Europe Balkans Tour – Travelzoo Special

Romania, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Albania, Montenegro, Croatia, Bosnia, Serbia

Starting From $3,610.00 Land + Air

Duration 14 Days


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Charming Travel Destinations, Travel Agencies & Bureaus, El Monte, CA

Travel Europe like you never have before. Take a glimpse into the European Balkans to discover the treasures within the Balkan Peninsula. See the landscape and scenery that inspired fictional works like Dracula, Twilight, Game of Thrones and more. The beautiful and elegant architecture surrounded by the vivid colors of nature immerses travelers in a fairy tale setting.  In one tour, visit Romania, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Albania, Montenegro, Croatia, Bosnia and Serbia. The package includes a must-see tour of the major cities in each of these countries. Take a Europe Balkans Tour today!

This Tour Package Includes:

  • Land + Air (LAX & SFO Departure) – Contact us for other city Departures
  • 12 Nights hotel accommodation
  • Meals per itinerary
  • All transfers
  • Sightseeing per itinerary
  • Services of English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees per itinerary

Tour Highlights:

  • The Bran and Peles Castle
  • Arbanassi Medieval Village
  • Folklore Dance Dinner Show
  • Lunch Boat Ride
  • Rectors Palace
  • Franciscan Monastery
  • Tunnel Museum
  • Kalemegdan Fortress
  • Skadar National Park
  • Bosnia Medieval Town
  • Major City Tours
  • Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
  • Rila Monastery
  • Ohrid
  • Sveti Stephan Island
  • 25 Meals Included
  • and More

Package Excludes:

  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees, passport fees, etc.
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Personal purchases
  • Meals/admission not in itinerary
  • Optional Tours (If applicable)

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Meals: B= Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

