Fez Travel offers day tours and shore excursions in a wide range of locations around the Balkans. They are a great way to see a lot of things in a short time, and you will visit each site with one of our expert local tour guides, all of who have studied history and archaeology at university.
Our day tours include pick up from and drop back to hotels in central locations. Here are just a few of the sites you can visit on a Fez Travel Day Tour.
Duration : 1 Hour
Discover Dubrovnik is the ultimate tour for visitors who wish to take in all the main sights and explore the architecture and history of this famous city. Accompanied by our experienced guide, the story of Dubrovnik's golden age will unfold before your eyes.
The route takes you around the Old Town via Onofrio's Fountain and up Prijeko Street to the Old Port - the key to Dubrovnik's trading and maritime success. Along the way you will pay a visit to St. Saviour's, the grandiose Franciscan and Dominican church, and see wine-producing vines believed to be more than 100 years old.
Ships from Dubrovnik were renowned throughout the Mediterranean and galleons from the Republic could be found in navies across Europe and beyond. These ships were built and loaded in the legendary Arsenal, which is another stop on the tour. Once in the Old Port, your guide will relate the stories of the famous Quarantine and the nearby fortresses of St. Luke and St. John as well as legends about the Church of St Blaise, the Cathedral, the Rector's Palace, Sponza Palace, and Orlando's Column.
This tour lasts one hour and in that time you will be entertained, informed and leave with a true understanding of the Dubrovnik's multi-layered past.
Duration : 2 Hours
When the US production company behind the Game of Thrones series picked Dubrovnik as the setting for the capital city of Westeros, King's Landing, they could not have chosen better.
The Old Town is so stunningly striking that it seems to have leapt directly from the pages of George R. R Martin's addictive series of novels and it is no coincidence that Dubrovnik was also a capital city in its own right - of the now extinct Republic of Ragusa. On this tour, you will be taken through all the parts of the Old City where some of the most memorable scenes from the ongoing cultural phenomenon were filmed, including: The Pile Gate where King Joffrey was faced with a citizens' riot and pelted with dung.
The Lovrijenac fort where the unsuccessful attack on King's Landing, known as the Battle of Blackwater, took place.
The seemingly endless fortified walls will be seen from Lovrijenac fortress where Tyrion Lannister and Varys took a stroll, with Tyrion uttering the immortal words: ''where is the god of tits and wine''?
All of the filming locations and commentary from your local guide will be accompanied by large, A4-sized photos that show the screen-shot from the appropriate episode and what took place.
Of course, the people of Dubrovnik are also fiercely proud of their own fascinating history which your guide will also inform you about, alongside the Game of Thrones commentary.
Departs Daily at 11:30am. Duration : 1 Hours
At the beginning of 20th century, the Balkans was identified as 'the restless corner of Europe'. Many who attempted to explain what was actually going on felt like that the underlying reasons were not so easy to understand for the outside world.
Good understanding of history will help you to connect the dots and see how recent conflicts have laid their roots in the past. Find out why there are so many misconceptions about Croatian war of independence, what it was like to live in a town under siege, and how slowly everything turned back to normal. Your guide will tell you about his experiences, the stories from the ancient and modern history. These Dubrovnik war stories will be told in the spectacular setting of the Old Town, and this will give you a much deeper uptake into the true nature of Dubrovnik and its local people.
While in Dubrovnik don't miss out the opportunity to visit Montenegro! A small, picturesque country filled with natural beauty, a country where you can spend the morning hiking in the mountain air and swimming in the clear blue Adriatic Sea in the afternoon. Although Montenegro is a small country, it has it all. And it's not just the natural beauty that will leave you speechless, it's the history, culture, cuisine and the people. You can enjoy in beauty of Kotor, a fortified town on Montenegro's Adriatic coast, in a bay near the limestone cliffs of Mt. Lovcen and of course Budva. Budva is a Montenegrin town on the Adriatic Sea. Part of the Budva Riviera, it's known for sandy beaches and nightlife. Discover the wild beauty of Montenegro.
