BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
• Old Town
• Sarajevo War Tunnel
• Old Bridge
• Old Bazaar
• King Tomislav Square
• Stone Gate
• St. Mark’s Square
• Church of St. Mark
• Strossmayer Promenade
• Zagreb Cathedral
• Ban Jelačić Square
• Dolac Market
• Bell Tower
• Orlando’s Column
• Onofrio’s Fountain
• Sponza Palace
• Diocletian’s Palace
• Peristil Square
• Western Quay
• Sea Organ
• Monument to the Sun
• St. Donatus Church
• Roman Forum
• St. Anastasia’s Cathedral
• St. Mary’s Church
• Lion’s Gate
PLITVICE LAKES NATIONAL PARK
• Electric Boat Ride
• Great Waterfall
• Pletna Boat Ride
• Bled Castle
• Electric Train Ride
• Old Town
• Central Market
• Town Hall
• Robba’s Fountain
• Triple Bridge
• Dragon Bridge
• Mcarthurglen Designer Outlets
8 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches, 6 Dinners
• Croatian style roast duck meal
• Traditional Bosnian Sahan meal
• Oyster tasting
• Tastes of the Mediterranean black & white risotto
• Roast Lamb meal
• Roast Pork Ribs with Scenic Meal
ZAGREB Hotel Westin
SARAJEVO Hollywood Hotel
DUBROVNIK Hotel Ariston
ZADAR Hotel Kolovare
LJUBLJANA Hotel Radisson Plaza
VENICE Hotel Double Tree by Hilton
*Note: Hotels subject to final confirmation. Should there be changes, customers will be offered similar accommodations as stated in this list.
Assemble at Singapore Changi Airport and depart for Zagreb, the capital city of Croatia.
Upon arrival, start off with a guided walking tour of the Upper and Lower Town – catch a glimpse of top attractions like the King Tomislav Square, the Stone Gate, St. Mark’s Square and the Church of St. Mark, the oneof- a-kind Museum of Broken Relationships, the Strossmayer Promenade, Zagreb Cathedral, Ban Jelačić Square and Dolac Market. Enjoy the rest of the day free at leisure to do some souvenir shopping or simply bask in the lively street atmosphere of the city.
Journey to Bosnia, Herzegovina and continue to head for its capital, Sarajevo. Enjoy the rest of the day free at leisure to explore the historic Old Town and gain an insight into the historic events of Sarajevo’s turbulent past.
Make your way to the Sarajevo War Tunnel for a visceral wartime experience of the Siege of Sarajevo in the 1990s. Following that, head out to Mostar, a picturesque city spanning a deep valley of the Neretva River. Follow the tour guide and amble along the magnificent Old Bridge for an extraordinary panorama over the river, view the oldest mosque in Mostar – Cejvan Cehaj Mosque, bask in the lively atmosphere of the Old Bazaar. Enjoy the scenery as we drive along the Dalmatian coast before arriving in Dubrovnik.
Spend the morning getting acquainted with the historic Old Town. Continue walking down the limestone-clad Stradun, one of the widest and straightest streets in Old Town. Until you reach the Renaissance-era Sponza Palace, which is today the home of the state archives. Other highlights you’ll hit along the way include the city’s Bell tower, Orlando’s Column, the Church of St. Blaise, dedicated to the patron saint of Dubrovnik. One of the best ways to see the city is from the top of the City Walls. The spectacular views are definitely worth the climb up. Proceed on to Neum, the only town situated along the coastline of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the country’s only access to the Adriatic Sea.
Ramble through the Croatian countryside to wind up in Split, a town on Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast that was founded by the Emperor Diocletian in AD305 to construct his retirement palace. Have a ball of a time touring this seaside city with a guide, who will bring you to enter the massive Diocletian’s Palace and explore all its nooks and crannies, including the remains of the original palace, and the Peristil Square. Then continue on to Zadar, a city built in the centre of the Croatian Adriatic with three thousand years of tumultuous history. Embark on a guided promenade about the city and visit the Western Quay for an up-close look at the Sea Organ and the Monument to the Sun, follow by St. Donatus Church, the Roman Forum, St. Anastasia’s Cathedral, St. Mary’s Church and the Lion’s Gate.
