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Balkan trip | Enjoy the Balkans | 5 countries in 11 days

(7 Reviews)
  • Duration: 11 days
  • Max people: 8
  • Pickup: Skopje, North Macedonia
  • Min age: 3+
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Drop-off: Belgrade, Serbia
What to expect from Balkan trip

If you would like to explore and enjoy the best of the Balkans this is a perfect Balkan Trip for you.

Starting from Macedonia we continue through Albania, Montenegro,  Bosnia & Herzegovina and finish this amazing experience in Serbia.

In this 11-day tour, you will have all arranged and plenty of time to discover the most beautiful pearls in the Balkans.

Balkan trip highlights

  • Explore the best of Balkans in 11 days
  • Visit beautiful capital of North Macedonia - Skopje
  • Enjoy Ohrid - the most beautiful lake in the Balkans
  • Discover amazing architecture of Berat, Albania
  • Tirana fascinating history -Albania's capital
  • Explore Montenegrin coast by visiting Budva, St. Stefan island, Tivat and Boka Kotorska
  • Discover amazing Herzegovina region - Trebinje, Pocitelj and Blagaj
  • Visit Mostar and its famous UNESCO protected Old Bridge
  • Explore Sarajevo - Bosnia's capital known as "Jerusalem of Europe"
  • Enjoy Visegrad and East Bosnia region
  • Explore Serbia's capital - Belgrade

Balkan trip essential information

Departure & Return Location

Departure location

Skopje, North Macedonia

Return location

Belgrade, Serbia

Departure Time

On request

Included

  • 10 Nights Hotel Accomodation
  • Professional Tour Guide
  • All transportation in destination location
  • Airport - hotel transfer
  • Hotel - airport transfer

Excluded

  • Air fares
  • Entrance fees
  • Room Service Fees
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Any Private Expenses

Good to know

  • A private trip can be organized on request
  • Toucan be customized on request
  • Tour price depends on number of people, tour and accommodation type
  • Minimum required number of people for the tour is 2

Balkan trip day 1Skopje Arrival and City Tour

Skopje is the city with which we start this Balkan Trip.

After we welcome you at the airport and do hotel check-in, we will start exploring Skopje.
Skopje is the capital of the Republic of Macedonia. Definitely, it is interesting for its numerous fortresses, cultural and historical monuments, archaeological sites, sports halls, caves of the canyon of the Treska river and Lake Matka, health spa located in the eastern part Macedonian capital.

One of the most interesting things about Skopje is that we are going to see are Narrow Streets of Old Bazaar, the biggest market in the Balkans. There are also 1500 years old fortress Kale, monastery St. Pantaleon with the fresco ”Lamentation of Christ”, Islamic monuments Sultan Murat’s- Hjunkar Mosque, the Daut Pasha’s bath, the birthplace of Mother Teresa.

Overnight in Skopje.

Balkan trip day 2Skopje - Ohrid

After breakfast, we will visit Lake Ohrid.

It is one of the oldest lakes in Europe and the one that represents the natural border between Macedonia and Albania. In 1979 UNESCO proclaimed Ohrid a World Heritage site and then in 2010 NASA named one of Titan’s lakes after Lake Ohrid.

Also, we will have Ohrid Sightseeing where you will see Turgut Mosque, Old Bazaar, Zeynel Abidin Pasha Tekke, and Krst Dzamija. After that, we will have some free time for leisure or shopping.

Overnight in Ohrid.

Balkan trip day 3Ohrid - Berat - Tirana

Toady after hotel check-out we continue our Balkan tour to the town of Berat.

Berat is a city with 2,413 years of history, the pride of Albanian architecture under UNESCO protection. It is located 120 km from Tirana, on the banks of the Osum River.

It’s known for its white Ottoman houses. On a hilltop, Berat Castle is a huge compound now inhabited by townspeople. Within its walls are Byzantine churches, the Red Mosque, and the Onufri National Museum, with Christian icons.

After a visit to Berat, we will continue to Tirana. Overnight in Tirana.

Balkan trip day 4Tirana

This is a full day reserved for exploring Tirana.

