Balkan Explorer

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4.4 Based on 28 Reviews
  • duration 16 days
  • tour type Group Request as private
  • age requirement 10-99 yrs
  • max group size 51
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-37652
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
  • Starts Athens, Greece
  • Ends Athens, Greece
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Explore every country in the Balkan Peninsula
  • Free days to enjoy Dubrovnik, Budapest and Sofia
  • Explore Delphi, Meteora and Plitvice Lakes National Park
  • Visit Kotor, Budva, Tirana, Ljubljana, Belgrade and Thessaloniki
The "Balkan Explorer" trip starts and ends in Athens. The "Balkan Explorer" trip is a mountains tour that takes 16 days. You will travel through Kotor, Mostar, Ohrid and 10 other destinations visiting Serbia, Albania and 8 more countries. This is a guided group tour. The trip includes accommodation in hotels, transport, meals and others.

  • Day 1: Day 1: Start of tour in Athens
  • Day 2: Day 2: Delphi - Meteora - Kalambaka
  • Day 3: Day 3: Kalambaka - Ohrid
  • Day 4: Day 4: Ohrid - Tirana
  • Day 5: Day 5: Budva - Kotor - Dubrovnik
  • Day 6: Day 6: Dubrovnik
  • Day 7: Day 7: Mostar - Northern Croatia
  • Day 8: Day 8: Plitvice Lakes - Ljubljana
  • Day 9: Day 9: Ljubljana - Budapest
  • Day 10: Day 10: Budapest: Free Day
  • Day 11: Day 11: Budapest - Belgrade
  • Day 12: Day 12: Niš - Sofia
  • Day 13: Day 13: Sofia: Free Day
  • Day 14: Day 14: Sofia - Thessaloniki
  • Day 15: Day 15: Thessaloniki - Athens
  • Day 16: Day 16: End of tour in Athens
  • 15 nights in 2, 3 & 4* hotel accommodation in twin rooms with private bathrooms
  • Single travellers have the option to pay a single supplement to ensure a private room (subject to availability)
  • 15 Breakfasts, 8 Dinners*Vegetarian options available for all meals on request
  • Modern air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and toilet onboard
  • Any public transport used as part of the tour (excludes free days)
  • Any international flights to/from Athens are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Balkan Explorer tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. World Nomads' travel insurance has been designed by travelers for travelers.
4.4 - Very Good
Based on 28 reviews
  • Steiny
  • On Oct 31 2019
5 - Excellent
This tour was amazing, saw lots of incredible sights and learnt so much from out Tour Director Filip, who fad an extraordinary amount of knowledge and had all passengers on the coach entertained. Kleantis our coach driver was... Read more
  • Pamela 1st Expat Travelling
  • On Oct 31 2019
5 - Excellent
Filip on tour was full of knowledge, fun on the bus, I found the tour full of history and throughout the tour enjoyed getting to know the 10 countries we went through.
  • Lewy's
  • On Oct 30 2019
4 - Very Good
Very Good
From the start of the trip all the way to Budapest was outstanding. A great mixture of culture, sights, and history was very entertaining. The distances between all the cities was not as long as a previous Western Europe trip we... Read more
  • Fabio
  • On Oct 30 2019
5 - Excellent
Am so happy to experience the EU Autumn specially my DUBROVNIK Walking Tour
REQUEST A PRIVATE, CUSTOMIZABLE DEPARTURE By design, this is a group tour. You can however request a private, customized version of this tour for yourself or your private group of people. Private departures are usually more expensive, but come with these benefits:
  • Personal Itinerary can be tweaked and customized.
  • Protected Travel within your own bubble.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Balkan Explorer tour. You can cancel the tour up to 63 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 62 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 21 June 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 21 June 2024, a deposit of 10% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 62 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Balkan Explorer tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.


For this Balkan Explorer tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • Thorough hygiene practices and general health & safety measures has been implemented on this trip to protect against COVID-19.
  • Face masks will be compulsory while on the coach, boat and train. Coaches are cleaned and sanitised before the start of each tour and daily cleaning is maintained throughout the tour.
  • Traveler are required to carry out responsible social distancing while on the coach and train, during city tours, on visits to landmarks, museums etc.
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