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Ahmed "Wonderful tour - 14 nights and action-packed days touring 7 countries, visiting 18 locations, making new friends, and learning about different cultures. Our guide, Poppy is very competent, cheerful, knowledgeable, and a wonderful person. Within a few days we were all bonding and becoming a cohesive group - caring for each other, sharing, and enjoying the family atmosphere. The walking tours in Orh..."
Excellent
12 reviews
Starts
Split
Destinations
+13
Ends
Split
Age Range
18 to 99 year olds
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Highlights

  • Enjoy the scenic Croatian coast
  • Discover Albania's beautiful countryside
  • Explore ancient Greek wonders
  • Experience Belgrade’s great atmosphere
Start and end in Split! With the in-depth cultural tour Ultimate Balkan Adventure (Split to Split), you have a 15 day tour package taking you through Split, Croatia and 13 other destinations in Europe. Ultimate Balkan Adventure (Split to Split) includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

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  • A
    Written on September 24, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    Great trip, though would be better off as a 21 day trip allowing more time in a few amazing places.
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  • S
    Written on August 3, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    Poppy is an awesome knowledgeable tour leader!!! She does her best not only to educate us but also go the extra mile to entertain us. Cheers! I hope and wish that Poppy would be my Tour Leader in case I booked another tour with Busabout. Cheers!
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  • NL
    Written on July 22, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    The 15 day Balkans tour with Poppy was great! Got to experience so many amazing things, like swimming in Lake Orhid. Poppy was a brilliant guide and I'm happy to now call her a friend. She made sure everyone felt welcome and was having a great time. If issues came up with our hotel/hostel or anything else, she handled it calmly and professionally. I would take any tour with Poppy, confident it would be well organized and a great time.
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  • A
    Written on July 22, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Poppy was a fantastic guide - I've done a lot of group travel with different companies and found Poppy to be engaging, knowledgable and with a natural ability to build rapport and understand the needs and interests of the travelers in front of her rather than sticking to a script. Poppy delivered historical and cultural info in a warm, accessible way whenever we arrived at a new destination and was consistently optimistic and professional even in the face of minor challenges (like lengthy border crossings). I observed her being patient with the more high maintenance travelers in our group, and she bantered easily with the more relaxed travelers. As a young solo female traveler, I highly recommend both the tour (Ultimate Balkan) and Poppy herself.
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  • AS
    Written on July 21, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    During the Ultimate Balkans Trail Poppy was an outstanding tour guide who knew everything about the countries and cities we visited and was dedicated to making sure we had the best experiences of our lives. I'm sure that the amazing time I had on this tour is largely thanks to her - she always went out of her way to chat to you about the meals and the different activities never making you feel like she was rushing you to get to the next person. Thanks Poppy for a wonderful experience in the Balkans and I hope that the next time I do a tour I get a guide as weird and wonderful as you :)
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  • HE
    Written on July 21, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    Poppy was my guide on the Ultimate Balkan tour from June 17-July 1; from Split-Athens-Split. The first half (Balkan Highlights) made it to Athens via Kotor, Tirana and Kalampaka (Meteora); the second half (Balkan Trail) made it back to Split via Thessaloniki, Ohrid, Skopje, Belgrade and Sarajevo. The combined trip itself was great overall, with exciting attractions, social outings and good accommodations all the way through. My enjoyment of the trip had a lot to do with Poppy's guidance and knowledge of all the pertinent info everyone needed in orser to get properly oriented. Poppy presented herself very enthusiastically and that translated well to her duties and conversations. With regards to the accommodations themselves, all but one of our stays were in hotels (save for Athens) relatively close to their respective city centres and equidistant (or better) to nightlife and other attractions. Money tends to travel further in the Balkans compared to the rest of Europe (especially in Albania, Macedonia and Bosnia & Herzegovina). It however is a gripe to carry/change so many currencies in a row on the trip (Kuna, Euro, Lek, Macedonian and Serbian Dinars, and the Bosnian Convertible Mark). I'll likely have the same issue if I embark on another big adventure with Busabout or any other tour company within the next few years. Both of our bus drivers were very good; one was a lot more social than the other. Overall I would recommend this tour to those who are looking for good value, a decent duration and plenty of nightlife/attractions in between.
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  • AG
    Written on July 21, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    She was lovey and she rally went above and beyond to make sure I was comfortable. She also helped me experience traditional food even though I have dietary restrictions. Overall she was a brilliant tour guide and she made the trip amazing.
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  • AU
    Written on July 10, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    Wonderful tour - 14 nights and action-packed days touring 7 countries, visiting 18 locations, making new friends, and learning about different cultures. Our guide, Poppy is very competent, cheerful, knowledgeable, and a wonderful person. Within a few days we were all bonding and becoming a cohesive group - caring for each other, sharing, and enjoying the family atmosphere. The walking tours in Orhid, Skopje, Thessalonoki, Belgrade, and Sarajevo, visits to monasteries and Oracle of Delphi, and bar crawls in Kotor and Belgrade are truly memorable. Great value for the substantial quantity of sightseeing and the invaluable quality of companionship and excellent guidance by Poppy.
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  • VS
    Written on July 6, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    This was a wonderful experience. We visited so many different places that I would have never imagined visiting in my life. Our guide was fantastic and personable; our travel group was sweet and cohesive. I definitely enjoyed this experience.
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  • Ultimate Balkan Adventure (Split to Split) reviewer 10
    Written on August 29, 2015
    5.0 - Excellent

