BK1 Balkan Explorer


A comprehensive regional tour including seven extremely varied countries; Stately Belgrade; Scenic mountain scenery; Venerable Skopje; Stunning Lake Ohrid; Rugged and little visited Albania; Pretty Dubrovnik; Fascinating Bosnia-Herzegovina

Trip Information


Breakfast daily and most dinners (mostly local restaurants). All transport, accommodation, sightseeing and entrance fees for sites noted as 'visited' in the detailed itinerary. Gratuities for local guides, drivers, restaurant staff, porters. Airport transfers for land & air customers arriving / departing on tour dates.


Lunches, Tour Leader gratuities, drinks, personal items (phone, laundry, etc), air taxes (if applicable), and excursions referenced as 'optional'. Airport transfers for Land Only customers. Our post-reservation trip notes offer further guidance on optional meal costs and shopping.

Seasonality and Weather

This tour is offered in spring and the fall when temperatures are mild. The region has a mild Mediterranean climate with autumns that are bright and warm into late October. Spring is warm and green.

Transport and Travel Conditions

Transport throughout by private air-conditioned motor coach, 24-36 seats depending on ultimate group size (see 'group size'). Though we will have some full bus days, there are plenty of stops and beautiful scenery along the way. Walking tours on cobbled surfaces. Most roads are in good condition, though a little winding and slow on some stretches. Roads in Albania, Kosovo and Bosnia and Herzegovina are narrow, winding, and potholed in many places.


Well-located, air-conditioned, mid-range hotels (3-star). Some hotels are smaller properties (3-4 story) that may not have elevators. Some Albanian hotels are of a simpler standard. Al hotels have en suite bath, though some may have shower only. Porter service is usually available (see 'inclusions') though you should be independent with your luggage. Single rooms are limited and likely smaller than twins.

Staff and Support

Tour Leader throughout, driver (s), local step-on guides in various locales.

Group Size

10-21 (plus Tour Leader)




TOUR ENDSarajevo