Bled

Countries: Serbia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Albania, Montenegro, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia & Slovenia
Duration: 22 nights/23 days
Pace/Style: Moderate/Adventure
Group Size: 4 - 16
Tour Code: YUGO
Combo Tour: RSHR + HRSL = YUGO
Transport:  Private minibus, 1 small tourist boat, 1 ferry, 2 catamarans, 1 train, on foot
Age: Minimum 12 years – no maximum*
*Providing guest can obtain travel insurance and in certain cases an additional medical form signed by a doctor.

Travel insurance is compulsory on all of our tours.

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2018 TOUR DATES

Tour 1
Thursday 13 September – Friday 05 October

4 – 6 guests £3,280 – 10% = £3,060

7 – 9 guests £3,080 – 10% = £2880

10 – 16 guests £2,880 – 10% = £2700

Single supplement £465

*** 10% off all 2018 Escorted Group Tours ***

AT A GLANCE

INCLUDED

Return airport transfers
All accommodation
All transport
16 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners
Tour Leader to accompany group
Local Guides (as listed)
Excursions/sightseeing (as listed)
100% Financial Protection

EXCLUDED

Flights (unless specified)
Travel insurance (compulsory)
Meals not listed
Drinks
Single room
Optional excursions
Spending money
Visa and passport fees

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

 

QUICK ITINERARY

1 Belgrade Arrival, welcome meeting and group dinner. D
2 Belgrade
Free day. Sail down the Danube or enter Tito's military bunker on an underground tour. Free walking tour available. B
3 Belgrade/Niš
Tour of Red Cross Concentration Camp. Free afternoon. Optional winery tour. B
4 Niš/Pirot/Niš
Visit Skull Tower. Sample delicious local sausage or shop for traditional Serbian carpets in Pirot. Late lunch/early dinner in Jelašnica. D
5 Niš/Kuršumlija/Priština
/Skopje Peculiar rock formations at Đavolja Varoš. Sightseeing/lunch in the capital of Europe's newest country. Enjoy the evening in colourful Macedonia Square. L
6 Skopje/Ohrid
Morning in Stara Čaršija. Free walking tour available. Drive to Ohrid. B
7 Ohrid
Free day. Take a boat to Sveti Naum, hike in Galičica National Park or relax by the lake. B
8 Ohrid/Berat/Kruje
Guided tour of Berat Castle and historic quarters. Traditional Albanian lunch. Continue to the mountain town of Kruje. B, L
9 Kruje/Kotor
Walk around the old fortress, restored bazaar or Skanderbeg's Museum. Beautiful drive along the Montenegrin coast to the Bay of Kotor. B
10 Kotor 
Free day. Visit the Old Town, climb to the top of the old fortress for amazing views or take a dip in the bay!
11 Kotor/Plužine/Sarajevo Scenic mountain drive to an Etno Selo for lunch by the Piva River. Continue across the Mratinje Dam into Bosnia. L
12 Sarajevo
Free day. Explore Baščaršija or join the 'Tunnel of Life' tour where you'll also see the bobsled track from the 1984 Winter Olympics! Free walking tour available. B
13 Sarajevo/Mostar/Cavtat
Guided tour of Mostar and its iconic bridge, entry into Blagaj Tekke (Dervish House), fish lunch and the beautiful medieval town of Počitelj. B, L
14 Cavtat
Scenic boat ride into Dubrovnik Old Town. Walk or cycle amongst the pretty streets of Cavtat. B
15 Cavtat/Korčula
Scenic drive and short ferry journey to the island. Free afternoon to cycle through local vineyards, climb the bell tower of Sveti Marko Cathedral for spectacular 360 views or watch a traditional dance. B, D
16 Korčula/Hvar
Catamaran to Hvar Island. Free day to sightsee or relax in the square. B
17 Hvar
Free day. Join an excursion by boat, a
Jeep Safari, relax on the beach or discover the island by foot.
18 Hvar/Split Catamaran to Split. Spend your afternoon inside Diocletian’s Palace, sipping a cold drink on the promenade or walking to Marjan Hill.
19 Split/Plitvice/Zagreb Entry into Croatia’s premier tourist attraction – the magnificent 16 lakes of Plitvice National Park. Time for lunch. Continue to Zagreb, Croatia’s cosmopolitan capital. Sample the nightlife of this lively city. B
20 Zagreb
Free day. Take the funicular to the Upper Town to visit Lotršćak Tower, St. Mark's Church and Kamenita Vrata or circumnavigate the city by tram. Free walking tour available. B
21 Bled
Scenic train journey to Slovenia. Free afternoon around Lake Bled. B
22 Bled/Julian
Alps/Bled Excursion (with a local guide) through the majestic Julian Alps, Soča Valley, Bovec and ending with a winery tour/tasting in Goriška Brda. B
23 Bled
Departure day. B

