Long Balkan Tours

Including: Romania (Bucharest, Brasov), Hungary (Szeged, Pecs), Slovenia (Ljubljana), Croatia (Zagreb, Split, Dubrovnik), Bosnia and Herzegovina (Mostar, Sarajevo)

bucharest parlament

Day 1: Bucharest

Romania is situated on the north of the Balkan Peninsula on the western shores of the Black Sea.

Day 2: Bucharest

Tour of Bucharest include: Parliament (the second largest building in the world after Pentagon) Roman Square, The Arch of Triumph, Romanian Athenaeum, Village museum. Free and leisure until evening when we will have dinner in Romanian restaurant and enjoy in dance show and performance.

Day 3: Sinaia - Brasov

Leave Bucharest this morning and continue to Prahova Valley for a stop in Sinaia. Visit the monastery and Peles Castle used during dictatorship of Ceausescu to entertain his cronies. Carry on to Brasov, a lovely Medieval Town and famous for its square, studded with baroque architecture and outdoor cafes.

Day 4: Bran - Sighisoara

Today we will start with a city tour of Brasov before we cross over to Bran Village. Enjoy the highlight of the famous Dracula Castle built in 1377 inhabited by Vlad the Impaler - better known as Dracula. Head north to Sighisoara, one of the Romanian prettiest towns and according to legend birthplace of Dracula.

Day 5: Szeged

We leave Romania and head towards southern Hungary to the city of Szeged, also known as the Sun City due to its long hours of sunshine. We shall visit the Szeged Synagogue and City Hall of Szeged.

Day 6: Pecs

Before we continue with our journey free time for individual walk and some souvenirs from Hungary. Departure for Pecs the fourth largest city in Hungary. Walking through the center of the town and enjoy in the Hungarian spirit and architecture.

Day 7: Zagreb

Leave Hungary as we head to the capitol of Croatia, city of Zagreb. Guided tour of Zagreb including the Upper and Lower town, St Mark’s Church, Cathedral of Zagreb and open air Dolac Market.

Day 8: Ljubljana

Head west towards Slovenia and visit European green capital for 2016 City of Ljubljana. Ljubljanica River flows through the center of town, past Baroque buildings and under the rampart of the ancient castle and hill. New city and commercial core lies to the west of the river, while the old city and the castle are located are located on the east side.

Day 9: Bled - Postojna Cave

This morning departure to Bled and Julian Alps. Visit the Bled Castle built on cliff high above the lake and use Pletna boat to reach the lake’s island. Carry on through Slovenia to our next stop, small town Postojna hometown of the largest cave in Europe. Combined tour with train and on food.

Day 10: National Park Plitvice Lakes

The whole day is dedicated to explore the most known Croatian National Park entered under the UNESCO - National Park Plitvice Lakes. The little lakes interconnected with waterfalls created by deposition of travertine constitute the main attraction of this unique park. Apart from lakes and forests, the park is ornamented with caves, springs and flower meadows. Overnight in the National Park.

Day 11: Split

We will experience the Adriatic Sea through the city who was built around the Diocletian’s Palace, city of Split. Explore the palace built in the 4th century nowadays settle on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. See the remaining of the Palace, Jupiter Temple, Cathedral...

Day 12: Dubrovnik

Journey continue to the Pearl of the Adriatic Sea - City of Dubrovnik... Walk along the main street to visit the Pile Gate, the Franciscan Monastery and the Circular Onofrio’s Fountain. Continue to the highlight of Dubrovnik, the Sponza Palace, which currently houses the State Archives. In the main square, look out for the magnificent City Bell Tower, the Rector’s Palace...

Day 13 Mostar - Sarajevo

The first stop on today’s journey will be city of Mostar and visit the famous newly rebuilt Old Bridge over the Neretva River originally built by the Ottoman Empire, one of most recognizable landmarks of Bosnia and Herzegovina, walking through the old town and finish near Karadjoz-bey mosque the most beautiful and the biggest one in the region of Herzegovina. Continue towards Sarajevo. Check in the hotel.

Day 14: Sarajevo

The day is reserved for the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina and home of the Winter Olympic Games in 1984 city of Sarajevo. Bascarsija where changing one after another Ottoman, Austro-Hungarian and finally the modern part of the city , Cathedral of Jesus Heart, Mosques, Latin Bridge… The rest of the day is at leisure.

Day 15: Sarajevo Airport

The program will finish after breakfast with the transfer to the airport and sincerely hope that you will bring back good memories.

15 days tales of the balkan peninsula

Tour highlights:

  • Bucharest: Parliament, Village Museum, Triumphal Arch
  • Brasov: Black Church
  • Szeged: City Hall, Szeged Synagogue
  • Postojna: the largest Karst cave in Slovenia with 24 km underground tunnels
  • Ljubljana: Ljubljana Castle, Dragon Bridge, City hall
  • Plitvice: beautiful lakes, caves and waterfalls
  • Split: Diocletian’s palace, Jupiter temple
  • Dubrovnik: Walking through old city, Rector’s Palace, Franciscan Monastery