Best of Balkans

from $549/per person

Embark on this unforgettable tour of the best of the Balkans. Kicking it off at the Bulgarian capital, make your way through Belgrade and Bosnia & Herzegovina, and besiege the walls of Dubrovnik before cliff-jumping into the sapphire waters of the Adriatic. Dry off on the way to spectacular Montenegro, passing by its soul-stirring mountain backdrop and the spectacular coastline to be welcomed by its warm and lively people. Visit the home of Alexander the Great, Macedonia, and uncover its unspoken natural beauty and impressive history in this Balkans tour.

Duration
9 Day
Destination(s)
Balkans
Starts in / Ends in
Sofia / Sofia
Departs on
Saturdays
Hotel Rating
4 Star
35-40 Pax

Sight Visited

  • Belgrade
    Belgrade

    Belgrade is the capital and largest city of the southeast European country of Serbia.

  • Budva
    Budva

    Budva is a town in Montenegro and known for best nightlife on the Adriatic Sea.

  • Dubrovnik
    Dubrovnik

    This complex is one of the most beautiful and strongest fortified systems in Europe, but the lively streets show that there is more! Party in a 13th Century fortress anyone?

  • Kotor
    Kotor

    Kotor is a coastal town in Montenegro and well-known for its World heritage medieval structures.

  • Mostar
    Mostar

    Mostar is a city in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and known for the iconic Stari Most (Old Bridge).

  • Ohrid
    Ohrid

    Ohrid is a large town in Macedonia on the shore of Lake Ohrid and a UNESCO heritage site since 1980.

  • Sarajevo
    Sarajevo

    Sarajevo is the capital city of Bosnia and Herzegovina and its main cultural, economic centre.

  • Shkodra
    Shkodra

    Shkodra is the fourth largest city in Albania and one of the oldest places in the Balkan peninsula.

  • Skopje
    Skopje

    Skopje is the capital and largest city of Macedonia and it lies in the heart of the Balkan Peninsula.

  • Sofia
    Sofia

    Sofia is the capital and largest city of Bulgaria.ıt has rich history from Roman and Ottoman Empires.

  • Tirana
    Tirana

    Tirana is the capital and largest city of Albania.It is also culturel and economical center of the country.

  • Trebinje
    Trebinje

    Trebinje is the southernmost city in Bosnia and Herzegovina and 28 km far from Dubrovnik.

