The Best of the Balkans Tour

10-Day Balkan Tour

Plovdiv amphitheatre

Plovdiv amphitheatre

Get the best of the Balkans – go on a 10-day tour of the Balkans and you can see quite a number of countries and sights on your trip.

Get a real taste of what this vibrant part of the world can offer.

Our friendly, fully licensed guides will be there to make sure you don’t miss a thing. Plus, you customize your tour itinerary so that you hit all of the landmarks and famous places you’ve always wanted to see…

How about starting in a different country? Finishing at a convenient airport?

This is your trip to the Balkans. Let us know how we can make it special.

What your tour includes

  • A guided tour of every major city – choose a knowledgeable local guide to meet you in every city. They will offer exciting insights into local history and culture.
  • Comfortable travel – you’ll be traveling inside a roomy, air-conditioned minivan.
  • A clear price quote – we include all of the expenses in your upfront quote. There are no hidden fees.
  • Private and large group options – as well as our small group tours we also manage large group bookings of up to 50 people.
  • Your own dream Balkans tour – we will personalize your itinerary to fit in with what you’ve always wanted. Let us know about pick-ups, preferred routes – whatever you need.

Now it’s time to choose your 10 day Balkan tour itinerary. You can make any additions or changes you would like. You also have a few of our most popular trips to start with…

10 Day Balkan Tour #1 – Visit 5 countries

SERBIA – ROMANIA – BULGARIA – KOSOVO – NORTH MACEDONIA

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Day 1 – Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade

Start the 10 days Balkan private tour in Belgrade, Serbia with pick up from any location in the city (accommodation, hotel)

→ City tour of Belgrade
Visit the Belgrade fortress “Kalemegdan” (Enduring fortress built in 535 BCE) with a view to Sava and Danube rivers; The Pobednik Monument (Monument inside the Belgrade fortress); Church of the Holy Mother of God / Crkva Ruzica (Serbian Orthodox church located inside the Belgrade fortress); The “Knez Mihaylova” pedestrian street; t. Sava cathedralS (The biggest Orthodox cathedral in the Balkans ); The House of Flowers (Josip Broz Tito mausoleum); History museum of Yugoslavia; The Republic square, The National Assembly, The bombed buildings.

→ Free time in Belgrade
During your free time you can take a walk around the Belgrade waterfront or enter some of the museums in Belgrade: Nikola Tesla Museum; The History museum of Serbia; etc.

 

Overnight in Belgrade

Day 2 – Novi Sad, Serbia

→ Transfer to Novi Sad, Serbia after breakfasts

→ Novi Sad walking tour
Visit the old town and the Petrovadian fortress

→ Transfer to Timisoara, Romania
Free time in Timisoara

 

Overnight in Timisoara

Day 3 – Sibiu and Sighisoara, Romania

Sibiu Romania

→ Transfer to Sibiu, Romania

→ Sibiu walking tour
Visit the Consul tower of Sibiu, the Large Square, the bridge of Lies, Sibiu Lutheran Cathedral;

→ Transfer to Sighisoara, Romania

→ Sighisoara city tour
Visit the Sighisoara Citadel, The Clock tower, Vlad Dracul House

Free time in Sighisoara

 

Overnight in Sighisoara

Day 4 – Bran and Sinaia castles, Brasov, Romania

Sinaia Castle

→ Transfer to the area of Transilvania
Visit the Dracula’s castle (Bran castle) and the Peles castle in Sinaia

→ Transfer to Brasov, Romania

Free time in Brasov

 

Overnight in Brasov

Day 5 – Bucharest, Romania

Bucharest City

→ Transfer to Bucharest, Romania

→ Bucharest city tour
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.

Free time in Bucharest

 

Overnight in Bucharest

Day 6 – Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

Veliko Turnovo

→ Transfer to Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

→ Veliko Tarnovo walking tour
Visit the Tsarevets fortress and the craft street

 

Overnight in Veliko Tarnovo

Day 7 – Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia→ Transfer to Sofia, Bulgaria

→ Walking city tour of 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.

