Best of Mini Balkan

Starting your tour in the middle of the Green Heart of Europe, be amazed by the raw beauty of the land that produced so much history, become surprised at the locals’ warmth and generosity, and unravel the story of Slavic (dis)unity as you travel through famous places like the Plitvice National Park, Dubrovnik, Budva, Kotor, Sarajevo and Split.

We will visit

Ljubljana, Bled, Bohinj, Postojna cave, Plitvice Lakes, Dubrovnik, Boka Kotorska, Lovčen, Mostar, Sarajevo, Split

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Meeting at the Jože Pučnik Airport, transfer to Ljubljana, accommodation in a hotel, an evening walk through Ljubljana, proclaimed by European institutions as the »European Green Capital 2016«, overnight stay.

Bled

After breakfast, transfer to another part of Slovenia – Gorenjska, to the medieval town of Škofja Loka, known since 973, and from there to the most renowned tourist place in Slovenia – Lake Bled. We walk through the Vintgar gorge (if the weather allows it) that was created by the wonderful green Radovna river with all its pools and cataracts. The Bled Castle, first mentioned in the year of 1011, is one of the oldest Slovenian castles. From the castle, situated on a steep cliff rising from the lake, there is a beautiful view of the surrounding mountains and valleys. After descending the castle we cross Lake Bled to get to the Bled Island with a characteristic boat called “pletna” (optional). The small church on the island has its origins in the Middle Ages, but was restored during the baroque period and has a self-standing tower with the “bell of wishes”. The beautiful mountain road leads to Bohinj with its lake, the largest in Slovenia. If the weather allows it, we take the cable car to Vogel (optional) and see the mountains from another point. Return to Ljubljana, overnight stay.

Bohinj

postojna Cave

After breakfast, we will visit the largest Karst cave – Postojna cave. With its 20 km long cave system, it is the most visited cave in Europe and one of the largest Karst landmarks in the world. The guided visit of the cave is conducted partly on an underground train and partly on foot. In the large Concert Hall, there is the home of the olm, the most famous cave animal, and the biggest troglodytic amphibian in the world, which used to be believed to be dragon offspring. We will also see the Predjama Castle, partly built in a cave in the middle of a 123 m high cliff. The original castle was famous because of its owner, the rebel knight Erazem. Today’s castle is from the Renaissance period and incorporates a museum. After returning to Ljubljana a short break for rest, then the visit of he Prešeren`s Square, Tromostovje (the Triple Bridge), Town Square with its baroque fountain, Town Hall and the Cathedral of St. Nicholas. We will climb the Ljubljana Castle hill with its panoramic view of the city. Overnight stay.

predjama Castle

Plitvice lake

The journey will lead us through Karlovac to the Plitvice National Park. Natural beauty presents sixteen lakes in beautiful blue-green pastel colors, which reflect the surrounding forests. Water in the waterfalls flows from lake to lake. The Plitvice Lakes National Park is listed as one of the natural heritage sites by UNESCO. Overnight stay.

Plitvice lake

Dubrovnik

In the morning, we will head towards the coastal town of Neum, where we will pass the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina for 5 km, and then return to Croatia. We will continue on the scenic coastal road along the Pelješac peninsula and pass through Elafit islands to Dubrovnik. We will explore the city, which is the pearl of southern Dalmatia, an old town which is listed on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. We will experience the charm of the remaining buildings from the time of the old Dubrovnik Republic. We will also enjoy the view of the Renaissance architecture with some traces of Gothic. The Franciscan monastery with one of the oldest pharmacies in Europe, stroll along the central street Stradun, the Sponza Palace, the church of St. Blasius, a majestic cathedral. Overnight stay.

Lovcen

Our journey will continue to Montenegro through Herceg-Novi, at the bay of Boka Kotorska to Lovćen National Park (Mausoleum of P. Petrović Njegoš, the founder of Montenegro country) and Cetinje (the historical capital of Montenegro). We will have a short stop in Budva and afterwards, we will return to Kotor. The bay is also known as “the most southern fjord in Europe.” Overnight stay.

