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UNESCO World Heritage Sites of the Balkan States Vacation Packages


The Balkans is a region of immense historical, cultural, and natural value. There are various natural attractions unique in the region, fabulous historic cities, ancient burial sites, and amazing architecture. Dozens of them are protected as Balkans UNESCO World Heritage Sites. In each and every Balkan country these world heritage sites are not just historically beautiful but also breathtaking. Click here to learn more about The Balkan's noteworthy UNESCO Sites!

BEST VACATION PACKAGES

Don't make the mistake of overlooking the historic and surprising Balkans! These criminally underrated countries are often less expensive and less populated than their more popular western cousins. Explore beautiful Tirana (and its famous street art murals and serene parks and gardens) before making a pit stop at the iconic lakefront city of Ohrid en route to spectacular Skopje (where bustling bazaars and squares lead to historic fortress strongholds). This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.

Included:

  • Flight into Tirana and out of Skopje
  • Hotel for 3 nights in Tirana
  • Transfer: Tirana - Skopje (including a stop in Ohrid)
  • Hotel for 3 nights in Skopje

    Transfers may include additional options: To see additional options and add any (if any are available): In the booking process select Change on the Intercity Transfer, read through the transportation details and select the options you wish to add. This may alter the cities featured in this package and change your total cost.

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Featured Itineraries

UNESCO Sites of the Balkans


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The Balkan States

  • Albania

    Albania, one of Europe's best-kept secrets: Ottoman villages, pristine beaches and hikes, incredible food and hospitable locals. It's the land of untouched natural beauty along with an amazing wealth of history.

  • Bulgaria

    Bulgaria is a gem of Eastern Europe. It is off-the-beaten-path that many travelers skip over, and that is a big mistake. Here you'll find few crowds and plenty of affordable activities, incredible history, mountainous landscapes, Black Sea beaches, and wild nightlife.

  • Bosnia & Herzegovina

    Bosnia & Herzegovina boasts a rich history, culture and natural beauty. Three major religions (Islam, Roman Catholic, and Serbian Orthodox) all come together in this small area to form a vibrant blend of cultures.

  • Croatia

    Croatia is home to beautiful coastlines, stunning lakes, and forests, a fascinating history, excellent wine, and delicious sea-to-table cuisine.

  • Slovenia

    From the peaks of the Julian Alps to the Mediterranean coast; the quaint old town streets of Ljubljana to the emerald waters of the Soca; and let’s not forget the alpine lakes of Bled, Bohinj and Jasna - Slovenia packs a huge punch.

  • Macedonia

    Macedonia - known also as FYROM, or the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia - is snugly tucked in between Albania, Kosovo, Serbia, Bulgaria, and Greece. It is a fascinating country. Given it's geographic location, it offers a wonderful blend of Western and Eastern European cultures.

  • Montenegro

    Montenegro is a tiny Balkan country home to rugged mountains, medieval towns, and miles of picturesque beaches. As the Balkans become one of the most up-an-coming tourist regions in Europe, Montenegro has soared in popularity, especially since it is relatively safe, small, and inexpensive to visit.

  • Romania

    Romania has fantastic cities and a beautiful countryside. Around each corner is another stunning building or interesting story. From Brasov castles to the villages around Sibiu, Romonia is a country you can't miss when traveling in Easter Europe.

  • Serbia

    Serbia might still raise a contentious debate. Much of it remains misunderstood to potential travelers in the wake of relative peace. Serbia today is shouting about is stunningly beautiful country flanked by mountainous plains mixed with historically preserved towns and cities.

  • Hungary

    When most people think of Hungary, they think of Budapest. The city has become a favorite for romantic getaways, history buffs, weekend vacations, and nightlife. However, more and more travelers are discovering that Hugary is home to so many hidden gems in the surrounding Hungarian countryside. Enjoy their rich culture, fabulous scenery, and amazing history.

  • Turkey

    Visiting Turkey is one of the easiest and most fascinating ways to explore the Islamic culture. Between the incredible food, the richness of history in Istanbul, the hot air balloon rides over Cappadocia, and the breathtaking mosques, Tukey is a place that has all of the travel amenities you could ask for.

  • Greece

    Greece: where historic ruins, volcanoes, and friendly locals meet with blue Mediterranean Sea. With delicious food, great restaurants, white sand beaches, and sunsets that can make your jaw drop, Greece is a destination rivaled by few others.

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More to Explore

  • UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Croatia

    The beautiful tiny country of Croatia, located in the Southeast Mediterranean, is home to 10 UNESCO sites, with some of the well-known sites being the charming Old Towns of Split and Dubrovnik. The world heritage sites here demonstrate either outstanding cultural value or are natural wonders.


  • UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Turkey

    Turkey's UNESCO Sites are a fantastic combination of cultural and natural beauty highlighting the best of the country's history. Visiting these sites is a perfect introduction to the country's diverse history.

  • UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Hungary

    The landlocked country of Hungary is one of the many underrate gems of Europe. It boasts beautiful landscapes, rich history, hearty food, historic city centers and friendly people. There are 7 UNESCO Sites of which are cultural sites and one that is a natural site.

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SUGGESTED ITINERARIES

  • Historic Dubronik plus Mostar
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  • Experience some of the fabulous UNESCO Sites of these neighboring Balkan countries in Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina!. Enjoy lovely Dubrovnik`s (know as the Pearl of the Adriatic, is the proudest feather in Croatia's tourist cap, an elite destination and one of the most beautiful towns in the Mediterranean) main landmarks and add a Day Trip to nearby Mostar (the stunning jewel of nearby Bosnia and Herzegovina, with its famous picturesque Old Bridge). These two iconic and historic cities complement each other well. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Flight into and out of Dubrovnik
    • Hotel for 8 nights in Dubrovnik

      Sample of Included Tours:
    • Guided City Walls Tour
    • Sunset Cruise Adventure
    • Day Trip to Elaphiti Islands
    • Day Trip to Kravice Falls and Mostar
    • Day Trip to Konale Countryside

      Your price will only include confirmed available tours; if an included tour becomes unavailable there may be alternate options available at an additional cost.
    • Some tours to the islands may be unavailable seasonally.


  • Split - Mostar - Sarajevo with Makarska
    7 nights from $2,305*
  • A truly 'Balkan Experience', through beautiful cities across Croatia and Bosnia at your disposal in this vacation package. Start your vacation in Split (known for its beaches and Diocletian`s Palace). Next, visit Mostar (UNESCO town, known for its old Turkish houses and Old Bridge). Your transfer between cities will include a visit to beautiful Makarska Riviera at the Dalmatian Coast. After your days exploring Mostar, you will transfer to Sarajevo (the cultural hub in the Balkans it is recognized as a UNESCO Creative City), with a stop to historic Konjic Bridge!. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Flight into Split and out of Sarajevo
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Split
    • Transfer: Split - Mostar (including a stop in Makarska)
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Mostar
    • Transfer: Mostar - Sarajevo (including a stop at Konjic Bridge)
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Sarajevo

      Transfers may include additional options: To see additional options and add any (if any are available): In the booking process select Change on the Intercity Transfer, read through the transportation details and select the options you wish to add.



  • Istanbul - Izmir - Ankara by Air
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  • This package offers an amazing combination of rich history, allowing guests to fully enjoy their visit to these three iconic cities in Turkey. Combine Istanbul (world-famous for its rich history and culture, stunning scenery, magnificent structures across the sprawling Bosphorus Strait) with Izmir (founded by the Greeks, taken over by the Romans and rebuilt by Alexander the Great) and Ankara (the capital of Turkey and one of Turkey`s most diverse tourist destinations, bustling with historical sites, such as museums and entertainment parks); travel between them by air. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Flight into Istanbul and out of Ankara
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Istanbul
    • Flight from Istanbul to Izmir
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Izmir
    • Flight from Izmir to Ankara
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Ankara
    • Ramadan is a month of spirituality and purification during which participants abstain from eating, drinking, and smoking. Ramadan is typically celebrated in late winter or early spring.
      Please verify dates before booking travel because food and entertainment services in hotels and other public places may be affected.


Experiences and Adventures

  • The Adriatic Sea

    The cities and countries that are situated on the Adriatic Sea are some of the most beautiful and awe-inducing vacation destinations in Europe. The Adriatic Coast stretches on for 2,300 miles, up the eastern coast of Italy to Slovenia, and then on from Slovenia to Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia again, Montenegro, and finally Albania. Come to the Adriatic and prepare yourself for an unforgettable experience.

  • Cuisines of Europe

    European Cuisine is filled with variety throughout the European countries with classics like Pizza in Italy, Croissants in France, Wiener Schnitzel in Germany, Bangers and Mash in Great Britain, and so much more. There are rich stews and dumplings in the Balkans, succulent seafood along the Mediterranean, savory cheeses throughout the continent, and iconic traditional dishes found in each country. These cuisines are not only delectable but they tell the story of the history, people, and traditions of each country.

  • Idyllic Islands of Europe

    Europe is home to hundreds of breathtaking islands scattered within and around the continent that range from long-established celebrity hotspots to lesser-known hidden gems. While your first thought is probably resorts and beaches, don’t forget the many islands that boast rugged cliffs, hiking, adventure sports, and even skiing. With such diversity, history, and culture, you'll always find somewhere intriguing to explore in the Idyllic Islands of Europe.


  • Wine Regions of Europe

    Europe has some of the best vineyards in the world! Visiting the wine regions of Europe is a dream for every wine connoisseur. There are 21 wine-producing countries, with 14 of them having significant levels of production. It’s at these vineyards that you can not only sip on exceptional wines but can also learn how it is produced and immerse yourself in the local culture. From stunningly exquisite vineyards, warm and sunny weather, enchanting hillsides, beautiful rolling hills, and amazing food, Europe will leave you dazzled by this wine-fueled wanderlust.

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