The Best of the Balkans Tour

8-Day Balkan Tour

8 Day tourBy the time you spend 8 days on tour around the Balkans, you’re starting to give yourself enough time to see the most important sights in five or more countries…

Each will have its own unique culture, cuisine, history, natural wonders. And your friendly, fully licensed guide or driver-guide will make sure you get to experience it all.

You can follow one of our most-requested Balkan travel itineraries – or you can personalize trip with airport pick-ups and drop-offs, start and finish in different countries, add a day off relaxing, or even more sights to see!

You can even have us book luxury accommodation on your behalf. Whatever it takes to create your dream trip around the Balkans, we’ll try to make it happen.

What your tour includes

  • Your friendly local driver or driver-guide – select a driver and individual tour guide in each location or a driver-guide to take you around.
  • Travel in comfort and style – you’ll be traveling in a spacious, air-conditioned minivan.
  • Clear prices upfront – you’ll get a free, no-obligation quote which shows the price of your tour in one place.
  • Private tours and larger groups too – we love smaller personal tours, but we also often handle large group bookings for up to 50 people.
  • Handpick your tour locations – have you always wanted to visit somewhere? Always wanted to see that place? Add it to your Balkan tour itinerary along with any other changes you like.

The tour you experience with Balkan Tales is always unique to you. Here are some of our most popular 8-day tour itineraries to get you started…

8 Day Balkan Tour #1 – Visit 7 countries

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

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Day 1 – Bucharest, Romania

This 8 days Balkan tour begins with pick at any location in the Romanian capital Bucharest

→ 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 2 – 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 3 – 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 4 – Tirana, Albania

→ Transfer to Tirana, Albania

→ Tirana walking tour 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

 

Overnight in Tirana

Day 5 – 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 6 – Dubrovnik, Croatia

→ Transfer to Dubrovnik, Croatia

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

→ Free time in Dubrovnik

Overnight in Dubrovnik

Day 7 – 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 8 – 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

Overnight in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

End of the tour

8 Day Balkan Tour #2 – Visit 3 countries

SERBIA – ROMANIA – BULGARIA

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Day 1 – Belgrade, Serbia

Start the Balkan tour with pick up from your accommodation in the Serbian capital

→ 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
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

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

→ Transfer to Sighisoara, Romania

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

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

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

Day 6 – Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

→ Transfer to Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

→ Walking tour of Veliko Tarnovo
Visit the Tsarevets fortress and the craft street

 

Overnight in Veliko Tarnovo

Day 7 – Plovdiv, Bulgaria

→ Transfer to Plovdiv, Bulgaria via Shipka pass

→ 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 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

8 Day Balkan Tour #3 – Visit 4 countries

ROMANIA – BULGARIA – NORTH MACEDONIA – KOSOVO

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Day 1 – Bucharest, Romania

Begin the Balkan tour with pick up from your accommodation in Bucharest, Romania

→ 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

Day 3 – Veliko Tarnovo Bulgaria

→ Transfer to Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

→ Walking tour of Veliko Tarnovo
Visit the Tsarevets fortress and the craft street

 

Overnight in Veliko Tarnovo

Day 4 – Plovdiv, Bulgaria

→ Transfer to Plovdiv, Bulgaria via Shipka pass and Shipka church

→ Walking tour of Plovdiv

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 and Skopje

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

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

→ Walking Skopje city tour (1.5 – 2 hours )
Visit the Old muslim quarter, the Stone bridge, the Macedonia square, the Memorial house of Mother Teresa, the “Warrior on a horse” monument, the “Mustafa Pasha” mosque, the Skopje art bridge, the “Daut Pasha” Hamam, the “Mothers of Macedonia” fontain, The Divers statue, Kapan Han, the King Samuil monument, the Archeological museum building

Free time in Skopje in the afternoon

 

Overnight in Skopje

Day 7 – Prizren, Kosovo

→ 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 8 – Ohrid, North Macedonia

→ Transfer to Ohrid, North Macedonia

→ Walking City 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 the St. Naum Monastery
Explore the monastery complex

→ Transfer back to Ohrid

 

Overnight in Ohrid

8 Day Balkan Tour #4 – Visit 4 countries

SERBIA – SLOVENIA – CROATIA – MONTENEGRO

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Day 1 Belgrade, Serbia

This 8 days Balkan tour will begin with pick up from any location in 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 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.

