While southern parts of Europe are overflowing with tourists from June to August, there's a certain pleasure in experiencing destinations in September, October and November.
So why should travelers choose the Balkans when deciding on a destination for a fall vacation? Here are our top five reasons why:
1. The climate
With average temperatures for Dubrovnik and Ljubljana at 22 and 16 degrees celsius for September, there's plenty of sunshine to get a vitamin D boost without the exhaustion from the high heat of July and August. This allows travelers the opportunity to do and see more than they would in peak season.
2. Fewer crowds
Many travelers will have a check list of places and attractions that they'd like to experience while on their trip to the Balkans, and they most likely won't be the only ones to have found the 'must visit' spot. Large crowds take away from the enjoyment of a visit to a historic site or beautiful part of nature. By the start of September, visitor numbers drop considerably, meaning that when travelers on our land tours visit Lake Bled, Plitvice National Park, Perast or Lake Ohrid, there's more breathing space to take it all in.
3. Festival season
Contrary to what you may believe, there are plenty of festivals, concerts and events in September and October to keep guests entertained when they come to the region. Whether it's Dubrovnik's Late Summer Festival, Ljublana's Biennial of Design or Sarajevo's Jazz Fest in November, there's plenty of cultural treats that we can suggest to plan into your itinerary.
4. Great deals
Quite simply, you can offer your clients more for their money in September, October and November. Prices for hotel or private accommodation and flights, are cheaper in this part of Europe during fall. Being able to offer your customers a 4 or 5 star hotel for an excellent price will enhance their experience. We regularly visit and liaise with hotels and accomodation providers to ensure quality and secure the best deals to help your clients get more for their money.
5. Gastronomic delights
For travelers with discerning taste, a trip to Croatia in September or October offers the ideal opportunity to sample one of the world's finest delicacies; truffles. The Istrian region of the country is home to some of the best truffles in the world and each year the area's villages and towns hold events and festivals to celebrate the famous produce. Truffle Days in Istria runs from 9 September to 19 November and offers visitors the chance to sample the luxury fungus in a variety of forms as well as other delicious local produce.
Adriatic DMC is a leading destination management company based in Croatia offering authentic travel programs for discerning travelers to the region. The company specializes in crafting group and bespoke excursions, land tours, cruises, MICE travel programs and logistics support in Croatia, Slovenia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, Serbia and Macedonia.