Small Group Discoveries

+ Behold the inspiring beauty of Plitvice National Park and the Bay of Kotor, the only fjord in southern Europe.
+ Taste the fine local wines and brandy of the Dalmatian Coast.
+ Delve into the region’s ancient Ottoman legacy in historic Mostar.
+ Embark on a thrilling jeep adventure into the glacier formed landscapes of Durmitor National Park.
+ Travel into the highlands of Montenegro to spend time with the region’s farmers and artisans.
+ Meet a friendly village inn keeper in Njegusi and learn the secrets of the region’s esteemed prosciutto and artisanal cheeses.
+ Includes 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites c
  • Day 1 - Zagreb, Croatia

    We’ll greet you at the airport and escort you to the Hotel Esplanade. Tonight’s dinner features regional cuisine and local wine.
  • Day 2 - Zagreb + Varazdin

    A walking tour in Zagreb includes the National Theater and city market. Ride a turn-of-the-century funicular to explore Upper Town. Then travel to Varazdin; this fine Baroque city on the River Drava is one of the highlights of northern Croatia. After a lunch of regional specialties, return to Zagreb where you’ll have time to explore at your own pace. Meals B+L+D
  • Day 3 - Plitvice National Park + Onward to Split

    Discover this breathtaking wonder of 16 terraced lakes that range in hue from azure and emerald to steely gray. Nestled on forested slopes, they’re connected by rushing cascades. After a cruise on the largest of the lakes, continue to the Roman-Gothic town of Trogir for a guided stroll through town, including St. Lawrence’s Cathedral that was built from the 13th to 15th centuries. After a wine and brandy tasting and dinner at a local winery, you’ll check in to the Hotel Luxe in Split. Meals B+D
  • Day 4 - Ancient wonders

    Tour the remarkable Old City of Split. Much of it is situated within the still-intact walls of Diocletian’s 4th-century palace, regarded by scholars as the most valuable example of ancient Roman architecture on the eastern coast of the Adriatic. After sightseeing, you can explore more of the town’s charming piazzas and waterfront at your own pace. Meals B+D
  • Day 5 - Mostar + Sarajevo

    Journey across the border into Bosnia & Herzegovina. Delve into the region’s complex history as you tour Mostar’s nely restored Ottoman Quarter and Stari Most, the famous 16th-century bridge. Destroyed during the con¡icts of the early 1990’s, it has since been reconstructed using authentic 16th-century building methods! Continue to Sarajevo and check in to the Bristol Hotel. Meals B+L+D
  • Day 6 - Get to know Sarajevo

    The Sarajevo Freedom Tunnel Museum offers a sobering yet inspiring look into the Siege of Sarajevo and the vital role that the tunnel played in supplying food and arms during the 3-year siege. You will also visit the 15th-century Emperor’s Mosque and the Latin Bridge where Archduke Ferdinand was assassinated in 1914. Meals B+D
  • Day 7 - Durmitor National Park

    Embark on a jeep expedition through this glacier-formed landscape of canyons, rivers, dense forests - and more than 48 peaks which soar at least 6,500 feet. Thrill to breathtaking views of the Tara Canyon, deepest in Europe, and then continue to the Bianca Resort in Kolasin. Meals B+L+D
  • Day 8 - Into the Highlands of Montenegro

    Travel by jeep into the Highlands and take in sweeping vistas of the virgin forests that cradle Biogradsko Lake. Experience a slice of daily life in this region as you meet with farmers who live simply in their cottages, making crafts and tending sheep in the mountain pastures. Enjoy a hearty lunch in one of these rustic cottages or, weather permitting, a delightful picnic in the meadow. Meals B+L+D
  • Day 9 - Through Moraca Canyon to Kotor

    A scenic drive brings you to the 13th-century Moraca Monastery with its ne frescoes. Then visit the National Museum in Cetinje and taste local specialties like prosciutto and cheese with an innkeeper in Njegusi. Continue to Kotor for a walking tour in this 13th-century town with its massive medieval ramparts. Enjoy two nights at the stylish Regent Porto Montenegro. Meals B+D
  • Day 10 - Kotor + Budva

    After a leisurely breakfast, we’ll take you to nearby Budva to explore its handsome Old Town overlooking the Adriatic. At a local winery, sit down to a light lunch paired with the estate’s fine wines and brandy. Back in Kotor late this afternoon, you’ll have free time before dinner to enjoy the town’s delightful setting on the edge of a deep fjord. Meals B+L+D
  • Day 11 - Bay of Kotor to Dubrovnik

