Half Balkan tour
Experience the history and nature! Learn the language and tradition! Jump into an adventure! Explore the unknown and forgotten! Taste the food and wine ( and rakija )! Meet the locals and make friends!
Allow us to provoke all of your senses and join this unique experience. Explore 4 different BALKAN countries and here are the reasons why: Adriatic coast in Croatia, food in Bosnia and Herzegovina, nature in Slovenia and history of Montenegro… Don’t think about it – just say yes, and leave us to do the rest.
- 4 countries in 2 weeks
- Local, knowledgable, fun, licenced tour guides
- Private transfer in a comfortable vehicle with wi-fi and AC
- Traditional meals, best regional rakija and delicious desserts
ZAGREB – welcome
Welcome to Zagreb – the capital of Croatia. We will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your accommodation. Depending on the time of arrival – this day is reserved for some easy activities such as welcome drink in one of the most popular bars in Zagreb, a walk around the city and some free time. Of course, if you arrive late – you can just relax. Overnight in Zagreb.
ZAGREB – let’s get this party started
Today you will get to know Zagreb and all the wonderful things it offers. After breakfast we are taking you on private walking tour of the Upper and Down town. Getting lost in the history of this medieval town will give you the opportunity to discover why does the cannon shot every day at noon, who is “kumica” and what is “štukla”. After this we will do a break so you have lunch in one of many restaurants in the center. Today you will also have the opportunity to ride the shortest funicular in the world and enjoy Zagreb from the popular Lotrščak viewpoint. Overnight in Zagreb.
ZAGREB – KRAPINA – TRAKOŠĆAN – VARAŽDIN – ZAGREB – time travel trough prehistoric and medieval times
Discover the beauty of North Croatia with one of the most lasting history in the world. After breakfast we are going on a short ride to the Neanderthal museum in Krapina visiting our long-lost cousins who were living in this area about 125,000 years ago. Speeding forward a bit, the next stop is the most popular Croatian castle Trakošćan – a medieval beauty surrounded by a lake telling us a story about life in the old days. Last location is a beautiful city of Varaždin where we will have a delicious meal and a nice walk around the city. Overnight in Zagreb.
ZAGREB – BOHINJ – BLED – LJUBLJANA – nature, nature and a little bit more nature
Today you are in for a awesome nature treat. Time to relax your body and mind while enjoying the wonderful and popular Bohinj and Blade lakes in Slovenia. These glacier lakes surrounded by Julian Alps are a perfect location for a day away from the rush and noise. First, we will visit Bohinj – the bigger one and if the weather allows, we can go up with the cable car all the way above it to Vogel mountain ( optional ). Chill, relax, lunch… After this, our next stop is Bled – smaller, more popular, where after a short walk, we will end this day with one of the most popular Slovenian views from the Bled castle. Drive to Ljubljana for overnight.
LJUBLJANA – POSTOJNA CAVE –PREDJAMA – ZAGREB – the underground adventure
Today we explore one of the most famous underground queens – Postojna cave. This unique place is hiding millions of years in its walls, stalagmites and stalactites. It is the largest show cave in Europe! While touring the 24-kilometre-long path you will get to feel its magic and experience a one-of-a-kind ride on Postojna Cave’s underground train. After, we will have some free time for lunch and a delicious dessert “kremšnita”. The tour continues just a few kilometers further to the world’s largest cave castle – Predjama – a fairytale world of knight in the middle of a rocky cliff for 800 years. Its unique location makes it one of ten most fascinating castles in the world.
ZAGREB – PLITVICE LAKES – SPLIT – the most popular place in the Balkan area
We are leaving Zagreb and heading down the country road. First stop – Rastoke – a wonderful fairytale village with authentic wooden houses and mills with numerous of waterfalls ( if you are a LOTR fan – I am just going to say – Riverdale ). The road continues all the way to the National park Plitvice lakes – the biggest, most popular and oldest national park in Croatia. UNESCO declared Plitvice Lakes as a world heritage in 1979 among the first in the world. It consists of 16 crystal blue lakes, divided into upper and lower ones with wonderful waterfalls of all sizes and shapes. Lunch time and drive to Split for overnight.
