Visit the best of ex Yugoslavia on a private tour. Admire the Alps in Slovenia, the Adriatic sea in Croatia, taste the Orient in Bosnia & Herzegovina and explore the wild beauty of Montenegro.
HIGHLIGHTS ON BEST OF EX-YUGOSLAVIA PRIVATE TOUR
Arrival at Ljubljana airport and transfer to the hotel. Later, a sightseeing tour of the old town squeezed between the castle hill and the river. If time allows, we also visit the castle tower for a panoramic view over the city. Overnight in Ljubljana.
After breakfast we’ll head for the Julian Alps to visit Bled where we’ll visit the 1000 year old castle and admire the lake and its small island and church. In the afternoon you’ll be taken to where the locals go – lake Bohinj and a very scenic drive through the countryside. In the evening transfer to Ljubljana. Overnight in Ljubljana.
In the morning, you’ll set off for the Croatian capital – Zagreb making a stop along the way in Otočec. Later, sightseeing tour of the old part of the Croatian capital. In the afternoon free time to visit some galleries, museums or just enjoy one of many cafés Zagreb has to offer. Overnight in Zagreb.
We’ll continue the tour driving to Bosnia & Herzegovina and its Olympic capital city, Sarajevo. Upon arrival, we’ll visit the tunnel that saved the city during 1990s siege. In the afternoon check-in to the hotel and visit the city centre, considered to be the border between Eastern and Western Europe. Explore Baščaršija (old town) and taste local specialities such as “ćevapčići”, “burek”, etc. Overnight in Sarajevo.
Our next visit is Mostar on the Neretva river with its beautiful bridge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We then travel towards Dubrovnik and in the evening we arrive to this pearl of the Adriatic. Overnight in Dubrovnik.
After the breakfast drive to Montenegro. Visit of the biggest fjord in Adriatic – Boka Kotorska with charming UNESCO protected Kotor and sightseeing with private local guide. After Kotor you we drive to Budva – the biggest coastal resort of Montenegro. Later, return to Dubrovnik. Overnight in Dubrovnik.
Our next stop is the biggest town in Dalmatia – Split. Split is considered one of the highlights on this exclusive private tour of ex Yugoslavia. Explore Diocletian’s Palace – over the centuries transformed into the old city centre of the Dalmatian capital. Guided tour of the old town with a visit of the cathedral St. Duje, Temple of Jupiter, etc. Overnight in Split.
We then continue the private tour towards Trogir – charming medieval Renaissanse town built on a small island. Admire the famous Cathedral of St. Lawrence and city walls surrounding the old town. We than travel towards Zadar that used to be the capital of Dalmatia. Visit the medieval churches of St. Donatus and St. Anastasia and the old Roman Forum. Overnight in Zadar.
In the morning drive towards Plitivce Lakes to spend the day in the most popular site in Croatia. 16 large and small lakes and 92 waterfalls form one of the most magnificent sites in the world. In the afternoon drive towards Opatija – 19C resort of the aristocracy. Overnight in Opatija.
We complete our journey in Slovenia and visit the spectacular Postojna Cave on a small train taking us through fascinating caverns. Nearby visit of the Predjama Castle – built in front of the cave some 120 metres above the river. In the afternoon arrival and overnight in Ljubljana.
After breakfast transfer to the airport of Ljubljana (or others, e.g. Venice, etc.)
Old town of Ljubljana, located along Ljubljanica river, with some of the famous attractions; Emblematic Triple Bridge, Prešeren Square and Franciscan Church of the Annunciation.
Image of paradise, as it was called by Slovenian poet – France Prešeren, surely one of the best sites in Slovenia.View of Bled island with church of St. Mary.
The central square of the city of Zagreb: Ban Jelačić Square with many cafés, shoppings and restaurants, named after the impressive sculpture of Count Jelačić.
Old Bazaar in Sarajevo where you can purchase traditional hand-made copper items and many other antiques or just enjoy in the walk through the market to get the real feel of the city atmosphere.
Symbolic Old Bridge of Mostar, a reconstructed medieval arched bridge, which was destroyed in last Balkan war, known as a melting pot of cultures and religions.
Pearl of Adriatic as it is called today. Proud small city that maintained independence in very turbulent history surrounded by much stronger Otoman empire and Venetian republic. Smart diplomacy, great trading fleet and massive defensive walls protected the city until arrival of Napoleon.
Beautiful small village of Perast on the shores of goregeous Bay of Kotor (Boka Kotorska). Its most famous landmarks are set on the water: two picturesque islands; Our Lady of the Rocks and Island of Saint George.
16 lakes and 92 waterfalls form one of the most beautiful wonders of nature in all Europe. One of highlights on any itinearary in this part of Europe. Walk along lakes and waterfalls for great “nature experience”