Balkans Tours and Trips 2024/2025

A trip to the Balkan region will allow you to explore one of the least visited parts of Europe. The Balkans is a cultural melting pot offering a broad range of destinations, and your tour might include enchanting cities like Dubrovnik in Croatia, astounding architectural accomplishments like Turkey’s Hagia Sophia, or ancient monuments like the Acropolis in Greece – as well as far more besides.

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Best of Greece-2025

Best of Greece-2025

5
"Sophia, our tour guide, MADE this trip as amazing as it was! Best time in Greece"
USD 1,854
Amazing Turkey by Land (5 & 4 Star Hotels)

Amazing Turkey by Land (5 & 4 Star Hotels)

4.6
"Turkey is a country that divides people. Some love it, some don't. Nevertheless, had an amazing time and cannot recommend"
USD 1,622
Croatia and Montenegro (port-to-port cruise)

Croatia and Montenegro (port-to-port cruise)

5
8 days cruise trip in Croatia, visiting Dubrovnik, Korcula Island, and Split.
USD 1,062
All About Balkans (4 Star Hotels)

All About Balkans (4 Star Hotels)

4
12 days sightseeing tour to Athens and Sofia traveling through Greece and Bulgaria.
USD 1,373
Athens+2 Island Explorer-2025

Athens+2 Island Explorer-2025

4.5
"Brilliant tour, amazing people, awesome tour leader!! Definitely would do again!!"
USD 1,453
Best of Turkey

Best of Turkey

15 days city sightseeing tour visiting Istanbul in Turkey.
USD 1,916
Explore Croatia

Explore Croatia

8 days city sightseeing trip visiting Dubrovnik and Split in Croatia.
USD 1,714
Best of Turkey by Land (5 & 4 Star Hotels)

Best of Turkey by Land (5 & 4 Star Hotels)

5
"The trip was well paced, with a variety of activities to suit all tastes. Lots of local knowledge was provided"
USD 1,719
Athens to Santorini

Athens to Santorini

4
8 days cruise tour visiting Athens and Santorini in Greece.
USD 2,388

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Sail Split to Dubrovnik / Premier Boat

Sail Split to Dubrovnik / Premier Boat

8 days active and outdoor trip visiting Dubrovnik and Split in Croatia.
USD 593
Essential Turkey (5 & 4 Star Hotels)

Essential Turkey (5 & 4 Star Hotels)

4.5
"It was great to experience so many varied and different things, from ancient cities to hot air balloon rides to"
USD 1,365
Cycling in Albania

Cycling in Albania

4.8
"This was a trip that surpassed my expectations. I am not terribly athletic and i was concerned about the cycling"
USD 1,855
Best of Greece - 10 Days

Best of Greece - 10 Days

5
10 days city sightseeing tour in Greece, visiting Athens, Santorini, and Kalambaka.
USD 1,691
Magic Carpet Tour

Magic Carpet Tour

4.9
"Superb tour with wonderful small 'International' group. Visited so many fascinating places and stayed in very good hotels with delicious"
USD 1,915
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Balkans Tour Reviews

4.8 - Excellent
Based on 2,062 customer reviews
Delicious food and beautiful trip
5 - Excellent
  • Mariella C
We really enjoyed our tour. Our guide Kay was very knowledgeable and engaging, but also fun and super friendly. The whole family enjoyed sampling the food and visiting this beautiful area and the Senso-ji temple. We were very happy and we feel we learned a lot! We would recommend the experience. Thanks Kay and his travel team!!
Great value for money!
5 - Excellent
  • Rosalyn
Felt the trip was great value for money! We also had great experiences with customer service - everyone we spoke to was friendly and helpful in helping us get on our holiday after the first one got cancelled because of Covid. Would book with this operator again.
Anniversary Trip
5 - Excellent
  • Jane B. Baltimore
Hi Stefania! Sorry to take so long to write back. It has been crazy trying to get back into the swing of things at work after that trip. Italy was amazing!! We absolutely loved it! As for feedback on the trip, we really don't have anything that was negative. We loved everything that was planned! We especially loved how you planned the sites that we went and how the pattern flowed (not sure if you did it on purpose but we think so). Also, thank you for being very accessible to us during the whole planning of the trip. You helped put us at ease and it was very reassuring that we chose the right company. That is all that I can given you that might be considered constructive. The rest I could say would just be compliments on everything else. If I can think of anything else that I think is useful I will definitely email you. Hope all is well, Jane P.S. - Does your company only provide trips for Italy or other countries as well, just wondering for the future :)

Balkans — Tour Highlights and Travel Tips

Zagreb city
Amazing aerial view of Zagreb city

The term Balkan means “mountains” in Turkish and there is no doubt why as the region is carved with beautiful sprawling mountains. This vast region of eastern Europe encompasses Albania, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Romania, Moldova, Turkey and parts of Greece and is a backpacker’s paradise. From wine cellars, to medieval towns, islands and sandy beaches, castles and cobblestone streets, and hundreds of street markets, the Balkans region is full of history and architecture ready to be explored.

Tour Highlights

  • Tour through Bulgaria and explore the old-world charm of Sofia and marvel at the famous gold dome of the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral.
  • At the center of the Balkan peninsula in Macedonia is Skopje, an ancient city on the Vardar river that’s crossed by a beautiful stone bridge. You’ll find the memorial house of Mother Teresa, fortresses, monasteries, and vibrant bazaars built during the Ottoman empire. A trip to Macedonia will certainly take you through a culturally and historically rich country. 
  • Staying one day in Dubrovnik in the south of Croatia is an experience you’ll never forget. This walled city is full of art, cobblestone streets, and a displays a magnificent beach. You can also travel over to the capital, Zagreb, which is a costal city and a wonderful cultural hub. While it has become more popular to go on a tour to Croatia, the country is still relatively cheap compared with other mediterranean countries such as Spain, France and Italy. 
  • Don’t forget to tour through Bosnia, Albania, Montenegro and Serbia as well in between as each has their own unique style and beauty.

Travel Tips

  • Bus and train stations in the Balkan region often has outdated times of departure and prices. If this happens, just ask someone at the station for the time and price of departures. While most of the areas you will travel through, they will speak English, if they don’t speak, just write down the location and time you’re looking to travel on a piece of paper and they will understand and correct it for you.
  • In terms of safety, the Balkans is a very safe region as they are no longer at war right now. While there are still some ethnic tensions that remain, you’re not likely to encounter any difficulties. As in all countries, keep a close eye on your belongings and stay towards well maintained/lighted areas.
  • When you’re looking to decide what time of year to go, it’s best to travel during spring or fall since the summer time is way too hot and crowded with people. This means from March to June and September to October are the best timeframes.

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