 

Overnight in Sofia

Day 8 – Rila monastery, Bulgaria and Skopje, North Macedonia

Rila Monastery

→ Transfer to the Rila monastery
Explore the biggest monastery complex on Balkans

→ Transfer to Skopje, North Macedonia (3-4 hours)

→ Walking Skopje city tour (1.5 – 2 hours )
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

Free time in Skopje in the afternoon

 

Overnight in Skopje

Day 9 – Prizren, Kosovo

Prizren Kosovo

→ Depart from Skopje after breakfast

→ Transfer to Prizren, Kosovo via the mountain road

→ Walking tour Prizren
Visit the city center; Our Lady of Ljeviš Church (14th-century Serbian Orthodox church); Sinan Pasha Mosque (17th Century mosque)

→ Transfer back to Skopje

 

Overnight in Skopje

Day 10 – Ohrid, North Macedonia

Ohrid lake→ Transfer to Ohrid, North Macedonia

→ Walking Ohrid 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.
Boat ride or transfer to St. Naum Monastery

 

Overnight in Ohrid

End of the tour

10 Day Balkan Tour #2 – Visit 5 countries

Visit ROMANIA – BULGARIA – NORTH MACEDONIA – KOSOVO – ALBANIA

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Day 1 – Bucharest, Romania

BUCHAREST parliament

This 10 days private Balkan tour starts in Bucharest with pick up from your accommodation

→ City tour of 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.

Free time in Bucharest

 

Overnight in Bucharest

Day 2 – Sinaia – Bran – Brasov, Romania

→ Transfer to the area of Transilvania
Visit the Dracula’s castle (Bran castle) and the Peles castle in Sinaia

→ Transfer to Brasov, Romania

Free time in Brasov

 

Overnight in Brasov

Day 3 – Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

Veliko Turnovo

→ Transfer to Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

→ Veliko Tarnovo walking tour
Visit the Tsarevets fortress and the craft street

 

Overnight in Veliko Tarnovo

Day 4 – Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Ancient city of Plovdiv

→ Transfer to Kazanlak area via the Shipka pass
Visit Kazanlak Thracian tomb Golyama Kosmatka

→ Transfer to Plovdiv, Bulgaria

→ Plovdiv city tour
Visit the Old town from the 19th century; the Ethnographic museum; Balabanov house; the Ancient theatre of Philippopolis; 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.

→ Free time in the afternoon

Overnight in Plovdiv

Day 5 – Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia→ Transfer to Sofia, Bulgaria

→ Walking city tour of the historical part of the city
Visit the: St. Nedelya square; Nedelya church; St Sofia Monument; St. Petka Church; The old Serdica 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.

 

Overnight in Sofia

Day 6 – Rila monastery, Bulgaria and Skopje, North Macedonia

Skopje

→ Transfer to the Rila monastery
Explore the biggest monastery complex on Balkans

→ Transfer to Skopje, North Macedonia (3-4 hours)

→ Walking Skopje city tour (1.5 – 2 hours )
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

Free time in Skopje in the afternoon

 

Overnight in Skopje

Day 7 – Prizren, Kosovo

Kosovo

→ Depart from Skopje after breakfast

→ Transfer to Prizren, Kosovo via the mountain road

→ Walking tour Prizren
Visit the city center; Our Lady of Ljeviš Church (14th-century Serbian Orthodox church); Sinan Pasha Mosque (17th Century mosque)

→ Transfer back to Skopje

 

Overnight in Skopje

Day 8 – Ohrid, North Macedonia

Ohrid→ Transfer to Ohrid, North Macedonia

→ Walking Ohrid 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.

