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Tales of the Balkan Peninsula

14 Days from £1,774

Discover the Balkans on this epic journey through six countries. Take in splendid architecture, coastal towns and breathtaking scenery.

Departure from: May 2018 - Oct 2018

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YOUR HOLIDAY INCLUDES

  • Return flights from Heathrow with Lufthansa
  • 13 nights in 4-star hotels
  • 25 meals: 13 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 10 dinners
  • All excursions included
  • Travelsphere Tour Manager and Local Guide
  • Overseas transfers and other transportation
  • Porterage​

Included holiday highlights

  • ​Discover the capitals of Sarajevo, Belgrade, Tirana, Skopje and Zagreb
  • Sutjeska National Park, home to Mount Magli
  • Breathtakingly beautiful Kotor Bay
  • Orientation walk in Budva
  • The hill town of Kruje and the Skanderbeg Museum
  • Lake Ohrid and the Bay of Bones
  • Croatian wine-tasting in Kutjevo
  • The pretty town of Despotovac
  • Explore Novi Sad, on the banks of the Danube​

Your Itinerary

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DAY 1 UK/Sarajevo via Munich

Depart on your scheduled flight to Sarajevo, where we'll transfer you to your hotel.​

DAY 2 Sarajevo

We're going to explore the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina today, a city revered for its cultural and religious diversity. You'll see the Ottoman-style Emperor's Mosque in the same neighbourhood as the Catholic Sacred Heart Cathedral, the Orthodox Church of the Nativity and a Jewish synagogue. During your full-day tour you'll also be reminded of Torvill and Dean's 1984 Winter Olympics figure skating success at the quirky Olympic Museum.​

DAY 3 Sutjeska National Park & Budva

Sutjeska National Park is home to the highest peak in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Maglic Mountain. We'll see this today before an included lunch and an onward journey across the border into Montenegro. Here the picturesque coastal town of Budva is our new base.​

DAY 4 Kotor Bay & Becici

You've the chance to admire more mountain scenery today on a drive to the fjord-like Kotor Bay. We'll take a stroll around the walled city of Kotor before we cruise to 'Our Lady of the Rocks' – a man-made islet housing a church and museum. Legend has it that the tiny island was formed by fishermen dropping a rock into the bay each time they returned from a successful voyage.
This afternoon we'll spend some time in the neighbouring towns of Becici and Budva. At Becici, we'll find a lovely sandy beach, and in Budva a walking tour will reveal a picturesque Old Town enclosed by Venetian walls.​

DAY 5 Kruje & Tirana

Today's journey takes you to Albania's capital, Tirana, with a stop on the way at the hill town of Kruje. Here you'll see its 5th century fortress, dramatically located on top of a rocky outcrop. You'll also visit the Ethnographic Museum, where a preserved farmhouse gives a fascinating insight into traditional life.​

DAY 6 Tirana & Lake Ohrid

There's time for a walking tour of Tirana this morning before we head to the Macedonian border and on to Lake Ohrid. Your lakeside hotel offers lovely views, so simply relax and enjoy.​

DAY 7 Lake Ohrid

We're going to spend today discovering the beauty of Lake Ohrid. Our first stop is the Bay of Bones, a reconstruction of a prehistoric settlement that was built on the water between 1200 and 600 BC. After lunch we'll enjoy the lake from the water during a relaxing cruise, and there's time to explore the historic town of Ohrid too. Cobbled streets, ancient churches and lakeside cafés are all part of its charm. There's a great shopping area too if you want to hunt for souvenirs.

