9-day the “Best of the Balkans” Tour

9 Day tour

Enjoying 9 Day Tour in the Balkans

Spend time really getting to know the unmissable sights and hidden heart of this unique part of the world. You’ll have the time to visit between four and five Balkan nations during this one-of-a-kind 9-day Balkan tour experience:

In Bulgaria, you could experience everything from the nation’s glorious medieval past at Veliko Tarnovo to the ancient churches which dot modern Sofia to hidden mountain villages.

Or why not boat across Macedonia’s beautiful Lake Ohrid or walk the streets of Albania’s coastal cities?

Whichever itinerary you choose, you’ll have your fully licensed local guide on hand to provide the history, insight and information you need to get the very best from your Balkans trip.

Then sit down and get comfy inside your spacious, air-conditioned minivan for the next leg of your exciting adventure…

ROMANIA – BULGARIA – MACEDONIA – KOSOVO – ALBANIA

Day 1: Bucharest, Romania

→ City tour and free time in 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.Overnight in Bucharest

Day 2: Sinaia – Bran – Brasov, Romania

→ Transfer to Sinaia area
Visit the Peles castle and Dracula’s castle (Bran castle)→ Transfer to Brasov
Free time in BrasovOvernight in Brasov

Day 3: Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

→ Transfer to Veliko Tarnovo via Shipka pass
Visit the Tsarevets fortress and the craft streetOvernight in Veliko Tarnovo

Day 4: Plovdiv, Bulgaria

→ Transfer to Plovdiv, Bulgaria
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 afternoonOvernight 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, 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 buildingOvernight in Skopje

Day 7: Prizren, Kosovo

→ 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 SkopjeOvernight in Skopje

Day 8: Ohrid, 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 MonasteryOvernight in Ohrid, Macedonia

Day 9: 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 TiranaEnd of the tour

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BULGARIA – MACEDONIA – KOSOVO – ALBANIA

Day 1: Sofia, Bulgaria

→ 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

→ 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 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 SkopjeOvernight in Skopje

Day 4: Mavrovo, Macedonia

→ Transfer to Mavrovo area
Visit the St. John the Baptist monastery→ Transfer to Ohrid at late afternoonOvernight in Ohrid

Day 5: 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 6: Berat, Albania

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

Day 7: Girocaster and Sarande, Albania

→ Transfer to Sarande via Girocaster→ Visit the Blue eye on the way

→ Explore the old part of the city

Overnight in Sarande

Day 8: Vlore, Albania

→ Transfer to Vlore via the coastline
Short walk in the center and free time for relaxOvernight in Vlore

Day 9: 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 TiranaEnd of the tour

What your 9-day Balkan tour price includes

  • A fully licensed English-speaking tour guide who can interpret for as well as inform you
  • Tailor your tour to meet your needs – opt for doing the itinerary backwards or edit destinations
  • Enjoy your own private tour – or choose big group adventures for up to 50 people
  • Ask one of our local experts handpick your accommodation as well as your transportation
  • Travel in style, chauffeured around inside a roomy, air-conditioned minivan

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Benefits

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

Includes

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

Excludes

  • Food and drinks
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Personal expenses

Good to Know

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