Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania, Macedonia, Serbia
15 Day/14 Nights from 2680,00€ per personExplore the Balkans with a private guide/driver. The tour covers 7 countries – 6 of them known as ex-Yugoslavia and their neighbour Albania. The region that went through turbulent times is waiting for you to be discovered. Definitely a tour not to miss!!
Day 1: Zagreb arrival Meet and greet with the guide at Zagreb APT and start of Balkan tour with drive to the hotel in Zagreb. Later we visit the old town with its market, cathedral and many beautiful parks and galleries. Overnight in Zagreb.
Day 2: Zagreb – Jajce – Sarajevo After breakfast we continue to Bosnia & Herzegovina. Our first stop is Jajce which used to be capital of medieval Bosnian state. We go and see is one of the World's most beautiful waterfalls, famous Pliva Waterfalls. Next, we visit Jajce Citadel (Fortress), the Mithraic Temple, Medvjed Kula, the Tower of St. Luke, famous Catacombs - underground church and Mosque of Esma Sultanija. In the evening we drive to Sarajevo for an overnight.
Day 3: Sarajevo – Belgrade In the morning we explore the old streets of Sarajevo. Due to its long and rich history of religious and cultural variety, Sarajevo was sometimes called the "Jerusalem of Europe". Visit of Bascarsija district where East meets West and drive in the suburbs to visit "Tunel of life" that saved the city during the siege in 1990s. In the evening we continue to Beograd for an overnight..
Day 4: Belgrade & Novi Sad We start the day with a tour of Belgrade. Visit old fortress- Kalemegdan, Knez Mihajlova street, the Cathedral and drive to one of largest churches in the world St. Sava, continue to Dedinje to visit tomb of Yugoslav president Tito. In the afternoon we visit another Serbian town, Novi Sad, renowned 'cultural capital' of Northern Serbia, melting pot of various ethnic groups and cultures. Enjoy the best views of Danube from Petrovaradin Fortress. In the evening we return to Belgrade for an overnight.
Day 5: Beograd – Skopje From Belgrade we continue to Skopje. Sightseeing of the old town with famous stone bridge, fort Kale and Railway clock. Overnight in Skopje.
Day 6: Skopje – Ohrid In the morning we continue to lake Ohrid which is half Albanian, half Macedonian. There used to be 365 churches around Ohid in the past. Stop at St. Naum, just accross the border to admire the beautiful monastery. Overnight in Ohrid.
Day 7: Ohrid – Tirana After breakfast we head towards Tirana, the capital city of Albania. Upon arrival, sightseeing of the town and some free time. Overnight in Tirana..
Day 8: Tirana – Kruje – Budva We leave Tirana and continue to Kruje, small town perched high on a mountain facing the Adriatic Sea and the Western plain of Albania. Walk through the bazaar and visit of the Skenderbegs fort, today National musuem of Albania. Later we continue to Budva, the most famous coastal site in Montenegro. Overnight in Budva.
Day 9: Budva – Kotor – Dubrovnik From Budva we drive to Kotor to visit the beautiful bay of Kotor and old town that goes by the same name. In the evening we continue to the Pearl of Adriatic, Dubrovnik.
Day 10: Dubrovnik Full day to explore the most famous Croatian town of Dubrovnik with its mighty defensive walls along the coast. On the tour you will walk through the old town on Stradun street (Pjaca) along Onofrio`s fountain, Franciscan monastery and towards old harbour, past St. Blaise church, Rectors palace and cathedral. Overnight in Dubrovnik. .
Day 11: Dubrovnik – Mostar – Split After breakfast we continue to Mostar with its Turkish style old town and famous bridge. Walk on alleys that form a bazaar and are full of shops and market stalls and the Old Bridge Museum. A narrow staircase leads to the terrace of Koski Mehmed-Pasha Mosque's for panoramic city views and in Turkish house you can see tipical architecture of medieval Bosnia&Herzegovina. In the evening drive to Split for an overnight..
Day 12: Split – Zadar – Plitvice Lakes In the morning we experience the "Roman way of life" with impressive Diocletian's Palace in Split. Then we continue our tour and make a stop in Zadar. Drive towards the Plitvice Lakes for an overnight.
Day 13: Plitvice – Postojna – Ljubljana After breakfast visit of a UNESCO site, Plitvice lakes, visited by more than a millon tourists each year. We continue to Slovenia and drive to Postojna to visit no. 1 attraction in Slovenia, 21km long Postojna cave system. Overnight in Ljubljana.
Day 14: Ljubljana – Bled – Bohinj – Ljubljana In the morning drive towards Bled – the pearl of Julian Alps. Sightseeing of the castle and the island and free time to relax in unique beauty. Continue to another Alpine lake, Bohinj. In the evening return to Ljubljana for an overnight.
Day 15: Ljubljana departure Transfer to the Ljubljana airport and end of our services.
Highlights of SE delights private tour
◊ Coffe along river in Ljubljana
◊ Baroque city centre of Ljubljana
◊ Dalmatian jewels of Trogir & Split
◊ Unexplored Tirana
◊ Fabulous Ohrid Lake with 365 churches
◊ Belgrade and its Bohemian quarter, Skadarlija
Price of Great Balkan private tour
in Hotels 3*
in Hotels 4*
Hotels 5* and Boutique on request
◊ Accomodations in double room with breakfas
◊ private guide/driver along the whole tour
◊ rent of a private car/van during the whole trip with all expenses (fuel, parkings, insurance…)
◊ sightseeings like described in the programme
◊ local guides (Split, Dubrovnik, Zagreb, Mostar, Sarajevo, Skopje, Belgrade)
◊ entrance fees (Postojna cave and Predjama castle, Plitvice lakes, cathedral in Kotor, mosque in Mostar, st. Kanev and st. Naum in Ohrid)
◊ 24hrs assistance
◊ organisation of the programme
Price does not include:
◊ personal expenses
◊ meals (except breakfasts)
◊ optional activities along the tour
◊ air tickets
Date: On request