Experience the Balkan Countries

7 unique countries, now closer than ever

Experience 7 amazing countries in 1 extraordinary vacation experience. Immerse yourself in a region that is rich in history and culture, and where the landscapes you drive through are equally as breath-taking as the destinations we visit. Join us and see stunning architecture, taste the wide variety of local dishes, wonder at the diverse geography, from vast golden fields, to tall mountains and jagged coastlines - be soaked in living traditions and culture.

Trip Details

17 days/16 nights | Budapest to Vienna

Service Level: Prestige learn more

Our Prestige tours offer a little more TLC than our Signature tours to make your vacation as relaxed and enjoyable as possible.

  • Escorted flights (from Edmonton) – Other city pick-ups are available
  • Meet and Greet prior to departure
  • A combination of 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
1-3
Welcome to the Balkans! Dive straight in with a grand Hungarian welcome in Budapest! Explore both the Buda and Pest sides of this beautiful, historic city; enjoy a sunset cruise down the Danube River; and get to experience traditional Hungarian music at a folk performance!
Day
4
On the way to the capital of Belgrade, stop in Subotica - a city with a rich Austro-Hungarian legacy. Once in Belgrade – explore the fascinating city centre, and listen to interesting stories that have shaped this city over time.
Day
5-7
Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia, is city with a diverse, multicultural history. For over four hundred years, mosques, synagogues, Orthodox and Roman Catholic churches have stood side by side. Visit the last remaining steam train in Europe, Ciro, then relax and enjoy some traditional Bosnian folk music – “Sevdalinke”. We’ll make a stop the quaint Mostar – the majestic city of bridges and arches, where you’ll feel as though time has stood still.
Day
8-14
Welcome to beautiful Croatia! Arriving in Dubrovnik, we can visit some of the many UNESCO Cultural Heritage sites Croatia it has to offer. Take a day to explore Montenegro - a land where the mountains descend almost directly into the sea, creating a surreal landscape. Wander the stunning Elaphiti Islands, an archipelago of 9 small islands of which we will visit 3. We will explore many of Croatia’s ancient cities, including Split, Trogir, Klis, Zadar, Plivitse and finally finishing off in Zagreb.
Day
15
We’ll take a trip to Europe’s smallest country capital, the picturesque Ljubljana! Wander its’s many bridges in its historic centre, relax in one of its many riverside café’s and watch the world go by.
Day
16-17
Vienna is truly an impressive, imperial city - explore the stunning Schonbrunn Palace, and other important architectural sites in Vienna’s historic centre. You’ll get to round off your trip participating in an apple strudel making lesson, and of course, tasting!
map - 7 unique countries, now closer than ever

Highlights

- Cruise down the Danube river in Budapest
- Explore historic Belgrade
- Marvel at Mostar – the city of bridges;
- Relax in Kotor Bay – a natural gem of Montenegro.
- Admire the beautiful Plivitce National Park
- Wander around picturesque Ljubljana
- Learn to make traditional Viennese apple strudel in a workshop!
- Traditional music, cuisine and culture of each destination we visit.

tour itinerary - 7 unique countries, now closer than ever
inclusive trip items

Your Trip Will Include:

  • Full time Cobblestone tour host & translator
  • Experienced city tour guides
  • 2 meals a day, plus snacks
  • 3 or 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
  • 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:

Sept 20 to Oct 6, 2018

$4,290usd


April 24 to May 10, 2019

Sept 20 to Oct 6, 2019

$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.


Early Bird Discount

SAVE $200 per person when you book six months prior to departure.

Single Supplement - $700 USD

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