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9 days Balkan sightseeing experience | Memorable tour

(27 Reviews)
  • Duration: 9 days
  • Max people: 20
  • Pickup: Zagreb, Croatia
  • Min age: 0+
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Drop-off: Skopje, North Macedonia

What to expect from Balkan sightseeing

Have you been thinking of exploring the Balkans and its most beautiful locations?

If the answer is yes, we just might have an ideal solution!

The Balkan sightseeing experience is a specially crafted tour consisting of a visit to five Balkan countries. Throughout our Balkan sightseeing tour, you will be able to see Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania and North Macedonia. Tour starts in charming Croatia’s capital, Zagreb, whereas the end point of our Balkan sightseeing experience is in the incredibly beautiful North Macedonia capital, Skopje. 

From immensely beautiful Zagreb, through Croatia’s most popular National Park Plitvice, uncovered Bosnia and Herzegovina gem Bihac, historically important Jajce and Travnik, astonishing Sarajevo, unique Mostar, worldwide known Dubrovnik, wonderful Kotor and Budva, vibrant Tirana, captivating Ohrid and Skopje, you will see it all, and we can guarantee you it will be the best experience of your life. 

9 days, the Balkan sightseeing experience will certainly be an unforgettable experience.

Balkan sightseeing highlight locations

  • Capital of Croatia, Zagreb
  • Plitvice National Park
  • Gem of western Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bihac
  • Pearls of Central Bosnia, Travnik and Jajce
  • Capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo
  • Mostar UNESCO heritage site - The Old Bridge
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina coastal gem, Neum
  • Incredible Dubrovnik
  • Explore Kotor and Budva in Montenegro
  • Capital of Albania, Tirana
  • Lake Ohrid
  • Capital of North Macedonia, Skopje

Balkan sightseeing essential information

Departure & Return Location

  • Zagreb, CroatiaStarting point
  • Skopje, North MacedoniaEnding point

Departure Time

  • Every 15 days
  • On request

Included

  • 8 Nights in 4* Hotel Accommodation
  • Price is based on accomodation in double room
  • 8x breakfast in the hotel
  • Transportation in Modern A/C CoachAccording to the itinerary
  • Entrance fees for:Kotor Old town, Blagaj derwish house, Tunnel museum, Vrelo Bosne, Plitvice lakes
  • 1x 0,5L Bottle of water per person per dayIn the bus and during the meals
  • Airport - hotel transfer
  • All transportation in destination location
  • Hotel - Airport transfer
  • English speaking Tour Escort
  • Professional English speaking local guides in:Zagreb, Sarajevo, Mostar, Dubrovnik, Kotor, Tirana, Ohrid, Skopje

Excluded

  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Tips
  • Flight tickets
  • Personal expenses
  • Room Service Fees
  • Single roomThere is a surcharge of 250€ for a single room

Good to know

  • 3 day noticeIf you are planning to book a tour three days before the departure day, please contact us right away.
  • You can choose to be in a single roomIn that case, surcharge is 250€
  • Infant Free of Charge
  • Child from 2 – 6 years old 60% discount
  • Child from 6 – 11 years Old 30% discount
  • Free cancelation 20 days prior to arrival
  • A private tour can be organized on request
  • Tour can be customized on request

Balkan sightseeing itinerary

Route map

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Balkan sightseeing on map

Dates and availability

Departure dates Price per person Availability
January 7th 1250€ Available
January 21st 1250€ Available
February 4th 1250€ Available
February 18th 1250€ Available
March 4th  1250€  Available
March 18th 1250€ Available
April 8th 1350€ Available
April 22nd 1350€ Available
May 6th 1350€ Available
May 20th 1350€ Available
June 3rd 1350€ Available
June 17th 1350€ Available
July 8th 1350€ Available
July 22nd 1350€ Available
August 5th 1350€ Available
August 19th 1350€ Available
September 2nd 1250€ Available
September 23rd 1250€ Available
October 7th 1250€ Available
October 21st 1250€ Available
November 4th 1250€ Available
November 18th 1250€ Available
December 2nd 1250€ Available
December 16th 1250€ Available

 

Accommodation

Location Hotel Hotel class
Zagreb Hotel Astoria or similar ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Bihać Hotel Kostelski Buk or similar ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Sarajevo Hotel Aziza or similar ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Neum Hotel Sunce or similar ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Budva Hotel Bracera or similar ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Ohrid Hotel Belvedere or similar ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Skopje Hotel Ibis or similar ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Full trip itinerary

Day 1: Arrival to Zagreb
The Balkan tour is a truly unparalleled journey through the rich and diverse cultures of the Balkans. The tour begins in the historic and vibrant city of Zagreb, the capital of Croatia. At the Zagreb Airport, you will be picked up by our tour guide. Zagreb is known for its stunning architecture, rich history, and vibrant culture. Absolute must-see things in Zagreb include Kaptol and Gradec Old town, Cathedral Dolac marketplace, Blood bridge, Stone gates, St Mark Church, and Ban Jelacic square. As for the museums and galleries, our recommendation is the Technical museum of Nikola Tesla and the Croatian Museum of Naive Art, as well as the Museum of Chocolate. The day ends with a relaxing dinner at a hotel and free time to explore the city.

