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Balkan Highlights Tour 7 Days
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Balkan Highlights Tour 7 Days
Balkan Highlights Tour 7 Days. Explore the Balkans in 7 days
Day 1 – Wednesday – Dubrovnik (Croatia)
Welcome to Dubrovnik. Upon your arrival, you’ll be welcomed at the airport or port. In the afternoon, head out on a guided walk along the city walls, enjoying views of the sparkling Adriatic Ocean. You’ll also visit Big Onofrio’s Fountain, built by the European architect Onofrio della Cava in the 15th century to supply water to the city, 13th-century Franciscan monastery and the Sponza and Rector’s Palaces. At the end of your journey, perhaps you’d prefer to simply unwind on a beach. Overnight Dubrovnik.
3 star, Valamar Club Dubrovnik
Day 2 – Thursday – Dubrovnik (Croatia)
Today is a free day in Dubrovnik. You might like to check out the city’s War Photography Museum, or even take a boat trip to nearby Lokrum Island or chill out on beach. Enjoy the evening, every alley was full with restaurants, cafes, and bars, and they were all filling up. Overnight Dubrovnik.
3 star, Valamar Club Dubrovnik
Day 3 – Friday – Dubrovnik – Mostar – Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Today depart for Sarajevo via Mostar, a town situated in a beautiful valley in the high mountains of Herzegovina. The city was the most heavily bombed settlement in Bosnia during the war, but it has since been rebuilt and now features on UNESCO’s World Heritage list. On the way we visit the famous Stari Most Bridge, built by the Ottomans in 1565 – it was the great architect Mimar Hajrudin who succeeded with the impossible mission to cross the Neretva River with a single span stone bridge. Afterwards, we drive to Sarajevo .Which is Bosnia and Herzegovina’s small but vibrant capital. Twenty years after the end of a devastating war, Sarajevo is slowly asserting itself as one of Europe’s most beautiful and interesting cities. The city mixes east and west – dotted with minarets, mosques, bazaars and the aroma of coffee like Istanbul. In the evening, perhaps enjoy a simple but delicious meal in Bascarsija, Sarajevo’s old bazaar and you must try the local speciality of bosanski cevapi (grilled minced meat mixed with mild spices). Overnight Sarajevo.
4 star, Hotel Hollywood
Day 4 – Saturday – Sarajevo – Novi Sad (Serbia)
This morning, after breakfast, depart for Novi Sad, is mostly a baroque town with a Central European atmosphere. The old town center is lined up with beautiful 200 year old houses, out-doors cafes, shops and ice-cream parlors, as well as beautiful places of worship – the ornate Serbian Orthodox church, the tall Catholic Cathedral or the Jewish synagogue (no longer in actual use). Afternoon, walking tour of Novi Sad. Overnight Novi Sad.
4 star, Hotel Master
Day 5 – Sunday – Novi Sad – Belgrade (Serbia)
Today, we depart from Novi Sade and drive to Belgrade, upon our arrival, we will visit the city’s wide boulevards and squares, and the historic and green heart of Kalemegdan Park. The park is home to Kelmegdan Fortress, which has overlooked the Danube River here for centuries. In the evening, head down to Skadarska Street in the bohemian quarter of Skadarlija to sample some authentic local food and enjoy the lively atmosphere, in a place where Orthodox churches vie for space next to fashionable nightclubs. Overnight Belgrade.
3 star, Tulip Inn Putnik
Day 6 – Monday – Belgrade – Nis – Sofia (Bulgaria)
Departure for Sofia via Nis, the third largest city in Serbia. After a sightseeing in Nis, proceed to Sofia with arrival in the afternoon. The afternoon will be for gentle walking tour of the center, where you will learn about the National Library, Sofia University, The Parliament, The St. Alexander Nevsky Patriarchal Cathedral, the National Theatre, St. Sofia Church, Sofia’s oldest building – St George Rotunda (from the 3rd century), The houses of the Council of Ministers, presidency and the former communist party headquarters, the ruins of the ancient city of Serdika (dating from the 5th-6th century), the National Palace of Culture, the main shopping streets of Sofia. Overnight Sofia.
3 star, Hotel Sofia Plaza
Day 7 – Tuesday – Sofia (Bulgaria)
After breakfast, our tour concludes with a transfer to Sofia airport
From 01 Jan 2017 to 31 Dec 2017 – 669.00GBP
– Inbound Airport Transfer – Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik Airport (DBV)
– Outbound Airport Transfer – Sofia, Sofia Airport (SOF)
– English-speaking tour driver for the duration of the tour
– Professional English-speaking local tour guides at each site
– Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle
– Tips except driver and guide
– 6 nights – accommodation:
2 nights in Dubrovnik at the 3 star Valamar Club Dubrovnik
1 night in Sarajevo at the 4 star Hotel Hollywood
1 night in Novi Sad at the 4 star Hotel Master
1 night in Belgrade at the 3 star Tulip Inn Putnik
1 night in Sofia at the 3 star Hotel Sofia Plaza
– 6 Breakfasts
Tour does not include:
– Tips – driver and guide
– Entrance fees
– Compulsory Travel Insurance
– Kelmegdan Fortress
– Big Onofrio Fountain
– Franciscan Monastery
– Rector’s Palace
– Sponza Palace
– Stari Most Bridge
1. Single travellers may share a twin room with another traveller of the same sex, if available. If a same-sex room share is not available then the single room supplement will be payable. Room shares are arranged in order of booking.
2. Travellers wishing to continue to Skopje may jump on the bus after breakfast on the last day arriving into Skopje in the afternoon. This can be arranged through your guide.