Sept 30 – Oct 14, 2022




15 Days




The word “Balkan” is Turkish and means “mountain.” The Balkan Peninsula of Eastern Europe is dominated by this type of landform. Mountains create glittering bays in Montenegro and line the coast of the Adriatic Sea up the length of Croatia. They form the dazzling Julian Alps in Slovenia.

Our tour begins in one of Croatia’s most fascinating places — the fortified city of Dubrovnik. After a visit George Bernard Shaw wrote: “If you want to see heaven on earth, come to Dubrovnik.” Fans of “Game of Thrones” will recognize it as the setting for many scenes at Kings Landing.

A day trip to Montenegro enchants with the magnificent old towns of Kotor and Budva set on the stunning Bay of Kotor. Among the crowning jewels of Croatia are its Dalmatian Islands, known for pristine beaches, limestone cliffs, crystal clear waters, and beautiful vineyards and olive groves. We’ll enjoy sights and gastronomic delights on two of these islands: Korčula and Hvar.

Marvel at the Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace in Split. Continue up the coast to the cultural center of Trogir and the walled city of Zadar. Turning inland, we visit Plitvice Lakes National Park and the capital city of Zagreb.

Four nights in Slovenia bring this tour to a spectacular conclusion. Ljubljana, the capital city, is straight out of a medieval fairy tale, with winding cobblestone streets, ancient churches, and quaint ambience. It serves as our base for exploring this small but delightful and varied country.

Balmy sea breezes, majestic mountains, fascinating history, diverse culture and exquisite cuisine — this delectable adventure has it all! Come with Toto Tours to see the beautiful Balkan jewels of Montenegro, Croatia and Slovenia.


All plans for this tour are made considering the COVID procedures in effect at the time of publication. Entry requirements and vaccination requirements are subject to change at any time without notice. Please be sure you comply with the latest Croatia entry requirements at the time of departure. For the safety of our groups, we only accept tour participants who are fully vaccinated, and current with their covid vaccines (including any recommended boosters) as of 4 weeks prior to departure. Proof of vaccination will be required no later than 4 weeks prior to departure.

Tour Highlights

  • Kotor and Budva on the UNESCO listed Bay of Kotor
  • Dubrovnik
  • Ston Town on the Pelješac peninsula
  • Oyster tasting at the banks of Mali Ston
  • Korčula Town, birthplace of Marco Polo
  • Hvar Old Town tour
  • Wine and Culinary tour on Hvar Island
  • Split city tour and the palace of Emperor Diocletian
  • Lunch at Traditional House of Prosciutto near Sibenik
  • Trogir
  • Zadar
  • Full-day cruise in Kornati Islands National Park
  • Plitvice Lakes National Park with boat ride
  • Zagreb
  • Four nights city-center hotel in Ljubljana
  • Ljubljana Castle tour
  • Bled Lake and Bled Castle
  • Bohinj in Triglav National Park
  • Cable car to top of Mt. Vogel
  • Istrian village of Abitanti
  • Truffle hunting with truffle tasting
  • Medieval town of Piran on the Adriatic
  • Farewell seafood dinner among the olive trees