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- City Tour
- Meet the Locals
- Car with driver
- Private Bus
Main travel focus
Beautiful Balkans: 5 Countries in 9 Days
- Local Balkan food
- Family friendly hotels with breakfast
- Professional guide who will ensure that you have the best time on your Balkans' tour
- Roman Empire, Middle ages, Ottoman Empire, Austro-Hungarian Empire, Yugoslavia...all in 1
Discover the best of the Balkans on a 9-day tour to 5 countries that will also take you to some amazing UNESCO World Heritage sites. Your trip offers a great blend of history, culture, and breathtaking natural landscapes. In Bosnia and Herzegovina, explore the top sights of Sarajevo, and see the Old Bridge and other attractions at Mostar. You will also visit the fabulous Kravice waterfalls.
Take a look at the splendid landmarks of Dubrovnik, in Croatia. Historic sights and a marvelous landscape will be the highlights of your Montenegro trip when you visit Kotor and Budva. Travel to Albania to see the places of interest in its capital Tirana. And, in Macedonia, you will see a great mix of nature and history when you visit Ohrid, Matka Canyon, and the city highlights of Skopje.
- 8 nights accommodation in double/twin room
- 9 x breakfast
- Private transfers in modern vehicle
- Airport transfers
- English speaking guide on excursions
- Hotel extra services (telephone, mini bar, laundry, etc.)
- Dinner with Bosnian family in Sarajevo (20 Euro per person)
Example Trip to customize
Take a Tour of Sarajevo
During the first part of your trip, you will explore some of the top attractions of Bosnia & Herzegovina. After your arrival at the Sarajevo airport, proceed on your tour of the capital city with a visit to the War Museum. Afterwards, proceed to the Spring of the River Bosna, a public park at the foothills of Mount Igman where you can see the waters of the spring.
Satisfy your hunger with lunch at a local restaurant and then continue to your hotel to check in. You have the rest of the day at leisure to either rest or do some activities on your own. Overnight in Sarajevo.
Explore Bascarsija Old Town
Check out of your hotel and go on a city tour. Feel the cultural and historical vibe at Bascarsija Old Town. Take a look at local life on the cobblestone streets, and see mosques, shops, and eateries in the area. Later, stop by Latin Bridge, site of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria – an incident that led to the start of World War I.
You will also have some free time to shop or take part in any other activity you wish to. Then, we will proceed to your hotel in Mostar with a couple of other stops on the way. One of the stops will be in Konjic, famous for its bridge. Make another stop at Jablanica to see a bridge destroyed in World War II. In the evening, you will check in at your hotel in Mostar for the night.
Visit Mostar and Kravice Waterfalls
Today, you will go to Mostar city situated on the Neretva River to get an understanding of its fascinating history. Visit the UNESCO site of the Old Bridge originally built by the Ottomans, and the Old Town tourist hub. It has great views of the river and the surrounding city and landscape. Shops and cafés abound in the area. See the other attractions in Mostar including the Koski Mehmed Pasha Mosque, hammam, bazaar, and Turkish House.
Afterwards, travel to the Kravice (Kravica) waterfalls to see the beauty of nature in the Balkans. Listen to the falls cascade as you admire the stunning landscape. Your next stop is Blagaj where you will visit the 16th century Dervish tekke (monastery) located at the bottom of a dramatic cliff face by the waters. Later, you will also drop by Pocitelj. Continue your journey to the next place on your Balkans tour–Dubrovnik in Croatia.
Discover Spectacular Dubrovnik in Croatia
A UNESCO World Heritage site, Dubrovnik is a stunning city on the Adriatic Sea with fascinating buildings, many of which are a few centuries old. Proceed to explore the city after breakfast to discover its many attractions. You will see the Franciscan Monastery, Rector’s Palace, the cathedral, bell tower, Orlando’s Columns, and Sponza Palace.
Later, you have some free time to either rest or do some exploring of your own to discover the walled Old City and other fascinating attractions. Overnight in Dubrovnik.
Travel to Montenegro to see Beautiful Kotor
Depart Dubrovnik and proceed to the next country on your Balkans tour – Montenegro. Here, you will explore Kotor, a beautiful UNESCO World Heritage site on the Bay of Kotor with a breathtaking landscape. A walk along its historic Old Town is like taking a trip to the bygone days with its medieval architecture and fortified areas. You will explore the old town, visit the St Tryphon Cathedral, medieval palaces, and the maritime museum. Take in the views of the bay surrounded by rugged mountains. Next, travel to Budva, another wonderful city where you will enjoy a sightseeing tour to explore the town and other attractions.
Overnight in Budva.
Look at the Highlights of Tirana, Albania
After breakfast, say farewell to Budva and journey to Tirana, the capital of Albania. Set out to explore this colorful city with its nice attractions. Visit Skanderbeg Square – a huge square with a monument to the national hero Skanderbeg. Surrounded by some important buildings, restaurants and other places of interest, it is where Albanians and tourists mingle as they go about their lives. You will also see the 18th century Et’hem Bey Mosque and the tall Clock Tower with a spiral staircase.
A new country awaits when you travel to the city of Ohrid in North Macedonia. Check in at your Ohrid hotel for the night.
Admire the Stunning Landscape at Ohrid
A UNESCO World Heritage site (both cultural and natural) with a picturesque landscape, Ohrid has its fair share of superb sights including Lake Ohrid. You will spend your first half of the day in Ohrid exploring the spring of the River Drim. Go on a boat ride on the waters at this scenic site. Later, in the evening, you will go around seeing the landmarks and sights of the city including Turgut Mosque, Old Bazaar, Zeynel Abidin Pasha Tekke, and Krst Dzamija. You will also have some free time later for leisure, shopping or more exploring.
Overnight in Ohrid.
Enjoy the Outdoors in Macedonia at Matka Canyon
Continue your discovery of Macedonia by exploring the incredible outdoors at the Matka Canyon, home to Lake Matka. Enjoy your visit to this place that has a riveting landscape with rugged cliffs, many caves, and medieval monasteries, as well as the lake. Take in the views of the canyon.
Proceed to Skopje city where we will visit Tetovo’s unique painted mosque from the 15th century. Marvel at the lovely architecture, colorful decorations, and patterns that adorn the mosque. You will also visit Arabati Baba Tekke with its interesting structures and history. Overnight at your hotel in Skopje.
Tour the Captivating City of Skopje
There are some great attractions in Skopje, the capital of Macedonia. You will get to see some of these sights on a city tour. A city with ancient origins that was once under the Byzantine rule, Skopje’s places of interest include the citadel (fortress). On your tour, you will also see the 15th century Mustafa Pasha Mosque built during Ottoman times. Visit the Turkish bazaar–an old bazaar with shops offering various products, and also see a statue of Alexander the Great on his horse.
Afterwards, enjoy your lunch and proceed to the airport.