Experience the Balkan Countries

Part of our Destination Europe experiences

Experience 7 amazing countries in 1 extraordinary vacation experience including Hungary, Serbia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, Slovenia, Austria. Immerse yourself in an area where the landscapes you drive through are equally as breathtaking as the destinations we visit.

I want you to eat, drink and love in some of the most stunning cities in the world. This travel experience defines everything Cobblestone Freeway is: I will take you to visit famous markets, eateries, and locales so you can experience the local culture as the locals do.

This tour is all about experiencing a region whose rich culture and history is as amazing and diverse as the non-stop, unforgettable scenery. Join me as I immerse you in a cultural experience you will not forget.

Trip Details

15 days/14 nights | Budapest to Vienna

Service Level: Signature learn more

Our Signature tours offer everything you would expect from Cobblestone Freeway.

  • A combination of 3 and 4 star hotels and character-rich accommodations
  • 2 meals provided per day plus snacks
  • All land transportation
  • High quality bus with air conditioning
  • Cobblestone host and fully translated local guides
  • Entrance fees & admissions for included sightseeing & cultural events
  • Special events exclusively for Cobblestone Freeway Travellers

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Proposed Itinerary

Day
1-2
Arriving in Budapest, you meet your guides and transfer to the hotel. Cool your heels before having a traditional Hungarian welcome dinner. Visit the city’s most important sights and still have free time for shopping, visiting museums and sampling the local cuisine. *Optional night cruise on the Danube River.
Day
3-4
Stop en route in Novi Sad - the cultural centre of northern Serbia, a region called Vojvodina. The old town center is lined up with beautiful 200 year old houses, outdoor cafes and shops. Once in Belgrade, after some sightseeing, we’ll experience the city’s unique nightlife feature – the floating river clubs called Splav, spread along the banks of the Danube and Sava Rivers.
Day
5-6
In Sarajevo, you’ll learn its long and fascinating history and visit the most beautiful sights, followed by some time to relax in the evening. To wrap up the visit we’ll enjoy a great meal with traditional Bosnian folk music ‘Sevdalinke’.
Day
7-9
On the way to Dubrovnik, we stop in Mostar – the city of contrasts. Here you’ll see wide avenues beside narrow streets, a traditional Turkish bazaar next to Parisian-style boulevards. In Dubrovnik we’ll see and learn everything that makes this place worthy of a spot on the UNESCO world heritage list. You also get to visit Montenegro - one of the last undiscovered European gems.
Day
10-11
After a brief visit to Split, we proceed to Zadar - one of the oldest cities on the eastern side of the Adriatic. Afterwards we’ll make our way to Zagreb, stopping in the Plitvice National Park - the oldest, biggest and top rated national park of Croatia famous for its beautiful lakes.
Day
11-12
In Zagreb, take a panoramic bus tour seeing the National theatre, Museum of Modern Art, Mimara gallery and the Zagreb Cemetery – Mirogoj.
Day
12-15
During the city tour, you’ll get a true feel of the glory and sheer size of the Imperial Vienna—once the centre of the powerful Habsburg Empire. Then it’s time to get to work as we visit the Schenbrunne Imperial Bakery and take part in an Apple Strudel making lesson, and of course tasting! There’s also a variety of optional activities to choose from in Vienna! Check the detailed itinerary for details!
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Highlights

Cruise on the Danube River in Budapest. See the ‘Splav’ – floating river clubs in Belgrade. Experience Mostar – the city of bridges.

We will take you to Kotor Bay – a natural gem of Montenegro.

Get back to nature at Plitvice National Park – most beautiful and biggest national park in Croatia. Feel the atmosphere of Royal Palaces and Gardens of Vienna.

Participate in a strudel making master class in a Viennese Imperial Bakery. Hear the sounds of traditional music, taste the cuisine and culture of each destination we visit.

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Departure Dates

2017

2018

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inclusive trip items

Your Trip Will Include:

  • Full time Cobblestone tour host & translator
  • Experienced city tour guides
  • 2 meals a day, plus snacks
  • 4 star hotels and character rich accommodations
  • All land transportation
  • Interaction with local artists, craftsmen, 
performers
  • Entrance fees & admissions for included sight seeing and cultural events
  • Flights escorted from Edmonton
  • Pre-tour Meet & Greet in Edmonton or other cities if group is going
  • Special events exclusively for Cobblestone 
Freeway travellers
  • Optional Add-On: Extend your trip
  • Optional Add-On: Attend a show or performance

Land Package per person from:

$4,290 usd

Flight Packages

We are happy to help you with flight details and arrangements.

Please contact us to book or receive more information.

Single Supplement - $700 USD

Cobblestone Travellers Say:

The whole tour was a huge, larger than life experience, we learnt more than I ever expected and experience/saw things I didn't know even existed in this world.

Willow Meagher

HOST: Damjan Beusan

In Damjan's short lifetime, he has gathered quite a lot of experience. He has a degree in law, preschool teaching, and also knowledge in Portuguese language and culture. However, he find that the biggest experience definitely comes from the only true school - and that is life. Tourism is the field he has been active in for the last 18 years guiding, planning entertainment, and organizing holidays or business trips. Fluent in English, Portuguese, French and Croatian. Awaiting you in the paradise called Croatia!

DAMJAN-BEUSAN-guide

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