Big Balkan Tour

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(Croatia/ Slovenia / Bosnia and Hercegovina / Montenegro/Kosovo/ Albania 6 countries – 18 cities)

DAY 1

Destination: ARRIVAL ZAGREB, CROATIA

Meals: Lunch, Dinner

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

Start your Zagreb adventure with Ban Jelačić Square : central square of the city of Zagreb, and continues to Upper Town (Gornji Grad) : Lies on a high plateau and a home to Zagreb's Cathedral and parliament building. Then you will visit Lotrščak Tower : Built to guard southern gate of the Gradec town wall. Enjoy an aerial view of Zagreb city center. Then, visit King Tomislav Square : A large park with a fountain in the center of the park that dedicated for a middle ages Croatian King named Tomislav. The lawns of this square are beautifully manicured and there are gravel paths for you to promenade around the large fountain in the center.


DAY 2

Destination: ZAGREB / BLED, SLOVENIA / LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Itinerary: Hotel Radisson Blu 4* (www.radissonblu.com/hotel-ljubljana)or similar 4* hotel:

Start today's voyage by visiting one of the most beautiful jewel of Slovenia, Lake Bled. Entrance into Bled Castle : The oldest castle in Slovenia that is perched on a steep cliff overlooking the entire vista of Lake Bled below. Enjoy a pleasant Pletna Boat ride on the sparkling lake to an island church in the middle. A mesmerizing fairytale view awaits you from Bled Lake Shore. Also, see the Three Bridges, Dragon Bridge and admire Preseren Square : A major meeting point, where festivals, Ljubljana carnival, concerts, sports, political, and protest events take place.


DAY 3

Destination: LJUBLJANA / POSTOJNA, SLOVENIA / RIJEKA, HRVATSKA / PLITVICE, CROATIA

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Itinerary: Hotel Mirjana & Rastoke 4* hotel (www.mirjana-rastoke.com) or similar 4* hotel:

Explore this wonderful cave on board an electric cave train while admiring the natural sculptures in the cave. The train will take you through 2km to the Great Mountain, where you will alight and continue the tour on foot. See the colorful spears of stalactites and stalagmites as well as the Proteus, known as human fish, inside a state-of-the-art aquarium.

Visit Rijeka Mosque : one of the most beautiful religious buildings in Europe. Continues to Rijeka Corso : Lined by elegant period buildings, shops and cafés, interspersed with refreshing fountains, this is where the locals gather by day to catch up on the latest, and to enjoy a promenade.


DAY 4

Destination: PLITVICE / ZADAR, CROATIA / TROGIR, CROATIA / SPLIT, CROATIA

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Itinerary: Hotel President Split 4* (www.presidentsplit.premierotels.com) or similar 4* hotel:

Here comes the highlight of this mesmerizing journey, a full day visit to the Plitvice National Park which often referred to in Asia as the "Jiuzhaigou" of Europe. Enjoy scenic walks in this UNESCO World Heritage site with 16 terraced lakes, inter-connected by waterfalls, gorges, rivers and forest. With an electronic boat ride, stand a chance to see the beauty of Great Waterfall : The longest and most spectacular waterfall in the park. Zadar tour (Croatia) Visit Zadar Old Town : the oldest continuously inhabited city in Croatia. Listen to the unique and magical sound of Sea Organ : Music instrument that powered by waves of sea. Experience Sun Solutation : A light show through glass panels which is powered by the sun. Trogir tour (Croatia) Trogir Old Town : A remarkable example of urban continuity. Admire Kamerlengo Tower : A castle and fortress in Trogir that was build in the mid-15th century.


DAY 5

Destination: SPLIT / SARAJEVO, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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

Split tour (Croatia) Visit to UNESCO World Heritage Site centers on the 4th century, Diocletian's Palace : a well preserved fortress and a living part of the Split Old Town. Discover sights of the palace. The Iron Gate : The only free port of entry during the Middle Ages and therefore, the enclosure between the outer and inner gate served as a courtroom where the fate of those seeking refuge in the palace would be decided. The Golden Gate : Main entrance for emperor and had double gates creating a defense system or human trap where invaders would be captured between the outer and inner gates into an enclosure or courtyard. Jupiter Temple : A temple dedicated to Jupiter, an ancient Roman God of sky and thunder and king of the Gods.


