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Balkan Trail

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Franci "If you're thinking of exploring the Balkans, but wouldn't know where to start, this tour was ideal. Wes our guide informed us about each place before we arrived and gave us so much more of an historical insight than I'd expect, whilst making the trip really fun. You do spend a significant amount of time on the coach, but our driver Gabor made the trip so smooth and you see so much of the unspoilt ..."
Excellent
28 reviews
Starts
Athens
Destinations
+8
Ends
Split
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Highlights

  • Visit the historic Temple of Delphi
  • Explore beautiful Belgrade
  • Enjoy great food in Skopje
  • Fall in love with Split
Age range
18 to 99 year olds
Travel style
Discovery, Coach / Bus
Start in Athens and end in Split! With the discovery tour Balkan Trail, you have a 9 day tour package taking you through Athens, Greece and 9 other destinations in Europe. Balkan Trail includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

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  • Balkan Trail reviewer 1
    Written on August 27, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Wes is a fantastic guide - his knowledge of the Balkans, its culture, and history made tge tour even more enjoyable.
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  • T
    Written on August 27, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Wes was a fantastic guide - his knowledge of the Balkans, its culture and its history helped make the tour even more enjoyable.
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  • S
    Written on August 26, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    This was my second tour with Busabout and it was excellent! Matei back in 2011 and Wes last year are the highlight of this experience! Their energy and passion is admirable and I would go again on tour because of the good time we had thanks to them. I like the fact that the facts and stories about the countries visited are never boring and that the accommodation is excellent, despite being in a hostel most of the time. It's amazing how Wes identified the couples, the party girls and so on, in the group and managed to put us in the most suitable rooms. We were a couple and feared the big party mixed dorm, but instead we were grouped with two other nice couples and we had an amazing quiet time. I can't recommend Wes and Busabout enough! Thank you. Sara and Bastien
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  • Balkan Trail reviewer 4
    Written on August 20, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Great tour, amazing staff, wonderful passengers. Can't speak highly enough of it!
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  • A
    Written on August 17, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Wes made the tour! Legend of a bloke, understanding, witty, kind and intelligent, what more could you ask for?
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  • M
    Written on August 17, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Couldn’t fault our guide. His enthusiasm and experience with the bulkans was much appreciated from a first time traveler
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  • Balkan Trail reviewer 7
    Written on July 18, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Fanastic my first experience with group travel every thing is perfect looking forward to book tour again if i describe in one word its Awesome.
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  • SR
    Written on July 4, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    It was my first time on bus about but everything fell into place and we became a close-knit group of expectant travellers. Seb was exceptionally helpful and the driver alli was an amazing driver! My only problem was with the acccomodation at a couple of places which sadly fell below par - the narrow rooms at the ambassador at skopje and the cubicle-like capsule at split. The pub crawl also seemed a little dangerous as most times our bus mates were left alone without a guide at the pubs! Beyond this, all was well !
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  • Balkan Trail reviewer 9
    Written on June 26, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Such fun. Will knows his stuff. Good group. Paul great fun driver
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  • F
    Written on June 23, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    If you're thinking of exploring the Balkans, but wouldn't know where to start, this tour was ideal. Wes our guide informed us about each place before we arrived and gave us so much more of an historical insight than I'd expect, whilst making the trip really fun. You do spend a significant amount of time on the coach, but our driver Gabor made the trip so smooth and you see so much of the unspoilt countries that you wouldn't otherwise. Some of the highlights for me were the ancient Greek site of Delphi, Lake Ohrid and Sarajevo. I wasn't sure what to expect from a group trip but we all found things in common and the nature of the trip meant that whilst we enjoyed the local drinks and clubbing in Macenonia, most of us were also fairly interested in the culture and history and held back tears together as we took in the moving Gallery 11/07/95 museum in Sarajevo to commemorate the war crimes of the 90s, before stepping outside to soak up the peaceful vibes of the city today. Although there are group dinners most evening you have time to explore on your own too. - As an aside, most of the accommodation is in hotels rather than hostels which was a pleasant surprise and countries were more affordable than much of Western Europe (though slightly more in tourist places) and I caught a full ballet in Belgrade for the equivalent of 10 euros.
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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 to Sarajevo
  7. Sarajevo
  8. Sarajevo to Mostar to Split
  9. Split

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  • Meals

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  • Transport

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  • 2017 - Welcome to Busabout
  • Western Europe Travel Guide
  • Hi, We Are Busabout
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2017 - Welcome to Busabout

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

    • What is the itinerary of this tour?

      DAY 1
      This morning drive to Delphi where we have an amazing professional guide take us around the incredible site and museum of Delphi (Included in tour price). The sanctuary of Delphi, where the oracle of Apollo spoke, was the religious centre of the ancient Greek world.

      You're probably starting to get excited by this point, because the destination tonight is not only the birthplace of Alexander the Great, it's also famous for some of the best food and night life that Greece has to offer.

      DAY 2
      Today we set off towards the charming town of Ohrid, set on a lake with beautiful monasteries scattered along the shore line. Spend the day exploring the Old Town before heading out in the evening to enjoy Macedonian hospitality and its affordable nightlife.

      DAY 3
      Today we have a short 3-hour morning drive to Skopje

    • What kind of accommodation is included in this tour?

      Most of the time the accommodation is in multi-share hostels and hotels. Sometimes there is an option of upgrading it to twin-share but it is subject to availability.

    • What type of accommodation is being used on this tour?

      Most of the time, the accommodation is made in multi-share hostels and hotels.

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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..."
    • Seb Szymeczko
      "I'm Seb. I eat and drink everything, and you should too. How are you going to learn about the world if..."
    • Lucie Hodges
      "I am just about the happiest little tour guide you could ever wish to meet. I love my job, every single..."
    • Wes Baimbridge
      "A Melbourne boy turned global citizen, with a passion for good views, breakfast foods, and life on the..."
    • Adam Bazeley
    • William Counsell

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    • Marcia9th August 2018
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    About the countries

    Useful things to know before you go

    Currencies

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

    Plugs & Adapters

    Greece, Macedonia, Serbia, Bosnia and CroatiaGreece

    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 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.

    Policies

    Location
    Athens is the starting point and Split 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 7 December 2018 the full payment of $832 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 $832 for Balkan Trail, 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 1,400 km.
    • Athens (Greece)
    • 121 km
    • Delphi (Greece)
    • 243 km
    • Thessaloniki (Greece)
    • 187 km
    • Ohrid (Macedonia)
    • 110 km
    • Skopje (Macedonia)
    • 152 km
    • Nis (Serbia)
    • 203 km
    • Belgrade (Serbia)
    • 206 km
    • Sarajevo (Bosnia)
    • 68 km
    • Mostar (Bosnia)
    • 111 km
    • Split (Croatia)

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