COUNTRIES: GREECE / MACEDONIA / ALBANIA / MONTENEGRO / BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA / CROATIA
Cities: Athens / Kalambaka / Ohrid / Tirana / Shkoder / Budva / Kotor / Dubrovnik / Mostar / Sarajevo / Travnik / Bihac / Plitvice Lakes / Zagreb
Arrival at airport, bus transport to city center and visit. As the forerunner of Western civilization Athens is the central part of ancient Greece. In this iconic city we will discover some of the most important sites for early European culture.
Highlights: Acropolis, Parthenon, Olympic Stadium, Olympian Zeus temple, Lycabettus Hill, Greek Ancient Market. Lunch and prayer. Free time for shopping on Syntagma Square. Check-in in hotel, dinner and overnight.
After breakfast, check-out of hotel and proceed to Kalambaka, an ancient hellenic city with famous Meteora monastaries. Lunch and prayer. Visit city.
Highlights: Theopetra Cave, Meteora Rocks and Monasteries. Free time. Check-in in hotel, dinner and overnight.
After breakfast, check-out of hotel and departure to Ohrid. Stop in Bitola for lunch and prayer. This city is part of modern Republic of Macedonia but during the Ottoman period it was known as “The City of The Consuls”, since many European countries had consulates in Bitola. Proceed to Ohrid, a UNESCO’s World Heritage Site where the famous Ohrid lake is located. There we walk through the cobbled streets and visit the city center.
Highlights: Hadzi Turgut Mosque, Old Bazaar, zeynel Abidin Pasha Tekke, Krst Dzamija. Free time. Check-in in hotel, dinner and overnight.
After breakfast, check-out of hotel and departure to Shkoder, one of the most ancient cities in Balkans. The location of Shkoder was settled in the 4th century BC by ancient Illyrian tribes and today it is a part of Republic of Albania. Next stop is in Tirana , the capital of Albania. Highlights: Mosque of Ethem Bey, Clock Tower, National Museum. Proceed to Shkoder. Check-in in hotel, dinner and overnight.
After breakfast, check-out of hotel and visit the city center of Shkoder. Proceed to Bar, a port city in Montenegro. Continue to Budva, a vibrant port city, known today for its night life and luxurious hotels. Budva is one of the oldest cities on the Adriatic coast and there we will visit the Old town and and have Free time in the city. Check-in in hotel, dinner and overnight.
After breakfast, check-out of hotel and proceed to Kotor, another city along the Adriatic coast located in Montenegro. There we have Free time. Afterwards we proceed to Dubrovnik where we visit the city center. During the renaissance period Dubrovnik was a Republic with developed trading network along the Mediterranean and beyond. We will pay visit to the old town and afterwards Free time. Continue to Mostar. Check-in in hotel, dinner and overnight.
Highlights: St. Tryphon’s Cathedral, Medieval Palaces, Clock Tower, Maritime Museum Cathedral, Rector’s Palace, Franciscan Monastery, Clock Tower, Orlando’s Columns, Sponze Plaza. Lunch and pray.
After breakfast we head towards the city center. Mostar is the economic and cultural center of Herzegovina. River Neretva runs through the city of Mostar and located on the river is one of the most important Ottoman bridges in Bosnia. The old bridge of Mostar is listed of UNESCO World Heritage site.
Highlights: Old Town, Old Bazaar Kujundziluk, Old Bridge, Hamam, Koski Mehmed-pasha Mosque, Karadjoz-Bey Mosque, Turkish House. Lunch and Free time. Back to hotel, dinner and overnight.
After breakfast check-out of hotel and drive to Blagaj, a small city with one of Eaurope’s largest water springs. Next to the water source there is a Sufi house, where the local dervishes still perform zikr, a specific chant for praising God. Proceed to Jablanica, a city around which some of the most important battles in former Yugoslavia took place during the World War 2. We pay visit to a bridge which was destroyed in the WW2 during the Battle for the wounded soldiers. Continue to Sarajevo. Visit the Tunnel of Hope, the small passage which saved the people of Sarajevo during the siege. Check-in in hotel, dinner and overnight.
After breakfast we head towards the city center. Sarajevo is known for its religious and cultural diversity and walking through the Old town, you will witness different periods of history unfolding in front of your eyes. Sarajevo tour and local Sarajevo guide will take you through the streets of his hometown and uncover some of the untold stories.
Highlights: Bascarsija, Sebilj, Gazi Husrev-Bey Mosque, Clock Tower, City Hall, Latin Bridge, Market Bezistan, Sarajevo Roses, Markale Market. Lunch and Free time. Back to hotel, dinner and overnight.
After breakfast check-out of hotel and departure to Bihac. First stop is in Travnik, a city which served as a residence for Bosnian Veziers during the Ottoman empire. In Travnik we stay for lunch and visit the old fortress from the middle ages. We continue to Jajce, a city in central Bosnia, and visit the splendid Waterfalls in the city center. Afterwards we proceed to Bihac, a city through which runs the river Una, the cleanest river in the region. Panoramic tour of Bihac. Check-in in hotel, dinner and overnight.
After breakfast check-out of hotel and proceed to Plitvice Lakes. Walking tour in a beautiful natural surrounding full of lakes, endemic flora and fauna, boat ride and train ride through natural protected area. Proceed to Zagreb and check-in in hotel, dinner and overnight.
After breakfast check-out of hotel and visit city center. Zagreb is the capital of Croatia and visually it is a mixture of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture as well as modern styes of construction.
Highlights: Downtown, Ban Jelacic Square, Zagreb Cathedral, Market Dolac. Free time and lunch. Transfer to airport and departure.
The price depends of what period of the year is the travel (winter, spring, summer, automn)
In price is included:
Hotel accomodation / Full Board (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
Bus carriage, driver and tour guide all the while
This package may be amended according to Your wishes.
|Departure||Athens or Zagreb|
|Return||Athens or Zagreb|
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