True Colours of the Balkans

9-Day Balkan Tour

9 day tourTo see the True Colors of the Balkans, you really need your tour to last at least 9 days. Probably more!

Personalize your trip with us to include all of your must-see sights and countries:
We’ll customize your 9-day trip itinerary to include airport pick-ups and drop-offs, your favorite countries and more.

Your friendly and helpful driver or fully licensed local tour guides will show you around each location.

Through them, you’ll get a real glimpse of the local color, cuisine and culture on your unforgettable Balkans trip.

What your tour includes:

  • Insight, information and care – your fully licensed guide or driver-guide will help you meet local people and get the real story behind events, wonders and more.
  • Comfortable private transportation – you’ll travel round the Balkans in an air-conditioned private minivan or van.
  • A free, no-obligation quote – tell us what you want from your trip and we’ll send you a clear quoted rate which includes everything.
  • A private tour or a large group experience – we provide the same personal attentive to care for large group bookings of up to 50 people as we do to the smallest tours.

With Balkan Tales, your tour itinerary will always reflect your own personal tastes and preferences. But we do offer a full range of our favorite itineraries to get you started…

9 Day Balkan Tour #1 – Visit 8 countries

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

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Day 1 – Bucharest, Romania

The 9 days Balkan tour starts in Bucharest with pick up from your accommodation

→ City tour of Bucharest, Romania
Visit the Palace of Parliament, Old town, Piata Victoriei, Cec Palace, unirii Square, Revolution square, National Museum of Romanian history, Constitution square, Lui Carol monument, Palace of justice.

Free time in Bucharest

 

Overnight in Bucharest

Day 2 – Sofia, Bulgaria

→ Transfer to Sofia, Bulgaria

→ Sofia walking  tour
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.

Free time in Sofia

Overnight in Sofia

Day 3 – Skopje and Ohrid, North Macedonia

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

→ Free time for Lunch and short walk in the city center (1 – 1.5  hours )

→ 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.

Overnight in Ohrid

Day 4 – Tirana, Albania

→ Transfer to 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 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

→ Dubrovnik 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 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

Day 9 – Belgrade, Serbia

→ Long transfer to Belgrade, Serbia

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

→ Free time Belgrade, Serbia

 

Overnight in Belgrade

End of the tour

9 Day Balkan Tour #2 – Visit 5 countries

SERBIA – ROMANIA – BULGARIA – KOSOVO – NORTH MACEDONIA

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Day 1 – Belgrade, Serbia

Start the 9 days Balkan private tour in Belgrade, Serbia with pick up from any location in the city (accommodation, hotel)

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

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

 

Overnight in Belgrade

Day 2 – Novi Sad, Serbia

→ Transfer to Novi Sad, Serbia after breakfasts

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

→ Transfer to Timisoara, Romania
Free time in Timisoara

 

Overnight in Timisoara

Day 3 – Sibiu and Sighisoara, Romania

→ Transfer to Sibiu, Romania

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

→ Transfer to Sighisoara, Romania

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

Free time in Sighisoara

 

Overnight in Sighisoara

Day 4 – Transilvania, Romania

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

→ Transfer to Brasov, Romania

Free time in Brasov

 

Overnight in Brasov

Day 5 – Bucharest, Romania

→ Transfer to Bucharest, Romania

→ Bucharest city tour
Visit the Palace of Parliament, Old town, Piata Victoriei, Cec Palace, unirii Square, Revolution square, National Museum of Romanian history, Constitution square, Lui Carol monument, Palace of justice.

Free time in Bucharest

 

Overnight in Bucharest

Day 6 – Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

→ Transfer to Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

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

 

Overnight in Veliko Tarnovo

Day 7 – Plovdiv, Bulgaria

→ Transfer to Kazanlak area via the Shipka pass
Visit 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 Sofia 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 9 – Rila monastery, Bulgaria and Skopje, North Macedonia

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

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

→ Walking 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

9 Day Balkan Tour #3 – Visit 5 countries

ROMANIA – BULGARIA – NORTH MACEDONIA – KOSOVO – ALBANIA

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Day 1 – Bucharest, Romania

Begin the 9 days Balkan private 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 – Transilvania, Romania

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

→ Transfer to Brasov, Romania

Free time in Brasov

Day 3 – Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

→ Long 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

→ Sofia Walking city tour
Visit the: St. Nedelya square; Nedelya church; St Sofia Monument; St. Petka Church; The old Serdica Ruins; The mineral springs; The council of ministers; The Rotunda “Saint George”; The Presidency; The mosque “Banya Bashi”; The National archaeology museum (not going inside); The National Bank of Bulgaria; Knyaz Alexander Battenberg Square; The King’s palace; The Russian church; St. Sofia Church; The National Theater; The Monument of the “unknown soldier”; The Alexander Nevski Memorial Church; The city garden.

 

Overnight in Sofia

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

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

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

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

Free time in Skopje in the afternoon

 

Overnight in Skopje

Day 7 – Prizren, Kosovo

→ Depart from Skopje after breakfast

→ Transfer to Prizren, Kosovo via the mountain road

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

→ Transfer back to Skopje

 

Overnight in Skopje

Day 8 – Ohrid, 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.