A drive through the Croatian highlands reveals splendid alpine scenery as you arrive in one of Europe’s most impressive national parks – the Plitvice Lakes National Park. Take pleasure in a guided tour of the beautiful landscapes within the UNESCO National Heritage park, adorned with sixteen lakes that are interconnected by a series of waterfalls and deep woodland populated by deer, bears, wolves, boars and rare bird species. Savour the riveting beauty of nature from a different perspective on the waters as you join an Electric Boat Ride. Then we head to the capital of capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana.
Note: In the event of bad wather and the boat ride unable to operate, there will be no replacement ride.
Embark on a guided tour with the Old Town for some of the best-preserved medieval houses, visit the open-air Central Market, the baroque Town Hall, the beautiful Robba’s Fountain, the grandiose Triple Bridge and Dragon Bridge. Proceed to Lake Bled in the Julian Alps, the most magnificent lake with an island. Enjoy a scenic lunch in its cliff top Bled Castle for a picture-perfect vista of glistening waters and the surrounding natural beauty. Thereafter, board a traditional Pletna boat ride, which will take you to explore the beautiful landscape of Lake Bled and the small, solitary Church of St. Mary right in the middle of the lake. You may wish to make an optional visit to Lake Bohinj before you end your day.
Journey to the town of Postojna, and embark on a unique cave tour of the renowned Postojna Cave – one of the world’s largest karst monuments. Board the unique cave railway for an exciting adventure through dark passages to the Great Mountain, where you disembark and continue on foot across the Russian Bridge into the caves comprising of the Spaghetti Hall, the White Hall and the Red Hall. Press on further to view the renowned stalagmite in the Brilliant Passage and get a look at the Vivarium Proteus, otherwise known as the human fish. Then, make a pit stop at the McArthurGlen Designer Outlets for some last minute shopping before we proceed to Venice for the night.
Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure till it is time to transfer to the airport for your flight home. We recommend a half day Venice Tour to visit some of the famous and important buildings in this fabulous city.
We hope you enjoyed your trip with EU Holidays and we look forward to seeing you again for your next trip.
Additional activities that complement your holidays will be at your own discretion and is entirely optional.
*minimum group size may apply
• Dubrovnik City Walls & Hill Srdj Panorama Tour: €50
• Lake Bohinj: €50
• Murano, Burano & Torcello Half Day Tour: €85
• Venice Half Day Tour: €85
ADULTS (Age: 13+)
CHILDREN (Age: 0-12)
ADULTS (Age: 13+)
CHILDREN (Age: 0-12)
ADULTS (Age: 13+)
CHILDREN (Age: 0-12)
ADULTS (Age: 13+)
CHILDREN (Age: 0-12)
ADULTS (Age: 13+)
CHILDREN (Age: 0-12)
ADULTS (Age: 13+)
CHILDREN (Age: 0-12)
Lynette is highly knowledgeable and superb guide. She displays great enthusiasm in her work and meticulous in her directions. Her service is way above and beyond expectations. I traveled to many group tours, she is by far the best Tour Manager I have ever had.Thank you Lynette for helping make my trip exciting, enjoyable and memorable one. Because of YOU, I will travel with EU again and shall not hesitate to recommend EU to my friends, associates and relatives.Best Regards,Sophia
We are truly satisfied and impressed with Mr. Roger Koh's service. He is alway ready to assist the group tour for the above. He is very responsive, answering calls and messages. What impressed me most was his professionalism. He took great photos during the tour groups, and always updates his daily events and goods schedule for our daily meals. He explains clearly what are the regulations and process. He is very experience, humble, patient, has great confidence and very efficient. He never complains, and provides great advice.Once we reached the hotel and booking has done, he will update us the weather forecast on the next day trip so we will prepare what to wear for the outing. He also assist to take photographer for each and everyone. As I was limbing left leg and inconvenient to climb the step he is alway there to assist and keep watch during the journey to make sure for safety measure is number one.During the long journey we have problem like toilet break, he would help us to resolve it and minmize our anxiety.I truly appreciate his amazing and Efficient, Trustworthy Excellent Professionalism Service and commitment to us as a Tour Manager who did extra miles in his career path.Last but no least, I want to thank the bus captain Mr Boban for all his help during the trip. He also serve with a Cheerful Big Smile and right attitudes.And finally we all reached Singapore happily with good memorable and awesome holiday with EU Holidays Pte Ltd.Cheers Helen and Danette
This is the best tour I have been to till date thanks to our experienced and professional tour manager, Jeremiah. On top of being approachable and sincere, his candid and fun loving disposition brightens the mood and adds joy to the entire tour. He was also able to help us kill time during the arduous coach journeys to our destinations with his interesting stories.His experience and professionalism ensured the whole tour ran smoothly and he attended to all our needs with a personal touch, which is very commendable, even till we touched down at Singapore Changi Airport, collecting our luggage.I hope the next tour we sign up with EU holidays will be led by him, for I can ensure I would be in good hands. ( Oh, he would be able to take very good photos for you too! �)Thanks Jeremiah!---Lastly, this is for EU holidays, it's a good initiative to invest in a drone to take wonderful scenic photographs for us! Well done for this value added service!
