Amazing Balkans and Transylvania

Experience the highlights of the Balkans and Transylvania on this 16 day adventure. Explore the historic capital of Bucharest, delve into the legend of Dracula at Bran Castle, learn about the humbling history of Bosnia, be amazed by the coastlines and fjords of Montenegro and take a dip in Macedonia’s beautiful Lake Ohrid. You’ll experience it all with the perfect balance of history, culture, adventure, night-life and scenery.

Duration

Destination

Start/Ends in

16 Days

Balkans / Transylvania, Romania

Bucharest / Sofia

Hotels

Group Size

Age Requirement

4 Star

12-42 People

18+

Trip Rating

Trip Theme

Departs

5

1 reviews

Classic,Overland

April to December

Sights Visited on This Tour

Balabanov House is a picturesque Revival house in the old town of Plovdiv, opening its gates as a community center.

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.

A medieval town set in the heart of Transylvania's Carpathian Mountains, Brasov is the launchpad for the dazzling castles of the region.

The capital of Romania has everything to keep the traveler satisfied with a cosmopolitan downtown and historic sites.

The unofficial capital of Transylvania beckons with its myriad modern facilities scattered across Saxon and Hungarian monuments.

More than its fame as the house of the fictional Dracula, Bran Castle captures the hearts with its importance as a national landmark.

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

Also known as Corvin is one of the largest Gothic-Renaissance castles in Europe and is featured as one of the Seven Wonders of Romania.

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.

Hilly Plovdiv old town is famed for its photogenic winding cobbled streets and beautifully preserved Ottoman-era townhouses.

Salina Turda is a salt mine in the Durgău-Valea Sărată area of Turda, the second largest city in Cluj County, northwest Romania.

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.

Sibiu is a city in Transylvania, central Romania. It’s known for Germanic architecture in its old town, the legacy of 12th-century.

Sighisoara lies on the Târnava Mare River in Mures, Romania, right at the historic region of Transylvania, hosting a UNESCO-heritage citadel.

A town in central Romania’s Bucegi Mountains, Its 17th-century Sinaia Monastery was once a royal family residence.

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.

Sveta Troitsa Church is one of Ruse's highlights, built below ground level and resembling a fortress more than a cathedral.

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.

Veliko Tarnovo is one of the oldest towns in the country, as its history dates back to more than five thousand years ago.

Tour Inclusions

Accommodation

4 star hotels

Meals

15 breakfasts

Transportation

Air-conditioned coach or mini-bus

Airport Transfer(s)

Arrival airport transfer from Bucharest 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

Bucharest
Count Dracula Castle in Bran
Sighisoara

Cluj-Napoca
Salina Turda Salt Mine
Corvin Castle
Sibiu

Veliko Tarnavo
Plovdiv
Sofia

Knez Mihailova
Danube
Belgrade Fortress
Mostar Bridge

Mostar Old Town
Dubrovnik Old Town
Kotor & Shkoder
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

HOTEL MERCURE UNIRII
Bucharest
4 Star

A modern-design accommodation, only a few steps away from the city center. The hotel features an on site restaurant & bar and spacious rooms equipped with coffee-tea maker.

HOTEL AMBIENT
Brasov
4 Star

A charming accommodation, located in the heart of Old Town Brasov. The hotel offers its guests rooms equipped with tea/ coffee maker, an on-site restaurant offering delicacies from various cuisines.

HOTEL RIVER PARK
Cluj Napoca
4 Star

An elegant hotel overlooking the Someșul Mic, offering its guests spectacular views. Guest rooms are equipped with flat-screen tv with cable channels, safe deposit box, tea/ coffee maker and free toiletries.

GOLDEN TULIP ANA TOWER
Sibiu
4 Star

A contemporary accommodation, located only a steps away from the Old Town. The hotel offers spacious rooms equipped with tea-coffee maker, an on-site restaurant & bar and a SPA & wellness center.

BEST WESTERN PREMIER PLOVDIV HILLS
Plovdiv
4 Star

A modern & comfortable hotel, offering its guests rooms equipped with electric kettle & flat screen tv with satellite channels, hair dryer & free toiletries, an on-site restaurant and a lounge bar and a fitness center.

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
Bucharest
HOTEL MERCURE UNIRII
4 Star
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Brasov
HOTEL AMBIENT
4 Star
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Cluj Napoca
HOTEL RIVER PARK
4 Star
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Sibiu
GOLDEN TULIP ANA TOWER
4 Star
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Plovdiv
BEST WESTERN PREMIER PLOVDIV HILLS
4 Star
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Sofia
NOVOTEL SOFIA
4 Star
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Belgrade
ABBA HOTEL
4 Star
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Sarajevo
IBIS STYLE HOTEL
4 Star
Accommodation
Trebinje
HOTEL CENTRAL PARK
4 Star
Accommodation
Shkoder
GRAND HOTEL EUROPA
5 Star
Accommodation
Ohrid
HOTEL AQUALINA
4 Star
Accommodation
Ohrid
HOTEL NOVA RIVIERA
4 Star
Accommodation
Skopje
HOTEL PANORAMIKA
4 Star

Tour Reviews

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5/5 1 reviews
  • Accomodation 4
  • Transportation 4
  • Value for Money 5
  • Guide 5
  • Overall 5

Kerri Paasse

If you are looking for a relaxed, easygoing tour around Europe then this is not the one for you! If you want to squeeze 8 amazing countries into 16 amazing days, then this is the one. The days were long and packed full of fairytale towns, lots of sights to see and fascinating histories to learn. It really is an extremely underrated region of the world and I loved it all. Accommodations were all very nice , and the tour is really excellent value for money.
And I definitely need to mention Simon, our guide in the Balkans who spoke so passionately about his beautiful corner of the world, and taught us all a lot along the way.
I came home exhausted but very happy and would highly recommend this tour.

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