The Balkans: A cultural crossroads

07 June 2018 to 19 June 2018
From £2,760 with flights
Trip destination: 
The Balkans

For millennia, the people 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. The Balkan countries are now calm and remain stunningly beautiful and intriguing as they face the challenges of the 21st century. Nirvana Romell, a native of the Balkans, will uncover the region’s layers of cultural and natural history that explain the area’s identity as a fascinating crossroads of cultures – from the Neolithic era to the present day.


  • Explore Studenica, the 12th-century Serbian Orthodox monastery, with its priceless collection of paintings linking the East and the West
  • Visit Mehmed Paša Sokolovic´ Bridge in Bosnia and Hercegovina, a masterpiece of Ottoman engineering
  • Experience Sarajevo’s juxtaposition of the Ottoman legacy and the spirit of the Habsburg ’Mitteleuropa’
  • Enjoy cultural diversity experienced through local song, food and wine
  • Discover the beauty of changing landscapes – Montenegro’s Adriatic coast, soaring mountains, karst cliffs, rivers and rolling vineyard-covered hills
  • Explore unique museum collections and stroll through Serbia’s capital, Belgrade

Trip scholar

Nirvana Romell, lecturer for the National Association of Decorative & Fine Arts Societies (NADFAS)

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