5-day “Balkans Highlights” Tour

Kosovo mountains

A quick photo break in Kosovo

Some parts of the Balkans you simply can’t afford to miss. In this 5-day Balkan tour you’ll see all of the vital natural and cultural highlights of this magnificent part of the world:

From the mountain monasteries of Bulgaria to the capital Sofia’s eclectic mix of modern and ancient architecture. Travel Kosovo’s mountain roads between Skopje and Prizren. Boat across Macedonia’s Lake Ohrid.

Tailor your tour to include less or even more of the very best of what the Balkans has to offer. You’ll have your fully licensed local guide and driver and your roomy, air-conditioned minivan at your disposal for your entire adventure.

What would make your Balkans trip truly special?

5 Days Balkan Trip Itinerary

Bulgaria – Macedonia – Kosovo

Day 1: Sofia and Boyana Church

Sofia old church→ Pick up at any location in the city

→ 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.

Overnight in Sofia

Day 2: Rila monastery and Skopje

Rila Monastery→ 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 afternoonVisit 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 buildingOvernight in Skopje

Day 3: Prizren, Kosovo

Prizren→ Day tour to Kosovo

Depart from Skopje after breakfast

→ Transfer to Prizren 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, Macedonia

Ohrid Lake, Macedonia→ Transfer to Ohrid, 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.→ Boat ride or transfer to St. Naum Monastery

Overnight in Ohrid, Macedonia

Day 5: St John the Baptist Monastery

Day trip from Sofia to Skopije→ Transfer to Skopje, Macedonia

Visit the St John the Baptist Monasteryon the way Overnight in SkopjeEnd of the tour

What your 5-day Balkan tour price includes

  • On-the-spot interpreting and translation as well as cultural insights from your fully licensed guide
  • A fully customizable tour itinerary – add dates, remove stops, personalize your trip
  • A completely private tour usually for four – but available for up to 50 people
  • All costs clearly marked in your full, free, no-obligation quote
  • Chauffeur-style driving arrangement with spacious, air-conditioned minivans

Tell us about the adventure you’re picturing

Speak with one of our friendly and helpful route planners today. Or fill in our handy booking form to tell us how you’d like to customise your tour.

We’re happy to collect you from the airport or drop you back off in time to catch your flight home – or to tailor your trip in any other way which would make it more convenient for you.

All you need to do is let us know! You’ll then receive a free, no-commitment quote on your unique Balkans tour.

Please contact me directly with your requirements and you will receive a free, non obligatory price estimate by email.

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    Private tour! No other tourists!
    Friendly local tour guide
    Starting point and time at your convenience
    Breaks and photo stops at your convenience
    Pay cash at the end of the tour


    •  Licensed local tour guide
    • Entrance for the museums (upon request)


    • Food and drinks
    • Tips and gratuities
    • Personal expenses

    Good to Know

    Wear comfortable clothes and shoes is recommended
    Don’t forget your camera