5 BALKAN COUNTRIES

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Serbia ● Macedonia ● Albania ● Montenegro ● Bosnia And Herzegovina

Duration 15 days / 14 nights
Tour Dates April – late October
Tour Theme Cultural Heritage  Religious Heritage  Adriatic Coast  UNESCO World Heritage Sites (Višegrad, Ohrid, Kotor, Cetinje) Archaeological sites Fortresses Ohrid Lake kadar Lake Wine Tasting
Hotel Accommodation Belgrade, Niš, Skoplje, Ohrid, Durres, Shkoder, Budva, Trebinje, Zlatibor Mt

 

  • Day 1

    SERBIA

    Arrival at the Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport. Foreign-language tour guide will wait guests with a sign at International Flight Arrival Exit.
    Transfer  to a 3* Belgrade hotel.
    Hotel accommodation, free time and overnight stay.

    Day 2

    SERBIA

    Breakfast at the hotel.
    A 4 hour Belgrade city bus tour: Gardoš – the major historical landmark of Zemun Municipality, with its preserved old architecture, narrow and cobblestoned streets and residential houses, The tower of Janos Hunyadi from 19th century or the Millennium tower (built to celebrate a thousand years of Hungarian settlement in the Pannonia) and the oldest church in Belgrade – the Orthodox Church of St. Nicolas (1745); drive through the new financial center of Belgrade, Novi Beograd (New Belgrade): The Palace of Serbia «SIV» (the largest building in Serbia by area covered) and the hall of sport Belgrade Arena (the largest indoor stadium in Europe); drive through the prestigious residential and diplomatic urban neighborhood of Dedinje, where is situated the official residence of the Karađorđević royal family, The Royal Palace and White Palace, The Museum of Yugoslav History and The House of Flowers, the mausoleum of the late Yugoslav President Josip Broz Tito; St. Sava’s Temple, St. Mark’s Church, the historical sights of city center: Trg Republike (The Republic Square), pedestrian and shopping zone Knez Mihailova (Prince Michael Street), Kalemegdan Fortress.
    Free Time.
    Return to the hotel, free time and overnight stay.

    Day 3

    SERBIA

    After hotel breakfast trip to National Park Fruška Gora, also referred as “Serbian Athos” and “The Holly Mountain”, because of 17 Orthodox monasteries from the late 15th and 16th centuries that are situated on its territory.
    Visit to Sremski Karlovci – Serbian cultural center in 18th and 19th century: city tour, wine tasting of international wine varieties and local brands with appetizers at the local cellars.
    Visit to Petrovaradin Fortress, knows as “The Gibraltar of the Danube”.
    Sightseeing of the historical attractions of Novi Sad.
    Return to the Belgrade hotel, free time and overnight stay.

    Day 4

    SERBIA

     

    After hotel breakfast trip to the South Serbia.
    Visit to Manasija Monastery from the early 15th century.
    Visit to Lisine and Veliki Buk, the waterfall of Resava River on the Beljanica Mt slopes.
    Optional
    Lunch at the national restaurant on the plateau by the waterfall (payment on the spot).
    Accommodation in a 3* hotel in the city of Niš.
    Free time and overnight stay.

    Day 5

    SERBIA
    MACEDONIA

     

    Breakfast at the hotel.
    Bus city tour of Niš (Latin: Naissus), the birthplace of Constantine the Great, the first Christian Roman Emperor.
    Visit to the Niš Fortress on the bank of Nišava River, built on the site of earlier fortifications – the ancient Roman, Byzantine and later yet Medival forts. The existing fortification of the fortress is of Turkish origin, dating from the early 18th century.
    Visit to the Ćele-Kula (Skull Tower).
    Visit to Archaeological site Mediana – the Roman luxurious residence, built in the early 4th century AD during the time of Constantine the Great.
    Visit to Skopje in Macedonia.
    Accommodation in the 3* hotel in Skopje, free time and overnight stay.

    Day 6

    MACEDONIA

     

    Breakfast at the hotel.
    Skopje city tour: The Church of the Holy Saviour (17th century) built on the site of the old church from the 16 century, that treasures a unique carved iconostasis (part of the church is underground and from the outside resembles to an ordinary house), The Mother Teresa Monument, Monument of Saints Cyril and Methodius, Kale fortress, Stone Bridge across the Vardar River (15th century), Old Market, The Monastery of St. Panteleimon in Nerezi Village (founded in 1164 by Alexius Comnenus, preserved frescoes of Byzantine Comnenian art).
    Visit to The monastery of Saint Jovan Bigorski (wood-carved iconostasis of great importance, dated from the early 19th century).
    Trip to the city of Ohrid (UNESCO World Heritage Site), vist to the Ohrid Lake.
    Accommodation in a 3 * hotel in Ohrid, free time and overnight stay.

