Travel Corner: Eastern European Escape

Kristen and Bob Harris are no strangers to travel.

Kristen has been a DTW-based Flight Attendant for 15 years, and her husband Bob recently retired from Endeavor after 25 years as a Pilot. To get the most out of a summer trip to Eastern Europe, these travel experts turned to another expert: A local tour guide who helped make their trip simple, seamless, and one to remember.

What was your destination and why did you choose it?
We had multiple destinations: Serbia, Bosnia, Montenegro, and Croatia. We chose this trip because our daughter was over there for a study abroad and we were meeting her afterwards.

What route did you take to get there?
We flew from DTW-MUC on Delta, and flew Lufthansa on a ZED fare from MUC to BEG (Belgrade, Serbia). On our return, we flew from DBV (Dubrovnik, Croatia) to FRA on Croatia Airlines on a ZED fare. From Frankfurt, we took Delta to ATL. We were fortunate on our Delta flight there and back to get Delta One!

Where did you stay while you were there?
We had a tour set up that was very reasonable. For three people, it was approximately $1,500. For this price, we had airport pickup and dropoff, car and driver, and hotels. This was all arranged through a tour guide, but he was willing to deviate if we wanted. We spent two nights in Belgrade, two nights in Sarajevo, two nights in Kotor, and one night just outside of Dubrovnik.