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1 Balkan & Adriatic | 09 Nights / 10 Days
Belgrade – Tivat – Perast – Kotor – Dubrovnik – Mostar – Split – Plitvice Lakes National Park – Zagreb
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2 Balkan Essentials | 06 Nights / 07 Days
Belgrade – Zlatibor – Sarajevo – Trebinje – Dubrovnik
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3 Balkan Grand Circle | 15 Nights / 16 Days
Belgrade – Sibiu – Brasov – Bucharest – Plovdiv – Sofia – Belgrade – Zlatibor – Sarajevo – Trebinje – Dubrovnik
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4 Balkan Grand Circle with Adriatic | 18 Nights / 19 Days
Belgrade – Sibiu – Brasov – Bucharest – Plovdiv – Sofia – Belgrade – Zlatibor – Sarajevo – Trebinje – Dubrovnik – Split – Zagreb
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5 Balkan with Greece | 14 Nights / 15 Days
Belgrade – Zlatibor – Sarajevo – Trebinje – Budva – Tirana – Skopje – Thessaloniki – Athens
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6 Highlights of Balkans | 09 Nights / 10 Days
Belgrade – Zlatibor – Sarajevo – Trebinje – Dubrovnik – Split – Plitvice Lakes National Park – Zagreb
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7 Balkan Extended | 12 Nights / 13 Days
Belgrade – Ljubljana – Portoroz – Rovinj – Plitvice Lakes National Park – Sibenik – Split – Trebinje – Kotor – Dubrovnik
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8 Balkan Extended with Budapest | 13 Nights / 14 Days
Budapest – Zvonko Bogdan Winery – Novi Sad – Belgrade- Zagreb – Otocec – Ljubljana – Postojna Cave – Piran – Portoroz – Pula – Rov – Opatija – Plitvice Lakes National Park – Sibenik – Split – Međugorje – Mostar – Trebinje – Perast – Kotor – Dubrovnik
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9 Balkans Western Tour | 13 Nights / 14 Days
Belgrade – Gora – Sarajevo – Mostar – Trebinje – Kotor – Tirana – Ohrid – Skopje
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10 Balkans with Greece | 17 Nights / 18 Days
Ljubljana – Zagreb – Bihac – Sarajevo – Mostar – Harzegovina – Split – Dubrovnik – Kotor – Budva – Kruje – Tirana – Ohrid – Skopje – Meteora – Kalabaka – Athens
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11 >Best of Greece | 08 Nights / 09 Days
Athens – Mykonos – Santorini
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12 Best of Portugal | 09 Nights / 10 Days
Porto – Braga – Guimaraes – Douro Valley – Coimbra – Tomar & Obidos – Lisbon – Sintra & Cascais – Lisbon
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13 Beautiful Italy | 07 Nights / 08 Days
Rome – Florence – Venice
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14 Best of Athens, Mykonos & Santorini | 09 Nights / 10 Days
Athens – Mykonos – Santorini
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15 Best of Serbia, Romania and Bulgaria | 11 Nights / 12 Days
Belgrade – Timișoara – Sibiu – Sighișoara – Brașov – Bucharest – Veliko Tarnovo – Plovdiv – Sofia – Belgrade
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16 Double Delights: London & Paris | 06 Nights / 07 Days
London – Paris
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17 Discover Matera and Taste of Salento Tour | 09 Nights / 10 Days
Brindisi – Lecce – Maglie – Otranto – Santa Maria Di Leuca (Gallipoli) – Alberobello – Ostuni – Salentao – Matera
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18 Essence of Europe | 10 Nights / 11 Days
Amsterdam – Berlin – Prague – Frankfurt – Bruges
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19 Europe Highlights | 14 Nights / 15 Days
London – Amsterdam – Berlin – Munich – Paris – London
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20 Europe – Let’s Go | 60 Nights / 61 Days
London – Paris – Barcelona – Nice – Lake Como – Interlaken – Venice – Florence – Rome – Sorrento – Amalfi Coast – Ancona – Split – Ljubljana – Budapest – Bratislava – Vienna – Krakow – Prague – Berlin – Copenhagen – Hamburg – Amsterdam – Bruges – London
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21 European Treasures | 21 Nights / 22 Days
Prague – Krakow – Bratislava – Budapest – Ljubljana – Salzburg – Zurich – Paris
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22 Europe’s – Ultimate Bucket List | 28 Nights / 29 Days
Amsterdam – Berlin – Prague – Krakow – Budapest – Ljubljana – Split – Rome – Florence – Nice – Paris
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23 Europe’s 3 Countries in One Week | 06 Nights / 07 Days
Prague – Vienna – Budapest
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24 Europe’s Top 3 cities | 07 Nights / 08 Days
London – Paris – Amsterdam
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25 Europe’s 5-Country Alpine Tour | 09 Nights / 10 Days
Munich – Salzburg – Telfs – St. Moritz to Lucerne via Julier Pass – Lucerne – Liechtenstein – Munich
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26 Europe’s 5 Countries Tour | 08 Nights / 09 Days
Prague – Vienna – Slovenia – Croatia – Italy – Venice – Prague
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27 Europe’s 4 Countries in One Week | 07 Nights / 08 Days
Prague – Vienna – Bratislava- Budapest
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28 Europe’s 7 Countries of Balkans | 13 Nights / 14 Days
Belgrade – Zlatibor – Sarajevo – Trebinje – Budva – Tirana – Skopje – Sofia – Belgrade
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29 Exploring Copenhagen Oslo and Reykjavik With Enchanting Northern Lights | 10 Nights / 11 Days
Copehagen – Oslo – Reykjavik – Golden Circle – Secret Lagoon – Northern Lights – Reykjavik
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30 Germany – Munich, Austrian Alps, Dolomites in a Porsche | 05 Nights / 06 Days
Munich – Austrian Alps – Munich
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31 Germany – Munich to Meran With Charme – The Alpine Crossing Made Easy | 07 Nights / 08 Days
Munich – Murnau – Garmisch-Partenkirchen – Mittenwald – Leutasch – Imst – St. Valentin – Merano – Lake Caldaro – Lake Kaltern – Trento – Riva
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32 Germany, Switzerland, Austria – Classic ALPS | 11 Nights / 12 Days
Munich – Zurich – Lake Geneva – Lausanne – Zermatt – Matterhorn – Interlaken – Innsbruck – Salzburg – Munich
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33 Highlights of Sorrento, Capri and Amalfi Coast | 04 Nights / 05 Days
Naples – Sorrento – Amalfi
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34 Highlights of Romania | 13 Nights / 14 Days
Bucharest – Sibiu – Cluj Napoca – Breb – Maramures – Bucovina – Transylvania – Brasov – Bucharest
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35 Imperial Cities of Europe, 6 Countries | 08 Nights / 09 Days
Budapest – Vienna – Bratislava – Prague – Munich – Salzburg – Hallstatt – Villach – Bled – Ljubljana
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36 Imperial Cities of Europe, 8 Countries | 11 Nights / 12 Days
Belgrade – Budapest – Vienna – Bratislava – Prague – Regensburg – Munich – Salzburg – Hallstatt – Villach – Bled – Ljubljana – Otocec – Zagreb – Indjija – Belgrade
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37 Ireland, Scotland & Northern Lights | 09 Nights / 10 Days
Dublin – Edinburgh – Tromso
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38 Italy – Matera & Apulia Tour | 04 Nights / 05 Days
Bari
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39 Italy with Santorini | 10 Nights / 11 Days
Venice – Rome – Naples – Amalfi Coast – Santorini
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40 Italy – Lakes & Lagoon, Como, Lake Garda & Venice | 05 Nights / 06 Days
Milan – Brescia – Lake Garda – Venice – Padua – Venice
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41 Malta Discovery | 04 Nights / 05 Days
Valletta – Gozo – Comino
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42 Malta and Gozo | 07 Nights / 08 Days
Valletta – Mdina – Gozo – Valletta
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43 Portugal – Highlights of Portugal | 09 Nights / 10 Days
Lisbon – Sintra – Porto – Douro Valley – Porto – Madeira
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44 Portugal – Lisbon Porto and All- inclusive Madeira | 09 Nights / 10 Days
Lisbon – Sintra – Porto – Madeira
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45 Sicily & Malta | 09 Nights / 10 Days
Palermo – Valletta
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46 Sicily Tour from Palermo to Palermo | 07 Nights / 08 Days
Palermo
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47 Italy – Sicily Tour From Palermo to Catania | 05 Nights / 06 Days
Palermo – Catania – Palermo
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48 Scenic Montenegro Cruise | 07 Nights / 08 Days
Tivat – Budva – South Coast – Sveti Stefan Island – Perast – Risan – Kotor – Tivat
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49 Switzerland and Italy with Amalfi Coast | 14 Nights / 15 Days
Zurich – Lucerne – Mt. Titlis – Lucerne – Jungfrau- Interlaken – Grindelwald – Lucerne – Lake Como – Venice – Rome – Naples – Amalfi Coast
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50 Swiss & Italian Escapade | 09 Nights / 10 Days
Zurich – Lucerne – Mt. Titlis – Lucerne – Interlaken – Lake Como – Venice
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PROGRAM – 1
Balkan & Adriatic | 09 Nights / 10 Days
Belgrade – Tivat – Perast – Kotor – Dubrovnik – Mostar – Split – Plitvice Lakes National Park – Zagreb

Day 1: Arrival in Belgrade
Upon arrival in Belgrade, the capital of Serbia, you will be welcomed by your driver and escorted to your hotel. On the short coach ride from the Nikola Tesla airport, sit back, relax and enjoy the sights of New Belgrade with its prominent ‘blocks’ – a classic example of Socialist architecture, built after World War II – and modern business centres, including the imposing Ušće Tower. Along the way, your driver will show you and tell some stories about the Western Gate of Belgrade, the famous Belgrade Arena and the monumental Palace of Serbia. Check-in at your hotel.

Use your free time to rest and prepare for the trip. At 7pm in the hotel reception, you will be greeted by your guide who will introduce himself and provide you with detailed information about the entire trip. You will also meet the other travellers in the group. Overnight.

Day 2: Belgrade Sightseeing // Leisure day
After breakfast, you will embark on a tour (driving and walking) around Belgrade, a capital city well known for its various architectural styles, dynamic history and fantastic views of one of the biggest river confluences in the whole of Europe. Start the tour visiting the Museum of Yugoslav History, a memorial complex devoted to the life and deeds of Josip Broz Tito, the political leader of Yugoslavia. Next, you will pass by the stadium of FC Red Star – the former European and World Cup champions, and proceed to the Temple of Saint Sava, Belgrade’s patron saint. Very much a symbol of the city, this impressive building can be seen from any part of the capital.

After a short break at the Temple’s plateau, the panoramic tour will then take you from Slavija Square, to Saint Mark’s Church, the Serbian National Parliament and White Palace, and on to Republic Square. This most central point of Belgrade is surrounded by such cultural institutions as the National Theatre and National Museum. The tour will then head along the lively Knez Mihailo Street, the main pedestrian and shopping zone, before stopping for a visit to the Orthodox Cathedral Church of Saint Michael the Archangel, which is located just across from the Building of Patriarchate. Your guide will tell you about the tavern around the corner, the oldest in the city and intriguingly known as “?” (Question Mark), before continuing on to Kalemegdan Park and Belgrade Fortress, the most important cultural-historic complex of the city, situated on the confluence of the rivers Sava and Danube.

Belgrade rivers cruise and Zemun and Skadarlia Bohemian night, are available on this day. For more details, please read ‘Optional’ infobox below the itinerary.

Day 3: Belgrade – Fruska Gora – Sremski Karlovci – Novi Sad – Belgrade
Breakfast. Today you will explore the most interesting sights of Vojvodina, a province in the north of Serbia. You will be driven through picturesque scenery and Serbia’s famous wine region towards the ‘Serbian Holy Land’, home to 17 functioning Serbian Orthodox monasteries. You will visit well preserved monastery Krušedol, where you’ll have the opportunity to buy wine and rakija made by the monks.

The tour continues on to Sremski Karlovci. A real gem of Serbian culture and spirituality, Sremski Karlovci feels like a ‘museum town’ with its Baroque centre, the Patriarchal Court, the Orthodox Cathedral of Saint Nicholas and the first Serbian secondary school (gymnasium). It is also famous for wine production and the town’s annual Wineball festival. You will finish your tour of this charming town with a visit and wine tasting at one the region’s most prominent wineries.

Further on the tour, you will visit the 2021 European Capital of Culture, Novi Sad. Located on the historical border of two former empires – the Austro-Hungarian and Ottoman – as a result, the capital of Vojvodina is a multi-cultural city with an interesting mix of architectural influences. On a sightseeing tour around the city, you will walk around the city’s pedestrian zone, past the City Hall, a Catholic church, the old city centre, the former house of Albert Einstein’s wife Mileva, the cultural foundation Matica Srpska and a synagogue. Then you’ll follow the right bank of Danube and visit Petrovaradin, or the so-called ‘Danube’s Gibraltar’, where the fortress is located. Drive back to Belgrade. Overnight.

Day 4: Flight to Montenegro – Perast – Kotor – Dubrovnik
Breakfast. Hotel check-out and transfer to Belgrade Airport for the flight to Tivat, Montenegro. Upon arrival, you’ll take a tour around the Bay of Kotor with its unique landscape, a must-see location for more than 500 cruisers during a year. The best way to explore is a walking tour around the old Mediterranean town of Kotor, a UNESCO site that dates back to the 12th and 14th century. You will have free time to continue wandering around the old paved town and perhaps have lunch in a restaurant on one of romantic squares.

The next stop in Kotor Bay is the town of Perast, little settlement in baroque style. From Perast, you’ll start a relaxing boat ride around the Bay of Kotor to the picturesque island of Our Lady of the Rocks. This manmade island is home to a church with valuable paintings by local artists, silver votive tablets and a famous votive tapestry.
Drive to Dubrovnik. Check-in at the hotel.

Day 5: Dubrovnik Sightseeing // Leisure day
Breakfast. Start walking tour around Dubrovnik, one of the most significant monuments in the world and one of Europe’s best preserved walled cities, known since the 7th century. The old town is surrounded by a 2 km long wall that gives a great opportunity to see old Dubrovnik from above during a one hour relaxing walk; the city’s churches, fortifications and monuments are a real must- see. Dubrovnik has enchanted a lot of famous persons to devote their pieces of art to the city, thus in this city of marble and light coloured stone, you will find numerous art galleries and unique shops. In the historical centre of Dubrovnik, you will visit the main street Stradun, the main square Placa, Pile Gate, the Rector’s Palace, Sponza Palace, the walls of the Old Town, the church of Saint Blaise, the cathedral, the Jesuit church, Orlando’s Column, Big Onofrio’s Fountain, the city port and other hidden gems.

Cable Car Ride and Seafood dinner in Dubrovnik, are available on this day. For more details, please read ‘Optional’ infobox below the itinerary.

Day 6: Dubrovnik – Mostar – Međugorje – Split
Breakfast. Drive along the beautiful Makarska coast – with wonderful views of Croatian islands, wine & olive plantations and stone-made villages towards Mostar. Walking tour around Mostar starts with a visit to the symbol of this city, Balkan TOP 10 and the most photographed sight in the
country – the Old Bridge (a UNESCO protected landmark). You will then proceed to Koski Mehmed Pasha Mosque, the Crooked Bridge and the old tanner’s quarter Tabhana. Free time in Mostar for getting lunch on the banks of the Neretva River, with an amazing view of the bridge that rises above you.

On the way to Split, you will stop for a visit to the famous pilgrimage site of Međugorje. Since 1981, alleged apparitions of the Virgin Mary have been reported in the town and it has become a must- see destination for many travellers to the Balkans. In Međugorje, you will visit the Church of Saint James with the outer altar and statue of Christ.
Drive to Split. Check-in at the hotel.

Day 7: Split – Trogir – Split // Leisure day
Breakfast. Start the sightseeing tour of Split, the largest Dalmatian city, founded 1700 years ago, with a well preserved, enormously rich history. Your guide will lead you through the narrow streets of Diocletian’s Palace (a UNESCO Heritage Site), built in the 4th century for the Roman Emperor Diocletian, and show you former Temple of Jupiter in the central square of the imperial complex. Today, the temple is now the Cathedral of Saint Domnius, regarded as the oldest Catholic cathedral that remains in use in its original structure. You will also pass through the Golden and Silver Gates and walk around lively markets and Riva, the city’s shopping zone.

The afternoon will be devoted to the beautiful town of Trogir, another UNESCO World Heritage Site. If you are a lover of photography, this is the perfect spot for you. Located on a tiny island, it boasts beautiful architecture, stunning sea views and palm trees that spread along its pleasant waterfront promenade. Watch out, or you will find yourself lost in medieval times. Walking its charming streets, you will find yourself immersed in the blend of Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque architecture. Look out for the Cathedral of Saint Lawrence, the Clock Tower, the Loggia, the Land Gate, Kamerlengo Castle and Saint Mark’s Tower. Return to Split.

In the evening, relax in the charming Mediterranean atmosphere and while your free time enjoy dinner in a restaurant by the sea.

Day 8: Split – Sibenik – Zadar – Plitvice Lakes National Park
Breakfast. The tour will then head towards Šibenik, a medieval Venetian city famous for its narrow curvy streets, stone-made houses, stairs and remains of the city walls. It is home to many significant landmarks, among which the Cathedral of Saint James (on the UNESCO World Heritage List), constructed by locals for hundreds of years, has a special place. Šibenik is the perfect place for a short break. Spend your free time strolling through the charming streets and enjoying lunch in a square surrounded by Venetian architecture.

The next stop on your discovery of the Dalmatian coast is Zadar, an ancient city and the oldest continuously inhabited city in Croatian Central Adriatic. With your guide, you will explore this Gothic-Romanesque city on a relaxing walking tour. While you wander down cobbled streets and past old houses, surrounded by ancient city walls and gates, you’ll visit the 12th century Romanesque Church of Saint Mary, the Church of Saint Chrysogonus and the Cathedral of Saint Anastasia. Another must-see on this walking tour is the Sea Organ, an experimental music instrument whose melodies are created by the breaking waves on tubes located underneath a set of marble steps.

In the late afternoon, you will arrive at the famous Plitvice Lakes National Park. In the refreshing atmosphere, you can relax and enjoy dinner either in the hotel restaurant or a local restaurant nearby.

Day 9: Plitvice Lakes National Park – Zagreb
Breakfast. Start exploring Plitvice Lakes National Park, a beautiful park that contains 16 interconnected cascading lakes. On old maps, it was called ‘Devil’s Garden’ and it is the first site in the Balkans to get UNESCO World Heritage status. You will enjoy a 3-hour guided tour that includes a visit to the upper and lower lakes. While swimming is forbidden, you will find the best places for relaxing and contemplating the untouched beauty of this lush paradise.

The final stop on this great Balkan tour is the Croatian capital, Zagreb. This small gem of European culture and civilisation is located in the heart of the continent. Sightseeing around Zagreb, touring the city’s main attractions: Kaptol (the medieval part of Zagreb), the Franciscan monastery and the 13th century Church of Saint Francis. You will also get the chance to walk around Dolac, Zagreb’s best known farmers’ market, and admire the baroque architecture of the 18th century Church of Saint Mary. The tour will end in the heart of Zagreb, at Ban Josip Jelačić’s monument in the square named after him.

Dinner in authentic Croatian restaurants in Zagreb, is available on this day. For more details, please read ‘Optional’ infobox below the itinerary.

Day 10: Depart Zagreb
Breakfast and hotel check-out.
Transfer to Zagreb airport for flight to onward destination.

Cost: USD 4980 Per Person (Double / Twin) Room

Included
– 3 BB in Belgrade in Hotel Royal Inn 4* / Hotel Mark 4* / Hotel Prag 4* or similar
– 2 BB in Dubrovnik in Hotel Lapad 4*/ Grand Hotel Park 4*/ Hotel Uvala 4*/ or similar
– 2 BB in Split in Hotel Globo 4*/ Hotel President 4*/ Hotel Art 4* or similar
– 1 HB in Plitvice Lakes National Park in Hotel Grabovac 3*/ Hotel Macola 3*/ or similar*
– 1 BB in Zagreb in Hotel DoubleTree by Hilton 4* / Hotel International 4* or similar
– Daily breakfast.
– Professional tour guidance throughout the tour
– Tour logistics and organization by licensed incoming agency
– Flight ticket Belgrade – Tivat (Montenegro)
– Airport arrival transfer
– Transportation throughout the tour according to the itinerary
– All sightseeing tours that are included in the itinerary, except those marked as ‘optional excursions’
– Entrance ticket to the Museum of Yugoslav History and monastery Krušedol
– 3 hour tour to Plitvice Lakes National Park includes: entrance tickets, boat ride and tram ride.
– Boat trip from Perast to the island Our Lady of the Rocks
– Taxes.

Excludes
– Personal expenses.
– Camera/video camera fees.
– Medical help.
– Travel insurance.
– Visa If any.

 

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PROGRAM – 2
Balkan Essentials | 06 Nights / 07 Days
Belgrade – Zlatibor – Sarajevo – Trebinje – Dubrovnik

Day 1: Arrival in Belgrade
Upon arrival in Belgrade, the capital of Serbia, you will be welcomed by your driver and escorted to your hotel. On the short coach ride from the Nikola Tesla airport, sit back, relax and enjoy the sights of New Belgrade with its prominent ‘blocks’ – a classic example of Socialist architecture, built after World War II – and modern business centres, including the imposing Ušće Tower. Along the way, your driver will show you and tell some stories about the Western Gate of Belgrade, the famous Belgrade Arena and the monumental Palace of Serbia. Check-in at your hotel.

Use your free time to rest and prepare for the trip. At 7pm in the hotel reception, you will be greeted by your guide who will introduce himself and provide you with detailed information about the entire trip.

For the rest of the evening, we recommend you take a short, leisurely walk through one of the oldest quarters towards the bohemian heart of Belgrade – Skadarlija. In a charming 19th century cobbled street you will find numerous ‘kafanas’ where you can try delicious local specialties while listening to traditional music. Overnight.

Day 2: Belgrade Sightseeing Tour
After breakfast, you will embark on a tour (driving and walking) around Belgrade, a capital city well known for its various architectural styles, dynamic history and fantastic views of one of the biggest river confluences in the whole of Europe. Start the tour visiting the Museum of Yugoslav History, a memorial complex devoted to the life and deeds of Josip Broz Tito, the political leader of Yugoslavia. Next, you will pass by the stadium of FC Red Star – the former European and World Cup champions, and proceed to the Temple of Saint Sava, Belgrade’s patron saint. Very much a symbol of the city, this impressive building can be seen from any part of the capital. After a short break at the Temple’s plateau, the panoramic tour will then take you from Slavija Square, to Saint Mark’s Church, the Serbian National Parliament and White Palace, and on to Republic Square. This most central point of Belgrade is surrounded by such cultural institutions as the National Theatre and National Museum. The tour will then head along the lively Knez Mihailo Street, the main pedestrian and shopping zone, before stopping for a visit to the Orthodox Cathedral Church of Saint Michael the Archangel, which is located just across from the Building of Patriarchate. Your guide will tell you about the tavern around the corner, the oldest in the city and intriguingly known as “?” (Question Mark), before continuing on to Kalemegdan Park and Belgrade Fortress, the most important cultural-historic complex of the city, situated on the confluence of the rivers Sava and Danube.

Day 3: Belgrade – Sargan Eight – Wooden-town – Zlatibor
Breakfast and check-out. Morning departure from Belgrade, heading west towards the picturesque Ovčar-Kablar Gorge, through which the West Morava river meanders. The tour will continue on to Tara National Park, and you will have time to reflect on its beauty from aboard the authentic, retro ‘Nostalgia’ train which runs along the narrow-gauge heritage railway, Šargan Eight. Travelling from the bottom of Šargan mountain on a route shaped like the number eight (hence the name), you will be transported back in time while enjoying the stunning mountain scenery and numerous tunnels and viaducts. At the beginning of the 20th century, the railway used to be a part of the railway from Belgrade to Sarajevo. After enjoying the breathtaking nature, you will arrive at the ethno village Drvengrad (Wooden Town), built by prominent movie director Emir Kusturica. The village, which includes the Mećavnik Hotel, houses, galleries, shops, a cinema and a church, is made of natural materials, mostly wood. Since 2008, the village plays host to the annual Küstendorf Film and Music Festival and Drvengrad has been visited by the likes of Johnny Depp, Monica Belucci, Jim Jarmusch and many others.

After exploring Drvengrad, there will be a short drive to the famous Zlatibor Mountain, home of the first royal resort in Serbia. Here you can enjoy a relaxing walk around the quaint town centre of this picturesque air spa. In the evening, an enjoyable dinner of traditional Serbian food typical of the region will be served in the hotel. Overnight.

Day 4: Zlatibor – Visegrad – Sarajevo
Breakfast and check-out. The tour continues to Bosnia and Herzegovina and a short drive takes you to Višegrad, where Emir Kusturica used his imagination and creativity to build Andrićgrad (also known as Stone Town). It is a cultural centre with numerous buildings and facilities built on the banks of the Drina River near the famous bridge (a monument under the protection of UNESCO). The bridge is referenced in the title of Ivo Andrić’s novel The Bridge on the Drina and in honour of the Nobel Prize winning author, Kusturica’s town was called Andrićgrad (literally translated as Andrić’s Town). In Andrićgrad, the tour will stop for lunch at an unusual restaurant called Zlatna Moruna, the interior of which is decorated with frescoes by well-known artist Bisenija Tereščenko.

After lunch, the tour will continue on to Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Check-in at the hotel. After a short rest, the Sarajevo sightseeing tour will start, covering all the main sights including: Vijećnica or Sarajevo City Hall, the building of which was finished during the Austro- Hungarian period; the old downtown of the city called Baščaršija; the historical and cultural centre of Sarajevo with authentic shops and souqs from the Ottoman era; the Orthodox Church from the 16th century; the Gazi Husrev-bey mosque; the Sahat Tower from the 17th century; and the first public toilet in Europe. Next you will head on to the Latin Bridge where Gavrilo Princip shot the successor to the Austro-Hungarian throne Franz Ferdinand, consequently starting the First World War. After crossing the bridge, you will reach Bezistan, a market complex from the 16th century, and then on to the main pedestrian zone Ferhadiya with the Sarajevo Synagogue from 1580 and a Catholic cathedral from 1881. Return to the hotel and overnight.

Day 5: Sarajevo – Mostar – Blagaj – Trebinje
Breakfast and check-out. Drive to one of the most beautiful cities of the Balkan Peninsula, Mostar. During the walking tour, you will visit the symbol of the city, Balkan TOP 10 and the most photographed sight in the country – the Old Bridge (a UNESCO protected landmark). You will then proceed to Koski Mehmed Pasha Mosque, the Crooked Bridge and the old tanner’s quarter Tabhana. Free time in Mostar for getting lunch on the banks of the Neretva River, with an amazing view of the bridge that rises above you.

The excursion continues to Blagaj (a site on the UNESCO Tentative List), an old town from the 15th century where the Kosača noble family ruled. Blagaj was also the crib of Islam of today’s Bosnia and Herzegovina, when dervish Sari Satluk built a khanqah at the riverhead of Buna. During the short tour, enjoy the view of the monastery located in a fairy-tale environment, beneath the cliffs, on the shores of the emerald green river Buna.

The next destination of the day is Trebinje, a picturesque town with a wonderful mix of sights originating from a mix of different cultures. The tour starts with a visit to Arslanagića Bridge, a dream for artists and photographers alike; this stone bridge with its peaceful atmosphere will take you 400 years back in time. During the leisurely walk through the narrow streets of the old town, you’ll see the most important sights of Trebinje as you make your way to the so called ‘Poet’s Square’ where you can sit under the 115 year old trees, which are the symbol of the town. In this beautiful town, Emir Kusturica, the world famous movie director, made one of his last movies, with Monica Belluci in the leading role. Overnight in the hotel.

Day 6: Trebinje – Perast – Kotor – Dubrovnik
Breakfast and check-out. This day is devoted to the Republic of Montenegro, a country that boasts of rich heritage and immense natural beauty. The Bay of Kotor with its unique landscape is a must- see location for more than 500 cruisers per year. On the way to the marvellous Kotor, you will make a stop at the town of Perast, a little settlement baroque in style. From Perast, you’ll start a relaxing boat ride along the Bay of Kotor to the picturesque island of Our Lady of the Rocks. This manmade island is home to a church with valuable paintings by local artists, silver votive tablets and a famous votive tapestry.

After the boat ride, you will arrive in Kotor, an old Mediterranean town that dates back to the 12th and 14th century. A walking tour will allow you to explore this UNESCO site, including the churches of Saint Nicholas and Saint Luke, the Cathedral of Saint Tryphon and other cultural moments. You will have free time to continue wandering around the old paved town, or have lunch in a restaurant on one of romantic squares.

The next destination is Dubrovnik, one of the most significant monuments in the world and one of Europe’s best preserved walled cities, known since the 7th century. The old town is surrounded by a 2 km long wall that gives a great opportunity to see old Dubrovnik from above during a one hour relaxing walk; the city’s churches, fortifications and monuments are a real must-see. Dubrovnik has enchanted a lot of famous persons to devote their pieces of art to the city, thus in this city of marble and light coloured stone, you will find numerous art galleries and unique shops. In the historical centre of Dubrovnik, you will visit the main street Stradun, the main square Placa, Pile Gate, the Rector’s Palace, Sponza Palace, the walls of the Old Town, the church of Saint Blaise, the cathedral, the Jesuit church, Orlando’s Column, Big Onofrio’s Fountain, the city port and other hidden gems. Hotel check-in and overnight.

Day 7: Departure Dubrovnik
Breakfast and hotel check-out.
Departure transfer to the airport for flight to onward destination.

Cost: USD 2980 Per Person (Double / Twin)

Included
Accommodation
– 2 BB in Belgrade in Hotel Royal Inn 4* / Hotel Mark 4* / Hotel Prag 4* or similar
– 1 HB in Zlatibor in Hotel Palisad standard 4* / Hotel Mir 4* / Hotel Iris 4* or similar
– 1 BB in Sarajevo in Hotel Holiday 4* / Hotel Bosnia 4* / Hotel Old Town 4* or similar
– 1 BB in Trebinje in Hotel Platani 4* / Hotel Central Park 4* / Hotel SL Industry 4* or similar
– 1 BB in Dubrovnik in Hotel Lapad 4* / Grand Hotel Park 4* / Hotel Uvala 4* or similar

Guide
– Professional private tour guidance throughout the tour
– Tour logistics and organization by licensed incoming agency

Meals
– 2 breakfasts in a hotel in Belgrade
– 1 breakfast and 1 dinner in a hotel at Zlatibor
– 1 breakfast in a hotel in Sarajevo
– 1 breakfast in a hotel in Trebinje
– 1 breakfast in a hotel in Dubrovnik

Transport
– Airport arrival transfer
– Private transportation throughout the tour according to the itinerary

Others
– All sightseeing tours and transfers that are written in the itinerary
– Entrance tickets to the Museum of Yugoslav History*, Wooden-town and Blagaj
– Ticket for the 90-minute ride on the Museum Train – Šargan Eight**
– Boat trip from Perast to the island Our Lady of the Rocks
– All taxes.

*Museum of Yugoslav History is closed on Modays
**Due to the limited capacity of the Museum Train – Šargan Eight, in case of unavailability or due to the bad weather conditions during winter months, tickets will not be booked, and the customer will be refunded an amount of ticket price (10€). After/before the booking, the agency may, by costumer’s request, within 48 hours, inform the customer whether the agency will reserve the requested tickets.

Excludes
– Personal expenses.
– Camera/video camera fees.
– Medical help.
– Travel insurance.
– Visa If any.

 

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PROGRAM – 3
Balkan Grand Circle | 15 Nights / 16 Days
Belgrade – Sibiu – Brasov – Bucharest – Plovdiv – Sofia – Belgrade – Zlatibor – Sarajevo – Trebinje – Dubrovnik

Day 1: Arrival to Belgrade
Upon arrival in Belgrade, the capital of Serbia, you will be welcomed by your driver and escorted to your hotel. On the short coach ride from the Nikola Tesla airport, sit back, relax and enjoy the sights of New Belgrade with its prominent ‘blocks’ – a classic example of Socialist architecture, built after World War II – and modern business centres, including the imposing Ušće Tower. Along the way, your driver will show you and tell some stories about the Western Gate of Belgrade, the famous Belgrade Arena and the monumental Palace of Serbia. Check-in at your hotel.

Use your free time to rest and prepare for the trip. At 7pm in the hotel reception, you will be greeted by your guide who will introduce himself and provide you with detailed information about the entire trip. For the rest of the evening, we recommend you take a short, leisurely walk through one of the oldest quarters towards the bohemian heart of Belgrade – Skadarlija. In a charming 19th century cobbled street you will find many numerous ‘kafanas’ where you can try delicious local specialties while listening to traditional music.
Overnight.

Day 2: Belgrade Great Sightseeing Tour // Leisure day
After breakfast, you will embark on a tour (driving and walking) around Belgrade, a capital city well known for its various architectural styles, dynamic history and fantastic views of one of the biggest river confluences in the whole of Europe. Start the tour visiting the Museum of Yugoslav History, a memorial complex devoted to the life and deeds of Josip Broz Tito, the political leader of Yugoslavia. Next, you will pass by the stadium of FC Red Star – the former European and World Cup champions, and proceed to the Temple of Saint Sava, Belgrade’s patron saint. Very much a symbol of the city, this impressive building can be seen from any part of the capital.

After a short break at the Temple’s plateau, the panoramic tour will then take you from Slavija Square, to Saint Mark’s Church, the Serbian National Parliament and White Palace, and on to Republic Square. This most central point of Belgrade is surrounded by such cultural institutions as the National Theatre and National Museum. The tour will then head along the lively Knez Mihailo Street, the main pedestrian and shopping zone, before stopping for a visit to the Orthodox Cathedral Church of Saint Michael the Archangel, which is located just across from the Building of Patriarchate. Your guide will tell you about the tavern around the corner, the oldest in the city and intriguingly known as “?” (Question Mark), before continuing on to Kalemegdan Park and Belgrade Fortress, the most important cultural-historic complex of the city, situated on the confluence of the rivers Sava and Danube.

Optional excursions – Belgrade rivers cruise and Zemun and Skadarlia Bohemian night, are available on this day. For more details, please read ‘Optional’ infobox below the itinerary.

Day 3: Belgrade – Fruška Gora – Sremski Karlovci – Novi Sad – Belgrade
Breakfast. On this tour, you will explore the most interesting sights of Vojvodina, a province in the north of Serbia. You will be driven through picturesque scenery and Serbia’s famous wine region towards the ‘Serbian Holy Land’, home to 17 functioning Serbian Orthodox monasteries. You will visit well preserved monastery Krušedol, where you’ll have the opportunity to buy wine and rakija made by the monks.

The tour continues on to town of Sremski Karlovci. A real gem of Serbian culture and spirituality, Sremski Karlovci feels like a ‘museum town’ with its Baroque centre, the Patriarchal Court, the Orthodox Cathedral of Saint Nicholas and the first Serbian secondary school (gymnasium). It is
also famous for wine production and the town’s annual Wineball festival. You will finish your tour of this charming town with a visit and wine tasting at one the region’s most prominent wineries.

Further on the tour, you will visit the 2021 European Capital of Culture, Novi Sad. Located on the historical border of two former empires – the Austro-Hungarian and Ottoman – as a result, the capital of Vojvodina is a multi-cultural city with an interesting mix of architectural influences. On a sightseeing tour around the city, you will walk around the city’s pedestrian zone, past the City Hall, a Catholic church, the old city centre, the former house of Albert Einstein’s wife Mileva, the cultural foundation Matica Srpska and a synagogue. Then you’ll follow the right bank of Danube and visit Petrovaradin, or the so-called ‘Danube’s Gibraltar’, where the fortress is located. Drive back to Belgrade. Overnight.

Day 4: Belgrade – Timișoara – Sibiu
Breakfast. Hotel check-out. The tour continues to Timișoara, the largest city in western Romania and one that has been influenced by many cultures. The charm of this city, settled on the northern bank of the River Bega, lies in its distinctive architectural character and vibrant cultural life, and it is frequently referred to as ‘Little Vienna’. Its historical significance is further confirmed by the fact that it was the first European city to have electric street lighting. A guided tour will leave from Unirii Square, the city’s main square surrounded by beautiful mediaeval buildings among which the Catholic Cathedral of Saint George is a decorative highlight. The tour will take you to Liberty Square, Victory Square home to the Romanian National Opera and National Theatre, and the 15th century Huniade Castle which today represents the best example of Gothic architecture in this region.

Continue on to Sibiu, the European Capital of Culture in 2007. Before sightseeing tour check-in to the hotel and take a short rest.

Sibiu was the largest and richest of seven fortified towns built by German settlers in the 12th century. In Sibiu, the first hospital and pharmacy in Romania were established, the first Romanian book was printed and the oldest museum in Romania, the Brukenthal National Museum, was built.
The wealth acquired by the trade guilds of Sibiu was used to build impressive buildings and
fortification, and today the old town has retained its former splendour. Parts of the mediaeval walls still surround the historic centre, where narrow streets intersect 17th century buildings. During the tour you will visit the Large Square with Brukenthal National Museum, the Small Square, the Council Tower, the Bridge of Lies, Stairs Passage and the Orthodox Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, modelled on the magnificent Agia Sofia. Overnight.

Day 5: Sibiu – Sighișoara – Brașov
Breakfast and check-out. From Sibiu you will travel to Sighișoara, a town in Transylvania, with a history dating back to the 1100s. With cobbled streets and colourful buildings, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is a must during your visit to Romania. Sighișoara is also famous as the birthplace of Vlad III, also known as Vlad the Impaler or Vlad Dracula. His birthplace is still there, marked with the placard ‘Casa Vlad Dracul’. You will also see the Church of the Dominican Monastery, the Clock Tower, Saint Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, the Tailors’ Tower, the Covered Stairway and other important sights.

The tour continues to Brașov. Founded by the Teutonic Knights in the 13th century and built as one of the seven walled citadels, this amazing city exudes a distinctive mediaeval setting and has been used as a backdrop in many recent films. Numerous mediaeval towers continue to glitter over the city. Between them sparkles baroque buildings and churches, while relaxed cafés line the main square, Piaţa Sfatului. In Brașov, your sightseeing will start with the story of the main square and the House of Council (Casa Sfatului). You will then walk down one of the narrowest streets in the world toward the Gothic style cathedral Biserica Neagră, famously called the Black Church, and further on to Catherine’s Gate, the only original city gate to survive from mediaeval times. After a pleasant afternoon spent in this picturesque city, check-in to the hotel. Overnight.

Day 6: Brașov – Bran Castle – Peleș Castle – Bucharest
After breakfast, check-out and drive through the beautiful landscape to Bran Castle, the former residence of the Romanian royal family and commonly known as Dracula’s Castle. The fairy-tale appearance of this gothic fortress built in the 13th century, set strategically atop a 60 metre cliff, provides visitors with an irresistible journey back to middle ages and an era that housed Bram Stoker’s horror novel, entitled ‘Dracula’. Stoker was fascinated by stories of the dark mysteries of the Carpathian Mountains and the legend of Vlad Cepes, a Romanian hero known as a very cruel ruler, and used it all as inspiration for his world-famous novel. Thanks to the fact that Vlad the Impaler was held as a prisoner in this beautiful mediaeval castle, a belief was created that Bran Castle is the place where Stoker placed his story and it became known as Dracula’s Castle.

Afternoon hours will be devoted to the visit to Sinaia and Peleș Castle. When King Carol I of Romania visited the location on which the beautiful Peleș Castle now stands, he was amazed by the stunning scenery of the Carpathian Mountains that surrounded it. The royal family decided to build their summer residence there and they made a splendid creation of noble taste and intelligent engineering. The castle, with its stunning turrets, great attention to detail and unbelievable views across the mountains, is considered a Neo-Renaissance masterpiece. In addition to the magnificent exterior with hand-painted stained glass windows and numerous sculptures surrounding the castle, the interior of over 160 rooms was decorated by more than 400 artisans and artists.

After sightseeing, you will depart for the Romanian capital, Bucharest. Hotel check-in and free time. Overnight.

Day 7: Bucharest Sightseeing Tour // Leisure day
Breakfast. Start the sightseeing tour of Bucharest. Known for its wide, tree-lined boulevards, glorious Belle Époque buildings and a reputation for the high life (which in the 1900s earned it the nickname of ‘Little Paris’), today Bucharest is a bustling metropolis. While exploring this magnificent city adorned with parks, you will see the fascinating blend of French, Byzantine and communist architecture in the many stylish building. Though much of the centre is modern and garish, you will find splendid 17th and 18th century Orthodox churches and graceful art nouveau villas tucked away in quiet corners.