  • Day 1: Home ~ Bucharest, Romania
    Depart from Home City by flight to Bucharest, the capital of Romania.
  • Day 2: Burcharest
    Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel and enjoy the rest of your day. (D)
  • Day 3: Bucharest ~ Bran ~ Prahova ~ Bucharest
    Today, enjoy a full day tour to Sinaia to visit the Bran Castle, an inspiration to the Dracula Castle and also shown in Twilight. Then, head onto the Peles Castle, the summer residence of the Romanian Royalty. (B, L)
  • Day 4: Bucharest ~ Veliko Turnovo, Bulgaria
    Take a morning tour to see the House of People, Old Town, Reform Square, Arc of Triumph, and more. Later, proceed to Veliko Turnovo, once the old capital of Bulgaria. Prior to arrival, take a visit to the Arbanassi medieval village with monuments and churches. Finally, take photos at the Tsaravets fortress and the street of artists before checking into your hotel.  In the evening, enjoy a dinner with Bulgarian lamb and Shopska salad. (B, D)
  • Day 5: Veliko Turnovo ~ Sofia, Bulgaria
    Today, we will head to Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, where you will take a city tour that includes the famous Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, the UNESCO Heritage Site. Then, enjoy an evening dinner with folklore dance and drinks. (B, D)
  • Day 6: Sofia ~ Skopje, Macedonia
    Today,  tour the  Rila Monastery, located at an attitude of 1147 meters above sea level and considered the largest Eastern Orthodox Monastery in Bulgaria. Afterwards, head to Skopje, the capital of Macedonia, where you will see the Stone Bridge, old bazaar, Mother Teresa House, and more (B, D)
  • Day 7: Skopje ~ Ohrid ~ Tirana, Albania
    As we head for Tirana, the capital of Albania, we will make a stop at Ohrid, where the St. Pantelejmon church with the renowned wall painting of "The Passion of Jesus" and St. Sophia Church are located. Upon arrival at Tirana, take a tour to see the Et'Hem Bey Mosque, Clock Tower, Skanderberg Square, the Plaza, and more. (B, D)
  • Day 8: Tirana ~ Budva, Montenegro
    Begin your day at the Skadar National Park where you can also enjoy a boat ride in Lake Shkodra, the largest in The Balkan Peninsula. You will also enjoy lunch with a special fish menu. In the afternoon, we arrive at Budva, a Montenegro city with over 2 centuries of history. At Budva, start your tour at Sveti Stephan Island, a UNESCO Heritage Site. Then, head to the churches, towers and narrow streets filled with souvenir shops. (B, L, D)
  • Day 9: Budva ~ Kotor ~ Dubrovnik, Croatia
    Today, we will head to Kotor, a well preserved medieval town in the southern part of Montenegro that is also a UNESCO Heritage Site. A walking tour will show you all the places of interest that the city can offer. Later in the afternoon, we arrive at Dubrovnik, Croatia, the pearl of the Adriatic. (B, D)
  • Day 10: Dubrovnik ~ Mostar, Bosnia
    Today, start your city tour with the entrance of the city to enjoy a magnificent view of the city from a tower. Then, discover the Franciscan Monastery, housing the oldest pharmacy shop in Europe, and see the Rectors Palace. Afterwards, coach to Mostar, a Bosnia town from the medieval times on the bank of river Neretva for overnight. (B, D)
  • Day 11: Mostar ~ Sarajevo, Bosnia
    Today, start your tour with an orientation of the famous "old bridge" built in the 16th century by the Ottomans, the crooked bridge, and many landmarks of Bosnia-Herzegovina with charming stone streets. Then, continue to Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia. The city tour will also cover the Basearsuja, the old Arabian style market, Ali Pasha Mosque, Old Town Hall, the Tunnel Museum and more. Tonight, enjoy a traditional dinner with pie and cevapcici. (B, D)
  • Day 12: Sarajevo ~ Belgrade, Serbia
    Today, cross the Drina river by the border and proceed to Belgrade, the capital city of Serbia for overnight. Tonight, you can enjoy an evening dinner with folklore music. (B, D)
  • Day 13: Belgrade
    This morning, you will take a city tour to visit the Kalemegdan Fortress, St. Sava Cathedral, Knez Mihailova Street, Skadarlija area, and more. Your afternoon will be free for all to further explore the city on your own. (B, L)
  • Day 14: Belgrade ~ Home City
    At a specified time, transfer to airport for your flight home. (B)
  • Novotel Hotel – Bucharest, Romania *
    Calea Victoriei, 37B , Sector 1, 010061 Bucharest, Romania

    Enjoy contemporary 4-star comfort a few minutes' walk from the Old Town at Novotel Bucharest City Centre hotel. Clean lines and muted colours make your airy room a haven for work or pleasure. Start your day brightly with a tasty buffet breakfast in the sunlit restaurant, and savour drinks with a view on the terrace at Novotel.

    Located in Bucharest, 8 miles from Otopeni, Novotel Bucharest City Centre features free WiFi access and private parking. The hotel has a terrace and views of the city, and guests can enjoy a drink at the bar.

    Check-In Time:      02:00pm
    Check Out Time:   12:00pm

  • Yantra Hotel – Veliko Turnovo, Bulgaria *
    2 Opalchenska Str., Velchova Zavera Sq., 5000 Veliko Tŭrnovo, Bulgaria

    The four-star Yantra Grand Hotel in Veliko Tarnovo - the Cultural capital of the Balkans - is part of the Bulgarian hotel chain Sharlopov Group, which was established 15 years ago . 
    The building of Yantra Grand Hotel is a cultural monument with a unique location at the hart of the Old Tarnovo Town, next to Samovodska Charshiya street. 

