Balkan Heritage

Balkan Heritage

Duration :   11 Days 10 Nights
The Price :   2599 
Max People :    30
Age Range :   18-90


Start in Sarajevo and end in Tirana! With Inside Balkan you have a 11 days tour package taking you through Sarajevo, Bosnia and 3 other destinations in Europe.



Explore the beauty and diversity of the Balkans with this 11-day (10-night) itinerary that takes you through Bosnia, Montenegro, and Albania. You’ll start in Sarajevo, the former “Jerusalem of the Balkans,” known for its rich history and diverse architecture. From there, you’ll visit Mostar, where the UNESCO-listed arch bridge connects the city’s two halves and takes you back in time to its Ottoman past.

Next, you’ll travel to the stunning UNESCO-protected Kotor, located on Europe’s southernmost fjord. Then it’s on to Tirana, the vibrant capital of Albania, surrounded by picturesque mountains. Your local guide in the region will be available to you before and during your trip to answer any questions and arrange local services.


Day 1 Arrival in Sarajevo

Upon arrival at the airport in Sarajevo, you will be greeted by a representative and transferred to your centrally located accommodation. The drive takes about 30 minutes. Be sure to visit Baščaršija, the city’s historical and cultural heart. Take a stroll through the old bazaar to Bravadžiluk Street, which is now known for its wide range of famous eateries and gastronomic paradise and immerse yourself in the local culture.

Day 2 Your First Full Day in Sarajevo

The vacation package includes a Meeting of Cultures Private Walking Tour, led by an experienced local guide, which takes you through the Old Town and introduces you to important sights including the Latin Bridge, Museum of Sarajevo, Emperor’s Mosque, House of Defiance, City Hall, Old Orthodox Church and more. You’ll gain a deeper understanding of the city’s rich history and different cultures that have influenced it. Sarajevo also offers a variety of museums to learn about the recent past such as the War Tunnel, Gallery 11/07/95 and the War Childhood Museum, and distant past such as Svrzo’s House, National Museum and Jewish Museum. These museums provide an emotional and eye-opening look at the city’s history and its people.

In Sarajevo, “You?ll hear the call to prayer from the countless minarets that dot the skyline as well as church bells at midday.” (Shutterstock)

Day 3 Your Second Full Day in Sarajevo

The Jajce and Travnik Small Group Tour is included in your vacation package and is a great opportunity to explore the western part of Bosnia. The tour takes you to the city of Travnik, which was once the capital of the Bosnian Eyalet and the home of Nobel Laureate Ivo Andric. You will have the chance to visit Andric’s home and learn more about his life and work. The tour also brings you to a medieval fortress located in the Old Town of Travnik before continuing on to Jajce, which was once the seat of power for Mediaeval Bosnia. Located close to the beautiful Pliva waterfall, Jajce is also just a short distance from the stunning Veliko Plivsko Lake, which is home to centuries-old wooden watermills and is now a national monument. This is a great opportunity to experience the rich history and natural beauty of Bosnia.

Day 4 Traveling to Mostar

Your vacation package includes a Mostar Private Walking Tour, an excellent way to discover the city with a local guide. The tour will take you to all the must-see sites in Mostar, including the famous Old Bridge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and share stories from the city’s history. Today, you’ll be leaving Sarajevo and heading to Mostar, home to the Old Bridge, which is a must-see for any visitor. A driver will pick you up from your accommodations and take you on a scenic 2.5-hour drive to Mostar. You’ll have the opportunity to explore the city on your own and discover all that Mostar has to offer. Whether you’re interested in history, culture, or simply soaking up the local atmosphere, Mostar has something for everyone.

Day 5 Your First Full Day in Mostar

Your vacation package includes a Herzegovina Wine and Food Half-Day Private Tour, an excellent way to experience the unique culture of Herzegovina. You’ll have the opportunity to taste local wines, visit Pocitelj, a village with medieval and Ottoman architecture and Medjugorje, a Catholic pilgrimage site. In the evening, Mostar offers a variety of options for a fun night out, from restaurants like Radobolja and Maslina with live music on weekends, to clubs like Golden, Shankly’s, Cube, and Pink Panther that play music until late. Whether you’re looking for dinner and drinks or a night of dancing, Mostar has something to offer for a memorable experience.

