Travel across historic Eastern Europe from Hungary to Croatia
Welcome to the Balkans – where East meets West and new merges almost seamlessly with old. Over the centuries people have travelled to this region of Eastern Europe for its fertile soil, natural resources and healing waters. This enchanting land, which has remained virtually untouched by tourism, boasts rich tradition, vibrant culture and mouth-watering cuisine. With historical attractions in Budapest, nightlife in Belgrade, Sarajevo’s beautiful old town, Montenegro’s Durmitor National Park and lively Dubrovnik, this adventure tour is delightfully different.
Why you’ll love this trip
Cross the Chain Bridge in Budapest and take the funicular up to Buda Castle for beautiful views over Pest
Sip the famous Croatian Traminac Premium wine at a wine tasting at a 15th century family-run vinyard in quaint Ilok
Wander through Belgrade’s Bohemian quarter and grand 19th-century boulevards, before launching yourself into its animated nightlife
Witness Mostar’s famous bridge divers hurl themselves from the stones of a bridge that has spanned the river here for centuries
Sarajevo is one of the most scenically located cities in Europe. See the sights on a guided walking tour and learn about its recent history as a city under siege
Is this trip right for you?
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 and none of the public trains and buses in this region have air-conditioning.
As accommodation on this trip is twin share, single travellers will share a room with another traveller of the same sex. This trip is a great opportunity to get to know other like-minded people, so embrace it while you can. However, if you’d prefer not to share, a single room supplement is available at an additional charge. Please ask your travel consultant for more details. Hotels in Europe often don’t have double beds, but rather two single beds that can be pushed together/apart. Rooms can be rather small, especially by American or Australian standards. Please also note that some of the accommodation used on this trip offer shared bathrooms rather than en-suite facilities.
14 breakfasts, 1 dinner
Train, Public bus, Private vehicle, Taxi, Tram
Hotel (7 nights), Guesthouse (3 nights), Hostel (1 night), Pension (3 nights)
Orientation walk of Vukovar, including guided hospital visit
Ilok Winery Visit & Wine Tasting
Belgrade City Tour with Local Guide
Sarajevo City Tour with Local Guide
Cooking Class & Dinner Sarajevo
Mostar Day Trip
Durmitor National Park
City Walls Walk Dubrovnik
Call Chris 03 398 3822 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more. $500 deposit secures your booking.