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Balkan Trail - Busabout
9 days

Balkan Trail

From Athens to Split
Tour Highlights
Max group size:
50
Age range:
18 to 99 year olds
Operated in:
English
Our saving: $10
From
US $949
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Places You’ll See

  • Athens
    Athens
  • Delphi
    Delphi
  • Thessaloniki
    Thessaloniki
  • Ohrid
    Ohrid
  • Skopje
    Skopje
  • Belgrade
    Belgrade
  • Sarajevo
    Sarajevo
  • Mostar
    Mostar
  • Split
    Split
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Highlights

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 the amazing architecture in Athens

Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Athens to Delphi to Thessaloniki
  2. Thessaloniki to Ohrid
  3. Ohrid to Skopje
  4. Skopje to Nis to Belgrade
  5. Belgrade
  6. Belgrade - Sarajevo
  7. Sarajevo
  8. Sarajevo to Mostar to Split
  9. Split
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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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  • Balkan Trail reviewer 1
    September 07, 2019
    Was amazing. Would recommend. Would have been good to have less time in Belgrade and more in split
    Trip date: September 2019
  • SA
    September 04, 2019
    I had the time of my life on this holiday around the Balkans and this was largely down to our tour guide Sammy from Australia! Sammy was always upbeat, organised and well able to lead our group through a glamourous part of Europe. We dined together in... Show more
    Trip date: July 2019
  • N
    September 02, 2019
    Sammy was an awesome guide, super positive and knowledgable. We had a great week travelling round the Balkans!
    Trip date: August 2019
  • S
    August 27, 2019
    Great taster of the Balkans. Guide was excellent. Fun, informative. Got the party going but kept the group on track. Would thoroughly recommend.
    Trip date: August 2019
  • M
    August 24, 2019
    Gaby is a machine. She is not a human - humans can not operate like Gaby. Absolutely AMAZING guide I could not recommend her more!! Huge knowledge of the Balkans
    Trip date: August 2019
  • C
    August 17, 2019
    The Balkans is an amazing place to visit with such a rich history! Gigi was an absolutely exceptional guide, bringing a level of energy every day that most tour guides lack. There is not one bad word I could say about this trip or about Gigi, would... Show more
    Trip date: August 2019
  • Balkan Trail reviewer 7
    August 17, 2019
    The trip had everything you could ask for. A whistle stop tour of the area covering so many incredible sites and cities. You will come away with a much better understanding of what the locals have been through and our guide Gigi was full of information... Show more
    Trip date: August 2019
  • C
    August 17, 2019
    Gigi was easily the best guide I’ve had before! She was very knowledgeable, always got everyone involved in all the activities and has great chat. It made the tour that much more fun. 10/10 would recommend.
    Trip date: June 2019
  • TM
    August 14, 2019
    Gigi was an absolutely fantastic tour guide! She always has an endless amount of positive energy and makes it her mission to have every person in the group feel included in every activity. She definitely inspired us to continue to book trips through... Show more
    Trip date: August 2019
  • A
    August 12, 2019
    Gigi is an outstanding tour guide!! Couldn't say enough positive things about her and about my time on this excursion. Also, Rusty is ridiculously talented at driving a coach.
    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!

    • 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

      Currencies

      Euro
      Greece
      ден
      Denar
      Macedonia
      Дин.
      Dinar
      Serbia
      KM
      Marka
      Bosnia
      kn
      Kuna
      Croatia

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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.

      Vaccines

      These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
      • Hepatitis A - Recommended for Greece, Macedonia, Serbia and Bosnia. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      • Hepatitis B - Recommended for Greece, Macedonia, Serbia, Bosnia and Croatia. Ideally 2 months before travel.
      • Tuberculosis - Recommended for Bosnia. Ideally 3 months before travel.
      • Tick-borne encephalitis - Recommended for Croatia. Ideally 6 months before travel.
    • Payment information
      • For any tour departing before 25 January 2020 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 25 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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