DAY 8 Skopje

Next stop on your adventure is the Macedonian capital, Skopje, which is home to the memorial house of Mother Teresa. Come on a walk through the narrow, winding streets of the Old Bazaar and take in panoramic views from the Upper Town.​

DAY 9 Manasija Monastery & Belgrade

Today we're going to cross the border into Serbia, where its capital Belgrade will be our home for the next two nights. We reach it via a visit to the imposing Manasija Monastery with its 11 towers and impressive fortified walls. We're also going to have some free time in nearby Despotovac, a pretty town named after Serbian prince Stefan Lazarevic, who was given the title Despot.
There's lots to discover in Belgrade, and with a free evening you can head into the city for dinner at a restaurant of your choosing. ​

DAY 10 Belgrade

You'll see the highlights of Belgrade on a guided tour today. The former capital of Yugoslavia has plenty of sights to offer, starting with the quaint cobbled lanes of the Bohemian Quarter, often compared to Montmartre in Paris. You'll see the Residence of Princess Ljubica, now a museum, and the imposing Captain Miša's Mansion. Your tour also passes the old and new palaces, which now house the Belgrade City Assembly and the office of the President of the Republic of Serbia.​

DAY 11 Novi Sad

Today we'll travel to Serbia's second-largest city, Novi Sad, for a tour and an overnight stay. Take in the sight of the imposing Petrovaradin Fortress, located on the right bank of the Danube, and the equally impressive Freedom Square.​

DAY 12 Osijek and Zagreb

Your final destination on the Balkan Peninsula is Croatia, where we'll base ourselves in its capital Zagreb. En route we'll pay a visit to Osijek, situated where the Drava and Danube Rivers meet, and home to a fortified centre. A little later we'll find ourselves in Kutjevo, a town known for its wines, so of course, we'll head to a winery for a tasting.​

DAY 13 Zagreb

After breakfast, your tour of Zagreb will introduce you to a city reminiscent of Prague, Budapest and Vienna, whose upper town is filled with churches and palaces. With your appetite whetted, it's time to head off and explore at your own pace. Perhaps you'll visit the Old Town Gate, now a shrine to the Virgin Mary, or head to the striking twin-spired cathedral, set within a medieval fort. There's a market here if you want to shop for souvenirs, or perhaps settle in a café or restaurant and treat yourself to lunch.​

DAY 14 Zagreb/UK

​After breakfast, you'll head to the airport for your flight back to the UK.​


Accommodation

Every hotel you will stay in on your holiday is hand-picked by us. We relish the challenge of finding the right accommodation for each and every tour, whether it's chosen for its location, its facilities or its downright quirkiness.

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Day 1 - 2 :

Hotel Bristol Sarajevo
Hotel Bristol is a 4-star hotel located in the capital Sarajevo. The hotel first opened its door in 1973 and it is proud of its located, settled along the Miljacka River. The hotel has a modern and relaxing interior, with well appointed guest bedrooms. Room facilities include; high speed wifi, bathroom with shower, air conditioning and in room safe.

Day 3 - 4 :

Hotel Bracera
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Day 5 :

Hotel Tirana International
The Tirana Internation is a 4-star hotel located in the city centre of Tirana. The hotel was constructed in the late 1960''s and at the time it was the tallest building in the city. The hotel boasts two restaurants and a bar. Guest bedrooms are modern and comfortable including facilities such as; wireless internet, safe box, bathroom with tub or shower and air conditioning.

Day 6 - 7 :

Hotel Royal View
Hotel Royal View is a 4-star hotel with a prime position overlooking Lake Ohrid, and just 300m walking distance of Ohrid town where you'll find pretty flowers and quaint shops. Hotel Royal View is a family run hotel with a comfortable interior a restaurant, spa and sauna. Each bedroom has a balcony, and facilities such as; shower cabins, LCD TV, hair dryer and central floor heating and cooling.

Day 8 :

Hotel Solun
Hotel Solun is a 4-star hotel located in Skopje. Situated near the main square, the hotel is perfect for exploring and shopping. The hotel are extremely environmentally friendly, and pride themselves on being the first ECO hotel in the Balkans. You can expect ECO friendly facilities throughout, including; Organic soaps, local and organic foods. Rooms offer a comfortable and peaceful stay with facilities including; fresh air heating and cooling system, wifi, noise protection windows, terrace, and TV.

