Croatia and the Balkans

15 days,Budapest to Split

Kayak to tiny islands in the crystal waters of the Bay of Kotor, enjoy beach time in Hvar, explore the ancient Roman palace of Diocletian on a guided tour


There are no departure dates currently available for the rest of this season. Some tours only run during parts of the year.

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The Balkans are just getting noticed as a great European travel destination - we can’t believe it took so long! Situated on the balmy shores of the Adriatic and home to some of the most wondrous landscapes, monuments and villages you’ll ever see, this part of the world still feels like a well-kept secret. This adventure showcases the region’s compelling history and scenery and allows time for outdoor pursuits like kayaking and hiking. You may not know much about Croatia and the Balkans now, but once you’ve been, you’ll be hard-pressed to stop talking about them.

What's Included

  • Kalemegdan Fortress visit (Belgrade). 'Tunnel of Life' tour (Sarajevo). Mostar day trip. Sea kayaking trip (Bay of Kotor). Beach time in Hvar. Scenic boat ride around Pakleni islands. Diocletian's Palace guided tour (Split).
  • 14 breakfasts. (Allow EUR335-440 for meals not included)
  • Hotels/pensions (14 nts).
  • Train, public bus, ferry, taxi, tram, walking
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
  • Small group experience; Max 16, avg 12

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Day 1 Budapest

Arrive at any time. We highly recommend booking pre-accommodation to fully explore this breathtaking city. With many sightseeing options – like the the Royal Palace, St Matthias Church, and Castle Hill with its old town – any extra time here will be well-used.

Days 2-3 Belgrade (2B)

Explore the ancient capital of Serbia and visit the Kalemegdan Fortress. Float down the Danube or shop in one of the many bustling markets.

Days 4-6 Sarajevo/Mostar (3B)

Included tour of the 'Tunnel of Life'. Learn the inspiring history of Mostar on an included day trip.

Days 7-9 Herceg Novi (Bay of Kotor) (3B)

Wander the streets of the walled city of Kotor and float through the lush landscape by sea kayak.

Days 10-11 Dubrovnik (2B)

Travel to Croatia and experience the Pearl of the Adriatic. Choose to relax in one of the many cafés, explore the old town fortifications or take a boat trip to one of the nearby islands.

Days 12-13 Hvar (2B)

Enjoy amazing beaches, nightlife and water sports on this beautiful island. Soak in the scenery on a boat ride around the Pakleni islands.

Day 14 Split (1B)

Guided tour of Diocletian's Palace. Enjoy free time to explore this charming seaside UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Day 15 Split (1B)

Depart at any time. We recommend staying an extra day or two to fully experience all this lively city has to offer.