B = Breakfast
L = Lunch
D = Dinner

Accommodation

Day/s

Location

Accommodation

1, 2

Belgrade, Serbia

4* Belgrade City Hotel

3, 4

Nis, Serbia

3* The Only One Apartments

5

Skopje, Macedonia

3* Hotel De Koka

6, 7

Ohrid, Macedonia

3* Luccia Apartments

8

Kruje, Albania

4* Hotel Panorama

9, 10

Kotor, Montenegro

3* Apartments

11, 12

Sarajevo, Bosnia

3* Hotel Boutique 36

13, 14

Cavtat, Croatia

3* Villa Royal

15

Korcula, Croatia

4* Hotel Marco Polo

16, 17

Hvar, Croatia

3* Apartments

18

Split, Croatia

3* B & B Kastel

19, 20

Zagreb, Croatia

3* Hotel Jadran

21, 22

Bled, Slovenia

3* Hotel Astoria

23

Bled, Slovenia

Departure

Pre/Post Tour Rooms

Twin/Double

Single

Belgrade

£30 (BB)

£54 (BB)

Bled

£55 (BB)

£90 (BB)

Prices are per person, per night. BB = Buffet breakfast, HB = Buffet breakfast and dinner.

Hotels listed are a guide only and may change - before booking rooms in the joining hotel independently, please ensure it has not changed for your particular tour.

In Hvar we will be placed in rooms which may be situated in different locations around the square. We will try to accommodate friends/couples travelling together in the same house/block, although this can’t be guaranteed.

Ljubljana Add-on

Why not add a couple of post-tour night in Slovenia's charming capital, Ljubljana? After all, you are flying from there! We can switch your transfer and take you straight from Bled to central Ljubljana, book your hotel and offer sightseeing options and tours. Ask us for details.

We have chosen well-positioned, comfortable accommodation within a 10 – 15 minute walking distance of the main areas of interest. The majority are 3* hotels, some are 4*. Be aware that a 4* in some countries may not be of the same quality/standard as your own. However, we have chosen what we consider to be the best option for location, cleanliness and facilities and not necessarily for décor or nice views i.e. a hotel by the sea will not necessarily mean you will have a sea view.

All hotels have air-conditioning/fans (with the exception of Hvar) and Wi-Fi (in some cities this is only available in common areas and may not be available in Hvar). In almost all locations you will have a mini-bar (payable at check-out) or refrigerator, as well as a hairdryer and a TV with English channels. Some of the hotels do not have elevators but there will be someone on hand to help with your luggage.

All of our hotels are featured on www.tripadvisor.com – feel free to check them out!

Prices: on a twin share basis. If you are a single traveller and would be prepared to share a room with another guest of the same sex, the price will remain the same. If you would like your own space, we have single rooms available at an extra fee.

Hotel Restaurant/Meals: Please note that although hotels include breakfast it is sometimes not possible to have lunch or dinner. As you are travelling through new countries we realise you probably want to experience local cuisine, which is why your Tour Leader will organise or recommend a local restaurant/eatery for the group in each location. Included meals do not come with drinks and these are at your own expense.