Balkan Beats

Serbia · July 3 - 10 2019

A rich exploration of Serbian history and culture ending with a spectacular festival experience.


EXIT Festival and Beats Travel have partnered to offer an innovative experience that takes you on a journey through the underground music scene in Belgrade, the beauty and serenity of Budapest, the thriving nightlife of Novi Sad, all leading up to the incredible EXIT Festival.

EXIT was founded in 2000 as a student movement for freedom and democracy in Serbia. Now known for its incredible atmosphere, spectacular location in the Petrovaradin Fortress in Novi Sad, and one of the best dance arenas in the world, it offers visitors an exceptional and innovative summer festival experience. New cultures, sounds, tastes and friendships await.

What's Included:

EXIT Festival

World-famous acts in an exceptionally cool locale.


Set within the Petrovaradin Fortress in the city of Novi Sad, Serbia, Exit’s grounds are an amazing spectacle to behold. More than 2.5 million people from over 60 countries around the world have visited the festival so far.

Exit Festival offers visitors one of the best dance arenas in the world in an incredibly unique location. Expect to have the festival experience of a lifetime.

The Plan


In the afternoon you'll meet in Budapest: a beautiful city full of incredible architecture, bathhouses and some of the most unique bars and clubs anywhere in the world. You'll spend your night in the city getting to know your fellow Beats Travelers and preparing for the festival journey ahead.


Today you kick off four nights of music, dancing and parties at EXIT Festival. The festival is held in a fortress above the Danube River in the small city of Novi Sad, an hour or two from Belgrade. Novi Sad is full of hip artisan bars and outdoor cafés, and was recently named one of the top 3 cities to visit in the world, making it the perfect location to spend EXIT Festival.


Arrive in Belgrade, a city whose rich underground culture is in full flight. From the artistic and political graffiti coloring the streets to the nightlife rivaling Berlin, you'll delve deep to this city's core. You'll begin with an introduction to home-made Rakija— a Balkan drink that is sure to become a good friend of yours. Later, you'll head down to the Sava River for some traditional Serbian cuisine before making your way to the river barges.


Today you'll explore Belgrade, delving into some of the grand Serbian history at Belgrade’s Kalemegdan Fortress, among other amazing attractions. In the afternoon, you can attend an optional underground walking tour for the chance to see Belgrade through the eyes of a young local. At night, you can head out on the town or stay in and rest up for your trip home tomorrow.


It’s time to say goodbye to your Beats Travel family to continue your adventure or return home. For those heading back to Budapest, a shuttle is included in the experience.

Shared Accommodation

8 Day Experience

Facilities: 7 nights accommodation, ground transportation, Ticket to EXIT Music Festival, Beats Travel opening and closing parties, and Optional day & walking tours including Fortress Tunnels