The Balkans are a tremendously fascinating area of south-eastern Europe that one simply has to visit to understand why. It’s a melting pot of… well, everything. Geographically, politically, socially, culturally, historically, and gastronomically speaking, the Balkans are a perfect blend for travelers who want to spoil all their senses.
Balkan travel offers an amazing opportunity to discover the very best this fascinating region has in store. You get to witness the spectacular diversity, both cultural and natural, as you travel from one stunning location to the next. The carefully planned itineraries of these extensive holiday packages include many wonderful countries and reveal some of their most prized treasures.
Except for Albania, once sister states in former Yugoslavia and today friendly neighbors with their sights on a prosperous future, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Serbia, North Macedonia, and Montenegro are waiting to be explored. All share several common characteristics yet differ in many more.
When you join our Balkan Tour, you take a journey back in time, visiting medieval castles in Slovenia’s countryside, Roman ruins on the Dalmatian coast, and renowned remnants of the Ottoman Empire on the banks of a Bosnian river.
Any chosen Balkan trip is a sightseer’s dream, taking you to places like Lake Bled in the Alps, the charming capitals of Ljubljana and Zagreb contrasted with exuberant Belgrade and oriental Sarajevo, deep into world-famous karst caves and breath-taking national parks. From green valleys to the Adriatic Sea with its gorgeous islands and historical masterpieces like Kotor and Dubrovnik our tours will take you even further south to the offbeat Albania, which surprises with azure beaches and stunning nature.
But it’s not just about the places themselves on Balkan tours, it’s about the people, the food, it’s about tasting, observing, and feeling the marvelous mosaic called the Balkans.
As a local agency with a soft spot for everything about the Balkan peninsula, we decided to put our years-long traveling experience and expertise to good use and present Balkan through our eyes to tourists from around the world.
Besides seeing numerous unforgettable landmarks and learning a great deal about the local life, our tours of the Balkans also offer plenty of time to just relax, sit, stroll around, and take it all in. One adventure-packed day at a time for a perfect Balkan vacation.
Balkan is a stunning region with endless possibilities and sights to see. From the majestic castles in Romania to the tranquil river valleys in Bosnia, there is a plethora of natural and cultural attractions to behold. Whether it’s the ancient walls of Dubrovnik or the untouched
Discover serene beauty at Lake Bled, nestled amidst verdant mountains and offering picturesque vistas.
Marvel at the interplay of water and greenery in the cascading lakes of Plitvice National Park.
Traverse through Mostar’s stone streets, witnessing a blend of Ottoman and Western European architectures.
Explore the breathtaking Bay of Kotor, where the Adriatic Sea meets ancient coastal towns.
Delve into Ohrid’s rich historical tapestry beside its tranquil, crystal-clear lake.
Encounter the vibrant culture and historical grandeur of Serbia’s capital, Belgrade.
Step into the mystical realm of Bran Castle, the legendary home of Dracula.
Experience the bustling urban spirit intertwined with historical charm in Tirana.
Immerse in the rhythmic blend of history, culture, and seaside allure in Thessaloniki.
Traverse Sofia’s age-old streets, exploring its diverse architectural and historical landmarks.
The Balkan region, with its mosaic of countries, presents an unrivaled journey through history, culture, and natural beauty. The climate from late spring to early autumn is inviting, with moderate temperatures rendering the exploration both pleasant and exhilarating.
Each country boasts its own unique gastronomy, rooted in a rich tradition and flavored by a blend of influences over the centuries. From the hearty dishes of Bosnia & Herzegovina to the Mediterranean-infused flavors of Croatia, every meal is a delightful exploration of the region’s diverse culinary landscape.
The compelling history, the incredible natural scenery, and the evocative old towns, coupled with the warm hospitality and delightful cuisines. Each day on the tour unveils new vistas, culinary delights, and historical treasures, ensuring a rich and fulfilling adventure through the heart of the Balkans.
No, but we can arrange them for a surcharge from the following airports:
No, our tours do not include plane tickets, and we also do not advise on them. However, we can help you choose the airport closest to the starting location of your tour or arrange a shuttle from/to the airport for an additional fee.
Of course, just let us know upon booking so we can make timely arrangements.
Solo travelers who want to meet and travel with like-minded people often join us on our tours, except the private ones. Our mission is to provide you with a relaxed and sociable tour experience that allows the group to grow closer throughout the journey. Solo travelers will be roomed with another solo traveler of the same gender or can upgrade to a solo room for an additional fee.
If you provide your dietary requirements when booking your tour, we will make the necessary arrangements to the best of our ability. But please understand that vegan & gluten-free options are not as widely available in this area, especially in the more rural Balkans.
All the countries on our Balkan Tours, except Slovenia, use their local currency. We recommend you exchange small amounts of money as you go in the cities since the exchange rates are much more favorable than at the airports. Your tour leader will be happy to assist you.
The currencies in the countries on our way are:
On scheduled tours, you are limited to taking 1 suitcase and 1 smaller bag for personal items per person.
There are no luggage restrictions on private tours, as long as you’re able to carry it for a short distance.
If you inform us before the departure date, you can join our tour later on, but it is your responsibility to catch up with us.
Yes, but anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Also, keep in mind that some of the activities on our Balkan Adventure tour are not appropriate for children under the age of 12.
Depending on your nationality and the countries you are traveling to, you will need a valid passport and an entry visa. Check this well in advance of the departure date of your tour since some visa processing times may take multiple weeks. Be mindful that Slovenia is the only country we visit that is in the Schengen area, so every other country has its entry conditions. Some even require passports to have 3-6 months left until the expiry date, so be sure to double-check before booking your tour. When deciding to book your travels, contact us for assistance, so we can help you to get everything you need for a stress-free tour through the Balkans.
Besides the price of the flight tickets, it depends on how much you anticipate spending on food, drinks, and shopping. On average, the prices in the Balkans are lower than in Western Europe and decrease the further south you go. It is also common practice to tip in restaurants, bars, hotels, and taxis if you feel you have received excellent service.
All of the hotels and other accommodations on our tours have WiFi available.
Traveling in small groups – 8 or fewer people – is our motto, which makes the tours more flexible and overall more enjoyable.
Anyone in good health can join our trips. Some paths to attraction include ascending steps or small slopes. The Balkan Adventure holidays include more strenuous activities like easy hiking, meaning your fitness level must coincide.
Each trip can be made shorter or longer. Inform us of your wishes upon or before booking.
Our trips are rated Easy, Moderate, and Challenging.
Easy: These are for everyone, also children & elderly, and don’t require any special skills. There are some small slopes and stairs you have to reach during our sightseeing.
Moderate: Some of the activities require special equipment (provided by operators unless specified otherwise) and can present a challenge for older people and children (feel free to contact us for more information). It is recommended that you move to some more uneven terrain.
Challenging: They include some hiking and other more challenging activities for which you need to have good enough fitness.
Our tours are private and organized per request, which means we don’t have any set departure dates. When the tour begins and ends is entirely up to you.
Of course. All of our tours are fully customizable. Itineraries can be prolonged, shortened, combined or just tweaked a little, with no extra charge for you.
Sure. Choosing the hotels can always be up to you. If you’re on more of a budget, we can offer you affordable accommodation options, or upgrade to more premium ones for a more luxurious experience.
We don’t want to take away from one of the main advantages of a private tour – flexibility. Meals are therefore planned as you go, so you can travel at your own pace, do more or less sightseeing that day, etc. Your guide knows the best restaurants in the area you will be exploring and will give you suggestions based on your preferences.
No. We recommend you take medical insurance that would cover any possible health-related costs on this trip.
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