11 days Balkan.31/8-10/9 /18 , I very happy and enjoy in this tour and thanks a lot to Jeremiah be our tour guild. He is fun
Ref TB016997 which was lead by Jiafu gave me a very good impressions of his tour management and human factor skills .The whole group does enjoy the holiday under his tour leadership skill. For this coming holidays ,several of our friends had booked the Northern Europe Tour Code -EFN10W and duly look forward to Mr Jiafu leading this coming tour of the aforesaid tour reference.
Teo Seow Hia
This was our 1st package holidays after years of F&E n self drives for a family of 5 with 3 elders. While I was impatient with the waits and loss of controls at the start, I learnt to appreciate EU Holidays and the tour manager Sheue Juan as the journeys continues and each iternary spelled was visited.We are happy and satisfied with the hotels, Mario the bus driver and the local tour guides who are very detailed in their explanation ad well as their passion to share their country.The breakfasts are great that our instant noodles are eaten just because we had to free luggage space. While some of the local cuisine does not always sit well with our taste, it's an experience well enjoyed. We especially lives all the ice cream shop introduced by Sheue Juan.We benefited from the great synergy that Sheue Juan shared with Mario who had kindly allowed us to feast on his bus. Time flies as we munch our chips and nuts and dozes with a happy stomach. The break stops were great and we says good bye to our $$ with cheers.We very much appreciate Sheue Juan on her effort to call before the trips on rooms n food request and reorganized the rooms plus negotiated for room change when the aircon failed. Her effort in building the time consciousness of the group,sgaring quality purchased and even ensuring that each of us received our luggage when we reached Singapore deserved to be applaud.Thank you EU Holidays for ensuring great partners n workers that our holidays are happy treasured memories.Regards,Seow Hia
Tour package: 11D8N Adventure To The #Balkans Travel date: 10 - 20 Jun 2017 Tour Manager : Darien Tang This trip to the Balkans is exceptionally unforgettable and amazing! Darien is a really thoughtful and understanding tour manager who took care of all 26 of us well throughout the 11 days. We have tour mates from the young to those in their golden age and Darien made sure to provide the best for all of us. He also made sure that we voice out any concerns and gave us a lot of assurance :) On the second last night, Darien even had a mini wine party in his room and invited all of us to join! It really bonded us really well and I'm sure most of the tour mates will agree with me how heartwarming it was. ^_^ Of course, the trip would not have been so amazing without such a great bunch of enthusiastic and friendly tour mates! My family had a whale of a time and we are really thankful for the laughter and joy brought to us these 11 days. Thank you so much everyone!!! :)
Kst Sagittarius Teo
Had a fun memorable n great experience travelling with tour manager Darien Tang & fellow tour mates to Balkans, well organised & good bonding among fellow mates thanks to Darien once again! Looking forward to next tour with EU again
Tour package: 11D- 8N Adventure to the Balkans Tour Date: 11May -22May 2017 Tour manager: Ms Leow Siew Juan Our family of 4 appreciate our tour leader Siew Juan vy much for being a caring, helpful n approachable fren to us. She gave gd advice on whr to shop n the gd buys to bring bk fr diff parts of the trip. Everyday she wd ask if the meals suit our taste. On 2 occasions she sacrificed her food portion to her grp members who do nt take certain food. Thumbs up to our dear Ms Leow.
