10 days
from $2,799

GROUP SIZE   ?

12 people max

ACTIVITY LEVEL   ?

 
2

The Balkans: Budapest to Dubrovnik

A land of bohemian legends


Characteristically offbeat and uncommonly European. Explore incomparable scenic beauty, medieval towns, castles, and unique history, from Budapest through the lesser known routes of the Balkan Peninsula.

Tour Highlights

  • Taste local wine and honey in Sremski Karlovci

  • Get back to nature at Durmitor National Park

  • Explore the beaches of Croatia’s idyllic coast

Trip code: 10BALKDIS

Activity Level:
 
2

Unscripted experiences, insider access and authentic local flavors


Our team of travel specialists and local contacts have curated some of the best, most exclusive and authentic experiences, restaurants and accommodations in The Balkans to truly immerse yourself in a way that wouldn't be possible in larger groups or just on your own.

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Discover Budapest & the Balkans

10 days

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Details

  • Countries Visited: Hungary, Serbia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Montenegro and Croatia
  • Accommodation: Hotel (9 nights)
  • Single Supplement: Starting at $500
  • Transportation:
  • Airport Transfers:
  • Meals: 9 Breakfasts, 2 Dinners
  • Passengers: Maximum 16, Average 12

Day-by-day itinerary from Budapest to Dubrovnik

Day 1: Budapest
Welcome to Budapest! Explore this lively city; this evening, meet your Local Leader and fellow travelers before venturing out for dinner at a favorite local spot. (d)

  • Our hotel in Budapest: Atrium Fashion Hotel

Day 2: Budapest > Belgrade
After a morning city tour, journey to Belgrade, one of the oldest cities in Europe. Discover the “White City” on a guided walking tour. This evening, perhaps head to the bohemian quarter to sample authentic local food in a lively atmosphere. (b)

  • Our hotel in Belgrade: Design Hotel Mr. President

Day 3: Belgrade > Sarajevo
Traverse through the beautiful countryside to Sarajevo — Bosnia and Herzegovina’s vibrant capital. In the evening, perhaps enjoy a simple but delicious meal in Bascarsija, Sarajevo’s old bazaar. (b)

  • Our hotel in Sarajevo: Boutique Hotel Central

Day 4: Sarajevo
Twenty years since the war, Sarajevo is asserting itself as one of Europe’s most beautiful and interesting destinations. With our Insider Expert, visit the Cemetery of Heroes and hear stories along the Tunnel Museum and Sniper Alley. (b)

  • Our hotel in Sarajevo: Boutique Hotel Central

Day 5: Sarajevo > Durmitor National Park
Our adventure continues to Montenegro. Durmitor National Park is a World Heritage Site formed by glaciers and is home to awe-inspiring landscape. Enjoy an easy lakeside hike through this lesser-explored wilderness. (b, d)

  • Our hotel in Durmitor National Park: Hotel Zlatni Bor

Day 6: Durmitor National Park > Kotor
Set on a secluded bay, we explore Kotor, a 5th-century World Heritage City. Venture out by boat to Kotor Fjord, visiting the twin islands of Our Lady of the Rocks and Sveti Djordje. (b)

  • Our hotel in Kotor: Hotel Marija 2

Day 7: Kotor
Today is yours to explore as you choose. Perhaps you’ll check out Budva, considered Montenegro’s “little Miami”. For a stroll through history, head up to Montenegro’s former capital, Cetinje. Enjoy a final night in Kotor, where live local music can be found. (b)

  • Our hotel in Kotor: Hotel Marija 2

Day 8: Kotor > Dubrovnik
Journey along the beautiful southern coast of Croatia to Dubrovnik. An Insider Expert guides your tour to the amazing Stari Grad (Dubrovnik’s compact Old Town). We visit the Franciscan Monastery, the Rector’s Palace and take a walk along the city walls. (b)

  • Our hotel in Dubrovnik: Hotel Dubrovnik

Day 9: Dubrovnik
Personalize the final day of your Balkan adventure in Dubrovnik. Explore the beaches and scenery of this idyllic coastal city overlooking the Adriatic Sea. (b)

  • Our hotel in Dubrovnik: Hotel Dubrovnik

Day 10: Dubrovnik > Split
Our adventure ends today. (b)

Things to know before traveling to The Balkans

CURRENCY:
The local currency in Serbia it is the Serbian Dinar (RSD), in Bosnia & Herzegovina the Bosnian Convertible Mark (BAM) and Croatia uses the Croatian Kuna (HRK). After independence Montenegro has adopted the common currency of the European Union, the Euro (EUR), even though they are not a member of the EU.

The most convenient and cheapest way to acquire money in Europe is via an Automated Teller Machine (ATM) or Bancomat as they are often referred to. Check with your bank in advance concerning the suitability of your account/card overseas and any international fees that will be applied. You can withdraw local currencies easily at airports, major train stations and most city centres, but be sure to bring some extra emergency cash in a major currency that can be exchanged if the ATMs are not functioning.

CUISINE:
Vegetarians might find the menu selection less varied than they would see at home. Vegetarianism is not as common in this region and generally the choices are basic, involving vegetables, soups, salads, bread, cheese, fruit, yogurt, eggs etc. Vegans and those on gluten-free diets may find this region very challenging and may need to supplement meals with their own supplies from supermarkets and markets. Wherever possible we will cater for dietary needs for any included meals, but there may be times when those with special requirements may need to provide their own.

LUGGAGE:
As there are potholes and cobblestones in many European cities, it's recommended that you leave any wheelie bags/cases at home and bring a backpack instead.

WEATHER:
Summer temperatures can be extreme in many of the regions visited (over 100°F), 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.

VISAS:
Visas are the responsibility of the individual traveler. Entry requirements can change at any time, so it’s important that you check for the latest information. Please visit the relevant consular website of the country or countries you’re visiting for detailed and up-to-date visa information specific to your nationality. Your consultant will also be happy to point you in the right direction with acquiring visas. Visas can take several weeks to process, so familiarize yourself with any requirements as soon as you have booked your trip to allow for processing time.

TRAVEL INSURANCE:
Travel insurance is compulsory for all our trips. We require that, at a minimum, you are covered for medical expenses including emergency repatriation. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. Please ask your travel agent or Club Adventures team member for insurance options at time of booking.

Add-ons available before and after your trip to see the most of The Balkans

Pre-Night Add-ons

Pre-night accommodation is on request only for this product. Please ask a Club Adventures representative for more details.


Post-Night Add-ons

Post-night accommodation is on request only for this product. Please ask a Club Adventures representative for more details.


Optional Tours

We’ve already included everything you need to see! While there are no optional tours on this tour, your Local Leader can always point you in the right direction for you to write your own adventure.


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