The Heart of the Balkans Tour

5-Day Balkan Tours

Visit all of your dream destinations in the Balkans in only 5 days of comfortable travel.

With Balkan Tales, you’ll have your choice of routes, destinations and more:
We can collect you at the airport, follow your list of favorite places to see as we create a custom Balkan tour itinerary for you.

You’ll always have a friendly English-speaking driver or fully licensed tour guides at each location.

With their personal care, you’ll get to see all famous places at each destination, to know more about the culture and local life, to taste the cuisine and more at the Heart of the Balkans…

What your tour includes

  • Attentive, personal assistance – your licensed guide or driver-guide will be able to translate and interpret with local people you meet as well as offer insightful tours of your chosen sights.
  • Roomy, air-conditioned transport – our modern, well-maintained vehicles have full air conditioning.
  • All-inclusive travel – all costs associated with your dream Balkns trip are included in your quoted price unless otherwise stated. This only doesn’t normally include food and drinks.
  • Customize your tour – it’s your dream trip, after all! We can add rest days for you to explore certain cities on your own, create more active trips, more sights – whatever you prefer.

Take a look at our full range of popular pre-planned route options for our Heart of the Balkans 5-day tour…

5 Day Balkan Tour Itinerary #1 – BULGARIA – NORTH MACEDONIA – KOSOVO

You will visit 3 countries.

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Day 1 – Sofia and Boyana Church, Bulgaria

Boyana ChurchPick up at any location in Sofia city

→ Transfer to Boyana area

→ Visit the Boyana church

→ Transfer back to Sofia city center

→ Walking city tour of Sofia (2-2.5 hours)
Visit the Historical center of Sofia and the most interesting sights in the area. 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 2 – The Rila Monastery and Skopje, North Macedonia

→ Transfer to the Rila monastery

→ Explore the biggest monastery complex on Balkans

→ Transfer to Skopje, 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 3 – Prizren, Kosovo

Day tour to Kosovo

→ Depart from Skopje after breakfast

→ Transfer to Prizren, Kosovo 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

Day 4 – Ohrid, North Macedonia

→ Transfer to Ohrid, North Macedonia in the morning

→ Ohrid Walking 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

Overnight in Ohrid, North Macedonia

Day 5 – St. John the Baptist Monastery

→ Transfer to Skopje, North Macedonia

→ Visit the St John the Baptist Monastery on the way

 

Overnight in Skopje

End of the tour

5 Day Balkan Tour Itinerary #2 – BULGARIA – NORTH MACEDONIA – SERBIA

You will visit 3 countries.

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Day 1 – Sofia, Bulgaria

Pick up at any location in the city

Walking city tour of Sofia (2-3 hours)

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 2 – Rila monastery 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 3 – Nis, Serbia

→ Transfer to Nis, Serbia

→ Visit the Red Cross concentration camp, The Nis Fortress, The Skull Tower and the Mediana – The birthplace of Constantine the Great

→ Transfer to Belgrade at the afternoon

Overnight in Belgrade

Day 4 – 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;
→ Saint Sava cathedral (The biggest Orthodox cathedral in the Balkans);
→ 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;

Overnight in Belgrade, Serbia

Day 5 – Novi Sad, Serbia

Day tour to 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 back to Belgrade

Overnight in Belgrade

End of the tour

5 Day Balkan Tour Itinerary #3 – SERBIA – BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

You will visit 2 countries.

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Day 1 – 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 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 2 – Novi Sad, Serbia

Day tour to 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 back to Belgrade

Overnight in Belgrade

Day 3 – Visegrad, Bosnia and Herzegovina

→ Transfer to Topola, Serbia
Visit the church of St. George in Topola

→ Transfer to Mokra Gora, Serbia
Explore the famous “wooden city”

→ Transfer to Visegrad, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Free time in Visegrad

Overnight in Visegrad, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Day 4 – Sarajevo, Bosnia

→ Transfer to Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

→ Sarajevo city tour
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 5 – Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

→ Transfer to Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

→ 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 Sarajevo via Konjic
Free time in Sarajevo

 

Overnight in Sarajevo.

End of the tour

5 Day Balkan Tour Itinerary #4 – SERBIA – BULGARIA

You will visit 2 countries.

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Day 1 – Belgrade, Serbia

Pick up at any location in Belgrade

→ 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; St. Sava cathedral (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 2 – Nis, Serbia

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

→ Transfer to Sofia, Bulgaria

Overnight in Sofia, Bulgaria

Day 3 – Sofia, Bulgaria

→ Walking city tour of Sofia (2-3 hours) after breakfast
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.

→ Visit the Boyana church

Free time in Sofia city

Overnight in Sofia

Day 4 – Plovdiv, Bulgaria

→ Transfer to Plovdiv, Bulgaria

→ Walking 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 5 – Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

→ Transfer to Veliko Tarnovo via Shipka pass

Visit the Tsarevets fortress and the craft street in Veliko Tarnovo

→ Transfer to Sofia

 

Overnight in Sofia.

