Eastern Europe
Best of the Balkans: From Medieval Fortresses to the Majestic Adriatic Sea
Discover the rich cultural and social history of the Balkans, a place of ancient trade routes, architecture, breath-taking scenery and UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
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Program No. 15878RJ
17 days
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At a Glance

Journey through five nations of the former Yugoslavia, crossing the dramatic Dinaric Alps, discovering ancient palaces and marveling at the sun-dappled water of the Adriatic Sea. Learn about the complex ancient and recent history of these resilient countries at medieval UNESCO World Heritage Sites and in bustling capital cities. Immerse yourself in the Balkans' renowned scenic splendor, walking in pristine national forests and discovering picture-perfect Lake Bled, Slovenia's most photographed site.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking through city streets; cobblestones and many stairs.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Discover UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Montenegro, Dubrovnik, Split, Sarajevo, Zagreb and more.
  • Enjoy a boat excursion on the captivating Adriatic Sea.
  • Discover Lake Bled, a scene right out of a storybook with a tiny island, mountain landscape and romantic hilltop castle.
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Klemen Novak
Born in Slovenia, Klemen Novak has been a world traveler since a very young age and is fluent in English, Slovenian, Croatian and Serbian, and he has studied Chinese. He has lived in New York City, Slovenia and Taiwan, and he has worked in a variety of professions, including archeological excavations to translating and teaching. His personal interests include reading, growing bonsai trees and raising tropical fish.
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Srdjan Boskovic
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