Day 9 - 10 :

Hotel Prag
Hotel Prag is a 4-star hotel located in Belgrade, only a few minutes from the many attractions. The hotel was built in several stages and pride themselves on the specific architecture. Following a full renovation, they have maintained their traditional hospitality and service. Hotel offers an A La Carte restaurant and hotel bar. Individual guest bedrooms include; internet, cable TV and air conditioning.

Day 11 :

Hotel Aleksandar
Hotel Aleksandar is a 4-star hotel located in Novi Sad, close to the city centre. The hotel has a comfortable and pleasant atmosphere with a breakfast room, fitness centre and spa. Bedrooms feature necessary modern facilities including; wireless internet, cable TV, mini-bar, safe deposit and bathroom with bathtub and hairdryer.

Day 12 - 13 :

Hotel Dubrovnik
The 4-star Hotel Dubrovnik is situated in a prime location in Zagreb.

Hotel facilities include a restuarant and a bar. Bedrooms have private facilities, mini-bar, hairdryer, complimentary wi-fi, safe, air-conditioning and a TV.


Dates and Prices

 
DEPARTURE
DATE
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DEPARTURE
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SUN 20 MAY 18

Birmingham (Intl)

GUARANTEED

£1,948

Available

Outbound
Lufthansa

Sunday 20 May 2018

Departs

07:25 Birmingham (Intl)

Arrives

10:20 Munich (F J Strauss)

Operated by

Lufthansa

Lufthansa

Sunday 20 May 2018

Departs

11:15 Munich (F J Strauss)

Arrives

12:35 Sarajevo

Operated by

Lufthansa

Inbound
Croatia Airlines - OU

Saturday 02 June 2018

Departs

09:10 Zagreb (Pleso)

Arrives

10:40 Frankfurt Intl Rhein-Main

Operated by

Croatia Airlines

Lufthansa - LH

Saturday 02 June 2018

Departs

11:50 Frankfurt Intl Rhein-Main

Arrives

12:20 Birmingham (Intl)

Operated by

Lufthansa

SUN 20 MAY 18

London (Heathrow)

GUARANTEED

£1,849

Available

Outbound
Lufthansa

Sunday 20 May 2018

Departs

07:25 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

10:10 Munich (F J Strauss)

Operated by

Lufthansa

Lufthansa

Sunday 20 May 2018

Departs

11:15 Munich (F J Strauss)

Arrives

12:35 Sarajevo

Operated by

Lufthansa

Inbound
Lufthansa - LH

Saturday 02 June 2018

Departs

12:55 Zagreb (Pleso)

Arrives

14:00 Munich (F J Strauss)

Operated by

Lufthansa

Lufthansa - LH

Saturday 02 June 2018

Departs

16:00 Munich (F J Strauss)

Arrives

17:05 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

Lufthansa

SUN 10 JUN 18

Birmingham (Intl)

GUARANTEED

£2,048

£1,973

Available

Outbound
Lufthansa

Sunday 10 June 2018

Departs

07:10 Birmingham (Intl)

Arrives

10:00 Munich (F J Strauss)

Operated by

Lufthansa

Lufthansa

Sunday 10 June 2018

Departs

11:10 Munich (F J Strauss)

Arrives

12:30 Sarajevo

Operated by

Lufthansa

Inbound
Lufthansa - LH

Saturday 23 June 2018

Departs

14:25 Zagreb (Pleso)

Arrives

15:55 Frankfurt Intl Rhein-Main

Operated by

Lufthansa

Lufthansa - LH

Saturday 23 June 2018

Departs

16:40 Frankfurt Intl Rhein-Main

Arrives

17:10 Birmingham (Intl)

Operated by

Lufthansa

SUN 10 JUN 18

London (Heathrow)

GUARANTEED

£1,949

£1,874

Available

Outbound
Lufthansa

Sunday 10 June 2018

Departs

07:25 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

10:10 Munich (F J Strauss)

Operated by

Lufthansa

Lufthansa

Sunday 10 June 2018

Departs

11:15 Munich (F J Strauss)

