Join our group tour on this amazing Pan-Balkan trip which takes you to no less then eight countries of the Southeastern Europe. Discover the best that the Balkans have to offer.
This a 25-day itinerary, but if you don’t have that much time you can only do parts of it. Let us help you organize unforgettable Balkan trip. Check out the “Need to know” menu on your left or email us at ➨ email@example.com for more information on which sections you can choose from.
Day 1: Arrival to ATHENS (D)
Upon arrival, you will be picked up and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day free to explore the ancient capital. In the evening, you are welcome to meet your fellow travelers at the local restaurant near the Acropolis.
Day 2: ATHENS (B)
This morning, see the highlights of Athens on a city tour. The cosmopolitan and bustling Greek capital is surrounded by reminders of its long and glorious past: graceful temples, centuries-old monasteries, and magnificent Byzantine churches. Visit the immortal Acropolis, with numerus iconic buildings, including the Parthenon, considered the most perfectly proportioned structure of all time and the Erectheion with the Portal of the Virgins. Below the Acropolis are the ancient Agora and the theaters of Dionysus and Herodus Atticus. Free afternoon and evening to explore the hidden allies of Athens or visit one of the rich museums.
Day 3: ATHENS – KALAMBAKA (B, D)
After breakfast, the Balkan trip continues with a transfer to Delphi, where the famous oracle once foretold the fate of mankind. Walk the Sacred Way up to the 6th century Temple of Apollo, where the Oracle worked and admire the fantastic views of the valley below. Later, we will also peek into the adjacent archeological museum to learn more about this important historical place. In the afternoon we will continue north towards Kalambaka.
Day 4: KALAMBAKA – OHRID (B, D)
After breakfast, admire the fantastic landscapes of Meteora, known as “the rocks that fell from the sky”, where ancient monks built their rock monasteries. Of the 24 monasteries , only four are still active today. The largest is the Grand Meteoran Monastery, which has a very special architecture with its high and intricate dome and beautiful frescoes. In the afternoon we will cross the border with the Republic of Northern Macedonia and continue to Ohrid.
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Day 5: OHRID – TIRANA (B, D)
The lakeside resort of Ohrid is an important cultural and spiritual center. listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Begin your morning sightseeing with a stroll through its cobblestone streets and visit the Cathedral of St. Sofia, which houses magnificent frescoes dating back to the 10th century. In the afternoon, we continue our Balkan trip to Tirana, the capital of Albania.
Day 6: TIRANA (B)
On a morning city tour of Tirana, we will visit the Skanderbeg Square (named after Albanian national hero), the Mosque of Ethem Bey, the Clock Tower; the Palace of Culture, built with Soviet help; and the National History Museum, with a gorgeous façade mosaic depicting Albanian history. Free afternoon to further explore the city on your own, go shopping or just relax.
Day 7: TIRANA – TIVAT (B, D)
After breakfast we leave Tirana for the city of Shkodra, now an important cultural center in Albania. Shkodra was once the center of the Illyrian tribe Labeat and was taken by the Romans in 168 BC. We will visit the Rozafa Castle, perched on a limestone cliff high above the town, before crossing the border with Montenegro and driving to Tivat. Dinner upon arrival.
Day 8: TIVAT – DUBROVNIK (B, D)
After breakfast, our Balkan trip takes us to Dubrovnik. The road will take us along the majestic Bay of Kotor, the only fjord in Southern Europe. We will stop to check out the historical town of Kotor, once an important Venetian port, now a World Heritage Site. Continue to Croatia, the fifth country on our Balkan trip.
Day 9: DUBROVNIK (B)
After breakfast, walking tour of the Old Town of Dubrovnik with visits to the Rector’s Palace, the Bell Tower Clock, the Orlando Column, the Sponza Palace, the Dominican Monastery and the Franciscan Monastery with its pharmacy, one of the oldest in the world. The rest of the day is at leisure. Optional excursion: home hosted Dubelj with dinner.
Day 10: DUBROVNIK – SPLIT (B, D)
We will drive north along the spectacular Adriatic coast, past old fishing villages and new seaside resorts. In the afternoon, we will arrive to Split, Croatia’s second largest city and the main port.
Day 11: SPLIT (B)
In the morning you will take a city tour of the historic city center, built around the palace of the Roman Emperor Diocletian, which today forms part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. During the tour you will see the remains of Split’s Roman heritage, Renaissance and Gothic buildings, the Temple of Jupiter, the Peristyle and the Cathedral. The rest of the day is free to stroll the beautiful streets of historic Split, enjoy the nearby beach or join an optional excursion to the jet-set hangout of the rich and famous – the island of Hvar.
Day 12: SPLIT – TROGIR – PLITVICE (B, D)
After breakfast, transfer to Trogir, the center of artistic activity. Here scholars from all over the world meet to study and paint. Then we will head inland to the spectacular Plitvice Lakes National Park. Have your camera ready as you take a tour around the lower lakes. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery of this natural wonder with sixteen terraced lakes surrounded by densely forested mountains and lush vegetation.
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Day 13: PLITVICE – OPATIJA – POSTOJNA – BLED (B, D)
From Plitvice we will transfer back to the coast and take the scenic road along the beautiful Kvarner Bay to the popular resort of Opatija. Take some free time to stroll along the historic seafront of enjoy lunch in one of the many local restaurants. Later we will cross the border with Slovenia and continue to Postojna, home to one of the largest caves in Europe. We will visit this fantastic underground world on a miniature electric train. Afterwards, continue to Bled, beautifully situated in the Julian Alps.
