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Essential Bosnia-Herzegovina & Serbia (5 days)

Exeter International

Mostar, Bosnia And Herzegovina To Belgrade, Serbia

Valid for Departures: 01 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019


Day 1
Mostar, Bosnia And Herzegovina
Bevanda None

You will be met at the airport in Dubrovnik or at your hotel in Dubrovnik, for the full-day trip across the border and to Bosnia – Herzegovina.

Transferring north along the Dalmatian coast and then turning inland, you will first visit the natural reserve of Hutovo Blato, where you will meet with your local Bosnian guide to continue with a private boat tour of the reserve. Located in south-western Bosnia and Herzegovina and just a short distance from the Adriatic, it is one of the richest wetland reserves in Europe in terms of both size and wildlife diversity. Hutovo Blato is also one of the top bird-watching sites in the country and habitat to over 200 migratory bird species. As the area is situated on a main bird migration route from Northern and Central Europe to Africa, Hutovo Blato’s Mediterranean climate, flora, and abundance of food have made it a main habitat of swamp birds.

Continuing further inland, you will reach Mostar - the unofficial capital of Herzegovina, which is situated on the Neretva River and is the fifth-largest city in the country.

Mostar was named after its famous UNESCO-protected Old Bridge (Stari Most) and the towers on its sides, knows as the ‘bridge keepers’ (mostari). Before its destruction during the Bosnian war in 1993, people from around the world used to come to see the 500-year old bridge, a trend which now continues after it was rebuilt in 2004 and again connects the banks of the Neretva River.

You will enjoy an overview walking tour of Mostar’s Old Town. Walking along the Old Bridge, you will enter Mostar’s cobbled Ottoman Quarter, which still houses the shops of many local artists and craftsmen, as well as beautiful 16th – century mosques, museums and cafes. It is believed that before the Ottomans occupied this region in the 15th century, Mostar was only a small settlement with a suspension bridge over the river. Thanks to its strategic location, Mostar soon became an important Ottoman military and administrative center. In the following centuries, the town grew and prospered from the trade with the nearby Dubrovnik. This is the period when many of the Islamic structures like mosques and madrasas were built.  At the end of the 19th century, the Austro-Hungarians briefly annexed Bosnia and Herzegovina and some examples of Viennese architecture still can be seen around the Old Town. The city was badly damaged during the 1990s military conflict and suffered immeasurable architectural destruction. Although most of the Old Town is now rebuilt, some rubble and ruins are still to be seen.

You will return to your hotel for an evening at leisure.

Day 2
Sarajevo, Bosnia And Herzegovina
Mostar, Bosnia And Herzegovina
Europe Sarajevo Breakfast

This morning, after checking-out from your hotel, you will continue your private transfer north-east and to Sarajevo - the capital and the largest city of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Although settlement on this site existed since prehistoric times, the modern city arose as an Ottoman stronghold in the 15th Century. In 1914 it was here that  the Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife Sophie were assassinated, an event which sparked World War I. Seventy years later it became the host city of the 1984 Winter Olympics. More recently, Sarajevo underwent the longest siege in modern military history during the Bosnian war.

Upon your arrival and some time for lunch (not included in the cost of your trip), you will meet your local guide at 2:00 PM for an overview walking tour. The compact Old Town makes for an easy and enjoyable exploration on foot and the Ferhadija pedestrian street is lined with architectural monuments, cafes, and shops. You will also see the Moraca Han - a caravanserai which once provided accommodations, meals, storage, and stables for merchants and travelers. It has now been renovated and houses a courtyard surrounded by several restaurants, cafes, and shops. It is also mainly along the Ferhadija Street that you will notice some of the Sarajevo roses – marks of mortar shell explosions on the pavements, many of which have been filled in with red paint or resin and accompanied by plaques with the names of the victims of the particular explosion.

