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ECWNG - Discover the Balkans

On the crossroads between east and west, the Balkan Peninsula is full of hidden gems waiting to be discovered. These 12 rich days are the ideal introduction to the stunning Dalmatian coast of Croatia, the dramatic history of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the lush waterways of Montenegro. Plus, enjoy an exclusive experience walking through Sarajevo with a local war historian. Whether you're in it for the food, the history, the culture, or the nature, this adventure's got it all.

Inclusions

National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Siege of Sarajevo Tour, Sarajevo National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Agroturizam Experience, Dubrovnik
Plitvice Lakes National Park walk
Traditional peka dinner
Split orientation walk around Diocletian's Palace
Excursion to Mostar visiting the Stari Most (Old Bridge)
Kotor orientation walk
Dubrovnik city wall walk
All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Tour Provider G Adventures
Number of Days
12
Price From
AUD $3,699
Start Location
Zagreb, Croatia
End Location
Dubrovnik, Croatia
Age Range
Avg. 30+
Group Size
1 to 16
Tour Style
Comfort
Tour Themes
Cycling/Trekking, Discovery
Physical Rating
Easy to Moderate
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
12 May 201923 May 201911AUD $3,699
26 May 201906 Jun 201912AUD $3,699
09 Jun 201920 Jun 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,699 
23 Jun 201904 Jul 201914AUD $3,939
07 Jul 201918 Jul 201913AUD $3,939
21 Jul 201901 Aug 201916AUD $3,939
18 Aug 201929 Aug 201916AUD $3,939
01 Sep 201912 Sep 201916AUD $3,939
08 Sep 201919 Sep 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,699 
15 Sep 201926 Sep 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,699 
22 Sep 201903 Oct 201914AUD $3,939
ItineraryExpand
Day 1 - Zagreb
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 - Zagreb/Plitvice Lakes National Park
Enjoy an excursion to Plitvice Lakes National Park with a local guide and learn about the diverse wildlife and unique bird population. This evening, enjoy a traditional peka (baked vegetable and meat dish) dinner cooked on hot coals.
Day 3 - Plitvice Lakes National Park/Split
Continue on to Split. In the early evening, take a guided walk around the Diocletian Palace, one of the most imposing Roman ruins in Europe.
Day 4 - Split
Enjoy free time to explore this charming seaside town.
Day 5 - Split/Sarajevo
Travel to Mostar. Walk in the ancient town, visiting the famed Stari Most (Old Bridge), then continue to Sarajevo for the evening.
Day 6 - Sarajevo
Learn about the Siege of Sarajevo from a local expert who lived through it. Visit the Tunnel of Hope and Trebevic Mountain, and gain insight into how the people of this city moved beyond conflict. After, visit a market and enjoy a local lunch with your CEO.
Day 7 - Sarajevo
Enjoy a free day to explore at your leisure.
Day 8 - Sarajevo/Kotor
Cross over to Montenegro for two days on the Bay of Kotor. Opt to visit the Roman mosaics in Risan, take a leisurely stroll in Perast and the islands, or go sea kayaking in the spectacular bay.
Day 9 - Kotor
Enjoy a free day to explore.
Day 10 - Kotor/Dubrovnik
Visit a family-run agroturizam villa surrounded by Mediterranean gardens and sweeping views of the Adriatic. Meet our local host then enjoy a traditional lunch of local ham, cheeses, and wine. Continue to Dubrovnik, the "Pearl of the Adriatic," and walk the old city walls.
Day 11 - Dubrovnik
Enjoy a free day to explore the old town fortifications or take a boat trip to one of the nearby islands. The red roofs of the old city make for spectacular photos, and the seaside caf s serve up delicious seafood.
Day 12 - Dubrovnik
Depart at any time.