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Balkans Encompassed

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Balkans Encompassed - Tucan Travel
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Lucy "The thing I loved about this tour is that we were able to see so much in the time we had whilst always feeling pretty relaxed. Starting and finishing in Budapest, we were able to see all the highlights of the Balkan cities as well as some smaller places such as Lake Ohrid or the small Croatian Island of Hvar - both were absolutely incredible. Luckily, we also had a great Tour Leader too! She was r..."
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Starts
Budapest
Destinations
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Ends
Budapest
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Highlights

  • Soak up the sun in Hvar Island
  • See the differing shades of blue lakes of Plitvice National Park
  • Shop in colourful open-air markets in Zagreb
  • Visit an emerald green lake in Slovenia
Age range
18 to 65 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel, Guesthouse, Apartment
Max Group Size
19
Transportation
Train & Rail, Boat, Local Transport, Private Vehicle, Ferry
Travel style
Discovery
Start and end in Budapest! With the discovery tour Balkans Encompassed, you have a 29 day tour package taking you through Budapest, Hungary and 16 other destinations in Europe. Balkans Encompassed includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

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  • JM
    Written on October 1, 2018
    3.0 - Average

    Natasha is very British centric and her attitudes are offensive to Australian travellers and probably muslims unless she trims her sails The singles who had paid the single supplement were often housed in "broom cupboards" while in the same locations the... Read more

    Tucan Travel commented on this review
    Hi Janet, we are sorry that you were not happy with Natasha and have passed on your comments to our Europe Operations team who will take your comments on board. We wish you all the best in your future adventures
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  • A
    Written on October 1, 2018
    3.0 - Average

    Natasha only spoke English, was very British centric and had a very poor view of her non-Bwitish charges

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  • LS
    Written on October 1, 2017
    3.0 - Average

    The trip overall was really well planned given the distance and number of countries covered. There was a really well thought out mix of cities, towns, coast and national parks to give a good flavour of the region. The walking tours at each place were... Read more

    Tucan Travel commented on this review
    Hi Lorna, thank you for your in-depth feedback on your Balkans Encompassed Tour. I'm really pleased that overall you enjoyed your trip with us. Our tour leaders always arrange group dinners if clients want them. They are entirely optional to attend but many people, particularly those travelling on their own, enjoy and request them. Group meals are an excellent way to socialise and get to know other members of the group and the tour leader will always try to find restaurants with western and local options on the menu, within an affordable price range. We do hope that this has not put you off future trips with us and we hope to welcome you on another tour soon.
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  • Balkans Encompassed reviewer 4
    Written on December 16, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    The thing I loved about this tour is that we were able to see so much in the time we had whilst always feeling pretty relaxed. Starting and finishing in Budapest, we were able to see all the highlights of the Balkan cities as well as some smaller places... Read more

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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Arrive Budapest
  2. Day 2: Novi Sad
  3. Day 3-4: Belgrade
  4. Day 5-6: Pristina
  5. Day 7-8: Skopje
  6. Day 9-10: Lake Ohrid
  7. Day 11: Tirana
  8. Day 12-13: Kotor
  9. Day 14-15: Dubrovnik
  10. Day 16-17: Sarajevo
  11. Day 18: Mostar
  12. Day 19-20: Hvar Island
  13. Day 21: Split
  14. Day 22: Plitvice
  15. Day 23: Zagreb
  16. Day 24-25: Lake Bled
  17. Day 26-27: Ljubljana
  18. Day 28: Budapest
  19. Day 29: Depart Budapest

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  • Meals

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  • Transport

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Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

    • Is the age limit just a recommendation or is it more of a strict rule?

      This tour does not have a strict age limit, anyone can join as long as you are up for it.

      It's important that you are comfortable walking long distances in the heat.

    • Where can I find more detailed information about this tour?

      A trip note - which contains essential information about your trip will be given to you. Information such as the daily itinerary, where to meet on the first day, what time the trip starts, how to get to the joining point hotel, included activities, visa information, etc will be mentioned in there. Please contact us for this.

    • How many people are on the tour?

      The average group size is between 15 and 24 travellers, although the vehicles comfortably seat up to 34 people on popular departure dates.

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    • Heather23rd September 2018
      Was very clear website to navigate, any questions were handled straight away by the chat line and of course the prices and discounts were great

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    About the countries

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    Currencies

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    Дин.
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    Serbia
    лв
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    Plugs & Adapters

    Hungary, Serbia, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Albania, Montenegro, Bosnia, Croatia and Slovenia

    Visa

    Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.

    Vaccinations

    These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
    Hepatitis A
    Recommended for Hungary, Serbia, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Albania, Montenegro, Bosnia and Slovenia. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Hepatitis B
    Recommended for Hungary, Serbia, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Albania, Montenegro, Bosnia, Croatia and Slovenia. Ideally 2 months before travel.
    Tick-borne encephalitis
    Recommended for Hungary, Albania, Croatia and Slovenia. Ideally 6 months before travel.
    Tuberculosis
    Recommended for Bulgaria and Bosnia. Ideally 3 months before travel.
    Typhoid
    Recommended for Albania. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Yellow fever
    Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an infected area for Albania. Ideally 10 days before travel.

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    Location
    Start and end in Budapest.
    Trusted
    Your money is safe with TourRadar, as we only pay the tour operator after your tour has departed.
    Deposit
    TourRadar only requires a deposit of $140 to confirm this Tucan Travel booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 24 March 2019 the full payment of $3,656 is necessary.
    Cancellation policy
    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $3656 for Balkans Encompassed, but the deposit of $140 is non-refundable. If you cancel via TourRadar the standard cancellation policy applies.
    Availability
    Some departure dates and prices may vary and Tucan Travel will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
    Credit Cards
    The following cards are accepted for Tucan Travel tours: Visa - Master Card - American Express

    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 2,437 km.
    • Budapest (Hungary)
    • 256 km
    • Novi Sad (Serbia)
    • 69 km
    • Belgrade (Serbia)
    • 330 km
    • Sofia (Bulgaria)
    • 174 km
    • Skopje (Macedonia)
    • 110 km
    • Ohrid (Macedonia)
    • 87 km
    • Tirana (Albania)
    • 134 km
    • Budva (Montenegro)
    • 180 km
    • Sarajevo (Bosnia)
    • 68 km
    • Mostar (Bosnia)
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