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17 Days | 16 Nights
While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Journey through five nations of the former Yugoslavia, crossing the dramatic Dinaric Alps, discovering ancient palaces and marveling at the sun-dappled water of the Adriatic Sea. Learn about the complex ancient and recent history of these resilient countries at medieval UNESCO World Heritage Sites and in bustling capital cities. Immerse yourself in the Balkans’ renowned scenic splendor, walking in pristine national forests and discovering picture-perfect Lake Bled, Slovenia’s most photographed site.


• Discover UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Montenegro, Dubrovnik, Split, Sarajevo, Zagreb and more.
• Enjoy a boat excursion on the captivating Adriatic Sea.
• Discover Lake Bled, a scene right out of a storybook with a tiny island, mountain landscape and romantic hilltop castle.

Activity Notes

Walking through city streets; cobblestones and many stairs.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Herceg Novi (Montenegro), 4 nights; coach to Split (Croatia), 2 nights; coach to Sarajevo (Bosnia-Herzegovina), 2 nights; coach to Belgrade (Serbia), 3 nights; coach to Zagreb, 2 nights; coach to Ljubljana (Slovenia), 2 nights; departure.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

at no additional cost on this date ...
15 nights of accommodations
43 meals: 15 breakfasts, 14 lunches, 14 dinners
5 Expert-led lectures
14 Field trips
2 Performances


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