    Day 7

    MACEDONIA

    Breakfast at the hotel.
    Sightseeing of Ohrid’s old town: The Church of St. Clement of Ohrid (20th century), The Church of St. Sofia from the 11th century (originally a synod church of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church that was later on converted into a mosque during the rule of the Ottoman Empire, with preserved frescoes from the 11th – 13th century), The Ancient theater (2nd century BC), The Most Holy Virgin of Peribleptos Church (13th century), Archaeological site Plaošnik (archaeological complex with unique mosaic floors from the period of 4th – 6th century and a holy place), The Church of St. John the Theologian at Kaneo (15th century), Samuil’s Fortress (4th century BC).
    Free time.
    Optional
    Boat ride on the Ohrid Lake (payment on the spot).
    Return to the Ohrid hotel, free time and overnight stay.

    Day 8

    ALBANIA

    After breakfast drive to Tirana, the capital city of Albania.
    Sightseeing tour of Tirana and free time.
    Trip to the town of Durres.
    Accommodation in a 3 * hotel in Durres, free time on the beach and overnight stay.

    Day 9

    ALBANIA

     

     

    Breakfast at the hotel.
    Sightseeing tour of Durres, one of the oldest cities in Albania.
    Trip to the small town of Kruje, the old Albanian capital during the rule of the legendary Skanderbeg and the major center of anti-Ottoman rebellion in 15th century.
    Trip to the city of Shkoder, one of the oldest and the most historic town in Albania.
    Walking tour through old streets and historical city sites, visiting the Rozafa Castle (4th c. BC) and St. Stephen’s Catholic Cathedral, the largest Roman Catholic cathedral in Balkans.
    Free time.
    Accommodation and overnight stay in a 3* hotel in Shkoder.

    Day 10

    ALBANIA
    MONTENEGRO

    Breakfast at the hotel.
    Road trip along the Skadar Lake and short breaks for landscape photography.
    Accommodation in a 3 * hotel in Budva.
    Walking tour of the old town center of Budva.
    Free time and overnight stay.

    Day 11

    MONTENEGRO

    Visit to the Ostrog Monastery (17th century), the most popular pilgrimage place in Montenegro and the resting place of the Saint Basil’s relics (Sveti Valisije Ostroški).
    Visit to Cetinje (UNESCO World Heritage Site), the old capital of Montenegro, and The Cetinje Monastery, in which is kept one of the greatest Christian shrines – imperishable right hand of John the Baptist.
    Return to the Budva hotel, free time and overnight stay.

    Day 12

    MONTENEGRO
    BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

    Breakfast at the hotel.
    Road trip along the Boka Kotorska Bay.
    Walking tour of the old town of Kotor (UNESCO World Heritage Site).
    Trip to Trebinje in Bosnia and Herzegovina: excursion through the cultural and historical landmarks.
    Optional
    Visit to the most famous wine cellar of Bosnia and Herzegovina – “Vukoje Cellars” (payment on the spot).
    Accommodation in a 3 * hotel in the city of Trebinje.
    Free time and overnight stay.

    Day 13

    BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
    SERBIA

    Breakfast at the hotel.
    Trip to Bosnia and Herzegovina: visit to Mehmed Paša Sokolović Bridge (1577, UNESCO Cultural Heritage), the historic bridge in Višegrad widely known from book “The Bridge on the Drina”, the best known novel of Serbian writer and winner of the Nobel prize – Ivo Andrić, with a visit to Andrićgrad Town, built after the famous novelist by the famous Serbian film director Emir Kusturica.
    Optional
    Lunch at national restaurant in Andrićgrad (payment on the spot).
    Trip back to Serbia, to the Zlatibor Mountain.
    Visit to the town of Drvengrad, the cultural and tourist complex built by film director Emir Kusturica.
    Accommodation in a 3 * hotel at Zlatibor Mt, free time and overnight stay.

    Day 14

    SERBIA

    After hotel breakfast departure to Belgrade.
    On the way to Belgrade visit to the Church of St. Achilios in Arilje.
    Short trip to Topola for an excursion to the national memorial park on the hill Oplenac, visiting the Church of St. George.
    Accommodation in a 3 * hotel in Belgrade.
    Free time and overnight stay.

    Day 15

    SERBIA

    Breakfast at the hotel and free time.
    Transfer from the Belgrade hotel to the Nikola Tesla Airport.
    NOTE

    • Visits to the monasteries and churches are free of charge, while the contribution to the sanctuary is highly appreciated, as well as the purchase of candles and souvenirs
    • We warmly recommend you to buy souvenirs in the Ohrid’s old town – items made of famous Ohrid pearl, copper, leather and wood

     

    Place Hotel Nights Service
    Belgrade  3* hotel 4 BB
    Niš 3* hotel 1 BB
    Skoplje 3* hotel 1 BB
    Ohrid 3* hotel 2 BB
    Durres 3* hotel 1 BB
    Shkoder 3* hotel 1 BB
    Budva 3* hotel 2 BB
    Trebinje 3* hotel 1 BB
    Zlatibor 3* hotel 1 BB

    *Hotel classification is based on a local star rating

  • Included
    Accommodation in 3 star B&B Hotels, hotel and city taxes, transfer, English speaking tour guide services, excursions by the program, visits and admission fees to the tourist sites by the program, wine tasting with appetizers at local wine cellar in Sremski Karlovci

    Not Included
    Airfare and airport taxes, travel insurance, visa, additional transfer, extra lunch/dinner/wine tasting, additional visits and individual excursions, personal expenses

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