This Balkan tour will show you the most beautiful sights that Balkan countries have to offer.
From Bosnian diversity, Croatian Adriatic beauty, Montenegrinan hospitality, Macedonian history, Albanian mystery, and Serbian authenticity – we will discover the Balkans in its best. We will take care of all the logistics, tours, transportation and accommodation, so that you have to worry only about capturing all the beuatiful sights in your memory.
Explore the road trip of the place called the land of the Honey and Blood. The Balkans.
This Balkan tour will start with your arrival at Sarajevo International Airport. After check-in at your hotel, you will start your Balkan journey with Sarajevo Walking Tour. Get to know why Sarajevo is called European Jerusalem.
Highlights of the tour are:
Baščaršija Square – Sebilj Foutain – Oldest Street in Sarajevo – Old Orthodox Church – Sacred Heart Cathedral – Synagogue – Gazi Husrev-bey Mosque – Clock Tower – Caravan Saray – Old Madraasa – Bazaar – Meeting of Cultures Spot – Sarajevo Roses – Hotel Europe – Assassination Spot – Latin bridge
In the afternoon you will have our most popular tour – The fall of Yugoslavia Tour.
It is a panoramic tour in which you will be able to see what it was like to live in the former Yugoslavia and to have been affected by the war.
We will go to the Yellow Fortress which has a beautiful panoramic view of the whole city. You will see the Olympic Complex Zetra, Defender’s Cemetery, destroyed hospitals from the war in Bosnia. We will pass through the Sniper Alley and go to the most visited museum in our city – War Tunnel Museum. Later on, we will visit Trebević Mountain – one of our four Olympic mountains where you will see the Bob Sled Track and enjoy the beautiful panoramic view of the whole city.
We are coming back to the city centre after the tour where you will have free time in Sarajevo. Overnight in Sarajevo.
After breakfast, our Balkan tour will proceed to Visegrad. Visegrad is a town on the Drina river in the eastern part of Bosnia and Herzegovina. This small town is full of pretty streets, but we will dedicate our visit to The Old Stone Bridge, the endowment of Grand Vizier Mehmed Pasha Sokolovic.
Just nearby this famous bridge is another tourist attraction – Andricgrad (Andrictown) also known as Kamengrad (Stonetown) – an architecture and cultural complex.
The next stop will be – Ethno Village Drvengrad (Wooden town) in Serbia. It is located in the Zlatibor region in the nature park Mokra Gora, in Serbia. It’s a traditional village, built by the mentioned film director Emir Kusturica.
Later on, we will enjoy a unique Sargan Eight Train ride.
From there on, we`ll continue to Belgrade. Overnight in Belgrade.
After breakfast, we will have a sightseeing tour around the capital of Serbia, Belgrade. Have a full experience driving through New Belgrade where you’ll see prominent Belgrade “blocks”: classical example of Socialism architecture which became popular after World War II, along with modern business centres among which Ušće Center surely predominates. We cross the river over the Brankov Bridge and drive to Tasmajdan Park, Slavija Square and the Church of Saint Sava.
The tour then goes on to the street of Serbian Rulers and then we’ll see New and Old Palaces, Terazije Square, and National Theater. Later, we will arrive at Belgrade Fortress and Kalemegdan, the best place to see Belgrade’s symbol – Statue of the Victor – and observe the history of Roman and Ottoman Rule in Belgrade. Then we’ll move on walking in the main city’s pedestrian zone, Knez Mihailova Street and Republic Square.
Around noon, we will continue our journey to the capital of Macedonia – Skopje. Overnight in Skopje.
Today it is time to visit Skopje on this Balkan tour. It is famous for its fortress, cultural and historic monuments, archaeological sites, sports halls, caves of the canyon of Treska river and Lake Matka. One of the most interesting things about Skopje is the Narrow Streets of the Old Bazaar, the biggest market in the Balkans.
There is also 1500 years old fortress Kale, monastery St. Pantaleon with the fresco ”Lamentation of Christ”, Islamic monument Sultan Murat’s- Hjunkar Mosque, the Daut Pasha’s bath, the birthplace of Mother Teresa. After enjoying Skopje, the next destination is Ohrid, also in North Macedonia.
Ohrid is one of the deepest lakes in Europe and the one that represents the natural border between North Macedonia and Albania. In 1979 UNESCO proclaimed Ohrid World Heritage site and then in 2010 NASA named one of Titan’s lakes after Lake Ohrid. Besides the lake itself, we will have Ohrid Sightseeing where you will see Turgut Mosque, Old Bazaar, Zeynel Abidin Pasha Tekke, Krst Dzamija. After that, we will have some free time for leisure or shopping. Overnight in Ohrid.
