Balkans Explorer - Multi-Centre Holiday

GET OFF THE BEATEN TRACK IN MONTENEGRO, SERBIA AND BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA

Code: EBLCL

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Activity types:

  • Culture
  • Flora
  • Food & drink
  • High Mountains

Level

  • 2
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Difficulty is measured on many factors such as distance, ascent/descent, terrain, weather and more. There's no magic formula, but from our experience we use yellow for easy, orange for medium and red for hard. Challenger holidays require a high level of fitness and stamina.

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From £1,299.00 - 7 nights

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Holiday overview

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Head off into the wilderness in 4x4 jeeps for walks on Bjelasica Mountain before lunch with views of Biograd Lake. Uncover the mountains around Zlatibor and ride the Sargan 8 railway. Visit the highest point on the River Tara canyon for exceptional views. Get some holiday snaps of Mostar’s picture-perfect old bridge.

Holiday Highlights

  • Visit Uvac river canyon with its meanders and circling Griffon vultures
  • Ride the Sargan 8 historic railway through pretty Serbian landscapes
  • Walk in the Biograd Lake National Park and return by jeep safari
  • Get some holiday snaps of Mostar’s sights including the famous bridge and Turkish houses

Price includes

  • A Multi-centre tour with a walk every day
  • All transport
  • The services of experienced tour guide plus local walking guides
  • ‘With flight’ holidays include return flights from the UK and hotel transfers
  • 7 night's accommodation in en-suite rooms
  • Half Board –breakfast and evening meal and 1 lunch
  • Some entrance fees
  • 2 jeep safaris

In pictures...

Accommodation

All of our partner hotels are 4 Star rated and have been selected for their superb facilities and ideal locations.

The Hotel Bianca, Kolasin

Hotel Bianca Resort & Spa, Kolasin – 2nts

Our holiday starts in Kolasin in the Hotel Bianca, an exclusive resort, providing all the sophistication and comforts of a world-class hotel combined with a chalet ambiance and elegance of a private residence. Kolasin is home to the restless Rivers Tara and Moraca and is surrounded by mountains.

Hotel Mona, Zlatibor

Hotel Mona, Zlatibor – 2nts

Hotel Zlatibor Mona is surrounded by beautiful pine trees, located in the very center of Zlatibor.

Zlatibor is a mountain region situated in the western part of Serbia. The name ZLATIBOR (ZLATI=golden, BOR=pine) means "Golden Pine" and you can see many pine trees that contribute to the name.

Hotel Polar Star, Zabljak

Hotel Polar Star, Zablijak – 2 nts

The hotel Polar Star has been designed in a traditional mountain style, surrounded by unspoilt wildlife, meadows and mountain ranges.

the hotel Polar Star is located in Borje, 4 km from the center of Zabljak, on the road to the famous bridge on Tara.

Hotel Mostar, Bosnia & Herzegovina

Hotel Mostar, Mostar – your final hotel

This newly built 4 Star hotel is the perfect finish to your holidays. Mostar is the main cultural centre of Herzegovina.

Mostar is also known as the city of flowers, greenery and countless times so there is plenty to see when out exploring.

Itinerary

This walking and touring programme offers one walk each day and a combination of sightseeing opportunities:

HF Holidays walks grade 2 easy5 to 8 miles on good paths, with some rocky sections. Up to 1,500ft of ascent in a day.

 

 

Day 1 – Arrival Day – Kolasin, Montenegro

You will be met at Dubrovnik airport for the transfer to Kolasin resort, driving through the beautiful canyon of Moraca River to enjoy the contrast between the steep, dark cliffs and the light-green river. There will be a refreshment stop at the Moraca Monastery, one of the oldest orthodox monasteries in Montenegro. 

Hotel: Hotel Bianca Resort & Spa (4*)

Meals: Dinner

 

Day 2 – Kolasin, Montenegro

After breakfast, we take a jeep safari to Bjelasica Mountain reaching a height of 1,750m where small wooden cabins serve national cuisine. After lunch we will take a walking tour of Lake Biograd, located in the heart of Biogradska Gora national park, the biggest and most attractive of 7 glacial lakes scattered across the national park. The return journey back to the hotel is by jeeps.

Hotel: Hotel Bianca Resort & Spa (4*)

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

 

Day 3 – Kolasin – Zlatibor, Serbia

This morning we proceed to Serbia with a stop at Uvac special Nature Reserve where we walk to a viewpoint overlooking the Uvac Canyon.  We continue walking along the bank of the River Uvac, an area famous for its Griffon vultures which we shall undoubtedly spot during this walk.  There is also a huge variety of local birdlife along the way.  Transfer to Zlatibor.

