Pile Bay | Dubrovnik | Croatia
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FROM: AUD $5,625 pp

This 13-day group tour travels from Belgrade in Serbia to Dubrovnik in Croatia, visiting five countries: Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Montenegro! Explore the Slovenian capital of Ljubljana and the 'City of Bridges' in Bosnia, Mostar. Take in the stunning natural beauty of the Plitvice Lakes, visit Split, Sibenik and Zagreb, and discover the walled city of Kotor in Montenegro.

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Itinerary
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Trip Highlights

Belgrade
Zagreb
Postojna
Pula
Opatija
Sibenik
Trogir
Trebinje
Kotor
Novi Sad
Ljubljana
Piran
Rovinj
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Split
Mostar
Perast
Dubrovnik

Included

12 breakfasts & 1 dinner
Escorted by a local tour leader with local guides for some sightseeing
Transportation in a mini-bus with air-conditioning & Wi-Fi
Guided sightseeing in Belgrade, Novi Sad, Zagreb, Ljubljana, Rovinj, Split, Mostar, Kotor & Dubrovnik
Boat trip from Perast to the island of Our Lady of the Rocks
Entrance to Monastery Krusedol
Entrance to Arena in Pula
12 nights 4 star hotels (5-star upgrade is available)
Airport arrival transfer on day 1
1 bottle of water (0.5l) daily for each passenger, accommodation taxes and city taxes
3 hour tour to Plitvice Lakes National Park: includes entrance tickets, boat ride and tram ride
Entrance to Museum of Yugoslav History
Entrance to Postojna Cave
Note: This tour is operated in conjunction with our trusted partner and you will join travellers from different operators, not solely On The Go.

Not Included

International flights & visas
Meals not specified in itinerary
Entry fees unless specified & optional activities
Departure transfers
Tipping - an entirely personal gesture!

Itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to Belgrade

Welcome to Serbia! Upon arrival in Belgrade, our driver will greet you at the Nikola Tesla airport and take you to the hotel. After checking in at your hotel, you will have free time to rest and prepare for the tour.

During a brief meeting with our guide at 7pm, you will be introduced to the tour and provided with all necessary information.
Overnight: Belgrade

Day 2

Exploring Belgrade

Following breakfast, we commence a tour of Belgrade. Our first stop is the Museum of Yugoslav History, a complex dedicated to the life and accomplishments of Josip Broz Tito, the former leader of Yugoslavia. We then drive past the FC Red Star stadium before visiting the iconic Temple of Saint Sava, dedicated to the city's patron saint.

The tour will continue to Slavija Square, Saint Mark's Church, the Serbian National Parliament, White Palace, and Republic Square, with its surrounding cultural institutions like the National Theatre and National Museum. We stroll down Knez Mihailo Street, the main pedestrian and shopping area, and visit the Orthodox Cathedral Church of Saint Michael the Archangel before learning about the historic "Question Mark" tavern. The tour will then proceed to Kalemegdan Park and Belgrade Fortress, a significant cultural and historic site located at the confluence of the Sava and Danube rivers.

After our included tour, you can join optional activities including a Belgrade rivers cruise and a visit to Zemun.
Overnight: Belgrade  |  Breakfast

Day 3

Sremski Karlovci & Novi Sad

Belgrade - Sremski Karlovci - Novi Sad - Belgrade. This morning we embark on a tour of Vojvodina, a province in the north of Serbia. Our journey will take us through picturesque scenery and Serbia's renowned wine region to the 'Serbian Holy Land' which is home to 17 functioning Serbian Orthodox monasteries. Our first stop is the well-preserved monastery Krusedol, where you can purchase wine and rakija made by the monks.

Next, we visit the town of Sremski Karlovci, a hidden gem of Serbian culture and spirituality. The town's Baroque center, the Patriarchal Court, the Orthodox Cathedral of Saint Nicholas, and the first Serbian secondary school are all significant landmarks. Sremski Karlovci is also well-known for its wine production and the annual Wineball festival. We enjoy wine tasting at one of the region's top wineries and have time for lunch along the banks of the Danube River.

