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Balkans Discovery with Contiki

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8 days
24 May 24 to 31 May 24
Book by 31 Jul 24
This 8-day adventure through six remarkable Balkan countries is packed with unforgettable experiences. Marvel at the stunning Dalmatian Coastline as we journey to Montenegro, discover iconic landmarks in Albania, visit the historic site where WWI ignited, and immerse yourself in Belgrade's architectural wonders.

Includes

  • 11 Day Contiki Guided Holiday
  • 10 Nights in Hotels
  • 10 Breakfasts, 3 Dinners
  • Coach
  • Experienced Trip Manager and Local Guides
  • Optional free time add on experiences (additional costs apply)
  • Included Experiences
  • Get to know Tirana: Take an orientation around the rainbow-coloured Albanian capital with your Contiki gang. Familiarise yourself with the landmarks and best places to grab a coffee.
  • See the Mostar Bridge: See this epic piece of Ottoman architecture, which was destroyed by war in 1993 and then rebuilt.
  • Guided tour of Sarajevo: See the sights of the Bosnian capital and get up to speed on 500 years of history, from the Ottomans to the present day.
  • Tour Belgrade on foot: Ramble around the Serbian capital. It’s brimming with culture and history for you to soak up and much more!

Excludes

  • Flights
  • Arrival/ departure transfers
  • Visas
  • Travel Insurance
  • Spending money and items of a personal nature

Extras

  • You have to be between the age of 18 and 35 years old to travel with Contiki
  • Additional costs apply for optional free time add on experiences
  • Secure your spot today with a deposit from as low as R1000* and pay the rest 60 days before departure

Highlights

  • 10 Nights in Hotels
  • 13 Meals
  • Included experiences and sightseeing

Itinerary

Day 1: Dubrovnik > Budva > Tirana

Dubrovnik Good morning, travellers! Hope you’re ready for an exciting ride across the beautiful Balkans. Today, you’ll exchange hellos with your Trip Manager (and your new crew too!). With no time to waste, we'll head straight to our first stop. Budva We’ll stop by Montenegro's seaside beauty of Budva. You have the option to grab some lunch at a sea-view restaurant, or spend some time on the beach, before we head to our next stop. Tirana Welcome to the capital city of Albania. This hidden gem has a lot to offer, and we’ve got the entirety of tomorrow to see it all. Join us for an included dinner tonight before heading back to our hotel to get some sleep as our adventure begins... Accommodation: VH Premier AS Tirana Hotel (or similar) Included Meals: Dinner

Day 2: Tirana

Tirana Time to wake up! Show-stopping views (and a hearty breakfast) await us. We’ll begin the day with a walking tour, guided by your Trip Manager. And then, for scenic birds-eye views of the lush green landscape of Albania, we’ll hop onto a cable car! Afterwards, you can chill with your crew in the city, and grab some dinner too. Accommodation: VH Premier AS Tirana Hotel (or similar) Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 3: Tirana > Mostar

Mostar Ready? This morning, we’re visiting the legendary Mostar Bridge that arches right over the silent blue river. (And it makes for a perfect backdrop for your Insta photo dump!) Sarajevo The historical streets of Sarajevo have a story or two to tell. And we’ll be listening to them all tomorrow. Tonight, you have the option to taste home-made Bosnian cuisine, learn what living like a local is like (plus support their families in turn). A truly wholesome experience! Accommodation: Hotel Hollywood Sarajevo (or similar) Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 4: Mostar > Sarajevo

Mostar Ready? This morning, we’re visiting the legendary Mostar Bridge that arches right over the silent blue river. (And it makes for a perfect backdrop for your Insta photo dump!) Sarajevo The historical streets of Sarajevo have a story or two to tell. And we’ll be listening to them all tomorrow. Tonight, you have the option to taste home-made Bosnian cuisine, learn what living like a local is like (plus support their families in turn). A truly wholesome experience! Accommodation: Hotel Hollywood Sarajevo (or similar) Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 5: Sarajevo

Sarajevo The only way to uncover the town of Sarajevo is with the wisdom shared on a guided walking tour. We'll help you tap into history & understand the magnitude of our destination. And then to lighten the mood, we’ll head to a local tavern for a delicious dinner and gags with friends. Accommodation: Hotel Hollywood Sarajevo (or similar) Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6: Sarajevo > Belgrade

Belgrade Leaving Belgrade behind, today we're onto beautiful Budapest. Budapest Fast becoming one of the hottest destinations in Europe, Budapest is on our beeline. You'll have the option to take a cruise and make the most of your evening. Later, you'll no doubt want to keep things moving at one of the city's famous ruins bars, that need to be seen to be believed! Accommodation: Ibis Budapest City South Hotel (or similar) Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 7: Belgrade > Budapest

Belgrade Leaving Belgrade behind, today we're onto beautiful Budapest. Budapest Fast becoming one of the hottest destinations in Europe, Budapest is on our beeline. You'll have the option to take a cruise and make the most of your evening. Later, you'll no doubt want to keep things moving at one of the city's famous ruins bars, that need to be seen to be believed! Accommodation: Ibis Budapest City South Hotel (or similar) Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 8: Budapest

Budapest That's a wrap! Our love affair with the Balkans has sadly come to an end! But perhaps we can get the squad back together for a reunion trip? Included Meals: Breakfast

Terms & conditions

Prices are per person twin share/multi share as per itinerary, and are subject to availability and rate of exchange changes. Offers above are a guide only and will vary depending on departure date, our guide price is based on the cheapest departure within the stipulated season and availability is correct at time of loading. Visas may be necessary and insurance is essential. Pentravel and Tour Operator terms and conditions apply, and may be found on our website. Offer can be removed at any time. Pricing varies pending departure date. Trips valid for travellers aged 18-35 years. Excludes flights. Only R1000 deposit per person is required to confirm your trip booking. Deposit is due within 3 days of booking; airlines may impose different penalties and cancellation fees. Payment due in full 120 days before departure. All savings / discounts mentioned has already been included in advertised price. Pentravel and Tour Operator reserves the right to withdraw or amend promotional offers at any time. Advertised price is based on 24 May 2025 departure. At time of loading this may not be a definite departure. These packages are based on CASH price. E&OE;.

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8 days
Dates
24 May 24 to 31 May 24
Book by
31 July 24
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