• Activity Level:  1
  • Comfort:  4
  • Departs From: Zagreb
  • Location: Sarajevo, Podgorica, Cetinje, Budva, Kotor, Dbk
  • Duration: 10 days
  • Availability: THURSDAYS, May - Oct (not Jul/Aug)
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Highlights

  • The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited during this vacation:
  • • Mehmed paša Sokolović Bridge in Višegrad
  • • Durmitor National Park
  • • Kotor old town
  • • Old city of Dubrovnik
  • • Scenic Highlights: dramatic scenery of Durmitor National Park, gorgeous Montenegro coastline, scenic fjord-like Kotor bay
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10 days from Zagreb, Sarajevo, Visegrad, Zlatibor, Durmitor, Podgorica, Skadar Lake, Cetinja, Budva, Sveti Stefan, Kotor and to Dubrovnik

Zagreb to Dubrovnik, through Bosnia and Hercegoniva and Montenegro. See the capitals Zagreb and Sarajevo, head into Montenegro and then up the coast through Budva and Kotor to finish in Dubrovnik. Includes meals, sightseeing, entrances and transport as per itinerary.

Guaranteed Departure Escorted Coach Tour; Zagreb, Sarajevo and to Dubrovnik. Finish in Dubrovnik on Saturday where you can join up with a cruise of your choice

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Itinerary


10 days from Zagreb, Sarajevo, Visegrad, Zlatibor, Durmitor, Podgorica, Skadar Lake, Cetinja, Budva, Sveti Stefan, Kotor and to Dubrovnik

Open age Escorted Coach Tour conducted in English (possibly up to 40pax). Double or twin share rooms available. Most triple rooms are a double bed with a single bed. Solo travellers must book their own room with a solo use supplement.



CROATIA FAQ: https://www.discovercroatia.com.au/before-you-go/


Similar tour of Slovenia/Croatia: https://discovercroatia.com.au/details/11511/234/slovenia-northern-croatia-tour-zagreb-split-8nts/

Great to match up with a cruise from Dubrovnik: https://discovercroatia.com.au/cruises/?departs=Dubrovnik


INCLUDED:
• Accommodation: at selected hotels, service charges and hotel taxes
• Transportation: Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motor coach
• Tour Arrival and departure transfer (only on the actual start and finish day of the tour)
• Meals: Breakfast daily, 1 welcome drink, 4 dinners, 2 lunches, 1 snack. 1 cheese tasting
• Individual headsets: for sightseeing tours
• Porterage at hotels

Sightseeing and entrances:
• Zagreb city tour with cheese tasting at the Dolac market, Sarajevo city tour with visit of Gazi-Husrevbey Mosque and entrance to the War Museum – Tunnel, sightseeing of Visegrad and Andricgrad, visit of Ethnic village Drvengrad, view of Durmitor National Park, view of Ostrog Monastery, orientation tour of Podgorica, view of Skadar lake, visit of Cetinje with entrance to the King Nicola museum, orientation tour of Budva, view of Sveti Stefan, walking tour of Kotor, boat trip to Lady of the Rocks, city tour of Dubrovnik with entrance to the Rector's palace and the Franciscan Monastery in Dubrovnik

• Scenic Highlights: dramatic scenery of Durmitor National Park, gorgeous Montenegro coastline, scenic fjord-like Kotor bay

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited during this vacation:
• Mehmed paša Sokolović Bridge in Višegrad
• Durmitor National Park
• Kotor old town
• Old city of Dubrovnik

HOTEL LIST (these, or similar hotels):
ZAGREB Esplanade Zagreb Hotel
DUBROVNIK Valamar Lacroma/Tirena/Argosy Hotel
SARAJEVO Residence Inn by Marriott
ZLATIBOR Mona Hotel
PODGORICA Ramada Podgorica Hotel
BUDVA Falkensteiner Hotel Montenegro


NOT INCLUDED:
• Gratuities, drinks, telephone charges and incidentals
• Meals not listed
• Transfers on any day other than the official start and finish day of the tour



ITINERARY:

Day 1: ARRIVAL TO ZAGREB (THURSDAY) - (Drink)
A transfer is included upon your arrival from the Zagreb Airport to the hotel. Zagreb offers a welcome jolt of big-city sophistication. You can't get a complete picture of modern Croatia without a visit here — away from the touristy resorts, in the lively and livable city that is home to one out of every six Croatians.
Meals: Get-together welcome drink

