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SERBIA – BULGARIA – MACEDONIA – ALBANIA – MONTENEGRO – CROATIA

 

Discover Balkans on our tour through Serbia, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Albania, Montenegro and Croatia. Explore the most significant parts of these Balkan countries – its capital cities, lakes, mountains, Adriatic coast and much more!

 

Day 1: BELGRADE

Panoramic tour of Belgrade: House of Parliament, House of Flowers – Memorial house of Josip Broz Tito, former yugoslavian leader, Temple of St.Sava,Topčider park and Prince Miloš residence. In the afternoon / evening – walking tour with a guide: pedestrian zone – Knez Mihailova street, Republic and Terazije Square. Optional dinner in a traditional restaurant.

Day 2: BELGRADE – NIS – SOFIA

Visit of Niš, the largest city in the south of Serbia: walking city center tour and visit of Nis fortress. Arrival to Sofia, capital of Bulgaria at the foot of Vitosha mountain.

Day 3: SOFIA

Panoramic and walking tour of Sofia: National Assembly, University, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, St. Sophia Church, National Theater, Saint Nedelya Church… Visit of the famous Rila Monastery, the national symbol of Bulgaria. Optional Folklore show in the evening.

Day 4: SOFIA – SKOPJE – OHRID

Arrival to Macedonia, visit of Skopje, the capital of the country: Macedonia Square, panorama of the Skopje Fortress Kale, Holy Saviour Church, Ottoman quarter, Old Bazaar, the Stone Bridge over the Vardar river, Mustafa Pasha Mosque… Panorama of the mountainous part of Macedonia and the picturesque Ohrid lake.

Day 5: OHRID – TIRANA

Excursion around the city of Ohrid, where the fortress, the amphitheater and many medieval Orthodox churches are preserved. Visit of the St. Sophia Cathedral in the central part of the city. Optional boat trip on the lake. Moving to Albania. Arrival to its capital – Tirana. City tour: Scanderbeg Square, Ethem-bey Mosque, Opera and Ballet Theater, Parliament…

Day 6: TIRANA –SHKODRA – SKADARSKO LAKE – BUDVA

Shkodra is the main city in the north of Albania, the ancient capital of the Illyrian kingdom. Visit of the Rosafa Castle which rises imposingly on a rocky hill. Panorama of Skadar Lake, the largest in the Balkans. Arrival to Budva, a resort town on the Adriatic coast of Montenegro.

Day 7: BUDVA – CETINJE – KOTOR – DUBROVNIK

Visit of Cetinje, old royal capital of Montenegro at the foot of Lovcen mountain: Monastery of Cetinje, Museum – Palace of King Nikola, The palace of Biljarda – a former residence of Peter II Petrovic Negus, most famous ruler of Montenegro. Arrival to Kotor, a city at the foot of the coastal mountain range of Lovcen, with many ancient churches, including St. Trifon’s Cathedral. Drive along the unique Kotor Bay, the deepest in Southern Europe. Arrival to Croatia and Dubrovnik, one of the most popular historical cities of the Balkan Peninsula and one of the most prominent tourist destinations in the Meditteranian Sea.

Day 8: DUBROVNIK

Panoramic and walking tour of Dubrovnik: Old Town, Ancient City Walls, Assumption Cathedral, Rector’s Palace, Saint Blaise’s Church, Franciscan Monastery and Church, Stradun- the main limestone-clad pedestrian street…

Day 9: DUBROVNIK – MOSTAR – MEDJUGORJE – SPLIT

Visit of the old city of Mostar, cultural and historical capital of the Herzegovina region: the famous old bridge over the Neretva river, watchtowers, Koski Mehmed Pasha Mosque, the Turkish house. Visit of Medjugorje, place of pilgrimage of Catholics. Arrival to Adriatic coast of Croatia and visit to Split, the largest city of the region of Dalmatia.

Day 10: SPLIT – PLITVIČKA JEZERA – ZAGREB

Panoramic and walking tour of Split: Diocletian’s Palace, built for the Roman Emperor Diocletian, that today forms about half of the old town, Golden Gate, Cathedral of Saint Domnius, Prokurativa – Republic Square, Temple of Jupiter… Optional boat trip to the Adriatic islands.

Day 11: SPLIT – PLITVIČKA JEZERA – ZAGREB

Visit of the National Park Plitvice Lakes, one of the most picturesque corners of the former Yugoslavia. Arrival to Zagreb, capital of Croatia.

Day 12: ZAGREB –BEOGRAD

Tour of Zagreb: Upper Town and Church of Saint Marc’s, Saint Stephen’s Cathedral, The Museum of Mimara, National theatre, Mirogoj cemetery… Return to Belgrade.

Day 13: BEOGRAD

Transfer to the Belgrade airport.

 

Information about the tour:

  • Bus tour
  • Tour duration: 13 days/ 12 nights
  • Accommodation at 4* hotels (3* hotels on request)
  • BB or HB (on request)
  • Local English speaking tourist guide (tourist guides available in other languages)

Serbia – Bulgaria – Macedonia – Albania – Montenegro – Croatia

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