End of the tour

5 Day Balkan Tour Itinerary #5 – CROATIA – BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

You will visit 2 countries.

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Day 1 – Zagreb, Croatia

Start the 5 days Balkan tour with pick up at any location in Zagreb city

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

Free time in the afternoon

Overnight in Zagreb.

Day 2 – Split, Croatia

→ Transfer to Split, Croatia

→ City tour 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, Croatia

Day 3 – Dubrovnik, Croatia

→ Transfer to Dubrovnik, Croatia

→ 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 4 – Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

→ 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 Sarajevo via Konjic
Free time in Sarajevo

 

Overnight in Sarajevo

Day 5 – Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

→ City tour of Sarajevo in the morning
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.

End of the tour

5 Day Balkan Tour Itinerary #6 – CROATIA – BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA – MONTENEGRO

You will visit 3 countries.

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Day 1 – Zagreb, Croatia

Start the 5 days Balkan tour with pick up at any location in Zagreb city

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

Free time in the afternoon

Overnight in Zagreb.

Day 2 – Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

→ Long Transfer to Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

→ City tour of Sarajevo at late afternoon
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);

Overnight in Sarajevo

Day 3 – Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

→ Transfer to Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

→ Mostar 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 Dubrovnik, Croatia

 

Overnight in Dubrovnik

Day 4 – Dubrovnik, Croatia

→ Walking city tour of Dubrovnik old town 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, Croatia

Day 5 – Kotor, Montenegro

→ Transfer to Kotor, Montenegro

→ City tour and free time in the old town
Visit the Kotor old city, Kotor harbour, city walls, St Tryphon Cathedral, St Nikola church, Piazza 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 Dubrovnik

Overnight in Dubrovnik.

End of the tour

5 Day Balkan Tour Itinerary #7 – BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA – MONTENEGRO

You will visit 2 countries.

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Day 1 – Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Will begin this Balkan tour with pick up from your accommodation in 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
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

→ Transfer to Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

→ Visit Konjic and Blagaj on the way

→ City tour of the old town of Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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)

 

Overnight in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Day 3 – Kotor, Montenegro

→ Transfer to Kotor, Montenegro

→ City tour and free time in the old town
Visit the Kotor old city, Kotor harbour, city walls, St Tryphon Cathedral, St Nikola church, Piazza 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

 

Overnight in Budva

Day 4 – Cetinje – 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 5 – Skadar Lake – Podgorica, Montenegro

→ Transfer to Skadar Lake, Montenegro
Boat trip in the lake

→ Transfer to Podgorica, Montenegro

→ Free time in Podgorica

 

Overnight in Podgorica

End of the tour

5 Day Balkan Tour Itinerary #8 – BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA – MONTENEGRO – ALBANIA

You will visit 3 countries.

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Day 1 – Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Will begin this Balkan tour with pick up from your accommodation in 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
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

→ Transfer to Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

→ Visit Konjic and Blagaj on the way

→ City tour of the old town of Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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)

 

Overnight in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Day 3 – Kotor, Montenegro

→ Transfer to Kotor, Montenegro

→ City tour and free time in the old town
Visit the Kotor old city, Kotor harbour, city walls, St Tryphon Cathedral, St Nikola church, Piazza 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

 

Overnight in Budva

Day 4 – Skadar Lake, Montenegro – Kruje, Albania

→ Transfer to Skadar Lake, Montenegro
Boat trip to explore the biggest lake on the Balkans

→ Transfer to Kruje, Albania
Explore the old town and fortress

→ Transfer to Tirana

Overnight in Tirana

Day 5 – Tirana, Albania

→ City tour of Albania in the morning
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.

 

Overnight in Tirana, Albania

End of the tour

5 Day Balkan Tour Itinerary #9 – ALBANIA – MONTENEGRO – CROATIA

You will visit 3 countries.

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Day 1 – Tirana, Albania

Pick up at any location in the Albanian capital – Tirana

→ Walking City tour of 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.

Overnight in Tirana, Albania

Day 2 – Kruje, Albania – Skadar Lake, Montenegro

→ Transfer to Kruje, Albania
Explore the old town and fortress

→ Transfer to Skadar Lake, Montenegro
Boat trip around the biggest Balkan lake

→ Transfer to Budva, Montenegro

Overnight in Budva

Day 3 – Kotor, Montenegro

→ Transfer to Kotor, Montenegro

→ City tour and free time in the old town
Visit the Kotor old city, Kotor harbour, city walls, St Tryphon Cathedral, St Nikola church, Piazza 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

Overnight in Dubrovnik

Day 4 – Dubrovnik, Croatia

→ Walking 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 the afternoon

Overnight in Dubrovnik, Croatia

Day 5 – Split, Croatia

→ Transfer to Split, Croatia
→ City tour and free time
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);

 

Overnight in Split

End of the tour

5 Day Balkan Tour Itinerary #10 – NORTH MACEDONIA – KOSOVO – ALBANIA

You will visit 3 countries.

