During the tour, we will cruise scenic, meandering routes covering the most iconic areas these wonderful three countries have to offer. The route we take is based on solid asphalt, starting with wide, gentle roads of Bosnia's inland and ends with dramatic coastal tracks that wind up Croatia's azure Adriatic coast.

Montenegro and Bosnia & Herzegovina are two of the last undiscovered pieces of tourist paradise in Europe, rich in natural gems that lie off the beaten track. As we drive, we will witness dramatic transitions in culture and scenery while uncovering a region of hidden beauty - the kind of which that will dazzle even the most experienced of travelers. A rare chance to explore three of the world's most sensational areas before they become overrun with tourists. Join us.

Beautiful Balkans & Adriatic

Tour overview

Culture:
Roads:
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Dates in 2021
Sep 18 - Oct 2
Road description
The whole tour runs on asphalt.
Highlights
Sarajevo, Mostar, Adriatic coastal road, Hvar Island, 5 UNESCO World Heritage Sights: Plitvice National Park, Durmitor National Park, Kotor, Dubrovnik, Split.
Countries:
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Croatia, Montenegro
Route
Mileage: 2.500 km (1.600 miles)
Mileage: 200 - 410 km (125 - 255 miles)
Tour starts / ends
Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Rest days
3; Sarajevo, Dubrovnik, Hvar Island.
Accommodation
Comfortable, very nice hotels, mostly 4****.

Day by day

Day by day

Day 1: Arrival in Ljubljana

On arrival, we will collect you from the airport and take you to your hotel in Ljubljana, Slovenia’s vibrant capital.

Until 2pm you'll have a chance to get settled in and see some sights, then you'll take part in tour briefing and a quick drive to get you acquainted with your convertible. In the evening, we will get together for a welcome meal - fine dining and witty banter guaranteed. The perfect way to get revved up for the driving adventure that awaits.

Day 2: Ljubljana - Plitvice National Park

After a morning of scenic driving, negotiating stunning back roads clad with the lush green farmland and dense forests of southeast Slovenia, we will cross over to Croatia and cruise through the breathtaking majesty of Dinaric plain.

In the late afternoon, we will visit the Plitvice National Park, a proud UNESCO World Heritage Site with sixteen lakes interconnected by waterfalls and home to some of the nation's most diverse wildlife habitats - simply breathtaking.

Day 3: Plitvice National Park - Sarajevo

On day three of our driving adventure, we cross into Bosnia and Herzegovina, a stunning country, nestled between northern and southern Croatia.

This is the longest day of the tour, but it's one of the most exciting. The driving is out of this world: the roads are empty and wind through the low mountains and stretches of Herzegovina's great open plains until we reach Sarajevo. It's been a peaceful nation now for 20 years and now travellers can enjoy its unrivalled beauty once again. For lunch and dinner, we will enjoy burek and cevapcici, two mouthwatering Bosnian delicacies.

Day 4: Rest day in Sarajevo

Sarajevo, Europe’s most Oriental city, is steeped in rich history with its many mosques, markets and a charming old Turkish bazaar.

You can spend a day cruising the scenic roads that frame the city while exploring the sites of the legendary 1984 Olympic Games. Or visit the Bascarsija bazaar, roam, relax, soak in the sights, and try Turkish coffee or two.

Day 5: Sarajevo - Mostar

From Sarajevo, we will take deserted scenic roads to Mostar, passing through Sutjeska National Park, home to Europe’s the last existing primaeval forest.

Driving along the Sutjeska River is a sight to behold and once we reached Mostar, you will be enchanted by its beauty. A medium-sized city among the vineyards between Sarajevo and Croatia's Dubrovnik, Mostar is home to a famous stone bridge which is one of the most photographed World Heritage-listed sites on the planet. That evening, we will pay a visit to the Old Ottoman Quarter to meet its resident artists and master craftsmen before sitting down to dinner.

Day 6: Mostar - Zabljak

Day six takes us towards Montenegro and Durmitor National Park.

The road rises into the low mountains, but we will pass through wide open plains that offer panoramic views of the valleys below. Visit Medjugorje at your leisure, and cool down in the Kravica waterfalls. Finally, we will navigate the narrow twists and turns that take us into the mountains, passing through the dramatic Durmitor National Park before reaching Zabljak.

Day 7: Zabljak - Petrovac

Venturing south, we will cruise along the stunning Tara River Canyon, dropping down past Skadar Lake until the coast hits the horizon.

We will follow the dramatic coastline of Montenegro (a section of challenging yet rewarding driving)—the view of the Adriatic Sea stretches endlessly into the distance and will linger in the memory for years to come. In the afternoon, we will reach the shores of Petrovac, and soak in a treasure trove of Petrovac warm sandy beaches, pretty promenades, and lively beachside restaurants. The perfect way to end the day.

Day 8: Petrovac - Dubrovnik

After breakfast, we will cruise west, visiting the peninsula of Sveti Stefan along the way before driving on through winding mountain paths again to the summit of Lovcen Mountain, where we will visit the Njegos mausoleum.

In the afternoon, we will reach the world-famous Dubrovnik. Here you will find rich vegetation, stunning lakes, paradise islands, white pebble beaches, and lagoon-like seas - a dream come true.

Day 9: Rest day in Dubrovnik

Our rest day is your chance to enjoy everything that Dubrovnik has to offer.

Enjoy a boat trip to Mljet island, explore the city's many nooks and crannies on foot, relax and watch the world go by - the choice is yours. Or, if you do feel like driving, Montenegro is close by with plenty of panoramic views along the way. Whatever you decide to do, you'll have a magical time in Dubrovnik.