You will stroll along the Miljacka River and see the bridges built during Ottoman times. One of these – the elegant stone Latin Bridge, is where the Serbian nationalist Gavrilo Princip shot and killed Franz Ferdinand and his wife. Nowadays, a plaque commemorates the place of the assassination and a small museum stands on the northern bank of the river.

You will also explore the Bascarsija which was the center of the city during the centuries of Ottoman domination. "Bas-carsija" literarily means "main marketplace" and originally only applied to the market square around the fountain.  Later this name spread to include Old Sarajevo's commercial and economic hub which was formed in the middle of the 15th century. Nowadays, it is known for the various souvenir shops and workshops where craftsmen make authentic handmade pottery, metalwork, jewelry, and other goods following centuries-old methods. Nearby, you will also see the Pigeon Square with the recently-rebuilt fountain.

Next, you may visit the covered market Brusa Bezistan which was built in the 16th century by the Grand Vizier Rustem Pasha who, beside his state business, was also a major silk manufacturer.

You may also visit the Emperor's Mosque (Careva dzamija) which was erected following an edict issued by the sultan Suleiman the Magnificent in 1560. Also in this neighborhood, the Gazi Husref Bey covered market (bezistan) is a massive basilica-like stone building built in the mid-16th century by masters from Ragusa (now Dubrovnik) on the order of the then Bosnian governor to house 52 shops in two interior rows and a third row outside and along the Kujundziluk (Coppersmith) Street which still offers antiques, copperware, and ornaments. Next to the Coppersmith Street, you can see the Marketplace Mosque. Erected in the 16th century, it is still a functioning temple and calls to prayer can still be heard several times a day.

You will also see the Town Hall (Gradska vijecnica) - probably the most beautiful and imposing building from the Austro-Hungarian period, built in pseudo-Moorish style. Not far away, the Orthodox Cathedral was built in 1868 in the new baroque style with Byzantine architectural elements.

The neo-Gothic Catholic Cathedral was erected and consecrated in 1889 and has three naves and a polygonal apse. The rosette window on the facade above the decorated portal is with stained-glass windows. A Viennese sculptor made the statue of the Jesus' Heart on the facade.

Your will return to your hotel where the rest of the evening will be at your leisure.

Day 3
Sarajevo, Bosnia And Herzegovina
Europe Sarajevo Breakfast

Today at 10:00 AM, you will again meet your local guide and driver for a full-day exploration of Sarajevo and its historic sights.

Just a short drive west of the city center where, located not far away from the airport, you will visit the War Tunnel Museum. Dug from a garage of a house during the Bosnian war, it led to the suburbs outside of the city which were not controlled by the Serb army thus providing a lifeline providing food, ammunition, and medical supplies for the residents of the besieged Sarajevo. Now, part of the tunnel has been open as a museum commemorating the siege and also displaying some Bosnian Army memorabilia.

Also today, you may want to visit the source of the Bosna River, located in the outskirts of Sarajevo. The spring and the surrounding park which is crisscrossed by paths and bridges over small streams and waterfalls are among the country’s top natural attractions.

If you are interested, you may also visit the former Sarajevo Olympic village where the 1984 Winter Olympics were held. After the Olympics, the athletes’ accommodations were turned into an apartment complex. During the Bosnian War, when Sarajevo was under siege for almost two years, the bobsled and luge runs became a fortified Serb base from which artillery and sniper fire were directed at the city. The press center and all the hotels and restaurants were reduced to rubble.  Nowadays, most of original buildings have been restored, but the bullet and shell marks can still be seen on many facades.

Located on a hill in the eastern part of the Old Town, you may make a brief stop at the Alifakovac cemetery which is the final resting place for many Moslems, but also offers great views of Sarajevo’s historic neighborhoods.

Return to your hotel for an evening at leisure.

Day 4
Belgrade, Serbia
Sarajevo, Bosnia And Herzegovina
Hyatt Regency Breakfast

Early this morning, you will meet your driver for the private transfer to the airport for your flight to Belgrade. The cost of the flight is not included in your program. The flight details are TBA.

