Balkans Trip

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Dates 20 Jul '10 to 14 Aug '10

Flexible? Somewhat

Est. Cost 500 - 1,500 GBP (GBP United Kingdom Pounds)

Type Travel Partners Wanted

Name Balkans Trip

Flying to Venice then hope to travel on through to Slovenia, Croatia, Montenegro, Bosnia, and really want to see Albania, if have the time!!! Although I'm very flexible on where to go and would love to hear any advice or ideas...

Still in the early stages of research, but the Countries look beautiful, stunning architecture, landscapes, and a fascinating History!

Looking into a rail pass, but thinking individual trains/bus fares may be cheaper, and more flexible.

Will be backpacking and staying in budget accommodation, want to have an adventure and hope to see as much as possible!

I'm a female Student in my 20's, fun, friendly and looking 'for an adventure... Please let me know if anyone has similar plans, or fancies coming along!

Cheers!

Balkans Trip

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Midnightmuse
Midnightmuse I'm actually planning a similar Balkans Trip (Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, Bosnia & Hercegovina, Croatia, and Slovenia). No possibility that you can travel around from 31 Aug. to 14 Sept eh? It would be great to have a travel partner :)
4 years ago
alwang99
alwang99 Hey, I just came across this website. I was wondering how things are working for you right now. I'm planning a pretty impromptu trip myself to the balkans (from greece as my basecamp) and was looking for some tips (I have ~3 weeks)
4 years ago
Dan07dan
Dan07dan Hey Lauren! Have you made up your mind about the destination? Because if not, you might want to consider going to Georgia instead... slim chance, I know, but if you're interested look @ my trip =] Dan
4 years ago
Vanessa

Vanessa Hi Lauren - I can't make it (wish I could!) - but have travelled through that area (couple of years ago now...'06/'07).
When I was there trains were infrequent and ran only between some major towns - but the bus system was really good (private minivans too) - I don't think you'll get value from a rail pass.
Had trouble finding out how to travel south from Montenegro to Albania as only private buses were running the route (which seem to have random pick-up/drop-off spots) - so I went the other way from Greece - Albania - Montenegro which somehow seemed better organised (i.e I found a way!). Things keep changing there though and if you have time then there's always a way!
Anyway that's my 2 cents worth...
Hope you have a great trip! :) Vanessa

4 years ago
laurenfleur
laurenfleur Hey Vanessa, ah Thanks for the advice! Yeah it seems Montenegro to Albania may be a bit tricky, guess just see what happens when I get there! And think you are right about the rail pass, defo go for individual fares! Thanks a lot, Lauren x
4 years ago
Minnie
Minnie hi lauren ive been doing a bit research... seems train from slovenia croatia bosnia serbia bulgaria ..no problem.. to get to macedonia montenegro albania then back into croatia you need to get the bus..these seem cheap enough and easy .. im still getting my rail pass as im travelling from paris etc..and will be travelling back that way via train too. How long are in in venice and what date are you in slovenia from?? Mxxx
4 years ago
laurenfleur
laurenfleur Hey! Oh right thanks, yeah I remember looking into that and it seemed it may be rather tricky! Yeah hopefully the buses will be a good way around it... I'm maybe spending half the day in the Venice, then Um, to be honest my plan isn't to clear at the moment, should probably start organising,... ha but think probably about 4-6 days in each Country, depending on which one is favourable at the time.. Think prob in Slovenia until the 24th...And you, do you have a bit more time?? Have you a sort of route planned? Lxx
4 years ago
Minnie
Minnie hi there im going ... paris switzerland slovenia croatia capital bosnia serbia bulgaria.... now my next part will depend on whether i have a companian but if i do then the bus... macadonia montenegro albania then up the croatian coast italy - florence paris i dont plan to spend long in each place as i really want to visit as many countries as possible.. its such a shame we are a week out..nevermind x
4 years ago
Lauren
Lauren Hi Lauren, how long are you thinking of going for? A couple of weeks or longer? Or are just going to see how long the budget holds out for :)
4 years ago
laurenfleur
laurenfleur Hey! Going for about 3 and half weeks, thinking not going to be able to fit all those countries in the time I have!! May have to skip out 1 or 2... but yeah thats all the time can get off work and budget pretty tight too! Have you any trips planned??? Laurenx
4 years ago
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