Essential Southern Balkans

07/02/2023 through 09/11/2024
07/02/2023 through 09/14/2024
Intrepid Travel

Essential Southern Balkans

Say hello to the Southern Balkans – steeped in medieval history, overflowing with quirky towns, and blessed with a spectacular, glistening coastline. This 9-day tour from Dubrovnik to the Greek island of Corfu has battle zones, beaches, bunkers and bars all rolled together in one Balkan adventure. Discover Stari Bar and its epicurean delights, explore the political history of Albania’s capital, Tirana, lay beachside on the Albanian riviera and wind up sun-kissed on the beaches of a Greek island.


  • Tirana – Bunk’Art Bunker Exhibition Visit
  • Gjirokaster – Zekate Tower House
  • Gjirokaster – Local Guide
  • Gjirokaster – Blue Eye Spring
  • Gjirokaster – Turkish Coffee ‘on the Stone’
  • Gjirokaster – Gjirokaster Fortress


  • Walk the walls of the Old City of medieval Dubrovnik and spot the film locations that have been used in worldwide blockbusters.
  • The Albanian riviera gives any coastline a run for its money. Float in the sparkling waters of Dhermi beach and explore this local seaside hotspot.
  • Head by hydrofoil to Corfu, one of Greece’s famed islands. Explore the rocky landscapes and relax on one of the island’s many sandy beaches. This is living.
  • Descend into one of the world’s most peculiar contemporary art museums in Tirana, housed in an underground bunker built for the Albanian political elite.
  • There is no shortage of medieval influences on this tour. Discover the walled cities of Kotor and Stari Bar, teeming with history from a bygone era.


Day 1 Dubrovnik
Day 2 Dubrovnik / Kotor / Stari Bar
Day 3 Tirana
Day 4 Tirana
Day 5 Tirana / Dhermi Beach
Day 6 Dhermi Beach
Day 7 Blue Eye Spring / Gjirokaster
Day 8 Corfu
Day 9 Corfu

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