Day 2: Plitvice Lakes, Ostrožac Castle & Bihać
On the second day, you are going to visit the stunning Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia full of gorgeous lakes, cascades, and waterfalls. From Zagreb, the tour continues on to Ostrožac, a small town located in the heart of Croatia’s beautiful Dinaric Alps. Ostrožac is known for its stunning natural beauty and rich cultural heritage. Some of the must-see sights in Ostrožac include the beautiful Ostrožac Castle, the historic St. George’s Church, and the stunning Ostrožac Waterfall. Next, the tour heads to Bihać, a charming and historic city located in the heart of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Bihać is known for its stunning natural beauty and rich cultural heritage. This place is also known for its magnificent fortress and Una National Park. Dinner and overnight stay are included.

Day 3: Travnik, Jajce & Sarajevo
As the dawn of the third day rises, the Balkan tour continues on to Travnik and Jajce. Both of these two cities are absolutely gorgeous and full of rich history that includes a period of the Bosnian Kingdom as well as the Ottoman period. In the town of Jajce, we visit Pliva lakes, wooden watermills, and the beautiful Pliva waterfall in the city center looking at the medieval fortress, as well as the medieval catacombs. Must-see sights in Travnik include the beautiful Old Town Travnik and the historic Travnik Ornamented Mosque. From Travnik and Jajce, the tour continues to Sarajevo, the capital and largest city of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Sarajevo is a vibrant and historic city known for its stunning architecture, rich history, and diverse culture. The fourth day of our Balkan tour is reserved specifically for the exploration of this magnificent city.
Day 4: Sarajevo Sightseeing
On the Balkan tour you will have an opportunity to visit gorgeous cities and places but none of them is as vibrant or gorgeous as Sarajevo. This place is a meeting of various cultures and religions. After breakfast, you will have an opportunity to see the city’s Old Town on a walking tour with highlights that include Sebilj fountain, City Hall, Gazi Husrev-bey’s mosque, Sacred Heart Cathedral, Jewish Synagogue, Old Orthodox Church, the oldest street in the city Kazandžiluk, and of course the place of archduke Franz Ferdinand’s Assassination – The Latin Bridge. After lunch, you can rest in nature a bit while visiting the Springs of River Bosna. One of the unavoidable attractions is The Tunnel of Hope, where you can see some original audio and photo exhibitions related to the ’90s war in Bosnia and Herzegovina. After a long day, you can relax in the hotel or by exploring the city before and/or after dinner.
Day 5: Mostar & Neum
From Sarajevo, the tour heads to Mostar, a charming and historic city located in the heart of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Mostar is known for its stunning natural beauty and rich cultural heritage. On the road to Mostar, we will make two stops in Konjic and Jablanica for pictures. Also, after we arrive in Mostar, we stop in the medieval stone town Počitelj and Buna river springs in Blagaj village for lunch. In Mostar, we have a guided walking tour visiting the crooked bridge, The Old Bridge Mostar, Coppersmiths, and Koski Mehmet Pasha mosque. Next, the tour continues to Neum, a city located on the beautiful Adriatic coast of Bosnia and Herzegovina, known for its stunning natural beauty. Some of the must-see sights in Neum include the beautiful St. Peter’s Church, the historic Neum Castle, and the stunning Neum Beach. Dinner will be served at the hotel.
Day 6: Dubrovnik sightseeing, Kotor & Budva
From Neum, the tour continues to Dubrovnik, a stunning and historic city located on the beautiful Adriatic coast of Croatia. Dubrovnik is known for its stunning architecture, rich history, and vibrant culture. Some of the must-see sights in Dubrovnik include Stradun – the most famous street in Dubrovnik, the beautiful Dubrovnik Cathedral of the Assumption, The Walls of Dubrovnik, and the stunning Dubrovnik Beach – Banje. Next, the tour heads to Kotor, a charming and historic city located on the beautiful Adriatic coast of Montenegro. Kotor is known for its stunning natural beauty and rich cultural heritage. Some must-see sights in Kotor include the beautiful Kotor Cathedral, the historic Kotor Castle, and the stunning Kotor Beach. From Kotor, the tour continues to Budva for an overnight stay. Budva is one gorgeous city on the Adriatic coast of Montenegro. It is known for its absolutely stunning natural beauty and rich cultural heritage. When it comes to sightseeing in Budva, you should absolutely see Budva Cathedral and of course the Budva Beach.
Day 7: Tirana & Lake Ohrid
After breakfast and check out, our Balkan tour continues towards Tirana, the capital and largest city of Albania. Here you will be able to experience walking and panoramic tour with highlights such as Skanderbeg Square, Ethem bey mosque, Mother Theresa square, communist bunkers, Opera house, Piramida, and the main boulevard. Tirana is a vibrant and historic city known for its stunning architecture. Lunch will be organized in one of the local restaurants. The tour continues towards Ohrid for an overnight stay including several steps away.
Day 8: Ohrid sightseeing & Skopje
On the 8th day of our Balkan tour, we are staying in Ohrid, a charming and historic city located in the heart of North Macedonia. Ohrid is known for its amazing natural beauty and of course some cultural heritage. Some of the must-see sights in Ohrid include the beautiful Ohrid Cathedral, the historic Ohrid Castle, and the stunning Ohrid Lake. Meet with a local guide and city tour visiting Zeynel Abidin Pasha Teki and mosque, Ali Pasha mosque, the main promenade, Entrance gates to Old Town and fortress, Old paper factory, Ohrid pearls, St Sophia monastery and Ohrid Lake. Definitely spend some time alone roaming throughout this gorgeous city during your free time. Continuing our journey towards Skopje for a wonderful dinner and stay.
Day 9: Skopje sightseeing
Finally, the tour concludes in Skopje, the capital and largest city of North Macedonia. Skopje is an enormously vibrant place. Our morning exploration of Skopje starts with a walking tour with a local guide visiting the bazaar, Stone bridge, Hamam, Stone bridge, Alexander the Great Square, Mother Theresa’s birth house, Old Railway station, and Kale fortress. What’s very interesting is The Skopje Aquarium is a popular destination for families visiting Skopje. The aquarium features a variety of aquatic life, including fish, reptiles, and amphibians. Additionally, if it’s more to your liking you can visit the Skopje City Museum which features exhibits related to history and the city’s culture. This also includes ancient artefacts, traditional crafts as well as modern art sections. The service concludes after lunch and airport transfer.
Overall, the Balkan tour is a truly unforgettable experience that will give you a deep appreciation for the culture and history of this beautiful and diverse region. Whether you are a history buff, a nature lover, or simply looking for a unique and memorable vacation, this tour is sure to exceed your expectations. With our unparalleled service and guides, you will surely have an amazing time and will be able to learn and explore to your heart’s content. Join us now on our new 9 days Balkan Sightseeing Experience tour!