→ Transfer to the St. Naum Monastery

→ Transfer back to Ohrid

→ Free time in Ohrid

 

Overnight in Ohrid

Day 9 – Berat, Albania

Berat, Albania→ Transfer to Berat, Albania
Visit the old part of town and the fortress

→ Transfer to Tirana, Albania

 

Overnight in Tirana, Albania

Day 10 – Tirana, Albania

Tirana day tour

→ Transfer to Tirana, Albania

→ Walking city tour of Tirana
Visit the “Skanderberg square” (The main square in Tirana) with the Skanderberg Statue; the “Ethem bey” mosque (the Only historical mosque in Tirana) the “Enver Hoxha” pyramid, the Peace bell, the Building of the historical museum of Tirana, a Preserved bunker (In one of the bunkers there is a museum about the victims of the Albanian Communist regime) Maria Theresa boulevard, the University of Tirana, the Old government square; The Clock tower (19th Century)

→ Free time in Tirana, Albania

 

Overnight in Tirana

End of the tour

10 Day Balkan Tour #3 – Visit 5 countries

You will see SERBIA – SLOVENIA – CROATIA – MONTENEGRO – BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

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Day 1 – Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade day tour

The private Balkan 10 days tour starts in Belgrade, Serbia with pick up from any location in the city (accommodation, hotel)

→ City tour of Belgrade
Visit the Belgrade fortress “Kalemegdan” (Enduring fortress built in 535 BCE) with a view to Sava and Danube rivers; The Pobednik Monument (Monument inside the Belgrade fortress); Church of the Holy Mother of God / Crkva Ruzica (Serbian Orthodox church located inside the Belgrade fortress); The “Knez Mihaylova” pedestrian street; t. Sava cathedralS (The biggest Orthodox cathedral in the Balkans ); The House of Flowers (Josip Broz Tito mausoleum); History museum of Yugoslavia; The Republic square, The National Assembly, The bombed buildings.

→ Free time in Belgrade
During your free time you can take a walk around the Belgrade waterfront or enter some of the museums in Belgrade: Nikola Tesla Museum; The History museum of Serbia; etc.

 

Overnight in Belgrade

Day 2 – Novi Sad, Serbia

→ Transfer to Novi Sad (2-2.5 hours)

→ Walking tour of Novi Sad
Visit the old part of the city and the Petrovadian fortress

→ Transfer to Zagreb, Croatia

 

Overnight in Zagreb

Day 3 – Zagreb, Croatia

Slovenia day trip→ City tour of  Zagreb, Croatia
Visit the Old Town; The Zagreb Cathedral; St. Mark’s church (Monumental, medieval-style, Serbian Orthodox church); Dolac Market (Large market with many stands offering flowers, fruits, veggies & meats in an indoor/outdoor setup); The Lotrscak Tower; The Medieval Stone Gate; The Lenucijeva Potkova. Ban Josip Jelačić Square (The central square of Zagreb)

→ Transfer to Ljubljana, Slovenia

 

Overnight in Ljubljana

Day 4 – Ljubljana and Lake Bled , Slovenia

Day in Ljubljana→ City tour of Ljubljana
The Dragon Bridge; Tromostovje (The Triple Bridge is a group of three bridges which connects the historical part of Ljubljana with the modern part of the city); Preseren Square (The central square in Ljubljana part of the old town’s pedestrian zone), Franciscan Church of the Annunciation (17th-century Franciscan church famous with its interior). Robba fountain (18th-century fountain made of limestone and marble); The Butcher’s bridge; The town square; Ljubljana Town Hall; The city market of Ljubljana; The Ljubljana cathedral (Roman Catholic cathedral with a baroque interior, including gilded columns & ceiling frescoes).

→ Visit Lake Bled in the afternoon

 

Overnight in Ljubljana

Day 5 – Plitvice lakes, Croatia

Plitvice lakes

→ Transfer to the Plitvice lakes national park, Croatia
Explore the Plivice UNESCO protected lakes

→ Transfer to Split, Croatia
Free time in Split

 

Overnight in Split

Day 6 – Split, Croatia

Split day tour→ City tour of Split in the morning
Visit the old town, The Diocletian Palace; The Cathedral of Saint Domnius (Built in the 4th century AD); The Riva (The central part of Split); The Old Jupiter’s Temple (built in the 3rd century AD); The “Let me pass” street; The Golden Gate (4th-century Roman stone entryway to Diocletian’s Palace, with arches & ornate statues);

→ Free time in the afternoon

 

Overnight in Split

Day 7 – Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik→ Transfer to Dubrovnik

