From Ljubljana to Belgrade tour with visit of highlights of Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Serbia
Day 1: Arrival and sightseeing of Ljubljana
After arrival to Ljubljana we will have a visit of old centre of Ljubljana. We will see the City Hall, the Three Bridges, and the Cathedral and observe the old Castle. In the evening wine tasting of Slovenian wines, later dinner in one of Slovenian restaurants.
Day 2: Bled – Otocec – Zagreb
In the morning, visit Bled, boat ride with pletna, sightseeing the island and church on it in the middle of the lake. Continue sightseeing with the Bled castle above the lake. Lunch in Bled. Driving to Zagreb, meanwhile stop in Otocec and castle Otocec sightseeing. Continuing driving to Zagreb, arrival in late afternoon. Accommodation and dinner in Zagreb.
Day 3: Zagreb – Plitvice
Morning sightseeing of Zagreb, including famous Cathedral. Free time for lunch. In the afternoon, drive to Plitvice national park. Overnight in Plitvice.
Day 4: Natural adventures – 1st part: National park Plitvice
After breakfast, visit Plitvice to admire lakes, ponds and waterfalls that are now under UNESCO protection for its beauty. In the afternoon drive to Zadar. Overnight.
Day 5: Natural adventures- 2nd part: Relaxing day Kornati Islands (Adriatic sea)
We will spend unforgettable day in national park Kornati. Driving by boat to National Park of Kornati, which is a group of 89 small but very special islands. A pleasant sail among a group of islands and a stop on one of the islands where we shall enjoy the picturesque setting as well as a lunch of grilled fish and wine in a relaxing ambiance. We will see the settlements which are actually the spot of movie shooting of Vinetou saga. Free time to climb to the top of one of the numerous hills and time for swimming in crystal clear water. In late afternoon return back to Zadar and overnight.
Day 6: Trogir – Dubrovnik
Early in the morning, departure to old city of Trogir, another old Dalmatian port under UNESCO protection. We will see its old fortresses, churches, city hall…Continue drive to Dubrovnik. Overnight.
Day 7: Mediterranean cultural and historical monument: Dubrovnik (Croatia)
With a local guide we will visit the old en-walled city centre which is under UNESCO protection, walk around the walls, which offer great views and see all main attractions.. It is surrounded by ramparts and fortresses and is a treasure trove of architectural and cultural masterpieces perfectly preserved over the centuries. A pleasant walk will show you the city’s highlights, including palaces, churches, museums and squares. In the end we will have also free time to feel the city’s atmosphere.
Day 8: Dubrovnik (Croatia) – Mostar (Bosnia) – Sarajevo
After early morning coffee we will continue to Mostar where we will see the restored old bridge on the river Neretva, also known as the “melting pot of cultures”. Predominantly influenced by the centuries of Turkish rule, the tall, slim minarets reaching for the sky, cobbled bazaar streets with the rhythmic tapping of hammers against copper plates being transformed into pretty souvenirs and houses with ornate wooden balconies will all remind you of times gone by. We will head towards Sarajevo, the capital city of Bosnia and Herzegovina, where we will arrive in the early afternoon. Follows sightseeing of city’s main attractions: old part of city Bascarsija with old oriental architecture. After that you will have time to wander around the streets that never sleep and taste some typical food, especially »cevapcici«. Overnight in Sarajevo.
Day 9: Sarajevo – Belgrade (Serbia)
In the morning at leisure. After lunch drive to Belgrade. Overnight.
Day 10: Historical Belgrade (Serbia)
We spend whole day in Belgrade, the capital of Serbia and one of the oldest European cities. We shall experience the kindness of Serbian people, their incredible cuisine and their music. Visit of Belgrade main attractions. We will see Kucu cvijeca (House of Flowers), last home of Tito, Castle of Kalemegdan above the Danube, Orthodox church of Saint Sava, Palace of Princess Ljubice. Lunch in one of traditional restaurants and free afternoon for individual exploring.
Accommodation and possibility for dinner on the rafts on Danube River.
Day 11: Departure