Balkan Cruises

Balkan river cruises

Tour to the Balkans can be a great vacation. Imagine, seeing Western Europe where it begins at Zagreb and Dubrovnik – has great weather and better attractions that will educate and stimulate the international traveler. The vacation you will take will open up a whole new world to for you and the company that will lead your eye-opening experience is IBMT Tours. We have a reputation in the international travel industry that has no peer and the vacation you take will encompass some of the best-known sites in the Balkans. One of the trips that hold the biggest interest for travelers are cruises to the Balkans. Traveling the waterways and the Adriatic Sea are some of the highlights that the cruises provide and rest in luxury on one of the water fairing vessels. Tour of the Balkans is interesting, you can learn about a culture that has been around for over 2000-years, and how democracy has shaped the country after years of Communist rule. Booking your Cruises of the Balkans with IBMT Tours will enjoy first-class accommodation, excellent food, and knowledgeable tour guides to make your trip satisfying and entertaining. 

Cruises to the Balkans

The Balkans has many first-class tourist attractions and the fact that The Balkans shares the Adriatic Sea with Italy means lots of water activities.

  • Zagreb - The first stop on Balkan odyssey is Zagreb; it is a Croatian city that has many unique attractions for a tourist to visit. The Museum of Broken Relationships is devoted to artifacts and stories about failed love affairs and how the crestfallen have expressed their sadness through art and pictures. St. Mark’s Church is a cathedral that you don’t want to miss. This medieval-style church dates back hundreds of years and is a testament to the faith that Yugoslavians have in God. If you want a birds-eye view of the countryside around Zagreb, take in the Zagreb Funicular and Lotrscak Tower and you will be able to see the beautiful views of the area that is a lush green tract of scenery. Another stunning piece of architecture is the Cathedral of Zagreb. It is an early 12-century, neo-gothic church that towers over the city and has attracted people of all religious denominations for a visit.
  • Dubrovnik - Dubrovnik is a seaside city with lots to do and see. Plenty of opportunities to travel by water, to see some excellent tourist sites in and around the area. The first attraction that all visitors take in is the Walls of Dubrovnik. They are the walls that protected Dubrovnik for coastal attack and have stood for centuries as an imposing defense for the coastal city. Today, the walls offer a great view of the Adriatic, and warm sea breezes are just one of the great things you can enjoy besides the view. A trip by boat to the island of Lokrum will take you to a monastery – after a short tour, fun in the sun on the beaches on the island. You can enjoy an excellent beach for a relaxing day, or go kayaking in the Adriatic. Or, take a tour of the island’s inner paths that will lead through virgin forests with trees as old as time itself. In Stradun, you can visit another monastery and a clock tower to look over the town. The Rector’s Palace is an excellent example of Gothic-Renaissance architecture; the palace is a mansion and museum that is well worth the time that you spend seeing it.
  • Montenegro - If you love the outdoors, a stop in Montenegro will scratch the outdoor itch. A mountain hike in Lovcen is an excellent way to spend a day, and did we mention the vista that will leave you overwhelmed by the beauty of the area. Once atop the mountain, a mausoleum stands guard for the beloved philosopher and poet, Petar II. Lovcen sits on Golden Bay and a cruise around the bay is a staple for any visitor who makes the trip here. If you take a trip to through rugged terrain for a pilgrimage to the historic Ostrog Monastery, your efforts will be rewarded for your spiritual quest. Set in hills, the monastery is carved into the rocky hillside. The devotion and effort to create this impressive structure is phenomenal. Black Lake is another destination for a cruise or a hike through the canyon that straddles the lake. A great deal of adventure tourism can be enjoyed here. There are many trails and hills to climb in search of the best view of Black Lake or the canyon.
  • Ljubljana - When you go to Ljubljana, expect to see many bridges in the city. They cross the Sana River and one popular activity is dinner cruise by boat down the river. If you are on dry land, taking the sights, one bridge that has a personality is the Dragon Bridge. It features a sculpture of Dragon that is prominent at the bridge’s entrance and has been the town’s emblem since the early 1900s. A tri-bridge attraction is in the centre of town and a trip across one of the three bridges at Tromostovje, landmark-bridge, is a great way to cross the Sana River.

Info about Balkan Cruises

Cruises in the Balkans can be the best experience of your life when you book them with our company IBMT Tours. We have a network of contacts to the best of what the Balkans has to offer and we will show them to you in an unrushed, comfortable environment. We have over a decade serving the tourist industry, and the tours we craft are catered to your travel desires. Make the most of your travel experience when you book your tour of the Balkans with us at IBMT Tours. Call our office to today to discuss one or more of the many itineraries we have available or create your own. We have travel consultants ready to receive your call at 1.877.977.4268, and start packing!   


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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