ITINERARY

1
Day 1: Sofia
Welcome to Sofia! At the airport, keep an eye out for the Travel Talk sign for your transfer to the hotel. At the hotel around 7pm, we will have the informal welcome meeting with our guide and fellow travellers. As we get all the critical information about the tour, we head out for our optional group dinner around 20:15pm.
  • Included Activities; Welcome Meeting
  • Optional Activities ; Group Dinner
2
Day 2: Sofia, Belgrade
After a substantial breakfast, we make our way to Belgrade. With stunning views over the Danube and Sava rivers, the mighty medieval Belgrade Fortress, we go for the heart of the capitol. Starting off at the vibrant pretty shopping street, Knez Mihailova, filled with cafes, shops and charming sites, we kick off the walking tour to discover the incredible landmarks Belgrade has in store.
  • Included Activities; Guided Belgrade City Tour,
  • Meals; Breakfast
3
Day 3: Belgrade, Sarajevo
Next stop Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina’s capital, the city that has been through it all! It is where the Western and Eastern Roman Empire split and where people of many nations and religions met, lived and warred. You can still see many reminders of the Yugoslav War in bullet holes and cannon marks all around town. Though, still an oriental beauty with a unique twist, and a delight to discover on your walking tour in the old town. The city offers endless delicacies to taste, but the specialty is lamb.
  • Included Activities; Sarajevo City Tour
  • Meals; Breakfast
4
Day 4: Sarajevo, Mostar,Trebinje
Today, we drive for the amazing Adriatic shore, Mostar! As we arrive in this dreamland, we walk through the Old Town of this Herzegovina pearl, see the iconic highlights Old Bridge – Stari Most, and the old čaršija (market). Enjoy your lunch with an amazing view at one of the local venues, discover the old town and make sure to try the delicious Turkish coffee. In the afternoon, we ride to Trebinje for our overnight stay.  
  • Included Activities; Mostar Walking Tour
  • Meals; Breakfast
5
Day 5: Trebinje, Dubrovnik, Trebinje
Get ready for a full day of Dubrovnik, the “Pearl of the Adriatic"! With its well-preserved majestic walls encircling the whole town and its sea of terra-cotta roof tiles, giving life to the King’s Landing, the whole town is an amazing UNESCO World Heritage Site – the drive down to town is a highlight in itself! We start off with a guided walking tour of the Old Town and marvel at the millennial history of this fairy-like town. Walk atop the mighty walls, discover cute narrow streets, taste delicious seafood or jump off into the crystal-blue waters. In the evening, we return to Trebinje for the night.
  • Included Activities; Guided Dubrovnik City Tour
  • Meals; Breakfast
6
Day 6: Trebinje, Kotor, Budva
After the breakfast, we leave for our first stop at Kotor, Montenegro with its calming natural beauty and characteristic architecture; a less-crowded and more authentic version of Dubrovnik with its impressive citadel. Following a walking tour of the old town with our expert local guide and some free time, we make our way to the popular touristic hub of the region, Budva. Your guide will take you on a brief walking tour of the vibrant summer town with great food, impressive views and lively nightlife.  
  • Included Activities; Guided Kotor City Tour, Budva Walking Tour
  • Meals; Breakfast
7
Day 7: Budva, Tirana, Ohrid
We hit the roads following breakfast, next stop Albania! A panoramic city tour of Tirana will introduce the best preserved and most beautiful samples of Albanian architecture, and drop us off at the town centre for some free time to discover the bustling Skenderbeg square. In the afternoon, we continue towards Ohrid, Macedonia and check-in to our comfy hotel. You can rest up after a long day, or join the optional Balkan night with dinner.
  • Included Activities; Panoramic City Tour of Tirana, Ohrid Walking Tour
  • Optional Activities; Balkan Night with Dinner,
  • Meals; Breakfast
8
Day 8: Ohrid, St.Naum, Skopje
Today, we start the day with a guided city tour of Old Ohrid hosting hundreds of chapels and churches scattered all around. Afterwards we drive for the heavenly Monastery of Saint Naum built on a high rocky cliff overlooking the vast Ohrid Lake. Surrounded by incredible nature, we have free time to discover the complex, have lunch and even swim in the lake! In the afternoon, we travel to Skopje, the capital of Macedonia, for our overnight stay.
  • Included Activities; Guided Ohrid City Tour, St.Naum visit
  • Meals; Breakfast
9
Day 9: Skopje, Sofia
Eat up this morning as we will hit the streets to discover the beautiful Skopje with a guided sightseeing tour filled with stunning architecture, grand monuments and unique history. Pose with the famous statue of Alexander the Great or walk through the Macedonian Arc de Triumph, the city has countless landmarks and a vibrant street life with many cafes and bars around. In the afternoon, we leave for Sofia, where our trip ends and we say goodbye to our new friends.  
  • Included Activities; Skopje Guided City tour
  • Meals; Breakfast
Start
Price ($)

The tour price and the local payment cover the following services:

Accommodation

4 star hotels

Meals

8 breakfasts

Transportation

Air-conditioned non-smoking coach or mini-bus

Airport Transfer

From Sofia Airport (on day 1)

Guide

Services of experienced Travel Talk local guides licenced by the Ministry of Tourism

What is not included in the tour price and local payment?

  • Any flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not stated in the itinerary
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Tips & gestures
  • Visa fees
  • Entrance fees to the sights and museums
  • Optional activities
  • Other services not stated in the itinerary

HOTEL VEGA - SOFIA


ABBA HOTEL - BELGRADE


HOTEL EXCLUSIVE - SARAJEVO


HOTEL CENTRAL PARK - TREBINJE


BUDVA HOTEL


To be advised.

HOTEL PARK GOLDEN VIEW - OHRID


HOTEL AURA - OHRID


HOTEL PANORAMIKA DESIGN - SKOPJE


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