National Georgaphic Journeys invites you to Discover the Balkans

Discover the Balkans12 Days - Zagreb to Dubrovnik - From $3299

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 eastern delicacies of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the lush waterways of Montenegro. Plus, enjoy an exclusive experience walking through Plitvice Lakes National Park with a naturalist. History, nature, culture, food, and people. This one’s got it all.

 

ITINERARY

itinerary

 

DAY 1 - ZAGREB

Arrive at any time.

 

DAY 2 - ZAGREB/PLITVICE LAKES NATIONAL PARK

Enjoy an excursion to Plitvice Lakes National Park on a conservation walk with a naturalist 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.

Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner


DAY 3 - PLITVICE LAKES NATIONAL PARK/SPLIT

Enjoy a morning walk in Plitvice before continuing on to Split. In the early evening, take a guided walk around the Diocletian Palace, one of the most imposing Roman ruins in Europe.

Meals included: Breakfast


DAY 4 - SPLIT

Enjoy free time to explore this charming seaside town.

Meals included: Breakfast


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.

Meals included: Breakfast


DAY 6 - SARAJEVO

Explore this historic city on an orientation walk with your CEO. We also visit a local market and enjoy a picnic lunch. Take an included tour of the "Tunnel of Life" to get a better understanding of the tragic recent history of this captivating city.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch


DAY 7 - SARAJEVO

Enjoy a free day to explore at your leisure.

Meals included: Breakfast

 
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.

Meals included: Breakfast


DAY 9 - KOTOR

Enjoy a free day to explore.

Meals included: Breakfast


DAY 10 - KOTOR/DUBROVNIK

Travel to Dubrovnik, the "Pearl of the Adriatic," and walk the old city walls.

Meals included: Breakfast


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 cafes serve up delicious seafood.

Meals included: Breakfast


DAY 12 - DUBROVNIK

Depart at any time.

Meals included: Breakfast