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14 Day Balkan Adventure from Tirana

Visit seven countries on this Balkan tour, where you'll revel in the beauty, history and traditions of the Balkan nations.
Explore the castles, churches, monasteries, mosques and the medieval towns, enjoy the breathtaking views over the Montenegreo coastline, Sava and Danube Rivers and Ohrid Lake, admire the wide range of different languages, ethnicities, and religions that co-exists in this part of Europe.

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$2,343

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Duration

14 days

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  • What's included :
    • 13x Breakfast
    • 13x Dinner
    • Accommodation included: 13 nights
    • 13 Nights Accommodation
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • English Speaking Guide
    • Entrance Fees as mentionned
    • Entry/Admission - Muzeu Historik Kombetar
    • Entry/Admission - Kruja Castle
    • Entry/Admission - Budva City Walls
    • Entry/Admission - Biscevica Kuca (Biscevic House)
    • Entry/Admission - Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque
    • Entry/Admission - Sarajevo War Tunnel
    • Entry/Admission - The Belgrade Fortress
    • Entry/Admission - Pobednik
    • Entry/Admission - Castelul Corvinilor (Corvins' Castle)
    • Entry/Admission - Biertan Fortified Church
    • Entry/Admission - Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
    • Entry/Admission - Peles Castle
    • Entry/Admission - Palatul Regal/Royal Palace
    • Entry/Admission - Palace of Parliament
    • Entry/Admission - St. Dimitrii of Basarbovo Monastery
    • Entry/Admission - Tsarevets Fortress
    • Entry/Admission - St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral
    • Entry/Admission - Saint Sofia Church
    • Entry/Admission - Boyana Church
    • Entry/Admission - National Museum of History
    • Entry/Admission - Rila Monastery
    • Entry/Admission - Ancient Theatre of Ohrid
    • Entry/Admission - Holy Mother of God
    • Entry/Admission - Tsar Samuel's Fortress
    • Entry/Admission - Plaoshnik
    • Entry/Admission - Saint Climent of Ohrid
    • Entry/Admission - St. Jovan Kaneo
    • Entry/Admission - Monastery of Saint Naum
    What's excluded :
    • Drinks
    • Gratuities
    • Health/Travel insurance
    • Other personal expenses

  • Day 1: Pick up - Tirana

    Stop At: Muzeu Historik Kombetar, Skenderbej Square Boulevard Zogu I, Tirana 1001 Albania
    With all the participants that will arrive early, we discover Albania's capital city on a 3-hour walking tour with a local guide. See Tirana's disintegrating soviet-era buildings, modern-day building projects and proud historic monuments, all side-by-side.
    We will visit the National History Museum.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Skanderbeg Square, At the center of Tirana, Tirana Albania
    The Skanderbeg Square (Albanian: Sheshi Skënderbej) is the main plaza in the centre of Tirana.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Et`hem Bey Mosque, Sheshi Skenderbej, Tirana 1001 Albania
    The Hadji Et'hem Bey Mosque is a mosque in Tirana, Albania. Closed under communist rule, the mosque reopened as a house of worship in 1991.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Clock Tower, Sheshi Skenderbej next to Et`hem Bey Mosque, Tirana Albania
    The Tirana Clock Tower began to be built by Haxhi Et'hem Beu in 1822.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Tirana Castle, Shëtitorja Murat Toptani, Tiranë, Albania
    Fortress of Justinian or simply known as Tirana Castle is a castle in Tirana, Albania. Its history dates back before 1300 and is a remnant from the Byzantine-era.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Tanners' Bridge, Bulevardi Jean D'Arc, Tirana Albania
    Tanners' Bridge is a stone footbridge of the 18th-century Ottoman period.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Pyramid of Tirana, 8RFC+7J, Tirana 1001, Albania
    The Pyramid of Tirana is a structure and former museum of the ex-dictator.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Blloku, Tirana Albania
    Residential Blloku is an upscale nightlife and shopping hotspot, with hip bars and cafes, and trendy global restaurants alongside luxury boutiques. During the era of Communist rule, it was a closed-off precinct for the party elite, and the villa of long-ruling dictator Enver Hoxha still stands.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at a 4 stars Hotel, located in the center, in Tirana.

