14-day Dream Fortnight Balkans Tours - Private Guide Bulgaria

14 DAYS | 2 WEEKS DREAM FORTNIGHT BALKAN TOURS 

Transform your fortnight-long Balkan tour into your dream of what a professionally-guided adventure in this incredible part of the world should be like.

Do you want to visit Croatia’s stunning coastal cities? Do you want to explore Slovenia’s famous beauty – both natural and architectural? How about getting up close and personal with little-known gem Montenegro’s mountains, monasteries and stunning medieval cities?

In a 14-day trip to the Balkans you’ll have time to take in almost all of the best-known sights in upwards of ten different nations. Plus, your fully licensed local guide will be there to help you visit those places which are a little off the beaten path.

Why should choose us:

Tailored Itineraries: Enjoy a personalized experience with a custom itinerary that aligns with your interests and preferences.

Flexibility: Change your plans on the go, whether it’s extending your stay in a particular location or making impromptu stops at hidden gems.

Exclusive Experiences: Access unique and off-the-beaten-path attractions that may not be included in standard tours, providing a more authentic adventure.

Private Local Guides: Benefit from the expertise of local guides who can offer in-depth knowledge and insights, enhancing your understanding of each destination.

Comfort and Privacy: Travel in comfort with private transportation and the flexibility to explore at your own pace. Enjoy a more intimate experience with your travel companions.

Personalized Assistance: Receive dedicated support and attention from your tour organizer, ensuring a seamless and stress-free travel experience.

Here you can find out the best 14 days Balkan Tours:

If the destinations you seek aren’t covered in our itineraries, we’re delighted to assist you in tailoring a custom Balkan tour. Simply share your preferred locations, must-see attractions, desired duration, and group size when requesting a quote. Within less than 24 hours, we’ll provide you with a personalized sample itinerary.

You can pick and mix the following countries:

Bulgaria – Croatia – Montenegro – Albania – Serbia – Romania – North Macedonia – Kosovo – Bosnia and Herzegovina – Slovenia

With our Private Balkan Tours you have the freedom to:

Adjust the duration. If you like the Balkan itineraries but wish to adjust the duration, simply inform us whether you’d like to extend or shorten your travel days, and we will modify the program accordingly.

Modify pick-up and drop-off locations. Our Balkan tour itineraries are designed to be flexible, accommodating various pick-up and drop-off locations to avoid the long travel time on the way back to the starting destination If you prefer to start and end at the same location or have specific preferences, just let us know, and we’ll customize the program accordingly. All private Balkan tours can begin from any location mentioned in the program.

Customize the itinerary based on your preferences. If you like the itinerary, but something you like to visit is missing, feel free to inform us, and we’ll share the best options.

BALKAN TOUR #1 | “From Kotor to the Albanian Riviera: A Two-Week Balkan Adventure”

Montenegro – Albania

Duration: 14 days/ 13 nights
Starting Point: Podgorica, Montenegro
Finish Point: Tirana, Albania
Number of countries: 2

 
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Montenegro – Albania

 

DAY 1 | ARRIVE IN PODGORICA, MONTENEGRO

skadar Lake
→ Arrive at Podgorica airport, Montenegro (TGD)
→ Transfer to your hotel in Podgorica (10-15 min)
First stop from this Balkan tour will be in Podgorica, the small Montenegrin capital where we will have a short walk and visit the main city center.
→ Visit the picturesque village of Virpazar for dinner and explore Skadar lake area
→ Transfer back to Podgorica.

Overnight in Podgorica

DAY 2 | OSTROG MONASTERY AND CETINJE, MONTENEGRO

Cetinje→ Transfer to Ostrog monastery, Montenegro (1 hour)
→ Guided tour of Ostrog Monastery (Serbian Orthodox monastery), the holiest place in Montenegro, located up in the mountain, known for its distinctive architecture and scenic views.
→ Transfer to Cetinje, Montenegro (1.5 hours)
→ Explore the old capital of Montenegro
Visit the Cetinje Royal Palace ( the former royal residence); Cetinje’s Central Square; Njegos Avenue; Cetinje Monastery (Serbian Orthodox monastery); Vlaska Church; Cetinje Art Gallery and Cetinje Open Market:
→ Free time in Cetinje, Montenegro.

Overnight in Cetinje, Montenegro

DAY 3 | LOVCEN, NJEGUSI AND BUDVA, MONTENEGRO

Budva
→ Transfer to Lovcen National Park, Montenegro (40 min)
Visit of Lovcen National Park and its Mausoleum monument.
→ Transfer to the village of Niegushi (10 min)
Try local food, homemade cheese and the famous montenegrin whole bone-in ham
→ Transfer to Budva via the serpentine road with breathtaking view to Kotor bay and the Adriatic coast (1.5 hours)
→ Free time in Budva.

Overnight in Budva, Montenegro

DAY 4 | KOTOR AND PERAST , MONTENEGRO

Kotor→ Transfer to Perast, Montenegro (1 hours)
→ Take a boat to visit the “Our Lady of the Rock”(Gospa od Škrpjela) is a unique and enchanting site nestled in the Bay of Kotor, Montenegro.
→ Transfer to Kotor, Montenegro (30 min)
→ Guided tour of Kotor Old town (1 hour)
Discover the timeless charm of Kotor’s Old Town, stroll through the cobbled streets and absorb the rich history that lies in every corner. Trace the ancient city walls that have stood for centuries, offering panoramic views of the Adriatic Sea and surrounding landscapes. Explore the venerable St. Tryphon Cathedral, a masterpiece of medieval architecture, and the Church of St. Nicholas, a testament to Kotor’s religious heritage. Stroll through the Piazza des Arms, surrounded by architectural gems such as the Church of St. Luke, the Gurdic Gate and the imposing Clock Tower. Admire the splendor of the historic residences, including Grubonja Palace, Karampana Fountain, Drago Palace, Pima Palace, Beskuca Palace, Grgurina Palace, Bizanti Palace and the Royal Prince’s Palace.
→ Free time in Kotor
→ Transfer back to Budva, Montenegro (40 min)
→ Free time in Budva for dinner

Overnight in Budva, Montenegro

DAY 5 | SAINT STEPHAN ISLAND, MONTENEGRO AND THETH, ALBANIA

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→ Transfer to Sveti Stefan (30 min)
Short walk around Sveti Stefan (Picturesque island, originally a 15th-century fishing village, transformed into a fortified village in the 20th century. In the 1960s, it became a high-end resort attracting celebrities and prominent figures from around the world.
→ Transfer to Theth, the first National Park of Albania (3 hours + border)
→ Nature walk in the park (7 km with some easy climbing) to visit some of the natural attractions, the Grunas Waterfall and Grunas Canyon, Qafe Thore view point.

Overnight in local guesthouse in Theth, Albania

DAY 6 | SHKODER, ALBANIA

shkoder
→ Transfer to Shkoder, Albania (2 hours).
→ City tour of Shkoder (1 hour)
Visit the Xhamia e Madhe – Ebu Bekr mosque and the Shkoder fortress (Rozafa Castle) , a centuries-old, historic and legendary fortress. With panoramic views of Lake Shkodra, the Drin River and the Albanian Alps.
→ Free time in the afternoon (option for boat trip at Skadar lake)
Overnight in Shkoder, Albania
→ Free time in Shkoder at the late afternoon

Overnight in Shkoder

DAY 7 | KRUJE AND TIRANA, ALBANIA

Tirana→ Transfer to Kruje castle (1.5 hours)
Visit the Krujë Castle, explore its well-preserved walls and towers, which have witnessed significant historical events, including the defense led by national hero Skanderbeg.
→ Transfer to Tirana, Albania (1 hour)
→ City tour of Tirana (1-1.5 hours)
Explore the vibrant city center of Tirana and visit “Skanderberg Square” the lively main square with the famous Skanderberg statue. The 19th-century clock tower, which reflects the city’s rich cultural and historical heritage and the “Ethem Bey” Mosque, Tirana’s only historic mosque. See the striking Enver Hoxha Pyramid, a unique architectural landmark. Experience Albania’s communist history, housed in a fascinating bunker dedicated to the victims of the communist regime and enjoy the walk along Maria Theresa Boulevard and Square leading to Tirana University.
→ Free time for dinner in Tirana

Overnight in Tirana, Albania

DAY 8 | BERAT, ALBANIA

berat
→ Transfer to Berat, Albania (2 hours)
→ City tour of Berat
Visit the Berat Castle (The historic castle of Berat is a testimony to Albania’s rich cultural heritage. The UNESCO World Heritage Site invites visitors to stroll through its cobbled streets, explore ancient churches and enjoy panoramic views); The Orthodox Church “The Holy Trinity” ;The Gorica Bridge and the city center
→ Free time in Berat at the afternoon.

Overnight in Berat, Albania

DAY 9 | GJIROKASTER, ALBANIA

Gjirokaster
→ Transfer to Gjirokaster, Albania (2 hours)
→ City tour of Gjirokaster, a UNESCO World Heritage site in Albania, is known for its well-preserved Ottoman architecture and rich history. Visit the Gjirokastër Fortress (Kalaja e Gjirokastrës) Explore the medieval castle and its various chambers; The Church of St. Mary (Kisha e Shën Marisë) Byzantine-style church (13th century), one of the oldest in Gjirokastër; The Bazaar of Gjirokastër (a great place to experience local life); the Skenduli House
→ Free time in Gjirokaster

Overnight in Gjirokaster, Albania

DAY 10 | THE BLUE EYE AND SARANEDE, ALBANIA

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→ Transfer to the Blue eye, Albania (1 hour)
Explore the unique and beautiful natural spring that forms a deep pool of clear, blue water.
→ Transfer to Sarande (1 hour)
→ Free time at the afternoon for beach, activities or relax

Overnight in Sarande, Albania

DAY 11 | BUTRINT, ALBANIA

butrint
→ Transfer to Butrint, Albania (30- 40 min)
→ Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its well-preserved ancient ruins. Visit the Ancient City of Butrint, which dates back to the 7th century BC; the Theater of Butrint, built in the 3rd century BC; the Baptistery of Butrint, early Christian baptistery dates back to the 6th century AD and the Lion Gate, one of the ancient entrances to Butrint.
→ Transfer back to Sarande, Albania (30-40 min)
→ Free time for relax, beach and other activities

Overnight in Sarande, Albania

DAY 12 | SARANDE FREE DAY

→ Free time for relax, beach activities or day tour to Corfu island, Greece

Overnight in Sarande, Albania

DAY 13 | VLORE, ALBANIA

vlore→ Transfer to the area of Vlore, Albania and explore the amazing Adriatic coast on the way
→ Free time for beach, walk or relax
→ Transfer to Tirana, Albania

Overnight in Tirana, Albania

DAY 14 | DEPARTURE

→ Transfer to Tirana Airport (TIA)
END OF THE TOUR

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BALKAN TOUR #2 | “Adriatic Serenity: Exploring Croatia and Slovenia Over Two Weeks”

Croatia – Slovenia

Duration: 14 days/ 13 nights
Starting Point: Zagreb, Croatia
Finish Point: Dubrovnik, Croatia
Number of countries: 5

 
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Croatia – Slovenia

 

DAY 1 | ARRIVE IN ZAGREB, CROATIA

→ Welcome you at Zagreb international airport (ZAG)
→ Transfer to your hotel in Zagreb city center (30 – 40 min)
→ Free time for relax after the long flightOvernight in Zagreb, Croatia

