Trip scholar

Nirvana Romell, Lecturer in Balkan History and Art
Born and bred on the Dalmatian Coast, Nirvana has accompanied several very successful journeys to the Balkans


  • Explore Skopje; a curious architectural mix of Ottoman past, Tito’s socialism and recent ‘neo-classicism’ with its wonderful (and the Balkan’s largest) Bazaar

  • Enjoy an excursion to Mount Vodno with its spectacular views and a chance to see some exquisite frescoes – masterpieces of the Komnenian-era Byzantine art

  • Taste delicious North Macedonian wines and rustic gourmet cuisine with its Greek and Turkish influences

  • Unwind on the shores of beautiful Lake Ohrid with its breath-taking views

  • Cross the border to southeastern Albania and visit Korca, Albania’s ‘city of culture’, with its rich history and exceptional National Museum of Medieval Art


11–18 September 2022


From £1,680 per person (single supplement from £160)

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Discover North Macedonia, a country of old-world culture, mountain chains, remote villages, and some of the oldest and deepest lakes in Europe. North Macedonia lies at the very crossroads between empires - Greek, Macedonian, Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman - where the Occident and Orient have long found middle ground. Join popular trip scholar, Nirvana Romell, exploring the region’s exquisite art, architecture, culture and cuisine.

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