Hotel check-out and drive to Tirana – the capital of Albania. Its centre is the Skenderbeg Square, named after the national hero who briefly ensured Albania was independent of the Ottoman Empire in the fifteenth century. There is a large bronze statue of Skanderbeg on horseback in the middle of the square, and the Ethem Bey’s Mosque, one of the nation’s most treasured buildings that date back to the late eighteenth century.
You’ll see Tirana’s concrete pyramid and have a short walk from Skanderbeg Square. The pyramid was built in 1987 by the daughter of Albania’s dictator Enver Hoca (who ruled Albania from 1944–85) as a museum to her father, it now sits derelict, stripped of the tiles that once covered it and splattered with graffiti. Overnight in Tirana.
After breakfast and check out we will proceed to one of the most beautiful parts of the Adriatic coast of Montenegro, Budvanska Riviera. But before we arrive in Budva we will see two interesting towns in Albania – Kruja, and Shkoder. In Kruje we will walk through the cobblestone pathway in the Ottoman bazaar, visit the walls of the castle, the Historic Museum dedicated to Skenderbeg, etc. Later on, we continue to Shkoder – one of the most ancient cities in the Balkans.
Our last destination is Budva. Overnight in Budva.
After breakfast in Budva and exploring this beautiful city we continue to Kotor, the longest and deepest fjord in Southern Europe. It is characterized by winding streets and squares. Its medieval old town has several Romanesque churches, including Kotor Cathedral. We will also visit Perast, the best-preserved baroque entity on the Adriatic Sea.
Upon arrival in Dubrovnik, we will check-in at the hotel after which you will have free time. Overnight in Dubrovnik.
After breakfast, you will explore Dubrovnik. Get to know Dubrovnik by visiting the Franciscan Monastery, The rector’s Palace and Cathedral, Clock Tower, Orlando’s Columns, Sponze Plaza and of course, the famous medieval Dubrovnik Walls After enjoying Dubrovnik we continue to Sarajevo. On our way from Dubrovnik to Sarajevo, we will visit a beautiful, have-to-see, Kravice Waterfalls, located on the Trebižat River in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It’s a mini version of Niagara Falls, hidden in the Balkans.
On this trip after the beautiful Waterfalls next to visit is Blagaj. You will see Tekke or the Dervish Monastery that was built around 1520. The monastery is an important monument of the early Ottoman period in Bosnia & Herzegovina.
The last stop before getting back to Sarajevo is Mostar, the administrative, cultural and historic centre of Herzegovina. A walking tour in Mostar will show you the most important monuments in this beautiful city: UNESCO Bridge of Mostar, Kosqi Mehmed-Pasha Mosque, Crooked Bridge, Turkish Hammam, Bazzar and Spanish Square.
Later on, we continue our trip from Mostar to Sarajevo. Overnight in Sarajevo.
We will finish this Balkan tour in Sarajevo where we started as well.
After breakfast, you will have free time and later on transfer to Sarajevo Airport and departure.
Time to say” Goodbye” to the Balkans for this time.
We just completed our 9 day tour (balkan tour) with meet bosnia and our tour guide Jamsin was really knowledgeable, understanding and friendly. He took us to the best views as he knew exactly what was our priorities.
And we loved the fact, When our son (3 yr old) got tired, he carried him.
We recommend meet bosnia and Jasmin. We are glad that we chose this tour operator.
Jasmin, my guide for the day, brought the tour to life! He had a great personality, making you feel like a friend the moment you buckled into your seat.
The conversation the whole time felt natural, he shared a lot of information about the places, history and culture! And was ready to answer any questions, while not shying away to weave in jokes and personal stories.
He gave me space to explore spaces on my own and never made me feel rushed, as if we had all the time in the world.
Jasmin was prepared for every situation: keeping you alter with candy, entertaining you with local music while letting you observe landscape on the ride, recommending the best views / photo spots, and having the umbrella ready for the unexpected rain!
The communication with the office was easy and clear!
I definitely would recommend booking your tour(s) with Meet Bosnia!
Meet Bosnia was one of the best tour operators I’ve had not only in Bosnia, but from around the world. The team is passionate and the tour is very informative and interesting. Highly recommended!
Armin was an amazing guide… so knowledgeable and always willing to answer any questions or concerns that we had. The tour was great and taught us so much. Thanks!
We had a great time on this tour. Selma was very knowledgable and delivered the information clearly. She was very personable and answered any questions we had. The tour itself was very interesting and covered key points of interest. The tour company were very easy to deal with from booking to meeting our guide. All in all, a great experience.