Kotor

Mostar

In the morning, we will stroll around the medieval fortified town of Kotor and visit the old city center. The small town boasts with 18 churches, a basilica and 2 monasteries. The Venetian influence left its own distinctive mark on the architecture of the old town, which is under the protection of UNESCO. Afterwards, our journey will lead us to Bosnia and Herzegovina, through Trebinje to Mostar (a short tour) and all the way to Sarajevo. Overnight stay.

Kotor

Sarajevo

We will visit the heart of the old Sarajevo, see sites such as Baščaršija, Viječnica, the most representative building from an Austro-Hungarian period, built in pseudo-Moorish style, Gazi Husrevbeg’s mosque, Old Orthodox Church and the Catholic cathedral. We will also visit the bridge of Gavrilo Princip, where Princip assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand, which triggered the start of the World War I (1914). We will have the opportunity to try typical Bosnian brunch; čevapćići or pljeskavica in bread, perhaps burek. In the afternoon, we will visit the underground tunnel under the airport (“tunel spasa”), which was the only way out of besieged Sarajevo during the war (1991). We will visit the source of the Bosna river, the so-called “vrelo Bosne.” After we return to the city, we will take an elevator and ascend the tallest skyscraper in the Balkans, Avaz, which is 142 m high. Overnight stay.

Split

After breakfast, our journey will lead us to the Adriatic Sea and along its shores to the second largest Croatian city, Split. Split – sightseeing and visiting Diocletian’s Palace, which is on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. At the beginning of the 3rd century, it was built by the Roman emperor Diocletian, born in Solin near Split. A walk around the 1700-year-old palace is actually a walk through the heart of today’s Split. On the central square called the Peristil, we are actually standing on the original cobbled almost two thousand years old Roman street. We will also visit Jupiter’s temple, Cathedral of Split, St. Domnius Liberty Square or Prokurative and much more. In the afternoon, you will have some spare time to explore the city yourself. Overnight stay.

Split old city center

Transport to the Split airport.

PRIVATE ADVENTURE

Price – €  per person

minimum; 6 paid participants

The price includes: pick-up at the Ljubljana Airport, drop-off at the Split Airport, transfer from and back to the airport and all the necessary transportation, guided tours, 9 hotel accommodations and overnight stays in double rooms with breakfast in 3 or 4* hotels, entrance fees to: Postojna Cave, Predjama Castle, Vintgar gorge, Bled Castle, Plitvice lakes, Cathedral of St. Domnius, Diocletian’s Palace, Dubrovnik City walls, National Park Lovćen, the underground tunnel “tunel spasa”, organization of the journey and an English speaking guide.

The price does not include: additional entrance fees, tours and excursions, services at special orders, lunches, dinners, travel cancellation insurance, additional health insurance with medical assistance abroad and anything else that is not expressly mentioned under “the price includes”.

Extra offer Additional fees when registering: single room 540 € per person

Overnight stay in 3 or 4 star hotels:
3 nights in Ljubljana, 1 night in Plitvice, 1 night in Dubrovnik, 1 night in Kotor, 2 nights in Sarajevo, 1 night in Split.

In case of unexpected events (weather conditions or other natural inconveniences), we can change the order of visits and sometimes the contents.

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GROUP ADVENTURE

Special offer for company trips

minimum; 6 paid participants

The price includes: pick-up at the Ljubljana Airport, drop-off at the Split Airport, transfer from and back to the airport and all the necessary transportation, guided tours, 9 hotel accommodations and overnight stays in double rooms with breakfast in 3 or 4* hotels, entrance fees to: Postojna Cave, Predjama Castle, Vintgar gorge, Bled Castle, Plitvice lakes, Cathedral of St. Domnius, Diocletian’s Palace, Dubrovnik City walls, National Park Lovćen, the underground tunnel “tunel spasa”, organization of the journey and an English speaking guide.

The price does not include: additional entrance fees, tours and excursions, services at special orders, lunches, dinners, travel cancellation insurance, additional health insurance with medical assistance abroad and anything else that is not expressly mentioned under “the price includes”.

Extra offer Additional fees when registering: single room 540 € per person

Overnight stay in 3 or 4 star hotels:
3 nights in Ljubljana, 1 night in Plitvice, 1 night in Dubrovnik, 1 night in Kotor, 2 nights in Sarajevo, 1 night in Split.

In case of unexpected events (weather conditions or other natural inconveniences), we can change the order of visits and sometimes the contents.

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