→ Transfer to the St. Naum Monastery

→ Transfer back to Ohrid

→ Free time in Ohrid

 

Overnight in Ohrid

Day 9 – Tirana, Albania

→ Transfer to Tirana, Albania

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

→ Free time in Tirana, Albania

 

Overnight in Tirana

End of the tour

9 Day Balkan Tour #4 – Visit 4 countries

SERBIA – SLOVENIA – CROATIA – MONTENEGRO

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Day 1 – Belgrade, Serbia

This 9 days Balkan tour begin with pick up from your accommodation 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 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 – 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 – Ljubljana and Lake Bled

→ Transfer to Lake Bled in Slovenia
Explore the lake 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, Slovenia

Overnight in Ljubljana

Day 4 – Plitvice lakes, Croatia

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

→ Transfer to Zadar, Croatia

Free time in Zadar

 

Overnight in Zadar

Day 5 – Trogir and Sibenik, Croatia

→ City tour of  Zadar old town in the morning

→ Transfer to Split via Trogir and Sibenik

→ Free time in Split at the afternoon

 

Overnight in Split

Day 6 – Split, Croatia

→ City tour of Split and free time in the afternoon
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

Day 7 – Dubrovnik, Croatia

→ Transfer to Dubrovnik, Croatia

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

→ Free time in Dubrovnik

 

Overnight in Dubrovnik

Day 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

Day 9 – 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

End of the tour

9 Day Balkan Tour #5 – Visit 5 countries

SLOVENIA – CROATIA – MONTENEGRO – BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA – SERBIA

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Day 1 – Ljubljana and Lake Bled, Slovenia

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

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

→ Visit Lake Bled in the afternoon

 

Overnight in Ljubljana.

Day 2 – 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, Croatia

→ Transfer to the Plitvice lakes National park, Croatia
Nature walk among through the UNESCO 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);

→ Free time in the afternoon

 

Overnight in Split

Day 5 – Dubrovnik, Croatia

→ Transfer to Dubrovnik, Croatia

→ Walking tour 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

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

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

→ Free time in the afternoon

 

Overnight in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Day 9 – Belgrade, Serbia

→ Transfer to Belgrade, Serbia

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

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

 

Overnight in Belgrade

End of the tour

9 Day Balkan Tour #6 – Visit 6 countries

ALBANIA – MONTENEGRO – CROATIA – BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA – SERBIA – BULGARIA

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Day 1 – Tirana, Albania

This Private Balkan tour with  begin with pick up at any location in 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)

→ Free time in Tirana

 

Overnight in Tirana

Day 2 – 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

 

Overnight in Budva

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 Dubrovnik, Croatia
Free time in Dubrovnik, Croatia

Overnight in Dubrovnik, Croatia

Day 4 – Dubrovnik, Croatia

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

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

Overnight in Mostar

Day 5 – 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 the afternoon

 

Overnight in Sarajevo

Day 6 – Novi Sad, Serbia

→ Transfer to Novi Sad, Serbia
Visit the Petrovadian fortress

→ Free time in the afternoon

Overnight in Novi Sad

Day 7 – 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 Belgrade: Nikola Tesla Museum; The History museum of Serbia; etc.

Overnight in Belgrade

Day 8 – Nis, Serbia

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

→ Transfer to Sofia, Bulgaria in the afternoon

Overnight in Sofia, Bulgaria

Day 9 – Sofia, Bulgaria

→ Walking tour Sofia
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

9 Day Balkan Tour #7 – Visit 4 countries

BUGARIA – NORTH MACEDONIA – KOSOVO – ALBANIA

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Day 1- Sofia, Bulgaria

Start the Private Balkan tour with pick up at any location in Sofia, Bulgaria (airport , accommodation)

→ Transfer to Boyana area
Visit the Boyana church

→ Transfer back to Sofia

→ Walking city tour of Sofia
Visit the Historical center of Sofia and the most interesting sights in the area. Visit the St. Nedelya square; Nedelya church; St Sofia Monument; St. Petka Church; The old Serdika Ruins; The mineral springs; The council of ministers; The Rotunda “Saint George”; The Presidency; The mosque “Banya Bashi”; The National archaeology museum (not going inside); The National Bank of Bulgaria; Knyaz Alexander Battenberg Square; The King’s palace; The Russian church; St. Sofia Church; The National Theater; The Monument of the “unknown soldier”; The Alexander Nevski Memorial Church; The city garden; The museum of Sofia.

Free time in Sofia

 

Overnight in Sofia.

Day 2 – Rila monastery, Bulagria 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 – Mavrovo, North Macedonia

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

→ Transfer to Ohrid at late afternoon

Overnight in Ohrid

Day 5 – 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.

→ Transfer to St. Naum Monastery
Explore the monastery complex

→ Transfer back to Ohrid

 

Overnight in Ohrid

Day 6 – Berat, Albania

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

→ Transfer to Tirana, Albania

Overnight in Tirana, Albania

Day 7 – Girocaster and Sarande, Albania

→ Transfer to Sarande, Albania via Girocaster

→ Visit the Blue eye on the way
Explore the old part of the city

Overnight in Sarande, Albania

Day 8 – Vlore, Albania

→ Transfer to Vlore via the coastline

→ Short walk in the center and free time for relax

Overnight in Vlore

Day 9 – 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

End of the tour

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