The ultimate Balkan guided tour is our 28-day tour – an adventure that lasts the span of 4 weeks that have been meticulously planned to exceed your expectations. To make this tour a reality, the team at Balkan Tales delivers:

  • Flexible itinerary with multiple backup options for every leg of the journey.
  • High-end transportation, service and organization to make every day fun and enjoyable.
  • Experienced local guides who will show you every worthwhile spot and help with the language barrier.

How will you design your travel itinerary? Balkan Tales has done these tours in the past and here is a potential tour outline for you to consider:

28 Days Balkan Tour Example Itinerary #1

On this private tour around the Balkans, you will visit the following 9 countries:
Greece – Macedonia – Kosovo – Albania – Montenegro – Bosnia and Hercegovina – Croatia – Bulgaria – Romania

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Day 1 Athens, Greece. Visit the Acropolis and the main historical sights in the city

Day 2 Meteora, Greece. Explore the Meteora rock monasteries

Day 3 Thessaloniki, Greece. City tour of the city Visit the White tower, Arch of Galerius and Rotunda, Hagia Sophia, Thessaloniki, Aristotelous Square, the Church of Panagia Chalkeon

Day 4 Transfer to Skopje, Macedonia. Visit the Matka Canyon on the way

Day 5 Skopje, Macedonia. Visit the most interesting sights in Skopje. Visit the Old muslim quarter, the Stone bridge, the Macedonia square, the Memorial house of Mother Teresa, the “Warrior on a horse” monument, the “Mustafa Pasha” mosque, the Skopje art bridge, the “Daut Pasha” Hamam, the “Mothers of Macedonia” fontain, The Divers statue, Kapan Han, the King Samuil monument, the Archeological museum building

Day 6 Prizren, Kosovo. Explore the Prizren Old town and the most interesting sights in the center
Day 7 Ohrid, Macedonia Visit the Ohrid lake, the Monument of St. Naum of Ohrid, the Monument of St Kliment Ohridski, Catcher of a cross monument, the Church of St Sofia, “St Kiril and Metodius” monument, the Ancient theatre of Ohrid; the St John at Kaneo church.
Day 8 Tirana, Albania. Visit the “Skanderberg square”, the “Ethem bey” mosque, the “Enver Hoxha” pyramid, the Peace bell, the Polytechnic University of Tirana, the Building of the historical museum of Tirana, a Preserved bunker, Maria Theresa boulevard, the University of Tirana, the Old government square
Day 9 Budva and Kotor, Montenegro. Visit the Budva Old Town and the Kotor Old town
Day 10 Kotor, Montenegro. Free day in Kotor
Day 11 Mostar, Bosnia and Hercegovina. Visit the Old bridge, The Old city, The Old turkish bazar “Kujundziluk”, The Old turkish quarter, “Koskin – Mehmed pasha’s” mosque, Tito’s palace, “Mehmed Karadoz” Mosque
Day 12 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Hercegovina. Visit the Old town, Bascharsia, the “Gazi Husrev-beg” mosque, the “Sacred Heart” Cathedral; Sarajevo city hall, The “Sebilj” monument The tunel of Hope, The abandoned bobsleigh slight.

City tour Visit the Ohrid lake, the Monument of St. Naum of Ohrid, the Monument of St Kliment Ohridski, Catcher of a cross monument, the Church of St Sofia, “St Kiril and Metodius” monument, the Ancient theatre of Ohrid; the St John at Kaneo church.

Day 13 Dubrovnik, Croatia. Visit the Old town, the Ancient city walls, the Dubrovnik “Saint Saviour” church, the Dubrovnik Synagogue, The Onofrije’s fountain, The Franciscan Monastery, the Gates of Pile, the Old port, the Clock tower, the Sponza Palace, the Rector’s Palace, the Fort Saint John
Day 14 Split, Croatia. Visit the old town, Diocletian Palace walls
Day 15 Plitvice lakes national park, Croatia

Day 16 Zagreb, Croatia. Explore the Croatian capital. Visit the Museum of Broken Relationships, Old Town Gate, traditional Croatian pastry shop Vincek, Lenucijeva Potkova.

