Tailor-Made Balkan Travels

Explore the Balkans on Your terms. Create your own, step-by-step stunning Balkan travel adventure.

Tailor-Made Itineraries deliver one-of-a-kind bespoke experiences for adventurous and curious travellers. We specialise at personalised, hassle-free and exciting holiday experiences that cut out the effort out of trip planning.

You dream it, and we’ll make it a reality. From the initial planning stages to the final execution, we’ll be there every step of the way.

Why You'll Love the Tailor-Made

With our extensive network of local suppliers and stakeholders, in every part of the Balkans, you are completely sure that you will experience unique experiences and explore authentic local culture in a sustainable, experience-rich way.

We always optimize popular destinations and those off the beaten path as much as possible, so that you get a full picture of the destination you are visiting.

Responsible Travel

We strive to deliver experiences that are both enjoyable and responsible as well as supporting small businesses and local communities by helping them to thrive in a sustainable manner.

Putting You First

The ultimate goal is to ensure you have an access to personalized service and the highest level of attention to your individual needs and preferences. Our team of regional specialists will be available to you 24/7.

In-depth Experiences

The tailormade trip will enable you to delve above and beyond the typical tourist attractions, and to immerse yourself in understanding the local way of life rather than just skimming the surface.

 

Flexible Dates & Departures

Tailormade traveling offers you the ultimate in flexibility with regards to booking and departure times. With tailormade trips, you can choose the places, activities and the duration that works best for you.

Why Choose Funky Tours for Tailor-Made Travels

We are a local travel agency with over 15 years of experience and thousands of positive reviews from our guests. As locals, our team is deeply familiar with the local culture, mentality, and top destinations, allowing us to provide the best value for money trips that are custom tailored to your specific requirements. We are confident in our ability to plan the most cost-effective trip based on your preferences.

Our expertise in the Balkans is unrivaled.

Destination Specialist

We offer tailormade itineraries for each client, based on their individual needs and preferences. Our expertise of the utmost caliber, coupled with our passionate dedication to the Balkans and uncompromising commitment to providing the highest quality service, make us stand out from the rest.

Best Value For Money

 At Funky Tours, we guarantee our customers the best value price on all of our tours. We are committed to offering competitive rates and an unbeatable combination of quality and affordability. Our experienced guides will ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all travelers.

Tailor-Made Trip To You

At Funky Tours, we are committed to creating a truly unique and unforgettable experience for our customers. Our team of experienced local experts will work with you to customize your vacation, providing personal feedback and suggestions while also adding a unique local flavor to your journey.

Safety & 24/7 Support

Our dedicated customer service agents are on hand to answer questions, provide advice, and help with any issues that arise. We take pride in our attention to detail, making sure that all of the necessary measures are taken to ensure your safety and well-being throughout the journey.

How it Works?

The way to create your mind-blowing travel experiences with Funky Tours is extremely simple. You just need to “dream up” your ideal travel adventure and let us know about it. After that, we will create all the Balkan travel program of your dreams, and in the end, all that remains is for you to come and live that experience.

Dream It

Think of destinations and experiences you’d love to explore.

Contact Us

Email us or Zoom call us, so we can meet up beforehand.

We'll Plan It

Given the feedback from you, we’ll recommend the trip itinerary.

You Travel

Travel with us and enjoy your time in the Balkans.

Rate Us

Once you loved the adventure, rate us and tell us about your time.

Come Again

Whenever you are ready to come back, we’ll be there to welcome you.

Destinations in Focus

The Balkans are a region with breathtaking landscapes, a wide variety of cultures, and enduring charm. Our team will make sure to present you to all the beauty and mystique of the Balkans through your personal desired style of travel with thoughtfully planned itineraries that will adhere to your wonderful ideas and preferences. 

From bustling cities to charming villages, stunning landscapes, diverse cultures, UNESCO protected sites, and mountain peaks embraced by abundance of water jewels, we will make sure to create the best value for money trip that will be a life-time journey.

Albania

Let the Albanian Riviera astound you with its unexpected beauty and plethora of ancient archeological sites. Enjoy the exciting ambience of Tirana and delve into architectural mixture from Ottoman and Byzantine to Communist influences. Take a peak at Berat, a “city of Thousand Windows” and enjoy incredibly warm hospitality. Feel like a king for a bargain prices.

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Take a stroll in the maze-like narrow streets of Bascarsija and discover the spirit of Sarajevo, the European Jerusalem. Enjoy the spectacular views while the sunset is looming over the UNESCO protected Mostar bridge. Support the war-affected local communities, learn from their experiences, and witness amazing hospitality and multiculturalism at its best.

Croatia

Walk the tremendous city walls of Dubrovnik, the “Pearl of the Adriatic” and admire the arhictectural masterpiece of Diocletian’s Palace in Split. Take a speed-boat adventure and choose one of the 1,244 islands and islets and enjoy the European’s most beautiful beaches. Explore Plitvice Lakes National Park and take in its mesmerizing sights and sounds.