07:00 - 08:00 Hotel pick up
07:40 - 11:10 Drive to Budva with a comfort stop and ferry ride
11:10 - 12:40 Free time in Budva
12:40 - 13:10 Drive to Kotor
13:10 - 15:40 City tour and free time in Kotor
15:40 - 18:00 Drive from Kotor to Dubrovnik with a panoramic stop
Gorgeous, breathtaking, majestic, divine; however hefty your thesaurus, the brain-blowing beauty of the Bay of Kotor will leave you struggling for superlatives. Hemmed in by commanding cliffs and shape-shifting between rippling gulfs and sparkling straits, the cobalt cove even manages to defy geographic description: is it a fjord? A submerged canyon? It seems there's only one way to define Boka Kotorska: unmissable. Scattered with photogenic medieval towns admiring their reflections in peacock-blue inlets, the compact bay - or simply, 'Boka', as it's known in local parlance - is stitched together by a series of scenic, serpentine roads, making it easy to explore. On this tour you can explore Kotor, beautiful Perast and optionally visit Our Lady of the Rocks.
07:00 - 08:00 Hotel pick up
09:00 - 11:30 Drive to Kotor with a comfort stop
11:30 - 15:00 City tour and free time in Kotor
15:00 - 15:20 Drive to Perast
15:20 - 16:20 Free time in Perast and optional boat drive to the island Our Lady of the Rocks
16:20 - 18:00 Drive from Perast to Dubrovnik
Mostar is a city steeped in history, a history that has shaped and formed the city since ancient times. Enjoy the Mostar tour, city that’s also known as the "melting pot of cultures". Explore the cobbled stone streets of a city where the Neretva River divides cultures and religions- where the differences and contrasts can be seen not only through architecture. One could almost entitle the story of the history of Mostar as "The tale of two cities". These two sides of the city, the left and the right bank of the river are joined by one of the wonders of the modern world, the Mostar Bridge.
Your first stop of the day it will be the lovely little hillside town, Pocitelj. It is a historic site on the bank of the Neretva River and is a popular tourist stop on the way to Mostar. The fortified town contains a few scattered homes and cafes, a beautiful mosque, a tower and a citadel, surrounded by the remains of a city wall. The main construction dates from two periods - medieval and ottoman.
07:00 - 08:00 Hotel pick up
08:00 - 10:40 Drive to Pocitelj with a comfort stop
10:40 - 11:20 A short stop in Pocitelj
11:20 - 12:00 Drive from Pocitelj to Mostar
12:00 - 15:00 City tour of Mostar and free time
15:00 - 18:00 Drive from Mostar to Dubrovnik
On this tour you can explore one of the most popular places in this area, Medugorje. Medugorje is a town located in the Herzegovina region close to the border with Croatia. The town is part of the municipality of Citluk. Since 1981, it has become a popular (though still not officially approved by the Vatican) site of Catholic pilgrimage as a result of apparitions of the Virgin Mary reported by six local children, 10 years before the Bosnian War broke out. This led to much prayer, conversion, fasting, penance and peace. In all this peace, you will have time to reach out to our Lord, with tears and laughter on the steps to the Cross Mountain, climbing Apparition Hill and in the glory of St. James Church and its surroundings.
The city of Mostar will give you you many memories. It's a city of contrast, culture, colour and cuisine. The city is divided by the Neretva River that flows through it, but also by religion and culture from one bank to the other. One could almost entitle the story of the history of Mostar as "The tale of two cities". These two sides of the city, the left and the right bank of the river are joined by one of the wonders of the modern world, the Mostar Bridge.
07:00 - 08:00 Hotel pick up
08:00 - 10:30 Drive to Medugorje with a comfort stop
10:30 - 11:30 Free time in Medugorje
11:30 - 12:15 Drive to Mostar
12:15 - 15:00 Guided tour and free time in Mostar
15:00 - 18:00 Drive to Dubrovnik
The city of Mostar will give you you many memories. It's a city of contrast, culture, colour and cuisine. The city is divided by the Neretva River that flows through it, but also by religion and culture from one bank to the other. Mostar, in the region of Bosnia and Herzegovina, is a memorable place to visit, a place where "east meets west". Just a short drive up the Adriatic coast and then inland, following the breathtaking Neretva Valley, will offer stunning views of the local countryside. Here, the Neretva River enriches the land; the scents and colours of tangerine and kiwi plantations bring a rich variety to your senses. Among the most fascinating naturalistic features of the Herzegovinian region are the sparkling waterfalls of Kravice. The waterfall was created by the Trebizat river with its tuff deposits, and has been declared a natural phenomenon which is under state protection. With waterfalls stretching over 100m across and tumbling down 25m, Kravice is one of the largest waterfalls in Herzegovina and certainly the most impressive. Experience beautiful shades of green and wild nature with the touch of Orient!
