Embark on an unforgettable South Balkan Tour spanning Belgrade, Sarajevo, Mostar, Split, Hvar, and Dubrovnik. Immerse yourself in the rich history, captivating culture, and stunning landscapes of these vibrant destinations. This 9-day, 8-night journey promises an enchanting exploration of the Balkans, offering a perfect blend of ancient landmarks, picturesque towns, and breathtaking coastal beauty. Experience the essence of the region on this unforgettable adventure. Book your South Balkan Tour today!
BEOGRAD – SARAJEVO – MOSTAR – SPLIT – HVAR – DUBROVNIK
9 days | 8 nights
Day 1: Dubrovnik, Croatia
Arrival in Dubrovnik. Overnight stay.
Day 2: Dubrovnik
After breakfast, enjoy a guided tour of Dubrovnik, including visits to the Franciscan and Rector’s Palace. This is followed by a panoramic bus drive above the city, offering breathtaking views of Dubrovnik and the surrounding islands. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight stay in Dubrovnik.
Day 3: Dubrovnik – Budva, Montenegro – Shkodra, Albania – Tirana
After breakfast, we proceed to Montenegro. Take a short sightseeing tour of Budva, the famous tourist resort, and have a panoramic view of St. Stefan, a luxurious resort that was once a small fishing village. Continue to Shkodra, Albania, which was once the capital of the Illyrian Kingdom in the 3rd century B.C. Overnight stay in Tirana.
Day 4: Tirana – Ohrid, Macedonia
In the morning, enjoy a sightseeing tour of Tirana, the capital of Albania, including Skender Bey Square and the Mosque of Ethem Bey. Visit the National Museum, which represents the flow of Albanian history and houses archaeological finds from across the country. In the afternoon, depart for Ohrid, driving via Elbasan and crossing the Macedonian border at Cafasan. Overnight stay in Ohrid.
Day 5: Ohrid
Spend a full day in the lakeside resort of Ohrid, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. In the morning, enjoy a sightseeing tour that includes the Church of St. Sofia, a prominent medieval monument in Macedonia with magnificent Byzantine fresco paintings, and St. Clement Church with its icon of Annunciation. In the afternoon, visit the St. Naum Monastery, built on the shores of Ohrid Lake in 900 A.D. and dedicated to the Slavic missionary and educator St. Naum of Ohrid. Overnight stay.
Day 6: Ohrid – Skopje
After breakfast, depart for Skopje. Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Skopje, including the Old Bazaar, Stone Bridge, the Kale Fortress, and the Church of the Holy Savior, showcasing traditional walnut woodcarving. Visit the Monastery of St. Panteleimon, known for its 12th-century iconostasis and frescoes, considered among the highest achievements of Byzantine art from that period. Overnight stay in Skopje.
Day 7: Skopje – Kolasin, Montenegro
After breakfast, drive via Pec and Berane, along the impressive Moraca River Canyon, to Kolasin. Kolasin is a town situated at an altitude of 954m, spread on the left bank of the Tara River. The area is surrounded by the thick pine forest of the Bjelasica Mountain and is a popular skiing and air spa resort. Overnight stay in Kolasin.
Day 8: Kolasin – Cetinje – Kotor – Dubrovnik
In the morning, depart for Cetinje, the former capital of Montenegro, where we visit the King Nikola I Petrovic Museum. Continue to Kotor, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site, and visit its Romanesque Cathedral dedicated to St. Triphun, the city’s patron saint. Proceed to Dubrovnik, driving along the picturesque Bay of Kotor. Overnight stay in Dubrovnik.
Day 9: Dubrovnik
Transfer to Dubrovnik airport for your return flight home.