Day 2: IN ZAGREB (FRIDAY) (B)
Breakfast at hotel. Get to know Croatia’s capital through the included city tour. The city is packed with historic buildings, such as the neo-gothic St. Marcus Church. Your tour with local guide will also include cheese tasting at the Dolac Market as an ideal place to delve into Croatia’s culinary scene and funicular ride to the Upper Town. Enjoy a free afternoon in the town or back at your hotel.
Meals: Buffet Breakfast

Day 3: ZAGREB - SARAJEVO (SATURDAY) (B,D)
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer from Zagreb to Sarajevo. For over four hundred years, mosques, synagogues, Orthodox and Roman Catholic churches have been built and have stood side by side amidst Sarajevo, thus giving the city its unique feel and adding to the Sarajevo image of being the "European Jerusalem".
Meals: Buffet Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4: IN SARAJEVO (SUNDAY) (B)
Breakfast at hotel. Join a local guide for a guided walking tour of the City's old town, past the largest mosque in the Balkans, the Eternal Flame and the Sarajevo Roses that are dotted across the city as a stark reminder of the turmoil Sarajevo endured just a few decades ago. Variety of cultures and religions, as well as three contrasting components of the town from former times are sufficient reasons for visiting Sarajevo. In the heart of the city, one finds the famous Sarajevo's old bazaar ̶ Baščaršija from the Turkish period, where you can see various handicrafts of metal, stone, wood, glass, wool, leather... Sarajevo is famous for its museums, bridges, sports centres, mosques (visit Gazi-Husrevbey Mosque), synagogue, Orthodox and Catholic churches, and many other significant highlights.
Meals: Buffet Breakfast

Day 5: SARAJEVO – VIŠEGRAD - ZLATIBOR (MONDAY) (B,L,D)
Breakfast at hotel. From Sarajevo to Višegrad. Famous for its UNESCO-listed 'bridge over the Drina river' immortalised in Ivo Andrić's classic novel, Višegrad has parlayed this identity into a niche tourist industry by building Andrićgrad ̶ a small but likeable mock-historical city celebrating the Nobel Prize winner. Continue to Mokra gora, a village on the border mountain Zlatibor, Tara, and Sargan, which overshadows the hill Mećavnik of the film village Drvengrad (Wooden Town), formed one of the most popular ethnic villages in Serbia, which has been constantly enlarging. All ideas come from famous filmmaker Emir Kusturica, who for the film Life is a Miracle created the settings which grew into a town where the famous film director lives.
Meals: Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: ZLATIBOR – DURMITOR – PODGORICA (TUESDAY) (B,L)
Breakfast at hotel. Our next destination is Žabljak, the highest town in the Balkans, located at 1,450 meters above the sea level. After enjoying breath-taking mountain scenery and lunch at a local restaurant, we proceed to a hidden jewel – the Durmitor National Park. Continue towards Podgorica passing by spiritual and mysterious place in Montenegro – the Ostrog Monastery. Finish your day at Montenegro capital Podgorica.
Meals: Buffet Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7: PODGORICA – SKADAR LAKE – CETINJE - BUDVA (WEDNESDAY) (B,Snack,D)
Breakfast at hotel. After morning orientation tour of Podgorica, continue to the Skadar lake, the largest lake on the Balkan peninsula. Continue to Cetinje – the Old Royal Capital of Montenegro. Cetinje is a treasure of Montenegrin cultural and historical heritage. We'll choose a scenic spot for your meal – Njeguši sandwich – a hearty sandwich made with fresh homemade bread and filled with Njeguši prosciutto and cheese. Continue to the walled town of Budva, known for its sandy beaches and diverse nightlife for a short orientation tour. Continue to your hotel for overnight.
Meals: Buffet Breakfast, Snack, Dinner

Day 8: BUDVA – SVETI STEFAN - KOTOR - DUBROVNIK (THURSDAY) (B)
Breakfast at hotel. In the morning, travel to Sveti Stefan for a photo stop and learn about the interesting history of this small islet. Continue to Kotor – a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its many ancient monuments and well-preserved Medieval architecture. Follow your guide through the City's historical centre and spend some time at your leisure. Then stop at one of the most iconic places in the Bay of Kotor – Perast for a boat trip to the small islet Our Lady of the Rocks before heading to Dubrovnik. In the afternoon arrive to Dubrovnik – a real pearl of the Adriatic Sea.
Meals: Buffet Breakfast

Day 9: IN DUBROVNIK (FRIDAY) (B,D)
Breakfast at hotel. During our walking tour of fortified Old city, we will see the impressive ramparts, erected during the Crusades to protect the town against land attacks. We will visit the 15th-century Rector's Palace and an early 14th-century Franciscan Monastery that is home to one of the Europe's oldest pharmacies. Afterwards, a farewell dinner.
Meals: Buffet Breakfast, Farewell dinner