DAY 2 | ZAGREB, CROATIA

→ City tour of Zagreb in the morning (2 hours)
Admire the impressive Zagreb Cathedral, St. Mark’s Church, Dolac Market, Lenucijeva Potkova, and Ban Josip Jelačić Square
→ Transfer to Plitvice lakes national park (2 hours)
→ Free time in Plivice lakes area

Overnight in Plitvice lakes

DAY 3 | PLITVICE LAKES, CROATIA

→ Explore the Plitvice lakes national park
Enjoy a symphony of waterfalls, crystal clear lakes and lush greenery as you explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Hike along a network of boardwalks that allow you to traverse the park’s unique terrain without disturbing the fragile ecosystems
→ Free time in Plitvice lakes area to relax after the walk

Overnight in Plitvice lakes area

DAY 4 | LJUBLJANA AND LAKE BLED, SLOVENIA

→ Transfer to Lake Bled, Slovenia (3.5 hours)
Free time for lunch, boat ride or walk around the beautiful natural landmark
→ Transfer to Ljubljana, Slovenia (40 min)
→ City tour of Ljubljana after breakfast (1.5-2 hours walking)
Visit the iconic Dragon Bridge, Tromostovje, Preseren Square, Franciscan Church of the Annunciation, Robba Fountain, and Bucher Bridge. Explore the lively town market.
Overnight in Ljubljana, Slovenia

DAY 5 | POSTOJNA CAVE AND PREDJAMA CASTLE, SLOVENIA

→ Transfer to Postojna area in Slovenia (1 hour)
Visit Postojna Cave (The biggest tourist cave in Europe) and Predjama Castle (an unique medieval castle).
→ Transfer back to Ljubljana, Slovenia
→ Free time for dinner
Overnight in Ljubljana, Slovenia

DAY 6 | KOPER, PIRAN – ROVINJ, CROATIA

→ Transfer to Koper, Slovenia (1 -1.5 hours)
Short walk of Koper city center. Visit the Praetorian Palace, Titov Trg and the Da Ponte Fountain
→ Transfer to Piran (30 min)
Visit the Tartini Central Square and have free time for lunch

→ Transfer to Rovinj after lunch (1.5 hours)
→ Free time to explore the Church of St. Euphemia and the Old City of Rovinj
Overnight in Rovinj, Croatia

DAY 7 | PULA – OPATIJA – RIJEKA, CROATIA

→ Transfer to Pula, Croatia after breakfast (40 min)
→ City tour of Pula (1-1.5 hours)
Visit the Arch of the Sergii, Pula Arena, well-preserved ancient Roman amphitheater and a remarkable historical landmark constructed in the 1st century AD; Pula Citadel, located on the highest point of the old town
→ Free time for lunch
→ Transfer to Rijeka, Croatia after lunch (1.5 hours)
→ Free time for check in the hotel and dinner

Overnight in Rijeka, Croatia

DAY 8 | KRK ISLAND, CROATIA

→ Transfer to Krk Island (1 hour)
→ Explore the natural beauty of the Adriatic island (1-1.5 hours)
→ Free time at the afternoon for beach, relax, water sports or other activities

Overnight in Krk Island, Croatia

DAY 9 | ZADAR, CROATIA

→ Transfer to Zadar, Croatia (3.5 hours )
→ City tour of Zadar old Town.
Visit the Church of St. Donatus and the Cathedral of St. Anastasia, ancient architectural gems that stand as a testament to Zadar’s historical legacy. Spend time at the unique Sea Organ, where the waves create harmonious melodies, providing a one-of-a-kind auditory experience by the water. Have free time at the main square, Narodni trg, where the vibrant atmosphere and charming surroundings encapsulate the heart of Zadar’s lively spirit.
→ Free time at the afternoon

Overnight in Zadar, Croatia

DAY 10 | KRKA NATIONAL PARK, CROATIA

→ Transfer to Krka National Park (1 hour)
→ Explore the famous Croatian Natural park.
Wander along well-maintained boardwalks that weave through the park, offering a gentle and eco-friendly way to explore the diverse ecosystems without disturbing the delicate balance of nature.
→ Transfer to Split (1 hour)
→ Free time for dinner in SplitOvernight in Split, Croatia

DAY 11 | SPLIT, CROATIA

→ City tour of Split Old Town (2-3 hours) in the morning
Visit the Diocletian’s Palace, the Cathedral of St. Domnius, a venerable building from the 4th century AD that exudes ancient charm. Stroll along the vibrant Riva, the central heart of Split, and experience the dynamic atmosphere of the city. Discover the ancient Temple of Jupiter, a testament to Split’s rich history, whose origins date back to the 3rd century AD. Cross the enchanting “Let me pass” street and immerse yourself in its unique flair. Marvel at the Golden Gate, a Roman stone gate from the 4th century, decorated with arches and ornate statues, which marks the grand entrance to Diocletian’s Palace.
→ Free time to explore Split Old Town at the afternoon

Overnight in Split, Croatia

DAY 12 | HVAR ISLAND, CROATIA

→ Take the ferry to the Hvar island, Croatia (1 hour)
→ Explore the Hvar island old town
Visit the Hvar Cathedral and the Arsenal and Explore the medieval architecture and lively squares and bustling markets.
→ Take the ferry back to Split (1 hour)
→ Free time for dinner in Split

Overnight in Split, Croatia

DAY 13 | DUBROVNIK, CROATIA

→ Transfer to Dubrovnik, Croatia (3 hours )
→ City tour of Dubrovnik old town (1.5 – 2 hours walking)
Stroll through the cobbled streets of Dubrovnik old town, where centuries of history come to life. Follow the ancient city walls, an impressive testimony to Dubrovnik’s resilience over the centuries. Admire the Renaissance architecture of Dubrovnik’s Church of the Holy Savior, a 16th-century marvel that is a beacon of artistic elegance. Enter the sacred ambience of Dubrovnik Cathedral, an 18th-century Baroque masterpiece that reflects the city’s religious heritage. Pause at the Onofrije Fountain,the Clock Tower, the Sponza Palace and the Rector’s Palace, all of which tell a unique story from Dubrovnik’s rich past. Climb up to Fort Saint John for a panoramic view.

→ Free time to explore the Old Town of Dubrovnik, Croatia for dinner

Overnight in Dubrovnik, Croatia

DAY 14 | DEPART FROM DUBROVNIK, CROATIA

Transfer to Dubrovnik Airport (DBV)
END OF THE TOUR

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BALKAN TOUR #3 | “Timeless Treasures: Exploring the Stunning beauty of the Adriatic Coast”

Croatia – Slovenia – Montenegro

Duration: 14 days/ 13 nights
Starting Point: Zagreb, Croatia
Finish Point: Budva, Montenegro
Number of countries: 3

 
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Croatia – Slovenia – Montenegro

 

DAY 1 | ARRIVE IN ZAGREB, CROATIA

→ Welcome you at Zagreb international airport (ZAG)
→ Transfer to your hotel in Zagreb city center (30 – 40 min)
→ Free time for relax after the long flightOvernight in Zagreb, Croatia

DAY 2 | ZAGREB, CROATIA

→ City tour of Zagreb in the morning (2 hours)
Admire the impressive Zagreb Cathedral, St. Mark’s Church, Dolac Market, Lenucijeva Potkova, and Ban Josip Jelačić Square
→ Transfer to Plitvice lakes national park (2 hours)
→ Free time in Plivice lakes areaOvernight in Plitvice lakes

DAY 3 | PLITVICE LAKES, CROATIA

→ Explore the Plitvice lakes national park
Enjoy a symphony of waterfalls, crystal clear lakes and lush greenery as you explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Hike along a network of boardwalks that allow you to traverse the park’s unique terrain without disturbing the fragile ecosystems
→ Free time in Plitvice lakes area to relax after the walk

Overnight in Plitvice lakes area

DAY 4 | LJUBLJANA AND LAKE BLED, SLOVENIA

→ Transfer to Lake Bled, Slovenia (3.5 hours)
Free time for lunch, boat ride or walk around the beautiful natural landmark
→ Transfer to Ljubljana, Slovenia (40 min)
→ City tour of Ljubljana after breakfast (1.5-2 hours walking)
Visit the iconic Dragon Bridge, Tromostovje, Preseren Square, Franciscan Church of the Annunciation, Robba Fountain, and Bucher Bridge. Explore the lively town market.
Overnight in Ljubljana, Slovenia

DAY 5 | POSTOJNA CAVE AND PREDJAMA CASTLE, SLOVENIA

→ Transfer to Postojna area in Slovenia (1 hour)
Visit Postojna Cave (The biggest tourist cave in Europe) and Predjama Castle (an unique medieval castle).
→ Transfer back to Ljubljana, Slovenia
→ Free time for dinner
Overnight in Ljubljana, Slovenia

DAY 6 | PULA – OPATIJA – RIJEKA, CROATIA

→ Transfer to Pula, Croatia after breakfast (2 hours)
→ City tour of Pula (1-1.5 hours)
Visit the Arch of the Sergii, Pula Arena, well-preserved ancient Roman amphitheater and a remarkable historical landmark constructed in the 1st century AD; Pula Citadel, located on the highest point of the old town
→ Free time for lunch
→ Transfer to Rijeka, Croatia after lunch (1.5 hours)
→ Free time for check in the hotel and dinnerOvernight in Rijeka, Croatia

DAY 7 | ZADAR, CROATIA

→ Transfer to Zadar, Croatia (3.5 hours )
→ City tour of Zadar old Town.
Visit the Church of St. Donatus and the Cathedral of St. Anastasia, ancient architectural gems that stand as a testament to Zadar’s historical legacy. Spend time at the unique Sea Organ, where the waves create harmonious melodies, providing a one-of-a-kind auditory experience by the water. Have free time at the main square, Narodni trg, where the vibrant atmosphere and charming surroundings encapsulate the heart of Zadar’s lively spirit.
→ Free time at the afternoon

Overnight in Zadar, Croatia

DAY 8 | KRKA NATIONAL PARK, CROATIA

→ Transfer to Krka National Park (1 hour)
→ Explore the famous Croatian Natural park.
Wander along well-maintained boardwalks that weave through the park, offering a gentle and eco-friendly way to explore the diverse ecosystems without disturbing the delicate balance of nature.
→ Transfer to Split (1 hour)
→ Free time for dinner in Split

Overnight in Split, Croatia

DAY 9 | SPLIT, CROATIA

→ City tour of Split Old Town (2-3 hours) in the morning
Visit the Diocletian’s Palace, the Cathedral of St. Domnius, a venerable building from the 4th century AD that exudes ancient charm. Stroll along the vibrant Riva, the central heart of Split, and experience the dynamic atmosphere of the city. Discover the ancient Temple of Jupiter, a testament to Split’s rich history, whose origins date back to the 3rd century AD. Cross the enchanting “Let me pass” street and immerse yourself in its unique flair. Marvel at the Golden Gate, a Roman stone gate from the 4th century, decorated with arches and ornate statues, which marks the grand entrance to Diocletian’s Palace.
→ Free time to explore Split Old Town at the afternoon

Overnight in Split, Croatia

DAY 10 | HVAR ISLAND, CROATIA

→ Take the ferry to the Hvar island, Croatia (1 hour)
→ Explore the Hvar island old town
Visit the Hvar Cathedral and the Arsenal and Explore the medieval architecture and lively squares and bustling markets.
→ Take the ferry back to Split (1 hour)
→ Free time for dinner in SplitOvernight in Split, Croatia

DAY 11 | DUBROVNIK, CROATIA

→ Transfer to Dubrovnik, Croatia (3 hours )
→ City tour of Dubrovnik old town (1.5 – 2 hours walking)
Stroll through the cobbled streets of Dubrovnik old town, where centuries of history come to life. Follow the ancient city walls, an impressive testimony to Dubrovnik’s resilience over the centuries. Admire the Renaissance architecture of Dubrovnik’s Church of the Holy Savior, a 16th-century marvel that is a beacon of artistic elegance. Enter the sacred ambience of Dubrovnik Cathedral, an 18th-century Baroque masterpiece that reflects the city’s religious heritage. Pause at the Onofrije Fountain,the Clock Tower, the Sponza Palace and the Rector’s Palace, all of which tell a unique story from Dubrovnik’s rich past. Climb up to Fort Saint John for a panoramic view.