You will visit all of the city’s best-known sights, including the Piața Unirii for a view of the colossal Palace of the Parliament, the second-largest building in the world (after the Pentagon). From there, the tour continues to the mediaeval Old Town, one of Bucharest’s earliest settlements, which has been the seat of Romanian princes. You will see the Old Princely Court and its church, the peaceful Stavropoleos Monastery, Lipscani Street and the National Museum of Romanian History. Continue toward the Calea Victoriei Avenue, and see the beautiful French-style buildings. When you arrive at Revolution Square, hear the story about what communist rule meant for Romania and how this square earned its name, and don’t forget to take a photo in front of many of its important sights.

In the afternoon, use your free time to rest or head to the old city centre and enjoy the open air terraces, bars, coffee shops, pubs and clubs that can be found at every turn. This is the perfect place to go out for dinner and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of Bucharest while sipping Țuică, Romania’s national drink made from plums.

Day 8: Bucharest – Rock-Hewn Churches of Ivanovo – Arbanasi – Veliko Tarnovo
Breakfast and check-out. Start the day tour of Northern Bulgaria and visit its most important sights. As soon as you enter the territory of Bulgaria close to the village of Ivanovo, you will visit the UNESCO World Heritage site, a complex of rock-hewn churches, chapels, monasteries and cells. This is where the first hermits dug out their cells and churches in the rock during the 12th century. The 14th century murals are wonderful examples of mediaeval art and testify to the exceptional skill of the Bulgarian artists. Admire and find out why this authentic preserved heritage is attractive and popular with tourists.

Continue your tour with a short photo stop in the small village of Arbanasi, an architectural and museum reserve. A picturesque open-air museum of cultural heritage includes 80 houses, some of which still have original Ottoman decor and design. If you are lucky you may catch performance by traditional Bulgarian dancers, with colourful costumes and positive energy. In this small village you can also visit one of its five churches, which together house more than 3,600 frescoes.

The final stop of the day will take you back in time to the rise and fall of the mighty capital of the Second Bulgarian Empire (1185 — 1396). By walking the winding cobblestone streets of Veliko Tarnovo, you will learn and feel how its proud population lived under Turkish rule, developed fabulous architectural masterpieces and established a cohesive and powerful craftsmen’s guild. The legends and stories, interesting history and picturesque location of Veliko Tarnovo and the Tsarevets fortress have gained them numerous admirers in both Bulgaria and abroad, making the region a top tourist attraction in the Balkans.
Check-in to the hotel and free time to enjoy the evening in this charming town. Overnight.

Day 9: Veliko Tarnovo – Etar Ethno Village – Plovdiv Sightseeing – Sofia
Breakfast and check-out from the hotel. Drive to the Open Air Ethnographic Museum Etar, which contains a collection of 50 objects including water-powered installations and houses with craftsmen’s workshops. The complex exhibits the architecture, way of life and economy of central Bulgaria during the Bulgarian National Revival. Using original instruments and following old traditions, it presents the Bulgarian customs, culture and characteristics of 20 regional crafts. Etar has gained popularity for being the only unique collection of old water-powered machines in Bulgaria, 10 of which are still active today and work as they would have done back in the day, and it is considered one of the best kept active technical collections in European open air museums.

Continue the tour and explore the beautiful and ancient city of Plovdiv, one of the oldest cities in Europe and the European Capital of Culture for 2019. Located on the banks of the Marica River and built around seven hills, the city has a cultural mix of different civilisations and a unique blend of architectural elements, itself a museum under the open sky. You will visit one of its most famous landmarks, the architectural complex of the Ancient Plovdiv, where many beautiful houses from the time of the Bulgarian Renaissance have been preserved and restored. The most significant monument of the cultural capital of Bulgaria is certainly the Ancient Theatre of Philippopolis; built in the 2nd century with perfect acoustics, in which theatrical performances, concerts and various cultural events are still held today. You will also visit the Roman Stadium and the Church of Saint Constantine and Helena before finishing the tour in Kapana, the creative heart of the city and a pedestrian area full of shops, restaurants and galleries.

Drive to Sofia and check-in to the hotel.

Optional excursion – Dinner at a traditional restaurant, is available on this day. For more details, please read ‘Optional’ infobox below the itinerary.

Day 10: Sofia Sightseeing – Rila Monastery (optional) // Leisure day
Breakfast. Today, you will explore Sofia, a modern, youthful Eastern European capital, distinguished by a unique combination of communist-style architecture, Ottoman mosques and onion-domed churches.

The home to many of Bulgaria’s finest museums, galleries and restaurants, Sofia will reveal to you its most interesting landmarks, such as the impressive Saint Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, the colourful Church of Saint Nicholas the Miracle-Maker, the Ivan Vazov National Theatre, the Church of Saint George, the Banya Bashi Mosque, the Sofia Synagogue, the National Palace of Culture and Largo, one of the prime examples of Socialist Classicism architecture and one of the Sofia’s main landmarks.

Optional excursion – Half-day tour of Rila Monastery, is available on this day. For more details, please read ‘Optional’ infobox below the itinerary.

Day 11: Sofia – Niš – Belgrade
Breakfast and check-out. Return to Serbia, this time to the eastern region, of which the city of Niš is the most important destination. Niš, mostly known for being the birthplace of the Roman Emperor Constantine the Great, is a crossroad between East and West and therefore sometimes called the ‘Gate of East and West’. As the host of the most visited jazz festival of Southeast Europe, you will remember it for its frequent restaurants and cafés, always filled with the warmth and hospitality of the local people. During the tour of Niš, you will see several unique sights of global significance. The most important landmark of Niš is the archaeological park Mediana (temporarily closed), a cultural property of exceptional importance as it contains the remains of the residence of one of the most important Roman emperors, Constantine the Great. Another landmark you won’t forget easily is Skull Tower. Made of 952 human skulls, it is one of the most macabre historical sites in the world. You will also visit the Niš Fortress, the largest monument in the city of Niš and the best preserved Turkish military fortress in Serbia, located in the city centre, on the bank of the Nišava River.

At the end of the tour, head to the cobbled Tinkers Alley and feel the spirit of the only remaining part of Niš’s old čaršija (market), now home to numerous cafés and restaurants. For an authentic local experience try the grilled meat, arguably the best in the country.

After an exciting day, drive to Serbia’s capital city, Belgrade. Check-in to the hotel. Overnight.

Day 12: Belgrade – Šargan Eight – Wooden-town – Zlatibor
Breakfast and check-out. Morning departure from Belgrade, heading west towards the picturesque Ovčar-Kablar Gorge, through which the West Morava River meanders. The tour will continue on to Tara National Park, and you will have time to reflect on its beauty from aboard the authentic, retro ‘Nostalgia’ train which runs along the narrow gauge heritage railway, Šargan Eight. Travelling from the bottom of Šargan mountain on route shaped like the number eight (hence the name), you will be transported back in time while enjoying the stunning mountain scenery and numerous tunnels and viaducts.

At the beginning of the 20th century, the railway used to be a part of the railway from Belgrade to Sarajevo.

After enjoying the breathtaking nature, you will arrive at the ethno village Drvengrad (Wooden Town), built by prominent movie director Emir Kusturica. The village, which includes the Mećavnik Hotel, houses, galleries, shops, a cinema and a church, is made of natural materials, mostly wood. Since 2008, the village plays host to the annual Küstendorf Film and Music Festival and Drvengrad has been visited by the likes of Johnny Depp, Monica Belucci, Jim Jarmusch and many others.

After exploring Drvengrad, there will be a short drive to the famous Zlatibor Mountain, home of the first royal resort in Serbia. Here you can enjoy a relaxing walk around the quaint town centre of this picturesque air spa. In the evening, an enjoyable dinner of traditional Serbian food typical of the region will be served in the hotel. Overnight.

Day 13: Zlatibor – Višegrad – Sarajevo
Breakfast and check-out. The tour continues to Bosnia and Herzegovina and a short drive takes you to Višegrad, where Emir Kusturica used his imagination and creativity to build Andrićgrad (also known as Stone Town). It is a cultural centre with numerous buildings and facilities built on the banks of the Drina river near the famous bridge (a monument under the protection of UNESCO).
The bridge is referenced in the title of Ivo Andrić’s novel The Bridge on the Drina and in honour of the Nobel Prize winning author, Kusturica’s town was called Andrićgrad (literally translated as Andrić’s Town). In Andrićgrad, the tour will stop for lunch at an unusual restaurant called Zlatna Moruna, the interior of which is decorated with frescoes by well-known artist Biseniya Tereshchenko.

After lunch, the tour will continue on to Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Check-in at the hotel. After a short rest, the Sarajevo sightseeing tour will start, covering all the main sights including: Vijećnica or Sarajevo City Hall, the building of which was finished during the Austro- Hungarian period; the old downtown of the city called Bashcharshiya; the historical and cultural centre of Sarajevo with authentic shops and souqs from the Ottoman era; the Orthodox Church from the 16th century; the Gazi Husrev-bey mosque; the Sahat Tower from the 17th century; and the first public toilet in Europe. Next you will head on to the Latin Bridge where Gavrilo Princip shot the successor to the Austro-Hungarian throne Franz Ferdinand, consequently starting the First World War.

After crossing the bridge, you will reach Bezistan, a market complex from the 16th century, and then on to the main pedestrian zone Ferhadiya with the Sarajevo Synagogue from 1580 and a Catholic cathedral from 1881. Return to the hotel and overnight.

Day 14: Sarajevo – Mostar – Blagaj – Trebinje
Breakfast and check-out. Drive to one of the most beautiful cities of the Balkan Peninsula, Mostar. During the walking tour, you will visit the symbol of the city, Balkan TOP 10 and the most photographed sight in the country – the Old Bridge (a UNESCO protected landmark). You will then proceed to Koski Mehmed Pasha Mosque, the Crooked Bridge and the old tanner’s quarter Tabhana. Free time in Mostar for getting lunch on the banks of the Neretva river, with an amazing view of the bridge that rises above you.

The excursion continues to Blagaj (a site on the UNESCO Tentative List), an old town from the 15th century where the Kosača noble family ruled. Blagaj was also the crib of Islam of today’s Bosnia and Herzegovina, when dervish Sari Satluk built a khanqah at the riverhead of Buna. During the short tour, enjoy the view of the monastery located in a fairy-tale environment, beneath the cliffs, on the shores of the emerald green river Buna.

The next destination of the day is Trebinje, a picturesque town with a wonderful mix of sights originating from a mix of different cultures. The tour starts with a visit to Arslanagića Bridge, a dream for artists and photographers alike; this stone bridge with its peaceful atmosphere will take you 400 years back in time. During the leisurely walk through the narrow streets of the old town, you’ll see the most important sights of Trebinje as you make your way to the so called ‘Poet’s Square’ where you can sit under the 115 year old trees, which are the symbol of the town. In this beautiful town, Emir Kusturica, the world famous movie director, made one of his last movies, with Monica Belluci in the leading role. Overnight in the hotel.

Day 15: Trebinje – Perast – Kotor – Dubrovnik
Breakfast and check-out. This day is devoted to the Republic of Montenegro, a country that boasts of rich heritage and immense natural beauty. The Bay of Kotor with its unique landscape is a must- see location for more than 500 cruisers per year. On the way to the marvellous Kotor, you will make a stop at the town of Perast, a little settlement baroque in style. From Perast, you’ll start a relaxing boat ride along the Bay of Kotor to the picturesque island of Our Lady of the Rocks. This manmade island is home to a church with valuable paintings by local artists, silver votive tablets and a famous votive tapestry.

After the boat ride, you will arrive in Kotor, an old Mediterranean town that dates back to the 12th and 14th century. A walking tour will allow you to explore this UNESCO site, including the churches of Saint icholas and Saint Luke, the Cathedral of Saint Tryphon and other cultural moments. You will have free time to continue wandering around the old paved town, or have lunch in a restaurant on one of romantic squares.

The next destination is Dubrovnik, one of the most significant monuments in the world and one of Europe’s best preserved walled cities, known since the 7th century. The old town is surrounded by a 2 km long wall that gives a great opportunity to see old Dubrovnik from above during a one hour relaxing walk; the city’s churches, fortifications and monuments are a real must-see. Dubrovnik has enchanted a lot of famous persons to devote their pieces of art to the city, thus in this city of marble and light coloured stone, you will find numerous art galleries and unique shops. In the historical centre of Dubrovnik, you will visit the main street Stradun, the main square Placa, Pile Gate, the Rector’s Palace, Sponza Palace, the walls of the Old Town, the church of Saint Blaise, the cathedral, the Jesuit church, Orlando’s Column, Big Onofrio’s Fountain, the city port and other hidden gems. Hotel check-in and overnight.

Day 16: De[art Dubrovnik
Breakfast and hotel check-out.
Transfer to the airport.

Cost: USD 6979 Per Person (Double / Twin) Room.

Included
Accommodation
– 4 BB in Belgrade in Hotel Royal Inn 4* / Hotel Mark 4* / Hotel Prag 4* or similar
– 1 BB in Sibiu in Hotel Best Western Silva 4* / Hotel Continental Forum 4* / Hotel Mercure Sibiu Airport 4* or similar
– 1 BB in Brașov in Grand Hotel Belvedere 4* / Hotel Golden Time 4* / Hotel Ambient 4* or similar
– 2 BB in Bucharest in Hotel Capital Plaza 4* / Hotel Parliament 4* / Hotel Ambasador 4* or similar
– 1 BB in Veliko Tarnovo in Hotel Premier 4* / Hotel Tsarevets 3* / Hotel Alegro 3* or similar
– 2 BB in Sofia in Hotel BW Premier Collection City 4* / Best Western Terminus Hotel 4* / Triada Hotel 4* or similar
– 1 HB in Zlatibor in Hotel Palisad standard 4* / Hotel Mir 4* / Hotel Iris 4* or similar
– 1 BB in Sarajevo in Hotel Holiday 4* / Hotel Bosnia 4* / Hotel Old Town 4* or similar
– 1 BB in Trebinje in Hotel Platani 4* / Hotel Central Park 4* / Hotel SL Industry 4* or similar
– 1 BB in Dubrovnik in Hotel Lapad 4* / Grand Hotel Park 4* / Hotel Uvala 4* or similar

Guide
– Professional private tour guidance throughout the tour
– Tour logistics and organization by licensed incoming agency

Meals
– 4 breakfasts in a hotel in Belgrade
– 1 breakfast in a hotel in Sibiu
– 1 breakfast in a hotel in Brasov
– 2 breakfasts in a hotel in Bucharest
– 1 breakfast in a hotel in Veliko Tarnovo
– 2 breakfasts in a hotel in Sofia
– 1 breakfast and 1 dinner in a hotel at Zlatibor
– 1 breakfast in a hotel in Sarajevo
– 1 breakfast in a hotel in Trebinje
– 1 breakfast in a hotel in Dubrovnik

Transport
– Airport arrival transfer
– Private transportation throughout the tour according to the itinerary.

Others
– Airport arrival transfer
– All sightseeing tours and transfers that are written in this program, except those marked as optional tours
– Entrance tickets to the Museum of Yugoslav History*, monastery Krušedol, Skull Tower, Bran Castle, Peleș Castle, Open Air Ethnographic Museum “Etar”, Wooden-town and Blagaj
– Ticket for the 90-minutes ride on Museum Train – Šargan Eight**
– Boat trip from Perast to the island of Our Lady of the Rocks
– 1 bottle of water (0.5 l) daily for each passenger
– All taxes.

*Museum of Yugoslav History is closed on Mondays
**Due to the limited capacity of the Museum Train – Šargan Eight, in case of unavailability, tickets will not be booked, and the customer will be refunded an amount of ticket price (10€). After/before the booking, the agency may, by costumer’s request, within 48 hours, inform the customer whether the agency will reserve the requested tickets.

Excludes
– Personal expenses.
– Camera/video camera fees.
– Medical help.
– Travel insurance.
– Visa If any.

 

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PROGRAM – 4
Balkan Grand Circle with Adriatic | 18 Nights / 19 Days
Belgrade – Sibiu – Brasov – Bucharest – Plovdiv – Sofia – Belgrade – Zlatibor – Sarajevo – Trebinje – Dubrovnik – Split – Zagreb

Day 1: Arrival to Belgrade
Upon arrival in Belgrade, the capital of Serbia, you will be welcomed by your driver and escorted to your hotel. On the short coach ride from the Nikola Tesla airport, sit back, relax and enjoy the sights of New Belgrade with its prominent ‘blocks’ – a classic example of Socialist architecture, built after World War II – and modern business centres, including the imposing Ušće Tower. Along the way, your driver will show you and tell some stories about the Western Gate of Belgrade, the famous Belgrade Arena and the monumental Palace of Serbia. Check-in at your hotel.
Use your free time to rest and prepare for the trip. At 7pm in the hotel reception, you will be greeted by your guide who will introduce himself and provide you with detailed information about the entire trip. For the rest of the evening, we recommend you take a short, leisurely walk through one of the oldest quarters towards the bohemian heart of Belgrade – Skadarlija. In a charming 19th century cobbled street you will find many numerous ‘kafanas’ where you can try delicious local specialties while listening to traditional music.
Overnight.

Day 2: Belgrade Great Sightseeing Tour // Leisure day
After breakfast, you will embark on a tour (driving and walking) around Belgrade, a capital city well known for its various architectural styles, dynamic history and fantastic views of one of the biggest river confluences in the whole of Europe. Start the tour visiting the Museum of Yugoslav History, a memorial complex devoted to the life and deeds of Josip Broz Tito, the political leader of Yugoslavia. Next, you will pass by the stadium of FC Red Star – the former European and World Cup champions, and proceed to the Temple of Saint Sava, Belgrade’s patron saint. Very much a symbol of the city, this impressive building can be seen from any part of the capital.
After a short break at the Temple’s plateau, the panoramic tour will then take you from Slavija Square, to Saint Mark’s Church, the Serbian National Parliament and White Palace, and on to Republic Square. This most central point of Belgrade is surrounded by such cultural institutions as the National Theatre and National Museum. The tour will then head along the lively Knez Mihailo Street, the main pedestrian and shopping zone, before stopping for a visit to the Orthodox Cathedral Church of Saint Michael the Archangel, which is located just across from the Building of Patriarchate. Your guide will tell you about the tavern around the corner, the oldest in the city and intriguingly known as “?” (Question Mark), before continuing on to Kalemegdan Park and Belgrade Fortress, the most important cultural-historic complex of the city, situated on the confluence of the rivers Sava and Danube.
Optional excursions – Belgrade rivers cruise and Zemun and Skadarlia Bohemian night, are available on this day. For more details, please read ‘Optional’ infobox below the itinerary.

Day 3: Belgrade – Fruška Gora – Sremski Karlovci – Novi Sad – Belgrade
Breakfast. On this tour, you will explore the most interesting sights of Vojvodina, a province in the north of Serbia. You will be driven through picturesque scenery and Serbia’s famous wine region towards the ‘Serbian Holy Land’, home to 17 functioning Serbian Orthodox monasteries. You will visit well preserved monastery Krušedol, where you’ll have the opportunity to buy wine and rakija made by the monks.
The tour continues on to town of Sremski Karlovci. A real gem of Serbian culture and spirituality, Sremski Karlovci feels like a ‘museum town’ with its Baroque centre, the Patriarchal Court, the Orthodox Cathedral of Saint Nicholas and the first Serbian secondary school (gymnasium). It is
also famous for wine production and the town’s annual Wineball festival. You will finish your tour of this charming town with a visit and wine tasting at one the region’s most prominent wineries.
Further on the tour, you will visit the 2021 European Capital of Culture, Novi Sad. Located on the historical border of two former empires – the Austro-Hungarian and Ottoman – as a result, the capital of Vojvodina is a multi-cultural city with an interesting mix of architectural influences. On a sightseeing tour around the city, you will walk around the city’s pedestrian zone, past the City Hall, a Catholic church, the old city centre, the former house of Albert Einstein’s wife Mileva, the cultural foundation Matica Srpska and a synagogue. Then you’ll follow the right bank of Danube and visit Petrovaradin, or the so-called ‘Danube’s Gibraltar’, where the fortress is located. Drive back to Belgrade. Overnight.

Day 4: Belgrade – Timișoara – Sibiu
Breakfast. Hotel check-out. The tour continues to Timișoara, the largest city in western Romania and one that has been influenced by many cultures. The charm of this city, settled on the northern bank of the River Bega, lies in its distinctive architectural character and vibrant cultural life, and it is frequently referred to as ‘Little Vienna’. Its historical significance is further confirmed by the fact that it was the first European city to have electric street lighting. A guided tour will leave from Unirii Square, the city’s main square surrounded by beautiful mediaeval buildings among which the Catholic Cathedral of Saint George is a decorative highlight. The tour will take you to Liberty Square, Victory Square home to the Romanian National Opera and National Theatre, and the 15th century Huniade Castle which today represents the best example of Gothic architecture in this region.
Continue on to Sibiu, the European Capital of Culture in 2007. Before sightseeing tour check-in to the hotel and take a short rest.
Sibiu was the largest and richest of seven fortified towns built by German settlers in the 12th century. In Sibiu, the first hospital and pharmacy in Romania were established, the first Romanian book was printed and the oldest museum in Romania, the Brukenthal National Museum, was built.
The wealth acquired by the trade guilds of Sibiu was used to build impressive buildings and
fortification, and today the old town has retained its former splendour. Parts of the mediaeval walls still surround the historic centre, where narrow streets intersect 17th century buildings. During the tour you will visit the Large Square with Brukenthal National Museum, the Small Square, the Council Tower, the Bridge of Lies, Stairs Passage and the Orthodox Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, modelled on the magnificent Agia Sofia. Overnight.

Day 5: Sibiu – Sighișoara – Brașov
Breakfast and check-out. From Sibiu you will travel to Sighișoara, a town in Transylvania, with a history dating back to the 1100s. With cobbled streets and colourful buildings, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is a must during your visit to Romania. Sighișoara is also famous as the birthplace of Vlad III, also known as Vlad the Impaler or Vlad Dracula. His birthplace is still there, marked with the placard ‘Casa Vlad Dracul’. You will also see the Church of the Dominican Monastery, the Clock Tower, Saint Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, the Tailors’ Tower, the Covered Stairway and other important sights.
The tour continues to Brașov. Founded by the Teutonic Knights in the 13th century and built as one of the seven walled citadels, this amazing city exudes a distinctive mediaeval setting and has been used as a backdrop in many recent films. Numerous mediaeval towers continue to glitter over the city. Between them sparkles baroque buildings and churches, while relaxed cafés line the main square, Piaţa Sfatului. In Brașov, your sightseeing will start with the story of the main square and the House of Council (Casa Sfatului). You will then walk down one of the narrowest streets in the world toward the Gothic style cathedral Biserica Neagră, famously called the Black Church, and further on to Catherine’s Gate, the only original city gate to survive from mediaeval times. After a pleasant afternoon spent in this picturesque city, check-in to the hotel. Overnight.

Day 6: Brașov – Bran Castle – Peleș Castle – Bucharest
After breakfast, check-out and drive through the beautiful landscape to Bran Castle, the former residence of the Romanian royal family and commonly known as Dracula’s Castle. The fairy-tale appearance of this gothic fortress built in the 13th century, set strategically atop a 60 metre cliff, provides visitors with an irresistible journey back to middle ages and an era that housed Bram Stoker’s horror novel, entitled ‘Dracula’. Stoker was fascinated by stories of the dark mysteries of the Carpathian Mountains and the legend of Vlad Cepes, a Romanian hero known as a very cruel ruler, and used it all as inspiration for his world-famous novel. Thanks to the fact that Vlad the Impaler was held as a prisoner in this beautiful mediaeval castle, a belief was created that Bran Castle is the place where Stoker placed his story and it became known as Dracula’s Castle.
Afternoon hours will be devoted to the visit to Sinaia and Peleș Castle. When King Carol I of Romania visited the location on which the beautiful Peleș Castle now stands, he was amazed by the stunning scenery of the Carpathian Mountains that surrounded it. The royal family decided to build their summer residence there and they made a splendid creation of noble taste and intelligent engineering. The castle, with its stunning turrets, great attention to detail and unbelievable views across the mountains, is considered a Neo-Renaissance masterpiece. In addition to the magnificent exterior with hand-painted stained glass windows and numerous sculptures surrounding the castle, the interior of over 160 rooms was decorated by more than 400 artisans and artists.
After sightseeing, you will depart for the Romanian capital, Bucharest. Hotel check-in and free time. Overnight.

Day 7: Bucharest Sightseeing Tour // Leisure day
Breakfast. Start the sightseeing tour of Bucharest. Known for its wide, tree-lined boulevards, glorious Belle Époque buildings and a reputation for the high life (which in the 1900s earned it the nickname of ‘Little Paris’), today Bucharest is a bustling metropolis. While exploring this magnificent city adorned with parks, you will see the fascinating blend of French, Byzantine and communist architecture in the many stylish building. Though much of the centre is modern and garish, you will find splendid 17th and 18th century Orthodox churches and graceful art nouveau villas tucked away in quiet corners.
You will visit all of the city’s best-known sights, including the Piața Unirii for a view of the colossal Palace of the Parliament, the second-largest building in the world (after the Pentagon). From there, the tour continues to the mediaeval Old Town, one of Bucharest’s earliest settlements, which has been the seat of Romanian princes. You will see the Old Princely Court and its church, the peaceful Stavropoleos Monastery, Lipscani Street and the National Museum of Romanian History. Continue toward the Calea Victoriei Avenue, and see the beautiful French-style buildings. When you arrive at Revolution Square, hear the story about what communist rule meant for Romania and how this square earned its name, and don’t forget to take a photo in front of many of its important sights.
In the afternoon, use your free time to rest or head to the old city centre and enjoy the open air terraces, bars, coffee shops, pubs and clubs that can be found at every turn. This is the perfect place to go out for dinner and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of Bucharest while sipping Țuică, Romania’s national drink made from plums.

Day 8: Bucharest – Rock-Hewn Churches of Ivanovo – Arbanasi – Veliko Tarnovo
Breakfast and check-out. Start the day tour of Northern Bulgaria and visit its most important sights. As soon as you enter the territory of Bulgaria close to the village of Ivanovo, you will visit the UNESCO World Heritage site, a complex of rock-hewn churches, chapels, monasteries and cells. This is where the first hermits dug out their cells and churches in the rock during the 12th century. The 14th century murals are wonderful examples of mediaeval art and testify to the exceptional skill of the Bulgarian artists. Admire and find out why this authentic preserved heritage is attractive and popular with tourists.
Continue your tour with a short photo stop in the small village of Arbanasi, an architectural and museum reserve. A picturesque open-air museum of cultural heritage includes 80 houses, some of which still have original Ottoman decor and design. If you are lucky you may catch performance by traditional Bulgarian dancers, with colourful costumes and positive energy. In this small village you can also visit one of its five churches, which together house more than 3,600 frescoes.
The final stop of the day will take you back in time to the rise and fall of the mighty capital of the Second Bulgarian Empire (1185 — 1396). By walking the winding cobblestone streets of Veliko Tarnovo, you will learn and feel how its proud population lived under Turkish rule, developed fabulous architectural masterpieces and established a cohesive and powerful craftsmen’s guild. The legends and stories, interesting history and picturesque location of Veliko Tarnovo and the Tsarevets fortress have gained them numerous admirers in both Bulgaria and abroad, making the region a top tourist attraction in the Balkans.
Check-in to the hotel and free time to enjoy the evening in this charming town. Overnight.

Day 9: Veliko Tarnovo – Etar Ethno Village – Plovdiv Sightseeing – Sofia
Breakfast and check-out from the hotel. Drive to the Open Air Ethnographic Museum Etar, which contains a collection of 50 objects including water-powered installations and houses with craftsmen’s workshops. The complex exhibits the architecture, way of life and economy of central Bulgaria during the Bulgarian National Revival. Using original instruments and following old traditions, it presents the Bulgarian customs, culture and characteristics of 20 regional crafts. Etar has gained popularity for being the only unique collection of old water-powered machines in Bulgaria, 10 of which are still active today and work as they would have done back in the day, and it is considered one of the best kept active technical collections in European open air museums.
Continue the tour and explore the beautiful and ancient city of Plovdiv, one of the oldest cities in Europe and the European Capital of Culture for 2019. Located on the banks of the Marica River and built around seven hills, the city has a cultural mix of different civilisations and a unique blend of architectural elements, itself a museum under the open sky. You will visit one of its most famous landmarks, the architectural complex of the Ancient Plovdiv, where many beautiful houses from the time of the Bulgarian Renaissance have been preserved and restored. The most significant monument of the cultural capital of Bulgaria is certainly the Ancient Theatre of Philippopolis; built in the 2nd century with perfect acoustics, in which theatrical performances, concerts and various cultural events are still held today. You will also visit the Roman Stadium and the Church of Saint Constantine and Helena before finishing the tour in Kapana, the creative heart of the city and a pedestrian area full of shops, restaurants and galleries.
Drive to Sofia and check-in to the hotel.

Optional excursion – Dinner at a traditional restaurant, is available on this day. For more details, please read ‘Optional’ infobox below the itinerary.

Day 10: Sofia Sightseeing – Rila Monastery (optional) // Leisure day
Breakfast. Today, you will explore Sofia, a modern, youthful Eastern European capital, distinguished by a unique combination of communist-style architecture, Ottoman mosques and onion-domed churches.
The home to many of Bulgaria’s finest museums, galleries and restaurants, Sofia will reveal to you its most interesting landmarks, such as the impressive Saint Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, the colourful Church of Saint Nicholas the Miracle-Maker, the Ivan Vazov National Theatre, the Church of Saint George, the Banya Bashi Mosque, the Sofia Synagogue, the National Palace of Culture and Largo, one of the prime examples of Socialist Classicism architecture and one of the Sofia’s main landmarks.
Optional excursion – Half-day tour of Rila Monastery, is available on this day. For more details, please read ‘Optional’ infobox below the itinerary.

Day 11: Sofia – Niš – Belgrade
Breakfast and check-out. Return to Serbia, this time to the eastern region, of which the city of Niš is the most important destination. Niš, mostly known for being the birthplace of the Roman Emperor Constantine the Great, is a crossroad between East and West and therefore sometimes called the ‘Gate of East and West’. As the host of the most visited jazz festival of Southeast Europe, you will remember it for its frequent restaurants and cafés, always filled with the warmth and hospitality of the local people. During the tour of Niš, you will see several unique sights of global significance. The most important landmark of Niš is the archaeological park Mediana (temporarily closed), a cultural property of exceptional importance as it contains the remains of the residence of one of the most important Roman emperors, Constantine the Great. Another landmark you won’t forget easily is Skull Tower. Made of 952 human skulls, it is one of the most macabre historical sites in the world. You will also visit the Niš Fortress, the largest monument in the city of Niš and the best preserved Turkish military fortress in Serbia, located in the city centre, on the bank of the Nišava River.
At the end of the tour, head to the cobbled Tinkers Alley and feel the spirit of the only remaining part of Niš’s old čaršija (market), now home to numerous cafés and restaurants. For an authentic local experience try the grilled meat, arguably the best in the country.
After an exciting day, drive to Serbia’s capital city, Belgrade. Check-in to the hotel. Overnight.

Day 12: Belgrade – Šargan Eight – Wooden-town – Zlatibor
Breakfast and check-out. Morning departure from Belgrade, heading west towards the picturesque Ovčar-Kablar Gorge, through which the West Morava River meanders. The tour will continue on to Tara National Park, and you will have time to reflect on its beauty from aboard the authentic, retro ‘Nostalgia’ train which runs along the narrow gauge heritage railway, Šargan Eight. Travelling from the bottom of Šargan mountain on route shaped like the number eight (hence the name), you will be transported back in time while enjoying the stunning mountain scenery and numerous tunnels and viaducts.
At the beginning of the 20th century, the railway used to be a part of the railway from Belgrade to Sarajevo.
After enjoying the breathtaking nature, you will arrive at the ethno village Drvengrad (Wooden Town), built by prominent movie director Emir Kusturica. The village, which includes the Mećavnik Hotel, houses, galleries, shops, a cinema and a church, is made of natural materials, mostly wood. Since 2008, the village plays host to the annual Küstendorf Film and Music Festival and Drvengrad has been visited by the likes of Johnny Depp, Monica Belucci, Jim Jarmusch and many others.
After exploring Drvengrad, there will be a short drive to the famous Zlatibor Mountain, home of the first royal resort in Serbia. Here you can enjoy a relaxing walk around the quaint town centre of this picturesque air spa. In the evening, an enjoyable dinner of traditional Serbian food typical of the region will be served in the hotel. Overnight.

Day 13: Zlatibor – Višegrad – Sarajevo
Breakfast and check-out. The tour continues to Bosnia and Herzegovina and a short drive takes you to Višegrad, where Emir Kusturica used his imagination and creativity to build Andrićgrad (also known as Stone Town). It is a cultural centre with numerous buildings and facilities built on the banks of the Drina River near the famous bridge (a monument under the protection of UNESCO). The bridge is referenced in the title of Ivo Andrić’s novel The Bridge on the Drina and in honour of the Nobel Prize winning author, Kusturica’s town was called Andrićgrad (literally translated as Andrić’s Town). In Andrićgrad, the tour will stop for lunch at an unusual restaurant called Zlatna Moruna, the interior of which is decorated with frescoes by well-known artist Bisenija Tereščenko.
After lunch, the tour will continue on to Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Check-in at the hotel. After a short rest, the Sarajevo sightseeing tour will start, covering all the main sights including: Vijećnica or Sarajevo City Hall, the building of which was finished during the Austro- Hungarian period; the old downtown of the city called Baščarpija; the historical and cultural centre of Sarajevo with authentic shops and souqs from the Ottoman era; the Orthodox Church from the 16th century; the Gazi Husrev-bey mosque; the Sahat Tower from the 17th century; and the first public toilet in Europe. Next you will head on to the Latin Bridge where Gavrilo Princip shot the successor to the Austro-Hungarian throne Franz Ferdinand, consequently starting the First World War.
After crossing the bridge, you will reach Bezistan, a market complex from the 16th century, and then on to the main pedestrian zone Ferhadiya with the Sarajevo Synagogue from 1580 and a Catholic cathedral from 1881. Return to the hotel and overnight.

Day 14: Sarajevo – Mostar – Blagaj – Trebinje
Breakfast and check-out. Drive to one of the most beautiful cities of the Balkan Peninsula, Mostar. During the walking tour, you will visit the symbol of the city, Balkan TOP 10 and the most photographed sight in the country – the Old Bridge (a UNESCO protected landmark). You will then proceed to Koski Mehmed Pasha Mosque, the Crooked Bridge and the old tanner’s quarter Tabhana. Free time in Mostar for getting lunch on the banks of the Neretva River, with an amazing view of the bridge that rises above you.
The excursion continues to Blagaj (a site on the UNESCO Tentative List), an old town from the 15th century where the Kosača noble family ruled. Blagaj was also the crib of Islam of today’s Bosnia and Herzegovina, when dervish Sari Satluk built a khanqah at the riverhead of Buna. During the short tour, enjoy the view of the monastery located in a fairy-tale environment, beneath the cliffs, on the shores of the emerald green river Buna.
The next destination of the day is Trebinje, a picturesque town with a wonderful mix of sights originating from a mix of different cultures. The tour starts with a visit to Arslanagića Bridge, a dream for artists and photographers alike; this stone bridge with its peaceful atmosphere will take you 400 years back in time. During the leisurely walk through the narrow streets of the old town, you’ll see the most important sights of Trebinje as you make your way to the so called ‘Poet’s Square’ where you can sit under the 115 year old trees, which are the symbol of the town. In this beautiful town, Emir Kusturica, the world famous movie director, made one of his last movies, with Monica Belluci in the leading role. Overnight in the hotel.

Day 15: Trebinje – Perast – Kotor – Dubrovnik
Breakfast and check-out. This day is devoted to the Republic of Montenegro, a country that boasts of rich heritage and immense natural beauty. The Bay of Kotor with its unique landscape is a must- see location for more than 500 cruisers per year. On the way to the marvellous Kotor, you will make a stop at the town of Perast, a little settlement baroque in style. From Perast, you’ll start a relaxing boat ride along the Bay of Kotor to the picturesque island of Our Lady of the Rocks. This manmade island is home to a church with valuable paintings by local artists, silver votive tablets and a famous votive tapestry.
After the boat ride, you will arrive in Kotor, an old Mediterranean town that dates back to the 12th and 14th century. A walking tour will allow you to explore this UNESCO site, including the churches of Saint icholas and Saint Luke, the Cathedral of Saint Tryphon and other cultural moments. You will have free time to continue wandering around the old paved town, or have lunch in a restaurant on one of romantic squares.
The next destination is Dubrovnik, one of the most significant monuments in the world and one of Europe’s best preserved walled cities, known since the 7th century. The old town is surrounded by a 2 km long wall that gives a great opportunity to see old Dubrovnik from above during a one hour relaxing walk; the city’s churches, fortifications and monuments are a real must-see. Dubrovnik has enchanted a lot of famous persons to devote their pieces of art to the city, thus in this city of marble and light coloured stone, you will find numerous art galleries and unique shops. In the historical centre of Dubrovnik, you will visit the main street Stradun, the main square Placa, Pile Gate, the Rector’s Palace, Sponza Palace, the walls of the Old Town, the church of Saint Blaise, the cathedral, the Jesuit church, Orlando’s Column, Big Onofrio’s Fountain, the city port and other hidden gems. Hotel check-in and overnight.

Day 16: Dubrovnik – Split
Breakfast. Start sightseeing tour of Dubrovnik, one of the most significant monuments in the world and one of Europe’s best preserved walled cities, known since the 7th century. The old town is surrounded by a 2 km long wall that gives a great opportunity to see old Dubrovnik from above during a one hour relaxing walk; the city’s churches, fortifications and monuments are a real must- see. Dubrovnik has enchanted a lot of famous persons to devote their pieces of art to the city, thus in this city of marble and light coloured stone, you will find numerous art galleries and unique shops. In the historical centre of Dubrovnik, you will visit the main street Stradun, the main square Placa, Pile Gate, the Rector’s Palace, Sponza Palace, the walls of the Old Town, the church of Saint Blaise, the cathedral, the Jesuit church, Orlando’s Column, Big Onofrio’s Fountain, the city port and other hidden gems. At the end of the tour, you will have time to sit and enjoy a coffee at one of the charming piazzas or explore Dubrovnik on your own.
At 2pm we continue further. Drive along the beautiful Makarska coast – with wonderful views of Croatian islands, wine & olive plantations and stone-made villages. Afternoon arrival in Split, the largest Dalmatian city, founded 1700 years ago, with a well preserved, enormously rich history. Check-in at your hotel. In the evening, relax in the charming Mediterranean atmosphere and while your free time enjoy coffee or dinner in a restaurant by the sea.

Day 17: Split – Sibenik – Plitvice Lakes National Park
Breakfast and check-out. Split sightseeing tour – your guide will lead you through the narrow streets of Diocletian’s Palace (a UNESCO Heritage Site), built in the 4th century for the Roman Emperor Diocletian, and show you former Temple of Jupiter in the central square of the imperial complex. Today, the temple is now the Cathedral of Saint Domnius, regarded as the oldest Catholic cathedral that remains in use in its original structure. You will also pass through the Golden and Silver Gates and walk around lively markets and Riva, the city’s shopping zone.
The tour will then head towards Plitvice, with a short break in Šibenik, a medieval Venetian city famous for its narrow curvy streets, stone-made houses, stairs and remains of the city walls. It is home to many significant landmarks, among which the Cathedral of Saint James (on the UNESCO World Heritage List), constructed by locals for hundreds of years, has a special place. Šibenik is the perfect place for a short break. Spend your free time strolling through the charming streets and enjoying lunch in a square surrounded by Venetian architecture.
In the late afternoon, you will arrive at world-famous destination – Plitvice Lakes National Park. In the refreshing atmosphere, you can relax and enjoy dinner either in the hotel restaurant or a local restaurant nearby.

Day 18: Plitvice Lakes National Park – Zagreb
Breakfast. Start exploring Plitvice Lakes National Park, a beautiful park that contains 16 interconnected cascading lakes. On old maps, it was called ‘Devil’s Garden’ and it is the first site in the Balkans to get UNESCO World Heritage status. You will enjoy a 3-hour guided tour that includes a visit to the upper and lower lakes. While swimming is forbidden, you will find the best places for relaxing and contemplating the untouched beauty of this lush paradise.
The final stop on this great Balkan tour is the Croatian capital, Zagreb. This small gem of European culture and civilisation is located in the heart of the continent. Sightseeing around Zagreb, touring the city’s main attractions: Kaptol (the medieval part of Zagreb), the Franciscan monastery and the 13th century Church of Saint Francis. You will also get the chance to walk around Dolac, Zagreb’s best known farmers’ market, and admire the baroque architecture of the 18th century Church of Saint Mary. The tour will end in the heart of Zagreb, at Ban Josip Jelačić’s monument in the square named after him.

Day 19: Depart Zagreb
Breakfast and hotel check-out.
Transfer to the airport for flight to onward destination.

Cost: USD 8590 Per Person (Double / Twin) Room.