Tirana is the capital city of Albania. Its centre is 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 find Tirana’s concrete pyramid in a short walk from Skanderbeg Square. Built in 1987 by the daughter of Albania’s dictator Enver Hoxha there is a museum dedicated to her father.

Overnight in Tirana.

Balkan trip day 5Tirana - Budva - Sveti Stefan

After breakfast and check out we will proceed with our Balkan Tour to one of the most beautiful parts of the Adriatic coast of Montenegro – Budva Riviera.

Budva is a town famous for the best entertainment in the Balkan. In Budva, we will visit the Old Town the city. It is a unique architectural fusion, surrounded by medieval walls, fortress, towers, and city gates.

Then we will proceed to Sveti Stefan Island – one of the most exclusive summer resorts on the Adriatic coast.

Return and overnight in Budva.

Balkan trip day 6Budva - Tivat - Boka Kotorska - Trebinje

After breakfast, we will check out and proceed to Porto Montenegro – „The Monaco of the Balkans”.

It represents a world-class marina located in the town of Tivat. After a short tour around this marina, we will proceed to Kotor.

Kotor is an old Mediterranean town, surrounded by a formidable city wall. Kotor was built between the 12th and 14th centuries. Its medieval architecture and other cultural monuments are the reason why UNESCO included the city in the list of “World Natural and Historical Heritage Sites”: After we visit Kotor Fortress and Kotor Kathedral, we will proceed to Trebinje.

Trebinje is a typical Herzegovina old town. The Old Town of Trebinje – known as Kastel has been constructed on the banks of the Trebišnjica river. You will certainly enjoy the natural beauties and historic monuments of this town. Optional will be a visit to the Museum of Herzegovina.

Overnight in Trebinje.

Balkan trip day 7Trebinje - Pocitelj - Blagaj - Mostar - Sarajevo

After breakfast in beautiful Trebinje, we will proceed with this Balkan Tour to Počitelj Fortress.

Počitelj is a medieval and Ottoman-Mediterranean wonder of nature and architecture, a place like no other. Cupped in a steep rocky amphitheatre, it’s a warren of stairways climbing between ramshackle stone-roofed houses and pomegranate bushes. Since the year 2000, the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina Government has placed the village under a Programme of Permanent Protection.

After Pocitelj we will proceed to Blagaj – a small village located nearby Mostar. In Blagaj you will see Tekke or the Dervish Monastery, which was built around 1520. The monastery is an important monument of the early Ottoman period in Bosnia & Herzegovina. It has been used by the dervishes in order to perform special rituals called Dhikr (praise to God). The Blagaj Tekke is situated by the spring of the river Buna, surrounded by beautiful mountains.

Our next stop is the cultural and historic centre of Herzegovina – Mostar, a real pearl of our Balkan Tour. In Mostar you will see the famous, UNESCO protected Old Bridge of Mostar built-in 1566 which is the biggest attraction of this beautiful city.

You will also see Kriva Ćuprija, the oldest arch bridge in Mostar, Hamam – Turkish bath Koski Mehmed Pasha Mosque, the second biggest mosque in Mostar. We also pass through Kujundžiluk – Old Bazzar that winds along a small, pretty, cobbled street, dating back to the middle of the 16th century.

Then we proceed to Sarajevo. Overnight in Sarajevo.

Balkan trip day 8Sarajevo

After breakfast, we will have Sarajevo Walking Tour. Highlights of the tour are: Baščaršija Square – Sebilj Foutain – Oldest Street in Sarajevo – Old Orthodox Church – Cathedral of Sacred Jesus Heart – Synagogue – Gazi Husrev-bey Mosque – Clock Tower – Caravan Saray – Old Madraasa – Bazaar – Meeting of Cultures Spot – Sarajevo Roses – Hotel Europe – Assassination Spot – Latin bridge.

