12D Discover the Balkans

12D Western Balkans Adventure
Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, MontenegroCulture

12-day National Geographic Journey from USD $2,999 per person
Trip prices DO NOT include international airfare & airport taxes.

On the crossroads between east and west, the Balkan Peninsula is full of hidden gems waiting to be discovered. These 12 rich days are the ideal introduction to the stunning Dalmatian coast of Croatia, the eastern delicacies of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the lush waterways of Montenegro. Plus, enjoy an exclusive experience walking through Plitvice Lakes National Park with a naturalist. History, nature, culture, food, and people. This one’s got it all.

12 Days
From USD 2,999Per Person

Trip Itinerary

Arrive at any time.

Enjoy an excursion to Plitvice Lakes National Park on a conservation walk with a naturalist and learn about the diverse wildlife and unique bird population. This evening, enjoy a traditional peka (baked vegetable and meat dish) dinner cooked on hot coals.

Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner

Enjoy a morning walk in Plitvice before continuing on to Split. In the early evening, take a guided walk around the Diocletian Palace, one of the most imposing Roman ruins in Europe.

Meals included: Breakfast

Enjoy free time to explore this charming seaside town.

Meals included: Breakfast

Travel to Mostar. Walk in the ancient town, visiting the famed Stari Most (Old Bridge), then continue to Sarajevo for the evening.

Meals included: Breakfast

Explore this historic city on an orientation walk with your CEO. We also visit a local market and enjoy a picnic lunch. Take an included tour of the "Tunnel of Life" to get a better understanding of the tragic recent history of this captivating city.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch

Enjoy a free day to explore at your leisure.

Meals included: Breakfast

Cross over to Montenegro for two days on the Bay of Kotor. Opt to visit the Roman mosaics in Risan, take a leisurely stroll in Perast and the islands, or go sea kayaking in the spectacular bay.

Meals included: Breakfast

Enjoy a free day to explore.

Meals included: Breakfast

Travel to Dubrovnik, the "Pearl of the Adriatic," and walk the old city walls.

Meals included: Breakfast

Enjoy a free day to explore the old town fortifications or take a boat trip to one of the nearby islands. The red roofs of the old city make for spectacular photos, and the seaside cafes serve up delicious seafood.

Meals included: Breakfast

Depart at any time.

Meals included: Breakfast

Is this tour for me?

Travel Style National Geographic Journeys 
Greater exploration, insider access, and the freedom to roam – all without sacrificing comfort.

Service Level Upgraded
Quality accommodations with upgraded amenities; private transport (including flights); more included meals and activities.

Physical Rating Light
Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.

Trip Type Small Group
Small group experience; Max 16, Average 10.

Age Requirement 12+
All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Trip Cost

Price per person in US dollars

  • USD $2,999 ~ Adult Twin
  • USD $599 ~ Optional 'My Own Room'

Inclusions

  • Plitvice Lakes National Park Wildlife walk with a naturalist
  • Traditional peka dinner
  • Split orientation walk around Diocletian's Palace
  • Excursion to Mostar visiting the Stari Most (Old Bridge)
  • Sarajevo orientation walk, market visit with picnic lunch, and visit to the war tunnel
  • Kotor orientation walk
  • Dubrovnik city wall walk
  • Interesting articles, helpful tips, and photography advice from National Geographic before you depart
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • Accommodations Hotels (11 nights).
  • Meals 11 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner; allow USD $465-605 for meals not included.
  • Transportation Private minivan, walking, bus, boat
  • Staff & experts Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.

Trip Dates

  • Jun 19-30, 2015
  • Jul 17-28, 2015
  • Aug 12-23, 2015
  • Sep 16-27, 2015
  • Jun 17-28, 2016
  • Jul 15-26, 2016
  • Aug 12-23, 2016
  • Sep 16-27, 2016

Trip Map

Trip map for 12D Western Balkans Adventure

Trip map for 12D Western Balkans Adventure

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