Northern Macedonia, Albania, Montenegro, Bosnia and Serbia
Skopje, a city with 2 thousand years of history, the capital of Northern Macedonia, is the meeting point of many nations and cultures in the heart of Balkans. Narrow Streets of Old Bazaar, the biggest market at Balkans, 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, Mother Teresa house… Overnight: Skopje
Lake Ohrid, one of the deepest and oldest lakes in Europe,
represents the natural border between Macedonia and Albania. Ohrid and Struga towns are located at Macedonian lakeside, while Albanian most famous town at Ohrid is Pogradec.
Berat, a city with 2,413 years of history, the pride of Albanian architecture under UNESCO protection, is located 120 km from Tirana. Here we will visit the arched bridge of Gorica, built in 1780, Byzantine Church of Saint Michael, 13th century Church of Saint Mary of Blachernaebuil,
Church of the Holy Trinity and the Cathedral of Saint Mary located within the castle, Ottomans monuments such as Red Mosque, Lead Mosque built in 1555, King Mosque from 1481.
Tirana, capital of Albania and its heart, like all other European metropolises, is famous for non-stop energy and motion. During our tour, we will see Mosque of Et’hem Bey and the
35 m high Kulla e Sahatit or the Watch Tower, built in 1822. Moreover, you can visit the famous Mosaic uncovered on the floor of an old Roman lodge. The monumental Tomb of Kaplan Pasha and the Ura e Tabakëve are other interesting places to see in Tirana. Overnight: Budva
The Old Town of Budva is supposed to be one of the oldest settlements on the coast of the Adriatic Sea. The Old Town is a unique architectural and urban fusion, surrounded by medieval walls with a fortification, towers and city gates. Next is Sveti Stefan Island – one of the most exclusive.
summer resorts of the Adriatic coast. Overnight: Budva
Porto Montenegro – “The Monaco of the Balkans”, a world class marina located in the town of Tivat. After a short tour around this marina, we will depart to Kotor, the landmark of the famous narrow Kotor Bay. This old Mediterranean town, surrounded by formidable city walls, was built
somewhere between the 12th and 14th centuries. We see churches built in Romanesque style – St. Nicolas and St. Luke, Cathedral of St. Tryphon. Modern Kotor is a city of merchants and sailors, where carnivals and festivals are organized annually. Next is Trebinje – typical Herzegovina’s
old town. The downtown of Trebinje has been rising over the banks of the Trebišnjica river since the 18th century. Nowadays, Old Town of Trebinje is called Kastel – it was transformed into the former commercial and craft center. Overnight: Trebinje
Počitelj Fortress, founded by Bosnian King Tvrtko I. The actual look of the Fortress was completed in the 16th century during Ottoman rule in this area. Fortress complex contains a mosque, Sahat-Tower, hammam, han, or inn and traditional houses in the Mediterranean-Oriental style.
Blagaj is an old town from the 15th century where Kosača noble family ruled. Also, Blagaj was the crib of Islam of today’s Bosnia and Herzegovina. After Blagaj, we continue towards Mostar,
one of the most beautiful towns of the Balkan Peninsula. The Old Bridge, built by Mimar Hayruddin, is the symbol of this town on the Neretva River. Afterward, we proceed to Koski
Mehmed Pasa Mosque, Goldsmith Street, first Ottoman bridge in Mostar, the Crooked Bridge, old tanner’s quarter Tabhana. Overnight: Sarajevo
Sarajevo city tour: Building of Vijećnica or the City Assembly finished during the Austro-Hungarian period, old downtown of the city called Baščaršija, historical and a cultural center of Sarajevo with authentic shops and souks from the Ottoman era, Orthodox Church from the 16th
century, Gazi Hüsrev Bey mosque, Sahat Tower from the 17th century. We will see the Latin Bridge where Gavrilo Princip shot the successor to the Austro-Hungarian throne,
Franz Ferdinand, which caused the beginning of the World War I. We move on to Bezistan, market complex from the 16th century, then to the central pedestrian zone Ferhadija with the Synagogue from 1580 and Catholic Cathedral from 1881. After the tour, enjoy your free time and make sure that you try the famous Bosnian cuisine. Overnight: Sarajevo
Emir Kusturica, a world-famous film director, used his imagination and creativity here as well and built the Andrićgrad complex. It is a cultural center with numerous buildings and facilities built in 2012 on the banks of the Drina river nearby the famous Bridge (monument under the protection of the UNESCO). After the sightseeing, we will drive to Mokra Gora – the picturesque mountainous village hidden between Zlatibor and Tara in Serbia. This is one of the most popular touristic destinations in Serbia, mainly because of the “Šargan Eight” and Kusturica’s Drvengrad, located at Mećavnik mountain Overnight: Belgrade
Tour of historic Belgrade begins at the daunting Kalemegdan Fortress, dramatically perched above the confluence of the Sava and Danube rivers. Built in stages, between the 1st and 18th centuries, this fortress witnessed major defensive battles. View the colourful surrounding park
before continuing to Slavija and Republic Squares, bustling Knez Mihailova Street, the imposing Saint Sava Temple, one of the largest Orthodox churches in the world and the Memorial to the late Marshal Tito, leader of Yugoslavia for almost 40 years. Overnight: Belgrade
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