A Fortnight in the Balkans

14-Day Balkan Tours

Balkan tales tripA Fortnight in the Balkans will give you enough time to create your dream trip… Giving you the time to visit from 4 to 10 countries on 1 Balkan tour.

Whether it’s a particular country, a particular cuisine or culture which has always caught your eye – or you want to get a real taste of the whole beautiful region.

The Balkans is a melting pot of thousands of years of cultural collision and collusion. And your friendly, fully licensed guide will make sure you don’t miss any single part of it.

If you don’t see the perfect itinerary for you below, tell us about your preferred pick-up and drop-off locations or the unmissable sights you want to add.

What your tour price includes

  • Local knowledge and culture – your highly experienced guide will handle all communication with locals, as well as providing deep insight into everything you see.
  • A tour unique to you – personalize your tour to include the sights that interest you.
  • A clearly estimated price – we provide a full no-obligation quote for free as soon as we’ve agreed on your itinerary.
  • Groups small and large – we usually take small, private groups of around 2-6 people, but we can also cater to large group bookings of up to fifty.
  • Travel in space and comfort – stretch out your legs in our roomy, modern minivans, fitted with air conditioning.

 

A 14-day tour of the Balkans gives you plenty of opportunities to see a number of different countries and a huge variety of incredible sights.

Here are some of our favorite itineraries to start you off…

14 Day Tour Itinerary #1 – 6 countries in 2 weeks

SERBIA – ROMANIA – BULGARIA – KOSOVO – NORTH MACEDONIA – ALBANIA

14 DAY TOUR 1

Detailed itinerary

Day 1 – Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade

Start the 2 weeks Balkan 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 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

→ 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 – Transilvania, 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 5 – Bucharest, Romania

→ 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

→ Transfer to Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

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

 

Overnight in Veliko Tarnovo

Day 7 – Plovdiv, Bulgaria

→ Transfer to Kazanlak area via the Shipka pass
Visit Etar complex and the 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 8 – Sofia, Bulgaria

→ 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 9 – Rila monastery, Bulgaria and Skopje, North Macedonia

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

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

→ 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

→ 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 11 – Mavrovo, North Macedonia

→ Transfer to Mavrovo area, North Macedonia
Visit the St. John the Baptist monastery

→ Transfer to Ohrid at late afternoon

Overnight in Ohrid

Day 12 – 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.

→ Visit the St. Naum Monastery

→ Free time at the afternoon

Overnight in Ohrid

Day 13 – Berat, Albania

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

→ Transfer to Tirana, Albania

Overnight in Tirana, Albania

Day 14 – Tirana, Albania

→ 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

End of the tour

14 Day Tour Itinerary #2 – 8 Countries in 2 weeks

ROMANIA – BULGARIA – NORTH MACEDONIA – KOSOVO – ALBANIA – MONTENEGRO – CROATIA – BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

14 DAY TOUR 3

Detailed itinerary

Day 1 – Bucharest, Romania

This 14 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

→ 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

→ 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

→ 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

→ 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

→ 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, Macedonia

→ 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

→ 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 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, Albania

 

Overnight in Tirana

Day 11 – Kruje, Albania and Skadar Lake, Montenegro

→ Transfer to Kruje, Albania

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

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

→ Transfer to Budva, Montenegro

→ Free time in Montenegro

Overnight in Budva

Day 12 – 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 Dubrovnik, Croatia
Free time in Dubrovnik, Croatia

Overnight in Dubrovnik, Croatia

Day 13 – Dubrovnik, Croatia

→ City tour in the morning
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);

→ Transfer to Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Free time in Mostar

Overnight in Mostar

Day 14 – Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

→ Transfer to Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

→ 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 Sarajevo 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

 

End of the tour

14 Day Tour Itinerary #3 – 5 Countries in 2 weeks

SERBIA – SLOVENIA – CROATIA – MONTENEGRO – BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

14 DAY TOUR 3

Detailed itinerary

Day 1 – Belgrade, Serbia

Start the 2 weeks Balkan 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 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

→ Depart after breakfast from Belgrade

→ Transfer to Novi Sad (2-2.5 hours)
Visit the old part of the city and the Petrovadian fortress

→ Transfer to Zagreb, Croatia

Overnight in Zagreb

Day 3 – Zagreb, Croatia

→ Zagreb city 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)

→ Transfer to Ljubljana, Slovenia

→ Free time in Ljubljana

 

Overnight in Ljubljana

Day 4 – Ljubljana, Slovenia

→ City tour of Ljubljana and free time
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 – Postojna cave and Predjama castle

→ Transfer to Postojna cave and Predjama castle
Explore both sights

→ Transfer back to Croatia and the city of Opatija

→ Free time in Opatija

Overnight in Opatija

Day 6 – Pula and Rovinj, Croatia

→ 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 7 – Plitvice lakes, Croatia

→ Transfer to the Plitvice lakes Nattional park, Croatia
Explore the national park

→ Transfer to Zadar, Croatia
Free time in Zadar

Overnight in Zadar

Day 8 – Trogir and Sibenik, Croatia

→ Visit Zadar old town in the morning

→ Transfer to Split via Trogir and Sibenik
Explore both cities

→ Free time in Split at the afternoon

Overnight in Split

Day 9 – Split, Croatia

→ Split city tour
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 Split in the afternoon

 

Overnight in Split

Day 10 – Dubrovnik, Croatia

→ 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 11 – 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 12 – 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 Budva

Day 13 – Mostar, Sarajevo, Bosnia

→ 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 14 – Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

→ Transfer to Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

→ 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 Sarajevo 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 Bosnia

