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Green Trail Balkans

This exclusive trip through Bosnia, Croatia and Slovenia offers a unique experience of the still undiscovered part of the world, rich historical and cultural heritage and astonishing scenery. During this trip you will be part of a fantastic social volunteering project in Bosnia and Herzegovina. But it is not only about rolling up your sleeves, there is certainly time to enjoy your tailor-made adventure through green land, blue sea, secluded places and World Heritage locations. Meet the local culture and people, taste homemade specialities and indigenous wine varieties. Enjoy the untouched nature, take a private boat trip along the phenomenal islands of Croatia, visit the breath-taking Plitvice Lakes and the fairy-tale lake of Bled. All this off the beaten track and under the guidance of an experienced local guide during the entire trip.

What is included in your trip

Return flight
From The Netherlands incl. luggage, airport tax and fuel tax

17 nights of

accommodation

3 en 4* hotels 

35 meals

17 breakfast

9 lunch, 9 diner

Team  & Groep

Expert, English-speaking trip manager and local guides

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Small groups of max. 18 people

Transport

All transfers are included during the trip

Social

Social volunteer project

Entrance fees

All entrance fees according to the program

Environment

Compensation

CO2-emissions

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Reusable water bottle with filter

Service 

Below mentioned trip includes my service
Whether this is before, during or after your trip; I am always available for you

 

Projects

Program

Departure dates 2020 :

28 May 2020

22 August 2020

Guaranteed departure at 8 people

Day 1

We will depart from Eindhoven and fly to Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The flight will be carried out by Wizz Air as this is the only company who offers direct flights to the country of destination. You will be picked up and taken to your accommodation around Lake Jablanica, where a representative of the volunteer project will warmly welcome you.

 

Accommodation:

Vila Palma or similar

Inclusions:

Flight from Eindhoven to Tuzla incl. 20 kg luggage

Day 2

After breakfast we leave to uncover the town of Sarajevo on a guided tour. We'll help you tap into history and understand the magnitude of the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. At the end of the day we return to Lake Jablanica for a group dinner with the rest of the volunteers.

Accommodation:

Vila Palma or similar
Inclusions:

Breakfast and Dinner. Excursion to Sarajevo under the guidance of a guide.

Day 3-7

During these days we will participate in a wonderful volunteering project and put smiles on many children’s faces. In May we travel to four different cities to give thousands of children a fun and unforgettable day. In August people with a mental and / or physical disability are invited for a vacation around Lake Jablanica, where you will organise fun activities for them.

Accommodation:

Vila Palma or similar
Inclusions:

Breakfast, Lunch and Diner on all project days. Battle Tour in May and Srebrenica excursion in August.
Optional:

May: Excursion Srebrenica €50,-.

August: Excursion Mostar €25,-

Day 8

In the morning you say goodbye to your fellow volunteers as we leave for a travel day to Croatia. In the afternoon we stop for a traditional lunch in Split. Here you can cool yourself down and savour domestic trout just taken out from the river, prepared on a miller’s way. After lunch we take a leisurely stroll through the historic city centre and learn about the emperor Diocletian through interesting stories from the rich history of the city that has been protected by UNESCO since 1979. Towards the evening we go back on the road and head north to your hotel on the coast of Biograd, near Zadar. Biograd will greet us with a beautiful coastline, so find a local restaurant, ask for the catch of the day and wash it all down with a Rakija, a Dalmatian drink that the region is famous for. All in the name of culture, of course.

Accommodation:

Hotel Ilirija 4* or similar
Inclusions:

Breakfast. Guided tour of Split including entrance fees and Lunch.

Day 9

After breakfast we leave for a private boat trip along the phenomenal Kornati archipelago - a labyrinth of stone, with eighty-nine islands, islets and rocks in the sea. The Kornati Islands are therefore called the stone pearls of the Mediterranean. Your tour will lead you through the Pašman Canal, passing the southern tip of the island of Pašman, along the island of Žižanj and nearby fish farms before entering the Kornati National Park. During the day you get the time to swim and snorkel in the crystal clear waters that Croatia has to offer. We stop for several swim stops along the island of Žut, in the bay of Šipnata and near the island of Žižanj.

