This Grand Balkan one-way coach tour starts in Zagreb, and travels to the Balkans most distinct towns, sights and spots in Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania, Macedonia, Bulgaria and Serbia. On the way you will experience the history, culture, and everyday life of different nations and religions living together on the peninsula of Balkans.
- Economy class airfare Sydney/Melbourne – Doha – Zagreb//Belgrade – Doha – Sydney/Melbourne on Qatar Airways with airport tax and fuel surcharge;
- Seventeen-night accommodation on double/twin shared basic in nice 4 star hotels with buffet breakfasts (accommodation near Dubrovnik will be on Bosnian side).
- Seventeen dinners and one lunch, mostly at hotel restaurants, some dinners (as mentioned in the itinerary) will be organized with program in the local restaurants;
- Transportation with modern air-conditioned bus according to the itinerary;
- All highway tolls and road taxes and parking fees according to the itinerary;
- Sightseeing with entrance fees as mentioned in the itinerary;
- Step on local English-speaking guides in some places;
- English speaking guide for complete duration of the trip;
- Gratuities to guide and drivers ($170 per person for the whole trip).
- Travel insurance;
- Beverage at meals;
- Meals such as lunches not mentioned in the itinerary;
- Other entrance fees not mentioned in the itinerary;
- Personal expenses.
Dates & Prices
Highly recommend this tour
We returned from the above tour late last night - flight delay out of Doha.
I had a wonderful time and Dejan, our guide was excellent - and so knowledgeable.
I took 3,555 photos - that is AFTER culling and sent off over 2,000 with my 73 pages of notes in about 90 emails - sent daily when Wi-Fi allowed.
In Belgrade I did a casual survey that you may be interested in.
From my notes:
I had done a rough survey one morning at breakfast asking a few questions. All but one (Eric, the negative German) said that the trip exceeded expectations, and was excellent value for money.
We were blessed with fine weather and it was quite warm until we arrived into Belgrade, then the winter clothes came out.
I will highly recommend this trip to anyone.
Very Good Organized Tour To Balkan
It was a marvelous itinerary with a full on program. Great daily activities from morning till late evenings. The phrase “waste of time” or “Discontented complaint” were definitely not being mentioned in this trip.
Mr. Dejan and our coach captains once again did an excellent job by touring us around. Their caring and willing to provide individual guidance had contributed to a part of a successful tour. During this trip, we had only one minor incidence that one of the members’ purse was stolen and lost about $1.500 Euro. However, Dejan helped her to report to the local police and hopefully she could claim one part of the stolen value back through her travel insurance. In brief, a good tour guide with a helpful coach captain could make everything different.
Most of the hotels provided excellent breakfast and comfortable accommodation.
A good mixture of buffet and proper dinners with entertainments. We were all over eating and put on weight. However, without lunch is always a good idea because we could extend our visiting times to buildings and other scenic spots. I would like to suggest that our following trips should be more or less like this. If lunch is un-avoidable, then I will suggest our overseas agency to prepare picnic lunch.
This tour provided a mixture of city tour and sightseeing. It provided a combination of visiting old towns and national parks, fortresses etc. There were lots to be seen around all seven countries. I personally preferred Slovenia, Croatia and some coastal towns such as Dubrovnik and Montenegro. Other cities were also great and worth visiting.
A bottle of water per day was great and it saved us a lot of time to purchase and store up our own water.
We had two excellent coach captains (Father & son) who were very friendly and caring. The coach captain worked co-operatively with our tour guide. Together they provided wonderful services and warm interpersonal skills.
The use of Public Toilets:
The use of local currency for public toilet entry could cause some minor problems in this trip. It was due to the short stay in some countries that did not recognize Euro. My suggestion for the future group is that Asia Discovery Travel collects one or two dollars from each member and passes this small sum of money to the tour guide who can pay for each toilet stop on our behalf.