Balkan Discovery Small Group

9 nights from £827

Start:Sofia
Finish:Sofia
Duration:9 Nights
Group size:6 - 12
Suitable for: 18-40 years
Accommodation:4 star hotels
Physical rating:Low
Meals:9 breakfasts
Tour operated in: English

Overview

Travelling with a group of no more than 12 people, our new Small Group trips provide you with more space for your comfort and pleasure. Join us on this fascinating Balkan Discovery to witness the living history as well as unparalleled natural beauty. Share a cup of tea with the lively and passionate people; fall in awe against the magnificent mountain range and crystal mirror-like lakes; meanwhile soak in the massive history that shaped the future of Europe. This Balkans tour takes you through all the highlights from palaces of the Tsars in Sofia and charming Belgrade to the pearl of Adriatic, Dubrovnik, to the pretty Montenegrin villages and Albanian towns, via the heart of stunning Macedonia. .......read more
Highlights
  • Podgorica, the capital city of Montenegro
  • Mostar known for the iconic Stari Most (Old Bridge), a reconstructed medieval arched bridge
  • Swim the Adriatic and walk around the impressive medieval fortresses of Dubrovnik and Kotor, and meet the vibrant nightlife of Budva
  • Uncover the stunning natural beauty of Ohrid Lake with an optional trip to the serene St. Naum Monastery
Add Ons
Local Payment: £0

Itinerary

Location: Sofia

Welcome to Sofia! At the airport, keep an eye out for the Travel Talk sign for your transfer to the hotel. At the hotel around 7pm, have an informal welcome meeting with your guide and fellow travellers. After you get all the critical information about the tour, head out for our optional group dinner around 8:15pm and walk the streets of Sofia. Included Activities Welcome Meeting Optional Activities Group Dinner

Accommodation: ,Hotel, Vega - 4 Star

Meals: ,No Meals,

Location: Sofia, Belgrade

After a substantial breakfast, hop on the bus and make your way to the Serbian capital, Belgrade. With stunning views over the Danube and Sava rivers by the mighty medieval Belgrade Fortress, head to the heart of the capitol. Starting off at the vibrant pretty shopping street, Knez Mihailova, filled with cafes, shops and charming sites, kick off the walking tour to discover the incredible landmarks Belgrade has in store and their marvellous histories. Included Activities Belgrade City Tour

Accommodation: ,Hotel, Abba - 4 Star

Meals: ,Breakfast,

Location: Belgrade, Sarajevo

Next stop Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina’s capital, the city that has been through it all! It is where the Western and Eastern Roman Empire split and where people of many nations and religions met, lived and warred. You can still see many reminders of the Yugoslav War in bullet holes and cannon marks all around town. Though, still an oriental beauty with a unique twist, and a delight to discover on your walking tour in the old town. The city offers endless delicacies to taste, but the specialty is lamb. Included Activities Sarajevo City Tour Entrance Fees Catholic Church - EUR 1

Accommodation: ,Hotel,Ibis Styles – 4 Star

Meals: ,Breakfast,

Location: Sarajevo, Mostar, Trebinje

Today, we drive for the amazing Adriatic shore, but first a stop at Mostar! As you arrive in this dreamland, walk through the Old Town of this Herzegovina pearl, see the iconic highlights Old Bridge – Stari Most, and the old čaršija (market). Enjoy your lunch with an amazing view at one of the local venues, discover the old town and make sure to try the delicious Turkish coffee. In the afternoon, we ride to Trebinje for our overnight stay. Included Activities Mostar City Tour Optional Activities Kravice Waterfalls - EUR 20

Accommodation: ,Hotel,Central Park – 4 Star

Meals: ,Breakfast,

Location: Trebinje, Dubrovnik, Trebinje

Get ready for a long day at Dubrovnik, the “Pearl of the Adriatic"! With its well-preserved majestic walls encircling the whole town and its sea of terra-cotta roof tiles, giving life to the "King’s Landing", the whole town is an amazing UNESCO World Heritage Site. Even the drive down to town from the mountain-side is a breakth-taking highlight in itself! We start off with a guided walking tour of the Old Town and marvel at the millennial history of this fairy-like town. Walk atop the mighty walls, discover cute narrow streets, taste delicious seafood or jump off into the crystal-blue waters. In the evening, we return to Trebinje for a good night's rest. Included Activities Dubrovnik City Tour Optional Activities Dubrovnik Boat Trip - EUR 35 Entrance Fees Dubronvnik City Walls - EUR 15