Tan Hong Kin
Review Part 1: Tour package: 14D11N Adventure to the Balkans Travel date: 28 April to 11 May 2017 Tour Manager: Mr Wang Jia Fu (aka Michael) Fond memories of this special trip to share. Sincere and heartfelt appreciation to our dedicated, passionate and caring Tour Manager, Mr Wang Jia Fu, for his incessant reminders, unreserved sharing ...…. Prior to the trip, Jia Fu did a very detailed pre-departure briefing, sharing info on climate (so you know what to bring – clothing, adapters, kettle, hair dryer etc), the currencies to bring/used there, safety aspect (beware of pickpockets etc). This was despite the big audience of at least 45 attendees for the special trip organized by the Singapore Sabah Importers & Exporters Association for 69 participants. He probably lost his voice after the briefing as there were so much small talks and excitement among the attendees. Sorry. Jia Fu led Group B comprising of 35 members while Mr Jeremiah Tan lead Group A. Jia Fu did the extra mile by contacting the airline on the medication which we wished to hand carry on board and kept reminding us to bring along the doctor’s memo etc. He also responded promptly to my requests for a softcopy of the itinerary (it’s my habit) and copy of the hotel list. Many many many thumbs up! Also many thanks for the pre-departure SMSes (both in English and Chinese). They are certainly very useful reminders. Kudos to Jia Fu for his patience, understanding, tolerance and attentive care for 14 days and more (including pre & post trip). It was certainly not an easy job considering that there were 35 individuals with diverse backgrounds, expectations, spending powers etc（十根手指, 都有不同长短）and many senior citizens in our group. I believe there were at least 11 passengers above 75 years old age in our group. During the trip, we even joked if PG card could be used in Balkans. Truly Singaporeans! Haha. There were also elderly members who only understood dialects and Mandarin. Jia Fu would help explain the sights to them while the local guide conducted the tour in English. He ensured that no one would miss anything and had good rapport with the local guides. Sensing the group’s composition, he was quick to suggest that we remain with the seating arrangement. Why? Simple - so that the seniors would have a more comfortable trip instead of having to shift the barang barang everyday and need to remember which seat would be next. Furthermore, most of them were already seated in front – closer to him so that he could attend to them easily. Certainly, the “younger’ ones were okay to the suggestion. On Itinerary, it should have covered the places of interest where a first time visitor would like to see. Nothing much to complain. While the bus journey time could be long at certain part, it is understandable considering the vast areas covered. Just one comment regarding the visit to Kotor Old Town in Montenegro. Too much travelling to/fro just to spend about 3.5 hours there although the Old Town is rich in history and culture. It was a detour just to visit this place. Lucky for us, the sky was blue and we were able to take nice photos of the place. Doubt anyone of our group member had scaled the “Great Wall” to the top. A must to mention – to save time and money, Jia Fu brought the group the public toilet and bargained for a group discount which he paid out of his own pocket – €5 for 35 paxs. WOW! A real bargain. But we must still say “THANK YOU” to our dear Jia Fu. On Food, generally ok as I was not expecting much. Just that there was a day where fish was served during lunch and dinner, though the cooking style might have been different. Something for EU to consider. While we were travelling along the coast, there should be more seafood meals but we got a number of fish meals and the one at Kotor – fish and 2 tiny sotongs (yummy). Two Chinese meals were served. It would be better if more could be added. Oh yes, not to mention that we had a hearty fried prawn dish in the Chinese restaurant. We were so delighted to see the ‘big’ prawns after so many days of prawn-less meals. Many thanks to Jeremiah and Jia Fu for sharing their extra prawns with us. Certainly, not to be missed the surprise dish served during the dinner in Venice island – it was super duper yummy. Besides the authentic squid ink spaghetti, along with wine, we were absolutely caught by surprise when the lobster dish was served. It was absolutely “marvel-lious” - ho jiak, ho jiak, jin ho jiak. On Coach - we were lucky to have Marlin as our Coach Captain. He is a very safe driver, though he was not using his own bus during the first part of the trip. When we switched to his bus, though there were lesser seats but there were more leg room. As our group members had described…. “This bus is good, roomy, newer and more comfortable. This is a business class coach. The sound system is also so much better. We have upgraded. Ichiban!” On Accommodation – generally ok except Westin at Zagreb. The hotel is really old and rooms are dim and facilities are not so new also. Good thing was that the breakfast place was nice and spread was good. Radission Blu Plaza at Ljubljana is nice and modern BUT they locked away the kettle, cups and mini bar. Kettle is available at €5. Well, we do not expect kettle or mini bar in all hotels, but at least, there should be cups provided. Many of us brought our own kettle but it is unimaginable that the hotel does not provide cups (or should I say it is locked in the cupboards). I seriously wondered what is customer service to them. On our Tour Leader, Jia Fu, there were so much to talk about him. BUT I must apologize to him since I started it “你们明白我的意识吗？”