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Balkans

Itinerary

2017 - 'Balkan Treasures Tour'
12 - Day itinerary

Day 1
Saturday

Skopje (Macedonia)

Welcome to Skopje, upon you arrival, will be welcomed and transferred to your hotel. The afternoon will be for gentle walking tour of the center, visit Kale Fortress, the Church of the Holy Savior with its iconostas, one of the finest samples of traditional walnut woodcarving, Old Bazaar and Stone Bridge.

Overnight Skopje
4 star
Day 2
Sunday

Skopje - Ohrid (Macedonia)

This morning, we drive to Ohrid, this Unesco world heritage site is known as the 'Macedonian Jerusalem' due to its large number of churches. This enormous lake is renowned for the clarity of its water. Discover highlights of Ohrid, The church of St. Sofia (11th century), the most eminent mediaeval monument in Macedonia with magnificent Byzantine fresco paintings and St. Clement Church with its icon of Annunciation.

Overnight Ohrid
4 star
(B)
Day 3
Monday

Ohrid - Tirana (Albania)

After breakfast, we continue to Albania, stopping en route at the remains of a Turkish fort. In the afternoon, we have a tour to explore Tirana, the capital of Albania, including Skanderbeg Square, the Mosque of Ethem Bey and the National Museum representing the flow of Albanian history and housing the finds from archeological sites across the country. In the evening, you can have dinner at a traditional restaurant and then explore the nightlife of Tirana, walking in the ex-block area known as "the forbidden town" where the villas of the communists' leaders are still standing next to trendy boutiques, expensive jewelry shops and active local pubs.

Overnight Tirana
4 star
(B)
Day 4
Tuesday

Tirana - Budva

After breakfast, leaving Albania crossing the border at Shkodra, once the capital of the Illyrian Kingdom (3rd century B.C.) and drive to Kotor via Budva. Apart from its natural beauty, its bay islands and beaches for example, Budva is rich in historic monuments. Budva Old Town lies on a small peninsula and represents a treasure chest of culture heritage. Crossed with narrow streets and squares are famous buildings, the Church St. Trojica, housing the tomb of the exquisite writer Stjepan Mitrov Ljubisa, the Churches of St. Ivan, St. Bogorodica and St. Sava.

Overnight Budva
4 star
(B)
Day 5
Wednesday

Kotor (Montenegro) - Dubrovnik (Croatia)

Today, we depart for Dubrovnik. Drive along the beautiful southern coast of Croatia to Dubrovnik. Along the way we stop at Kotor, which is set on the beautiful Bay of Kotor (along which a number of towns are situated - you could equally stop off at any of them) and is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Amongst the sights to see are the well-preserved Old Town and its city walls, along which you can walk, and the Cathedral of Saint Tryphon (built in 1166). We continue on to Dubrovnik. This city is legendary for its well preserved stone walls, and is often referred to as the 'Pearl of the Adriatic'. On arrival, 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 Dubrovnik
3 star
(B)
Day 6
Thursday

Dubrovnik (Croatia)

Today is 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 beach. Enjoy the evening, every alley was full with restaurants, cafes, and bars, and they were all filling up.

Overnight Dubrovnik
3 star
(B)
Day 7
Friday

Dubrovnik - Mostar - Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Today depart 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 .Which is 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 you must try the local speciality of bosanski cevapi (grilled minced meat mixed with mild spices).

Overnight Sarajevo
4 star
(B)
Day 8
Saturday

Sarajevo - Novi Sad (Serbia)

This morning, after breakfast, depart for Novi Sad, is mostly 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). Afternoon, walking tour of Novi Sad.

Overnight Novi Sad
4 star
(B)
Day 9
Sunday

Novi Sad - Belgrade (Serbia)

Today, we depart from Novi Sade and drive to Belgrade, upon our arrival, we will 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 Belgrade
3 star
(B)
Day 10
Monday

Belgrade - Nis - Sofia (Bulgaria)

Departure for Sofia via Nis, the third largest city in Serbia. After a sightseeing in Nis, proceed to Sofia with arrival in the afternoon. The afternoon will be for 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), the National Palace of Culture, the main shopping streets of Sofia.

Overnight Sofia
3 star
(B)
Day 11
Tuesday

Skopje (Macedonia)

Today we take the short drive back to Skopje.