Accommodation:

Hotel Ilirija 4* or similar
Inclusions:

Breakfast. Private boat trip along the phenomenal Kornati islands of Croatia including Lunch on board.

Day 10

This day is all about you and can be arranged according to your own wishes. Relax on the waterfront terraces of Biograd, enjoy a wine tasting, discover the underwater world on a diving excursion, kayak through the breath-taking gorge of the river Zrmanja, take a Panoramic flight over Zadar and Kornati Islands National Park or, for our true adventure seekers, make a skydive from 10,000 feet over the beautiful Zadar archipelago. In the evening we discover Zadar on foot, a city with a beautiful mixture of monuments of ancient, medieval and renaissance periods and modern architectonic styles, which are one of a kind.

 

Accommodation:

Hotel Ilirija 4* or similar
Inclusions:

Breakfast. Guided tour through Zadar including entrance fees.
Optional:

Wine tour € 75; Diving excursion € 99; Kayaking on the Zrmanja river € 119; Panoramic flight € 199; Skydiving € 375

Day 11

Today we will visit something simply drop dead gorgeous, the Plitvice Lakes, one of the most magical places on earth. This wonder of nature is on the UNESCO World Heritage List and consists of 16 lakes that create a unique natural phenomenon. The tour across the lakes is an easy one, a 3-4 hour of nice descend across wooden walkways, surrounded by spectacular landscapes. After you have had enough time to discover this fairy-tale park, we leave for our hotel in a natural setting 30 km from the park. Once checked in and relaxed, we shall have our 3-course dinner served for us at the hotel restaurant.

Accommodation:

Hotel Mirjana Rastoke 4* or similar
Inclusions:

Breakfast. Plitvice Lakes National Park Ticket. Guided tour of the Plitvice Lakes. 3-course Dinner at the hotel.

Day 12

You wake up in Rastoke, the historic centre of the Croatian municipality of Slunj. Nature played around with the blue-green waters of the Slunjčica River and dissolved then into many waterfalls, the most beautiful of which are Buk, Hrvoje and Vilina kosa. In medieval times, the region around Slunj was known as no man's land, an uncertain border region between Europe and the Ottoman Empire. In the morning we enjoy some free time and you have the chance to explore the magical landscape of Rastoke. After lunch we will drive to Hotel Kaštel, located on top of a hill in the centre of the medieval town of Motovun, one of the most beautiful towns in European urban history. After you have checked in, we will receive our dinner in the hotel restaurant.

Accommodation:

Hotel Kaštel 3* or similar
Inclusions:

Breakfast. Entrée fees Rastoke sights. Dinner at the hotel.
 

Day 13

After a relaxing morning we leave to Buzet for a truffle hunt. With trained truffle dogs you descend to a nearby forest to hunt for underground treasures - the truffle. The path leads along the "7 waterfalls" - one of the most wonderful natural beauties of Buzet, full of numerous waterfalls and natural rocks. Upon our return, a delicious truffle meal is prepared with the founded truffles. After lunch we leave for a world-famous boutique winery for a wine tasting. Our host makes his wines only from indigenous, the most prominent red and white grape varietals. After we have tasted his wines in his charming wine cellar, we will slowly get back to Motovun.

 

Accommodation:

Hotel Kaštel 3* or similar

Inclusions:

Breakfast. Truffle hunting experience with Lunch in a local household. Wine tasting in Benvenuti winery.

Day 14

After discovering the inland of Istria, we are now ready to experience the coastline of this beautiful region. First we explore Poreč, former town of rich noblemen and the Roman aristocracy. In the company of a professional guide we will take you to the palaces, squares, galleries and museums. After lunch we drive further north, to reveal beauties of another charming Istrian pearl, Rovinj. The old town of Rovinj was built on the island and today is known as one of the most picturesque and romantic towns on Mediterranean. We will make an introducing walking tour for a brief sensation of the town. Afterwards you can descend and enjoy some free time by the sea.

 

Accommodation:

Hotel Kaštel 3* or similar
Inclusions:

Breakfast. City tour through Poreč including entrance fees. City tour through Rovinj.