Upon your arrival in Belgrade, you will be met by your local driver and guide for the transfer to center of the city where you will enjoy an overview tour of the Old Town.

Strategically located on the confluence of the Danube and Sava Rivers, Belgrade is the capital and largest city of Serbia. The first settlements in this area emerged around 4,800 BC, and later the site of the present-day city was settled in the 3rd Century BC by the Celts, before becoming a Roman settlement. The Slavic name Belgrade, literally meaning White City, was first recorded in the 9th Century. Belgrade was originally the capital of the Serbian Kingdom, and in modern times of the various incarnations of Yugoslavia from 1918 until 2003, as well as of the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro from 2003 until 2006.

As you walk along Knez Mihailova (Prince Michael’s) Street – Belgrade’s main pedestrian avenue, you will have a chance to visit the Belgrade Fortress, called Kalemegdan, which was strategically built at the confluence of the Sava and Danube rivers. The oldest historical center of Belgrade dating back to the 1st Century, the fortress is one of the most beautiful natural lookouts in Belgrade and consists of an Upper and a Lower town. Entering the fortress from the historic Knez Mihailova Street, you will tour the Upper Castle and see a number of well preserved gates, some of which date from as early as the Middle Ages, such as the Dark Gate, the Water Gate and the Defender Gate.

The Belgrade Fortress also houses the monumental building of the Military Museum, which has valuable exhibits of weapons and military equipment from various historical periods. The museum holds over 3,000 items ranging from Greek and Roman swords and helmets, Serbian heavy knight armors and weapons, and Western medieval weapons, to modern firearms, tanks, and armored cars. The most recent exhibits feature artifacts from the NATO actions against Yugoslavia in the 1990s, including parts of an F-117 stealth aircraft which was downed by the Yugoslav forces. The area south-west of the fortress is occupied by the Kalemegdan Park, which is the main city park with numerous winding walking paths, shady benches, picturesque fountains, and incredible river views. Also here, you will see Ivan Mestrovic’ famous statue ‘the Victor’ considered by many to be the symbol of the city.

One of Old Town's most important sights is the Princess Ljubica's Residence which was built by Prince Milos in 1831 for his wife Ljubica and their children. Today it houses a museum and has been restored to its original 19th-century appearance. You will also tour one of the few preserved old parts of the town - Kosancicev venac. A Serbian settlement existed here in as early as the middle ages which later became the heart of Belgrade.  Today, only a few buildings remain but the cobblestone street and courtyards still preserve the long-gone atmosphere.

The Question Mark Inn (Kafana "?") near the Cathedral was opened as an inn by Prince Milos’ personal physician and later changed hands repeatedly until eventually the church authorities requested that the inn sign be removed as "a sacrilege against the Church of God." The owner then put up a temporary sign with a question mark which has remained to this day.

You may decide to have lunch in Skadarlija - Belgrade's Bohemian quarter and a poplar destination for wining, dining, and live music in Belgrade. The restaurants in Skadarlija traditionally offer local cuisine, but international dishes are also available.

South of the Kalemegdan citadel, you will continue with the exploration of the Old Town (Stari Grad) which features some fine examples of neo-Renaissance (the School of Fine Arts), Art Nouveau (the Academy of Arts and Sciences), and neo-Baroque (the Krsmanovic House) architecture.

You will later transfer back to your hotel for an evening at your leisure.

Day 5
Belgrade, Serbia
None Breakfast

After checking out from your hotel, you will meet your driver for the private transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

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About Us

For 25 years, Exeter International has established itself as the leading deluxe specialist operator to Central and Eastern Europe, Russia & Central Asia. We use our intimate regional knowledge and expertise to create unique, often limited access travel experiences. Our multi-national, multi-lingual specialists craft authentic insider experiences, created with imagination. When you book with Exeter International you can expect the top guides in each city pre-reserved weeks in advance, matched to your preferences. Our specialists have also been recognized by the Conde Nast and Travel & Leisure top agent list since their inception.

