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Balkan Highlights

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Nicholas "Carlos is a legend within Busabout for good reason; his tour was amazing. His passion and love for the Balkans was obvious. Rooms were as expected and were typical hostels/ hotels. Breakfasts seemed to vary depending on whether it was a hotel (had very robust European breakfast) to hostels (plain, simple breakfast). Really enjoyed all the sites we saw and the local knowledge provided by Carlos..."
Excellent
5 reviews
Starts
Split
Destinations
+9
Ends
Athens
Age Range
18 to 99 year olds
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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
Start in Split and end in Athens! With the discovery tour Balkan Highlights, you have a 7 day tour package taking you from Split to Athens and through Split, Croatia and 9 other destinations in Europe. Balkan Highlights includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

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  • Balkan Highlights reviewer 1
    Written on October 10, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    The trip destinations were great. Bus was comfortable, driver was competent. Please no accommodations with more than 3 people in a room. It's hectic! Rooming people based on survey questions would be great, too. I liked the tour guide. Wes Baimbridge, a lot. I understand that he picked up the tour last minute and didn't know much about the region off the top of his head. His research was a good attempt but I think he should address certain matters with more sensitivity, i.e. it's distasteful to continuously make a joke about Albania being a poor and underdeveloped country with brusque and aloof citizens. It would have been better to discuss why Albania had a more difficult time transitioning to a market economy than, say, Croatia. Nothing too dense or academic. I think it's important that people don't leave the tour dumber than they started. It's arguably better that no one knows anything about a country than to think it's just comically poor. Other than that, I saw that Wes took his job very seriously and was very meticulous about reservations, communication, making sure we were comfortable, etc. Thanks! Will do this again.
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  • Balkan Highlights reviewer 2
    Written on August 4, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Poppy fue la mejor! Nos apoyo en todo el viaje y es una excelente guía! Hace de este tour una experiencia inolvidable!
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  • R
    Written on July 21, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    Did the busabout balkan highlights tour with Poppy, she was a ocean of knowledge through every country having answers to everyones questions. Shes bubbly and always positive an amazing guide allround!
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  • J
    Written on August 25, 2015
    4.5 - Excellent

    Carlos is the best guide and person u could imagine
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  • Balkan Highlights reviewer 5
    Written on June 26, 2015
    5.0 - Excellent

    Carlos is a legend within Busabout for good reason; his tour was amazing. His passion and love for the Balkans was obvious. Rooms were as expected and were typical hostels/ hotels. Breakfasts seemed to vary depending on whether it was a hotel (had very robust European breakfast) to hostels (plain, simple breakfast). Really enjoyed all the sites we saw and the local knowledge provided by Carlos. He never steered us wrong. Bus was very new and clean. Angelico was a great driver! A few hostels did not have air conditioning, so be prepared for that if you travel during the summer. Also, bring a towel for the hostels and beach trips. The tour was totally worth the money. Will be returning for another Busabout tour soon!
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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

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Questions & Answers

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

  • May 1, 2017

    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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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?

  • Lorenzo Luis20th May 2018
    Seen so far very easy to get information and excellent online communication. We expect the tour operator and the tour to be as good.

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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.

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 45 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 9 July 2018 the full payment of $546 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 $546 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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