Included
Accommodation
– 4 BB in Belgrade in Hotel Royal Inn 4* / Hotel Mark 4* / Hotel Prag 4* or similar
– 1 BB in Sibiu in Hotel Best Western Silva 4* / Hotel Continental Forum 4* / Hotel Mercure Sibiu Airport 4* or similar
– 1 BB in Brașov in Grand Hotel Belvedere 4* / Hotel Golden Time 4* / Hotel Ambient 4* or similar
– 2 BB in Bucharest in Hotel Capital Plaza 4* / Hotel Parliament 4* / Hotel Ambasador 4* or similar
– 1 BB in Veliko Tarnovo in Hotel Premier 4* / Hotel Tsarevets 3* / Hotel Alegro 3* or similar
– 2 BB in Sofia in Hotel BW Premier Collection City 4* / Best Western Terminus Hotel 4* / Triada Hotel 4* or similar
– 1 HB in Zlatibor in Hotel Palisad standard 4* / Hotel Mir 4* / Hotel Iris 4* or similar
– 1 BB in Sarajevo in Hotel Holiday 4* / Hotel Bosnia 4* / Hotel Old Town 4* or similar
– 1 BB in Trebinje in Hotel Platani 4* / Hotel Central Park 4* / Hotel SL Industry 4* or similar
– 1 BB in Dubrovnik in Hotel Lapad 4* / Grand Hotel Park 4* / Hotel Uvala 4* or similar
– 1 BB in Split in Hotel Globo 4*/ Hotel President 4*/ Hotel Art 4* or similar
– 1 HB in Plitvice Lakes National Park in Hotel Grabovac 3*/ Hotel Macola 3*/ or similar*
– 1 BB in Zagreb in Hotel DoubleTree by Hilton 4* / Hotel International 4* or similar

Guide
– Professional private tour guidance throughout the tour
– Tour logistics and organization by licensed incoming agency

Meals
– 4 breakfasts in a hotel in Belgrade
– 1 breakfast in a hotel in Sibiu
– 1 breakfast in a hotel in Brasov
– 2 breakfasts in a hotel in Bucharest
– 1 breakfast in a hotel in Veliko Tarnovo
– 2 breakfasts in a hotel in Sofia
– 1 breakfast and 1 dinner in a hotel at Zlatibor
– 1 breakfast in a hotel in Sarajevo
– 1 breakfast in a hotel in Trebinje
– 1 breakfast in a hotel in Dubrovnik
– 1 breakfast in a hotel in Split
– 1 breakfast and 1 dinner in a hotel in Plitvice National Park
– 1 breakfast in a hotel in Zagreb

Transport
– Airport arrival transfer
– Private transportation throughout the tour according to the itinerary

Others
– Airport arrival transfer
– All sightseeing tours and transfers that are written in this program, except those marked as optional tours
– Entrance tickets to the Museum of Yugoslav History*, monastery Krušedol, Skull Tower, Bran Castle, Peleș Castle, Open Air Ethnographic Museum “Etar”, Wooden-town and Blagaj
– Ticket for the 90-minutes ride on Museum Train – Šargan Eight**
– 3 hour tour to Plitvice Lakes National Park: includes entrance tickets, boat ride and tram ride
– Boat trip from Perast to the island of Our Lady of the Rocks
– 1 bottle of water (0.5 l) daily for each passenger
– All taxes.

*Museum of Yugoslav History is closed on Mondays
**Due to the limited capacity of the Museum Train – Sargan eight, in case of unavailability, tickets will not be booked, and the customer will be refunded an amount of ticket price (10€). After/before the booking, the agency may, by costumer’s request, within 48 hours, inform the customer whether the agency will reserve the requested tickets.

Excludes
– Personal expenses.
– Camera/video camera fees.
– Medical help.
– Travel insurance.
– Visa If any.

 

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PROGRAM – 5
Balkan with Greece | 14 Nights / 15 Days
Belgrade – Zlatibor – Sarajevo – Trebinje – Budva – Tirana – Skopje – Thessaloniki – Athens

Day 1: Arrival to Belgrade
Upon arrival in Belgrade, the capital of Serbia, you will be welcomed by your driver and escorted to your hotel. On the short coach ride from the Nikola Tesla airport, sit back, relax and enjoy the sights of New Belgrade with its prominent ‘blocks’ – a classic example of Socialist architecture, built after World War II – and modern business centres, including the imposing Ušće Tower. Along the way, your driver will show you and tell some stories about the Western Gate of Belgrade, the famous Belgrade Arena and the monumental Palace of Serbia. Check-in at your hotel.
Use your free time to rest and prepare for the trip. At 7pm in the hotel reception, you will be greeted by your guide who will introduce himself and provide you with detailed information about the entire trip. For the rest of the evening, we recommend you take a short, leisurely walk through one of the oldest quarters towards the bohemian heart of Belgrade – Skadarlija. In a charming 19th century cobbled street you will find many numerous ‘kafanas’ where you can try delicious local specialties while listening to traditional music. Overnight.

Day 2: Belgrade – Fruška Gora – Sremski Karlovci – Novi Sad – Belgrade
Breakfast. On this tour, you will explore the most interesting sights of Vojvodina, a province in the north of Serbia. You will be driven through picturesque scenery and Serbia’s famous wine region towards the ‘Serbian Holy Land’, home to 17 functioning Serbian Orthodox monasteries. You will visit well preserved monastery Krušedol, where you’ll have the opportunity to buy wine and rakija made by the monks.
The tour continues on to town of Sremski Karlovci. A real gem of Serbian culture and spirituality, Sremski Karlovci feels like a ‘museum town’ with its Baroque centre, the Patriarchal Court, the Orthodox Cathedral of Saint Nicholas and the first Serbian secondary school (gymnasium). It is also famous for wine production and the town’s annual Wineball festival. You will finish your tour of this charming town with a visit and wine tasting at one the region’s most prominent wineries.
Further on the tour, you will visit the 2021 European Capital of Culture, Novi Sad. Located on the historical border of two former empires – the Austro-Hungarian and Ottoman – as a result, the capital of Vojvodina is a multi-cultural city with an interesting mix of architectural influences. On a sightseeing tour around the city, you will walk around the city’s pedestrian zone, past the City Hall, a Catholic church, the old city centre, the former house of Albert Einstein’s wife Mileva, the cultural foundation Matica Srpska and a synagogue. Then you’ll follow the right bank of Danube and visit Petrovaradin, or the so-called ‘Danube’s Gibraltar’, where the fortress is located. Drive back to Belgrade. Overnight.

Day 3: Belgrade Great Sightseeing Tour // Leisure day
After breakfast, you will embark on a tour (driving and walking) around Belgrade, a capital city well known for its various architectural styles, dynamic history and fantastic views of one of the biggest river confluences in the whole of Europe. Start the tour visiting the Museum of Yugoslav History, a memorial complex devoted to the life and deeds of Josip Broz Tito, the political leader of Yugoslavia. Next, you will pass by the stadium of FC Red Star – the former European and World Cup champions, and proceed to the Temple of Saint Sava, Belgrade’s patron saint. Very much a symbol of the city, this impressive building can be seen from any part of the capital.
After a short break at the Temple’s plateau, the panoramic tour will then take you from Slavija Square, to Saint Mark’s Church, the Serbian National Parliament and White Palace, and on to Republic Square. This most central point of Belgrade is surrounded by such cultural institutions as the National Theatre and National Museum. The tour will then head along the lively Knez Mihailo Street, the main pedestrian and shopping zone, before stopping for a visit to the Orthodox Cathedral Church of Saint Michael the Archangel, which is located just across from the Building of Patriarchate. Your guide will tell you about the tavern around the corner, the oldest in the city and intriguingly known as “?” (Question Mark), before continuing on to Kalemegdan Park and Belgrade Fortress, the most important cultural-historic complex of the city, situated on the confluence of the rivers Sava and Danube.

Day 4: Belgrade – Šargan Eight – Wooden-town – Zlatibor
Breakfast and check-out. Morning departure from Belgrade, heading west towards the picturesque Ovčar-Kablar Gorge, through which the West Morava River meanders. The tour will continue on to Tara National Park, and you will have time to reflect on its beauty from aboard the authentic, retro ‘Nostalgia’ train which runs along the narrow-gauge heritage railway, Šargan Eight.
Travelling from the bottom of Šargan mountain on route shaped like the number eight (hence the name), you will be transported back in time while enjoying the stunning mountain scenery and numerous tunnels and viaducts. At the beginning of the 20th century, the railway used to be a part of the railway from Belgrade to Sarajevo. After enjoying the breathtaking nature, you will arrive at the ethno village Drvengrad (Wooden Town), built by prominent movie director Emir Kusturica. The village, which includes the Mećavnik Hotel, houses, galleries, shops, a cinema and a church, is made of natural materials, mostly wood. Since 2008, the village plays host to the annual Küstendorf Film and Music Festival and Drvengrad has been visited by the likes of Johnny Depp, Monica Belucci, Jim Jarmusch and many others.
After exploring Drvengrad, there will be a short drive to the famous Zlatibor Mountain, home of the first royal resort in Serbia. Here you can enjoy a relaxing walk around the quaint town centre of this picturesque air spa. In the evening, an enjoyable dinner of traditional Serbian food typical of the region will be served in the hotel.

Day 5: Zlatibor – Višegrad – Sarajevo
Breakfast and check-out. The tour continues to Bosnia and Herzegovina and a short drive takes you to Višegrad, where Emir Kusturica used his imagination and creativity to build Andrićgrad (also known as Stone Town). It is a cultural centre with numerous buildings and facilities built on the banks of the Drina River near the famous bridge (a monument under the protection of UNESCO). The bridge is referenced in the title of Ivo Andrić’s novel The Bridge on the Drina and in honour of the Nobel Prize winning author, Kusturica’s town was called Andrićgrad (literally translated as Andrić’s Town). In Andrićgrad, the tour will stop for lunch at an unusual restaurant called Zlatna Moruna, the interior of which is decorated with frescoes by well-known artist Bisenija Tereščenko.
After lunch, the tour will continue on to Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Check-in at the hotel. After a short rest, the Sarajevo sightseeing tour will start, covering all the main sights including: Vijećnica or Sarajevo City Hall, the building of which was finished during the Austro- Hungarian period; the old downtown of the city called Baščaršija; the historical and cultural centre of Sarajevo with authentic shops and souqs from the Ottoman era; the Orthodox Church from the 16th century; the Gazi Husrev-bey mosque; the Sahat Tower from the 17th century; and the first public toilet in Europe. Next you will head on to the Latin Bridge where Gavrilo Princip shot the successor to the Austro-Hungarian throne Franz Ferdinand, consequently starting the First World War.
After crossing the bridge, you will reach Bezistan, a market complex from the 16th century, and then on to the main pedestrian zone Ferhadiya with the Sarajevo Synagogue from 1580 and a Catholic cathedral from 1881. Return to the hotel and overnight.

Day 6: Sarajevo – Mostar – Blagaj – Trebinje
Breakfast and check-out. Drive to one of the most beautiful cities of the Balkan Peninsula, Mostar. During the walking tour, you will visit the symbol of the city, Balkan TOP 10 and the most photographed sight in the country – the Old Bridge (a UNESCO protected landmark). You will then proceed to Koski Mehmed Pasha Mosque, the Crooked Bridge and the old tanner’s quarter Tabhana. Free time in Mostar for getting lunch on the banks of the Neretva River, with an amazing view of the bridge that rises above you.
The excursion continues to Blagaj (a site on the UNESCO Tentative List), an old town from the 15th century where the Kosača noble family ruled. Blagaj was also the crib of Islam of today’s Bosnia and Herzegovina, when dervish Sari Satluk built a khanqah at the riverhead of Buna. During the short tour, enjoy the view of the monastery located in a fairy-tale environment, beneath the cliffs, on the shores of the emerald green river Buna.
The next destination of the day is Trebinje, a picturesque town with a wonderful mix of sights originating from a mix of different cultures. The tour starts with a visit to Arslanagića Bridge, a dream for artists and photographers alike; this stone bridge with its peaceful atmosphere will take you 400 years back in time. During the leisurely walk through the narrow streets of the old town, you’ll see the most important sights of Trebinje as you make your way to the so called ‘Poet’s Square’ where you can sit under the 115 year old trees, which are the symbol of the town. In this beautiful town, Emir Kusturica, the world famous movie director, made one of his last movies, with Monica Belluci in the leading role. Overnight in the hotel.

Day 7: Trebinje – Dubrovnik – Budva
Breakfast and check – out. Drive and arrival in Dubrovnik, one of the most significant monuments in the world and one of Europe’s best preserved walled cities, known since the 7th century. The old town is surrounded by a 2 km long wall that gives a great opportunity to see old Dubrovnik from above during a one hour relaxing walk; the city’s churches, fortifications and monuments are a real must-see. Dubrovnik has enchanted a lot of famous persons to devote their pieces of art to the city, thus in this city of marble and light coloured stone, you will find numerous art galleries and unique shops. In the historical centre of Dubrovnik, you will visit the main street Stradun, the main square Placa, Pile Gate, the Rector’s Palace, Sponza Palace, the walls of the Old Town, the church of Saint Blaise, the cathedral, the Jesuit church, Orlando’s Column, Big Onofrio’s Fountain, the city port and other hidden gems.
Drive to Budva, the town known as the tourist capital of Montenegro and for all the right reasons. Highlights include walk through the mediaeval cobbled streets of Budva’s Old Town, a cocktail on the warm sandy beach and incredible views of the natural beauty of Budva, the bay and neighbouring islands. Located on a small peninsula, the Old Town represents a treasure chest of cultural heritage. Along the narrow streets and around the squares you will find famous buildings such as the Church of the Holy Trinity, which houses the tomb of the exquisite writer Stjepan Mitrov Ljubiša, and the churches of Saint Ivan, Santa Maria in Punta and Saint Sava. At the end of the tour, you will have some free time and we suggest using it to enjoy some fresh seafood and local wines at one of the many restaurants. Check–in to the hotel. Overnight.

Day 8: Budva – Kotor – Budva // Leisure day
Breakfast. Today you will head to the Bay of Kotor. With its unique landscape, it is a must-see location for more than 500 cruisers during a year. Our first stop a stop will be at the town of Perast, little settlement in baroque style. From Perast you’ll start a relaxing boat ride along Boka Kotorska Bay to picturesque island of Our Lady of the Rock. This manmade Island hosts a church with valuable paintings of local artists, silver votive tablets and a famous votive tapestry.
After the boat ride, you will continue to Kotor, an old Mediterranean town that dates back to the 12th and 14th century. A walking tour will allow you to explore this UNESCO site, including the churches of Saint Nicholas and Saint Luke, the Cathedral of Saint Tryphon and other cultural moments. You will have free time to continue wandering around the old paved town, or have lunch in a restaurant on one of romantic squares.
Back to Budva and free time for individual activities and enjoying in modern Mediterranean town. Overnight.

Day 9: Budva – Shkodër – Tirana
Breakfast and check-out. The tour continues through pristine nature, a national park and past Lake Skadar, the largest lake in Southern Europe. The Albanian spirit is best felt by visiting charming town of Shkodër, one of the oldest towns in Europe, unique by its narrow streets, stone walls and ancient houses. At the entrance of the town, the tour will start with a visit to the remains of the Venetian fortress Rozafa, one of the biggest and most famous castles in Albania. It rises imposingly on a rocky hill, surrounded by the Buna and Drina rivers, and offers amazing views of Shkodër, Lake Skadar and its water-intersected surroundings. Continue on the tour to the centre of the town, walking through the well preserved and most popular pedestrian street Kole Idromeno towards the other sights of the town, including the Ebu Bekr Mosque, the Orthodox Cathedral of the Nativity and the monument of Mother Teresa.
Drive to Tirana, the capital city of Albania as well as its largest city. Situated on the banks of the Lana River, Tirana has outstanding architecture, wide boulevards, parks, shops and cafés. The heart of Tirana is the Skanderbeg Square, where you will find many important ministry buildings, as well as the National Opera, the National Bank and the National Library. The square is dominated by a statue of Lord Skanderbeg, an Albanian hero and symbol of freedom and independence.
During the sightseeing tour, you will be introduced to the architecture of the Mussolini period and see the city’s most important landmarks, including the Et’hem Bey Mosque, the National Museum of History, the Clock Tower and the Presidential Palace. As you stroll through the central part of the city, you can enjoy the many murals and works of art painted on the buildings by various artists and understand why Tirana is known as ‘the city of colourful buildings’.
Check-in to the hotel. Overnight.

Day 10: Tirana – Elbasan – Ohrid – Skopje
Breakfast and check-out. On the way to North Macedonia, we will make a stop in Elbasan, the third largest city in Albania, located on the Shkumbin River. While the city was the main centre of Albanian nationalism during Ottoman rule, Elbasan is best known for its castle district. Here you can still admire the old city walls built by the Ottoman sultan Mehmet II on the ruins of the Roman and Byzantine fortifications, which gave the city the name of Eli-Bashan (“I put the hand”). Inside the fortress, while walking the cobblestone streets past old houses and excellent restaurants, you will see the Royal Mosque that dates back to the 15th century, the Orthodox Church of Saint Mary and the Sahati Clock Tower.
Continue to Ohrid, the soul of the Balkans and the cradle of Slavic literacy. Thanks to its extraordinary natural beauty and rich historical and cultural heritage, Ohrid was proclaimed as both a Cultural and Natural World Heritage Site by UNESCO. One of the oldest lakes in the world will welcome you with a photographic setting, impeccably clear water that reflects the lake’s picturesque high mountain surroundings. This former capital of the First Bulgarian Empire is the spiritual and national centre of Northern Macedonia. In the same area where the first Slavic university was founded, you will have the chance to visit over 300 Orthodox churches and monasteries.
Drive to Skopje. Check-in to the hotel. Overnight.

Day 11: Skopje Sightseeing Tour // Leisure day
Breakfast. The capital of North Macedonia, for a long time Skopje has been the meeting point of different nations and cultures in the heart of the Balkans. After an earthquake in 1963, Skopje was rebuilt and it is now a modern city with a population of almost one million. With its fortress, cultural and historical monuments, archaeological sites and the nearby Matka canyon, it is a very attractive tourist destination.
Start your sightseeing tour in the old part of city with a stroll through the narrow streets of the Old Bazaar, the biggest bazaar preserved in the Balkans today. With the 1500-year old Kale fortress perched above, listen to stories about the Sultan Murad Mosque and Daut Pasha Hamam before walking across the Stone Bridge, close by the Archaeological Museum of North Macedonia, towards Macedonia Square and its amazing fountain with the ‘Warrior on a Horse’ monument. In the newer and more modern part of the city, you will also see the Porta Macedonia, the Memorial House of Mother Teresa, the Art Bridge and numerous statues of prominent North Macedonian figures.
For the remainder of the day, we suggest you use your free time to rest in the hotel before heading out to experience the city’s nightlife. We recommend heading to Debar Maalo — an area famed for its restaurants — and trying numerous North Macedonian delicacies including shopska salad, ajvar (roasted red pepper spread), sarma (minced meat rolled in cabbage/vine leaves), tavče gravče (baked beans) and stuffed peppers. Back to the hotel. Overnight.

Day 12: Skopje – Thessaloniki
Breakfast and check-out. Drive to Thessaloniki, Greece’s second largest city and one of the oldest in Europe. For many tourists all over the world, Thessaloniki is the perfect destination for leisure tourism, with its quality museums, concerts and rich nightlife.
The main sights of Thessaloniki date back to the Roman and Byzantine times and include the Roman Arch of Galerius, the Monument of Rotunda, the Church of Saint Demetrius and the mediaeval castle Heptapyrgion. During the Thessaloniki city tour, you will visit Aristotelous Square, the city’s most central square and home to monumental mansions. It is one of the biggest and most impressive squares in Greece and offers a wonderful view of the Thermaic Gulf — with clear skies, you can see Mount Olympus in the distance. A walk along Nikis Avenue will take you along the coast, from the city’s port to the statue of Alexander the Great. Lined with many cafés, bars and stores, this avenue is one of the city’s most favoured places to walk for locals and visitors alike. Continuing on the tour, you certainly will not miss a visit to the White Tower, the most popular monument and a symbol of the city; the Arch of Galerius erected to commemorate the victory of the Roman Emperor Galerius over the Persians; the Rotunda which served as a mausoleum for Galerius and is now the Church of Saint George; and one of the oldest churches in city, the Church of Hagia Sofia, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Use your free time in the evening to further explore this ancient city and afterwards, enjoy some local Mediterranean specialties and a glass of delicious Greek wine in one of the many restaurants overlooking the Bay of Thessaloniki. Overnight.

Day 13: Thessaloniki – Meteora – Athens
Breakfast and check-out. On the way to Athens, you will have a chance to visit the Meteora, a unique complex of Orthodox monasteries named after the Greek word for levitating stones. A place that, until 100 years ago, could only be reached by a rope net, today it is must-see location on a tour of Greece. Set on huge, steep cliffs, the monasteries evoke a mixture of awe and amazement, and it will come as no surprise that it is included on the UNESCO World Heritage List and considered as a unique cultural heritage phenomenon and one of the most important points on a cultural map of Greece. The stunning natural phenomenon of great geological age is also home to a resilient community of monks that inhabits six of the original 24 monasteries.
On the way to the Greek capital, enjoy the picturesque scenery of southern Greece, the part of Europe where the sun always shines. Check-in to the hotel. Free time to rest or to get out and catch the vibes of modern and vibrant capital. Overnight.

Day 14: Athens Sightseeing // Leisure day
Breakfast. Start the day by exploring Athens, the capital of Greece, birthplace of democracy and home to the most important archaeological sites. The historic capital of Europe is best known for the Acropolis of Athens, the site of masterpieces of world architecture and art, among which the Parthenon — the greatest symbol of Ancient Greece and democracy — stands out.
As you explore the Acropolis, you will also see the Erechtheion, the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the world-famous sight Odeon of Herodes Atticus. Besides the Acropolis, the sights of this wonderful city not to be missed are the city’s main central squares: Syntagma Square, at the foot of the Old Royal Palace, and Omonoia Square, where you will find some of the city’s most beautiful neoclassical buildings. On the sightseeing tour you will also visit the Panathenaic Stadium, where the first Olympic Games in modern history were held, as well as Monastiraki, a characteristic area of “old” Athens, with narrow streets and small buildings surrounding one of the oldest churches in Athens, the beautiful Church of Panagia Kapnikarea. No visit to Athens is complete without seeing the historic Plaka district, also known as the ‘Neighbourhood of the Gods’. With its tight, twisting alleys and colourful 19th century facades, this area is packed with small shops selling handmade souvenirs and local home-made food.
The afternoon is free for you to explore Athens on your own and discover the fashionable boutiques, sophisticated restaurants, cool bars and traditional taverns. Overnight.

Day 15: Athens Departure
Breakfast and hotel check-out.
Transfer to the airport for flight to onward destination.

Cost: USD 6490 Per Person (Double / Twin) Room.

Included
Accommodation
– 3 BB in Belgrade in Hotel Royal Inn 4* / Hotel Mark 4* / Hotel Prag 4* or similar
– 1 HB in Zlatibor in Hotel Palisad standard 4* / Hotel Mir 4* / Hotel Iris 4* or similar
– 1 BB in Sarajevo in Hotel Holiday 4* / Hotel Bosnia 4* / Hotel Old Town 4* or similar
– 1 BB in Trebinje in Hotel Platani 4* / Hotel Central Park 4* / Hotel SL Industry 4* or similar
– 2 BB in Budva Hotel Moskva 4* / Hotel Bracera 4* / Hotel Tre Canne 4* or similar
– 1 BB in Tirana in Hotel Senator 4* / Hotel Golden City & My Spa 4* / Hotel Prestige 4* or similar
– 2 BB in Skopje in Hotel Premium 4* / Hotel Ibis Skopje City Center 4* / Hotel Queen’s 4* or similar
– 1 BB in Thessaloniki in Egnatia Palace Hotel & Spa 4* / Hotel Davitel Tobacco 4* / Hotel City 4* or similar
-2 BB in Athens in Hotel Avenue 4* / Hotel Best Western Plus Embassy 4* / Hotel Novus City 4* or similar

Guide
– Professional private tour guidance throughout the tour
– Tour logistics and organization by licensed incoming agency

Meals
– 3 breakfasts in a hotel in Belgrade
– 1 breakfast and 1 dinner in a hotel in Zlatibor
– 1 breakfast in a hotel in Sarajevo
– 1 breakfast in a hotel in Trebinje
– 2 breakfasts in a hotel in Budva
– 1 breakfast in a hotel in Tirana
– 2 breakfasts in a hotel in Skopje
– 1 breakfast in a hotel in Thessaloniki
– 2 breakfasts in a hotel in Athens

Transport
– Airport arrival transfer
– Private transportation throughout the tour according to the itinerary.

Others
– All sightseeing tours and transfers that are written in this program
– Entrance tickets to the Museum of Yugoslav History, monastery Krušedol, Wooden-town, Blagaj, Rozafa castle, Meteora monasteries and Acropolis of Athens
– Ticket for the 90-minutes ride on Museum Train – Šargan eight**
– Boat trip from Perast to the island of Our Lady of the Rock
– Taxes.

*Museum of Yugoslav History is closed on Mondays
**Due to the limited capacity of the Museum Train – Šargan eight, in case of unavailability, tickets will not be booked, and the customer will be refunded an amount of ticket price (10 €). After/before the booking, the agency may, by costumer’s request, within 48 hours, inform the customer whether the agency will reserve the requested tickets.

Excludes
– Personal expenses.
– Camera/video camera fees.
– Medical help.
– Travel insurance.
– Visa If any.

 

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PROGRAM – 6
Highlights of Balkans | 09 Nights / 10 Days
Belgrade – Zlatibor – Sarajevo – Trebinje – Dubrovnik – Split – Plitvice Lakes National Park – Zagreb

Day 1: Arrival to Belgrade
Upon arrival in Belgrade, the capital of Serbia, you will be welcomed by your driver and escorted to your hotel. On the short coach ride from the Nikola Tesla airport, sit back, relax and enjoy the sights of New Belgrade with its prominent ‘blocks’ – a classic example of Socialist architecture, built after World War II – and modern business centres, including the imposing Ušće Tower. Along the way, your driver will show you and tell some stories about the Western Gate of Belgrade, the famous Belgrade Arena and the monumental Palace of Serbia. Check-in at your hotel.

Use your free time to rest and prepare for the trip. At 7pm in the hotel reception, you will be greeted by your guide who will introduce himself and provide you with detailed information about the entire trip.

For the rest of the evening, we recommend you take a short, leisurely walk through one of the oldest quarters towards the bohemian heart of Belgrade – Skadarlija. In a charming 19th century cobbled street you will find many numerous ‘kafanas’ where you can try delicious local specialties while listening to traditional music. Overnight.

Day 2: Belgrade Sightseeing
After breakfast, you will embark on a tour (driving and walking) around Belgrade, a capital city well known for its various architectural styles, dynamic history and fantastic views of one of the biggest river confluences in the whole of Europe. Start the tour visiting the Museum of Yugoslav History, a memorial complex devoted to the life and deeds of Josip Broz Tito, the political leader of Yugoslavia. Next, you will pass by the stadium of FC Red Star – the former European and World Cup champions, and proceed to the Temple of Saint Sava, Belgrade’s patron saint. Very much a symbol of the city, this impressive building can be seen from any part of the capital. After a short break at the Temple’s plateau, the panoramic tour will then take you from Slavija Square, to Saint Mark’s Church, the Serbian National Parliament and White Palace, and on to Republic Square. This most central point of Belgrade is surrounded by such cultural institutions as the National Theatre and National Museum. The tour will then head along the lively Knez Mihailo Street, the main pedestrian and shopping zone, before stopping for a visit to the Orthodox Cathedral Church of Saint Michael the Archangel, which is located just across from the Building of Patriarchate. Your guide will tell you about the tavern around the corner, the oldest in the city and intriguingly known as “?” (Question Mark), before continuing on to Kalemegdan Park and Belgrade Fortress, the most important cultural-historic complex of the city, situated on the confluence of the rivers Sava and Danube.

Day 3: Belgrade – Sargan Eight – Wooden-town – Zlatibor
Breakfast and check-out. Morning departure from Belgrade, heading west towards the picturesque Ovčar-Kablar Gorge, through which the West Morava River meanders. The tour will continue on to Tara National Park, and you will have time to reflect on its beauty from aboard the authentic, retro ‘Nostalgia’ train which runs along the narrow-gauge heritage railway, Šargan Eight. Travelling from the bottom of Šargan mountain on a route shaped like the number eight (hence the name), you will be transported back in time while enjoying the stunning mountain scenery and numerous tunnels and viaducts. At the beginning of the 20th century, the railway used to be a part of the railway from Belgrade to Sarajevo. After enjoying the breathtaking nature, you will arrive at the ethno village Drvengrad (Wooden Town), built by prominent movie director Emir Kusturica. The village, which includes the Mećavnik Hotel, houses, galleries, shops, a cinema and a church, is made of natural materials, mostly wood. Since 2008, the village plays host to the annual Küstendorf Film and Music Festival and Drvengrad has been visited by the likes of Johnny Depp, Monica Belucci, Jim Jarmusch and many others.

After exploring Drvengrad, there will be a short drive to the famous Zlatibor Mountain, home of the first royal resort in Serbia. Here you can enjoy a relaxing walk around the quaint town centre of this picturesque air spa. In the evening, an enjoyable dinner of traditional Serbian food typical of the region will be served in the hotel.

Day 4: Zlatibor – Visegrad – Sarajevo
Breakfast and check-out. The tour continues to Bosnia and Herzegovina and a short drive takes you to Višegrad, where Emir Kusturica used his imagination and creativity to build Andrićgrad (also known as Stone Town). It is a cultural centre with numerous buildings and facilities built on the banks of the Drina River near the famous bridge (a monument under the protection of UNESCO). The bridge is referenced in the title of Ivo Andrić’s novel The Bridge on the Drina and in honour of the Nobel Prize winning author, Kusturica’s town was called Andrićgrad (literally translated as Andrić’s Town). In Andrićgrad, the tour will stop for lunch at an unusual restaurant called Zlatna Moruna, the interior of which is decorated with frescoes by well-known artist Bisenija Tereščenko.

After lunch, the tour will continue on to Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Check-in at the hotel. After a short rest, the Sarajevo sightseeing tour will start, covering all the main sights including: Vijećnica or Sarajevo City Hall, the building of which was finished during the Austro- Hungarian period; the old downtown of the city called Baščaršija; the historical and cultural centre of Sarajevo with authentic shops and souqs from the Ottoman era; the Orthodox Church from the 16th century; the Gazi Husrev-bey mosque; the Sahat Tower from the 17th century; and the first public toilet in Europe. Next you will head on to the Latin Bridge where Gavrilo Princip shot the successor to the Austro-Hungarian throne Franz Ferdinand, consequently starting the First World War. After crossing the bridge, you will reach Bezistan, a market complex from the 16th century, and then on to the main pedestrian zone Ferhadiya with the Sarajevo Synagogue from 1580 and a Catholic cathedral from 1881. Return to the hotel and overnight.

Day 5: Sarajevo – Mostar – Blagaj – Trebinje
Breakfast and check-out. Drive to one of the most beautiful cities of the Balkan Peninsula, Mostar. During the walking tour, you will visit the symbol of the city, Balkan TOP 10 and the most photographed sight in the country – the Old Bridge (a UNESCO protected landmark). You will then proceed to Koski Mehmed Pasha Mosque, the Crooked Bridge and the old tanner’s quarter Tabhana. Free time in Mostar for getting lunch on the banks of the Neretva River, with an amazing view of the bridge that rises above you.

The excursion continues to Blagaj (a site on the UNESCO Tentative List), an old town from the 15th century where the Kosača noble family ruled. Blagaj was also the crib of Islam of today’s Bosnia and Herzegovina, when dervish Sari Satluk built a khanqah at the riverhead of Buna. During the short tour, enjoy the view of the monastery located in a fairy-tale environment, beneath the cliffs, on the shores of the emerald green river Buna.

The next destination of the day is Trebinje, a picturesque town with a wonderful mix of sights originating from a mix of different cultures. The tour starts with a visit to Arslanagića Bridge, a dream for artists and photographers alike; this stone bridge with its peaceful atmosphere will take you 400 years back in time. During the leisurely walk through the narrow streets of the old town, you’ll see the most important sights of Trebinje as you make your way to the so called ‘Poet’s Square’ where you can sit under the 115 year old trees, which are the symbol of the town. In this beautiful town, Emir Kusturica, the world famous movie director, made one of his last movies, with Monica Belluci in the leading role. Overnight in the hotel.

Day 6: Trebinje – Perast – Kotor – Dubrovnik
Breakfast and check-out. This day is devoted to the Republic of Montenegro, a country that boasts of rich heritage and immense natural beauty. The Bay of Kotor with its unique landscape is a must- see location for more than 500 cruisers per year. On the way to the marvellous Kotor, you will make a stop at the town of Perast, a little settlement baroque in style. From Perast, you’ll start a relaxing boat ride along the Bay of Kotor to the picturesque island of Our Lady of the Rocks. This manmade island is home to a church with valuable paintings by local artists, silver votive tablets and a famous votive tapestry.

After the boat ride, you will arrive in Kotor, an old Mediterranean town that dates back to the 12th and 14th century. A walking tour will allow you to explore this UNESCO site, including the churches of Saint Nicholas and Saint Luke, the Cathedral of Saint Tryphon and other cultural moments. You will have free time to continue wandering around the old paved town, or have lunch in a restaurant on one of romantic squares.

The next destination is Dubrovnik, one of the most popular destinations in the world. After check-in at the hotel, use your free time to rest or head out for an evening stroll to Stradun, the main street of Dubrovnik. Enjoy walking the illuminated streets, surrounded by white stone, and take the
opportunity to dine on fresh seafood in the fantastic setting of this incredibly romantic city. Overnight in the hotel.

Day 7: Dubrovnik – Split
Breakfast. Start sightseeing tour of Dubrovnik, one of the most significant monuments in the world and one of Europe’s best preserved walled cities, known since the 7th century. The old town is surrounded by a 2 km long wall that gives a great opportunity to see old Dubrovnik from above during a one hour relaxing walk; the city’s churches, fortifications and monuments are a real must- see. Dubrovnik has enchanted a lot of famous persons to devote their pieces of art to the city, thus in this city of marble and light coloured stone, you will find numerous art galleries and unique shops. In the historical centre of Dubrovnik, you will visit the main street Stradun, the main square Placa, Pile Gate, the Rector’s Palace, Sponza Palace, the walls of the Old Town, the church of Saint Blaise, the cathedral, the Jesuit church, Orlando’s Column, Big Onofrio’s Fountain, the city port and other hidden gems. At the end of the tour, you will have time to sit and enjoy a coffee at one of the charming piazzas or explore Dubrovnik on your own.

At 2pm we continue further. Drive along the beautiful Makarska coast – with wonderful views of Croatian islands, wine & olive plantations and stone-made villages. Afternoon arrival in Split, the largest Dalmatian city, founded 1700 years ago, with a well preserved, enormously rich history. Check-in at your hotel. In the evening, relax in the charming Mediterranean atmosphere and while your free time enjoy coffee or dinner in a restaurant by the sea.

Day 8: Split – Sibenik – Plitvice Lakes National Park
Breakfast and check-out. Split sightseeing tour – your guide will lead you through the narrow streets of Diocletian’s Palace (a UNESCO Heritage Site), built in the 4th century for the Roman Emperor Diocletian, and show you former Temple of Jupiter in the central square of the imperial complex. Today, the temple is now the Cathedral of Saint Domnius, regarded as the oldest Catholic cathedral that remains in use in its original structure. You will also pass through the Golden and Silver Gates and walk around lively markets and Riva, the city’s shopping zone.

The tour will then head towards Plitvice, with a short break in Šibenik, a medieval Venetian city famous for its narrow curvy streets, stone-made houses, stairs and remains of the city walls. It is home to many significant landmarks, among which the Cathedral of Saint James (on the UNESCO World Heritage List), constructed by locals for hundreds of years, has a special place. Šibenik is the perfect place for a short break. Spend your free time strolling through the charming streets and enjoying lunch in a square surrounded by Venetian architecture.

In the late afternoon, you will arrive at world-famous destination – Plitvice Lakes National Park. In the refreshing atmosphere, you can relax and enjoy dinner either in the hotel restaurant or a local restaurant nearby.

Day 9: Plitvice Lakes National Park – Zagreb
Breakfast. Start exploring Plitvice Lakes National Park, a beautiful park that contains 16 interconnected cascading lakes. On old maps, it was called ‘Devil’s Garden’ and it is the first site in the Balkans to get UNESCO World Heritage status. You will enjoy a 3-hour guided tour that includes a visit to the upper and lower lakes. While swimming is forbidden, you will find the best places for relaxing and contemplating the untouched beauty of this lush paradise.

The final stop on this great Balkan tour is the Croatian capital, Zagreb. This small gem of European culture and civilisation is located in the heart of the continent. Sightseeing around Zagreb, touring the city’s main attractions: Kaptol (the medieval part of Zagreb), the Franciscan monastery and the 13th century Church of Saint Francis. You will also get the chance to walk around Dolac, Zagreb’s best known farmers’ market, and admire the baroque architecture of the 18th century Church of Saint Mary. The tour will end in the heart of Zagreb, at Ban Josip Jelačić’s monument in the square named after him.

Day 10: Departure Zagreb
Breakfast and hotel check-out.
Transfer to the airport for flight to onward destination.

Cost: USD 4390 Per Person (Double / Twin) Room.

Included
Accommodation
– 2 BB in Belgrade in Hotel Royal Inn 4* / Hotel Mark 4* / Hotel Prag 4* or similar
– 1 HB in Zlatibor in Hotel Palisad standard 4* / Hotel Mir 4* / Hotel Iris 4* or similar
– 1 BB in Sarajevo in Hotel Holiday 4*/ Hotel Bosnia 4*/ Hotel Old Town 4*/ or similar
– 1 BB in Trebinje in Hotel Platani 4* / Hotel Central Park 4* / Hotel SL Industry 4* or similar
– 1 BB in Dubrovnik in Hotel Lapad 4*/ Grand Hotel Park 4*/ Hotel Uvala 4*/ or similar
– 1 BB in Split in Hotel Globo 4*/ Hotel President 4*/ Hotel Art 4* or similar
– 1 HB in Plitvice Lakes National Park in Hotel Grabovac 3*/ Hotel Macola 3*/ or similar*
– 1 BB in Zagreb in Hotel DoubleTree by Hilton 4* / Hotel International 4* or similar

Guide
– Professional private tour guidance throughout the tour
– Tour logistics and organization by licensed incoming agency

Meals
– 2 breakfasts in a hotel in Belgrade
– 1 breakfast and 1 dinner in a hotel at Zlatibor
– 1 breakfast in a hotel in Sarajevo
– 1 breakfast in a hotel in Trebinje
– 1 breakfast in a hotel in Dubrovnik
– 1 breakfast in a hotel in Split
– 1 breakfast and 1 dinner in a hotel in Plitvice National Park
– 1 breakfast in a hotel in Zagreb

Transport
– Airport arrival transfer
– Private transportation throughout the tour according to the itinerary

Others
– All sightseeing tours that are included in the itinerary
– Entrance tickets to the Museum of Yugoslav History*, Wooden-town and Blagaj
– Ticket for the 90-minute ride on the Museum Train – Šargan Eight**
– 3 hour tour to Plitvice Lakes National Park includes: entrance tickets, boat ride and tram ride
– Boat trip from Perast to the island Our Lady of the Rocks
– Taxes.

*Museum of Yugoslav History is closed on Mondays
**Due to the limited capacity of the Museum Train – Sargan eight, and the weather conditions during winter months, in case of unavailability, tickets will not be booked, and the customer will be refunded an amount of ticket price (10€). After/before the booking, the agency may, by costumer’s request, within 48 hours, inform the customer whether the agency will reserve the requested tickets.

Excludes
– Personal expenses.
– Camera/video camera fees.
– Medical help.
– Travel insurance.
– Visa If any.

 

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PROGRAM – 7
Balkan Extended | 12 Nights / 13 Days
Belgrade – Ljubljana – Portoroz – Rovinj – Plitvice Lakes National Park – Sibenik – Split – Trebinje – Kotor – Dubrovnik

Day 1: Arrival to Belgrade
Upon arrival in Belgrade, the capital of Serbia, you will be welcomed by your driver and escorted to your hotel. On the short coach ride from the Nikola Tesla airport, sit back, relax and enjoy the sights of New Belgrade with its prominent ‘blocks’ – a classic example of Socialist architecture, built after World War II – and modern business centres, including the imposing Ušće Tower. Along the way, your driver will show you and tell some stories about the Western Gate of Belgrade, the famous Belgrade Arena and the monumental Palace of Serbia. Check-in at your hotel. Use your free time to rest and prepare for the trip. At 7pm in the hotel reception, you will be greeted by your guide who will introduce himself and provide you with detailed information about the entire trip.
Overnight.

