Warsaw to the Balkans[i]
I'm planning a trip from Warsaw down to the balkans, including Belgrade, Zagreb, Split, Lubljana in March 2007.
I've already visited Hungary & Slovakia last spring, and altho I absolutely loved these countries, I'd prefer to see some new places this trip so was considering taking a train from Warsaw straight down to Belgrade.
HOWEVER this takes 18hrs + and is a bit daunting, has anyone undertaken this journey, is it bearable!?
Are there any alternatives, I've looked at flights from Warsaw to Bel. but they seem around £200+, way too much...
Also, can anyone advise if its feasible to take a detour south from Warsaw into the Ukraine border towns, maybe even North West Romania?
Any advice gratefully received!
Diolch Yn Fawr
There is a night train with sleepers going from Munich to Zagreb. Check that out, it is quite popular with Interrailers.
I've been to the Ukraine, so let me tell you that it is quite a journey from Warshaw to the Ukraine. From Krakow to Lviv was 10 hours by bus. The roads are bad, the bus can't go that fast as elsewhere and everything looks much nearer on the map. I went all the way from Germany to Kiev by bus, it took three days and was very draining. I highly recommend taking the train for Warshaw-Ukraine, as you could sleep in a bed instead of a seat.
BTW, while you are in the area, why don't you visit Moldovia? It is one of the untouched countries. The wineyards there are renowned all over the world as the finest.
Also the Ukraine is so big, you could travel there for weeks to get into every nook of the country. The Crimea is very beautiful, Kiev and Lviv are just to die for. My suggestion: Spent all your holiday in Warshaw, Ukraine and Moldovia. It is best in summer though, March is still a bit cold.
Danke Maia, hadn't considered Moldavia, will investigate further!