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Terms & Conditions

Visas & Passports  –

Russia requires visas of United States citizens and Exeter International will arrange for the invitation required for a visa upon

booking. Each traveler will be responsible for one passport photo, a completed visa form, one photo copy of the information pages of his/her passport, the invitation, and the visa processing fee. If the traveler would like, Exeter International will obtain all visas at additional cost. Each traveler is responsible for his/her own passport, which must be valid for six (6) months after the completion of the participant’s tour. Exeter International is not responsible for the refusal of a visa to any traveler by any consulate. In the event of visa refusal, any and all expenses/cancellation fees shall be borne by the traveler.

Payment Policies - Deposit Requirements

Small Group Tours - Deposits ($500) per person, for group tours are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis and are non-refundable and nontransferable. We will hold your reservation for one week after you book your tour without a deposit. Some special programs (cruises and trains) may have different deposit policies.

Independent Programs -

 A 10% or $250 per person (whichever is greater) non-refundable deposit is required to confirm an independent travel program. No Services are confirmed prior to deposit being received.

Payment Policies – Final Payment

Final payment is due 60 days prior to the commencement of travel. If final payment is not received 60 days prior to departure, your reservation will automatically be canceled. Some special programs (cruises and trains) may have different final payment policies.

Prices and Services – All taxes are included in program prices.

Payments –

Payments must be made in Tampa, FL to Exeter International at least eight weeks prior to departure and are accepted by check, cash or credit card. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover Card for credit card payment. Please note that payment for any services a traveler wishes to add once travel commences must be made in United States Dollars to the Exeter International local representative. We cannot accept personal checks or travelers checks overseas.

Hotels –

The tour cost assumes double occupancy in all hotels. Single supplements will be calculated based on exact dates of travel. We reserve the right to substitute hotels of equal or superior quality.

Transfers & Vehicles –

Exeter International will supply its travelers with personal transportation to and from all train stations, airports and ports, as described in the tour description. Baggage assistance is included for one piece of luggage per person, but tour participants should be prepared to handle their own bags at certain times during the tour. Please read carefully the Exeter International Travel Tips publication. We cannot guarantee air-conditioned vehicles in some cities. Touring and transfers will be by regular 4 passenger cars unless you have specifically ordered a

luxury car for your tour.

Scheduling –

Please note that due to circumstances beyond the control of Exeter International, the tour may not be deliverable exactly as described (i.e. theater scheduling, hotel occupancy, etc.), BUT Exeter International will substitute scheduled or advertised events, hotels, and restaurants with alternatives of equal or greater value and quality. All hotels, restaurant and airline space is subject to their management’s approval. Exeter International will make every effort to guarantee this package as is, but conditions will sometimes mandate minor changes to the program. Reservations are nontransferable.

Expedited Services

Expedited Bookings –

All bookings confirmed less than six weeks before departure will require expedited procedures. The cost for expedited

bookings is $250 per booking.

Expedited Documents –

If final travel documents are required more  than four (4) weeks in advance of the departure date, a $50 expedited documents fee applies to the booking. If overnight delivery of documents is required at any time, a fee of $35 will be applied to the booking.

Itinerary Changes –

Once a group or individual travel itinerary has been confirmed, an amendment fee of $100 per revision will be charged. The traveler will also be responsible for any additional expenses that may be incurred due to a voluntary itinerary change.

Cancellation Policies –

Up to 8 weeks prior to departure: Deposit is nonrefundable 8 weeks to 14 days prior to departure: 50% cancellation fee 13 days or less prior to departure: 100% cancellation fee Reservations made at Russian and non-Western hotels are nonrefundable within 30 days of departure. Travelers are liable for airline and hotel cancellation fees as stated in their agreements. For all cruise and train bookings, please refer to the cancellation policies outlined in the specific Terms & Conditions for that program. All cancellations must be received in writing. If Exeter International must cancel your trip, you will be fully refunded.