Continuing, we explore Novi Sad, the 2021 European Capital of Culture. Located on the border of the former Austro-Hungarian and Ottoman empires, Novi Sad showcases a blend of architectural influences. A sightseeing tour will take you through the city's pedestrian zone, past key landmarks such as the City Hall, a Catholic church, the old city centre, Mileva Einstein's former residence, the cultural foundation Matica Srpska, and a synagogue. The tour will also include a visit to Petrovaradin, known as the 'Danube's Gibraltar', where you can enjoy panoramic views of the river and the city. Conclude the day with a delightful dinner before returning to Belgrade.
Overnight: Belgrade  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4

Zagreb & Ljubljana

Belgrade - Zagreb (Croatia) - Ljubljana (Slovenia). Leaving Belgrade, our tour continues to the Croatian capital of Zagreb. This city is known for its European culture and is located in the heart of the continent. During the sightseeing tour of Zagreb, we visit Kaptol, the Franciscan monastery, and the Church of Saint Francis. We also explore the Dolac farmers' market and see the baroque architecture of the Church of Saint Mary. The tour will end at Ban Josip Jelacic’s monument in his namesake square.

After time for lunch, we cross the border into Slovenia. A stop will be made at Otocec Castle. This castle, situated above the Krka River, is the only water castle in Slovenia and the surrounding area. After a short break to explore, we continue to the Slovenian capital of Ljubljana.
Overnight: Ljubljana  |  Breakfast

Day 5

Slovenia exploration

Ljubljana - Piran - Portoroz. This morning we tour Ljubljana, the charming capital of Slovenia with a rich cultural scene. Take in landmarks such as the Cathedral of Saint Nicholas, the baroque Town Hall, the medieval town square "Mestni Trg," Robba's Fountain, the central open-air market, and the Triple Bridge. After the tour, you will have free time to enjoy lunch by the Ljubljanica River.

In the afternoon, there's an included trip to the magnificent limestone Postojna Cave, known for its stunning stalactites, stalagmites, underground gorges, and waterfalls. This cave is a highlight of any trip to Slovenia.

Next, we visit Piran, a beautiful town in Slovene Istria known for its medieval architecture and rich cultural heritage. After exploring Tartini Square and climbing to the Cathedral of Saint George for a panoramic view, we continue to Portoroz, a historic tourist destination that dates back to the 13th century when visitors came for seawater treatments. Portoroz flourished in the early 20th century with the opening of the Hotel Palace, attracting thousands of guests annually.
Overnight: Portoroz  |  Breakfast

Day 6

Pula & Rovinj

Portoroz - Pula (Croatia) - Rovinj. We head back into Croatia today, reaching Istria, a stunning region along the Croatian coast known for its gourmet food, Malvasia wine, beautiful beaches, and Venetian history. Our first destination is the charming town of Pula, home to a wealth of historical sites and impressive Roman architecture. The highlight of the town is the remarkably well-preserved Roman amphitheatre. Other must-see sites in Pula include the Temple of Augustus, the Triumphal Arch of Sergius, and the Twin Gates.

We continue to Rovinj, often referred to as the "pearl of the Adriatic." Explore the picturesque cobbled streets of this historic town with your tour guide, who will introduce you to the town's rich history and architectural wonders dating back to the 1700s. Climb to the top of the peninsula, where you can admire the panoramic views of the old town from the Church of Saint Euphemia. We spend the night in Rovinj, and there's free time this evening to further explore.
Overnight: Rovinj  |  Breakfast