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:

Visit War Tunnel Museum and take a brief walk through the Tunnel of Hope : an underground tunnel constructed in 1993 during the Siege of Sarajevo in the midst of the Bosnian War. Visit Gazi Husrev-Beg Mosque : The largest historical mosque in Bosnia Herzegovina and one of the most representative Ottoman structures in the Balkans. Continue Sarajevo City tour with view and photo stop at few popular point for tourist in the city like Turkish Baths : an old Waqif building, Sarajevo's first and oldest public bath. Finish tour with leisure shopping at Baščaršija, the Old Bazaar : Sarajevo's old bazaar and the historical and cultural center of the city.


DAY 7

Destination: SARAJEVO / MOSTAR, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA / DUBROVNIK, CROATIA

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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

Start tour by taking photos at the icon of Mostar, the Stari Most (Old Bridge) which arches over the swirling Neretva River. Admire the breath-taking bridge over Neretva, which collapsed during the war but was later rebuild, the Bazaar Area, the Turkish House : a 350 year old house from the Turkish period that surrounded by the high walls which protected girls and women from curious men sights and many fascinating mosques. Thereafter, visit the Koskin-Mehmed Pasha's Mosque and admire its fascinating interiors. Dubrovnik tour (Croatia) Capture moments during visits to the main attraction of Old Town Dubrovnik, City Walls : a world renowned iconic symbol of the white stone beauty, therefore the main reason why Dubrovnik is now known as the Pearl of the Adriatic. Stroll through this vibrant city and lookout for landmarks such as the Onofrio Fountain and Habor. Admire vibrant architecture of Rector's Palace : A harmonious Gothic and Renaissance palace with certain Baroque additions.


DAY 8

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

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Itinerary: Hotel Colosseo 4* (www.colosseohotel.com) or similar 4* hotel:

Visit beautiful Kotor Old Town, a well preserved urbanization typical of the middle ages built between the 12th and 14th century. Budva tour (Montenegro) Discover “the place to be seen”, Budva Old Town. A very old historical town where you can gaze the Adriatic Sea. Continue journey to the charming Sveti Stephan Island, a unique place not only at Montenegro or Budva's Riviera but in the whole Mediterranean. Drive to Shkoder.


DAY 9

Destination: SHKODER / PRIZREN, KOSOVO

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Itinerary: Hotel Theranda 4* (www.hoteltheranda.com) or similar 4* hotel:

Take a chance to capture your worthy experience in Prizren during stops at few tourist attraction places. Rozafa Castle : A legendary castle rises imposingly on a rocky hill, 130 meters above sea level, surrounded by the Buna and Drini rivers. Sinan Mosque : An Ottoman mosque that declared a Monument of Culture of Exceptional Importance in 1991 by the Republic of Serbia. Stone Bridge : represent one of the longest Ottoman bridge in the region. Daut Pasha Hamam : an old Turkish bath house. Other stops will be Abu Baker Mosque and National League House.


DAY 10

Destination: PRIZREN / KRUJA, ALBANIA / TIRANA, ALBANIA

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Itinerary: Hotel Best Western Ark 4* (www.arkhotel.al) or similar 4* hotel:

Find out interesting history of Balkans at the Ethnographic Museum, a real gem in the old city. Next, enjoy the amazing view and splendid atmosphere from Kruja Castle, center of tourism in Albania, and a source of inspiration to Albanians. Take a chance to visit Kruja Bazaar. A place that famous for its diversity and for the eldest forms of merchandising, playing a special role in Albanian culture and tradition.

Explore Tirana starting with National Historical Museum : the country's largest museum which holds many of the country's archaeological treasures. Visit Et'hem Beu Mosque : the oldest buildings left in the city. Capture the beauty of Tabake Bridge : a famous stone footbridge that takes its name from the many butchers and tanners who operated in the area during the Ottoman era in Albania. Checkout The Pyramid : also known as "Enver Hoxha Museum", a structure and former museum in Tirana. Proceed transfer to the airport for your flight back home; bringing back wonderful memories and momentous souvenirs from Land of Balkans vacation.


DAY 11

Destination:  PRIZREN / KRUJA, ALBANIA / TIRANA, ALBANIA

Meals: Breakfast

Leaving to Tirana airport. Flight.

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