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Balkans

Itinerary

Starting from Skopje and ending in Belgrade, this 13 day tour visits Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Greece, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia.

2018 - 'Skopje and Beyond Tour'
13 - Day itinerary

Day 1
Friday

Skopje

Welcome to Skopje, upon your arrival, you will be welcomed and transferred to your hotel.
Starting at 15:00, the afternoon will be for a 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
Saturday

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. Nestled on the shores of a large lake which 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
Sunday

Ohrid - Thessaloniki (Greece)

Today we set off towards Thessaloniki, famous for its UNESCO listed Paleochristian and Byzantine Monuments and the foreshore lined with cafes, cocktail lounges, bars and restaurants.

Overnight Thessaloniki
4 star
(B)
Day 4
Monday

Thessaloniki - Delphi - Athens

This morning we drive to Delphi where we will explore the incredible site and museum of Delphi. The sanctuary of Delphi, where the oracle of Apollo spoke, was the religious centre of the ancient Greek world. We then continue to Athens.

Overnight Athens
4 star
(B)
Day 5
Tuesday

Athens

Your Athens city tour starts from the Panathenaic Stadium, where the first Olympic Games of modern times were held in 1896. Continue and pass by the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Hadrian's Arch, the Parliament buildings and the memorial to the Unknown Soldier, the Academy, the University, the National Library and Constitution Square (Syntagma). At the Acropolis visit, the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion and finally "the harmony between material and spirit", the monument that "puts order in the mind", the Parthenon.

Overnight Athens
4 star
(B)
Day 6
Wednesday

Athens - Meteora

Today we head to Meteora, a unique and enchanting place where monasteries are elevated by otherworldly sandstone pillars. We spend an evening in the nearby traditional Greek village of Kalambaka.

Overnight Kalambaka
4 star
(B)
Day 7
Thursday

Meteora - Tirana (Albania)

Today we leave Greece behind and head towards to Albania. En route we visit the UNESCO listed town of Gjirokastra, a rare example of a well preserved Ottoman town, and then we continue to the capital, Tirana.

Overnight Tirana
4 star
(B)
Day 8
Friday

Tirana - Budva - Kotor (Montenegro)

After breakfast, we have a walking tour of the town visiting the Clock Tower, Et'hem Bey Mosque, St Paul's Cathedral, National Historical Museum, Piramida, National Art Gallery and Mother Teresa Square. We then leave Albania and drive to Budva, Montenegro. Apart from its natural beauty, its bay islands and beaches, 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 writer Stjepan Mitrov Ljubisa, the Churches of St. Ivan, St. Bogorodica and St. Sava. We continue to Kotor, which is set on the beautiful Bay of Kotor and is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Overnight Kotor
4 star
(B)
Day 9
Saturday

Kotor - Dubrovnik (Croatia)

Amongst the sights to see, at Kotor, 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 along beautiful southern coast of Croatia to Dubrovnik, a city 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 Adriatic Sea. 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, the 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 10
Sunday

Dubrovnik - Split

After breakfast, we will drive along the Adriatic coast line towards to Split. In the afternoon we will have walking tour of the city visiting, Diocletian Palace, a Roman imperial palace and UNESCO World Heritage site. We will walk the southern part of palace, the Bronze Gates, through the Vestibul of the Emperor's Palace, The Mausoleum, St. Dujam's Cathedral, Cathedral Treasury, Temple of Jupiter, St. Martin's Church (Golden Gate) and conclude the tour at the fruit square and visit the Venetian castle, Milesi Palace and the Monument of Marko Marulic.

Overnight Split
3 star
(B)
Day 11
Monday

Split - 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 156. 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. In the evening, perhaps enjoy a simple but delicious meal in Bascarsija, Sarajevo's old bazaar and you must try the local specialty of 'bosanski cevapi' (grilled minced meat mixed with mild spices).

Overnight Sarajevo
3 star
(B)
Day 12
Tuesday

Sarajevo - Belgrade (Serbia)

This morning, after breakfast, we depart for Serbia's capital, Belgrade, which is famous for its grand Orthodox churches and museums. 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
4 star
(B)
Day 13
Wednesday

Belgrade

After breakfast, our tour concludes with a transfer to Belgrade airport.

