* hotel.
DAY 9 - MONTENEGRO
After breakfast we are leaving Trebinje and departure to Montenegro. First city that we will visit in this small but rich in natural beauty country is old town of Herceg Novi and Boka Kotorska Bay, officialy one of the worlds most beautiful bays. Next on our rout is old town of Perast with its beautiful islands. The old city of Kotor is our next stop, the capital city of Boka Kotorska bay and in the end the old city of Budva where we will have lunch in a famous local fish restaurant. After lunch we proceed to Montenegro capital city Podgorica where we will have free time and dinner. Overnight planed in Podgorica 4* hotel.
DAY 10 – MONTENEGRO - SERBIA
After breakfast we proceed to the most holy and famous monastery in region, one of the most famous in Orthodox Christian religion. Monastery Ostrog is amazingly situated in rocky mountains and literatury is inside the rock. It is worldwide known in religion world by different miracles. Follows visit to Zabljak, small town situated in the bottom of Durmitor, the highest mountain in Montenegro. We will see the highest bridge in Europe (150 m) which is laying over Tara river, which form the biggest canyon in Europe. The brave ones will have the opportunity to cross the canyon using zip-line. We will lunch in the restaurant next to the bridge and after that proceed to Serbia and Zlatibor mount where we will have dinner and overnight in 4*.
DAY 11 - SERBIA
After breakfast we will go for a cruise in outstanding breathtaking Uvac canyon which is the only station of griffon vulture in Europe. Uvac is one of the most beaurifull canyons in the world! During he cruise we will visit one viewpoint from where you will enjoy the scenery of this nature pearl. After the cruise follows lunch. With our belly full we proceed to Mokra Gora, charming wooden village so called “Kustendorf” which was built by our and Europe famous movie director Emir Kusturica who won golden awards in Cannes twice. Departure back to Zlatibor. Free time for walking and discovering Zlatibor or optional activities such as buggy ride, horse riding etc. Overnight.
DAY 12 - SERBIA
Brekafast. First we will go for a 2h ride with famous old touristic train Sargan Eight from early 20th century. It is anarrow-gaugeraiway that passes through 22 tunnels, over 5 bridges, and overcome the altitude difference of 300 meters, on a total distance of 15 kilometers. Follows visit to impresive Stopica cave, which is composed of 5 units: the Light hall, the Dark hall, the Big hall with tubs, the Canal and the River canal. You will see amazing natural pools and waterfall at the end of the cave. Than we will proceed to Terzica avlije, open air museum where you will see how people lived in 19th century in this region with authentic house hold and items. Departure to Belgrade, arrival in evening hours. Overnight.
DAY 13 - SERBIA
After breakfast we will do panoramic sighsteeing of Belgrade + by walk. This tour shows you the best of Belgrade and includes a visit to important sights of downtown and wider city center. We will visit Saint Sava's Temple, the biggest orthodox Christian temple in the world, followed by a visit to museum of the most famous Serbian scientist and one of the biggest inventors in world history - Nikola Tesla. The next tale on the tour is one about winning sport results, we will visit Red Star football stadium, the European and world champion in 1992. The end of the tour shall tell you the story about Josip Broz Tito, leader of former Yugoslavia and the Non-Aligned Movement. Additionally, we will show you Tito's mausoleum named “House of Flowers”. We will visit Belgrade fortress where you will hear story of 2 millennium of Belgrade history on the fortress. Then we will visit Ada Medjica island, hidden gem in the city where we will organize lunch. After lunch we will continue our tour in Zemun which is totaly different from other parts of Belgrade, where we will visit Millenium tower with great view to Danube and the old city. Overnight.
DAY 14 - SERBIA
This day we will discover Vojvodina province near Belgrade! We will first visit Krusedol Monastery from 15th century, the biggest and most important monastery in Vojvodina region, located in Fruska Gora national park. Follows visit to Sremski Karlovci Town, which represent the place of preservation of Serbian culture in the 18th and 19th century, with degustation in one of many famous wine cellars in that region. You will try 6 types of wine, including special type - Bermet wine which was found on Titanic wine map and it is only produced in Sremski Karlovci in the whole world! After a short drive we will visit City of Novi Sad, located on Danube River bank with beautiful Petrovaradin Fortress, second biggest fortress in Europe. Sightseeing of downtown and fortress. Lunch in restaurant by the river, bellow the fortress. Departure to Budapest, dinner on the road. Arrival in hotel and overnight.
Check out from hotel and departure tpo airport. End of program.