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Balkan express - 15 days/ 14 nights

With this cultural round-trip through Serbia, Montenegro, Croatia and Herzegovina, we will present you similarity and differences of this region. Tour starts from Belgrade where you will be introduced with important cultural and historical attractions, and also enjoy in romantic and pastoral view of Montenegro and Croatia.

 

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1.Day Belgrade (D) (cca 25km)
Arrival to Belgrade, transfer to the hotel.. Accommodation. Dinner with traditional Serbian cuisine. Overnight.

 

2. Day Belgrade (BLD) (cca 25km)
Sightseeing in Belgrade including a visit to the most important cultural and historic attractions. A tour of Kalemegdan Fortress which was built by the Celts in the 3rd century BC. A tram ride through Belgrade and a visit to the resting place of Tito, former President of Yugolsavia. Dinner in Skadarlija, the bohemian part of town, with live music. Overnight.

 

3. Day Belgrade - Bar (BLD) (cca 450 km)
Departure for Montenegro. One-day train ride, Belgrade - Bar. On the journey enjoy the romantic and pastoral views of this region, many picturesque villages and natural beauty. The Belgrade-Bar railway has great importance in connecting Belgrade with the rest of continental Europe. Arrive at Bar, accommodation in hotel and dinner. Overnight.

 

4. Day Bar (BLD) (cca 50 km)
An organised sightseeing tour of the Old Town. Return to New Bar and free time. New Bar has the largest harbour in Serbia and Montenegro. It connects this country with the rest of the world. Dinner in an restaurant with local lamb dishes. Overnight.

 

5. Day Bar - Lake Skadar - Bar (BL) (cca 150 km)
Departure for the Lake Skadar, a National Park and an important habitat for water birds. This region is under the protection of Ramsar (World Swamps of International Importance). A boat cruise on the lake to enjoy its natural beauty and the many remnants of its cultural heritage. The trip includes a snack/picnic: ham, cheese, proja(a cake made of corn), smoked fish. Dinner is not organized. Return to Bar. Overnight.

 

6. Day Budva - Petrovac na Moru - Budva (BLD) (cca 50 km)
Departure for Budva. A short break at Petrovac-na-Moru which has a small old town, a walk by the sea and a visit to the monastery at Praskavica. Arrive in Budva, accommodation, free time. In the evening there will be a sightseeing tour of the Old Town and dinner in a coastal restaurant with traditional music. Overnight.

 

7. Day Budva Milocer Sveti Stefan Budva (BL) (cca 20 km)
A boat trip along the coast of Budva visiting a small island, St. Nikola, the beach at Bečići, the towns of Milocer and Sveti Stefan. Free time in the afternoon in Budva. The fortress in the Old Town is known as "Little Dubrovnik", and it is a beautiful town with typical Mediterranean architecture. There are many small restaurants, where you can enjoy the warm sun and local specialities. Dinner is not organized or included in the price. Overnight.

8. Day Budva - Monastery Ostrog - Budva (BLD) (cca 160 km)
A visit to the Monastery at Ostrog. The monastery is built into the rocks and the view is breath-taking and awe-inspiring. It is dedicated to St. Vasilije Ostroški. Many religious people come here on pilgrimage. A gentle walk to the Upper Monastery and viewing of mystical icons and frescoes. Return to Budva. Dinner in the old part of Budva. Overnight.

 

9. Day Budva - Kotor (BLD) (cca 40 km)
Departure for the Gulf of Kotor (Boka Kotorska). Arrive in Kotor, where the old town is UNESCO protected. Accommodation in a hotel. Sightseeing in the Old Town. Free time. Dinner. Overnight.

 

10. Day Kotor Perast - Herceg Novi - Kotor (BLD) (cca 90 km)
Sightseeing of the Gulf of Kotor, the most southern fiord in Europe, known in poetry as the Bride of the Adriatic. A stop at Perast, a well preserved baroque sea town with its many palaces and beautiful buildings. Aboat trip to the island of Gospa od Škrpjela. Arrive at Herceg Novi which, after Budva, is the place most visited by tourists in Montenegro. Dinner in the evening. Return to Kotor by farry. Overnight.

 

11. Day Kotor Cetinje Lovcen - Mausoleum of Petar Petrovic Njegos - Kotor (BL) (cca 110 km)
A one-day visit to Cetinje and Lovćen. Sightseeing of the mayor cultural and historical monuments. Free time for lunch. Depart for Lovcen and a visit to the Mausoleum of Petar Petrovic Njegos, which shows the free spirit of this famous Montenegrian poet, ruler and bishop. Return to Kotor. Dinner is not organized. Overnight.

 

12. Day Kotor - Dubrovnik - Trebinje (BLD) (cca 120 km)
Departure for Dubrovnik, the most famous city on the Croatian coast, which is under UNESCO protection. Sightseeing in the city and free time for souvenir shopping. The road leads on to the beautiful small town of Trebinje. Accommodation at a hotel. A short walk through the town to absorb its oriental charm. Dinner with regional dishes. Overnight.

 

13. Day Trebinje - Monastery at Nova Gračanica - Nikšić - Castle of King Nikola - Podgorica (BLD) (cca 130 km)
A visit to the monastery at Nova Gračanica which is the resting place of Jovan Dučić, a Serbian poet and politician. Travel onward to Nikšić, a visit to the parish church and the castle of King Nikola. Free time for lunch. Afterwards continue on to Podgorica passing a hydro-system unique in Europe. Arrive in Podgorica, accommodation and dinner at the hotel. Overnight.

 

14. Day Podgorica (BLD) (cca 30 km)
Sightseeing in Podgorica, the capital of Montenegro. Free time during the afternoon. Dinner in a restaurant on the banks of the river Moraca,with music. Overnight.

 

15. Day Podgorica Airport Nikola Tesla” Belgrade
Transfer to the airport, flight to Belgrade and return flight to the Netherlands.

 

Balkan expressPrice includes:

  • Transfers, tram rides and boat cruises according to the program
  • Train: Belgrade- Bar (the train has a restaurant, lunch included in the price)
  • 2 BB hotel 4* in Belgrade, 3 BB in hotel 4* in Bar, 3 BB hotel 4* in Budva, 3 BB hotel 4* in Kotor, 1 BB in Trebinje, 2 BB hotel 4* in Podgorica
  • 11 x dinner (day 1, day 2, day 3, day 4, day 6, day 8, day 9, day 10, day 12, day 13, day 14)
  • 13 x lunches (day 2, day 3, day 4, day 5, day 6, day 7, day 8, day 9, day 10, day 11, day 12, day 13, day 14)
  • boat cruise (day 5)
  • snack/picnic near Skadar Lake
  • Entrance ticket (Old Town in Bar, Old Town in Budva, Old town in Kotor, the Dukes palace, church Gospa of Skrpjela, mausoleum of Petar Petrovic Njegos, castle of king Nikola)
  • licensed guides


Price does not include:

  • flight to/from Belgrade
  • 3 x dinners (day 5, day 7, day 11)
  • other costs not offered in this program

 

Meals:
(B) = Breakfast
(L) = Lunch
(D)= Dinner

 

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