(Zagreb, Split, Dubrovnik)
Admire Slovenia’s Alpine splendor with Bled lake and its romantic island, enjoy the views of Croatia’s Dalmatian coast with remarkable Split and Dubrovnik, discover Montenegro’s sapphire Adriatic sea and sharp mountains!
From the charming capital of Slovenia and famous Lake Bled to the beating heart of Serbia its capital Belgrade- your Balkans adventure will take you to some of the gems in this region. Visit Postonja caves, the largest cave system in Slovenia and Portoroz – the Slovenian Monte Carlo. Explorer Plitvice National park lakes and waterfalls, the winding alleys of walled Old town of Dubrovnik, the pearl of the Adriatic and check Split with its remarkable Diocletian palace. Discover Unesco World Heritage site breathtaking Durmitor National Park that was formed by glaciers and is traversed by rivers and underground streams. Take a ride on a famous Sargan Eight steam train and finish the tour in Belgrade, a 7000 years old town.
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Enjoy a Meet & Greet upon your arrival in Ljubljana's airport before driving to Bled. The picture-postcard of the Alpine town of Bled was once the preferred choice of the Austro Hungarian Empire’s elite. Its many charms include a medieval castle, perched high on a rocky cliff, a scenic lake studded by a tiny wooded island, and the alpine splendour of the nearby Triglav National Park, a natural wonderland of glacial valleys, glittering peaks, Limestone canyons, ice-cold tarns, flowered meadows, Alpine forests, Pretty hamlets and cascading waterfalls. It is a tourist place, surrounded by the wreaths of the Julian Alps and Karavanke Mountains, placed in a dish shaped basin of a glacial lake, the warmest in Europe. Return to Ljubljana and check into your hotel. The tour includes a visit of Bled Castle and a pletna boat ride.
Enjoy a visit of the most popular caves in Europe with a private vehicle and driver-guide. A visit to a cave such as Postojna deserves full attention due to the diversity of shapes, expansive cave areas, stalactite and stalagmite formations and water characteristics. Admire its unique Karst underground world of beautiful formations of stalactites and stalagmites. Continue on to Piran, a typical Mediterranean town designated by a lovely St. Georges Church and square, named after Piran’s most famous citizen - musician Giuseppe Tartini. The town is one large museum with the medieval architecture and rich culture heritage. Narrow streets and tight houses form a special charm of the town. Finish the tour with a visit to a seaside resort Portoroz before returning to Ljubljana.
This morning we will continue with a transfer from Ljubljana to Zagreb . En route you will visit Pleterje and Kostanjevica na Krka. The Pleterje Open Air Museum is an important monument of traditional Slovene architecture and the way of life in the 19th century. Here, craft skills, old customs and folk singing are presented periodically. Kostanjevica na Krka is the smallest Slovenian town situated on the island of the Krka river is a real treasure. The Castle - Kloster at the bottom of the Opatovac hill boasts with one of the most beautiful courtyards with arcades. After lunch (not included) you will continue to drive towards Zagreb where you will take a sightseeing tour of the city.
Start your day with a drive to Plitvice Lakes National Park a complex of 16 lakes located between the mountains of Mala Kapela. The 19.5 hectares of wooden hills enclose the lakes by a series of waterfalls and cascades. Admire the landscape formed by the mineral-rich waters that carve new paths through the rock, and enjoy your time in the middle of nature. It is one of Croatia's top sights and the oldest National Park in Europe, deservedly listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979. Eafter free time for lunch (not included) before continuing your drive to Split to check into your hotel.
In the morning enjoy a sightseeing tour around Split. The town was developed around the palace, which was erected in the 4th century by the Roman Emperor, Diocletian. Split offers you its many charms; the pines of the Marjan forest in the Western part of the peninsula, the murmur of the sea and the sound of the Dalmatian song in the stone streets of the city. After your tour drive towards Dubrovnik with a stop for visiting Ston, known for its rugged natural beauty. The small town of Ston was a military fort of the Ragusan Republic whose defensive walls (from 14th century) are a notable feat of medieval architecture evident even today. The 41 towers, 7 bastions, and 2 forts make this one of the largest and most intriguing defensive structures in the world. Ston is also known for its salt works. The history of the salt works in Ston is over 4,000 years old. It is the oldest salt mine in Europe, and among the working ones, is the oldest in the world. Since those periods, and until today, the salt here is produced in the same manner - with the help of the sea, sun and the wind. Continue to Dubrovnik and check into your hotel.
Enjoy a sightseeing tour around Dubrovnik with a private vehicle and driver-guide. Dubrovnik is rich in cultural and historical monuments. The most recognizable feature which defines the History of Dubrovnik and gives it its characteristic are its intact city walls which run uninterrupted for 1940 meters encircling the city. This complex structure is the main attraction for the city's visitors. This is a tour which will show you the finest sites of the Old Walled City and will reveal why Dubrovnik is often referred to as the "Pearl of the Adriatic". Your guide will lead you through the streets of the Old Town introducing you to the history and culture of this magnificent city. Other splendid buildings such as Onofrio's Fountain, St. Blaise's Church, Sponza Palace will be viewed along the way. You will be able to visit the Franciscan Monastery with Europe's oldest pharmacy, the Cathedral with its famous Treasury and the Rector's Palace which once used to be the seat of the government in the Dubrovnik Republic.
