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Pearls of the Balkans 9 days/8 nights tour

  • Pearls of the Balkans
  • “Original World” tour
  • Pearls of the Balkans
  • “Original World” tour

This unique tour will take you to the most beautiful part of Serbia, Montenegro and Bosnia. Exploring the amazing nature of these three countries and enjoying local cuisine, with this tour you will make unforgettable memories and experience.

Day 1, Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport – Belgrade, approx. 40 km (D)

Arrival at Nikola Tesla Airport in Belgrade where you will be met by our tour guide. Transfer to 4* hotel in Belgrade city center and check in. Followed by a sightseeing tour of Belgrade, commencing with the leisurely walk along Knez Mihailova street, the main pedestrianised area containing numerous boutiques and cafes. We continue to Kalemegdan park and fortress, which affords us an opportunity to enjoy view of the city and the river Sava and Danube confluence. The fortress is also an important cultural and historic complex in Belgrade.  We continue  by bus to explore rich art-deco style state buildings within the city centre and the very masterpiece of Seriban-Byzantine architecture. Drive through Terazije Street, to Slavija Square to reach Saint Sava Temple, the second largest Orthodox temple in the world. Back to the hotel. In the evening, you will have a traditional dinner in an old, bohemian part of the city, Skadarlija. Enjoy in tasty national cuisine and tamburine music. Overnight at 4* hotel.

Day 2, Belgrade – Sremski Karlovci – Petrovaradin Fortress – Novi Sad – Salas 137 – Belgrade , approx. 215 km (B,D)

Breakfast.  Departure Sremski Karlovci – small baroque town, famous for its beautiful architecture. City sightseeing (Orthodox church, Patrijarsija court, Orthodox Seminary, the fountain „Four Lions“, Chapel of peace, Stefaneum palace). Wine and grape from the nearby vineyard on the brows of the Fruška Gora Mountain, are one more highlights of this town. Visit to one of the wine cellar, with snack and tasting of local branded aromatic wine called Bermet. Continue to visit Petrovaradin Fortress, the second biggest fortification in Europe, also known as ″The Gibraltar on the Danube″. Followed by the sightseeing tour of Novi Sad, the city declared for European Capital of Culture for 2021 –  Square of Freedom, catholic church, Zmaj Jovina Street, Dunavska Street, Orthodox church… We will end this beautiful day on a traditional farm , enjoying great national cuisine and tambourine music. Back to Belgrade. Overnight.

Day 3, Belgrade – Ovcar Kablar Gorge  – Ethno village Mecavnik , approx. 250 km (B,L)

After the breakfast, we head to Ovcar Kablar Gorge, part of the composite valley of the West Morava river. With over 30 monasteries built in the gorge since the 14th century, it is known as the “Serbian Mount Athos”. We will take a great catamaran ride along the gorge (approx. 2 hours) and have a lunch in a nice restaurant in this wonderful nature area. Our journey ends at Mećavnik village, initially built as the movie set by the renowned film director Emir Kusturica for the movie „Life is a Miracle“. Today it operates as a holiday resort featuring traditional timber built Serbian houses. Accommodation in a hotel in  this beautiful village. Overnight.

Day 4,  Mecavnik –Sargan the Eight – Ethno village Sirogojno – Gostilje Waterfalls – Zlatibor, approx. 125 km (B, L)

After the breakfast, we depart the hotel for a scenic ride on the Šargan Eight, narrow-gauzge railway which once linked Belgrade and Dubrovnik. Experience breathtaking landscapes of Mokra gora mountain from this vintage train is quite unusual in yet another way – in order to make a rapid accent, the train passes through 22 tunnels in just over 15 kilometers making a „figure-eight“ hence its name. After the ride, we go to visit an open-air museum “Staro selo” (the Old Village) in Sirogojno, a traditional village architecture of the Zlatibor region. All facilities and household objects are authentic. In the museum workshops copies of museum exhibits are manufactured and also, the skill of potters, carpenters and other artisans is manifested. Lucnh in the village and departure to Gostilje Waterfalls, must see impressive attraction in Western Serbia, the place where according to the legend fairies are taking a bath. Stunning waterfall and peaceful and colorful surrounding will posses your senses and indeed this village was named Gostilje, for no other reason but to describe the warm nature of its people. Drive to Zlatibor mountian where we will have an overnight in 4* hotel.

