Grand Balkan tour

City of Ljubljana

Slovenia

Grand Balkan tour

Old Bridge of Mostar

Bosnia & Herzegovina

Grand Balkan tour

Belgrade at night

Serbia

Visiting

7 countries
17 cities

Tour date

On request

Duration

15 days
14 nights

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Grand Balkan tour

Explore the Balkans with a private guide/driver. The tour covers 7 countries – 6 of them known as ex Yugoslavia and their neighbour Albania. The region that went through turbulent times is waiting for you to be discovered. Definitly a tour not to miss!

HIGHLIGHTS ON GRAND BALKAN PRIVATE TOUR

  • Baroque city centre of Ljubljana
  • Dalmatian jewels of Trogir & Split
  • Unexplored Tirana
  • Fabulous Ohrid Lake with 365 churches
  • Belgrade and its Bohemian quarter, Skadarlija

 

day
1

Zagreb arrival

Meet and greet with the guide at Zagreb APT and start of Balkan tour with drive to the hotel in Zagreb. Later we visit the old town with its market, cathedral and many beautiful parks and galleries. Overnight in Zagreb.

day
2

Zagreb – Jajce – Sarajevo

After breakfast we continue to Bosnia & Herzegovina. Our first stop is Jajce which used to be capital of medieval Bosnian state. We go and see is one of the World’s most beautiful waterfalls, famous Pliva Waterfalls. Next, we visit Jajce Citadel (Fortress), the Mithraic Temple, Medvjed Kula, the Tower of St. Luke, famous Catacombs – underground church and Mosque of Esma Sultanija. In the evening we drive to Sarajevo for an overnight.

day
3

Sarajevo – Belgrade

In the morning we explore the old streets of Sarajevo. Due to its long and rich history of religious and cultural variety, Sarajevo was sometimes called the “Jerusalem of Europe”. Visit of Bascarsija district where East meets West and drive in the suburbs to visit “Tunel of life” that saved the city during the siege in 1990s. In the evening we continue to Beograd for an overnight.

day
4

Belgrade & Novi Sad

We start the day with a tour of Belgrade. Visit old fortress- Kalemegdan, Knez Mihajlova street, the Cathedral and drive to one of largest churches in the world St. Sava, continue to Dedinje to visit tomb of Yugoslav president Tito. In the afternoon we visit another Serbian town, Novi Sad, renowned ‘cultural capital’ of Northern Serbia, melting pot of various ethnic groups and cultures. Enjoy the best views of Danube from Petrovaradin Fortress. In the evening we return to Belgrade for an overnight.

day
5

Beograd – Skopje

From Belgrade we continue to Skopje. Sightseeing of the old town with famous stone bridge, fort Kale and Railway clock. Overnight in Skopje.

day
6

Skopje – Ohrid

In the morning we continue to lake Ohrid which is half Albanian, half Macedonian. There used to be 365 churches around Ohid in the past. Stop at St. Naum, just accross the border to admire the beautiful monastery. Overnight in Ohrid.

day
7

Ohrid – Tirana

After breakfast we head towards Tirana, the capital city of Albania. Upon arrival, sightseeing of the town and some free time. Overnight in Tirana.

day
8

Tirana – Kruje – Budva

We leave Tirana and continue to Kruje, small town perched high on a mountain facing the Adriatic Sea and the Western plain of Albania. Walk through the bazaar and visit of the Skenderbegs fort, today National musuem of Albania. Later we continue to Budva, the most famous coastal site in Montenegro. Overnight in Budva.

day
9

Budva – Kotor – Dubrovnik

From Budva we drive to Kotor to visit the beautiful bay of Kotor and old town that goes by the same name. In the evening we continue to the Pearl of Adriatic, Dubrovnik.

day
10

Dubrovnik

Full day to explore the most famous Croatian town of Dubrovnik with its mighty defensive walls along the coast. On the tour you will walk through the old town on Stradun street (Pjaca) along Onofrio`s fountain, Franciscan monastery and towards old harbour, past St. Blaise church, Rectors palace and cathedral. Overnight in Dubrovnik.

day
11

Dubrovnik – Mostar – Split

After breakfast we continue to Mostar with its Turkish style old town and famous bridge. Walk on alleys that form a bazaar and are full of shops and market stalls and the Old Bridge Museum. A narrow staircase leads to the terrace of Koski Mehmed-Pasha Mosque’s for panoramic city views and in Turkish house you can see tipical architecture of medieval Bosnia&Herzegovina. In the evening drive to Split for an overnight.

day
12

Split – Zadar – Plitvice Lakes

In the morning we experience the “Roman way of life” with impressive Diocletian’s Palace in Split. Then we continue our tour and make a stop in Zadar. Drive towards the Plitvice Lakes for an overnight.

day
13

Plitvice – Postojna – Ljubljana

After breakfast visit of a UNESCO site, Plitvice lakes, visited by more than a millon tourists each year. We continue to Slovenia and drive to Postojna to visit no. 1 attraction in Slovenia, 21km long Postojna cave system. Overnight in Ljubljana.

day
14

Ljubljana – Bled – Bohinj – Ljubljana

In the morning drive towards Bled – the pearl of Julian Alps. Sightseeing of the castle and the island and free time to relax in unique beauty. Continue to another Alpine lake, Bohinj. In the evening return to Ljubljana for an overnight.

day
15

Ljubljana departure

Transfer to the Ljubljana airport and end of our services.

Grand Balkan tour in pictures

Slovenia

Image of paradise, as it was called by Slovenian poet – France Prešeren. View of Bled island with church of St. Mary with view of Bled castle and Karavanke mountains behind.

Bled

Montenegro

The most visited town of Montenegro, Budva, known for its amazing beaches and its atmospheric Stari Grad (Old Town), which is one of oldest settlements on the Adriatic coast.

Budva

Montenegro

Beautiful small village of Perast on the shores of goregeous  Bay of Kotor (Boka Kotorska).  Its most famous landmarks are set on the water: two picturesque islands; Our Lady of the Rocks and Island of Saint George.

Perast, Kotor bay

Albania

Lively and colorful capital city of Albania: Tirana, known for ts colorful Ottoman-, Fascist- and Soviet-era architecture. Skanderbeg Square with a statue of a national hero is city´s focal point.

Tirana

Macedonia

The 15th-century Stone Bridge in Skopje connects the Ottoman Old Bazaar (Čaršija) on the Vardar River’s north bank with contemporary Macedonia Square to the south with lots of modern-antique buildings.

Skopje

Croatia

Pearl of Adriatic as it is called today. Proud small city that maintained independence in very turbulent history surrounded by much stronger Otoman empire and Venetian republic. Smart diplomacy, great trading fleet and massive defensive walls protected the city until arrival of Napoleon.

Dubrovnik

Serbia

Impressive Kalemegdan Fortress, located in Belgrade’s municipality of Stari Grad, is the city´s most visited tourist attraction and offers beautiful views over confluence of the Sava and the Danube.

Belgrade

Bosnia & Herzegovina

Symbolic Old Bridge of Mostar, a reconstructed medieval arched bridge, which was destroyed in last Balkan war, known as a melting pot of cultures and religions.

Mostar

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Visiting

7 countries
17 cities

Tour date

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Duration

15 days
14 nights

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