Drive to Kolasin with a stop in Kotor, surrounded by mountains ranging from 1000m to 1700m high, situated at the eastern tip of Kotor Bay, lies the picturesque city of Kotor. Its city-core is the best preserved of the cities along the Montenegrin coast and it is rich in medieval monuments. The walled medieval city centre with its winding, narrow little streets, squares and small churches, appears on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Of its religious monuments, the most notable is the Cathedral of Saint Tryphon, dating from the 12th century Continue your drive to Lovcen. Lovcen is a mountain and a national park in south-western Montenegro. The mountain has two imposing peaks, slopes are rocky, with numerous fissures, pits and deep depressions giving its scenery a specific look. Standing on the border between two completely different natural wholes, the sea and the mainland, Lovcen is under the influence of both climates. The biggest and most important monument of Lovcen national park is Njegos's Mausoleum. The location for his burial place and the mausoleum at the summit of Jezerski vrh was chosen by Njegos himself (Serbian orthodox priest and poet) as his last wish. Continue the drive to Podgorica for a stop for lunch and visit. Podgorica's favourable position at the confluence of two rivers (Ribnica and Moraca) and the meeting point of the fertile Zeta Plain and Bjelopavlici Valley has encouraged settlement. The city is close to winter ski centres in the north and seaside resorts on the Adriatic Sea. Podgorica is the administrative centre of Montenegro and its economic, cultural and educational focus and has many examples of Turkish architecture. Arrive at Kolasin and check into your hotel.
Enjoy a private transfer from to Zlatibor with a visit of The Tara River Canyon, also known as the Tara River Gorge, the deepest river canyon in Europe. The Tara River cuts through the canyon and makes it unique by creating significant depths averaging around one thousand meters, and in some places up to one thousand-three hundred meters. It is ranked right behind the Grand Canyon in Arizona, USA. The Tara River, at its end makes confluence with Piva, becomes the Drina, and is some hundred and fifty kilometres long. Continue to Zlatibor and check into your hotel.
Enjoy a train ride on a famous railway that curves its way through the beautiful, steep landscape and slow uphill, bending around its slopes and forming the shape of number eight. It was built in 1925 to connect Belgrade with Sarajevo and Dubrovnik and today is still considered a technical wonder. The large elevation change in such short a distance will leave you breathless. Not far away from here is the village of the famous Serbian film producer Emir Kusturica. The popular film The Time of Miracles was shot here.
Enjoy a private transfer to Belgrade. After checking into your hotel your guide will take you on a tour of Belgrade,the capital and the "soul" of modern Serbia. It was a principal city of Ottoman Europe, the capital of Yugoslavia and then a metropolitan capital of Serbian Republic. Today, it is a modern city of about 2 million inhabitants. In Belgrade a visitor can find not only important museums, cultural and historic monuments, but also a rich program of cultural, artistic and sports events. When tour concludes, stay overnight in Belgrade.
Meet your driver for a private transfer to the airport.
Hotel Cubo (4*) stands for originality, setting new standards and a cosmopolitan atmosphere. On the corner of Slovenska cesta road and Erjavceva street you can find a new confirmation of all three of the above qualities: contemporary design, exclusive materials, top quality suppliers, central location, friendly staff, modern furnishings.
In the heart of one of Croatia’s most well-known cities, The Westin Zagreb Hotel (4*) is centrally located close to major historical and cultural attractions. The hotel’s beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites are sure to meet your needs, with the beautiful city views and Westin’s signature Heavenly Bed® for a restful night’s sleep. Relax in a robe and slippers, and then refresh in the oversized bathrooms. Explore Ben Josip Jelacic square and its surrounding area, or enjoy the close proximity to the business district. The hotel’s highly trained staff will make your stay more relaxing. Relax with a drink after a long day of leisure activities at Diana Bar.
Hotel Luxe (4*) is situated in the very centre of Split on one of its main streets. They are just steps away from ancient and cultural monuments, including the 1700 year-old historic core of the city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The hotel’s ideal location guarantees easy access to all important parts of the city. Within walking distance is the famous Diocletian Palace as well as the bus terminal, railway station, and the ferry. The hotel is also just a short walk from the city’s most popular sandy beach, Bacvice and its blue clear sea. Split’s wonderfully forested park, it's "green soul", Marjan Hill is also just a short stroll through the Varos section of the city that begins at the end of the waterfront Riva.