    Cruise across the bay to visit Our Lady of the Rocks, a small island home to a splendid Baroque church. Enjoy a delightful lunch in the enchanting seaside town of Perast. Then continue to Dubrovnik for a walking tour through this finely preserved walled city. Enjoy two nights at the deluxe Hilton, just steps from the city gate. Meals B+D
  • Day 12 - A day at leisure

    This day is yours to explore the history and coastal beauty of Dubrovnik at your own pace. This evening, gather for a congenial farewell dinner. Meals B+D
  • Day 13 - Depart Dubrovnik

    We’ll take you to the airport today for your onward journey. Meals B

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  • Esplanade Zagreb Hotel - Zagreb, Croatia

    Housed in an elegant, distinguished building originally constructed in 1925 to accommodate passengers of the world-renowned Orient Express train, The Esplanade Zagreb Hotel offers the ultimate in sophistication, service and modern amenities. The 209 rooms are all equipped with marble bathrooms, internet access, satellite television and in-room safe. Onsite amenities include a hair salon, health center, spa and massage, and four on-site restaurants.

  • Hotel Luxe - Split, Croatia

    It’s hard to imagine that in the same place where a factory was built almost 100 years ago today stands Dalmatia’s most exciting and fashionable boutique hotel. Within steps of the ancient city of Split you can now enjoy old world charm and state of the art luxury. Hotel Luxe features comfortable and modern rooms, a cozy wellness area, dining room and lobby bar with a view of the city life of Split.

  • The Bristol Hotel - Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

    This stylish hotel, the finest in town, is set along an enchanting riverside promenade.

  • Hotel Bianca - Kolasin, Montenegro

    The Bianca Resort and Spa is located within the National park ‘Biogradska Gora’, one of three unspoiled forests in Europe. All the rooms at the resort have cable TV, telephone, internet access, mini-bar, and climate control. The resort has the Taiyang Spa, pool, massage center, gymnasium, and various outdoor activities in the winter months.

  • Hotel Regent Porto - Kotor, Montenegro

    Located in the heart of a luxurious super yacht marina on the Adriatic coast, Regent Porto Montenegro comprises of a five-story, terracotta-roofed building with two wings flanking a central double-height atrium, with breathtaking designs inspired by Venetian Renaissance Masters while styled to the tradition and beauty of local architecture. Every hotel room boasts an awe-inspiring view of the beautiful Boka Bay and/or the surrounding majesty of Porto Montenegro’s soaring mountain ranges. Regent’s renowned bespoke service is felt in every corner, from the lavish event facilities with a view to the gourmet cuisines and pampering spa treatments.  Regent Porto Montenegro fulfills the promise of a luxury seaside escape.

  • Hilton Imperial - Dubrovnik, Croatia

    With an prime location steps just away from the medieval city gate, our deluxe hotel is ideally located for exploring the
    Old Town.

Our Small Group Journey

+ Extensive sightseeing with never more than 16 guests accompanied throughout by our experienced Trip Leader and including all entry fees
+ 28 meals: 12 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 10 dinners
+ 12 nights in handpicked luxury and well-located hotels
+ All on-tour transportation including airport transfers
+ Luggage handling and all hotel taxes and service charges

Trip Pricing

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Arrive Zagreb - Per Person Double

Dates   Standard Accommodations
Departure Return   Regular Deal
5/14/2018
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5/26/2018 $5899 $5399
 
6/11/2018 6/23/2018 $5899 $5399
 
9/3/2018 9/15/2018 $5899 $5399
 
9/24/2018 10/6/2018 $5899 $5399
 
4/22/2019 5/4/2019 $5899 $5399
 
5/13/2019 5/25/2019 $5899 $5399
 

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  • Save $1,000 per couple + $500 solo on all of our Small Group, Small Ship and Private Journeys when you book and pay-in-full before Dec 31, 2017.
  • Travel is one life's most rewarding experiences, perhaps even more so when it's shared with those you love! Combine our limited-time pay-in-full discount with our Family & Friends offers and save even more:
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Ask about international air service on Lufthansa, including business class. See your travel agent or call us for current international airfare associated with this program. We offer both economy and business class fares. Prices are in U.S. currency and are per person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted. Availability is limited.

Extra nights are available before or after your tour.

