Comfort Europe Small Group Tour Balkans Discovery Small Group Tour

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Price
$1399 per person
Duration
10 days
Destination
More than 1
Travellers
8+

SMALL GROUP TOUR Balkans Discovery Escorted Tour

Join us on an exciting small group tour to witness the living history and natural beauty of Bulgaria, Serbia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, Albania and Macedonia!
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This small group tour is perfect for anyone who’s chasing the most charming natural beauties, immense cultural heritage and unique travel experiences. If you've been to Europe before or want to discover those incredible highlights that are further off the regular tourist route, the Balkans offers an unforgettable journey. With a maximum of 12 people, you'll enjoy more personal space and travel safely through 7 Balkan countries in 10 days. Plus, the current dates for this special deal offer the rare chance to explore the spectacular region in the cooler months and you could even hope for a white Christmas!

What's included

Destination
Bosnia & Herzegovina , Bulgaria , Croatia , Europe , Macedonia , Serbia Discover Destinations
Departure Location
Sofia, Bulgaria
Return Location
Sofia, Bulgaria
Tour Start Date & Time
October 1, 2022 3:00 pm View other Times
Additional Information
Departs 2022: See the tour start times for a full list of departures or contact us for other dates. Booking Code: EUBALD10M
Price includes
  • Accommodation based on twin share room
  • Airport meet and greet
  • Daily breakfast
  • Expert local guides
  • First class hotels
  • Small group tour
  • Transport in air conditioned vehicles
Price does not include
  • Any items or services not specified in the itinerary
  • Gratuities for guides and drivers
  • International flights
  • Medical and emergency insurance
  • Optional tours and activities
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa arrangements
Additional Prices
Single Supplement: Solo traveller surcharge of $999 includes your own room. Flights from Australia: Please request a special airfare quote for international flights. Travel Insurance: Insurance is essential - please ask us for a quote. Optional Tours: Details are listed in the itinerary to give you an idea of price (subject to change)

Tour overview

Experience the unparalleled cultural diversity of the marvellous Balkan countries. Travel through the many highlights, from palaces of the Tsars in Sofia and charming Belgrade, to the Pearl of the Adriatic, Dubrovnik. Explore the pretty Montenegrin villages and Albanian towns, reach the heart of stunning Macedonia and more.

This small group tour helps you connect with the authentic culture, share a cup of tea with the lively and passionate people, marvel at magnificent mountains and mirror-like lakes, and soak in the immense history that shaped the future of Europe.

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Kotor, Montenegro
Beautiful cities like Kotor in Montenegro await you on this extraordinary small group tour.

Inclusions at a glance

  • Accommodation – 9 nights 4-star hotels (3-star in Budva)
  • Meals – 9 breakfasts
  • Transport – Air-conditioned non-smoking coach or mini-bus
  • Tour Guide – Services of experienced local guides licenced by the Ministry of Tourism
  • Services – Airport transfer from Sofia Airport on day 1

Special features

  • Journey with a small group of 12 travellers at most, enjoy more personal space and embark on safe travels.
  • Explore the essential highlights of 7 Balkan countries in 9 days, staying at comfortable 4-star hotels (3-Star in Budva) and travelling on a private modern coach.
  • Travel with a local guide throughout your trip to get the best insight and tips, plus enjoy professional guided tours in Belgrade, Dubrovnik, Kotor, Ohrid and Skopje.
  • Delve into history and greet the colourful Balkan cultures riding from one capital to another, while frequenting popular hotspots and gems off the beaten track.
  • Swim the Adriatic and walk around the impressive medieval fortresses of Dubrovnik and Kotor, and meet the vibrant nightlife of Budva.
  • Uncover the stunning natural beauty of Ohrid Lake with an optional trip to the serene St. Naum Monastery.
  • Spend an extra night in Sofia and depart anytime on the last day of the tour.
  • No night drives, however we need to cross multiple borders and customs process may take some time depending on how busy it is.
  • DAY 1
  • DAY 2
  • DAY 3
  • DAY 4
  • DAY 5
  • DAY 6
  • DAY 7
  • DAY 8
  • DAY 9
  • DAY 10
DAY 1

Arrive in Sofia

Welcome to Sofia! At the airport, keep an eye out for our representative’s sign for your transfer to the hotel. At the hotel around 7pm, have an informal welcome meeting with your guide and fellow travellers. After you get all the critical information about the tour, head out for our optional group dinner around 8:15pm and evening walk of Sofia.