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Z.M.

Couple Traveller

Just completed a tremendous the Best Of Balkans. Wonderful destinations! Wonderful tour guide. I can’t say enough about Edin’s our tour guide. With his excellent knowledge, story, planning, and personality! He also has everything set up for every stop along the way. The places we saw were also fantastic – Kotor is a gem, Dubrovnik is fascinating, Plitvice Lakes is unbelievable, and Mostar is magical. We enjoyed ALL of Montenegro, Ohrid, Macedonia and especially Bosnia And herzegovina will not forgotten. I admit to not knowing too much about the Balkans before this trip. Afterwards, I know tons more and had lots of fun while learning!

August 23, 2022

Emily

Couple Traveller

Early spring travel through Athens and Balkans .Made more memorable with the help of Edin Ogresevic, a radiant knowledgeable guide who open our heart to the beauty and intricate history of each country.Beautiful scenery, magnificent towns and friendly people.
Edin took good care of us from day one. The service is superb, top notch.

April 13, 2022

federica m

Family Traveller

Excellent way to travel door to door between Sarajevo and Belgrade. On the journey we visited Visegrad, Andricgrad, Dobrun Monastry, Drvengrad, Sargan 8 train trip and several view points. Journey went very quickly. Adnan was an amazing guide and spoke excellent english . He was very informative about the sights and told us a lot of bosnian life. Also good, safe driving skills

July 16, 2019

Rayyna9

Family Traveller

Received excellent service. Hidya my tour guide. was sweet, accommodative and excellent at work. Highly recommended if you are looking for an English speaking tour guide in the Balkans

June 11, 2019

tofew78262@dni8.com

Couple Traveller

My mom and i recently visited Balkans in a group guided by Edin. He has outstanding knowledge on history, people culture, good communication skills and shows respect to other culture and religion. Besides Greece and other Balkan countries, Bosnia is indeed a beautiful place to visit with promising historic tourist attraction.I recommend to come to Bosnia and Balkan and be part of his tour group.

June 11, 2019
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