Big Balkans Tour

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Welcome in Balkan . In this Stunning Region of the Eastern Europe. Starting from
Romania , you will discover the most known Touristic Attractions in Balkan Region
The Grand Balkan Tour include 8 Countries of Balkan region and will include a interesting and
different experience to each Country. You will get to know a lot about Balkan history Lifestyle,
Culture and Tradition. During the trip you will have assistance of a professional Driver and Tour
Guide with a lot of experience. You will Have sightseeing in the most known places of Balkan
Region , Taste Traditional food in the most known restaurants and overnight in the 4 or 3 stars
hotels in Balkan.
If you are interested in this program Please check the detailed program below.

Included

  • 14 nights accommodation
  • Breakfast daily
  • 14 Dinners
  • 14 Lunches
  • Licensed Guide included
  • 14 guided sightseeing tours and select entrance fees
  • Transport and Driver Included

Description

  • Day 1 and Day 2

Arrival in Bucharest and Visit of the Romanian Capital City
Arrival in Bucharest National Airport and meet the driver and guide
Depending on your Arrival time meet the driver and guide and Gett a general information about the tour that you will have ,Depart to Bucharest First day of your tour you will have an introduction of your Tour from the tour guide. After meeting at the Airport Start your tour with the Driver and guide. Known for its wide, tree-lined boulevards, glorious Belle Époque buildings and a reputation for the high life (which in the 1900s earned its nickname of “Little Paris”), Bucharest, Romania’s largest city and capital, is today a bustling metropolis.Romanian legend has it that the city of Bucharest was founded on the banks of the Dambovita River by a shepherd named Bucur, whose name literarily means “joy.” His flute playing reportedly dazzled the people and his hearty wine from nearby vineyards endeared him to the local traders, who gave his name to the place.
You will visit the most Important Attractions of Bucharest . The village museum, The boulevard, The historical Center, The famous Revolution Square and the Parliament You will have free time in the city center and dinner with Traditional Folk show music overnight in Bucharest

  • Day 3

Visit of Old Capital of Bulgaria
(357 Km Driving Distance) Optional > Visit the Dracula Castle in Romania and Peles Castle in the Romanian Country Side one Day Plus In Romania After Breakfast Depart for the next Country (Bulgaria)
After crossing the Border to Bulgaria Drive for about 2 hours , Arrival in Veliko terrnovo and visit the old castle and the old town
Often referred as the “City of the Tsars”, Veliko Tarnovo is located on the Yantra River and is famously known as the historical capital of the Second Bulgarian Kingdom, attracting many tourists with its unique
architecture. The old part of the town is situated on three hills, Tsarevets, Trapezitsa, and Sveta Gora, rising amidst the meanders of the Yantra. On Tsarevets are the palaces of the Bulgarian emperors and the Patriarchate, the Patriarchal Cathedral, and also a number of administrative and residential edifices surrounded by thick walls.
After free time and Visit Depart to Sofia Overnight in Sofia.

  • Day 4

Visit the Official Capital of Bulgaria
224 Km Driving Distance After Breakfast Start the Tour of Sofia city with the guide. Visit the administrative Area, and the old roman Archaeological site underground, The Mosque and the Cathedral in the center. Sofia is the 13th largest city in the European Union. The city is surrounded by mountains, such as Mount Vitosha by the southern side, Lyulin by the western side, and the Balkan Mountains by the north, which makes it the second highest European capital after Madrid. The city is built on the Iskar river, and has many mineral springs, such as the Sofia Central Mineral Baths. Sofia has a humid continental climate.
Sofia has been described as the ‘triangle of religious tolerance’.This is due to the fact that three colossal temples of the three world major religions – Christianity, Islam and Judaism, reside inside the borders of
the city, which are the Sveta Nedelya Church, Banya Bashi Mosque and Sofia Synagogue. After Lunch in Sofia depart to Skopja (Macedonia)
Overnight in Skopja