Hotel: Hotel Mona Zlatibor (4*)

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

 

Day 4 – Zlatibor, Serbia

Today we shall enjoy a walking tour to the Mountain top Cuker (altitude of 1,359m).  From the top, we will have spectacular views of Zlatibor and Ribnicka Lake.  After lunch, we enjoy a train ride on the Sargan Eight which is a narrow-guage heritage railway in Serbia.  Return to hotel.

Hotel: Hotel Mona Zlatibor (4*)

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

 

Day 5 – Zlatibor – Zabljak, Montenegro

Breakfast is followed by a transfer to Zabljak stopping along the way to visit Husein-paša's Mosque in Pljevlja, regarded as one of the most beautiful sacral monuments of Islamic architecture in Montenegro. We take time for a walking tour on the Tara Djurdjevica Bridge a concrete arch bridge spanning the Tara River (2km).  After settling into our hotel in Zabljak our group will take a walk around the Black Lake.

Hotel: Hotel Polar Star (4*)

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

 

Day 6 – Durmitor Ring

After breakfast, we are taken by mini-van around Durmitor stopping at Curevac, where we can view the Tara River and the deepest canyon in Europe. We shall then continue via Mala Crna Gora, Susica Lake, Nedajno, Trsa and Sedlo Pass stopping for walking tours along the way back to our hotel.

Hotel: Hotel Polar Star (4*)

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

 

Day 7 – Zabljak – Mostar, Bosnia Herzegovina

Today takes us to Mostar for a city tour visiting the well known old bridge. The original Ottoman bridge was built in the 16th Century, crossing the river Neretva, and has been re-built, becoming a symbol of freedom.  We also visit the Turkish house Biscelica.  Free time is available in which you may choose to visit the Karadjoz-begova mosque, its big dome and high minaret makeing it the largest in the region.

Hotel: Hotel Mostar (4*)

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

 

Day 8 – Departure Day

Breakfast and transfer to Dubrovnik airport.

Travel

All walks transport is now included in the price of the holiday.

‘With flight’ holidays

For flight times and prices please see the Dates & Prices tab.

We offer flights from London Gatwick to Dubrovnik.

Independent travellers

All our overseas holidays can also be booked without a flight. This is ideal if you are traveling from overseas, or prefer to make your own arrangements from your local airport. If you choose this option the transfer to the first hotel of the tour is included.

Dates & Prices

Date Description Nights Brochure price Book
12 May 2018 EBLCL - Multi Centre Balkans Explorer
(Travel included)

Flight - Outbound

BRITISH AIRWAYS

  • Depart: 12 May 2018, 8:30 a.m.
  • Arrive: 12 May 2018, 12:15 p.m.
  • Depart from: London Gatwick
  • Arrive at: Dubrovnik Cilipi

Flight - Return

BRITISH AIRWAYS

  • Depart: 19 May 2018, 1:20 p.m.
  • Arrive: 19 May 2018, 3:10 p.m.
  • Depart from: Dubrovnik Cilipi
  • Arrive at: London Gatwick
7 £1,499.00 Book Now
12 May 2018 EBLCL - Multi Centre Balkans Explorer - Without Flights 7 £1,299.00 Book Now
15 Sep 2018 EBLCL - Multi Centre Balkans Explorer - Without Flights 7 £1,299.00 Book Now
22 Sep 2018 EBLCL - Multi Centre Balkans Explorer
(Travel included)

Flight - Outbound

BRITISH AIRWAYS

  • Depart: 22 Sep 2018, 8:30 a.m.
  • Arrive: 22 Sep 2018, 12:15 p.m.
  • Depart from: London Gatwick
  • Arrive at: Dubrovnik Cilipi

Flight - Return

BRITISH AIRWAYS

  • Depart: 29 Sep 2018, 1:20 p.m.
  • Arrive: 29 Sep 2018, 3:10 p.m.
  • Depart from: Dubrovnik Cilipi
  • Arrive at: London Gatwick
7 £1,499.00 Book Now
22 Sep 2018 EBLCL - Multi Centre Balkans Explorer - Without Flights 7 £1,299.00 Book Now

Information

  • Single room: £19 per night
  • Non member associate fee: £10 per person

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