Athens: ancient & modern; Hanging monasteries of Meteora; Beautiful Lake Ohrid, UNESCO site; Skopje city tour; Exotic and complex Kosovo

Trip Information


Breakfast and dinner (mostly local restaurants) daily. 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 and for early arriving / late departing land & air customers who book their extra hotel nights through us.


Tour Leader gratuities, lunches, drinks, personal items (phone, laundry, etc), international air taxes (if applicable), and any 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

We time our two departure to coincide with the more comfortable times of year, weather-wise. Our spring trip will feature green landscapes and wildflowers, while our fall tour coincides with warm days, a little autumn colour, and the harvest of local produce.

Transport and Travel Conditions

Transport throughout will be provide by private air-conditioned motor coach.

This tour is not strenuous, though it is a busy itinerary with plenty of moving around, some full travel /sightseeing days, walking tours on uneven surfaces, and some sites that are large. You must be prepared to manage with your own luggage as some smaller hotels may not have porters. Some shorter local journeys, ie to dinner or quick jaunts in towns and cities may occur via taxi or public transit.


Our accommodation for this trip is primarily selected for its location conveniently within the towns and cities visited. Hotels are comfortable, mid-range (3-star) properties with private bath, heating / air-conditioning. Some locations are still up-and-coming with respect to tourist infrastructure, but most travellers are pleasantly surprised by the level of service and comfort overall. Single travellers should note that single rooms are often smaller than twins, as it typical in Europe. Many bathrooms will be shower only (ie, no bathtub).

Staff and Support

Full-time Tour Leader, local "step-on" guides, driver/s.

Group Size

10-21 plus Tour Leader