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Dreamy road trip through the Balkans

Albania, Montenegro, Croatia & Bosnia in 10 Days, 9 Nights in Destination

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£ 799

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Natalie, Travel Expert

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Discover the fascinating history and incredible unchartered nature of the Balkans on this tour across Albania, Montenegro, Croatia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Trip Highlights

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    Lezhe
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    Shkodra
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    Tirana
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    Mostar
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    Sarajevo
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    Budva
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    Kotor
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    Podgorica
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    Ulcinj
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    Dubrovnik

Included

  1. All flights

  2. Accommodation

  3. All transfers

  4. Activities

  5. Breakfast only

Availability

  1. Departures available until October 2024

  2. Available Group tours

  3. Solo travelers from + £ 560

  4. Add up to 3 nights to your stay

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  • Accommodation in Charm and Superior category hotels.
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Accommodation: 9 Nights

Itinerary

From Tirana, the capital of Albania, head to Lezhë to visit the Mausoleum of Skanderbeg. Next, Montenegro, to explore its historic cities and Perast, the 'Venice' of the Adriatic Sea. Head on to Croatia's coastline, to visit Dubrovnik, Mostar and the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Conclude with the beauty of Durmitor National Park and the medieval Albanian city of Shkodra.

1st Day: UK/Ireland - Tirana

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Pack your bags! It's time to head to your departure airport for your flight to Tirana*, the capital of Albania. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel. Enjoy a free day to rest from the journey and explore the city at your own pace. Overnight stay in Tirana.

*If your outbound or return flights depart in the early hours (before 4:00 a.m.), you must arrive at the airport the night before the indicated departure day.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Freddy's Hotel or similar
tripadvisor rating

295 Reviews

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2nd Day: Tirana - Lezhë - Ulcinj - Bar

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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, embark on a journey to Ulcinj (Montenegro), pausing in Lezhë along the way to immerse yourself in the rich history of the Mausoleum of Skanderbeg.

Arrive in Ulcinj, a beloved destination on Montenegro's southern coast, and uncover its Castle and charming medieval streets. Later, venture to Bar, a neighboring city, to spend the night. Overnight stay in Bar.

Please note: You will travel approximately 100 miles today.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Hotel Agape or similar
tripadvisor rating

15 Reviews

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Activities

included
Brief visit to Lezhë

Moderate

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Visit to Ulcinj

Moderate

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3rd Day: Bar - Budva - Kotor - Perast - Kotor

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Breakfast at the hotel. Begin your day by journeying to Budva to delve into its ancient streets and pay homage at the Church of the Holy Trinity. Next, continue to Kotor for an enchanting stroll through its historic heart.

Cap off your day in Perast, known as the "Venice" of the Adriatic. Explore the Catholic church nestled on the islet of Gospa od Škrpjela (Our Lady of the Rocks) and the charming Island of Saint George. Overnight stay in Kotor.

Please note: You will travel approximately 60 miles today.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Hotel Marija or similar
tripadvisor rating

199 Reviews

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Activities

included
Budva city tour

Moderate

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included
Visit to Perast
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included
Walking tour in the old Town of Kotor

Moderate

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4th Day: Kotor - Dubrovnik - Medjugorje

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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, prepare to set off for Dubrovnik (Croatia), a mesmerizing UNESCO World Heritage site. Immerse yourself in its captivating old town, discovering gems like the Cathedral, the Rector's Palace, and the Franciscan Monastery. Later in the day, journey to Medjugorje (Bosnia and Herzegovina) for the night. Overnight stay in Medjugorje.

Please note: You will travel approximately 134 miles today.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Hotel Marconi or similar
tripadvisor rating

48 Reviews

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Activities

included
Dubrovnik city tour
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5th Day: Medjugorje - Pocitelj - Blagaj - Mostar

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Breakfast at the hotel. Continue your adventure to Pocitelj and Blagaj, where you'll enjoy leisure time by the tranquil Buna River. Next, head to Mostar, check in to your hotel, and delve into the history of the place as you embark on a city tour.

