The western Balkans showcases one of the most diverse cultural and historical mixes that can be found anywhere in Europe. For millennia, the peoples from all corners of the continent – and further afield - lived, traded and fought in this area which has also served as a border in almost every major European historical division.
Today, the Balkan countries are calm, and remain stunningly beautiful and intriguing as they face the challenges of the 21st century. Once again, the peoples of the Balkans need to establish their independence, rebuild economies and sooth the tensions in rival peoples.
This 12-day journey through Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro distils the essence of the western Balkans. It uncovers the layers of the Balkans’ cultural and natural history that explain the area’s identity as an incredible crossroads of northern and southern as well as western and eastern cultures – from the Neolithic era, early medieval kingdoms and Venetian, Ottoman and Habsburg conquests to the brief, ill-fated Yugoslavia and beyond, to the present day.Please note that Distant Horizons has sole responsibility for the operation of this tour. The participating University has no direct control over the operation of any tours. Maximum Party Size: 30