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Private Tour Add-Ons

  • Rome

    4-day FreeStyle Travel package

    Our 4-day FreeStyle Travel package includes 3 nights in your choice of city-center hotel, daily breakfast, chauffeured airport transfers and city sightseeing with your own private guide

  • Sorrento and Pompeii

    3 Day FreeStyle Tour

    Our 3-day FreeStyle Tour includes our handpicked deluxe hotel in Sorrento, daily breakfast, private car transfers from Naples, and in-depth sightseeing with your own personal car, driver and guide

  • Warsaw

    4 Day FreeStyle Travel

    Our 4-day FreeStyle Travel package features a choice of fine city-center hotels, daily breakfast, chauffeured airport transfers and in-depth sightseeing with your own personal car, driver and guide.

Trip Reviews

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(20 Traveler Reviews)

  • Joyce from CA gives this tour 

    Our Croatian adventure was more expansive than I thought it would be. This was positive. The different cultures could be appreciated. As far as places.... the state of the art museum near Krapina was fabulous. The jeep expedition into the Highlands will always be remembered. Walking the wall around Dubrovnik. Our remarkable bus driver, Joseph, who was the best. Danilo, for his historical knowledge. Read More »

  • Sandra from MN gives this tour 

    I was delighted to discover this unique area filled with natural beauty, ancient walled cities, and complicated history. The trip included a good blend of exploring busy cities and spending time in peaceful parks. We were treated to many special meals, from delicious seafood served at the seaside to delightful picnics on mountain tops and many amazing hotel breakfast buffets! Our tour guides were very knowledgeable and our tour director had an encyclopedia in his brain. This is a fast-paced... Read More »

  • Michael from MN gives this tour 

    Our trip director was incredibly knowledgeable of history, & culture of all the many places we visited. We had very good local guides in most places. The itinerary was well designed for maximum use of our time to see the many places we visited. The time allotted to each place was appropriate. We really enjoyed our fellow travelers who added to our experience. The bus was a very nice, new , clean and spacious vehicle. Everyone liked our courteous and safe driver. The food was the best examples... Read More »

  • Robert from NC gives this tour 

    scenery was delightful Read More »

  • Marjorie from NC gives this tour 

    Delighted by the gorgeous scenery of the mountains of Montenegro and the coast of the South Croatia. History of Bosnia - both Sarajevo and Mostar. We really appreciated having the written itinerary with timing that our trip leader Danilo gave us at the very start of the journey though Croatia, Bosnia and Montenegro... very helpful! Read More »

  • Mike + Sandy from AK gives this tour 

    We loved water-side dining and picnics. We appreciate all the efforts that was made to organize this trip. Danilo's knowledge of the area was amazing and he could answer any question we had! Read More »

  • Nancy from CA gives this tour 

    Enjoyed the Split tour to Diocletian palace. Our tour leader was excellent. Read More »

  • Bruce from CA gives this tour 

    Danilo the best guide I have yet encountered. Thorough knowledgeable about the Balkans, flexible. Read More »

  • Marjorie from NC gives this tour 

    Enjoyed seeing the palace of Emperor Diocletian in Split, the historic cities of Mostar and Sarajevo in Bosnia + Herezegovina were surprising for their historical and cultural elements. The recently-constructed Porto Montenegro on the shores of the Adriatic Sea in Croatia and its beautifully modern style was totally unexpected. Read More »

  • Bernard from MA gives this tour 

    Enjoyed the history, country scenery, guide. Danilo was excellent on stories of the towns and city, not just history. Read More »

Our Trip Leader, Danilo

With law and philosophy degrees and decades as a travel professional, including several years in New York, Danilo brings a scope of experience matched by few. His deep passion for his native lands will bring a rich dimension to your travels! Born in Croatia, Danilo now lives in Montenegro.

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Our journey through Croatia, Bosnia and Montenegro is diverse in experiences and visits cities, small towns and landscapes of great natural beauty. An ability to walk cobblestone streets and to climb stairs under various weather conditions is really necessary to enjoy the trip fully.

Walking Dubrovnik's Legendary Walls  

It takes just seconds in the magnificent walled city before you understand why Lord Byron called Dubrovnik "the Pearl of the Adriatic." Jutting out to a sparkling blue sea, Dubrovnik’s skyline is rich with elegant... Read More >>

Bosnia’s Bridge of Sighs  

Encountering the Old Bridge of the Bosnian town of Mostar in the seventeenth-century, a Muslim traveler resorted to hyperbole to describe region’s most iconic monument:  The bridge is like a rainbow arch soaring up to the skies, extending from... Read More >>