07:00 - 08:00 Hotel pick up
08:00 - 11:00 Drive to Mostar with a comfort stop
11:00 - 14:00 Guided city tour and free time in Mostar
14:00 - 14:45 Drive from Mostar to Kravice waterfalls
14:45 - 16:00 Free time at Kravice waterfalls
16:00 - 18:00 Drive to Dubrovnik
Two destinations in the Dubrovnik County that come to mind when one thinks of wine are the Peljesac peninsula and the island of Korcula. The scenic peninsula of Peljesac stretches out like a green finger into the Adriatic Sea. Picturesque vineyards cling to the rocky slopes dotted between the thick Mediterranean vegetation. Just a short ferry ride brings you to an island steeped in history, an island with a walled city - the island of Korcula. A day trip to these jewels of the Croatia coastline will leave you awestruck at their natural beauty and spellbound with their historical roots.
07:00 - 08:00 Hotel pick up
08:00 - 09:00 Drive to Ston
09:00 - 09:45 Free time in Ston
09:45 - 11:00 Drive from Ston to Orebic
11:00 - 11:15 Boat ride across the channel to Korcula
11:15 - 14:30 City tour of Korcula and free time
14:30 - 14:45 Boat ride to Orebic
14:45 - 15:10 Drive to a local winery
15:10 - 15:50 Presentation and wine tasting
15:50 - 18:00 Drive back to Dubrovnik
These untouched islands are a wonder of nature and also provide an experience of true island life, Dalmatian style. Situated to the north-west of Dubrovnik, this group of islands is made up of thirteen islands, the majority of which are uninhabited. With this full day excursion you will have the opportunity to visit three of them - Kolocep, Sipan and Lopud. Take a dip in the crystal clear seas, stroll in the shade of Mediterranean vegetation, explore quaint hamlets or simply indulge your taste buds with local cuisines, the choice is yours. It’s a perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of life as there are no cars, in fact, no vehicles at all. We move to the largest of the Elaphite islands, Sipan. Artifacts discovered on this island show that it was first inhabited in the time of the Roman Empire. As well as the many examples of ancient villas and churches the island also holds a wealth of natural beauty.
07:00 - 08:00 Hotel pick up
10:00 Departure from the Gruz port
10:30 - 11:00 Free time on the island of Kolocep
11:30 - 13:00 Free time on the island of Sipan and lunch
13:30 - 17:00 Free time on the island of Lopud
17:45 Arrival to the Gruz port
Duration: 12 Hours.
Mokra Gora is a village in Serbia on the northern slopes of mountain Zlatibor. Emphasis on historical reconstruction has made it into a popular tourist center with unique attractions. Mokra Gora has become popular after a reconstruction of a narrow gauge railway called Sargan Eight which is unique in the world. Its route viewed from the sky, looks like the number 8, Drvengrad - unique ethno village, also known as Küstendorf, is a traditional village that the Serbian film director Emir Kusturica built for his film 'Life Is a Miracle'.
Duration : 2 Hours
Different walking tour! Visit Princess Ljubica's residence, museum of Patriarchyand much more !
The Museum of the Serbian Orthodox Church contains three hundred exhibits, items have invaluable religious, cultural and artistic value which are corner stone of Serbian religion.
Princess Ljubica's residence - a sign of respect for the beloved Serbian princess. Because of its cultural and architectural importance the residence has been designated as a monument of culture of exceptional importance.
Kafana "?" - the oldest traditional tavern (kafana) situated in Belgrade and one of the city's best known landmarks.
National bank museum - the monetary history of this region on display.
