For almost 5 decades, the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (which roughly translates to ‘Southern Slav Land’) consisted of the territories of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, and Slovenia. The Republic was led by the charismatic former partisan Josip Broz Tito until his death in 1980. In the years following his death, economic and political tension began to boil before erupting into the blood soaked Yugoslav wars in 1992. This lead to the breakup of Yugoslavia, ethnic cleansing and poverty.
YPT have been pioneering adventure travel to the seven countries that make up the lands of the former Yugoslavia since 2012. Whether as part of our scheduled Balkan Badlands tour or as part of private tours. The incredible natural scenery, hospitable locals, blends of cultures and languages from various empires, fascinating ancient history and harrowing modern history as a result of the recent conflicts provide a unique travel destination unlike any other.
We have a wide range of incredible locations featured on our tour, from the war-torn, Ottoman-style city of Sarajevo which was the site of the longest siege in history during the Balkans war to the divided city of Mitrovica ethnically split between Albanians and Serbs. You’ll also cover the Communist Bloc style city of Belgrade with the mausoleum of Tito to the vibrant capital of Tirana in Albania where Mercedes Benz park next to crumbling military bunkers in the street, designed by the paranoid Communist regime for a Western invasion that never came. Our local contacts and years of experiences and relations gained on the ground ensure we can visit many sites not visited by other tourists.
|Group||Start Date||End Date||Price|
|Group 1: Slovenia – Kosovo||May 30th||June 6th||€600|
|Group 2: North Macedonia – Albania||June 7th||June 11th||€395|
Sunday 30th May – Slovenia:
Monday 31st May – Croatia:
Tuesday 1st June – Abandoned Air Base:
Wednesday 2nd June – Sarajevo:
Thursday 3rd June – Srebrenica:
Friday 4th June – Belgrade, Serbia:
Saturday 5th June – Eastern Serbia:
Sunday 6th June – Kosovo:
Monday 7th June – Skopje, Macedonia:
Tuesday 8th June – Tirana, Albania:
Wednesday 9th June – Tirana, Albania:
Thursday 10th June – Albanian Coast:
Friday 11th June – Tirana, Albania:
Want to extend your YPT adventure? Join one of our great tour extensions
•All transport to complete the itinerary
•Some local tours (unless otherwise stated)
•International flights to get to the tour starting point and leave
•Any visa fees (YPT provides full visa support)
•Single supplement (€300)
•Food and drinks
•Local guide tips
We have expert guides ready to help answer any questions you may have.