Highlights of the Balkans

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(Macedonia / Albania / Montenegro / Croatia / Bosnia and Hercegovina 5 countries – 15 cities)

DAY 1

Destination: ARRIVAL SKOPJE, MACEDONIA

Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Itinerary: Hotel Alexandar Square 4* Superior hotel (www.hotelalexandar.mk)   or similar 4* hotel:

Meeting and assistance by our representative on the International airport “Alexander the Great”. Transfer to the capital of Macedonia – Skopje. Half day sightseeing tour of the city. During this tour, you will get the general impression of city’s long history, completed by walks through old part of Skopje - visit of the church St. Spas, Fortress Kale, Old Bazaar, Mustapha Pasha Mosque, the Turkish baths: Daut Pasha amam and Cifte amam, Kursumli An and Suli An. Transfer and accommodation at the hotel. Free time. Dinner. Overnight.

DAY 2

Destination: SKOPJE / OHRID, MACEDONIA / TIRANA, ALBANIA / SHKODER, ALBANIA

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Itinerary: Hotel Grand Europe 5* Superior hotel (www.europagrandhotel.com)or similar 4* hotel:

Early morning, check out hotel and depart to Ohrid panoramic city tour visit to Ohrid Lake – is straddled the mountainous border between southwestern Macedonia and eastern Albania. It is one of Europe's deepest and oldest lakes. Continue to walk around Old Ottoman Homes, Cinar Square, St. Sofia Church, Antic Theatre. Thereafter, visit Kuloglu Mosque -  with an octagonal base, which is a rarity in the solution of the foundations of these objects in Macedonia. Later, proceed to Tirana for an orientation city tour to Opera Building, Skanderbeg Square, Ministry Buildings, a visit to Ethem Bey Mosque. After Lunch, drive to Shkoder. Upon arrival, check-in to the hotel and have a dinner before retiring for the day.

DAY 3

Destination: SHKODER / BUDVA, MONTENEGRO / KOTOR, MONTENEGRO / DUBROVNIK, CROATIA

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Itinerary: Hotel Adria 4* hotel (www.hotel-adria-dubrovnik.com) or similar 4* hotel:

 After breakfast, proceed to Budva - which known as the mosaic of Balkan for its vibrant atmosphere. Have some leisurely time in Budva’s Medieval old town escort by our local guide visit to The Old Town, Orthodox Churches and heritage building by walking. Continue journey to Kotor and enjoy a city tour to Wall of Shame, Orthodox Square, Major Building, Tourism school, Weapon Square.  After lunch, depart to Dubrovnik enjoy panoramic tour upon arrival. The tour is included to Stradun Square, Orlando Sculpture, The Palace of Rector, The oldest pharmacy in Europe, Clock Tower, War Museum, St Francis Monastery. After dinner, check in hotel free at own leisure.

DAY 4

Destination: DUBROVNIK / MOSTAR, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Itinerary: Hotel City 4* Superior hotel (www.city-hotel.ba) or similar 4* hotel:

Today, proceed with a trip to Village of Pocitel (Turkish village) and have a stroll in historical village explore around to Ali Pasa Mosque, Pocitel Hill - a silo-shaped fort overlooking the village from the top of the hill. It used to house watchmen and military as a guard against possible intrusions from the Neretva valley, Clock Tower & Nature Reserve. A short stop rest in the village café for some relaxing Turkish Tea before continue journey visit to Blagaj Holy Town - is situated at the spring of the Buna river and a historical monastery. The Blagaj Tekija was built around 1520, with elements of Ottoman architecture and Mediterranean style and is considered a national monument. Lunch at local restaurant. Thereafter, depart to Mostar city for dinner and check-in hotel for a good rest.

DAY 5

Destination: MOSTAR / SARAJEVO, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Itinerary: Hotel Hollywood 4* Superior hotel (www.hotel-hollywood.com) or similar 4* hotel:

This morning, start with an energetic Mostar city tour to Old Town, Koski Mehmet Pasa Mosque, Karagozbey Mosque, Mostar Bridge, Ottoman Hamam and Heritage building. After the free leisure walk, depart to Sarajevo - Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina is a compact city. En route, you will have lunch at Jablanica Town. Continue journey to Sarajevo for dinner and proceed to hotel for check-in and own at leisure.

DAY 6

Destination: SARAJEVO, BOSNIA AND HERCEGOVINA

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Itinerary: Hotel Hollywood 4* Superior hotel (www.hotel-hollywood.ba) or similar 4* hotel:

 After breakfast, proceed for a joyful fun day visit to Vrelo Bosna National Park is a public park, featuring a Spring of the River Bosna - Bosnia and Herzegovina National football team is known to hold their training sessions at the Vrelo Bosne park. Then, a visit to Tunnel Museum - was an underground tunnel constructed between March and June 1993 during the Siege of Sarajevo in the middle of the Bosnian War. Return to the city center for a city tour and will visit Latin Bridge, the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, Brusa Bezistan covered market place, GAZI Husref Bey Mosque – built in 1530 years during the ottoman era and Town Hall for the Austro-Hungarian era. Lunch at local restaurant. Free and leisure in the afternoon for some shopping. Dinner and back to the hotel. 

DAY 7

Destination: SARAJEVO / TRAVNIK, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA / BIHAC, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Itinerary:  Hotel Emporium 4* (www.hotelemporium.com)  or similar:

 Today, check out from the hotel. Depart to Travnik - which was the capital city of Bosnia during Ottoman era. On the way, will visit The Village of Ahmici. Arrive at Travnik, lunch at local restaurant. A local guide will assist a city tour visit to Castle of Travnik – encompasses a good mix of medieval and also Ottoman architecture. Then, visit Sulejmanije Mosque, Ibrahim Pasha Medresa, Varos Mosque, Blue Water. After that, depart to Bihac - is a city on the River Una in northwestern Bosnia and Herzegovina, in the Bosanska Krajina region. Upon arrival, have a stroll in Bihac street. Dinner and check-in hotel at own leisure.

DAY 8

Destination: BIHAC / PLITVICE, CROATIA / ZAGREB, CROATIA

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Itinerary: Hotel Panorama 4* (www.panorama-zagreb.com) or similar:

This morning, proceed from Bihac drive to Plitvicka National Park – guided tour walk in this great nature reserve. It’s in the list of Unesco World Heritage also one of the oldest national park in Southeast Europe and the largest national park in Croatia. After lunch, depart to Zagreb, capitol of Croatia. Discover an orientation city to visit Dolac Bazaar - is a farmers' market. Next visit to St Mark Church - is the parish church of old Zagreb. Continue to The Stone Gate -  is the most significant oath site in Zagreb and walk through Pope’s Tower - was built in the middle of the 13th century in order to protect the southern city gate. Explore around Ban Jelačić Square -  is the biggest central square of the city. Photo stop at Lotrseak Church -  is a fortified tower. A short visit to The Mirogoj Cemetery - is a cemetery park is considered to be among the most noteworthy landmarks in the City. If time permits, you may have some free leisurely for shopping. Dinner and, check-in hotel.

DAY 9

Destination: ZAGREB, CROATIA

Meals: Breakfast

Leaving to Zagreb airport. Flight.

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