End of the tour

14 Day Tour Itinerary #4 – 5 Countries in 2 weeks

SLOVENIA – CROATIA – MONTENEGRO – BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA – SERBIA

14 DAY TOUR 4

Detailed itinerary

Day 1 – Ljubljana and Lake Bled, Slovenia

This 2 weeks 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

→ Transfer to Postojna area

→ Visit the Postojna cave and Predjama castle

→ Transfer to Zagreb, Croatia at late afternoon

 

Overnight in Zagreb

Day 3 – Zagreb, Croatia

→ City tour Zagreb in the morning
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 4 – Opatija, Croatia

→ Transfer to Opatija, Croatia

→ City tour and free time in Opatija

Overnight in Opatija

Day 5 – Pula and Rovinj, Croatia

→ 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 6 – Plitvice lakes, Croatia

→ 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 7 – Split, Croatia

→ 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 8 – Dubrovnik, Croatia

→ Transfer to Dubrovnik, Croatia

→ Dubrovnik old town city tour
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, Croatia

Day 9 – Kotor, Montenegro

→ Transfer to Kotor, Montenegro

→ Kotor waking tour
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, Montenegro
Free time in Budva

Overnight in Budva

Day 10 – 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 Budva

Day 11 – Mostar, Sarajevo, Bosnia

→ 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 12 – Sarajevo, Bosnia

→ 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 Sarajevo 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, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Day 13 – Novi Sad, Serbia

→ Transfer to Novi Sad, Serbia

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

→ Free time in Novi Sad

Overnight in Novi Sad, Serbia

Day 14 – Belgrade, Serbia

→ Transfer to Belgrade, Serbia

→ Belgrade city tour
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

End of the tour

14 Day Tour Itinerary #5 – 4 Countries in 2 weeks

CROATIA – BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA – SERBIA – BULGARIA

14 DAY TOUR 5

Detailed itinerary

Day 1 – Zagreb, Croatia

Start the 2 weeks 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)

→ Transfer to Opatija, Croatia
Free time in Opatija

 

Overnight in Opatija

Day 2 – Pula and Rovinj, Croatia

→ 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

→ 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

→ Transfer to Split, Croatia

→ Split city 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 5 – Dubrovnik, Croatia

→ Transfer to Dubrovnik, Croatia

→ Dubrovnik old town city tour
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, Croatia

Day 6 – Mostar, Sarajevo, Bosnia

→ 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

→ 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 Sarajevo 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, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Day 8 – Visegrad, Bosnia and Herzegovina

→ Transfer to Visegrad, Bosnia
Visit the world famous bridge in Visegrad

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

 

Overnight in Mokra Gora area

Day 9 – Belgrade, Serbia

→ Transfer to Belgrade, Serbia

→ 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 10 – Novi Sad Serbia

→ Day tour to to Novi Sad, Serbia
Visit the old town and the Petrovadian fortress

→ Transfer back to Belgrade

Overnight in Belgrade

Day 11 – Nis, Serbia

→ Transfer to Nis, Serbia
Visit the Red Cross concentration camp, The Nis Fortress, The Skull Tower and the Mediana – The birthplace of Consantine the Great

→ Transfer to Sofia, Bulgaria in the afternoon

Overnight in Sofia, Bulgaria

Day 12 – 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 13 – Plovdiv, Bulgaria

→ Transfer to Bachkovo area

→ Visit the Bachkovo moanstery

→ Transfer to Plovdiv, Bulgaria

→ Plovdiv walking  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 14 – Kazanlak and Koprivshtitsa, Bulgaria

→ Transfer to the Rose valley
Visit Kazanlak area and the Thracian tomb Golyama Kosmatka

→ Transfer to Koprivshtitsa via Shipka church
Explore the mountain village

→ Transfer to Sofia

End of the tour

 

14 Day Tour Itinerary #6 – 7 Countries in 2 weeks

CROATIA – MONTENEGRO – ALBANIA – NORTH MACEDONIA – KOSOVO – SERBIA – BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

14 DAY TOUR

Deatiled itinerary

Day 1 – Zagreb, Croatia

Start the 2 weeks tour Balkans 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)

 

Overnight in Zagreb

Day 2 – 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 3 – Dubrovnik, Croatia

→ Transfer to Dubrovnik, Croatia

→ Dubrovnik old town walking tour
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

→ Transfer to Kotor, Montenegro

→ Kotor walking tour
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, Montenegro
Free time in Budva

Overnight in Budva

Day 5 – Cetinje and Ostrog Monastery Montenegro

→ Day tour from Budva
Visit the Njegushi village and Ostrog 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

→ 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 walking tour in the morning
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

 

Overnight in Tirana

Day 8 – Ohrid, North 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 Kaneo church.

→ Transfer to St. Naum Monastery

 

Overnight in Ohrid

Day 9 – 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 10 – Prizren, Kosovo

→ Depart from Skopje after breakfast

→ Transfer to Prizren, Kosovo via the mountain road

→ Prizren city tour
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 11 – Nis, Serbia

→ Transfer to Nis, Serbia
Visit the Red Cross concentration camp, The Nis Fortress, The Skull Tower and the Mediana – The birthplace of Consantine the Great

→ Transfer to Belgrade in the afternoon

Overnight in Belgrade

Day 12 – Belgrade, Serbia

→ City tour of Belgrade in the morning
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 Belgrade, Serbia
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, Serbia

Day 13 – Novi Sad, Serbia

→ Transfer to Novi Sad, Serbia
Visit the Petrovadian fortress and the old part of town

→ Transfer to Sarajevo, Bosnia

Overnight in Sarajevo, Bosnia

Day 14 – Sarajevo, Bosnia

→ 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

End of the tour

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