Discover the Balkans
Join Robert on a journey through the unique sights of the Balkan countries.
with Robert Dee
This event has already taken place on 9 December, 2020 @ 18:00 (6pm UK). See below for recording.
The Balkans, or former Yugoslavia (apart from Albania), to most of us! Having been through years of war and turbulent times in the 80s and 90s, the Balkan nations now stand out strong and independent, each with its own cultural, linguistic and historical identity. These appeal to the most intrepid traveller and would satisfy those who want to peel back the historical layers of each country’s modernising image.
Hike through the legendary Accursed Mountains of Albania, and experience one of Europe’s last unspoiled cultures. Soak in the beauty of the traditional villages, canyons & waterfalls in Bosnia & Herzegovina. For a small country, Kosovo packs a big punch with UNESCO-listed monasteries, wildlife and adventure activities, and not to forget the traditional games, film and jazz festivals! The architecture of basilicas and palaces, classic beauty of Ohrid and Vrelo, the world’s deepest underwater cave in North Macedonia are enthralling. Montenegro is a country brimming with beauty - charming towns and villages along its Adriatic shores, while its interior is brimming with beautiful national parks, offering perfect single and multi-day hiking opportunities. The beautiful landscapes of Devil's Town to the rustic wine cellar village at Rajac, delicious cuisine and quirky festivals make Serbia an ideal place for a unique trip.
Robert Dee has a long association with the Balkan region. He started escorting tours to Yugoslavia back in 1985. Robert was also the youngest member of The British Yugoslav Society, whose chairman was the legendary Sir Fitzroy Maclean. In 2000, he joined Radisson Hotels, which had a major presence throughout the region. As the Head of Global Leisure Sales for the group, he organised many familiarisation trips for tour operators, and even guided a few himself. Robert has his own consultancy and has been involved in several projects in the Balkans focused on sustainable tourism development. He is also a guest lecturer at the University of Surrey, School of Tourism. He is the co-founder of New Deal Europe, a business dedicated to growth and development of tourism to the Balkans.Watch the recording of this event on Youtube
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