New year's resolutions are made to be broken but travel plans should always be carried through. Whether you succeed at stopping a bad habit or practicing a good one in 2018, there's one way to make this year a memorable one and that's with an incredible vacation in the Balkans.
Both Booking.com and the Association of British Travel Agents have listed Balkan destinations as hot destinations for 2018 and with plenty of hype about Albania being Europe’s top emerging tourist destination, the time is now to visit.
Did you know that Croatia is now home to a Michelin star restaurant? The husband-and-wife-run Monte restaurant in Rovinj was awarded its first star in 2017 but has long been a shining star of Croatia’s fast-developing gastronomic offer. That’s not to say that travelers on smaller budgets will be left disappointed. The Adriatic coast offers some of the best seafood in the world that can be enjoyed at reasonable prices in a local ‘konoba’.
The Balkan region’s rich and turbulent history makes it a must-visit destination for culture-vultures. You’ll find evidence of previous rulers in the architecture around you; Renaissance, Ottoman and Baroque palaces, churches and mosques. Take a guided tour with a licensed guide in places such as Dubrovnik, Mostar and Kotor for unbeatable insight. For more recent history, the Nikola Tesla Museum in Belgrade offers an incredible retrospective of the inventor’s life as well as the chance to interact with his inventions.
Each summer, Serbia, Croatia and Montenegro play host to world-class music festivals in stunning locations. Whether it’s Exit held in the Petrovaradin Fortress in Novi Sad, InMusic on Zagreb’s Lake Jarun or Southern Soul Festival on Ulcinj’s famous sandy beach, the combination of brilliant music and beautiful setting will make for an unforgettable experience, hard to come by in other parts of Europe.
Our range of land tours cover Slovenia, Croatia, Montenegro, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania and Macedonia. Multi-country routes cover major sites as well as hidden gems, off the beaten path for once in a lifetime vacations. Our team of experts can prepare bespoke itineraries for your group or create self-guided programs for freedom-loving travelers looking for logistical support. Get in touch with our friendly team to find out more.