Balkans

The Route
  • Budapest
  • Belgrade
  • Sarajevo
  • Mostar
  • Kotor
  • Dubrovnik
  • Split
Duration

13 days / 12 nights

Group Size & Age Range

Between 5-20 people aged 18-35

Accommodation

12 Nights in top-rated hostels

Activities

Unmissable activities included for most cities on the route as well as a library of incredible optional extras to choose from.

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Sustainability

This trip only creates 80 kg of carbon emissions! To fly the same route would cost 478 ♻️

Route Map

Balkans

Trip Style

Our Balkans route is a fast-paced tour of some of the region’s most awe-inspiring destinations. Experience authentic European backpacking, travelling with a small group of likeminded people, staying in hostels and travelling on public transport with an experienced guide.

You’ll have between one and four nights in each city, making this the ultimate fast-paced tour of the Balkans. With unmissable included activities and an exciting library of optional excursions as well as plenty of opportunities for self-guided exploring, this is the ultimate way to experience all that this incredible region has to offer.

Travelling with you throughout, your tour leader will ensure your trip goes smoothly; making sure you arrive in each destination safely. They’ll also co-ordinate essential and optional activities such as walking tours and pub crawls- not to mention making sure you’ve got a cold beer waiting for you upon arrival in each hostel.

Euroventure take all the stress out of travelling so that you’re free to relax and enjoy your trip!

view of the chain bridge in budapest at night

Budapest (1 Night)

A magnificent Eastern European city to explore – Budapest is really a spectacle by day and night. Think rich homemade foods, craft beers, lit-up buildings and river tours… there is no end to the things you can do in the crown jewel of the Danube.

Check out the ruin bars hidden around the Pest side of the city- These dilapidated buildings have found new life as independent restaurants bars and markets, serving up some of the best food and drinks in the city!

Budapest Guides
Highlights

    • Included: Soak those aching traveller muscles in Szechenyi Baths after a jam-packed week
    • Optional: Gellert Spa
    • Optional: Hungarian Parliament Tour
    • Optional: Buda Castle Explorer
    • Suggestion: Explore Budapest’s quirky markets and shops
    • Suggestion: Experience unique nightlife with a ruin pub crawl
    • Suggestion: Cycle the banks of the beautiful Danube

Belgrade (2 Nights)

The capital of Serbia won’t disappoint you. Visitors from surrounding countries come here for the all-night party scene and friendly atmosphere. Tourists also come to see the world’s largest Orthodox church or just wander around the bohemian town centre of a bygone era.

Belgrade Guides
Highlights

  • Included: Bus and Walking Tour
  • Optional: Ghost Tour
  • Optional: River Tour
  • Suggestion: Visit the 18th Century Belgrade Fortress
  • Suggestion: Climb the cobbled streets of Skadarlija
  • Suggestion: Float down the Danube on the splavovi party boats

view of sarajevo

Sarajevo (3 Nights)

Immerse yourself in the culture clash that is Sarajevo, with its bustling markets, colourful streets and friendly people. This historic city has a distinctly Turkish feel, adding to its unique atmosphere. They say no one ever visits Sarajevo just once – you’ll leave understanding why.

Sarajevo Guides
Highlights

    • Included: Total Siege Tour 
    • Optional: Kravice Waterfall Tour
    • Optional: Neretva Rafting
    • Optional: Scars and Smiles Tour
    • Suggestion: Wander round the Ottoman quarter & explore the Turkish Bazaar
    • Suggestion: Take a tour with a local guide to find out about the city’s turbulent history
    • Suggestion: Sample crazy Bosnian nightlife (with some compulsory Rakja)

Mostar bridge

Mostar (1 Night)

Mostar is a bucket list destination – Bosnia at its most beautiful. The famous bridge which links two sides of the river was destroyed in the war, but carefully rebuilt to its former glory. Discover how a once war-torn town built itself back up – you’d never know from it’s friendly people, beautiful buildings and amazing food and drink.

