Day 2 (Sunday): Sarajevo
Join a local guide for a guided walking tour of the City's old town, past the largest mosque in the Balkans, the Eternal Flame and the Sarajevo Roses that are dotted across the city as a stark reminder of the turmoil Sarajevo endured just a few decades ago. Variety of cultures and religions, as well as three contrasting components of the town from former times are sufficient reasons for visiting Sarajevo. In the heart of the city, one finds the famous Sarajevo's old bazaar, Baščaršija from the Turkish period, where you can see various handicrafts of metal, stone, wood, glass, wool and leather. Sarajevo is famous for its museums, bridges, sports centres, mosques (visit Gazi-Husrevbey Mosque), Orthodox and Catholic Churches and many other significant highlights.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3 (Monday): Sarajevo - Visegrád - Zlatibor
From Sarajevo to Višegrad. Famous for its UNESCO listed 'bridge over the Drina river' immortalised in Ivo Andrić's classic novel, Višegrad has parlayed this identity into a niche tourist industry by building Andrićgrad, a small but likeable mock historical city celebrating the Nobel Prize winner. Continue to Mokra gora, a village on the border mountain Zlatibor, Tara, and Sargan, which overshadows the hill Mecavnik of the film village Drvengrad (Wooden Town), formed one of the most popular ethnic villages in Serbia, which has been constantly enlarging. All ideas come from famous filmmaker Emir Kusturica, who for the film Life is a Miracle created the settings which grew into a town where the famous film director lives.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4 (Tuesday): Zlatibor - Durmitor - Podgorica
Our next destination is Žabljak, the highest town in the Balkans, located at 1,450 meters above the sea level. After enjoying the breath taking mountain scenery and lunch at a local restaurant, we proceed to a hidden jewel, the Durmitor National park. Continue towards Podgorica passing by spiritual and mysterious place in Montenegro, the Ostrog Monastery. Finish your day at Montenegro capital Podgorica.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 5 (Wednesday): Podgorica - Skadar Lake - Cetinje - Budva
After morning orientation tour of Podgorica, continue to the Skadar lake, the largest lake on the Balkan peninsula, Continue to Cetinje, the Old Royal Capital of Montenegro. Cetinje is a treasure of Montenegrin cultural and historical heritage. We'll choose a scenic spot for your meal, Njeguši sandwich, a hearty sandwich made with fresh homemade bread and filled with Njeguši prosciutto and cheese. Continue to the walled town of Budva, known for its sandy beaches and diverse nightlife for a short orientation tour. Continue to your hotel for overnight.
Meals: Breakfast, Snack, Dinner
Day 6 (Thursday): Budva - Sveti Stefan - Kotor - Dubrovnik
In the morning, travel to Sveti Stefan for a photo stop and learn about the interesting history of this small islet. Continue to Kotor a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its many ancient monuments and well-preserved Medieval architecture. Follow your guide through the City's historical centre and spend some time at your leisure. Then stop at one of the most iconic places in the Bay of Kotor, perast for a boat trip to the small islet. Our Lady of the Rocks before heading to Dubrovnik. In the afternoon arrive to Dubrovnik, a real pearl of the Adriatic Sea.
Day 7 (Friday): Dubrovnik
During our walking tour of fortified Old city, we will see the impressive ramparts, erected during the Crusades to protect the town against land attacks. We will visit the 15th century Rector's Palace and an early 14th century Franciscan Monastery that is home to one of the Europe's oldest pharmacies.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 8 (Saturday): Dubrovnik out
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your departure flight.
Escorted Package Includes:
- Accommodation at selected hotels, service charges and hotels taxes
- Touring by private, first class, air-conditioned motor coach.
- Arrival and departure transfer
- Breakfast daily, 1 welcome drink, 4 dinners, 2 lunches, 1 snack
- Individual headsets for sightseeing tours
- Porterage at hotels
Hotels (or similar):
- Sarajevo: Courtyard by Marriot
- Zlatibor: Mona
- Podgorica: CentreVille
- Budva: Queen of Montenegro
- Cavtat: Croatia Hotel
Tour Prices are per person twin share in Australian Dollars. Conditions apply and coach tours are subject to change and availability. Prices are subject to currency fluctuations. (kmnm)