→ Free time to explore the Old Town of Dubrovnik, Croatia for dinner

Overnight in Dubrovnik, Croatia

DAY 12 | KOTOR AND PERAST, MONTENEGRO

→ Transfer to Perast, Montenegro (2 hours + border)
→ Take a boat to visit the “Our Lady of the Rock”(Gospa od Škrpjela) is a unique and enchanting site nestled in the Bay of Kotor, Montenegro.
→ Transfer to Kotor, Montenegro (30 min)
→ Guided tour of Kotor Old town (1 hour)
Discover the timeless charm of Kotor’s Old Town, stroll through the cobbled streets and absorb the rich history that lies in every corner. Trace the ancient city walls that have stood for centuries, offering panoramic views of the Adriatic Sea and surrounding landscapes. Explore the venerable St. Tryphon Cathedral, a masterpiece of medieval architecture, and the Church of St. Nicholas, a testament to Kotor’s religious heritage. Stroll through the Piazza des Arms, surrounded by architectural gems such as the Church of St. Luke, the Gurdic Gate and the imposing Clock Tower. Admire the splendor of the historic residences, including Grubonja Palace, Karampana Fountain, Drago Palace, Pima Palace, Beskuca Palace, Grgurina Palace, Bizanti Palace and the Royal Prince’s Palace.
→ Free time in Kotor
→ Transfer to Budva, Montenegro (40 min)
→ Free time in Budva for dinner

Overnight in Budva, Montenegro

DAY 13 | BUDVA AND SVETI STEPHAN, MONTENEGRO

This day gives opportunity for different activities in Montenegro
Hiking to a view point in Kotor, relaxing on the beach in Budva or having a short walk to Sveti Stefan island.

Overnight in Budva, Montenegro

DAY 14 | DEPARTURE FROM PODGORICA AIRPORT

Transfer to Podgorica airport (TGD)
END OF THE TOUR

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BALKAN TOUR #4 | “Balkan Marvels: A Comprehensive 14-Day Tour”

Serbia – Croatia – Bosnia and Herzegovina – Montenegro 

Duration: 14 days/ 13 nights
Starting Point: Belgrade, Serbia
Finish Point: Sarajevo, Bosnia
Number of countries: 4

 
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Serbia – Croatia – Montenegro – Bosnia and Herzegovina

 

DAY 1 | ARRIVE IN BELGRADE, SERBIA

→ Welcome you at Nikola Tesla Airport (BEG) in Belgrade
→ Transfer to your hotel in Belgrade city center (30 – 40 min)
→ Free time for relax after the long flightOvernight in Belgrade, Serbia

DAY 2 | BELGRADE, SERBIA

→ Walking Belgrade city tour (2-3 hours)
Explore the Belgrade fortress “Kalemegdan”,” which was built in 535 BC and offers a panoramic view of the Sava and Danube rivers. Marvel at the Pobednik Monument inside the fortress and visit the Serbian Orthodox Church of the Holy Mother of God (Crkva Ruzica). Stroll through the charming pedestrian street “Knez Mihaylova” and discover the cultural significance of the Republic Square and the National Assembly. After the tour your guide will recommend a good place for lunch and you will have free time to enjoy the delicious Serbian food and explore Belgrade at your own pace.→ Free time in Belgrade at the afternoon
In your free time, stroll along the Belgrade waterfront or explore the city’s rich history in its museums, including the Nikola Tesla Museum, St. Sava Cathedral (the largest Orthodox cathedral in the Balkans), the House of Flowers (mausoleum of Josip Broz Tito), the Museum of the History of Yugoslavia, the Museum of the History of Serbia and much more.

Overnight in Belgrade, Serbia

DAY 3 | ZAGREB, CROATIA

→ Transfer to Zagreb city center (4 hours + border)
→ City tour of Zagreb in the morning (2 hours)
Admire the impressive Zagreb Cathedral, St. Mark’s Church, Dolac Market, Lenucijeva Potkova, and Ban Josip Jelačić Square
→ Free time in Zagreb
Overnight in Zagreb

DAY 4 | PLITVICE LAKES, CROATIA

→ Explore the Plitvice lakes national park
Enjoy a symphony of waterfalls, crystal clear lakes and lush greenery as you explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Hike along a network of boardwalks that allow you to traverse the park’s unique terrain without disturbing the fragile ecosystems
→ Free time in Plitvice lakes area to relax after the walk

Overnight in Plitvice lakes area

DAY 5 | LJUBLJANA AND LAKE BLED, SLOVENIA

→ Transfer to Lake Bled, Slovenia (3.5 hours)
Free time for lunch, boat ride or walk around the beautiful natural landmark
→ Transfer to Ljubljana, Slovenia (40 min)
→ City tour of Ljubljana after breakfast (1.5-2 hours walking)
Visit the iconic Dragon Bridge, Tromostovje, Preseren Square, Franciscan Church of the Annunciation, Robba Fountain, and Bucher Bridge. Explore the lively town market.
Overnight in Ljubljana, Slovenia

DAY 6 | POSTOJNA CAVE AND PREDJAMA CASTLE, SLOVENIA

→ Transfer to Postojna area in Slovenia (1 hour)
Visit Postojna Cave (The biggest tourist cave in Europe) and Predjama Castle (an unique medieval castle).
→ Transfer to Rijeka, Croatia (1.5 hours)
→ Free at the afternoon
Overnight in Rijeka, Croatia

DAY 7 | SPLIT, CROATIA

→ Transfer to Split, Croatia (4 hours)
→ City tour of Split Old Town (2-3 hours) in the afternoon
Visit the Diocletian’s Palace, the Cathedral of St. Domnius, a venerable building from the 4th century AD that exudes ancient charm. Stroll along the vibrant Riva, the central heart of Split, and experience the dynamic atmosphere of the city. Discover the ancient Temple of Jupiter, a testament to Split’s rich history, whose origins date back to the 3rd century AD. Cross the enchanting “Let me pass” street and immerse yourself in its unique flair. Marvel at the Golden Gate, a Roman stone gate from the 4th century, decorated with arches and ornate statues, which marks the grand entrance to Diocletian’s Palace.
→ Free time to explore Split Old Town at the afternoon

Overnight in Split, Croatia

DAY 8 | HVAR ISLAND, CROATIA

→ Take the ferry to the Hvar island, Croatia (1 hour)
→ Explore the Hvar island old town
Visit the Hvar Cathedral and the Arsenal and Explore the medieval architecture and lively squares and bustling markets.
→ Take the ferry back to Split (1 hour)
→ Free time for dinner in Split

Overnight in Split, Croatia

DAY 9 | DUBROVNIK, CROATIA

→ Transfer to Dubrovnik, Croatia (3 hours )
→ City tour of Dubrovnik old town (1.5 – 2 hours walking)
Stroll through the cobbled streets of Dubrovnik old town, where centuries of history come to life. Follow the ancient city walls, an impressive testimony to Dubrovnik’s resilience over the centuries. Admire the Renaissance architecture of Dubrovnik’s Church of the Holy Savior, a 16th-century marvel that is a beacon of artistic elegance. Enter the sacred ambience of Dubrovnik Cathedral, an 18th-century Baroque masterpiece that reflects the city’s religious heritage. Pause at the Onofrije Fountain,the Clock Tower, the Sponza Palace and the Rector’s Palace, all of which tell a unique story from Dubrovnik’s rich past. Climb up to Fort Saint John for a panoramic view.

→ Free time to explore the Old Town of Dubrovnik, Croatia for dinner

Overnight in Dubrovnik, Croatia

DAY 10 | KOTOR AND PERAST, MONTENEGRO

→ Transfer to Perast, Montenegro (2 hours + border)
→ Take a boat to visit the “Our Lady of the Rock”(Gospa od Škrpjela) is a unique and enchanting site nestled in the Bay of Kotor, Montenegro.
→ Transfer to Kotor, Montenegro (30 min)
→ Guided tour of Kotor Old town (1 hour)
Discover the timeless charm of Kotor’s Old Town, stroll through the cobbled streets and absorb the rich history that lies in every corner. Trace the ancient city walls that have stood for centuries, offering panoramic views of the Adriatic Sea and surrounding landscapes. Explore the venerable St. Tryphon Cathedral, a masterpiece of medieval architecture, and the Church of St. Nicholas, a testament to Kotor’s religious heritage. Stroll through the Piazza des Arms, surrounded by architectural gems such as the Church of St. Luke, the Gurdic Gate and the imposing Clock Tower. Admire the splendor of the historic residences, including Grubonja Palace, Karampana Fountain, Drago Palace, Pima Palace, Beskuca Palace, Grgurina Palace, Bizanti Palace and the Royal Prince’s Palace.
→ Free time in Kotor
→ Transfer back Budva, Montenegro (40 min)
→ Free time in Budva for dinnerOvernight in Budva, Montenegro

DAY 11 | BUDVA AND SVETI STEPHAN, MONTENEGRO

This day gives opportunity for different activities in Montenegro
Hiking to a view point in Kotor, relaxing on the beach in Budva or having a short walk to Sveti Stefan island.

Overnight in Budva, Montenegro

DAY 12 | MOSTAR, BOSNIA

→ Transfer to Mostar Old town (4 hours + border)
→ City tour in Mostar (1 hours) and free time for lunch
Visit the Stari Most (Mostar Bridge), which stood for 427 years until its destruction in 1993 during the Croatian–Bosniak war. Stroll through the charming old Turkish bazaar, known as “Kujundziluk”,” where cobbled streets and lively stalls invite you to experience the city’s vibrant atmosphere. Visit the “Koskin Mehmed Pasha” Mosque, a small architectural gem from the 17th century.
→ Transfer to Sarajevo, Bosnia (2 hours) after breakfast
→ Free time in Sarajevo for dinner

Overnight in Sarajevo, Bosnia

DAY 13 | SARAJEVO, BOSNIA

→ Tour of Sarajevo surroundings by car after breakfast
Visit the “Tunnel of Hope” which will help you understand the crucial role the tunnel played for the city and its inhabitants during one of the most difficult times in Sarajevo’s history. Visit the abandoned bobsleigh track (built in 1984 for the Winter Olympics in the former Yugoslavia. The country opened its doors to the international community to celebrate the sport, after the breakup of Yugoslavia the bobsleigh track was used as a base for artillery during the long siege of Sarajevo);
→ Walking city tour of Sarajevo (2-3 hours)
Explore the bustling Bascarsija, Sarajevo’s historic Turkish market, where centuries-old traditions come to life in the winding alleyways and vibrant market stalls. Admire the impressive Gazi-Husrev-beg Mosque, an exquisite example of 16th century Ottoman architecture with great spiritual significance. Cross the famous Latin Bridge, also known as the Assassination Bridge, an Ottoman-era stone structure near the site of the fateful assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in the 19th century
→ Free time for dinner

Overnight in Sarajevo, Bosnia

DAY 14 | DEPART FROM SARAJEVO, BOSNIA

→ Transfer to Sarajevo airport (SJJ)
END OF THE TOUR

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BALKAN TOUR #5 | “2 Weeks Eastern Europe Extravaganza”

Serbia – Croatia – Bosnia and Herzegovina – Montenegro – Albania

Duration: 14 days/ 13 nights
Starting Point: Belgrade, Serbia
Finish Point: Tirana, Albania
Number of countries: 5

 
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Serbia – Croatia – Bosnia and Herzegovina – Montenegro – Albania

 

DAY 1 | ARRIVE IN BELGRADE, SERBIA

→ Welcome you at Nikola Tesla Airport (BEG) in Belgrade
→ Transfer to your hotel in Belgrade city center (30 – 40 min)
→ Free time for relax after the long flightOvernight in Belgrade, Serbia

DAY 2 | BELGRADE, SERBIA

→ Walking Belgrade city tour (2-3 hours)
Explore the Belgrade fortress “Kalemegdan”,” which was built in 535 BC and offers a panoramic view of the Sava and Danube rivers. Marvel at the Pobednik Monument inside the fortress and visit the Serbian Orthodox Church of the Holy Mother of God (Crkva Ruzica). Stroll through the charming pedestrian street “Knez Mihaylova” and discover the cultural significance of the Republic Square and the National Assembly. After the tour your guide will recommend a good place for lunch and you will have free time to enjoy the delicious Serbian food and explore Belgrade at your own pace.→ Free time in Belgrade at the afternoon
In your free time, stroll along the Belgrade waterfront or explore the city’s rich history in its museums, including the Nikola Tesla Museum, St. Sava Cathedral (the largest Orthodox cathedral in the Balkans), the House of Flowers (mausoleum of Josip Broz Tito), the Museum of the History of Yugoslavia, the Museum of the History of Serbia and much more.

