The Ultimate Balkan Tour

21-Day Balkan Tours

Sofia day tourThis is the Ultimate tour of the Balkans. You’ll see almost everything this incredible part of the world has to offer:
All of the sights you’ve seen or heard about, the nations and cultures which make it such a unique place – as well as a whole lot of it which most people have never heard about…

Explore the well-known as well as the hidden parts of the Balkans with a highly experienced, fully licensed guide who can offer insights as well as helping you talking with local people.

You can personalize your tour to start, stop and finish in any country of the region. Take the opportunity to include active adventures or days “off” where you explore a little on your own.

We’ll help you create your dream Balkan tour itinerary.

What your tour includes

  • Insights – your friendly, fully licensed guide will be there to help you experience the true Balkans. In conversation, translating and guiding you through the stunning landscape and history.
  • A personal experience – you decide where we’ll stop and start on your tour. We will customize your trip so that it includes all of your must-sees and must-dos.
  • A free, no-obligation quote – including all fuel, taxes, parking fees – everything required to make your trip happen will be included in your upfront quote.
  • A spacious, air-conditioned travel – you’ll have plenty of room inside our modern minivans.

What sights have you got on your “non-negotiable” list?

Where would you like to start your tour?

Shall we drop you off at the airport afterwards?

Take a look at some of our most popular tour itineraries here…

21 Days / 10 Countries Tour

GREECE – NORTH MACEDONIA – KOSOVO – ALBANIA – MONTENEGRO – CROATIA – BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA – SLOVENIA – SERBIA – BULGARIA

Detailed itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Thessaloniki, Greece

Start the 21 days Balkan tour with a pick up from Thessaloniki airport.

→ Airport transfer to your hotel in Thessaloniki

→ Free time to relax and refresh

Overnight in Thessaloniki

Day 2 – Thessaloniki, Greece

Spend the day in Thessaloniki, Greece

→ Walking city tour of Thessaloniki in the morning
City tour of the city Visit the White Tower, Arch of Galerius and Rotunda, Hagia Sophia, Thessaloniki, Aristotelous Square, the Church of Panagia Chalkeon

→ Free time in the afternoon

Overnight in Thessaloniki

Day 3 – Meteora, Greece

→ Transfer to Meteora area
Explore the Meteora rock monasteries

→ Free time in the afternoon

→ Transfer back to Thessaloniki

Overnight in Thessaloniki

Day 4 – Skopje, North Macedonia

→ Transfer to Skopje, North Macedonia

→ Skopje walking tour
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.

→ Free time in Skopje

Overnight in Skopje

Day 5 – 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 6 – Ohrid, North 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.

→ Free time in Ohrid

 

Overnight in Ohrid

Day 7 – Tirana, Albania

→ Transfer to the St. Naum Monastery, North Macedonia

→ Explore the monastery complex

→ Transfer to 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.

→ Free time in the afternoon

Overnight in Tirana

Day 8 – Kruje, Albania – 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 Budva, Montenegro

 

Overnight in Budva

Day 9 – Kotor, Montenegro

→ Day tour to Kotor Bay and the old town of Kotor.

→ City tour and free time
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 back to Budva

Overnight in Budva

Day 10 – 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

Day 11 – Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

→ 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 and Herzegovina

→ Transfer to Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

→ Private tour 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

Day 13 – Split, Croatia

→ Transfer to 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 14 – Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

→ Transfer to the Plitvice Lakes National Park
Discover the number one nature sight in Croatia

→ Transfer to Ljubljana, Slovenia

Overnight in Ljubljana

Day 15 – Ljubljana, Slovenia

→ City tour in the morning
Visit the 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 Bucher’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)

→ Transfer to Zagreb, Croatia after lunch

→ Free time in Zagreb

Overnight in Zagreb

Day 16 – Zagreb, Croatia

Spend the day in the Croatian capital – Zagreb

→ Walking city tour in the morning.
Explore the Croatian capital. Visit the Museum of Broken Relationships, Old Town Gate, traditional Croatian pastry shop Vincek, Lenucijeva Potkova.

→ Free time in Zagreb in the afternoon

 

Overnight in Zagreb

Day 17 – Novi Sad – Belgrade, Serbia

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

→ Transfer to Belgrade
Free time in Belgrade

Overnight in Belgrade

Day 18 – 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 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 19 – Nis, Serbia

→ Transfer to Nis, Serbia
Visit the Nis fortress; the Concentration camp “Red Cross” (The only preserved concentration camp from the Second War War on the Balkans); The skull tower; The Mediana (the birthplace of Constantin the greatest)

→ Transfer to Sofia, Bulgaria

→ Free time in Sofia

 

Overnight in Sofia, Bulgaria

Day 20 – Sofia and Rila Monastery, Bulgaria

→ Transfer to the Rila monastery
Explore the monastery complex complex

→ Transfer back to Sofia

→ Free time for lunch in Sofia (optional)

→ Sofia city tour
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.