Day 6 Traveling to Kotor

During your stay in Kotor, take a walk through the winding streets of the Old Town and admire the beautiful architecture of the churches and fortresses. For a different perspective, hike up the hills surrounding Kotor and take in the stunning views of the sea. Indulge in some delicious seafood, either by visiting a mussel farm or dining at one of the local restaurants. Kotor also offers plenty of outdoor activities such as swimming, kayaking, and fishing. Overall, Kotor is a place that has something for everyone, and it is a must-see for anyone interested in history and culture. As you explore the city, you’ll also have the chance to visit its many beautiful churches and monuments, including the Cathedral of Saint Tryphon, the Church of Saint Luke, and the Church of Saint Nicholas. These historic buildings are a testament to the city’s rich cultural heritage and are sure to leave a lasting impression. Overall, Kotor is a destination that offers something for everyone. With its stunning natural beauty, rich history, and delicious local cuisine, it’s the perfect place to end your Balkans vacation on a high note.

Day 7 Your First Full Day in Kotor

Experience the rich history and culture of Montenegro on the Medieval Montenegro Private Tour. Visit charming villages and towns with an expert guide and immerse yourself in the local culture. Explore on foot and discover hidden gems, learn about unique history and architecture, and enjoy stories and insights from your guide. A must-try local delicacy is mussels, which can be found in many seaside restaurants. Upgrade your package to include a group tour that includes a mussel farming and preparation lesson and a visit to the most important sights around Kotor. Your travel advisor can provide more information on the cost of this upgrade.

Day 8 Traveling to Tirana

Enjoy a scenic drive to Tirana, stopping at the charming town of Ulcinj on the way. Take some time to explore the Old Town and fortress and experience the unique blend of Montenegrin and Albanian culture. Please note that this is a non-guided transfer, so you’ll have a local driver rather than a tour guide. Tirana is a unique destination with something for everyone – from the vibrant Blloku neighborhood and historic Old Town to stunning nature and cultural attractions. Enjoy excellent restaurants and bars or relax on the Albanian Riviera or Dajti Mountain. Visit Berat for a winery visit and castle exploration. Experience Tirana’s vibrant nightlife by exploring the Blloku neighborhood, Grand Park, and Tirana Castle. Try delicious local cuisine at affordable prices in the city center. Tirana truly comes alive at night, making it a great place to explore and experience all it has to offer.

Day 9 Your First Full Day in Tirana

The Styles of Tirana tour is a great way to explore the city and learn about its history and culture, including sights like the Mosque of Ethem Bey, the Clock Tower, Skanderbeg Square, and the Martyr’s Cemetery, as well as the Grand Park and various government buildings. The tour also takes you to the trendy Blloku neighborhood, known for its bars, restaurants and pubs. This tour is included in your package and offers a well-rounded introduction to Tirana. Tirana’s Blloku neighborhood is a great place to taste the local cuisine, with many trendy cafes and restaurants offering a wide range of local and international dishes. Whether you’re in the mood for a hearty meal or just a drink, you’ll find something to suit your taste in this vibrant neighborhood. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to sample the delicious local food and immerse yourself in the city’s culinary culture.

Day 10 Your Second Full Day in Tirana

The Kruja and Durres Private Day Trip is an excellent way to discover the rich history and culture of Albania. This tour includes a visit to Krujë, a charming hilltop town with a well-preserved old bazaar filled with authentic handmade goods. You’ll also visit an ethnographic museum and see a traditional rug-making demonstration and visit the Bektashi Sufi Shrine. After lunch in Durres, you’ll see one of the largest Roman amphitheaters in the country. For an additional fee, you can also meet one of the Sworn Virgins. This private tour is a great way to immerse yourself in the local culture and history of Albania. Included in your vacation package.

Day 11 Departure Day

The airport transfer is included in your vacation package, ensuring a smooth and stress-free start to your journey home. You will be picked up by a local English-speaking driver and taken to the Mother Teresa Airport, located just 30 minutes away from the city center. Make sure to have all your travel documents ready, including your passport and boarding pass, and double-check your flight information to ensure a hassle-free departure. This service is designed to provide a comfortable and convenient way to end your trip, allowing you to sit back and relax as you are transferred to the airport.


What’s Included

  • Accommodation

Accommodation in 3* & 4* hotels.

  • Guide

English speaking guide.

  • Meals

10 Breakfasts

This tour offers Vegetarian, Vegan and Halal food options on request.

  • Additional Services

Entrance fees as per program.

  • Transport

Transportation by minibus or bus for all the tour.


What’s Not Included

  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Optional

Other activities and services not included

  • Additional Services

Lunch and dinners.


Price per person from 2599 (in a double room/multi-bedroom)

Single bedroom request will be calculated based on the season of the trip!

What's Included

  • Accommodation
  • Airport Transfer
  • Breakfast
  • Guide
  • Transport