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The Stari Most in Mostar

The Balkans

  • Length: 11 Days
  • Dates: May 20 – 30, 2015
  • Activities: Class II/III Rafting + Cultural Tours
  • Meet: Dubrovnik, Croatia
  • Trip Cost: $3995
  • Additional Costs: $275 single supplement

Join us in Europe this spring on a tour of the most beautiful rivers of the Balkans. We will travel through three countries on our trip – Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Montenegro. Be among the first wave of international travelers to experience all that these historic and beautiful countries have to offer.

We will meet in the coastal town of Dubrovnik, Croatia just across the Adriatic Sea from Italy. Walk along the city walls to see stunning views of the sea and the city. Step into history by visiting any of the numerous churches or museums. Spend a relaxing day on the beach sunning yourself and eating freshly caught seafood. Dubrovnik is nicknamed “Pearl of the Adriatic” and you will quickly understand why after spending your first days there.

From Dubrovnik we will head to the illustrious Tara River which ranks among Europe’s most beautiful rivers. Starting in Montenegro’s Durmitor National Park we will spend three days rafting through the deepest canyon in Europe.

The Tara River in Montenegro
The Tara River in Montenegro

After three days on the river we will spend one day in Sarajevo – Bosnia and Herzegovina’s capital and largest city. East meets West in this incredible city and is Europe’s true crossroads. Famous for its myriad religious history, adherents of Islam, Orthodoxy, Catholicism and Judaism have coexisted here for centuries and it has often been called the “Jerusalem of Europe.”

Mosque and Coffee Shop in downtown Sarajevo
Mosque and Coffee Shop in downtown Sarajevo

After Sarajevo, another day of rafting awaits us on the Neretva River – the emerald of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Flowing over 100 kilometers from its source into the Adriatic Sea, the upper canyon boasts some of the most exciting rafting areas in Europe. Participants can expect deep canyon walls, endemic flora and fauna, and a wild and pristine ambiance that only the Neretva can provide.

Our final destination before heading back to Dubrovnik is in the enchanting city of Mostar. Perhaps most famous for its 16th century old bridge, the Stari Most, Mostar is the cultural and political capital of Herzegovina. The heart of the old town, highlighted by the Stari Most and the turquoise Neretva River that flows below it, has been a magnet for tourists for many decades. This quaint Ottoman old quarter is a living tribute to the ingenuity and beauty of Ottoman architecture.

The famous Stari Most (Old Bridge) in Mostar, Herzegovina
The famous Stari Most (Old Bridge) in Mostar, Herzegovina

This tour will be a trip suited for all types of travelers from outdoor enthusiasts to history buffs. We cannot wait to share our newfound love of the Balkans with our guests this Spring.

Trip Highlights

  • Rafting through the deepest gorge in Europe
  • Coffee culture
  • Historic buildings
  • Immersion into the historic religions of the world
  • Quick Facts

  • Travel through Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Montenegro
  • Often called the Jerusalem of Europe
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