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Luxury

Passage Through the Balkans with Pearls of the Adriatic Coast

Belgrade to Rovinj
19 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: NOBLBR19
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Your Vacation Includes

  • Experiences in 16 destinations
  • Visit a private island property and meet the owners, enjoy a home-cooked meal and swim or fish
  • Evening champagne reception at the old fort on Lopud island
  • Finest dining – includes 49 meals and onboard beverages on your ship
  • Seven nights authentic land accommodation
  • 11 nights on the small ship MV Lady Eleganza
  • Expert APT Tour and Cruise Directors
  • Return airport transfers, porterage and gratuities

Map & Itinerary

Europe Map NOBLBR19 2021
Belgrade to Rovinj

Designed Exclusively for APT guests

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

These once-in-a-lifetime moments allow you to experience an unforgettable world of exclusive moments, incredible cultures and charming surprises

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Personalise your holiday with a choice of included sightseeing options sure to leave you with lifelong memories

In the Serbian capital of Belgrade today, we’ll meet you on arrival and transfer you to your hotel. There’s time to relax before a welcome dinner with fellow guests this evening.

Stay: Two Nights, Belgrade, Hilton Hotel or similar

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  • Dinner

Today, experience Belgrade on a walking discovery, including the Old Town’s Bohemian quarter, where cobbled streets are lined with trees and cafes. At its heart, take a stroll down the curved street of Skardalija dotted with taverns, art galleries and antique shops. Later, you’ll also visit the burial place of Josip Broz Tito, Belgrade Fortress, Kalemegdan Park and the Church of Saint Sava, one of the largest Orthodox places of worship in the world.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Aerial view of Belgrade city centre at sunset, Serbia

After breakfast this morning, head for Zlatibor, a region of mountains, rolling hills and rural villages, considered one of the most beautiful in Serbia. Along the way, linger in a local winery, which has been family-owned for generations, where warm hospitality and wine tasting are the order of the day. Later, continue to your hotel for the next two nights.

Stay: Two Nights, Hotel Zlatibor Mona or similar

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

It’s all aboard the Šargan Eight Railroad this morning, as this heritage narrow-gauge railway loops through lovely scenery. You’ll also learn about this historical feat of engineering, which was built by Austro-Hungarian forces during World War I. Afterwards, continue to the timber village of Drvengard for lunch. Filmmaker Emir Kusturica created this village as the setting for his film Life is a Miracle and it is now an open-air museum depicting traditional life. This afternoon is dedicated to exploring Tara National Park. Nothing short of breathtaking, you’ll see pristine forested slopes, ravines and the dramatic Drina River Canyon, which is the third largest of its kind in the world.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Sit back and watch the views slide by as you journey from Zlatibor to Sarajevo this morning. Once you’ve arrived in the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, there’s time to settle into your hotel and enjoy this afternoon as you like. With a full day set aside to discovering Sarajevo tomorrow, you might like to relax a while before dinner at a local restaurant this evening.

Stay: Two Nights, Sarajevo, Hotel Europe or similar

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Perhaps visit Sarajevo’s Old Town, including the Baščaršija, which is the city’s ancient bazaar as well as its cultural and historical centre. Baščaršija dates back to the 15th century when it was founded by Isa-Beg Isaković. Afterwards, enjoy a wander along Coppersmith’s Street and see the Yellow and White Bastions, which are part of the old wall that originally protected the city. Alternatively, journey to Bijambare Nature Park, not far from Sarajevo, and explore the ancient Bijambare caves. This limestone cave complex, filled with stalagmites and stalactites, enjoys a stunning natural setting of pine forests and pasture.


