All About Greece & Balkans

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18-day All About Greece and Balkans provides a complete journey through the iconic beauties of Greece and Balkans. Start in Athens and soak in the unique history and culture of the ancient capital. Climb to the Acropolis for a panoramic view of Athens before ferrying through the famous islands of Mykonos, Santorini and Ios. Then embark on a cultural discovery through the iconic cities of the Balkans starting with Sofia, Belgrade, Sarajevo and Mostar. Then roam the ever-popular and lively Adriatic coast via Dubrovnik, Kotor and Budva. Meet the calming serenity and charm of Albania and Macedonia before returning to Sofia.

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Local Payment: £
Destinations
  • Athens
  • Sofia
  • Greece
Tour Types
  • Youth
  • 18-30 somethings
  • Cultural
Day 1: Athens
Welcome to Greece! Meet in the lobby around 7:00pm for an informal meeting with your guide and other tour members. Afterwards, join us for an optional group dinner to get to know your new travel mates.

Day 2: Athens
Let's start our tour in Greece's capital, Athens, which is one of the world's oldest cities with history spanning back over 3000 years and is considered the birthplace of Western Civilization. Take a step back in time and explore an amazing array of historical and cultural sites in our city tour including: the National Library, the Academy, Constitutional Square and Parliament, The Temple of Zeus, and of course, the iconic Parthenon and Acropolis. The night is free for you to explore more of this incredible city. Accommodation The President Hotel - 4 Star Meals Included Breakfast Included Activities Athens City Tour Entrance FeesAcropolis - EUR 20

Day 3: Athens, Mykonos
Rise and shine, we have an early start to catch the ferry from Athens to Mykonos. In the afternoon, you will meet with your tour leader and your fellow travellers to explore Mykonos town, and its white washed houses. Accommodation Alex Hotel - 4 Star Meals Included Breakfast Included Activities Orientation Walk in Mykonos Town Optional Activities Group Dinner

Day 4: Mykonos
The day is yours to soak up the sunshine, swim in the sea or chew through your memory card taking pics of cute windmills and quaint streets. Or discover the birthplace of Apollo by taking an optional tour to Delos Island. Tonight, hit the bars and restaurants and dance the night away! Accommodation Alex Hotel - 4 Star Meals Included Breakfast Optional Activities Delos Island Tour - EUR 50

Day 5: Mykonos, Santorini
Next up: Santorini! After our ferry ride, we will wander through the town of Fira to get our bearings. See why the blue door houses, white church domes make Santorini the iconic postcard town of Greece. Santorini is formed from volcanic activity, and from the caldera witness the most epic sunset and breath-taking views. Accommodation New Haroula Hotel - 3 Star Meals Included Breakfast Included Activities Orientation Walk in Santorini

Day 6: Santorini
We’ve got a free day today. Relax on the red or black sand beaches, wander the streets and browse through the shops of the main town or take an optional quad biking tour. Explore the island’s volcano and check out an active crater and hot springs in our optional volcano tour. The choices are endless! Accommodation New Haroula Hotel - 3 Star Meals Included Breakfast Optional Activities Quad Biking - EUR 35Volcano Tour - EUR 20

Day 7: Santorini, Ios
Today we are taking to the seas, and heading towards to Ios. Get orientated on a tour around Ios and see its golden beaches and characteristic Aegean houses which are set on the hilltop. Tonight get amongst it, as we hit up the renowned party night life in the evening! Accommodation Hermes Hotel - 3 Star Meals Included Breakfast Included Activities Orientation Walk in Ios

Day 8: Ios
Feeling a little under the weather from last nights antics? Nothing a gyros and a dip in the sea can't fix! It's a free day today so laze on the beach, roam the streets of the beautiful town of Chora or swoon over those awesome views. Accommodation Hermes Hotel - 3 Star Meals Included Breakfast

Day 9: Ios, Athens
Raise the anchor, today we are departing by ferry for our final stop, Athens. Tick off any last minute sightseeing and soak up all that Greece has to offer. Accommodation The President Hotel - 4 Star Meals Included Breakfast

Day 10: Athens, Sofia
Welcome to Sofia! At the airport, keep an eye out for the Travel Talk sign for your transfer to the hotel. At the hotel around 7pm, have an informal welcome meeting with your guide and fellow travellers. After you get all the critical information about the tour, head out for our optional group dinner around 8:15pm and walk the streets of Sofia. Accommodation Hotel Vega - 4 Star Included Activities Welcome Meeting Optional Activities Group Dinner

Day 11: Sofia, Belgrade
After a substantial breakfast, hop on the bus and make your way to the Serbian capital, Belgrade. With stunning views over the Danube and Sava rivers by the mighty medieval Belgrade Fortress, head to the heart of the capitol. Starting off at the vibrant pretty shopping street, Knez Mihailova, filled with cafes, shops and charming sites, kick off the walking tour to discover the incredible landmarks Belgrade has in store and their marvellous histories. Accommodation Abba Hotel - 4 Star Meals Included Breakfast Included Activities Belgrade City Tour

