11-Day Beautiful Balkans Tour in Historic Europe
Discover the natural splendour and history of Europe’s beautiful Balkan Peninsula on an unforgettable 11-day tour, taking you from Albania to Montenegro, Croatia and Slovenia. Soak up spectacular scenery – including lush pine forests, caves, tranquil lakes and waterfalls – and explore historic cities, ancient castles and UNESCO World Heritage-listed sites. Includes premium accommodation, daily breakfasts and select additional meals, guided sightseeing and more.
- 10 nights of premium accommodation
- 10 breakfasts, one lunch and four dinners
- Sightseeing on an air-conditioned coach
- Services of an English-speaking tour manager and local guides
- Entrance fees for destinations in itinerary
- Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring
- Hotel taxes, fees and service charges
- Hotel porterage
- Tipping and gratuities
Explore the beauty and culture of Europe’s Balkan Peninsula on an 11-day tour of Albania, Montenegro, Croatia and Slovenia.
What You’ll Love...
The Tour – Fairytale Castles, Alpine Mountains and Ancient Towns
With scenery including lush emerald-green forest, still lakes, the glittering waters of the Adriatic Sea, Alpine mountains and tiny medieval towns, this South-Eastern Europe tour is a true feast for the eyes.
Travel to Tirana, capital of Albania with its colourful buildings; Montenegro – the jewel of the Mediterranean; the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Durmitor National Park and Tara River Canyon, one of the deepest gorges in Europe where thick pines forests meet clear lakes; the Croatian cites of Dubrovnik, Split and Zagreb; the 16 interconnecting lakes of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Plitvice Lakes National Park and more.
Soak up the history of the Adriatic Coast in Shkodra, one of Albania's oldest cities, a 13th century Montenegrin monastery, Split Old Town with its cobbled streets and Roman palace, and the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Dubrovnik Old Town with its monasteries and churches.
Venture into real-life fairytale castles and palaces such as the 11th century Bled Castle (the oldest in Slovenia), Rozafa Castle (one of the largest and most famous in Albania), The Rector’s Palace in Old Dubrovnik and the King Nicola Museum, the former palace of Montenegro’s last royal family which today houses priceless works of art and furnishings.
The beauty of Bled ranks it amongst the world’s most spectacular Alpine resorts and you’ll have the chance to see this postcard-perfect destination in its full glory, with its emerald-green lake, medieval castle and majestic Alpine mountains soaring into the clouds.
Enhance your experience with optional extra tours such as a home-hosted dinner in Dubelj where you can learn the traditional techniques behind the production of olive oil, dinner at a family-run Croatian restaurant and a tour of the medieval town of Radovljica.
Your Package Includes:
- Ten nights of premium accommodation in hotels such as Bled’s Park Hotel, scenically nestled on the shore of Lake Bled in Slovenia, and the Valamar Lacroma Dubrovnik Hotel close to the beach in Dubrovnik, Croatia.
- Daily breakfasts, one lunch and four dinners across the duration of the tour
- Sightseeing as per itinerary on an air-conditioned coach
- Wireless headphones for an enhanced touring experience
- The services of an English-speaking tour manager and local guides in major cities
- Entrance fees as per itinerary
- Hotel taxes, fees, service charges and porterage, tipping and gratuities
The '7 day change of mind guarantee' does not apply for Tour bookings. Due to the high demand and limited departures any cancellation / refund requests must be made within 48 hours of purchase. Otherwise, the standard Luxury Escapes Refund Policy applies.
Valid for the following departure dates:
7 November 2018
14 November 2018
21 November 2018
20 March 2019
27 March 2019
3 April 2019
10 April 2019
The package is valid for ONE PERSON aged eight years or older (based on twin share). If you are travelling with another person you must purchase TWO PACKAGES, otherwise, an additional single traveller surcharge will apply (see below). Single travellers will get their own room throughout the tour.
Single Traveller Surcharge: If travelling alone a single traveller surcharge of AU$740 applies, payable directly to the tour company after booking.
Maximum tour group size is 42 people.
Standard bedding configuration is one double bed or twin beds on request.
Maximum Room Capacity: The maximum room capacity is two adults and one child aged from eight to eighteen years on a rollaway bed, subject to availability. Triple share rooms are on request and in some hotels guests may be accommodated in a twin and single room. Surcharges may apply. Child will need to purchase a full price adult package.
Connecting rooms may be possible, subject to availability at each hotel.
Tour includes accommodation at the following hotels:
Tirana International Hotel & Conference Centre, Albania
Hotel Bianca Resort & Spa, Montenegro
Valamar Lacroma Dubrovnik Hotel, Croatia
Hotel Atrium, Croatia
Hotel Jezero, Croatia
Park Hotel Bled, Slovenia
Allocated hotels are subject to availability and may be replaced with a similar hotel depending on your chosen tour date.
International flights and airport transfers are not included on this tour. Airport transfers can be pre-booked with the tour operator for an additional charge.
Dining inclusions do not include beverages (unless otherwise stated). Menus are subject to change without notice.
The following optional tours are available for a surcharge (please contact tour provider for further information):
Kruje tour and dinner
Home-hosted dinner at Dubelj
Croatian dinner at Epetium
Tour of Radovljica with dinner
Booking confirmation must be presented at check-in.
All surcharges are payable directly to the tour company.
Please note disability access is limited during the tour, please consider this before making your booking. Hotels may not have ramps, wide entryways or elevators to accommodate disabled passengers or devices such as wheelchairs, walkers and motorised scooters. Due to physical constraints and space limitations, wheelchairs, walking frames and motorised scooters may not be taken aboard motor coaches.
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