Mediterranean Treasures with Taste of the Balkans

Over 16 days, experience a taste of the Balkans and visit Belgrade, Zagreb and Ljubljana before a cruise through the Mediterranean on board Scenic Eclipse.

16 Days
Belgrade to Barcelona
From (NZD)
$ 13,165
Dates & Pricing

2020 Belgrade > Barcelona

History’s fascinating chapters

The Balkans are home to an intriguing history and rich with folk music, traditions, impressive architecture, ancient monasteries, mighty mountains and exquisite lakes.
The Balkans stand at the cross-roads of Europe. You’ll have the rare opportunity to delve deeply into the stories that have forged these proud people and their riveting history. Then explore the treasures of the Mediterranean in all-inclusive luxury on Scenic Eclipse.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
OMS2
Duration:
16 days
Departure City:
Belgrade
Return City:
Barcelona

Selected Itinerary

16 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Belgrade

    Welcome to Belgrade, Serbia’s capital and one of Europe’s oldest and most beautiful cities. Belgrade is your home for the next two nights.

  2. Day 2 - Belgrade

    Your local guide will take you on an in-depth discovery of this interesting city. From the Fortress, to Stari Grad (Old Town), the vibrant shopping precinct of Knez Mihailova and St Petka’s Chapel. Tonight enjoy a delicious welcome dinner with your Tour Director and fellow travellers.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Belgrade > Zagreb

    Zagreb’s most noteworthy buildings were constructed during Croatia’s golden age in the 19th century. Discover the architecture of the Archbishop’s Palace, the Opera House, Cathedral and St. Mark’s Church. Enjoy a two night Special Stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  4. Day 4 - Zagreb

    Visit World Heritage-listed Plitvice National Park and wander along meandering pathways, past emerald green lakes and impressive waterfalls and be amazed by its unspoilt beauty.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  5. Day 5 - Zagreb > Ljubljana

    Welcome to Slovenia’s capital, Ljubljana. Discover this peaceful city of beautiful bridges and buildings, pillars and ornate lamp posts. Your two night stay is in the heart of the city centre.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  6. Day 6 - Ljubljana

    Discover Lake Bled with its glass-like waters, in a fairytale setting of natural forest and snow-capped mountains. This alpine lake is world-renowned, impressing travellers with its beauty, a wealth of legends and special powers to restore health and well-being. Step back in time as you board a traditional Pletna boat and ride across to Slovenia’s only island in the middle of Lake Bled. Visit the historic Church of St. Mary with its famous wishing well, where you can ring the bell hoping for good fortune.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Ljubljana > Venice

    Explore the Karst landscape and underground caves at Postojna and ride the karst cave railway, built more than 140 years ago, taking you into the underground network of karst corridors, galleries and halls. Arrive in Venice where you embark your luxurious cruise on board Scenic Eclipse.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Korcula

    Uncover the history of enchanting Korcula and see Marco Polo’s house.

    Discovery: Choose a Scenic Discovery excursion by kayak.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Dubrovnik

    The historic Old Town has remained largely unchanged since medieval times.

    Walk the medieval ramparts of the city or discover the historic centre. You may choose a fascinating visit to the Konavle villages.

    Discovery: Take a Scenic Discovery excursion by kayak.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - At sea

    Make the most of the amazing facilities of your luxurious floating resort, perhaps enjoy a Scenic Epicure class or relax on your verandah.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Messina

    Lying along a curved harbour, is the bustling city of Messina with Mount Etna, dominating the backdrop.

    Acquaint yourself with the city on a walking tour or discover enchanting Taormina and visit the impressive Greek Theatre. Alternatively, explore Mount Etna.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Amalfi

    The stunning Amalfi Coast is where great mountains plunge into the sea and the azure waters are sparkling and clear.

    Let your local guide introduce you to the small village of Amalfi or discover colourful Positano. Alternatively, visit historic Ravello and admire the sweeping views over the coastline, or explore the Emerald Grotto.

    Discovery: Choose a Scenic Discovery excursion by kayak.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Portoferraio

    Portoferraio is the fabled landing spot of the Argonauts, whilst the island of Elba was home to Napoleon Bonaparte during his exile.

    Discover the historic city centre or take an active walking tour to the fort overlooking the harbour.

    Discovery: Take a Scenic Discovery kayak excursion.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Monte Carlo

    Spend the day and night exploring this glamorous enclave.

    Discover Monte Carlo including the State Apartments or explore the village of Èze.

    There is plenty of time to wander the elegant streets.

    Savour an exclusive classical concert in the prestigious Salle Garnier at the opulent Opéra de Monte Carlo.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Cassis

    The coast of Provence boasts this small fishing port lying in the heart of the glamorous French Riviera.

    Uncover the secrets of Cassis on a walking tour or visit nearby Aix en Provence, birthplace of Cézanne. Alternatively, explore the city of Marseille.

    Discovery: Choose a Scenic Discovery hiking tour along the coast and around Cassis.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Barcelona

    The bustling city of Barcelona signals the end of your cruise as you disembark after breakfast taking with you a lifetime of wonderful memories. Please book your flight to depart after 12pm.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

Your luxury escorted journey includes:
  • 9 night all-inclusive luxury Scenic Eclipse cruise
  • The intimacy of small group land journeys with up to 20 guests
  • Exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Your choice of Scenic Freechoice activities
  • Memorable Scenic Special Stays
  • Fully escorted journey led by an expert handpicked Tour Director with knowledgeable local guides
  • Porterage throughout plus return airport transfers
  • All tipping and gratuities

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