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Discover the fascinating Balkan region on this 7 night escorted tour visiting Croatia and Bosnia & Herzegovina.

Explore the Balkan region as you travel from Croatia to Bosnia & Herzegovina visiting Dubrovnik, Trebinje, Vjetreinca, Čilipi, Gruda and Konavle. Enjoy wine tasting in Trebinje, Grappa tasting in Čilipi and discover some of the regions speciality cuisine in Gruda. With guided tours of Trebinje and Dubrovnik included, and admission to the stunning Cave of the Wind and the monastery at Trebinje, one of the oldest monasteries in Christendom.

Inclusions

  • Return flights Dublin to Dubrovnik, Croatia
  • Airport transfer to hotel
  • 7 x overnights at centrally located 4-star hotels
  • Breakfast and Dinner daily
  • 2 Lunches included
  • Guided tour of Trebinje
  • Guided tour of Dubrovnik
  • Wine tasting in Trebinje
  • Grappa tasting in Čilipi
  • Tasting of local specialities & wine in Gruda
  • Entrances to Monastery in Trebinje, Cave of the Wind in Vjetrenica, Ethnographic museum in Čilipi & Watermill in Gruda.
  • Service of English speaking guide throughout
  • Deluxe motorcoach throughout the itinerary
  • Portage at hotels
  • Taxes and charges included
  • 1 checked bag 20kg included per person.

Itinerary

Day 1 Trebinje, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Upon arrival, you will be met at Dubrovnik airport by your guide. Transfer to your hotel in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Dinner and overnight.

Day 2 Čilipi, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Depart for the small village of Čilipi. Visit the Ethnographic Museum, followed by “Prošek” tasting (the local grappa). Free time during which you could attend mass at Saint-Nicolas church or stroll between the stalls at the market. There is also a folklore show on the forecourt of the church (presentation of different dances). Lunch in the region. Travel by road through the plain of Konavle.

Very fertile, this valley has supplied Dubrovnik with agricultural products for centuries.

In Gruda, you will visit a “Mlin”, a traditional water mill that is still in operation.

After the visit, there is a wine and specialty food tasting. Return to the hotel.

Dinner and overnight.

Day 3 Trebinje, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Enjoy a morning of free time.

In the afternoon, visit the monastery of Trebinje which is built on Crkvine hill overlooking the Trebišnjica river. It is one of the oldest monasteries of Christendom. After the visit – wine tasting.

Then visit Trebinje famous for its landscapes reminiscent of Provence and its historical, cultural monuments and architectural heritage. Return to the hotel.

Dinner and overnight.

Day 4 Dubrovnik, Croatia

The day will be centred around visiting ancient Ragusa, with its red roofs, palaces and churches, its alleyways and cute squares. Passing through the Pile gate, you arrive on the Stradun, where the most diverse styles cohabit in perfect harmony, as unified by the white stone that characterizes the buildings of the pearl of the Adriatic. Lunch in Dubrovnik. Free afternoon to explore.

Return to the hotel.

Dinner and overnight.

Day 5 Trebinje, Bosnia and Herzegovina & Kotor, Montenegro

Free day – optional: Bay of Kotor

Free day on half board, or an optional excursion (with supplement) to the Bay of Kotor, the largest Adriatic fjord, a jewel of Montenegrin tourism. Travel along the steep, sloping coast, arriving at the fishing village of Perast, which offers a superb view of Saint Marks and Gospa od Škrpjela islets.

Board a small boat for Gospa od Škrpjela. Visit the votive church that is adorned with a magnificent collection of paintings from the 17th century. Return to the pier. Continue to the town of Kotor, which has a very rich heritage and is under the protection of Unesco. Guided tour of the historic heart of the millennial city. Lunch during the excursion.

Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 6 Vjetrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Enjoy a morning of free time. In the afternoon you will departure for southern Herzegovina. Visit Vjetrenica (the “cave of the wind”), the largest and most important cave in Bosnia and Herzegovina, one of the most interesting in the chain of the Dinaric Alps. Its main tunnel is about 2.5km long and, according to the geologists, Vjetrenica, could stretch as far as the island of Šipan in the Adriatic Sea. Return to the hotel.

Dinner and overnight.

Day 7 Trebinje, Bosnia and Herzegovina & Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Free day – optional: Mostar

Free day on half board or an optional excursion (with supplement) to Mostar.

Depart in the direction of the fertile Neretva Valley which leads to Mostar. Located on the banks of the Neretva (Emerald) river. The historic city of Mostar is architecturally remarkable, with its Ottoman style houses and its old bridge, Stari Most, which gave the city its name. Mostar, the former border town of the Ottoman Empire, has preserved its oriental character marked by a cosmopolitan and authentic way of life and was hardly touched during the war.

The old town was rebuilt stone by stone and is classified world heritage by Unesco. Guided tour: The Old bridge district with its bazaar and its workshops, entry into a mosque and a Turkish house.

Lunch during the excursion. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 8 Dubrovnik, Croatia

Transfer to Dubrovnik airport according to airline schedules. Assistance at checkin and return flight. If your departure is in the afternoon, you have the possibility to book lunch (with supplement)

Extra Information

  • Inclusive of taxes and service charges as indicated
  • Non-refundable or transferable booking deposit €200 per person (Full payment due if within 12 weeks) Full payment due on confirmation
  • Optional Insurance available (call for details)
  • Single room supplement €530
  • Prices are correct at time of going to press, flight supplements may apply depending on availability of negotiated airfares
  • FLIGHT TIMINGS are subject to change at any time until air tickets are issued.

  Cost per person: €1,249pp
  Number of nights: 7

25 Apr 2020 €1249

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