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Balkan Odyssey with A Taste of Croatia 2021

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Itinerary

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Tour Itinerary

Spend a beautiful night in Bucharest before your 8-day Danube River cruise through the Balkans. Explore the Romanian capital city—called the “Paris of the East”—with a guided tour to see the WWI Arc de Triomphe and the Royal Palace Square. Spend free time browsing the lovely shops and cafes of Victory Boulevard during your stay. Embark on your Suite Ship® in the town of Oltenita to begin your Danube River cruise through the Balkans, and cruise for Nikopol. See the incredible ancient architecture in Veliko Târnovo and Arbanassi, and sail to Vidin Bulgaria to marvel at the remarkable rock formations of the Balkan Mountains. Cruise through the Iron Gates Gorge and explore the amazing archaeological site of Lepenski Vir, and visit the fascinating Fortress of Golubač. Sail to Belgrade, Serbia, where the Danube and Sava Rivers meet, and discover ancient architecture in Novi Sad. Sail into beautiful Croatia, where a 1,000-year-old winemaking tradition lives on in Ilok. Disembark in Osijek and transfer to Zagreb to begin your 6-day Globus escorted tour of Croatia. Visit the fascinating and beautiful Croatian cities of Zagreb, Split, Ston, and Dubrovnik. Your Globus escorted tour of Croatia includes guided sightseeing, including Krka National Park, transportation, superior hotels, and delicious meals. This Danube River cruise through the Balkans with escorted vacation in Croatia reveals the beauty of its people and culture across a land of beauty and inspiration.

  1. Day 1
    BUCHAREST, ROMANIA
    Welcome to Bucharest—The “Paris of the East”

    The day is yours to relax and enjoy Bucharest. Spend some free time exploring this fascinating city on your own to discover its trendy shops, cafés, museums, beautiful homes, and churches along Victory Avenue.
  2. Day 2
    BUCHAREST
    Beautiful Boulevards and Bold History

    CLASSIC Take a Guided Tour of the Romanian capital city of Bucharest with its tree-lined boulevards and Arc de Triomphe—honoring WWI Romanian soldiers. See the Royal Palace Square—the scene of the city’s 1989 riots to overthrow the communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu.

    Travel to Oltenita to board your Avalon Suite Ship® this afternoon.

    OLTENITA (EMBARKATION)

    Your Adventure Begins

    Explore your Avalon Suite Ship® this evening and enjoy a dinner on board.

    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO NIKOPOL

    (B,D)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  3. Day 3
    NIKOPOL. VELIKO TÂRNOVO & ARBANASSI EXCURSION
    Cliff Houses and Revival Architecture

    CLASSIC Join a full-day Guided Tour to the former Bulgarian capital of Veliko Târnovo—with its ancient stone houses clinging to the cliffs above the Yantra River. Discover one of the oldest towns in Bulgaria (circa 4300 BC), as well as the Bulgarian Revival architecture in the 15th-century town of Arbanassi.

    OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO VIDIN

    (B,D)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  4. Day 4
    VIDIN, BULGARIA
    Rocks, Ruins and Beauty in Bulgaria

    CLASSIC Join Guided Sightseeing in Vidin, followed by a Guided Tour of Belogradchik. Marvel at the remarkable rock formations on the western slopes of the Balkan Mountains, sculpted by 200 million years of natural elements.

    This evening, enjoy live entertainment on board with a Bulgarian folklore show.

    OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO DONJI MILANOVAC

    (B,L,D)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  5. Day 5
    IRON GATES GORGE–DONJI MILANOVAC. EXCURSION TO LEPENSKI VIR–GOLUBAČ
    Ancient Artifacts and the Iron Gates

    Join your Adventure Host for today’s special activities.

    Sail through the spectacular and narrow Iron Gates Gorge—a natural border between Serbia and Romania.

    CLASSIC Join a Guided Tour to Lepenski Vir—an important Mesolithic archaeological site chronicling prehistoric cultures, settlements, and art. Marvel at the ancient discoveries and artifacts, as well as the unique views the site affords of the Danube Gorge.

    Enjoy a brief sailing to Golubač.

    CLASSIC Visit the Fortress of Golubač, one of the best-preserved medieval fortresses in Europe. You’ll hear about its tumultuous history as a border control defense in the Middle Ages, and a source of conflict between Serbia, the Habsburg Monarchy and the Ottoman Empire.

    OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BELGRADE

    (B,L,D)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  6. Day 6
    BELGRADE, SERBIA
    Fortresses and Folklore

    CLASSIC Join a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Belgrade—where the Danube and Sava Rivers converge—and see the city’s many fascinating sights, including Saint Sava, one of the world’s largest Orthodox churches.

    Spend free time in Belgrade exploring Knez Mihailova Street—Belgrade’s central pedestrian thoroughfare with many lively cafés, shops, and cultural spots.

