Budapest & the Balkans Overview

Set out from Budapest on a small group adventure down to Dubrovnik. Visit the White City of Belgrade, stop in at Sarajevo and explore the World Heritage site of Kotor.

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      USD $1,242
      CAD $1,282
      AUD $1,255
      EUR €864
      GBP £715
      NZD $1,399
      ZAR R12,564
      CHF FR1,044
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  • 2015-01-01 - 2015-12-31

Discover the old-world charm and cultures of the Balkans

Veer off the usual Balkan route and discover some of the region’s lesser-visited attractions on this intriguing backroads adventure. Starting off in cultured and cosmopolitan Budapest, travel on to the Serbian capital of Belgrade for a taste of a European city decidedly on the up. Learn about Bosnia and Herzegovina’s war years on a guided walk through Sarajevo, stop by the famed Old Bridge of Mostar and wind things up in wonderful Dubrovnik. Melding the past with the present, the raw with the cultivated, this trip will both impress and enlighten.

  • Encounter Hungary’s communist past in Budapest
  • Uncover Belgrade’s edgy street scene in the Bohemian Quarter
  • Learn about the history of Bosnia & Herzegovina on a walking tour in Sarajevo
  • Visit Mostar’s Old Bridge
  • Admire the elegantly restored architecture of Kotor
  • Soak up stunning views over the Adriatic in Dubrovnik

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Budapest, Hungary
  • Finish:

    Dubrovnik, Croatia
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 16
  • Ages:

    Min 15
  • Meals:

    2 breakfasts, 0 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Hotel (8 nts), Overnight sleeper train (1 nt)
  • Transport:

    Metro, Overnight sleeper train, Private vehicle, Public bus, Taxi, Train, Tram
  • Carbon emissions offset:

    129kg pp per trip
  • Total price from

    USD $1,242
    CAD $1,282
    AUD $1,255
    EUR €864
    GBP £715
    NZD $1,399
    ZAR R12,564
    CHF FR1,044
    *
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  • Per day from:

    USD $124
    CAD $128
    AUD $125
    EUR €86
    GBP £71
    NZD $139
    ZAR R1,256
    CHF FR104
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About Bosnia & Herzegovina , Croatia , Hungary , Montenegro , Serbia

Budapest & the Balkans Summary

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Days 1-2 Budapest - overnight train

With an ease that appears effortless, Budapest blends old-world charm with new-age style. There’s no shortage of sights and monuments to see here, so if time allows perhaps consider arriving a few days early to make the most of what’s on offer.

Days 3-4 Belgrade

Following an overnight train ride, arrive in the Serbian capital of Belgrade. Become acquainted with the city on a guided orientation walk led by your local leader, then check out the Bohemian Quarter, artist village of Zemun and the markets surrounding St Sava Church under your own steam.

Days 5-6 Sarajevo

Cross into Bosnia and Herzegovina and travel through spectacular countryside to Sarajevo. Having been significantly reduced during the Bosnian War, the city has undergone extensive reconstruction and is now renowned as one of Europe’s most delightful cities. Spend two days discovering its historic attractions and culinary secrets.

Day 7 Mostar

Travel by train to Mostar, a town famous as the site of the Old Bridge. Visit this historic landmark, considered by many as one of the most exemplary examples of Islamic architecture in the Balkans.

Day 8 Kotor

Enjoy a guided orientation walk around Kotor’s city walls, taking in the superb panoramic views out across the Adriatic Sea.

Days 9-10 Dubrovnik

Encounter the beauty of Dubrovnik, renowned jewel of the Dalmatian Coast. Explore the city with a walk through its Old Town’s atmospheric streets and seaside promenades, savoring exquisite views across the Adriatic. For a dose of history, pop into Rector’s Palace, the Franciscan Monastery or the War Photography Museum. Alternatively, opt for a boat trip to Lokrum Island or just see how many of the local delicacies you can sample.
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    • Total price tool tip
      USD $1,242
      CAD $1,282
      AUD $1,255
      EUR €864
      GBP £715
      NZD $1,399
      ZAR R12,564
      CHF FR1,044
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