→ City tour and free time
Visit the Old town, the Ancient city walls, the Dubrovnik “Saint Saviour” church (16th century church with Renaissance architecture); the Dubrovnik cathedral (Early 18th-century baroque cathedral); The Onofrije’s fountain, The Franciscan Monastery (Landmark monastery built in the 1300s, noted for its cloister, library & historic pharmacy displays); the Gates of Pile; the Old port; the Clock tower, the Sponza Palace, the Rector’s Palace; the Fort Saint John; the Stradun (The main walking street in Dubrovnik old town);

 

Overnight in Dubrovnik

Day 8 – Kotor, Montenegro

Kotor day trip→ Transfer to Kotor, Montenegro

→ City tour of Kotor Old Town
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

→ Transfer to Budva
Free time in Budva

 

Overnight in Budva

Day 9 – Mostar, Sarajevo, Bosnia

Mostar

→ Transfer to Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

→ Walking tour of Mostar  old town
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.

→ Transfer to Blagaj
Visit the Blagaj monastery

→ Transfer to Sarajevo via Konjic

 

Overnight in Sarajevo

Day 10 – Sarajevo, Bosnia

Sarajevo

→ City tour of Sarajevo
Visit the Bascarsija (The historical Turkish market); Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque (Ottoman mosque from 16th century); The Latin Bridge/ The Assassination Bridge (Ottoman-era stone bridge near the site of Archduke Franz Ferdinand’s 1914 assassination); The Sebilj Monument (Famous 18th century wooden fountain); the “Sacred Heart” Cathedral (Gothic cathedral from the 19th century); The Sarajevo city hall, The Abandoned Bobsleigh Track (Built in 1984 for the Winter Olimpic games in Former Yugoslavia The country opened its doors to the international community to celebrate sport, after the breakup of Yugoslavia, during the long Sarajevo siege the bobsleigh track been used as a base for the artillery); The Tunnel of Hope (Military-history museum at the site of a storied Bosnian War–era underground tunnel);

→ Free time in the afternoon

 

Overnight in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

End of the tour

10 Day Balkan Tour #4 – Visit 4 countries

SLOVENIA – CROATIA – MONTENEGRO – BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

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Day 1 – Ljubljana and Lake Bled, Slovenia

Ljubljana Slovenia

This private Balkan tour starts from any location in Ljubljana, Slovenia

→ City tour of Ljubljana, Slovenia
The Dragon Bridge; Tromostovje (The Triple Bridge is a group of three bridges which connects the historical part of Ljubljana with the modern part of the city); Preseren Square (The central square in Ljubljana part of the old town’s pedestrian zone), Franciscan Church of the Annunciation (17th-century Franciscan church famous with its interior). Robba fountain (18th-century fountain made of limestone and marble); The Butcher’s bridge; The town square; Ljubljana Town Hall; The city market of Ljubljana; The Ljubljana cathedral (Roman Catholic cathedral with a baroque interior, including gilded columns & ceiling frescoes).

→ Visit Lake Bled in the afternoon

 

Overnight in Ljubljana.

Day 2 – Postojna cave and Predjama castle, Slovenia

Predjama castle→ Transfer to Postojna cave arae
Visit the Postojna cave and Predjama castle

→ Transfer to Zagreb, Croatia at late afternoon

 

Overnight in Zagreb

Day 3 – Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb→ Zagreb walking tour
Visit the Old Town; The Zagreb Cathedral; St. Mark’s church (Monumental, medieval-style, Serbian Orthodox church); Dolac Market (Large market with many stands offering flowers, fruits, veggies & meats in an indoor/outdoor setup); The Lotrscak Tower; The Medieval Stone Gate; The Lenucijeva Potkova. Ban Josip Jelačić Square (The central square of Zagreb)

→ Free time at the afternoon

 

Overnight in Zagreb

Day 4 – Plitvice lakes, Croatia

Plitvice lake→ Transfer to the Plitvice lakes National Park
Explore the UNESCO protected national park

→ Transfer to Split, Croatia
Free time in Split

 

Overnight in Split

Day 5 – Split, Croatia

Split day tour→ City tour of Split in the morning
Visit the old town, The Diocletian Palace; The Cathedral of Saint Domnius (Built in 4th century AD); The Riva (The central part of Split); The Old Jupiter’s Temple (build in 3rd century AD); The “Let me pass” street; The Golden Gate (4th-century Roman stone entryway to Diocletian’s Palace, with arches & ornate statues);

