Day 1 : Belgrade (Serbia)
Arrive into Belgrade airport where a Travel The Unknown representative will meet you and take you to your hotel. The rest of the day is free to relax or explore. Overnight in Belgrade.
Meal plan: n/a
Boasting a variety of languages, customs, landscapes and cities to explore, the Balkans offers a fascinating insight into one of Europe’s least visited regions, one rich in history and tradition but with modernity pushing in from every corner. Visit Albania's stone cities, Serbia's Orthodox monasteries and Bosnia's intriguing capital city and famous bridge. Taste wines in Macedonia, admire Ottoman architecture in Kosovo and explore Montenegro's wild nature and beautiful coastal towns.
Belgrade - Sremski Karlovci - Niš - Niš Fortress - Topola - Mediana - Pec - Decani Monastery - Prizren - Skopje - Demir Kapija - Ohrid - Vevcani - Berat - Girokastra - Saranda - Tirana - Butrint - Kruja - Shkodra - Podgorica - Biograd Lake - Tara River Canyon - Kotor - Trebinje - Mostar - Sarajevo
Raymond & Janet Sterling (USA) , Tailormade Balkans
We were looking for a land tour in the Balkans and contacted Travel The Unknown. The staff were very responsive in setting up a private tour schedule for us that proved to be perfect and reasonable in cost. We have just got back from our travels and can say that it was certainly a good choice The itinerary was varied and interesting and the accommodation well chosen. The quality and price of the food and wine in the region were an added bonus. Our drivers/guides were friendly, helpful and very knowledgeable. They went out of their way to accommodation our interests and preference.s Highly recommended!
Laurel & Paul Smallwood , Balkan Odyssey & Albanian Odyssey, Balkans
The Balkans is a fascinating part of the world to visit with such complex histories. Wonderful scenery, great food, terrific variety of accommodation and especially loved the vineyards and wine tastings! Albania was such a surprise package! So much more than we anticipated and so much to see and do in this small country. Stunning scenery and roads generally better than we expected. Go before the rest of the world discovers this gem.