28-day Balkan Tour


Discover the ultimate, all-encompassing Balkan adventure with our 28-Day Grand Balkan Tour. If a trip to the Balkans has always been on your bucket list and you want to make the most of your time in this incredible region, the Complete Tour is the ideal choice for you.

Similar to our other Balkan experiences, you can tailor the itinerary to suits you. In 28 days you have the opportunity to:

Explore lakes and mountains and experience the extraordinary beauty of the Balkan geography. Taste unique Bulgarian wines in sun-drenched, tree-covered vineyards. Walk along Serbia’s majestic rivers and visit medieval and ancient fortresses. Take city tours in some of the most historic cities in Europe and the world.

The Grand Balkan Tour offers a unique, personalized journey that allows you to make the most of your time in the heart of the Balkans. Travel in comfort in a spacious, air-conditioned minivan. A licensed tour guide is available throughout the tour to ensure an optimal experience.

The tour can be also organized as a self guided Balkan tour including transportation from place to place mentioned in the program and English speaking driver. Upon request we are able to arrange tour guides at the cities you choose. Drop us a text for more information about prices and different options. You already have booked flights to locations different from our starting and ending point? No problem! The tour can start at any of the locations mentioned in the Balkan itinerary below.

Here you can find the complete 28-day “Grand Balkan Tour” itinerary

28 Days “Grand Balkan Tour” – 10 Balkan Countries
Serbia – Romania – Bulgaria – Nоrth Macedonia – Kosovo – Albania – Montenegro – Croatia –
Bosnia and Herzegovina – Slovenia

If you can’t find the specific places you wish to explore in our itineraries, we are delighted to assist you in tailoring a personalized Balkan tour. Simply provide us with details about where you want to go, the must-see attractions, your preferred duration of stay, and the size of your group. Expect a response within 24 hours, complete with a sample itinerary crafted to meet your preferences.

What else to expect on our Balkan Tours :

Personalized itinerary: When you travel with us on a private, tailor-made Balkan tour around 10 countries in 28 days, you can look forward to a tailor-made experience. We’ll put together an itinerary build around your interests, preferences and pace, making every day your own personal experience.

Flexibility and freedom: Enjoy the freedom to organize your trip as you wish. Whether you want to linger longer in a quaint village, explore a particular attraction more thoroughly or take spontaneous side trips, our private, tailor-made tours offer you the flexibility to adapt to your preferences.

Comfort and Convenience: Experience the comfort and convenience during your 28-day adventure. We know that it is a long time on the road and you will need comfort when we talk about personal transportation, clean and safe accommodations and good tour leader who will accompany you though your Balkan adventure.

Expert guidance: Our experienced tour guides act as your personal ambassadors, not only providing historical and cultural context, but also ensuring smooth logistics and hustle free experience.

With our private Balkan tours you have the flexibility to:

Customize the duration. If you like our Balkan itineraries but would like a different trip duration, simply let us know if you’d like to extend or shorten your travel days and we’ll adjust the program accordingly.

Change the pick-up and drop-off locations. Our Balkan itineraries are designed to be adapted to different pick-up and drop-off locations to minimize travel time on the return journey. Whether you prefer to start and end in the same place or have special requests, just let us know and we’ll adjust the program accordingly. All private Balkan tours can start from any location mentioned in the program.

Customize the itinerary. If the itinerary piques your interest but there is something specific you’d like to visit, please let us know and we’ll present you with the best options to customize the experience to your personal needs. 


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

Duration: 28 days/ 27 nights
Starting Point: Belgrade, Serbia
Finish Point: Ljubljana, Slovenia
Number of countries: 10

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


→ 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


The second day of the Grand Balkan tour begins with a guided city tour of the Serbian capital Belgrade when a licensed local tour guide will meet you at your hotel after breakfast.

→ 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


→ Transfer to Novi Sad, Serbia (2 hours)
→ Discover the old town of Novi Sad, Serbia
Take a walk through the charming old town and explore the historical treasures such as the Petrovaradin Fortress. After the walk you will have free time for lunch.
→ Continue to Timisoara, Romania (2.5 hours + border)
→ Free time in Timisoara, Romania.
After the hotel check in you will have free time to walk around the famous Piata Unirii and Victoriei Square

Overnight in Timisoara, Romania


→ Transfer to Corvin castle, Romania (2.5 Hours)
Corvin Castle is a medieval fortress in Hunedoara, Romania. It is one of the largest castles in Europe and a remarkable example of Gothic architecture.
→ Explore the castle inside and have free time to explore the gardens
→ Transfer to Transylvania and the city of Sibiu, Romania (1.5 hours) via the Astra Museum of the Folk Civilization
→ Sibiu city tour (1 hour)
Visit the Consul tower of Sibiu, the Large Square, the bridge of Lies, Sibiu Lutheran Cathedral;
→ Free time in Sibiu, Romania for dinner