Later we will proceed to the Sarajevo War tour. Highlights are Yellow fortress, City hall – Defenders cemetery – Olympic stadium Kosovo – Olympic hall Zetra – Romeo and Juliet of Sarajevo grave – St. Vitus heroes chappel – Sniper Alley – Hotel Holiday Inn – Old Yugoslav military barrack – Sarajevo Roses – Cellist of Sarajevo – Tunnel of Hope – bobsleigh track – frontlines – one of main headquarters of Bosnian Serbs during the siege.

Overnight in Sarajevo.

Balkan trip day 9Sarajevo - Visegrad - Belgrade

After breakfast, we will proceed to Visegrad.

Visegrad is a town on the Drina river in the eastern part of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is located in the valley of the Drina, in the hilly slopes gently rising high into the mountains, over 1000 meters high. 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. The bridge is part of UNESCO World Heritage.

Just nearby this famous bridge is another tourist attraction – Andricgrad (Andrictown) also known as Kamengrad (Stonetown).

Before we cross the border between Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia we will visit Dobrun monastery – one of the oldest monasteries in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Dobrun Monastery is located in the picturesque mountainous region, surrounded by rocky hills and opened towards the gorge of the mountain stream with numerous springs and fertile fields and pastures.

The next stop is Ethno Village Drvengrad, located in West Serbia. Drvengrad means wooden town and that’s exactly what you’ll find here. Everything is made of timber from conifer trees.

Later on, we will enjoy a completely unique Sargan Eight train ride.

Arrival and overnight in Belgrade.

Balkan trip day 10Belgrade

After breakfast, we will have a sightseeing tour around Belgrade.

We will drive through New Belgrade where you’ll see prominent Belgrade’s “blocks”: classical examples of Socialism architecture 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 at the street of Serbian Rulers and then we’ll see New and Old Palaces, Terazije Square.

We proceed to Belgrade Fortress – Kalemegdan, the best place to see Belgrade’s symbol – The statue of the Victor – and observe the history of Roman and Ottoman Rule in Belgrade. Then we’ll move on to walking in the main city’s pedestrian zone, Knez Mihailova Street and Republic Square.

Free time in the evening and overnight in Belgrade.

Balkan trip day 11Belgrade Departure

After breakfast, we will have a transfer to the Belgrade Airport and the Balkan Tour is will finish for this time. Departure flight.

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Hayati

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Hardworking, helpful, friendly, funny, knows how to have fun, and handsome young man Mr. Senad Borozan is what we described for our tour guide when we visited Balkan for 14 days, 11 nights last March as he made the trip really enjoyable during our stay. It was an unforgettable and lovely experience. We had a fabulous time and we definitely recommend Mr. Senad to anyone who wants to visit there. As for Mr Senad’s, thanks for the great time you had spent with us. Keep it up the excellent job.

June 9, 2017

Urban B

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an awesome & memorable journey!
had the chance to visit the beautiful Balkan countries for 11 days recently. our guide, Edin Ogresevic is highly knowledgeable… he gave us some pretty interesting insights on the places and useful tips (where to buy affordable souvenirs, Hard Rock Cafe shops, money exchange kiosks, free washrooms etc😂). he’s also genuinely nice, incredibly patient and very helpful which made us feel like we’re friends rather than tourists! i truly recommend anyone who wants to sample the grandeur and magnificence of the Balkan countries to pick him as a guide! keep up the good job bro!!

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Great experience travel with young and knowledgeable man who try as much to give exposure with the beauty of Balkan countries. Very recommended to get the travel service from meet Bosnia travel 😊

March 24, 2017

LonSusie01

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Amazing place with an even more amazing private tour by Meet Bosnia Travel!!
We engaged Meet Bosnia Travel and were taken everywhere by Mdm Beema & Sabrina, they took us to so many lovely places and filled us in with Bosnia’s background & history, from Sarajevo to Dubrovnik fantastic trip & scenery as well as left over war i.e. abandon villages & bullet riddled buildings.
Such a beautiful country, I urge everyone to visit it before the exodus of the masses find its way to this jewel! Get Meet Bosnia to guide your tour be it private or in group. We came as a Stranger and parted with new found friends with them, they make us so welcome and take care of us so well. Even go out of their way to sent us to the airport and gave the best burek for our lunch! We are already planning our return!

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