Best of Balkans

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.

Duration

Destination

Start/Ends in

9 Days

Balkans

Sofia / Sofia

Hotels

Group Size

Age Requirement

4 Star

13-35 People

18+

Trip Rating

Trip Theme

Departs

4.7

136 reviews

Classic,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 (3-Star in Budva) 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, 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.
  • 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.

Budva is a town in Montenegro and known for best nightlife on the Adriatic Sea, it's known for sandy beaches and nightlife

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

8 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 & Budva
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 VEGA
Sofia
4 Star

The hotel offers various facilities such as a restaurant, a fitness centre and a bar. Rooms are fitted with a coffee/tea maker and water Sofia Airport is 8 km away.

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.

HOTEL PARK
Budva
3 Star

Situated just steps away from Slovenska beach in Budva. A special attraction is the unpredictable hotel garden in the shade of palms.

HOTEL SATO
Budva
4 Star

An authentic Mediterranean village on the Adriatic coast in Montenegro. It is known for its sophisticated service, modern architecture design.

HOTEL AQUALINA
4 Star

This hotel is 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 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
HOTEL VEGA
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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Budva
HOTEL PARK
3 Star
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Budva
HOTEL SATO
4 Star
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HOTEL AQUALINA
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.

4.7/5 136 reviews
  • Accomodation 4.26
  • Transportation 4.58
  • Value for Money 4.97
  • Guide 4.93
  • Overall 4.68

T. Burchfield

We have been on many tours and Bojan has been one of the best tour leader. He was informative, fun and cared for the group. All the walking tours were great and I loved getting them in each place.

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E. Davies

Bojan was a fantastic tour guide. The local guide in Ohrid was fantastic!

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T. Porter

Bojan is a great guide very happy with him.

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N. T. Trong

Thank you our tour leader Bojan and Macedonian driver. We have an unforgettable memories in Balkans! I will introduce it to my friends in Vietnam when I go back.

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R. Hibble

Bojan was great and all of the stories and banter he brought up was a highlight of the trip.

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Edward Sinclair

This was a superb experience. We were the first tour group of the year. Overall, it represents extremely good value for money. The standard of hotels was excellent- they’re all in the 4 star category. The tour itself visits some fascinating places in the Balkans. Bojan was an excellent and affable tour guide. Extremely knowledgeable as well. As an independent traveller, this area is not straightforward to get around by public transport. Therefore, this method of seeing the highlights is really useful. But note that it is a fast paced, whistle stop tour of the area. There is a lot of driving involved, but not to the extent that it jeopardises enjoyment of the trip. It will leave you wanting more from certain places, but that’s part of the attraction I guess.
My only tips for improvement are: consider starting the tour in Belgrade, not Sofia; a full day in Sarajevo would be preferable; finally- not all the hotels are centrally located e.g. Ohrid and Sarajevo, which means more limited evening dining options.

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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 (3-Star in Budva) 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, 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.
  • 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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