Day 2: Belgrade Sightseeing // Leisure day
After breakfast, you will embark on a tour (driving and walking) around Belgrade, a capital city well known for its various architectural styles, dynamic history and fantastic views of one of the biggest river confluences in the whole of Europe. Start the tour visiting the Museum of Yugoslav History, a memorial complex devoted to the life and deeds of Josip Broz Tito, the political leader of Yugoslavia. Next, you will pass by the stadium of FC Red Star – the former European and World Cup champions, and proceed to the Temple of Saint Sava, Belgrade’s patron saint. Very much a symbol of the city, this impressive building can be seen from any part of the capital.

After a short break at the Temple’s plateau, the panoramic tour will then take you from Slavija Square, to Saint Mark’s Church, the Serbian National Parliament and White Palace, and on to Republic Square. This most central point of Belgrade is surrounded by such cultural institutions as the National Theatre and National Museum. The tour will then head along the lively Knez Mihailo Street, the main pedestrian and shopping zone, before stopping for a visit to the Orthodox Cathedral Church of Saint Michael the Archangel, which is located just across from the Building of Patriarchate. Your guide will tell you about the tavern around the corner, the oldest in the city and intriguingly known as “?” (Question Mark), before continuing on to Kalemegdan Park and Belgrade Fortress, the most important cultural-historic complex of the city, situated on the confluence of the rivers Sava and Danube.

Optional excursions – Belgrade rivers cruise and Zemun and Skadarlia Bohemian night, are available on this day. For more details, please read ‘Optional’ infobox below the itinerary.

Day 3: Belgrade – Fruska Gora – Sremski Karlovci – Novi Sad – Belgrade
Breakfast. Today you will explore the most interesting sights of Vojvodina, a province in the north of Serbia. You will be driven through picturesque scenery and Serbia’s famous wine region towards the ‘Serbian Holy Land’, home to 17 functioning Serbian Orthodox monasteries. You will visit well preserved monastery Krušedol, where you’ll have the opportunity to buy wine and rakija made by the monks.

The tour continues on to the town of Sremski Karlovci. A real gem of Serbian culture and spirituality, Sremski Karlovci feels like a ‘museum town’ with its Baroque centre, the Patriarchal Court, the Orthodox Cathedral of Saint Nicholas and the first Serbian secondary school (gymnasium). It is also famous for wine production and the town’s annual Wineball festival. You will finish your tour of this charming town with a visit and wine tasting at one the region’s most prominent wineries. As Sremski Karlovci lies on the banks of Danube, you will have the
opportunity to enjoy lunch on the shore of Central Europe’s longest river.

Further on the tour, you will visit the 2021 European Capital of Culture, Novi Sad. Located on the historical border of two former empires – the Austro-Hungarian and Ottoman – as a result, the capital of Vojvodina is a multi-cultural city with an interesting mix of architectural influences. On a sightseeing tour around the city, you will walk around the city’s pedestrian zone, past the City Hall, a Catholic church, the old city centre, the former house of Albert Einstein’s wife Mileva, the cultural foundation Matica Srpska and a synagogue. Then you’ll follow the right bank of Danube and visit Petrovaradin, or the so-called ‘Danube’s Gibraltar’, where the fortress is located. On the place where you can enjoy wonderful view of Danube and the entire city, you can take a chance and end this day with dinner in wonderful ambience before heading back to Belgrade.

Day 4: Belgrade – Zagreb – Otocec – Ljubljana
Breakfast. The tour continues to the Croatian capital of Zagreb. This small gem of European culture and civilisation is located in the heart of the continent. Sightseeing around Zagreb, touring the city’s main attractions: Kaptol (the medieval part of Zagreb), the Franciscan monastery and the 13th century Church of Saint Francis. You will also get the chance to walk around Dolac, Zagreb’s best known farmers’ market, and admire the baroque architecture of the 18th century Church of Saint Mary. The tour will end in the heart of Zagreb, at Ban Josip Jelačić’s monument in the square named after him.

After the lunch break, you will be driven to Slovenia, the world’s first green destination. On your way, you will make a stop at Otočec Castle. A jewel rising above the misty Krka River, this landmark is the only water castle in Slovenia and the surrounding area, and the short break here will refresh you. Afterwards, you will continue on to Ljubljana. Check-in at the hotel and take your time to rest for next days of this amazing tour.

Day 5: Ljubljana – Postojna Cave – Piran – Portoroz
Breakfast and check-out. Start your guided tour around Ljubljana, the magical capital of Slovenia that boasts of real charm and a great cultural scene. You will be led along the riverfront to the city’s beautiful cultural landmarks, including the Cathedral of Saint Nicholas, the baroque Town Hall, the medieval town square “Mestni Trg” and Robba’s Fountain, as well as the picturesque central open- air market and the Triple Bridge. After the tour, you will have free time to take a lunch on the banks of the romantic Ljubljanica River.

The afternoon is reserved for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity – a visit to the spectacular limestone Postojna Cave. Inside you will see incredible stalactites, stalagmites, limestone pools, subterranean gorges and underground waterfalls. The most popular Slovenian tourist attraction, the cave is a definite must-see on your trip through Slovenia.

After the cave, the next stop is Piran, one of the most beautiful towns of Slovene Istria. The town is actually a large museum with its medieval architecture and rich cultural heritage. Narrow streets and cramped houses give the town a special charm. After exploring the small yet delightful Tartini Square, climbing to the Cathedral of Saint George and wonderful view from the top of the hill will further add to your feeling that Piran is a special place.

Your final stop of the day is Portorož, which has been a tourist destination for as far back as the 13th century, when people were treated with seawater. It reached its golden age at the beginning of 20th century when the majestic Hotel Palace opened its doors and Portorož hosted almost 7000 guests yearly, becoming internationally renowned. Check-in at the hotel in Portorož.

Day 6: Portoroz – Pula – Rovinj
Breakfast. Drive to Istria, an amazing part of the Croatian coast and the perfect place to enjoy first- class gourmet food, Malvasia wine, gorgeous beaches and Venetian history. Your first stop will be Pula, a beautiful town possessing a wealth of historical sites and examples of Roman architecture. The star of the show is the remarkably well preserved Roman amphitheatre, the 6th biggest Roman coliseum in the world. The Temple of Augustus, the Triumphal Arch of Sergius, the Twin Gates and other sites of the old town will make you feel like you have stepped back in time.

After Pula, you will proceed to Rovinj, the pearl of the Adriatic. Wander the cobbled streets of this historic town and let your tourist guide show you why this town is called an Istrian gem. With beautiful architecture that dates back to the 1700s, the narrow streets lead you up to the top of the peninsula, where, at the plateau of the Church of Saint Euphemia you can enjoy the view of the old town, surrounded by amazing Istrian nature. Walking back down, past a cute row of seafood restaurants, you can visit the old neighbourhood of Grisia, famous for its small shops and art galleries. At the bottom, you will come across a typical Istrian market where you can get a real feel for the flavours of the region. After the tour, you will have free time to relax and enjoy on the shore of Adriatic Sea, or continue exploring along Rovinj’s coast. The evening will be spent soaking up the relaxing atmosphere of one of the many great hotels in Istria.

Day 7: Rovinj – Opatija – Plitvice Lakes National Park
Breakfast. Drive to Opatija, an aristocratic town that is just 80 km away yet so different in its history, architecture and atmosphere compared to other towns on the Istrian Peninsula. With its picturesque surroundings, Opatija’s rich history is visible in the buildings built in different architectural styles, including Renaissance, Venetian, Secession and Baroque. Enjoy the sights and feel the pulse of Opatija as you walk along the famous Lungomare promenade, complete with panoramic views of the sea.

Free time for lunch in one of the restaurants by the sea. In the afternoon, you will arrive at the famous Plitvice Lakes National Park. In the refreshing atmosphere, you can relax and enjoy dinner either in the hotel restaurant or a local restaurant nearby.

Day 8: Plitvice Lakes National Park – Sibenik – Split
Breakfast. Start exploring Plitvice Lakes National Park, a beautiful park that contains 16 interconnected cascading lakes. On old maps, it was called ‘Devil’s Garden’ and it is the first site in the Balkans to get UNESCO World Heritage status. You will enjoy a 3-hour guided tour that includes a visit to the upper and lower lakes. While swimming is forbidden, you will find the best places for relaxing and contemplating the untouched beauty of this lush paradise.

In the afternoon, you will drive along the Dalmatian coast to Šibenik, a medieval Venetian town famous for its narrow curvy streets, stone-made houses, stairs and remains of the city walls. It is home to many significant landmarks, among which the Cathedral of Saint James (on the UNESCO World Heritage List), constructed by locals for hundreds of years, has a special place. Šibenik is the perfect place for a break during our trip to Plitvice Lakes National Park. Spend your free time strolling through the charming streets and enjoying lunch in a square surrounded by Venetian architecture.
Drive to Split and check-in at the hotel.

Day 9: Split – Trogir – Split // Leisure day
Breakfast. Start the sightseeing tour of Split, the largest Dalmatian city, founded 1700 years ago, with a well preserved, enormously rich history. Your guide will lead you through the narrow streets of Diocletian’s Palace (a UNESCO Heritage Site), built in the 4th century for the Roman Emperor Diocletian, and show you former Temple of Jupiter in the central square of the imperial complex. Today, the temple is now the Cathedral of Saint Domnius, regarded as the oldest Catholic cathedral that remains in use in its original structure. You will also pass through the Golden and Silver Gates and walk around lively markets and Riva, the city’s shopping zone.

The afternoon will be devoted to the beautiful town of Trogir, another UNESCO World Heritage Site. If you are a lover of photography, this is the perfect spot for you. Located on a tiny island, it boasts beautiful architecture, stunning sea views and palm trees that spread along its pleasant waterfront promenade. Watch out, or you will find yourself lost in medieval times. Walking its charming streets, you will find yourself immersed in the blend of Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque architecture. Look out for the Cathedral of Saint Lawrence, the Clock Tower, the Loggia, the Land Gate, Kamerlengo Castle and Saint Mark’s Tower. Return to Split.

In the evening, relax in the charming Mediterranean atmosphere and while your free time enjoy dinner in a restaurant by the sea.

Day 10: Split – Međugorje – Mostar – Trebinje
Breakfast. Drive along the beautiful Makarska coast – with wonderful views of Croatian islands, wine & olive plantations and stone-made villages towards Mostar. On the way, you will stop for a visit to the famous pilgrimage site of Međugorje. Since 1981, alleged apparitions of the Virgin Mary have been reported in the town and it has become a must-see destination for many travellers to the Balkans. In Međugorje, you will visit the Church of Saint James with the outer altar and statue of Christ. Continue on to Mostar.

Walking tour around Mostar starts with a visit to the symbol of this city, Balkan TOP 10 and the most photographed sight in the country – the Old Bridge (a UNESCO protected landmark). You will then proceed to Koski Mehmed Pasha Mosque, the Crooked Bridge and the old tanner’s quarter Tabhana. Free time in Mostar for getting lunch on the banks of the Neretva River, with an amazing view of the bridge that rises above you.

The next destination of the day is Trebinje, a picturesque town with a wonderful mix of sights originating from a mix of different cultures. The tour starts with a visit to Arslanagića Bridge, a dream for artists and photographers alike; this stone bridge with its peaceful atmosphere will take you 400 years back in time. During the leisurely walk through the narrow streets of the old town, you’ll see the most important sights of Trebinje as you make your way to the so called ‘Poet’s Square’ where you can sit under the 115 year old trees, which are the symbol of the town. In this beautiful town, Emir Kusturica, the world famous movie director, made one of his last movies, with Monica Belluci in the leading role. Overnight in the hotel.

Day 11: Trebinje – Perast – Kotor – Dubrovnik
Breakfast and check-out. This day is devoted to the Republic of Montenegro, a country that boasts of rich heritage and immense natural beauty. The Bay of Kotor with its unique landscape is a must- see location for more than 500 cruisers per year. On the way to the marvellous Kotor, you will make a stop at the town of Perast, a little settlement baroque in style. From Perast, you’ll start a relaxing boat ride along the Bay of Kotor to the picturesque island of Our Lady of the Rocks. This manmade island is home to a church with valuable paintings by local artists, silver votive tablets and a famous votive tapestry.

After the boat ride, you will arrive in Kotor, an old Mediterranean town that dates back to the 12th and 14th century. A walking tour will allow you to explore this UNESCO site, including the churches of Saint Nicholas and Saint Luke, the Cathedral of Saint Tryphon and other cultural moments. You will have free time to continue wandering around the old paved town, or have lunch in a restaurant on one of romantic squares.

Drive to Dubrovnik. Check-in at the hotel and overnight.

Day 12: Dubrovnik Sightseeing // Leisure day
Breakfast. Start walking tour around Dubrovnik, one of the most significant monuments in the world and one of Europe’s best preserved walled cities, known since the 7th century. The old town is surrounded by a 2 km long wall that gives a great opportunity to see old Dubrovnik from above during a one hour relaxing walk; the city’s churches, fortifications and monuments are a real must- see. Dubrovnik has enchanted a lot of famous persons to devote their pieces of art to the city, thus in this city of marble and light coloured stone, you will find numerous art galleries and unique shops. In the historical centre of Dubrovnik, you will visit the main street Stradun, the main square Placa, Pile Gate, the Rector’s Palace, Sponza Palace, the walls of the Old Town, the church of Saint Blaise, the cathedral, the Jesuit church, Orlando’s Column, Big Onofrio’s Fountain, the city port and other hidden gems.

Optional excursions – Cable Car Ride and Seafood dinner in Dubrovnik, are available on this day.

Day 13: Depart Dubrovnik
Breakfast and hotel check-out.
Transfer to the airport for flight to onward destination.

Cost: USD 6190 Per Person (Double / Twin)

Included
Accommodation
– 3 BB in Belgrade in Hotel Royal Inn 4* / Hotel Mark 4* / Hotel Prag 4* or similar
– 1 BB in Ljubljana in Hotel Austria Trend 4* / M Hotel 4* / Hotel Exe Lev 4* or similar, or similar
– 1 BB in Portorož in Hotel Wellness Apollo 4* / Hotel Act-ION Neptun 4* / Hotel Remisens Lucija 3* or similar
– 1 BB in Istria (Rovinj or Poreč) in Hotel BO Palazzo 4* / Hotel Valamar Riviera 4* / Hotel Valamar Diamant 4* or similar
– 1 HB in Plitvice Lakes National Park in Hotel Grabovac 3*/ Hotel Macola 3*/ or similar*
– 2 BB in Split in Hotel Globo 4*/ Hotel President 4*/ Hotel Art 4* or similar
– 1 BB in Trebinje in Hotel Platani 4* / Hotel Central Park 4* / Hotel SL Industry 4* or similar
– 2 BB in Dubrovnik in Hotel Lapad 4*/ Grand Hotel Park 4*/ Hotel Uvala 4*/ or similar

Guide
– Professional private tour guidance throughout the tour
– Tour logistics and organization by licensed incoming agency

Meals
– 3 breakfasts in a hotel in Belgrade
– 1 breakfast in a hotel in Ljubljana
– 1 breakfast in a hotel in Portorož
– 1 breakfast in a hotel in Istria (Rovinj or Poreč)
– 1 breakfast and 1 dinner in a hotel in Plitvice Lakes National Park
– 2 breakfasts in a hotel in Split
– 1 breakfast in a hotel in Trebinje
– 2 breakfasts in a hotel in Dubrovnik

Transport
– Airport arrival transfer
– Private transportation throughout the tour according to the itinerary.

Others
– All sightseeing tours and transfers that are included in the itinerary, except those marked as ‘optional excursions’
– Entrance tickets to the Museum of Yugoslav History*, monastery Krušedol, Postojna Cave and Arena in Pula
– 3 hour tour to Plitvice Lakes National Park: includes entrance tickets, boat ride and tram ride
– Boat trip from Perast to the island Our Lady of the Rocks
– All taxes.

*Museum of Yugoslav History is closed on Mondays
**Due to the limited capacity of the Museum Train – Sargan eight, and the weather conditions during winter months, in case of unavailability, tickets will not be booked, and the customer will be refunded an amount of ticket price (10€). After/before the booking, the agency may, by costumer’s request, within 48 hours, inform the customer whether the agency will reserve the requested tickets.

Excludes
– Personal expenses.
– Camera/video camera fees.
– Medical help.
– Travel insurance.
– Visa If any.

 

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PROGRAM – 8
Balkan Extended with Budapest | 13 Nights / 14 Days
Budapest – Zvonko Bogdan Winery – Novi Sad – Belgrade- Zagreb – Otocec – Ljubljana – Postojna Cave – Piran – Portoroz – Pula – Rov – Opatija – Plitvice Lakes National Park – Sibenik – Split – Međugorje – Mostar – Trebinje – Perast – Kotor – Dubrovnik

Day 1: Arrival to Budapest
Upon arrival in Budapest, the capital of Hungary, you will be welcomed by your driver and escorted to your hotel. On the short coach ride from the Ferenc Liszt International Airport, sit back, relax and enjoy the sights of Budapest, the city of bridges and thermal baths. Known by its youthful atmosphere and beautiful architecture, Budapest is with good reason nicknamed “Paris of the East”. Check-in at your hotel.

Use your free time to rest and prepare for the trip. At 7pm in the hotel reception, you will be greeted by your guide who will introduce himself and provide you with detailed information about the entire trip. Overnight.

Day 2: Budapest Sightseeing // Leisure day
After breakfast, you will set off on a tour (walking and driving) around Budapest. With a unique, youthful atmosphere, a world-class classical music scene as well as a pulsating night life and, last but not least, an exceptionally rich offering of natural thermal baths, Budapest is one of Europe’s most delightful and enjoyable cities. Due to its scenic setting and its architecture, it is nicknamed the ‘Paris of the East’. Thanks to their cultural and architectural significance, the Banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter and Andrássy Avenue were added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. The Budapest sightseeing tour will show you all the major landmarks of the city: Chain Bridge, Margaret Bridge, the Castle District with Matiass Church, the Fishermen’s Bastion with the beautiful panoramic views, Gellért Hill (Citadel) with the most spectacular view of Budapest, Elisabeth Bridge, the Central Market Hall, the largest synagogue in Europe, the City Park, Heroes’ Square with statues of the most famous Hungarian kings and dukes, the Opera House, Saint Stephen’s Basilica, the Hungarian Parliament Building and many others.

Day 3: Budapest – Zvonko Bogdan Winery – Novi Sad – Belgrade
Breakfast. Drive to Belgrade. Today you will explore the most interesting sights of Vojvodina, a province in the north of Serbia. After a leisurely drive through the Pannonian Plain, you will reach the pearl of secessionist architecture, the Zvonko Bogdan Winery. The magnificent building, which clearly points to the almost inevitable blend of wine and art, was built in the style of traditional architecture of the nearby town of Subotica. During a one-hour guided tour, pay attention at different works of art displayed in the winery and enjoy tasting three different wines made from grapes from the Palic vineyard.

Your next stop will be Novi Sad. The 2021 European Capital of Culture, this multi-cultural city is famous as the home of EXIT, the biggest musical festival in south-eastern Europe. On a sightseeing tour around the city, you will walk around the city’s pedestrian zone, past the City Hall, a Catholic church, the old city centre, the former house of Albert Einstein’s wife Mileva, the cultural foundation Matica Srpska and a synagogue. Then you’ll follow the right bank of Danube and visit Petrovaradin, or the so-called ‘Danube’s Gibraltar’, where the fortress is located. On the place where you can enjoy wonderful view of Danube and the entire city, you will have a time to take a dinner in wonderful ambience.
Drive to Belgrade.
Check-in at the hotel.

Day 4: Belgrade Sightseeing // Leisure day
After breakfast, you will embark on a tour (driving and walking) around Belgrade, a capital city well known for its various architectural styles, dynamic history and fantastic views of one of the biggest river confluences in the whole of Europe. Start the tour visiting the Museum of Yugoslav History, a memorial complex devoted to the life and deeds of Josip Broz Tito, the political leader of Yugoslavia. Next, you will pass by the stadium of FC Red Star – the former European and World Cup champions, and proceed to the Temple of Saint Sava, Belgrade’s patron saint. Very much a symbol of the city, this impressive building can be seen from any part of the capital. After a short break at the Temple’s plateau, the panoramic tour will then take you from Slavija Square, to Saint Mark’s Church, the Serbian National Parliament and White Palace, and on to Republic Square. This most central point of Belgrade is surrounded by such cultural institutions as the National Theatre and National Museum. The tour will then head along the lively Knez Mihailo Street, the main pedestrian and shopping zone, before stopping for a visit to the Orthodox Cathedral Church of Saint Michael the Archangel, which is located just across from the Building of Patriarchate. Your guide will tell you about the tavern around the corner, the oldest in the city and intriguingly known as “?” (Question Mark), before continuing on to Kalemegdan Park and Belgrade Fortress, the most important cultural-historic complex of the city, situated on the confluence of the rivers Sava and Danube.

Optional excursions – Belgrade rivers cruise and Zemun and Skadarlia Bohemian night, are available on this day.

Day 5: Belgrade – Zagreb – Otocec – Ljubljana
Breakfast. The tour continues to the Croatian capital of Zagreb. This small gem of European culture and civilisation is located in the heart of the continent. Sightseeing around Zagreb, touring the city’s main attractions: Kaptol (the medieval part of Zagreb), the Franciscan monastery and the 13th century Church of Saint Francis. You will also get the chance to walk around Dolac, Zagreb’s best known farmers’ market, and admire the baroque architecture of the 18th century Church of Saint Mary. The tour will end in the heart of Zagreb, at Ban Josip Jelačić’s monument in the square named after him.

After the lunch break, you will be driven to Slovenia, the world’s first green destination. On your way, you will make a stop at Otočec Castle. A jewel rising above the misty Krka River, this landmark is the only water castle in Slovenia and the surrounding area, and the short break here will refresh you. Afterwards, you will continue on to Ljubljana. Check-in at the hotel and take your time to rest for next days of this amazing tour.

Day 6: Ljubljana – Postojna Cave – Piran – Portoroz
Breakfast and check-out. Start your guided tour around Ljubljana, the magical capital of Slovenia that boasts of real charm and a great cultural scene. You will be led along the riverfront to the city’s beautiful cultural landmarks, including the Cathedral of Saint Nicholas, the baroque Town Hall, the medieval town square “Mestni Trg” and Robba’s Fountain, as well as the picturesque central open- air market and the Triple Bridge. After the tour, you will have free time to take a lunch on the banks of the romantic Ljubljanica River.

The afternoon is reserved for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity – a visit to the spectacular limestone Postojna Cave. Inside you will see incredible stalactites, stalagmites, limestone pools, subterranean gorges and underground waterfalls. The most popular Slovenian tourist attraction, the cave is a definite must-see on your trip through Slovenia.

After the cave, the next stop is Piran, one of the most beautiful towns of Slovene Istria. The town is actually a large museum with its medieval architecture and rich cultural heritage. Narrow streets and cramped houses give the town a special charm. After exploring the small yet delightful Tartini Square, climbing to the Cathedral of Saint George and wonderful view from the top of the hill will further add to your feeling that Piran is a special place.

Your final stop of the day is Portorož, which has been a tourist destination for as far back as the 13th century, when people were treated with seawater. It reached its golden age at the beginning of 20th century when the majestic Hotel Palace opened its doors and Portorož hosted almost 7000 guests yearly, becoming internationally renowned. Check-in at the hotel in Portorož.

Day 7: Portoroz – Pula – Rovinj
Breakfast. Drive to Istria, an amazing part of the Croatian coast and the perfect place to enjoy first- class gourmet food, Malvasia wine, gorgeous beaches and Venetian history. Your first stop will be Pula, a beautiful town possessing a wealth of historical sites and examples of Roman architecture. The star of the show is the remarkably well preserved Roman amphitheatre, the 6th biggest Roman coliseum in the world. The Temple of Augustus, the Triumphal Arch of Sergius, the Twin Gates and other sites of the old town will make you feel like you have stepped back in time.

After Pula, you will proceed to Rovinj, the pearl of the Adriatic. Wander the cobbled streets of this historic town and let your tourist guide show you why this town is called an Istrian gem. With beautiful architecture that dates back to the 1700s, the narrow streets lead you up to the top of the peninsula, where, at the plateau of the Church of Saint Euphemia you can enjoy the view of the old town, surrounded by amazing Istrian nature. Walking back down, past a cute row of seafood restaurants, you can visit the old neighbourhood of Grisia, famous for its small shops and art galleries. At the bottom, you will come across a typical Istrian market where you can get a real feel for the flavours of the region. After the tour, you will have free time to relax and enjoy on the shore of Adriatic Sea, or continue exploring along Rovinj’s coast. The evening will be spent soaking up the relaxing atmosphere of one of the many great hotels in Istria.

Day 8: Rovinj – Opatija – Plitvice Lakes National Park
Breakfast. Drive to Opatija, an aristocratic town that is just 80 km away yet so different in its history, architecture and atmosphere compared to other towns on the Istrian Peninsula. With its picturesque surroundings, Opatija’s rich history is visible in the buildings built in different architectural styles, including Renaissance, Venetian, Secession and Baroque. Enjoy the sights and feel the pulse of Opatija as you walk along the famous Lungomare promenade, complete with panoramic views of the sea.

Free time for lunch in one of the restaurants by the sea. In the afternoon, you will arrive at the famous Plitvice Lakes National Park. In the refreshing atmosphere, you can relax and enjoy dinner either in the hotel restaurant or a local restaurant nearby.

Day 9: Plitvice Lakes National Park – Sibenik – Split
Breakfast. Start exploring Plitvice Lakes National Park, a beautiful park that contains 16 interconnected cascading lakes. On old maps, it was called ‘Devil’s Garden’ and it is the first site in the Balkans to get UNESCO World Heritage status. You will enjoy a 3-hour guided tour that includes a visit to the upper and lower lakes. While swimming is forbidden, you will find the best places for relaxing and contemplating the untouched beauty of this lush paradise.

In the afternoon, you will drive along the Dalmatian coast to Šibenik, a medieval Venetian town famous for its narrow curvy streets, stone-made houses, stairs and remains of the city walls. It is home to many significant landmarks, among which the Cathedral of Saint James (on the UNESCO World Heritage List), constructed by locals for hundreds of years, has a special place. Šibenik is the perfect place for a break during our trip to Plitvice Lakes National Park. Spend your free time strolling through the charming streets and enjoying lunch in a square surrounded by Venetian architecture.
Drive to Split and check-in at the hotel.

Day 10: Split – Trogir – Split // Leisure day
Breakfast. Start the sightseeing tour of Split, the largest Dalmatian city, founded 1700 years ago, with a well preserved, enormously rich history. Your guide will lead you through the narrow streets of Diocletian’s Palace (a UNESCO Heritage Site), built in the 4th century for the Roman Emperor Diocletian, and show you former Temple of Jupiter in the central square of the imperial complex. Today, the temple is now the Cathedral of Saint Domnius, regarded as the oldest Catholic cathedral that remains in use in its original structure. You will also pass through the Golden and Silver Gates and walk around lively markets and Riva, the city’s shopping zone.

The afternoon will be devoted to the beautiful town of Trogir, another UNESCO World Heritage Site. If you are a lover of photography, this is the perfect spot for you. Located on a tiny island, it boasts beautiful architecture, stunning sea views and palm trees that spread along its pleasant waterfront promenade. Watch out, or you will find yourself lost in medieval times. Walking its charming streets, you will find yourself immersed in the blend of Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque architecture. Look out for the Cathedral of Saint Lawrence, the Clock Tower, the Loggia, the Land Gate, Kamerlengo Castle and Saint Mark’s Tower. Return to Split.

In the evening, relax in the charming Mediterranean atmosphere and while your free time enjoy dinner in a restaurant by the sea.

Day 11: Split – Međugorje – Mostar – Trebinje
Breakfast. Drive along the beautiful Makarska coast – with wonderful views of Croatian islands, wine & olive plantations and stone-made villages towards Mostar. On the way, you will stop for a visit to the famous pilgrimage site of Međugorje. Since 1981, alleged apparitions of the Virgin Mary have been reported in the town and it has become a must-see destination for many travellers to the Balkans. In Međugorje, you will visit the Church of Saint James with the outer altar and statue of Christ. Continue on to Mostar.

Walking tour around Mostar starts with a visit to the symbol of this city, Balkan TOP 10 and the most photographed sight in the country – the Old Bridge (a UNESCO protected landmark). You will then proceed to Koski Mehmed Pasha Mosque, the Crooked Bridge and the old tanner’s quarter Tabhana. Free time in Mostar for getting lunch on the banks of the Neretva River, with an amazing view of the bridge that rises above you.

The next destination of the day is Trebinje, a picturesque town with a wonderful mix of sights originating from a mix of different cultures. The tour starts with a visit to Arslanagića Bridge, a dream for artists and photographers alike; this stone bridge with its peaceful atmosphere will take you 400 years back in time. During the leisurely walk through the narrow streets of the old town, you’ll see the most important sights of Trebinje as you make your way to the so called ‘Poet’s Square’ where you can sit under the 115 year old trees, which are the symbol of the town. In this beautiful town, Emir Kusturica, the world famous movie director, made one of his last movies, with Monica Belluci in the leading role. Overnight in the hotel.

Day 12: Trebinje – Perast – Kotor – Dubrovnik
Breakfast and check-out. This day is devoted to the Republic of Montenegro, a country that boasts of rich heritage and immense natural beauty. The Bay of Kotor with its unique landscape is a must- see location for more than 500 cruisers per year. On the way to the marvellous Kotor, you will make a stop at the town of Perast, a little settlement baroque in style. From Perast, you’ll start a relaxing boat ride along the Bay of Kotor to the picturesque island of Our Lady of the Rocks. This manmade island is home to a church with valuable paintings by local artists, silver votive tablets and a famous votive tapestry.

After the boat ride, you will arrive in Kotor, an old Mediterranean town that dates back to the 12th and 14th century. A walking tour will allow you to explore this UNESCO site, including the churches of Saint Nicholas and Saint Luke, the Cathedral of Saint Tryphon and other cultural moments. You will have free time to continue wandering around the old paved town, or have lunch in a restaurant on one of romantic squares.
Drive to Dubrovnik.
Check-in at the hotel and overnight.

Day 13: Dubrovnik Sightseeing // Leisure day
Breakfast. Start walking tour around Dubrovnik, one of the most significant monuments in the world and one of Europe’s best preserved walled cities, known since the 7th century. The old town is surrounded by a 2 km long wall that gives a great opportunity to see old Dubrovnik from above during a one hour relaxing walk; the city’s churches, fortifications and monuments are a real must- see. Dubrovnik has enchanted a lot of famous persons to devote their pieces of art to the city, thus in this city of marble and light coloured stone, you will find numerous art galleries and unique shops. In the historical centre of Dubrovnik, you will visit the main street Stradun, the main square Placa, Pile Gate, the Rector’s Palace, Sponza Palace, the walls of the Old Town, the church of Saint Blaise, the cathedral, the Jesuit church, Orlando’s Column, Big Onofrio’s Fountain, the city port and other hidden gems.

Optional excursions – Cable Car Ride and Seafood dinner in Dubrovnik, are available on this day. For more details, please read ‘Optional’ infobox below the itinerary.

Day 14: Departure
Breakfast and hotel check-out.
Transfer to the airport.

Cost: USD 6990 Per Person (Double / Twin) Room.

Included
Accommodation
– 2 BB in Budapest in Hotel Expo Congress 4*/ Hotel Danubius Arena 4* / Hotel Hungaria City Center 4*/ or similar
– 2 BB in Belgrade in Hotel Royal Inn 4* / Hotel Mark 4* / Hotel Prag 4* or similar
– 1 BB in Ljubljana in Hotel Austria Trend 4* / M Hotel 4* / Hotel Exe Lev 4* or similar
– 1 BB in Portorož in Hotel Wellness Apollo 4* / Hotel Act-ION Neptun 4* / Hotel Remisens Lucija 3* or similar
– 1 BB in Istria (Rovinj or Poreč) in Hotel BO Palazzo 4* / Hotel Valamar Riviera 4* / Hotel Valamar Diamant 4* or similar
– 1 HB in Plitvice Lakes National Park in Hotel Grabovac 3* / Hotel Macola 3* or similar*
– 2 BB in Split in Hotel Globo 4*/ Hotel President 4*/ Hotel Art 4* or similar
– 1 BB in Trebinje in Hotel Platani 4* / Hotel Central Park 4* / Hotel SL Industry 4* or similar
– 2 BB in Dubrovnik in Hotel Lapad 4* / Grand Hotel Park 4* / Hotel Uvala 4* or similar

Guide
– Professional private tour guidance throughout the tour
– Tour logistics and organization by licensed incoming agency

Meals
– 2 breakfasts in a hotel in Budapest
– 2 breakfasts in a hotel in Belgrade
– 1 breakfast in a hotel in Ljubljana
– 1 breakfast in a hotel in Portorož
– 1 breakfast in a hotel in Istria (Rovinj or Poreč)
– 1 breakfast and 1 dinner in a hotel in Plitvice
– 2 breakfasts in a hotel in Split
– 1 breakfast in a hotel in Trebinje
– 2 breakfasts in a hotel in Dubrovnik

Transport
– Airport arrival transfer
– Private transportation throughout the tour according to the itinerary

Others
– All sightseeing tours and transfers that are included in the itinerary, except those marked as ‘optional excursions’
– Entrance tickets to the Museum of Yugoslav History, monastery Krušedol, Postojna Cave, and Arena in Pula
– Guided tour of the Zvonko Bogdan Winery and tasting of three wines from the Palić vineyards
– 3 hour tour to Plitvice Lakes National Park: includes entrance tickets, boat ride and tram ride
– Boat trip from Perast to the island of Our Lady of the Rocks
– All taxes.

Excludes
– Personal expenses.
– Camera/video camera fees.
– Medical help.
– Travel insurance.
– Visa If any.

 

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PROGRAM – 9
Balkans Western Tour | 13 Nights / 14 Days
Belgrade – Gora – Sarajevo – Mostar – Trebinje – Kotor – Tirana – Ohrid – Skopje

Day 01: Arrive Belgrade
You’ll meet your guide at airport. After a transfer to your Hotel.
Night in Belgrade.

Day 02: Belgrade Exploration
We’ll take you first to Belgrade Fortress, the most iconic Belgrade landmark. Then from the
fortress we move to another part of the city, posh Dedinje. You’ll visit the House of Flowers, which is the eternal home of former Yugoslavian president Tito. #YourSerbiaHost will explain how Tito’s cult was nurtured during his life, but also long after he was gone. From the controversial Yugoslavian dictator’s tomb we’ll take you to a holy place, to the St. Sava Church. The biggest Orthodox Church in the Balkans is dedicated to a true saint who was born in the XII and who brought autonomy to the Serbian Orthodox Church in the XIII century.

When this part of exploration is finished we’ll take you to a restaurant in the neighborhood, where local food is prepared in a modern manner. After lunch we’ll switch to the other side of the river, to Zemun. This old part of the city was actually a separate town till 1934. Strolling along the Danube promenade or walking to the Gardoš Hill, with a drink in one of the local cafes will make you feel like a local.
Rest of the day you are free to explore Belgrade on your own.

Day 03: Sargan Eight Train and Mokra Gora
You’ll leave Belgrade and head to West Serbia and Mokra Gora town. On the way you’ll have a chance to enjoy views over a famous Serbian landmark, the unusual Drina River House. Further, you’ll experience the most attractive narrow track railway in this part of Europe, the famous Sargan Eight Train. Before the ride you’ll have lunch in a local tavern. After a two and a half hour ride, we will continue to the nearby Drvengrad-Mećavnik (Woodentown) ethnic village, which was created by our famous film director Emir Kusturica.
Night in Gore.

Day 04: Bridge Over Drina, Višegrad and Sarajevo
On the fourth day of your Balkan tour you’ll leave Serbia and cross to Bosnia. In Bosnian entity Republika Srpska we’ll stop at town Višegrad, famous for its bridge over river Drina dating from the XVI century. You’ll hear a story about Yugoslavian writer Ivo Andrić who wrote the novel with the same name Bridge Over Drina and won the Nobel Prize in 1962. Here you’ll get on a boat and take a ride on Drina River, to see the town and the old bridge from the water. After the ride you’ll try ćevapčići, Bosnia style, for lunch in Andrićgrad. From Višegrad you’ll continue to Sarajevo on scenic roads following Drina and crossing Romanija Mountain.

Upon arrival in Sarajevo and check-in to Hotel.
Night in Sarajevo.

Day 05: Sarajevo Tour
On your Sarajevo tour you’ll explore the old town, famous Baščaršija, with a local guide who will give you not just information, he will share his life experience about living in Sarajevo. You won’t stop at Baščaršija, you’ll explore several sights in and around Sarajevo during the tour and at the end you’ll join #YourSerbiaHost for lunch in a local restaurant. After lunch you have the rest of the day for yourself.
Night in Sarajevo.

Day 06: Mostar to Trebinje
You’ll leave Sarajevo and continue along the Neretva River all the way to Mostar. This iconic Herzegovina town received world fame thanks to its XVI century stone bridge and charming Ottoman looking old center. You’ll spend a few hours in Mostar to get to know its essential points and then continue to the nearby village Blagaj. Here on the source of river Buna, you’ll enjoy cool breeze and fresh water coming from the cave underneath the rock. On top of that you’ll try local food in a small family owned restaurant. From Blagaj we drive further through Herzegovina and in the afternoon we finish the day in Trebinje, an old and charming town with Mediterranean looks.
Night in Trebinje.

Day 07: Trebinje
On your day in Trebinje you’ll have a walking tour through the old town with a local guide. The guide will introduce you to Trebinje’s most notable old parts: Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian. You will stop at the old Ottoman bridge from the XVI century, where you’ll learn why it didn’t get admitted to UNESCO list, even though it’s beautiful and authentic. Further you’ll be exploring the old Monastery Tvrdoš with authentic wine cellars from the XV century. Today this monastery produces several highly respected wine labels, which you’ll get to try. As the finale of the day, you’ll have lunch in the household in a local village.

After lunch you’ll be taken back to your hotel for some free time. Optionally, in the afternoon/evening we can organize a visit to nearby Dubrovnik in Croatia, which is only half an hour drive from Trebinje (for an extra cost).
Night in Trebinje.

Day 08: Trebinje to Kotor
You say goodbye to Trebinje and to Bosnia and Herzegovina.
After crossing the border to Montenegro you’ll admire the beauties of another ex Yugoslavia country with a diverse coastal line and breathtaking inland. Our destination in Montenegro this time is the town of Kotor in Boka bay. By far the most interesting destination in this part of the Adriatic coast. After a two hour scenic drive you’ll reach Kotor. After check-in you’ll take a walk through the old town of Kotor to explore its most notable landmarks. We’ll make a summary of the day during lunch in the local tavern.
Rest of the day is free for making plans on your own.
Night in Kotor.

Day 09: Kotor to Tirana Over Kruja and Skadar
The 9th day of the Balkans tour will start with a scenic drive along the Montenegrin coast until we set apart to hills to enter Albania. This country which was for a long period behind the “iron curtain” for plenty of travelers is still considered for a deeply isolated and conservative society, but you’ll be surprised. First stop in Albania, after the border, will be the town Skadar (Shkodra) and its historic citadel. Further we’ll take you to lunch in Albanian outback to a farm where they produce all the food domestically. Next stop is again historic, the Kruja Castle, which symbolizes resistance of Albanian people with its medieval ruler Skender Bey against Ottomans. Finally the drive goes straight to Tirana.

Rest of the day you have for yourself to relax or to soak in the vibrant night life of Albania’s capital.
Night in Tirana.

Day 10: Tirana Vibes
In the morning you’ll meet your local guide who will take you on a city tour around Tirana. You’ll learn from the guide about how life was under the regime of Enver Hoxha, how it was during the period of transition and how life is in modern day Albania. After a tour you’ll meet #YourSerbiaHost again and he’ll take you to lunch at a traditional Albanian restaurant to try their cuisine, because what is worth travelling to a country if you don’t eat like a local. Rest of the day after lunch you have free time for your own plans.
Night in Tirana.

Day 11: From Tirana to Ohrid
Day eleven is scheduled for leaving Albania and for meeting another former Yugoslavian republic, North Macedonia. Country with a disputed name, but with great nature, history and on top of it all, great people. A drive through Albanian mountains will give you an idea how this country managed to be isolated for so long. After you cross one of those you’ll enter North Macedonia and reach the beautiful Monastery St. Naum on the shores of the lake Ohrid.

After monastery and lunch in a nearby restaurant we’ll take you to the other side of the lake, to the town Ohrid.
Night in Ohrid.

Day 12: Ohrid and the Vicinity
This day is reserved for exploration of old town Ohrid and village Vevčani, located half an hour drive from Ohrid. First thing to visit is Samuilo’s Fortress, the main landmark of Ohrid. Further on the itinerary are old sites and churches scattered around the hill above modern Ohrid. When we finish with this part of the day we’ll take you to Vevčani, a village unknown to the majority of tourists. This place has its charms and interesting people, as well as pure water and intact nature. You’ll hear a story about their declaration of independence in the ’90s and establishing local currency. You’ll have lunch here on the springs of pure mountain water. After lunch we’ll get you back to Ohrid.
Night in Ohrid.

