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Exploring the Charm of Thessaloniki and Sofia: A Journey from Pristina

Exploring the Charm of Thessaloniki and Sofia: A Journey from Pristina

Location: Pristina - Skopje - Thessaloniki - Sofia

Duration: 3 Days

This three-day trip is a whirlwind of culture, history, and delicious food. It's a great way to see some of the highlights of the Balkans in a short amount of time.

This tour is private. For group tours of more than 10 people in a group, please contact us for lower prices.

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From 395 €
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Day 1: Pristina/Skopje to Thessaloniki (4 hours’ drive)

Start your journey at 09:00 from Pristina or 10:00 Skopje and head towards Thessaloniki, Greece. Balkan Destination offers comfortable transportation options. Upon arrival, explore the city's rich history by visiting the White Tower, the Rotunda, and the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, Agora Modiano, Kapani Market, Arch of Galerius, Holocaust Memorial, Agia Sofia Square, Aristotelous Square and IKEA. Enjoy the vibrant nightlife and try local Greek cuisine. Overnight at a 3+star hotel in Thessaloniki.

Day 2: Thessaloniki to Rila Monastery - Sofia, Bulgaria (4.4 hours’ drive) B

On the second day, travel from Thessaloniki to Rila Monastery founded in the 10th century, and it is the most important spiritual and literary center of the Bulgarian national revival, with an uninterrupted history from the Middle Ages until now. After this visit continue to Sofia, Bulgaria. The journey is scenic and comfortable with Balkan Destination. Once in Sofia, visit the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, the Sofia History Museum, and the Boyana Church. Enjoy a traditional Bulgarian meal and experience the local culture. Overnight at a 3+star hotel in Sofia.

Day 3: Sofia to Skopje / Pristina (4.3 hours’ drive) B

Spend the morning exploring more of Sofia. Visit the Vitosha Boulevard for some shopping or the Borisova Gradina Park for a relaxing walk. In the afternoon, travel back to Pristina or Skopje with Balkan Destination. End of our services.


   395 Euro Per Person in twin for minimum  9 -10 pax

   470 Euro Per Person in twin for minimum  7 – 8  pax

   545 Euro Per Person in twin for minimum  5 - 6 pax

   599 Euro Per Person in twin for minimum  3 - 4 pax

   799 Euro Per Person in twin for minimum       2 pax

 1399 Euro for 1 participant in a single use double room     

Single supplement = 80 Euro.      
Please note: Single rooms will always be double or twin for single use.


- All Transportation with good condition a/c vehicle or BUS / depending on the group size according to the program / itinerary

- Toll road payments

- Experienced English speaking tour guide for the whole tour (only for min 6 pax drive and guide are separate people)

- Local guides in, Thessaloniki Greece and Sofia Bulgaria, only where it is mandatory by law.

- Accommodation, one night in Thessaloniki and one night in Sofia, 2 nights in very good standard hotels with breakfast 3+* B       

- 24/7 assistance from Balkan Destination

- All taxes

Not Included:

- Flight Tickets

- Entrance fees of the visits according to the program

- Boarder taxes between countries. (none exist as of date of completion of this offer)

- Gratuities/Tip to Driver, Guides, restaurant and hotels staff.

- Everything else that is not mentioned in the “Includes” section

Best months for tours

We recommend you booking this tour for one of the months: February, March, April, May, June, September, October or November. However, this tour can be booked also in other months as per your request.

This tour is a private tour. If you have a group of more than 10 people, please do not hesitate to contact us for lower price. 

Cancellation Policy

Payment Conditions for Group Departure dates, for clients that book directly at our website.

1.1. THE CLIENT is required to pay Balkan Destination a deposit of 30% of the total amount at the moment he/she book the tour as per departure dates or Private tour (FIT) at our website.

1.2. The remaining 70% of the total amount must be paid to Balkan Destination LTD, no later than 30 days prior to start date of services of this tour group departure or Private (FIT) tour.

1.3. If you book this tour within 30 days before the tour starts according to the group departure dates or as per your departure date as a private (FIT) tour, we will require from you to pay 100% whole amount before the tour starts.

Cancellation Policy for Group Departure dates and Private Tours

For group tours of 6 people or more, the following cancellation policy will apply:

a. If the reservation is cancelled/amended 45 days or more, prior to the arrival date, then a full refund will be given, minus a bank transaction charges.

b. If the reservation is cancelled/amended 44 to 30 days, prior to the arrival date, a 10 % penalty of the total amount will apply.

c. If the reservation is cancelled/amended 29 to 21 days, prior to the arrival date, a 30 % penalty of the total amount will apply.

d. If the reservation is cancelled/amended 20 to 15 days, prior to the arrival date, a 50 % penalty of the total amount will apply.

e. If the reservation is cancelled/amended 14 to 7 days, prior to the arrival date, a 70 % penalty of the total amount will apply.

f. If the reservation is cancelled/amended less than 7 days prior to the arrival date a non-refund will apply.

g. In case of no shows or early interruption of services a strict non-refund rule will apply.

Cancellation for FIT/Individuals private bookings. FIT tours of 5 participants or less which have been confirmed paid and Invoice settled, can be cancelled without penalty up to 10 days prior to arrival date. Cancellations after this deadline will be charged 100% in full. Bank transfer for refunds will be the recipients’ responsibility.

Balkan Destination reserve the right to cancel any of the published tours on our site only according to fixed dates that are published for groups. When there are not enough participants on the relevant dates, in such cases, we may cancel the departure date by notifying the clients that already booked in a written notice, no later than 30 days prior to the start of the tour departure date. In such cases when we cancel a departure due to insufficient participants on the due date, the clients will be refunded all the money 100 % they have paid to us in total.

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