Balkans Rail Adventure

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  • duration 16 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 14+ yrs
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Ends Pristina, Kosovo
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  • Seven countries See many of the nations of Former Yugoslavia, that are now found in the captivating Balkans
  • Multiple capital cities Visit seven diverse cities and discover their varying history and culture
  • Rail journeys Including one of the most visually stunning train rides in Europe on the Bar to Belgrade line
  • Plitvice National Park See the beautiful scenery, waterfalls and lakes
The Balkans Rail Adventure trip starts from Ljubljana and ends in Pristina. The Balkans Rail Adventure trip is a train tour that takes 16 days. You will travel through Sarajevo, Ljubljana, Pristina and 8 other destinations visiting Serbia, Slovenia and 6 more countries. This is a guided small group tour. The trip includes accommodation in hotels, transport, meals and others.

Explore Europe's newest countries; travelling by rail through some of the Balkan's most inspiring scenery. This fast paced trip gets under the skin of Tito's Yugoslavia to experience thriving cities that remain undiscovered by most travellers.

Rail journeys - Travel by local train including the Bar to Belgrade line; one of the most stunning rail trips in Europe
Plitvice National Park - See the many cascading waterfalls, shimmering lakes and extensive fauna
Mostar - Discover the bazaars and mosques in the winding cobbled streets and the famed Stari Most Bridge
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  • Day 1 : Join trip in Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Day 2 : Explore Ljubljana on foot; chance to visit beautiful Lake Bled
  • Day 3 : Free morning in Ljubljana; train to Zagreb, Croatia
  • Day 4 : Walking tour of Zagreb; visit to beautiful Plitvice National Park
  • Day 5 : Travel to Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Day 6 : Walking tour of Sarajevo; chance to visit the Tunnel Museum
  • Day 7 : Scenic rail trip to Mostar with a walking tour on arrival
  • Day 8 : Visit Old Town Dubrovnik and the Bay of Kotor en route to Podgorica
  • Day 9 : Scenic train journey to Belgrade, Serbia
  • Day 10 : Excursion to Novi Sad; traditional Serbian barbeque dinner
  • Day 11 : Walking tour of Belgrade; drive to Skopje, North Macedonia
  • Day 12 : Orientation tour of Skopje; traditional North Macedonian dinner
  • Day 13 : Train to Bitola and visit to the ancient city of Heraclea
  • Day 14 : Journey to Ohrid with an afternoon boat ride on the lake
  • Day 15 : Visit to Mavrovo National Park en route to Pristina, Kosovo
  • Day 16 : Trip ends in Pristina, Kosovo
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  • 15 Breakfast, 3 Dinner
  • 15 nights comfortable hotel
  • Bus, Boat, Ferry, Public Bus, Taxi, Train
  • Explore Tour Leader, Driver(s), Local Guide(s)
  • Any international flights to Ljubljana and from Pristina 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 Balkans Rail Adventure tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Balkans Rail Adventure tour. You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 59 days of departure.


A deposit of 246 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 59 days before departure. For any departures within 04 August 2020 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

Balkans Rail Adventure tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Balkans Rail Adventure 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 travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

If you have any question about this tour or need help with planning a trip, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We're ready to help.