    Day 2: Tirana - Kruja - Kotor - Budva

    Stop At: Kruja Castle, Near Tirana, Kruje 1501 Albania
    Driving to Kruja. Viziting Kruja Castle, that was historically one of the most important defensive strongholds in the country.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Muzeu Kombëtar Gjergj Kastrioti, Kruja Castle, Rruga Kala, Krujë 1501, Albania
    Visit to Skanderbeg Museum, dedicated to the most celebrated of all Albanian heroes.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Old Bazaar (Pazari i Vjeter), Rruga Albanopolis, Kruje 1501 Albania
    A walk and shopping tour inside the fantastic Old Medieval Bazar.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Sveti Stefan, Sveti Stefan, Budva Municipality
    Driving to Budva, Montenegro. First stop in Sveti Stefan. You will also be able to view Sveti Stefan, once a 15th century fortified town on an island. Today it is a exclusive luxury resort.
    Only from outside.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Kotor, Montenegro
    Continue to Kotor Bay, with its high mountains and scenic coastline dotted with little villages. This amazing landscape was created 300,000 years ago by tectonic forces crashing together and creating the "Fjords of the Mediterranean."
    Kotor Old City, the UNESCO World Heritage site of Kotor was first mentioned in 168 BC, and was settled during Ancient Roman times, when it was known as Acruvium, It has been fortified since the early Middle Ages, The city became part of the Venetian Republic in 1420 and except for two periods of Ottoman rule, it remained under Venice until 1797, It is these four centuries of Venetian domination that have given the city the typical Venetian architecture. Kotor has one of the best preserved medieval old towns in the Adriatic and is home to several sights of interest, including the Cathedral of Saint Tryphon (1166), and the ancient walls which stretch for 3 miles on the steep hillside directly above the city.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Perast, Perast, Kotor Municipality
    We visit the little town of Perast, situated 12 km far from Kotor. This town was founded by the Illyrians, named after one of the local tribes—Pirusti. This was one of the earliest inhabited areas in this region based on remains discovered above the village that date from the Neolithic (3500 BC) period. The two islands in front of Perast are the most photographed view in the central place of this fjord.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Budva City Walls, Old Town, Budva, Budva Municipality 85310 Montenegro
    You will continue to the oldest settlement on our coast, 2,500 year old Budva. You will begin a walking tour of a town that was first mentioned in the old Greek legend of the grandson of Zeus Cadmo and his wife Harmony, through the narrow streets and small squares of a fortified medieval town, mostly influenced by the ancient republic of Venice. The layers of the numerous civilizations that have occupied this area show an interesting view into the history of Budva: Romans, Byzantines, Slaves etc. The most important buildings and constructions in the Old Town are the churches of St. John, Holy Trinity, Holy Mary in Punta, St. Sava, the citadel fortress, and the town walls.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at a 4 stars Hotel, located in the center, in Budva.

    Day 3: Budva - Tivat - Mostar - Sarajevo

    Stop At: Porto Montenegro, Tivat Bay, Tivat Municipality Montenegro
    Driving to Tivat and free time for coffee and shopping to Porto Montenegro village. This is an exclusive marina and yachting paradise in the Mediterranean, offering waterfront residences, luxury shops and high end events.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Medjugorje, Medjugorje, Herzegovina-Neretva Canton, Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Leave the shimmering Adriatic coast for Medjugorje, a popular Catholic pilgrimage destination.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar, Stari Most, Mostar Bosnia and Herzegovina
    In the heart of old town Mostar is the beautiful Old Bridge, reconstructed entirely using traditional methods. Set in 1500's Turkish influenced style and architecture, the Old arch style bridge spans the beautiful green water of the Neretva river!!! Beautiful view from the Bridge.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Old Bazar Kujundziluk, Kujundzije in the centre of town, near the Neretva river and Stari Most - the famous bridge, Mostar Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Visit Old Bazar Kujundziluk, an Ottoman-era market that maintains its original atmosphere thanks to cobblestone roads, narrow streets lined with artisan shops. Old Bazar Kujundziluk, Kujundzije in the centre of town, near the Neretva river and Stari Most - the famous bridge.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Crooked Bridge (Kriva Cuprija), over Radoblja River, Mostar Bosnia and Herzegovina
    There is another ancient bridge in Mostar: the Kriva Cuprija (or the Crooked Bridge). Though it may not be as spectacular as the Old Bridge it is well worth viewing from above and crossing it.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Biscevica Kuca (Biscevic House), Mostar 88000 Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Biscevica Kuca, Turkish house museum is one of the best preserved houses of the Turkish times. It was built centuries ago and there are still mostly authentic objects and furniture.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Sarajevo Canton, Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Head to Sarajevo to the rich religious and multicultural heritage city that has earned the nickname, the 'Jerusalem of Europe'.
    Duration: 12 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at a 4 stars Hotel, located in the center, in Sarajevo.

