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.
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.
A single supplement is available to purchase on this trip.
Our Western Balkans Uncovered trips score an average of 4.69 out of 5 based on 35 reviews in the last year.
Intrepid's grassroots style of travel puts the you closer to the country & culture that you are visiting - seeing things more from the view of the locals rather than from the window of a big fancy bus and luxury hotel window. While the planning and other hassles are looked after by Intrepid, the free time offered throughout the itinerary is much appreciated as well.
Review submitted 19 Oct 2017
This was a great overview of the Balkan region. The small group size allowed us to see the area with like minded travelers, without being crowded and rushed through the sites. Will definitely travel with Intrepid again.
Review submitted 17 Oct 2017