Overnight in Belgrade, Serbia

DAY 3 | ZAGREB, CROATIA

→ Transfer to Zagreb city center (4 hours + border)
→ City tour of Zagreb in the morning (2 hours)
Admire the impressive Zagreb Cathedral, St. Mark’s Church, Dolac Market, Lenucijeva Potkova, and Ban Josip Jelačić Square
→ Free time in Zagreb
Overnight in Zagreb

DAY 4 | PLITVICE LAKES, CROATIA

→ Transfer to Plitvice Lakes, Croatia (2 hours)
→ Explore the Plitvice lakes national park
Enjoy a symphony of waterfalls, crystal clear lakes and lush greenery as you explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Hike along a network of boardwalks that allow you to traverse the park’s unique terrain without disturbing the fragile ecosystems
→ Free time in Plitvice lakes area to relax after the walk

Overnight in Plitvice lakes area

DAY 5 | SPLIT, CROATIA

→ Transfer to Split, Croatia (3 hours)
→ City tour of Split Old Town (2-3 hours) in the afternoon
Visit the Diocletian’s Palace, the Cathedral of St. Domnius, a venerable building from the 4th century AD that exudes ancient charm. Stroll along the vibrant Riva, the central heart of Split, and experience the dynamic atmosphere of the city. Discover the ancient Temple of Jupiter, a testament to Split’s rich history, whose origins date back to the 3rd century AD. Cross the enchanting “Let me pass” street and immerse yourself in its unique flair. Marvel at the Golden Gate, a Roman stone gate from the 4th century, decorated with arches and ornate statues, which marks the grand entrance to Diocletian’s Palace.
→ Free time to explore Split Old Town at the afternoon

Overnight in Split, Croatia

DAY 6 | DUBROVNIK, CROATIA

→ Transfer to Dubrovnik, Croatia (3 hours )
→ City tour of Dubrovnik old town (1.5 – 2 hours walking)
Stroll through the cobbled streets of Dubrovnik old town, where centuries of history come to life. Follow the ancient city walls, an impressive testimony to Dubrovnik’s resilience over the centuries. Admire the Renaissance architecture of Dubrovnik’s Church of the Holy Savior, a 16th-century marvel that is a beacon of artistic elegance. Enter the sacred ambience of Dubrovnik Cathedral, an 18th-century Baroque masterpiece that reflects the city’s religious heritage. Pause at the Onofrije Fountain,the Clock Tower, the Sponza Palace and the Rector’s Palace, all of which tell a unique story from Dubrovnik’s rich past. Climb up to Fort Saint John for a panoramic view.→ Free time to explore the Old Town of Dubrovnik, Croatia for dinner

Overnight in Dubrovnik, Croatia

DAY 7 | MOSTAR, BOSNIA

→ Transfer to Mostar Old town (3 hours + border)
→ City tour in Mostar (1 hours) and free time for lunch
Visit the Stari Most (Mostar Bridge), which stood for 427 years until its destruction in 1993 during the Croatian–Bosniak war. Stroll through the charming old Turkish bazaar, known as “Kujundziluk”,” where cobbled streets and lively stalls invite you to experience the city’s vibrant atmosphere. Visit the “Koskin Mehmed Pasha” Mosque, a small architectural gem from the 17th century.
→ Transfer to Sarajevo, Bosnia (2 hours) after breakfast
→ Free time in Sarajevo for dinner

Overnight in Sarajevo, Bosnia

DAY 8 | SARAJEVO, BOSNIA

→ Tour of Sarajevo surroundings by car after breakfast
Visit the “Tunnel of Hope” which will help you understand the crucial role the tunnel played for the city and its inhabitants during one of the most difficult times in Sarajevo’s history. Visit the abandoned bobsleigh track (built in 1984 for the Winter Olympics in the former Yugoslavia. The country opened its doors to the international community to celebrate the sport, after the breakup of Yugoslavia the bobsleigh track was used as a base for artillery during the long siege of Sarajevo);
→ Walking city tour of Sarajevo (2-3 hours)
Explore the bustling Bascarsija, Sarajevo’s historic Turkish market, where centuries-old traditions come to life in the winding alleyways and vibrant market stalls. Admire the impressive Gazi-Husrev-beg Mosque, an exquisite example of 16th century Ottoman architecture with great spiritual significance. Cross the famous Latin Bridge, also known as the Assassination Bridge, an Ottoman-era stone structure near the site of the fateful assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in the 19th century
→ Free time for dinner

Overnight in Sarajevo, Bosnia

DAY 9 | KOTOR AND BUDVA, MONTENEGRO

→ Transfer to Kotor, Montenegro (5-6 hours)
→ Guided tour of Kotor Old town (1 hour)
Discover the timeless charm of Kotor’s Old Town, stroll through the cobbled streets and absorb the rich history that lies in every corner. Trace the ancient city walls that have stood for centuries, offering panoramic views of the Adriatic Sea and surrounding landscapes. Explore the venerable St. Tryphon Cathedral, a masterpiece of medieval architecture, and the Church of St. Nicholas, a testament to Kotor’s religious heritage. Stroll through the Piazza des Arms, surrounded by architectural gems such as the Church of St. Luke, the Gurdic Gate and the imposing Clock Tower. Admire the splendor of the historic residences, including Grubonja Palace, Karampana Fountain, Drago Palace, Pima Palace, Beskuca Palace, Grgurina Palace, Bizanti Palace and the Royal Prince’s Palace.
→ Free time in Kotor
→ Transfer to Budva, Montenegro (40 min)
→ Free time in Budva for dinner

Overnight in Budva, Montenegro

DAY 10 | BUDVA AND SVETI STEPHAN, MONTENEGRO

This day gives opportunity for different activities in Montenegro
Hiking to a view point in Kotor, relaxing on the beach in Budva or having a short walk to Sveti Stefan island.Overnight in Budva, Montenegro

DAY 11 | SHKODER, ALBANIA

→ Transfer to Shkoder, Albania (2.5 hours + border)
→ City tour of Shkoder (1 hour)
Visit the Xhamia e Madhe – Ebu Bekr mosque and the Shkoder fortress (Rozafa Castle) , a centuries-old, historic and legendary fortress. With panoramic views of Lake Shkodra, the Drin River and the Albanian Alps.
→ Free time in the afternoon (option for boat trip at Skadar lake)

Overnight in Shkoder, Albania

DAY 12 | BERAT, ALBANIA

→ Transfer to Berat, Albania (3.5 hours)
→ City tour of Berat
Visit the Berat Castle (The historic castle of Berat is a testimony to Albania’s rich cultural heritage. The UNESCO World Heritage Site invites visitors to stroll through its cobbled streets, explore ancient churches and enjoy panoramic views); The Orthodox Church “The Holy Trinity” ;The Gorica Bridge and the city center
→ Free time in Berat at the afternoon

Overnight in Berat, Albania

DAY 13 | TIRANA, ALBANIA

→ Transfer to Tirana, Albania (2 hours)
→ City tour of Tirana (1-1.5 hours)
Explore the vibrant city center of Tirana and visit “Skanderberg Square” the lively main square with the famous Skanderberg statue. The 19th-century clock tower, which reflects the city’s rich cultural and historical heritage and the “Ethem Bey” Mosque, Tirana’s only historic mosque. See the striking Enver Hoxha Pyramid, a unique architectural landmark. Experience Albania’s communist history, housed in a fascinating bunker dedicated to the victims of the communist regime and enjoy the walk along Maria Theresa Boulevard and Square leading to Tirana University.
→ Free time for lunch, packing and relaxation

Overnight in Tirana, Albania

DAY 14 | DEPART FROM TIRANA, ALBANIA

→ Transfer to Tirana Airport (ALL)
END OF THE TOUR

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BALKAN TOUR #6 | “A Cultural Journey Across Five Balkan Nations”

Bosnia and Herzegovina – Montenegro – Croatia – Slovenia – Hungary

Duration: 14 days/ 13 nights
Starting Point: Sarajevo, Bosnia
Finish Point: Budapest, Hungary
Number of countries: 5

 
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Bosnia and Herzegovina – Montenegro – Croatia – Slovenia – Hungary

 

DAY 1 | ARRIVE IN SARAJEVO, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

→ Meet your guide in Sarajevo airport (SJJ)
→ Airport transfer to your hotel (30-40 min)
Overnight in Sarajevo, Bosnia

DAY 2 | SARAJEVO, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

→ Tour of Sarajevo surroundings by car after breakfast
Visit the “Tunnel of Hope” which will help you understand the crucial role the tunnel played for the city and its inhabitants during one of the most difficult times in Sarajevo’s history. Visit the abandoned bobsleigh track (built in 1984 for the Winter Olympics in the former Yugoslavia. The country opened its doors to the international community to celebrate the sport, after the breakup of Yugoslavia the bobsleigh track was used as a base for artillery during the long siege of Sarajevo);
→ Walking city tour of Sarajevo (2-3 hours)
Explore the bustling Bascarsija, Sarajevo’s historic Turkish market, where centuries-old traditions come to life in the winding alleyways and vibrant market stalls. Admire the impressive Gazi-Husrev-beg Mosque, an exquisite example of 16th century Ottoman architecture with great spiritual significance. Cross the famous Latin Bridge, also known as the Assassination Bridge, an Ottoman-era stone structure near the site of the fateful assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in the 19th century
→ Free time for dinner

Overnight in Sarajevo, Bosnia

DAY 3 | MOSTAR AND BLAGAJ, BOSNIA

→ Transfer to Blagaj, Bosnia (2 hours)
Visit the Blagaj Tekija (Dervish Monastery from 16th-century Dervish built into the cliffs next to the Buna River; Buna Spring, karst spring with crystal-clear water and the surrounding natural beauty located beneath the cliffs near the Tekija.
→ Transfer to Mostar Old town (40-30 min) after lunch
→ City tour in Mostar (1 hours)
Visit the Stari Most (Mostar Bridge), which stood for 427 years until its destruction in 1993 during the Croatian–Bosniak war. Stroll through the charming old Turkish bazaar, known as “Kujundziluk”,” where cobbled streets and lively stalls invite you to experience the city’s vibrant atmosphere. Visit the “Koskin Mehmed Pasha” Mosque, a small architectural gem from the 17th century.
→ Free time at the afternoon