Day 7

Opatija

Rovinj - Opatija - Plitvice Lakes National Park. Today we head to Opatija, a historic town located just 80 km away from the Istrian Peninsula. Opatija showcases a blend of architectural styles including Renaissance, Venetian, Secession, and Baroque, reflecting its rich history. Take a leisurely stroll along the Lungomare promenade to soak in the scenic views of the sea. Enjoy some free time for lunch at one of the seaside restaurants. In the afternoon, we head to the renowned Plitvice Lakes National Park.
Overnight: Plitvice Lakes  |  Breakfast

Day 8

Exploring Plitvice Lakes & Sibenik

Plitvice Lakes National Park - Sibenik - Split. Today we discover the 16 interconnected cascading lakes of Plitvice Lakes National Park, one of Croatia's natural highlights. Known as the ‘Devil’s Garden’ on old maps, it was the first site in the Balkans to receive UNESCO World Heritage status. Enjoy a 3-hour guided tour that includes visits to the upper and lower lakes, where you can relax and admire the untouched beauty of this lush paradise (swimming is not permitted).

In the afternoon, travel along the Dalmatian coast to Sibenik, a medieval Venetian town renowned for its narrow winding streets, stone houses, stairs, and remnants of city walls. Home to several significant landmarks, including the Cathedral of Saint James (a UNESCO World Heritage site), which was constructed over hundreds of years by locals. There is free time to explore before we continue to Split for the night.
Overnight: Split  |  Breakfast

Day 9

Split tour & Trogir free time

Split - Trogir - Split. Embark on a sightseeing tour of Split, the largest Dalmatian city with a history dating back 1700 years. Our guide will take you through the narrow streets of Diocletian’s Palace, a UNESCO Heritage Site built in the 4th century for the Roman Emperor Diocletian. You will see the former Temple of Jupiter, which is now the Cathedral of Saint Domnius, the oldest Catholic cathedral still in its original structure. Explore the Golden and Silver Gates, as well as the bustling markets and shopping area of Riva.

In the afternoon, we visit the picturesque town of Trogir, another UNESCO World Heritage Site situated on a small island. Trogir features beautiful architecture, sea views, and palm-lined promenades that transport you back to medieval times. There's free time to explore Trogir before we return to Split.
Overnight: Split  |  Breakfast

Day 10

Mostar sightseeing & Trebinje

Split - Mostar (Bosnia) - Trebinje. Leaving Croatia today, we cross into Bosnia and make our way to Mostar. Along the journey, a stop will be made at the pilgrimage site of Medugorje, where alleged apparitions of the Virgin Mary have been reported since 1981. In Mostar, a walking tour will begin with a visit to the iconic Old Bridge, a UNESCO protected landmark and the most photographed sight in the country. Other notable stops in Mostar include the Koski Mehmed Pasha Mosque, the Crooked Bridge, and the old tanner's quarter Tabhana. You will have free time in Mostar to enjoy lunch by the Neretva River, offering a stunning view of the bridge above.

Proceeding to Trebinje, we can see the Arslanagica Bridge and enjoy a leisurely stroll through the charming old town ending at Poet's Square.
Overnight: Trebinje  |  Breakfast

Day 11

Marvellous Montenegro

Trebinje - Kotor (Montenegro) - Dubrovnik (Croatia). Today we embark on a journey to explore the Republic of Montenegro, a country known for its rich heritage and stunning natural beauty. Our first stop is the charming town of Perast, a picturesque baroque-style settlement. From here, we enjoy a leisurely boat ride along the Bay of Kotor to the island of Our Lady of the Rocks, known for its church containing valuable paintings, silver votive tablets, and a famous votive tapestry.