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

Please Note:
1. Single travellers are obliged to pay Single Supplement and will have the hotel room to themselves.
2. The city tour on Day 1 starts from your hotel at 15:00. If arriving by air on Day 1, please ensure you have allowed enough time to clear the airport, transfer to your hotel, check-in and be ready before 15:00.
3. Maybe consider flying into Skopje the day or evening before the tour starts and booking an extra night accommodation. This can be booked through your agent or Fez Travel.
4. The Hellenic National Tourism Organization has decided on a residence fee to be applied on hotel accommodation from 01/01/2018.
The fees applied will be EUR 1.50 for 3* hotels, EUR 3.00 for 4* hotels and EUR 4.00 for 5* hotels, per room, per night and are not included in the tour price.
This tax must be paid by the guests directly to the hotel before the end of the stay.
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Inclusions

Tour includes :-
Tour does not include :-
  • Tips - driver and guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Greece - Hotel Residence Tax, see tour notes for more details.
  • Compulsory Travel Insurance
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Highlights

  • Athens - Acropolis - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Athens - Hadrian's Arch
  • Athens - Parthenon
  • Athens - Temple of Athena Nike
  • Athens City Tour
  • Belgrade - Skadarlija (Bohemian Quarter)
  • Budva - Church of St. Ivan
  • Delphi - Archaeological Site - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Delphi - Treasury of Athens
  • Dubrovnik - Big Onofrio's Fountain
  • Dubrovnik - Old Town - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Dubrovnik - Sponza Palace
  • Kalambaka - Greek Village
  • Kotor - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Meteora - Hilltop Monasteries - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Mostar - Old City and Bridge - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Ohrid - St. Sofia
  • Sarajevo
  • Skopje - Kale Fortress
  • Skopje - Old Bazaar
  • Split
  • Split - Diocletian Palace - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Split - Milesi Palace
  • Split - Temple of Jupiter
  • Thessaloniki - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Tirana - Mother Teresa Square
  • Tirana - National Historical Museum
  • Tirana - St. Paul's Cathedral
  • Athens - Acropolis Museum
  • Athens - Panathenaic Stadium
  • Athens - Propylaea
  • Athens - Temple of Olympian Zeus
  • Belgrade
  • Budva
  • Budva - Old Town
  • Delphi - Temple of Apollo
  • Dubrovnik
  • Dubrovnik - Franciscan Monastery
  • Dubrovnik - Rector's Palace
  • Gjirokastra - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Kotor - Cathedral of St. Tryphon
  • Kotor Bay
  • Mostar
  • Ohrid - St. Clement Church
  • Ohrid - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Skopje - Church of the Holy Savior
  • Skopje - Kamen Most (Old Stone Bridge)
  • Split
  • Split - Church of St. Martin
  • Split - Fruit Square
  • Split - St. Dujam's Cathedral
  • Split - Venetian Castle
  • Tirana - Et'hem Bey Mosque
  • Tirana - National Art Gallery
  • Tirana - Piramida
  • Tirana Clock Tower
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Accommodation

This 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 an overnight stop this means that one of those hotels will be used.

Serbia

Belgrade
Abba Hotel
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Kruševačka 38
Belgrade
Ph. :
+381 11 400 2445
Abba Hotel
Abba Hotel
Abba Hotel

Montenegro

Kotor
Hotel Splendido
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Jadranska Magistrala
Kotor
Ph. :
+382 32 301 700
Hotel Splendido
Hotel Splendido
Hotel Splendido

Macedonia

Ohrid
Belvedere Hotel
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
St. Stephan Settlement
Ohrid
Ph. :
+389 46 277 710
Belvedere Hotel
Belvedere Hotel
Belvedere Hotel
Skopje
Best Western Hotel Turist
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Gjuro Strugar Street 11
Skopje
Ph. :
+389 2328 9111
Best Western Hotel Turist
Best Western Hotel Turist
Best Western Hotel Turist

Greece

Athens
Titania Hotel
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Panepistimiou 52
Athens
Ph. :
+30 210 332 6000
Website :
www.titania.gr
Titania Hotel
Titania Hotel
Titania Hotel
Kalambaka
Antoniadis Hotel
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Trikalon 148
Kalambaka
Ph. :
+30 2432 024387
Antoniadis Hotel
Antoniadis Hotel
Antoniadis Hotel
Thessaloniki
ad Imperial Palace Hotel
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
13 Antigonidon Str
Thessaloniki
Ph. :
+30 231 050 8300
ad Imperial Palace Hotel
ad Imperial Palace Hotel
ad Imperial Palace 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
Split
Hotel Slavija
Standard : 3 star
Address :-
Buvinina 2
Split
Ph. :
+385 21 323 840
Hotel Slavija
Hotel Slavija
Hotel Slavija

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sarajevo
Astra Hotel
Standard : 3 star
Address :-
Zelenih beretki 9
Sarajevo
Ph. :
+387 33 252-100
Astra Hotel
Astra Hotel
Astra Hotel

Albania

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

Prices
per person in twin share accommodation
From
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Currency:- USD
Cost
S.S.
01 Jan 2018
31 Dec 2018
2,009.00
610.00
01 Jan 2019
31 Dec 2019
2,925.00
474.00
Deposit Option available for Skopje and Beyond Tour :
 
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Deposit
01 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2020
01 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2020
$ 250.00

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