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Balkan Highlights

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Balkan Highlights - Busabout
Balkan Highlights - Busabout
Excellent
23 reviews
Starts
Split
Destinations
+9
Ends
Athens
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Highlights

  • Seek out the path less travelled
  • Enjoy the awesome Greek scenic coast
  • Travel through Albania and Montenegro
  • Fall in love with the Balkans
Age range
18 to 99 year olds
Travel style
Discovery, Coach / Bus
Start in Split and end in Athens! With the discovery tour Balkan Highlights, you have a 7 day tour package taking you through Split, Croatia and 9 other destinations in Europe. Balkan Highlights includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

23 Reviews

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Good
22%
Average
4%
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  • Balkan Highlights reviewer 1
    Written on August 25, 2018
    3.0 - Average

    We were using the tour to get from A to B but it was brilliant to be able to stop and enjoy Montenegro and Albania on our way. The accommodation and shared rooms was a little unexpected and I think more could have been done to ensure two people travelling together were roomed together, and that same sex dorms could have been arranged. The coach was comfortable and clean, our driver was phenomenal. Some of the rest stops were frustrating but I understand that’s part of European driving laws. The included breakfasts might as well have not existed and been removed so we didn’t have to pay for them - I think I ate one the whole time and was strongly put off by the rest of them. But Seb was always ready to give us recommendations and point us in the direction of a bakery or good restaurant. His knowledge about the region and the specific towns and countries we stayed in was amazing, very impressed. Seb wasn’t too overbearing as a tour guide which I liked, we had a lot of free time to ourselves and he didn’t force us into doing anything we might not have wanted to do.
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  • D
    Written on August 20, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Awesome tour! Some really unexpected gems. So diverse. Wes (guide) and Alan (driver) were the dream team!
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  • L
    Written on August 12, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    Wes was amazing! He went the extra mile to make sure we were satisfied and happy.
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  • A
    Written on August 11, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    An incredible your. The guide and his enthusiasm made it fantastic.
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  • C
    Written on August 11, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Best guide out there
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  • H
    Written on August 11, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Wes was the best guide ever! Can't wait to go on more Busabouts :)
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  • Balkan Highlights reviewer 7
    Written on August 11, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    In all honesty this tour would of not been as good if Wes wasn't our tour guide. Always full of energy ( too much actually
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  • Balkan Highlights reviewer 8
    Written on August 11, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Amazing way to view the Balkans! Wes and Alan were the best guide and driver ever! Highly recommended!
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  • J
    Written on July 30, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    Will was a fab tour guide. He was very knowledgeable and friendly. I had a great time on this tour and can’t wait to go on another
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  • KM
    Written on July 26, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    Jumped on this tour as a last minute thing and I'm so glad we did! Rowan was really entertaining and knowledgeable about every location and everything was well organised. The bus rides were long but they were still lots of fun due to our guides and the people we were travelling with. Would highly recomme lnd
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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  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

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Excellent 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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Questions & Answers

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

  • What time does the tour start and end?

    This trip usually departs from Split at 8.00am from the Design Hostel Goli. And it finishes after breakfast on the final day in Athens. The final confirmation of the meeting point will be sent to you after you book the tour.

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  • Ellen22nd July 2018
    Booking on line was easy and all confirmation details, including invoice, deposit and final payment was informative.

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About the countries

Useful things to know before you go

Currencies

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Kuna
Croatia
Euro
Montenegro and Greece
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Albania

Plugs & Adapters

Croatia, Montenegro, Albania and GreeceGreece

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 and Greece. Ideally 2 months before travel.
Tick-borne encephalitis
Recommended for Croatia and Albania. Ideally 6 months before travel.
Hepatitis A
Recommended for Montenegro, Albania and Greece. 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.

Policies

Location
Split is the starting point and Athens is the endpoint.
Hold my space
TourRadar can request Busabout to hold spaces for you for up to 48 hours without any credit card details.
Deposit
TourRadar only requires a deposit of $100 to confirm this Busabout booking. The remaining balance is then payable 50 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 6 December 2018 the full payment of $665 is necessary.
Cancellation policy
No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 50 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $665 for Balkan Highlights, but the deposit of $100 is non-refundable.
Credit Cards
The following cards are accepted for Busabout tours: Visa - Master Card - American Express

Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 950 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
  • Gjirokastra (Albania)
  • 128 km
  • Meteora (Greece)
  • 9 km
  • Kalambaka (Greece)
  • 128 km
  • Thermopylae (Greece)
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