Next, we visit Kotor, an ancient Mediterranean walled town. A walking tour of this UNESCO World Heritage Site will take us to landmarks such as the churches of Saint Nicholas and Saint Luke, the Cathedral of Saint Tryphon, and other cultural treasures. Free time will be available to explore the charming old town or enjoy lunch at a restaurant in one of its romantic squares. After our time in Kotor, we drive to Dubrovnik.
Overnight: Dubrovnik  |  Breakfast

Day 12

Exploring Dubrovnik

Today we enjoy a guided sightseeing tour around Dubrovnik, a historic walled city known since the 7th century. The city's old town is surrounded by a 2 km long wall, offering a unique perspective of the picturesque surroundings during a leisurely one hour walk. Explore the city's churches, fortifications, and monuments, which are a must-see for visitors. Many famous individuals have been inspired by Dubrovnik, leading to the creation of numerous art galleries and unique shops showcasing marble and light-coloured stone pieces. Dubrovnik also featured heavily in the TV show, Game of Thrones.

After our tour, you can join an optional cable car ride up Srd Mountain for panoramic views of the city, plus an optional farewell seafood dinner in Dubrovnik.
Overnight: Dubrovnik  |  Breakfast

Day 13

Farewell Croatia

Our tour ends after breakfast, wishing you a safe onwards journey!
Breakfast

Prices & Dates

Departure dates are guaranteed with 1 traveller. 'Twin Share' prices are per person when there are 2 people sharing a room. 'Single Room' prices are applicable to all solo travellers, or if your booking party cannot reach the minimum of 2 persons in a room. Single Rooms can also be booked by any other person wanting the comfort and privacy of their own room.

Guaranteed Departure
2024
Twin Share
Single Room
07 Jul - 19 Jul 19% off G
AUD $7,885
AUD $6,387
AUD $10,305
AUD $8,347
19 Aug - 31 Aug 19% off G
AUD $7,885
AUD $6,387
AUD $10,305
AUD $8,347
02 Sep - 14 Sep 19% off G
AUD $7,885
AUD $6,387
AUD $10,305
AUD $8,347
23 Sep - 05 Oct 19% off G
AUD $6,945
AUD $5,625
AUD $8,925
AUD $7,229
21 Oct - 02 Nov 19% off G
AUD $6,945
AUD $5,625
AUD $8,925
AUD $7,229

Extra Prices

Twin Share
Single Room
Pre Tour Accommodation - Belgrade
AUD $223
AUD $0

Prices & Dates

Departure dates are guaranteed with 1 traveller. 'Twin Share' prices are per person when there are 2 people sharing a room. 'Single Room' prices are applicable to all solo travellers, or if your booking party cannot reach the minimum of 2 persons in a room. Single Rooms can also be booked by any other person wanting the comfort and privacy of their own room.

Guaranteed Departure
2024
Twin Share
Single Room
07 Jul - 19 Jul 19% off G
AUD $8,875
AUD $7,189
AUD $12,185
AUD $9,870
19 Aug - 31 Aug 19% off G
AUD $8,875
AUD $7,189
AUD $12,185
AUD $9,870
02 Sep - 14 Sep 19% off G
AUD $8,875
AUD $7,189
AUD $12,185
AUD $9,870
23 Sep - 05 Oct 19% off G
AUD $7,765
AUD $6,290
AUD $10,485
AUD $8,493
21 Oct - 02 Nov 19% off G
AUD $7,765
AUD $6,290
AUD $10,485
AUD $8,493

Extra Prices

Twin Share
Single Room
Pre Tour Accommodation Superior - Belgrade
AUD $386
AUD $0

At a Glance

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Belgrade
Ends
Dubrovnik
Departs
Mondays, Saturdays & Sundays
Group Size
Min 1 / Max 16
Hotel Rating
4 star hotels (upgrade available)
Tour Guide
Escorted by a tour leader
Meals
Breakfast: 12, Dinner: 1
Countries
Bosnia And Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia
Minimum Age
No minimum age
Arr. Transfer
Yes
Dep. Transfer
No
Sun shining through the cathedral in Zagreb
The Maiden and the Seagull Statue in Opatija Croatia
Boardwalk winding through the Plitvice National Park
Trogir - Highlight image 1
Aerial view of Dubrovnik, surrounded by water and filled with terracotta-roofed buildings
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