This is the standard length of our guided tours of the Balkans, which give you enough time to see more sights and do so at a leisurely pace. Our 7-day tours provide you with:

  • A choice in pick-up and drop-off points – you choose the location.
  • A bespoke experience that’s tailored to your specific tastes.
  • A relaxed pace, where you can take your time to enjoy the moment.

Spending a week in the Balkans has never been as fun, informative and scenic. Balkan Tales gives you a glimpse into what a potential road trip can look like for you!

7 days Balkan Tour #1

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Day 1 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 2 Ploiesti and Sinaia, Romania. Visit the Sinaia castle

Day 3 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 4 Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria. Visit the Tsarevets Fortress and the craft street

Day 5 Transfer to Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Visit the Thracian Tombs in Kazanlak on the way and the rose valley (May – June)

Day 6 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 teper)

Day 7 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.

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7 Days Balkan Tour #2

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Day 1 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 2 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 3 Transfer to Skopje, Macedonia. Visit the Rila monastery in Bulgaria on the way

Day 4 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 5 Transfer to Ohrid, Macedonia. Visit Matka canyon on the way
Day 6 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 7 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

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7 Days Balkan Tour #3

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Day 1 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 2 Sofia, Bulgaria. Visit the Historical center of Sofia and the most interesting sights in the area

Day 3 Transfer to Skopje, Macedonia. Visit Rila monastery on the way

Day 4 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 5 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 6 Transfer to Belgrade, Serbia. Visit the city center of Belgrade

Day 7 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.

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7 Days Balkan Tour #4

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

Day 3 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,

Day 4 Transfer to Mostar, Bosnia and Hercegovina. Visit Blagaj on the way

Day 5 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 6 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 7 Split, Croatia. Visit the old town, Diocletian Palace walls

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7 Days Balkan Tour #5

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Day 1Belgrade, 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 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, 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 4 Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria. Visit the Tsarevets fortress, Assen’s monument, The old craft street

Day 5 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 6 Transfer to Skopje, Macedonia. Visit Rila monastery in the way

Day 7 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

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7 Days Balkan Tour #6

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

Day 2 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 3 Transfer to Mostar, Bosnia and Hercegovina. Visit Blagaj on the way

Day 4 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 5 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.

Day 6 Tranfer to Belgrade, Serbia. Visit Novi Sad on the way

Day 7Belgrade, 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.

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7 Days Balkan Tour #7

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

Day 2 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 3 Kotor, Montenegro. 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

Day 4 Budva, Montenegro. Visit the Old town, Citadel, Ballet dancer statue, Budva city walls, St Ivan church, Church of the holly trinity, St John church, Santa Maria in Punta church

Day 5 Transfer to Mostar, Bosnia and Hercegovina. Visit Blagaj on the way

Day 6 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 7 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.

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7 Days Balkan Tour #8

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Day 1Tirana, 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 2 Berat, Albania. Visit Berat fortress and the most interesting sights in the town

Day 3 Transfer to Budva, Montenegro. Visit Kruje on the way

Day 4 Budva and Kotor, Montenegro. Visit the Budva Old Town and the Kotor Old town

Day 5 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 6 Split, Croatia. Visit the old town, Diocletian Palace walls

Day 7 Transfer to Zagreb, Croatia. Visit Zadar on the way

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7 Days Balkan Tour #9

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

Day 2 Lake Bled, Slovenia. Spend the day among the nature

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

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

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

Day 7 Dubrovnik, Croatia. Visit the old town and the most famous landmarks in the city

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7 Days Balkan Tour #10

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Day 1Ljubjana 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 Transfer to Belgrade, Serbia Visit Novi Sad on the way

Day 5 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 6 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.

Day 7 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[/accordion-item]

7 Days Balkan Tour #11

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Day 1 Budapest, Hungary.

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

Day 3 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 4 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 5 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 6 Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria. Visit the Tsarevets Fortress and the Craft street

Day 7 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.

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