Where the Mountains Meet the Shore

Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro and Albania Tour

 

Balkan tourYou’ll see some stunning inland sights on this 8-day tour of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Albania.

Tirana, the capital of Albania, is worth the trip alone. But the Adriatic coast gives this trip to the Balkans a truly special air of escape. Take a boat trip on Skadar lake – the biggest in the Balkans – and explore the ancient sights and modern life of Kotor, Visegrad, Budva and stunning Sarajevo.

This is a tour which includes a lot of what makes this part of the world truly special. Your friendly, fully licensed guide will ensure you see everything and give you insights into the land behind the beauty.

Here’s what you’ll see:

City tour of Tirana, the Albanian capital, Berat fortress and old town, Kruje fortress, Montenegro’s city of Bar and its old town, Skadar lake boat trip, Kotor and its amazing harbour and palaces, seeing the sights around Kotor bay and outlying villages, lively Budva, Mostar and its famous bridge, Visegrad and Sarajevo with its incredible history.

What your tour includes

  • Your friendly professional guide – choose a driver-guide or local guide. They’ll be there to offer their knowledge as well as to help you interact with local people.
  • Simple customization – let us personalize your tour to meet your needs. We can add stops, rest days, exploration time, your preferred pick-ups and drop-offs. A
  • No hidden costs – fuel, parking fees and other costs are included in your free, no-obligation quote.
  • Enjoy your trip in style – all of our modern minivans have air conditioning and plenty of legroom for you to relax comfortably in.

Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro and Albania Tour Itinerary

Day 1

Tirana day tour→ Arrive in Tirana, Albania
Airport transfer to your hotel

→ City tour of the Albanian capital and free time
Visit the “Skanderberg square” (The main square in Tirana) with the Skanderberg Statue; Тhe “Ethem bey” mosque (the Only historical mosque in Tirana) Тhe “Enver Hoxha” pyramid, the Peace bell
Тhe 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, Тhe University of Tirana, Тhe Old government square; The Clock tower (19th Century)

Overnight in Tirana

Day 2

Learn and explore the Berat Castle in Albania→ Day tour to Berat
Visit the fortress and the old part of the city

Overnight in Tirana

Day 3

Enjoy scenes of nature in Montenegro day trip→ Transfer to Kruje
City tour of the fortress

→ Transfer to Montenegro
Visit the old town of Bar

Overnight in Bar

Day 4

Trip to Skadar lakes in Montenegro→ Transfer to the Skadar lake (the biggest lake on the Balkans)

→ Boat trip of the lake

→ Transfer to Kotor

→ City tour of the 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

Visit the breathtaking site of Kotor Bay→ Day tour to the area of Kotor Bay
Visit the Njegushi village and Ostrog Monastery

→ Transfer to Cetinje
City tour of Cretinje old center

→ Transfer back to Budva

Overnight in Budva

Day 6

History walk and exploring culture in Trebinje→ Transfer to Trebinje, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Short walk in the old city

→ Transfer to Mostar
Visit Blagaj on the way

→ City tour of Mostar
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

Day 7

Sarajevo tour and historical sites to explore→ Transfer to Sarajevo via Konjic

→ 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); Тhe “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); 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

→ Day tour to Visegrad
Explore the old town and the famous Bridge

→ Transfer back to Sarajevo

End of the tour

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