Kosovo

Unveil Kosovo, European’s youngest country. Enjoy the clamor and energy of the historic bazaars in cities of Prizren, Gjakova, and Peja. Admire the sunset towering the city of Prizren from Kalaja fort. Discover the herculean Pristina and follow the path of statues representing liberty. Give a chance to notorious Mitrovica and esteem the UNESCO sites of Gracanica and Visoki Decani Monasteries.

Serbia

Enjoy the stunning views from the Belgrade Fortress and soak up the bustling atmosphere of European’s most vibrant city. Spend a day in Novi Sad and wander the Petrovaradin Fortress, a 17th-century structure with breathtaking views of the Danube River. Discover the Fruska gora mountain range and admire the centuries old monasteries.

Slovenia

Take a cruise along the Ljubljanica river and enjoy the Baroque architecture of Ljubljana, one of Europe’s most charming cities. Spend a day at the Alpine lake Bled, enjoy a traditional Slovenian meal while admiring the snow-capped mountains. Hike the famous Julian alps or simply enjoy sipping wine surrounded by lush wineries of Brda.

Montenegro

Visit Kotor Old Tow, one of the best-preserved medieval UNESCO towns in the Balkans or delve into exploring the ancient walled city of Budva and admire the stuninng Venetian-style architecture. Enjoy the scenic hikes and traditional villages at Durmitor National Park. Dare to try Tara river rafting, the European’s largest and deepest canyon.

North Macedonia

Taste the finest blend of Ottoman, Balkan and Mediterranean cuisine. Learn about famous Macedonian heroes while crossing the Stone bridge lined with dozens of statues. Enjoy the serenity at Ohrid lake, explore the premises of St. Naum Monastery and learn about the ancient civilizations in Stobi, Roman city dating back to 4th century BCE.

Explore Your Own Travel Style

Choose your ideal travel style and the perfect getaway for you and your loved ones. Explore the endless possibilities of actionpacked adventures, serene retreats, academic travel, and everything in between. Allow us to assist you in discovering your own travel style without having to make any compromises.

Travel on your own terms.

Friends & Family

From planning a special family getaway, to embarking on a life-changing adventure with your significant other and friends, or simply taking the time to relax and recharge, we’ll make sure you have a unique and personalized holiday experience.

Educational & Study Trips

Tailor made academic study tours are perfectly crafted for high schools, colleges and universities. We aim to provide unique opportunities for better understanding the complexity of policy-making, political behavior, conflicts and identity which cannot be delivered by traditional means within four walls of classrooms.

 

DIY: Self-Drive Tours

If you want to travel independently, our customer care team will still be on hand to answer any questions, provide you with all the necessary pre-departure materials and be available to you around-the-clock while you are exploring the Balkans.

Special Interest Tours

How about sipping exquisite wines from renowned Balkan wineries, exploring the ancient civilizations and medieval castles, concentrating on the Balkans’ turbulent history or taking  part in fun – filled outdoor activities? Whatever you want to focus your trip on – we got you covered!

Frequently Asked Questions

If we missed some answers, please don’t hesitate to contact us!

How should I choose between Tailor-Made tour and existing group departure?

The decision of whether to opt for a tailor made trip or a group departure depends on your needs and preferences. Although our team strives to maximize experience of each trip we do, no matter if existing itinerary or tailor-made one, those of you who prefer a more personal experience and the flexibility to customize your own itinerary, a tailor made trip may be the best option.

On the other hand, if you are looking for a more social experience, with the opportunity to meet new people and travel with a prearranged group, then a group departure may be the better choice. Funky Tours always limits the number of people on group departures and staying away from mass tourism features.

Ultimately, you should consider your budget, desired level of comfort, and destination preferences before making a decision.

What is more cost effective, tailor-made or package tour?

The cost of a private trip will vary depending on several factors, such as the destination, the quality of the lodging, the number of activities included, the planned itinerary, and the size of the group. Generally, if you have a group of six or more, the cost of a private trip should be similar to the cost of our regular group trips.

To decide which option is the most affordable for your trip, it is best to compare the cost and benefits of each.

Is it safe to travel to the Balkans?

The most frequent query we receive from visitors is “Is it safe to travel to the Balkans?”

According to a UN research, the crime rate in the Balkans is generally lower than in Western Europe, and the number of homicides is declining all over the region.

On the other side, look up “How safe are the Balkans?” in Google.
There are a ton of traveler reviews online that simply mention how safe their trips were in the Balkans.

In conclusion, the Balkans are unquestionably a safe haven when it comes to levels of crime against people and property, such as homicide, robbery, rape, burglary, and assault.