Overnight in Sibiu, Romania


→ Transfer to Sighisoara, Romania after breakfast (1.5 Hours)
→ Visit the Sighisoara Medieval Citadel.
The medieval citadel of Sighișoara, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, enchants visitors with its well-preserved medieval architecture and cobbled streets that embody the spirit of Transylvania.
→ Transfer to Viscri Traditional Village (50 min)
The traditional village of Viscri in the heart of Transylvania captivates visitors with its charming rural surroundings, UNESCO-protected fortified church and traditional Saxon architecture, which offers a glimpse into a bygone era.
→ Transfer to Prejmer Fortified Church (1.5 hours)
This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a remarkable example of medieval defensive architecture, demonstrating its well-preserved fortifications and its historical importance in Transylvania.
→ Transfer to Brasov (30 min)
→ Free time in Brasov, Romania

Overnight in Brasov, Romania


→ Morning city tour of Brasov Old Town while having a coffee. Explore the heart of Brașov by visiting the lively Piața Sfatului, admire the architectural beauty of St. Nicholas Church, walk through the historic Șchei Gate and St. Catherine’s Gate and enjoy the medieval charm of the Black Tower and Casa Sfatului.
→ Transfer to Bran (40 min)
→ Explore Bran Castle, commonly known as Dracula’s Castle, is a medieval fortress on the border between Transylvania and Wallachia in Romania, known for its picturesque location, rich history and legendary connection to Bram Stoker’s Dracula.
→ Transfer to Sinaia, Romania (1 hour)
→ Visit the Peles castle, nestled in the Carpathian Mountains near Sinaia, Romania, is a stunning neo-Renaissance royal residence known for its architectural splendor, opulent interiors and picturesque surroundings, serving as a symbol of Romania’s royal heritage.
→ Transfer to Bucharest, Romania (2.2 hours)
→ Free time in Bucharest, Romania for dinner

Overnight in Bucharest, Romania


This day there won’t be any driving

→ Walking Bucharest tour (2-3 hours)
Dive into the rich Romanian history and vibrant culture of Bucharest as you explore the Palace of Parliament, stroll through the charming Old Town, experience the splendor of Piata Victoriei, admire the architectural elegance of Cec Palace, discover the historic Unirii Square, stand on Revolution Square, experience the magnificence of Constitution Square, pay homage to the Lui Carol Monument and marvel at the imposing Palace of Justice.
→ Free time at the afternoon

Overnight in Bucharest, Romania


This day you will reach your 3rd country from the Grand Balkan Tour
→ Transfer to Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria after breakfast (3.5 hours + border)
Explore the majestic Tsarevets Fortress, a symbol of medieval splendor, perched atop a hill and offering panoramic views over the city and the Yantra River. Stroll through the charming Craft Street, where traditional Bulgarian crafts and handicrafts come to life, creating a vibrant atmosphere that reflects the city’s cultural heritage.
→ Free time at the afternoon

Overnight in Veliko Tarnovo, 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


→ Transfer to Sofia, Bulgaria after breakfast (2 hours)
→ Walking city tour of Sofia (1.5 – 2.5 hours)
Visit the 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 Archeological Museum (do not enter); 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; The City Garden
→ Free time in Sofia, Bulgaria for dinner
Overnight in Sofia, Bulgaria


Fourth country ahead during your 11th day touring the Balkans.

→ Transfer to the Rila monastery, Bulgaria (2 hours)
→ Guided tour of the Rila monastery complex
Located in the tranquil Rila Mountains, the Rila Monastery is a masterpiece of Orthodox Christian architecture and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
→ Transfer to Skopje, North Macedonia (3.5 hours + border)
→ 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


Kosovo is the 5th country you will visit during your Balkan tour as a day tour from Skopje

→ 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


→ Transfer to Ohrid, North Macedonia (2 hours)
→ 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


→ Well deserved free day after 2 weeks Balkan tour. Today you will have the opportunity to take a boat trip in Ohrid lake, to roam around the old town or just relax for a while without rush.

Overnight in Ohrid, North Macedonia


Heading to the 6th Balkan country from this Grand Balkan Tour

→ Transfer to Berat, Albania (3:30 hours + border)
→ 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


→ 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. Our tour guide will recommend traditional Albanian restaurants where you can try the delicious Albanian cuisine
→ Check in the hotel and have free time at the afternoon

Overnight in Tirana, Albania


→ Transfer to Shkoder, Albania (2.5 hours)
→ City tour of Shkoder
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 Budva, Montenegro (2.5 hours + border)
→ Free time in Budva for dinner
Overnight in Budva, Montenegro


Montenegro is the 7th country you will visit on this Balkan adventure

→ Transfer to Kotor, Montenegro (40 min)
Possible hiking above the Kotor old town to see the breathtaking views to Kotor Bay (Boka Kotorska)
→ City 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.