→ Free time in the afternoon

 

Overnight in Split

Day 6 – Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik→ Transfer to Dubrovnik

→ City tour and free time
Visit the Old town, the Ancient city walls, the Dubrovnik “Saint Saviour” church (16th century church with Renaissance architecture); the Dubrovnik cathedral (Early 18th-century baroque cathedral); The Onofrije’s fountain, The Franciscan Monastery (Landmark monastery built in the 1300s, noted for its cloister, library & historic pharmacy displays); the Gates of Pile; the Old port; the Clock Tower, the Sponza Palace, the Rector’s Palace; the Fort Saint John; the Stradun (The main walking street in Dubrovnik old town);

 

Overnight in Dubrovnik

Day 7 – Kotor, Montenegro

Kotor→ Transfer to Kotor, Montenegro

→ City tour of Kotor Old Town
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

→ Transfer to Budva
Free time in Budva

 

Overnight in Budva

Day 8 – Cetinje and Ostrog Monastery, Montenegro

→ Transfer to the Njegushi village in the morning

→ Transfer to the Ostrog Monastery
Explore the rock monastery

→ Transfer to Cetinje
City tour of Cretinje old center

→ Transfer back to Budva

 

Overnight in BudvaCetinje

Day 9 – Mostar, Sarajevo, Bosnia

Mostar trip

→ Transfer to Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

→ Walking tour of Mostar  old town
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.

→ Transfer to Blagaj
Visit the Blagaj monastery

→ Transfer to Sarajevo via Konjic

 

Overnight in Sarajevo

Day 10 – Sarajevo, Bosnia

Sarajevo

→ City tour of Sarajevo
Visit the Bascarsija (The historical Turkish market); Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque (Ottoman mosque from 16th century); The Latin Bridge/ The Assassination Bridge (Ottoman-era stone bridge near the site of Archduke Franz Ferdinand’s 1914 assassination); The Sebilj Monument (Famous 18th century wooden fountain); the “Sacred Heart” Cathedral (Gothic cathedral from the 19th century); The Sarajevo city hall, The Abandoned Bobsleigh Track (Built in 1984 for the Winter Olimpic games in Former Yugoslavia The country opened its doors to the international community to celebrate sport, after the breakup of Yugoslavia, during the long Sarajevo siege the bobsleigh track been used as a base for the artillery); The Tunnel of Hope (Military-history museum at the site of a storied Bosnian War–era underground tunnel);

→ Free time in the afternoon

 

Overnight in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

End of the tour

10 Day Balkan Tour #5 – Visit 3 countries

CROATIA – BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA – SERBIA

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Day 1 – Zagreb, Croatia

Opatija day trip

Start the 10 days Balkan tour with pick up from any location in Zagreb, Croatia

→ City tour and free time in Zagreb, Croatia
Visit the Old Town; The Zagreb Cathedral; St. Mark’s church (Monumental, medieval-style, Serbian Orthodox church); Dolac Market (Large market with many stands offering flowers, fruits, veggies & meats in an indoor/outdoor setup); The Lotrscak Tower; The Medieval Stone Gate; The Lenucijeva Potkova. Ban Josip Jelačić Square (The central square of Zagreb)

→ Transfer to Opatija, Croatia
Free time in Opatija

 

Overnight in Opatija.

Day 2 – Pula and Rovinj, Croatia

Rovinj→ Day tour to Pula and Rovinj
Visit the Pula Arena, The Arch of Sergii and the city center

→ Transfer back to Opatija

 

Overnight in Opatija

Day 3 – Plitvice lakes, Croatia

Plitvice lakes→ Transfer to the Plitvice lakes National Park
Explore the national park

→ Transfer to Zadar, Croatia
Free time in Zadar

 

