Exploring the Balkans
A Cultural Crossroads
Departing: Thursday 7 June 2018
Returning: Tuesday 19 June 2018
Duration: 13 days
The western Balkans showcases one of the most diverse cultural and historical mixes in Europe. For millennia, the peoples of Europe and western Asia have lived, traded and fought in this area which also served as a border in almost every major European historical division.
Scholar Nirvana Romell, a native of the Balkans, will uncover the layers of cultural and natural history that explain the region’s identity as a fascinating crossroads of northern and southern as well as western and eastern cultures – from early medieval kingdoms and Venetian, Ottoman and Habsburg conquests to the brief, ill-fated Yugoslavia and the present day.
The Balkans inevitably charms with small, off-the-beaten-track natural and cultural wonders.
- Experience Sarajevo’s juxtaposition of Ottoman legacy and spirit of Habsburg “Mitteleuropa”
- Discover cultural diversity through song, food and wine!
- Admire the mesmerising beauty of changing landscapes from Montenegro’s Adriatic coast, to soaring mountains, life-giving rivers and rolling vineyards
HISTORY AND ARCHITECTURE
ACTIVITY LEVEL: MEDIUM
* Per person sharing, including international flights from London. Single room supplement £240.
$3,540 - please note that this US Dollar price is based on the exchange rate in April 2017. Contact the relevant operator for the most up-to-date price information.