Ashley Toft, managing director of Explore.
What’s the attraction?
“Explore is the first major adventure travel company to include Kosovo in an itinerary. As well as spending five days in this, the world’s third-newest country (after South Sudan and Timor-Leste), the new Undiscovered Balkans tour also takes in the unspoilt and little-visited north of Albania and Macedonia. Apart from its recent troubled history, very little is known about Kosovo and, indeed, this region in general.
“The rich culture and outstanding beauty of this area cannot be overstated. This trip takes in dramatic mountains and lakes and pretty valleys and towns, as well as Kosovo’s rejuvenated wine region. What’s more, the trip offers exceptional value for money. “
See for yourself
The price of this two-week trip is from £1,296pp, to include flights, B&B plus four other meals, transport and the services of a tour leader, driver and guides. Departures are from May to September 2013 (0844 875 1892; explore.co.uk).
The ideal way to get some strange Balkan stamps in your passport.