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

Free time in Zagreb

 

Overnight in Zagreb, Croatia

Day 3 – Zagreb, Croatia

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

→ Transfer to Ljubljana, Slovenia

 

Overnight in Ljubljana

Day 4 – Ljubljana and lake Bled, 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 – Plitvice lakes, Croatia

→ Transfer to the Plitvice lakes, Croatia
Explore the Plitvice lakes National park

→ Transfer to Split, Croatia
Free time in Split

 

Overnight in Split

Day 6 – Split, Croatia

→ Split walking tour in the morning

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

→ Free time in the afternoon

 

Overnight in Split

Day 7 – Dubrovnik, Croatia

→ Transfer to Dubrovnik

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

Overnight in Dubrovnik

Day 8 – Kotor, Montenegro

→ 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

End of the tour

8 Day Balkan Tour #5 – Visit 4 countries

SLOVENIA – CROATIA – MONTENEGRO – BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

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Day 1 – Ljubljana and Lake Bled, Slovenia

Start the 8 days Balkan tour with a pick up from your accommodation in the Slovenian capital

→ 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

→ 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, Croatia

Day 3 – Plitvice lakes, Croatia

→ Transfer to the Plitvice lakes, Croatia
Explore the most beautiful national park in Balkans

→ Transfer to Split, Croatia
Free time 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);

Free time in the afternoon

 

Overnight in Split

Day 5 – 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 6 – 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 7 – 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 8 – Sarajevo, Bosnia

→ 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

Overnight in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

End of the tour

8 Day Balkan Tour #6 – Visit 3 countries

CROATIA – BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA – SERBIA

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Day 1 – Zagreb, Croatia

Start the 8 days Balkan tour with pick up from any location in Zagreb, Croatia

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

→ Transfer to Opatija, Croatia
Free time in Opatija

 

Overnight in Opatija

Day 2 – Pula and Rovinj, Croatia

→ 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
Explore the national park

→ Transfer to Zadar
Free time in Zadar

Overnight in Zadar

Day 4 – Split, Croatia

→ Transfer to Split, Croatia

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

Overnight in Split

Day 5 – Dubrovnik, Croatia

→ Transfer to Dubrovnik

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

Overnight in Dubrovnik

Day 6 – Mostar, Sarajevo, Bosnia

→ 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.

→ Visit Blagaj near Mostar

→ 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 the afternoon

Overnight in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Day 8 – Belgrade, Serbia

→ Transfer to Belgrade

→ City tour of Belgrade
Visit the Belgrade fortress “Kalemegdan” (Enduring fortress built in 535 BCE) with a view to Sava and Danube rivers; The Pobednik Monument (Monument inside the Belgrade fortress); Church of the Holy Mother of God / Crkva Ruzica (Serbian Orthodox church located inside the Belgrade fortress); The “Knez Mihaylova” pedestrian street; t. Sava cathedralS (The biggest Orthodox cathedral in the Balkans ); The 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 Belgrade: Nikola Tesla Museum; The History museum of Serbia; etc.

Overnight in Belgrade

End of the tour

8 Day Balkan Tour #7 – Visit 3 countries

CROATIA – MONTENEGRO – ALBANIA

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Day 1 – Zagreb, Croatia

Start the Balkan tour 8 days in 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)

Free time in Zagreb

Overnight in Zagreb

Day 2 – Split, Croatia

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

Free time in Split

 