    The hotel offers a marvellous panoramic view to Tsarevets Stronghold, the historical hill of Trapezitsa, Veliko Tarnovo University and Arbanassi architectural reserve, . You may also have the opportunity to see the legendary Orient Express that crosses Yantra River and passes by Yantra Grand Hotel once a year

    Check-In Time:      02:00pm
    Check Out Time:   12:00pm

  • Festa Barcelo – Sofia, Bulgaria *
    83, Bulgaria Blvd., 1404 Sofia, Bulgaria

    "Festa Sofia" is located in one of the most attractive business areas of the capital - Bulgaria blvd. with quick access to downtown. The hotel is an urban type and offers everything necessary for a business trip or accommodation of cultural tourist groups. The hotel rooms have city view or Vitosha mountain view. Four conference rooms are fully equipped for our business guests and can welcome from 25 to 160 people. The both restaurants of the hotel are suitable for organizing celebrations, dinners, weddings and cocktails. A gym, sauna, steam bath and beauty salon are available for the guests.

    Check-In Time:      02:00pm
    Check Out Time:   12:00pm

  • Holiday Inn – Skopje, Macedonia *
    Filip Vtori Makedonski No. 5, 1000 Skopje, Macedonia

    Holiday Inn ® Skopje hotel overlooks the River Vardar, a two-minute walk from the iconic Stone Bridge.

    The bus stop facing the hotel offers city links, and it’s 20 minutes’ drive to Skopje Alexander the Great Airport (SKP). A 12-minute walk takes you to Skopje Railway Station. The hotel's 8 events spaces can host up to 1,000 guests, and the Soravia Center Skopje is next door. You can stroll across the 15th-century Stone Bridge en route to the atmospheric Old Bazaar, and historic Kale Fortress, offering sweeping views of the city. Gain an insight on the nation’s history at the Museum of the Macedonian Struggle, or take in a performance at the Macedonian Opera and Ballet or the nearby National Theatre.

    Check-In Time:      02:00pm
    Check Out Time:   12:00pm

  • International Hotel – Tirana, Albania *
    Tirana city center (Skenderbeg Square), 1001 Tirana, Albania

    Tirana International Hotel & Conference Centre is the best Hotels in Albania. 
    It is the only, largest and the most prestigious “Hotel and Conference Centre” in Albania, located in the Main Square of Tirana.  Combining a truly strategic location and breath-taking view of the capital city, where we guarantee that your stay will be unforgettable.

    Fully renovated in August 2015, this 4 star hotel, offers luxurious and personal service of the highest quality.

    A journey to the heart of Albanian hospitality!

    Tirana is a city of culture, history and a city of tradition. As a very important part of the City Centre, our hotel is located next to the most attractive historical and cultural points of the city such as the National Historical Museum, Castle of Tirana, Opera House, Art Gallery, main institutions like the Albanian Parliament, different Ministries, the National Bank of Albania, and Tirana Municipality.

    Check-In Time:      02:00pm
    Check Out Time:   12:00pm


  • Queen of Montenegro Hotel – Budva, Montenegro *
    Ul. narodnog fronta b.b., Becici, 85310 Budva, Montenegro

    The Queen of Montenegro Hotel opened the gates of its seaside realm in 2006 to the satisfaction of all guests and visitors. Like a fairytale castle, the hotel is situated in a picturesque Mediterranean landscape, rising on a hill overlooking the beautiful Adriatic Sea. 
    The Queen is regarded as a good host in the tourist and business community, for all of them who have discovered this oasis of the crystal-clear sea, invigorating flora, culinary delights and benefits of aromatherapy and relaxation.

    Special features of this lavish hotel are the Bečići Beach, located in the immediate vicinity of the hotel, and the closeness of Budva - the tourist center of the Montenegrin coast just 10 minutes away.
    As part of the attractive Budva Riviera, the Queen of Montenegro offers all-day enjoyment in the sun and sea, pebble beaches and good vibrations.

    The luxury of the hotel is visible in its diverse facilities enabling every guest enjoyment of a royal treatment and have their holiday dreams come true.

