Old-world charm and culture with a sense of adventure: welcome to the Balkans
Veer off the usual Balkan route and discover some of the region’s lesser-visited attractions on this backroads adventure. Starting in cosmopolitan Budapest, travel to the Serbian capital of Belgrade for a taste of a European city on the up. Learn about Bosnia and Herzegovina’s war years in Sarajevo, stop by the famed Old Bridge of Mostar and wind things up in Dubrovnik, one of Europe's hottest spots. Melding the past with the present, the historic with the euphoric, this trip ticks all the boxes with plenty of free time, plenty to learn and plenty of places to let your hair down.
Learn about the dark history and rebuilding of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Sarajevo
Visit Mostar’s famous Old Bridge and witness a traditional bridge jumper hurl themselves into the icy waters below
Enjoy plenty of free time to discover the communist past and progressive vibe of Budapest, the 'Pearl of the Danube'
Immerse yourself in the edgy street scene of Belgrade's Bohemian Quarter, then dance the night away in one of Europe’s nightlife hotspots
Summer temperatures can be extreme in many of the regions visited (over 40°C), which can be uncomfortable. It’s important to use sun protection, wear layers to combat the heat and drink plenty of water. Please carefully consider the time of the year you wish to travel and your suitability to that season. Please note that only some of our hotels will have airconditioning, and is virtually non-existent on public transport.
As accommodation on this trip is mostly twin-share, (some triple share where stated), single travellers will share a room with other travellers of the same sex. This trip is a great opportunity to get to know other like-minded people, so embrace it while you can.
For couples, hotels in this region often don't have double beds, but rather two single beds that can be pushed together/apart. Rooms can be rather small, especially compared to American or Australian standards, and in most cases bathroom facilities will be shared rather than en-suite. Please note that a single supplement is not available on this trip.
A single supplement is not available on this trip.