Balkan Discovery

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.

Duration

Destination

Start/Ends in

10 Days

Balkans

Sofia / Sofia

Hotels

Group Size

Age Requirement

4 Star

12-42 People

18+

Trip Rating

Trip Theme

Departs

4.7

96 reviews

Discovery,Overland

April to December

Why You’ll Love This Tour

  • Explore the essential highlights of 7 Balkan countries in 9 days, staying at comfortable 4-star hotels and travelling on a private modern coach.
  • Travel with a local guide throughout your trip to get the best insight and tips, plus enjoy professional guided tours in Belgrade, Dubrovnik, Kotor, Ohrid and Skopje.
  • 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.
  • Swim the Adriatic and walk around the impressive medieval fortresses of Dubrovnik and Kotor.
  • Uncover the stunning natural beauty of Ohrid Lake with an optional trip to the serene St. Naum Monastery.
  • Spend an extra night in Sofia and depart anytime you wish on the last day of the tour.
  • No night drives, however we need to cross multiple borders and customs process may take some time depending on how busy it is.

Sights Visited on This Tour

One of the oldest cities in Europe and the only one built on the confluence of two rivers, also known as the city that never sleeps.

This complex is one of the most beautiful and strongest fortified systems in Europe, but the lively streets show that there is more!

Montenegro’s chief coastal town, Kotor is a picturesque town where maritime history and Romanesque architecture are the moving forces.

Mostar is a city in Bosnia and Herzegovina, known for the iconic Stari Most (Old Bridge) that acts as a calling card for the Balkans.

Ohrid is a large town in North Macedonia on the shore of Lake Ohrid and a UNESCO heritage site since 1980.

Sarajevo, capital of Bosnia, is a compact city on the Miljacka River, the center has museums commemorating local history

Shkodër or Shkodra is the fourth largest city in Albania and one of the oldest places in the Balkan peninsula.

Skopje is the capital and largest city of the North Macedonia and it lies in the heart of the Balkan Peninsula region.

Sofia is the capital and largest city of Bulgaria.ıt has rich history from Roman and Ottoman Empires. Also famous with it's night life.

Tirana is the capital and largest city of Albania.It is also culturel and economical, politically center of the country.

Trebinje is a small sized city situated in the Trebišnjica river valley in south eastern Herzegovina, about 30 km by road from Dubrovnik.

Tour Inclusions

Accommodation

4 star hotels

Meals

9 breakfasts

Transportation

Air-conditioned coach or mini-bus

Airport Transfer(s)

Arrival airport transfer from Sofia Airport to the hotel on day 1

Tour Guiding

Services of experienced Travel Talk local guides licenced by the Ministry of Tourism

Free Wi-Fi

Complimentary hotel Wi-Fi access ( where available )

Sightseeing

Knez Mihailova
Danube

Belgrade Fortress
Mostar Bridge

Mostar Old Town
Dubrovnik Old Town

Kotor
Skenderbeg square

What is NOT included?

What is NOT included?

- Any flights not mentioned above
- Travel Insurance
- Meals not stated above
- Items of a personal nature

- Tips and gestures
- Entrance fees to the sights and museums
- Optional activities
- Other services not stated in the itinerary

Dates & Rates

All prices are per person, based on double, twin or triple share occupancy. Solo passengers not wishing to pay a single supplement will be accommodated in a double, twin or triple room according to availability with a passenger(s) of the same gender.

 

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Accommodation

NOVOTEL SOFIA
Sofia
4 Star

A modern-design hotel, offering spacious rooms with flat-screen tv with satellite channels, coffee/ tea maker, safe deposit box, hairdryer & free toiletries, an on-site restaurant, lounge bar and a fitness center.

ABBA HOTEL
Belgrade
4 Star

Discover some of the most elegant hotel rooms in Belgrade, designed to immerse the guests in apsolute comfort and unparaleled luxury.

IBIS STYLE HOTEL
Sarajevo
4 Star

Ibis Style Hotel offers various facilities such as swimming pool and a wellness centre. The hotel has a rich continental breakfast buffet.

HOTEL CENTRAL PARK
Trebinje
4 Star

Hotel Central Park is located in Trebinje and has a terrace with a nice and cozy restaurant.The hotel is in a building that has a very interesting history.