Overnight in Zadar

Day 4 – Split, Croatia

Split, Croatia→ Transfer to Split, Croatia

→ City tour of Split and free time
Visit the old town, The Diocletian Palace; The Cathedral of Saint Domnius (Built in 4th century AD); The Riva (The central part of Split); The Old Jupiter’s Temple (build in 3rd century AD); The “Let me pass” street; The Golden Gate (4th-century Roman stone entryway to Diocletian’s Palace, with arches & ornate statues);

 

Overnight in Split

Day 5 – Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik old town→ Transfer to Dubrovnik

→ City tour and free time
Visit the Old town, the Ancient city walls, the Dubrovnik “Saint Saviour” church (16th century church with Renaissance architecture); the Dubrovnik cathedral (Early 18th-century baroque cathedral); The Onofrije’s fountain, The Franciscan Monastery (Landmark monastery built in the 1300s, noted for its cloister, library & historic pharmacy displays); the Gates of Pile; the Old port; the Clock tower, the Sponza Palace, the Rector’s Palace; the Fort Saint John; the Stradun (The main walking street in Dubrovnik old town);

 

Overnight in Dubrovnik

Day 6 – Mostar, Sarajevo, Bosnia

Mostar

→ Transfer to Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

→ Walking tour of Mostar  old town
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.

→ Transfer to Blagaj
Visit the Blagaj monastery

→ Transfer to Sarajevo via Konjic

 

Overnight in Sarajevo

Day 7 – Sarajevo, Bosnia

Sarajevo

→ City tour of the old town in Sarajevo
Visit the Bascarsija (The historical Turkish market); Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque (Ottoman mosque from 16th century); The Latin Bridge/ The Assassination Bridge (Ottoman-era stone bridge near the site of Archduke Franz Ferdinand’s 1914 assassination); The Sebilj Monument (Famous 18th century wooden fountain); the “Sacred Heart” Cathedral (Gothic cathedral from the 19th century); The Sarajevo city hall, The Abandoned Bobsleigh Track (Built in 1984 for the Winter Olimpic games in Former Yugoslavia The country opened its doors to the international community to celebrate sport, after the breakup of Yugoslavia, during the long Sarajevo siege the bobsleigh track been used as a base for the artillery); The Tunnel of Hope (Military-history museum at the site of a storied Bosnian War–era underground tunnel);

→ Free time in the afternoon

 

Overnight in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Day 8 – Visegrad, Bosnia and Herzegovina

VIsegrad→ Transfer to Visegrad, Bosnia
Short stop to visit the world famous bridge

→ Transfer to Mokra Gora, Serbia (the wooden city)

 

Overnight in Mokra Gora area

Day 9 – Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade day tour→ Transfer to Belgrade

→ City tour of Belgrade
Visit the Belgrade fortress “Kalemegdan” (Enduring fortress built in 535 BCE) with a view to Sava and Danube rivers; The Pobednik Monument (Monument inside the Belgrade fortress); Church of the Holy Mother of God / Crkva Ruzica (Serbian Orthodox church located inside the Belgrade fortress); The “Knez Mihaylova” pedestrian street; t. Sava cathedralS (The biggest Orthodox cathedral in the Balkans ); The Republic square, The National Assembly, The bombed buildings,

→ Free time in Belgrade

During your free time you can take a walk around the Belgrade waterfront or enter some of the museums in Belgrade: Nikola Tesla Museum; The History museum of Serbia;The House of Flowers (Josip Broz Tito mausoleum); History museum of Yugoslavia;  etc.

 

Overnight in Belgrade

Day 10 – Novi Sad, Serbia

Novi Sad→ Day tour to to Novi Sad, Serbia

→ Novi Sad city tour
Visit the old town and the Petrovadian fortress

→ Transfer back to Belgrade

 

Overnight in Belgrade

End of the tour

10 Day Balkan Tour #6 – Visit 5 countries

CROATIA – MONTENEGRO – ALBANIA – NORTH MACEDONIA – KOSOVO

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Day 1 – Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb

Start the 10 days private Balkan tour with pick up from any location in Zagreb, Croatia

→ City tour of Zagreb
Visit the Old Town; The Zagreb Cathedral; St. Mark’s church (Monumental, medieval-style, Serbian Orthodox church); Dolac Market (Large market with many stands offering flowers, fruits, veggies & meats in an indoor/outdoor setup); The Lotrscak Tower; The Medieval Stone Gate; The Lenucijeva Potkova. Ban Josip Jelačić Square (The central square of Zagreb)

→ Free time in Zagreb

 

Overnight in Zagreb.

