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Tours of the Balkans

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Our Balkans tours

Whether you dream of gazing at the pristine blue waters of the Adriatic in Slovenia, sipping traditional Turkish tea with locals, or stroll along the cobblestone streets on the island of Naxo, you’ll absolutely love our guided tours of the Balkans. This often-overlooked region of the world boasts stunning landscapes to explore and rich history to uncover. It's time to choose your Balkans tour.

Croatia & Slovenia: The Old-World Adriatic
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Your tour includes hotels, breakfast daily and other select meals, comfortable transportation, an expert Tour Director, guided sightseeing, and more.

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Your local Tour Director will meet you and your group on the first day, and be your go-to for the best sites, flavors, and stories of the region.

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What our travelers say about our Balkans tours

Had a fantastic time on this tour.
By 4th-time traveler David on 09/13/19
Great weather (high 70's and 80's everyday), hotels, food and fellow travellers. Best part was the Adriatic Sea Coast in Croatia and Lake Orchid in Montenegro. Dubrovnik and Split were so beautiful.
Highlights of the Balkans
Bulgaria, Serbia, and Romania
By 12th-time traveler Patricia Lou on 07/17/19
Bulgaria was an interesting country with its monasteries and churches. I enjoyed seeing the Roman ruins; those Romans were everywhere. Serbia had beautiful cathedrals and had construction projects going on. I especially enjoyed visiting Dracula's Castle!
Bulgaria, Serbia & Romania
Serbia to Croatia
By 2nd-time traveler Deborah on 04/19/19
I have been on 2 tours with Go Ahead and have learned and seen so much! I highly recommend anyone who is interested in not only seeing new places but learning an enormous amount of history on every country and city visited.
Bulgaria, Serbia & Romania

Why go on a guided tour of the Balkans?

The history
Formerly one country known as Yugoslavia, the Balkans dissolved into 11 independent nations in the 1990s. Today, you'll find unique history, culture, and food to experience in every land.

The wine
The Balkans are the fifth-largest producer of wine in the world, and this region is well known for bold, interesting reds. Be sure to visit the Zivanovic Wine Cellar in the wine region of Sremski Karlovci in Timisoara, Romania—their honey and wine are indescribably delicious.

The views
Lakes, seas, landscapes, and incredible architecture put a tour of the Balkans on the top of many photographers’ to-do lists. Have you ever heard of Lake Ohrid? It’s on the border of Macedonia and Albania, and it has some of the most incredible views in Europe.

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Frequently asked questions about our tours to the Balkans

Which countries are part of the Balkans region?

The Balkans make up the easternmost peninsula in Europe and include the countries of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia, Romania, and parts of Greece and Turkey.

What are some iconic landmarks to visit in the Balkans?

Some of the most iconic landmarks you can visit on tours of the Balkans include:

When is the best time to visit the Balkans?

While peak travel time for the Balkans tends to be in the summer, we believe the best time for Balkans tours is the shoulder seasons—April to June and September to November. During these times, the weather tends to be milder, and you’ll find fewer crowds. Check out 5 reasons to travel in the off-season.

Why should I go on a guided trip to the Balkans?

When you choose one of our Balkans tour packages, you’ll go with knowledgeable guides, free time to explore, and all the benefits of traditional group travel, too. Learn more about the Go Ahead Tours difference.

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