Knez Mihailova Street - Main pedestrian street. The epicenter of culture and history, Knez Mihailova was named one of the most beautiful pedestrian streets in Eastern Europe.
Duration : 6-8 Hours
Get to know "rebellious Serbia" and it's path of establishing modern state while visiting Oplenac, The Mausoleum of The Serbian Royal Dynasty of Karadjordjevic.
Topola – former military base of Karadjordje who led Serbian freedom fighters during First Serbian Uprising against Ottomans.
Oplenac hill complex: King Peter's House has an area for thematic exhibitions, dedicated to the Karadjordjevic Family or the events at the Endowment Compound including numerous relics and symbols of artistic and material value.
Church of St. George is the mausoleum of the Serbian and Yugoslav royal house of Karadjordevic. Decorated almost entirely with spectacular mosaics, church is sort of a museum of reproductions of the most beautiful frescoes of the medieval Serbian art.
Royal wine cellar, on the hills of Oplenac, King Peter I planted vineyards on 38 hectares from which they made superb wines well known for their quality among major European royal courts.
Karadjordje's konak, one fortifies residence of Karadjordje during First Serbian Uprising now stands as a museum dedicated to him.
Duration : 4 - 5 Hours
Learn about Yugoslavia and Serbia's vibrant history and it's monuments of power, while visiting the most attractive sites in Belgrade - Josip Broz Tito's mausoleum, Nikola Tesla museum and St. Sava Temple.
Josip Broz Tito's Mausoleum - "House of flowers", place where Yugoslav president Tito is buried. Also visit the Old Museum of Yugoslav History which was used to store and display the many gifts presented to Josip Broz on his travels throughout the country and abroad and for his birthdays.
Nikola Tesla Museum - Serbian scientist inventions at display. See how a Model of Tesla's Electronic Coil of 12 million volts operates and you can even participate in some interesting experiments. All that with professional guidance through the exhibition.
Pass next to the Red Star football stadium '91. UEFA champions cup winner.
St. Sava Temple is the largest Orthodox temple in Balkans. Built on the Vracar plateau, on the location where remains of Saint Sava, the founder of the Serbian Orthodox Church were burned in 1595 by Ottomans, the church is so big that can seat more than 10,000 people.
Duration : 12+ Hours
History lesson about the oldest urban settlement in Europe, medieval fortress on Danube, archaeological site of Roman city and breathtaking view of longest gorge in Europe is a must see!
Smederevo fortress - the biggest low lowland fortress of Europe and last stronghold of medieval Serbia.
Viminacium - one of the largest Roman cities and potentially the biggest Roman archaeological site in the world. Excavation of million year old mammoth is cream on top of this spectacular site.
Golubac fortress - medieval fortress, strategically located on the embankment of the Danube River where it narrows to form the Iron Gate Gorge.
Lepenski Vir - oldest urban settlement of human in Europe! Chronology of Lepen Whirl is compressed between 9500/7200 - 6000 BC. The site consists of one large settlement with around ten satellite villages. Numerous piscine sculptures and peculiar architecture have been found at the site.
Kapetan Misin Breg - ethno complex with mind blowing view of Djerdap gorge is perfect place to seek serenity.
Duration : 2+ Hours
The best sightseeing tour in Belgrade for the past 3 years! Discover Belgrade’s hidden secrets through underground military bunkers, gunpowder storages, caves and dungeons.
These underground places present older layers of Belgrade built over ramparts of the conquered city by various cultures, a scenario which occurred 44 times.
Roman well - Alfred Hitchcock's favorite spot in Belgrade.
Army bunker- dated from beginning of the Cold War Era.
Gunpowder storage - artificial cave built by Austrians in 1721.
Dungeons - jails from medieval times with torture mechanisms.
Duration : 8+ Hours
Visit Serbia's second biggest city Novi Sad and it's Petrovaradin fortress and small baroque town of Karlovci with The Chapel of Peace. Wine tasting included!
First we will visit Krusedol Monastery (XVI c.), legacy of the last Serbian despot family of medieval Serbia and spiritual center of migrated Serbs.