Day 10: DUBROVNIK OUT (SATURDAY) (B)
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to airport, port or other hotel included.
Meals: Buffet Breakfast

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Inclusions

  • INCLUDED:
  • • Accommodation: at selected hotels, service charges and hotel taxes
  • • Transportation: Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motor coach
  • • Tour Arrival and departure transfer (only on the actual start and finish day of the tour)
  • • Meals: Breakfast daily, 1 welcome drink, 4 dinners, 2 lunches, 1 snack. 1 cheese tasting
  • • Individual headsets: for sightseeing tours
  • • Porterage at hotels
  • • Sightseeing and entrances: Zagreb city tour with cheese tasting at the Dolac market, Sarajevo city tour with visit of Gazi-Husrevbey Mosque and entrance to the War Museum – Tunnel, sightseeing of Visegrad and Andricgrad, visit of Ethnic village Drvengrad, view of Durmitor National Park, view of Ostrog Monastery, orientation tour of Podgorica, view of Skadar lake, visit of Cetinje with entrance to the King Nicola museum, orientation tour of Budva, view of Sveti Stefan, walking tour of Kotor, boat trip to Lady of the Rocks, city tour of Dubrovnik with entrance to the Rector's palace and the Franciscan Monastery in Dubrovnik
  • • Scenic Highlights: dramatic scenery of Durmitor National Park, gorgeous Montenegro coastline, scenic fjord-like Kotor bay
  • The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited during this vacation:
  • • Mehmed paša Sokolović Bridge in Višegrad
  • • Durmitor National Park
  • • Kotor old town
  • • Old city of Dubrovnik

Exclusions

  • NOT INCLUDED
  • • Gratuities, drinks, telephone charges and incidentals
  • • Meals not listed
  • • Transfers on any day other than the official start and finish day of the tour

Restrictions

Tour is not suitable for persons with restricted mobility.

Frequently Asked Questions

Check out our specific FAQ pages here:

Before You Go - General Croatia Info (general info for all travellers)

Before Your Cruise - General Cruise Info (for all small ship Croatia cruises)

Before Your Island Hopping Tour - General Info (packages combining hotels, ferries and transfers)

Before Your Private Charter - General Yacht and Gulet Charter Info (private charters)

 

Click here to see how the booking process works: https://www.discovercroatia.com.au/booking-process-how-to-book/

How far in advance do I need to book?

Cruises: For our weekly small ship cruises with guaranteed departures we suggest you book as soon as your plans are in motion. All cruises are extremely popular especially during peak season, which is June, July, August, September and these dates can be booked out up to a year in advance, especially September. One-way cruises are particularly sought-after and tend to sell out first, so please speak to us first to ensure your cruise choice is available before booking any flight arrangements.

Escorted Tours: Escorted Group Tours with guaranteed departures are also best booked as early as possible to ensure your place on the tour, as spaces are limited to a set number of passengers. Once the tour is full that departure is closed for new bookings.

Island Hopping, Self-Drive, Self-Guided Cycling/Hiking and Independent or Private Tours: Independent tours are available most days of the week at any time of year, so if you're booking late these are a great option. They can also start or finish on any day of the week, so can be a great alternative to the cruises (that mostly depart only on Saturdays). You can check out our Island Hopper Tours and our active tours for some examples. If you can't find what you are looking for please make an enquiry on any of our tours and let us know what you need. We love creating custom tours with our clients.

What do the different ship categories mean?

Please see our Ship Descriptions page here, for all the information on Ship Categories, Deck and Cabin Descriptions.

 

What is half-board? What meals are included?

Half-board (HB): This means that 2 meals a day are usually provided, mostly it will be breakfast and lunch on cruises, and breakfast and dinner on escorted tours. Each cruise or tour will have meals listed on the daily itinerary, so that you will know exactly which meals are included. Some lunches or dinners are swapped occasionally, so that you may enjoy a wonderful gourmet experience with your fellow travellers, such as a Captain's Dinner on a cruise, or a wine-tasting and lunch on an escorted tour. For the remainder of your meals you will be able to dine anywhere you choose and you will be responsible for the cost of those meals. Your Cruise or Tour Director will be happy to recommend a good value and trusted eatery nearby at every location, or you can explore on your own.

Bed and Breakfast (BB): This means that only breakfast is included in your holiday. Most of our Independent Tours include breakfast only, so that you are not beholden to going back to your hotel for lunch or dinner as you are going to be exploring on your own. We think that flexibility with lunch and dinner gives you the best option for exploring Croatia and experiencing the local culture and cuisine.