Day 5, Zlatibor– Nature Reserve Uvac – Zabljak , approx. 215 km (B, L )

After the breakfast, departure to Uvac River National Park that flows between the northern cliffs of gorgeous Zlatar Mountain chains. It forms several artificial lakes thanks to its huge mountainous energy-potential. Nature Reserve is distinguished by the presence of 104 bird species. Most important of all is griffon vulture, one of the two vulture species that are still nesting in Serbia. In this beautiful environment the group will get on the touristic boat and we will sail the lake with an experienced driver. After the longer boat ride we’ll get off under the Frozen Cave that belongs to Uvac cave system. The cave is more than 6 km long, but we’ll walk to the 2nd hall, it is about 400 hundred meters. After the visit of the cave the next getting off is on the sandbar which leads through the forest to the viewpoint. Twenty minute walk uphill will get us to the place where you can enjoy the great view to the Uvac meanders. We will passing about 100 meters attitude. From that viewpoint we can see the old medieval fortress. Here we will have an unique picnic lunch in the nature. Drive to Montenegro, to arrive to Zabljak. Overnight at 4* hotel.

Day 6, Zabljak –– Durmitor National Park – Zabljak, approx. 85 km (B, L)

Breakfast and full day of exploring Zabljak and National Park Durmitor. Our todays journey goes along the Tara canyon, as a part of Durmitor National Park and it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We will have a nice and easy hiking tour and visit 3 Durmitor lakes – Barno, Zminje and Black Lake. This breathtaking National Park was formed by glaciers and isa traversed by river and underground stremas. Take a lunch break in an authentic environment with an unique view of the mountain, in the local traditional restaurant which offers rich selection of traditional Durmitor specialties with some quality wines. After the lunch, we will take a cable car ride to the breathtaking viewpoint. Back to Zabljak and free afternoon to enjoy in an amzing nature. Overnight.

Day 7, Zabljak – Kotor – Trebinje , approx. 250 km (B, L)

After the breakfast, we take a nice ride by bus to Boka Bay, to visit the Old Town of Kotor, one of the best preserved medieval towns in Mediterranean region, on the UNSECO World Heritage List. Light sightseeing walk where we will get to see the Square of Arms and the famous Cathedral of Saint Tryohon. Transfer to charming baroque town of Perast and boat trip to visit beautiful island „Our Lady of the Rocks“.  After visiting an island and its beautiful Roman Catholic church, return to Perast, where we will have a lunch in a nice restaurant with stunning view of the Bay and the island. Drive to Trebinje, Bosnia. Check in at 3* hotel. Overnight.

Day 8, Trebinje – Mostar – Sarajevo , approx. 255 km (B, D)

After the breakfast and short walking sightseeing tour in Trebinje, we depart to Mostar. Upon arrival, sightseeing tour of this wonderful city and visit the Old Town and Old Bridge on Neretva river. Departure to Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Accommodation in 4* hotel. Dinner in a nice traditional restaurant in Sarajevo Old town, where you will enjoy delicious 5 course Bosnian meal. Overnight.

Day 9, Sarajevo (B)

After the breakfast at the hotel, walking city tour : City Hall and National Library, Spite House, Streets Bravadziluk and Kazandziluk which keep an old handcraft stores and shops. Conitnue to Sebilj, a pseudo-Ottoman-style wooden fountain (sebil) in the centre of Bascarsija square, to Ghazi Husrev Bey’s Mosque and Maddresah, Sarajevo’s Cathedral, Jewish Museum, Clock tower and Ghazi Husrev Bey’s Bazaar. Departure to the Airport.  End of the tour.

Price on request

Price includes:

  • Licensed German speaking guide
  • Local tour guides in Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Accommodation: 2 BB night at 4* hotel in Belgrade, 1 BB night at ethno village Mecavnik, 1 BB night at 4* hotel at Zlatibor, 2 BB night at 4* hotel in Zabljak, 1 BB night  at 3* hotel in Trebinje, 1 BB night at 4* hotel in Sarajevo
  • 3 dinners (day 1, 2 and 8)
  • 5 lunches (day 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7)
  • Boat rides (day 3, 5 and 7)
  • Sargan the Eight ride on day 4
  • Cable car drive on day 6
  • Wine tasting on day 2
  • All the entrance fees
  • Travel agency organization fees

Price does not include:

  • Transfers
  • Drinks during the meals
  • Individual costs