The Balkans by Land and Sea May 2019


A seven-night  Dalmatian odyssey aboard a deluxe small ship is the perfect way to explore the little island ports of Croatia. The azure blue waters of the Adriatic and ancient settlements may be the major drawcard but this tour has much more.  The pristine alpine lakes and forests of Lakes Bled and Bohinj in Slovenia are sure to enchant, as will the fishing villages of the Istrian Peninsula and historically interesting towns of Split and Dubrovnik. You will cross yet another border, a novel experience for New Zealanders, and visit the historic towns of Bosnia-Herzegovina. Local wines and speciality foods are a feature of this tour and combined with the absorbing history; it’s not surprising that the Balkan region is on every traveller’s wish list. Because of demand we are offering the tour again with some minor changes based on the feedback from our 2018 participants.

YOUR SHIP – MS Prestige
The MS Prestige was launched in 2013. With only 20 cabins, this yacht-like cruiser boasts sleek lines, contemporary decor and all modern facilities, which include:

  • Sun deck with deck chairs, sunbeds and ample shade
  • Rooftop plunge pool
  • Salon-restaurant
  • Lounge bar and outside seating
  • Large screen LCD TV
  • Air-conditioned, en-suite cabins
  • Swimming platform
  • Free Wi-fi


  • The services of a Calder & Lawson tour manager
  • Economy class airfares
  • 1 nights accommodation northbound
  • 12 nights accommodation on land in 4 star hotels
  • 7 nights accommodation on board MS Prestige
  • 1 nights accommodation south-bound
  • Meals as detailed in the itinerary
  • 1st class coach for land travel
  • Admissions as detailed in the itinerary
  • All tips and gratuities for local guides and drivers
  • Pre-tour material


  • Airline taxes
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Beverages during included meals, unless specified
  • Hotel porterage

TOUR PRICE Ex Auckland
Share twin per person                                     NZD$14,990
Single supplement (limited availability)     NZD$  3,500

The remaining cabins on this tour are Lower Deck cabins. They are available in a twin bedding configuration only; for single, share town or double occupancy.

Please contact Calder & Lawson Tours if you are interested in a single occupancy place.

GROUP SIZE Minimum 10, maximum 18