Overnight in Mostar, Bosnia

DAY 4 | KOTOR AND PERAST, MONTENEGRO

→ Transfer to Perast, Montenegro (4.5 hours + border)
→ Take a boat to visit the “Our Lady of the Rock”(Gospa od Škrpjela) is a unique and enchanting site nestled in the Bay of Kotor, Montenegro.
→ Transfer to Kotor, Montenegro (30 min)
→ Guided tour of Kotor Old town (1 hour)
Discover the timeless charm of Kotor’s Old Town, stroll through the cobbled streets and absorb the rich history that lies in every corner. Trace the ancient city walls that have stood for centuries, offering panoramic views of the Adriatic Sea and surrounding landscapes. Explore the venerable St. Tryphon Cathedral, a masterpiece of medieval architecture, and the Church of St. Nicholas, a testament to Kotor’s religious heritage. Stroll through the Piazza des Arms, surrounded by architectural gems such as the Church of St. Luke, the Gurdic Gate and the imposing Clock Tower. Admire the splendor of the historic residences, including Grubonja Palace, Karampana Fountain, Drago Palace, Pima Palace, Beskuca Palace, Grgurina Palace, Bizanti Palace and the Royal Prince’s Palace.
→ Free time in Kotor
→ Transfer to Budva, Montenegro (40 min)
→ Free time in Budva for dinner

Overnight in Budva, Montenegro

DAY 5 | BUDVA AND SVETI STEPHAN, MONTENEGRO

This day gives opportunity for different activities in Montenegro
Hiking to a view point in Kotor, relaxing on the beach in Budva or having a short walk to Sveti Stefan island.

Overnight in Budva, Montenegro

DAY 6 | DUBROVNIK, CROATIA

→ Transfer to Dubrovnik, Croatia (2 hours + border)
→ City tour of Dubrovnik old town (1.5 – 2 hours walking)
Stroll through the cobbled streets of Dubrovnik old town, where centuries of history come to life. Follow the ancient city walls, an impressive testimony to Dubrovnik’s resilience over the centuries. Admire the Renaissance architecture of Dubrovnik’s Church of the Holy Savior, a 16th-century marvel that is a beacon of artistic elegance. Enter the sacred ambience of Dubrovnik Cathedral, an 18th-century Baroque masterpiece that reflects the city’s religious heritage. Pause at the Onofrije Fountain,the Clock Tower, the Sponza Palace and the Rector’s Palace, all of which tell a unique story from Dubrovnik’s rich past. Climb up to Fort Saint John for a panoramic view.

→ Free time to explore the Old Town of Dubrovnik, Croatia for dinner

Overnight in Dubrovnik, Croatia

DAY 7 | SPLIT, CROATIA

→ Transfer to Split, Croatia (3 hours)
→ City tour of Split Old Town (2 hours) in the morning
Visit the Diocletian’s Palace, the Cathedral of St. Domnius, a venerable building from the 4th century AD that exudes ancient charm. Stroll along the vibrant Riva, the central heart of Split, and experience the dynamic atmosphere of the city. Discover the ancient Temple of Jupiter, a testament to Split’s rich history, whose origins date back to the 3rd century AD. Cross the enchanting “Let me pass” street and immerse yourself in its unique flair. Marvel at the Golden Gate, a Roman stone gate from the 4th century, decorated with arches and ornate statues, which marks the grand entrance to Diocletian’s Palace.
→ Free time to explore Split Old Town at the afternoon

Overnight in Split, Croatia

DAY 8 | PLITVICE LAKES NATIONAL PARK, CROATIA

→ Transfer to Plitvice lakes national park, Croatia (3 hours)
→ Explore the Plitvice lakes national park
Enjoy a symphony of waterfalls, crystal clear lakes and lush greenery as you explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Hike along a network of boardwalks that allow you to traverse the park’s unique terrain without disturbing the fragile ecosystems
→ Free time in Plitvice lakes area to relax after the walk

Overnight in Plitvice lakes area, Croatia

DAY 9 | ZAGREB, CROATIA

→ Transfer to Zagreb, Croatia after breakfast (2 hours)
→ City tour of Zagreb
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 at the afternoon

Overnight in Zagreb, Croatia

DAY 10 | POSTOJNA CAVE AND PREDJAMA CASTLE, SLOVENIA

→ Transfer to Postojna area in Slovenia (2.5 hours)
Visit Postojna Cave (The biggest tourist cave in Europe) and Predjama Castle (a unique cave medieval castle).
→ Transfer to Ljubljana, Slovenia (40 min)
→ Free time for dinner
Overnight in Ljubljana, Slovenia

DAY 11 | LJUBLJANA AND LAKE BLED, SLOVENIA

→ City tour of Ljubljana in the morning after breakfast (1.5 – 2 hours)
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 Bucher’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)
→ Transfer to Lake Bled, Slovenia (40 min)
→ Free time to explore the lake, take a boat, or walk around the beautiful nature landmark
→ Transfer to Ljubljana, Slovenia (40 min)
Overnight in Ljubljana, Slovenia

DAY 12 | BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

→ Transfer to Budapest after check out from the hotel (5 – 5.5 hours)
→ City tour of the central part of the Hungarian capital (The part called “Pest”)
Visit the top sights of Budapest, including the Parliament (Situated on the banks of the Danube, this iconic building is one of the largest parliament buildings in the world.) the Heroes’ Square, and St. Stephen’s Basilica, Explore the Historic Jewish Quarter, one of the oldest and most popular parts of Budapest; The Great Market Hall (Nagyvásárcsarnok): Discover Hungarian cuisine and local products in this vibrant market. Try traditional dishes like lángos (fried flatbread) and goulash;
→ Free time for dinner in Budapest

Overnight in Budapest, Hungary

DAY 13 | BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

→ City tour of the “Buda” part of Budapest
Visit the Buda Castle (Budavári Palota): Explore the historic Buda Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which offers panoramic views of the city. Matthias Church (Mátyás-templom): Adjacent to Buda Castle, Matthias Church is a masterpiece of Gothic architecture;The Fisherman’s Bastion (Halászbástya), a terrace which provides stunning views of the Danube River and the Hungarian Parliament. The seven towers of the bastion represent the seven Magyar tribes that settled in the Carpathian Basin.
→ Free time after lunch, relax and packing

DAY 14 | DEPART FROM BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

→ Transfer to Budapest Airport (BUD)
END OF THE TOUR

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BALKAN TOUR #7 | “Balkan Tapestry: Skopje, Adriatic, and Beyond”

Bosnia – Montenegro – Albania – North Macedonia – Kosovo

Duration: 14 days/ 13 nights
Starting Point: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Finish Point: Skopje, Macedonia
Number of countries: 5

 
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Bosnia – Montenegro – Albania – North Macedonia – Kosovo

 

DAY 1 | ARRIVE IN SARAJEVO, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

→ Meet your guide in Sarajevo airport (SJJ)
→ Airport transfer to your hotel (30-40 min)
Overnight in Sarajevo, Bosnia

DAY 2 | SARAJEVO, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

→ Tour of Sarajevo surroundings by car after breakfast
Visit the “Tunnel of Hope” which will help you understand the crucial role the tunnel played for the city and its inhabitants during one of the most difficult times in Sarajevo’s history. Visit the abandoned bobsleigh track (built in 1984 for the Winter Olympics in the former Yugoslavia. The country opened its doors to the international community to celebrate the sport, after the breakup of Yugoslavia the bobsleigh track was used as a base for artillery during the long siege of Sarajevo);
→ Walking city tour of Sarajevo (2-3 hours)
Explore the bustling Bascarsija, Sarajevo’s historic Turkish market, where centuries-old traditions come to life in the winding alleyways and vibrant market stalls. Admire the impressive Gazi-Husrev-beg Mosque, an exquisite example of 16th century Ottoman architecture with great spiritual significance. Cross the famous Latin Bridge, also known as the Assassination Bridge, an Ottoman-era stone structure near the site of the fateful assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in the 19th century
→ Free time for dinner

Overnight in Sarajevo, Bosnia

DAY 3 | MOSTAR AND BLAGAJ, BOSNIA

→ Transfer to Blagaj, Bosnia (2 hours)
Visit the Blagaj Tekija (Dervish Monastery from 16th-century Dervish built into the cliffs next to the Buna River; Buna Spring, karst spring with crystal-clear water and the surrounding natural beauty located beneath the cliffs near the Tekija.
→ Transfer to Mostar Old town (40-30 min) after lunch
→ City tour in Mostar (1 hours)
Visit the Stari Most (Mostar Bridge), which stood for 427 years until its destruction in 1993 during the Croatian–Bosniak war. Stroll through the charming old Turkish bazaar, known as “Kujundziluk”,” where cobbled streets and lively stalls invite you to experience the city’s vibrant atmosphere. Visit the “Koskin Mehmed Pasha” Mosque, a small architectural gem from the 17th century.
→ Free time at the afternoon

Overnight in Mostar, Bosnia

DAY 4 | KOTOR AND PERAST, MONTENEGRO

→ Transfer to Perast, Montenegro (4.5 hours + border)
→ Take a boat to visit the “Our Lady of the Rock”(Gospa od Škrpjela) is a unique and enchanting site nestled in the Bay of Kotor, Montenegro.
→ Transfer to Kotor, Montenegro (30 min)
→ Guided tour of Kotor Old town (1 hour)
Discover the timeless charm of Kotor’s Old Town, stroll through the cobbled streets and absorb the rich history that lies in every corner. Trace the ancient city walls that have stood for centuries, offering panoramic views of the Adriatic Sea and surrounding landscapes. Explore the venerable St. Tryphon Cathedral, a masterpiece of medieval architecture, and the Church of St. Nicholas, a testament to Kotor’s religious heritage. Stroll through the Piazza des Arms, surrounded by architectural gems such as the Church of St. Luke, the Gurdic Gate and the imposing Clock Tower. Admire the splendor of the historic residences, including Grubonja Palace, Karampana Fountain, Drago Palace, Pima Palace, Beskuca Palace, Grgurina Palace, Bizanti Palace and the Royal Prince’s Palace.
→ Free time in Kotor
→ Transfer to Budva, Montenegro (40 min)
→ Free time in Budva for dinner

Overnight in Budva, Montenegro

DAY 5 | LOVCEN, NJEGUSI MONTENEGRO

→ Transfer to Lovcen National Park, Montenegro (1 hour)
Visit of Lovcen National Park and its Mausoleum monument.
→ Transfer to the village of Niegushi (10 min)
Try local food, homemade cheese and the famous montenegrin whole bone-in ham
→ Transfer to Budva via the serpentine road with breathtaking view to Kotor bay and the Adriatic coast (1.5 hours)
→ Free time in Budva

Overnight in Budva, Montenegro

DAY 6 | SAINT STEPHAN ISLAND, MONTENEGRO AND THETH, ALBANIA

→ Transfer to Sveti Stefan (30 min)
Short walk around Sveti Stefan (Picturesque island, originally a 15th-century fishing village, transformed into a fortified village in the 20th century. In the 1960s, it became a high-end resort attracting celebrities and prominent figures from around the world.
→ Transfer to Theth, the first National Park of Albania (3 hours + border)
→ Nature walk in the park (7 km with some easy climbing) to visit some of the natural attractions, the Grunas Waterfall and Grunas Canyon, Qafe Thore view point.

