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Come explore with us the picturesque mountains of Slovenia, the fairytale village of Mostar, and sun drenched seacoast of Croatia in our journey across the Balkans!

We’ll ramble through breathtaking landscapes, marvel at the fascinating culture, enjoy the exquisite food and taste excellent wines from some of the regions best producers! This distinctive tour starts in the Julian Alps of Slovenia and winds its way south through the scenic countryside of Bosnia to the coastal islands of Croatia, exploring the enchanting small towns and marvelous landscapes this region is known for, ending in the charming seaside city of Dubrovnik, known as the “Pearl of the Adriatic”.

Along the way we’ll explore natural parks, discover beautiful historic cities and wander into picturesque villages full of culture and charm. This Balkan area is special in that in addition to having a long history stretching back millenia, it also has a recent history of warfare and tragedy. Many of the people you meet on your trip lived through those turbulent times, and their stories and experiences lend an amazing richness to your journey. This adventure is ideal for those who enjoy excellent hiking, superb food, great wine, amazing scenery, and immersing themselves in the local history and culture.

If you want to continue your Balkan adventure, stay for a few more days and Explore Montenegro with us!

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Day 1 - Triglav National Park

Your Go Get Lost adventure starts this morning at our meeting point, the lobby of our centrally-located hotel in Ljubljana. We'll board our private coach and enjoy a picturesque ride up into the nearby Julian Alps. Our trailhead is in the town of Mojstrana, one of the gateways to Triglav National Park, where we'll spend the day hiking along nature trails rich in natural and cultural attractions. The trail is intended for hikers and runs on undemanding terrain, using the paths along the captivating Triglavska Bistrica river while passing quaint river bridges embedded in dense mature forest in the heart of the Vrata Valley. The path connects the most interesting and mysterious parts of the valley, including the Peričnik Fall, the Galerije, and the majestic north face of Triglav, the largest mountain wall in Slovenia, a true marvel of nature that rises 1200m high and spans 3km wide, traversed by over 100 different climbing routes that are the home of the alpine elite.

After our day in the mountains we'll head to our home for the next two nights, a 4 star lakeside hotel in the small but lively mountain town of Bled. Tonight we'll sit down to an excellent dinner featuring local Slovenian specialties...and of course paired with wonderful Slovenian wine! Slovenia has an amazing wine industry, with thousands of small family wineries producing over 100 million bottles annually. Relax and enjoy!

Today's hike is approximately 3-5 hours, depending on the route, with an elevation gain of a little over 1000' (most of it at the waterfall ascent) and an elevation loss of 750'. The total distance will be between 6-8 miles, depending on the trails used. The trail is rated MODERATE.

Non-hiking option: If you decide to opt out of the Vrata Valley hike today, you can stay with the transfer vehicle as it makes a few stops along the valley to support the hiking group. It's peaceful and scenic, but you might want to bring a book.

Day 2 - Vogel Mountain

After breakfast this morning we'll gear up for a day in the spectacular Vogel mountains. Overlooking Lake Bohinj, one of Slovenia's lesser-known but most scenic lakes, the surrounding peaks and ridges make for wonderful hikes. We'll use the cable cars to access the high country, then head off onto trails that provide amazing views of Bohinj far below, and the surrounding valleys all the way bag to Triglav. The Vogel mountain area has a wide range of trail options, all of them scenic, so we have several excellent hike options today, based on our group and local conditions.

Today's hike will be about 3-4 hours and is rated MODERATE. There is about 1395 feet of ascent, the same of descent, with a distance of 4-5 miles. Most of the trail will be between 5,000 and 6,000 feet of altitude. The trail surface is rocky and uneven in places, normal hiking balance skills are required.

Non-hiking option: If you decide to opt out of the Vogel Mountain hike today but you still want to see some mountain scenery, you can ride the cable car up to the high country with the group and spend some time walking nearby, then relax with a book in the lodge as you wait for the group to finish their hike, then have lunch with them at the lodge. Or you could opt to stay in Bled and explore that town and it's many shops, there is an easier walk around the lakeshore and a boat service to take you out to the picturesque island.