Day 10: Dubrovnik - Hvar Island

In the morning, we will leave Dubrovnik and head northwest, stopping at Mali Ston along the way, a town known for serving the best seafood in Croatia.

A quick ferry will take us to Hvar Island, where we will tackle the twistiest road of the whole trip! Known as the "Croatian Madeira", Hvar enjoys 2.724 hours of sunshine every single year, more than anywhere else in the country. But, despite the heat, the island is emerald green, with striking patches of lavender, rosemary, and heather - a real paradise island.

Day 11: Rest day on Hvar Island

A rest day on a paradise island - what more could you want?

Explore the island's endless sandy beaches and bathe in the crystal clear sea, try some water sports or cruise by boat to the spectacular Blue Grotto. Medieval Hvar town is also worth exploring with its marble streets and unique ornamented buildings. Oh, and the town's restaurants and taverns are incredible - take your pick.

Day 12: Hvar Island - Zadar

After breakfast and a quick ferry ride, we will pass the pretty islands of Brac and Solta before we get to Split, famed for its grand Diocletian's Palace.

We can also stop in the quaint towns of Trogir, Primosten or Sibenik. Finally, we will reach the ancient city of Zadar: once the heart of Dalmatia, today Zadar is a preserved monument of many historical periods, events, and cultures.

Day 13: Zadar - Porec

We will cruise along winding roads with the Adriatic Sea on one side and the Velebit mountain range on the other.

We will visit Opatija, thriving green seaside town with a beautiful promenade. Cruising further along the coast, our final stop is in Poreč, an ancient Roman town and home to the World Heritage-listed basilica, boasting a mix of Gothic, Romanesque, and baroque buildings among many other wonders.

Day 14: Porec - Ljubljana

In the morning, we will head inland to cruise the rolling hills and plains of the Istria Peninsula, stopping in Motovun, a charming Tuscan-like town perched on a hill where we will try local truffles.

Next, we will enter Slovenia and spend the rest of the day driving through the Karst region south of Ljubljana. It's an awe-inspiring area of mystical lakes, underground caves, and amazing wineries. The road winds through green farmland before we hit the big city.

Day 15: Ljubljana, flight home

In the morning, you can pay a visit to the old part of the city and its vibrant market before exploring Ljublana’s many narrow roads, pathways, shops, and iconic landmarks.

Depending on the time of your flight you could climb the staircase to the 16th-century fortification of Ljubljana Castle, a sight that dominates the town. On the flight home, you will have the chance to think about your incredible Balkans adventure.

Pricing

Convertible car Price for the DRIVER
Based on sharing a double / twin room
5.420 €
6.140 €
Your own convertible car 4.420 €
Passenger 3.840 €
700 €

Book a single room with your tour.

7.50 %

Purchasing trip cancellation insurance allows customers to receive a refund for a tour when a customer must cancel a tour for reasons covered by this insurance. Trip cancellation insurance costs 7,5% of the total listed price of the tour, including supplements like motorcycle upgrades, single room requests, and passenger costs. 

260 €

VIP & Super VIP insurance

For a fixed cost of 20 EUR per day VIP Insurance lowers your security deposit for the car, while Super VIP Insurance reduces your security deposit to zero (0 EUR) and costs 35 EUR per day. VIP insurance is available on all our tours and rentals of 7 days or more. Drivers must have at least 2 years of driving experiences and must be at least 25 years old to obtain VIP Insurance. See the chart below:

Car Models
Standard
Security deposit (deductable)
VIP
Security deposit (deductable)
Super VIP
Security deposit (deductable)
MAZDA  MX-5 Miata 1.800 EUR 500 EUR  0 EUR
MINI Cooper Convertible 2.100 EUR 600 EUR  0 EUR
BMW 4 Series Convertible 2.600 EUR 700 EUR  0 EUR
       
455 €

VIP & Super VIP insurance

For a fixed cost of 20 EUR per day VIP Insurance lowers your security deposit for the car, while Super VIP Insurance reduces your security deposit to zero (0 EUR) and costs 35 EUR per day. VIP insurance is available on all our tours and rentals of 7 days or more. Drivers must have at least 2 years of driving experiences and must be at least 25 years old to obtain VIP Insurance. See the chart below:

Car Models
Standard Security deposit (deductable)
VIP Security deposit (deductable)
Super VIP Security deposit (deductable)
MAZDA MX-5 1.800 EUR 500 EUR  0 EUR
MINI Cooper Convertible 2.100 EUR 600 EUR  0 EUR
BMW 4 Series Convertible 2.600 EUR 700 EUR  0 EUR
       
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Beautiful Balkans & Adriatic includes:
  • Late model convertible car with a Third party liability insurance and Comprehensive vehicle insurance.
  • Experienced guide.
  • Support van for luggage, souvenir purchases, and one or two passengers.
  • 14 nights accommodation in quality, mostly 4**** hotels.
  • 14 complete buffet breakfasts in the hotel.
  • 11 dinners, mostly in traditional local restaurants.
  • All (3) ferry rides and tolls.
  • Guided tour of Sarajevo and Dubrovnik with a local guide.
  • Entrance fees to national parks & museums (according to tour program).
  • Airport transfers up to 5 days prior to the tour start, on the last day of the tour and one day after the tour.
  • All maps with marked routes for the region being toured.
  • Extensive tour booklet.
  • GPS with all the routes uploaded.
Not included in the price:

Air ticket, dinners on rest days, most lunches, drinks, gasoline, personal spending, and tips.

Tour Cancellation Insurance: more information HERE.

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