Arrive in Sofia and head to your hotel. Explore the Bulgarian capital as you like.
Overnight in Sofia
Day 1 Wednesday Dubrovnik (Croatia)
Welcome to Dubrovnik. When you arrive, you'll be welcomed at the airport or port. In the afternoon, head out on a guided walk along the city walls, enjoying views of the sparkling Adriatic Ocean. You'll also visit Big Onofrio's Fountain, built by the European architect Onofrio della Cava in the 15th century to supply water to the city, 13th-century Franciscan monastery and the Sponza and Rector's Palaces. At the end of your journey, perhaps you'd prefer to simply unwind on a beach.
Overnight in Dubrovnik
Thursday Dubrovnik (Croatia)
Spend a free day in Dubrovnik. You might like to check out the city's War Photography Museum, or even take a boat trip to nearby Lokrum Island or chill out on the beach. Enjoy the evening since Dubrovnik’s every alley is full with restaurants, cafes, and bars.
Overnight in Dubrovnik
Friday Dubrovnik - Mostar - Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Leave for Sarajevo via Mostar, a town situated in a beautiful valley in the high mountains of Herzegovina. The city was the most heavily bombed settlement in Bosnia during the war, but it has since been rebuilt and now features on UNESCO's World Heritage list. On the way we visit the famous Stari Most Bridge, built by the Ottomans in 1565 - it was the great architect Mimar Hajrudin who succeeded with the impossible mission to cross the Neretva River with a single span stone bridge. Afterwards, we drive to Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina's small but vibrant capital. Twenty years after the end of a devastating war, Sarajevo is slowly asserting itself as one of Europe's most beautiful and interesting cities. The city mixes east and west - dotted with minarets, mosques, bazaars and the aroma of coffee like Istanbul. In the evening, perhaps enjoy a simple but delicious meal in Bascarsija, Sarajevo's old bazaar and try the local specialty of bosanski cevapi (grilled minced meat mixed with mild spices).
Overnight in Sarajevo.
Saturday Sarajevo - Novi Sad (Serbia)
after breakfast, depart for Novi Sad, a baroque town with a Central European atmosphere. The old town center is lined up with beautiful 200 year old houses, out-doors cafes, shops and ice-cream parlors, as well as beautiful places of worship - the ornate Serbian Orthodox church, the tall Catholic Cathedral or the Jewish synagogue (no longer in actual use). In the afternoon, go on a walking tour of Novi Sad.
Overnight in Novi Sad
Sunday Novi Sad - Belgrade (Serbia)
Leave from Novi Sad and drive to Belgrade. When you arrive, visit the city's wide boulevards and squares, and the historic and green heart of Kalemegdan Park. The park is home to Kelmegdan Fortress, which has overlooked the Danube River here for centuries. In the evening, head down to Skadarska Street in the bohemian quarter of Skadarlija to sample some authentic local food and enjoy the lively atmosphere, in a place where Orthodox churches vie for space next to fashionable nightclubs.
Overnight in Belgrad.
Monday Belgrade - Nis - Sofia (Bulgaria)
Leave for Sofia via Nis, the third largest city in Serbia. After a sightseeing tour in Nis, proceed to Sofia. The afternoon will be for a gentle walking tour of the center, where you will learn about the National Library, Sofia University, The Parliament, The St. Alexander Nevsky Patriarchal Cathedral, the National Theatre, St. Sofia Church, Sofia's oldest building - St George Rotunda (from the 3rd century), the houses of the Council of Ministers, presidency and the former communist party headquarters, the ruins of the ancient city of Serdika (dating from the 5th-6th century) and the National Palace of Culture, the main shopping streets of Sofia.
Overnight in Sofia 3 star Hotel Sofia Plaza
Thursday Sofia (Bulgaria)
After breakfast, our tour concludes with a transfer to Sofia airport