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Join us to discover the hidden gems of the Balkan Peninsula. This journey through six countries takes in fascinating cities, historic towns, mountain peaks and spectacular coastline.

Touring

14 Days from £1,709

Oct 2017 - Oct 2018 Departures

Overview

What's included

  • 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

  • Sightseeing in the capital cities of Sarajevo and Belgrade
  • The intriguing capitals of Tirana, Skopje and Zagreb
  • Sutjeska National Park, home to Mount Magli
  • Kotor Bay, an area of breathtaking beauty
  • Orientation walk of the pretty town of Budva
  • Visit the fascinating hill town of Kruje and the Skanderbeg Museum
  • Lake Ohrid and the Bay of Bones, a ‘museum on the water’
  • Visit a local wine cellar in Kutjevo for a sample of Croatian wines
  • Visit to the pretty town of Despotovac
  • Explore Novi Sad, a beautiful city on the banks of the Danube

Itinerary

You’ll depart the UK on your scheduled flight to Sarajevo. On arrival you will enjoy dinner.

Sarajevo, capital city of Bosnia-Herzegovina, is famous for its cultural and religious diversity. Here you’ll find the Ottoman-style Emperor’s Mosque in the same neighbourhood as the Catholic Sacred Heart Cathedral, the Orthodox Church of the Nativity and the Jewish synagogue – earning the city its nickname as the ‘Jerusalem of the Balkans’.


During our full-day tour of Sarajevo, we’ll also evoke memories of Torvill and Dean’s unforgettable 1984 Winter Olympics success, as we visit the city’s quirky Olympic Museum.

Today we head to Sutjeska National Park, where you’ll see Bosnia-Herzegovina’s highest peak, the 2,836m Maglic mountain. After an included lunch, we’ll cross the border into Montenegro and arrive at the pretty coastal town of Budva, your base for the next two nights.

Join us on a drive to Kotor Bay, where stunning coastline is edged by breathtaking mountain scenery. Visit the old city of Kotor, with its 12th century cathedral and city walls clinging to the mountainside.


Later, take a boat trip to the fascinating ‘Our Lady of the Rocks’ islet. Legend has it that this island was formed by fishermen dropping a rock into the bay each time they returned from a successful voyage.


This afternoon, we’ll visit the neighbouring towns of Becici and Budva. At Becici we’ll find a fabulous sandy beach. A walking tour of Budva includes highlights such as the famous Venetian walls of the pretty Old Town.

Today we’ll travel on to Tirana, the capital of Albania, where you’ll stay tonight. En route, we visit the fascinating hill town of Kruje, with its 5th century fortress perched dramatically on a rocky outcrop.


You will also enjoy a visit to the Kruje Ethnographic Museum, where a preserved farmhouse gives a fascinating insight into traditional life.

This morning, take a walking tour of Tirana, which boasts an array of interesting buildings. Later, we’ll head to the Macedonian border, and arrive at the beautiful Lake Ohrid. Relax and soak up the atmosphere at your picturesque lakeside hotel.

Explore Lake Ohrid’s breathtaking scenery as we visit the Bay of Bones, a ‘museum on the water’ that recreates prehistoric houses salvaged from the waters of the lake. Enjoy an included lunch here before embarking on a boat ride to explore the surroundings of this beautiful lake. You can also browse historic Ohrid town, with its fascinating churches and shopping area.

We’ll travel to the Macedonian captial, Skopje, where you’ll find the memorial house of Mother Teresa. Walk the narrow, winding streets of the Old Bazaar and see the panoramic views from the Upper Town, before enjoying an overnight stay in the city.

Today we cross the border into Serbia, where we’ll visit the fascinating Manasija Monastery, with its 11 imposing towers and impressive fortified walls.


There’s free time in nearby Despotovac – a pretty town named after Serbian prince Stefan Lazarevic, who was given the title Despot. Later, you’ll arrive in Belgrade for a two-night stay. We’ve kept the evening free for you to discover one of the city’s lovely restaurants.

Today we tour Belgrade (the former capital of Yugoslavia). Soak up the atmosphere in the bohemian quarter, with its quaint cobbled streets and pavement cafes. View the Residence of Princess Ljubica – now a fascinating museum – and Captain Miša’s Building, an imposing mansion completed in 1863. You’ll also see the beautiful Old and New Palaces. Today, they house the Belgrade City Assembly and the office of the President of the Republic of Serbia.