Day 3 - Skocjan Caves

Today we make our way south, cross into Croatia and have our hike...underground! From time immemorial, people have been attracted to the gorge where the Reka River disappears underground and wondered at the mysterious cave entrances near the village of Škocjan. We'll solve the mystery as we walk through the incredible labyrinth of the Škocjan Caves - an exceptional system of limestone caves and almost 4 miles of underground passages with a total depth of more than 200 meters, many waterfalls and one of the largest known underground chambers in the world.

Archaeological research has shown that people lived in the caves and the surrounding area in prehistoric times – from the Mesolithic, the Neolithic, the Bronze and Iron Ages and the Middle Ages to the present...altogether for more than 5,000 years. The site, located in the Kras region (literally meaning Karst), is one of the most famous in the world for the study of the karstic phenomena. The Caves represent one of the world's largest known underground river canyons, that was cut into the limestone bedrock by the Reka River. Due to its exceptional significance, Škocjan Caves have been on the UNESCO’s list of natural and cultural World Heritage Sites since 1986. Our path through the caves goes across catwalks suspended over the river, through enormous caverns and through beautiful illuminated passageways.

After our underworld hike we'll continue on our way, stopping to enjoy lunch at a simple cafe along our route. Eventually we'll arrive at our home for the night, a beautiful 4 Star hotel tucked away just a few miles from Plitvice National Park.

Today's walk is rated EASY, on catwalks and mostly flat surfaces, with some stairways. The distance will vary from 3-4 miles.

Non-hiking option: If you want to skip the underground experience, you can hang out at the main Skocjan area that has picnic tables along with a few shops and cafes, and a small museum that illustrates how the cave was found and explored.

Day 4 - Plitvice

This morning we embark on yet another totally unique hike, in the stunning Plitvice Lakes National Park. This is a land of enchantment, with scenery that will take your breath away. The park's crown jewel is the chain of 16 terraced lakes, all joined by a series of over 90 picturesque waterfalls that wind through limestone canyons. As we hike along the meandering walkways and trails, we'll be surrounded by the park's awe-inspiring limestone canyons and sparkling waters that seem to change color with each turn. Get ready to capture some of the most Instagram-worthy shots of your life, as the park's fairytale landscape will leave you spellbound. The hike is crowned by the 230-foot waterfall, a true natural wonder that adds to the already mesmerizing beauty of the area.

The afternoon will see us at our home for the next two nights, a beautiful 4 star hotel in a great central location in the charming town of Split. The town's historic core is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, dating back to the Roman era, and is surrounded by beautiful scenery including glimmering pebble coves, pine-fringed shorelines, and soaring mountains with hiking trails crisscrossing throughout. Split is also known for being the gateway to some of the most stunning islands in the Mediterranean. One of the most enthralling areas of Split is the Old Town, a maze of streets and cobblestoned lanes that surround the impressive Diocletian's Palace. This area is steeped in history and is a must-visit for any culture enthusiast. People's Square (Narodni Trg) is the heart of the Old Town, where cafes and restaurants spill out onto the square.

Today's walk is rated EASY to MODERATE. The distance will be between 5 and 8 miles, depending on which trails we choose, and elevation gain will be between 900 and 1500 feet.

Day 5 - Go Get Lost Day

You have the entire day free to explore Split! It's historic and captivating Old Town can keep you occupied all day, shop til you drop! If you feel like venturing further afield there is the stunning coastline and myriad offshore islands to explore. You can choose from half-day and full-day boat tours that depart from the nearby waterfront. Visit the Blue Cave, go swimming in the Blue Lagoon, enjoy sunning on secluded beaches, or just cruise and relax while you enjoy the scenery!

Day 6 - Mostar

This morning we'll leave the coastline and head into the interior mountains, crossing the border with Bosnia-Herzegovina to reach the picturesque city of Mostar. Founded as a market town on the ancient trading route between Europe and the East, it fell under the rule of the the Ottoman Turks in 1468. In 1566 it's iconic Stari Most, the "Old Bridge" was built by Suleiman the Magnificent, ruler of the Ottoman Empire. The charm of Mostar extends well past the span of this bridge, the city center looks as if it could be from a movie set of this period. After that the town was ruled by the Austro-Hungarian Empire, then various governments until after WWII, when it became part of Yugoslavia. It again became war-torn while declaring independence in the 1990's, and the scars of that recent war are still evident. We'll have a walking tour with a local guide to introduce us to the history and sites of this little-known Balkan gem. The afternoon is free to explore the winding streets and narrow alleys, full of shops and market stalls.

