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DIVERSITY OF BALKANS 15 days/14 nights

ZAGREB – PLITVICE LAKES – SPLIT – DUBROVNIK – KOTOR – SKADAR LAKE – TIRANA – OHRID –  SKOPJE – BELGRADE – VIŠEGRAD – SARAJEVO – SLAVONSKI BROD 

 

 

DAY 1: ARRIVE TO ZAGREB

Meet and greet at Zagreb airport. Private transfer to hotel, the rest of the day is at leisure. Accommodation in hotel, overnight.

 

DAY 2: ZAGREB, Dobro nam došli!

The day begins with a walking tour in Zagreb – capital of Croatia featuring the historic Upper Town, St. Mark’s church, the National Parliament, the Cathedral and the Government Palace.  City is full of enjoyable architecture, nature and charming history. Enjoy some time at leisure in this amazing historical city. Accommodation in hotel, overnight.

 

DAY 3: PLITVICE LAKES 

Day will start in Opatija, beloved town of the Habsburg monarchs, with the famous Lungo mare walk connecting hotels and villas. Continue to National Park Plitvice and visit one of the most beautiful sites of nature in Croatia. Guid­ed tour will take you along the lakes and many waterfalls. The amazing wonder of nature is on UNESCO World Heritage list. Accommodation in hotel, overnight.

 

DAY 4: SPLIT   

Day will start with the old Split centre walking tour featuring UNESCO World Heritage listed Roman Diocletian palace, the most compelling ancient Roman monument in Croatia and Split’s famous Riva. Some time at leisure for self-exploring and enjoying this historical Dalmatian city. Accommodation in hotel, overnight.

 

DAY 5: DUBROVNIK

Dubrovnik is a unique charming jewel of the Adriatic coastline and one of the most iconic cities in the World. The city-state of Dubrovnik was an important merchant town in the en­tire Adriatic region. Sightseeing tour features its medieval street Stradun, Rector’s Palace and Franciscan Monastery. Some time at leisure to climb on the medieval wall or to simply enjoy busy street of Stradun. Accommodation in hotel, overnight.

 

DAY 6: PERAST – KOTOR, Добродошли!    

Day will start with the visit of Perast – an old town on the Bay of Kotor in Montenegro featuring a baroque palace Bujovića, which is now County Museum and Maritime School building. Our next stop will be in Kotor, lo­cated along one of Montenegro’s most beau­tiful bays listed on UNESCO World Heritage list. Day will finish along the Montenegro coastline. Accommodation in hotel, overnight.

 

DAY 7: SKADAR LAKE – KRUJA – TIRANA, Mirë se vini!   

Lake Skadar is the biggest lake in the Balkan region. At Skadar lake, you embark on a panoramic boat trip. You continue to Kruja, known as the hometown of Albania’s National Hero, Gjergj Kastrioti Skanderbeg. Sightseeing tour of the old town and the most important landmarks. Accommodation in hotel, overnight.

 

DAY 8: TIRANA – OHRID, Добредојдовте!  

Day will start in Tirana, the Republic of Albania’s  capital and the largest city, blessed with a mild Mediterranean climate and numbers of beautiful churches and lush parks. Walking tour features Skanderbeg Square, the Et’hem Bey Mosque, Clock Tower, the Palace of Culture and the monument to Mother Albania.  Continue to Macedonia’s popular ,,solar city” Ohrid, by the Ohrid lake sightseeing including the port, the church of St. Sofia, the amphitheatre, St. Jovan Kaneo, St. Kliment and Kliment University. Accommodation in hotel, overnight.

 

DAY 9: SKOPJE      

Mac­edonian capital Skopje sightseeing featuring: the stone bridge, the church of St. Spas, the Kale fortress and a mosque. Walk through the picturesque old bazaar and enjoy the city atmosphere. Some free time for self-exploring and then leaving Macedonia. Accommodation in hotel, overnight.

 

DAY 10: SOFIA, Здравейте!

Morning will begin in Sofia city, with more than 7000 years of history. Sightseeing tour including of Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Church of St. Sophia after which the city was named, St. George rotunda, Levsi monument and many more. Accommodation in hotel, overnight.