Explore landmarks like the Mehmet Koski Pasha Mosque, the Karadjoz Bey Mosque, and the revered Old Bridge (a UNESCO World Heritage site). Overnight stay in Mostar.

Please note: You will travel approximately 55 miles today.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Mostar or similar
tripadvisor rating

112 Reviews

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Activities

included
Mostar city tour
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6th Day: Mostar - Konjic - Sarajevo - Mostar

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Breakfast at the hotel. Embark on a journey to explore Tito's Cold War-era bunker near Konjic, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Next, venture to Sarajevo, the vibrant capital. Discover the source of the Bosna River (Vrelo Bosne) and delve into history at the Tunnel Museum. Stroll through the enchanting old town of Bascarsija, visit the iconic Latin Bridge, and immerse yourself in the rich culture of the covered market Brusa Bezistan and the Gazi Husrev Bey Mosque before returning to the hotel. Overnight stay in Mostar.

Please note: You will travel approximately 155 miles today.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Mostar or similar
tripadvisor rating

112 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

included
Walking tour of Bascarsija old town
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included
Visit Vrelo Bosne and the Tunnel Museum
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included
Visit to Tito's bunker

Moderate

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7th Day: Mostar - Foca - Durmitor - Zabljak

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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, your adventure leads you to Durmitor National Park in Montenegro. Traverse the Tara River Canyon, boasting Europe's deepest gorges, and marvel at dense pine forests mingling with crystal-clear lakes, teeming with endemic flora.

Explore the grandeur of the Black Lake, the park's largest, and behold the majestic Djurdjevica Tara Bridge, offering awe-inspiring vistas of the untouched wilderness. Overnight stay in Zabljak.

Please note: You will travel approximately 100 miles today.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Hotel Pavlovic or similar
tripadvisor rating

31 Reviews

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Activities

included
Visit Black Lake in The Durmitor National Park
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included
Visit the Djurdjevica Tara Bridge
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8th Day: Zabljak - Kolasin - Podgorica

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Breakfast at the hotel. Next on your itinerary is Kolasin, where you'll enjoy a leisurely stroll around the lake. Following lunch (not included), journey onward to Montenegro's capital, Podgorica, for a captivating guided tour of its charming old town.

Marvel at the beauty of the Doganjska Mosque and Skaline ("the staircase"), among the city's most historic and picturesque sites. Explore other notable attractions like Republic Square, St. George I Church, the Millennium Bridge, and the 17th-century Clock Tower (Sahat Kula). Overnight stay in Podgorica.

Please note: You will travel approximately 93 miles today.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Hotel Marienplatz Podgori... or similar
tripadvisor rating

23 Reviews

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Activities

included
Visit the Kolasin National Park
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included
Podgorica city tour
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9th Day: Podgorica - Shkoder - Tirana

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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, your journey continues to Shkodra, offering breathtaking views of the majestic Alps in the north. Upon arrival, embark on a tour of its historic old town, where you'll explore the storied walls of Rozafa Castle and its captivating museum. From this vantage point, soak in the magnificent vistas of the surrounding mountains and shimmering lake below. Return and overnight stay in Tirana.

Please note: You will travel approximately 100 miles today.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Freddy's Hotel or similar
tripadvisor rating

295 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

included
Shkodra city tour
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10th Day: Tirana - UK/Ireland

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Breakfast at the hotel*. Sadly, it's time to bid farewell to the Balkans as your adventure draws to a close. At the indicated time, transfer to Tirana airport for your return flight to the UK/Ireland.

*Depending on the return flight schedule and the hotel's breakfast service, you may not be able to enjoy the included breakfast on the last day.

Included activities

Included

Brief visit to Lezhë

Included activity for day 2 in Lezhe

Visit the coastal town of Lezhë, where you can learn about the country's history by visiting national hero Skenderbeg's impressive Mausoleum.

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Included

Visit to Ulcinj

Included activity for day 2 in Ulcinj

Discover the medieval castle of Ulcinj, from where you can admire a beautiful view of the sea, and stroll through the streets of its well-preserved old town.