 

Overnight in Sofia

Day 21 – Plovdiv, Bulgaria

→ Transfer to Plovdiv area, Bulgaria

→ Visit Bachkovo monastery

→ 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 for lunch

→ Transfer back to Sofia

 

Overnight in Sofia

End of the tour

21 Days / 9 Countries Tour

SLOVENIA – CROATIA – BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA – MONTENEGRO – ALBANIA – NORTH MACEDONIA – BULGARIA – ROMANIA – SERBIA

Detailed itinerary

Day 1 – Ljubljana, Slovenia

The 3 weeks Balkan tour starts from any location in Ljubljana, Slovenia (airport or hotel)

→ 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 – Zagreb, Croatia

→ Transfer to 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 3 – Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

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

→ Transfer to Zadar, Croatia
Free time in Zadar

 

Overnight in Zadar

Day 4 – Split, Croatia

→ Transfer to Split, Croatia

→ Visit Sibenik and Trogir on the way

→ Split old town 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 in the afternoon

 

Overnight in Dubrovnik

Day 6 – Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

→ 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 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 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Day 8 – Kotor, Montenegro

→ Transfer to Kotor

→ Kotor old town 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

→ Free time in Kotor for lunch (optional)

→ Transfer to Budva, Montenegro

 

Overnight in Budva

Day 9 – Tirana, Albania

→ Transfer to Tirana, Albania

→ Tirana walking tour
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.

→ Transfer to Ohrid, North Macedonia

Overnight in Ohrid, North Macedonia

Day 10 – 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 11 – Skopje, North Macedonia

→ 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 12 – 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 13 – Rila Monastery, Bulgaria

→ Transfer to the Rila monastery, Bulgaria
Guided tour of the monastery complex

→ Transfer to Sofia, Bulgaria

→ Free time in Sofia

 

Overnight in Sofia, Bulgaria

Day 14 – Sofia, Bulgaria

→ Sofia city tour in the morning
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.

→ Free time in Sofia in the afternoon

 

Overnight in Sofia

Day 15 – Plovdiv, Bulgaria

→ Transfer to Plovdiv area, Bulgaria

→ Visit Bachkovo monastery

→Plovdiv city tour
Visit the Old town from the 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.

→ Free time in the afternoon

 

Overnight in Plovdiv

Day 16 – The Rose Valley and Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

→ Transfer to the Rose Valley and Kazanlak area
Explore the Thracian tomb in Kazanlak

→ Transfer to Veliko Tarnovo via Shipka pass

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

 

Overnight in Veliko Tarnovo

Day 17 – 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 in the afternoon

 

Overnight in Bucharest

Day 18 – Sinaia – Bran – Brasov, Romania

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

→ Transfer to Brasov, Romania

→ Free time in Brasov

 

Overnight in Brasov

Day 19 – Sighisoara – Sibiu, Romania

→ Transfer to Sighisoara, Romania

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

→ Transfer to Sibiu, Romania

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

→ Free time in Sibiu

 

Overnight in Sibiu

Day 20 – Timisoara, Romania

→ Transfer to Timisoara, Romania

→ City tour of Timisoara
Visit the Orthodox cathedral, the Piata Unirii and Victoriei Square

→ Free time in Timisoara

 

Overnight in Timisoara

Day 21 – 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,

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

 

Overnight in Belgrade

End of the tour

3 Weeks 10 Countries Tour

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

Detailed itinerary

Day 1 – Belgrade, Serbia

3 weeks  / 21 days Balkan tour starting 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

→ 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

→ 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

→ 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 – 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 area, North Macedonia

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

→ Transfer to Ohrid, North Macedonia 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 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 the afternoon

 

Overnight in Tirana

Day 15 – 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 Budva, Montenegro

Overnight in Budva

Day 16 – 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 17 – Dubrovnik, Croatia

→ Dubrovnik 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);

→ Free time in the afternoon

 

Overnight in Dubrovnik

Day 18 – 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 19 – Sarajevo, Bosnia

→ 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

Day 20 – Zagreb, Croatia

→ Long transfer to Zagreb, Croatia

→ 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)

→ Free time in Zagreb

 

Overnight in Zagreb, Croatia

Day 21 – Ljubljana, Slovenia

→ Transfer to Lake Bled, Slovenia

→ Explore the lake and the area

→ Transfer to Ljubljana, Slovenia

→ 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).

→ Free time in Ljubljana

 

Overnight in Ljubljana

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