Day 14: BLED (B)
Bled, an Alpine lake surrounded by high alpine peaks, was discovered by travelers already in the mid-19th century. We will visit the imposing Bled Castle, perched on a rock high above the lake. The rest of the day is free. Perhaps join an optional excursion to the small island in the middle of the lake, browse the stores and boutiques, or simply enjoy the charming scenery of the Slovenian Alps.
Day 15: BLED – LJUBLJANA – ZAGREB (B, D)
After breakfast we will leave the mountains and head to Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. On a walking tour, you will see the main sights of the old town. Highlights include the picturesque open-air Central Market, the Three Bridges, the Baroque City Hall and the Robba Fountain. Afterwards, continue to Zagreb, the capital of Croatia.
Day 16: ZAGREB (B)
In the morning, take a city tour of Zagreb, visiting the historic Upper Town, St. Mark’s Church, St. Catherine’s Church, the Cathedral, the Parliament and the Government Palace. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the winding streets of the Old Town or take an optional nature excursion.
Day 17: ZAGREB – BELGRADE (B)
Departing Zagreb in the morning and driving towards Belgrade, the capital of Serbia. The itinerary of this Balkan trip will take us along the edge of the vast Pannonian Plain. Afternoon arrival to Belgrade. Dinner and accommodation.
Day 18: BELGRADE – NOVI SAD – BELGRADE (B, L)
Following breakfast, we embark on a full-day trip towards the region of Vojvodina. Our day begins at the Krusedol Monastery, established in the early 16th century and renowned as one of Serbia’s most important monasteries. We then proceed to the charming town of Sremski Karlovci, known for its baroque and neoclassical architecture. After a brief tour of the town, we’ll head to a celebrated local winery for lunch accompanied by wine tasting. Our next destination is the fascinating Petrovaradin Fortress above the Danube, famous for its subterranean passageways and tunnels. The final stop on our excursion is vibrant Novi Sad, where we will enjoy a quick tour and some leisure time. We conclude our day with a return to your hotel in Belgrade.
Day 19: BELGRADE (B)
Today, the Balkan trip is dedicated to exploring Belgrade, the white city. We will start with a visit to the majestic Kalemegdan Fortress, located at the confluence of the Sava and Danube. Among the sights we will visit later are the Republic Square, Knez Mihailova Street, and the Saint Sava Temple, the city’s largest Orthodox Church and Tito’s Memorial. The afternoon is free to explore the city on your own or join an optional excursion to Topola. There, you’ll learn about the Serbian royal family, who took power after the Serbian Uprising against the Ottoman Empire in 1804. Return to Belgrade and spend the evening as you please. Night in Belgrade.
Day 20: BELGRADE – DJERDAP – TURNU SEVERIN (B, D)
In the morning, we will leave the Serbian capital behind and embark on a drive to the Golubac Fortress, where you’ll explore the ten-towered town perched on a hillside with commanding views over the Danube River. Next, enjoy a cruise through the gorge, witnessing the most picturesque sections of this mighty river. Next, we’ll cross the border into Romania and make our way to Turnu Severin, where a delightful dinner awaits, followed by an overnight stay.
Day 21: TURNU SEVERIN – HUNEDOARA – SIBIU (B, D)
We’ll drive in the heart of Transylvania, the famous historical and cultural region of Romania where we will visit the iconic Corvin Castle. This enormous Gothic-Renaissance structure located near the town of Hunedoara is one of the largest castles in Europe. In the afternoon transfer to Sibiu for dinner and overnight.
Day 22: SIBIU – SIGHISOARA – BRASOV (B, D)
Starting the day with a tour of Sibiu, known historically as Transylvania’s wealthiest town. We’ll explore its key sites including Huet Square, the Great Square, and the Evangelical Cathedral. Date to cross the the iconic Liar’s Bridge which is said to collapse as soon as a liar steps on it. The Balkan trip then leads to Sighisoara, southeastern Europe’s most impeccably preserved medieval city and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Here, we’ll enjoy a city tour featuring the renowned Clock Tower Museum. The day ends in Brasov, where a walking tour includes a visit to the First Romanian School Museum, home to a remarkable collection of rare books, documents, and artworks. Dinner and night in Brasov.
Day 23: BRASOV – BRAN – BUCHAREST (B, D)
Transfer to Bran for a tour of the iconic Bran Castle, famously associated with the vampire Count Dracula in Bram Stoker’s novel. Next, the journey leads towards the Romanian capital of Bucharest, with a quick stop in Sinaia to explore its Peles Castle, originally built as the summer retreat for King Carol I. Next stop is the exquisite 17th-century Sinaia Monastery. The day ends with a dinner in Bucharest.
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Day 24: BUCHAREST (B, D)
The whole day is dedicated to exploring Bucharest, often referred to as “Little Paris.” The visit includes the enormous Parliament Palace, recognized as one of the world’s largest buildings and a celebrated National Treasure. Gain insights into the Romanian revolution against the last communist dictator in Eastern Europe at Revolution Square. The tour also features landmarks like the Romanian Athenaeum, the Opera House, the National Military Club, the Military Academy, the Triumphal Arch, and the Village Museum. Conclude your Balkan trip with a celebratory Farewell Dinner accompanied by a folklore show. Night in Bucharest.
BUCHAREST – End of the trip
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight.
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