Day 7 - Dubrovnik

This morning after breakfast we'll again head south towards Dalmatia, passing through the stunning landscape of this mountainous region. The unique geography offers a range of mesoclimates that are perfect for viticulture, making it home to some of the Balkan's best-known wines. Enroute we'll have a stop at localy winery for a tasting, then continue on to Dubrovnik, the "Pearl of the Adriatic" , our home for the next two nights. This UNESCO-protected city is where medieval history meets sun-splashed Mediterranean ambiance...a treasure trove of cultural and historical heritage, with unique local seafood cuisine, palaces, galleries, museums, and the iconic city walls that have protected the city for centuries. It's old world charm was such that it was chosen as the filming location for Game of Thrones. Founded in the 7th century, Dubrovnik was the only city-state on the Croatian coast from the 14th to the 19th century and has a strong historical background as one of Europe's most important ports and prosperous maritime trade centers. Our 5-Star hotel is situated a few miles north of the old town alongside the sea, with 7 gorgeous swimming pools and plenty of ocean access for swimming and snorkeling.

After getting settled at our hotel, your tour leader will take you into Dubrovnik old city for a walking tour of its iconic streets and squares. The city has a long, amazing history of overlapping civilizations and momentous events, and even as recently as the 1990's it was a battleground.

Day 8 - Mount Srd

This morning after breakfast we'll combine views, hiking and history as we embark on the trail to the top of Mount Srđ, perched above the historic city of Dubrovnik. The route was used by Dubrovnik women and children during the siege of Dubrovnik in 1991. Each night they carried supplies to the townsmen who were manning Fort Imperial at the top of Mount Srd, protecting Dubrovnik from invasion. As you ascend, prepare to be blown away by the stunning panoramic views of the surrounding landscape, with the town of Dubrovnik spread out below you. After the hike, you will take a scenic ride down on the cable car and into Dubrovnik itself. You'll have free time to explore the city further and even take a jaunt of the city walls.

This evening we'll meet up with the rest of the group for a farewell dinner at a local restaurant. Here you can indulge in delicious local dishes and reminisce about the amazing experiences you've had on this unforgettable journey in the magical Balkans.

Today's hike is EASY, with a total distance of 1.4 miles and an elevation gain of 886 feet. It is a steady climb on a wide, rocky, switchback path.

Day 9 - Dovidenja (Farewell)

Your Go Get Lost tour ends today after breakfast. Your tour leader can help you arrange a taxi to the airport for your flight home. If you're starting our Exploring Montenegro tour, you'll be picked up this morning at the hotel to continue your adventures!


Due to availability at the time of booking, hotels listed may change to similar hotels

Bled - 4 Star Rikli Balance Hotel: The Rikli Balance Hotel offers guests what the Swiss healer Arnold Rikli found along Lake Bled 200 years ago – balance, tranquillity and well-being. At the Rikli Balance Hotel, we continue his tradition with the desire and commitment to offer our guests the perfect environment to relax and overcome stress. Guests can enjoy beautiful views from rooms which are decorated in the style of local stories, from the restaurant, the pool complex with indoor and outdoor thermal pools, and even from the saunas. Treat yourself to a few days of relaxation on the shores of Lake Bled!

Plitvice - 4 Star Hotel Lyra: If you are searching for a perfect getaway spot, you have found it: it's called Lyra and it's the gateway to Plitvice Lakes. The Lyra Plitvice is a is a 4* design hotel set in relaxing green surroundings in the close vicinity of Plitvice Lakes. Designed with the needs of the 21st century traveler in mind, it’s a perfect getaway from which to explore this fascinating part of Europe.

Split - 4 Star Hotel Luxe: Hotel Luxe Split, with 30 luxuriously furnished rooms, is only a 5-minute walk from Diocletian's Palace and the beautiful seaside promenade, Riva . The sandy beach of Bačvice is only 700 meters from the hotel. Enjoy exploring Croatia's cultural and gastronomic offer simply and stress-free. Many of the most famous tourist attractions of Split, the Peristyle, the Golden Gate and the statue of Gregory of Nin, Diocletian's cellars, the Riva, the temple of Jupiter, the cathedral and the belfry of St. Duje, are all located within a 10-minute easy walk from the boutique Hotel Luxe. While waiting for a transfer or taxi, relax with a refreshing drink in the Cigar lounge or Lobby bar. During your stay in their facility, guests can also enjoy wellness, which includes a sauna, Jacuzzi and gym. Also, in the spa center of the hotel, it is possible to book several types of massages that are ideal for relaxing after a day of sightseeing.

