VIP Balkan Tour – 10 days
Vip Balkan Tour start with arrival to Nikola Tesla Airport in Belgrade, capital of Serbia. Limousine transfer from the airport (Lincoln Town Car Krystal Big, with some champagne). Belgrade sightseeing: Belgrade Fortress, the confluence of the Sava to Danube River, tennis courts where Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic trained.
Visit Saint Sava’s Temple, biggest Orthodox Christian church in the world by volume. Visit Yugoslavia History Museum and Mausoleum of Tito, president of Yugoslavia and leader of Non-Aligned Countries during Cold War. Lunch in downtown. Visit Nikola Tesla Museum, with more than 160000 original documents, devices, and other personal items as a legacy of this Serbian-American inventor.
Helicopter sightseeing of Belgrade. Slow drive by vintage car (Ford A 1924, Bentley R 1954…) passing bar streets, and drop to dinner in Skadarlija bohemian street, with live Balkan music. Visit the best bars and clubs. Overnight in 5* hotel in downtown of Belgrade.
Drive to Sremski Karlovci, a small baroque town in Vojvodina province, with sightseeing of downtown. Visit Bee-keeping Museum and wine tasting in one of the wine cellars that are very common in this area. Continue to Petrovaradin Fortress that is a second biggest fortress in Europe, known as “Gibraltar on the Danube”, built early 17th century. We will enter the tunnel network beneath Petrovaradin Fortress, some 500 meters of more than 20 kilometers of tunnels.
Lunch in a restaurant on top of Petrovaradin Fortress with a view to Danube River and Novi Sad City. Follows sightseeing of Novi Sad City, the second biggest city in Serbia. Back to Belgrade. Dinner in fancy restaurant in Beton Hala area, with live music band. Midnight cruise by boat on Sava and Danube River (with some champagne of course), directly from restaurant to one of the top raft-boat clubs in Belgrade. Located on the confluence of the Sava to Danube River with perfect view to Belgrade Fortress. Overnight in 5* hotel in downtown of Belgrade.
3rd day of Vip Balkan Tour continues with visit Oplenac Hill with the complex of Serbian Royal Dynasty Karadjordjevic: Museum of King Peter the 1st and the mausoleum of Serbian Royal Dynasty of Karadjordjevic in the Church of St. George. Visit Royal wine cellar with wine tasting. Visit Museum dedicated to the Uzice Republic. It was the first liberated territory in Europe in the middle of Nazi-conquered Europe in 1941 with WW2 Partizan gun and ammunition factory in tunnels beneath.
Then we are going to visit memorial complex Kadinjaca, dedicated to WW2 partizans from this area that died in WW2. Quad drive around Zlatibor Mountain landscapes. Dinner on Zlatibor Mountain (special roasted lamb meat). Overnight in 4* SPA hotel on Zlatibor Mountain.
Train ride through Sargan Eight old touristic railway from 1925. It is a narrow-gauge railway that passes through 22 tunnels, over 5 bridges and overcomes the altitude difference of 300 meters. Visit ethno village Drvengrad (wooden city). Built on Mecavnik hill by Serbian film director Emir Kusturica, who won twice Palm d’Or on Cannes film festival. Lunch.
Visit to Visegrad Town, located on confluence of Rzav and Drina River. With Turkish Ottoman-era bridge over Drina River, built at 16th century, now on UNESCO list. Then touristic site Andricgrad, built in memory of Nobel Prize-winning writer Ivo Andric. Dinner in rafting camp. Overnight in rafting camp.
Half day rafting on Tara and Drina River. With 1300 meters as it’s deepest. Tara River Canyon is deepest in Europe, and second in the world after Colorado. Drina River Canyon is the third one in the world with 1000 meters as it’s deepest. Lunch at open air. Transfer to Montenegro. Zip-line in Montenegro, one of the longest in Europe. Dinner on Durmitor Mountain. Overnight in 4* SPA hotel on Durmitor Mountain.