Accommodation: Hotel Vega - 4 Star

Included Activities: Welcome Meeting

Optional Activities: Group Dinner

DAY 2

Sofia, Belgrade

After a substantial breakfast, hop on the bus and make your way to the Serbian capital, Belgrade. With stunning views over the Danube and Sava rivers by the mighty medieval Belgrade Fortress, head to the heart of the capitol. Starting off at the vibrant pretty shopping street, Knez Mihailova, filled with cafes, shops and charming sites, kick off the walking tour to discover the incredible landmarks Belgrade has in store and their marvellous histories.

Accommodation: Abba Hotel - 4 Star

Meals Included: Breakfast

Included Activities: Belgrade City Tour

DAY 3

Belgrade, Sarajevo

Next stop Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina’s capital, the city that has been through it all! It is where the Western and Eastern Roman Empire split and where people of many nations and religions met, lived and warred. You can still see many reminders of the Yugoslav War in bullet holes and cannon marks all around town. Though, still an oriental beauty with a unique twist, and a delight to discover on your walking tour in the old town. The city offers endless delicacies to taste, but the specialty is lamb.

Accommodation: Hotel Ibis Styles – 4 Star

Meals Included: Breakfast

Included Activities: Sarajevo City Tour

Entrance Fees: Catholic Church - EUR 1

DAY 4

Sarajevo, Mostar, Trebinje

Today, we drive for the amazing Adriatic shore, but first a stop at Mostar! As you arrive in this dreamland, walk through the Old Town of this Herzegovina pearl, see the iconic highlights Old Bridge – Stari Most, and the old čaršija (market). Enjoy your lunch with an amazing view at one of the local venues, discover the old town and make sure to try the delicious Turkish coffee. In the afternoon, we ride to Trebinje for our overnight stay.

Accommodation: Hotel Central Park – 4 Star

Meals Included: Breakfast

Included Activities: Mostar City Tour

Optional Activities: Kravice Waterfalls - EUR 20

DAY 5

Trebinje, Dubrovnik, Trebinje

Get ready for a full day at Dubrovnik, the “Pearl of the Adriatic"! With its well-preserved majestic walls encircling the whole town and its sea of terra-cotta roof tiles, giving life to the "King’s Landing", the whole town is an amazing UNESCO World Heritage Site. Even the drive down to town from the mountain-side is a breathtaking highlight in itself! We start off with a guided walking tour of the Old Town and marvel at the millennial history of this fairy-like town. Walk atop the mighty walls, discover cute narrow streets, taste delicious seafood or jump off into the crystal-blue waters. In the evening, we return to Trebinje for a good night's rest.

Accommodation: Hotel Central Park – 4 Star

Meals Included :Breakfast

Included Activities: Dubrovnik City Tour

Optional Activities: Dubrovnik Boat Trip - EUR 35

Entrance Fees Dubronvnik City Walls - EUR 15

DAY 6

Trebinje, Kotor, Budva

Next stop Montenegro! Arrive in Kotor after a scenic drive and meet its calming natural beauty and characteristic architecture, a less-crowded version of Dubrovnik with its impressive medieval citadel.

Following a walking tour of the old town with your expert local guide and some free time, make your way to the popular touristic hub of the region, Budva. Your guide will take you on a brief walking tour of the vibrant summer town with great food, impressive views and lively nightlife.

Accommodation: Hotel Park – 3 Star

Meals Included: Breakfast

Included Activities: Kotor City Tour Budva Walking Tour

DAY 7

Budva, Tirana, Ohrid

Hit the road after breakfast, next stop Albania! A panoramic city tour of Tirana will introduce the best preserved and most beautiful samples of Albanian architecture, and drop us off at the town centre for some free time to discover the bustling Skenderbeg square. In the afternoon, continue towards Ohrid, Macedonia and check-in to your comfy hotel. You can rest up after a long day, or join the optional Balkan night with dinner.

Accommodation: Hotel Sileks – 4 Star

Meals Included: Breakfast

Included Activities: Panoramic Tour of Tirana Ohrid Walking Tour

Optional Activities: Balkan Night With Dinner - EUR 25

DAY 8

Ohrid, Skopje

Start off the day with a guided city tour of Old Ohrid hosting hundreds of chapels and churches scattered all around. In the afternoon travel to Skopje, the capital of Macedonia, for the night.

