Balkan Adventurer 2020-21

Balkan Adventurer | Topdeck Travel
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From Sofia to Budapest, come and check out what this awesome part of the world has to offer. We'll explore Sofia and Belgrade before checking out the stunning Plitvice Lakes National Park (extra pretty in winter if there's snow and ice). Then, back to Budapest we go. What a trip!

  • Europe
  • Bulgaria
  • Serbia
  • Bosnia
  • Croatia
  • Hungary
Tour Types
  • Youth
  • 18-30 somethings
Day 1: Sofia, Bulgaria

Are you ready for this? Your Balkan Adventurer trip starts here! Tick off the must-sees (hello, Alexander Nevski Cathedral) before meeting the Topdeck crew later today. With a welcome dinner included, you’ll all be best Balkan buds in no time.

Day 2: Sofia

Free day to explore this gem of a capital city. Hot tip: get on down to the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and make sure you go inside too. You can thank us later. But for the main event, let’s go skiing (optional). We’ll make our way to Borovets ski resort where you can hit the slopes, whatever your ability. Ready to shred?

Day 3: Sofia

Survived the après-ski and want a second day skiing? We’ve got you covered (optional). For non-skiers, take a scenic open-air lift ride and hike to the Seven Rila Lakes in Rila Mountain (optional). It’ll be a view to remember. There’s also the chance to visit the beautiful Rila Monastery (optional). Talk about spoilt for choice!

Day 4: Sofia to Belgrade, Serbia

Serbia here we come! Curl up on the coach as we cruise into Belgrade. Once we arrive, we’ll show you how to explore this city like a pro. Later, why not hit the town? YOLO is the motto after all.

Day 5: Belgrade

Why not take a trip along the banks of the mighty Danube and into Belgrade's Old Town district to investigate the local hot spots? Belgrade Fortress, the bohemian hub Skadarlija and Republic Square are also waiting to be explored.

Day 6: Belgrade to Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina

This morning we’ll pay a sobering visit to the Srebrenica Memorial (which honours the victims of the 1995 genocide) before we move on to Sarajevo. Here, we’ll follow our local guide and learn all about the city’s war-torn past. Tonight, discuss everything you’ve learned over dinner. This one’s on us.

Day 7: Sarajevo

Take it easy today – you’ve got a free day to spend soaking up the sights and sounds of Sarajevo. Looking for some local eats? Why not try cevapi, Bosnia’s take on the kebab?

Day 8: Sarajevo to Plitvice Lakes, Croatia

Get excited – on day twelve, we’ll make our way to one of the most beautiful parts of Eastern Europe. Yep, we’re looking at you, Plitvice Lakes National Park! In the right conditions, the park’s waterfalls freeze over and the trees get covered in a blanket of snow, turning it into a real-life winter wonderland.

Day 9: Plitvice Lakes to Budapest

Tear your heart away from the beautiful Plitvice Lakes as we make tracks to Budapest. See the sites on an included driving tour before tucking in to one last dinner with your travel pals.

Day 10: Budapest

So long Budapest, it’s been real. Until next time!

  • Walking tour of Sofia
  • Walking tour of Belgrade
  • Walking tour of Sarajevo
  • Visit the Srebrenica Memorial
  • Entry to Plitvice Lakes National Park
  • Driving tour of Budapest
  • -9 nights in hotels (twin or double)
  • Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi.
  • 9 breakfasts, 0 lunches, 4 dinners

Dates Price Single Availability
23-Dec-2020 for 9 Nights Visit website
07-Jan-2021 for 9 Nights Visit website
21-Jan-2021 for 9 Nights Visit website
04-Feb-2021 for 9 Nights Visit website

Touring with Top Deck

If you’re between 18-30 something, don’t miss the opportunity to travel with this awesome travel company. Topdeck was born in 1973 when Skroo Turner and his mates bought a double-decker bus and drove across Europe to Morocco. They now offer over 330 amazing tours in 65 countries,  so they will definitely have a touring adventure to whet your appetite.

A collective of explorers who are devoted to travel, they strive to open minds, shift perspectives, learn new things and make a difference. Their passion is to inspire young people through life-changing travel experiences. Their business is to make travel dreams a reality. They know what works. And they’re not afraid to shout about it. They refuse to sacrifice quality, independence and freedom, and believe solo adventures should go hand in hand with unforgettable moments with like-minded travellers. They offer variety, comfort and value for money, and promise a hassle-free holiday, loaded with authentic local experiences.

They are lively, curious, knowledgeable and dedicated; driven with the desire to laugh and have fun. They build the trips. You build the memories. Go on, jump on board and discover what it means to be a #Topdecker!


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Accommodation:-9 nights in hotels (twin or double)
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