Amazing Balkan TourPlaces Covered : Bulgaria- Serbia- Bosnia & Herzegovina- Croatia- Montenegro- Kosovo- Albania- Macedonia
DAY 1 – Sofia
Arrival in Sofia and transfer to your hotel. Free time to explore the Bulgarian capital. If you allow a couple of days in Sofia.
DAY 2 – Sofia – Kruševac – Studenica (Serbia)
Departure by a company bus to Serbia. Our first stop is in the old capital – the town of Kruševac. Then we will visit Studenica – the most important monastery of medieval Serbia. Overnight in a hotel next to the monastery. (370 km)
DAY 3 – Studenica – Visegrad – Sarajevo (Serbia/Bosnia and Herzegovina)
On our way to Bosnia and Herzegovina we will stop at Mokra gora – the wooden village built by worldwide renowned director Emir Kusturica. After crossing the border we will see the famous bridge of Mehmed Pasha near Visegrad, praised in the novel “The Bridge on the Drina” of the Nobel laureate – Ivo Andrich. Then we will continue to Sarajevo. Overnight in the town of Sarajevo. (340 km)
DAY 4 – Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
A walking tour through the center of the Bosnian capital – Sarajevo, whose mosques and old Turkish bazaar with shops and cafes still keep the traditional oriental atmosphere of the region. Free time. Overnight.
DAY 5 – Sarajevo – Mostar – Trebinje – Dubrovnuk (Bosnia and Herzegovina/Croatia)
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. (280 km)
DAY 6 – Dubrovnik (Croatia)
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.
DAY 7 – Dubrovnik – Herzeg Novi – Kotor (Croatia/Montenegro)
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, Besku?a Palace, St. Trifon’s cathedral. Overnight. (90 km)
DAY 8 – Kotor – Pec (Montenegro/Kosovo)
In the morning we will start with driving up the scenic road above the Kotor Bay, admiring some breathtaking views towards the Adriatic Sea. Then continue to the border with Kosovo. Overnight in the vivid town of Pec. (300 km)
DAY 9 – Pec – Prizren (Kosovo)
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. (80 km)
DAY 10 – Prizren – Tirana (Kosovo/Albania)
Drive to the capital of Albania. Walking tour in the afternoon – Skanderbeg square, Tanner’s bridge, the rezidence of Enver Hoxha. Free time. Overnight. (180 km)
DAY 11 – Tirana – Ohrid (Albania/Macedonia).
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. (130 km)
DAY 12 – Ohrid – Skopje (Macedonia).
Admire the natural beauty of Matka Canyon. Afternoon walking tour in the capital of Macedonia. Visit Old Bazaar and explorer the architecture and curious and controversial statues around Macedonia Square. (170 km)
DAY 13 – Skopje – Sofia (Macedonia/Bulgaria).
Departure to Bulgaria’s capital – Sofia. Free time in the city. (250 km)
DAY 14 – Departure
Transfer to the airport for departure
Tour Price Includes
- 13 nights' hotel accommodation as specified in Itinerary or similar
- Overnights – comfortable standard hotels and guesthouse on day 2 – all overnights are based on double rooms with private WC/shower
- All transport according itinerary,group transfers from/to Sofia airport on day of arrival/departure
- English speaking tour leader from Penguin Travel and local English speaking guides on spot
- All Entrance, as specified in the Itinerary
- All Hotel/Airport and Intercity transfers are Included
Tour Price Excludes
- Meals other than those indicated above, drinks, tips, laundry, telephone calls & expenses of personal nature.
- Local City tax or Resort fee are to be paid directly at hotel/resort if applicable.
- Anything or any services which are not specified in tour inclusions are excluded.