Mostar Guides
Highlights

  • Included: Mostar Bridge
  • Suggestion: Visit the mosque that sits above the river Neretva
  • Suggestion: Shop for handmade crafts in the bazaar

Kotor (2 Nights)

Nestled amongst the mountains and hidden from the ocean behind a stunning bay, Kotor is framed by mountains for spectacular views to rival any other. Relax by the crystal clear waters or just wander round the old town and drink local wine. It’s an idyllic place to chill out after a busy few days.

Kotor Guides
Highlights

  • Included: Kotor Boat Trip
  • Suggestion: Take a trip out to the beautiful Lovcen National Park just a few miles away.
  • Suggestion: Take the bus to Perast and visit Our Lady of the Rocks monastery.

kings landing in dubrovnik

Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik is an absolute pearl with its wonderful marble streets and Baroque buildings, totally recovered after being bombed in 1991. You won’t be anything but awe-struck at its beauty, a medieval city perched against the Adriatic and positively beaming with charm.

Dubrovnik Guides
Highlights

  • Included: Sightseeing in Dubrovnik

Split harbor and typical houses with orange tiles

Split (4 Nights)

Sitting elegantly between the Adriatic and the mountains, Croatia’s second city has two UNESCO World Heritage sites within its walls, a marble waterfront walkway, and a buzzing atmosphere around its bars and pubs.

Split is renowned for its buzzing nightlife, stunning vistas and crystal-clear waters. Be sure to take in to head to the beach on your final night to watch the sun set over your time in this incredible country (and your trip!)

Split Guides
Highlights

  • Included: Sea Kayaking
  • Optional: Return Tickets to Hvar
  • Optional: Split Pub Crawl
  • Optional: Krka National Park
  • Suggestion: See the amazing ruin of Diocletian’s Palace
  • Suggestion: Admire the city as you approach it from the sea
  • Suggestion: Stroll along the glittering waterfront

What's Included?

  • All bus transfers around the Balkans
  • Accommodation in top-rated, centrally located hostels tested by us
  • Tons of essential activities, such as tours, day trips, and historic sights
  • Breakfast in some hostels (depending on availability)
  • Free arrival drink in every hostel with a bar
  • Transfers to and from the hostel and included activities by public transport
  • The option to do additional walking tours, pub crawls and other activities
  • Peace of mind with alternative travel included if there is a strike or similar disruption
  • A Tour Leader to travel with you and coordinate your trip throughout

Questions & Answers

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Question:
What makes your Euroventure Group Tours different?
Answer:
Great question! It's all about the travel style. We are a small company run by enthusiastic and experienced travellers - we think this is reflected in our tours. You'll travel in small groups of between 4 and 20, with a Euroventure leader. Your tour leader will be with you throughout, making sure you get on the right trains/busses, get to your hostels safely and making sure everyone's having an awesome time. You'll travel by public transport, either by coach or train, rather than using private transfers. We run all our tours this way - it's better for the environment and a more authentic experience for you. The welcome drinks and included activities in each place bring the group together, but you also have plenty of time to do your own thing too. Different groups have different dynamics, but we often go sightseeing, for dinner and on nights out together.
Question:
What sort of people book on to the Europe Group Tours?
Answer:
People like you who love to travel! From first time travellers to people who have travelled extensively before (including many of our past customers). We have a higher proportion of females than males and more single travellers than couples or groups. But as long as you want to travel and like the social aspect of being with other people then you will fit in just fine! Our staff are an inclusive and friendly bunch of people, and your tour leader will do their best to help the group get to know each other at the start of the tour.
Question:
How do I pay for a group tour?
Answer:
You can book and pay online from the package page with either a £50 deposit per person or in full. We will then send you a booking summary confirming your booking. If you have not paid in full your booking summary will contain a link for you to pay the remainder balance (at least 90 days before departure). Alternatively you can call or email us to secure your place on the trip, and pay over the phone, via online bank transfer or over the counter at your bank.
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