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Tours2serbia.com provides custom-made, multi-country, private tours through all former republics of Yugoslavia (with exception of Kosovo area).
Slovenia's lake Bled and famous Postojna cave, the spectacular coast of Croatia, the medieval monasteries of Serbia, Bosnia's impressive mountain scenery, Montenegro's raw beauty, Macedonia's intriguing mixture of nature and man made sites, old and new - all and much more can be seen by taking one of our tours through former Yugoslavia.  Hand-picked, spot guides in selected locations, with in-depth knowledge of a certain place or country, will come to enhance the experience provided by our own tour guide&escort who will accompany you throughout your journey.

 

Suggested Tour Nr. 1

2 WEEKS IN EX-YUGOSLAVIA

SERBIA - BOSNIACROATIA - SLOVENIA

 

Day 1 – Belgrade


Your guide will meet you at the airport, transfer you to your hotel and provide you with an introductory walk to familiarize you with the surroundings. Optionally, you can book a dinner in the well known bohemian Skadarlija Quarter, with traditional dishes and live music. Overnight in
Belgrade.

Day 2 – Belgrade

Explore Belgrade with your guide in the morning. By car and on foot, you will see major sights of the capital, such as: Republic Square, with the National Theater; Terazije Square, with the famous Hotel Moskow; the Serbian Parliament  and Belgrade City Hall; Knez Milos boulevard – where embassies, government buildings and ruins from the 1999 NATO bombing are lining up both side of the street; the House of Flowers (Marshall Tito’s mausoleum – entrance fee  included); St Sava Church – the largest Orthodox Church on the Balkans (photo stop only – the interior is not finished yet); Skadarlija – a short cobble stoned street lined up with restaurants and cafes where the artists of yore used to spend their time after each performance; the boulevard of Knez Mihailo, the pedestrian shopping mall and promenade of central Belgrade , and the fortress of Belgrade and Kalemegdan park – with its medieval ramparts, towers, gates and barbicans and spectacular views of the confluence of rivers Sava and Danube. The afternoon is at your leisure to visit a museum, do some souvenir shopping or just stroll in the central part of Belgrade. Overnight in Belgrade.

Day 3 – BelgradeNovi Sad

Head towards Vojvodina – an autonomous region with multinational, multicultural and multi-confessional features that is not only the “bread basket” of the country, but also its most economically developed area. Here you will see the Krusedol monastery on Fruska Gora mountain – an excellent opportunity for an introduction to Serbian traditional religious architecture and beliefs; Sremski Karlovci – a town of extraordinary cultural heritage and historical importance - in the 18th century here started the decline of the Ottoman power in Central Europe; Novi Sad - Serbia ’s second largest city, a vibrant industrial, cultural and university center on the banks of the river Danube with Vauban-style fortress of Petrovaradin and the charming old town center. Overnight in Novi Sad.

Day 4 - Novi Sad - Sarajevo

Transfer to Sarajevo. Orientation walk upon arrival and overnight in Sarajevo.

Day 5 - Sarajevo

The capital of Bosnia and Hercegovina, Sarajevo is where history happened: the Western & Eastern Roman Empire split here, the First World War also started here, the Bosnians, Coarts and Serbs warred here just a decade ago! The city tour will show you such attractions as the Old Town (Baščaršija quarter) with its cobbled streets, mosques and Oriental style shops, the Latin Bridge, some sites relevant to the recent civil war and many more. Part of your tour you will do by tram (Sarajevo was the first town in the Austro Hungarian Empire to get one, in the 1870’s), part on foot and part by car. In the afternoon – free time. Overnight in Sarajevo.

Day 6 – Sarajevo – Mostar - Dubrovnik

Transfer to the Adriatic coast via Mostar – once one of the most ethnically diverse towns in former Yugoslavia, now a city that still bears the scars of the recent war and its destruction. Stop and visit the Ottoman quarter, the old town and the famous UNESCO heritage Old bridge over the Neretva river, which was destroyed and then has been rebuilt in original style in 2004. Late in the afternoon, arrival in Dubrovnik, check in, orientation walk and overnight in Dubrovnik.

Day 7 - Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik was once one of the most important sea ports at the Adriatic during the Middle Ages, a strong competitor to Venice itself. Its old town, surrounded by impressive walls, still preserves a lot of the glory of yore - and was therefore selected to become part of the UNESCO World Heritage. Your guide will show you the most important sights in the morning, and the afternoon will be yours to either bask in the sun on the beaches of Dubrovnik or the nearby island of Lokum or roam around the city on your own. Overnight in Dubrovnik.

Day 8 – Dubrovnik - Split

Travel to Split via a scenic ride along the coast. Once there, visit the old town and its most prominent site, Diocletian’s Palace – built in the 4th century AD for the Roman emperor to spent his last years of life, also a UNESCO monument. Optionally, you can visit Solin/Salona, the ruins of the ancient capital of the Dalmatia province, in the afternoon. Overnight in Split.

Day 9 – SplitPlitvice Lakes - Zagreb

Take the highway to transfer to Zagreb – don’t worry, the ride through the heart of Croatia is never boring! En route, visit the Plitvice Lakes National Park, with possibility of a lovely lunch at a local restaurant. The Park, Croatia's most popular tourist attraction, was granted UNESCO World Heritage status in 1979 and consists in a series of sixteen lakes, inter-connected by a series of waterfalls and set in deep woodland – Mother Nature at its best! After this visit, continue to Zagreb, the Croatian capital, where you shall arrive in the late afternoon. An orientation walk will follow your hotel check-in, as usual. Overnight in Zagreb.
 

