Route: Budapest Belgrade Sarajevo Mostar Kotor Dubrovnik Split
Duration: 13 nights
Group Size: 5-20 people
Age Range: 18-35
Transport: Sit back and enjoy the comfortable bus journeys between cities. Excludes flights to and from the start and end cities.
Accommodation: 13 nights in top-rated hostels.
Activities Included: There’s a must-do included activity in every city on the trip. Check out the itinerary below to see the activities in each city.
Sustainability: This trip only creates 80kg of carbon emissions! To fly the same route would cost 478kg ♻️
Reviews: All independent reviews
Our Balkans route is a fast-paced tour of some of Eastern Europe’s most popular 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 way to experience lots of unique European landmarks in a short amount of time. 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 the Balkans have 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!
Tick off some of Europe’s most famous cities with our 2 week Group Tour!
You’ll have two to three nights in each location, with plenty of time to explore historic sights, culture, nightlife and more. There’ll be unmissable activities which are included in your price – but there will also be other optional activities on offer. We’ve also included a few free days throughout your trip, so that you can chill out and do whatever you fancy.
Throughout the trip we’ll hang out as a group at least once in each city for drinks – you’ll be travelling with other likeminded travellers, as well as your dedicated tour leader.
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.
You’ll meet the rest of your group and your Tour Leader in the late afternoon at your first hostel. If you need an extra night before your tour starts to fit in with your flights then you can add this at check-out.
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!
Included: Szechenyi Baths
Optional: river cruise
Suggestion: Explore Budapest’s quirky markets and shops
Suggestion: Experience unique nightlife with a ruin pub crawl
Suggestion: Visit the Hungarian Parliament
Suggestion: Cycle the banks of the beautiful Danube
Bus to Belgrade – 6 hours
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.
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
Bus to Sarajevo – 6 hours
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.
Included: Total Siege Tour
Optional: Kravice Waterfall Tour
Optional: Scars and Smiles Tour
Optional: Neretva Rafting
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)
Bus to Mostar – 2 hours
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 its friendly people, beautiful buildings and amazing food and drink.
Included: Mostar Bridge
Suggestion: Visit the mosque that sits above the river Neretva
Suggestion: Shop for handmade crafts in the bazaar
Bus to Kotor – Variable depending on time of year
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.
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.
Bus to Dubrovnik – 2.5 hours
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.
Included: Sightseeing in Dubrovnik
Bus to Split – 4 hours
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 head to the beach on your final night to watch the sun set over your time in this incredible country (and your trip!)
If you’d like to have some extra time to explore Split, or to fit in with the most convenient flight times, then you can include a night of post-trip accommodation before heading to the airport the following day.
Included: Visit to Dubrovnik (en route)
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