Countries: Serbia, Kosovo, Macedonia and Albania
Duration: 8 nights/9 days
Pace/Style: Moderate/Adventure
Group Size: 4 - 16
Tour Code: RSAL
Transport: Private minibus between hotels (and some excursions), on foot
Age: Minimum 12 years – no maximum*
*Providing guest can obtain travel insurance and in certain cases an additional medical form signed by a doctor.

Travel insurance is compulsory on all of our tours.

£ 1,080 pp

Single Supplement - Additional £155

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Tour dates 2017:

Tour 1: Thurs 13 Apr - Fri 21 Apr -10%

Tour 2: Thurs 04 May - Fri 12 May -10%

Tour 3: Thurs 25 May - Fri 02 Jun -5%

Tour 4: Thurs 15 Jun - Fri 23 Jun -5%

Tour 5: Thurs 06 Jul - Fri 14 Jul -5%

 

Tour 6: Thurs 27 Jul - Fri 04 Aug -5%

Tour 7: Thurs 17 Aug - Fri 25 Aug -10%

Tour 8: Thurs 07 Sept - Fri 15 Sept -5%

Tour 9: Thurs 28 Sept - Fri 06 Oct -10%

Full - no places remaining

 

Open - places remaining (will run with 4 guests)

Guaranteed departure - places remaining

 

*** 10% off selected 2017 Escorted Group Tours ***

INCLUDED

Return airport transfers
All accommodation
All transport between hotels
6 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner
Tour Leader to accompany group
Local guides (as listed)
Excursions/sightseeing (as listed)
100% Financial Protection

EXCLUDED

Flights (unless specified)
Travel insurance (compulsory)
Meals not listed
Drinks
Single room
Optional excursions
Spending money
Visa and passport fees

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Nightlife in Belgrade
  • World's Largest Orthodox Church
  • Europe's newest capital, Pristina
  • Skopje Old Bazaar
  • Stunning Lake Ohrid (UNESCO)
  • Ottoman City of Berat (UNESCO)

Quick Itinerary

1 Belgrade Arrival, welcome meeting and group dinner. D 2 Belgrade Free day. Sail down the Danube or enter Tito's military bunker on an underground tour. Free walking tour available. B 3 Belgrade/Niš Tour of Red Cross Concentration Camp. Free afternoon. Optional winery tour. B 4 Niš/Pirot/Niš Visit Skull Tower. Sample delicious local cheese or shop for traditional Serbian carpets in Pirot. Late lunch/early dinner in Jelašnica. D 5 Niš/Kuršumlija/Priština**/Skopje Peculiar rock formations at Đavolja Varoš. Sightseeing/lunch in the capital of Europe's newest country. Enjoy the evening in colorful Macedonia Square. L 6 Skopje/Ohrid Morning in Stara Čaršija. Free walking tour available. Drive to Ohrid. B 7 Ohrid Free day. Take a boat to Sveti Naum, hike in Galičica National Park or relax by the lake. 8 Ohrid/Berat/Kruje Guided tour of Berat Castle and historic quarters. Traditional Albanian lunch. Continue to the mountain town of Kruje where you can walk around the old fortress, restored bazaar or Skanderbeg’s Museum. B, L 9 Kruje B

Priština (alternative arrangements) - while every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary, political tensions in this area can heighten occasionally. If the Foreign Office advises against travel to Priština specifically or Kosovo in general, we will not go. We also reserve the right to make alternative arrangements if we feel that any area we are to visit has become, or could potentially become, troublesome/violent. In this case we will arrange another activity in its place.

Accommodation

Day/s

Location

Accommodation

1, 2

Belgrade, Serbia

4* Belgrade City Hotel

3, 4

Nis, Serbia

The Only One Apartments

5

Skopje, Macedonia

3* Hotel De Koka

6, 7

Ohrid, Macedonia

Luccia Apartments

8

Kruje, Albania

4* Hotel Panorama

9

Kruje

Departure

 

Pre/Post Tour Rooms

Twin/Double

Single

Belgrade

£30pppn (BB)

£54 (BB)

Kruje

£40pppn (BB)

£30 (BB)

Prices are per person, per night. BB = Buffet breakfast, HB = Buffet breakfast and dinner.

Hotels listed are a guide only and may change - before booking rooms in the joining hotel independently, please ensure it has not changed for your particular tour.

We have chosen well-positioned, comfortable accommodation within a 10 – 15 minute walking distance of the main areas of interest. The majority are 3* hotels, some are 4*. Be aware that a 4* in some countries may not be of the same quality/standard as your own. However, we have chosen what we consider to be the best option for location, cleanliness and facilities and not necessarily for décor or nice views i.e. a hotel by the sea will not necessarily mean you will have a sea view.

All hotels/apartments have air-conditioning/fans and Wi-Fi (in some cities this is only available in common areas). In almost all locations you will have a mini-bar (payable at check-out) or refrigerator, as well as a hairdryer and a TV with English channels. Some of the hotels do not have elevators but there will be someone on hand to help with your luggage.

All of our hotels are featured on www.tripadvisor.com – feel free to check them out!

Prices: on a twin share basis. If you are a single traveller and would be prepared to share a room with another guest of the same sex, the price will remain the same. If you would like your own space, we have single rooms available at an extra fee.

Hotel Restaurant/Meals: Please note that although some of the hotels include breakfast it is sometimes not possible to have lunch or dinner there. As you are travelling through new countries we realise you probably want to experience local cuisine, which is why your Tour Leader will organise or recommend a local restaurant/eatery for the group in each location. Included meals do not come with drinks and these are at your own expense.