21 Days Complete Tour of the Balkans from Budapest

Multi-day & Extended Tours, Departure directly from your hotel or from the airport at 09.00 a.m. to null

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Visit the Balkans in this 21 days tour in wich You will visit 9 countries: Romania, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia and Hungary.Enjoy a small group tour from 1 to 14 with a tourguide that will fit on your interests and will make this experience unforgettable.In this tour of the Balkans You will have the possibility to understand better the history that separated or connected different countries and experience as well mostly of the Unesco sites.
Day1:Budapest–Arad–TimisoaraWalking tour of Arad and TimisoaraDay2:Timisoara–Corvin's Castle–Alba Iulia–SibiuVisit Corvin's Castle. Alba Iulia Fortress and Sibiu old town. Dinner with the peasents in SibielDay3:Sibiu-Sighisoara-BrasovVisit Sighisoara and Brasov Old Town with the Black ChurchDay4:Brasov-Bran-Sinaia-BucarestVisit Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle) and Peles CastleDay5:BucharestWalking tour of Bucharest: Parlament Palace, Village Museum and old town.Day 6: BucharestEnjoy a relaxing day at the largest thermal baths from Europe Day 7 Bucharest Free time for yourselfDay8–Bucharest–Ivanovo Monastery–Arbanassi–VelikoVisit Rock-hewn Churches of Ivanovo. Walking tour of Arbanassi and Veliko TarnovoDay9–Veliko–Shipka–Kazanluk–SofiaVisit Shipka Monument,Thracian Tomb and Rose oil Museum in Kazanlak. Walking tour in Sofia Day10–Sofia–Rila–Skopje  Visit Rila Monastery and orientation tour in Skopje Day11–Skopje–Ohrid Walking tour of Skopje and in the old town of Ohrid Day12–Ohrid–Bay of Bones–St Naum–Tirana–KrujaVisit the Bay of Bones, the monastery of St.Naum, and experience a small rowing boat ride to the springs of  Black Drimm riverWalking tour in Tirana. In the evening orientation tour of Kruja Day13-Kruja–Budva–Kotor Visit the Kruja Castle and Kruja Castle Museum. Walking tour of Budva and KotorDay14–Kotor Bay Tour–DubrovnikVisit Kotor Bay: Perast (boat trip), Tivat & Porto Montenegro. Explore the Old Town of DubrovnikDay15–Dubrovnik–Mostar–SplitWalking tour of Mostar and Split where we will visit the 4th century Diocletian’s Palace and city’s historical center Day16–Split–Trogir–PlitviceFree time in Split and we will head to Trogir. Walking tour in Trogir. In the late evening we will arrive in Plitvice.Day17–Plitvice–Postojna–LjubljanaExplore the Oldest National Park from Croatia. Next, explore the Postojna Cave. Arrive in Ljubljana Day18– Ljubljana–Zagreb Enjoy  walking tour in Ljubljana and Zagreb. Day19– Zagreb – BelgradWalking tour of Belgrad Day20– Belgrad – Novi Sad – BudapestWalking tour of Novi Sad. In the evening we will arrive to Budapest.Day21– Budapest 4-hour guided tour of the city. In the evening enjoy a scenic 1-hour river cruise along the Danube

What’s included

  • 20 nights accommodation (6 nights in 3* hotel and 14 nights in 4* hotels)
  • Transport for the entire tour with modern air-conditioned minivan
  • 2 special dinners (one in Sibiel at the peasents and one in Caru cu Bere restaurant in Bucharest)
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Local taxes
  • Breakfast
  • Driver/guide
  • Professional guide
  • Live commentary on board\
  • Local guide for the entire tour in Romania
  • Professional tour director that will be also the driver

What’s not included

  • Tips for the tour guide / driver
  • Food and drinks
  • Photo/Video fees at the museums

Itinerary

Day 6: Bucharest Enjoy a relaxing day at the largest thermal baths from Europe  Day 7 Bucharest  Free time for yourself Day8–Bucharest–Ivanovo Monastery–Arbanassi–Veliko Visit Rock-hewn Churches of Ivanovo. Walking tour of Arbanassi and Veliko Tarnovo Day9–Veliko–Shipka–Kazanluk–Sofia Visit Shipka Monument,Thracian Tomb and Rose oil Museum in Kazanlak. Walking tour in Sofia  Day10–Sofia–Rila–Skopje   Visit Rila Monastery and orientation tour in Skopje  Day11–Skopje–Ohrid  Walking tour of Skopje and in the old town of Ohrid  Day12–Ohrid–Bay of Bones–St Naum–Tirana–Kruja Visit the Bay of Bones, the monastery of St.Naum, and experience a small rowing boat ride to the springs of  Black Drimm river Walking tour in Tirana. In the evening orientation tour of Kruja  Day13-Kruja–Budva–Kotor  Visit the Kruja Castle and Kruja Castle Museum. Walking tour of Budva and Kotor Day14–Kotor Bay Tour–Dubrovnik Visit Kotor Bay: Perast (boat trip), Tivat & Porto Montenegro. Explore the Old Town of Dubrovnik Day15–Dubrovnik–Mostar–Split Walking tour of Mostar and Split where we will visit the 4th century Diocletian’s Palace and city’s historical center  Day16–Split–Trogir–Plitvice Free time in Split and we will head to Trogir. Walking tour in Trogir. In the late evening we will arrive in Plitvice. Day17–Plitvice–Postojna–Ljubljana Explore the Oldest National Park from Croatia. Next, explore the Postojna Cave. Arrive in Ljubljana  Day18– Ljubljana–Zagreb  Enjoy  walking tour in Ljubljana and Zagreb.  Day19– Zagreb – Belgrad Walking tour of Belgrad  Day20– Belgrad – Novi Sad – Budapest Walking tour of Novi Sad. In the evening we will arrive to Budapest. Day21– Budapest  4-hour guided tour of the city. In the evening enjoy a scenic 1-hour river cruise along the Danube
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