The Balkans Is A Hot Spot This Summer

Published on May 31, 2017 by IBMT

The Balkans is one of the most fascinating and beautiful regions of southern Europe. The natural landscapes are remarkable, the urban neighbourhoods are alive with culture, and the history is unique – both recent and ancient.

As one of Europe’s most picturesque regions, the Balkans has it all for today’s modern tourist – towns and cities with magnificent architecture; vast mountains, canyons, and valleys; and serene rivers and lakes – practically the perfect mix.

For many visitors, this is truly a complete vacation destination – from the historic attractions throughout Croatia – to the sites and sounds of Zagreb – to the ancient Diocletian’s Palace in Split(a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site).

With IBMT Tours, vacationers can tour iconic landmarks, and historical cities, with travel experts who are well versed with the region. Throughout Europe, IBMT makes every effort to organize and deliver the finest vacation experience.

IBMT has been helping travelers to enjoy the world for more than 30 years. With intimate connections at the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions, IBMT ensures the finest vacation experience possible. These are truly vacations to that will be remembered forever.

Seven Days – Zagreb to Dubrovnik

In Zagreb, a morning tour includes the historic Upper Town, St. Catherine’s Church, and the Government Palace – not to mention plenty of time to explore the city and do some shopping. In Sarajevo, a tour of the city includes the Turkish Bazaar, the Olympic Stadium, and other sites. Travelling to Dubrovnik (on the Adriatic), a walking tour includes Old Dubrovnik and the Franciscan Monastery, with one of the oldest pharmacies in the world. More touring takes in the Republic of Montenegro, and many of the charming towns that surround.

Nine Days – Croatia Express

In Zagreb, sightseeing all of the historic landmarks still leaves time for exploring the city streets, browsing through shops, and grabbing a local meal. After a stop at the Plitvice Lakes National Park, the evening is spent in the city of Split. A ferry ride to Hvar Island is followed by a walking tour that encompasses many of the historic sites. This charming little island is listed by Condé Nast Magazine as one of the most beautiful islands in the world. In Dubrovnik, a picturesque drive along the Croatian coast uncovers the natural beauties of the region.

Fourteen Days – Zagreb to Venice

 This tour is truly the ultimate package – from Zagreb to Sarajevo to Dubrovnik to Montenegro. But there’s so much more to follow – the Plitvice Lakes National Park; Slovenia and the famous subterranean caves; and finally to the alpine peaks that surround Bled. To top things off, visiting the city of Trieste in Italy, followed by the romantic city of Venice. A walking tour of Venice features all of the major tourist highlights, with lots of leisure time to fully enjoy Venice culture, food, and shopping (not to mention taking the world famous gondola ride).

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Still traveling but wanted to thank you for planning a marvelous trip.  It is truly a trip of a lifetime.


Susan Lachtman


The IBMT Bar Mitzvah tour was fantastic! It was the perfect blend of family time and peer group time, of sites with religious/historic significance and just plain fun. The guide was personable and informative, and even the bus driver was great. All the details were attended to and you didn’t have to concern yourself with or worry about a thing. It was a true vacation. We would highly recommend it to anyone. If you are going to Eilat, Petra is a must!

We went on a church group to the Holyland with IBMT Tours and had a great trip, everything was planned for us perfectly. There was over 123 people in four different bus groups and things went smoothly, I thought it was going to be hectic with that many people in the group but IBMT did a wonderful job and made sure the buses did not go convoy, every bus had its own time table and itinerary for the day, our guide Dani was so knowledgeable and loving. We love you IBMT and we will recommend you guys. Thanks for everything you have done for us.

We just returned from Israel on an IBMT Bar Mitzvah Tour for our three grandsons.  We had enough family members to warrant our own bus.  After checking out many tour companies we went with IBMT and all of us were glad we did.  The hotels were fabulous and the rooms allotted even more so.  From the INBAL in Jerusalem, KFAR BLUM in the Galilee, the SHERATON in Tel Aviv, to the ROYAL BEACH in Eilat we couldn’t have asked for more.  Our meals were equally excellent.  Beginning with a welcome reception at the INBAL to the closing dinner at the CANAAN restaurant in Tel Aviv one and all loved them.

It was a busy tour made even more so by my husband who was determined the grandchildren see “everything”.  Fortunately for us, we had the best guide when Ornan (from IBMT) gave us GADI.  All of the groups loved their guides but Gadi was  special.  He was able to reach the kids (ages 7-13) as well as the adults.  His knowledge, willingness to adjust the schedule, and good nature gave him a soft spot in all of our hearts.  He filled in at Yad Vashem when the guide droned on a bit too much for some of us.  He searched out a cemetery where a father, grandfather and great grandfather was buried and proceeded to enlighten us on the rituals and customs of a military cemetery.  He adjusted our times to include those little extras.  When weather precluded the camels, we visited Qumran.  After the Bar Mitzvahs, some wanted to walk down Masada - again, no problem. 

We loved everything.  Friday night dinner with an Israeli family (coincidentally the husband was from Toronto), meeting the soldiers on the kibbutz, the Druze lunch, sampling different foods at the shuk, the bullet factory and on and on.  Although the weather was precarious in December, it didn’t stop us and we were able to celebrate Chanukah in Israel...menorahs  everywhere, sufganiyot of every kind, celebrations in the street galore.

Would we recommend this tour...without a moments hesitation.  We had a family trip of a lifetime.  Thank you also to our bus driver Louie, whom we all loved and who got us around safely. 

“Gadi” - what else can we say ... g double o - d, j-o-b. Good job, good job.  V-e-r-y-n-i-c-e, very nice, very nice.💕



I cannot imagine a better, more organized, more perfect experience! IBMT went above and beyond all expectations!

Loved the trip! The itinerary was fantastic and really kept us moving. We were able to see and do so much. Best of all was our tour guide Natalie. She was very kind, patient and extremely knowledgeable on every aspect of Israel.


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