Guaranteed Departures and Small Groups -

All Exeter International tours are guaranteed departures unless specifically noted with a minimum group size in the tour description. In small groups (less than 8 guests), the guides will act as the tour mangers in each of the cities. For all groups larger than 8 guests a tour manger will meet the group upon arrival in the first city of the tour and travel with this group throughout the duration of the tour. Certain events and meals may be changed slightly for small groups, as described in the brochure.

No Smoking –

 For the enjoyment of all passengers, smoking is not allowed on Exeter International buses and cars or while the group is together on tour or at meals.

Insurance –

Exeter International highly recommends that you purchase travel insurance for your trip. This may be purchased directly through Exeter International or through your travel agent.

What is included –

Your tour includes everything that is specifically stated in the tour description. Breakfast (usually buffet) is usually provided daily; lunch and dinner will be provided only as stated in the tour description. Meals always include tea and coffee. Alcoholic beverages and mineral water are not included in meals, unless specifically noted. Visa fees are not included in tour prices.

Exeter International’s Responsibility –

Exeter International reserves the right, but is not obligated, to not accept or retain as a tour passenger any member whose

condition or physical needs or conduct impede the operation of the tour or affect the rights, welfare, or enjoyment of the tour’s other participants. A refund of the unused portion of the tours is the limit of Exeter International’s liability if such a person is asked to leave the tour.

Exeter International acts only on behalf of hotels, restaurants, train lines, boat lines, its owners, operators or contractors (all herein called contractors) providing services in connection with Exeter International’s tours. In the absence of negligence on Exeter International’s part, Exeter International is not responsible for personal injury or property damage or loss arising out of the act or negligence of any direct air carrier, hotel or other person rendering any of the services or accommodations offered herein. The traveler agrees to the foregoing, and also agrees that Exeter International will not be or become liable or responsible for any loss, default, or injury of any person, company, or other legal entity engaged to supply the same. Exeter International accepts no responsibility for losses or expenses due to delays or changes in air or other services, sickness, weather, strikes, hotel overbooking, social and labor unrest, terrorist activities, war, quarantine, or any other causes, actions or omissions, or conditions over which it has no control.

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All tour prices include the cost of planning and operations and are based on the tariffs, fuel costs and exchange rates in effect November 1, 2009 and are subject to change without notice at any time prior to payment in full of tour services.

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Highly recomended

By: KandeeB

Reviewed on: 06 Jun 2013

Exeter International was staffed with first class personnel from the drivers to the EXTRAORDINARY guides through out the trip. The vehicles used to transport us were luxurious. The hotels were commensurate with the level of quality expected by the cost and located in the most advantageous sites. Totally organized and stress free experience.
Travel Advisor:  Brigitte Feinberg
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Great high-end travel company

By: Not provided

Reviewed on: 23 Aug 2013

Does superb job for demanding high-end travel Customized travel with excellent guides and programs. You pay but you get what you pay for.
Travel Advisor:  Leah Bergner
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Highly recommend

By: Jean

Reviewed on: 01 Oct 2013

Exeter was very well organised with very good guides and drivers. Our requests were responded to with professional speed. Some of our hotels could have been better. But we understand that they were the best available. We would have no hesitation using this agency again and recommending them to others.
Travel Advisor:  Nancy Yale
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Pampered Travel

By: KandeeB

Reviewed on: 07 Nov 2013

Exeter provides luxury travel with all the hassles and worries removed. The quality of their drivers and guides is first rate. From the minute you arrive until your final departure you are in excellent hands. The itinerary is well thought out and provides many special visitations not offered to other tourists. I have heartily recommended Exeter to several people without any reservation.
Travel Advisor:  Brigitte Feinberg


