Balkan Tours

Our Balkan Tours include Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, and Slovenia.balkan tours

The Balkan peninsula is surrounded by the Adriatic, Aegean and Black Seas. The region is a contrast of hot mediterranean coastlines and cool European mountain ranges such as the Rhodope Mountains in southern Bulgaria, The Transylvanian Alps in Romania and the Dinaric range extending down the Adriatic coast to Albania.

We have split the Balkans into two categories: nations facing the Adriatic Sea and nations on the Black Sea.

The Adriatic Sea:

Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia & Slovenia

The Black Sea:

Bulgaria and Romania 

About The Countries in our Balkan Tours:

The main rivers are the Danube, Sava, and Vardar. The Balkans have been a focal point in European history as they are the bridge between the East and the West. This also means the Balkans have been one of the main battle fields for competing international powers. Many conquering armies including the Romans, Byzantines, Goths, Greeks, Macedonians, Ottomans, Allies, Axis Nations have fought over this territory. Many positive things have come to the world from the Balkans including this eclectic list: Nikola Tesla, Mother Teresa, Parachutes, Cevapi (sausages) and the Cyrillic alphabet that is used by Russia among other nations.Balkan Tours

Bosnia and Herzegovina

The home of many medieval villages, rivers and lakes, plus the craggy Dinaric Alps. The capital Sarajevo has a well preserved old quarter.

Bulgaria

Bulgaria is bisected by the Balkan mountains and with its northern border the Danube River and the Black Sea to the east. It is a unique country populated by generous and peaceful people who remained unbroken by the communist oppression. Tourists to the country can enjoy distinctive Greek style towns, snow-capped mountains, colorful medieval churches, Thracian tombs, outstanding wines, rose valleys, hot springs and popular seaside resorts.

Croatia

Croatia is an ancient nation, yet a very young nation state. Tomislav build a formidable kingdom in the tenth century. From the 16th – 17th centuries, Croatia was a great naval power. Finally, the country awoke as a national entity in the nineteenth century. It has endured over a thousand years of subjugation, incursions, and outright wars before being recognized in 1992 as a distinct entity.

Montenegro

Situated on the Adriatic coast, Montenegro has many amazing lakes, 5 national parks and gorgeous mountains. Podgorica is the capital, but Cetinje is the Royal capital. With a population of 670,000 it has a very proud and rich history.

North Macedonia

With more than 50 lakes, Macedonia is the fifth highest country in Europe. Skopje, the capital, is said to be seven thousand years old. There are nearly 1,000 churches and monasteries, and 365 of them in Ohrid.

Romania

Romania is a southeastern European country known for the forested region of Transylvania, ringed by the Carpathian Mountains. It has preserved its medieval towns include Sighişoara, and there are many fortified churches and castles, notably clifftop Bran Castle, long associated with the Dracula legend.

Serbia

The landlocked republic of Serbia has a population of 1.6 million. Located between Bosnia and Bulgaria with a total of 8 nations on it borders.  From the agricultural regions of the Pannonian Plain in the north, across the fertile river valleys and orchard-covered hills of Šumadija, the landscape of Serbia continues southward, gradually giving way to mountains rich in canyons, gorges and caves, as well as well-preserved forests. Serbia’s beautiful mountains, national parks, rivers and lakes are the perfect location for a vacation. Popular destinations include: Belgrade and Novi Sad, the mountains of Kopaonik and Zlatibor and the spa towns of Vrnjačka Banja and Sokobanja.Slovenia

Slovenia

Slovenia adjoins northeastern Italy and is famous for mountains, ski resorts and lakes. The capital, Ljubljana, has a mix of baroque and modern architecture. Jože Plečnik’s iconic Tromostovje Bridge (Triple Bridge) spans the Ljubljanica River. Bled contains a church-topped islet and a cliffside medieval castle.

Below are some links to inspire your Balkan Tours:

Bosnia & Herzegovina

Bulgaria

Croatia

Macedonia

Montenegro

Romania

Serbia

Slovenia