Overnight in local guesthouse in Theth, Albania

DAY 7 | SHKODER AND TIRANA, ALBANIA

→ Transfer to Shkoder, Albania (2 hours).
→ City tour of Shkoder (1 hour)
Visit the Xhamia e Madhe – Ebu Bekr mosque and the Shkoder fortress (Rozafa Castle) , a centuries-old, historic and legendary fortress. With panoramic views of Lake Shkodra, the Drin River and the Albanian Alps.
→ Transfer to Tirana, Albania (2 hours)
→ City tour of Tirana (1-1.5 hours)
Explore the vibrant city center of Tirana and visit “Skanderberg Square” the lively main square with the famous Skanderberg statue. The 19th-century clock tower, which reflects the city’s rich cultural and historical heritage and the “Ethem Bey” Mosque, Tirana’s only historic mosque. See the striking Enver Hoxha Pyramid, a unique architectural landmark. Experience Albania’s communist history, housed in a fascinating bunker dedicated to the victims of the communist regime and enjoy the walk along Maria Theresa Boulevard and Square leading to Tirana University.
→ Free time for dinner in Tirana
Overnight in Tirana, Albania

DAY 8 | BERAT, ALBANIA

→ Transfer to Berat, Albania (2 hours)
→ City tour of Berat
Visit the Berat Castle (The historic castle of Berat is a testimony to Albania’s rich cultural heritage. The UNESCO World Heritage Site invites visitors to stroll through its cobbled streets, explore ancient churches and enjoy panoramic views); The Orthodox Church “The Holy Trinity” ;The Gorica Bridge and the city center
→ Free time in Berat at the afternoon

Overnight in Berat, Albania

DAY 9 | GJIROKASTER, ALBANIA

→ Transfer to Gjirokaster, Albania (2 hours)
→ City tour of Gjirokaster, a UNESCO World Heritage site in Albania, is known for its well-preserved Ottoman architecture and rich history. Visit the Gjirokastër Fortress (Kalaja e Gjirokastrës) Explore the medieval castle and its various chambers; The Church of St. Mary (Kisha e Shën Marisë) Byzantine-style church (13th century), one of the oldest in Gjirokastër; The Bazaar of Gjirokastër (a great place to experience local life); the Skenduli House
→ Transfer back to Berat, Albania (2 hours)
→ Free time in Berat at the afternoon

Overnight in Berat, Albania

DAY 10 | POSTOJNA CAVE AND PREDJAMA CASTLE, SLOVENIA

→ Transfer to Postojna area in Slovenia (2.5 hours)
Visit Postojna Cave (The biggest tourist cave in Europe) and Predjama Castle (a unique cave medieval castle).
→ Transfer to Ljubljana, Slovenia (40 min)
→ Free time for dinner
Overnight in Ljubljana, Slovenia

DAY 11 | OHRID, NORTH MACEDONIA

→ Transfer to Ohrid, North Macedonia (3 hours + border)
→ City tour of Ohrid, North Macedonia (1-1.5 hours)
Begin your journey at pristine Lake Ohrid, a natural gem that sets the scene for a day of cultural discovery. Visit the Monument of St. Naum of Ohrid, a tribute to the revered saint and a testament to the city’s spiritual heritage. Continue to the Monument of Saint Kliment Ohridski, honoring the legacy of the scholar and patron saint of Ohrid. Continue the Ohrid city tour with a visit to Church of St. Sofia, the Ancient theater of Ohrid; the St John at Kaneo church. (Historical church with lake views), Church of Saints Clement and Panteleimon and Plaosnik (Monastery and archaeological site)
→ Free time in Ohrid at the late afternoon

Overnight in Ohrid, North, Macedonia

DAY 12 | SKOPJE AND MATKA CANYON, NORTH MACEDONIA

→ Transfer to Matka Canyon (1.5 hours)
→ Free time for boat tour or have a walk to explore one of the most popular outdoor destinations in the Balkans
→ Transfer to Skopje (30 min)
→ Walking tour of Skopje (1-1.5 hours)
Visit the Old muslim quarter, the Stone bridge (Old bridge from 15th Century); the Macedonia square, the Memorial house of Mother Teresa (From outside); the “Warrior on a horse” monument, the “Mustafa Pasha” mosque (Renovated 15th-century mosque with historic architecture, a rose garden & a tomb, the Skopje art bridge, the “Daut Pasha” Hamam, the “Mothers of Macedonia” fountain, The Divers statue, Kapan Han, the King Samuil monument, The Civilization bridge; the Archeological museum building.
→ Free time in Skopje, Macedonia for dinner
Overnight in Skopje, North Macedonia

DAY 13 | PRISTINA AND PRIZREN, KOSOVO

→ Transfer to Pristina, Kosovo (1.5 hours + border)
→ Walking tour of Pristina (1 hour)
Explore the city center, including the Pristina Library and the Great Mosque (15th Century Mosque).
→ Continue to Prizren, Kosovo (1 hour)
→ Stroll through the old town of Prizren
Visit the city center, including Our Lady of Ljeviš Church (14th-century Serbian Orthodox church) and Sinan Pasha Mosque (17th Century mosque).
→ Enjoy free time in Prizren, Kosovo, before heading back to Skopje
→ Transfer to Skopje, Macedonia (2 hours + border)
→ Free time in Skopje, Macedonia for dinner
Overnight in Skopje, Macedonia

DAY 14 | DEPARTURE

→ Transfer to Skopje airport (SKP)
END OF THE TOUR

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BALKAN TOUR #8 | “Timeless Balkans: Exploring Ancient Roots and Modern Charms”

Bosnia and Herzegovina – Serbia – Romania – Bulgaria

Duration: 14 days/ 13 nights
Starting Point: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Finish Point: Sofia, Bulgaria
Number of countries: 4

 
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Bosnia and Herzegovina – Serbia – Romania – Bulgaria

 

DAY 1 | ARRIVE IN SARAJEVO, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

→ Meet your guide in Sarajevo airport (SJJ)
→ Airport transfer to your hotel (30-40 min)
Overnight in Sarajevo, Bosnia

DAY 2 | SARAJEVO, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

→ Tour of Sarajevo surroundings by car after breakfast
Visit the “Tunnel of Hope” which will help you understand the crucial role the tunnel played for the city and its inhabitants during one of the most difficult times in Sarajevo’s history. Visit the abandoned bobsleigh track (built in 1984 for the Winter Olympics in the former Yugoslavia. The country opened its doors to the international community to celebrate the sport, after the breakup of Yugoslavia the bobsleigh track was used as a base for artillery during the long siege of Sarajevo);
→ Walking city tour of Sarajevo (2-3 hours)
Explore the bustling Bascarsija, Sarajevo’s historic Turkish market, where centuries-old traditions come to life in the winding alleyways and vibrant market stalls. Admire the impressive Gazi-Husrev-beg Mosque, an exquisite example of 16th century Ottoman architecture with great spiritual significance. Cross the famous Latin Bridge, also known as the Assassination Bridge, an Ottoman-era stone structure near the site of the fateful assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in the 19th century
→ Free time for dinner

Overnight in Sarajevo, Bosnia

DAY 3 | MOSTAR AND BLAGAJ, BOSNIA

→ Transfer to Blagaj, Bosnia (2.5 hours)
Visit the Blagaj Tekija (Dervish Monastery from 16th-century Dervish built into the cliffs next to the Buna River; Buna Spring, karst spring with crystal-clear water and the surrounding natural beauty located beneath the cliffs near the Tekija.
→ Transfer to Mostar Old town (40-30 min) after lunch
→ City tour in Mostar (1 hours)
Visit the Stari Most (Mostar Bridge), which stood for 427 years until its destruction in 1993 during the Croatian–Bosniak war. Stroll through the charming old Turkish bazaar, known as “Kujundziluk”,” where cobbled streets and lively stalls invite you to experience the city’s vibrant atmosphere. Visit the “Koskin Mehmed Pasha” Mosque, a small architectural gem from the 17th century.
→ Transfer back to Sarajevo, Bosnia (2 hours)
→ Free time in Sarajevo for dinner
Overnight in Sarajevo, Bosnia

DAY 4 | VISEGRAD, BOSNIA AND MOKRA GORA, SERBIA

→ Transfer to Visegrad, Bosnia (2 hours)
Visit the historic Othoman Visegrad Bridge and have free time to enjoy the beautiful surroundings
→ Transfer to Mokra Gora, Serbia (30-40 min + border)
Free time to explore Mokra Gora (Drvengrad) which is a unique and charming village with traditional architecture made by the filmmaker Emir Kusturica for his film “Life is a Miracle.”
→ Transfer to Belgrade, Serbia (3 hours)
→ Free time in Belgrade, Serbia for dinner

Overnight in Belgrade, Serbia

DAY 5 | BELGRADE, SERBIA

→ Walking Belgrade city tour (2-3 hours)
Discover the Belgrade fortress “Kalemegdan,” built in 535 BC, offering panoramic views of the Sava and Danube rivers. Marvel at the Pobednik Monument inside the fortress and visit the Serbian Orthodox Church of the Holy Mother of God (Crkva Ruzica). Stroll along the charming pedestrian street “Knez Mihaylova” and explore the cultural significance of Republic Square and the National Assembly. After the tour, your guide will recommend a lunch spot, and you’ll have free time to savor delicious Serbian cuisine and explore Belgrade at your own pace.
→ Free time in Belgrade in the afternoon
Use your free time to wander along the Belgrade waterfront or delve into the city’s history in its museums, including the Nikola Tesla Museum, St. Sava Cathedral (the largest Orthodox cathedral in the Balkans), the House of Flowers (Josip Broz Tito’s mausoleum), the Museum of the History of Yugoslavia, and the Museum of the History of Serbia.
Overnight in Belgrade, Serbia

DAY 6 | NOVI SAD, SERBIA – TIMISOARA, ROMANIA

→ Transfer to Novi Sad, Serbia (2 hours)
→ Discover the old town of Novi Sad, Serbia
Stroll through the charming old town and explore historical treasures like Petrovaradin Fortress. Enjoy free time for lunch.
→ Continue to Timisoara, Romania after lunch (2.5 hours + border)
→ Free time in Timisoara, Romania
After checking in at the hotel, enjoy free time to wander around Piata Unirii and Victoriei Square.
Overnight in Timisoara, Romania

DAY 7 | CORVIN CASTLE – SIBIU, ROMANIA

→ Transfer to Corvin Castle, Romania (2.5 Hours)
Explore the Corvin Castle – medieval fortress, a remarkable example of Gothic architecture.
→ Transfer to Sibiu, Romania (1.5 hours) via the Astra Museum of Folk Civilization
→ Sibiu city tour
Visit the Consul tower of Sibiu, the Large Square, the bridge of Lies, Sibiu Lutheran Cathedral (14th century)
→ Free time in Sibiu, Romania
Overnight in Sibiu, Romania

DAY 8 | BRAN AND PELES CASTLES, ROMANIA

→ Transfer to Bran Castle, Romania (2.5 hours)
→ Explore Bran Castle, famously known as Dracula’s Castle. This medieval fortress, situated on the Transylvania-Wallachia border, boasts a picturesque location, a rich history, and a legendary connection to Bram Stoker’s Dracula.
→ Transfer to Sinaia, Romania (1 hour)
→ Visit Peles Castle, an exquisite neo-Renaissance royal residence nestled in the Carpathian Mountains near Sinaia. Recognized for its architectural grandeur, lavish interiors, and scenic surroundings, Peles Castle stands as an emblem of Romania’s royal heritage.
→ Transfer to Bucharest, Romania (2.2 hours)
→ Free time in Bucharest, Romania, for dinner
Overnight in Bucharest, Romania

DAY 9 | BUCHAREST, ROMANIA

→ Bucharest walking tour (2-3 hours)
Explore landmarks like the Palace of Parliament, wander through the charming Old Town, experience the splendor of Piata Victoriei, admire the architectural elegance of Cec Palace, uncover the history of Revolution Square, marvel at Constitution Square, pay homage to the Lui Carol Monument, and be awestruck by the imposing Palace of Justice.