→ Transfer back to Budva, Montenegro (40 min)
→ Free time in Budva at the late afternoon
Overnight in Budva, Montenegro


→ Another well deserved free day in Budva where you can explore the old town, go to the beach and have some time to relax in the hotel. There are many options for boat tours and beach activities

Overnight in Budva, Montenegro


Continue you Balkan Adventure to Balkan country number 8 – Bosnia and Herzegovina

→ Transfer to Mostar, Bosnia (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)
→ Free time in Sarajevo, Bosnia

Overnight in Sarajevo, Bosnia


A whole day in Bosnia’s capital, which will give you lots of information about the culture and life during the break-up of Yugoslavia

→ 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

→ Tour of Sarajevo surroundings by car.
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);

→ Free time in Sarajevo, Bosnia

Make the most of your free time in Sarajevo and explore the city’s fascinating museums. Immerse yourself in the city’s history with a visit to the Museum of Sarajevo 1878–1918, a compact but informative place dedicated to events during the Austro-Hungarian period. Visit the War Childhood Museum, a major institution that features exhibits and videos highlighting the experiences of children during the Bosnian War; The Museum of Crimes against Humanity and Genocide provides a deeper understanding of the city’s history and gives an insight into the impact of these tragic events with its captivating exhibits.

Overnight in Sarajevo, Bosnia


Time to go back in the EU and the 9th country from the 28 days Balkan tour – Croatia

→ Transfer to Dubrovnik, Croatia (4.5hours + 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


→ Transfer to Split, Croatia (3 hours)
→ City tour of Split Old Town (2-3 hours)
Visit the magnificent 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 and have dinner

Overnight in Split, Croatia


→ Transfer to Plitvice lakes area (3 hours)
→ Explore the Plitvice lakes national park
Discover 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


→ Transfer to Zagreb, Croatia (2 hours)
→ City tour of Zagreb
Admire the impressive Zagreb Cathedral, a symbol of faith and architectural splendor. Experience the serenity of St. Mark’s Church, a monumental Serbian Orthodox church in medieval style, adorned with intricate details. Delight your senses at Dolac Market, a bustling center with a colorful array of flowers, fruits, vegetables and meats in a vibrant indoor and outdoor setting. Discover Lenucijeva Potkova and its unique urban planning, which symbolizes the horseshoe-shaped layout of Zagreb. End your journey at Ban Josip Jelačić Square, the central square that pulsates with energy and embodies the spirit of Zagreb.
→ Free time in Zagreb, Croatia

Overnight in Zagreb


Heading to the Final 10th country from the list of the 28 days Balkan tour→ Transfer to Postojna area in Slovenia (3.5 hours)
→ Visit the Postojna cave (The biggest tourist cave in Europe) and Predjama castle (an unique cave medieval cave castle)
→ Transfer to Lake Bled, Slovenia (1 hour)
→ Free time to explore the lake, take a boat, or walk around the beautiful nature landmark
→ Transfer to Ljubljana, Slovenia (30-40 min)
→ Free time in Ljubljana for dinner
Overnight in Ljubljana, Slovenia


→ City tour of Ljubljana after breakfast (1.5=2 hours walking)
Visit the iconic Dragon Bridge, where mythical creatures guard the city. Cross the Tromostovje, a trio of bridges that seamlessly connects the historical and modern worlds of Ljubljana, creating a picturesque link. Discover the heart of the city on Preseren Square, a central point in the old town’s pedestrian zone. Admire the 17th-century Franciscan Church of the Annunciation, known for its fascinating interior and the 18th-century Robba Fountain, an exquisite creation made of limestone and marble, and stroll across the Bucher Bridge. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of the town square, dominated by the architectural splendor of Ljubljana City Hall. Explore the lively town market, where fresh produce and local delicacies are on offer.
→ Free time for lunch, shopping, relax and packing before the departure

Overnight in Ljubljana, Slovenia


→ Transfer to Sarajevo airport (SJJ)

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Before embarking on a Balkan tour for 28 days, there are a few things worth acquiring yourself with. You will experience 10 different cultures, cuisines, local festivals and historical landmarks. This will quench your thirst for adventure and will enrich you culturally. You can choose the first and final step of your 4-week Balkan tour, as well as which locations to include and which not. 

There is no better way to fully experience the atmosphere than with a private tour around the Balkans. The most popular tours include the following Balkan counties: Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Hercegovina, Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia, North Macedonia, Kosovo, Albania and Montenegro. 

Miraculous natural landmarks and historical monuments await you at every turn once you embark on this unforgettable private Balkan tour. Book your trip today and create some memories you will one day tell your grandchildren about. 

What your 28-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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