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Balkans tours

Whether you dream of gazing at the pristine blue waters of the Adriatic in Slovenia, sipping traditional Turkish tea with locals, or stroll along the cobblestone streets on the island of Naxo, you’ll love our guided tours of the Balkans.

July 2024

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The Greek Islands: Mykonos, Santorini & Crete
14 days | 16 days with Athens extension

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What our travelers say about
our Balkans tours

Had a fantastic time on this tour.
By 4th-time traveler David on 09/13/19
Great weather (high 70's and 80's everyday), hotels, food and fellow travellers. Best part was the Adriatic Sea Coast in Croatia and Lake Orchid in Montenegro. Dubrovnik and Split were so beautiful.
Highlights of the Balkans
Bulgaria, Serbia, and Romania
By 12th-time traveler Patricia Lou on 07/17/19
Bulgaria was an interesting country with its monasteries and churches. I enjoyed seeing the Roman ruins; those Romans were everywhere. Serbia had beautiful cathedrals and had construction projects going on. I especially enjoyed visiting Dracula's Castle!
Bulgaria, Serbia & Romania
Serbia to Croatia
By 2nd-time traveler Deborah on 04/19/19
I have been on 2 tours with Go Ahead and have learned and seen so much! I highly recommend anyone who is interested in not only seeing new places but learning an enormous amount of history on every country and city visited.
Bulgaria, Serbia & Romania

Why go on a guided tour of the Balkans?

The history
Formerly one country known as Yugoslavia, the Balkans dissolved into 11 independent nations in the 1990s. Today, you'll find unique history, culture, and food to experience in every land.

The wine
The Balkans are the fifth-largest producer of wine in the world, and this region is well known for bold, interesting reds. Be sure to visit the Zivanovic Wine Cellar in the wine region of Sremski Karlovci in Timisoara, Romania—their honey and wine are indescribably delicious.

The views
Lakes, seas, landscapes, and incredible architecture put a tour of the Balkans on the top of many photographers’ to-do lists. Have you ever heard of Lake Ohrid? It’s on the border of Macedonia and Albania, and it has some of the most incredible views in Europe.

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