Overnight in Split

Day 3 – Dubrovnik, Croatia

→ 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 4 – Kotor, Montenegro

→ Transfer to Kotor, Montenegro

→ City tour of Kotor Old Town
Visit the Kotor old city, Kotor harbour, city walls, St Tryphon cathedral, St Nicola church, Piaza of the arms, Church of St Luke, Gurdich gate, Clock tower, Grubonja palace, Karampana well, Drago palace, Pima palace, Beskuca’s Palace, Grgurina Palace, Bizanti Palace, Prince’s Palace, Sea gate, Old Kotor prison building

→ Transfer to Budva
Free time in Budva

Overnight in Budva

Day 5 – Cetinje and Ostrog Monastery Montenegro

→ Transfer to the Njegushi village in the morning

→ Transfer to the Ostrog Monastery
Explore the rock monastery

→ Transfer to Cetinje
City tour of Cretinje old center

→ Transfer back to Budva

 

Overnight in Budva

Day 6 – Skadar Lake, Montenegro and Kruje, Albania

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

→ Transfer to Kruje, Albania
Explore the Birthplace of Skanderberg

→ Kruje city tour
Visit the fortress and the old part of town

→ Transfer to Tirana, Albania

Overnight in Tirana

Day 7 – 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

Day 8 – Berat, Albania

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

→ Transfer to Tirana, Albania

Overnight in Tirana, Albania

End of the tour

8 Day Balkan Tour #8 – Visit 5 countries

BOSNIA – MONTENEGRO – ALBANIA – NORTH MACEDONIA – BULGARIA

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Day 1 – Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

This 8 days tour of Balkans starts with a pick up from any location in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

→ Sarajevo walking 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 2 – Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

→ Transfer to Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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

→ Transfer to Budva Montenegro

 

Overnight in Budva, Montenegro

Day 3 – Kotor, Montenegro

→ Transfer to Kotor, Montenegro

→ City tour of Kotor Old Town
Visit the Kotor old city, Kotor harbour, city walls, St Tryphon cathedral, St Nicola church, Piaza of the arms, Church of St Luke, Gurdich gate, Clock tower, Grubonja palace, Karampana well, Drago palace, Pima palace, Beskuca’s Palace, Grgurina Palace, Bizanti Palace, Prince’s Palace, Sea gate, Old Kotor prison building

→ Transfer to Budva
Free time in Budva

Overnight in Budva

Day 4 – Tirana, Albania

→ Transfer to Tirana, Albania

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

Free time in Tirana

 

Overnight in Tirana

Day 5 – Ohrid, North Macedonia

→ Transfer to Ohrid, North Macedonia

→ Walking City 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 the St. Naum Monastery
Explore the monastery complex

→ Transfer back to Ohrid

 

Overnight in Ohrid

Day 6 – Skopje, Macedonia

→ Transfer to Skopje, North Macedonia

→ 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 – Rila monastery, Bulgaria

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

→ Transfer to Sofia, Bulgaria
Free time in Sofia

Overnight in Sofia

Day 8 – Sofia, Bulgaria

→ Sofia walking tour (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.

Free time in Sofia

 

Overnight in Sofia

End of the tour

8 Day Balkan Tour #9 – Visit 3 countries

BULGARIA – SERBIA – BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

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Day 1 – Sofia and Boyana Church

This Private Balkan tour for 8 days will begin from any location in Sofia city, Bulgaria

→ Transfer to Boyana area
Visit the Boyana church

→ Transfer back to Sofia

→ Sofia city tour
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 – Plovdiv, Bulgaria

→ Transfer to Plovdiv, Bulgaria
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

→ Transfer back to Sofia

Overnight in Sofia

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 Consantine the Great

→ Transfer to Belgrade in the afternoon

Overnight in Belgrade

Day 4 – Belgrade, Serbia

→ Belgrade 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 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 5 – 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 6 – Mokra Gora, Serbia and Visegrad, Bosnia and Herzegovina

→ Transfer to Mokra Gora (the wooden city)

→ Transfer to Visegrad, Bosnia
Explore the center

Overnight in Visegrad

→ 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 7 – 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 8 – Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

→ Transfer to Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

→ Mostar old town city tour
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 back to Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

 

Overnight in Sarajevo

End of the tour

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