By: Jean

Reviewed on: 13 Jun 2014

We have used Exeter on a prior trip and were equally happy with them this time. We did have a Russian Visa situation which could have been serious, but was resolved quickly.The guide spoke very good English and was knowledgable in history and art along with the local architecture. The driver was also very safe in a chaotic traffic system.
Travel Advisor:  Nancy Yale

highly recommend

By: BB

Reviewed on: 22 Jun 2014

Travel Advisor:  Rochelle Lieberman

Highly recommended

By: Mkt123

Reviewed on: 11 Jul 2014

We were connected with local English speaking guides and drivers that gave us an inside view of each country we traveled to. The experience was priceless.
Travel Advisor:  Martha Rhodes

Oustanding Guides

By: J & W

Reviewed on: 15 Oct 2014

All of the services provided by Exeter were truly outstanding. The hotel accommodations were excellent. The guides were extremely knowledgeable and well organized. The drivers were prompt and courteous. The suggestions for restaurants and additional things to do and see were very good. The printed booklet of helpful hints and language support was a nice bit of support for travelers who are visiting countries for the first time.
Travel Advisor:  Sara Krutsinger

Across the Russian Far East

By: Judee 544

Reviewed on: 30 Aug 2015

Everything was perfectly planned and resulted in a wonderfully exciting trip with all of our interests and needs taken into account. going on such an adventurous and challenging trip, so far away when one is no longer young could have been quite difficult, but instead was nothing but a fabulous experience. Wonderful guides and wonderful experiences on the Trans-Siberian Express and the cities of the Russian Far East, and a lovely hotel at the end in Moscow.
Travel Advisor:  Vivian Rubenstein

Excellent Russian Trip

By: Roger

Reviewed on: 09 Aug 2016

Exeter provided all of our guides and support for a 9 day family trip to Russia - very well informed, personable guides and smooth transportation. We were a bit hesitant to go to Russia but highly recommend - the trip of a lifetime !
Travel Advisor:  Tony Huffman
Not Recommended


By: TheGrapevine

Reviewed on: 14 Feb 2017

Take out trip insurance - not going to bash - but you get the idea.....
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1st Class

By: Carlos Gavidia

Reviewed on: 08 Mar 2017

From the beginning to the end this organization really surprised me! From getting our travel visas for Moscow to every detail of the tour pick up transfers and tours through the city were perfectly executed
Travel Advisor:  Nancy Yale



Reviewed on: 14 May 2017

Exeter was excellent with tour logistics and great guide. Seamless trip.
Travel Advisor:  Britt Gerber

Great planning and service

By: WWII And Cold War History

Reviewed on: 25 Jun 2017

Exeter planned an excellent two week trip for me and my three teenagers. We went to Poland, Germany and Amsterdam. We focused on WWII and Cold War history. The plan was thoughtful and well paced. When I had questions Exeter staff responded promptly. A very good experience.
Travel Advisor:  Josh Friedman

St. Petersburg Tour

By: B Snead

Reviewed on: 18 Jul 2017

Our driver and guide could not have been better. Polite and accommodating for the three days we were in St. Petersburg. We saw a lot of attractions, got some behind the scenes tours and were able to access some sights prior to the general public. I would use Exeter again without hesitation!
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Barth


By: Hodges

Reviewed on: 17 Jul 2017

Exceeded all expectation. Super cost effective to compared to Oceania.
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Barth

Germany & Russia

By: Oz

Reviewed on: 19 Jul 2017

I strongley reccomend Exeter for shore excursions. Their staff and vehicles were first class, and the value was tremendous. We never felt uncomfortable or worried about being back to the ship on time. True professionals.
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Barth

Great tour

By: mt

Reviewed on: 25 Aug 2017

Knowledgable, efficient and friendly tour operators!

Baltic Cruise

By: Roger

Reviewed on: 17 Sep 2017

Fantastic tour service. Their guides and drivers were outstanding. Guides all had an excellent knowledge of the city and the history. We are very pleased that Ralph recommended Exeter. When comparing notes with others that had used the tours supplied by the ship, we learned that we had seen and accomplished much more than they had. Our guides were able to make special arrangements that others could not. Will always use Exeter when it is available
Travel Advisor:  Ralph Iantosca

Great tour

By: Ann

Reviewed on: 26 Sep 2017

Everything was wonderful. Very nice guide and well informed about the places we visited.

