Wanna do Europe a little bit differently? We got you. Our trips to the Balkans (that’s Southeastern Europe to you and me) tick off heaps of lesser-explored destinations, making them perfect for those looking to go beyond the typical tourist trail.
From Bosnia and Herzegovina to Romania, Montenegro, Croatia and Slovenia, you’ll see epic sights like the quirky Rila Monastery, magical Lake Bled and stunning Plitviče National Park – with a group of like-minded travel mates at your side. Add to that a tantalising menu of awesome optional extras (think: sea kayaking in Dubrovnik) and you’ve got yourself a pretty unforgettable holiday. What could be better?
A magical world of terraced lakes and shimmering waterfalls, the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Plitviče Lakes National Park sits right at the top of many explorers’ bucket lists for very good reason. And did we mention that this place looks picture-perfect all year round? Expect a lush green paradise (and lots of butterflies) in summer, and a twinkling, frozen-over wonderland in winter. One word: epic.
Underground mountains and rivers. Massive subterranean halls. Stalagmites, stalactites and more. Hold up – is that a train? You better believe it! The captivating Postojna Cave is a 100% bucket list-worthy series of caverns and passages that was formed an incredible TWO MILLION years ago by the Pivka River. Embrace the creepiness and get involved. Just don’t forget to bring a jacket!
You’ve seen the social media posts. You’ve seen the documentaries. Now it’s time to come face to face with the famous Lake Bled for real! And guess what? It’s just as picture-perfect in real life as it is in the photographs. Think: aquamarine waters, a quaint little island church, an impressive mountain backdrop… heck, it’s even got a cliff-side castle to write home about. New profile pic, anyone?
From visits to Plitviče Lakes National Park to Game of Thrones tours in Dubrovnik, our included and optional activities will give your trip to the Balkans allllll of the once-in-a-lifetime feels.
Freedom to explore
No one wants to feel like a sheep. That’s why our trips through the Balkans offer loads of free time to uncover hidden gems, channel your inner explorer and create your own travel story.
Nobody does yummy food quite like the Balkans. From fresh seafood to ćevapi, this region packs tasty treats for days. Rest assured we’ll ensure your tummy is just as full as your passport.
Passion & expertise
With over 45 years in the travel industry, a team of passionate Crew and a collection of award-winning trips under our belt, you can be sure we know Southeastern Europe inside out.
Memories fade, but friends are forever. On our trips, you’ll hang out with amazing people from all around the world. Ready to make friendships that last a lifetime?
Value for money
With no hidden costs, free Wi-Fi on our coaches and our No Tipping policy, we’ve got all the important stuff covered – meaning you score a great value Balkans trip, completely hassle free.
There's the ancient city walls of Dubrovnik's Old Town and the beautiful Plitvice Lakes National Park to explore as well as paradise islands like Pag, Hvar and Mljet. Did we mention that sailing Croatia is one of the best ways to see this awesome country? Ahoy there!
Get the most out of your Topdeck trip without breaking the bank. Stay in modern, multi-share hostels with like-minded explorers – with plenty of bonus hotel upgrades to boot. Our most social trip style, Hostel Plus is perfect for fun-seeking travellers looking for a taste of Europe.
Fit for couples or singles who love their creature comforts, our Hotel trips offer private ensuite twin-share/double rooms with all the amenities you around Europe could need. These comfy stays are centrally located or close to transport links, so you can expect a little more ‘me time’ and space to spread out.
Europe is flush with iconic cultural events, experiences and festivals. Tick some off that bucket list and get a unique feel for a country and its traditions with our Limited Edition trips. From music festivals to parties, historical trips to railway journeys, these once-in-a-lifetime experiences are like nothing else.