    DISCOVERY Before dinner, attend an onboard Lecture to learn about the Danube Delta.

    This evening, you might like to join an Optional Excursion for an authentic Bohemian Dinner in the Quarter of Skadarlija.

    OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO NOVI SAD

    (B,L,D)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  7. Day 7
    NOVI SAD
    A Capital of Culture

    CLASSIC Join a Guided Tour of Novi Sad, the second largest town in Serbia. Admire its Austro-Hungarian old town, with its baroque buildings, and ancient fortifications.

    Enjoy a brief cruise to Ilok while having lunch onboard.

    ILOK, CROATIA

    Croatian Heritage and Hilltop Vintages

    CLASSIC Join a Guided Tour of Ilok, with its 1,000-year-old winemaking tradition still thriving and its medieval fortress protected for its Croatian cultural heritage.

    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO OSIJEK

    (B,L,D)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  8. Day 8
    OSIJEK (DISEMBARKATION)–ZAGREB
    A Night in Zagreb

    Disembark your ship this morning and travel to Zagreb.

    Spend some free time exploring this fascinating city on your own to discover its Austro-Hungarian architecture. Do not miss pedestrian-friendly Tkalčićeva Street, lined with outdoor cafes.

    This evening, meet your Tour Director and travelling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.

    (B,D)

    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  9. Day 9
    ZAGREB
    Roman History in the Croatian Capital

    CLASSIC Take a guided tour of the Croatian capital city of Zagreb and discover its rich history dating from the Roman times to the present day.

    (B)
    Meals:   Breakfast
  10. Day 10
    ZAGREB -KRKA- SPLIT
    On your way to Split, stop for a guided walking tour at Krka National Park.

    Tonight, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.

    (B,D)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  11. Day 11
    SPLIT


    Enjoy a guided city sightseeing

    (B)
    Meals:   Breakfast
  12. Day 12
    SPLIT-STON-DUBROVNIK


    Leave Split after breakfast and take a city sightseeing in Ston on your way to Dubrovnik

    (B)
    Meals:   Breakfast
  13. Day 13
    DUBROVNIK


    Take part to a guided walking tour of the city and visit Rector’s Palace

    Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

    (B,D)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  14. Day 14
    DUBROVNIK
    Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

    (B)
    Meals:   Breakfast

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Inclusions

  • In the event of technical or water level issues, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or alter the program, including hotel overnight when necessary.
  • Guided Tours, Optional Excursions, activities, sailing and docking schedules may be contingent on weather conditions or other issues outside of our control and could therefore be subject to change at any time.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.

Health and Safety Protocols for Globus Tours

Today's world has changed, but what remains certain is Globus' commitment to guest safety, comfort and peace-of-mind while traveling with us. To that end, Globus has established a worldwide Assurance program, with enhanced on-trip protocols and procedures, to ensure the health – and happiness – of guests throughout their travels with us.

It all starts with Globus' Global Health & Safety Team, dedicated to ensuring that cleanliness of all operations exceeds today’s travel standards—from start to finish. The following areas address Globus' commitment to providing a safe and clean environment for guests.

A SAFE & WARM WELCOME

Globus will enact new tour check-in procedures and pre-trip health screenings to offer guests a safe start to their journey, including adherence to social distancing requirements.

BLENDING CULTURAL PROXIMITY WITH SOCIAL DISTANCE

Globus will ensure safe distances for guests throughout the journey, on coach and during excursions. This includes providing masks for guests use at any time where social proximity could be an issue as well as the possibility of reducing group sizes, if required. And wireless listening technology – including Globus' Go Beyond Devices in Europe – enables safe distances between guests and other travelers on excursions.

FOCUS ON GUEST AND TEAM MEMBER HEALTH

To ensure a healthy environment for team and guests, Globus will conduct regular temperature checks for both guests and team, and when necessary, masks will be worn by Globus' team members when with guests.

TOUCHING HEARTS, NOT HANDS

Traveling with Globus removes many of the “touch points” of travel, including luggage handling, check in/out, expedited entry into attractions and more. Globus are further reducing risk with hands-free service, meaning all self-services replaced by staff, including buffet meals replaced with table service. Globus will also ensure hand sanitizing is available throughout each trip, on coach and in hotels.

COMMITMENT TO CLEAN

As a part of Globus' commitment to clean, Globus is requiring enhanced cleaning procedures with hotel partners, on motorcoaches, vehicles and throughout every trip, including additional daily disinfecting procedures that go above-and-beyond already strict health and safety procedures.

PARTNERS IN DISCOVERY AND IN HEALTH

Globus has strict health and safety protocols, which have been in place for years, focused on ensuring all aspects of operation- from vehicles and equipment used on trip to excursions and hotel procedures. This process will continue with new, elevated health and safety checks, to maintain their promise that each touch-point on tours and cruises are considered in their commitment to guest and team member well-being.