Mostar - 4 Star Hotel Bristol: The ''Bristol'' hotel is a well known institution with long tradition that dates from the Austrian-Hungarian period, but as a modern building it was opened in 1906, as the third built hotel in Mostar. Its appearance, in which were woven Gothic architectural elements of building, adorned the initial site of the right bank of the river Neretva. Hotel Bristol now, after the last renovation in 2008, according to our guests emanates the warmth of home, which is our main goal - we want to make every guest feel at home. Motivation of our work is based on a fact that one builds business on satisfied guests who return and bring their friends with them. A young team and a friendly collective make the best product which our guests certainly recognize and provide us the best possible reward, their loyalty.


Mostar - 4 Star Hotel Mostar: Nestled in the heart of Mostar, Hotel Mostar offers a prime location surrounded by a wealth of landmarks and attractions, allowing you to immerse yourself in the city's rich history. Conveniently situated in the Mostar city center part of Mostar, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. The property is packed with in-house facilities to improve the quality and joy of your stay.


Mostar - 4 Star HA Hotel: HA Hotel Mostar is a newly built modern 4-star hotel located in the southern part of Mostar. It has a great location and it is situated just 3 minutes by taxi from the “Mostar Old Bridge” and the city center. The bus stop is located right in front of the hotel, and guests have the option of transfer to the center every half an hour by public transport, or they can choose a hotel transfer if they prefer not to walk. There are large shopping malls and restaurants nearby as well. The interior of the hotel is complemented with 37 luxurious, modernly furnished accommodation units, perfect for travelers who are coming to enjoy the beauties of Mostar.

Dubrovnik - 5 Star Royal Ariston Hotel: Rising above the Adriatic Sea, the 5-star Royal Hotel Ariston offers stylish and comfortable accommodations which spark enthusiasm with holidaymakers. The hotel is positioned alongside the crystal blue sea and surrounded by the pine trees of the Lapad Peninsula. Located on the town outskirts, the property offers ultimate privacy and a true leisure-like atmosphere. On the other hand, it is conveniently positioned only minutes away from Dubrovnik Old Town, the world-famous UNESCO site.
Wake up to the sounds of waves, relax and unwind while launching in the elegant, charming and comfortable rooms, and taking turns when enjoying 7 outdoor pools, SPA and 3 à la carte restaurants within the Royal Hotels & Resort.

What´s Included

  • 2 Nights Double Occupancy Accomodations in a 4-Star hotel in Bled
  • 1 Night Double Occupancy Accommodations in 4-Star hotel in Plitvice
  • 2 Nights Double Occupancy Accommodations in 4-Star hotel in Split
  • 1 Night Double Occupancy Accommodations in 4-Star hotel in Mostar
  • 2 Nights Double Occupancy Accommodations in 5-Star hotel in Dubrovnik
  • Meals as Specified: 8 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 4 Dinners, 1 Wine Tasting
  • All guided hikes and walking tours as listed
  • All listed activities, tours and visits as per itinerary
  • Sightseeing and entrance fees as specified in itinerary (Skocjan, Plitvice, etc)
  • All transportation as listed
  • Completely escorted by a professional Go Get Lost Balkan Tour Leader with local guides at specified sites throughout the itinerary
  • Gratuities for local day guides, waiters at group meals, and coach drivers, EXCEPT for your primary local tour leader
  • A lifetime of unforgettable memories!

What´s not Included

  • Meals not specified in itinerary
  • Beverages at meals unless specified in itinerary (all group meals include water and local wine, except mountain lunches and lunch boxes, which have no alcohol)
  • Trip Cancellation/Interruption and Medical Insurance (strongly recommended), call for details
  • Single supplement charge
  • Items of a personal nature; phone calls, laundry, etc.
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • International airfare, tour begins in the morning in Ljubljana, Slovenia on Day 1, and ends after breakfast at the hotel in Dubrovnik, Croatia on the morning of Day 9
  • Tip for the primary local guide
  • Any costs associated with options or free time

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