Discover The Western Balkans Tour

The Western Balkans boast crystal clear waters, unrivalled scenic beauty and truly magnificent history, all of which can be discovered with this 7 day itinerary. The tour begins in Zagreb, Croatia’s capital city, from where you will cross over into Slovenia, visiting the stunning Julian Alpine town of Bled and the country’s picturesque capital of Ljubljana. Returning to Croatia you will get the chance to explore Split, Dubrovnik, Zadar, the Plitvice Lakes along with an optional excursion to the island of Korčula. For those looking to combine this tour with a Croatian island cruise, there is an option for this upon arrival in Split on day 4 of the tour.

Tour Highlights:

  • Discover beautiful Lake Bled
  • Guided tour of Zagreb & Ljubljana
  • Visit the UNESCO Plitvice Lakes
  • Explore the Old Town of Dubrovnik
  • Optional Excursion to Korčula

  • Duration:

  • 7 Days, 6 Nights

  • Guide Price:

  • £995 Per Person
  • Price Based On: Based on departure from London Gatwick flying with EasyJet, meal basis as per itinerary (2 adults sharing) including transfers. See More

  • Tour Type:

  • Escorted Coach Tour.

  • Star Rating:

  • 4 star

  • Accommodation:

  • 4 Best Western Premier Astoria Hotel | Zagreb
    4 Hotel Kompas | Bled - Slovenia
    4 Hotel Jezero | Plitvice Lakes - Croatia
    5 Hotel Atrium | Split
    4 Valamar Argosy | Dubrovnik
  • Hotels will be as specified above or alternatives of a similar standard.

  • Board Basis:

  • Half Board | Breakfast & Dinner

  • Group Size:

  • Minimum: 2 | Maximum: 39

  • Departures:

  • This tour operates on set days:
    - May: 16, 23, 30
    - June: 6, 13, 20, 27
    - July: 4
    - August: 29
    - September: 12, 19, 26
    - October: 03, 10

    (Subject to availability)

  • Start / Finish:

  • Zagreb (ZAG) - Dubrovnik Airport (DBV)

  • Extensions:

  • Extend your tour with a stay in Dubrovnik. Alternatively you can visit other islands in the Adriatic or Montengro.

  • Optional Extras:

  • Optional excursion to Korcula island with wine tasting stop at the wine cellars of the Pljesac peninsula (Day 6) €54pp payable locally.

What's Included:

  • Tour:
  • Discover The Western Balkans Tour View Full Itinerary

  • Accommodation:
  • 4 & 5 Star: Standards may vary depending on the resort you are staying in.

  • Meals Included:
  • 6 Breakfasts, 6 Evening Meals

  • Guide:
  • Experienced tour leader throughout

  • Entrance fees:
  • Plitvice Lakes & Split

  • Excursions:
  • Sightseeing tours of Zagreb, Zadar, Lljubljana, Plitvice Lakes, Split, Dubrovnik

  • Vehicle:
  • Air-conditioned vehicle

  • Flights:
  • Return flights from chosen UK airport with 20kg baggage allowance

  • Transfers:
  • Transfer to/from airport on arrival and departure

  • ATOL:
  • ATOL Protection


What's Not Included:

  • Tips:
  • Tips for guide, driver and hotel staff

  • Beverages:
  • Beverages with Meals

  • Other Incidentals:
  • Incidentals such as Mini-Bar, Souvenirs etc.

Note: * This is a coach tour and will be shared with passengers from other countries, therefore the tour may be conducted as a bilingual tour. This tour is also not suitable for anyone with restricted mobility.

Full Itinerary

Capital City, Zagreb Capital City, Zagreb

Arrival into Zagreb

Day 1 | Wednesday

Arrival and transfer to your hotel in Zagreb. Free time. Dinner and overnight in Zagreb.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Sightseeing Tour of Zagreb Sightseeing Tour of Zagreb Lake Bled, Slovenia Lake Bled, Slovenia

Tour of Zagreb - Bled (Slovenia)

Day 2 | Thursday

Sightseeing tour of Zagreb, visiting the fortified Upper Town, the historical centre, St Mark’s church, Zagreb’s Cathedral and the Croatian National Theatre. Afternoon departure for the picturesque Slovenian Town of Bled in the Julian Alps. Dinner and overnight in Bled.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Capital City, Ljubljana - Slovenia Capital City, Ljubljana - Slovenia UNESCO Plitvice National Park UNESCO Plitvice National Park

Ljubljana (Slovenia) - Plitvice

Day 3 | Friday

Continue on to Ljubljana in the morning and enjoy a tour of the Slovenian capital city. On to Plitvice in Croatia and the National Park, also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to discover the phenomenal beauty of the 16 lakes that cascade into 92 waterfalls. Dinner and Overnight in Plitvice.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Walking Tour of Zadar Walking Tour of Zadar Exploring Split Exploring Split

Walking Tour of Zadar & Split

Day 4 | Saturday

Morning departure for Zadar where you will have a guided walking tour of the city. Continue on to Split for an afternoon and discover the remarkable UNESCO protected Diocletian’s Palace. Dinner and overnight in Split.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Tour of Dubrovnik Tour of Dubrovnik Optional: MS Adriatic Princess (Split) Optional: MS Adriatic Princess (Split) Optional: MS Agapi Rose (Zadar) Optional: MS Agapi Rose (Zadar)

Tour of Dubrovnik

Day 5 | Sunday

Leave for Dubrovnik after breakfast and upon arrival take a tour of the city known as the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’. Dinner and overnight in Dubrovnik.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Day of Leisure in Dubrovnik Day of Leisure in Dubrovnik Optional Excursion: Korčula Island Optional Excursion: Korčula Island

Day of Leisure in Dubrovnik

Day 6 | Friday

Day at leisure to explore Dubrovnik or take an optional excursion* to the island of Korčula for sightseeing, lunch, swimming and a visit to a well known wine cellar to sample some local wines. Dinner and overnight in Dubrovnik. * Optional Excursion to Korčula – Supplement of €54 payable locally


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Departure from Dubrovnik Airport Departure from Dubrovnik Airport

Departure from Dubrovnik

Day 7 | Tuesday

Transfer to airport or hotel for a continuation of your holiday.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Optional: MS Adriatic Princess (Split) Optional: MS Adriatic Princess (Split) Optional: MS Agapi Rose (Zadar) Optional: MS Agapi Rose (Zadar)

Optional Cruise Combination

| MS Agape Rose or MS Adriatic Princess

Optional Cruise Combination:
On this day you have the option to combine this tour with one of our Adriatic Cruises instead of continuing with the tour itinerary. This must be stated at the time of booking. Upon arrival in Split you can embark on the MS Adriatic Princess for the Adriatic Paradise Cruise. Alternatively, from Zadar you will be transferred to Omiš to embark on the MS Agape Rose for the Highlights of South Adriatic Cruise.


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Note: * This is a coach tour and will be shared with passengers from other countries, therefore the tour may be conducted as a bilingual tour. This tour is also not suitable for anyone with restricted mobility.
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