Azerbaijan is a very special place, it lies at the crossroads between Europe and Asia and has a unique mix of cultures and religions. The Azerbaijani language is like Turkish. Architecture, fashion, people and food are a blend of East and West. Turkish and Arabic influences together with European and Russian traits are most visible in the markets, restaurants and bazaars. The country is a wonderland of Soviet style, ancient mosques and modern monumental buildings.
Historical Sites | History & Archaeology Tours | Landmarks | Local Food | World Heritage Sites | Leisure| Outdoors Sports | Nature | Museum| Oil bath
Outdoor Leisure | Relaxation | Architecture |History |Hiking
Best time to visit
April to June or September to October
Your house in Budapest awaits. Meet your Trip Leader and prepare for two days to get down and Danube (that be the river) with twin cities, Buda and Pest. Check out Heros' Square, Parliament House, the National Palace, Fisherman's Bastion and swanky Andrássy Ave. After gorging on goulash, cabbage rolls and dumplings, roll into bed.
Included today: -Budapest driving tour
Free day = Put down your Rubik's Cube and take on a city with enough baroque, neoclassical and art nouveau architecture to keep you puzzled for hours.
Budapest to Belgrade, Serbia
More of Eastern Europe's unique mix of glasnost and capitalism as we dig into Belgrade, capital of modern-day Serbia as well as the former Yugoslavia. A product of the former nations of Yugoslavia, Serbia's religious and political past has cultivated a diverse cultural landscape throughout the city. Thank your patient hunger with a local stew and sip some traditional plum brandy. You'll fit right in.
Included today:-Guided tour of Belgrade
Take on Belgrade as you wish, this city is all yours. Your day, your way to check out the war-time tunnels or jump on a communist tour to find out more about life in Tito's Yugoslavia.
Belgrade to Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina
Next: beat the crowds in up-and-coming Sarajevo. Recovering from its dark past, torn apart by war in the 90s, the beautiful city is still heroically rebuilding itself and is widely underrated.
Included today:-Guided tour of Sarajevo -Srebrenica Memorial
A free day to explore one of Europe's most underrated cities. Go underground in the war-time tunnels under the airfield or check out the city's mosques, synagogues and churches. Round off with Sarajevo's best, food-wise.
Optional Activities:-Sarajevo Tunnel Tour
Sarajevo to Dubrovnik, Croatia
We make the most of Mostar before lots more stunning gets pushed past the window as we head forthe most famous walled city in Europe (nope, not history. See: Game of Thrones). Wander Dubrovnik's tiny cobblestoned streets and explore hidden cafés and shops before grabbing some dinner and checking out the glitzy nightlife.
Included today: -Mostar visit
Today, we end here. While you're this side of the world, why not continue the adventure?