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Dubrovnik to Zagreb Explorer - 8 days map

Start your Balkans adventure in Dubrovnik, with a tour of the enchanting Old Town. Visit the beautiful island of Korcula and the stunning city of bridges, Mostar. Explore the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo and make unforgettable memories in the streets of Serbia's Belgrade. Enjoy wine tasting in Ilok, and end this 8-day tour in Zagreb, Croatia's historic capital.

Inclusions
Itinerary
Prices & Dates
Hotels

Trip Highlights

Dubrovnik - Known as the 'Pearl of the Adriatic,' explore the enchanting Old Town, with its spectacular city walls, on a guided tour
Mostar - Enjoy free time in the fairytale-like city, known for its beloved bridges and marvelous markets
Belgrade - Uncover the numerous highlights of Serbia's capital on a guided tour of the city, which is nestled between two rivers
Ilok - Taste-test fabulous European wines at Iločki Podrum, a famous Croatian wine cellar
Osijek - Beautifully settled on the banks of the Drava River, discover the impressive Cathedral and Tvrdija (Old Fort)
Korcula - Wander the narrow medieval streets of Korcula Town, which was the birthplace of the famed explorer Marco Polo
Sarajevo - Take a guided tour of the fascinating historic capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Novi Sad - Enjoy a guided tour of this laidback Serbian City, known for its thriving urban art scene
Vukovar - On the banks of the Croatian river port, explore Vukovar, a symbol of the Croatian War of Independance
Zagreb - Take in the highlights of the Croatian capital on a guided tour, including a trip to a nearby ethno village

Included

Breakfast daily, 2 lunches and 5 dinners (inclusive of a traditional lunch)
Airport arrival and departure transfer on days 1 and 8
Escorted by an English speaking local tour leader
Wine tasting in Peljesac peninsula and Ilok
7 nights 4 star hotels
Guided sightseeing in Dubrovnik, Korcula, Sarajevo, Belgrade, Novi Sad, Osijek and Zagreb
All relevant transfers and transportation in private A/C vehicles

Not Included

International flights and visas. Note: This tour travels through Bosnia and Hertzegovnia - please see Trip Notes for further details relating to visa requirements for this section of the trip
Tip for your tour leader. We recommend you allow EUR 3–5 per day, per traveller. Tipping is an entirely personal gesture
Entrance fees to sites other than those listed

Itinerary

Day 1

Welcome

Saturday. Welcome to the start of your holiday. Included transfer from the airport or Dubrovnik harbour to your hotel in the city. The remainder of the day offers free time for you to head out and explore this beautiful city.
Overnight: Dubrovnik  |  Dinner

Day 2

Dubrovnik Old Town

Spend the morning at leisure and at 14.15 meet your guide and the rest of the group for welcome meeting at the hotel before setting out for a sightseeing tour of Dubrovnik Old Town. Starting from Pile square on the eastern side of Dubrovnik Old Town, we embark on a walking tour through the maze of its narrow streets and lively piazzas and enjoy in the view of stunning palaces like Sponza and churches like St. Blaise all the way to the Cathedral and the Rector’s Palace, where you will discover the fine synergy between governance and faith which kept Dubrovnik afloat as the independent Republic of Ragusa for 450 years.
Overnight: Dubrovnik  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3

Korcula & wine tasting

Dubrovnik - Korcula - Dubrovnik. Today we visit captivating Korcula - an island known for its natural beauty, pristine blue sea and lush forests. On the scenic journey along the Adriatic coast enjoy picturesque views and a short break in Ston. Arriving in Orebic we board the boat to Korcula. Known as the birthplace of Marco Polo, this island exudes an aura of mystery and charm. On a city tour we explore its narrow cobblestone streets, adorned with medieval architecture. After the tour there's free time to enjoy this beautiful place. On our journey back to Dubrovnik we stop for wine tasting at one of the wine cellars on Peljesac peninsula, reknowned for its superb wine.
Overnight: Dubrovnik  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4

Mostar & Sarajevo, Bosnia

Dubrovnik - Mostar - Sarajevo. The morning begins bright and early as we head to our first stop, Mostar. Known as the City of Bridges, Mostar is one of Bosnia and Herzegovina's most popular tourist destinations. Reminiscent of a fairytale, the city is made up of cobblestone paths, amazing stone buildings, and a breathtaking bridge that spans the Neretva River below.

We will have free time in Mostar, so be sure to take a walk across Old Bridge, check out the local markets, and enjoy lunch in Old Town.

After lunch, we will head to the capital city, Sarajevo. A melting pot of different cultures and religions, Sarajevo is known for its mix of architecture and countless mosques, churches and synagogues. You'll get to explore the city and its bustling bazaars with a guided city tour. Afterwards, we spend the night in Sarajevo.
Overnight: Sarajevo  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5

Belgrade, Serbia

Sarajevo - Belgrade. Today we'll embark on a morning departure towards Serbia's capital city, Belgrade. Along the way, we will make a short stop in Zvornik, a charming town located along north eastern Bosnia's Drina River.

After our stop, we will continue on to Belgrade, a beautiful city that sits between the Saba and Danube rivers. Famous for its sunsets, there are an abundance of sights to explore - from monuments and parks to fountains and even archaeological sites. On arrival, we will enjoy a guided tour of the city before spending the night in Belgrade.
Overnight: Belgrade  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6

Novi Sad, Serbia

Belgrade - Novi Sad - Osijek or Vukovar. In the morning, we will make our way to Novi Sad, Serbia's second largest city. Located on the Danube River, Novi Sad has a colourful history and once served as an important trading, manufacturing and cultural center. After a guided tour of Novi Sad, we will head to the nearby city of Ilok.