Day 10 - Zagreb

Today your guide will take you on a half day city tour of the Croatian capital - partly by car, partly on foot, see the best of Zagreb: its monumental museums and parks situated in the town center, its Catholic churches and Cathedrals, the cobble-stoned streets with outdoor cafes you pass on the way to St Mark’s Square, its colorful open-air market. This will be followed by an afternoon at your leisure, to explore some more. Overnight in Zagreb.

Day 11 - Zagreb - Ljubliana

Transfer to Ljubljana/Slovenia, with city tour upon arrival. Slovenia is, arguably, the most scenic of the formerly socialist countries and its charming capital - Ljubljana, although ranking among the smaller European capitals, certainly has a lot of things to offer: the thousand-years old Castle of Ljubljana – with a fantastic view from its High Tower, the Old Town – a collection of Baroque town houses, churches and lovely bridges across the Ljubljanica river, the Renaissance-style Town Hall, parks and museums alike. Overnight in Ljubljana.

Day 12 - LjubljanaLake Bled - Ljubljana

Full day excursion to Lake Bled. This romantic location, favorite honeymooning spot for many young couples, is probably the best known site of Slovenia. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Julian Alps, Bled Castle and the little island with its white church surrounded by Lake Bled’s emerald green waters. Overnight in Ljubljana.

Day 13 - Ljubljana

Transfer to the airport in Ljubljana and end of services.


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Suggested Tour Nr. 2

9 DAYS/8 NIGHTS TOUR TO SERBIA, MONTENEGRO AND CROATIA

Day 1 – Belgrade
Today starts your exciting trip through three of the countries of former
Yugoslavia – enjoy the sights, sounds, history, culture and cuisine!!! Your guide will meet you at the airport, transfer you to your hotel and provide you with an ontroductory walk to familiarize you with the surroundings. Optionally, you can book a dinner in the well known bohemian Skadarlija Quarter, with traditional dishes and live music. Overnight in Belgrade.

Day 2 - Belgrade
Start of your exploration of the Serbian capital, a vibrant place where history has certainly left its mark: both by car and on foot discover the sights of Belgrade, including the Orthodox Patriarchy Church, the Knez Mihailo promenade, Marshall Tito’s House of Flowers and Kalemegdan fortress and park - with its breath-taking views of the confluence of Sava and Danube rivers. In the afternoon, enjoy some free time or take an optional tour to Topola and Oplenac, to visit the memorial house of Karadjordje, the leader of the first Serbian uprising against their Ottoman occupiers in 1804 and the
church of St Georgewith its walls covered in intricate mosaics. Overnight in Belgrade.

Day 3 - Belgrade – Podgorica

A full day journey through the heart of Serbia will eventually lead us to Podgorica, capital of Montenegro – some claim it is the birth place of Emperor Diocletian! After the check in at your hotel, your guide will take you on an orientation walk and optionally, will invite you to a dinner with local specialties. Overnight in Podgorica.


Day 4 - Podgorica - Budva
Morning city tour of the Montenegrin capital – a turbulent history is, here too, the source of varied styles, from old Greek and Roman ruins to Turkish-times mosques and clock tower, modern bridges and imposing government buildings that line up the main boulevard. In the afternoon, transfer to Budva – the most famous Montenegrin resort to the
Adriatic Sea. Immediately upon arrival, take a tour of the small, but impressive old town center – Budva’s 2500 years of history have a lot of stories to tell! Later, check in at your hotel. Overnight in Budva.


Day 5 - Budva –
Kotor Bay - Dubrovnik
Today, transfer to
Dubrovnik while taking the most scenic car ride of our whole itinerary. A sparkling green-blue sea on one side, tall, forested mountains on the other, make for the magnificent scenery that Kotor Bay is famous for. Along the way, you may stop for pictures and short visits in the most significant places along the coast (Kotor, Herceg Novi). In the afternoon, upon arrival in Dubrovnik, take a city tour. Dubrovnik was once one of the most important sea ports at the Adriatic during the Middle Ages, a strong competitor to Venice itself. Its old town, surrounded by impressive walls, still preserves a lot of the glory of yore - and was therefore selected to become part of the UNESCO World Heritage. Dinner with local specialties can be arranged optionally. Overnight in Dubrovnik.

Day 6 - Dubrovnik - Split
Transfer to
Split via another scenic ride along the coast. Once there, visit the old town and its most prominent site, Diocletian’s Palace – built in the 4th century AD for the Roman emperor to spent his last years of life, also a UNESCO monument. Optionally, you can visit Solin/Salona, the ruins of the ancient capital of the Dalmatia province, in the afternoon. Overnight in Split.

Day 7 - SplitPlitvice Lakes - Zagreb
Take the highway to transfer to
Zagreb – don’t worry, the ride through the heart of Croatia is never boring! En route, visit the Plitvice Lakes National Park, with possibility of a lovely lunch at a local restaurant. The Park, Croatia's most popular tourist attraction, was granted UNESCO World Heritage status in 1979 and consists in a series of sixteen lakes, inter-connected by a series of waterfalls and set in deep woodland – Mother Nature at its best! After this visit, continue to Zagreb, the Croatian capital, where you shall arrive in the late afternoon. An orientation walk will follow your hotel check-in, as usual. Overnight in Zagreb.

Day 8 - Zagreb
Half day city tour of the Croatian capital - partly by car, partly on foot, see the best of Zagreb: its monumental museums and parks situated in the town center, its Catholic churches and Cathedrals, the cobble-stoned streets with outdoor cafes you pass on the way to St Mark’s Square, its colorful open-air market. This will be followed by an afternoon at your leisure. Farewell dinner at a fine restaurant. Overnight in
Zagreb.

Day 9 - Zagreb
Transfer to the airport in
Zagreb and end of services.


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