Accommodation: ,Hotel,Central Park – 4 Star

Meals: ,Breakfast,

Location: Trebinje, Kotor, Budva

Next stop Montenegro! Arrive in Kotor after a scenic drive an meet its calming natural beauty and characteristic architecture, a less-crowded version of Dubrovnik with its impressive medieval citadel. Following a walking tour of the old town with your expert local guide and some free time, make your way to the popular touristic hub of the region, Budva. Your guide will take you on a brief walking tour of the vibrant summer town with great food, impressive views and lively nightlife. Included Activities Kotor City Tour Budva Walking Tour

Accommodation: ,Hotel,Park – 3 Star

Meals: ,Breakfast,

Location: Budva, Tirana, Ohrid

Hit the road after breakfast, next stop Albania! A panoramic city tour of Tirana will introduce the best preserved and most beautiful samples of Albanian architecture, and drop us off at the town centre for some free time to discover the bustling Skenderbeg square. In the afternoon, continue towards Ohrid, Macedonia and check-in to your comfy hotel. You can rest up after a long day, or join the optional Balkan night with dinner. Included Activities Panoramic Tour of Tirana Ohrid Walking Tour Optional Activities Balkan Night With Dinner - EUR 25

Accommodation: ,Hotel,Sileks – 4 Star

Meals: ,Breakfast,

Location: Ohrid, Skopje

Start off the day with a guided city tour of Old Ohrid hosting hundreds of chapels and churches scattered all around. In the afternoon travel to Skopje, the capital of Macedonia, for the night. Included Activities Ohrid City Tour Optional Activities St.

Naum Tour - EUR 15

Accommodation: ,Hotel,Panoramika – 4 Star

Meals: ,Breakfast,

Location: Skopje, Sofia

Prepare to discover the beautiful Skopje with a guided sightseeing tour filled with stunning architecture, grand monuments and unique history. Pose with the famous statue of Alexander the Great or walk through the Macedonian Arc de Triumph. The city has countless landmarks and a vibrant street life with many cafes and bars around. In the afternoon, leave for Sofia, where you can explore the shopping streets and the nightlife as you wish. Included Activities Skopje City Tour

Accommodation: ,Hotel,Panoramika – 4 Star

Meals: ,Breakfast,

Location: Sofia

Early in the morning, join a walking tour of the Sofia town centre and visit all the famous landmarks including the National Library, Sofia University, The Parliament, and continue on to The St. Alexander Nevsky Patriarchal Cathedral, the National Theatre and St. Sofia Church. While your guide fills you in about the diverse history of Bulgaria and the communist era, you’ll get to see the houses of the Council of Ministers, presidency and the former communist party headquarters. As you stroll towards the vibrant shopping streets, feel free to get lost and discover the shops and cafes around. After the city tour, start bidding farewells to your new mates and end the tour. Included Activities Sofia City Tour

Accommodation: ,

Meals: ,Breakfast,

What's Included

Included
  • Accommodation
    4 star hotels
  • Meals
    9 breakfasts
  • Transportation
    Air-conditioned non-smoking coach or mini-bus
  • Airport Transfer
    From Sofia Airport (on day 1)
  • Guide
    Services of experienced Travel Talk local guides licenced by the Ministry of Tourism

Not Included
  • Any flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not stated in the itinerary
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Tips & gestures
  • Visa fees
  • Entrance fees to the sights and museums
  • Optional activities
  • Other services not stated in the itinerary

