For almost 5 decades, the People’s Republic of Yugoslavia (which roughly translates to ‘Southern Slav Land’) consisted of the territories of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, 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 widespread poverty.
YPT have been pioneering adventure travel to the seven countries that make up the lands of the former Yugoslavia for around eight years. Whether as part of our scheduled Eurasian, Ultimate Yugoslavia, Balkan Winter tours 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 and from the Communist Bloc style city of Sarajevo with the mausoleum of Tito to the vibrant capital of Tirana in Albania where Mercedes Benz park next to crumbling Communist era 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.
This is the ultimate Balkan adventure tour, an action-packed trip that takes in the wild and recently war-torn badlands of Croatia, Bosnia, Serbia, Kosovo, and Albania. This is the former Yugoslavia, where East meets West: a melting pot of countries who have all been at the forefront of modern history and still bear the scars.
You will have the chance to meet fascinating local people, through whom you will see the various different perspectives of the horrors of the Balkan wars, from the main sides involved. The Yugoslav conflicts are some of the most complicated wars in recent times, this tour will give you on the ground insight into the opposing sides and intense hatred that still runs deep on all sides.Taking in 5 countries in 12 days. We will have the chance to see edgy arms markets in Albania, fire Kalashnikovs and other weaponry, explore vast nuclear bunkers and underground air bases, sites of genocide, war damage and mass bombing campaigns, mind blowing urban exploration of abandoned sites and stunning scenery, these are just a fraction of the experiences that will be featured on this epic journey.
Sunday 28th May – Slovenia:
Monday 29th May – Croatia:
Tuesday 30th May – Abandoned Air Base:
Wednesday 31st May – Sarajevo:
Thursday 1st June – Srebrenica:
Friday 2nd June – Belgrade, Serbia:
Saturday 3rd June – Eastern Serbia:
Sunday 4th June – Kosovo:
Monday 5th June – Pristina/Tirana:
Tuesday 6th June – Tirana, Albania:
Wednesday 7th June – Albanian Coast:
Thursday 8th June – Tirana, Albania:
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