Be the star of your own historical epic as you venture through the old kingdoms of Eastern Europe.
This adventure combines the must-sees of the Balkan region and the lesser-known glories of Macedonia and Albania to create the perfect balance between old and new. Hang out in Dubrovnik's Old Town, cruise around Lake Ohrid and explore boutiques in Tirana. Check out regional hot spots and experience a hefty dollop of cultural hospitality on this immersive 12-day journey.
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Admire the World Heritage-listed architecture of Dubrovnik and Montenegro’s Kotor, climbing along their ancient city walls
Lose yourself in Tirana, Albania's colourful capital, and partake in the local's favourite pastime: coffee-drinking and people-watching
Sail across the blue waters of Lake Ohrid, one of Europe's oldest lakes. No wonder Macedonia and Albania share this beautiful attraction – nobody would want to let it go
Sitting alongside its Ottoman past, the Macedonian capital of Skopje has reinvented its centre with gleaming neo-classical monuments and buildings, adding a new layer to this fascinating city
Since there are potholes and cobblestones in many European cities, it's recommended that you leave any wheelie bags/cases at home and bring a backpack instead.
Summer temperatures can be extreme in many of the regions visited (over 40°C), which can be uncomfortable. It’s important to use sun protection, wear layers to combat the heat and drink plenty of water. Please carefully consider the time of the year you wish to travel and your suitability to that season.
As accommodation on this trip is twin-share, single travellers will share a room with another traveller of the same sex. This trip is a great opportunity to get to know other like-minded people, so embrace it while you can. However, if you’d prefer not to share, a single room supplement is available at an additional charge. Please ask your travel consultant for more details. Hotels in Europe often don't have double beds, but rather two single beds that can be pushed together.
This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2017 to 04 October 2017. View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2018 - 31 December 2018
ITINERARY CHANGE IN 2018
Due to customer feedback this trip will no longer travel to Korce on day 6, but instead will visit Berat in 2018. Everything else will remain unchanged.
A single supplement is available to purchase on this trip.
Our Western Balkans Uncovered trips score an average of 4.65 out of 5 based on 26 reviews in the last year.
I was particularly interested in the history of Albania and seeing the progress made after years of repression. The forts and castles in the Balkan area are beautiful and well worth the effort to climb the one in Kotor. Dubrovniks Wall is a must do.
Review submitted 23 Sep 2017