Exeter International

By: Goodwitch

Reviewed on: 02 Oct 2017

All guides were great and expedited airport service was fantastic
Travel Advisor:  Joanne Smith

St Petersburg

By: Swan

Reviewed on: 06 Nov 2017

Absolutely fabulous
Travel Advisor:  Sherrie Coffey

Custom Guided Tour

By: JJ

Reviewed on: 18 Dec 2017

The tour guides and drivers were outstanding plus. They were very personable, always early, and their local knowledge was excellent. All of them were eager to please and all adapted to the changing crowd situation caused by weather, national holiday, or political meeting.
Travel Advisor:  Eleanor Hardy

Well run independent travel to Russia

By: Susan and Murray Morrison

Reviewed on: 18 Jun 2018

From getting visas for us to planning a private visit to Russia for us, Exeter International was top notch. No detail was overlooked. The guides that Exeter provided were outstanding, spoke fluent English, had a good grasp of Russian history and were willing to accommodate our every interest. The guides were truly experts about their cities: museums, palaces, and surroundings. In addition, the guides were friendly and helpful. Exeter ran a well organized, well thought-out tour of Russia for the two of us.
Travel Advisor:  Nancy Yale

Family time and fun

By: Jane

Reviewed on: 27 Jul 2018

My experience with Exeter was positive. The drivers were on time and very courteous. There was water in the cars for us. They had information to offer as we drove to destinations. They were accommodating to our schedules and were very helpful if we had questions. We missed walking around the interior of a famous church due to the day the tour was scheduled. There were services going on and we could not enter. Another tour was partly taken up by a long walking tour to get to a castle. I would have rather spent time inside the castle. We had to exit with the guide and missed a lot of interesting things. Too bad we were not allowed to stay inside on our own to see more.
Travel Advisor:  Stephanie Miller Murphy

less common places tour

By: ssunsfanatic

Reviewed on: 26 Jul 2018

good tour to less visited places in Bergen. We had been to the more common tourist sites.
Travel Advisor:  Leah Bergner

Central Europe

By: Tour of Central Europe and QM2 to NYC

Reviewed on: 26 Jul 2018

Vienna, Prague, Krakow, Berlin, Hamburg. Wonderful hotels, wonderful guides, wonderful restaurants. Not one single mistake or hiccup. Exeter does an outstanding job.
Travel Advisor:  Brigitte Feinberg

St. Petersburg

By: SandStar

Reviewed on: 06 Aug 2018

We had a wonderful trip. Hotel was excellent. They were able to accommodate our special requests and schedule. We highly recommend the local guide, Anya, who was extremely knowledgeable about local and Russian history.
Travel Advisor:  Linda Zelisko

Exeter tour guides

By: smcknight

Reviewed on: 06 Aug 2018

We had basically positive experiences both days we toured with Exeter guides. The first day there was a little too much emphasis placed on taking us to "gift shops" and expecting us to buy tourist trinkets. The heat and the crowds may have been easier to bare if we had gone to the Hermitage in the early morning instead of wasting 45-50 minutes in a trinket shop. The second guide was very professional and led us seamlessly through Catherine's palace and the palaces on the canal in St. Petersburg.
Travel Advisor:  Joanne Meyer

Every detail was perfect!