GRAND HOTEL EUROPA
Shkoder
5 Star

Located in the centre of Shkoder, Grand Hotel Europa features a fitness center & SPA. Clasically decorated rooms are air-conditioned and have LCD TV.

HOTEL AQUALINA
Ohrid
4 Star

Located on the shore of Lake Ohrid, surrounded by an area of an amazing clear water of the lake on one side and endless green forest of and national park of Galicica.

HOTEL NOVA RIVIERA
Ohrid
4 Star

A charming hotel located on the shores of Ohrid Lake. Hotel offers spacious rooms and an on-site restaurant & bar that have breathtaking views.

HOTEL PANORAMIKA
Skopje
4 Star

This hotel has much to offer, swimming pool, spa with sauna, steam bath and gym center.The property is located a 20-minute walk from Macedonia Square.

Accommodation
Sofia
NOVOTEL SOFIA
4 Star
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Belgrade
ABBA HOTEL
4 Star
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Sarajevo
IBIS STYLE HOTEL
4 Star
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Trebinje
HOTEL CENTRAL PARK
4 Star
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Shkoder
GRAND HOTEL EUROPA
5 Star
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Ohrid
HOTEL AQUALINA
4 Star
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Ohrid
HOTEL NOVA RIVIERA
4 Star
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Skopje
HOTEL PANORAMIKA
4 Star

Tour Reviews

At Travel Talk we do not only strive to provide excellent value for premium adventures but also to exceed expectations in every aspect of our trips, which is reflected in an enviable 98.2% customer satisfaction rate in 2019. Thanks to the invaluable feedback of our incredible travellers, we are continuously working to improve ourselves and the communities we touch, year after year.

4.7/5 96 reviews
  • Accomodation 4.36
  • Transportation 4.47
  • Value for Money 4.97
  • Guide 4.94
  • Overall 4.66

Jen

I recently went on the Balkans tour and I would like to thank Simon and Kris for making this trip memorable. During this trip, we created great memories, we saw plenty of beautiful places, discovered more about the local culture, and tried new food.

Simon is a very passionate tour guide, he’s very caring and was always there for the group.

Kris is a fantastic driver. Usually, I am unable to sleep on coaches. However, I felt safe in his capable hands, from time to time during the journey I managed to have a peaceful nap. He is always helping the group with their luggage, local information and helpful.

Both Simon and Kris work really well as a team and we’re lucky to be part of this. They make a great team. We were blessed to be part of this amazing adventure.

Thank you so much for the best Balkans tour.

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Najia Ahmed

It was my first time doing such a tour and it was absolutely fantastic. I learnt so much history which was engaging and saw many sites. I felt well looked after by Simon and Kris, they went above and beyond to make sure the tour was personable and keeping us in good spirits. Without Simon the tour would have not heart or soul. I am very thankful for this trip.

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Najia Ahmed

It was an absolutely fantastic trip. I was nervous at first but there was no reason to be. Everything was fantastic , I met amazing people, both Simon and Kris were brilliant and took care of us going above and beyond. Without Simon the trip would have lacked heart and soul. Thank you for everything, the trip went beyond my expectations.

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L. Bryant

Overall an amazing tour. Bojan was a great tour guide, I recommend him to anyone travelling. He makes the trip fun and is really good with all sorts of information. Bus driver was also very safe. Some accomodation could be better. But overall great experience and highly recommend to anyone.

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H. Petrovic

Bojan was amazing, easygoing yet able to ensure timeframe of tour.

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M. Johnson

Bojan is a great guide very helpfuş, knowledgeable and was a well run tour.

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Why You’ll Love This Tour

  • Explore the essential highlights of 7 Balkan countries in 9 days, staying at comfortable 4-star hotels and travelling on a private modern coach.
  • Travel with a local guide throughout your trip to get the best insight and tips, plus enjoy professional guided tours in Belgrade, Dubrovnik, Kotor, Ohrid and Skopje.
  • 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.
  • Swim the Adriatic and walk around the impressive medieval fortresses of Dubrovnik and Kotor.
  • Uncover the stunning natural beauty of Ohrid Lake with an optional trip to the serene St. Naum Monastery.
  • Spend an extra night in Sofia and depart anytime you wish on the last day of the tour.
  • No night drives, however we need to cross multiple borders and customs process may take some time depending on how busy it is.
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