Ultimate Balkan (departing Athens)

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Ultimate Balkan (departing Athens) - Busabout
Ultimate Balkan (departing Athens) - Busabout
52 reviews


  • Scale the Old Town walls of Dubrovnik.
  • Watch the sunset from St. John’s Fortress, Kotor.
  • Soak up Belgrade’s quirky party atmosphere.
  • Explore Ohrid’s picturesque alleyways.
  • Be immersed in the unique culture of Sarajevo.
Age range
18 to 99 year olds
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Start and end in Athens! With the adventure tour Ultimate Balkan (departing Athens), you have a 15 day tour package taking you through Athens, Greece and 17 other destinations in Europe. Ultimate Balkan (departing Athens) includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.


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  1. Introduction
  1. Athens to Delphi to Thessaloniki
  2. Thessaloniki to Ohrid
  3. Ohrid to Skopje
  4. Skopje to Nis to Belgrade
  5. Belgrade
  6. Belgrade to Sarajevo
  7. Sarajevo
  8. Sarajevo to Mostar to Split
  9. Split to Dubrovnik to Kotor
  10. Kotor to Budva to Kotor
  11. Kotor to Tirana
  12. Tirana to Gjirokastra to Kalambaka (Meteora)
  13. Kalambaka (Meteora) to Thermopylae to Athens
  14. Athens
  15. Athens

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Additional Services

Not included

  • Flights

  • Insurance

52 Reviews

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  • L
    Written on October 1, 2019
    4.5 - Excellent

    The tour was absolutely amazing - especially from Athens to Split - this is where I had Gaby as a guide. Gaby was absolutely fantastic. She was extremely professional and organised, though super friendly and made you feel very welcome and a part of the... Read more

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  • Ultimate Balkan (departing Athens) reviewer 2
    Written on September 14, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    Great tour, great guide, great driver, great time!!

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  • S
    Written on September 12, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    I had a fantastic time on this tour! We got to see so much in 2 weeks and really got a chance to fully experience the Balkans for the beautiful area it is. Gaby was so knowledgeable which was great when learning about places that not everyone is as familiar... Read more

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  • N
    Written on September 7, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    The tour was amazing. Gaby was an amazing guide definitely made my you so much better could recommend it and herself as a guide enough.

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  • D
    Written on September 7, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    Gabby was an amazing leader. Had a day to day plan set up everyday and always made recommendations for free time and was always prepared to help in anyway she can

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  • Ultimate Balkan (departing Athens) reviewer 6
    Written on September 2, 2019
    4.5 - Excellent

    Awesome experience! Thanks to both my trip leaders! Gigi & Sammy

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  • Ultimate Balkan (departing Athens) reviewer 7
    Written on September 1, 2019
    4.5 - Excellent

    We had a blast on our first Busabout tour! We got to meet some interesting new people and the walking tour guides were fantastic! Special thanks to Gaby and Alin for making the tour great!

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  • H
    Written on August 18, 2019
    4.5 - Excellent

    Gigi was the most INCREDIBLE guide ive ever had! Not only does she know her history, but she is one of the best friends I’ve ever made. After only 2 weeks, I felt like I’ve known her forever, she is so welcoming and so friendly. Gigi made the trip a tour to... Read more

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  • C
    Written on August 10, 2019
    4.5 - Excellent

    Gigi was amazing!! Full of energy and enthusiasm for everywhere we went. Nothing was too much to ask of her and she made a huge effort to ensure everyone felt included.

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  • DP
    Written on August 4, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    Chloe was an excellent guide on the Ultimate Balkan tour departing from Athens. She is friendly and knowledgeable (and patient!), and has great passion and enthusiasm for the region. Chloe was able to make helpful recommendations at each stop. Thanks for a... Read more

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Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

    • How large are the tour groups?

      Busabout is a very popular youth operator who tends to fill buses of up to 28 people. Therefore you should expect to see an average group size of about 16 people.

    • What is the age range?

      Busabout's trips are geared towards young independent backpackers, and generally attract an age range of around 18 - 30. This is just a guide, however, and there are no upper age limits for this tour. As long as you share their spirit of travel you’ll be fine!

    • Do you arrange airport transfers?

      There are no airport transfers included in this tour, therefore you will need to make their own way to the starting point. All Busabout starting points are centrally located and have good public transport links so there should be no trouble getting there!

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    Guides who have led this tour

    • William Counsell
      "William first started his love affair with travel at the age of 11, when his father led him on a trek..."
    • Alison Truefeldt
      "Typical Aussie living in Europe loving life on the road. "
    • Sammy Krueger
      "Just your typical Aussie gal, helping others enjoy the world. 'If you never travel, you won't move far..."
    • Rachel Lawrence
      "Just your average 25-year-old Aussie gal trying to escape reality. I am forever on the search for the..."
    • Chloe Gray
      "I'm always seeking out an adventures and addicted to how intoxicating travelling can be! From the unreal..."
    • Demi Gregor
      "Hi, I’m Dem and I’m a Busabout Guide in Europe and Asia. I’m a travel addict and love immersing..."
    • Jonty Dear
      "Hey there!!! Just a country boy from outback South Australia who decided the best thing to do with a..."
    • Nick Jones
      "From a small country town of 10k people to a continent home to 740+ million I think I’m now in my true..."
    • Gaby Ingham
      "Australian, Based in Belfast in the Winter, Guiding throughout Croatia and the wildness that is the Balkan’s..."
    • Melanie Fairweather
      "As Roy Bennett said, you never change your life until you step out of your comfort zone and for me travel..."
    • Wes Baimbridge
      "A Melbourne boy turned global citizen, with a passion for good views, breakfast foods, and life on the..."
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      The selection of tours is great. The website was easy to work around. The customer care team was able to answer questions about the tour I selected and made the whole process very pleasant. I will definitely be coming back to book my next tour.



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    Greece and Montenegro

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    Greece, Macedonia, Serbia, Bosnia, Croatia, Montenegro and AlbaniaGreece


    Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.


    These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
    Hepatitis A
    Recommended for Greece, Macedonia, Serbia, Bosnia, Montenegro and Albania. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Hepatitis B
    Recommended for Greece, Macedonia, Serbia, Bosnia, Croatia, Montenegro and Albania. Ideally 2 months before travel.
    Recommended for Bosnia. Ideally 3 months before travel.
    Tick-borne encephalitis
    Recommended for Croatia and Albania. Ideally 6 months before travel.
    Recommended for Albania. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Yellow fever
    Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an infected area for Albania. Ideally 10 days before travel.


    Start and end in Athens.
    Hold my space
    TourRadar can request Busabout to hold spaces for you for up to 48 hours without any credit card details.
    For any tour departing before 4 December 2019 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 4 December 2019, a minimum payment of $100 is required to confirm your booking with Busabout. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 50 days days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
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    Covering a total distance of approx 2,364 km.
    • Athens (Greece)
    • 121 km
    • Delphi (Greece)
    • 243 km
    • Thessaloniki (Greece)
    • 187 km
    • Ohrid (Macedonia)
    • 110 km
    • Skopje (Macedonia)
    • 152 km
    • Nis (Serbia)
    • 203 km
    • Belgrade (Serbia)
    • 206 km
    • Sarajevo (Bosnia)
    • 68 km
    • Mostar (Bosnia)
    • 111 km
    • Split (Croatia)
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