 

DAY 11: BELGRADE, Добродошли!   

Day will start in Belgrade, with a sightseeing tour of the Serbian capital featuring Tito’s memorial centre, elite city district Dedinje, the famous stadiums JNA and Marakana and unusual building TV Pink. Walking tour will future The largest Orthodox Church in the Balkans, the Church of St. Save,  the Republic Square with the Parliament, Terazije and Slavia, along the main streets of Belgrade, Knez Mihailova and finish on the Kalemegdan fortress in Belgrade, from where we can admire wonderful views of the city and the confluence of the Danube and Sava rivers. Accommodation in hotel, overnight.

 

DAY 12: VIŠEGRAD  

Višegrad is situated in Eastern Bosnia, on the bank of River Drina. The town is famous for its 180-meter long old bridge, one of the most valuable monuments of Turkish architecture in the Balkans. Turbulent history of the bridge is in the novel Bridge on the Drina, described by the Nobel laureate Ivo Andric, who spent his youth in Višegrad. Free for lunch and then continue to Bosnian capital Sarajevo, city of famous film “Valter brani Sarajevo”. Accommodation in hotel, overnight.

 

DAY 13: SARAJEVO, Dobro došli! 

Day will start with sightseeing of the Sarajevo featuring Baščaršija, Begova Mosque, City Hall, the Principles Bridge and many more. Four different religious buildings: the Catho­lic Church, the Ortodox Church, the Synagogue and the Mosque. Continue to Ilidza for some free time and the best opportunity to try traditional delicacies like Bosnian meatballs, meat patties or sweet tufahija or simply drink Bosnian coffee. Accommodation in hotel, overnight.

 

DAY 14: SLAVONSKI BROD – ZAGREB, Dobro nam došli!  

Slavonski Brod, a town on the Bosnian-Croatian border, which lies on two banks of the river Sava. On Bosnian side is called Bosanski Brod, on Croatian Slavonski Brod. Short sightseeing and continue to Zagreb. Walking sightseeing tour in Zagreb old town. Today’s Zagreb has grown out of two medieval settlements, that for centuries developed on the neighbouring hills Kaptol and Gradec. Both the settlements were surrounded by high walls and towers, remains of which are still preserved. Accommodation in hotel, overnight.

 

DAY 15: DEPART ZAGREB                 

After Breakfast enjoy free time for exploring Zagreb on your own. Private transfer to the airport for your flight home.

 

 

INCLUDED FEATURES:

  • air-conditioned tourist bus throughout as per itinerary,
  • road tolls, parking and taxes,
  • 13 overnights on bed and breakfast basis,
  • sightseeing tour of all major cities (entrance fees not included),
  • entrance to Plitvice Lakes National Park,
  • Skadar Lake boat trip,
  • escorted services of english speaking tour leader,
  • porterage,
  • service charges and hotel and city taxes.
NOT INCLUDED:

  • personal expenses,
  • flights,
  • visa application costs,
  • optional tours and meals,
  • all activities not mentioned in “included features”.

 

SUPPLEMENTS (upon request):

  • optional tours,
  • single room,
  • extra meals,
  • hotel upgrade.
ACCOMODATION:

  • Zagreb: Hotel Panorama 4*, Hotel International 4*or similar

  • Plitvice Lakes: Hote Macola 3*, Hotel Jezero 3* or similar

  • Split: Hotel Katarina 4*, Radisson Blu Resort 4* or similar

  • Dubrovnik: Hotel Adria 4*, Valamar Club Dubrovnik 3* or similar

  • Budva: Hotel Slovenska Plaža 4*, Hotel Aleksandar 4* or similar

  • Tirana: Sky Hotel 4*, Tirana International Hotel 4* or similar

  • Ohrid: Hotel Lebed 3*, Hotel Belvedere 4* or similar

  • Skopje:  Hotel Duvet 4*, Hotel BW Turist 4*or similar

  • Belgrade:  Hotel Zira 4*, City Hotel 4* or similar

  • Sarajevo:  Hotel Hollywood 4*, Hotel Terme Ilidža 4* or similar

     

 

 

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