Day 12: Belgrade, Sarajevo
Next stop Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina’s capital, the city that has been through it all! It is where the Western and Eastern Roman Empire split and where people of many nations and religions met, lived and warred. You can still see many reminders of the Yugoslav War in bullet holes and cannon marks all around town. Though, still an oriental beauty with a unique twist, and a delight to discover on your walking tour in the old town. The city offers endless delicacies to taste, but the specialty is lamb. Accommodation Hotel Ibis Styles – 4 Star Meals Included Breakfast Included Activities Sarajevo City Tour Entrance Fees Catholic Church - EUR 1

Day 13: Sarajevo, Mostar,Trebinje
Today, we drive for the amazing Adriatic shore, but first a stop at Mostar! As you arrive in this dreamland, walk through the Old Town of this Herzegovina pearl, see the iconic highlights Old Bridge – Stari Most, and the old caršija (market). Enjoy your lunch with an amazing view at one of the local venues, discover the old town and make sure to try the delicious Turkish coffee. In the afternoon, we ride to Trebinje for our overnight stay. Accommodation Hotel Central Park – 4 Star Meals Included Breakfast Included Activities Mostar City Tour Optional Activities Kravice Waterfalls - EUR 20

Day 14: Trebinje, Dubrovnik, Trebinje
Get ready for a long day at Dubrovnik, the “Pearl of the Adriatic"! With its well-preserved majestic walls encircling the whole town and its sea of terra-cotta roof tiles, giving life to the "King’s Landing", the whole town is an amazing UNESCO World Heritage Site. Even the drive down to town from the mountain-side is a breakth-taking highlight in itself! We start off with a guided walking tour of the Old Town and marvel at the millennial history of this fairy-like town. Walk atop the mighty walls, discover cute narrow streets, taste delicious seafood or jump off into the crystal-blue waters. In the evening, we return to Trebinje for a good night's rest. Accommodation Hotel Central Park – 4 Star Meals Included Breakfast Included Activities Dubrovnik City Tour Optional Activities Dubrovnik Boat Trip - EUR 35 Entrance Fees Dubronvnik City Walls - EUR 15

Day 15: Trebinje, Kotor, Budva
Next stop Montenegro! Arrive in Kotor after a scenic drive an meet its calming natural beauty and characteristic architecture, a less-crowded version of Dubrovnik with its impressive medieval citadel. Following a walking tour of the old town with your expert local guide and some free time, make your way to the popular touristic hub of the region, Budva. Your guide will take you on a brief walking tour of the vibrant summer town with great food, impressive views and lively nightlife. Accommodation Hotel Park – 3 Star Meals Included Breakfast Included Activities Kotor City TourBudva Walking Tour

Day 16: Budva, Tirana, Ohrid
Hit the road after breakfast, next stop Albania! A panoramic city tour of Tirana will introduce the best preserved and most beautiful samples of Albanian architecture, and drop us off at the town centre for some free time to discover the bustling Skenderbeg square. In the afternoon, continue towards Ohrid, Macedonia and check-in to your comfy hotel. You can rest up after a long day, or join the optional Balkan night with dinner. Accommodation Hotel Sileks – 4 Star Meals Included Breakfast Included Activities Panoramic Tour of Tirana Ohrid Walking Tour Optional Activities Balkan Night With Dinner - EUR 25

Day 17: Ohrid, Skopje
Start off the day with a guided city tour of Old Ohrid hosting hundreds of chapels and churches scattered all around. In the afternoon travel to Skopje, the capital of Macedonia, for the night. Accommodation Hotel Panoramika – 4 Star Meals Included Breakfast Included Activities Ohrid City Tour Optional Activities St. Naum Tour - EUR 15

Day 18: Skopje, Sofia
Prepare to discover the beautiful Skopje with a guided sightseeing tour filled with stunning architecture, grand monuments and unique history. Pose with the famous statue of Alexander the Great or walk through the Macedonian Arc de Triumph. The city has countless landmarks and a vibrant street life with many cafes and bars around. In the aftenoon we will return to Sofia where our tour ends. Meals Included Breakfast Included Activities Skopje City Tour

Accommodation
2 & 3 & 4 star hotels

Meals
17 breakfasts

Transportation
Air-conditioned non-smoking coach or mini-bus | Economy Class Ferry between the Islands. Flight between Athens and Sofia.

Airport Transfer
Arrival Airport Transfer in Sofia.

Flight
International Flight between Athens and Sofia.

Guide
Services of experienced Travel Talk local guides licenced by the Ministry of Tourism

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Group Size:25 - 30
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Accommodation:2 & 3 & 4 star hotels
Difficulty:Easy
Meals:17 breakfasts
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