In Ilok, you will have opportunity to taste wines in one of the famous Croatia wine cellars “Iločki Podrumi” followed by an included traditional lunch.

After lunch, we will stop in Vukovar, the biggest Croatian river port located at the confluence of Vuka River in Danube. Rebuilt after the War of Independance, the city of Vukovar serves as an important symbol of Croatian independence and resistance.

Tonight, we will stay in either Osijek or Vukovar.
Overnight: Osijek or Vukovar  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7

Osijek & Zagreb

Osijek or Vukovar - Zagreb. This morning kicks off with a city tour of Osjiek, the largest city in Eastern Croatia. Settled on the banks of the Drava River, the tour will take us past the neo-gothic style Co-cathedral and the Tvrdja (Old Fort).

We will begin our journey towards Zagreb, with a drive past the city of Djakovo, where we can admire its beautiful skyline. Djakovo is known for the two red-brick towers that make up St. Peter's Cathedral. Next stop will a local Ethno Village, where we will stop for an included meal, filled with local flavours.

In the afternoon, we will make it to Zagreb for a guided tour. Zagreb is the capital of Croatia, and there are an abundance of restaurants, bars, cafes, entertainment venues and shopping areas for you to enjoy!

We will spend the final night of the tour in Zagreb.
Overnight: Zagreb  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8

Goodbye

Saturday. Today marks the end of the tour. You will head to the airport for your onward flight with an included departure transfer.
Breakfast

Prices & Dates

'Twin Share' prices are per person when there are 2 people sharing a room. 'Single Room' prices are applicable to those who don’t have anyone to share a room with or anyone wanting the privacy of a single room.

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2024
Twin Share
Single Room
20 Jul - 27 Jul 20% off
R59,625
R47,700
R82,245
R65,796
24 Aug - 31 Aug 20% off
R59,625
R47,700
R82,245
R65,796

Extra Prices

Twin Share
Single Room
Post Tour Accommodation - Zagreb
R1,660
R2,451
Pre Tour Accom Dubrovnik (from price)
R1,924
R3,320

Hotels

The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard.

Valamar Lacroma Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

The Valamar Lacroma Dubrovnik is situated on the lush Babin Kuk Peninsula, just 6km away from Dubrovniks old city. Featuring air-conditioned modern and comfortable guest rooms with free Wi-Fi and equipped with private bathrooms. The hotel features an elegant outdoor swimming pool with views of the Elaphiti Islands as well as an indoor pool and array of wellness facilities. Why not sit back and relax with a cocktail in hand after exploring Dubrovnik's old city.

Hotel Colors Inn , Sarajevo

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Colors Inn is located in the heart of Sarajevo and is a charming building dating from the Austro-Hungarian period. It's central location is ideal and is just a three-minute walk to the main pedestrian zone. Guest rooms provide a flat-screen cable TV, air-conditioning and a minibar, also featuring a private bathroom. Enjoy international and national cuisine in the restaurant also offering buffet breakfast daily.

Golden Tulip Zira Belgrade, Belgrade

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

The modern Golden Tulip Zira is located in the heart of Belgrade. Offering stylish guest rooms equipped with the most modern communication and entertainment technology. All guest rooms are non-smoking and have an LCD cable TV, a minibar and a private bathroom. Free International landline calls and free Wi-Fi access are also provided. The hotel also features a fitness centre and sauna.

Hotel Osijek, Osijek

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Hotel Osijek is located next to the banks of the Drava River. It is in a stunning location, providing panoramic views and close proximity to the main city square, and surrounding parks. Each room is air-conditioned, offering spacious comfort with free WiFi, a cable TV, minibar and hairdryer. The hotel has an on-site restaurant, Zimska Luka, which overlooks the peaceful river. A buffet breakfast is available, as well as a la carte dishes during lunch and dinner. In addition to the on-site fitness center, there is a spa and beauty salon available that offers a wide range of hair, body and face treatments to guests.

Hotel Astoria, Zagreb

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Part of Best Western's Premier range, the elegant Hotel Astoria offers a high level of comfort and style, fitting with the brand. Guests can choose from a variety of different sizes of room, each offering plush, attractive furniture and a range of modern amenities, including a minibar and satellite TV. The hotel's Ragusa restaurant has a great ambiance and serves a wonderful selection of local and international dishes. The accommodation is conveniently located just 300m from the train station and offers free parking for guests.

At a Glance

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Dubrovnik
Ends
Zagreb
Departs
Saturdays
Group Size
Min 2 / Max 15
Hotel Rating
4 star
Tour Guide
Yes - escorted by a tour guide
Meals
Breakfast: 7, Lunch: 2, Dinner: 5
Countries
Minimum Age
12 yrs, accompanied by an adult
Arr. Transfer
Yes
Dep. Transfer
Yes
Aerial view of Dubrovnik, surrounded by water and filled with terracotta-roofed buildings
View of Korcula, home to stunning, historical buildings
Aerial view of Dubrovnik, surrounded by water and filled with terracotta-roofed buildings
Arial view of the city of Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Osijek - Highlight image 1
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