Day 13: Matka Canyon and Skopje
On the day ahead you’ll visit one very special place on the way to Skopje, the Matka Canyon, a beautiful canyon of river Treska. You’ll take a short boat ride to a cave which holds cave jewelry and a population of bats. After a boat ride you’ll have lunch in a local restaurant right in the canyon, views from its terrace are the right spot to relax and enjoy local dishes. After lunch you’ll continue to Skopje which is only 30 minutes away.

we suggest a walk around the city center to explore Skopje’s disputed architecture. Rest of the evening you have free time.
Night in Skopje.

Day 14: Depart Skopje
Breakfast.
Transfer to Skopje airport for flight to onward destination.

Cost: USD 4480 Per Person (Double / Twin) Room.

Included
Accommodation
2nights in Belgrade – Hotel City Savoy 4*, Belgrade, Serbia
1night in Gora – Hotel Mećavnik 4*, Mokra Gora, Serbia
2nights in Sarajevo – Hotel Isa Begov Hamam 4*, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
2nights in Trebinje – Hotel Platani 4*, Trebinje, Bosnia and Herzegovina
1night in Kotor – Hotel Monte Cristo 4*, Kotor, Montenegro
2nights in Tirana- Hotel Brilant Antik 4*, Tirana, Albania
2nights in Ohrid – Hotel City Palace 4*, Ohrid, North Macedonia
1night in Skopje – Hotel Alexandar Square 4*, Skopje, North Macedonia

Guide
English speaking guide/driver
Local guides in Sarajevo, Trebinje, Tirana

Meals
1st day: no meals included
2nd day: breakfast and lunch (one drink included)
3rd day: breakfast, lunch (one drink included) and dinner (drinks not included) 4th day: breakfast and lunch (one drink included)
5th day: breakfast and lunch (one drink included) 6th day: breakfast and lunch (one drink included) 7th day: breakfast and lunch (drink included)
8th day: breakfast and lunch (one drink included) 9th day: breakfast and lunch (one drink included) 10th day: breakfast and lunch (one drink included) 11th day: breakfast and lunch (one drink included) 12th day: breakfast and lunch (one drink included) 13th day: breakfast and lunch (one drink included) 14th day: breakfast

Transport
Transportation is with a comfortable car/MPV/van/mini-bus with AC

Others
Admissions and activities:
Museum of Yugoslavia, Belgrade, Serbia Sargan Eight Train, Mokra Gora, Serbia Drina River boat ride, Višegrad, BIH Tunnel of Hope in Sarajevo, BIH
Wine tasting in the Tvrdoš Monastery, Trebinje, BIH Rosafa Castle, Shkodra, Albania
Samuilo’s Fortress, Ohrid, North Macedonia Matka Canyon boat ride, Matka, North Macedonia

Excludes
– Personal expenses.
– Camera/video camera fees.
– Medical help.
– Travel insurance.
– Visa If any.

 

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PROGRAM – 10
Balkans with Greece | 17 Nights / 18 Days
Ljubljana – Zagreb – Bihac – Sarajevo – Mostar – Harzegovina – Split – Dubrovnik – Kotor – Budva – Kruje – Tirana – Ohrid – Skopje – Meteora – Kalabaka – Athens

DAY 01: LJUBLJANA ARRIVAL
Welcome to Slovenia. Meet and greet by our Tour Director. Transfer to City center and explore the enchanting charm of Ljubljana with our guided walking tour. Immerse yourself in the rich history and vibrant culture of Slovenia’s capital as our knowledgeable guide leads you through its picturesque streets. Admire the iconic architecture of the Old Town, including the majestic Ljubljana Castle and the Triple Bridge. Stroll along the scenic Ljubljanica River, where quaint cafes and lively markets await. Discover hidden gems and hear captivating stories that bring the city to life. From the charming Prešeren Square to the vibrant Metelkova district, our tour unveils the essence of Ljubljana in a delightful and informative experience. Engage your senses and create lasting memories on this captivating journey through the heart of Slovenia’s capital.
Check in hotel. Rest of the day is free and easy

DAY 02: DAY TRIP TO BLED LAKE AND POSTOJNA CAVE
After breakfast we explore sights closeby to Ljubljana. First we visit Postojna cave.Marvel at nature’s masterpiece as you traverse through stunning subterranean landscapes, adorned with mesmerizing stalactites and stalagmites. Our guided tour ensures a captivating experience, revealing the secrets of this underground wonder. Unearth the magic of Postojna Cave in a concise and unforgettable exploration. Indulge in the breathtaking beauty of Bled Lake. Immerse yourself in the serenity of turquoise waters, surrounded by the majestic Julian Alps. Traverse the iconic Bled Island by traditional Pletna boat and ascend to the medieval Bled Castle for panoramic views. Our concise tour unveils the enchanting allure of Bled Lake, promising a memorable encounter with nature’s splendor. In noon hours we return back to Ljubljana. Rest of the day is free

DAY 03: LJUBLJANA – ZAGREB
After breakfast we check out from hotel and proceed to Croatia. After 2 hours drive we arrive in Capital Zagreb. Discover the captivating spirit of Zagreb with our guided tour. Immerse yourself in the heart of Croatia’s capital as our expert guide leads you through historic streets and vibrant squares. From the iconic Ban Jelačić Square to the charming Upper Town, explore architectural gems and cultural landmarks. Delve into the city’s rich history, art, and culinary delights, creating a memorable journey through Zagreb’s diverse and dynamic atmosphere. Experience the essence of Croatia’s capital in a concise and engaging tour. Check in hotel. Free and easy

DAY 04: ZAGREB – NP PLITVICE – BIHAC
After Breakfast we check out from hotel and proceed to National Park Plitvice lakes.
Embark on a nature lover’s paradise with our guided tour of Plitvice National Park. Immerse yourself in a world of cascading waterfalls, crystal-clear lakes, and lush greenery. Traverse wooden pathways that meander through the park’s enchanting landscapes, offering a close encounter with diverse flora and fauna. From the awe-inspiring Veliki Slap waterfall to the tranquil beauty of the Plitvice Lakes, our concise tour ensures you witness the park’s natural wonders. Let the magic of Plitvice National Park unfold in a brief yet unforgettable exploration of Croatia’s pristine wilderness. Free time for lunch after tour before we continue to Bosnia. It is only 1 hour drive to Bihac where we visit city center before checking in hotel. Free and easy

DAY 05: BIHAC – JAJCE – TRAVNIK – SARAJEVO
After breakfast we check out and proceed to Central Bosnia – the core of Medieval Bosnian Kindgdom. Embark on a journey through the captivating town of Jajce with our guided tour. Wander along cobblestone streets, exploring ancient walls and uncovering the rich history nestled within.
Marvel at the breathtaking Pliva Waterfall as it cascades into the confluence of rivers, creating a mesmerizing spectacle. Visit the medieval fortress, witness the charm of Pliva Lakes, and admire the intricate craftsmanship of wooden watermills. Our concise tour ensures you experience the cultural heritage and natural wonders of Jajce, making for a brief yet immersive journey through this Bosnian gem. Continue to Travnik. Explore this Bosnian town’s rich history and architectural treasures as you stroll through its charming streets. Admire the iconic fortress that overlooks the town, offering panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes. Discover the cultural tapestry woven into Travnik’s mosques, churches, and Ottoman-era architecture. Our concise tour encapsulates the essence of Travnik, providing a glimpse into its historical significance and vibrant atmosphere. Experience the unique blend of cultures and the picturesque beauty of this Bosnian gem in a brief yet enriching exploration. We finish the day with arrival in Sarajevo. Check in hotel. Free and easy.

DAY 06: SARAJEVO GRAND TOUR
Embark on a captivating exploration of Sarajevo with our guided tour. Traverse the city’s historic streets, where East meets West, and absorb the rich cultural tapestry. Visit poignant landmarks such as the iconic Latin Bridge and immerse yourself in the profound history of the city. Explore the Sarajevo Tunnel Museum, a testament to wartime resilience, and gain insight into the Siege of Sarajevo. Venture to the abandoned Olympic bobsled track, a relic of the 1984 Winter Olympics, now adorned with street art and echoes of the past. Our tour encapsulates the diverse facets of Sarajevo, blending history, culture, and adventure, offering a memorable journey through Bosnia’s capital.

DAY 07: SARAJEVO – KONJIC – MOSTAR
Today we visit Herzegovina region. After breakfast and check out from hotel we drive to Konjic and visit Marshall Tito’s Atomic Shelter. Explore the quaint streets of this Bosnian town, steeped in history and charm. Discover the secrets of Tito’s Bunker, a hidden underground marvel built during the Cold War era. Unveil the intriguing blend of architecture and history as you navigate through its chambers and tunnels. Our tour of Konjic offers a unique perspective on the town’s role in the region’s past, combining cultural exploration with the exploration of a once-secret facility.
Experience the enigmatic allure of Konjic, where the past unfolds in a captivating blend of architecture and history. Continuen to Mostar via majestic Neretva canyon. Upon arrival in Mostar we will have guided walking tour. Traverse the cobbled streets of this Bosnian gem, where the Old Bridge gracefully arches over the Neretva River. Immerse yourself in the rich cultural tapestry, exploring historic landmarks such as the Old Bazaar and the Koski Mehmed Pasha Mosque.
Witness the iconic Stari Most, a symbol of unity and resilience. Our tour invites you to experience the charm of Mostar’s Ottoman-era architecture, indulge in local delicacies, and embrace the warm hospitality of the locals. Check in hotel. Free and easy

DAY 08: GEMS OF HERZEGOVINA
Today we spend the day visiting Mostar’s surroundings. First on our list is Kravica waterfall, this hidden gem promises a spectacular display of natural beauty. Marvel at the cascading water, surrounded by lush greenery and limestone cliffs. Take a refreshing dip in the emerald-green pool beneath the falls or simply bask in the serene atmosphere of this picturesque oasis. Later we visit Pocitelj as we stroll through ancient streets lined with stone houses and visit the iconic Clock Tower and Haji Ali Mosque. Marvel at the panoramic views from the medieval fortress, providing a glimpse into Počitelj’s strategic importance throughout history. Proceed to Blagaj and Buna river springs. Marvel at the crystal-clear waters that emerge from the depths of the earth, creating a mesmerizing spectacle surrounded by lush greenery. Explore the historic Blagaj Tekija, a Dervish monastery perched at the water’s edge, adding a touch of mystique to the scenery. Our tour ensures a brief yet immersive encounter with the Buna River Springs, allowing you to connect with the pristine beauty and cultural significance of this enchanting destination. Back to Mostar. Free and easy

DAY 09: MOSTAR – SPLIT
After breakfast we check out and proceed to Split in Croatia. Embark on a captivating journey through the historic town of Split with our guided tour. Explore the UNESCO-listed Diocletian’s Palace, a Roman marvel seamlessly integrated into the fabric of the city. Stroll through the lively Peristyle Square, where ancient history meets vibrant street life. Discover the Cathedral of Saint Domnius and climb the bell tower for panoramic views of the Adriatic Sea. Wander through narrow alleys brimming with shops and cafes in the charming Old Town. Our tour encapsulates the essence of Split, blending ancient history, Mediterranean charm, and bustling energy, ensuring a memorable exploration of Croatia’s coastal gem. Free time for exploring after tour. Check in hotel. Free and easy

DAY 10: SPLIT – NP KRKA – ZADAR – SPLIT
Today we have daz trip from Split to National Park Krka and town Zadar. Witness nature’s grandeur as you explore cascading waterfalls, crystal-clear lakes, and lush greenery. Marvel at the iconic Skradinski Buk, a series of spectacular waterfalls surrounded by rich flora and fauna. Traverse wooden pathways that lead you through the heart of this natural wonder, offering close encounters with the park’s diverse ecosystems. In Zadar we explore the Roman Forum, where ancient ruins blend seamlessly with modern life. Marvel at the unique Sea Organ, an architectural marvel that transforms sea waves into melodic tunes. Witness the enchanting light display of the Greeting to the Sun installation at sunset. Stroll along the picturesque waterfront and absorb the charm of Zadar’s medieval architecture. Our tour offers a concise yet immersive experience, providing a glimpse into the timeless allure of this coastal town on the Adriatic.

DAY 11: SPLIT – DUBROVNIK
After breakfast and check out from hotel, we continue with Adriatic coastal towns as we proceed to Dubrovnik. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Old Town, surrounded by well-preserved medieval walls. Wander through the iconic Stradun, a bustling limestone-paved street lined with charming shops and cafes. Marvel at the architectural wonders of the Rector’s Palace, Sponza Palace, and the Cathedral of the Assumption. Climb the ancient city walls for panoramic views of the Adriatic Sea and terracotta rooftops. Our tour encapsulates the rich history, cultural heritage, and stunning vistas of Dubrovnik, ensuring a memorable exploration of this Croatian jewel on the Dalmatian Coast.

DAY 12: DUBROVNIK – KOTOR – BUDVA .
Today we visit Kotor and Budva in Montenegro. Explore the UNESCO-listed Old Town, surrounded by medieval walls and nestled at the foot of towering mountains. Wander through charming cobblestone streets, discovering historic landmarks such as St. Tryphon Cathedral and the Maritime Museum. Ascend the ancient city walls or take a leisurely stroll along the scenic waterfront for breathtaking views of the Bay of Kotor.Embark on a sun-soaked adventure through the coastal town of Budva with our guided tour. Explore the charming Old Town, enclosed by medieval walls and adorned with narrow stone-paved streets. Discover historical landmarks like the Citadela fortress and the Church of the Holy Trinity. Stroll along the bustling promenade, lined with vibrant cafes and shops, or relax on the sandy beaches overlooking the Adriatic Sea. Check in hotel. Free and easy

DAY 13: BUDVA FREE DAY
Free day for rest and exploring on your own in Budva

DAY 14: BUDVA – KRUJE – TIRANA
Today we visit Albania. On the way to Tirana we stop in Kruje town. Explore the well-preserved medieval architecture and cobblestone streets that transport you back in time. Visit Krujë Castle, perched on a hilltop, offering panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes. Explore the fascinating Skanderbeg Museum, dedicated to the national hero of Albania. Wander through the Old Bazaar, a lively market where local crafts and traditions come to life.Embark on a vibrant exploration of Tirana, the dynamic capital of Albania, with our guided tour. Immerse yourself in the city’s evolving landscape, marked by a mix of Ottoman, Italian, and communist influences.
Discover Skanderbeg Square, the heart of Tirana, where historical landmarks like the National History Museum and the Et’hem Bey Mosque converge. Marvel at the colorful buildings adorned with street art and explore the energetic Blloku district, once restricted to communist party officials. Our tour offers a concise yet immersive experience, allowing you to witness the dynamic spirit, cultural diversity, and evolving identity of Tirana, the beating heart of Albania.

DAY 15: TIRANA – OHRID – SKOPJE
Breakfast and Check out. Proceed to North Macedonia. Explore the UNESCO-listed Old Town, where cobbled streets wind through medieval architecture. Marvel at the iconic Ohrid Lake, one of Europe’s oldest and deepest, with crystal-clear waters reflecting the surrounding mountains. Visit the Church of St. Sophia, a testament to Ohrid’s rich religious heritage, and the impressive Samuel’s Fortress for panoramic views. Stroll along the lakeside promenade, adorned with charming cafes and shops. Our tour encapsulates the blend of history, culture, and natural beauty that defines Ohrid, promising a memorable exploration of this Macedonian gem on the shores of Lake Ohrid. After Tour you will have free time in Ohrid before we proceed to Skopje and Explore the city’s eclectic architecture, where ancient and modern elements coexist harmoniously. Visit the iconic Alexander the Great Square, adorned with majestic statues and fountains. Discover the Old Bazaar, a bustling market with centuries-old traditions and diverse offerings. Marvel at the Kale Fortress, providing panoramic views of the city and the Vardar River. Check in hotel. Rest of the day is free

DAY 16: SKOPJE – METEORA – KALABAKA
Last country on our journey is Greece. After freakfast and Check out we proceed to Meteora. Embark on a mesmerizing journey through the surreal landscapes of Meteora in Greece with our guided tour. Explore this UNESCO World Heritage site, where monasteries perch dramatically on towering rock pillars, creating an otherworldly atmosphere. Marvel at the breathtaking views of the Thessalian Plain from these lofty heights. Visit the monastic complex, home to centuries-old frescoes, religious artifacts, and a profound spiritual ambiance. After tour we Check in hotel in Kalabaka. Rest of the day is free and easy

DAY 17: KALABAKA – ATHENS
Today we visit Capital of Greece, with captivating journey through Athens, delving into its rich cultural and historical tapestry with our expertly guided tour. Explore the ancient marvels of the Acropolis, where the Parthenon stands as a testament to classical Greek brilliance. Meander through the charming streets of Plaka and Monastiraki, steeped in history and adorned with traditional shops and inviting cafes. Immerse yourself in the treasures of the National Archaeological Museum, showcasing Greece’s profound heritage. Wander through Syntagma Square, witnessing the majestic Changing of the Guard ceremony at the Hellenic Parliament. Our tour offers a concise yet immersive experience, allowing you to uncover the multifaceted layers of Athens—where ancient grandeur seamlessly blends with modern vitality.

DAY 18: ATHENS DEPARTURE
After breakfast, transfer to Athens airport for flight to onward destination.

Cost: USD 8920 Per Person (Double / Twin) Room

Included
17 nights hotel accommodation according to the program.
Daily breakfast.
English speaking driver/guide
Licensed local guides in: Ljubljana, Zagreb, NP Plitvice, Sarajevo, Mostar, Split, Zadar, Dubrovnik, Kotor, Budva, Tirana, Ohrid, Skopje, Meteora, Athens
Entrance fees to: Postojna Caves, Bled Castle, Pletna boat ride, NP Plitvice lakes, Jajce fortress, Travnik fortress, Sarajevo War Tunnel museum, Tito’s Bunker, Kravica waterfall, Sufi house on Buna river, NP Krka, Kotor Old Town, Ohrid Boat ride, Meteora 2 Monasteries, Temple of Zeus in Athens, Acropolis
All transfers, sightseeing and excursions according to the program.
All taxes.

Excludes
– Personal expenses.
– Camera/video camera fees.
– Medical help.
– Travel insurance.
– Visa If any.

 

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PROGRAM – 11
Best of Greece | 08 Nights / 09 Days
Athens – Mykonos – Santorini

Day 1: ATHENS ARRIVAL
Arrive at Athens airport, and transfer to your hotel. Check-in and rest of the day at leisure

Day 2: ATHENS SIGHTSEEING
After breakfast at the hotel, head off on a tour to witness the historic sights of this city that is also known as the cradle of civilization. Your guided tour includes visit to Acropolis alongwith Plaka area, Olympic stadium, & Temples of Poseidon & Zeus. Post tour, return to hotel. Overnight at your hotel in Athens.

Day 3: ATHENS TO MYKONOS BY FERRY
After breakfast, transfer to the port for your ferry to Mykonos. Upon arrival at Mykonos port, transfer to your hotel.

Day 4: MYKONOS – DAY AT LEISURE
After breakfast, rest of the day is at leisure on this island paradise. Overnight in Mykonos.

Day 5: MYKONOS – DAY AT LEISURE
After breakfast, rest of the day is at leisure on this island paradise. Overnight in Mykonos.

Day 6: MYKONOS TO SANTORINI BY FERRY
After breakfast at the hotel, head to the ferry port to catch ferry to Santorini. On arrival at Santorini ferry port, transfer to your hotel. Option of a sightseeing tour, or you can just spend your time admiring the scenic location.

Day 7: SANTORINI SIGHTSEEING
After breakfast at the hotel, head for the tour of Caldera volcano. The tour is by boat on the natural lake formed around a volcanic area. The tour includes a local lunch, and just to make it special you have lunch on the boat itself! Later head to the scenic Oia town, ending the tour while witnessing a picture perfect sunset. After the tour, return to your hotel. Overnight at your hotel in Santorini.

Day 8: SANTORINI – DAY AT LEISURE
After breakfast, rest of the day is at leisure on this island paradise. Overnight in Santorini.

Day 9: SANTORINI TO ATHENS BY FERRY – ATHENS DEPARTURE BY FLIGHT
After breakfast, head to the port to board a ferry back to Athens, depending upon flight departure time from Athens. On arrival at Athens port, transfer to Athens airport to catch your flight back home.

Cost: USD 2390 Per Person (Double / Twin) Room.

Included
Accommodation
2 nights Athens (4 star)
3 nights Mykonos (4 star)
3 nights Santorini (4 star)

Guide
Local Representations

Meals
8 Breakfasts

Flights
Santorini – Athens

Transport
Athens airport to the hotel Athens hotel to the ferry port Mykonos ferry port to the hotel Mykonos hotel to the ferry port Santorini ferry port to the hotel Santorini hotel to the airport FERRY CROSSINGS:
Athens to Mykonos
Mykonos to Santorini

Others
Athens Sightseeing
Boat tour of the Volcano in Santorini Photoshoot or Wine tour in Santorini.

Excludes
– Personal expenses.
– Camera/video camera fees.
– Medical help.
– Travel insurance.
– Visa If any.

 

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PROGRAM – 12
Best of Portugal | 09 Nights / 10 Days
Porto – Braga – Guimaraes – Douro Valley – Coimbra – Tomar & Obidos – Lisbon – Sintra & Cascais – Lisbon

Day 01: Arrival Porto
Welcome to Portugal! Upon arrival at Porto Airport, private transfer to your accommodation. Overnight in Porto.

Day 02: Porto
Embark yourself in a full day exploration of Oporto, voted Best European Destination 2012 by the European citizens. This is also known as “Cidade Invicta” (unvanquished city). His distinct and unique character gave Porto a World Heritage classification. Aligned with the river Douro, rich in contrasts and well-preserved treasures, the ancient city of the Port of immeasurable beauty. After a walking tour of the heart of the town, enjoy a tasty lunch. The tour will end with a relaxing cruise of the Six Bridges.
Overnight in Porto.

Day 03: Medieval Gems: Braga & Guimaraes
Join a small group excursion to Minho, visiting Braga and Guimarães, where medieval vibes transport you through old streets and iconic monuments like castles and palaces. Braga, once a Roman city, witnessed a tumultuous history before becoming a Christian center. Its Se, the oldest in Portugal, holds great historical significance. Guimarães, a UNESCO World Heritage city, played a pivotal role in the founding of Portugal by D. Afonso Henriques, boasting medieval and sixteenth- century architecture.
Overnight in Porto.

Day 04: Douro Valley
Meet your private driver-guide and explore the fantastic Douro Region, a traditional place born in the culture of wine production. Visit one of the most famous Wine estates and taste its delicious Port Wines. Embark on this adventure through the Douro Valley and enjoy the majestic vineyards around you, loaded with grapes. You will enjoy a typical lunch in a local restaurant.
Overnight in Douro Valley.

Day 05: Coimbra
Meet your driver and motor to Coimbra, one of the most charming cities in this country. Here you will join a tour to explore the city. Coimbra, with its rich history, was once the residence of Count Dom Henrique and Dona Teresa, parents of Portugal’s first king, Dom Afonso Henriques. This city witnessed the forbidden love of Dom Pedro I and Dona Inês, a poignant story that still influences its heritage. Coimbra was the medieval capital of Portugal, but it was during the Renaissance that it became a hub of knowledge when Dom João III moved the University here permanently. In later centuries, the city saw the influence of the Jesuits and royal work by Dom João V and Dom José I, shaping its monuments and education.
Overnight in Coimbra.

Day 06: Tomar & Obidos
Meet your driver and transfer from Coimbra to Lisbon.

You will have an en-route stop in Tomar and Obidos. Tomar is one of central Portugal’s most cute small towns, with an adorable historical center and a pretty riverside park full of swans, herons, and ducks. What makes Tomar truly extraordinary is Unesco World Heritage-listed Convento de Cristo. Founded 850 years ago, this venerated headquarter of the mythical Knights Templar is a mix of Gothic and Manueline. Immersed in splendor and mystery, the Knights Templar maintained massive power in Portugal from the 12th to 16th centuries and vastly funded the Age of Discoveries.

The medieval town of Óbidos is one of the most picturesque and well-preserved in Portugal. Quite close to the capital and located on high ground near the Atlantic coast, Óbidos has had strategic importance in the territory. It had already been settled before the Romans arrived on the Iberian Peninsula, and the town prospered after being chosen by the royal family. King Dinis offered it to his wife, Queen Isabel, in the 13th century. Being the favorite site of the Queen, she built an incredible number of churches in this small place. Overnight in Lisbon

Day 07: Tomar & Obidos
Meet your driver and transfer from Coimbra to Lisbon.

You will have an en-route stop in Tomar and Obidos. Tomar is one of central Portugal’s most cute small towns, with an adorable historical center and a pretty riverside park full of swans, herons, and ducks. What makes Tomar truly extraordinary is Unesco World Heritage-listed Convento de Cristo. Founded 850 years ago, this venerated headquarter of the mythical Knights Templar is a mix of Gothic and Manueline. Immersed in splendor and mystery, the Knights Templar maintained massive power in Portugal from the 12th to 16th centuries and vastly funded the Age of Discoveries.

The medieval town of Óbidos is one of the most picturesque and well-preserved in Portugal. Quite close to the capital and located on high ground near the Atlantic coast, Óbidos has had strategic importance in the territory. It had already been settled before the Romans arrived on the Iberian Peninsula, and the town prospered after being chosen by the royal family. King Dinis offered it to his wife, Queen Isabel, in the 13th century. Being the favorite site of the Queen, she built an incredible number of churches in this small place. Overnight in Lisbon

Day 08: Lisbon
Meet your knowledgeable guide in the vibrant heart of Lisbon and embark on a captivating tour of this enchanting city. Lisbon boasts a truly unique lighting ambiance, regardless of weather conditions. You will fully appreciate and absorb this special light, which mirrors the essence of Lisbon—a city steeped in rich history and enduring traditions. Framed by the picturesque Tagus River, our tour ventures to monumental landmarks, bearing witness to historic sea voyages and providing access to one of Lisbon’s most enthralling museums.

Explore Alfama, an ancient and traditional Lisbon quarter resonating with the melancholic sounds of Fado, and Baixa-Chiado, the bustling commercial heart of Lisbon.
Overnight in Lisbon.

Day 09: Sintra & Cascais
Discover one of the most famous attractions in the country, grandly located at the top of the Serra de Sintra – the Pena Palace. Your expert guide will walk you through its richly decorated rooms and introduce fascinating facts about Portugal’s history. In the historic centre of Sintra, enjoy free time to explore the narrow streets full of regional shops. On the return to Lisbon, discover the villages of Cascais and Estoril, traditional fishing areas known as the “Portuguese Riviera”.
Overnight in Lisbon.

Day 10: Depart Lisbon
Departure
Transfer to the airport or train station.

Cost: USD 2380 Per Person (Double / Twin) Room

Included
Accommodation
3 nights in Porto (Turim Oporto or similar)
1 night Douro Valley (Quinta de Casaldronho or similar)
1 nights Coimbra (Vila Gale or similar)
4 nights in Lisbon (Turim Av Libertade, Turim Marques or similar)

Meals
Daily breakfast

Transport
Private transfer from Porto Airport to Hotel in Porto Private transfer from Douro to Coimbra
Private transfer from Coimbre to Lisbon with en route stop in Tomar and Obidos
Private transfer from hotel in Lisbon to Lisbon Airport

Others
Full Day Small Group guided visit or Porto + 6 Bridges Cruise / Pick up and drop off at your accommodation (Pick up only until March 2024)
Full Day Braga and Guimaraes / Pick up and drop off at your accommodation (Pick up only until March 2024)
Full day private visit of Douro Valley + wine estate visit + wine tasting and lunch. Pick up at your accommodation in Porto / Drop off at hotel in the Douro Valley
Shared Guided visit of Coimbra / Meet the guide at a meeting point / Drop off in Coimbra city center 4-hour Shared Tour of Lisbon / Meet the guide at a meeting point / Drop off Lisbon city center
5-hour Shared Tour of Estoril, Sintra, Cascais / Meet the guide at a meeting point / Drop off Lisbon city center

Excludes
– Personal expenses.
– Camera/video camera fees.
– Medical help.
– Travel insurance.
– Visa If any.

 

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PROGRAM – 13
Beautiful Italy | 07 Nights / 08 Days
Rome – Florence – Venice

Day 01: Arrive Rome
On arrival at Rome International Airport, you will be met and transferred to the hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight in Rome.

Day 02: Rome
Today you can take an optional tour to visit three of Rome’s top ancient sites without waiting in long lines or feeling overwhelmed by their wealth of history and architecture with this guided tour of the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill, explore with a guide for a deep dive into Roman history. Admire the Colosseum amphitheater before moving onto the villas and temples in the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.
Overnight in Rome.

Day 03: Rome
Explore Rome at your own or we could help you pre-book an optional excursion or sightseeing.
Overnight in Rome.

Day 04: Rome to Florence
After Breakfast, check out from hotel and proceeds towards Train Station and board the Train for Florence. At arrival proceeds towards hotel. Later visit the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
Overnight in Florence.

Day 05: Cinque Terre Sightseeing
Today explore the Italian Riviera on this day trip to the beautiful Cinque Terre from Florence, with transport between each small town provided. Led by a tour guide, discover each fishing village by coach, train, and boat, from the beaches of Monterosso to the charming streets of Riomaggiore. Stop for a swim in the turquoise waters Soak up all the character of this UNESCO-listed region before heading back to Florence.
Overnight in Florence.

Day 06: Florence to Venice
After Breakfast, check out from hotel and proceeds towards Train Station and board the Train to Venice, On Arrival proceed towards your hotel.
Overnight in Venice.

Day 07: Venice Tour
Today you experience one of the most truly Venetian moments with a 30-minute gondola ride. See the beauty of this unique city from the perspective of its most iconic symbol as you glide through the canals in a gondola. See the hidden places only accessible by gondola. Overnight in Venice.

Day 08: Venice Hotel to the Airport
After a breakfast, check out from your hotel and head to Airport to board your flight back home or onwards.

Cost: USD 2290 Per Person (Double / Twin) Room

Included
Accommodation
3 nights in Rome at a 3 Star hotel
2 nights in Florence at a 3 Star hotel
2 nights in Venice at a 3 Star hotel

Guide
Local Representations

Meals
7 Breakfasts

Transport
Rome to Florence Train Florence to Venice Train

Others
SIGHTSEEING
Cinque Terre Day Trip with Transport from Florence Gondola Tour
All pre-payable taxes & fees

Excludes
– Personal expenses.
– Camera/video camera fees.
– Medical help.
– Travel insurance.
– Visa If any.

 

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PROGRAM – 14
Best of Athens, Mykonos & Santorini | 09 Nights / 10 Days
Athens – Mykonos – Santorini

Day 1: WELCOME TO ATHENS
Welcome to Greece! Upon your arrival at Athens International Airport, you will be greeted by our friendly team and provided with an assisted transfer to your hotel. Take some time to settle in and then enjoy the rest of the day at your own pace, exploring the vibrant city of Athens, the heart of Greece. Accommodation at the Titania Hotel, Athens, or similar

Day 2: EXPLORE ATHENS & THE ACROPOLIS
After a delightful breakfast, meet with your English-speaking guide at the hotel for a captivating half- day tour of Athens, encompassing the iconic Acropolis and the acclaimed New Acropolis Museum. This comprehensive morning excursion offers a glimpse into both the ancient and modern facets of Athens. Following the tour, relish the remainder of the day at your own pace, immersing yourself further in the charms of the Greek capital or, if you wish, consider an optional afternoon excursion. Meals: B. Accommodation at the Titania Hotel, Athens, or similar

Day 3: ATHENS TO MYKONOS
At the scheduled time, you will be transferred from the hotel to the port for embarkation on a ferry bound for the enchanting island of Mykonos. Upon arrival in Mykonos, a transfer will be arranged to take you to your hotel. The remainder of the day is yours to savor at your own pace, basking in the beauty and charm of this idyllic island. Meals: B. Accommodation at the Manoulas Beach Resort, Mykonos, or similar

Day 4: OPTIONAL DELOS EXCURSION
Today, relish a day at your own pace to discover the charms of Mykonos. Consider enhancing your experience with an optional excursion to the captivating island of Delos. Renowned as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Delos is a sacred archaeological site and one of the most significant mythological, historical, and archaeological destinations in Greece. Embark on a journey through time as you wander through the remnants of this sacred island, soaking in the rich history and mythology that permeates the air. The optional excursion to Delos promises a day filled with cultural exploration and a deeper understanding of Greece’s fascinating past. Meals: B. Accommodation at the Manoulas Beach Resort, Mykonos, or similar

Day 5: MYKONOS AT YOUR OWN PACE
Immerse yourself in the captivating beauty of Mykonos, a Greek island celebrated for its sandy shores, cosmopolitan ambiance, iconic windmills, pristine beaches, and vibrant nightlife. Make the most of your time in Mykonos by exploring its key attractions, including Mykonos Town, the picturesque Kato Milli windmills, the enchanting district of Little Venice, the serene Agari Beach, and the sublime Church of Paraportiani. We offer a myriad of optional tours and activities in Mykonos, tailored to your preferences. Simply let us know your desires, and we’ll handle all the arrangements for you. Meals: B. Accommodation at the Manoulas Beach Resort, Mykonos, or similar

Day 6: MYKONOS TO SANTORINI
At the designated time, you will be smoothly transferred from your hotel to the port, where you will embark on a scenic ferry journey bound for the captivating island of Santorini. Known for its postcard-worthy vistas, romantic sunsets, and unique volcanic-sand beaches, Santorini promises an unforgettable experience. Upon arrival in Santorini, a transfer will be arranged to take you to your chosen accommodation. The remainder of the day is yours to relish at your own pace, reveling in the magic that Santorini has to offer. Meals: B. Accommodation at the El Greco Resort & Spa, Santorini, or similar

Day 7: OPTIONAL SANTORINI SUNSET CRUISE WITH DINNER
Today, savor a day of leisure to discover the enchanting beauty of Santorini at your own pace. Elevate your experience by opting for the renowned Santorini Hot Springs Excursion, coupled with a delightful sunset dinner cruise. Embark on an adventure to the active volcano of Nea Kameni Island, where you’ll ascend to its summit for breathtaking views, capturing the active crater through your lens. Take a leisurely walk along the volcano’s rims and marvel at its unique features. Indulge in a refreshing swim in the invigorating hot sulfurous springs of Palia Kameni, a testament to the underwater powers of the volcano. Cap off your day with a memorable sunset dinner cruise, savoring delicious cuisine while the sun dips below the horizon, casting hues of orange and pink across the Santorini sky. This excursion promises a perfect blend of exploration, relaxation, and culinary delight against the stunning backdrop of this iconic Greek island. Meals: B. Accommodation at the El Greco Resort & Spa, Santorini, or similar

Day 8: SANTORINI AT YOUR OWN PACE
Embrace the volcanic splendor of Santorini on your terms. Lounge on the island’s distinctive beaches, indulge in snorkeling or a leisurely swim in the crystal-clear waters, and unwind in the rejuvenating embrace of volcanic hot springs, all while taking in the renowned sights of this enchanting destination. We offer an array of optional tours and activities tailored to your preferences. Simply share your desires with us, and we’ll handle all the arrangements for you. Meals: B. Accommodation at the El Greco Resort & Spa, Santorini, or similar

Day 9: SANTORINI TO ATHENS

At the scheduled time, you will be transferred from your hotel to the port, where you will embark on a ferry bound for the mainland of Athens. Upon your arrival in Athens, a transfer will be arranged to take you to your hotel. The remainder of the day is yours to enjoy at your own pace. Meals: B. Accommodation at the Titania Hotel, Athens, or similar

Day 10: ATHENS DEPARTURE
Today, you will meet your driver at the hotel for a seamless transfer to Athens Airport, marking the next step in your journey.

Cost: USD 2430 Per Person (Double / Twin)

Included
Accommodation
3-nights in Athens at the Titania Hotel (4-star) or similar
3-nights in Mykonos at the Manoulas Beach Resort (4-star) or similar 3-nights in Santorini at the El Greco Resort & Spa (4-star) or similar
Hotels are based on availability. If changes become necessary for any reason, substitute hotels will be similar to those listed.

Guide
Professional English-speaking tour guide for the Athens city tour

Meals
Daily breakfast

Transport
All airport, port, and hotel transfers
Ferry tickets in economy class between Athens (Piraeus) to Mykonos Ferry tickets in economy class between Santorini to Athens (Piraeus) High-speed Hydrofoil from Mykonos to Santorini in economy class

Others
Shared half-day city tour of Athens & New Museum with entrance fees

Excludes
– Personal expenses.
– Camera/video camera fees.
– Medical help.
– Travel insurance.
– Visa If any.

 

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PROGRAM – 15
Best of Serbia, Romania and Bulgaria | 11 Nights / 12 Days
Belgrade – Timișoara – Sibiu – Sighișoara – Brașov – Bucharest – Veliko Tarnovo – Plovdiv – Sofia – Belgrade

Day 1: Arrival to Belgrade
Upon arrival in Belgrade, the capital of Serbia, you will be welcomed by your driver and escorted to your hotel. On the short coach ride from the Nikola Tesla airport, sit back, relax and enjoy the sights of New Belgrade with its prominent ‘blocks’ – a classic example of Socialist architecture, built after World War II – and modern business centres, including the imposing Ušće Tower. Along the way, your driver will show you and tell some stories about the Western Gate of Belgrade, the famous Belgrade Arena and the monumental Palace of Serbia. Check-in at your hotel.
Use your free time to rest and prepare for the trip. At 7pm in the hotel reception, you will be greeted by your guide who will introduce himself and provide you with detailed information about the entire trip. For the rest of the evening, we recommend you take a short, leisurely walk through one of the oldest quarters towards the bohemian heart of Belgrade – Skadarlija. In a charming 19th century cobbled street you will find many numerous ‘kafanas’ where you can try delicious local specialties while listening to traditional music.
Overnight.

Day 2: Belgrade Great Sightseeing Tour // Leisure day
After breakfast, you will embark on a tour (driving and walking) around Belgrade, a capital city well known for its various architectural styles, dynamic history and fantastic views of one of the biggest river confluences in the whole of Europe. Start the tour visiting the Museum of Yugoslav History, a memorial complex devoted to the life and deeds of Josip Broz Tito, the political leader of Yugoslavia. Next, you will pass by the stadium of FC Red Star – the former European and World Cup champions, and proceed to the Temple of Saint Sava, Belgrade’s patron saint. Very much a symbol of the city, this impressive building can be seen from any part of the capital.
After a short break at the Temple’s plateau, the panoramic tour will then take you from Slavija Square, to Saint Mark’s Church, the Serbian National Parliament and White Palace, and on to Republic Square. This most central point of Belgrade is surrounded by such cultural institutions as the National Theatre and National Museum. The tour will then head along the lively Knez Mihailo Street, the main pedestrian and shopping zone, before stopping for a visit to the Orthodox Cathedral Church of Saint Michael the Archangel, which is located just across from the Building of Patriarchate. Your guide will tell you about the tavern around the corner, the oldest in the city and intriguingly known as “?” (Question Mark), before continuing on to Kalemegdan Park and Belgrade Fortress, the most important cultural-historic complex of the city, situated on the confluence of the rivers Sava and Danube.
Optional excursions – Belgrade rivers cruise and Zemun and Skadarlia Bohemian night, are available on this day. For more details, please read ‘Optional’ infobox below the itinerary.

Day 3: Belgrade – Fruška Gora – Sremski Karlovci – Novi Sad – Belgrade
Breakfast. On this tour, you will explore the most interesting sights of Vojvodina, a province in the north of Serbia. You will be driven through picturesque scenery and Serbia’s famous wine region towards the ‘Serbian Holy Land’, home to 17 functioning Serbian Orthodox monasteries. You will visit well preserved monastery Krušedol, where you’ll have the opportunity to buy wine and rakija made by the monks.
The tour continues on to town of Sremski Karlovci. A real gem of Serbian culture and spirituality, Sremski Karlovci feels like a ‘museum town’ with its Baroque centre, the Patriarchal Court, the Orthodox Cathedral of Saint Nicholas and the first Serbian secondary school (gymnasium). It is
also famous for wine production and the town’s annual Wineball festival. You will finish your tour of this charming town with a visit and wine tasting at one the region’s most prominent wineries.
Further on the tour, you will visit the 2021 European Capital of Culture, Novi Sad. Located on the historical border of two former empires – the Austro-Hungarian and Ottoman – as a result, the capital of Vojvodina is a multi-cultural city with an interesting mix of architectural influences. On a sightseeing tour around the city, you will walk around the city’s pedestrian zone, past the City Hall, a Catholic church, the old city centre, the former house of Albert Einstein’s wife Mileva, the cultural foundation Matica Srpska and a synagogue. Then you’ll follow the right bank of Danube and visit Petrovaradin, or the so-called ‘Danube’s Gibraltar’, where the fortress is located. Drive back to Belgrade. Overnight.