Today we travel to Novi Sad, Serbia’s second-largest city, located on the banks of the Danube. Enjoy a tour, of the main attractions including the Petrovaradin, a fortress that no enemy has ever taken, and the impressive Freedom Square.

You’ll journey into Croatia today, where our first stop is the town of Osijek. Situated where the Drava and Danube rivers meet, Osijek features many beautifully-restored buildings. Next we’ll visit the town of Kutjevo and enjoy a tasting of local wine before travelling on to Zagreb, your base for the next two nights.

Enjoy a tour of Zagreb, capital of Croatia, today. Its historic architecture is reminiscent of Prague, Budapest or Vienna, and the city’s medieval upper town is filled with churches, palaces and galleries.


Later, there’s plenty of time to explore at your own pace. Perhaps you’ll visit the Old Town Gate – now a shrine to Virgin Mary. It’s a great place to light a candle or make a vow, and locals believe any wish you make here will be granted. Or maybe you’ll take in the cathedral, with its striking neo-Gothic twin spires, or browse the city’s buzzing market.

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

Accommodation

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.

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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

Hotel Bristol Sarajevo

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Dates and Prices

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Birmingham (Intl)

Sunday 20 May 2018

14 Days

£1,908

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
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

15:45 Munich (F J Strauss)

Arrives

16:45 Birmingham (Intl)

Operated by

Lufthansa

London (Heathrow)

Sunday 20 May 2018

14 Days

£1,809

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

Birmingham (Intl)

Sunday 10 June 2018

14 Days

£1,908

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

London (Heathrow)

Sunday 10 June 2018

14 Days

£1,809

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

London (Heathrow)

Sunday 09 September 2018

14 Days

£1,869

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

Birmingham (Intl)

Sunday 09 September 2018

14 Days

£1,968

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

Birmingham (Intl)

Sunday 07 October 2018

14 Days

£1,808

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

12:55 Zagreb (Pleso)

Arrives

14:00 Munich (F J Strauss)

Operated by

Lufthansa

Lufthansa - LH

Saturday 20 October 2018

Departs

15:45 Munich (F J Strauss)

Arrives

16:45 Birmingham (Intl)

Operated by

Lufthansa

London (Heathrow)

Sunday 07 October 2018

14 Days

£1,709

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

12:55 Zagreb (Pleso)

Arrives

14:00 Munich (F J Strauss)

Operated by

Lufthansa

Lufthansa - LH

Saturday 20 October 2018

Departs

16:00 Munich (F J Strauss)

Arrives

17:05 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

Lufthansa

Birmingham (Intl)

Sunday 08 October 2017

14 Days

£1,818

SOLD OUT

SOLD OUT

Outbound
Lufthansa

Sunday 08 October 2017

Departs

07:15 Birmingham (Intl)

Arrives

10:05 Munich (F J Strauss)

Operated by

Lufthansa

Lufthansa

Sunday 08 October 2017

Departs

11:10 Munich (F J Strauss)

Arrives

12:30 Sarajevo

Operated by

Lufthansa

Inbound
Lufthansa - LH

Saturday 21 October 2017

Departs

13:15 Zagreb (Pleso)

Arrives

14:20 Munich (F J Strauss)

Operated by

Lufthansa

Lufthansa - LH

Saturday 21 October 2017

Departs

15:40 Munich (F J Strauss)

Arrives

16:35 Birmingham (Intl)

Operated by

Lufthansa

London (Heathrow)

Sunday 08 October 2017

14 Days

£1,709

SOLD OUT

SOLD OUT

Outbound
Lufthansa

Sunday 08 October 2017

Departs

07:25 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

10:10 Munich (F J Strauss)

Operated by

Lufthansa

Lufthansa

Sunday 08 October 2017

Departs

11:10 Munich (F J Strauss)

Arrives

12:30 Sarajevo

Operated by

Lufthansa

Inbound
Lufthansa - LH

Saturday 21 October 2017

Departs

13:15 Zagreb (Pleso)

Arrives

14:20 Munich (F J Strauss)

Operated by

Lufthansa

Lufthansa - LH

Saturday 21 October 2017

Departs

16:05 Munich (F J Strauss)

Arrives

17:05 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

Lufthansa

What our Tour Managers say

We asked our Tour Manager to sum up what they really love about this tour. Here's what they said:

I love this tour because of dramatic landscapes, mountains, rivers, valley, vibrant cities, rich culture and pleasant people.
Vlatka Milevoj - Tour Manager
 
Tales of the Balkan Peninsula - May 2016