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Accommodations

Port charges:
$168

Gratuities to Local Guides & Excursion Drivers are included.

Avalon offers the opportunity for solo travelers to sail with no single supplement (subject to availability).

Please call for single accommodation price. Triples not available.

All prices per person based on double occupancy. Cruise price based on Category E in a deluxe outside stateroom on Indigo Deck. See below for upgrade pricing.

To upgrade to a higher category, add per person:

Category / Decks / Price
D / Indigo Deck / $171
B / Sapphire Deck / $1,071
A / Sapphire Deck / $1,114
P / Royal Deck / $1,200
Royal Suite / Royal Deck / $2,057

Additional accommodations before or after your tour may be available.

Bucharest: Athenee Palace Hilton
Explore Bucharest from the glorious Athenee Palace Hilton Bucharest hotel, one of the city's most sophisticated and prestigious landmarks. The hotel is conveniently located in the heart of the city and enjoys views of Revolution Square and is close to Bucharest's many local attractions.
Address:
1-3 Episcopiei
Bucharest , Romania
Zagreb: Canopy By Hilton Zagreb City Centre
Inspired by the industrial past of Zagreb, this cozy, modern hotel is the perfect starting point to discover the Croatian capital. Located just a few steps from the train station, the hotel is set in the Branimir Centre complex, one of the city's main shopping centers. Modernly designed, air-conditioned guestrooms feature a minibar, flat-screen satellite TV, and a coffee machine. The private bathroom comes with a hairdryer and free toiletries. A fitness center is available and the ReUnion restaurant serves typical Croatian food to assure a really authentic experience.
Address:
Ul. Kneza Branimira 29
Zagreb , Croatia
Split: President Hotel
This 72-room urban hotel offers old world charm with a great location in the center of Split and places you within a 10-minute stroll of the Riva seafront promenade and the third-century Diocletian's Palace. Each air-conditioned guest room has a minibar, in-room safe, and free Wi-Fi internet access. The plush restaurant offers a mix of Dalmatian meat and fish dishes which can be paired with a regional Croatian wines. Gourmet coffee, refreshing drinks, and light snacks can be enjoyed in the refined ambience of the hotel's lobby bar during the day and cocktails are on offer in the evening.
Address:
Starceviceva 1
Split , Croatia
Dubrovnik: Lapad
This former Grand Hotel is set in a historic building surrounded by a large outdoor pool and palm trees, overlooking the famous Dubrovnik's Gruz Harbour. Clear lines are combined with luxurious fabrics in the modern guestrooms, all of which are air-conditioned and feature flat-screen satellite TV, minibar, tea and coffee making facilities, and bathrooms with shower, hairdryer, and free toiletries. Free Wi-Fi internet connection is available throughout the entire hotel.
Address:
Lapadska obala 37
Dubrovnik , Croatia

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Questions & Answers

Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

Globus Tours Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4.2
Accommodations
3.9
Itinerary
4.3
Professional Staff
4.4
Repeat with Operator
4.2
Value for Money
4

Ratings based off 8904 reviews about Globus Tours - currently showing 15 reviews with comments only

This was our first tour with Affordable Tours and Globus. This planned trip exceeded our expectations, from the hotel accommodations, meals, and the guided tours. Special mention to our great tour director, Chiro who ensured that everything ran smoothly, Gerardo, our bus driver, and also tour guide Yvonne. The whole crew went above and beyond what they were supposed to do. Great, reputable company! My husband and I are already talking about planning another Italy tour, hopefully one with Chiro as the tour director.

This trip has exceeded my expectations.

Every aspect of the trip was very smooth. Director provided excellent information on what was upcoming. Local guides were great in sharing personal stories tied in to what was being seen.

Amazing trip, and tour guide. Would recommend to others

Everything was terrific. Would do this again. G

I found Globus Tours (sold by Affordable Tours) to be a good mix of guided tours and free time. The extra excursions offered were excellent and well organized.

This was a first rate, professional tour company. We had an excellent experience.

The tour guide was very knowledgeable and professional. The drivers were above expectations. Rooms and meals were great. Would use Affordable Tours and Globus again.

Our tour guide Helen is excellent, she is very knowledgeable in history and explain things very clear. She is caring and did a very good job and made this trip memorable and the groups are easier going and made a great difference for this trip. Thank you for your services and certainly I will recommend my friends and I hope in near future l will make another trip with you and your company. Thank you.

Our tour director (Bob) and driver (Joe)) we're truly outstanding. The itinerary was great. Highly recommend.

My trip was fantastic, hotels, staff and guide your director was outstanding!!! Very happy with my trip, and will book another trip again we Affortable tours !

Fantastic trip. One of the best trips I ever took.

The tour operator are exceptional professional and friendly

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