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12D9N DISCOVER BALKANS (WINTER)

12D9N DISCOVER BALKANS (WINTER)
  • 12 days
  • Group Tour
  • Dec 2018 - Dec 2019
  • SGD 1988
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Highlights
12D9N DISCOVER BALKANS (WINTER)


Outspoken, adventurous, proud and audacious: Belgrade is by no means a 'pretty' capital, but its gritty exuberance makes it one of the most happening cities in Europe.

Tour Highlights:
SERBIA
BELGRADE
  • Kalemegdan Park
  • Belgrade Fortress
  • Victor Monument
  • Republic Square

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
SARAJEVO
  • Sarajevo War Tunnel
  • Emperor’s Mosque
  • Eternal Flame
MOSTAR
  • Old Bridge
  • Old Bazaar

CROATIA
ZAGREB
  • King Tomislav Square
  • Stone Gate
  • St. Mark’s Square
  • Church of St.Mark
  • Strossmayer Promenade
  • Zagreb Cathedral
  •  Ban JelačićSquare
  • Dolac Market
DUBROVNIK
  • Pile Gate
  • Stadrun Street
  • Onofrio Fountain
  • Sponza Palace
  • Bell Tower
  • Orlando’s Column
  • Church of St Blaise
SPLIT
  • Diocletian’s Palace
  • Peristil Square
  • Trogir
ZADAR
  • Western Quay
  • Sea Organ
  • Monument to the Sun
  • St. Donatus Church
  • Roman Forum
  • St. Anastasia’s Cathedral
  • St. Mary’s Church
  • Lion’sGate
PLITVICE LAKES
NATIONAL PARK
  • Electric BoatRide
  • Great Waterfall

SLOVENIA
LAKEBLED
  • Bled Castle
POSTOJNACAVE
  • Electric TrainRide
LJUBLJANA
  • Old Town
  • Central Market
  • Town Hall
  • Robba’s Fountain
  • Triple Bridge
  • Dragon Bridge

AUSTRIA
SALZBURG
  • McArthurGlen Salzburg

Meal Plans: 9 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches, 7 Dinners

Special meals:
  • Bosnian National Dish - Beef Cevapi
  • Traditional Bosnian Beef Sahan
  • Croatian Black & White Risotto
  • Roasted Pork Under the Bell
  • Roasted Duck
  • Roasted Pork Ribs & Bled Cream Cake at Bled Castle

HOTELS
4-5★ HOTELS
SARAJEVO 
Hills
DUBROVNIK Ariston
SPLIT Le Meridien Lav
ZADAR Kolovare
ZAGREB Sheraton
LJUBLJANA Radisson Blu Plaza
MUNICH Holiday Inn

Note: Hotels subject to final confirmation. Should there be changes, customers will be offered similar accommodations as stated in this list.


ITINERARY
DAY 1 - HOME → BELGRADE (Meals on Board)
Assemble at the airport for your flight to Belgrade– the Capital and largest city of Serbia.

DAY 2 - BELGRADE → SARAJEVO (Meals on Board/Lunch-Beef Sahan Meal/Dinner)
Upon your arrival, embark on a guided tour to Kalemegdan Park and the Belgrade Fortress, where you’ll see the ruins of the ancient city of Singidunum, known today as Belgrade. The Victor Monument is the most famous symbol of Belgrade, the statue looks forward across the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers. Continue to the centre of the town, where you’ll take in the Republic Square. After lunch, head to Bosnia and Herzegovina’s capital- Sarajevo for the night.

DAY 3 - SARAJEVO → MOSTAR → DUBROVNIK Breakfast/Lunch-Beef Cevapi/Dinner
Proceed to the Sarajevo War Tunnel for a visceral wartime experience of the Siege of Sarajevo in the 1990s. Following that, head out to Mostar, a picturesque city spanning a deep valley of the Neretva River. Follow the tour guide and amble along the magnificent Old Bridge for an extraordinary panorama over the river. Bask in the lively atmosphere of the Old Bazaar. Then travel to Dubrovnik, with its picturesque setting on the stunning Adriatic coast.

DAY 4 - DUBROVNIK (Breakfast)
Enjoy a free day of leisure for some shopping or sightseeing at your pleasure in Dubrovnik. You may wish to embark on an excursion to the Montenegro Blue half day tour - Surrounded by high mountains reflected in the blue waters, a fjord-shaped Bay of Kotor is one of the most spectacular landscapes on the Mediterranean. Drive along the bay past Risan and picturesque Perast to reach the UNESCO`s World Heritage Site.