Overnight Skopje
4 star
Day 12
Wednesday

Skopje

After breakfast, our tour concludes with a transfer to Sofia airport

(B)
(B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner)
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Notes

Please Note:
1. Single travellers may share a twin room with another traveller of the same sex, if available. If a same-sex room share is not available then the single room supplement will be payable. Room shares are arranged in order of booking.
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Inclusions

Tour includes :-
Tour does not include :-
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Highlights

  • Belgrade
  • Budva
  • Budva - Old Town
  • Dubrovnik - Big Onofrio Fountain
  • Dubrovnik - Rector's Palace
  • Kotor - Cathedral of Saint Tryphon
  • Mostar - Stari Most Bridge
  • Novi Sad
  • Ohrid - St. Sofia
  • Skopje - Church of the Holy Savior
  • Skopje - Old Bazaar
  • Sofia
  • Tirana - Mosque of Et'hem Bey
  • Tirana - Skanderbeg Square
  • Belgrade - Kelmegdan Fortress
  • Budva - Church of St. Ivan
  • Dubrovnik
  • Dubrovnik - Franciscan Monastery
  • Dubrovnik - Sponza Palace
  • Kotor Bay
  • Niš
  • Ohrid - St. Clement Church
  • Sarajevo
  • Skopje - Kale Fortress
  • Skopje - Stone Bridge
  • Tirana
  • Tirana - National Museum
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Accommodation

This page is intended to give an idea of the type of accommodation that may be expected. The actual hotels used for any given tour may change due to many reasons such as group size, availability, time of year, hotel standard has dropped or simply we found a better hotel. We update the website immediately if and when any changes take place. If and when we do change hotels it will be to a hotel of equal or higher standard and will be at no extra cost.

Where more than one hotel is shown for a given overnight stop this means that we alternate between the listed hotels. The pre departure pack will show hotel for a given departure.

Serbia

Belgrade
Tulip Inn Putnik
Standard : 3 star
Address :-
Palmira Toljatija 9
Belgrade
Ph. :
+381 11 225 9999
Fax :
+381 11 225 9888
Tulip Inn Putnik
Tulip Inn Putnik
Tulip Inn Putnik
Novi Sad
Hotel Master
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Braće Popović bb,
Novi Sad
Ph. :
+381 21 4878 700
Fax :
+381 21 4878 777
Hotel Master
Hotel Master
Hotel Master

Montenegro

Budva
Slovenska Plaza Hotel
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
HG Budvanska rivijera
Trg Slobode 1,
Budva
Ph. :
+382 33 451 654
Fax :
+382 33 451 267
Slovenska Plaza Hotel
Slovenska Plaza Hotel
Slovenska Plaza Hotel

Macedonia

Ohrid
Belvedere Hotel
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Sv. Stefan b.b.
Ohrid
Ph. :
+389 46 277 710
Fax :
+389 46 265 628
No images available for this hotel.
Skopje
Best Western Hotel Turist
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Gjuro Strugar Street 11
Skopje
Ph. :
+389 2328 9111
Fax :
+389 2328 9100
No images available for this hotel.

Croatia

Dubrovnik
Valamar Club Dubrovnik
Standard : 3 star
Address :-
Iva Dulčića 38,
Dubrovnik
Ph. :
+385 20 447 100
Valamar Club Dubrovnik
Valamar Club Dubrovnik
Valamar Club Dubrovnik

Bulgaria

Sofia
Hotel Sofia Plaza
Standard : 3 star
Address :-
154 Hristo Botev Blvd.
Sofia
Ph. :
+359 28 137 979
Fax :
+359 28 137 912
Hotel Sofia Plaza
Hotel Sofia Plaza
Hotel Sofia Plaza

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sarajevo
Hotel Hollywood
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Dr. Mustafe Pintola 23
Ilidža,
Sarajevo
Ph. :
+387 33 77 31 00
Fax :
+387 33 77 31 45
Hotel Hollywood
Hotel Hollywood
Hotel Hollywood

Albania

Tirana
Tirana International Hotel
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
City Center
Scanderbeg Square
Tirana
Ph. :
+355 42 234185
Fax :
+355 42 234188
Tirana International Hotel
Tirana International Hotel
Tirana International Hotel
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Prices

Prices
per person in twin share accommodation
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Currency:- USD
Cost
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01 Jan 2017
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1,499.00
444.00
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15%
* This discount is only available to bookings that are paid in full by 31 Mar 2017
Deposit Option available for Balkan Treasures Tour :
 
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$ 250.00

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