Treasures of the Northern Balkans 2024

Bucharest - Bran - Brasov - Sighisoara - Sibiu - Hunedoara - Drobeta-Turnu Severin - Đerdap - Belgrade - Sremski Karlovci - Novi Sad - Belgrade - Zagreb

Code: K3 K807-11DBUHZAG

Day by day Itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to Bucharest, known as "Little Paris”. There’s time to relax before meeting your fellow travellers and Tour Director for a Welcome Dinner. (D)

Day 2

Get acquainted with the Romanian capital on a sightseeing tour. Visit the Parliament Palace, one of the largest buildings in the world and a national treasure. Learn how the Romanian people finally succeeded in toppling the last communist dictator in Eastern Europe at the Revolution Square. The tour will also bring you to the Romanian Athenaeum, the Opera House, the National Military Club, the Military Academy, Triumphal Arch, and the Village Museum. The rest of the day is free. (B)

Day 3
Bucharest - Bran - Brasov

Depart Bucharest to visit the beautiful 17th-century Sinaia Monastery and view the Peles Castle, built as the summer residence of King Carol I. On to Bran for a visit to Bran Castle, made famous by Bram Stoker's novel as the residence of the sinister vampire, Count Dracula. Continue toward Brasov for the night. (B, D)

Day 4
Brasov - Sighisoara - Sibiu - Sibiel - Sibiu

Walking tour of Brasov includes a visit to the First Romanian School Museum with an impressive collection of rare books, documents, and art. On to Sighisoara, to visit the best-preserved medieval city in southeastern Europe and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, including the visit the famous Clock Tower Museum. We will end the day in Sibiu, once the richest town in Transylvania. See the Huet Square, the Great Square, the Evangelical Cathedral, Liar's Bridge and more. Transfer for dinner at a local farmhouse in the village of Sibiel. Return to Sibiu for the night. (B, D)

Day 5
Sibiu - Hunedoara - Turnu Severin

Continue our journey via Hunedoara, where we visit one of the largest European castles, the Corvinesti Castle. On to Turnu Severin. Orientation tour before we check in to our hotel. Dinner, overnight. (B, D)

Day 6
Turnu Severin - Djerdap NP - Belgrade

Drive towards the Djerdap and cross the border of Serbia. On for a cruise through the gorge, seeing the most beautiful sections of the Danube River. Continue to Golubac Fortress to visit the fortified ten-tower town located on the hill slope, overlooking the Danube River. We end the day in Belgrade. (B, D)

Day 7
Belgrade - Sremski Karlovci - Novi Sad - Belgrade

After breakfast, depart on a full day excursion from Belgrade. Our first stop is Krusedol monastery, founded in the beginning of the 16th century and considered one of Serbia's most significant monasteries. Continue to Sremski Karlovci, a picturesque town with its baroque and neoclassical houses and buildings. After the orientation tour, we will depart to one of the famous local wineries for lunch and wine tasting. Afterwards, we visit the intriguing Petrovaradin fortress, with its underground trenches and tunnels. The last stop is the city of Novi Sad, where will have a quick orientation tour and some free time before returning to Belgrade and your hotel. Dinner in a local restaurant. (B, L)

Day 8

Your morning sightseeing tour includes a visit to the imposing Kalemegdan Fortress, dramatically set at the confluence of the Sava and Danube Rivers. You’ll also see Republic Square and Knez Mihailova Street, Saint Sava Temple, the largest Orthodox Church in the city, and Tito’s Memorial. Continue to Avala. The rest of the day is free. In the afternoon, optional excursion to Topola, where George Petrovic, better known by his sobriquet Karadjordje, was chosen as the leader of the First Serbian Uprising against the Ottoman Empire in 1804. A very short drive away is the local St George's Church, also known as Oplenac, the burial place of the Ducal and Royal Family of Serbia and Yugoslavia. After a lunch break (on your own), we are going back to Belgrade. Evening is at leisure. Dinner in a local restaurant. (B, D)

Day 9
Belgrade - Zagreb

Leave Belgrade towards Zagreb, Croatia. Dinner, overnight. (B, D)

Day 10

This morning, enjoy a city tour featuring the historic Upper Town, St Mark’s Church, St Catherine’s Church, the Cathedral, Parliament, and Government Palace. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the winding streets of the old town or take an optional excursion to see the countryside. (B)

Day 11

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Zagreb Airport for your departure flight. (B)


  • Airport transfers Day 1 & 11
  • 10 Nights in mainly 4* hotels
  • 10 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 7 Dinners (B, L, D)
  • Tour Director
  • A/C motor coach
  • Service charges & hotel taxes
  • Porterage (1 piece)
  • Headsets


  • Bucharest
  • Brasov
  • Sighisoara
  • Sibiu
  • Horezu
  • Craiova
  • Novi Sad
  • Belgrade
  • Zagreb


  • Bucharest - The Village Museum
  • Sinaia - Monastery
  • Bran - Castle
  • Brasov - First Romanian School Museum
  • Sighisoara - Clock Tower Museum
  • Hunedoara - Corvin Castle
  • Novi Sad - Krušedol Monastery, Petrovaradin Fortress
  • Belgrade - Kalemegdan Fortress
  • Zagreb - Cathedral


  • Tipping
  • Drinks with meals
  • Anything not specified in Inclusions

Pricing and Accommodation

Start DateEnd Date
Sat 20 Jul 24Tue 30 Jul 24
Sat 31 Aug 24Tue 10 Sep 24
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Included Accommodation (or similar)

Brasov - Hotel Aro Palace

Drobeta-Turnu Severin - Continental Drobeta Turnu Severin

Belgrade - Hotel Moskva

Zagreb - Zonar Zagreb

Would you like to extend your stay?

Bucharest - Hilton Garden Inn Bucharest Old Town

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Zagreb - Zonar Zagreb

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Important Notes

Because of the narrow and cobbled streets, walking is the primary way of getting around. Please make sure you pack comfortable walking shoes.

It is highly recommended that clients take comprehensive travel insurance including against cancellation of reserved services.

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