Arrival to Sarajevo, capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina and City tour Sarajevo is one of the most oriental and culturally diverse cities in Europe, and had spent over 300 years under Turkish rule until the Austro-Hungarians arrived in the late nineteenth century
1. Day – Arrival to Ljubljana or Nearby Airports – Ljubljana (Slovenia) – Bled
Arrival to Ljubljana or nearby airports (Graz, Vienna, Venice, Zagreb). Depending on your entry point and arrival time enjoy sightseeing of Maribor (for early arrivals to Graz, Vienna), Piran or Palmanova designer outlet mall (early arrivals to Venice) or visit Idrija with its mercury mine, Slovenia’s newest UNESCO protection! Visit Ljubljana, the capital city of Slovenia, said to be the cutest capital in East Europe. Proceed to Bled lake for overnight stay.
2. Day – Bled – Postojna – Opatija (Croatia)
Start your day with sightseeing of Slovenia’s main highlight Bled Lake, also known as the Pearl of Alps. Visit Europe’s largest and most visited cave, Postojna cave, which have even electric cave train running inside. Our first night at Adriatic sea – tonight we will stay at seaside resort Opatija, famous from Habsburg times. Overnight in Opatija.
3. Day – Opatija – Plitvice Lakes National Park – Sibenik
Visit one of Croatia’s main highlight, Plitvice lakes National Park◎, with magnificent nature, crystal clear water, fairytale like 16 lakes – the only other place that can match the beauty of Plitvice lakes national park is Jiuzhaigou in Sichuan province in China. Proceed to Sibenik for overnight stay.
4. Day – Sibenik – Trogir – Split
Start your day with a visit to Sibenik and visit its main sight, St. Jacob cathedral, which belongs to UNESCO World heritage. Continue sightseeing along Adriatic coastline and visit Trogir, architectural masterpiece of stone built on a tiny island. Proceed to Split, Croatia’s second largest city which lives in harmony with ruins of Diocletian palace under UNESCO World heritage. Enjoy afternoon shopping in Split. Overnight in Split.
5. Day – Split – Mostar (Bosnia and Herzegovina) – Pocitelj – Dubrovnik (Croatia)
Enter Bosnia and Herzegovina – a completely different wold awaits you here. With strong Osman Turkey influence, this region is completely different from Adriatic coastline, very exotic and sometimes you will wander if you are in Turkey or still in Europe. Visit a true highlight of Bosnia – Mostar, a fairytale like city. Proceed towards Dubrovnik, nicknamed the Jewl of Adriatic. On your way stop in Pocitelj for a photo stop. Overnight in Dubrovnik.
6. Day – Dubrovnik – Kotor (Montenegro) – Budva or Podgorica
In afternoon depart to Montenegro and visit Kotor bay and Kotor town. Kotor is located in deep bay, which is sometimes refered to as Europe’s most southern fyord. Due to its cultural and natural importance Kotor bay and Kotor town are under UNESCO World heritage. Overnight in Budva or Podgorica.
7. Day – Podgorica – Kruye (Albania) – Tirana
Depart for Albania and make first stop in Kruye, where we will enjoy sightseeing of its castle and Skanderbeg Museum, and you will have an opportunity to shop for local products in bazaar located by the castle. Proceed to Tirana, capital city of Albania, and visit National Historic Museum, The Clock Tower, Et’hem Bey Mosque. Overnight in Tirana.
8. Day – Tirana – Ohrid (Macedonia)
Depart for Macedonia and visit one of main highlights – Ohrid Lake, “heaven of light and water”, a true pearl in the center of Balkan peninsula. Visit Samuil Fortress, Saint Sofia church, Saint Johan church and enjoy a boat ride on Ohrid Lake. Overnight in Ohrid.
9. Day – Ohrid – Skopje
Depart for Macedonia’s capital In Skopje, a birthplace of Mother Teresa, visit Mother Teresa’s memorial hall, old railway building, old bazaar. Overnight in Skopje.
10. Day – Skopje – Pristina (Kosovo) – Decani Monastery – Skopje (Macedonia)
Depart Skopje for a one day trip to Kosovo, youngest country in Europe. Our first stop will be Pristina, capital city for sightseeing.
Visit Decani monastery, one of Medieval Monuments under UNESCO World heritage endangered list. Overnight in Skopje.
11. Day – Skopje – Mediana Ruins (Serbia) – Nis
Depart for our last country, Serbia and visit Mediana ruins an important archeological site from the late Roman period located in the eastern suburb and represents a luxurious residence with a highly organized economy.
Visit Nis, considered to be the gates between the East and the West. Vist Fortress, the best preserved Turkish fortress in central Balkan, and Cele kula (The Skull Tower) – a unique monument with skulls of Serbian rebels. Overnight in Nis.
12. Day – Nis – Belgrade
Depart for capital city of Serbia, Belgrade, city built on junction of two major European rivers – Danube and Sava. Enjoz sightseeing of main sights, such as Saint Sava church (biggest orthodox church in the World), Kalemagdan fortress, Knez Mihalova shopping street. Also enjoy cruise on Danube river and folklore dinner in bohemian Skadarlija district.
13. Day – Belgrade – Departure
Proceed to airport for your flight back home.