Balkans Holidays

The south-eastern region of Europe known as the Balkans has a history and culture unlike any other part of Europe. Our Balkans holidays and small group tours are designed to showcase the best the region has to offer.

Geographically speaking, the Balkans contains a number of European countries and there are also a number of countries that can be seen as partially in the Balkans.

Here at Undiscovered Destinations, our tours and holidays in the Balkans cover Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Kosovo, Montenegro, Croatia, Serbia and Romania.

The Balkans has always had an allure that the rest of Europe somehow misses. Located at the crossroads of three major empires (Ottoman, Russian and Austro-Hungarian) the Balkan region was and still is strategically vital. It is for this reason that the area has for centuries been a gateway between East and West, an area of cultural exchange and a melting pot of ethnicities and people.

From the sun-drenched Adriatic coast to the Dinaric Alps to the old city of Belgrade, any intrepid travellers looking at Balkans holidays will find a remarkable variety of places and cultures to explore. You can be both a hedonist and historian as you take in the sparkling Dalmatian beaches, visit the inland mountain towns, explore Ottoman and Ancient Roman architecture, and get to know the cultures, ethnicities, languages and the ideologies of the countries that make up the Balkans.

Undiscovered Destinations offer a wide range of holidays in the Balkans. Whether you want to travel on one of our small group tours or if you would prefer a tailor-made holiday, our experienced travel consultants can help with any Balkans holidays.

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This was an exciting itinerary, well put together by people who knew the region well. We covered five countries but never felt rushed, getting a great feel and understanding as we explored.

Pete Woving, Australia

Places to visit on our Balkans Holidays

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Why take a Balkans Holiday?

There are very few people who visit the Balkans for the first time and don’t decide come back again. It is very easy to fall in love with this timeless part of southern Europe and that first visit will no doubt be the first of many if you have not explored the Balkans previously. You will find an intoxicating mix of culture and history. The past and the present seamlessly merged.  And proud people and traditions that are alive and kicking even in this digital age.

For those who have never visited the Balkans, the allure and the passion that those who have travelled there speak about the region is difficult to understand. ‘Oh, we are going to the Balkans on our holidays’ is not a phrase that you hear very often and if you do, the common question that follows is ‘Why?’

To those that have been to the Balkans, the answer will be long and complicated. It may be the wild flower meadows and water colour perfect scenery in rural Romania or it could the cafe culture and summer parties in Croatia that sparks a dream like remembrance. In all probability, it is a combination of these and many more experiences that the Balkans offers.

Vast swathes of some of Europe’s wildest regions provide perfect hiking and off road biking for the more adventurous. Sailing along the Dalmatian coast, where dramatic limestone cliffs rise from the deep and small islands are scattered just offshore. In winter, why not try skiing in Bulgaria? It may not be widely known in the UK, but Bulgaria is developing into one of the leading European destinations for winter mountain activities.

Then there is the enigma that is Kosovo. There are very few, even amongst the converted, who have had the chance to explore Kosovo. Those that do will discover a microcosm of the Balkans. From possibly the friendliest people in Europe (or most definitely the chattiest!) with a hearty appetite and a thirst for good times to the wild untamed mountains just waiting to be explored, Kosovo packs a huge amount in. Wonderful monasteries, home grown wine and a recent history as eventful as any in the world.

The Balkans really does have it all. For the adventurous traveller looking for somewhere new to discover then your time here will certainly be well spent.

Why travel with us?

  • Small Group Tours with a Maximum of 12 People
  • Tailor-made Tours and Private Tour Options
  • Expert Advice and First Hand Knowledge
  • Multiple Award Winning Tour Operator Established in 2004
  • No Local Payments and Airport Transfers Included
  • Fully Transferable Group Tour Deposits