Physical rating:

Moderate

more information
Included

Budva city tour

Included activity for day 3 in Budva

Visit the old town of Budva, home to the Church of the Holy Trinity, the Stanjevici Monastery and much more!

Physical rating:

Moderate

more information
Included

Visit to Perast

Included activity for day 3 in Perast

One of the most beautiful little places in Boka Bay. This tiny town boasts 16 churches and 17 formerly grand palazzos. Visit the Lady of the Rocks and St. George, as Ostrvo Sveti Đorđe.

Physical rating:

Light

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The price includes

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    Included in all our trips. more information
  • Departures from main UK/Ireland cities.
  • International flights: UK/Ireland - Tirana - UK/Ireland*.
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  • 9 nights accommodation in Charm and Superior category hotels.
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  • 9 breakfasts.
  • All transfers
  • Visits as indicated in the itinerary with an English-speaking guide.
    See itinerary
  • Air and fuel taxes.
  • Guided tours of Budva, Dubrovnik, Mostar, Podgorica and Shokra.
  • ATOL Protection.
  • English speaking guide during all tour itinerary, and local guides.
  • Guided tour.

*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

Not included

Drinks, entrance fees, city taxes* and tips and any other services not mentioned in what's included.

*The tourist tax in Albania must be paid in cash directly at the hotels. The amount will vary according to the city and the category of accommodation chosen:

  • Charm: 80 to 150 ALL (Albanian Lek), per room per night.
  • Superior: 300 to 400 ALL (Albanian Lek) per room per night.

*If you are traveling with Ryanair or Wizz Air, we recommend completing online check-in on the website to avoid additional charges. The reservation includes only one piece of hand luggage per person (40 cm x 20 cm x 25 cm), which must be placed under the seat in front on the plane. Additional luggage can be purchased in advance through the airline's website. Any extra luggage that does not meet the specified dimensions and is not reserved in advance will be subject to additional fees at the airport.

This itinerary encompasses numerous points of interest and activities for you to fully enjoy your stay in the Balkans. For this reason, on some days, we will start early in the morning and cover long distances.

It is important to note that some roads may be in poor condition and that we cannot predict traffic volume in advance.

Other things to consider:

• We recommend ensuring you have enough cash in the local currency, as withdrawing cash from ATMs is not always easy in the Balkans. Municipal taxes must be paid in cash directly at the hotels.

• Hotel ratings in the Balkans do not adhere to the same standards as in Spain.

• Due to the nature of the destination, the terrain may be uneven and may require walking on rocky and/or uphill areas.

• For wheelchair users, a prior request must be made. Contact us for more information.

  • Albania
  • Montenegro
  • Croatia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
    • Entry requirements

      Passport with a minimum of 3 months validity required.

    • Visa

      No visa is required to enter the country.

    • Currency

      Lek.

    • Language

      Albanian.

    • Electricity

      Albania operates on a 230V supply voltage and 50Hz.

    • Health

      There are no mandatory vaccinations for travellers.

    • Time zone

      UTC + 01:00.

    • Tourist Office website

      https://albania.al/

    Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.

    Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardised across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

    In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or cancelled without prior notice.

    The Foreign & Commonwealth Office offer up-to-date travel advice by visiting www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice.

    If you have reduced mobility, require the use of a wheelchair, or you would prefer this tour to be a private experience for you and your group, you must contact our Experts at +44 20 8068 3176 before booking to ensure that your needs can be met.

    While on the road, it is highly unlikely that the vehicle will be equipped with wifi or bathroom facilities, though rest stops will be made for long trips. We recommend purchasing a new SIM card at the airport or placing an e-SIM before travel to guarantee internet connection.

     

    Room allocation: We will do our best to accommodate your family in the same room. If availability doesn't permit this, we guarantee your family will be accommodated as close together as possible. Children will always be accomodated in a room with at least 1 adult.

    Car seats: Not available in all destinations. Feel free to take your own if you need one.

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    Pay only 60% today to reserve your trip.

    Rest is paid in instalments according to your departure date.

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