Based on 38 reviews
Balkan Highlights - Busabout
7 days

Balkan Highlights

From Split to Athens
Tour Highlights
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Age range:
18 to 99 year olds
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US $712
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Places You’ll See

  • Split
  • Dubrovnik
  • Kotor
  • Budva
  • Tirana
  • Gjirokastra
  • Kalambaka
  • Meteora
  • Thermopylae
  • Athens
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  • Scale the Old Town walls of Dubrovnik.
  • Watch the sunset from St. John’s Fortress, Kotor.
  • Soak up Belgrade’s quirky party atmosphere.
  • Explore the amazing architecture in Athens.


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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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What's included

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

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  • GM
    September 18, 2019
    Will never book with this company again.. upsetting from the start with a rude tour guide, ugly filthy rooms, etc.. overpriced for the services they provide.. you’re better off doing the trip on your own terms
    Trip date: August 2019
  • DG
    September 09, 2019
    Gaby was amazing, always helpful/organized and successfully sheparded us through the Balkan countries! Much love from Team Canada Busabout has done it again- saw heaps of places/very good choices for the optional dinners and overall was a fun and... Show more
    Trip date: August 2019
  • A
    September 02, 2019
    I had an absolutely fantastic time on the Balkan Highlights tour. Sammy (our tour manager) and Katie (our driver) were absolutely fantastic. Both made our travelling experience even more enjoyable just by being themselves. They were so lovely, funny,... Show more
    Trip date: August 2019
  • T
    August 29, 2019
    Everything was so organised, always on time and the Gabby the guide was so knowledgeable you could always ask questions and she always had time to answer them. Very cool trip and staff would recommend
    Trip date: August 2019
  • T
    August 29, 2019
    The driving was pretty good, liked the itinerary good things to do with time to ourselves, the guide gabby was also pretty good very helpful.
    Trip date: August 2019
  • SS
    August 29, 2019
    Had a blast, Gaby was a legend through some trying times and Alinu went above and beyond his job, was so so amazing couldn’t ask for a better team. Love you guys.
    Trip date: July 2019
  • Balkan Highlights reviewer 7
    July 26, 2019
    Gigi was a great tour leader, she did an excellent job making everyone feel included and have fun especially with such a wide range of personalities on the tour! Gigi was always kind, fun and professional!
    Trip date: July 2019
  • C
    July 26, 2019
    Gigi made quite an exhausting trip so amazing! We spent loads of time on the bus which would drain us all, and Gigi would bring that energy that would lift everyone’s mood. It would make us all be more interested in what we were learning and the places... Show more
    Trip date: July 2019
  • C
    July 05, 2019
    Great way to see a lot of places quickly, couldn’t have done it without Ali
    Trip date: July 2019
  • J
    June 30, 2019
    I thoroughly enjoyed this trip with Busabout from Split to Athens. Visited a few countries along the way, each with their own history and interestingly contrasting living standards for neighbouring European countries. Pictures can not do justice for... Show more
    Trip date: June 2019



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Frequently asked questions

    • 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.

    • Do you arrange airport transfers?

      There are no airport transfers included in this tour, therefore you will need to make their own way to the starting point. All Busabout starting points are centrally located and have good public transport links so there should be no trouble getting there!

    • What kind of accommodation is included in this tour?

      The accommodation for this tour is multi-share hostels and hotels. Sometimes there is an option of upgrading to twin-share rooms but this is subject to availability.

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    • About the countries


      Montenegro and Greece

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      Croatia, Montenegro, Albania and GreeceGreece


      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.


      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.
    • Payment information
      • For any tour departing before 10 January 2020 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 10 January 2020, 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.
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