Full-board (FB) is occasionally offered on cruises as an optional extra, but we do not recommend you take the full-board option unless you are really sure about it. A lot of the joy of the cruise and tour experiences is to dine in local restaurants, 'konobas' (traditional pubs) and bars, so that you can meet the people who live and work there. Why come all the way to Croatia only to eat on-board for every meal? There are so many fabulous (and even some famous!) eateries. Get out there and taste them!

 

What type of transport is used on the Island Hopper Tours? Local ferries and vehicle transfers

Local ferries: Local ferries are used between the mainland and the islands where possible. Most of these ferries are fast ferries (high speed catamarans). Our Island Hopper Tours include all ferry tickets, as well as delivery of the ferry tickets to your hotel, when we come to pick you up to take you to the ferry port. In some towns, where some hotels are in the pedestrian zone close to the ferry port (like Hvar), then you will be met at the ferry and directed to your hotel, with luggage assistance if required. If your hotel is outside the pedestrian zone you will be met at the ferry and taken to your transfer vehicle, with luggage assistance if required.

Transfers: Most Island Hoppers have private airport transfers included, and private transfers to/from the ferry ports on the islands. Some transfers will be shared transfers if there are others going to the exact same hotel at the same time and it is a short distance.

How fit do I need to be for my holiday?

Relaxation/cultural cruises and tours: On-board your cruise ship, you will need to be able to negotiate gangways and stairs and be able to step from ship to ship as the cruise ships are moored next to each other sideways and sometimes you need to step across to the next ship. You will be walking mostly on the cobblestone streets through the iconic cities and towns of the region. The excursions are best-suited to those who are capable of walking on uneven surfaces as many old cities and towns have limited totally flat surfaces that can accommodate wheelchairs or walking-frames. Please contact us to ask about your specific circumstances, as we are happy to help plan for your needs as best we can. Assistance will be provided on cruise ships to help you navigate getting on and off, but there are a few limitations. Please ask.

Cycling tours: Although almost completely flat this cycle tour is graded easy to moderate as the daily distance ranges between approximately 15-50 km. You will be biking mostly on the dedicated cycle paths alongside canals, rivers and through the iconic cities and towns of the region. This tour is well-suited to those who have never taken a cycling holiday before as it is flat and predominantly traffic-free and you also have the option of skipping the cycling and relaxing on board.

What happens if I can't attend an excursion?

It is possible to relax at your hotel, on the tour bus or on the boat at any time.

What happens if I can't cycle or hike a stage on an active holiday?

For cycling cruises: If you don't want to cycle it is possible to relax on the boat as it moves to the next port of call.

For cycling and hiking tours: If you don't want to (or can't due to illness or injury) cycle, hike or walk a stage, then we will make arrangements to have you transferred to the next stop on your itinerary so that you can continue with your holiday. Prices for transfers vary widely, so pricing will be provided on an 'as needed' basis only.

What equipment do I need?

Relaxation/excursion cruises and tours: You will need comfortable walking shoes, clothes for relaxing, your swimming costume, and a sunhat. Most cruises are fairly relaxed and casual clothing is fine for all meals, though you may want to take one nice outfit depending on where you wish to dine onshore.

Cycling cruises and tours: You will need comfortable sports shoes, comfortable clothes for cycling, waterproof jacket and trousers, a helmet and a sunhat. We supply a detailed packing list with your information pack.

If you have any questions, just give us a call or email:

Call us or WhatsApp: +61 2 9212 1507
Email us: [email protected]

 

 

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Itinerary

  • Day 1: ARRIVAL TO ZAGREB (THURSDAY) - (Drink)
  • Day 2: IN ZAGREB (FRIDAY) (B)
  • Day 3: ZAGREB - SARAJEVO (SATURDAY) (B,D)
  • Day 4: IN SARAJEVO (SUNDAY) (B)
  • Day 5: SARAJEVO – VIŠEGRAD - ZLATIBOR (MONDAY) (B,L,D)
  • Day 6: ZLATIBOR – DURMITOR – PODGORICA (TUESDAY) (B,L)
  • Day 7: PODGORICA – SKADAR LAKE – CETINJE - BUDVA (WEDNESDAY) (B,Snack,D)
  • Day 8: BUDVA – SVETI STEFAN - KOTOR - DUBROVNIK (THURSDAY) (B)
  • Day 9: IN DUBROVNIK (FRIDAY) (B,D)
  • Day 10: DUBROVNIK OUT (SATURDAY) (B)