Sremski Karlovci is a small and historic town located 11 km south-east of Novi Sad. Known for baroque architecture and wine production. The Chapel of Peace, stands on a hill at the south end of the town and commemorates the signing of the Treaty of Karlowitz, that brought peace between the Turks and the Austrians.
Novi Sad, second biggest city in Serbia and capitol of Vojvodina province, has always been a centre of culture and learning. Atmosphere of its small but elegant city centre seems somehow little more refined than Serbia capitol - Belgrade. The city of Novi Sad most striking feature is the Petrovaradin Fortress, sitting across the Danube in the Petrovaradin town. Novi Sad city centre has a number of noteworthy buildings and monuments, mostly in the Baroque style, with some excellent museums and art galleries.
Duration : 1+ Hours
A unique experience from Danube and Sava river, wind breeze and scenic views.
Leave the city bustle, relax and enjoy these majestic rivers. Pass through Sava and Danube confluence, Great War Island and Belgrade bridges. If you fall in love in Belgrade please be advised that it is not our fault.
Throughout the idyllic green oasis of the Neretva River canyon, which many find is one of the most beautiful in Europe, you will emerge into sunny Herzegovina and feel the Mediterranean breath the way Bosnians do. This full day excursion will take you first to Mostar, world famous for its Old Bridge, its alleys and shops bathed with sunshine, scents and the Neretva River. Enjoy its special architecture and unique charm. Beside Mostar, you'll also see Blagaj, small Ottoman medieval town in Herzegovina with it's stunning nature and imposing spring of river Buna, as a biggest well of Water in the Country. Our tour will be concluded with a visit to Pocitelj - caretaker of this region and a pearl of Herzegovina.
Sarajevo assassination is one of the three things that marked Sarajevo's history. Join us in a tour that will help you understand reasons for the beginning of WWI, the political climate in Europe before 1914 and how Sarajevo Assassination changed the course of world's history. The guide will take you through the main sites of the Austro-Hungarian architecture, explain their influence on Bosnia and Herzegovina and talk about the impact that the Assassination had on the whole world. Find out what happened with the members of Young Bosnia and how Gavrilo Princip is perceived today.
The city that is commonly associated with the siege in the 1990s has plenty more to offer. Join us in a journey through the past where the guide will reveal the small and big secrets of this city and introduce you to the mysticism of Sarajevo streets and alleys. The tour will take you to the main sights of the Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian architecture and will show you a unique line where East meets West. Enjoy the scent of fresh made coffee, flavours from hookah, sound of church bells and call from the minarets. Learn about the assassination that triggered the First World War and discover why Sarajevo is called European Jerusalem.
This has been our most popular tour for the last couple of years. During this tour we will try to show you everything that Sarajevans lived through from 1992-1995. At the beginning, we drive to one of the most attractive panoramas of the city. From this place we will explain the siege of Sarajevo. We’ll visit the cemetery of heroes who unarmed stood for a defence of this town and gave their own lives for its freedom. Find out what it was like to live without food, water, electricity, gas, how the children were going to school and what was the cultural and the sports life. Try to understand the reason for shelling cemeteries, Olympic buildings, the Maternity...
On this tour, you’ll often hear the personal experiences of our guides which will be really something special. Learn more about the collapse of Yugoslavia, the war aims and plans of division of Bosnia and Herzegovina. While driving to the Tunnel Museum along the Sniper Alley, you’ll have the opportunity to hear the stories and comments given by the Insider. Upon arrival at the museum, you’ll pass through 20 m of the original tunnel and see the movie about the war in Sarajevo upon which the guide will explain the role of the tunnel during the siege, its construction, use method and will happily answer all your questions.
Find out more about the role of UN forces in Sarajevo and their numerous mistakes committed in this war. On the way back to the town we drive through another entity, talk about the end of war, organization of the state and the current situation. This tour encompass second panorama and visit to another place from which the aggressor was terrorizing the inhabitants of Sarajevo.
This tour is a minimum of what you should know about one of the longest siege in modern human history. During the bus ride, the guide will explain the sites and buildings you see and who were important during the siege of Sarajevo 1992 - 1995. Find out how the war started, why the National Library of BH was destroyed, how many people died. While driving to the Tunnel Museum along the Sniper Alley, you’ll have the opportunity to hear the stories about the life in the time of darkness yet life full of hope.