    Check-In Time:      02:00pm
    Check Out Time:   10:00am

  • Valamar Lacroma Dubrovnik Hotel – Dubrovnik, Croatia *
    Iva Dulcica 34, Babin Kuk, 20000 Dubrovnik, Croatia

    Valamar Lacroma Dubrovnik Hotel, the proud recipient of the prestigious 2013, 2015 and 2016 World Travel Award as "Croatia's Leading Hotel" and the 2014, 2015 and the 2016 World Travel Award as "Croatia's Leading Business Hotel", is located on the tranquil Babin Kuk peninsula, surrounded by pine tree forests and soothing white pebble beaches. Renowned for its fusion of nature and state of the art facilities, the hotel offers ultra modern rooms and suites, the largest MICE facilities in the area, memorable gastronomic experiences in its gourmet restaurant, a wine bar terrace with panoramic views of the Elaphiti Islands and an abundance of activities to let you create a perfectly balanced holiday in Croatia.

    Check-In Time:      02:00pm
    Check Out Time:   10:00am

  • Hotel Mogorjelo – Mostar, Bosnia *
    Ulica Kraljice Katarine Bb, 88300 Čapljina, Bosnia and Herzegovina

    Colorful history, exciting legends, cultural heritage and the architecture of world’s importance…unique natural treasure, long preserved tradition and above all fascinating cordiality of local hosts, are just some of the worth seeing characteristics of Bosnia and Herzegovina!

    In the famous Mediterranean "City of Flowers – Čapljina”, on the banks of the Neretva River, you will find your host - Hotel Mogorjelo!

    We are convinced that in this beautiful land of possibilities, you will discover some excursion, traditional food and customs, or sport activity of your degree! We are all looking forward welcoming you and overcoming your expectations through experiences!

    Check-In Time:      12:00pm
    Check Out Time:   12:00pm

  • Hotel Radon Plaza – Sarajevo, Bosnia *
    Dzemala Bijedica 185, 71000 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

    Radon Plaza Hotel
    established in 2006 is a 5 star business hotel in Sarajevo.

    It is located along the main city highway leading up to the city center from the direction of south – west.
    It is only five minutes away from the Sarajevo airport and about ten minutes from downtown.
    It offers pleasant accommodation with a variety of amenities at the right price.
    It is an ideal choice for those who want a quiet stay close to all key destinations and interesting spots in Sarajevo.

    The hotel reflects the highest luxury and premium service with 117 rooms, 1 presidential suite, 2 superior suites, wellness center, conference rooms, bars, restaurant and entertainment center. Hotel also offers activities such a bowling and billiard, and a variance of other services as well. Our well-trained staff is accustomed to a high-profile clientele and will efficiently procure or arrange anything for the guests.

    Check-In Time:      02:00pm
    Check Out Time:   12:00pm

  • Falkensteiner Hotel – Belgrade, Serbia *
    Bulevar Mihaila Pupina 10K, Novi Beograd, 11070 Belgrade, Serbia

    The 4 Star Superior hotel Belgrade designed by the star architect Boris Podrecca  stands out for its futuristic facade, its welcoming atmosphere and its first class hotel facilities. 

    This new city hotel is located in the vibrant business and entertainment district of Belgrade. Close to the city centre and with a great connection to the airport, the hotel offers modern design, comfort, excellent service and a high level of functionality. A perfect place to stay whether you're visiting the booming metropolis in the Balkans for business, a conference or a sightseeing trip.

    Check-In Time:      02:00pm
    Check Out Time:   12:00pm

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Prices are based on per person, double occupancy. Charming Travel Destination guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Minimum 2 passengers to guarantee departure. All hotels are subject to availability. Hotels may be substituted with another of similar category. Prices and availability are subject to change at any time and prices are not guaranteed until we receive your final payment. We reserve the right to modify the itinerary to ensure a smooth and safe trip. No visa is required for all US passport holders.

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  • I’m traveling in Feb and wanted to know if it will be snowing. Should I pack for winter clothes in all countries. Can’t wait to go. My dream has always been to visit Croatia and Romania. - Luciana Cameron

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