Best of Balkans

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Embark on this unforgettable tour of the best of the Balkans. Kicking off at the Bulgarian capital, make your way through Belgrade and Bosnia & Herzegovina. Besiege the walls of Dubrovnik before jumping into the sapphire waters of the Adriatic. Dry off on the way to spectacular Montenegro whilst passing the outstanding mountain backdrop. Welcome the spectacular coastline together with the warm lively people. Uncover the unspoken natural beauty and impressive history of a marvellous region on this Balkans tour.

Highlights
  • Enjoy professional guided tours in Belgrade, Dubrovnik, Kotor, Ohrid and Skopje.
  • Uncover the stunning natural beauty of Ohrid Lake with an optional trip to the serene St. Naum Monastery.
  • Swim the Adriatic and walk around the impressive medieval fortresses of Dubrovnik and Kotor, and meet the vibrant nightlife of Budva.
  • Explore the essential highlights of 7 Balkan countries in 9 days.
  • Delve into history and greet the colourful Balkan cultures riding from one capital to another, while frequenting popular hotspots and gems off the beaten track.
Add Ons
Local Payment: £0
Entrance Fees
Entrance fees to the sights and museums
Destinations
  • Belgrade
  • Sofia
  • Europe
  • Albania
  • Bosnia
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Macedonia
  • Montenegro
  • Serbia
Tour Types
  • Active
  • Adventure
  • Overland
  • Scenic
  • 18-30 somethings
  • Couples
  • LGBT+
  • Singles
  • Youth
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing
  • Walking
  • Art
  • History
  • Religion-Spiritual

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.

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Accommodation Name: Hotel Vega – 4 Star

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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.

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Accommodation Name: Abba Hotel – 4 Star

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Location: 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.

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Accommodation Name: Hotel Ibis Styles – 4 Star

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Location: 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.

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Accommodation Name: Hotel Central Park – 4 Star

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Location: 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.

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Accommodation Name: Hotel Central Park – 4 Star

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Location: 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.

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Accommodation Name: Hotel Park – 3 Star

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Location: 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.

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Accommodation Name: Hotel Sileks – 4 Star

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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.

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Accommodation Name: Hotel Panoramika – 4 Star

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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 our trip ends, and we say goodbye to our new friends. You can explore the shopping streets, highlights and the nightlife as you wish.

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Included
  • Transportation
    -Air-conditioned coach or mini-bus
  • Tour Guiding
    -Services of experienced Travel Talk local guides licenced by the Ministry of Tourism
  • Accommodation
    -4 star hotels
  • Airport Transfer(s)
    -Arrival airport transfer from Sofia Airport to the hotel on day 1
  • Free Wi-Fi
    -Complimentary hotel Wi-Fi access ( where available )
  • Airport Transfer
    -From Sofia Airport to the hotel on Day 1
  • Meals
    -8 breakfasts

Not Included
  • Tipping and Gratuities
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  • Meals not stated above
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  • Travel Insurance
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  • Optional activities
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  • Items of a personal nature
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  • Entrance Fees
    -Entrance fees to the sights and museums

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Start:Sofia
Finish:Sofia
Group size:13 - 35
Suitable for: 18-39 years
Accommodation:4 star hotels
Physical rating:Low
Meals:8 breakfasts
Tour operated in: English
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