Best of the Balkans
Tour historic town centres and multicultural cities

Dubrovnik > Kotor > Budva > Sarajevo > Mostar > Split

Take a captivating 9-day journey through the Balkans, starting in the medieval gem of Dubrovnik. Explore its iconic landmarks and shimmering coastline before venturing to Montenegro’s Kotor, a UNESCO World Heritage Site nestled beside breathtaking cliffs. This tour also lets you discover Sarajevo’s rich multicultural heritage and Mostar’s resilient spirit. Head back to Croatia, to the town of Split, where ancient Roman ruins blend seamlessly with Gothic and Renaissance architecture.

There are also leisurely explorations and optional experiences you can take to savor the region’s culinary delights and fine wines. By the time you leave, you take with you memories of medieval monuments, war-torn city resurrections, and sun-kissed Adriatic shores

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Dubrovnik | meet you your travel director and fellow travellers for an included dinner
Day 2 Dubrovnik | Sightseeing tour and free time; optional experiences include a Sunset Dinner Cruise to a secluded bay or a dinner and a visit to an ancient olive oil mill
Day 3 Dubrovnik – Kotor – Budva | Get an orientation tour around Montenegro’s historic town of Kotor
Day 4 Budva – Sarajevo | Head south into Bosnia-Herzegovina’s capital of Sarajevo, dubbed the ‘Jerusalem of Europe’ for its religious and multi-cultural heritage. Optional experiences for the evening include a Sarajevo home hosted evening or a lively Bosnian dinner in a favorite local restaurant
Day 5 Sarajevo | Guided walking tour include the city’s beautiful synagogues, mosques, and Orthodox and Catholic churches; optional historic tour into the Sarajevo Tunnel of Hope
Day 6 Sarajevo – Mostar | Local guided tour around Mostar’s key attractions including the medieval Stari Most, an Ottoman-style bridge
Day 7 Mostar – Split | Local guided tour behind the city walls to the heart of Split, the second largest city of Croatia; free evening or an optional experience of having a traditional Konoba dinner
Day 8 Split | Free day to explore Split on your own or spend the day joining the optional day trip to Hvar, one of the most beautiful islands in the Croatian archipelago.
Day 9 Depart Split

Tour Highlights

• Dubrovnik: this medieval fortified city on Croatia’s Dalmation Coast features iconic landmarks like the Rector’s Palace, Onofrio’s Fountain, elegant courtyars and limestone streets.
• Kotor: also known as Stari Grad, the Montenegro town is located beside a stunning bay near the limestone cliffs of Mt. Lovćen
• Sarajevo: visit the Old Town, the largest mosque in the Balkans (King Fahd Mosque), and see the Eternal Flame and the Sarajevo Roses that are dotted across the city
• Mostar: a historic multicultural city known for some stunning architecture from the Ottoman Empire, colourful cobbled streets; free time to explore
• Split: the 4th-century Roman Emperor Diocletian Palace, a leisurely walking tour through the historic Old Town, and see Gothic, Roman and Renaissance structures

Package Inclusions

8 Breakfasts, 4 Dinners
8-night accommodations at cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted (On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilized)
An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries
Sightseeing tours with a local specialist
City orientation tours
Audio headsets are provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences
Extensive variety of choice Optional Experiences

Tour Dates

May 12, 19, and 26, 2024
June 9 and 16, 2024
July 14, 21, and 28, 2024
Aug 4, 18, and 25, 2024
Sep 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2024
Oct 6, 20, and 27, 2024
Departs almost weekly from April to Oct 2025

Terms and Conditions

Payment and cancellation terms vary by tour so please contact your Starflights travel consultant

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