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Day 1 – Skopje, Macedonia

Pick up at your location in Skopje, North Macedonia

→ Walking city tour of Skopje (1.5 – 2 hours )  in the morning
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
→ Transfer to Prizren, Kosovo in early afternoon

Overnight in Prizren, Kosovo

Day 2 – Prizren, Kosovo

→ Prizren city tour in the morning
Visit the city center; Our Lady of Ljeviš Church (14th-century Serbian Orthodox church); Sinan Pasha Mosque (17th Century mosque)
→ Transfer to Ohrid, Macedonia

Overnight in Ohrid

Day 3 – Ohrid, North Macedonia

→ Walking Ohrid City tour in the morning
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

Overnight in Ohrid, Macedonia

Day 4 – Berat, Albania

→ Transfer to Berat, Albania

→ City tour of Berat
Visit the fortress and the old town.

Overnight in Berat

Day 5 – Tirana, Albania

→ Transfer to Tirana, Albania

→ City tour of Tirana, Albania (1.5-2 hours walking)
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.

Overnight in Tirana, Albania

End of the tour

5 Day Balkan Tour Itinerary #11 – ROMANIA – BULGARIA

You will visit 2 countries.

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Day 1 – Bucharest, Romania

Pick up from any place in Bucharest

→ 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, Romania

→ Transfer to Transilvania, Romania

→ Visit the Peles castle in Sinaia and Dracula’s castle (Bran castle)

→ Transfer back to Bucharest

Overnight in Bucharest

Day 3 – Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

→ Transfer to Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria in the morning
Visit the Tsarevets fortress and the craft street

→ Free time in Veliko Tarnovo

Overnight in Veliko Tarnovo

Day 4 – Plovdiv, Bulgaria

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

→ Transfer to Plovdiv, Bulgaria

→ City tour of Plovdiv
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 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

End of the tour

5 Day Balkan Tour Itinerary #12 – ROMANIA – BULGARIA – MACEDONIA

You will visit 3 countries.

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Day 1 – Bucharest, Romania

Pick up from any place in Bucharest

→ 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, Romania

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

→ Transfer back to Bucharest

 

Overnight in Bucharest

Day 3 – Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

→ Transfer to Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria
Visit the Tsarevets fortress and the craft street

Free time in the afternoon

Overnight in Veliko Tarnovo

Day 4 – 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 5 – Skopje, North Macedonia

→ Transfer to Skopje, 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

End of the tour

5 Day Balkan Tour Itinerary #13 – SERBIA – ROMANIA

You will visit  countries.

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Day 1 – Belgrade, Serbia

Pick up from any location in 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 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
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

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

→ Transfer to Sighisoara

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

Free time at the late afternoon

Overnight in Sighisoara

Day 4 – Bran and Sinaia castles, Brasov, Romania

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

→ Transfer to Brasov
Free time in Brasov

 

Overnight in Brasov

Day 5 – Bucharest, Romania

→ Transfer to Bucharest, Romania

→ City tour and free time
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.

 

Overnight in Bucharest

End of the tour

5 Day Balkan Tour Itinerary #14 – SLOVENIA – CROATIA

You will visit 2 countries.

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Day 1 – Ljubljana, Slovenia

Start the Balkan tour with pick up at any location in Ljubljana, Slovenia

→ Walking 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 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).

→ Visit Lake Bled in the afternoon

Overnight in Ljubljana, Slovenia

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 – Split, Croatia

→ Transfer to the Plitvice lakes
Explore the national park

→ Transfer to Split. Croatia
Free time in Split

Overnight in Split

Day 4 – 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);

→ Afternoon Transfer to Dubrovnik, Croatia

Overnight in Dubrovnik, Croatia

Day 5 – Dubrovnik, Croatia

→ Walking city tour of Old town Dubrovnik
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

End of the tour

5 Day Balkan Tour Itinerary #15 – SLOVENIA – CROATIA – SERBIA

You will visit 3 countries.

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Day 1 – Ljubljana – Lake Bled, Slovenia

Start the Balkan tour with pick up at any location in Ljubljana, Slovenia

→ Walking 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 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).

→ Visit Lake Bled in the afternoon

Overnight in Ljubljana, Slovenia

Day 2 – Postojna Cave and Predjama castle, Slovenia

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

→ Transfer to Zagreb, Croatia

Overnight in Zagreb

Day 3 – 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

Day 4 – Novi Sad, 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 5 – Belgrade, Serbia

→ City tour 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 in the afternoon
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

5 Day Balkan Tour Itinerary #16 – SLOVENIA – CROATIA – BOSNIA

You will visit 3 countries.

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Day 1 – Ljubljana – Lake Bled, Slovenia

This 5 days Balkan tour will begin with pick up at any location in Ljubljana, Slovenia

→ Walking 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 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).

→ Visit Lake Bled in the afternoon

Overnight in Ljubljana, Slovenia

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 – 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 4 – 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 5 – Mostar, Sarajevo, Bosnia

→ Transfer to Mostar, Bosnia
→ Short walk in the 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 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

End of the tour

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