Tradesco Tours - Escorted Tours
Grand Balkan Tour
Grand Balkan Tour

Grand Balkan Tour to enchanting cities between April 1 - November 31.  

  • 2 nights in Zagreb
  • 1 night in Sarajevo
  • 3 nights in Dubrovnik
  • 1 night in Split
  • 2 nights in Plitvice
  • 2 nights in Bled
  • 2 nights in Venice

Sheraton or similar
Europa or similar
Lapad, Lacroma, Agrosy or similar
Atrium or similar
Jezero or similar
Park, Rikli Balance or similar
Bonvecchiati or similar

Meals: Breakfast daily, 3 dinners
: Private, air-conditioned car throughout.
: Arrival and departure transfers. Additional transfers are available at an additional cost.
* Professional Tour Director
* Luggage Handling
* Tax and Service Charge

Day by Day Itinerary

1. day


Welcome to Zagreb! You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Then the day is at leisure to get settled in or begin exploring on your own. Later, gather for a welcome reception with your traveling companions and your tour director.

2. day


This morning, enjoy a city tour featuring the historic Upper Town, St Mark’s Church, St. Catherine’s Church, the Cathedral, the Parliament, and the Government Palace. The rest of the day is free to explore the winding streets of the Old Town. Optional tour: Kumrovec with dinner. (B)

3. day


We journey south, out of Croatia to Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. After checking in at the hotel, there is free time. (B)

4. day


On our Sarajevo city tour we visit all the major sights. Then, we continue our trip through the mountains and along the gorge of the Neretva River to Mostar. Finally, we travel to Dubrovnik, with its picturesque setting on the stunning Adriatic coast. (B)

5. day


After breakfast, we take a walking tour of Old Dubrovnik. We see the Rector’s Palace, the Bell Tower Clock, Orlando’s Column and the Sponza Palace. Next, we visit a local artisan to learn about the traditional craftsmanship that still thrives here today. The remainder of the day is at leisure. Optional tour: Home-hosted dinner. (B)

6. day


We travel to the Republic of Montenegro. Here, we enjoy a boat ride to Our Lady of the Rocks. Later, we stop in Perast, an old and charming coastal town. Afterward, we visit the city of Kotor before returning to Dubrovnik. The evening is free to enjoy on your own. Optional tour: Home-hosted dinner (B)

7. day


Today, we travel north along the spectacular Adriatic coast to Split. There, we enjoy a city tour featuring all the major sights. After the tour, we enjoy some olive oil tasting. The remainder of the day is at leisure. (B)

8. day


After breakfast, we head to Trogir, a center of artistic activities in Croatia. Scholars from around the world gather here to study and paint. Then, we turn inland and journey to Plitvice Lakes National Park. Tonight, dinner is served at our hotel.(B, D)

9. day


We have a full day to enjoy spectacular Plitvice Lakes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The scenery of this natural wonder is second to none. Dinner is served at our hotel. (B, D)

10. day


We stop at the beautiful popular resort Opatija. A tour of Opatija shows off the highlights. Afterward, we drive across the border into Slovenia and to the Postojna Caves. We tour this fantastic subterranean world by miniature electric train. Afterward, we continue to Bled, beautifully set in the Julian Alps. (B)

11. day


An Alpine lake surrounded by high peaks, Bled was “discovered” by travelers in the middle of the 19 th century. Our sightseeing tour features the charming town and the lakeshore, and a visit of the imposing Bled Castle, perched on a cliff high above the lake. In the afternoon, there is an excursion to Ljubljana. Here, in the capital city of Slovenia, our tour takes in views of the open-air Central Market, the Baroque Town Hall, Robba’s Fountain, the Three Bridges, and the Parliament. We return to Bled to overnight. Optional tour: Traditional dinner at the Country Inn. (B)

12. day


We leave Rovinj and drive south to Trieste in Italy for an orientation tour and a visit to Miramare Castle and its lovely park. The castle was built by the Habsburg monarchy on a cliff overlooking the Adriatic Sea. After our visit, we continue to the romantic city of Venice. Optional tour: Pub crawl “Venetian style”.( B)

13. day


We begin our exploration of Venice at St. Mark’s Square and see all the major sights. We’ll stop for a tasting of the typical venetian aperitif called Spritz. The balance of the day is at leisure to enjoy Venice on your own. In the evening, gather with your fellow travelers and your tour director for our farewell dinner. Optional tour: Gondola serenade. (B, D)

14. day


After breakfast, you will be transferred to Venice airport for your flight home..(B)

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