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Activities & Transport
- City Tour
- Meet the Locals
- Car with driver
Main travel focus
Grand Balkan Seven Country Tour
- Visit Medieval Monasteries
- Explore UNESCO World-heritage sites in each Balkan country
- Ohrid and Plitvice lakes
- Travel in a small group with experienced, local guide and driver
You'll see the most interesting historic places and cultural heritages of this still unknown, but beautiful region of Europe! This Grand Balkan Tour covers the entire Balkan region in one fabulous experience!
- 12x night accommodation (double room basis in friendly family hotel)
- 12x breakfast
- Private transfers in air conditioned car with driver
- Airport transfer (on first and last day)
- English-speaking guide during tour
- English-speaking local guide in Zagreb, Dubrovnik, and Sarajevo tours
- Entrance fees for Plitvice Lakes, Rila Monastery, Postojna cave, and boat trip at Ohrid Lake
- Lunch and dinners
- Cable car in Dubrovnik
- Folklore dinner in Sofia
Example Trip to customize
Welcome To Bucharest!
Are you ready to kick start your Balkan journey? First stop – Bucharest!
You will have plenty of free time to explore the area and discover the contrasts of Romania's capital. The architecture features an eclectic mix of buildings from the communist period and modern style structures.
Check out what Bucharest boasts as the world’s second biggest building, the Palace of Parliament, built under the communist regime. It is a grandiose building – a symbol of the communist regime in the country.
You also have the chance to visit the Village Museum where you will learn more about the traditional way of life of Romanian peasant farmers. It is an open air museum with around 300 traditional buildings filled with furniture, pottery, and clothing, collected from different regions of the country.
End your first day in your hotel.
Back In Medieval Times At Veliko Turnovo
Say Hello to beautiful Bulgaria! Today, you'll visit Veliko Turnovo, the medieval capital of Bulgaria. It boasts 7000 years of history and has been the home of the Bulgarian Tsars for centuries. The houses, stacked one above the other, situated on the sloppy hills of the town show a remarkable, unique architectural style.
Enjoy a sightseeing tour which will take you to the Old Bazaar and Tsareverts Fortress. The fortress is built on a hill and surrounded by the river Yantra. The strong walls made of stone, the huge and impressive gates, and the high towers offered a lot of protections to the inhabitants therein.
After you have explored the magnificent Veliko Turnovo continue your journey to Sofia. It is the capital and largest city of Bulgaria. Take a walk around the streets, you'll not be disappointed. Sofia boasts unique architecture and nightlife.
History And Future In Sofia!
After you've got the first impression of Sofia last night, today you'll get to know it much better! Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Sofia center to experience a mixture of religion, culture, art and history. You couldn't help but notice the lively spirit of the modern capital, even when surrounded by centuries-old buildings. All these beautiful sights are within waling distance and will overwhelm you with charm and atmosphere!
You will then head southwest towards the Rila Monastery where you will feel the relaxing combination of nature and spirit and be inspired by its unique architecture. Throughout the centuries it has always been the spiritual, educational and cultural center of Bulgaria.
Having received this sip of Bulgarian beauty, it's time to set off to your next destination: Macedonia.
A Drive Around Macedonia
Your first day in Skopje will amaze you with its Balkan spirit mixed with modern sights. You'll get to see the Stone Bridge, the Fortress, the Mustafa Pasha Mosque, the Mother Theresa Memorial House and the Old Bazaar.
If you have had enough of city life and urban sites, let's go on to Ohrid: a town of vast history and heritage. The spectacular thing about it is that it lies at the shore of the famous Ohrid lake. It can offer you wonderful natural views, a sip of fresh air and unending calmness.
Right in the middle of your Balkan journey, you will arrive in Tirana, the capital city of Albania. It is situated between the Dajti mountain on one side and the coastal plains on the other one. This tiny, yet gorgeous place has a lot more to offer than expected. Follow your guide through an expedition around the city sights to discover the lovely Sahati clock tower and Et’hem Bey Mosque.
