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Best of the Balkans

Enjoy a 15 day tour from Bucharest to Budapest and experience the best of the Balkans. See the treasures of Sarajevo & walk the Bay of Kotor in Dubrovnik.

15 Day
From (AUD)
$ 6,395
  • 2018 Bucharest > Budapest

    Tour Code:

    BBBL

    Duration:

    15 Days

    Departure City:

    Bucharest

    Return City:

    Budapest

  • 15 Day Itinerary

    • Day 1 - Bucharest

      Your journey begins in Bucharest with an overnight stay.

      Meals included: Dinner

    • Day 2 - Bucharest > Sofia
      Highlights:
      Historic Sofia

      Journey to the historic Bulgarian capital of Sofia, your base for the next two nights.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

    • Day 3 - Sofia
      Highlights:
      Folk show and dinner

      With your local guide, you’ll get to discover neo-classical Stalinist architecture, tree-lined boulevards and balconied buildings by 19th century Russian and Viennese architects. This evening you’ll be treated to a delicious dinner and folk show at a local restaurant.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 4 - Sofia > Ohrid Lake
      Highlights:
      Enrich dinner

      Your first stop today is Skopje which has been inhabited since 4000 BC. Continue through the Macedonian countryside before arriving at picturesque Ohrid Lake, where you’ll stay for two nights.

      Enrich

      Enjoy a traditional Macedonian dinner and folklore show. It’s a wonderful opportunity to absorb some of the region’s unique culture.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 5 - Ohrid Lake
      Highlights:
      Freechoice

      Tour the town with your knowledgeable guide this morning. With its temples, ruins and Byzantine basilicas, Ohrid is one of the most ancient towns in the Balkans.

      Freechoice

      Visit the Monastery of St Naum or enjoy a cooking class in a local village. Alternatively take a guided hike through the Galicica National Park.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 6 - Ohrid Lake > Tirana
      Highlights:
      City tour of Tirana

      Arrive in the Byzantine city of Tirana, then check into your hotel for an overnight stay, before embarking on an informative city tour.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 7 - Tirana > Budva
      Highlights:
      Continue to Budva

      Continuing your journey to Montenegro, you’ll arrive in Budva, for your overnight stay.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

    • Day 8 - Budva > Dubrovnik
      Highlights:
      Adriatic coast to Dubrovnik

      Let a knowledgeable local guide show you around the Bay of Kotor. Take in amazing vistas as you journey along the Adriatic coast to Dubrovnik where you’ll enjoy two nights.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 9 - Dubrovnik
      Highlights:
      Freechoice; Freechoice dining

      Today see Onofrio’s Fountain, the Rector’s Palace and visit the Old Pharmacy in the Franciscan Monastery.

      Freechoice

      Take a scenic journey through the picturesque countryside, and visit the Konavle villages and the town of Cavtat. Alternatively, if you’re feeling more energetic, walk Dubrovnik’s medieval ramparts.

      FreechoiceDining

      This evening, dine at one of three superb local restaurants.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 10 - Dubrovnik > Sarajevo

      En route to Sarajevo, stop in the beautiful city of Mostar. Visit the Turkish House and the Old Bridge. Later, check in to your hotel in Sarajevo for two nights.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

    • Day 11 - Sarajevo
      Highlights:
      Enrich

      Explore the treasures of Sarajevo on a guided tour that includes Bascarsija in the heart of old Sarajevo, Gazi Husrev Beg’s Mosque and the Sarajevo Tunnel Museum.

      Enrich

      Tonight you’ll be treated to a home-hosted dinner of traditional Bosnian cuisine in a private family home, where you’ll have the opportunity to learn about everyday life in Sarajevo.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 12 - Sarajevo > Zagreb
      Highlights:
      Arrivie in Zagreb

      Continue to Zagreb, and arrive at your Special Stay hotel.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 13 - Zagreb > Plitvice National Park > Zagreb
      Highlights:
      Green lakes

      Discover Zagreb on a guided tour, before travelling to Plitvice National Park. Wander meandering pathways that pass emerald green lakes, stepped and linked by magnificent waterfalls.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 14 - Zagreb > Budapest
      Highlights:
      Journey to Budapest

      Journey to your final destination, Budapest and arrive at your hotel for an overnight stay.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 15 - Budapest
      Highlights:
      Farewell

      Depart after breakfast. It’s the end of your tour, but the start of a lifetime of wonderful memories.

      Meals included: Breakfast