  • Day 5

Visit of Skopja and Ohrd city
173 Km Driving Distance. After breakfast you will start the visit of the Skopja old town Visit the old bazzar Mahmut Pasha Hammam, the memorial house of Mother Teresa, stone bridge and the Macedonia Plaza Skopje is the capital of the Republic of Macedonia, the City that lies in the heart of the Balkan Peninsula, at the crossroad of important communications, a city with a 2000 years old tradition. Skopje is a modern city with population of almost one million and presents Macedonia’s major political, economical, educational and cultural center. It continues to be a focus for new residents, economic development, construction and refurbishment. Skopje urban area extends across the Skopje valley for approximately 30 kilometers (18.75 mi) in width and comprises 10 municipalities. After visit Have some free time in the bazaar and transfer to Ohrid Arrival in Ohrid by the afternoon and have free time in the old town
Overnight in Ohrid

  • Day 6

Visit of Ohrid and Tirana
134 Km Driving Distance. After breakfast start the city tour of Ohrid
Visit: St Sophia Church, St clement Church, St Kanoe Church ,Possibility to Have Boat Ride on the lake Church “St. Sofia”, built between the 11th and 14th century, was the seat of the Archbishop. “St. Clement”, a classic Orthodox Byzantine church, dominating the Old Town, demonstrates the link between Byzantine and Italian Renaissance art. At “Plaoshnik”, in the 9 the century, St. Clement of Ohrid founded the first University of Europe and educated 3.500 students, St. John at Kaneo, stands alone on a small promontory which juts out into the Lake at the western end of the Old Town, and provides spectacular panoramic views of the Lake and surrounding mountains, Samuil fortress After visit and lunch transfer to Tirana
Arrival in Tirana and have free time Overnight in Tirana.

  • Day 7

Visit of Tirana and Kruja
224 Km Driving Distance.This is the Day in the Tour where you can split the Tour in 2 Segments and enjoy only one 7 Days Tour.
One its from starting From Tirana , Ending to Ljubjana Slovenia (or
otherwise) The second its Starting From Tirana , Ending to Bucharest Romania (or otherwise) After breakfast Start the tour of the Albanian Capital ,Tirana Visit National Museum, Gallery of Arts. skenderbeg square, the boulevard, the mosque, the bunker, the pyramid, mother Theresa square, blloku area After Tour and free time Depart to Kruja Arrival in Kruja and start the sightseeing visit: Skenderbeg museum, ethnographic museum Kruja is the centre of Albanian resistance against the Turks under our national hero Scanderbeg. He kept
them from crossing into Western Europe for 25 Years After the sightseeing have lunch in local restaurant in Kruja ,Depart to Budva Montenegro. Arrival in Budva.
Overnight in Budva

  • Day 8

Visit Budva ,Kotor Bay and go to Dubrovnik
114 Km Driving Distance. After Breakfast Visit Budva old town
Budva is on the central part of Montenegrin coast, called “Budvanska Rivijera”. It has developed around a small peninsula, on which the old town is situated. It is by far most visited destination in Montenegro,
attracting mostly domestic, Russian, Serbian and other Eastern European tourists with an old town, bars  and nightclubs, and beaches mostly consisting of small rocks. It is base for mass tourism, while in its near vicinity there are luxury resorts such as Sveti Stefan and Miločer. After visit of Budva Depart to Kotor and visit Old town Kotor Pillar of shame, churches square,  weapons square
Kotor is situated in the secluded Boka Kotorska bay, on Montenegro’s northern coast. It has developed around Stari Grad(local language for “old town”), the city’s old town and best known landmark, which is
listed with UNESCO World heritage sites, and the city walls are even separately listed together with five other Venetian city walls along the Adriatic and in Italy. The bay is the deepest natural fjord in the
Mediterranean Sea, and the scenery around it (including the steep mountains which come almost to the waterfront) is spectacular.
After visit of Kotor and free time and Transfer to Dubrovnik
Overnight in Dubrovnik

  • Day 9

Visit Dubrovnik
After Breakfast have a tour of Dubrovnik with the guide
Dubrovnik is a city on the Adriatic Sea in southern Croatia. It is one of the most prominent tourist destinations in the Mediterranean Sea, a seaport and the centre of Dubrovnik-Neretva County. In 1979,
the city of Dubrovnik joined the UNESCO list of World Heritage sites.
The prosperity of the city was historically based on maritime trade; as the capital of the maritime Republic of Ragusa, it achieved a high level of development, particularly during the 15th and 16th centuries, as it became notable for its wealth and skilled diplomacy Overnight in Dubrovnik.