Day 17 Transfer to Belgrade, Serbia. Visit Novi Sad on the way

Day 18 Belgrade, Serbia. Visit the Belgrade fortress “Kalemegdan”, The “Knez Mihaylova” street, St. Sava cathedral, House of Flowers (Josip Broz Tito mausoleum), Cruch of the Holy mother of God (Crkva Ruzica), The Republic square, The National Assembly, The bombed buildings, The Belgrade waterfront, The Ada Ciganlija island, Sava and Danube rivers.

Day 19 Transfer to Sofia, Bulgaria. Visit Nis on the way

Day 20 Sofia, Bulgaria. Visit the: St. Nedelya square; Nedelya church; St Sofia Monument; St. Petka Church; The old Serdika Ruins; The mineral springs; The council of ministers; The Rotunda “Saint George”; The Presidency; The mosque “Banya Bashi”; The National archaeology museum (not going inside); The National Bank of Bulgaria; Knyaz Alexander Battenberg Square; The King’s palace; The Russian church; St. Sofia Church; The National Theater; The Monument of the “unknown soldier”; The Alexander Nevski Memorial Church; The city garden; The museum of Sofia.

Day 21 Rila , Bulgaria. Visit the Biggest monastery in Balkans

Day 22 Transfer to Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Visit a Traditional Bulgarian villages on the way.

Day 23 Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Visit the Old town from 19th century; the Ethnographic museum; Balabanov house; the Ancient theatre of Philipopolis; the Ancient stadium of Philipopolis, The St St Constantin and Elena church, The Djumaya mosque and square, The building of the Regional Historical museum, the Main walking street, “The Trap” neighborhood; Nebet tepe

Day 24 Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria. Visit the Tsarevets fortress and the craft street

Day 25 Transfer to Bucharest, Romania. Visit The Sveshtati Thracian tomb on the way

Day 26 Bucharest, Romania. Visit the Palace of Parliament, Old town, Piata Victoriei, Cec Palace, unirii Square, Revolution square, National museum of Romanian history, Constitution square, Lui Carol monument, Palace of justice

Day 27 Sinaia, Romanaia. Visit Peles castle

Day 28 Depart from Bucharest, Romania

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28 Days Balkan Tour Example Itinerary #2

On this trip you will visit the following 10 countries:
Slovenia – Croatia – Bosnia and Herzegovina – Montenegro – Albania – Kosovo – Macedonia – Bulgaria – Romania – Serbia

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Day 1 Ljubjana and Lake Bled, Slovenia. Spend the day among the nature

Day 2 Postojna Cave, Slovenia. Visit the most interesting sight in the Slovenian capital and the amazing Postojna cave

Day 3 Zagreb, Croatia. Explore the Croatian capital. Visit the Museum of Broken Relationships, Old Town Gate, traditional Croatian pastry shop Vincek, Lenucijeva Potkova.

Day 4 Plitvice lakes national park, Croatia.

Day 5 Transfer to Split, Croatia. Visit Zadar on the way

Day 6 Split, Croatia. Visit the old town, Diocletian Palace walls

Day 7 Dubrovnik, Croatia. Visit the Old town, the Ancient city walls, the Dubrovnik “Saint Saviour” church, the Dubrovnik Synagogue, The Onofrije’s fountain, The Franciscan Monastery, the Gates of Pile, the Old port, the Clock tower, the Sponza Palace, the Rector’s Palace, the Fort Saint John

Day 8 Mostar, Bosnia and Hercegovina. Visit the Old bridge, The Old city, The Old turkish bazar “Kujundziluk”, The Old turkish quarter, “Koskin – Mehmed pasha’s” mosque, Tito’s palace, “Mehmed Karadoz” Mosque

Day 9 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Hercegovina. Visit the Old town, Bascharsia, the “Gazi Husrev-beg” mosque, the “Sacred Heart” Cathedral; Sarajevo city hall, The “Sebilj” monument The tunel of Hope, The abandoned bobsleigh slight.
City tour Visit the Ohrid lake, the Monument of St. Naum of Ohrid, the Monument of St Kliment Ohridski, Catcher of a cross monument, the Church of St Sofia, “St Kiril and Metodius” monument, the Ancient theatre of Ohrid; the St John at Kaneo church.

