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Balkan Kaleidoscope - Penguin Travel
Balkan Kaleidoscope - Penguin Travel
RICHARD "This was a quick overview of the Balkans, with stops in most countries for 2 days, sometimes in one location, sometimes in two locations. Rumi did a good job of handling logistics while Boris was a highly skilled bus driver. We had an additional guide-in-training for the run, Ivan, who was very helpful, especially, when I was sick with a stomach bug. The boutique hotels were often quite good, and..."
Good
53 reviews
Starts
Sofia
Destinations
+15
Ends
Sofia
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Highlights

  • Experience the highlights of 5 incredible countries
  • Enter a Game of Thrones in stunning Dubrovnik
  • Shop for souvenirs at the old Turkish bazaar in Sarajevo
  • Climb Vitosha mountain and gaze down at Sophia
  • Visit the medieval literary centre of Ohrid
Age range
10 to 80 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel
Max Group Size
25
Transportation
Coach / Bus
Travel style
In-depth Cultural, Coach / Bus
Start and end in Sofia! With the in-depth cultural tour Balkan Kaleidoscope, you have a 14 day tour package taking you through Sofia, Bulgaria and 15 other destinations in Europe. Balkan Kaleidoscope includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport.

53 Reviews

Excellent
61%
Good
29%
Average
6%
Rather Poor
4%
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0%
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  • Balkan Kaleidoscope reviewer 1
    Written on October 30, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    This tour exceeded all my expectations. The scenery and the places we visited were magnificent. Our driver was exceptional, his driving and concentration skills were excellent. Ivan, our guide did a very good job, as there were 20 of us on the tour, he kept... Read more

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  • VD
    Written on October 22, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    I would suggest to make some changes in the amount of time spent in the different countries. Time in Kosovo may be reduced, but time in Montenegro, or other sea countries to be increased

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  • SC
    Written on October 21, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Simply went right but that is so hard to do with a complicated schedule. Terrific experience worked well with very knowledgeable local guides. Could not of done this in the same timeframe if you organised it yourself. Brilliant loved every minute looking... Read more

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  • DC
    Written on October 6, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    Why don't you ask about the bus driver? The driver is very important part of a road trip. The bus driver 'Bobbie' was excellent and a careful driver. Your office activities such as taxi, accommodation etc may require some stream lining.

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  • SC
    Written on September 2, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    This was a brilliant tour that took in all of the Western Balkans. Every day was exciting. There were so many beautiful cities and towns that we stayed at or visited including Mostar, Dubrovnik, Kotor, Prizren, Berat, Ohrid and my favourite, Sarajevo. The... Read more

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  • D
    Written on August 30, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    Great trip with an opportunity to see everything we hoped and more. Great itinerary with very little down time (other than on the bus traveling). All the hotels were in great locations - with no more than a 10 minute walk to places for food and drink.... Read more

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  • RT
    Written on August 27, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    This was a quick overview of the Balkans, with stops in most countries for 2 days, sometimes in one location, sometimes in two locations. Rumi did a good job of handling logistics while Boris was a highly skilled bus driver. We had an additional... Read more

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  • JH
    Written on August 27, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    very good tour of the balkans

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  • A
    Written on August 15, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    great group,great guide

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  • AG
    Written on August 7, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    our guide was the best and a very good group to travel with

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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1. Sofia
  2. Day 2. Sofia – Kruševac – Studenica (Serbia)
  3. Day 3. Studenica – Visegrad – Sarajevo (Serbia/Bosnia and Herzegovina)
  4. Day 4. Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
  5. Day 5. Sarajevo – Mostar – Trebinje – Dubrovnuk (Bosnia and Herzegovina/Croatia)
  6. Day 6. Dubrovnik (Croatia)
  7. Day 7. Dubrovnik – Herzeg Novi – Kotor (Croatia/Montenegro)
  8. Day 8. Kotor – Pec (Montenegro/Kosovo)
  9. Day 9. Pec – Prizren (Kosovo)
  10. Day 10. Prizren – Tirana (Kosovo/Albania)
  11. Day 11. Tirana – Ohrid (Albania/Macedonia)
  12. Day 12. Ohrid - Skopje (Macedonia).
  13. Day 13. Skopje – Sofia (Macedonia/Bulgaria)
  14. Day 14. Departure

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers

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  • Optional

  • Additional Services

Questions & Answers

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

    • Can you assist with booking additional accommodation?

      Of course, we can! Once you have a confirmed booking on this tour, we can request additional accommodation for you with the tour operator.

    • Do you arrange airport transfers?

      Private airport transfers to/from your scheduled hotel are included in tour price on the arrival and departure days, no matter the time of arrival at Sofia Airport. If you arrive or depart outside of the tour itinerary transfers are able to be arranged for an additional cost.

    • Are entrance fees included in the tour price?

      Entrance fees are payable on arrival as Penguin Travel likes to give you the flexibility to choose the places you wish to visit on the tour.

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      I was able to sort through the various trips until I found a couple I wanted to take. After I booked I misjudged the travel time between when one tour ended and when I had to get to the next one (I didn't realize there were no evening flights where I was). TourRadar was great in connecting me with the tour operator and they were in turn great with helping me change the itinerary so I could do both trips without any extra hassle.

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    About the countries

    Useful things to know before you go

    Currencies

    лв
    Lev
    Bulgaria
    Дин.
    Dinar
    Serbia
    KM
    Marka
    Bosnia
    kn
    Kuna
    Croatia
    Euro
    Montenegro and Kosovo
    Lek
    Lek
    Albania
    ден
    Denar
    Macedonia

    Plugs & Adapters

    Bulgaria, Serbia, Bosnia, Croatia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Albania and Macedonia

    Visa

    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.

    Vaccinations

    These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
    Hepatitis A
    Recommended for Bulgaria, Serbia, Bosnia, Montenegro, Albania and Macedonia. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Tuberculosis
    Recommended for Bulgaria and Bosnia. Ideally 3 months before travel.
    Hepatitis B
    Recommended for Bulgaria, Serbia, Bosnia, Croatia, Montenegro, Albania and Macedonia. Ideally 2 months before travel.
    Tick-borne encephalitis
    Recommended for Croatia and Albania. Ideally 6 months before travel.
    Typhoid
    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.

    Policies

    Location
    Start and end in Sofia.
    Trusted
    Your money is safe with TourRadar, as we only pay the tour operator after your tour has departed.
    Deposit
    TourRadar only requires a deposit of 20% to confirm this Penguin Travel booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 14 January 2019 the full payment of $967 is necessary.
    Cancellation policy
    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $967 for Balkan Kaleidoscope, but the deposit of 20% is non-refundable. If you cancel via TourRadar the standard cancellation policy applies.
    Availability
    Some departure dates and prices may vary and Penguin Travel will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
    Credit Cards
    The following cards are accepted for Penguin Travel tours: Visa - Master Card - American Express

    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 1,389 km.
    • Sofia (Bulgaria)
    • 243 km
    • Kragujevac (Serbia)
    • 133 km
    • Visegrad (Bosnia)
    • 84 km
    • Sarajevo (Bosnia)
    • 68 km
    • Mostar (Bosnia)
    • 82 km
    • Trebinje (Bosnia)
    • 21 km
    • Dubrovnik (Croatia)
    • 42 km
    • Herceg Novi (Montenegro)
    • 16 km
    • Perast (Montenegro)
    • 9 km
    • Kotor (Montenegro)
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