By: Beth

Reviewed on: 31 Aug 2018

Exeter was a joy to work with. Our drivers and tour guides were helpful, friendly, and very knowledgeable. I traveled with my 13-year-old daughter, and our tours were uniquely tailored to interest her. I had heard horror stories about obtaining Russian visas. Not for us! Exeter took care of everything, and quickly. I loved the custom packet that they sent me in advance of the trip. It listed our itinerary in detail, helpful phone numbers, restaurant recommendations, and travel tips that were specific for our destinations. I would enthusiastically recommend Exeter for travel planning.
Travel Advisor:  Andre Koester

St. Petersburg tour

By: Rocky Mountain Flier

Reviewed on: 31 Aug 2018

Becky recommended Exeter International for my party of four. We all agreed after two full days of touring with our guide and driver that we would not have wanted to see St. Petersburg any other way. Our guide was excellent and very informed and we liked the driver too. We were able to avoid the long lines and were admitted to areas of the palaces that other visitors would never have the opportunity to see. We invited her to join us for lunch on both days whereby we learned even more about St. Petersburg.
Travel Advisor:  Becky Sullivan

Exeter/Norwegian Tour

By: Lien

Reviewed on: 21 Sep 2018

Exeter (Jody Ricottone) coordinated my recent sole tour of Norway. This involved guides in three cities, hotels in those cities and in two fjordside locations, trains and ferry, rental car and other transfer arrangements. I was very pleased with everything, including that Jody paid close attention to what I wanted and was responsive to my requests. Her recommendations and examples of somewhat similar sole tours really assisted me in my planning. The entire trip went off without a scheduling hitch, and introduced me, as I had wished, to Norwegian sites and experiences I never would have seen or had without Jody's good work.
Travel Advisor:  Wanda Worsley

Russia St. Petersburg

By: Jay Johnson

Reviewed on: 07 Oct 2018

The guide and driver were both wonderful and full of knowledge and professionalism. I would not hesitate to recommend this to anyone. They also had great suggestions for lunch venues, during our stay in and about St. Petersburg.
Travel Advisor:  Jay Johnson

Russia Private Tour

By: Susan

Reviewed on: 01 Oct 2018

We engaged Exeter to provide a private tour in St Petersburg, Russia. Exeter was outstanding!! We had a guide, Anya Smirnova, and driver for 3 days and it was a fabulous experience. Anya spoke perfect English and was able to relate the sites we saw to Russian history and culture in a fascinating manner. We asked her many, many questions that she readily answered. Her knowledge was extensive. We had special entry to the exhibits, bypassing the long normal entry lines. We had the flexibility to see what was of interest to us, and the ability to visit sites that the ship tours did not include. For lunch we stopped at wonderful restaurants that served authentic Russian food at reasonable prices, which was far better food than on the ship. The day at Peterhof Palace, with the extravagant fountains and grotto, was especially memorable. Our experience with Exeter was outstanding and I would highly recommend them for future private tours.

Great Tour Group

By: Tommy

Reviewed on: 07 Oct 2018

We had a four day touring experience with Exeter in Prague and both my wife and myself could not be happier. Peter, our driver met us for the transfer from our ship to Prague right on time and throughout our tour. He was extremely professional and made sure we were where we needed to be and was always pleasant. We felt very comfortable while being driven. Lucie, our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable in all areas that we visited and made sure we got to see everything we were supposed to see and more. She worked things out while we were with her to ensure things went like clockwork and we were not disappointed. I can't say enough how using Exexter made our time in Prague a wonderful experience and I would not hesistate using them again.
Travel Advisor:  Ourisman Travel


By: Sharon

Reviewed on: 25 Oct 2018

The quality of the tours and the guides was great. Some of the guides were exceptional. The tours were informative and we enjoyed them very much.
Travel Advisor:  Joanne Smith

russian guides

By: Toni

Reviewed on: 29 Oct 2018

Exeter was all you could ask for. We were always met on time and the guides were terrific.
Travel Advisor:  Jamo Ladd

very nice hotel

By: mary

Reviewed on: 07 Dec 2018

this is a very nice hotel...the bar on the top floor has fabulous views of Rome...we also had breakfast and lunch up there and the food was outstanding...rooms aren't big, but are very comfortable...i will definately come back to this hotel
Travel Advisor:  Martha Gaughen