You’ll experience warm culture, ancient history and wonderful natural beauty on a tour in the Balkans in Eastern Europe. Whether you’re looking out from the lofty castle in Transylvania that inspired Bram Stoker's Dracula, standing inside Sofia’s gilded orthodox church in Bulgaria, or walking through the underground tunnel that sustained Sarajevo during the Yugoslav Wars, these captivating Balkan countries have enriching stories to tell at every turn.
Historic sites stack up in the vibrant capitals of Belgrade, Bucharest and Sofia, with beautifully preserved monasteries, churches and Roman architecture. But don’t miss the world-class museums and galleries in each capital – and enjoy the local specialities at restaurants in each stop.
Outside the main cities, dramatic mountain countryside and fairytale castles await – from the beautiful Neo-Renaissance Peles Castle at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains to Vlad the Impaler’s sinister Bran Castle, better known as the home of Count Dracula.
Folklore and legend, spectacular scenery and warm hospitality – you’ll never forget your tour in the Balkans and Transylvania.