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Balkan Explorer - 16 Days - Expat Explore Travel
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16 days

Balkan Explorer - 16 Days

From Athens to Athens
Tour Operator:
Expat Explore Travel
Max group size:
51
Age range:
10 to 90
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
91278
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US $2,170
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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

Itinerary

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.
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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
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What's Included

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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Meals
  • Transport
  • Additional Services
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Optional
  • Additional Services

Where You'll Stay

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  • Balkan Explorer - 16 Days reviewer 1
    · November 08, 2019
    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... Show more
    Trip date: October 2019
  • Balkan Explorer - 16 Days reviewer 2
    · November 07, 2019
    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... Show more
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    Trip date: October 2019
  • K
    · November 07, 2019
    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!
    Trip date: October 2019
  • A
    · November 06, 2019
    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... Show more
    Trip date: October 2019
  • C
    · November 06, 2019
    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... Show more
    Trip date: October 2019
  • Balkan Explorer - 16 Days reviewer 6
    · November 06, 2019
    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... Show more
    Trip date: October 2019
  • R
    · October 31, 2019
    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... Show more
    Trip date: October 2019
  • AJ
    · October 17, 2019
    Guide was fantastic. Do not remember her full name but she was from Australia.
    Trip date: September 2019
  • Balkan Explorer - 16 Days reviewer 9
    · October 01, 2019
    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... Show more
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    Trip date: September 2019
  • PE
    · September 26, 2019
    Bus needs wifi and charging plugs.
    Trip date: August 2019

Dates & Availability

16 days
Balkan Explorer - 16 Days
From Athens to Athens
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    Currencies

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    Greece , Montenegro and Slovenia
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    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.

    Vaccines

    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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    • For any tour departing before 20 July 2020 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 20 July 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 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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