The Balkan Peninsula for many is one of the last undiscovered corners of Europe. Cultural and natural variety abound here, forged over the centuries by numerous political changes and imperial influences from the Byzantine to the Ottoman. We contrast Belgrade, Skopje and Tirana with traditional towns, villages, UNESCO World Heritage Sites and places of untouched natural beauty. Each country offers a different culture, cuisine and tradition to discover, each growing as an independent nation in its own right and taking its place in the modern world. This is a rare chance to see the re-emergence of places kept off limits until relatively recently.
- All breakfasts
- 3 lunches and 1 dinner
- All accommodation (see below)
- All transport and listed activities
- Tour leader throughout
- Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
- Arrival & departure transfers
All breakfasts, 3 lunches and 3 dinners are included. Food in the Balkans is quite varied thanks to the many influences on the region and particularly Mediterranean combining both Turkish and European tastes. Dairy products, especially milk and yoghurt are present in almost every meal, usually locally sourced. Pork is also prevalent, with pork and veal being popular in Serbia and Macedonia and lamb and veal in Albania. Meals are reasonably priced at around 10-15 GBP (15-20USD) per person.Vegetarian and some special dietary requirements can be catered for but options are limited throughout the Balkans. As a guide beer and soft drinks are usually around €2, with a bottle of wine costing around €12-14.
What was the most inspirational moment of your trip? It was an inspiration to see how war torn countries have repared their infrastructure as well as their souls! What did you think of your group leader? Evelin Balta, a Bosnian, firstl…Read More