with Slovenia, Croatia, Herzegovina & Montenegro


Guided walking tours of Ljubljana, Hvar, Dubrovnik, Mostar, etc; Mountain vistas and boat trip on Lake Bled; Julian Alps; Plitvice Lakes walk; Stunning Istrian Peninsula; Rebuilt Mostar bridge, symbol of Bosnia-Herzegovina; Walking Dubrovnik's mediaeval walls; Roman sites of Butrint and Appolonia; Ohrid, Macedonia - World Heritage Site

Trip Information


Breakfast and dinner (mostly local restaurants) daily. All transport, accommodation, sightseeing and entrance fees for sites noted as 'visited' in the detailed itinerary. Gratuities for local guides, drivers, restaurant staff, porters. Airport transfers for land & air customers.


Lunches, Tour Leader gratuities, drinks, personal items (phone, laundry, etc), air taxes (if applicable), and excursions referenced as 'optional'. Airport transfers for Land Only customers. Our post-reservation trip notes offer further guidance on optional meal costs and shopping.

Seasonality and Weather

This tour is offered in the spring and fall when temperatures are milder and airfares lower. The region has a mild Mediterranean climate with warm springs and autumns that are bright and warm into late October. Spring is also not as busy in coastal towns that can see a great deal of cruise ship traffic in September.

Transport and Travel Conditions

Transport throughout by private air-conditioned motor coach, 24-36 seats depending on ultimate group size (see 'group size'). Though we will have some full bus days, there are plenty of stops and beautiful scenery along the way. Some short ferry crossings, walking tours on cobbled surfaces. Roads in Slovenia / Croatia are in good condition, though a little winding and slow on some stretches. Roads in Albania are narrow, winding, and potholed in many places. Some long travelling days are unavoidable.


Well-located, air-conditioned, mid-range hotels and inns (3-star). Some hotels are smaller properties (3-4 story) that may not have elevators. All hotels have en suite bath, though some may have shower only. Porter service is usually available (see 'inclusions') though you should be independent with your luggage. Single rooms are limited and likely smaller than twins.

Staff and Support

Tour Leader throughout, driver (s), local step-on guides in various locales.

Group Size

10-21 (plus Tour Leader)