By following the latest travel advice and updates from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office as well having an extensive network of local partners you can rest assured our team will make sure to provide a maximum level of security and assurance.

When is the best time to travel to the Balkans?

Any time is the best time for the Balkans. This decision depends only on your preferences and the particular region you plan to visit, as each has its own climate and weather patterns.

Generally speaking, spring (AprilMay) and autumn (SeptemberOctober) are the best times for cultural visits, as temperatures are moderate and rainfall is relatively low.

On the other hand, both, summer and winter have their own charms as well. Summer is an absolute gem for enjoying the outdoor activities, long and sunny beach days, hiking, sightseeing late in the evening and participating in a lots of festivals and events.

Winter is a quieter season so you won’t have to contend with as many people at popular attractions and you will have a chance to snag some travel bargains. If you choose your winter destination wisely, you will have a chance to enjoy some absolutely incredible snow-covered landscapes, frosty lakes and indulge into skiing, snowboarding or many fun winter activities.

What is the best way to get in touch with our team?

In order to understand your ideas and preferences the ideal way to make a first contact is through our contact form. Upon receiving your email our team will make sure to get in touch with you the way you choose is the most convenient.

The usual procedure we recommend is meeting with our team specialist over a zoom meeting / video call during which you can share with us all the details you think are crucial for us to keep in mind while working on your itinerary and price estimation.

How long does it usually take to get the itinerary or pricing proposal?

The exact time depends on complexity of the trip. From the planning stages all the way through to the end result, our team guarantee you will never need to wait for an information longer than 24h. We will work devotedly is creating the perfect Tailor-Made Experience, taking into account your budget, time frame and desired outcome.

 

Can I book my own accommodation?

Absolutely. If you are an independent traveler who would like our help with transportation and guidance but prefer to book your own hotels, we can provide cost estimation without including the hotel bookings.

Is there a minimum number of people required for Tailor-Made Trip?

We can create a Tailor-Made experience for anyone, no matter if you are a solo traveller, couple, groups of four or more. Please note that, depending on the request, prices become comparable to our public small group adventures with 4 or more people.
 
Although Private Tailor-Made Trips can be a bit less budget friendly, at Funky Tours we understand that travelers have different needs and budgets and we are more than willing to accommodate you. We can provide you with the best options to meet your budget and needs while ensuring that you get the best value for your money.

How do I pay for the trip?

You can easily make a payment either by wire transfer or online by credit credit.

What is cancelation policy?

At Funky Tours, we understand that travelling is an exciting and often unpredictable experience. To ensure that our customers have the best possible experience, we have established Terms & Conditions that are designed to provide clarity and protect the interests of both travellers and Funky Tours. You can check our cancellation.

We encourage all of our customers to read and understand our Terms & Conditions before booking their tour.

What are the health and safety guidelines?

We take the safety of our guests very seriously and are committed to providing the best possible travel experience for all.

Our Health & Safety Guidelines include a comprehensive health and safety screening process for all personnel and vendors, pre-trip assessments and risk evaluations, stringent cleaning protocols and use of personal protective equipment, increased hygiene and sanitation measures at all destinations and activities. Most importantly, Funky Tours team gathers the best of local experts who will take care of you during your trip.

Do you ofer FOC for a group leader, proffesors etc?

We are happy to provide a pricing proposal that will incorporate a Free of Charge (FOC) spot. We understand that it is important to make sure everyone is being charged fairly, so we will ensure that the cost for the FOC spot is fairly distributed among the other paying passengers.

Please let us know if you will require any FOC spots so we could be able to factor this into the pricing proposal we provide.

Are the Balkans LGBTQI friendly?

At Funky Tours, we strive to ensure that every traveler feels comfortable and secure. We understand that many of our guests come from the LGBTQI community and we want to do everything we can to make their journey easy and stress-free.
 
Please don’t hesitate to contact our team if you have any concerns or need more information on local laws and customs at any destinations that you choose to visit.

What is the process for tailor - made trips?

Our team will make sure to make it as easy as possible for you.

  1. Contact us
    Whether you are at the beginning stage and only considering a possibility to travel to the Balkans, or you already have your itinerary you would like us to work on, please never hesitate to get in touch.
  2. Meet us
    Meet our team virtually, tell us all about your preferences, suggestions and feel free to share all of your amazing ideas. We will make sure to follow your dreams, create a perfect itinerary proposal and take care of any possible tricky logistics there might be.
  3. We will send you a pricing proposal
    Once you are absolutely thrilled with your suggested itinerary we will make the costs estimation with payment arrangements and forward it as soon as possible. We usually need couple of days to make sure we are making this trip in a most budget friendly option there is. 
  4. Let’s confirm your departure
    We will confirm your reservation, and at this point, you can rest assured that all the details of your trip have been taken care of and you can look forward to an amazing experience.
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