and our reply “我们都明白！”. Hope you were not offended by our teasing but I am sure that many of our group members enjoyed your company and your constant reminders with the “口头禅 - “你们明白我的意识吗？”. We had a good time. Jia Fu has passion for his job and displayed his professionalism. He is dedicated, knowledgeable, attentive, helpful, treat all passengers equal and served with a heart. He is also loo-soh (longwinded with his constant and repeated reminders) but all with good intentions – “Watch your belongings”, “Beware of pickpockets”, “Be on-time, please”. Despite his constant reminders, one of our members lost his wallet, one almost pickpocket (I witnessed it when the calm and suave young lady put her hand into our member’s coat pocket. On discovery, she simply walked away calmly – so professional. Unlucky for her, she did not manage to steal anything! Just for sharing – I should have shouted “小偷，小偷” instead of “watch her, watch her”. She could have been caught red-handed since she could not understand Mandarin.) Knowing some of our group members love shopping, he stretched whatever time we had at the outlet mall in Venice. Before that, he briefed us on the tax refund procedure, not once but many times. He also took the time to remind members to let him check the tax refund forms to ensure that the claims would be smooth. All these were done at the expense of his time. He could have gone to back to his room to rest. His selfless and commitment were witnessed by the members: a) Sent whatApps to remind us on the wake-up call, breakfast time, luggage down time, bus departure time, weather for next day, bring umbrella, if the coffee/tea and mineral water were complimentary etc. For the seniors who did not have WhatApps, he would personally explain to them and make sure they were settling well after we checked-in the hotel. It is also a useful platform to share photos. b) Shared his treasures: 板兰根 (Isatis Root), 降火片 and other medicines with the members unreservedly when he noticed some signs of fatigue, “heatiness” amongst some members. c) Wine time – understood that he bought bottles of wine for the wine lovers – out of his own pocket. d) Paid attention to the Mandarin speaking members, especially the elder Yew sisters; and ever ready to help with photo taking for everyone. He also make it a point to check that the Yew sisters were coping well in the airport after security clearance while he was busy settling the overbooked tickets. When on board the plane, he also came to look for them to make sure that they were settling down comfortably. e) During lunch cum city tour in Sarajevo, some members did not bring their jackets along. Jia Fu offered his jacket but was rejected and was told to take care of himself first. He later came back with a pile of jackets – he took the effort to walk back to bus, which was quite a distance away, to get the jackets. A lesson for all – never leave your jacket on the bus. Just carry it along. You never know when you need it. See Part 2 in the Comments section f) To make the bus journeys more pleasant, Jia Fu shared with us his travel experiences, giving tips on places he has visited, sang us song, played movie and bought a CD containing Chinese oldies – which the group enjoyed; having quiz and giving out prizes to those lucky ones for getting the right answers. Personally, I think he did more than what other tour managers had done. g) Overbooked flight – two members did not manage to get their seats due to overbooked flight – they were heading to Abu Dhabi for a few days, while the rest of us are transiting there. Jia Fu ensured that they got their seats and the three of them joined us only upon boarding the plane. Phew! h) Damaged luggage – before leaving for home, he kept reminding us to check our luggage is in good condition when we arrive at the Changi Airport. Not only that, our 6 members’ luggage were damaged and he stayed till the last member completed her report. We also witnessed good teamwork between two tour leaders, Jia Fu and Jeremiah. They helped each other to take care of the members. Jia Fu offered to stay at the Lost and Found counter when Jeremiah’s group had only one member making the report. He was so thoughtful so that Jeremiah could go home and have a good rest. I am sure Jeremiah would have done the same if it happened to him Many thanks to Jeremiah for doing the Mannequin Challenge. It was fun to watch, a sweet memory for us and both the tour leaders to bring home! Very well done and within a short time span! Many thanks to our group member for helping each other out and having good times. No one or nothing is perfect in this world. It’s a matter of how we look at things, accept, reject or challenge it. Be happy, upset or do something about it. Overall, my sisters and I are glad that we joined this package. Besides, the itinerary, we had good company, great tour leader and lots of fun and happy memories. Also we got customised luggage tags as a souvenir. Many thanks to EU Holidays, Jia Fu and Jeremiah. It is our first time travelling with EU and certainly, it will not be our last. Looking forward to the next trip.
There are no available departure dates.
Please try another departure date range or call us at 6535 8535
Tour code: EEBALS
Gain a deeper understanding of the tumultuous pasts of Croatia, Slovenia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina, and admire their wealth of ancient treasures which serve as a testament to their history under oppressive rule.