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Balkan Trail

Our trail starts in the lands of the ancient Gods. As we travel from Athens and visit the Temple of Delphi and Thessaloniki before we encompass the iconic cities of the Balkans – Sarajevo, Belgrade, Skopje and Split.

  • Duration: 9 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • For lovers of: Local Culture & Cuisine, History
  • Physical rating: Average
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  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Tour code: 164816
  • Starts: Delphi , Greece
  • Finishes: Split, Croatia
You will Visit
  • Delphi
  • Ohrid
  • Skopje
  • Nis
  • Belgrade
  • Sarajevo
  • Mostar
  • Split

Itinerary

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Day 1: Athens to Delphi to Thessaloniki

This morning drive to Delphi where we have an amazing professional guide take us around the incredible site and museum of Delphi (Included in tour price). The sanctuary of Delphi, where the oracle of Apollo spoke, was the religious centre of the ancient Greek world.

You're probably starting to get excited by this point, because the destination tonight is not only the birthplace of Alexander the Great, it's also famous for some of the best food and nightlife that Greece has to offer.

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Day 2: Thessaloniki to Lake Ohrid

Today we set off towards the charming town of Ohrid, set on a lake with beautiful monasteries scattered along the shore line. We hop on a boat trip onto the lake to the nearby Town of Bones. Later in the day we go out to enjoy the Macedonian hospitality and its affordable nightlife.

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Day 3: Lake Ohrid to Skopje

Today we have a short 3-hour morning drive to Skopje, the capital of Macedonia and birthplace of Mother Teresa. It is like a Eastern European Disneyland with statues of Macedonian heroes scattered through the town and an imposing fortress hanging above its Old Town. You’ll be able to take an optional trip out to nearby Lake Matka. Enjoy sunset views from Mount Vodan, next to the city’s landmark Millennium Cross, before we go out for some traditional food and drink that evening.

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Day 4: Skopje to Nis to Belgrade

We leave Macedonia and head across the border into neighbouring Serbia and the important Serbian town of Nis, where we'll inspect some of the Ottoman ruins and have lunch. Then onto Serbia’s capital Belgrade. After check-in, we'll set off to explore the city with its grand Orthodox churches, but the real highlight here are the people and the city vibe. We will certainly get you in the middle of the action. Razed to the ground on no less than forty occasions, Belgrade has a rebellious side to its psyche. The affordable prices and great local food make it a city to remember. Join our optional pub crawl this evening!

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Day 5: Belgrade

Today, explore Serbia’s capital . Visit the Belgrade Fortress, Kalemegdan Park, the old quarter, Central Republic Square, Prince Mihailo Street, Terezije Square, the Old Palace and St Sava Cathedral. There are a great variety of museums to visit including: Tito's Museum, the House of Flowers and the Ethnographic Museum. 

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Day 6: Belgrade to Sarajevo

It's then onto Sarajevo for a night out amongst top nightlife, live bands and great food. Sarajevo will embrace you with its unique attitude – friendly, young and lively, so tonight is your chance to revel in a city you'll never forget.

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Day 7: Sarajevo

Today get to know the Bosnian capital and its incredible history. Take an optional tour of the famous Sarajevo tunnel which will give you a better understanding of the country and its people. Our local guide is exceptional at telling stories and you will rave about this tour later – guaranteed. Use the afternoon to shop in the Old Town bazaar and squeeze the last drops out of a great weekend.

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Day 8: Sarajevo to Mostar to Split

We stay in Bosnia for the morning and visit magnificent Mostar. We take an orientation walk around the city with its famous bridge and delve into Bosnian specialties for lunch.

We then move onto Croatia and Split where we'll show you around the old city, and finish off the adventure with some excellent Dalmatian food and nightlife.

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Day 9: Split

Say goodbye to your friends as the adventure ends after breakfast.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Your fantastic Busabout guide and local driver
    • 8 nights accommodation, 8 breakfasts
    • Orientation walk in Thessaloniki, Skopje, and Split
    • Professional local guide in Delphi, plus site and museum entrance
    • Local guide in Mostar and walking tour around the Old Town
    • Experience Belgrades great vibe and alternative psych
    Accommodation
    • 8 nights' accommodation in Hotel/hostel multi-share
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Tour Highlights:
  • Nightlife in Thessaloniki
  • Delphi, home of the Oracle
  • The stunning Acropolis
  • Grab a photo at Mostars famous bridge on a locally-guided walking tour
  • Enjoy the buzz of Belgrade on a night out