DAY 5 - DUBROVNIK → SPLIT (Breakfast/Lunch/Chinese Dinner)
Starting from Pile gate, walk along elegant Stadrun Street, soaking up its highlights. Pass Onofrio Fountain see the Franciscan monastery with its Romanesque-Gothic architecture. Continue walking down the limestone-clad Stradun, one of the widest and straightest streets in Old Town, until you reach the Renaissance-era Sponza Palace, which is today the home of the state archives. Other highlights you’ll hit along the way include the city’s Bell tower, Orlando’s Column, the Church of St. Blaise, dedicated to the patron saint of Dubrovnik. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure in the town or you can may consider joining and excursion to climb up the city walls. Spend the night in Split.

DAY 6 - SPLIT →TROGIR → ZADAR (Breakfast/Lunch - Black & White Risotto/Dinner)
Wander through the Croatian countryside before reaching Split, a town on Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast that was founded by the Emperor Diocletian in AD 305 to construct his retirement palace. Have a ball of a time touring this seaside city with a guide, who will bring you to the massive Diocletian’s Palace. Explore all its nooks and crannies, including the remains of the original palace, and the Peristil Square. Then continue on to Zadar, a city built in the centre of the Croatian Adriatic and steeped in three thousand years of tumultuous history. Embark on a guided promenade of the city and visit the Western Quay for an up-close look at the Sea Organ and the Monument to the Sun, followed by St. Donatus Church, the Roman Forum, St. Anastasia’s Cathedral, St. Mary’s Church and the Lion’s Gate

DAY 7 - ZADAR → PLITVICES LAKES → ZAGREB (Breakfast/Lunch-Roasted Pork Under Bell/ Dinner-Roasted Duck)
A drive through the Croatian highlands reveals the splendid alpine scenery as you arrive in one of Europe’s most impressive national parks – the Plitvice Lakes National Park. Take pleasure in a guided tour of the beautiful landscapes within the UNESCO National Heritage park, adorned with sixteen lakes that are interconnected by a series of waterfalls and deep woodland populated by deer, bears, wolves, boars and rare bird species. Savour the riveting beauty of nature from a different perspective on the waters as you join an Electric Boat Ride. Then head to the capital of Croatia, Zagreb. Embark on a walking tour of the Upper and Lower Town – catch a glimpse of top attractions like the King Tomislav Square, the Stone Gate, St. Mark’s Square and the Church of St.Mark, the Strossmayer Promenade, Zagreb Cathedral, Ban Jelačić Square and Dolac Market.

DAY 8 - ZAGREB → BLED → LJUBLJANA (Breakfast/ Lunch-Roast Pork Ribs & Cream Cake/ Dinner)
Embark on a Zagreb walking tour of the Upper and Lower Town – catch a glimpse of top attractions like the King Tomislav Square, the Stone Gate, St. Mark’s Square and the Church of St.Mark, the Strossmayer Promenade, Zagreb Cathedral, Ban Jelačić Square and Dolac Market. Take a scenic drive through the Slovenian countryside to Lake Bled. This Alpine lake with the only island in Slovenia has been a world-renowned paradise for centuries. Visit Bled Castle and enjoy lunch with the most beautiful view from the castle towering over the lake on a cliff. Try the famous bled cream cake before back to Ljubljana. You may wish to join an excursion to visit Bohinj, the largest glacial lake in Slovenia. Afterwards, journey to Ljubljana, the capital city of Slovenia

DAY 9 - LJUBLJANA (Breakfast/Lunch/Chinese Dinner)
Embark on a guided tour with the Old Town for some of the best-preserved medieval houses, visit the open-air Central Market, the baroque Town Hall, the beautiful Robba’s Fountain, the grandiose Triple Bridge and Dragon Bridge.

DAY 10 - LJUBLJANA→ MUNICH (Breakfast)
Journey to the capital of Bavaria – Munich. Make a pit stop at the McArthurGlen Salzburg for some shopping time. You may wish to make an excursion to Lake Hallstatt in Austria. Note: Factory outlet close on Sunday and public holidays.

DAY 11 - MUNICH → HOME (BREAKFAST/ MEAL ON BOARD)
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight home.

DAY 12 - HOME SWEET HOME
We hope you have had enjoyed your trip with our company and looking forward in seeing you again for your next trip.


Suggested Excursions:
Additional activities that complement your holidays will be at your own discretion and is entirely optional.
*minimum group size may apply
  • Montenegro- Kotor Half Day Tour : €70
  • Dubrovnik City Walls & Hill Srdj Panorama Tour: €50
  • Lake Bohinj & Vogel Cable Car : € 50
  • Lake Bled Pletna Boat ride : € 20
  • Lake Hallstatt : €50

Tipping Guideline: (based on 12D9N)
  • €84 per person

Note:
  • A minimum group size of 15 passengers is required for a confirmed departure.
  • The sequence of the itinerary, flight schedules and hotels are subject to change without prior notice in the event of unforeseen circumstances.
  • Activities are subject to weather conditions.
  • During major events and festivals, accommodation may be re-located outside of the city or in another city without prior notice.
Itinerary
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