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Balkan Explorer

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Balkan Explorer - Topdeck
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Nathan "Had an amazing time on the Balkan explorer trip back in September 2015 really enjoyed walking around the beautiful city walls of Dubrovnik Croatia, climbing thousands of steps to see the stunning views of Kotor Montenegro and trying to find my around the gorgeous Plitvice lakes Croatia, plus met some really cool our tour guide Goran Sostaric was really cool very knowledgable and helpful long live ..."
Excellent
5 reviews
Starts
Budapest
Destinations
+8
Ends
Budapest
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Highlights

  • Thermal Springs in Budapest
  • Explore the underground tunnels in Sarajevo
  • Watch the sun set from the cliffs of Dubrovnik
  • Experience the unique nightlife of Ljubljana
Age range
18 to 39 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel
Transportation
Coach / Bus
Travel style
In-depth Cultural, Coach / Bus
Start and end in Budapest! With the in-depth cultural tour Balkan Explorer, you have a 15 day tour package taking you through Budapest, Hungary and 8 other destinations in Europe. Balkan Explorer includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

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  • C
    Written on June 7, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Stien was an amazing tour guide! She was able to connect with everyone on the tour and help them create their own unique trip experience. I am impressed the professionalism she used during the tour duration. Her knowledge of the countries we all visited helped us feel immersed into the culture of the Balkans.
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  • J
    Written on June 1, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    Stein is so passionate about her caree and loves to share that passion with her customers. Excellent tour guide!
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  • LO
    Written on December 10, 2016
    3.5 - Good

    Great trip. Anthony was very knowledgeable on the history and I enjoyed hearing this and his understanding of cultural aspects. He did well accommodating the needs of the mix of people and guiding us for the journey. Some of the hotels were not quite of the quality I expected. It would be better to incorporate more lunch stops that are NOT at service stations. Also some additional information on public transport would be useful as it was difficult to navigate these, particularly without internet. Thanks for a great trip and I'd recommend this tour to others.
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  • JM
    Written on December 9, 2016
    4.5 - Excellent

    I was on the first week of this tour, everything was great but for the small number of people on the tour (9 of us). Hotels were really good, Anthony was an amazing tour leader who gave great historical information on the places we visited, he was super friendly and I got along great with him!
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  • Balkan Explorer reviewer 5
    Written on January 7, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    Had an amazing time on the Balkan explorer trip back in September 2015 really enjoyed walking around the beautiful city walls of Dubrovnik Croatia, climbing thousands of steps to see the stunning views of Kotor Montenegro and trying to find my around the gorgeous Plitvice lakes Croatia, plus met some really cool our tour guide Goran Sostaric was really cool very knowledgable and helpful long live rakija
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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
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  1. Day 1: Budapest, Hungary
  2. Day 2: Budapest
  3. Day 3: Budapest to Belgrade, Serbia
  4. Day 4: Belgrade
  5. Day 5: Belgrade to Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina
  6. Day 6: Sarajevo
  7. Day 7: Sarajevo to Dubrovnik, Croatia
  8. Day 8: Dubrovnik
  9. Day 9: Dubrovnik to Budva, Montenegro
  10. Day 10: Budva
  11. Day 11: Budva to Zadar, Croatia
  12. Day 12: Zadar to Plitvice Lakes
  13. Day 13: Plitvice Lakes
  14. Day 14: Plitvice Lakes to Ljubljana, Slovenia
  15. Day 15: Ljubljana to Budapest, Hungary

What's included

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Additional Services

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Questions & Answers

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

    • What are the meals included in the tour price?

      There are 14 breakfasts and 5 dinners that are included with this trip.

    • What is the age limit for this tour?

      Topdeck tours are only suitable for travellers 18-39 and the operator of the tour is very strict with their age policy.

    • What time does the tour get back to Budapest on the last day?

      The tour is planned to get into Budapest early in the evening. However, you can never be 100% sure of what may occur on the road that impacts drive times between cities.

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    • James12th May 2018
      I was able to sort through the various trips until I found a couple I wanted to take. After I booked I misjudged the travel time between when one tour ended and when I had to get to the next one (I didn't realize there were no evening flights where I was). TourRadar was great in connecting me with the tour operator and they were in turn great with helping me change the itinerary so I could do both trips without any extra hassle.

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    About the countries

    Useful things to know before you go

    Currencies

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    Forint
    Hungary
    Дин.
    Dinar
    Serbia
    KM
    Marka
    Bosnia
    kn
    Kuna
    Croatia
    Euro
    Montenegro and Slovenia

    Plugs & Adapters

    Hungary, Serbia, Bosnia, Croatia, Montenegro 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, Bosnia, Montenegro and Slovenia. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Hepatitis B
    Recommended for Hungary, Serbia, Bosnia, Croatia, Montenegro and Slovenia. Ideally 2 months before travel.
    Tick-borne encephalitis
    Recommended for Hungary, Croatia and Slovenia. Ideally 6 months before travel.
    Tuberculosis
    Recommended for Bosnia. Ideally 3 months before travel.

    Policies

    Location
    Start and end in Budapest.
    Max group size
    26 is the maximum group size for Balkan Explorer.
    Hold my space
    TourRadar can request Topdeck to hold spaces for you for up to 48 hours without any credit card details.
    Deposit
    TourRadar only requires a deposit of $200 to confirm this Topdeck booking. The remaining balance is then payable 47 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 3 September 2018 the full payment of $2,469 is necessary.
    Cancellation policy
    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 47 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $2469 for Balkan Explorer, but the deposit of $200 is non-refundable.
    Credit Cards
    The following cards are accepted for Topdeck tours: Visa - Master Card - American Express

    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 1,727 km.
    • Budapest (Hungary)
    • 317 km
    • Belgrade (Serbia)
    • 206 km
    • Sarajevo (Bosnia)
    • 68 km
    • Mostar (Bosnia)
    • 79 km
    • Dubrovnik (Croatia)
    • 74 km
    • Budva (Montenegro)
    • 357 km
    • Zadar (Croatia)
    • 87 km
    • Plitvice Lakes National Park (Croatia)
    • 157 km
    • Ljubljana (Slovenia)
    • 381 km
    • Budapest (Hungary)

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