→ Free time in Bucharest, Romania at the afternoon
Overnight in Bucharest, Romania

DAY 10 | VELIKO TARNOVO, BULGARIA

→ Transfer to Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria, after breakfast (3.5 hours + border)
Discover the majestic Tsarevets Fortress, an icon of medieval splendor perched atop a hill, providing panoramic views over the city and the Yantra River. Stroll through the enchanting Craft Street, where traditional Bulgarian crafts and handicrafts come to life, creating a vibrant atmosphere that reflects the city’s cultural heritage.
→ Enjoy free time in Veliko Tarnovo in the afternoon
Overnight in Veliko Tarnovo

DAY 11 | PLOVDIV, BULGARIA

→ Transfer to Plovdiv, Bulgaria (3 hours)
→ Check in the hotel and have some free time for lunch in restaurant recommended by your local Plovdiv guide
→ Walking city tour of Plovdiv historical center (1-2 hours)
Visit the Old Town of Plovdiv (from the 19th century); the Ethnographic Museum from the outside (the most beautiful house in Plovdiv); the Ancient Theatre of Philippopolis; (ancient Roman-style amphitheater); the Ancient Stadium of Philippopolis (the largest and best preserved in the Balkans); the Roman Forum; the Church of the Holy Mother of God, Plovdiv; the Sts. Constantine and Elena Church; the Djumaya Mosque and Square; Glavnata (the main pedestrian street); Kapana (“The Trap” neighborhood); Nebet tepe (a hill with a great view of the city);
→ Free time in Plovdiv at the late afternoon

Overnight in Plovdiv

DAY 12 | RILA MONASTERY, BULGARIA

→ Transfer to the Rila Monastery, Bulgaria (4 hours)
→ Guided tour of the Rila Monastery complex, nestled in the serene Rila Mountains—a masterpiece of Orthodox Christian architecture and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
→ Transfer to Sofia, Bulgaria after lunch (2 hours)
→ Visit Boyana Church, a UNESCO-listed medieval Bulgarian Orthodox church renowned for its remarkable frescoes, showcasing exceptional artistry and historical significance.

→ Free time in Sofia for dinner
Overnight in Sofia, Bulgaria

DAY 13 | SOFIA, BULGARIA

→ Sofia walking city tour (1.5 – 2.5 hours)
Visit St. Nedelya Church; St. Sofia Monument; The Old Serdika Ruins; The Mineral Springs; The Council of Ministers; The “St. George” Rotunda; The Presidential Office; The National Archaeological Museum (exterior only); The Bulgarian National Bank; Knyaz Alexander Battenberg Square; The Royal Palace; The Russian Church; St. Sofia Church; The National Theater; The Monument to the “Unknown Soldier”; The Alexander Nevski Memorial Church (Constructed as a tribute to the Russian soldiers who lost their lives in the Russo-Turkish War of 1877); The City Garden
→ Free time in Sofia for leisure and packing
Overnight in Sofia, Bulgaria

DAY 14 | DEPART FROM SOFIA, BULGARIA

→ Transfer to Sofia Airport (SOF)
END OF THE TOUR

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BALKAN TOUR #9 | “Balkan Panorama: A Comprehensive 14-Day Tour of the Balkans”

Bosnia and Herzegovina – Serbia – Romania – Bulgaria – North Macedonia – Kosovo

Duration: 14 days/ 13 nights
Starting Point: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Finish Point: Skopje, North Macedonia
Number of countries: 6

 
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Bosnia – Serbia – Romania – Bulgaria – North Macedonia – Kosovo

 

DAY 1 | ARRIVE IN SARAJEVO, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

→ Meet your guide in Sarajevo airport (SJJ)
→ Airport transfer to your hotel (30-40 min)
Overnight in Sarajevo, Bosnia

DAY 2 | SARAJEVO, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

→ Tour of Sarajevo surroundings by car after breakfast
Visit the “Tunnel of Hope” which will help you understand the crucial role the tunnel played for the city and its inhabitants during one of the most difficult times in Sarajevo’s history. Visit the abandoned bobsleigh track (built in 1984 for the Winter Olympics in the former Yugoslavia. The country opened its doors to the international community to celebrate the sport, after the breakup of Yugoslavia the bobsleigh track was used as a base for artillery during the long siege of Sarajevo);
→ Walking city tour of Sarajevo (2-3 hours)
Explore the bustling Bascarsija, Sarajevo’s historic Turkish market, where centuries-old traditions come to life in the winding alleyways and vibrant market stalls. Admire the impressive Gazi-Husrev-beg Mosque, an exquisite example of 16th century Ottoman architecture with great spiritual significance. Cross the famous Latin Bridge, also known as the Assassination Bridge, an Ottoman-era stone structure near the site of the fateful assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in the 19th century
→ Free time for dinner

Overnight in Sarajevo, Bosnia

DAY 3 | VISEGRAD, BOSNIA AND MOKRA GORA, SERBIA

→ Transfer to Visegrad, Bosnia (2 hours)
Visit the historic Othoman Visegrad Bridge and have free time to enjoy the beautiful surroundings
→ Transfer to Mokra Gora, Serbia (30-40 min + border)
Free time to explore Mokra Gora (Drvengrad) which is a unique and charming village with traditional architecture made by the filmmaker Emir Kusturica for his film “Life is a Miracle.”
→ Transfer to Belgrade, Serbia (3 hours)
→ Free time in Belgrade, Serbia for dinner

Overnight in Belgrade, Serbia

DAY 4 | BELGRADE, SERBIA

→ Walking Belgrade city tour (2-3 hours)
Discover the Belgrade fortress “Kalemegdan,” built in 535 BC, offering panoramic views of the Sava and Danube rivers. Marvel at the Pobednik Monument inside the fortress and visit the Serbian Orthodox Church of the Holy Mother of God (Crkva Ruzica). Stroll along the charming pedestrian street “Knez Mihaylova” and explore the cultural significance of Republic Square and the National Assembly. After the tour, your guide will recommend a lunch spot, and you’ll have free time to savor delicious Serbian cuisine and explore Belgrade at your own pace.
→ Free time in Belgrade in the afternoon
Use your free time to wander along the Belgrade waterfront or delve into the city’s history in its museums, including the Nikola Tesla Museum, St. Sava Cathedral (the largest Orthodox cathedral in the Balkans), the House of Flowers (Josip Broz Tito’s mausoleum), the Museum of the History of Yugoslavia, and the Museum of the History of Serbia.
Overnight in Belgrade, Serbia

DAY 5 | NOVI SAD, SERBIA – TIMISOARA, ROMANIA

→ Transfer to Novi Sad, Serbia (2 hours)
→ Discover the old town of Novi Sad, Serbia
Stroll through the charming old town and explore historical treasures like Petrovaradin Fortress. Enjoy free time for lunch.
→ Continue to Timisoara, Romania after lunch (2.5 hours + border)
→ Free time in Timisoara, Romania
After checking in at the hotel, enjoy free time to wander around Piata Unirii and Victoriei Square.
Overnight in Timisoara, Romania

DAY 6 | CORVIN CASTLE – SIBIU, ROMANIA

→ Transfer to Corvin Castle, Romania (2.5 Hours)
Explore the Corvin Castle – medieval fortress, a remarkable example of Gothic architecture.
→ Transfer to Sibiu, Romania (1.5 hours) via the Astra Museum of Folk Civilization
→ Sibiu city tour
Visit the Consul tower of Sibiu, the Large Square, the bridge of Lies, Sibiu Lutheran Cathedral (14th century)
→ Free time in Sibiu, Romania
Overnight in Sibiu, Romania

DAY 7 | BRAN AND PELES CASTLES, ROMANIA

→ Transfer to Corvin Castle, Romania (2.5 Hours)
Explore the Corvin Castle – medieval fortress, a remarkable example of Gothic architecture.
→ Transfer to Sibiu, Romania (1.5 hours) via the Astra Museum of Folk Civilization
→ Sibiu city tour
Visit the Consul tower of Sibiu, the Large Square, the bridge of Lies, Sibiu Lutheran Cathedral (14th century)
→ Free time in Sibiu, Romania
Overnight in Sibiu, Romania

DAY 8 | BUCHAREST, ROMANIA – VELIKO TARNOVO, BULGARIA

→ Bucharest walking tour (2-3 hours)
Explore landmarks like the Palace of Parliament, wander through the charming Old Town, experience the splendor of Piata Victoriei, admire the architectural elegance of Cec Palace, uncover the history of Revolution Square, marvel at Constitution Square, pay homage to the Lui Carol Monument, and be awestruck by the imposing Palace of Justice.
→ Transfer to Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria, after breakfast (3.5 hours + border)
Discover the majestic Tsarevets Fortress, an icon of medieval splendor perched atop a hill, providing panoramic views over the city and the Yantra River. Stroll through the enchanting Craft Street, where traditional Bulgarian crafts and handicrafts come to life, creating a vibrant atmosphere that reflects the city’s cultural heritage.
→ Enjoy free time in Veliko Tarnovo in the afternoon
Overnight in Veliko Tarnovo

DAY 9 | PLOVDIV, BULGARIA

→ Transfer to Plovdiv, Bulgaria (3 hours)
→ Check in the hotel and have some free time for lunch in restaurant recommended by your local Plovdiv guide
→ Walking city tour of Plovdiv historical center (1-2 hours)
Visit the Old Town of Plovdiv (from the 19th century); the Ethnographic Museum from the outside (the most beautiful house in Plovdiv); the Ancient Theatre of Philippopolis; (ancient Roman-style amphitheater); the Ancient Stadium of Philippopolis (the largest and best preserved in the Balkans); the Roman Forum; the Church of the Holy Mother of God, Plovdiv; the Sts. Constantine and Elena Church; the Djumaya Mosque and Square; Glavnata (the main pedestrian street); Kapana (“The Trap” neighborhood); Nebet tepe (a hill with a great view of the city);
→ Free time in Plovdiv at the late afternoon

Overnight in Plovdiv

DAY 10 | SOFIA, BULGARIA

→ Sofia walking city tour (1.5 – 2.5 hours)
Visit St. Nedelya Church; St. Sofia Monument; The Old Serdika Ruins; The Mineral Springs; The Council of Ministers; The “St. George” Rotunda; The Presidential Office; The National Archaeological Museum (exterior only); The Bulgarian National Bank; Knyaz Alexander Battenberg Square; The Royal Palace; The Russian Church; St. Sofia Church; The National Theater; The Monument to the “Unknown Soldier”; The Alexander Nevski Memorial Church (Constructed as a tribute to the Russian soldiers who lost their lives in the Russo-Turkish War of 1877); The City Garden
→ Free time in Sofia for leisure and packing
Overnight in Sofia, Bulgaria

