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Treasures of the Balkans (2019)

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Treasures of the Balkans (2019) - Insight Vacations
Treasures of the Balkans (2019) - Insight Vacations
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4 reviews
Starts
Bucharest
Destinations
+15
Ends
Budapest
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Highlights

  • Listen to amusing tales from the locals in Budapest
  • Visit the former Communist Headquarters of Bucharest
  • Witness the opulent and sumptuous décor in Peleș Castle
  • Embrace the myths and legends of Bran Castle
  • Enjoy acoustics in the Church of the Holy Nativity
Age range
5 to 99 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel
Max Group Size
40
Transportation
Coach / Bus, Private Vehicle, Plane
Travel style
Sightseeing
Operator
Insight Vacations
Start in Bucharest and end in Budapest! With the sightseeing tour Treasures of the Balkans (2019), you have a 18 day tour package taking you from Bucharest to Budapest and through Bucharest, Romania and 16 other destinations in Europe. Treasures of the Balkans (2019) includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Welcome to Bucharest.
  2. Day 2: From Bucharest to Brașov.
  3. Day 3: Transylvania: Castles and Myths.
  4. Day 4: Veliko Tarnovo.
  5. Day 5: From the Old Bulgarian Capital to the New.
  6. Day 6: Sofia at Your Pace.
  7. Day 7: Skopje.
  8. Day 8: Ohrid and Tirana on the Move.
  9. Day 9: Kotor and Dubrovnik.
  10. Day 10: Dubrovnik Sightseeing.
  11. Day 11: Dubrovnik, Paradise on Earth.
  12. Day 12: Mostar and Sarajevo.
  13. Day 13: Sarajevo, City of Culture.
  14. Day 14: The Serbian Capital of Belgrade.
  15. Day 15: The Best of Belgrade.
  16. Day 16: Across to Budapest.
  17. Day 17: Budapest, Queen of the Danube.
  18. Day 18: Depart Budapest.

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Guide

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Additional Services

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  • D
    Written on July 13, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    My 11th tour with Insight Vacations and by far one of the best. The attention to detail was amazing. Mario our TD and Dario our driver were 'the best'. Accomodation was first class. Overall an exceptional experience, even the border crossings

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  • Written on July 6, 2019
    3.5 - Good

    Good itinerary, accommodation, fellow travelers and driver. Worst ever guide!

    Insight Vacations commented on this review
    Thank you for sharing this with us. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your overall experience with Insight Vacations. However, we acknowledge your observations in relation to your Travel Director which will be shared with our team for further review. Nevertheless, we still hope that you were able to take home with you lots of amazing memories of your time in the Balkans.
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  • GA
    Written on October 3, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    Trip review Considering the places we visited, it was an ambitious one. I believe Bucharest is a very interesting city, which deserved more than 3 hours visit. And on top of it, the guide tour, was a very mediocre one, he just gave us the minimum... Read more

    Insight Vacations commented on this review
    We are delighted to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your overall experience on the road with us. However, we acknowledge your observations in regards to the accommodations and meals provided at certain destinations and also the itinerary. Rest assured that these will be shared with our team for further review to see where changes could be made to better our guest experience going forward. That being said, it pleases to read that you enjoyed your very comfortable coach rides and overall you had an amazing time in the Balkans.
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  • WH
    Written on August 25, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    Overall excellent. Very nice group of people, without exception, who were fun to socialize with.

    Insight Vacations commented on this review
    Thank you for informing us about the wonderful time you had on the Treasures of the Balkans trip. We are extremely proud to hear that our staff helped set the perfect tone for a memorable holiday. Similarly, we are very happy to learn that you enjoyed your complete experience and we definitely look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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About the countries

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Plugs & Adapters

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

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.
Typhoid
Recommended for Romania and Albania. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Hepatitis A
Recommended for Romania, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Albania, Montenegro, Bosnia, Serbia and Hungary. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Tuberculosis
Recommended for Romania, Bulgaria and Bosnia. Ideally 3 months before travel.
Hepatitis B
Recommended for Romania, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Albania, Montenegro, Croatia, Bosnia, Serbia and Hungary. Ideally 2 months before travel.
Yellow fever
Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an infected area for Albania. Ideally 10 days before travel.
Tick-borne encephalitis
Recommended for Albania, Croatia and Hungary. Ideally 6 months before travel.

Policies

Location
Bucharest is the starting point and Budapest is the endpoint.
Hold my space
TourRadar can request Insight Vacations to hold spaces for you for up to 48 hours without any credit card details.
Payment(s)
For any tour departing before 7 September 2019 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 7 September 2019, a minimum payment of $99 is required to confirm your booking with Insight Vacations. 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 50 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.
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Payment methods
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Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 1,903 km.
  • Bucharest (Romania)
  • 141 km
  • Brasov (Romania)
  • 25 km
  • Bran (Romania)
  • 23 km
  • Sinaia (Romania)
  • 253 km
  • Veliko Tarnovo (Bulgaria)
  • 5 km
  • Arbanasi (Bulgaria)
  • 196 km
  • Sofia (Bulgaria)
  • 174 km
  • Skopje (Macedonia)
  • 110 km
  • Ohrid (Macedonia)
  • 87 km
  • Tirana (Albania)
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