Best of Balkans Small Group

Start: Sofia Finish: Sofia

Visiting: Sofia, Belgrade, Sarajevo, Mostar, Trebinje, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Trebinje, Dubrovnik, Kotor, Budva, Tirana, Ohrid, Skopje


Duration: 8 Nights

Physical rating: Low

Tour Operator: Travel Talk Tours

Group size: 12 - 12

Age range: 18-40 years

Tour operated in: English


Prices From: $1851 $1018

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Tour Overview

Travelling with a group of no more than 12 people, our new Small Group trips provide you with more space for your comfort and pleasure. 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.

Highlights

  • icon Enjoy the vibrant nightlife of Budva
  • icon Visit Sofia, the capital and largest city in Bulgaria
  • icon Experience Belgrade, a city with extraordinary history and which lays on two rivers
  • icon Delve into history and greet colourful Balkan cultures travelling from one capital to another
  • icon Swim the Adriatic and walk around the impressive medieval fortresses of Dubrovnik and Kotor

Itinerary

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icon Day 1 : Sofia

Location: Sofia

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Vega - 4 Star

Meals: No Meals

Welcome to Sofia! At the airport, keep an eye out for the Travel Talk sign for your transfer to the hotel. At the hotel around 7pm, have an informal welcome meeting with your guide and fellow travellers. After you get all the critical information about the tour, head out for our optional group dinner around 8:15pm and walk the streets of Sofia. Included Activities Welcome Meeting Optional Activities Group Dinner

icon Day 2 : Sofia, Belgrade

Location: Sofia, Belgrade

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Abba - 4 Star

Meals: Breakfast

After a substantial breakfast, hop on the bus and make your way to the Serbian capital, Belgrade. With stunning views over the Danube and Sava rivers by the mighty medieval Belgrade Fortress, head to the heart of the capitol. Starting off at the vibrant pretty shopping street, Knez Mihailova, filled with cafes, shops and charming sites, kick off the walking tour to discover the incredible landmarks Belgrade has in store and their marvellous histories. Included Activities Belgrade City Tour

icon Day 3 : Belgrade, Sarajevo

Location: Belgrade, Sarajevo

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Ibis Styles – 4 Star

Meals: Breakfast

Next stop Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina’s capital, the city that has been through it all! It is where the Western and Eastern Roman Empire split and where people of many nations and religions met, lived and warred. You can still see many reminders of the Yugoslav War in bullet holes and cannon marks all around town. Though, still an oriental beauty with a unique twist, and a delight to discover on your walking tour in the old town. The city offers endless delicacies to taste, but the specialty is lamb. Included Activities Sarajevo City Tour Entrance Fees Catholic Church - EUR 1

icon Day 4 : Sarajevo, Mostar,Trebinje

Location: Sarajevo, Mostar, Trebinje, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Ibis Styles – 4 Star

Meals: Breakfast

Today, we drive for the amazing Adriatic shore, but first a stop at Mostar! As you arrive in this dreamland, walk through the Old Town of this Herzegovina pearl, see the iconic highlights Old Bridge – Stari Most, and the old čaršija (market). Enjoy your lunch with an amazing view at one of the local venues, discover the old town and make sure to try the delicious Turkish coffee. In the afternoon, we ride to Trebinje for our overnight stay. Included Activities Mostar City Tour Optional Activities Kravice Waterfalls - EUR 20

icon Day 5 : Trebinje, Dubrovnik, Trebinje

Location: Trebinje, Dubrovnik, Trebinje

Accommodation: Hotel, Central Park – 4 Star

Meals: Breakfast

Get ready for a long day at Dubrovnik, the “Pearl of the Adriatic"! With its well-preserved majestic walls encircling the whole town and its sea of terra-cotta roof tiles, giving life to the "King’s Landing", the whole town is an amazing UNESCO World Heritage Site. Even the drive down to town from the mountain-side is a breakth-taking highlight in itself! We start off with a guided walking tour of the Old Town and marvel at the millennial history of this fairy-like town. Walk atop the mighty walls, discover cute narrow streets, taste delicious seafood or jump off into the crystal-blue waters. In the evening, we return to Trebinje for a good night's rest. Included Activities Dubrovnik City Tour Optional Activities Dubrovnik Boat Trip - EUR 35 Entrance Fees Dubronvnik City Walls - EUR 15

icon Day 6 : Trebinje, Kotor, Budva

Location: Trebinje, Kotor, Budva

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Park – 3 Star

Meals: Breakfast

Next stop Montenegro! Arrive in Kotor after a scenic drive an meet its calming natural beauty and characteristic architecture, a less-crowded version of Dubrovnik with its impressive medieval citadel. Following a walking tour of the old town with your expert local guide and some free time, make your way to the popular touristic hub of the region, Budva. Your guide will take you on a brief walking tour of the vibrant summer town with great food, impressive views and lively nightlife. Included Activities Kotor City Tour Budva Walking Tour

icon Day 7 : Budva, Tirana, Ohrid

Location: Budva, Tirana, Ohrid

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Sileks – 4 Star

Meals: Breakfast

Hit the road after breakfast, next stop Albania! A panoramic city tour of Tirana will introduce the best preserved and most beautiful samples of Albanian architecture, and drop us off at the town centre for some free time to discover the bustling Skenderbeg square. In the afternoon, continue towards Ohrid, Macedonia and check-in to your comfy hotel. You can rest up after a long day, or join the optional Balkan night with dinner. Included Activities Panoramic Tour of Tirana Ohrid Walking Tour Optional Activities Balkan Night With Dinner - EUR 25

icon Day 8 : Ohrid, Skopje

Location: Ohrid, Skopje

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Panoramika – 4 Star

Meals: Breakfast

Start off the day with a guided city tour of Old Ohrid hosting hundreds of chapels and churches scattered all around. In the afternoon travel to Skopje, the capital of Macedonia, for the night. Included Activities Ohrid City Tour Optional Activities St. Naum Tour - EUR 15

icon Day 9 : Skopje, Sofia

Location: Skopje, Sofia

Meals: Breakfast

Prepare to discover the beautiful Skopje with a guided sightseeing tour filled with stunning architecture, grand monuments and unique history. Pose with the famous statue of Alexander the Great or walk through the Macedonian Arc de Triumph. The city has countless landmarks and a vibrant street life with many cafes and bars around. In the afternoon, leave for Sofia, where our trip ends and we say goodbye to our new friends. You can explore the shopping streets, highlights and the nightlife as you wish. Included Activities Skopje City Tour

What's Included

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    Transportation

    Air-conditioned non-smoking coach or mini-bus

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    Meals

    8 breakfasts

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    Train Tickets

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    Guide

    Services of experienced Travel Talk local guides licenced by the Ministry of Tourism

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    Accommodation

    4 star hotels

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    Airport Transfer

    From Sofia Airport to the hotel on Day 1

What's Not Included

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    Travel insurance

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    Visa fees

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    Tipping and Gratuities

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    Meals not stated in the itinerary

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    Any flights

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    Entrance Fees

    For sights and museums

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    Other services not stated in the itinerary

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    Items of a personal nature

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    Optional activities

Add Ons

Local Payment: £0

Book with Confidence

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    Low Deposit

    Travel Talk Tours requires a deposit of 60 GBP to secure a place on this tour, and the final balance is not due till 60 days before departure..

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    Secure payments

    All payments to TourHub are deposited into an externally regulated Trust account.


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