DAY 11 | RILA MONASTERY, BULGARIA – SKOPJE, MACEDONIA

→ Transfer to the Rila Monastery, Bulgaria (2 hours)
→ Guided tour of the Rila Monastery complex, nestled in the serene Rila Mountains—a masterpiece of Orthodox Christian architecture and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
→ Transfer to Skopje, North Macedonia (3.5 hours + border)
→ Skopje walking tour (1-1.5 hours)
Visit the Old Muslim Quarter, the Stone Bridge (a 15th-century marvel), Macedonia Square, and catch an exterior glimpse of the Memorial House of Mother Teresa. Discover the “Warrior on a Horse” monument, the renovated 15th-century Mustafa Pasha Mosque, the Skopje Art Bridge, Daut Pasha Hamam, Mothers of Macedonia Fountain, Divers Statue, Kapan Han, the King Samuil Monument, Civilization Bridge, and the Archaeological Museum building (exterior only)
→ Free time in Skopje, Macedonia for dinner
Overnight in Skopje, North Macedonia

DAY 12 | PRISTINA AND PRIZREN, KOSOVO

→ Transfer to Pristina, Kosovo (1.5 hours + border)
→ Walking tour of Pristina (1 hour)
Explore the city center, including the Pristina Library and the Great Mosque (15th Century Mosque).
→ Continue to Prizren, Kosovo (1 hour)
→ Stroll through the old town of Prizren
Visit the city center, including Our Lady of Ljeviš Church (14th-century Serbian Orthodox church) and Sinan Pasha Mosque (17th Century mosque).
→ Enjoy free time in Prizren, Kosovo, before heading back to Skopje
→ Transfer to Skopje, Macedonia (2 hours + border)
→ Free time in Skopje, Macedonia for dinner
Overnight in Skopje, Macedonia

DAY 13 | OHRID, NORTH MACEDONIA

→ Transfer to Ohrid, Macedonia (2.5 hours)
→ City tour of Ohrid, North Macedonia
Commence your exploration at pristine Lake Ohrid, a natural gem setting the scene for a day of cultural discovery. Visit the Monument of St. Naum of Ohrid and the Monument of Saint Kliment Ohridski, honoring the scholar and patron saint. Continue the Ohrid city tour with visits to Church of St. Sofia, the Ancient Theater of Ohrid, St. John at Kaneo Church, Church of Saints Clement and Panteleimon, and Plaosnik (Monastery and archaeological site).
→ Free time in Ohrid in the late afternoon
Overnight in Ohrid

DAY 14 | DEPART FROM SKOPJE, NORTH MACEDONIA

→ Transfer to Skopje Airport (SKP)
END OF THE TOUR

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BALKAN TOUR #10 | “From Coast to Mountains: A 14-Day Balkan Discovery”

Serbia – Slovenia – Croatia – Montenegro – Bosnia and Herzegovina

Duration: 14 days/ 13 nights
Starting Point: Belgrade, Serbia
Finish Point: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Number of countries: 5

Check full itinerary:

Serbia – Slovenia – Croatia – Montenegro – Bosnia and Herzegovina

 

DAY 1 | ARRIVE IN BELGRADE, SERBIA

→ Welcome you at Nikola Tesla Airport (BEG) in Belgrade
→ Transfer to your hotel in Belgrade city center (30 – 40 min)
→ Free time for relax after the long flight

Overnight in Belgrade, Serbia

DAY 2 | BELGRADE, SERBIA

→ Walking Belgrade city tour (2-3 hours)
Explore the Belgrade fortress “Kalemegdan”,” which was built in 535 BC and offers a panoramic view of the Sava and Danube rivers. Marvel at the Pobednik Monument inside the fortress and visit the Serbian Orthodox Church of the Holy Mother of God (Crkva Ruzica). Stroll through the charming pedestrian street “Knez Mihaylova” and discover the cultural significance of the Republic Square and the National Assembly. After the tour your guide will recommend a good place for lunch and you will have free time to enjoy the delicious Serbian food and explore Belgrade at your own pace.

→ Free time in Belgrade at the afternoon
In your free time, stroll along the Belgrade waterfront or explore the city’s rich history in its museums, including the Nikola Tesla Museum, St. Sava Cathedral (the largest Orthodox cathedral in the Balkans), the House of Flowers (mausoleum of Josip Broz Tito), the Museum of the History of Yugoslavia, the Museum of the History of Serbia and much more.

Overnight in Belgrade, Serbia

DAY 3 | ZAGREB, CROATIA

→ Transfer to Zagreb city center (4 hours + border)
→ City tour of Zagreb in the morning (2 hours)
Admire the impressive Zagreb Cathedral, St. Mark’s Church, Dolac Market, Lenucijeva Potkova, and Ban Josip Jelačić Square
→ Free time in Zagreb
Overnight in Zagreb

DAY 4 | PLITVICE LAKES, CROATIA

→ Explore the Plitvice lakes national park
Enjoy a symphony of waterfalls, crystal clear lakes and lush greenery as you explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Hike along a network of boardwalks that allow you to traverse the park’s unique terrain without disturbing the fragile ecosystems
→ Free time in Plitvice lakes area to relax after the walk

Overnight in Plitvice lakes area

DAY 5 | LJUBLJANA AND LAKE BLED, SLOVENIA

→ Transfer to Lake Bled, Slovenia (3.5 hours)
Free time for lunch, boat ride or walk around the beautiful natural landmark
→ Transfer to Ljubljana, Slovenia (40 min)
→ City tour of Ljubljana after breakfast (1.5-2 hours walking)
Visit the iconic Dragon Bridge, Tromostovje, Preseren Square, Franciscan Church of the Annunciation, Robba Fountain, and Bucher Bridge. Explore the lively town market.
Overnight in Ljubljana, Slovenia

DAY 6 | POSTOJNA CAVE AND PREDJAMA CASTLE, SLOVENIA

→ Transfer to Postojna area in Slovenia (1 hour)
Visit Postojna Cave (The biggest tourist cave in Europe) and Predjama Castle (an unique medieval castle).
→ Transfer to Pula, Croatia (2 hours)
→ Free at the afternoon
Overnight in Pula, Croatia

DAY 7 | PULA, OPATIJA AND RIJEKA, CROATIA

→ City tour of Pula (1-1.5 hours)
Visit the Arch of the Sergii, Pula Arena, well-preserved ancient Roman amphitheater and a remarkable historical landmark constructed in the 1st century AD; Pula Citadel, located on the highest point of the old town
→ Free time for lunch
→ Transfer to Opatija, Croatia (1 hour)
→ Visit the Opatija Old Town and have free time
→ Transfer to Rijeka, Croatia (30-40 min)
→ Free time for check in the hotel and dinner

Overnight in Rijeka, Croatia

DAY 8 | SPLIT, CROATIA

→ Transfer to Split, Croatia (3 hours)
→ City tour of Split Old Town (2-3 hours) in the afternoon
Visit the Diocletian’s Palace, the Cathedral of St. Domnius, a venerable building from the 4th century AD that exudes ancient charm. Stroll along the vibrant Riva, the central heart of Split, and experience the dynamic atmosphere of the city. Discover the ancient Temple of Jupiter, a testament to Split’s rich history, whose origins date back to the 3rd century AD. Cross the enchanting “Let me pass” street and immerse yourself in its unique flair. Marvel at the Golden Gate, a Roman stone gate from the 4th century, decorated with arches and ornate statues, which marks the grand entrance to Diocletian’s Palace.
→ Free time to explore Split Old Town at the afternoon

Overnight in Split, Croatia

DAY 9 | DUBROVNIK, CROATIA

→ Transfer to Dubrovnik, Croatia (3 hours )
→ City tour of Dubrovnik old town (1.5 – 2 hours walking)
Stroll through the cobbled streets of Dubrovnik old town, where centuries of history come to life. Follow the ancient city walls, an impressive testimony to Dubrovnik’s resilience over the centuries. Admire the Renaissance architecture of Dubrovnik’s Church of the Holy Savior, a 16th-century marvel that is a beacon of artistic elegance. Enter the sacred ambience of Dubrovnik Cathedral, an 18th-century Baroque masterpiece that reflects the city’s religious heritage. Pause at the Onofrije Fountain,the Clock Tower, the Sponza Palace and the Rector’s Palace, all of which tell a unique story from Dubrovnik’s rich past. Climb up to Fort Saint John for a panoramic view.

→ Free time to explore the Old Town of Dubrovnik, Croatia for dinner

Overnight in Dubrovnik, Croatia

DAY 10 | KOTOR AND PERAST, MONTENEGRO

→ Transfer to Perast, Montenegro (2 hours + border)
→ Take a boat to visit the “Our Lady of the Rock”(Gospa od Škrpjela) is a unique and enchanting site nestled in the Bay of Kotor, Montenegro.
→ Transfer to Kotor, Montenegro (30 min)
→ Guided tour of Kotor Old town (1 hour)
Discover the timeless charm of Kotor’s Old Town, stroll through the cobbled streets and absorb the rich history that lies in every corner. Trace the ancient city walls that have stood for centuries, offering panoramic views of the Adriatic Sea and surrounding landscapes. Explore the venerable St. Tryphon Cathedral, a masterpiece of medieval architecture, and the Church of St. Nicholas, a testament to Kotor’s religious heritage. Stroll through the Piazza des Arms, surrounded by architectural gems such as the Church of St. Luke, the Gurdic Gate and the imposing Clock Tower. Admire the splendor of the historic residences, including Grubonja Palace, Karampana Fountain, Drago Palace, Pima Palace, Beskuca Palace, Grgurina Palace, Bizanti Palace and the Royal Prince’s Palace.
→ Free time in Kotor
→ Transfer to Budva, Montenegro (40 min)
→ Free time in Budva for dinner

Overnight in Budva, Montenegro

DAY 11 | BUDVA AND SVETI STEPHAN, MONTENEGRO

This day gives opportunity for different activities in Montenegro
Hiking to a view point in Kotor, relaxing on the beach in Budva or having a short walk to Sveti Stefan island.

Overnight in Budva, Montenegro

DAY 12 | MOSTAR, BOSNIA

→ Transfer to Mostar Old town (3 hours + border)
→ City tour in Mostar (1 hours) and free time for lunch
Visit the Stari Most (Mostar Bridge), which stood for 427 years until its destruction in 1993 during the Croatian–Bosniak war. Stroll through the charming old Turkish bazaar, known as “Kujundziluk”,” where cobbled streets and lively stalls invite you to experience the city’s vibrant atmosphere. Visit the “Koskin Mehmed Pasha” Mosque, a small architectural gem from the 17th century.
→ Transfer to Sarajevo, Bosnia (2 hours) after breakfast
→ Free time in Sarajevo for dinner

Overnight in Sarajevo, Bosnia

DAY 13 | SARAJEVO, BOSNIA

→ Tour of Sarajevo surroundings by car after breakfast
Visit the “Tunnel of Hope” which will help you understand the crucial role the tunnel played for the city and its inhabitants during one of the most difficult times in Sarajevo’s history. Visit the abandoned bobsleigh track (built in 1984 for the Winter Olympics in the former Yugoslavia. The country opened its doors to the international community to celebrate the sport, after the breakup of Yugoslavia the bobsleigh track was used as a base for artillery during the long siege of Sarajevo);
→ Walking city tour of Sarajevo (2-3 hours)
Explore the bustling Bascarsija, Sarajevo’s historic Turkish market, where centuries-old traditions come to life in the winding alleyways and vibrant market stalls. Admire the impressive Gazi-Husrev-beg Mosque, an exquisite example of 16th century Ottoman architecture with great spiritual significance. Cross the famous Latin Bridge, also known as the Assassination Bridge, an Ottoman-era stone structure near the site of the fateful assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in the 19th century
→ Free time for dinner

Overnight in Sarajevo, Bosnia

DAY 14 | DEPART FROM SARAJEVO, BOSNIA

→ Transfer to Sarajevo Airport (SJJ)
END OF THE TOUR

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