Day 4: Belgrade – Timișoara – Sibiu
Breakfast. Hotel check-out. The tour continues to Timișoara, the largest city in western Romania and one that has been influenced by many cultures. The charm of this city, settled on the northern bank of the River Bega, lies in its distinctive architectural character and vibrant cultural life, and it is frequently referred to as ‘Little Vienna’. Its historical significance is further confirmed by the fact that it was the first European city to have electric street lighting. A guided tour will leave from Unirii Square, the city’s main square surrounded by beautiful mediaeval buildings among which the Catholic Cathedral of Saint George is a decorative highlight. The tour will take you to Liberty Square, Victory Square home to the Romanian National Opera and National Theatre, and the 15th century Huniade Castle which today represents the best example of Gothic architecture in this region.
Continue on to Sibiu, the European Capital of Culture in 2007. Before sightseeing tour check-in to the hotel and take a short rest.
Sibiu was the largest and richest of seven fortified towns built by German settlers in the 12th century. In Sibiu, the first hospital and pharmacy in Romania were established, the first Romanian book was printed and the oldest museum in Romania, the Brukenthal National Museum, was built.
The wealth acquired by the trade guilds of Sibiu was used to build impressive buildings and
fortification, and today the old town has retained its former splendour. Parts of the mediaeval walls still surround the historic centre, where narrow streets intersect 17th century buildings. During the tour you will visit the Large Square with Brukenthal National Museum, the Small Square, the Council Tower, the Bridge of Lies, Stairs Passage and the Orthodox Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, modelled on the magnificent Agia Sofia. Overnight.

Day 5: Sibiu – Sighișoara – Brașov
Breakfast and check-out. From Sibiu you will travel to Sighișoara, a town in Transylvania, with a history dating back to the 1100s. With cobbled streets and colourful buildings, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is a must during your visit to Romania. Sighișoara is also famous as the birthplace of Vlad III, also known as Vlad the Impaler or Vlad Dracula. His birthplace is still there, marked with the placard ‘Casa Vlad Dracul’. You will also see the Church of the Dominican Monastery, the Clock Tower, Saint Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, the Tailors’ Tower, the Covered Stairway and other important sights.
The tour continues to Brașov. Founded by the Teutonic Knights in the 13th century and built as one of the seven walled citadels, this amazing city exudes a distinctive mediaeval setting and has been used as a backdrop in many recent films. Numerous mediaeval towers continue to glitter over the city. Between them sparkles baroque buildings and churches, while relaxed cafés line the main square, Piaţa Sfatului. In Brașov, your sightseeing will start with the story of the main square and the House of Council (Casa Sfatului). You will then walk down one of the narrowest streets in the world toward the Gothic style cathedral Biserica Neagră, famously called the Black Church, and further on to Catherine’s Gate, the only original city gate to survive from mediaeval times. After a pleasant afternoon spent in this picturesque city, check-in to the hotel. Overnight.

Day 6: Brașov – Bran Castle – Peleș Castle – Bucharest
After breakfast, check-out and drive through the beautiful landscape to Bran Castle, the former residence of the Romanian royal family and commonly known as Dracula’s Castle. The fairy-tale appearance of this gothic fortress built in the 13th century, set strategically atop a 60 metre cliff, provides visitors with an irresistible journey back to middle ages and an era that housed Bram Stoker’s horror novel, entitled ‘Dracula’. Stoker was fascinated by stories of the dark mysteries of the Carpathian Mountains and the legend of Vlad Cepes, a Romanian hero known as a very cruel ruler, and used it all as inspiration for his world-famous novel. Thanks to the fact that Vlad the Impaler was held as a prisoner in this beautiful mediaeval castle, a belief was created that Bran Castle is the place where Stoker placed his story and it became known as Dracula’s Castle.
Afternoon hours will be devoted to the visit to Sinaia and Peleș Castle. When King Carol I of Romania visited the location on which the beautiful Peleș Castle now stands, he was amazed by the stunning scenery of the Carpathian Mountains that surrounded it. The royal family decided to build their summer residence there and they made a splendid creation of noble taste and intelligent engineering. The castle, with its stunning turrets, great attention to detail and unbelievable views across the mountains, is considered a Neo-Renaissance masterpiece. In addition to the magnificent exterior with hand-painted stained glass windows and numerous sculptures surrounding the castle, the interior of over 160 rooms was decorated by more than 400 artisans and artists.
After sightseeing, you will depart for the Romanian capital, Bucharest. Hotel check-in and free time. Overnight.

Day 7: Bucharest Sightseeing Tour // Leisure day
Breakfast. Start the sightseeing tour of Bucharest. Known for its wide, tree-lined boulevards, glorious Belle Époque buildings and a reputation for the high life (which in the 1900s earned it the nickname of ‘Little Paris’), today Bucharest is a bustling metropolis. While exploring this magnificent city adorned with parks, you will see the fascinating blend of French, Byzantine and communist architecture in the many stylish building. Though much of the centre is modern and garish, you will find splendid 17th and 18th century Orthodox churches and graceful art nouveau villas tucked away in quiet corners.
You will visit all of the city’s best-known sights, including the Piața Unirii for a view of the colossal Palace of the Parliament, the second-largest building in the world (after the Pentagon). From there, the tour continues to the mediaeval Old Town, one of Bucharest’s earliest settlements, which has been the seat of Romanian princes. You will see the Old Princely Court and its church, the peaceful Stavropoleos Monastery, Lipscani Street and the National Museum of Romanian History. Continue toward the Calea Victoriei Avenue, and see the beautiful French-style buildings. When you arrive at Revolution Square, hear the story about what communist rule meant for Romania and how this square earned its name, and don’t forget to take a photo in front of many of its important sights.

Day 8: Bucharest – Rock-Hewn Churches of Ivanovo – Arbanasi – Veliko Tarnovo
Breakfast and check-out. Start the day tour of Northern Bulgaria and visit its most important sights. As soon as you enter the territory of Bulgaria close to the village of Ivanovo, you will visit the UNESCO World Heritage site, a complex of rock-hewn churches, chapels, monasteries and cells. This is where the first hermits dug out their cells and churches in the rock during the 12th century. The 14th century murals are wonderful examples of mediaeval art and testify to the exceptional skill of the Bulgarian artists. Admire and find out why this authentic preserved heritage is attractive and popular with tourists.
Continue your tour with a short photo stop in the small village of Arbanasi, an architectural and museum reserve. A picturesque open-air museum of cultural heritage includes 80 houses, some of which still have original Ottoman decor and design. If you are lucky you may catch performance by traditional Bulgarian dancers, with colourful costumes and positive energy. In this small village you can also visit one of its five churches, which together house more than 3,600 frescoes.
The final stop of the day will take you back in time to the rise and fall of the mighty capital of the Second Bulgarian Empire (1185 — 1396). By walking the winding cobblestone streets of Veliko Tarnovo, you will learn and feel how its proud population lived under Turkish rule, developed fabulous architectural masterpieces and established a cohesive and powerful craftsmen’s guild. The legends and stories, interesting history and picturesque location of Veliko Tarnovo and the Tsarevets fortress have gained them numerous admirers in both Bulgaria and abroad, making the region a top tourist attraction in the Balkans.
Check-in to the hotel and free time to enjoy the evening in this charming town. Overnight.

Day 9: Veliko Tarnovo – Etar Ethno Village – Plovdiv Sightseeing – Sofia
Breakfast and check-out from the hotel. Drive to the Open Air Ethnographic Museum Etar, which contains a collection of 50 objects including water-powered installations and houses with craftsmen’s workshops. The complex exhibits the architecture, way of life and economy of central Bulgaria during the Bulgarian National Revival. Using original instruments and following old traditions, it presents the Bulgarian customs, culture and characteristics of 20 regional crafts. Etar has gained popularity for being the only unique collection of old water-powered machines in Bulgaria, 10 of which are still active today and work as they would have done back in the day, and it is considered one of the best kept active technical collections in European open air museums.
Continue the tour and explore the beautiful and ancient city of Plovdiv, one of the oldest cities in Europe and the European Capital of Culture for 2019. Located on the banks of the Marica River and built around seven hills, the city has a cultural mix of different civilisations and a unique blend of architectural elements, itself a museum under the open sky. You will visit one of its most famous landmarks, the architectural complex of the Ancient Plovdiv, where many beautiful houses from the time of the Bulgarian Renaissance have been preserved and restored. The most significant monument of the cultural capital of Bulgaria is certainly the Ancient Theatre of Philippopolis; built in the 2nd century with perfect acoustics, in which theatrical performances, concerts and various cultural events are still held today. You will also visit the Roman Stadium and the Church of Saint Constantine and Helena before finishing the tour in Kapana, the creative heart of the city and a pedestrian area full of shops, restaurants and galleries.
Drive to Sofia and check-in to the hotel.

Optional excursion – Dinner at a traditional restaurant, is available on this day. For more details, please read ‘Optional’ infobox below the itinerary.

Day 10: Sofia Sightseeing – Rila Monastery (optional) // Leisure day
Breakfast. Today, you will explore Sofia, a modern, youthful Eastern European capital, distinguished by a unique combination of communist-style architecture, Ottoman mosques and onion-domed churches.
The home to many of Bulgaria’s finest museums, galleries and restaurants, Sofia will reveal to you its most interesting landmarks, such as the impressive Saint Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, the colourful Church of Saint Nicholas the Miracle-Maker, the Ivan Vazov National Theatre, the Church of Saint George, the Banya Bashi Mosque, the Sofia Synagogue, the National Palace of Culture and Largo, one of the prime examples of Socialist Classicism architecture and one of the Sofia’s main landmarks.
Optional excursion – Half-day tour of Rila Monastery, is available on this day. For more details, please read ‘Optional’ infobox below the itinerary.

Day 11: Sofia – Niš – Belgrade
Breakfast and check-out. Return to Serbia, this time to the eastern region, of which the city of Niš is the most important destination. Niš, mostly known for being the birthplace of the Roman Emperor Constantine the Great, is a crossroad between East and West and therefore sometimes called the ‘Gate of East and West’. As the host of the most visited jazz festival of Southeast Europe, you will remember it for its frequent restaurants and cafés, always filled with the warmth and hospitality of the local people. During the tour of Niš, you will see several unique sights of global significance. The most important landmark of Niš is the archaeological park Mediana (temporarily closed), a cultural property of exceptional importance as it contains the remains of the residence of one of the most important Roman emperors, Constantine the Great. Another landmark you won’t forget easily is Skull Tower. Made of 952 human skulls, it is one of the most macabre historical sites in the world. You will also visit the Niš Fortress, the largest monument in the city of Niš and the best preserved Turkish military fortress in Serbia, located in the city centre, on the bank of the Nišava River.
At the end of the tour, head to the cobbled Tinkers Alley and feel the spirit of the only remaining part of Niš’s old čaršija (market), now home to numerous cafés and restaurants. For an authentic local experience try the grilled meat, arguably the best in the country.
After an exciting day, drive to Serbia’s capital city, Belgrade. Check-in to the hotel. Overnight.

Day 12: Belgrade Departure
Breakfast and hotel check-out.
Transfer to the airport for flight to onward destination.

Cost: USD 4290 Per Person (Double / Twin) Room.

Included
Accommodation
– 4 BB in Belgrade in Hotel Royal Inn 4* / Hotel Mark 4* / Hotel Prag 4* or similar
– 1 BB in Sibiu in Hotel Best Western Silva 4* / Hotel Continental Forum 4* / Hotel Mercure Sibiu Airport 4* or similar
– 1 BB in Brașov in Grand Hotel Belvedere 4* / Hotel Golden Time 4* / Hotel Ambient 4* or similar
– 2 BB in Bucharest in Hotel Capital Plaza 4* / Hotel Parliament 4* / Hotel Ambasador 4* or similar
– 1 BB in Veliko Tarnovo in Hotel Premier 4* / Hotel Tsarevets 3* / Hotel Alegro 3* or similar
– 2 BB in Sofia in Hotel BW Premier Collection City 4* / Best Western Terminus Hotel 4* / Triada Hotel 4* or similar

Guide
– Professional private tour guidance throughout the tour
– Tour logistics and organization by licensed incoming agency

Meals
– 4 breakfasts in a hotel in Belgrade
– 1 breakfast in a hotel in Sibiu
– 1 breakfast in a hotel in Brasov
– 2 breakfasts in a hotel in Bucharest
– 1 breakfast in a hotel in Veliko Tarnovo
– 2 breakfasts in a hotel in Sofia

Transport
– Airport arrival transfer
– Private transportation throughout the tour according to the itinerary.

Others
– Airport arrival transfer
– All sightseeing tours and transfers that are written in this program, except those marked as optional tours
– Entrance tickets to the Museum of Yugoslav History, monastery Krušedol, Skull Tower, Bran Castle, Peleș Castle and Open Air Ethnographic Museum “Etar”
– All taxes.

Excludes
– Personal expenses.
– Camera/video camera fees.
– Medical help.
– Travel insurance.
– Visa If any.

 

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PROGRAM – 16
Double Delights: London & Paris | 06 Nights / 07 Days
London – Paris

DAY 01: LONDON
On your arrival, optional transfer to hotel. On reaching the hotel check-in, before heading for lunch in one of the quaint British pub. Depending upon your flight arrival time, you can make use of your 3 day Hop-on Hop-off pass and start your sightseeing by visiting St Paul’s Cathedral, Tower Bridge and Tower of London.

DAY 02: LONDON
A slightly early breakfast today to visit Trafalgar Square to see Nelson’s Column, utilising your Hop-on Hop-off London bus tour pass. Walk your way up till the Buckingham Palace to see its grandeur from outside. However you do get to witness the “Changing of Guard” ceremony. After watching the iconic ceremony, it’ll be time for lunch. Tuck in too much – no problem – head to St. James’ Park for a stroll and catching a nice view of the surrounding area from the top of one of the arched bridges. The Horse Guards Parade Ground lies near the east end of the park, and from here you enter into Whitehall to click a selfie with the famed expressionless guards. Just down Whitehall is 10 Downing Street, the residence of the Prime Minister. If you are lucky, you might even catch a glimpse of the leader going or returning. Then cross over to Westminster Abbey, known as a place for coronations, state funerals and burials of past monarchs, and even famous writers. The nearby area is also a good place to experience the typical British ritual of High Tea at a café. Thereafter visit the iconic Big Ben. Interestingly, Big Ben is actually the huge bell atop the clock and the Clock Tower. Then cross over the Westminster Bridge for a ride on the famous London Eye ferris wheel to have unparalleled views of London’s skyline. In case you are hungry for more, we can suggest an optional add-on cruise on the Thames river. Return to your hotel.
Overnight at your hotel in London.

DAY 03: LONDON
After an English breakfast, hop-on to your London bus and expand your horizons by visiting the British Museum that displays over 10 million exhibits from around the world! Then head to Covent Garden for perhaps some shopping and lunch, and maybe catch a glimpse of some street performers.

DAY 04: PARIS
Today you take the Eurostar train from London to Paris. On your arrival in Paris – ‘the City of Lights’, optional transfer to hotel. On reaching the hotel check-in.

Start your tour with a hearty lunch at a charming street-side café. Best way to explore the city is on a Hop-on Hop-off bus tour.

Later in the evening, head to the Trocadéro complex that is dotted with museums, sculptors, gardens and fountains. First night cannot be over before seeing the Eiffel Tower which looks even more special when illuminated. Thereafter dine at a restaurant on the famous Avenue des Champs-Élysées. To heighten the romantic atmosphere, round-off the evening with a romantic cruise on the Seine River.

DAY 05: PARIS
Slightly early wake-up, followed by breakfast. Today you head to Ile de la Cité, which is one of the very few natural islands on the Seine river and said to be the location of the city’s birth during medieval times. More importantly this island is the location of the Sainte-Chapelle and the famous Notre-Dame Cathedral. Even though the cathedral got partially burnt in a horrific fire in 2019, rebuilding efforts are on, and you can still witness its scale and the grandeur of gothic architecture from the outside. Then, head across the river to the Latin Quarter, home of the historic Sorbonne University, and the historic Panthéon which was built as a church dedicated to Paris’ patron saint – Saint Geneviève.

Then head to the Luxembourg Gardens, hopefully in balmy weather, before sitting down for lunch at a restaurant nearby. Today afternoon you admire Venus de Milo, the Winged Victory of Samothrace, and of course the famous Mona Lisa at the Louvre Museum.

DAY 06: PARIS
Breakfast at hotel. Today you visit the Arc de Triomphe, commissioned by Napoléon I to commemorate the victories of his army. Stroll down the grandiose Avenue des Champs-Elysées before visiting the Jardin des Tuileries, a beautifully landscaped public garden.

Then cross-over to Orsay Museum, housing an eclectic collection of impressionist and post- impressionist paintings, including works by Van Gogh, Monet, Manet, Degas, Gauguin and Delacroix. Also visit the Rodin Museum to see amazing sculptures. and the Hí´tel des Invalides to have a glimpse at French military history.

Get a feel of Paris’ underground rail network and ride from Odeon station till Montmartre and then a funicular up Montmartre hill. Enjoy panoramic views of the city, especially later in the evening, when you can see the city lights and illuminated monuments. Stop at the roman Catholic church & Basilica of Sacre Coeur and marvel at its exquisite architecture. Round off the tour by exploring the winding, village-like streets of Montmartre, followed by dinner at one of one of the charming cafes in Place du Tertre.

DAY 07: YOUR LAST DAY IN PARIS
After breakfast, depart from your hotel for the airport for your onward flight.

Cost: USD 1810 Per Person (Double / Twin) Room.

Included
3 nights in London
3 nights in Paris
Daily breakfast.
Local guide.
Eurostar train ride from London to Paris, a rail line laid under the English channel.
3 Days Hop on Hop off Bus pass in London, A Thames river cruise 2 Days Hop on Hop off Bus pass in Paris
Guided climbing of the Eiffel Tower, including entrance ticket

Excludes
– Personal expenses.
– Camera/video camera fees.
– Medical help.
– Travel insurance.
– Visa If any.

 

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PROGRAM – 17
Discover Matera and Taste of Salento Tour | 09 Nights / 10 Days
Brindisi – Lecce – Maglie – Otranto – Santa Maria Di Leuca (Gallipoli) – Alberobello – Ostuni – Salentao – Matera

DAY 01: ARRIVAL – BRINDISI
Arrival at the Airport (transfer) we will pick up you and take you to the farmhouse .Check in and show around the property.

After a small break we make a tour of the farmhouse and an explanation of how do the oil (at that time may not see as is hara because the season is from October to January) visit to the mill where Emilio explain all the procedure (we use the traditional procedure) followed by an Olive Oil tasting

Visit to a winery (before returning to the farmhouse) with a tasting of local wines of this area.

Dinner at the farmhouse with typical food from Salento ,such as biological vegetables directly collected from the farmhouse. (also with the help of customers)

DAY 02: LECCE and MAGLIE
Breakfast. Excursion to Lecce (called the Florence of the South) with a professional guide where you will make a walking tour of the city, one of the capital of the Baroque in Italy.

Free time for shopping. Typical food leccese (Lecce) at a restaurant in the old town (closed menu)

Visit to the pasta factory authentic (Cavalieri) in Maglie with explanation of its origins and possibility to buy.

Return to the farmhouse . Dinner based on fish dishes typically cooked in a traditional way.

DAY 03: OTRANTO
Breakfast. Excursion along the coast and visit of Otranto (the Castle Cathedral and the old quarter with a professional english speaking guide

Food-based sea urchins and fish (freshly fish) in Porto Badisco or meal in Otranto. (depends on the season is going to be a restaurant or another)

Return to the farmhouse Some free time. Cooking classes at the farmhouse, explication and preparation of typical “home made pasta salentina” with the chef Emilio.
Dinner with handmade pasta and seafood.

DAY 04: SANTA MARIA DI LEUCA, GALLIPOLI
Breakfast .Visit OF Santa Maria de Leuca (Emilio Hara guided visit), the town is the eastest town of Italy, from where is possible in the sunny days see the greek’s coast. Then we will visit the prehistoric seacave Zinzsulusa. Return to the farmhouse. Afternoon tour of Gallipoli, a popular and glamour touristic town on the Ionian Sea, with a professional guide and dinner in a typical pizzeria napolitana.Return to the farmhouse.

DAY 05: ALBEROBELLO
Breakfast. Departure to Alberobello, the famous village white coloured with the traditional Trulli. Guided Tour of Alberobello with a professional guide.

Free time for shopping and souvenir. Tasting of the Typical food of this area of Apulia, named la Valle dell ‘Itria
Return to the farmhouse Free time.
Dinner at the farmhouse.

DAY 06: OSTUNI
Breakfast . Pick up from the farmhouse, after 1 hour driving along the adriatic coast you will approach the white town of Ostuni. Visit of Ostuni with a professional english speaking guide.Free time for lunch and souvenirs.
Return to the farmhouse and free time.
Farewell Dinner at the farmhouse.

DAY 07: SALENTO, MATERA
Breakfast.After the cultural and culinary experience in Salento, you will now visit the splendid city of Matera, European Capital of Culture 2019 .Pick up from the farmhouse and Transfer to Matera.
Arrival in Matera and check in at the Hotel.

At 4:30 pm, meeting with our local guide Mr. Cosimo and departure for a scenic

walking tour around Sassi Area including the visit to a Cave House, Hypogeum water collector and other sites. At the end of the tour, local wine and food tasting of of local Materani products of the highest quality in an exclusive and totally private location. Overnight

DAY 08: MATERA
Breakfast. Morning at leisure . In the afternoon meeting with our local guide Mr. Cosimo at the

Hotel’s lobby and departure around 4-:30 pm, for a tour of the Murgia Muterana Park crossing a

tibetan bridge over the Matera Canyon.(in case of impediments, we will organize the transfer to the Murgia Materana by private car) The tour will explore some of the most scenic parts of the

Murgia Materana a 10.000 Hct area of natural park surrounding the city of Matera. Visit of a Rupestrian Church.
Return to the Hotel.
Dinner and Overnight

DAY 09: MATERA
Breakfast. Morning at leisure to explore Matera by your own or to buy some souvenir .Farewell dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight

DAY 10: DEPARTURE MATERA
Breakfast at the hotel. Check out. Time to say goodbye to your new friends. Transfer to Bari Airport on request

Cost: USD 2590 Per Person (Double Twin) Room.

Included
Accommodation
6 nights accommodation in double room at a traditional farmhouse called ” Masseria 3 overnights in centrally located 3/4* Hotel or B&B in Matera – Sassi Area

Guide
Guided Tour of Ostuni Guided tour of Lecce Guided tour of Alberobello 2 Guided tour of Matera
All sightseeings with an english speaking guide.

Meals
9 breakfasts and 6 dinners at the farmhouse with typical dishes of Salento and biological products
2 dinners in Matera at local restaurants Pick nick lunch in Alberobello
2 wine and local food tasting 1 oil tasting
1 cooking class
1/2 L of white or red wine at dinners

Transport
Airport Transfer on arrival ( from Brindisi Airport and to Bari Airport) Private transfer between Salento and Matera

Excludes
– Personal expenses.
– Camera/video camera fees.
– Medical help.
– Travel insurance.
– Visa If any.

 

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PROGRAM – 18
Essence of Europe | 10 Nights / 11 Days
Amsterdam – Berlin – Prague – Frankfurt – Bruges

Day 01: Arrive in Amsterdam
Arrive Amsterdam.
Thousands of people flock to Amsterdam every year, so our Essence of Europe trip had to start here. You will finally see what all the fuss is about! Amsterdam is often referred to as ‘Venice of the North’. The capital is a city on everyone’s bucket list and is adored by our customers. From those unconventional restaurants, local craft beers, to world-class museums, it’s easy to see why people love it. Don’t forget that this city has more bicycles than people, so you need to explore it in true Netherland’s style.

Day 02: Amsterdam
Now that you have a full day to spend exploring all that Amsterdam has to offer, we highly recommend starting your day off by visiting the Anne Frank Museum but be aware, you need to plan and book your tickets online as this is one of the most popular tours in Amsterdam and can sell out very quick! The good news is you can get some of Amsterdam’s famous pancakes just next door to the museum. Other tours we recommend are the Heineken Experience, Rijksmuseum and the A’DAM lookout. Looking for nightlife? Head to the party hub, Leidseplein!

Day 03: Arrive in Berlin
You then travel to Berlin, a city in Europe often compared to New York, as it never sleeps! The locals here are known as the lotus-eaters of Germany as they love nothing more than a good time. Don’t let this put you off, as this city is pulsating with museums, tasty beer, and an unimaginable history! It’s safe to say that Berlin is a city loved by those planning their ultimate Europe trip.

Day 04: Berlin
Using your app, you should tick some of the recommendations off on our city guide. Berlin has an immense amount of history waiting to be discovered, it once staged a revolution, was
headquartered by Nazis, bombed to bits, divided in two and then finally reunited. Our top 2 favourite tours are the poignant Jewish Memorial and the largest open-air art gallery in the world, the East Side Gallery. Walk around the city, seeing what you stumble upon. Visit iconic landmarks such as the Brandenburg Gate, Fersehturm and Berliner Dom. If you’re into art, you should take a trip to Museum Island, where, as the name suggests, an island that is home to numerous museums (five to be precise).

Day 05: Arrive in Prague
It’s no secret that Prague is one of Europe’s most magical, affordable and beautiful cities, a perfect addition to any interrail route. The ‘City of a Thousand Spires’ is an architectural gem, the city has been an important UNESCO World Heritage Site which attracts more and more tourists every year! The narrow streets open up onto fantastic squares which host to medieval-looking homes and historical buildings for you to explore! Start in the centre of the Old Town, home to the major sights and has been the city’s main marketplace for a millennium.

Day 06: Prague
A trip to Prague would not be complete without taking a walk along the iconic Charles Bridge, one of Prague’s most popular tourist attractions. It can be quite busy during the day, why not visit early morning or late in the evening to have the bridge all to yourself? The John Lennon Wall, which since the 1980s, has been filled with John Lennon inspired graffiti and Beatles song lyrics, as well as other designs relating to local and global causes. Check out your city guide and discounted sightseeing tours for other things to do while you’re here.

Day 07: Arrive in Frankfurt
Welcome to Frankfurt, Germany’s financial and cultural hub, where historic charm coexists with contemporary innovation. This dynamic city along the banks of the River Main offers a wide range of experiences, from exploring its historic old town to delving into its world-class museums and enjoying its culinary delights. Join us as we embark on a journey through Frankfurt’s diverse landscape.

Start your exploration in Römer, Frankfurt’s historic old town. Visit the Römer building, which has served as the city hall for over 600 years, and admire the half-timbered houses surrounding the square.

Day 08: Frankfurt
Explore the Städel Museum, one of Germany’s most prestigious art museums, housing a vast collection of European art spanning seven centuries. Admire works by Old Masters, Impressionists, and contemporary artists.

Visit the Museum Embankment (Museumsufer), a collection of museums along the banks of the River Main. Highlights include the German Film Museum, the Museum of Communication, and the Museum of Applied Arts.

Dine in the Sachsenhausen district, known for its lively atmosphere and traditional taverns. Try Handkäse mit Musik (marinated cheese) or Frankfurter Rippchen (smoked pork chops).

Day 09: Arrive in Bruges
You can’t travel to Europe without stopping in Bruges! Our Essence of Europe package takes you to the city in Europe that some call an open-air museum, and to be honest, it’s easy to understand why. The city centre is a UNESCO cultural heritage, masterpieces can be found all around town and a vibrant atmosphere exists 24/7! Feast your eyes on the beauty that surrounds you in this Belgian city. Simply wander in one of the many winding, small streets and go where your feet take you. We recommend that you visit the Magdalena Church, it’s not your average house of God, but it has to be at the top of your list!

Day 10: Bruges
Belgium boasts beautiful architecture, charming locals, great beer and delicious chocolate, and Bruges is the country’s crown jewel! While it’s a relatively small city, you have a lot to do in just one day. Without a doubt, the Belfry Tower will be at the top of your list, it’s what the Eiffel Tower is to Paris, a defining feature of the city. If you’re not up to walking around this small city, you could always explore it from the canal. Other recommendations would be visiting the Brugge Mrkt and Lover’s Bridge & Lake of Love.

Day 11: Depart Bruges
Breakfast.
Transfer to the airport / train station for journey to onward destination.

Includes
Accommodation
All our packages include accommodation and you can choose between hotel or hostel accommodation.
All hotel accommodation will be either 3* & 4* and we work with a great mix of boutique hotels.

Transport
Internal/Eurail* Pass: We provide you with an Interrail/Eurail* pass to cover all your rail journeys between each city throughout your trip. Your Interrail Pass is used along with any compulsory seat reservations required for your trip.

Compulsory Reservations: We include all compulsory seat reservations required during your trip. This means no pre-booking or making arrangements before you go. Simply use your Interrail Pass alongside the reservation we provide you with.

Excludes
– Personal expenses.
– Camera/video camera fees.
– Medical help.
– Travel insurance.
– Visa If any.

 

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PROGRAM – 19
Europe Highlights | 14 Nights / 15 Days
London – Amsterdam – Berlin – Munich – Paris – London

Day 01: Arrive in London & stay overnight in London
Your first of eight European destinations is London, a city unlike any other in the world and a great starting point for this travel package. There’s nothing quite like hopping on a red, double-decker bus and seeing Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Tower of London and the London eye (to name but a few) from the top deck.

Day 02: Explore London & stay overnight in London
Londoners may work hard, but they also play hard. A night owls dream! Find everything from class pubs to chic clubs and quirky bars. We recommend booking tickets for any kind of show, whether it’s a musical, stand-up comedy show or live concert.

Day 03: Train from London to Amsterdam & stay overnight in Amsterdam
Amsterdam is definitely one of our customer’s favorite European destinations, and as soon as you’re there you will understand why! Everyone wants to visit this city, so it needed to be on this Europe travel package. The capital of the Netherlands offers a truly unique experience for all types of travelers. The best way to explore this city is in true Netherlands style, by bicycle! A lesser- known fact about Amsterdam is that it’s one of Europe’s smaller cities, so you will get a real feel for the people, neighborhoods, secrets, and sights!

Day 04: Explore Amsterdam & Stay Overnight Amsterdam
Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands, where history, art, and picturesque canals come together to create a city like no other. As you traverse its iconic waterways, explore its world-class museums, and embrace its unique atmosphere, you’ll discover why Amsterdam is a beloved European destination

Indulge in a culinary journey through Amsterdam’s diverse food scene. Sample international cuisine at Foodhallen, a trendy indoor food market, or enjoy Indonesian rijsttafel (rice table) at a local restaurant.

Day 05: Explore Amsterdam & Stay Overnight Amsterdam
Start your day with a visit to the Rijksmuseum, home to masterpieces by Rembrandt, Vermeer, and other Dutch masters. Explore the museum’s vast collection of art and history.

Head to the Van Gogh Museum, where you can admire the works of the renowned Dutch painter, Vincent van Gogh. Take your time to appreciate his genius and the evolution of his art.

Day 06: Train to Berlin & Stay Overnight Berlin
Berlin is a city often compared to New York, as it never sleeps! Otherwise known as the lotus- eaters of Germany, the locals here love nothing more than a good time, and this reflects on the wild nightlife of the city. But don’t let this put you off, as there is more to Berlin than it’s great party scene. It is a city that is celebrated for its creativity, freedom and, grungy and cool attitude.

With its iconic landmarks, world-class museums, and a thriving arts scene, Berlin offers a dynamic and immersive travel experience. Join us on a journey through this captivating city.

Day 07: Explore Berlin & Stay Overnight Berlin
It’s no secret that The City of a Hundred Spires is one of the most stunning, magical and affordable European destinations. The narrow streets open up onto glorious squares, acting as home to medieval-style houses and historical buildings that are waiting to be explored.

With its iconic landmarks, world-class museums, and a thriving arts scene, Berlin offers a dynamic and immersive travel experience. Join us on a journey through this captivating city.

Visit the Holocaust Memorial (Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe) and the nearby Topography of Terror Documentation Center to gain insight into the city’s complex history during World War II.

Explore the Berlin Wall Memorial and East Side Gallery to learn about the division of Berlin during the Cold War era. The colorful murals along the remaining stretch of the Wall are a striking testament to the city’s transformation.

Discover Berlin’s thriving arts scene by visiting the vibrant neighborhood of Prenzlauer Berg. Explore the Kulturbrauerei, a former brewery now transformed into a cultural complex with galleries, theaters, and shops.

Day 08: Explore Berlin & Stay Overnight Berlin
Start your exploration at Brandenburg Gate, an iconic symbol of Berlin. Stroll down Unter den Linden boulevard to reach the impressive Berlin Cathedral (Berliner Dom) and Museum Island, a UNESCO World Heritage site home to several world-class museums.

Visit the East Side Music Days, a free music festival along the banks of the Spree River, or explore the Kunstquartier Bethanien, a cultural center in a historic building.

Dine at a trendy restaurant in the Mitte district, where you can enjoy a mix of German and international cuisine.

Day 09: Train to Munich & Overnight Stay Munich
Munich, the capital of Bavaria, a city that seamlessly marries rich history, cultural heritage, and modern vitality. Known for its warm hospitality, Munich offers a wealth of experiences, from world- class museums to lively beer gardens.

Begin your Munich adventure at Marienplatz, the city’s central square. Admire the stunning architecture of the New Town Hall (Neues Rathaus) and watch the famous Glockenspiel performance.

Savor a traditional Bavarian meal at a local beer hall, where you can enjoy sausages, pretzels, and, of course, a stein of Munich’s famous beer.

Day 10: Explore Munich & Overnight Stay Munich
Explore the Alte Pinakothek, one of Munich’s premier art museums, housing an extensive collection of European masterpieces from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance.

Visit the Pinakothek der Moderne, a modern art museum, to see works by contemporary artists and designers.
Enjoy dinner at a trendy restaurant in the vibrant Glockenbachviertel neighborhood, known for its eclectic dining scene.

Day 11: Train to Paris & Overnight Stay Paris
Welcome to the enchanting capital of France, a city celebrated for its timeless beauty, world-class art, and romantic ambiance. Paris, often referred to as the “City of Lights,” is a place where history meets modernity, and where culture and culinary delights flourish around every corner. Join us on a journey through the mesmerizing streets of Paris.

Begin your Parisian adventure at the iconic Eiffel Tower. Ascend to the top for breathtaking views of the city and the Seine River.

Stroll along the Seine River and enjoy a dinner cruise, savoring gourmet French cuisine while passing under the illuminated bridges and monuments of Paris.

Day 12: Explore Paris & Overnight Stay Paris
Visit the Louvre Museum, one of the world’s most famous art institutions, and admire masterpieces like the Mona Lisa and the Venus de Milo.

Explore the charming neighborhood of Montmartre, home to the Basilica of the Sacré-Cœur. Climb the hill for panoramic views of Paris and discover the artistic legacy of the Place du Tertre, where local artists showcase their talents.

Dine at a classic Parisian bistro and savor traditional French dishes like coq au vin or escargot.

Day 13: Explore Paris & Overnight Stay Paris
Discover the historic district of Le Marais, known for its beautifully preserved architecture, boutique shops, and vibrant street art. Visit the Place des Vosges, one of the city’s most elegant squares.

Explore Notre-Dame Cathedral, an architectural masterpiece on the Île de la Cité. Climb the towers for panoramic views of the city.

Take a leisurely walk along the Seine River and enjoy the beautifully lit bridges. Savor a late-night dessert at a charming patisserie.

Day 14: Train to London & Overnight Stay London
As the Eurostar travels from Paris to London, passengers can enjoy scenic views of the French and British countryside. The highlight of the journey is the Channel Tunnel, an underwater rail tunnel that connects the two countries beneath the English Channel.

Day 15: Depart London
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PROGRAM – 20
Europe – Let’s Go | 60 Nights / 61 Days
London – Paris – Barcelona – Nice – Lake Como – Interlaken – Venice – Florence – Rome – Sorrento – Amalfi Coast – Ancona – Split – Ljubljana – Budapest – Bratislava – Vienna – Krakow – Prague – Berlin – Copenhagen – Hamburg – Amsterdam – Bruges – London

Day 01: Arrive in London & stay overnight in London
London is one of the most popular cities in the world. It’s home to charming pubs, world-class (and often free) museums, tons of history, some of the best theatre in the world, a diverse population, incredible food, and a wild nightlife.

Day 02: Explore London & stay overnight in London
Take a walk in Trafalgar Square and admire the fountains and the famous monuments, such as the four bronze lion statues and Nelson’s Column. Lots of people hang out here so it makes for a good place to people watch.

Day 03: Train from London to Paris & stay overnight in Paris
It’s a well-known fact that Paris is one of the most romantic cities in Europe and one of the most visited cities in the world. So if you have an interrail pass, Paris is a MUST! There are endless reasons to visit Paris more than once, it is not only a beautiful and cultural city, it’s very walkable and hosts great sights, and it has been a source of inspiration for many writers, artists, and filmmakers. As Audrey Hepburn famously said, ‘Paris is always a good idea’, and we couldn’t agree more. From attractions like the Eiffel Tower to picture-perfect pleasures like a picnic on the Champ de Mars, Paris really does offer something for everyone!

Day 04: Explore Paris & stay overnight in Paris
Using your app, you can access discounted city sight-seeing tours and a complete guide to Paris. We recommend spending your day visiting as many of those iconic landmarks as possible. Paris has a very strong café culture, which makes it the perfect place to do people watching while eating a pain au chocolat and sipping over a coffee.

Day 05: Explore Paris & stay overnight in Paris
Any landmarks you may have missed the previous day, get them checked off today. If you’re looking for a good way to see Paris, and a relaxing way, you could take a Seine River Cruise, seeing Paris from a completely different perspective. Discounted tickets are available through our app. As this will be your last night in Paris, we highly recommend grabbing a spot on the Champ de Mars, where locals and tourists gather to watch the Eiffel Tower light show.

Day 06: Train from Paris to Barcelona & stay overnight in Barcelona
Let’s go Europe trip takes you to Barcelona, situated in the Catalonia Region on the Eastern Coast of Spain. Barcelona is a vibrant city, famed for its incredible architecture, quirky arts, and delicious tapas. You need to forget about everything you think you know about Barcelona and get ready to have a completely different and unique experience. One of the best things about Spain is that it has a very rich and diverse culture. Every region will have its own traditions, making it unique in the country and in the world.

Day 07: Explore Barcelona & stay overnight in Barcelona
There’s a lot to do and see in this thriving cultural capital and we don’t want you to run the risk of leaving convinced that you haven’t really seen the place. You won’t believe the sheer number of brilliant museums, fab restaurants and cutting edge-nightlife venues this city has to offer. Start your day marveling at La Sagrada Familia, the life’s work of Catalonia’s most famous son Antoni Gaudí. You can’t go to Barcelona and not visit. Explore the famous street of Barcelona, La Rambla, where there’s plenty to see, eat and do! If you want more recommendations on how to spend your day in Barcelona, check out your InterrailingPackages app!

Day 08: Explore Barcelona & stay overnight in Barcelona
Your final day in Barcelona should be spent soaking up any of the sights you missed yesterday, like Park Güell! Or if you’re lucky enough to be over when a Barcelona are playing at Nou Camp try and bag yourself tickets to an unforgettable game! If you managed to see everything on your first two days in the city and the weather permits, head to one of Barcelona’s beaches, many of the beaches here have beach bars where you can break away from the sun and sit in the shade for a few cocktails and snacks. At night, they turn into great party venues with great music.

Day 09: Train from Barcelona to Nice & stay overnight in Nice
The capital of the Alpes-Maritimes department on the French Riviera, Nice, which sits on the picturesque, pebbly shores of Baie des Anges (Bay of Angles). Situated at the foot of the Alps, Nice is the second-largest French city on the Mediterranean coast. During the day, take a walk along the Promenade des Anglais, which stretches over 2.5 miles. You will bump into all types of people, such as cyclists and skateboarders.

Day 10: Explore Nice & stay overnight in Nice
Take a walk around Nice’s Old Town, with its shady alleyways, colorful facades, and typically Mediterranean shutters. Cours Saleya, is held every morning which is a famous market and flower market, but on a Monday, it becomes a big open-air flea market! Using our app, you will find other great suggestions in our city guide. Our final recommendation is to enjoy all the Italian ice cream, get the real taste of Nice at Azzurro.

Day 11: Explore Nice & stay overnight in Nice
Nice’s main square offers anyone who visits the opportunity for shopping, great food in cafes dotted around the edge and some of the best people-watching spots in the city. Place Massena is the main square and one of Nice’s most popular attractions, the large plaza lies between the Old and New Town. It sits at a crossroads of several main boulevards, including the grand Avenue Jean Médecin. Locals flock here on their way to school and work. Stop for a coffee at one of the cafés dotted around the edge of the square and take in the action! The red buildings with blue shutters are a sight to see on any visit to Nice.

Day 12: Train from Nice to Lake Como & stay overnight in Lake Como
Situated in Como (Province) in Lombardy, Lake Como is part of the Italian Lake District. It has been popular with visitors for many years for its combination of fresh air, water, mountains and good weather, it makes an excellent stop over in Italy.