Day 15

Today we say goodbye to Croatia and are now ready for the road to Ljubljana, a name you will be able to pronounce by the time we go home. Along the way we visit the inevitable landmark of the mysterious Predjama Castle and miracle of nature - Postojna Cave, Slovenia's number one attraction. Towards the end of the afternoon we arrive in Ljubljana, one of the greenest and most liveable cities in Europe. Our experienced guide will walk you through the main squares of Ljubljana's old town. See the Triple Bridge, the riverside promenade, St Nicholas Cathedral, Butcher's Bridge and Dragon Bridge. Most importantly you will visit Ljubljana Castle, a mighty medieval fortress towering above the Old Town with the best views of the city.

Accommodation:

Emonec 3* or similar
Inclusions:

Breakfast. Tour through Postojna and Predjama with entrance tickets. Tour of Ljubljana, entrance to Ljubljana Castle + cable car ticket.

Day 16

Today we will visit the enchanting Bled, with its medieval castle on the lake. But first we visit Bohinj, a true paradise for the adventurous. Here we ascend on the magical Vogel Mountain that lies above Lake Bohinj. After an easy walk of 3 hours and we enjoy a delicious lunch on mountain tops with magnificent views. After this we continue to the fairy-tale lake of Bled, a world famous paradise that impresses with its natural beauty. After our adventure in the Alps you can enjoy a relaxed swim here. Afterwards you get the chance to take a closer look at the castle. We spend the evening hours in the picturesque village of Radovljica, where we enjoy the medieval atmosphere and have free time for a nice meal in one of authentic little taverns.

Accommodation:

Emonec 3* or similar
Inclusions:

Breakfast. Day trip to Bohinj, Vogel and Bled. Access to the Vogel cable car and Bled castle. Lunch on Vogel Mountain.

Day 17

For our last day we will enjoy a relaxing day in Ljubljana and give ourselves the opportunity to fall in love with this small city offering interesting, sometimes even confusing architecture. Renting a bike might be a good idea – you can cover most of the city sights by biking. After spending a day in relaxation, you will be taken to one of the river piers of Ljubljanica, where a private boat with one of the best Slovenian chefs is waiting for you. You will enjoy excellent food and some music as you sail across the river under various famous bridges of Ljubljana. Ending this adventure in style is, of course, a must.

Accommodation:

Emonec 3* or similar
Inclusions:

Breakfast. Group dinner in Ljubljana during a private boat trip on the river.
Optional:

Gastro bike tour through Ljubljana € 99

Day 18

Early in the morning, the transfer to Ljubljana airport for the flight to Amsterdam follows, where you will arrive in the late morning. We fly with Transavia to Amsterdam as this is the only direct flight available to The Netherlands. Transfer to Eindhoven airport can be arranged for you upon request at an additional expense.

Inclusions:

Breakfast. Flight from Ljubljana to Amsterdam incl. 20 kg of checked baggage.

Pay attention:

For technical and / or organisational reasons, the route and / or order of the tour may be deviated from. You will receive your travel documents approximately 2 weeks before departure.

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€ 2899,-

per person

Not included

  • Other meals

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and donations

  • Optional excursions

  • Travel and / or cancellation insurance

  • Credit card and transaction costs

  • Administration costs (€ 35.00 per booking)

  • Calamity Fund contribution (€ 2.50 per booking)

Land package

It is also possible to only book the land package of this trip. You will arrange the international flights and the transfer on arrival and departure yourself. You then make the trip according to the program with the other participants. Please contact us for more information.

Extra options

The costs for a single room are € 439,- per person

Don't book too late

Do not wait too long to book a trip, because we often have to return our unused airplane seats to the relevant airline two months before departure. The seats are then "on request" and it is possible that the flight schedule may deviate and the price of the trip may increase. In addition, booking within two months prior to departure can bring along a single room supplement.

Cancellation costs

  • For cancellation up to 60 days (exclusive) before departure: the 40% deposit

  • For cancellations from 60 days (inclusive) to 30 days (exclusive) before departure: 90% of the travel sum

  • Cancellation 30 days (including) before departure: the full travel sum

Deposit

A 40% deposit applies for this trip

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