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Ultimate Balkan (departing Split)

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Ultimate Balkan (departing Split) - Busabout
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DanaPendrick "Mel’s enthusiasm and bubbly character were great from start to finish and even after the tour. She was fair with everyone and provided plenty of information regarding meeting times so it was clear. She engaged the group with detailed history and facts about the places we would visit and what we would see there. Mel was an absolute pleasure to be on tour with. She knows how to take care of a large ..."
Excellent
65 reviews
Starts
Split
Destinations
+18
Ends
Split
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Highlights

  • 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
Accommodation
Hostel
Max Group Size
50
Transportation
Coach / Bus
Travel style
Discovery, Coach / Bus
Operator
Busabout
Start and end in Split! With the discovery tour Ultimate Balkan (departing Split), you have a 15 day tour package taking you through Split, Croatia and 17 other destinations in Europe. Ultimate Balkan (departing Split) includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Split to Dubrovnik to Kotor
    Start point Goli and Bosi Hostel, Split, Splitsko-dalmatinska županija, Croatia
  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
    End point Goli and Bosi Hostel, Split, Splitsko-dalmatinska županija, Croatia

What's included

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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

  • Optional

  • Additional Services

65 Reviews

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Good
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  • CP
    Written on September 7, 2019
    4.5 - Excellent

    Gabby was all round fantastic!

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  • Ultimate Balkan (departing Split) reviewer 2
    Written on September 7, 2019
    4.0 - Good

    I am in absolute awe of Gaby and her ability to lead a tour of this magnitude. Her passion for and interest in the huge variety of places we visited was clear throughout, and this translated into a very enriching travel experience. This is a very intense... Read more

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  • A
    Written on September 5, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    Sammy was a great guide and very insightful! I had a great time :)

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  • B
    Written on September 2, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    Sammy is an amazing guide. She knows so much about the area and answered any questions anyone had. She always gave us amazing ideas on what to do and where to go with our free time. I had an amazing time.

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  • J
    Written on August 24, 2019
    4.5 - Excellent

    My friends and I all did this tour and it was the best part of our trip !!

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  • N
    Written on August 18, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    I love Gigi! She's the best tour guide I've ever had. Been on contiki tours and sail croatias, but she's been the best. So much fun and so much knowledge, best guide I've ever had.

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  • D
    Written on August 17, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    Absolute gem of a person! Great soul, best tour guide I’ve ever had . Everything was great! Would deffo recommend! . Gonna miss the fam bam #busaboutforlife

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  • J
    Written on August 17, 2019
    4.5 - Excellent

    An incredible insight into the rustic Balkan region. Intriguing historic insight, enlightening orientation walks of each city and sublime local knowledge provided by Gigi were the highlight experiences with Kotor and Lake Ohrid the highlight destinations.

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  • D
    Written on August 10, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    Mel’s enthusiasm and bubbly character were great from start to finish and even after the tour. She was fair with everyone and provided plenty of information regarding meeting times so it was clear. She engaged the group with detailed history and facts about... Read more

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  • A
    Written on August 9, 2019
    4.0 - Good

    Had a great time, Gigi was a great guide! She was super helpful with tips and had good stories about every place we went to

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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!

    • What are the typical breakfasts?

      Breakfasts on this tour are usually buffet style in order to cater for different dietary requirements. This means that there are plenty of continental options available if you wish to try them.

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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. "
    • Katherine Kooistra
      "New Zealand native turned global citizen, with a penchant for diving into the sea, meandering around..."
    • Poppy Solomou
      "My true passion in life is meeting new people and travelling. That is why I have chosen a career in Travel..."
    • Sammy Krueger
      "Just your typical Aussie gal, helping others enjoy the world. 'If you never travel, you won't move far..."
    • Madison Bowing
      "Just your average story - girl from Australia has serious case of bugs. Not bed bugs (thank god), the..."
    • Rachel Lawrence
      "Just your average 25-year-old Aussie gal trying to escape reality. I am forever on the search for the..."
    • Saraih
      "I'm Fun, Flirty and not yet Thirty! My names Saraih and I'm 25 currently touring the Adriatic Seas in..."
    • Abby Pye
      "Hey guys, just your average australian tour guiding around Europe with Busabout! I am forever searching..."
    • 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..."
    • Darcy Phegan
      "A country gal with a lot of love and passion for people, life and places! I knew from a very young age..."
    • Wes Baimbridge
      "A Melbourne boy turned global citizen, with a passion for good views, breakfast foods, and life on the..."
    • Carlos De Gouveia
    • Rowan McIntyre
    • Gigi Busabout

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    About the countries

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    Currencies

    kn
    Kuna
    Croatia
    Euro
    Montenegro and Greece
    Lek
    Lek
    Albania
    ден
    Denar
    Macedonia
    Дин.
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    Serbia
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    Bosnia

    Plugs & Adapters

    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
    TourRadar can request Busabout to hold spaces for you for up to 48 hours without any credit card details.
    Payment(s)
    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.
    Cancellation policy
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    Payment methods
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    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 2,364 km.
    • Split (Croatia)
    • 164 km
    • Dubrovnik (Croatia)
    • 61 km
    • Kotor (Montenegro)
    • 16 km
    • Budva (Montenegro)
    • 16 km
    • Kotor (Montenegro)
    • 149 km
    • Tirana (Albania)
    • 142 km
    • Gjirokaster (Albania)
    • 134 km
    • Kalambaka (Greece)
    • 9 km
    • Meteora (Greece)
    • 137 km
    • Thermopylae (Greece)
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