Day 13: Explore Lake Como & stay overnight in Lake Como
Lake Como has a kind of flair and sense of history that tends to impress its visitors in a sense deeper than only from a touristic point of view. It has been appreciated for its beauty and uniqueness for ages, and even as early as the Roman Times. Its atmosphere and natural surroundings have been the inspiration for an important part of the creation of Naboo, in the Star Wars movies!

Day 14: Train from Lake Como to Interlaken & stay overnight in Interlaken
Sandwiched between two lakes in the centre of Switzerland, Interlaken is surrounded by natural beauty! Thrillseekers and adrenaline junkies are sure to love the adventure capital! Tourist attractions are around it with boat tours on Lakes Thun and Brienz on either side of the town.
Interlaken is one of the oldest, best known, and most popular holiday resorts, day or night, find plenty of things to do in and around this town!

Day 15: Explore Interlaken & stay overnight in Interlaken
In addition to the beautiful views, there are plenty of restaurants and things to do. A favourite is a scenic train ride from Interlaken to Jungfraujoch. See the world from Jungfraujoch, it is Europe’s highest-altitude railway station at 3,454 meters above sea level. At the top, enjoy the amenities and stunning views of the Alps.

Day 16: Explore Interlaken & stay overnight in Interlaken
By using your app, find our city guide for some good recommendations in the city. However, if you’re looking for a good way to view Interlaken and both lakes, take a trip to Harder. The Harder- Kulm Funiclar is located next to the Harder Alpine Wildlife Park.

Day 17: Train from Interlaken to Venice & stay overnight in Venice
Welcome to the ancient town built on a lagoon, Venice! This city has a collection of domes and spires rising out of the Adriatic Sea. Filled with life and stunning architecture. Venice is filled with bars, cafes, and restaurants where locals and travelers meet up to have a good time with food and a drink or two. This city built on water is famous for the beautiful gondola rides which take you back in time and allow you to appreciate the rich beauty of this city, an experience you will never forget!

Day 18: Explore Venice & stay overnight in Venice
This is your time to explore the beautiful Venice. By using your app, find our city guide for some good recommendations in the city. You could spend your day floating around Venice in a gondola, or by foot. See major sights like St Mark’s Basilica, Doge’s Palace, Rialto Bridge, Bridge of Sighs, all to name but a few!

Day 19: Train from Venice to Florence & stay overnight in Florence
Florence is one of the most charming cities in Italy, filled with a rich history, stunning architecture, and art. Florence may not be one of the first cities that comes to mind when you think of Italy, it’s one of the calmer cities to visit. Not a lot of people know that the fashion industry was born here. Homegrown fashion designer, Guccio Gucci (founder of the fashion house of Gucci), opened his first haute-couture boutique here in the 1920s. Shopping in the Tuscan capital has been stylish ever since! If you want to add an extra city to your train holiday, take a day trip from Florence to Pisa, where you can get that iconic picture of the Leaning Tower.

Day 20: Explore Florence & stay overnight in Florence
Florence was the birthplace of the Renaissance and boasts a fascinating culture of art and its history. While you’re here, you will be surrounded by important works of art, such as the world- famous Accademia and the Uffizi Gallery. While we’re discussing the beautiful works of art, the inside of the Duomo holds little art, apart from the floor and the frescoes of the inside of the dome! The outside, however, is an entirely different story! It dominates the cityscape of Florence! You may be looking for something different while you’re here, you could take a visit around the Tuscan countryside. Finally, no one can visit Florence, without doing a bit of shopping.

Day 21: Train from Florence to Rome & stay overnight in Rome
This stop on your rail route involves living your best life in the cosmopolitan capital of Italy. Rome undoubtedly has some of the best spots to visit due to the vast amount of world-renowned art collections, rich cultural heritage, and numerous archaeological treasures. Granted you may be looking for something off the beaten track on your trip? Fear not, as it’s a given that Rome will provide you with these types of experiences. So certainly lap up the dolce vita lifestyle. Idle around those picturesque streets coupled with taking a pitstop at those street-side cafes, as this is what Rome is all about!

Day 22: Explore Rome & stay overnight in Rome
Home to some of the most amazing sights in the world, a trip through the streets of the Italian capital will leave you spellbound. Most would recommend that you begin your sightseeing trip in the Centro Storico where there is a vast collection of both Classical and Christian sights contained in an area that you can easily navigate on foot. Realistically, however, it doesn’t matter where you begin because there are certain attractions where everyone ends up.

Day 23: Explore Rome & stay overnight in Rome
You have so much to see and do while you’re here! Why not spend your day doing a walking, self- guided tour around Rome using our app? You cannot miss visiting the Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, and the Spanish Steps, all to name but a few! This is also your chance to experience the true taste of Rome. Eat all the pizza, pasta and gelato you can get your hands on! This is your chance to explore the iconic landmarks such as the Colosseum, Ancient Roman Ruins, the Vatican, all to name but a few. You can find most of these tours at a discounted rate through our app! Make the most of your last day in Rome by devoting it to exploring and understanding the wonderful history of this Eternal City!

Day 24: Train from Rome to Sorrento & stay overnight in Sorrento
Welcome to Sorrento… Sorrento features beautiful architecture, many cafes and restaurants, and shops catering to tourists. It is an ideal base for visiting Pompeii, Amalfi Coast and Ercolano. Hop on one of the ferries that regularly commute between Sorrento and Capri, where you can shop like you are on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, or take the walk through tree lined walkways to the Nature Park.

Day 25: Explore Sorrento and Amalfi Coast & stay overnight in Sorrento
A trip to Sorrento is full of possibilities, enjoy a splash in the Naples Bay, a walk through the lively pedestrian only streets at night. You can catch a bus that takes you on a spectacular but hair raising drive through the Amalfi Coast. You will pass through villages built along the cliffs that have some of the most beautiful churches and architecture in the area.

Day 26: Explore Sorrento and Amalfi Coast & stay overnight in Sorrento
For your last day in Sorrento take a leisurely walk down Corso Italia to Piazza Tasso, Sorrento’s main piazza. Take a few minutes to walk a few meters up Viale Enrico Caruso, and take in the view over the railing down to the dramatic “Valley of the Mills” in the gorge below. Using our app, you will find other great suggestions in our city guide.

Day 27: Train from Sorrento to Ancona to get Overnight Ferry to Split & stay overnight on Ferry
Spend the last day trying to squeeze in the final few sights or things to do before you board an overnight ferry to Split.

Day 28: Explore Split & stay overnight in Split
Set beside Split’s sparkling harbor, with the palm-lined Riva promenade along its southern facade, Diocletian’s palace is one of, if not the most impressive Roman ruins in the world. Game of Thrones fans will recognize it as the home of the Mother of Dragons. A trip to Croatia would not be complete without a cup or ten of Croatian coffee. Stopping for coffee is a relatively cheap way to soak up some of the city’s most famous highlights! Enjoying the water spots or tanning at the beach is another reason to visit the magical split.

Day 29: Explore Split & stay overnight in Split
First things first, you need to explore Split Old Town. The oldest part of Split is set in the Roman palace. Every visit to Split, whether it’s a short or long one, inevitably focuses on wandering those cobbled, narrow streets, discovering the hidden alleyways and beautiful architecture. Spend today with our app, ticking off the big landmarks of Split such as Peristyle, Diocletian’s Palace, Split Cathedral, Gregory of Nin statue, Egyptian Sphinxes, and ‘Let me pass’ Street (narrowest street in the world).

Day 30: Explore Split & stay overnight in Split
If you’re here while the sun is shining, take a trip to one of the town’s popular beaches. If crowds and water sports is your thing, then we recommend visiting Bacvice beach. Beach days not your thing? Then take a walk along Split’s waterfront, Riva, which is known as ‘The heart of the town’. This seafront is lined with cafés, bars, restaurants and souvenir shops. Here, you will get the vibe for this magnificent city and join in on the local sport of people-watching.

Day 31: Train from Split to Ljubljana & stay overnight in Ljubljana
Ljubljana, Slovenia’s capital city, is the hidden gem of Europe, an interrail favorite! A city renowned for green space, beautiful bridges, and buildings. As well as dozens of different urban design elements such as lamp posts, pillars, and pyramids. This makes the city even more visually appealing! While you’re here, you NEED to visit Lake Bled! This is definitely one of the most spellbinding places in Slovenia, if not Europe. This incredibly scenic lake near the Alps looks too good to be real! With the island church, clifftop castle, and mountain backdrop, you’re sure to find more than enough to keep you entertained here!

Day 32: Explore Ljubljana and Lake Bled & stay overnight in Ljubljana
Now that you have explored the beautiful city of Ljubljana, you must spend this day visiting the stunning Lake Bled. See the fairy-tale medieval castle with Romanesque tower, drawbridge and moat perched up high, overlooking a calm and glistening lake rippling only by the flap of a duck’s wing or a kayak paddle. A small island sits in the centre of it all. If you’re lucky to be there when the weather is hot, find the rope swing and go swimming.

Day 33: Explore Ljubljana and Lake Bled & stay overnight in Ljubljana
Ljubljana is one of Europe’s smallest cities which makes it very easy to walk around. Prešeren Square is the logical (and spectacular) starting point for all explorations of Ljubljana. It’s surrounded by several colourful mansions, like the Mayerjeva palača (Mayor’s Palace), an impossibly grand building which now houses a pharmacy. Another architectural gem is the Triple Bridge –a cluster of three bridges spanning the Ljubljanica River and connecting modern Ljubljana with the historic centre.

Day 34: Train from Ljubljana to Budapest & stay overnight in Budapest
One of Europe’s best cities, Budapest. This city is nicknamed the City of Spas for a reason, as it’s filled with beautiful baths all with healing properties. Not to mention, the architecture surrounding the baths is a sight to see on its own! Take a walk through the streets of this city and you will notice the beauty becomes apparent. You will soon understand why many tourists flock here for a city break every year. The buildings here take on many architectural styles and the city is famous for its Art Nouveau architecture. Budapest’s foodie scene is increasingly interesting, with plenty of restaurants and cafes serving up delicious local dishes such as goulash!

Day 35: Explore Budapest & stay overnight in Budapest
A must when in Budapest is to visit those baths we mentioned. We recommend visiting the Széchenyi Thermal Bath, which you can get a discounted ticket for through our app. If you take a walk along the Danube Bank, you will discover the Shoes on the Danube Bank Memorial. This memorial was created to honour the Jews who were killed by fascist Arrow Cross militiamen in Budapest during WWII. Spend your evening at Szimpla Kert ‘Ruin Bar’, where the nightlife started when it opened in the Jewish Quarter in 2001. It spawns seven copy-cat bar experiences that have come to define a night out in Budapest.

Day 36: Explore Budapest & stay overnight in Budapest
Use your app to check out what you may have missed over the past two days and need to see before your time in Budapest is up! You could start your day off in Fisherman’s Bastion, which was built to celebrate the thousandth birthday of the Hungarian State. If you’re looking for unforgettable views, climb one of the ornate turrets. You can even pop into the city’s most famous patisseries while you’re up there! No trip to Budapest would be complete without stopping by the iconic Hungarian Parliament Building. You could even take a bike tour (weather permitting) to ensure you’ve hit all the top sights of Budapest. Discounted tickets can be bought through our app.

Day 37: Train from Budapest to Bratislava & stay overnight in Bratislava
Bratislava is the small capital city of Slovakia and is by far one of the most underrated cities you will ever visit. The city benefits from a fantastic location in central Europe, which means you can easily access it on a day trip from a few different cities such as Vienna, Budapest, and Prague! The charming little city boasts amazing architecture and rich history. Here are a few reasons why you should consider adding a visit to Bratislava to your bucket list!

Day 38: Explore Bratislava & stay overnight in Bratislava
Visit Bratislava and walk along the beautiful Danube river that flows peacefully along the edge of downtown Bratislava. This river is shared with Budapest and Vienna! There are both cycling and walking routes on both sides that can give you breathtaking views of the city. There are a lot of things to do and restaurants to eat at along the way. If you’re looking for something different to do on your visit, you could even take a river cruise! There is a significant bridge with a UFO on top called SNP across the Danube, connecting the other side of the city with downtown. Climb to the top for the best city views!

Day 39: Train from Bratislava to Vienna & stay overnight in Vienna
Visit the Eastern Europe city that looks as if it was lifted straight from the pages of a fairytale. The clean, wide boulevards, efficient transport system, pleasant sights, and large green spaces. It’s not hard to fall in love with this beautiful city. Vienna holds a considerable reputation for being the music capital of the world, with the likes of Mozart calling this place home. Coffeehouses have been an essential part of the city’s cultural fabric since 1685. They make for great places to gather for a coffee, gossip and to eat Sacher Torte.

Day 40: Explore Vienna & stay overnight in Vienna
Want to see as much of Vienna as possible? Check out our city guide on your app and choose as many things as you possibly can. We recommend Schönbrunn Palace to start your day, look inside to see how Austrian royalty lived. You can also visit the beautiful Schönbrunn Gardens while you’re here. Vienna is filled with beautiful architecture such as St Stephen’s Cathedral, Rathaus and the Vienna Natural History Museum. End your trip here by going to the Prater Amusement Park. If you aren’t afraid of heights, get on the Ferris wheel to get a better look at beautiful Vienna.

Day 41: Train from Vienna to Krakow & stay overnight in Krakow
When you travel across Europe, you will find that there are many beautiful cities, but nothing compares to the beauty of the Old Town in Krakow. You can take on this city on foot as all the main sights are within walking distance. All of the cobbled streets and squares, scenic parks and medieval castle walls are added extras!

Day 42: Explore Krakow & stay overnight in Krakow
Thousands of visitors flock to Krakow every year to visit the poignant Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial, which is unquestionably the most important trip to do while you’re here. This will be an all-day trip so don’t plan to do much else. In the evening, we recommend visiting Tytano, just a few miles from the city centre, lies an old tobacco factory which has been converted into different restaurants and bars. You’re sure to find something you like in Tytano.

Day 43: Explore Krakow & stay overnight in Krakow
A visit to Krakow must include exploring the medley of gothic, renaissance, rococo and romanesque architecture that is the great Wawel Castle. Wawel Castle is on a high point in the city, giving it an imposing presence. It has been the the home of the Polish kings and queens until the 1600s, and has also been used as a barracks, a military hospital and the official residence of the state governor following World War I.

Day 44: Train from Krakow to Prague & stay overnight in Prague
It’s no secret that Prague is one of Europe’s most magical, affordable and beautiful cities, a perfect addition to any interrail route. The ‘City of a Thousand Spires’ is an architectural gem, the city has been an important UNESCO World Heritage Site which attracts more and more tourists every year! The narrow streets open up onto fantastic squares which host to medieval-looking homes and historical buildings for you to explore! Start in the centre of the Old Town, home to the major sights and has been the city’s main marketplace for a millennium.

Day 45: Explore Prague & stay overnight in Prague
A trip to Prague would not be complete without taking a walk along the iconic Charles Bridge, one of Prague’s most popular tourist attractions. It can be quite busy during the day, why not visit early morning or late in the evening to have the bridge all to yourself?

Day 46: Explore Prague & stay overnight in Prague
The John Lennon Wall, which since the 1980s, has been filled with John Lennon inspired graffiti and Beatles song lyrics, as well as other designs relating to local and global causes. Check out your city guide and discounted sightseeing tours for other things to do while you’re here.

Day 47: Train from Prague to Berlin & stay overnight in Berlin
Visit Berlin, a city often compared to New York, as it never sleeps! The locals here are known as the lotus-eaters of Germany as they love nothing more than a good time. Don’t let this put you off! As this city is pulsating with museums, tasty beer, and an unimaginable history! It’s safe to say that Berlin is a city loved by those on a rail holiday across Europe. Remember that history will greet you at every corner!

Day 48: Explore Berlin & stay overnight in Berlin
Using your app, you should tick some of the recommendations off on our city guide. Berlin has an immense amount of history waiting to be discovered. Berlin staged a revolution, was
headquartered by Nazis, bombed to bits, divided in two and then finally reunited. Our top 2 favourite tours are the poignant Jewish Memorial and the largest open-air art gallery in the world, the East Side Gallery.

Day 49: Explore Berlin & stay overnight in Berlin
Spend your final full day in Berlin walking around the city, seeing what you stumble upon. Visit iconic landmarks such as the Brandenburg Gate, Fersehturm and Berliner Dom. If you enjoy art, you should take a trip to Museum Island, whereas the name suggests, an island that is home to numerous museums (five to be precise). The museums are home to some amazing pieces of work that you shouldn’t pass up on visiting when in Berlin.

Day 50: Train from Berlin to Copenhagen & stay overnight in Copenhagen
Split by lakes and surrounded by sea, an energetic and hip waterside vibe permeates Copenhagen (København), one of Europe’s most user-friendly (and trendy) capitals. It’s a welcoming, compact city with a centre largely given over to pedestrians (and cyclists). There’s an emphasis on café culture and top-notch museums by day, and a thumping live music, bar and club scene by night.
Festivals like Distortion (June) and the Jazz Festival (July) show the city off at its coolest and most inventive.

Day 51: Explore Copenhagen & stay overnight in Copenhagen
The best reference point for first-timers is the historic core of Slotsholmen, a canal-encircled complex home to Christiansborg Palace, seat of the Danish parliament, and the site of the 12th- century castle from where the city spread. The main thing to take in across the water to the southeast is Christianshavn’s Freetown Christiania, a brightly bedecked former barracks settled by hippies and full of unusual workshops, restaurants, galleries and houses.

Day 52: Explore Copenhagen & stay overnight in Copenhagen
Located on three islands, surrounded by lush gardens and a large lake, Frederiksborg Castle is a perfect day-trip destination while visiting Copenhagen. The castle is also home to the Museum of National History, which traces 500 years of Danish history through art, furniture, sculptures, and more.

Day 53: Train from Copenhagen to Hamburg & stay overnight in Hamburg
A visit to Hamburg should include St Michael’s church with the giant organ and outlandish, goblet- like pulpit especially swaggering. But it’s the spire you’ve come for: 452 steps (or 52 plus the lift for cheats) up to a 272ft-high viewing platform with 360-degree city views. Speicherstadt is home to numerous museums, including this, the world’s biggest model railway. Spread over two floors, the scale and detail — including sprawling mini models of cities a fully functioning airport — is extraordinary and heart-warming.

Day 54: Train from Hamburg to Amsterdam & stay overnight in Amsterdam
Amsterdam, often referred to as ‘Venice of the North’. The capital of the Netherlands is a city on everyone’s bucket list, and I think it’s safe to say you need to visit the Dam at least once in your life! From unconventional restaurants, local craft beers to world-class museums, it’s easy to see why it’s at the top of everyone’s list. Don’t forget that this city has more bicycles than people, therefore the only way to explore is in true Netherlands style!

Day 55: Explore Amsterdam & stay overnight in Amsterdam
Now that you have a full day to spend exploring all that Amsterdam has to offer, we highly recommend start your day off by visiting the Anne Frank Museum. But be aware, you need to plan and book your tickets online as this is one of the most popular tours in Amsterdam and can sell out very quick. The good news is you can get some of Amsterdam’s famous pancakes just next door to the museum. Other tours we recommend are the Heineken Experience, Rijksmuseum and the A’DAM lookout. Looking for the nightlife? Head to the party hub, Leidseplein.

Day 56: Explore Amsterdam & stay overnight in Amsterdam
Spend your final full day in Amsterdam by doing tours of the Heineken Experience, Rijksmuseum and the A’DAM lookout. Looking for the nightlife? Head to the party hub, Leidseplein.

Day 57: Train from Amsterdam to Bruges & stay overnight in Bruges
The Belgian city of Bruges is often referred to as the ‘Venice of Belgium’, visit a charming and antique town that has preserved its medieval charm of centuries past. Ever since Colin Farrel was filmed running around the streets in the black comedy motion picture, In Bruges, tourists cannot get enough of the city! Bruges is dominated by churches, museums and looks like something that has been lifted straight from the pages of a fairytale. The city centre is a UNESCO cultural heritage, with masterpieces all around town and a constant vibrant atmosphere. Find out

Day 58: Explore Bruges & stay overnight in Bruges
Nowhere beats chocolate of the Belgian kind and when in Bruges, you’ll not be short of a chocolatier to visit! Stick to the independently run and family-run shops to get the true Brugean chocolate experience! One of the best chocolatier’s to go to is Dumon, which looks like something you would see in a Disney movie, walk inside and smell all the freshly-made chocolates, truffles, caramels and pralines!

Day 59: Train from Bruges to London & stay overnight in London
Last stop on your adventure! There’s nothing quite like hopping on a red, double-decker bus and seeing Big Ben, Tower of London and the London Eye (to name but a few) from the top deck.
Londoners may work hard, but they also play hard. A night owls dream! Find everything from classy pubs to chic clubs and quirky bars. We recommend booking tickets for any kind of show, whether it’s a musical, stand-up comedy show or live concert.

Day 60: Explore London & stay overnight in London
For your last full day in London your should take in a visit to Buckingham Palace.
It is only open to the public during the summer, but you can join the crowds and watch the changing of the guard at 11am daily throughout the year.

Day 61: Depart London
Breakfast.
Transfer to the airport for flight to onward destination.

Cost: USD 28917 Per Person (Double / Twin) Room.

Included
Transport
– 60 nights 4* accommodation according to the program.
– Transfers.
– City Tours and excursions.
– English guide.
– Entrance Fees.
– Interrail/Eurail* Pass: We provide you with an Interrail/Eurail* pass to cover all your rail journeys between each city throughout your trip. Your Interrail Pass is used along with any compulsory seat reservations required for your trip.
Compulsory Reservations: We include all compulsory seat reservations required during your trip. This means no pre-booking or making arrangements before you go. Simply use your Interrail Pass alongside the reservation we provide you with.
– Taxes.

Excludes
– Personal expenses.
– Camera/video camera fees.
– Medical help.
– Travel insurance.
– Visa If any.

 

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PROGRAM – 21
European Treasures | 21 Nights / 22 Days
Prague – Krakow – Bratislava – Budapest – Ljubljana – Salzburg – Zurich – Paris

Day 01: Arrival in Prague & stay overnight in Prague
It’s no secret that Prague is one of Europe’s most magical, affordable and beautiful cities, a perfect addition to any interrail route. The ‘City of a Thousand Spires’ is an architectural gem, the city has been an important UNESCO World Heritage Site which attracts more and more tourists every year!

Day 02: Explore Prague & stay overnight in Prague
The narrow streets open up onto fantastic squares which host to medieval-looking homes and historical buildings for you to explore! Start in the centre of the Old Town, home to the major sights and has been the city’s main marketplace for a millennium.

Day 03: Explore Prague & stay overnight in Prague
You can also take a relaxing boat ride down the Vltava River, or climb to the top of Petrin Hill for a stunning view of the city. Finally, don’t forget to indulge in the delicious local cuisine and try some traditional Czech beer at one of Prague’s many pubs and restaurants.

Day 04: Train from Prague to Krakow & stay overnight in Krakow
When you travel across Europe, you will find that there are many beautiful cities, but nothing compares to the beauty of the Old Town in Krakow. You can take on this city by foot as all the main sights are within walking distance. All of the cobbled streets and squares, scenic parks and medieval castle walls are added extras!

Day 05: Explore Krakow & stay overnight in Krakow
Thousands of people visit this city every year with the aim to visit the poignant Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial, which is unquestionably the most important trip to do on this European Treasures interrail route.

Day 06: Explore Krakow & stay overnight in Krakow
Art lovers should check out the National Museum or take a stroll through the trendy Kazimierz district, which is filled with galleries and cafes. Finally, be sure to try some traditional Polish cuisine, such as pierogi and kielbasa, and wash it down with a cold glass of local beer.

Day 07: Train from Krakow to Bratislava & stay overnight in Bratislava
On this interrail route, you will travel to Bratislava, one of the most underrated cities in Eastern Europe and Europe as a whole! This charming city boasts spectacular architecture and rich history. The Danube river flows along the edge of downtown Bratislava and links Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest together.

Day 08: Explore Bratislava & stay overnight in Bratislava
The Bratislava Castle is the most recognisable landmark of the city, dominating the skyline along with the Danube. Climb one of the towers and witness breathtaking panoramic views of Slovakia and Austria!

Day 09: Train from Bratislava to Budapest & stay overnight in Budapest
Next stop on this European Treasures interrail route is Budapest! Travel to the city in Europe that is nicknamed the City of Spas for a reason, as it’s filled with beautiful baths all with healing properties. Not to mention, the architecture surrounding the baths is a sight to see on its own! Take a walk through the streets of this city and you will notice the beauty becomes apparent.

Day 10: Explore Budapest & stay overnight in Budapest
You will soon understand why many tourists flock here for a city break every year. The buildings here take on many architectural styles and the city is famous for its Art Nouveau architecture.
Budapest’s foodie scene is increasingly interesting, with plenty of restaurants and cafes serving up delicious local dishes such as goulash!

Day 11: Explore Budapest & stay overnight in Budapest
A ruin bar is a unique type of bar found mainly in Budapest, Hungary. The concept originated in the early 2000s as a way to repurpose abandoned buildings in the city’s old Jewish Quarter. These bars are typically located in old, rundown buildings, often with a courtyard or garden, and decorated with eclectic and vintage furniture, artwork, and other quirky objects. They offer a relaxed and casual atmosphere, with live music, DJs, and a variety of drinks, including Hungarian wines and craft beers. Ruin bars have become a popular tourist attraction in Budapest, offering visitors a chance to experience the city’s alternative culture and history.

Day 12: Train from Budapest to Ljubljana & stay overnight in Ljubljana
You then travel to Ljubljana, Slovenia’s capital city is the hidden gem of Europe and is loved by our customers! Any interrail route deserves to have Ljubljana included. This is a city renowned for green space, beautiful bridges and buildings. As well as dozens of different urban design elements such as lamposts, pillars, and pyramids.

Day 13: Explore Ljubljana & stay overnight in Ljubljana
While you’re here visiting Ljubljana you need to visit Lake Bled. This is definitely one of the most spellbinding places in Slovenia, if not Europe. This incredibly scenic lake near the Alps looks too good to be real! With the island church, clifftop castle, and mountain backdrop, you’re sure to find more than enough to keep you entertained here!

Day 14: Train from Ljubljana to Salzburg & stay overnight in Salzburg
Travel to Austria to visit the beautiful Salzburg. A lot of people don’t know much about this fantastic city, apart from the fact it was the backdrop for The Sound of Music. So, include Salzburg on an interrail route, you have to include a Sound of Music tour! Similar to Vienna, Salzburg is a Baroque city with architecture that will make you feel as if you’re in a fairytale novel. A DIY tour of this city is a must as walking distances between attractions and establishments are short.

Day 15: Explore Salzburg & stay overnight in Salzburg
For nature lovers, the Mirabell Gardens and Hellbrunn Palace, with its famous trick fountains, are a must-see. Salzburg is also known for its musical heritage and hosts many classical music
concerts, operas, and festivals throughout the year. Finally, don’t forget to indulge in the local cuisine, such as schnitzel, apple strudel, and beer!

Day 16: Train from Salzburg to Zurich & stay overnight in Zurich
Your penultimate stop on this interrail route is Zurich, a wealthy and efficiently run city that is known more as a business hub rather than a sightseeing city. Zurich is often overlooked as a tourist destination, but it’s slowly coming out of its shell!

Day 17: Explore Zurich & stay overnight in Zurich
This culturally vibrant Swiss city is emerging as one of Europe’s top destinations with more people choosing to travel to this city every year! Residents of Zurich are starting to shred their conservative image to embrace their inner party animal! The beautiful Historic Centre, found in the Old Town, is known as the culture cup of Zurich.

Day 18: Explore Zurich & stay overnight in Zurich
Yes, Zurich is an excellent place to base yourself for day trips to other places in Switzerland. The city is well-connected by train, and there are many destinations within a few hours’ journey that are perfect for day trips. For example, you can take a train to Lucerne, a charming medieval town on the shores of Lake Lucerne, or visit the Rhine Falls, Europe’s largest waterfall, located just a short train ride away from Zurich.

Day 19: Train from Zurich to Paris & stay overnight in Paris
It’s no secret that Paris is one of the most romantic cities in Europe and one of the most visited cities in the world. So if you travel across Europe, Paris is a MUST! There are endless reasons to visit Paris more than once, it is not only a beautiful and cultural city, it’s very walkable and hosts great sights, and it has been a source of inspiration for many writers, artists, and filmmakers. As Audrey Hepburn famously said, ‘Paris is always a good idea’, and we couldn’t agree more.

Day 20: Explore Paris & stay overnight in Paris
aris, often referred to as the “City of Light” or “La Ville Lumière,” is a timeless and enchanting destination that beckons travelers from around the world with its rich history, art, culture, and romance.

Paris is the epitome of sophistication and romance. As you stroll along the Seine River’s picturesque banks, you’ll be captivated by the soft glow of street lamps reflecting on the water, creating an atmosphere of pure enchantment. Couples, hand in hand, share tender moments beneath the Eiffel Tower, and the city’s cobblestone streets seem to whisper tales of love and passion around every corner.

Day 21: Explore Paris & stay overnight in Paris
The city’s skyline is graced by iconic landmarks that have become symbols of France. The Eiffel Tower, with its iron lattice structure, stands tall as a beacon of elegance and innovation. The Gothic masterpiece, Notre-Dame Cathedral, showcases intricate stone carvings and breathtaking stained glass windows. The Louvre Museum, a former royal palace, is a treasure trove of art, housing the enigmatic Mona Lisa and countless other masterpieces.

Parisian cafés offer a quintessential experience. Sip on a café au lait or indulge in a flaky croissant while people-watching at a sidewalk café. The city’s culinary scene is a gastronomic delight, featuring world-class restaurants offering exquisite French cuisine. From escargot to coq au vin, every bite is a journey through French culinary artistry.

Paris is a haven for art enthusiasts and culture aficionados. Museums and galleries abound, featuring works by renowned artists such as Monet, Degas, and Rodin. The Palace of Versailles, a short train ride away, transports you to the opulent world of French royalty.

Day 22: Depart Paris
Breakfast.
Transfer to Paris airport for flight to onward destination.

Cost: USD 10290 Per Person (Double / Twin)

Included
Accommodation
– 21 nights 4* hotel accommodation according to the program.
– We provide you with an Interrail/Eurail* pass to cover all your rail journeys between each city throughout your trip. Your Interrail Pass is used along with any compulsory seat reservations required for your trip.
– We include all compulsory seat reservations required during your trip. This means no pre-booking or making arrangements before you go. Simply use your Interrail Pass alongside the reservation we provide you with. Your reservations will be added to your app for ease of access.
– Entrances.
– All transfers, sightseeing, excursions as per the program.
– Taxes.

Excludes
– Personal expenses.
– Camera/video camera fees.
– Medical help.
– Travel insurance.
– Visa If any.

 

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PROGRAM – 22
Europe’s – Ultimate Bucket List | 27 Nights / 28 Days
Amsterdam – Berlin – Prague – Krakow – Budapest – Ljubljana – Split – Rome – Florence – Nice – Paris

Day 01: Amsterdam
First stop on your train holiday around Europe’s glorious cities is Amsterdam, often referred to as ‘Venice of the North’. The capital of the Netherlands is a city on everyone’s bucket list, and I think it’s safe to say you need to visit the Dam at least once in your life! From unconventional restaurants, local craft beers to world-class museums, it’s easy to see why it’s at the top of everyone’s list. Don’t forget that this city has more bicycles than people, therefore the only way to explore is in true Netherlands style!

Day 02: Amsterdam
Now that you have a full day to spend exploring all that Amsterdam has to offer, we highly recommend start your day off by visiting the Anne Frank Museum. But be aware, you need to plan and book your tickets online as this is one of the most popular tours in Amsterdam and can sell out very quick. The good news is you can get some of Amsterdam’s famous pancakes just next door to the museum. Other tours we recommend are the Heineken Experience, Rijksmuseum and the A’DAM lookout. Looking for the nightlife? Head to the party hub, Leidseplein.

Day 03: Arrive in Berlin
Visit Berlin, a city often compared to New York, as it never sleeps! The locals here are known as the lotus-eaters of Germany as they love nothing more than a good time. Don’t let this put you off! As this city is pulsating with museums, tasty beer, and an unimaginable history! It’s safe to say that Berlin is a city loved by those on a rail holiday across Europe. Remember that history will greet you at every corner!

Day 04: Berlin
Using your app, you should tick some of the recommendations off on our city guide. Berlin has an immense amount of history waiting to be discovered. Berlin staged a revolution, was headquartered by Nazis, bombed to bits, divided in two and then finally reunited. Our top 2 favourite tours are the poignant Jewish Memorial and the largest open-air art gallery in the world, the East Side Gallery.

Day 05: Berlin
Spend your final full day in Berlin walking around the city, seeing what you stumble upon. Visit iconic landmarks such as the Brandenburg Gate, Fersehturm and Berliner Dom. If you enjoy art, you should take a trip to Museum Island, whereas the name suggests, an island that is home to numerous museums (five to be precise). The museums are home to some amazing pieces of work that you shouldn’t pass up on visiting when in Berlin.

Day 06: Arrive in Prague
It’s no secret that Prague is one of Europe’s most magical, affordable and beautiful cities, a perfect addition to any interrail route. The ‘City of a Thousand Spires’ is an architectural gem, the city has been an important UNESCO World Heritage Site which attracts more and more tourists every year! The narrow streets open up onto fantastic squares which host to medieval-looking homes and historical buildings for you to explore! Start in the centre of the Old Town, home to the major sights and has been the city’s main marketplace for a millennium.

Day 07: Prague
A trip to Prague would not be complete without taking a walk along the iconic Charles Bridge, one of Prague’s most popular tourist attractions. It can be quite busy during the day, why not visit early morning or late in the evening to have the bridge all to yourself? The John Lennon Wall, which since the 1980s, has been filled with John Lennon inspired graffiti and Beatles song lyrics, as well as other designs relating to local and global causes. Check out your city guide and discounted sightseeing tours for other things to do while you’re here.

Day 08: Krakow
When you travel across Europe, you will find that there are many beautiful cities, but nothing compares to the beauty of the Old Town in Krakow. You can take on this city on foot as all the main sights are within walking distance. All of the cobbled streets and squares, scenic parks and medieval castle walls are added extras! Thousands of people visit this city every year with the aim to visit the poignant Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial, which is unquestionably the most important trip to do on your city break to Europe!

Day 09: Krakow
Thousands of visitors flock to Krakow every year to visit the poignant Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial, which is unquestionably the most important trip to do while you’re here. This will be an all-day trip so don’t plan to do much else. In the evening, we recommend visiting Tytano, just a few miles from the city centre, lies an old tobacco factory which has been converted into different restaurants and bars. You’re sure to find something you like in Tytano.

Day 10: Budapest
One of Europe’s best cities, Budapest. This city is nicknamed the City of Spas for a reason, as it’s filled with beautiful baths all with healing properties. Not to mention, the architecture surrounding the baths is a sight to see on its own! Take a walk through the streets of this city and you will notice the beauty becomes apparent. You will soon understand why many tourists flock here for a city break every year. The buildings here take on many architectural styles and the city is famous for its Art Nouveau architecture. Budapest’s foodie scene is increasingly interesting, with plenty of restaurants and cafes serving up delicious local dishes such as goulash!

Day 11: Budapest
A must when in Budapest is to visit those baths we mentioned. We recommend visiting the Széchenyi Thermal Bath, which you can get a discounted ticket for through our app. If you take a walk along the Danube Bank, you will discover the Shoes on the Danube Bank Memorial. This memorial was created to honour the Jews who were killed by fascist Arrow Cross militiamen in Budapest during WWII. Spend your evening at Szimpla Kert ‘Ruin Bar’, where the nightlife started when it opened in the Jewish Quarter in 2001. It spawns seven copy-cat bar experiences that have come to define a night out in Budapest.

Day 12: Budapest
Use your app to check out what you may have missed over the past two days and need to see before your time in Budapest is up! You could start your day off in Fisherman’s Bastion, which was built to celebrate the thousandth birthday of the Hungarian State. If you’re looking for unforgettable views, climb one of the ornate turrets. You can even pop into the city’s most famous patisseries while you’re up there! No trip to Budapest would be complete without stopping by the iconic Hungarian Parliament Building. You could even take a bike tour (weather permitting) to ensure you’ve hit all the top sights of Budapest. Discounted tickets can be bought through our app.

Day 13: Ljubljana
Ljubljana, Slovenia’s capital city, is the hidden gem of Europe, an interrail favorite! A city renowned for green space, beautiful bridges, and buildings. As well as dozens of different urban design elements such as lamp posts, pillars, and pyramids. This makes the city even more visually appealing! While you’re here, you NEED to visit Lake Bled! This is definitely one of the most spellbinding places in Slovenia, if not Europe. This incredibly scenic lake near the Alps looks too good to be real! With the island church, clifftop castle, and mountain backdrop, you’re sure to find more than enough to keep you entertained here!

Day 14: Ljubljana
Now that you have explored the beautiful city of Ljubljana, you must spend this day visiting the stunning Lake Bled. See the fairy-tale medieval castle with Romanesque tower, drawbridge and moat perched up high, overlooking a calm and glistening lake rippling only by the flap of a duck’s wing or a kayak paddle. A small island sits in the centre of it all. If you’re lucky to be there when the weather is hot, find the rope swing and go swimming.

Day 15: Split
Set beside Split’s sparkling harbor, with the palm-lined Riva promenade along its southern facade, Diocletian’s palace is one of, if not the most impressive Roman ruins in the world. Game of Thrones fans will recognize it as the home of the Mother of Dragons. A trip to Croatia would not be complete without a cup or ten of Croatian coffee. Stopping for coffee is a relatively cheap way to soak up some of the city’s most famous highlights! Enjoying the water spots or tanning at the beach is another reason to visit the magical split.

Day 16: Split
First things first, you need to explore Split Old Town. The oldest part of Split is set in the Roman palace. Every visit to Split, whether it’s a short or long one, inevitably focuses on wandering those cobbled, narrow streets, discovering the hidden alleyways and beautiful architecture. Spend today with our app, ticking off the big landmarks of Split such as Peristyle, Diocletian’s Palace, Split Cathedral, Gregory of Nin statue, Egyptian Sphinxes, and ‘Let me pass’ Street (narrowest street in the world).

Day 17: Split
If you’re here while the sun is shining, take a trip to one of the town’s popular beaches. If crowds and water sports is your thing, then we recommend visiting Bacvice beach. Beach days not your thing? Then take a walk along Split’s waterfront, Riva, which is known as ‘The heart of the town’. This seafront is lined with cafés, bars, restaurants and souvenir shops. Here, you will get the vibe for this magnificent city and join in on the local sport of people-watching.

Overnight Ferry to Rome.
Spend the last day trying to squeeze in the final few sights or things to do before you board an overnight ferry to Rome.

Day 18: Arrive in Rome
Capital of one of the world’s most powerful, ancient empires, Rome is a fascinating place to visit. In short, those breath-taking monuments and buildings, incredible artworks, the leisurely pace of life with world-renowned cuisine are why it’s worth a visit at least once in your lifetime. Although, it would take you a lifetime to explore all that the Eternal City has to offer. Be prepared to join in on the dolce vita lifestyle where locals see everything through rose-tinted glasses, life is a never- ending vacation.

Day 19: Rome
You have so much to see and do while you’re here. Why not spend your day doing a walking, self- guided tour around Rome using our app. You cannot miss visiting the Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, and the Spanish Steps, all to name but a few. This is also your chance to experience the true taste of Rome. Eat all the pizza, pasta and gelato you can get your hands on.

Day 20: Rome
This is your chance to explore the iconic landmarks such as the Colosseum, Ancient Roman Ruins, the Vatican, all to name but a few. You can find most of these tours at a discounted rate through our app. Make the most of your last day in Rome by devoting it to exploring and understanding the wonderful history of this Eternal City.

Day 21: Florence
Visiting the undeniably, beautiful Florence is a must when interrailing across Europe. You will take in the compact city in size, that is packed with extraordinary art and architecture masterpieces. Another key point about Florence is that the fashion industry was born here. Homegrown fashion designer, Guccio Gucci (founder of the fashion house of Gucci), opened his first haute-couture boutique here in the 1920s. Shopping in the Tuscan capital has been stylish ever since.

Day 22: Florence
Florence is one of the most charming cities in Italy, filled with a rich history, stunning architecture, and art. Florence may not be one of the first cities that comes to mind when you think of Italy, it’s one of the calmer cities to visit. Not a lot of people know that the fashion industry was born here. Homegrown fashion designer, Guccio Gucci (founder of the fashion house of Gucci), opened his first haute-couture boutique here in the 1920s. Shopping in the Tuscan capital has been stylish ever since!

Day 23: Nice
The capital of the Alpes-Maritimes department on the French Riviera, Nice, which sits on the picturesque, pebbly shores of Baie des Anges (Bay of Angles). Situated at the foot of the Alps, Nice is the second-largest French city on the Mediterranean coast. During the day, take a walk along the Promenade des Anglais, which stretches over 2.5 miles. You will bump into all types of people, such as cyclists and skateboarders. Nice has everything you need for a great time on this leg of your interrailing adventure, stunning beaches, sensational bars and restaurants, amazing views, and wonderful culture.