Accommodation: Hotel Panoramika – 4 Star

Meals Included: Breakfast

Included Activities: Ohrid City Tour

Optional Activities: St. Naum Tour - EUR 15

DAY 9

Skopje, Sofia

Prepare to discover the beautiful Skopje with a guided sightseeing tour filled with stunning architecture, grand monuments and unique history. Pose with the famous statue of Alexander the Great or walk through the Macedonian Arc de Triumph. The city has countless landmarks and a vibrant street life with many cafes and bars around. In the afternoon, leave for Sofia, where you can explore the shopping streets and the nightlife as you wish.

Accommodation: Hotel Panoramika – 4 Star

Meals Included :Breakfast

Included Activities: Skopje City Tour

DAY 10

Sofia, Departure

Early in the morning, join a walking tour of the Sofia town centre and visit all the famous landmarks.

The tour includes the National Library, Sofia University, The Parliament, and continue on to The St. Alexander Nevsky Patriarchal Cathedral, the National Theatre and St. Sofia Church. While your guide fills you in about the diverse history of Bulgaria and the communist era, you’ll get to see the houses of the Council of Ministers, presidency and the former communist party headquarters. As you stroll towards the vibrant shopping streets, feel free to get lost and discover the shops and cafes around.

After the city tour, start bidding farewells to your new mates and end the tour.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Included Activities: Sofia City Tour

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This small group tour is perfect for anyone who’s chasing the most charming natural beauties, immense cultural heritage and unique travel experiences. If you've been to Europe before or want to discover those incredible highlights that are further off the regular tourist route, the Balkans offers an unforgettable journey. With a maximum of 12 people, you'll enjoy more personal space and travel safely through 7 Balkan countries in 10 days. Plus, the current dates for this special deal offer the rare chance to explore the spectacular region in the cooler months and you could even hope for a white Christmas!

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The brochure includes details of the inclusions, itinerary (where applicable) and other relevant travel information. Information contained in the brochure is subject to change and at the time of booking you will be provided with an updated copy that includes the current details for your reservation.

Tour departures

This escorted tour departs Sofia, Bulgaria, on select dates:

2022 – 01, 15, 29 October; 19, 25 December

Departures are subject to availability and prices may vary at time of booking. Please ask us for your preferred date and we will advise availability and cost. Contact us for departures at other times of the year.

Important to remember...

The day-by-day tour descriptions in the itinerary are intended as an indicative guide only. Travel by nature is unpredictable. Weather patterns, sea or river conditions, road accessibility, public holidays, travel restrictions and a multitude of other factors may necessitate itinerary changes that are ultimately for the client's benefit. It is essential that travellers are flexible and open minded in this regard.

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Email reservations@mytravelxp.com. Phone 1300 168 910 (in Australia) or +61 400 226 454 (from overseas or via mobile).

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Pay Less to Book
New bookings on this tour only need to pay AU$250 per person deposit to confirm your tour reservation.

Flexible Booking: Pay 21 Days Before Departure
The due date for the final balance of payment for this tour is reduced to 21 days prior to the departure date. This gives greater flexibility, reduces risk and means you won't lose your money by locking in a great deal early.

No Change Fees
If you do need to alter your booking, until 21 days before departure there will be no change or penalty fees imposed by the tour operator. Changes can include: the tour, departure date, destination and passenger name changes.

How it works
Notify us in writing at least 21 days before your departure if you are unsure about travelling and you will be given the option to keep any monies paid toward the original booking as Future Travel Credit, usable on a tour departing until 31 December 2022.

If you change to a trip or departure that is more expensive than your original booking, you will need to cover the difference in price. If the trip or departure is less expensive than the original, a Future Travel Credit will be issued for the difference.

If you wish to make a change with less than 21 days to your departure date, standard Booking Terms & Conditions apply.

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This travel deal is valid for a limited time and may change without notice.

Price is correct as of 31 August 2021. Please contact us for current rates.

Advertised price is based on lead-price departure(s) and rates will be advised for your preferred travel date prior to any payment being required.

All prices are per person, based on twin share, and listed in Australian dollars (AUD). The package is subject to confirmation at the time of booking and prices may change without notice. Booking conditions and cancellation fees apply.

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Balkans Discovery Small Group Tour

Price
$1399 per person
Duration
10 days
Destination
More than 1
Travellers
8+

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