SPLIT – day of “fjaka”*
Ah, yes… the most beautiful city in the world – so let us found out why. Today is reserved for getting lost in this beautiful city exploring the ancient Diocletian´s palace and all it s secrets. The plan is to grab the toe of Gregory of Nin for good luck, stroll down the “Riva” promenade and just enjoy the “Split state of mind” ( aka. “fjaka” ). Lunch and free time. In the evening we can go to a nearby city of Trogir for a walk and a dinner (optional). Overnight in Split.
*fjaka – Croatian siesta but better
SPLIT – MOSTAR – SPLIT – first we eat and drink, then we do everything else
A day trip to Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina – a city where the west meets the east, and
three religions mix in everyday life. Where the tradition can be tasted in the delicious food and heard in beautiful songs. We will spend the day by exploring this Balkan gem and NOT jumping into Neretva river from the iconic Stari Most (Old Bridge) because it is reserved only for strong man from Mostar. Drive back to Split for overnight.
SPLIT – SOMETHING – SPLIT – free day aka. “no specific plan” day
Today we do not have anything planned but of course we will be at your disposal for anything you want to do.
- Day tour with a boat to Hvar or Vis
- Day tour to NP Krka
- Ride to nearby villages
- Chill and relax in Split
- Something else
SPLIT – TRSTENO – DUBROVNIK – goodbye Split, hello Dubrovnik
Leaving Split behind we are continuing this journey down the beautiful Magistrala road with the Adriatic see on our right. Our first stop is Arboretum Trsteno – is the oldest arboretum (fancy word for a botanical garden) in this part of the world – a wonderful breathtaking renaissance garden famous for its beauty but also because it is one of the locations for filming the Game of Thrones. This will be a perfect introduction what comes next – Dubrovnik. Overnight.
DUBROVNIK – The Kings Landing (for non-GOT fans – just Dubrovnik)
Today we explore one of the most famous cities in this part of Europe. We shall start by doing a walking tour exploring the Old Dubrovnik Walls and the old core of the city. We will also visit the fort Imperial at Srđ hill which will give us THE VIEW and of course, in the meanwhile we will do a pause for lunch. After some free time, the evening can be reserved for a special treat – Karaka boat sunset tour with dinner (optional) – imagine an old-fashioned wood pirate ship – yes, it is exactly that. Overnight in Dubrovnik.
DUBROVNIK – MONTENEGRO – from 0m to 1500m
Country number 4 – the magnificent Montenegro – a country with wonderful coastline protected by giant mountains. This mix makes the scenery so picturesque it will leave you speechless (I am not even overselling it…) Our first stop are the Kotor serpentines providing the most beautiful viewpoints of the bay. If the weather will treat us kindly, we can make it all the way to Lovćen mountain and Njegoš Mausoleum. Of course, along the way we will have a lunch break. The day will end in Kotor. Overnight.
KOTOR – PERAST – DUBROVNIK – last but not the least
We are still in Montenegro – after breakfast, a city tour of Kotor awaits. It is a small town, so it is going to short and cute. The day continues to a nearby Perast and a boat tour to a small man-made island with a church – Our Lady of The Rocks. After lunch in a local restaurant we are saying goodbye to Montenegro and heading back to Dubrovnik for a free evening and overnight
DUBROVNIK – oh, why didn’t we book 1 more week with
It is the last day of your tour and we are here to assist any way. Depending on your time of departure we will plan this day.
We are not saying goodbyes because we are sure you will come back for more ?
EXTRA NOTE – if you are arriving and departing from or to another city – no problem, we will alter the itinerary to fit it
- Republic of Croatia: a Balkan country at the crossroads of Central and Southeast Europe, at the Adriatic Sea.
- Borders with: Slovenia, Hungary, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Italy (maritime border)
- Capital city: Zagreb
- Religion: 96% Roman Catholic
- Croatia is in the EU but NOT in the Schengen zone
- Currency: Croatian Kuna ( HRK ) – 1€ =7.40HRK
- Tap water: fresh to drink
- International airports: Zagreb, Split, Dubrovnik, Rijeka ( Krk ), Osijek, Pula, Zadar