Day 2 – Split, Croatia

Split, Croatia day trip→ Transfer to Split, Croatia

→ Split walking tour
Visit the old town, The Diocletian Palace; The Cathedral of Saint Domnius (Built in 4th century AD); The Riva (The central part of Split); The Old Jupiter’s Temple (build in 3rd century AD); The “Let me pass” street; The Golden Gate (4th-century Roman stone entryway to Diocletian’s Palace, with arches & ornate statues);

→ Free time in Split

Overnight in Split

Day 3 – Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubvonik day trip→ Transfer to Dubrovnik, Croatia

→ City tour of Dubrovnik old town
Visit the Old town, the Ancient city walls, the Dubrovnik “Saint Saviour” church (16th century church with Renaissance architecture); the Dubrovnik cathedral (Early 18th-century baroque cathedral); The Onofrije’s fountain, The Franciscan Monastery (Landmark monastery built in the 1300s, noted for its cloister, library & historic pharmacy displays); the Gates of Pile; the Old port; the Clock tower, the Sponza Palace, the Rector’s Palace; the Fort Saint John; the Stradun (The main walking street in Dubrovnik old town).

→ Free time in Dubrovnik

Overnight in Dubrovnik

Day 4 – Kotor, Montenegro

Kotor, Montenegro→ Transfer to Kotor, Montenegro

→ City tour of Kotor Old Town
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

→ Transfer to Budva
Free time in Budva

 

Overnight in Budva

Day 5 – Cetinje and Ostrog Monastery Montenegro

Budva day tour

→ Transfer to the Njegushi village in the morning

→ Transfer to the Ostrog Monastery
Explore the rock monastery

→ Transfer to Cetinje
City tour of Cretinje old center

→ Transfer back to Budva

 

Overnight in Budva

Day 6 – Skadar Lake, Montenegro and Kruje, Albania

Skadar lake

→ Transfer to Skadar lake (The biggest lake on the Balkan peninsula)
Boat trip to explore the lake

→ Transfer to Kruje, Albania

→ Explore the Birthplace of Skanderberg
Visit the fortress and the old part of town

→ Transfer to Tirana, Albania

 

Overnight in Tirana

Day 7 – Tirana, Albania

Tirana

→ City tour of Tirana and free time
Visit the “Skanderberg square” (The main square in Tirana) with the Skanderberg Statue; the “Ethem bey” mosque (the Only historical mosque in Tirana) the “Enver Hoxha” pyramid, the Peace bell, the Building of the historical museum of Tirana, a Preserved bunker (In one of the bunkers there is a museum about the victims of the Albanian Communist regime) Maria Theresa boulevard, the University of Tirana, the Old government square; The Clock tower (19th Century

 

Overnight in Tirana

Day 8 – Ohrid, North Macedonia

Ohrid lake→ Transfer to Ohrid, Macedonia

→ Walking Ohrid 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.

→ Boat ride or transfer to St. Naum Monastery

 

Overnight in Ohrid

Day 9 – Skopje, Macedonia

Skopje→ Transfer to Skopje Macedonia

→ Walking city tour (1.5 – 2 hours ) and free time in the afternoon
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

 

Overnight in Skopje

Day 10 – Prizren, Kosovo

Kosovo→ Day tour to Kosovo
Depart from Skopje after breakfast

→ Transfer to Prizren via the mountain road
Visit the city center; Our Lady of Ljeviš Church (14th-century Serbian Orthodox church); Sinan Pasha Mosque (17th Century mosque)

→ Transfer back to Skopje

 

Overnight in Skopje

End of the tour

10 Day Balkan Tour #7 – Visit 5 countries

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA – MONTENEGRO – ALBANIA – NORTH MACEDONIA – BULGARIA

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Day 1 – Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Start the 10 days Balkan tour in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

