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Travel the crossroads of civilizations on an in-depth exploration of the Balkans, from the cosmopolitan capitals of Pristina, Belgrade and Sarajevo to the artisan traditions of Ljubljana. Sample the cuisine of Croatia’s Adriatic Coast, soak in the serenity of Lake Bled and discover Albania, once one of the most secluded nations in the world.

17 Days 11 Days
6 Destinations Untitled-3 Destinations
50 Guests 11 Guests
Big Jet big jet Boeing 757
Pace - Moderate pace Moderate Pace
Lie-Flat Seats Asset 60 Lie-Flat Seats

What's Included

The price of this all-inclusive expedition covers everything from travel on our private jet, hotels, ground transportation and meals, down to all daily activities, top-of-the-line guides, beverages and all tips. 

Explore the journey
  1. Temperature temperature 75F/60F
    Rainfall rainfall 0.6 inches
    Currency currency Euro
    Time Zone timezone GMT +3

    Your journey begins in historic Athens.

    Meet fellow guests, your expert trip leaders and dedicated guest services staff for a festive welcome dinner at the hotel. We depart for Belgrade the following day.

    Athens to Belgrade 1H 40M
  2. Temperature temperature 74F/55F
    Rainfall rainfall 2.3 inches
    Currency currency Serbian Dinar
    Time Zone timezone GMT +2

    Encounter a stunning array of cultures in Serbia.

    Arrive in Belgrade, one of Europe’s oldest cities, where the remnants of Habsburg glory stand adjacent to Ottoman architecture, and Soviet-style buildings mix with modern sky scrapers.

    Belgrade to Mostar 45M + to Sarajevo 15M
  3. Temperature temperature 68F/47F
    Rainfall rainfall 0.8 inches
    Currency currency Convertible Marka
    Time Zone timezone GMT +2

    Uncover the Ottoman treasures of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

    Survey remnants of the region’s Austro-Hungarian and Ottoman eras, displayed in splendid architecture, arching bridges and graceful minarets. Memorials like the Sarajevo War Tunnel Museum commemorate the Bosnian War while celebrating the region’s path toward peace.

    Sarajevo to Ljubljana 1H
  4. Temperature temperature 67F/45F
    Rainfall rainfall 2.0 inches
    Currency currency Euro
    Time Zone timezone GMT +2

    Experience Slovenia, from lively Ljubljana to tranquil Lake Bled.

    Couched between the Alps and the Adriatic Sea, Ljubljana is a vibrant city centered at the crossroads of several cultures. Escape into the surrounding Alpine landscape and unwind beside jewel-like lakes.

    Ljubljana to Istria 40M
  5. Temperature temperature 69F/52F
    Rainfall rainfall 2.2 inches
    Currency currency Croatian Kuna
    Time Zone timezone GMT +2

    Sample the slow food culture of Istria.

    Croatia’s heart-shaped peninsula is a gourmand’s dream, renowned as a global center for truffles, a highly-prized delicacy. Encounter medieval villages, Gothic castles, Roman outposts and fishing ports as you take in the colorful flavors of the Adriatic Coast.

    Istria to Pristina 1H 30M
  6. Temperature temperature 69F/47F
    Rainfall rainfall 2.7 inches
    Currency currency Euro
    Time Zone timezone GMT +2

    Introducing Europe’s newest nation.

    A self-declared independent country, Kosovo was once the center of a medieval Serbian empire before coming under the power of Ottoman rule. Considered part of Serbia until 2008, this small, land-locked country in the heart of the Balkans is home to an eclectic mix of Muslim Kosovar Albanians and Eastern Orthodox Serbs, who peacefully coexist today.

    Pristina to Tirana 45M
  7. Temperature temperature 73F/54F
    Rainfall rainfall 5.7 inches
    Currency currency Albanian Kek
    Time Zone timezone GMT +2

    Discover Albania, once one of the most secluded nations in the world.

    Isolated by communist rule until 1991, Albania has emerged as a destination brimming with untouched treasures and well-preserved traditions. Uncover medieval monuments, ancient cultures and iconic works of art in its capital and historic Berat.

    Tirana to Athens 1H 10M
  8. Temperature temperature 75F/60F
    Rainfall rainfall 0.6 inches
    Currency currency Euro
    Time Zone timezone GMT +3

    Recap your journey around the Balkans with new friends.

    Return to Athens for a farewell dinner, then catch your independent flight home the following day.

Ancient Empires of the Balkans

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The world's most iconic places, remarkable experiences, and
not-to-be-missed natural wonders are waiting for you. 

£55,000 GBP per person
Solo Supplement Cost £5,500
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Our Dedicated Staff and Knowledgeable Experts

An experienced team takes care of all the logistics before, during and after your trip. Your dedicated guest services manager prepares you for your trip of a lifetime and a veteran team of expedition leaders travels with you, taking care of all the details throughout your journey. We also invite knowledgeable lecturers and local experts to join us on our expeditions to bring each destination to life with real-time insights into culture, history and daily life.

Angela Lim

Angela Lim

Guest Services Manager

Angela Lim has worked at TCS World Travel since 2014. She works directly with guests, preparing them for their upcoming adventure around the world and ensuring their trip is a comfortable and memorable experience.

TCS Expert

Lecturers

Experts from renowned academic and cultural organizations travel with you to share their knowledge of the sights, cultures and people we encounter. They will share their insights on each destination during the flight.

Richard Butler

Richard Butler

Expedition Leader

Richard has worked on more than 50 private jet trips over 15 years, traveling to 125 countries on seven continents. Learn more about Richard.

An Experienced In-Flight Team

Throughout your flight, you’ll have highly trained staff and crew with years of experience at your service. They’ll know your name, your likes and your dislikes, so you can have the most personalized experience possible. An executive chef creates in-flight menus with only the freshest ingredients, providing a first-class experience all the way, and a dedicated physician travels with you for peace of mind.

Physician

An expedition physician will travel with you throughout the entire journey, providing health care services free-of-charge where needed. Should you become seriously ill en route, the trip physician will be able to liaise with local doctors at your request and, if necessary, your medical providers in the U.S., to assist in determining what further care you may require.

Flight crew

An experienced 15-person crew from TAG Aviation, a leading global private jet operator, will accompany you from start to finish. The crew includes three pilots, an engineer, an operations officer, a chef, and catering operator, along with the eight flight attendants.

Executive chef

An executive chef creates in-flight menus with only the freshest ingredients, providing a first class experience all the way. Dining options usually include a local dish as well as a western meal alternative.

Our Private Jet Experience

The moment you board our private jet, you can breathe deep and leave your worries at the door. The hidden costs of international travel, such as transit time and airport delays, cut into quality vacation time. Flying direct to most destinations reduces overall travel time, maximizing the time spent exploring each iconic destination.

Welcome Aboard

Throughout your flight, you’ll have highly trained staff and crew at your service. They’ll know your name, likes and dislikes, so you can have the most personalized experience possible. An executive chef creates in-flight menus with only the freshest ingredients, providing a first-class experience all the way.

Aircraft: Boeing 757-200ER

Number of seats: 52

Type of Seats: Flatbed (180-degree recline)

Features: In-seat power outlets, USB ports and personal storage ottoman

Amenities: Bose noise-canceling headphones and onboard tablet

52-seat jet