Beautifully built on the limestone cliffs by the turquoise River Buna, the Dervish Monastery is probably the most spectacular location of any religious building in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
In the morning, we will have a wonderful drive to the Croatian capital Zagreb. This is a city which went through wars, but the buildings are still well preserved. The ancient city is full of beautiful Gothic architecture, decorations are exquisitely crafted. Together with Mediterranean cuisine and locally produced wines, as well as the friendly Croatian hospitality, Zagreb is sure to be a wonderful experi- ence. You will visit the city's highlights such as the Zagreb Cathedral, the Ban Jelacic Square and the Church of St. Mark.
Accommodation: Hotel Aristos / Hotel Holiday or equivalent (3/4*)
After breakfast, we will drive to the Plitvice Lakes National Park, popularly known as the “Jiuzhaigou of Europe”. Plitvice Lakes National Park is one of the oldest and largest national parks in Croatia, and also a UNESCO World Heritage site. The beauty of the park lies in its sixteen lakes, interconnected by a series of waterfalls, and set in deep woodland with its unique fauna. (Due to access control at the Plitvice Lakes National Park, to avoid disappointment, we recommend customer who strongly request to visit this place to book tickets online in advance at here, suggested visiting time: 11:00AM – 12:00PM at Entrance 1.)Accommodation: Hotel Porto or equivalent (3/4*)
A region rich in history and natural beauty, Zadar is the place where you can explore Roman ruins and Venetian architecture. In recent years, modernised attractions like the Sea Organ and Monument to the Sun were built, and have attracted many tourists. Next, we will visit the second largest city in Croatia, Split, where you will experience a wonderful mix of modern life and ancient history. You will find ruins dating back to the Roman Empire like the most famous Diocletian's Palace, which was built in the 4th century AD.Accommodation: Hotel Sunce / Hotel Stella Neum or equivalent (3/4*)
On this day, we will drive to Dubrovnik from Neum after breakfast. It is such a beautiful city even George Bernard Shaw described it as “the heaven on earth” and “the pearl of the Adriatic”. Here you must visit the amazing Old Town, which has become a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1979. Other main attractions you will get to see are the Walls of Dubrovnik, Minceta Tower, Rector’s Palace, and Dominican Monastery. You can also choose to take the cable car to climb the mountain, and enjoy the picturesque view of the city.
Accommodation: Hotel Sunce / Hotel Stella Neum or equivalent (3/4*)
The Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina is the focus of today’s itinerary and was originally one of the six socialist republics of the former Yugoslavia. First stop today is Pocitelj, the stepped medieval fortress village, which has now been included in the World Cultural Heritage List. You will also see stunning Blagaj with its Dervish Monastery nestled into a 200 meter high cliff and surrounded by crystal clear streams. Then you will head on to the ancient city of Mostar, crossing the magnificent ancient arched Old Bridge and capture the beautiful scenery on both sides of the river. After visiting this ancient city, we will drive to Sarajevo.
Accommodation: Hotel Exclusive / Spa Terme Hotel or equivalent (3/4*)
Sarajevo is the capital and largest city of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Nestled among dramatic peaks, Sarajevo is a bustling and welcoming city everyone loves. It has a very different European style due to the blend of different religions and cultures. One of the most significant historical events happened here is the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria at the Latin Bridge that sparked the beginning of World War I. We can also see the Sarajevo Meeting of Cultures at the Old Town, which is the spot where the Austro-Hungarian and Ottoman cultural influences merge. Next we will cross the border to Croatia.
Accommodation: Hotel Slavonija or equivalent (3/4*)
Departing in the morning and returning to Hungary – you visit Pecs. Located between the Danube and the Drava, it is one of the most attractive cities in Hungary, with a pleasant climate and long history. Pecs also features a magnificent museum and the best Turkish ruins in the country. Pecs is known for music, opera and ballet. Highlight is the Pécs Cathedral towering over central Szent István Square. We will drive back to Budapest in the afternoon.