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Balkans Encompassed - Tucan Travel
29 days

Balkans Encompassed

From Budapest to Budapest
Tour Operator:
Tucan Travel
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Age range:
18 to 65
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US $3,436
+ $576 Local Payment
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  • 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


Start and end in Budapest! With the in-depth cultural 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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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Arrive Budapest
  2. Day 2: Novi Sad
  3. Day 3: Belgrade
  4. Day 4: Belgrade
  5. Day 5: Pristina
  6. Day 6: Pristina
  7. Day 7: Skopje
  8. Day 8: Skopje
  9. Day 9: Lake Ohrid
  10. Day 10: Lake Ohrid
  11. Day 11: Tirana
  12. Day 12: Kotor
  13. Day 13: Kotor
  14. Day 14: Dubrovnik
  15. Day 15: Dubrovnik
  16. Day 16: Sarajevo
  17. Day 17: Sarajevo
  18. Day 18: Mostar
  19. Day 19: Hvar Island
  20. Day 20: Hvar Island
  21. Day 21: Split
  22. Day 22: Plitvice National Park
  23. Day 23: Zagreb
  24. Day 24: Lake Bled
  25. Day 25: Lake Bled
  26. Day 26: Ljubljana
  27. Day 27: Ljubljana
  28. Day 28: Budapest
  29. Day 29: Depart Budapest
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What's Included

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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Meals
  • Transport
  • Additional Services
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Optional
  • Additional Services

Where You'll Stay

24 nights
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  • T
    · October 11, 2019
    Tucan travel are an excellent travel Company. I enjoyed my trip thanks to them. They looked after me and the rest of the group from start to finish. I strongly recommend booking with them.
    Tucan Travel commented on this review
    Hi Tom! Thanks for your lovely review! We hope to see you again in the future!
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    Trip date: September 2019
  • RL
    · June 12, 2019
    Overall, an excellent tour for the price. Our tour leader was personable and there were no major glitches. As this was his first time leading this particular tour with a bit more experience, he will easily rate 5 stars. There were several (resolved)... Show more
    Tucan Travel commented on this review
    Hi Raymond! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and for your excellent feedback. We will pass this onto our Europe operations team. We are pleased you joined us in Europe and hope to see you on another Tucan Travel trip in the future!
    Trip date: April 2019
  • JM
    · October 01, 2018
    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... Show 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
    Trip date: July 2018
  • A
    · October 01, 2018
    Natasha only spoke English, was very British centric and had a very poor view of her non-Bwitish charges
    Trip date: July 2018
  • LS
    · October 01, 2017
    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... Show 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... Show more
    Trip date: September 2017
  • Balkans Encompassed reviewer 6
    · December 16, 2013
    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... Show more
    Trip date: August 2013

Dates & Availability

29 days
Balkans Encompassed
From Budapest to Budapest
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    • 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.

    • What is the age range for this tour?

      This tour is only suitable for travellers that are 18-39.

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    • About the countries


      Montenegro and Slovenia

      Plugs & Adapters

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


      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.


      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.
    • Payment information
      • For any tour departing before 7 June 2020 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 7 June 2020, a minimum payment of $140 is required to confirm your booking with Tucan Travel. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 65 days days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
      • Some departure dates and prices may vary and Tucan Travel will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
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