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Balkan Explorer - 16 Days

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Balkan Explorer - 16 Days - Expat Explore Travel
Balkan Explorer - 16 Days - Expat Explore Travel
AJPalavi "Filip is an amazing tour guide. He has an insane wealth of knowledge that he loves to share about every corner you turn. He knew how to get us in and out of many crowds, and congested areas. Very professional, humorous, and friendly demeanour made this tour extraaa special. When in the Balkan’s, you should consider this tour and ask for Filip to be your tour guide. Thank you Filip for all you did ..."
Excellent
29 reviews
Starts
Athens
Destinations
+16
Ends
Athens
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Highlights

  • Admire Delphi, an ancient sanctuary and the Meteora
  • Join an orientation tour of the Dubrovnik’s Old Town
  • Marvel at the beauty of the Plitvice Lakes National Park
  • See the hidden treasures of Europe and the Balkans
  • Sample Moussaka, Goulash and Croatian seafood
Age range
10 to 90 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel
Max Group Size
51
Transportation
Coach / Bus, Local Transport
Travel style
Discovery, Coach / Bus, Historical
Operator
Expat Explore Travel
Start and end in Athens! With the discovery tour Balkan Explorer - 16 Days, you have a 16 day tour package taking you through Athens, Greece and 16 other destinations in Europe. Balkan Explorer - 16 Days includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Arrive in Athens
  2. Day 2: Delphi - Meteora - Kalabaka
  3. Day 3: Kalabaka - Ohrid
  4. Day 4: Ohrid - Tirana
  5. Day 5: Budva - Kotor - Dubrovnik
  6. Day 6: Dubrovnik
  7. Day 7: Mostar - Northern Croatia
  8. Day 8: Plitvice Lakes - Ljubljana
  9. Day 9: Ljubljana - Budapest
  10. Day 10: Budapest - Free day
  11. Day 11: Budapest - Belgrade
  12. Day 12: Nis - Sofia
  13. Day 13: Sofia - Free day
  14. Day 14: Sofia - Thessaloniki
  15. Day 15: Thessaloniki - Athens
  16. Day 16: End of tour

What's included

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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
  • Additional Services

Not included

  • Flights

  • Insurance

  • Optional

  • Additional Services

29 Reviews

Excellent
55%
Good
34%
Average
10%
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  • Balkan Explorer - 16 Days reviewer 1
    Written on November 8, 2019
    4.0 - Good

    Wish we could do it all over again! Loved seeing this beautiful side of Europe, especially with Filip as our guide! He's so knowledgeable in the history, language, and cultures of these areas. Just a joy to be around. He played great tunes on the bus and... Read more

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  • Balkan Explorer - 16 Days reviewer 2
    Written on November 7, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    Tour Leader: Filip Filip is an outstanding tour guide and a really great guy. Over our 16 day tour, I found him to be kind, funny, tremendously helpful, and incredibly knowledgeable. Coming into this tour, I knew very little about the Balkans beyond the... Read more

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  • K
    Written on November 7, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    My wife and I did this tour for our honeymoon! We had a great time. Our guide Filip exceeded our expectations. He was very knowledgeable, fun, and organized. Expat is lucky to have a guide like Filip! Cheers!

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  • A
    Written on November 6, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    Filip is an amazing tour guide. He has an insane wealth of knowledge that he loves to share about every corner you turn. He knew how to get us in and out of many crowds, and congested areas. Very professional, humorous, and friendly demeanour made this tour... Read more

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  • C
    Written on November 6, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    Filip is the TOTAL package. Intelligent, funny and kind. My family and I have traveled to 30+ countries and used several different tour agencies/groups and Filip, BY FAR, is the best tour guide we've ever had. He left a huge impression on everyone in our... Read more

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  • Balkan Explorer - 16 Days reviewer 6
    Written on November 6, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    Filip was outstanding. He was interactive and informative and available the entire tour. It was a large group but he took the time to get to know us individually early on which made all the difference. Would highly recommend this tour and will be a return... Read more

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  • Written on October 31, 2019
    3.5 - Good

    on the whole, it was to be expected as we are repeated customers. we knew what we were getting. too much time on the bus on several days. not enough time to walk around and check out the major attractions/ sights. we'd give the tour a B overall rating,... Read more

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  • Written on October 17, 2019
    4.0 - Good

    Guide was fantastic. Do not remember her full name but she was from Australia.

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  • Balkan Explorer - 16 Days reviewer 9
    Written on October 1, 2019
    3.0 - Average

    Tour Guide: Karina, grt tour leader Tour Driver: Yiannis, full marks Group Size: 45 Expat Explore: Great company, go ahead with them Coach: No WiFi, No charging ports, Toilet use highly discouraged and only to pee in emergency. Itinerary: Very... Read more

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  • Written on September 26, 2019
    3.5 - Good

    Bus needs wifi and charging plugs.

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    • Filip Liovic
      "I am a language teacher that does not enjoy the stuffiness of a classroom, so I venture out on the road..."

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    • Benjamin5th August 2019
      Enquiry was addressed within a couple of hours and the booking was so easy and straight forward.

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    Visa

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    Vaccinations

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

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    Location
    Start and end in Athens.
    Hold my space
    TourRadar can request Expat Explore Travel to hold spaces for you for up to 48 hours without any credit card details.
    Payment(s)
    For any tour departing before 18 January 2020 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 18 January 2020, a minimum payment of 10% is required to confirm your booking with Expat Explore Travel. 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 65 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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    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 2,797 km.
    • Athens (Greece)
    • 121 km
    • Delphi (Greece)
    • 156 km
    • Kalambaka (Greece)
    • 9 km
    • Meteora (Greece)
    • 163 km
    • Ohrid (Macedonia)
    • 87 km
    • Tirana (Albania)
    • 134 km
    • Budva (Montenegro)
    • 16 km
    • Kotor (Montenegro)
    • 61 km
    • Dubrovnik (Croatia)
    • 79 km
    • Mostar (Bosnia)
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