Fascinating Sarajevo was at the centre of monumental events in the 10th century – the assassination which launched World War I, and the four-year siege of the city during the Balkans conflict in the 1990s. While scars remain, it has regained its status as a beautiful and cosmopolitan city.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Leaving Sarajevo, set out for the historical city of Mostar today, arriving in time for lunch. Spanning a valley carved out by the Neretva River, this is a city packed with charming streets and architecture, clustered along steep river banks. First, sample traditional street food, burek (a delicious meat or cheese pastry), before continuing to see Stari Most (Old Bridge). This is the city’s centrepiece, a magnificent stone arch between medieval towers, which straddles the Neretva River. This 16th-century Ottoman treasure was rebuilt in 2004 and is now a World Heritage-listed structure known for its tradition of bridge diving. Later, take your time discovering the colourful stalls and handicrafts on display at the local bazaar of Kujundžiluk.

Stay: Mostar, Hotel Mepas or similar

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Absorb Mostar's most beautiful scenery from its Stari Most with APT.

This morning, travel to the ancient walled city of Dubrovnik, on the shores of the Adriatic. Set against a rugged mountain backdrop, this idyllic coastal city is a regular on the silver screen. Take your time settling into your cabin aboard the MV Lady Eleganza before joining a guided discovery of Dubrovnik’s Old Town and its maze of alleyways.

Stay: 11 Nights, MV Lady Eleganza

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Explore Dubrovnik’s World Heritage-listed Old Town in the morning. Later, you weigh anchor and enjoy views of the memorable setting as you sail towards Montenegro and the Bay of Kotor. This evening, enjoy a private tour of the town.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

This evening, you’ll take a walking tour around the picturesque town of Lopud, then take in the views from the old fort at a champagne reception.


After free time in Kotor sail for the Elaphiti Islands off the Croatian coast. Of the 14 islands here just three are inhabited, including your destination, Lopud. This small island is car-free, with only golf buggies for transport, and is a major draw for the rich and famous.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Visit Sunj, the most beautiful beach on the verdant island of Lopud. Take a two-hour walk across the island, or remain on board to enjoy lovely island views before being ferried to the beach by Zodiac. The ship then leaves for Korčula, where Marco Polo is said to have been born. You will arrive in time for a walking tour.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

On the way to the island of Vis pause for a refreshing swim straight from the spacious platform at the stern of the Lady Eleganza. Vis is new to tourism, having been off-limits as a Yugoslav military base until 1989. This evening, you’ll enjoy a BBQ dinner.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Travel by Zodiac to a warm welcome from a local family on their private island property. There is time for a swim, and to throw a fishing line into the Adriatic. Your hosts have prepared a sumptuous lunch which you savour while enjoying lovely sea views.


Departing Vis, the MV Lady Eleganza is bound for vibrant Split, where you will take an evening walk around a city filled with Roman-era landmarks.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

You leave Split and set sail for Šibenik, the gateway to the waterfalls of Krka National Park. Spend the afternoon strolling along wooden boardwalks and crossing bridges to view the natural spectacle.

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  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Today Lady Eleganza sails to lively Zadar, once a powerful maritime city – historically, it rivalled Venice in importance. It retains an impressive core of Roman ruins as well as some surprising modern flourishes.

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  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Sail towards Lošinj island, which has a long history as a medieval maritime power and then as a health resort in the 19th century. The lush island is fragrant with lavender, sage and rosemary. The main town, Mali Lošinj, is characterised by pastel-coloured ship captains’ villas.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The ship heads to Pula, a treasure trove of majestic Roman ruins. This afternoon you’ll experience the city’s undoubted highlight, Pula’s remarkably preserved Arena. Built in the first century AD, it once housed up to 23,000 spectators watching gladiatorial battles.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

After breakfast you make for the lovely port of Rovinj. A walking tour will include St Euphemia church, built in the 18th century, and dedicated to the martyred saint whose sarcophagus is said to have been miraculously washed ashore here around 800AD.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

After breakfast you will be transferred to Zagreb Airport for your onward flight.

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  • Breakfast

It has been a privilege to welcome so many guests aboard APT’s award-winning journeys, and a joy to see those guests fall in love with each new experience the world presents.