Later on, as you have grasped the best out of Albania, you will end up in Budva: a coastal town in Montenegro, where the real surprise awaits you!
Sightseeing In Budva, Kotor, and Dubrovnik
You'll begin your day with a sightseeing tour of Budva.
You will have the opportunity to see the Old Town, the Fortress Citadel, the Church of St. Ivan and St. Trinity.
Next, is a sightseeing tour of Kotor to see the Old City of Kotor, the Clock Tower, Napolean’s Theater, the Cathedral of Saint Tryphon, the Church of St Luke, Drago, Pima and Grgur Palace, the Maritime Museum, and the Ancient City Walls.
You will travel on to Dubrovnik, known as the “Pearl of the Adriatic”, a standout attraction and perfectly preserved baroque city-state.
The Best Views Of Dubrovnik, Mostar, and Sarajevo
Today the best views of Dubrovnik await you! You will climb Mount Srd, at 405-meter above sea level, where you can enjoy one of the best panoramic views of Dubrovnik and the surrounding islands (include cable car).
You'll journey on to Mostar, a beautiful valley bedded between high mountains of Herzegovina, known for its famous bridge built by the Ottoman empire, a single span stone bridge crossing the Neretha river.
Sightseeing Tour In Sarajevo And Bihac
After your breakfast a sightseeing tour of Sarajevo awaits you. You will get to see the Bascarsija, the Gazi Husrev Mosque, the Old Orthodox Church of St Archangel’s Mikhail and Gabriel, the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Old Jewish Temple.
Next on your itinerary is the Sarajevo War Tunnel Museum. This was built on a historic private house whose cellar served as the entrance to Sarajevo Tunnel. The "house" museum is exhibiting archival materials including war photographs, military equipment, flags and military uniforms, flotsam and jetsam.
You will journey on to Bihac, a city in the north-western part of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Explore Plitvice National Park
The Plitvice National Park was granted UNESCO World Heritage status in the year 1979 and it's beauty will not disappoint you.
The National Park covers sixteen lakes, inter-connected by a series of waterfalls, and is set in deep woodland populated by deer, bears, wolves, boars and rare bird species. You will take the boat ride to explore the Park.
After your visit you will go on to Rijeka: a city of history, culture and crazy fun!
From Rijeka to Postojna to Ljubljana
You have seen so much above ground that today will take you underground to visit the Postojna Caves, the queen of the entire karst underground kingdom.
Two millions years old and 27km long, the system of subterranean caves is one of the most easily accessible network underground caves in the world (include electric train).
Close to it you will visit Predjama Castle. The castle will impress you with its architecture as it hangs dramatically in the middle of 123 m high rocky cliff. The interior houses an incredible collection of historical artifacts, from antique armaments to old artworks, as well as the original furnishings and decorations (entrance ticket included).
After your long day you will travel on to Ljubljana: the capital of Slovenia. The city where old meets new.
From Lake Bled To Zagreb
Today you will see Lake Bled, one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. Bled is often mentioned as the pearl of the Alpine region. It is unique with its emerald-green lake, a church on the island in the middle of the lake and a medieval castle from the 11th century, perched on a cliff above the lake.
You will take the Bled’s typical “pletna” boat to the island where you'll discover the Bled Castle. A medieval castle built on a precipice above the city of Bled in Slovenia, the castle overlooks Lake Bled.
After your visit you will travel to Zagreb: the capital and largest city in Croatia, and a typical Central European town.
Sightseeing And Shopping In Zagreb
Your day will be all about the city!
You'll start with a sightseeing tour of Zagreb to see the Lower Town, the Marshal Tito’s Square, the Croatian National Theatre, Upper Town (including one funicular ride), the Cathedral of Assumption, the City Museum, the Dolac Market, the Stone Gate and St Mark's Church. Your tour will end in Lower Town where you will have the time to rest a bit, enjoy an afternoon coffee and discover what shopping the city has to offer.