FAQ

Dates

Dates Price Single Availability
20-Dec-2021
9 Nights
Standard Room

-40%
Enquire
25-Dec-2021
9 Nights
Standard Room

-40%
Enquire
Dates Price Single Availability
26-Mar-2022
9 Nights
Standard Room

-40%
Enquire
Dates Price Single Availability
16-Apr-2022
9 Nights
Standard Room

-40%
Enquire
30-Apr-2022
9 Nights
Standard Room

-40%
Enquire
Dates Price Single Availability
14-May-2022
9 Nights
Standard Room

-40%
Enquire
21-May-2022
9 Nights
Standard Room

-40%
Enquire
Dates Price Single Availability
04-Jun-2022
9 Nights
Standard Room

-40%
Enquire
18-Jun-2022
9 Nights
Standard Room

-40%
Enquire
Dates Price Single Availability
02-Jul-2022
9 Nights
Standard Room

-40%
Enquire
09-Jul-2022
9 Nights
Standard Room

-40%
Enquire
16-Jul-2022
9 Nights
Standard Room

-40%
Enquire
23-Jul-2022
9 Nights
Standard Room

-40%
Enquire
30-Jul-2022
9 Nights
Standard Room

-40%
Enquire
Dates Price Single Availability
06-Aug-2022
9 Nights
Standard Room

-40%
Enquire
13-Aug-2022
9 Nights
Standard Room

-40%
Enquire
20-Aug-2022
9 Nights
Standard Room

-40%
Enquire
27-Aug-2022
9 Nights
Standard Room

-40%
Enquire
Dates Price Single Availability
03-Sep-2022
9 Nights
Standard Room

-40%
Enquire
17-Sep-2022
9 Nights
Standard Room

-40%
Enquire
Dates Price Single Availability
01-Oct-2022
9 Nights
Standard Room

-40%
Enquire
15-Oct-2022
9 Nights
Standard Room

-40%
Enquire
29-Oct-2022
9 Nights
Standard Room

-40%
Enquire
Dates Price Single Availability
19-Dec-2022
9 Nights
Standard Room

-40%
Enquire
25-Dec-2022
9 Nights
Standard Room

-40%
Enquire

Why TourHound?

We make it easy to compare tours and adventures from over 100 specialist tour operators, and we guarantee you'll save money on your bookings.

Our members are notified of all the latest new trips and offers, and they receive guaranteed savings on bookings. Cashback can be as high as £350 a trip for TourHound members.

Enter your email to become a member (its free!).

Touring with Travel Talk Tours

At Travel Talk, they have one focus - to make your trip the experience of a lifetime without breaking the bank. Being avid travellers themselves, they know what is essential to creating that perfect trip and combine all of these elements in every one of their tours. With fascinating destinations, expert guides, like-minded travellers, premium accommodation and travel — not to mention competitive prices; they strive to tick all the boxes with unique and authentic travelling experiences.

Explore exotic destinations like Egypt, Turkey, Jordan, Israel, Russia or India & Nepal. Embrace the authentic culture and otherworldly experiences in Morocco, Iceland and the Balkans. Then meet the warm sun and cool waters of Greece, Croatia, Spain & Portugal. Commemorate the fallen on ANZAC Day, hit the snowy winter slopes in Ski Bansko, and sink a beer with like-minded travellers at Oktoberfest in Munich! Travel Talk group tours are ideal for culture-hungry adventurous travellers chasing unique travel stories around the world.

Travel Talk guests are not just tourists, but avid travellers. Join them on one of their tours to find out the difference.

{{shortLabel}}

tour details

This tour is operated by Travel Talk Tours

9 nights from pp exc.flights; per Night
compare Compare tour Add this tour to the comparison list. compare Compare tour This tour has been added to the comparison list. Cick here to view.
Enquire Experiences for 18-39s
Start:Sofia
Finish:Sofia
Duration:9 Nights
Group size:6 - 12
Suitable for: 18-40 years
Accommodation:4 star hotels
Physical rating:Low
Meals:9 breakfasts
Tour operated in: English
tourhound promise
tourhound promise
TourHound Promise
  • I compare from the largest selection of touring companies available.
  • It doesn’t cost you a penny to use me, or to book a tour through TourHound.
  • I never favour one operator over another and provide a totally neutral comparison.
tour hound
Why TourHound?