Day 24: Nice
Take a walk around Nice’s Old Town, with its shady alleyways, colorful facades, and typically Mediterranean shutters. Cours Saleya, is held every morning which is a famous market and flower market, but on a Monday, it becomes a big open-air flea market! Using our app, you will find other great suggestions in our city guide. Our final recommendation is to enjoy all the Italian ice cream, get the real taste of Nice at Azzurro.

Day 25: Arrive in Paris
It’s a well-known fact that Paris is one of the most romantic cities in Europe and one of the most visited cities in the world. So if you have an interrail pass, Paris is a MUST! There are endless reasons to visit Paris more than once, it is not only a beautiful and cultural city, it’s very walkable and hosts great sights, and it has been a source of inspiration for many writers, artists, and filmmakers. As Audrey Hepburn famously said, ‘Paris is always a good idea’, and we couldn’t agree more. From those bucket list attractions like the Eiffel Tower to picture-perfect pleasures like a picnic on the Champ de Mars, Paris really does offer something for everyone!

Day 26: Paris
Using your app, you can access discounted city sight-seeing tours and a complete guide to Paris. We recommend spending your day visiting as many of those iconic landmarks as possible. Paris has a very strong café culture, which makes it the perfect place to do people watching while eating a pain au chocolat and sipping over a coffee.

Day 27: Paris
The final day of your bucket list trip. Any landmarks you may have missed the previous day, get them checked off today. If you’re looking for a good way to see Paris, and a relaxing way, you could take a Seine River Cruise, seeing Paris from a completely different perspective. Discounted tickets are available through our app. But if you’re a Disney fan, why not head out with a 1 Day Pass to Disneyland Paris? As this will be your last night in Paris, we highly recommend grabbing a spot on the Champ de Mars, where locals and tourists gather to watch the Eiffel Tower light show.

Day 28: Depart Paris
Transfer to the airport for flight to onward destination.

Cost: USD 8100 Per Person (Double / Twin) Room.

Included
Accommodation
27 Nights 4* hotel accommodation according to the program.

Transport
All your travel between cities including Rail, Ferry & bus tickets where required.
We provide you with an Inter-rail pass to cover all of your rail journeys between each city throughout your trip. Your Inter-rail Pass is used along with any compulsory seat reservations required for your trip.
We include all compulsory seat reservations required during your trip. This means no pre-booking or making arrangements before you go. Simply use your Inter-rail Pass along side the reservation we provide you with.

Excludes
– Personal expenses.
– Camera/video camera fees.
– Medical help.
– Travel insurance.
– Visa If any.

 

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PROGRAM – 23
Europe’s 3 Countries in One Week | 06 Nights / 07 Days
Prague – Vienna – Budapest

Day 01: Prague welcome
Arrival at the Prague airport. Greetings and transfer to the hotel.

Day 02: Grand Prague Tour
Breakfast at the hotel. Private tour in Prague. Half-day guided walking tour of the wonderful city of Prague to introduce you to the city’s beauty: Prague Castle complex, including its St. Vitus Cathedral, Charles Bridge, Old Town Square, and boat cruise.
In the evening: Folklore dinner. Meet bohemian culture and cuisine: 3 courses menu, unlimited drinks (beers, wine, soft)

Day 03: Austria exploration
Breakfast at the hotel. Free day to enjoy the city of Prague. Tip – you can visit Church of Saint Nicholas – one of the most visited churches of Prague considered one of the most beautiful baroque monuments of Europe. In the afternoon the driver will take you to Vienna by private car.
Check in at your hotel. Night in Vienna.

Day 04: Vienna city tour
Breakfast at the hotel. 3 hours private tour in Vienna.

Day 05: Explore Hungary
Free morning to enjoy the city of Vienna. In the afternoon you will have a private transfer from hotel to the Hungary.
Check-in at your hotel. Night in Budapest.

Day 06: Budapest Grand Tour
Breakfast at the hotel. Private 3 hours tour in Budapest

Day 07: Depart Budapest
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to onward destination.

Cost: USD 2690 Per Person (Double / Twin) Room.

Included
Accommodation
2 nights in Prague at the 4* hotel in a standard room.
2 nights in Vienna in a 4* hotel in a standard room.
2 nights in Budapest in 4* hotel a standard room.

Guide
Private guides and tours

Transport
Private car with your own driver from Prague to Vienna Private car with your own driver from Vienna to Budapest
Private car with your own driver from Budapest to Budapest airport

Others
2 nights in Prague at the 4* hotel in a standard room 2 nights in Vienna in a standard room
2 nights in Budapest in a standard room half-day guided tour in Prague.
Ticket to the boat in Budapest.
Prague airport, pick up Budapest, airport drop-off.

Excludes
– Personal expenses.
– Camera/video camera fees.
– Medical help.
– Travel insurance.
– Visa If any.

 

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PROGRAM – 24
Europe’s Top 3 cities | 07 Nights / 08 Days
London – Paris – Amsterdam

Day 01: Arrive at London
On arrival in London, get transferred to the hotel. The rest of the day is free to relax or explore the city on your own.
Overnight in London

Day 02: London Sightseeing
Following breakfast, you will embark on a Hop-On, Hop-Off bus tour of London. Enjoy the pageantry of a historical city that combines the fascinating heritage of yesteryear with all the verve of a modern capital.
Overnight in London.

Day 03: London – At leisure
Today, you are free to explore London on your own. Visit Westminster Abbey, where all the royal coronations and weddings take place. At Buckingham Palace, observe the Changing of the Guard. You can visit the grand Trafalgar Square and Baroque-style St. Paul’s Cathedral, located atop Ludgate Hill, Big Ben, and the Tower of London and of course a ride on the London Eye.
Overnight in London.

Day 04: London to Paris by Train
Have a delicious breakfast before leaving for Paris.
Overnight in Paris.

Day 05: Paris – Eiffel Tower
Post breakfast, get ready for a tour of the Eiffel Tower (with priority access and an audio guide) in Paris. followed by the Seine River Cruise
Overnight in Paris.

Day 06: Paris to Amsterdam by Train
Today after breakfast get ready to leave Paris and board a train to Amsterdam.
Overnight in Amsterdam

Day 07: Amsterdam sightseeing
After a hearty breakfast, you will be exploring Amsterdam on your own. Visit the Van Gogh Museum to admire Vincent Van Gogh’s masterpieces. The Dam Square, the 15th-century New Church, and the National Monument are also worth a visit. . Check out Bloemenmarkt, which is the famous floating flower market, and also pass by Begijnhof Chapel.

Walkthrough the several canals and bridges and witness the beautiful houseboats lined up

In the evening, enjoy a candlelight cruise with wine and cheese. You’ll get to enjoy the best views of Amsterdam from the famous Golden Bend up to the city’s newest quarter, Overhoeks.
Overnight in Amsterdam

Day 08: Depart Amsterdam
Enjoy a delicious breakfast and get ready to be transferred to the airport for your flight back home.

Cost: USD 2895 Per Person (Double / Twin) Room

Included
3 nights in London at a 4-star hotel
2 nights in Paris at a 4-star hotel
2 nights in Amsterdam at a 4-star hotel
Daily breakfast.
Local guides.
Train London – Paris by Train Paris – Amsterdam by Train
All transfers, sightseeing and excursions according to the program.
SIGHTSEEING
Big Bus London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Eiffel Tower Ticket with Priority Access and Audioguide Seine River Cruise
Candlelight Cruise with wine and cheese.

Excludes
– Personal expenses.
– Camera/video camera fees.
– Medical help.
– Travel insurance.
– Visa If any.

 

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PROGRAM – 25
Europe’s 5-Country Alpine Tour | 09 Nights / 10 Days
Munich – Salzburg – Telfs – St. Moritz to Lucerne via Julier Pass – Lucerne – Liechtenstein – Munich

Day 01: Individual Arrival to Munich, Germany
Enjoy your private transfer from Munich airport and spend the day exploring the beautiful Old Town. Have a beer at the famous Hofbräuhaus and visit the BMW World.

In the late afternoon Meet & Greet your tour expert to handover your touring pack holding the programmed GPS and day-by-day road-book.

Also get delivery of your Porsche or other supercar of your choice to the doorstep of your hotel.

Day 02: Munich to Salzburg: Alpine Adventure and WWII History
Embark on a breathtaking scenic driving tour from Munich, traversing the Autobahn and the iconic German Alpine Road. This journey leads you through captivating landscapes, with highlights including the historic Eagle’s Nest and the enlightening WWII Documentation Center at Obersalzberg. As you continue along the Rossfeld Panorama Route, the stunning vistas unfold before your eyes. Finally, arrive in Salzburg, a city steeped in culture and history, where your unforgettable road trip concludes.

Day 03: Exploring Salzburg’s UNESCO Old Town: Baroque Beauty and Cultural Heritage
Savor a day in Salzburg, as you immerse yourself in the enchanting Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Stroll cobbled streets, marvel at baroque architecture, and visit iconic landmarks like Mozart’s birthplace.

Day 04: Salzburg to Telfs: A Scenic Alpine Drive through Gerlos
Embark on a scenic driving tour from Salzburg, venturing through the stunning Gerlos Alpine Road. As you navigate its winding paths, be captivated by the majesty of the Austrian Alps. The journey culminates in Telfs, where you can savor the charming ambiance of this alpine town. This route promises a memorable fusion of natural beauty and cultural exploration, making it a must- experience adventure for any traveler in Austria.

Day 05: Three Countries Drive Alpine Adventure through Austria, Italy and Switzerland
Experience the thrill of three countries in a single day on an extraordinary drive. Begin in Austria and traverse the Reschen Pass, where the iconic submerged bell tower in Lake Reschen captivates with its history. Then, venture into Switzerland via the scenic Fuorn Pass, winding through the majestic Swiss Alps. This epic journey promises a fusion of natural beauty and cultural diversity, making it a once-in-a-lifetime road trip adventure.

Day 06: Swiss Scenic Drive: St. Moritz to Lucerne via Julier Pass
Embark on a mesmerizing driving tour through Switzerland, starting in the glamorous St. Moritz. Your journey takes you through the breathtaking Julier Pass, a winding mountain road offering sweeping vistas of the Swiss Alps. As you continue, you’ll reach the picturesque city of Lucerne, with its charming old town, iconic Chapel Bridge, and serene Lake Lucerne. This road trip promises a perfect blend of natural beauty and cultural exploration, making it a memorable Swiss adventure.

Day 07: Swiss Loop Adventure: Lucerne to Lakes, Castles, and Passes
Set out on an enchanting driving tour in Switzerland, beginning in Lucerne. Your journey weaves through the idyllic Entlebuch region, known for its UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Then, follow the route to Lake Thun, where Oberhofen Castle’s charm awaits. Continue to Interlaken, a gateway to adventure nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz. Traverse the scenic Brünig Pass, taking in breathtaking views, before returning to Lucerne. This captivating loop offers a rich tapestry of Swiss landscapes and culture.

Day 08: Alpine Road Adventure: Lucerne to Neuschwanstein Castle via Liechtenstein
Embark on an epic drive from Lucerne to the enchanting Principality of Liechtenstein, where Vaduz Castle graces the landscape. Journey onwards through a scenic stretch of the German Alpine Road, surrounded by breathtaking mountain scenery. The day culminates at the fairytale-like Neuschwanstein Castle, where you can spend a magical night in accommodation below this iconic Bavarian masterpiece. This road trip promises a remarkable fusion of culture, history, and natural beauty.

Day 09: Castle to Lake Tour: Neuschwanstein to Munich via Alpine Beauty
Start your day with a visit to the fairytale Neuschwanstein Castle, its enchanting towers and history come to life in the morning light. Then, embark on a picturesque drive via Lake Plansee in Austria, surrounded by alpine beauty. Don’t miss the opulent Linderhof Palace on the way. Continue to the tranquil Sylvenstein Lake before concluding your scenic journey, heading back to Munich. This road trip offers a perfect blend of culture and natural wonders.

Day 10: Munich at Leisure & Departure for your next destination
Breakfast.
Transfer to the airport for flight to onward destination.

Cost: USD 11,110 Per Person (Double / Twin) Room.

Included
Accommodation
1 Night(s) on arrival — 5 Sofitel Munich, Germany
2 Night(s) en route in the Austrian Alps — 5 Hotel Sacher, Salzburg
1 Night(s) en route in the Austrian Alps — 5 Nidum Hotel, Telfs
1 Night(s) en route in the Swiss Alps — 5 Grace Hotel, St. Moritz, Swiss Alps
2 Night(s) en route in the Swiss Alps — 5 National Grand Hotel, Lucerne, Switzerland
1 Night(s) en route in the Bavarian Alps — 5 Ameron Hotel Alpsee Resort & Spa, Bavaria
1 Night(s) on arrival — 5 Sofitel Munich, Germany

Guide
English driver/guide.
Each driving day, 4-5 hours of pure driving pleasure over scenic roads (excluding stops)
Entrance fees.

Meals
Breakfast at all hotels is included.

Transport
Car with driver.
All taxes.

Excludes
– Personal expenses.
– Camera/video camera fees.
– Medical help.
– Travel insurance.
– Visa If any.

 

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PROGRAM – 26
Europe’s 5 Countries Tour | 08 Nights / 09 Days
Prague – Vienna – Slovenia – Croatia – Italy – Venice – Prague

Day 1: Prague
Private arrival transfer from Prague Ruzyne Airport to the hotel in the city center and two nights check-in.

Day 2: Prague
Private tour with English speaking for 6 hours walking tour to explore highlights of Prague: Castle, Charles Bridge, Old Town with Astronomical Clock Incl. lunch+1 hour boat trip

Day 3: Vienna
Private transfer to Vienna to the hotel and 1-night check-in. Afternoon walking tour to explore the best of the city.

Day 4: Slovenia
After breakfast, you will go to Slovenia world attraction Škocjan Caves, which are on the UNESCO’s list of natural and cultural world heritage sites.

Tour through the underground canyon in Škocjan Caves crosses the Reka river over the Cerkvenik bridge, some 45 meters above.
– The tour lasts around 1 hour and 30 minutes.
– The tour is approximately three kilometres (3 km) long.
– The trail’s lowest point is 144 meters beneath the surface.
– The cave temperature is around 12 °C.

In the afternoon there will be a departure to Croatia to a luxury resort with a private beach for 4 nights check-in.

Day 5: Croatia
Free day.
If you don’t want to spend a day relaxing, we can arrange a trip to Plitvice Lakes National Park (USD 130 per person).

Day 6: Croatia
All-day boat trip around Croatian islands.

Day 7: Italy – Venice
All-day boat trip to Venice and in the evening return back to Istria.

Day 8: Venice
Free-day in Venice.

Day 09: Depart Venice
Departure transfer to the airport for flight to onward destination.

Cost: USD 6680 Per Person (Double / Twin) Room.

Included
Accommodation (4*)
3 nights in Prague
1 night in Vienna
4 nights in Croatia

Guide
Experienced English-speaking driver and guide throughout tour.

Meals
8 Buffet Breakfasts.

Transport
Private car throughout tour. Boat trips over the Adriatic Sea.

Others
Arrival and departure transfers.
Walking tour in Prague and Vienna.
Entrance to Škocjan Caves.
All-day boat trip around Croatian islands.
One day boat trip to Venice in Italy.
The freedom and flexibility of your own private tour.

Excludes
– Personal expenses.
– Camera/video camera fees.
– Medical help.
– Travel insurance.
– Visa If any.

 

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PROGRAM – 27
Europe’s 4 Countries in One Week | 06 Nights / 07 Days
Prague – Vienna – Bratislava- Budapest

Day 01: Prague welcome
Arrival at the Prague airport.
Greetings and transfer to the hotel.

Day 02: Prague Grand Tour
Breakfast at the hotel. Private tour in Prague. Half-day guided walking tour of the wonderful city of Prague to introduce you to the city’s beauty: Prague Castle complex, including its St. Vitus Cathedral, Charles Bridge, Old Town Square, and boat cruise.

In the evening: Folklore dinner.
Meet bohemian culture and cuisine: 3 courses menu, unlimited drinks (beers, wine, soft)

Day 03: UNESCO town visit
Breakfast at the hotel.

The driver will take you to Vienna by private car and on the way, you will enjoy a nice stop and lunch in UNESCO medieval city Český Krumlov.
Check-in at your hotel.
Night in Vienna.

Day 04: Vienna city tour
3 hours private tour to explore the best of Vienna.

Day 05: Slovakia pearl
Private transfer from the hotel in Vienna to Hungary.
On the way, you will stop in the capital city of Slovakia Bratislava..
Check-in at your hotel.
Night in Budapest.

Day 06: Budapest Grand Tour
Private 3 hours tour in Budapest

Day 07: Budapest
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to onward destination.

Cost: USD 3390 Per Person (Double / Twin) Room.

Included
Accommodation
4 stars hotels according to the program.

Guide
Private guide in Prague, Vienna, Budapest
Entrance fees.

Transport
Privat transport
All transfers, sightseeing and excursions according to the program.

Excludes
– Personal expenses.
– Camera/video camera fees.
– Medical help.
– Travel insurance.
– Visa If any.

 

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PROGRAM – 28
Europe’s 7 Countries of Balkans | 13 Nights / 14 Days
Belgrade – Zlatibor – Sarajevo – Trebinje – Budva – Tirana – Skopje – Sofia – Belgrade

Day 1: Arrival to Belgrade
Upon arrival in Belgrade, the capital of Serbia, you will be welcomed by your driver and escorted to your hotel. On the short coach ride from the Nikola Tesla airport, sit back, relax and enjoy the sights of New Belgrade with its prominent ‘blocks’ – a classic example of Socialist architecture, built after World War II – and modern business centres, including the imposing Ušće Tower. Along the way, your driver will show you and tell some stories about the Western Gate of Belgrade, the famous Belgrade Arena and the monumental Palace of Serbia. Check-in at your hotel.

Use your free time to rest and prepare for the trip. At 7pm in the hotel reception, you will be greeted by your guide who will introduce himself and provide you with detailed information about the entire trip. For the rest of the evening, we recommend you take a short, leisurely walk through one of the oldest quarters towards the bohemian heart of Belgrade – Skadarlija. In a charming 19th century cobbled street you will find many numerous ‘kafanas’ where you can try delicious local specialties while listening to traditional music. Overnight.

Day 2: Belgrade – Fruška Gora – Sremski Karlovci – Novi Sad – Belgrade
Breakfast.On this tour, you will explore the most interesting sights of Vojvodina, a province in the north of Serbia. You will be driven through picturesque scenery and Serbia’s famous wine region towards the ‘Serbian Holy Land’, home to 17 functioning Serbian Orthodox monasteries. You will visit well preserved monastery Krušedol, where you’ll have the opportunity to buy wine and rakija made by the monks.

The tour continues on to town of Sremski Karlovci. A real gem of Serbian culture and spirituality, Sremski Karlovci feels like a ‘museum town’ with its Baroque centre, the Patriarchal Court, the Orthodox Cathedral of Saint Nicholas and the first Serbian secondary school (gymnasium). It is
also famous for wine production and the town’s annual Wineball festival. You will finish your tour of this charming town with a visit and wine tasting at one the region’s most prominent wineries.

Further on the tour, you will visit the 2021 European Capital of Culture, Novi Sad. Located on the historical border of two former empires – the Austro-Hungarian and Ottoman – as a result, the capital of Vojvodina is a multi-cultural city with an interesting mix of architectural influences. On a sightseeing tour around the city, you will walk around the city’s pedestrian zone, past the City Hall, a Catholic church, the old city centre, the former house of Albert Einstein’s wife Mileva, the cultural foundation Matica Srpska and a synagogue. Then you’ll follow the right bank of Danube and visit Petrovaradin, or the so-called ‘Danube’s Gibraltar’, where the fortress is located. Drive back to Belgrade. Overnight.

Day 3: Belgrade Great Sightseeing Tour // Leisure day
After breakfast, you will embark on a tour (driving and walking) around Belgrade, a capital city well known for its various architectural styles, dynamic history and fantastic views of one of the biggest river confluences in the whole of Europe. Start the tour visiting the Museum of Yugoslav History, a memorial complex devoted to the life and deeds of Josip Broz Tito, the political leader of Yugoslavia. Next, you will pass by the stadium of FC Red Star – the former European and World Cup champions, and proceed to the Temple of Saint Sava, Belgrade’s patron saint. Very much a symbol of the city, this impressive building can be seen from any part of the capital.

After a short break at the Temple’s plateau, the panoramic tour will then take you from Slavija Square, to Saint Mark’s Church, the Serbian National Parliament and White Palace, and on to Republic Square. This most central point of Belgrade is surrounded by such cultural institutions as the National Theatre and National Museum. The tour will then head along the lively Knez Mihailo Street, the main pedestrian and shopping zone, before stopping for a visit to the Orthodox Cathedral Church of Saint Michael the Archangel, which is located just across from the Building of Patriarchate. Your guide will tell you about the tavern around the corner, the oldest in the city and intriguingly known as “?” (Question Mark), before continuing on to Kalemegdan Park and Belgrade Fortress, the most important cultural-historic complex of the city, situated on the confluence of the rivers Sava and Danube.

Day 4: Belgrade – Šargan Eight – Wooden-town – Zlatibor
Breakfast and check-out. Morning departure from Belgrade, heading west towards the picturesque Ovčar-Kablar Gorge, through which the West Morava River meanders. The tour will continue on to Tara National Park, and you will have time to reflect on its beauty from aboard the authentic, retro ‘Nostalgia’ train which runs along the narrow-gauge heritage railway, Šargan Eight. Travelling from the bottom of Šargan mountain on route shaped like the number eight (hence the name), you will be transported back in time while enjoying the stunning mountain scenery and numerous tunnels and viaducts.

At the beginning of the 20th century, the railway used to be a part of the railway from Belgrade to Sarajevo. After enjoying the breathtaking nature, you will arrive at the ethno village Drvengrad (Wooden Town), built by prominent movie director Emir Kusturica. The village, which includes the Mećavnik Hotel, houses, galleries, shops, a cinema and a church, is made of natural materials, mostly wood. Since 2008, the village plays host to the annual Küstendorf Film and Music Festival and Drvengrad has been visited by the likes of Johnny Depp, Monica Belucci, Jim Jarmusch and many others.

After exploring Drvengrad, there will be a short drive to the famous Zlatibor Mountain, home of the first royal resort in Serbia. Here you can enjoy a relaxing walk around the quaint town centre of this picturesque air spa. In the evening, an enjoyable dinner of traditional Serbian food typical of the region will be served in the hotel. Overnight.

Day 5: Zlatibor – Višegrad – Sarajevo
Breakfast and check-out. The tour continues to Bosnia and Herzegovina and a short drive takes you to Višegrad, where Emir Kusturica used his imagination and creativity to build Andrićgrad (also known as Stone Town). It is a cultural centre with numerous buildings and facilities built on the banks of the Drina River near the famous bridge (a monument under the protection of UNESCO). The bridge is referenced in the title of Ivo Andrić’s novel The Bridge on the Drina and in honour of the Nobel Prize winning author, Kusturica’s town was called Andrićgrad (literally translated as Andrić’s Town). In Andrićgrad, the tour will stop for lunch at an unusual restaurant called Zlatna Moruna, the interior of which is decorated with frescoes by well-known artist Bisenija Tereščenko.

After lunch, the tour will continue on to Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Check-in at the hotel. After a short rest, the Sarajevo sightseeing tour will start, covering all the main sights including: Vijećnica or Sarajevo City Hall, the building of which was finished during the Austro- Hungarian period; the old downtown of the city called Baščaršija; the historical and cultural centre of Sarajevo with authentic shops and souqs from the Ottoman era; the Orthodox Church from the 16th century; the Gazi Husrev-bey mosque; the Sahat Tower from the 17th century; and the first public toilet in Europe. Next you will head on to the Latin Bridge where Gavrilo Princip shot the successor to the Austro-Hungarian throne Franz Ferdinand, consequently starting the First World War. After crossing the bridge, you will reach Bezistan, a market complex from the 16th century, and then on to the main pedestrian zone Ferhadiya with the Sarajevo Synagogue from 1580 and a Catholic cathedral from 1881. Return to the hotel and overnight.

Day 6: Sarajevo – Mostar – Blagaj – Trebinje
Breakfast and check-out. Drive to one of the most beautiful cities of the Balkan Peninsula, Mostar. During the walking tour, you will visit the symbol of the city, Balkan TOP 10 and the most photographed sight in the country – the Old Bridge (a UNESCO protected landmark). You will then proceed to Koski Mehmed Pasha Mosque, the Crooked Bridge and the old tanner’s quarter Tabhana. Free time in Mostar for getting lunch on the banks of the Neretva River, with an amazing view of the bridge that rises above you.

The excursion continues to Blagaj (a site on the UNESCO Tentative List), an old town from the 15th century where the Kosača noble family ruled. Blagaj was also the crib of Islam of today’s Bosnia and Herzegovina, when dervish Sari Satluk built a khanqah at the riverhead of Buna. During the short tour, enjoy the view of the monastery located in a fairy-tale environment, beneath the cliffs, on the shores of the emerald green river Buna.

The next destination of the day is Trebinje, a picturesque town with a wonderful mix of sights originating from a mix of different cultures. The tour starts with a visit to Arslanagića Bridge, a dream for artists and photographers alike; this stone bridge with its peaceful atmosphere will take you 400 years back in time. During the leisurely walk through the narrow streets of the old town, you’ll see the most important sights of Trebinje as you make your way to the so called ‘Poet’s Square’ where you can sit under the 115 year old trees, which are the symbol of the town. In this beautiful town, Emir Kusturica, the world famous movie director, made one of his last movies, with Monica Belluci in the leading role. Overnight in the hotel.

Day 7: Trebinje – Dubrovnik – Budva
Breakfast and check – out. Drive and arrival in Dubrovnik, one of the most significant monuments in the world and one of Europe’s best preserved walled cities, known since the 7th century. The old town is surrounded by a 2 km long wall that gives a great opportunity to see old Dubrovnik from above during a one hour relaxing walk; the city’s churches, fortifications and monuments are a real must-see. Dubrovnik has enchanted a lot of famous persons to devote their pieces of art to the city, thus in this city of marble and light coloured stone, you will find numerous art galleries and unique shops. In the historical centre of Dubrovnik, you will visit the main street Stradun, the main square Placa, Pile Gate, the Rector’s Palace, Sponza Palace, the walls of the Old Town, the church of Saint Blaise, the cathedral, the Jesuit church, Orlando’s Column, Big Onofrio’s Fountain, the city port and other hidden gems.

Drive to Budva, the town known as the tourist capital of Montenegro and for all the right reasons. Highlights include walk through the mediaeval cobbled streets of Budva’s Old Town, a cocktail on the warm sandy beach and incredible views of the natural beauty of Budva, the bay and neighbouring islands. Located on a small peninsula, the Old Town represents a treasure chest of cultural heritage. Along the narrow streets and around the squares you will find famous buildings such as the Church of the Holy Trinity, which houses the tomb of the exquisite writer Stjepan Mitrov Ljubiša, and the churches of Saint Ivan, Santa Maria in Punta and Saint Sava. At the end of the tour, you will have some free time and we suggest using it to enjoy some fresh seafood and local wines at one of the many restaurants. Check–in to the hotel. Overnight.

Day 8: Budva – Kotor – Budva // Leisure day
Breakfast. Today you will head to the Bay of Kotor. With its unique landscape, it is a must-see location for more than 500 cruisers during a year. Our first stop a stop will be at the town of Perast, little settlement in baroque style. From Perast you’ll start a relaxing boat ride along Boka Kotorska Bay to picturesque island of Our Lady of the Rock. This manmade Island hosts a church with valuable paintings of local artists, silver votive tablets and a famous votive tapestry.

After the boat ride, you will continue to Kotor, an old Mediterranean town that dates back to the 12th and 14th century. A walking tour will allow you to explore this UNESCO site, including the churches of Saint Nicholas and Saint Luke, the Cathedral of Saint Tryphon and other cultural moments. You will have free time to continue wandering around the old paved town, or have lunch in a restaurant on one of romantic squares.
Back to Budva and free time for individual activities and enjoying in modern Mediterranean town.
Overnight.

Day 9: Budva – Shkodër – Tirana
Breakfast and check-out. The tour continues through pristine nature, a national park and past Lake Skadar, the largest lake in Southern Europe. The Albanian spirit is best felt by visiting charming town of Shkodër, one of the oldest towns in Europe, unique by its narrow streets, stone walls and ancient houses. At the entrance of the town, the tour will start with a visit to the remains of the Venetian fortress Rozafa, one of the biggest and most famous castles in Albania. It rises imposingly on a rocky hill, surrounded by the Buna and Drina rivers, and offers amazing views of Shkodër, Lake Skadar and its water-intersected surroundings. Continue on the tour to the centre of the town, walking through the well preserved and most popular pedestrian street Kole Idromeno towards the other sights of the town, including the Ebu Bekr Mosque, the Orthodox Cathedral of the Nativity and the monument of Mother Teresa.

Drive to Tirana, the capital city of Albania as well as its largest city. Situated on the banks of the Lana River, Tirana has outstanding architecture, wide boulevards, parks, shops and cafés. The heart of Tirana is the Skanderbeg Square, where you will find many important ministry buildings, as well as the National Opera, the National Bank and the National Library. The square is dominated by a statue of Lord Skanderbeg, an Albanian hero and symbol of freedom and independence.
During the sightseeing tour, you will be introduced to the architecture of the Mussolini period and see the city’s most important landmarks, including the Et’hem Bey Mosque, the National Museum of History, the Clock Tower and the Presidential Palace. As you stroll through the central part of the city, you can enjoy the many murals and works of art painted on the buildings by various artists and understand why Tirana is known as ‘the city of colourful buildings’.
Check-in to the hotel. Overnight.

Day 10: Tirana – Elbasan – Ohrid – Skopje
Breakfast and check-out. On the way to North Macedonia, we will make a stop in Elbasan, the third largest city in Albania, located on the Shkumbin River. While the city was the main centre of Albanian nationalism during Ottoman rule, Elbasan is best known for its castle district. Here you can still admire the old city walls built by the Ottoman sultan Mehmet II on the ruins of the Roman and Byzantine fortifications, which gave the city the name of Eli-Bashan (“I put the hand”). Inside the fortress, while walking the cobblestone streets past old houses and excellent restaurants, you will see the Royal Mosque that dates back to the 15th century, the Orthodox Church of Saint Mary and the Sahati Clock Tower.

Continue to Ohrid, the soul of the Balkans and the cradle of Slavic literacy. Thanks to its extraordinary natural beauty and rich historical and cultural heritage, Ohrid was proclaimed as both a Cultural and Natural World Heritage Site by UNESCO. One of the oldest lakes in the world will welcome you with a photographic setting, impeccably clear water that reflects the lake’s picturesque high mountain surroundings. This former capital of the First Bulgarian Empire is the spiritual and national centre of Northern Macedonia. In the same area where the first Slavic university was founded, you will have the chance to visit over 300 Orthodox churches and monasteries.
Drive to Skopje. Check-in to the hotel. Overnight.

Day 11: Skopje Sightseeing Tour // Leisure day
Breakfast. The capital of North Macedonia, for a long time Skopje has been the meeting point of different nations and cultures in the heart of the Balkans. After an earthquake in 1963, Skopje was rebuilt and it is now a modern city with a population of almost one million. With its fortress, cultural and historical monuments, archaeological sites and the nearby Matka canyon, it is a very attractive tourist destination. Start your sightseeing tour in the old part of city with a stroll through the narrow streets of the Old Bazaar, the biggest bazaar preserved in the Balkans today. With the 1500-year old Kale fortress perched above, listen to stories about the Sultan Murad Mosque and Daut Pasha Hamam before walking across the Stone Bridge, close by the Archaeological Museum of North Macedonia, towards Macedonia Square and its amazing fountain with the ‘Warrior on a Horse’ monument. In the newer and more modern part of the city, you will also see the Porta Macedonia, the Memorial House of Mother Teresa, the Art Bridge and numerous statues of prominent North Macedonian figures.

For the remainder of the day, we suggest you use your free time to rest in the hotel before heading out to experience the city’s nightlife. We recommend heading to Debar Maalo — an area famed for its restaurants — and trying numerous North Macedonian delicacies including shopska salad, ajvar (roasted red pepper spread), sarma (minced meat rolled in cabbage/vine leaves), tavče gravče (baked beans) and stuffed peppers. Back to the hotel. Overnight.

Day 12: Skopje – Rila – Sofia
Breakfast and check-out. Drive to Bulgaria and visiting the Monastery of Saint Ivan of Rila, the largest and most famous Eastern Orthodox monastery in Bulgaria. The monastery was destroyed in the fire at the beginning of the 19th century, but was rebuilt and now it is not just a tourist attraction, but one of the holiest places in Bulgaria. In 1983 the monastery was declared a monument of culture under UNESCO protection and because of their importance, the frescoes are protected by glass walls.

Later on we are driving to Sofia. Surrounded by sprawling parkland, Sofia, the capital and the largest city of the Republic of Bulgaria, lies at the foot of popular ski mountain, Vitosha. Founded thousands of years ago, the city continues to develop as the country’s cultural and economic center. With a population of 1,250,000, Sofia is a dynamic Eastern European capital, distinguished by its unique combination of European and Communist-style architecture as well as many beautiful orthodox churches. On the tour through Sofia you will be able to see the impressive Alexander Nevski Cathedral, the multicolored Russian Church, Church of St. Sophia, as well as the National Theatre, one the city’s most important landmarks, Jewish Synagogue, National Art Gallery, Archeological Museum and Parliament square, the Ruins of Serdica, the Mosque.

Use your free time in the evening to feel like local in Vitosha Boulevard. Here you can find world- famous brands shops, and since it is a pedestrian zone, it is a very pleasant place for strolling and relaxation. Overnight.

Day 13: Sofia – Niš – Belgrade
Breakfast and check-out. Return to Serbia, this time to the eastern region, of which the city of Niš is the most important destination. Niš, mostly known for being the birthplace of the Roman Emperor Constantine the Great, is a crossroad between East and West and therefore sometimes called the ‘Gate of East and West’. As the host of the most visited jazz festival of Southeast Europe, you will remember it for its frequent restaurants and cafés, always filled with the warmth and hospitality of the local people. During the tour of Niš, you will see several unique sights of global significance. The most important landmark of Niš is the archaeological park Mediana (temporarily closed), a cultural property of exceptional importance as it contains the remains of the residence of one of the most important Roman emperors, Constantine the Great. Another landmark you won’t forget easily is Skull Tower. Made of 952 human skulls, it is one of the most macabre historical sites in the world. You will also visit the Niš Fortress, the largest monument in the city of Niš and the best preserved Turkish military fortress in Serbia, located in the city centre, on the bank of the Nišava River.

At the end of the tour, head to the cobbled Tinkers Alley and feel the spirit of the only remaining part of Niš’s old čaršija (market), now home to numerous cafés and restaurants. For an authentic local experience try the grilled meat, arguably the best in the country.
After an exciting day, drive to Serbia’s capital city, Belgrade. Check-in to the hotel. Overnight.

Day 14: Belgrade Departure
Breakfast and hotel check-out.
Transfer to Belgrade airport for flight to onward destination.

Cost: USD 5690 Per Person (Double / Twin)

Included
Accommodation
– 4 BB in Belgrade in Hotel Royal Inn 4* / Hotel Mark 4* / Hotel Prag 4* or similar
– 1 HB in Zlatibor in Hotel Palisad standard 4* / Hotel Mir 4* / Hotel Iris 4* or similar
– 1 BB in Sarajevo in Hotel Holiday 4* / Hotel Bosnia 4* / Hotel Old Town 4* or similar
– 1 BB in Trebinje in Hotel Platani 4* / Hotel Central Park 4* / Hotel SL Industry 4* or similar
– 2 BB in Budva Hotel Moskva 4* / Hotel Bracera 4* / Hotel Tre Canne 4* or similar
– 1 BB in Tirana in Hotel Senator 4* / Hotel Golden City & My Spa 4* / Hotel Prestige 4* or similar
– 2 BB in Skopje in Hotel Premium 4* / Hotel Ibis Skopje City Center 4* / Hotel Queen’s 4* or similar
– 1 BB in Sofia in Hotel BW Premier Collection City 4* / Best Western Terminus Hotel 4* / Triada Hotel 4* or similar

Guide
– Professional private tour guidance throughout the tour
– Tour logistics and organization by licensed incoming agency

Meals
– 4 breakfasts in a hotel in Belgrade
– 1 breakfast and 1 dinner in a hotel in Zlatibor
– 1 breakfast in a hotel in Sarajevo
– 1 breakfast in a hotel in Trebinje
– 2 breakfasts in a hotel in Budva
– 1 breakfast in a hotel in Tirana
– 2 breakfasts in a hotel in Skopje
– 1 breakfast in a hotel in Sofia

Transport
– Airport arrival transfer
– Private transportation throughout the tour according to the itinerary.

Others
– All sightseeing tours and transfers that are written in this program
– Entrance tickets to the Museum of Yugoslav History*, monastery Krušedol, Wooden Town, Blagaj, Rozafa Castle and Skull Tower
– Boat trip from Perast to the island of Our Lady of the Rock
– Ticket for the 90-minutes ride on Museum Train – Šargan eight**
– 1 bottle of water (0.5l) daily for each passenger
– Taxes.

*Museum of Yugoslav History is closed on Mondays
**Due to the limited capacity of the Museum Train – Šargan eight, in case of unavailability, tickets will not be booked, and the customer will be refunded an amount of ticket price (10 €). After/before the booking, the agency may, by costumer’s request, within 48 hours, inform the customer whether the agency will reserve the requested tickets.

Excludes
– Personal expenses.
– Camera/video camera fees.
– Medical help.
– Travel insurance.
– Visa If any.

 

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PROGRAM – 29
Exploring Copenhagen Oslo and Reykjavik With Enchanting Northern Lights | 10 Nights / 11 Days
Copehagen – Oslo – Reykjavik – Golden Circle – Secret Lagoon – Northern Lights – Reykjavik

Day 01: Arrive in Copenhengan
Arrive at the airport and after completing all the departure procedures, leave for the hotel you will be staying in Copenhengan. Rest of the day will be at leisure. Enjoy dinner at the hotel.
Overnight stay in Copenhengan

Day 02: Copenhengan Canal Tour
Start your day with a delightful breakfast at the hotel before embarking on a two-hour, comfortable canal tour to explore the charm of Copenhagen. This unique experience will take you beyond the usual tourist spots, unveiling hidden gems. Immerse yourself in the Danish lifestyle and discover how it has influenced the design of the harbor. Your knowledgeable guide will share their favorite spots and provide local tips for your vacation. Whether you’re seeking a spot for an afternoon beer in the sun, a laid-back morning coffee, or a tranquil retreat, your guide will have the perfect recommendation. Sit back, unwind, and let this canal tour reveal the essence of life in Copenhagen.
Overnight stay in Copenhengan

Day 03: Tivoli Gardens and Unlimited Rides Classic Combo
Start your day with breakfast at the hotel, and then make your way to Tivoli Gardens for an exhilarating day filled with thrilling rides. Utilize your unlimited ride access to venture into the Villa Vendetta haunted house ride, experiencing an adrenaline rush on attractions like the roller coaster, Flying Trunk, Mine, and Demon ride. Enjoy delightful moments on the Vintage Cars and Milky Way Express roller coaster. Explore the aquarium exhibits and take a whirl on the Hyggehjulet for a sweet treat or try your luck at the Grand Prix game.
Overnight stay in Copenhengan

Day 04: Overnight Ferry from Copenhengan to Oslo
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel, then proceed to check out. Head to the port for an overnight ferry journey to Oslo.
Overnight Ferry

Day 05: Arrive Oslo
Upon completing your overnight ferry from Copenhagen, you will reach Oslo in the morning. Following your disembarkation from the ferry, transportation will be arranged to take you from the port to your hotel in Oslo.
Overnight in Oslo

Day 06: Guided Oslofjord Cruise by Electric Boat
Begin your day with breakfast at the hotel before embarking on an Oslofjord Cruise. Glide silently across the fjord on a hybrid-electric boat, taking in breathtaking views through the vessel’s expansive panoramic windows. Cruise past iconic landmarks such as Dyna Fyr, Heggholmen fyrstasjon, the Opera House, Akershus Fortress, and the Oslo Fjord Sauna.
Throughout the tour, your guide will provide engaging commentary, sharing fascinating insights about the city of Oslo, its surrounding nature, and the diverse wildlife inhabiting the region.
Overnight in Oslo

Day 07: Oslo – Reykjavik Flight
Following breakfast, you will be transported to the airport in your departure city to board your flight to Reykjavik. Upon arrival, a warm welcome awaits you, and you will be transferred to your hotel in Reykjavik.
Overnight in Reykjavik

Day 08: Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon with Transfers
Start your day with a delightful breakfast at the hotel before embarking on the Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon Tour. This excursion seamlessly blends the captivating allure of natural landscapes, cultural richness, and moments of relaxation, creating an essential experience for those discovering Iceland.
Overnight in Reykjavik

Day 09: Northern Lights Mystery With Transfers
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