Sightseeing of Ostrog Monastery from the 17th century, placed on the cliff high up in the rocky mountain in the vertical background, with superb view to plain down below. Drive to Boka Kotorska Bay on the Adriatic Sea. Sightseeing of Kotor City with the fortified old town, which is on the UNESCO list. Private speedboat yacht cruise along Boka Kotorska Bay with stops at the best beaches and small islands.
Visit Sveti Stefan (Saint Stefan) Peninsula, that use to be an island with the pirate fortress in the 15th century, now a premium place to be in Montenegro. Transfer to Budva City that is party town on the Adriatic Sea. Dinner in Budva. Visit the best bars and clubs in Budva. Overnight in 5* hotel in Budva with a casino in which James Bond, Casino Royale film was taped!
Sightseeing of Budva City, well known for its fortified old town, sandy beaches on the Adriatic Sea and diverse nightlife. Walking sightseeing of fortified Budva old town with a tradition of 2500 years. Drive towards Croatia, Dubrovnik Town. Sightseeing of Dubrovnik, dated from the 7th century.
Dubrovnik Fortress with massive stone walls and old town on the UNESCO list. With Franciscan monastery with Europe’s third oldest pharmacy, the Rector’s Palace and other sites. Lunch in Dubrovnik old town. Airplane sightseeing of Dubrovnik and Croatian Adriatic Coast. Transfer to Split City. Dinner in Split. Visit the best bars and clubs in Split. Overnight in 5* hotel in Split.
Sightseeing of Split City that is the second largest city in Croatia. With one of the best preserved Roman imperial palaces in the world (Diocletian’s Palace) from the 4th century, on UNESCO list, also used as scenery in Game of Thrones. Wine Tasting in Split City. Private speedboat yacht cruise along Adriatic Sea coast with stops at some of the best beaches, lagoons, and islands in Croatia.
Sightseeing of Trogir Town, a beautiful medieval town on UNESCO list, located on a small island on Adriatic Sea Coast. Sightseeing of Zadar City that is an oldest continuously inhabited city in Croatia, situated on Adriatic Sea coast, with world famous Sea Organs, Forum Romanum, Five Wells Square. Dinner in Zadar. Visit the best bars and clubs in Zadar. Overnight in 5* hotel in Zadar.
Sightseeing of Plitvice national park with 16 lakes bound together by magic waterfalls. Beside standard walking sightseeing, we will have a nice cruse on Plitvice Lakes and relaxing drive on the lakeside in the touristic train. Lunch on the lakeside.
Transfer to Zagreb, capital of Croatia, and Zagreb city tour with a visit to the old Upper town and downtown: St. Mark Church, Stone Gate, St. Stephen’s Cathedral and downtown. Farewell dinner in Zagreb. Limousine transfer from dinner to the club (slowly passing bar streets, with some champagne).Visit the best bars and clubs in Zagreb. Overnight in 5* hotel in Zagreb.
Vip Balkan Tour end with Airport transfer by limousine. Departure from Zagreb.
– 9 BB accommodation in selected hotels (or selected lodges in rafting camp), according to the program
– 10 days of transfers, comfortable vehicles (Mercedes Sprinter 20 seats, Mercedes Vito 6 seats, Mercedes E class) with air condition, adjustable seats, safety belts… with included all tolls, parking, and other costs
– 10 days of services of professional experienced licensed English tour guide/ group leader, with all meals and accommodation for him included
– services of professional licensed local English tour guides
– 9 lunches in selected restaurants during the tours (diverse and selected national specialties characteristic for countries and regions you are visiting)
– All entrances to clubs, according to the program (underlined)
– All entrances to museums and sites, 1 boat cruise, 2 private speedboat yacht cruises, 1 helicopter flight, 1 airplane flight, 3 limousine transfers, 1 vintage car drive, 1 quad drive, 1 half-day rafting, 1 zip-line slope, 3 wine tastings… and all other services according to the program (underlined)
– Airplane tickets
– Visa for any mentioned country (Serbia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Montenegro, Croatia)
– Tips for tour guide/ group leader/ driver, local tour guides, hotel staff, and waiters
– Donations for churches that have free entrance.