All this is just an introduction to the story about the importance of an 800 m long and only 1, 60 m high tunnel that connected the occupied and free Sarajevo territory. Upon arrival at the museum, you’ll pass through 20 m of the original tunnel and see the movie about the war in Sarajevo upon which the guide will explain the role of the tunnel during the siege, its construction, use method and will happily answer all your questions. On the way back to the town, let’s talk about Sarajevo and its future.
Dubrovnik is a city situated on the southern Croatian coast dating from the 7th century. Numerous stories and theories are connected with its foundation. It was a centre of the development of Croatian language and literature, the home to many Croatian artists and prominent people, powerful naval force and rival of the Venetian Republic, as well as the capital of the Republic of Dubrovnik. Today, Dubrovnik is considered one of the most beautiful Croatian cities. In 1979 the city of Dubrovnik joined the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.
Originally a town which was one of the main centres for money minting during the Roman Rule, Srebrenica was a place where people settled in the ancient times and was named at various times Domavia, Argentum and Bosna Argentaria.
Today, Srebrenica is a small town in southeast Bosnia which became the attention of international focus due to the mass genocide and supposedly "safe area" of the United Nations during the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Today, Srebrenica is one mass grave of the 8.000 killed Bosnian Muslims, a bloody stain on Bosnian history and is a Bosnian Guernica which the 20th century did not know about at first.
Discover the wonderful city of Travnik only 90km way from the capital Sarajevo, its beautiful surrounding nature and hills made it the capital of the Ottoman governors from 1699 to 1850. It is also the birthplace of the Nobel prize winner Ivo Andric. Visit its ancient fortress that overlooks the entire city, feel Travnik's beauty from the fortress and take the best photos.
After the city of Travnik, we will take you to the town of Jajce which is the one of the most beautiful and picturesque towns in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Jajce is a crossroad where the remains of four of Europe's greatest empires, the Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian, but also three kingdoms, Bosnian, Hungarian and Yugoslavian. The main attraction of Jajce is its 17 m high waterfall located in the heart of the town making Jajce one of the most unique towns in the world, it is also one the most beautiful sites in the Balkans.
Duration : 3 Hours
During this few-hours walking tour, our friendly and knowledgeable guide will lead you through the story for Skopje, beginning with the new "Skopje 2014th", presenting you all statues, sculptures, monuments and squares, across the Stone Bridge through the very different Old Town, and even further back in history, up to the fortress Kale, where the earliest evidence of human existence are.
Duration : 4 Hours
You enjoy being in nature, you want to know and see more than the usual, you want an experience beyond what every tourist does in Skopje, then go for Skopje's surrounding beauties and visit Millenium Cross and Canyon Matka !
During this half-day spent in nature you will feel as been somewhere far from the city but not a dozen kilometers away from it! Our experienced guide, with a cable-car system, will take you up to the Millennium Cross on the top of Mount Vodno, for a spectacular panoramic view on Skopje, the tour will also take you to the nearby village of Gorno Nerezi, at St. Pantelejmon church, to witness the frescoes that are among the highest achievements in existing Byzantine art, and last but not least – the canyon Matka, one of the most popular outdoors destinations in the surrounding of Skopje, authentic nature, presented by the many endemic species of plants, animals and butterflies.
Duration : 8 Hours
If you simply want to see the best and most important of Skopje, the highlights of the city and its surroundings, then this is your tour!
During this all day, all-encompassing tour, our friendly and knowledgeable guide will lead you through the story of Skopje, beginning with the new "Skopje 2014th", across the Stone Bridge, through the Old Town, up to the fortress Kale where the earliest evidence of human existence is. It will raise you to the Millennium Cross on the top of Mount Vodno for a spectacular panoramic view on Skopje, the tour will also take you to the nearby village of Gorno Nerezi, at St. Pantelejmon church, to witness the frescoes that are among the highest achievements in existing Byzantine art, and last but not least - the canyon Matka, one of the most popular outdoors destinations in the surrounding of Skopje, authentic nature, presented by the many endemic species of plants and animals.