Have the best Balkan holiday: the advantages of Balkan escorted tours
The Balkan Peninsula consists of ten-and-a-half countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Kosovo, the Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia, and the European part of Turkey. These countries are each imbued with their own distinct culture. They are not just a mixture of former Yugoslav countries, and their neighbours—each of these countries is a thriving hub.
While visiting, you can enjoy and experience cobblestoned streets, fairy-tale forests, wine regions, medieval towns, sandy beaches, ancient ruins, cosmopolitan capitals, old bazaars, almost definitely haunted castles, and over a thousand islands. Rocky mountains and terracotta towns plunge spectacularly into the Adriatic Sea along the coastlines, whilst inland, ominous mountain peaks are made for hiking and biking. Urban landscapes are dotted with ancient architecture on a grand scale, featuring winding Ottoman streets, Austro-Hungarian villas, and the occasional communist concrete block.
This is the perfect vacation to explore the Balkans for the traveller who wishes to see it all. However, for a travel novice, one of the biggest difficulties for Balkan travel is finding reliable information on timetables, costs, and points of departure. Information online is hard to come by and can’t be trusted even then. That all can be daunting and stressful. But there is a simple option for all those who like to travel in style and comfort, and at the same time see the highlights of the Balkan. Want to see The Balkans during one two-week swoop? Well, Balkan escorted tours will enable you to see all the main attractions and landscapes within one fortnight.
What are the advantages of Balkan escorted tours?
When selecting a new travel spot for your next vacation to vacation, or when you wish to relax and get rid of stress and worries, an escorted tour is often the best option. From the beginning to the end, an escorted tour is designed by tourist experts, which gives you the best experience in a region. They will create a plan to cover all the landmarks and attractions in the destination. On an escorted tour, you can sit back and relax, knowing experts have taken care of your every need. Here are some of the advantages of Balkan escorted tours:
- Stress and Hassle-Free. With a travel company making all the arrangements for the tour, you’ll save the time and energy it takes to research and plan a vacation. The escorted tour provider will arrange all the necessary elements: logistics, accommodation, tour schedule, tickets to attractions, food, and safety.
- Exclusive Experiences. The tour company partners with local guides intimately familiar with the local environment. They know the hidden gems and the locations make for a rich, authentic experience. They also know the stories of each landmark and the history of the region. On an escorted tour, you will get an experienced tour leader to steer you toward the best local activities
- Safety. Vacationers often have problems – lost luggage, overflowing hotel room toilets, stolen wallets, etc. In the likelihood of such catastrophes, tour guides are on hand to help them. In addition, an escorted tour gives you a sense of comfort by making sure to inform you about areas of the city to avoid, what the real tourist traps are, and whether you really are getting a good deal on your souvenir shopping.
- You are creating new friendships. There are possibilities that you will meet new people who have similar interests to yours, and sharing these experiences with others can make a lifelong bond.
- Transparent travel cost structure. As all the costs are bundled into the fare, you will know the total cost before the trip starts. If there are any costs not covered, you will know these in advance and be able to bring the right amount of money with you
What can I visit on a Balkan escorted tour?
The best places to visit in the Balkans depend on your travel interests. Croatia has a breathtaking coastline and more than a thousand islands in the Adriatic. On the other hand, Bosnia has only a few kilometres of shore but makes up for the lack of space with mountains, rivers, and canyons. There’s a rich history here, too, with Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman, and Yugoslavian influences and one or two Kingdoms. On a broader Balkan trip, consider Serbia, Montenegro, and Slovenia. Albania is worth visiting too. Favourites include Macedonia’s Skopje and Lake Ohrid, Montenegro’s Bay of Kotor, Serbia’s Nis, and, of course, Belgrade, Bosnia’s Sarajevo and Mostar, and Croatia’s Dubrovnik.
If you prefer travelling in style in a private car with your own private driver-guide, you should definitely check out one of the best private tours in the Balkans.