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Ex-Yu Communist Tour

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  • Day 1: Belgrade-Zagreb

    Let yourself be introduced to the most controversial period of Serbian history and learn more about Josip Broz Tito, his professional and private life, his politics and his ways of struggling with political enemies and get an insight of a Serbian public opinion about the system at the time. Our local guide will then take you to the House of flowers (Tito’s resting place) and to Yugoslav History Museum Complex that houses an interesting collection of ceremonial presents given to Yugoslavian president. After lunch, we are headed to the capital of Croatia, Zagreb.

    Day 2: Zagreb-Ljubljana

    Enjoy a walk tour with our professional local guide who will give you a glimpse of how people used to live in the socialist Yugoslavia and answer the everlasting questions like „Was life better at the time“and „What kind of a man was Tito“? After free time and lunch at restaurant that serves local cuisine, we are headed to Ljubljana, the capital of one of the greenest countries in Europe, Slovenia. Our knowledgeable local guide will present you Slovenian role in federation, tell you all you want to know about the rise and fall of Yugoslavia and bring out some personal stories and testimonies.

    Day 3: Ljubljana – Brijuni islands – Rijeka

    This is one of the most exciting moments of our tour because we are taking you to Tito’s seaside residence Brijuni, a group of islands separated from the west coast of Istrian peninsula by the narrow Fažana Strait. In the company of our local guide you will visit Tito’s Museum and get a chance to meet his legendary pet; a 50-year-old Kakadu Koki, the main star of the island, so don’t miss the opportunity to take a photo with him.

    Day 4: Plitvice Lakes National Park – Zadar

    We are taking you to the stunning Plitvice Lakes National Park, one of the oldest national parks in Southeast Europe and the biggest national park in Croatia that extends across two Croatian counties. Our next stop is the „coolest Croatian town “, Zadar. Enjoy your free time exploring this centre of development of Croatian literature and the oldest continuously inhabited Croatian city and don’t forget to take a walk to the famous „Sea Organ “, the world’s first musical pipe played by the sea waves, and „Greeting to the Sun “that transposes its sound into a light show.

    Day 5: Zadar- Split – Mostar

    Our journey continues to Split whose beginnings are traditionally associated with the construction of Diocletian’s palace, a combination of luxury villa and Roman military camp. We are taking you for lunch at restaurant that offers traditional Dalmatian cuisine and continuing our excursion to Mostar, a legendary place in which the eastern and western culture are so tightly merged. By exploring cultural diversity of „the melting pot of Herzegovina “ you will easily be able to imagine the idea of cultural and religious diversity that ruled in Yugoslavia.

    Day 6: Mostar – Sarajevo

    Our next stop is Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, where our local guide will tell you more about Bosnian perspective of Communism (a mild communism or socialism as we call it), talk to you about Tito’s role and explain you why the idea of such federation was doomed to failure at the very beginning. You will find out what was it like to live in former Yugoslavia and to have been affected by the war.

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    Day 7: Sarajevo – Kotor

    After breakfast at hotel, we are headed to Kotor for a leisure day. Enjoy this picture-postcard medieval port, the star of the Montenegro coast and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Our local guide will show you the most important landmarks and advise you on things you can do in your free time, such as visit the Maritime Museum or practice the coffee drinking culture in the Old Town.

    Day 8: Kotor – Kosovo

    After breakfast at hotel, we are headed to Kosovo, a disputed territory that proclaimed its independence from Serbia in 2008. It’s exactly here that the fall of Yugoslavia has started. Let our local guide explain you all circumstances of ethnic tensions that have been shaking Kosovo since the 80’s. Free time, dinner and night at hotel in Kosovo.

    Day 9: Kosovo- Tirana out

  • Price includes:

    • Airconditioned vehicle at group’s disposal as per itinerary
    • Driver’s license, board, lodgings, and travel expenses
    • Experienced English speaking escort (tour guide) throughout the trip as per itinerary.
    • Guide’s expenses, board and lodgings
    • Hotel accommodation on HB basis as per itinerary for 7 nights
    • Lunch in Beograd, Zagreb, Brijuni National Park, Plitvice Lakes National Park, Split, Sarajevo
    • Experienced English speaking local guide for Beograd, Zagreb, Ljubljana, Brijuni National Park, Plitvice Lakes National Park, Split, Mostar, Sarajevo
    • Entrance fee for Plitvice Lakes National Park, Brijuni National Park and Yugoslav History Museum Complex
    • Costs of organization

    Price doesn’t include

    • Optional tours offered or services not mentioned
    • Items of a personal nature
    • Meals not mentioned
    • Drivers/guides/porters gratuity
    • Trip Cancellation Insurance and Trip Health Insurance