8 Countries | 14 Days | 1 Unforgettable Experience
Embark on an exhilarating journey through the Balkans, where ancient history and vibrant cultures converge amidst breathtaking landscapes, as you wander on medieval cobblestone streets, explore majestic fortresses perched atop rugged cliffs, savor delectable traditional cuisines, and immerse yourself in the warmth and hospitality of the diverse locals, all the while uncovering hidden gems and forging unforgettable memories in this enchanting region that seamlessly blends the old world with the new.
Day 1 | SOFIA
Arrival in Sofia and transfer to your hotel. Free time to explore Bulgaria’s capital. If you allow a couple of days in Sofia, here are our suggestions for day tours One day trip to Rila Monastery / One day trip to Plovdiv and Bachkovo Monastery. Overnight in Sofia.
Day 2 | SOFIA – BELGRADE
Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast, departure by a company bus to Serbia. We go straight to the capital Belgrade. After checking in into the hotel we will have a city tour of the city with a local tour guide. Free time to explore the city by yourself. Overnight in Belgrade.
Day 3 | BELGRADE – SARAJEVO
Today we head to Bosnia and Herzegovina. After crossing the border we continue straight to the capital, Sarajevo. Check in into the hotel. In the afternoon we will have a city tour of Sarajevo with a local representative. Free time to explore the city by yourself. Overnight in Sarajevo.
Day 4 | SARAJEVO
A walking tour through the center of Bosnia’S capital – Sarajevo, whose mosques and old Turkish bazaar with shops and cafes still keep the traditional oriental atmosphere of the region. Free time. Overnight Sarajevo
Day 5 | SARAJEVO – MOSTAR – RADIMLJA – DUBROVNIK
Mostar is famous for its old houses and the old bridge, a symbol of peaceful coexistence of different cultural and religious communities in the Balkans. On our way to the border we will stop at Radimlja to see the Unic Stecci – grave stones from XV century. Arrive in Dubrovnik in the evening.
Day 6 | DUBROVNIK
A walking tour in the historic part of the town – the Pile Gate and Stradun Street, the Franciscan Monastery, the Dominican church, the Sponza Palace, Rector’s Palace, “St. Blaise” cathedral. Free time. Overnight in Dubrovnik
Day 7 | DUBROVNIK – HERZEG NOVI – KOTOR
Our tour of the Balkan countries continues with Montenegro. After crossing the border we will visit the old town of Herzeg Novi and then head off to the famous Kotor Bay with the old towns of Perast and Kotor. A walking tour in Kotor – fortress walls, St. Luka square, Beskuća Palace, St. Trifon’s cathedral. Overnight in Kotor.
Day 9 | PEC – PRIZREN
In the morning we will visit Visoki Decani Monastery still guarded by KFOR. Then continue to the town of Prizren. Walking tour in the center of the town – Sinan pasha mosque, Our lady of Ljevis, the old stone bridge. Overnight in Prizren.
Day 10 | PRIZREN – TIRANA
Drive to Tirana, the capital of Albania. Walking tour in the afternoon – Skanderbeg square, Tanner’s bridge, the residence of Enver Hoxha. Free time. Overnight in Tirana.
Day 11 | TIRANA – OHRID
We continue to Macedonia. We will spend the afternoon strolling along the shore of Ohrid lake and roaming the narrow streets of Ohrid, where we will see Samuil’s fortress, the churches St. John Kaneo and St. Pantaleimon. Overnight in Ohrid.
Day 12 | OHRID – SKOPJE
Admire the natural beauty of Matka Canyon. Afternoon walking tour in Skopje, the capital of Macedonia. Visit Old Bazaar and explore the architecture and curious and controversial statues around Macedonia Square. Overnight in Skopje.
Day 14 | SOFIA – DEPARTURE
After breakfast transfer to the airport for departure.