Arrives

12:35 Sarajevo

Operated by

Lufthansa

Inbound
Lufthansa - LH

Saturday 23 June 2018

Departs

14:25 Zagreb (Pleso)

Arrives

15:55 Frankfurt Intl Rhein-Main

Operated by

Lufthansa

Lufthansa - LH

Saturday 23 June 2018

Departs

17:00 Frankfurt Intl Rhein-Main

Arrives

17:40 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

Lufthansa

SUN 09 SEP 18

Birmingham (Intl)

GUARANTEED

£2,098

£2,023

Available

Outbound
Lufthansa

Sunday 09 September 2018

Departs

07:25 Birmingham (Intl)

Arrives

10:20 Munich (F J Strauss)

Operated by

Lufthansa

Lufthansa

Sunday 09 September 2018

Departs

11:15 Munich (F J Strauss)

Arrives

12:35 Sarajevo

Operated by

Lufthansa

Inbound
Lufthansa - LH

Saturday 22 September 2018

Departs

12:55 Zagreb (Pleso)

Arrives

14:00 Munich (F J Strauss)

Operated by

Lufthansa

Lufthansa - LH

Saturday 22 September 2018

Departs

15:45 Munich (F J Strauss)

Arrives

16:45 Birmingham (Intl)

Operated by

Lufthansa

SUN 09 SEP 18

London (Heathrow)

GUARANTEED

£1,999

£1,924

Available

Outbound
Lufthansa

Sunday 09 September 2018

Departs

07:25 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

10:10 Munich (F J Strauss)

Operated by

Lufthansa

Lufthansa

Sunday 09 September 2018

Departs

11:15 Munich (F J Strauss)

Arrives

12:35 Sarajevo

Operated by

Lufthansa

Inbound
Lufthansa - LH

Saturday 22 September 2018

Departs

12:55 Zagreb (Pleso)

Arrives

14:00 Munich (F J Strauss)

Operated by

Lufthansa

Lufthansa - LH

Saturday 22 September 2018

Departs

16:00 Munich (F J Strauss)

Arrives

17:05 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

Lufthansa

SUN 07 OCT 18

Birmingham (Intl)

GUARANTEED

£1,948

£1,873

Available

Outbound
Lufthansa

Sunday 07 October 2018

Departs

07:25 Birmingham (Intl)

Arrives

10:20 Munich (F J Strauss)

Operated by

Lufthansa

Lufthansa

Sunday 07 October 2018

Departs

11:15 Munich (F J Strauss)

Arrives

12:35 Sarajevo

Operated by

Lufthansa

Inbound
Lufthansa - LH

Saturday 20 October 2018

Departs

13:25 Zagreb (Pleso)

Arrives

14:30 Munich (F J Strauss)

Operated by

Lufthansa

Lufthansa - LH

Saturday 20 October 2018

Departs

16:05 Munich (F J Strauss)

Arrives

17:00 Birmingham (Intl)

Operated by

Lufthansa

SUN 07 OCT 18

London (Heathrow)

GUARANTEED

£1,849

£1,774

Available

Outbound
Lufthansa

Sunday 07 October 2018

Departs

07:25 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

10:10 Munich (F J Strauss)

Operated by

Lufthansa

Lufthansa

Sunday 07 October 2018

Departs

11:15 Munich (F J Strauss)

Arrives

12:35 Sarajevo

Operated by

Lufthansa

Inbound
Lufthansa - LH

Saturday 20 October 2018

Departs

14:40 Zagreb (Pleso)

Arrives

16:10 Frankfurt Intl Rhein-Main

Operated by

Lufthansa

Lufthansa - LH

Saturday 20 October 2018

Departs

18:00 Frankfurt Intl Rhein-Main

Arrives

19:30 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

Lufthansa

Travelsphere have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the hotel images provided on this website and images of room types displayed may vary to those offered on your tour. Therefore due to the possibility of inadvertent errors we do not guarantee their accuracy. Hotels, airlines used and flight times are subject to change and will be confirmed in your final documents.