→ City tour of Sarajevo
Visit the Bascarsija (The historical Turkish market); Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque (Ottoman mosque from 16th century); The Latin Bridge/ The Assassination Bridge (Ottoman-era stone bridge near the site of Archduke Franz Ferdinand’s 1914 assassination); The Sebilj Monument (Famous 18th century wooden fountain); the “Sacred Heart” Cathedral (Gothic cathedral from the 19th century); The Sarajevo city hall, The Abandoned Bobsleigh Track (Built in 1984 for the Winter Olimpic games in Former Yugoslavia The country opened its doors to the international community to celebrate sport, after the breakup of Yugoslavia, during the long Sarajevo siege the bobsleigh track been used as a base for the artillery); The Tunnel of Hope (Military-history museum at the site of a storied Bosnian War–era underground tunnel);

→ Free time in the afternoon
During your free time in Sarajevo you can enter the Museum of Sarajevo 1878–1918 (Compact museum dedicated to historical events in Sarajevo during the Austro-Hungarian period.); The War Childhood Museum (Prominent museum featuring exhibits & videos on the children who lived through the Bosnian War.); The Museum of Crimes Against Humanity and Genocide

 

Overnight in Sarajevo.

Day 2 – Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mostar day trip→ Transfer to Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

→ Short city tour of the old town
Visit the Strati Most/ The most bridge (A rebuilt 16th-century Ottoman bridge in the city of Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina that crosses the river Neretva and connects the two parts of the city. The Old Bridge stood for 427 years, until it was destroyed on 9 November 1993 by Croat military forces during the Croat–Bosniak War.); The Old turkish bazar “Kujundziluk”, The Old turkish quarter, “Koskin – Mehmed pasha’s” mosque, (Small mosque dating to the 17th century)

→ Transfer to Budva Montenegro

 

Overnight in Budva

Day 3 – Kotor, Montenegro

Kotor, Montenegro→ Transfer to Kotor, Montenegro

→ City tour of Kotor Old Town
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

→ Transfer to Budva
Free time in Budva

 

Overnight in Budva

Day 4 – Cetinje and Ostrog Monastery Montenegro

Budva day tour

→ Transfer to the Njegushi village in the morning

→ Transfer to the Ostrog Monastery
Explore the rock monastery

→ Transfer to Cetinje
City tour of Cretinje old center

→ Transfer back to Budva

 

Overnight in Budva

Day 5 – Skadar Lake, Montenegro and Kruje, Albania

Skadar lake boat

→ Transfer to Skadar lake (The biggest lake on the Balkan peninsula)
Boat trip to explore the lake

→ Transfer to Kruje, Albania

→ Explore the Birthplace of Skanderberg
Visit the fortress and the old part of town

→ Transfer to Tirana, Albania

 

Overnight in Tirana

Day 6 – Tirana, Albania

Tirana day tour→ Tirana city tour
Visit the “Skanderberg square” (The main square in Tirana) with the Skanderberg Statue; the “Ethem bey” mosque (the Only historical mosque in Tirana) the “Enver Hoxha” pyramid, the Peace bell, the Building of the historical museum of Tirana, a Preserved bunker (In one of the bunkers there is a museum about the victims of the Albanian Communist regime) Maria Theresa boulevard, the University of Tirana, the Old government square; The Clock tower (19th Century)

→ Free time in Tirana  at the afternoon

Overnight in Tirana

Day 7 – Ohrid, North Macedonia

Ohrid Macedonia→ Transfer to Ohrid, North Macedonia

→ Walking tour of Ohrid old town
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 Kan

→ Free time in Ohrid

Overnight in Ohrid

Day 8 – Skopje, North Macedonia

→ Transfer to Skopje, North Macedonia

→ Walking city tour of 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

→ Free time in the afternoon

Overnight in Skopje

Day 9 – Rila monastery, Bulgaria

Rila Monastery→ Transfer to Rila monastery, Bulgaria
Explore the biggest monastery in the Balkans.

→ Transfer to Sofia, Bulgaria
Free time in Sofia

 

Overnight in Sofia

Day 10 – Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia day tour→ Walking city tour of 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.

Free time in Sofia

 

Overnight in Sofia

End of the tour

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