    This tour was so much fun. Carlos had some great suggestions for my travels after the tour ended.
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Itinerary

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

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  • Meals

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Questions & Answers

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    • April 1, 2017

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    • January 1, 2017

      What is the recommended hostel on this tour?

      DESIGN HOSTEL GOLI&BOSI -Morpurgova Poljana 2, Split, Croatia. They only have a private room available for 3 people.

      Please note that this is a hostel and not a hotel. You are able to book your own accommodation for the 2 nights prior to your tour.

    • January 1, 2017

      Is this tour common for older travellers?

      Just to let you know, this style of tour is very popular with the younger generation and backpackers.

      If this trip isn't quite what you were looking for, we still have plenty of fantastic tours. Get in contact with us and our customer support team will work on pairing you with the perfect adventure.

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    Guides who have led this tour

    • Poppy Solomou
      "My true passion in life is meeting new people and travelling. That is why I have chosen a career in Travel..."
    • Wes Baimbridge
      "A Melbourne boy turned global citizen, with a passion for good views, breakfast foods, and life on the..."
    • Carlos De Gouveia

    What are people saying about TourRadar?

    • Lynne5th September 2017
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    Currencies

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    Kuna
    Croatia
    Euro
    Montenegro and Greece
    Lek
    Lek
    Albania
    ден
    Denar
    Macedonia
    Дин.
    Dinar
    Serbia
    KM
    Marka
    Bosnia

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    Croatia, Montenegro, Albania, Greece, Macedonia, Serbia and BosniaGreece

    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 B
    Recommended for Croatia, Montenegro, Albania, Greece, Macedonia, Serbia and Bosnia. Ideally 2 months before travel.
    Tick-borne encephalitis
    Recommended for Croatia and Albania. Ideally 6 months before travel.
    Hepatitis A
    Recommended for Montenegro, Albania, Greece, Macedonia, Serbia and Bosnia. Ideally 2 weeks 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.
    Tuberculosis
    Recommended for Bosnia. Ideally 3 months before travel.

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    Location
    Start and end in Split.
    Hold my space
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    Deposit
    TourRadar only requires a deposit of $100 to confirm this Busabout booking. The remaining balance is then payable 45 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 5 July 2018 the full payment of $1,060 is necessary.
    Cancellation policy
    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 45 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $1060 for Ultimate Balkan Adventure (Split to Split), but the deposit of $100 is non-refundable.
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    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 2,177 km.
    • Split (Croatia)
    • 164 km
    • Dubrovnik (Croatia)
    • 61 km
    • Kotor (Montenegro)
    • 149 km
    • Tirana (Albania)
    • 228 km
    • Meteora (Greece)
    • 137 km
    • Thermopylae (Greece)
    • 137 km
    • Athens (Greece)
    • 121 km
    • Delphi (Greece)
    • 243 km
    • Thessaloniki (Greece)
    • 197 km
    • Skopje (Macedonia)
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