Day 10 Kotor, Montenegro. Free day in Kotor

Day 11 Budva and Kotor, Montenegro. Visit the Budva Old Town and the Kotor Old town

Day 12 Tirana, Albania. Visit the “Skanderberg square”, the “Ethem bey” mosque, the “Enver Hoxha” pyramid, the Peace bell, the Polytechnic University of Tirana, the Building of the historical museum of Tirana, a Preserved bunker, Maria Theresa boulevard, the University of Tirana, the Old government square

Day 13 Prizren, Kosovo. Explore the Prizren Old town and the most interesting sights in the center

Day 14 Ohrid, Macedonia Visit the Ohrid lake, the Monument of St. Naum of Ohrid, the Monument of St Kliment Ohridski, Catcher of a cross monument, the Church of St Sofia, “St Kiril and Metodius” monument, the Ancient theatre of Ohrid; the St John at Kaneo church.

Day 15 Transfer to Skopje, Macedonia. Visit the Matka Canyon on the way

Day 16 Skopje, Macedonia. Visit the most interesting sights in Skopje. Visit the Old muslim quarter, the Stone bridge, the Macedonia square, the Memorial house of Mother Teresa, the “Warrior on a horse” monument, the “Mustafa Pasha” mosque, the Skopje art bridge, the “Daut Pasha” Hamam, the “Mothers of Macedonia” fontain, The Divers statue, Kapan Han, the King Samuil monument, the Archeological museum building

Day 17 Transfer to Sofia, Bulgaria. Visit Rila Monastery no the way

Day 18 Sofia, Bulgaria. Visit the: St. Nedelya square; Nedelya church; St Sofia Monument; St. Petka Church; The old Serdika Ruins; The mineral springs; The council of ministers; The Rotunda “Saint George”; The Presidency; The mosque “Banya Bashi”; The National archaeology museum (not going inside); The National Bank of Bulgaria; Knyaz Alexander Battenberg Square; The King’s palace; The Russian church; St. Sofia Church; The National Theater; The Monument of the “unknown soldier”; The Alexander Nevski Memorial Church; The city garden; The museum of Sofia.

Day 19 Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Visit the Old town from 19th century; the Ethnographic museum; Balabanov house; the Ancient theatre of Philipopolis; the Ancient stadium of Philipopolis, The St St Constantin and Elena church, The Djumaya mosque and square, The building of the Regional Historical museum, the Main walking street, “The Trap” neighborhood; Nebet tepe

Day 20 Nessebar, Bulgaria.Visit the Nessebar Archaelogical museum, the “Hagia Sophia” church, the church of Christ Pantocrator; the church of St Stephen, the church of the Holy Archangels Michael and Gabriel, the church of St John Aliturgetos.

Day 21 Varna, Bulgaria. Visit the “The Dormition of the mother of God” Cathedra; The Roman Thermaes, St. Nikolas church The sea garden, The port, The main shopping street.

Day 22 Transfer to Bucharest, Romania. Visit The Sveshtati Thracian tomb on the way

Day 23 Sinaia, Romanaia. Visit Peles castle

Day 24 Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria. Visit the Tsarevets fortress and the craft street

Day 25 Nis, Serbia. Visit the Nis fortress; the Concentration camp “Red Cross”, The skull tower; The Mediana – the birth place of Constantin the greatest

Day 26 Transfer to Belgrade, Serbia.

Day 27 Belgrade, Serbia. Visit the Belgrade fortress “Kalemegdan”, The “Knez Mihaylova” street, St. Sava cathedral, House of Flowers (Josip Broz Tito mausoleum), Cruch of the Holy mother of God (Crkva Ruzica), The Republic square, The National Assembly, The bombed buildings, The Belgrade waterfront, The Ada Ciganlija island, Sava and Danube rivers.

Day 28 Depart from Belgrade, Serbia.

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