Duration: 15 Days
Genre – Rock, Hip Hop, EDM, D&B and more
Balkan Sea Beats
The history, culture and underground nightlife are what makes the Balkans a unique part of Europe. Come with us on a journey and visit the home of some of the most beautiful people in the world (in our opinion), experiencing locations that have only in recent decades started to find their identity.
From the magical fortress rave of EXIT Music Festival in Serbia to the Stunning beach parties of Sea Dance in Montenegro. Travel with us for the chance to discover new and exciting offbeat festival locations in the Balkans with music at the centre of it all.
Private coach transport
EXIT festival + Sea Dance Festival Tickets
14 nights Ho(s)tel accommodation
Legendary Beats Travel guide
Exclusive Beats Travel warm up party
This morning we meet in Split and get straight on the road towards our first destination, Zadar. After a BBQ and a dip in the Adriatic Sea, we spend the night in this quaint Roman town getting to know our fellow Beats Travellers and preparing for the festival journey ahead.
We depart Zadar in the morning and head to Belgrade; a city whose rich underground culture is in full flight. From the artistic and political graffiti that colour the streets, to the amazing nightlife that in our eyes rivals Berlin, we delve deep into its cultural core. We will begin by introducing you to some famous home-made Rakija: a Balkan drink that is sure to become a good friend of yours. Later, we head down to the Sava River to experience what Serbia is really about with some delicious traditional cuisine before making our way to the river barges.
Today it is time to explore Belgrade and see what this beautiful and damaged city is all about, delving into some of the grand Serbian history at Belgrade’s Kalemegdan Fortress among other amazing attractions. In the afternoon you have the option to attend an underground walking tour and get the chance to see Belgrade through the eyes of a young local. At night, you have the option to head out on the town, or simply rest up for the festival ahead; whatever you choose, we will be on hand to guide you.
Today we head for the big one. EXIT Festival is held in the small city of Novi Sad an hour or two from Belgrade, Serbia. The festival has been up and running since 2000 and each year gets progressively bigger and better. Not only is it held in a fortress above the Danube River, but it has also played host to a number of big names that will blow your mind. EXIT has, in our opinion, been rightly named as Europe’s Best Major Music Festival at recent festival award ceremonies.
Whether you want to stay put on the impressive main stage dancing to the likes of Bastille or bring in the daylight raving in the infamous Dance Arena with the techno god Marco Carola, we guarantee you four days you’ll never forget.
Time to leave Novisad and all the EXIT craziness behind you. Next stop is the incredible capital of Bosnia, Sarajevo. This city is rich in history and Ottoman influenced culture so be sure to take it all in. After settling into our accommodation we head out for dinner at a traditional Bosnian restaurant and then relax in a nearby bar to enjoy a good old Turkish delight or experience a smoke on the Shisha pipe.
Today is a day for wandering and exploring the historic city of Sarajevo, to experience Bosnia and what it has to offer. You will have time to check out some of the home made goods and markets or we can hook you up with an optional walking tour that will tell you about the history of Sarajevo, including the famous assassination of Franz Ferdinand and a tour of the tunnel that was built during the war of Yugoslavia in the 1990’s. After a day of touring or relaxing in town, we will take you out to experience some of the Bosnian nightlife and Balkan music that Sarajevo is best known for.
We leave Sarajevo in the morning to head to the beautiful city of Dubrovnik. This wonderful city is one of the most spectacular places in the world, and is known as the ‘Pearl’ of The Adriatic.
After this we leave the Dubrovnik in Croatia and venture down the coast to Montenegro. After arriving at this magnificent town on the coast of the Adriatic Sea, we will see why people travel across the Balkans to experience this understated party destination.
In the evening we will have a Beats Travel BBQ and a few drinks on the rooftop terrace of our accommodation in preparation for SeaDance Festival the next day.
Chill in the day and prepare yourselves: at night it all begins! Sea Dance is a three-day beach party held at one of the most beautiful Adriatic beaches, Jaz Beach. Sea Dance was started in 2014 and as it was such as success the past two years, it is back for another year!
We will be there every day to give you options of different restaurants to try, different bars to pre-drink at and different locations to explore such as the beautiful forts in the historic old town.
We leave Budva in the morning and head for the destination we’ll be spending our final night together: Makarska, Croatia. On our way, we will check out one of the most spectacular places in the world, Dubrovnik. Dubrovnik is known as the ‘Pearl of The Adriatic’ for its beauty and strength and for a lot of people will be recognised as a popular filming location from the hit TV show ‘Game of Thrones’. We will wander the amazing old town and fortress before heading on to Makarska. In true Beats Travel style, we are going to go out with a bang and rave in a cave with our new family on the last night.
EXIT and Sea Dance Festival
Exit festival was founded in 2000, originally as a student movement, fighting for freedom and democracy in Serbia. Set within the Petrovaradin Fortress in the city of Novi Sad, Serbia, Exit’s grounds are a spectacle within itself. More than 2.5 million people from over 60 countries around the world have visited the festival so far. Known for it’s incredible atmosphere, and one of the best dance arenas around the world, not to mention it’s unique location, it offers visitors the most exciting and versatile summer adventure.
Sea Dance Festival is located at Jaz Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in the Mediterranean and just miles away from the historic city of Budva. With its long sandy cove, picturesque mountains, and white, turquoise and green shoreline, featuring world renowned artists and outstanding productions, Sea Dance is a must see.
2017 EXIT LINEUP
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SEA DANCE LINEUP
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