To fully appreciate the beauty and diversity of the Balkan region, our tours run for one full week, but Balkan Tales is more than happy to organize a condensed 5-day tour for you:

  • Our guided tours are created to meet your specific needs.
  • Your tour can start and end at different locations.
  • Flexible itinerary for 5 days that you have control over.

Balkan Tales has a simple process to create the perfect tour. Email us your preferences and what you’re excited to see in and learn about the Balkans. Our guides then design a tour specifically for you. Below you can see what 5-day tours we’ve organized in the past. You can use these as the blueprints of your own tour or simply as inspiration!

5 Days Balkan Tour #1

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Day 1 Sofia Visit the Historical center of Sofia and the most interesting sights in the area. 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 2 Rila monastery and 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 3 Transfer to Ohrid, Visit Matka Canyon on the way

Day 4 Ohrid City tour of Ohrid in the morning, boat trip and free time at the afternoon.
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 5 Pristina, Kosovo, Transfer to Pristina, Kosovo, City tour of Pristina, Visit the Library, the city center and the New Born Monument, Overnight in Pristina[/accordion-item]

5 Days Balkan Tour #2

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Day 1 Sofia, Bulgaria Visit the Historical center of Sofia and the most interesting sights in the area

Day 2 Rila monastery and Skopje, Macedonia 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 3 Nis, Serbia Visit the Red Cross concentration camp, The Nis Fortress, The Skull Tower and the Mediana – The birth place of Consantine the Great

Day 4 Transfer to Belgrade Visit the city center of Belgrade

Day 5 Belgrade 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.[/accordion-item]

5 Days Balkan Tour #3

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Day 1 Plovdiv 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 2 Sofia Visit the Historical center of Sofia and the most interesting sights in the area. 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 3 Rila monastery and Skopje Visit the Rila monastery and the most interesting sights in the Macedonian capital as 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 4 Transfer to Ohrid, Visit Matka Canyon on the way

Day 5 Ohrid City tour of Ohrid in the morning, boat trip and free time at the afternoon.
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.[/accordion-item]

5 Days Balkan Tour #4

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Day 1 Plovdiv 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 2 Veliko Tarnovo Visit the Tsarevets fortress and the Craft street

Day 3 Sofia Visit the Historical center of Sofia and the most interesting sights in the area. 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 4 Transfer to Skopje Visit Rila Monastery on the way

Day 5 Skopje Visit the Rila monastery and the most interesting sights in the Macedonian capital as 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[/accordion-item]

5 Days Balkan Tour #5

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Day 1 Plovdiv 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 2 Sofia Visit the Historical center of Sofia and the most interesting sights in the area. 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 3 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 4 Transfer to Ohrid, Visit Matka Canyon on the way

Day 5 Ohrid City tour of Ohrid in the morning, boat trip and free time at the afternoon.
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.[/accordion-item]

5 Days Balkan Tour #6

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Day 1 Belgrade 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 2 Tranfer to Sarajevo, Bosnia and Hercegovina Visit Novi Sad on the way

Day 3 Sarajevo 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,

Day 4 Transfer to Mostar. Visit Blagaj on the way

Day 5 Mostar 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[/accordion-item]

5 Days Balkan Tour #7

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Day 1 Belgrade 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 2 Tranfer to Sofia, Bulgaria Visit Nis on the way. Visit the Red Cross concentration camp, The Nis Fortress, The Skull Tower and the Mediana – The birth place of Consantine the Great

Day 3 Sofia 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 4 Veliko Tarnovo Visit the Tsarevets fortress and the craft street.

Day 5 Plovdiv 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[/accordion-item]

5 Days Balkan Tour #8

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Day 1 Split, Croatia Visit the old town, Diocletian Palace walls

Day 2 Dubrovnik 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 3 Transfer to Mostar. Visit Blagaj on the way

Day 4 Mostar 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 5 Sarajevo 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.[/accordion-item]

5 Days Balkan Tour #9

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Day 1 Split, Croatia Visit the old town, Diocletian Palace walls

Day 2 Dubrovnik 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 3 Transfer to Mostar. Visit Blagaj on the way

Day 4 Mostar 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 5 Kotor Visit the Kotor old city, Kotor harbour, city walls, St Tryphon cathedral, St Nicola church, Piaza of the arms, Church of St Luke, Gurdich gate, Clock tower, Grubonja palace, Karampana well, Drago palace, Pima palace, Beskuca’s Palace, Grgurina Palace, Bizanti Palace, Prince’s Palace, Sea gate, Old Kotor prison building [/accordion-item]

5 Days Balkan Tour #10

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Day 1 Tirana 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 2 Transfer to Budva Visit Kruje on the way

Day 3 Budva and Kotor Visit the Budva Old Town and the Kotor Old town

Day 5 Dubrovnik 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[/accordion-item]

5 Days Balkan Tour #11

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Day 2 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 3 Transfer to Ohrid, Visit Matka Canyon on the way

Day 4 Ohrid City tour of Ohrid in the morning, boat trip and free time at the afternoon.
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 5 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[/accordion-item]

5 Days Balkan Tour #12

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Day 1 Bucharest 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 2 Sinaia Visit the Sinaia castle

Day 3 Veliko Tarnovo Visit the Tsarevets fortress and the craft street.

Day 4 Plovdiv 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 5 Sofia 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.[/accordion-item]

5 Days Balkan Tour #13

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Day 1 Ljubjana and Postojna Cave Visit the most interesting sight in the Slovenian capital and the amazing Postojna cave

Day 2 Lake Bled Spend the day among the nature

Day 3 Zagreb

Day 4 Plitvice lakes Spend the day exploring the beauty of the nature sight number one in Croatia – Plitvice lakes national park

Day 5 Split Visit the old town, Diocletian Palace walls[/accordion-item]

5 Days Balkan Tour #14

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Day 1 Budapest

Day 2 Transfer to Belgrade, Serbia Visit Nis on the way

Day 3 Belgrade 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 4 Nis Visit the Red Cross concentration camp, The Nis Fortress, The Skull Tower and the Mediana – The birth place of Consantine the Great

Day 5 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.[/accordion-item]

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