Carved into a cliffside, the peaceful seclusion of the Hotel Bellevue (5*) makes you feel as if you’re on your own private island. From the moment you arrive, you are immersed in a world of luxury, elegance, and impeccable service. Situated on a 30m cliff above Miramare Bay, overlooking the majestic Adriatic Sea, the Hotel Bellevue’s unrivalled location differentiates it from other luxury hotels in Dubrovnik. Less than 1km from the historic city centre, it is also close to Dubrovnik’s key cultural and historical attractions. Each of their 91 rooms have fabulous views across Miramare Bay and beyond, with mile upon mile of deep blue sea stretching uninterrupted in front of you.
Bianca is 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. The warmth of the interior massive wooden design in combination with clear stone surfaces brings the feeling of home away from home for each of our guests. Contemporary master pieces of Montenegrin paintings, which are decorating the walls of the public lounge spaces, will delight the art lovers.
Hotel Zlatibor Mona (4*) is located in the center of Zlatibor, in the immediate vicinity of all highlights of this tourist center. It lies 235 km southwest from Belgrade, on the main road in Belgrade.The hotel offers 120 accommodation units divided into rooms and suits. The hotel interior represents a combination of the old and the new age where flat forms and the palette of warm tones prevail. The Lada Bar, restaurants, congress center, and various types of rooms and suits with its design and features give the guests the opportunity to distance themselves from everyday problems and enjoy the vacation.
Hotel Townhouse 27 (4*) is an exclusive boutique hotel, situated on a quiet street in the old city center just a few steps away from the pedestrian and shopping zone of Knez Mihailova street, the Republic Square, Kalemegdan fortress and the rivers Sava and Danube. Built in 1929 the hotel has been completely reconstructed and renovated. Warm colours, sumptuous custom-made furnishings, a touch of glass, exposed brick and carefully chosen photographs, art objects and sculptures, create an atmosphere of comfort, intimacy, and trendy elegance. The property features 20 luxurious accommodations with en-suite bathrooms. The café-restaurant and bar located on the ground floor of the hotel are the perfect place to break from the bustling city.
Vanessa Oquendo ,
April 21, 2014
"Melissa Field was extremely helpful! She was courteous, professional, knowledgeable, and friendly! She kept me updated on the status of everything and provided timely correspondence. She took ownership for any problems I had and remedied them. I had the most amazing time of my life in Iceland and Paris! I would not have experienced everything without the help of Kensington Tours."
Marilynn Weaver ,
April 21, 2014
"All of our guides were beyond fabulous! Our time in Dublin was much too short, would have loved to stay there at least one more full day. Would recommend extending this package to 15 days for any future visits. The train to Edinburgh was super! Beautiful scenery and great steak pies!"
Ann Saxon ,
November 06, 2013
"Our trip was fantastic!!! I cannot say enough good things. Lianne worked with our exact dates and time frame beautifully.Our drivers were prompt and friendly. The private guides were so knowledgeable. We left with an appreciation of the history, the culture, and the beauty of Andulasia. We were very pleased and will certainly recommend your company to friends and family."
Coby Scherr ,
November 05, 2013
"Everyone involved in our Portugal trip made it terrific. Exactly as advertised. Every event on time and most pleasant. Guides were well-informed, courteous and friendly. Really made for a great journey every time. Each hotel was clean, upgraded and staffed with knowledgeable and friendly folks. Breakfasts were complete -- almost too much to eat. It will always be a wonderful memory thanks to Kensington Tours."
Couples Dellinger & Hubbell ,
November 06, 2013
"We've been raving to everyone about the food, the friendliness of the people and the amazing history and sites in Turkey. Yes, we want to go back."
John Edstrom ,
October 22, 2013
"Overall, our tour in Spain was very enjoyable, and well planned and executed. Our private tour of the Alhambra was excellent. Virginia, tour guide for royal palace ruins outside of Cordoba, was also excellent. In Seville, we went to the Flamenco Show/dinner, and the Flamenco was outstanding!"
Kevin Wilshere ,
October 19, 2013
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Chery Westlund ,
November 07, 2013
"My husband and I took a 3 week vacation to southern Europe and North Africa and had a great time. All the guides were very knowledgeable and bent over backwards to accommodate us. The arrangements made by Kensington went off without a hitch. This is our second trip with Kensington (we went to Peru in 2009) and we will certainly book with them again."
Randy Gramlich ,
October 07, 2013
"Thank you for your follow up, we both loved our time in Croatia. It’s really a beautiful place, especially the coast. Your choice of hotels was great. It was an incredible view from the Bellevue hotel in Dubrovnik and the Vestibule in Split was in the best possible location. We were able to relax in our room listening to the wonderful singers in the courtyard and its central location made it so easy to walk anywhere we wanted to see with ease. "
Jay Steffan ,
September 24, 2013
"We just returned from a 10 day trip to Paris and Normandy. We spent three nights in Paris and then enjoyed a seven night cruise on the Seine to Normandy with AMA Waterways. The time in Paris was well spent and has piqued our interest to return for a more thorough visit. Guide Wafaa Lankey was superb in our visit to Versailles. The Seine cruise was relaxing and beautiful. So many wonderful little towns and we wished we had more time in each one to explore and enjoy.
We traveled to Croatia and Slovenia using Kensington earlier this year which was a fantastic trip."
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