Best of the Balkans

From Bucharest to Budapest, take in the Best of the Balkans in all-inclusive luxury over 15 days. Visit Sofia, Ohrid Lake, Dubrovnik and Sarajevo.

15 Days
Bucharest to Budapest
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$ 5,695
Dates & Pricing

2023 Bucharest > Budapest

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15 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Bucharest

    Welcome to Bucharest. Transfer to your hotel for an overnight stay.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Bucharest > Sofia

    Today journey to the historic Bulgarian capital of Sofia, your base for the next two nights.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  3. Day 3 - Sofia

    With your local guide, discover neoclassical Stalinist architecture, tree-lined boulevards and buildings by 19th century Russian and Viennese architects.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Sofia > Ohrid

    Your first stop today is Skopje, which has been inhabited since 4000 BC. Continue through Macedonia before arriving in Ohrid, where you’ll stay for two nights.


    Enjoy a traditional Macedonian dinner and folklore show. It’s a wonderful opportunity to absorb some of the region’s unique culture.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Ohrid

    Tour the town with your knowledgeable guide this morning. With its temples, ruins and Byzantine basilicas, Ohrid is one of the most ancient towns in the Balkans.


    Take in the lush green scenery during a boat ride on stunning Ohrid Lake, or learn traditional recipes during a cooking class in a local village. Alternatively, if you are feeling more active, explore the lake by kayak.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  6. Day 6 - Ohrid > Tirana

    Arrive in the Byzantine city of Tirana and check into your hotel, before embarking on a city tour of the Albanian capital.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Tirana > Budva > Kotor

    Today travel to picturesque Montenegro and arrive in Budva. On arrival take an orientation tour before continuing onto Kotor for your overnight stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Kotor > Dubrovnik

    Let a local guide show you around the stunning Bay of Kotor. Then take in the amazing vistas as you journey to Dubrovnik. You’ll enjoy a two night stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  9. Day 9 - Dubrovnik

    This morning, see Onofrio’s Fountain, the Rector’s Palace and visit the Old Pharmacy in the Franciscan Monastery.


    Journey through to the Konavle villages and the town of Cavtat. Alternatively, take a walk along Dubrovnik’s medieval ramparts.

    Tonight visit a local farm house and meet the owners and taste delicious home grown produce during dinner.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Dubrovnik > Sarajevo

    En route to Sarajevo, stop in the beautiful city of Mostar. Visit the Turkish House and the renowned Old Bridge. Later, check into your hotel for two nights.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  11. Day 11 - Sarajevo

    Explore the treasures of Sarajevo, including Gazi Husrev Beg’s Mosque and the Sarajevo Tunnel Museum.


    Tonight you’ll be treated to a private home-hosted dinner of traditional Bosnian cuisine.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Sarajevo > Zagreb

    Continue to the Croatian capital, where you will enjoy an overnight stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Zagreb > Plitvice National Park > Zagreb

    Discover Zagreb on a guided tour, before travelling to Plitvice National Park. Wander meandering pathways, passing emerald green lakes, linked by magnificent waterfalls.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  14. Day 14 - Zagreb > Budapest

    Journey to Budapest and stay overnight.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Budapest

    Transfer to Budapest airport after breakfast.

    This itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such, the journey may operate altered from that stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

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