  • Day 10

Visit of old bridge in Mostar and the old Palace in Split
298 Km Driving. DistanceAfter Breakfast depart to Mostar, Arrival in Mostar and start the sightseeing of Mostar The historic town of Mostar, spanning a deep valley of the Neretva River, developed in the 15th and 16th centuries as an Ottoman frontier town and during the Austro-Hungarian period in the 19th and 20th centuries. Mostar has long been known for its old Turkish houses and Old Bridge, Stari Most, after which it is named. In the 1990s conflict, however, most of the historic town and the Old Bridge, designed by the renowned architect Sinan, was destroyed. The Old Bridge was recently rebuilt and many of the edifices in the Old Town have been restored or rebuilt with the contribution of an international scientific committee
established by UNESCO. Enjoy the tour and free time in Mostar and transfer to Split Arrival in Split and Overnight.

  • Day 11

Visit of Split and Transfer to zadar (Adriatic Sea Day)
159 Km Driving Distance After Breakfast Meet the guide and visit Split Split is the second-largest city of Croatia and the largest city of the region of Dalmatia, with about 250,000 people living in its urban area. It lies on the eastern shore of the Adriatic Sea and is spread over a
central peninsula and its surroundings. An international transport hub and popular tourist destination, the city is linked to the Adriatic islands and the Apennines peninsula. Visit the amassing Diocletian’s Palace, built for the Roman emperor in AD 305. After visit enjoy the free time and Depart to Zadar. 15:00 – Arrival in Zadar and have a walk around the magical town Home to a historic old town of Roman ruins, medieval churches, cosmopolitan cafes and quality museums set on a small peninsula, Zadar is an intriguing city. It’s not too crowded and its two unique attractions. Visit the sound-and-light spectacle of the Sea Organ and the Sun Salutation Overnight in Zadar or Split.

  • Day 12

Visit of Plitvice national Park and Transfer to Zagreb
272 Km Driving Distance. After Breakfast Meet the guide and transfer to National park of Plitvice Arrival in plitvice and start the walking in the park With its exceptional natural beauty, this area has always attracted nature lovers, and already on 8 April 1949, it was proclaimed Croatia’s first national park. The process of tufa formation, which results in the building of the tufa, or travertine, barriers and resulted in the creation of the lakes, is the outstanding universal value, for which the Plitvice Lakes were internationally recognized on 26 October 1979 with their inscription onto the UNESCO World Heritage List. In 1997, the boundaries of the national park were expanded, and today it covers an area just under 300 km2. After visit and lunch Depart to Zagreb (the capital of Croatia) Zagreb is made for strolling. Wander through the Upper Town’s red-roof and cobblestone glory, peppered
with church spires. Crane your neck to see the domes and ornate upper-floor frippery of the Lower Town’s mash-up of secessionist, neo-baroque and art deco buildings. Search out the grittier pockets of
town where ugly-bland concrete walls have been transformed into colorful murals by local street artists. This city rewards those on foot.
Overnight in Zagreb.

  • Day 13

Visit of Ljubjana , enjoy the city
138 Km Driving Distance. 8:00 – After Breakfast Meet the guide and transfer to Ljubjana Slovenia’s capital and largest city is one of Europe’s greenest and most livable capitals; it was the European Commission’s Green Capital of Europe in 2016. Car traffic is restricted in the center, leaving the leafy banks of the emerald-green Ljubljanica River, which flows through the city’s heart, free for pedestrians and cyclists. In summer, cafes set up terrace seating along the river; it almost feels like a nightly street party.
Overnight in Ljubjana.

  • Day 14

Visit of Lake Bled, Postojna Cave and Back to Ljubjana
208 Km Driving Distance. 8:00 – After Breakfast Meet the guide and transfer to Bled. Bled picture-postcard church on an islet, a medieval castle clinging to a rocky cliff and some of the highest peaks of the Julian Alps and the Karavanke as backdrops, Bled is Slovenia’s most popular resort, drawing everyone from honeymooners lured by the over-the-top romantic setting to backpackers, who come for the hiking, biking, water-sports and canyoning possibilities.

  • Day 15

Ljubljana Airport
This is the end of our service
This is Mixed Tour Mostly and can be 5 Day longer including more Countries like Serbia, Macedonia , Bulgaria, Romania.

Additional information

Tour type

Cultural Balkan Tour

Level

Begginer

Nights

14 Nights

Accomodation

Hotel 4 stars