    Day 4: Sarajevo

    Stop At: Sebilj Brunnen (Fountain), Bascarsija square, Sarajevo Bosnia and Herzegovina
    The Sebilj is a Ottoman-style wooden fountain in the centre of Baščaršija square in Sarajevo built by Mehmed Pasha Kukavica in 1753.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque, Saraci 8, Sarajevo 71000 Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque is a mosque in the city of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Built in the 16th century, it is the largest historical mosque in Bosnia and Herzegovina and one of the most representative Ottoman structures in the Balkans.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Sarajevo City Hall, Obala Kulina Bana, Sarajevo 71000 Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Sarajevo City Hall, known as Vijećnica, is located in the city of Sarajevo. It was designed in 1891 by a Czech architect.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Latin Bridge, Obala Kulina Bana, Sarajevo 71000 Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Latin Bridge, named Princip's Bridge is an Ottoman bridge over the river Miljacka in Sarajevo. The northern end of the bridge was the site of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, which became casus belli of World War I.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: TasliHan, Zelenih Beretki Bb, Sarajevo Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Tašlihan is an old preserved ruins in the center of the city. It was one of three caravanserais in Sarajevo which served both travelers and horses. .
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Old Sarajevo Clock Tower, Mudželiti veliki bb, Sarajevo 71000 Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Located in the historic Old Town section of Sarajevo, the Old Clock Tower is not only one of the largest in all of Bosnia and Herzegovina, but this historic timepiece is thought to be the only public clock in the world that keeps lunar time.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Serbian Orthodox Cathedral, Zelenih beretki 1, Sarajevo 71000 Bosnia and Herzegovina
    The Congregational Church of the Holy Mother is the largest Orthodox church in Sarajevo and one of the largest of its kind in the Balkans. The foundation stone was laid on June 25, 1863, and construction was completed 11 years later in 1874.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Katedrala Sarajevo, Trg Fra Grge Martica, Sarajevo 71000 Bosnia and Herzegovina
    The Cathedral of Jesus’ Sacred Heart was built in 1889 in the Neo-Gothic style and is the seat of the Archdiocese of Vrhbosna. Josip Vancaš, a Hungarian architect.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Bascarsija, Sarajevo 71000 Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Baščaršija is Sarajevo's old bazaar and the historical and cultural center of the city. Baščaršija was built in the 15th century. The perfect move by visiting Old Bazaar/Stari Bazar and buying some traditional items made by local coppersmiths.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Sarajevo War Tunnel, Tuneli 1 Ilidža - Donji Kotorac, Sarajevo 71210 Bosnia and Herzegovina
    The Sarajevo Tunnel, also known as Tunel spasa and Tunnel of Hope, was a tunnel constructed between March and June 1993 during the Siege of Sarajevo in the midst of the Bosnian War.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at a 4 stars Hotel, located in the center, in Sarajevo.

    Day 5: Sarajevo - Belgrade

    Stop At: Belgrade, Belgrade
    Travel through lush forests, pastures and the Bosnian Mountains into Serbia - a scenic day of driving that will end in Belgrade.
    Duration: 16 hours

    Stop At: The Belgrade Fortress, Kalemegdan Park, Belgrade 11000 Serbia
    Belgrade Fortress, consists of the old citadel and Kalemegdan Park on the confluence of the River Sava and Danube, in an urban area of modern Belgrade, the capital of Serbia. It is located in Belgrade's municipality of Stari Grad
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Pobednik, Belgrade Fortress, Belgrade Serbia
    Pobednik is a monument in the Upper Town of the Belgrade Fortress, built to commemorate Serbia's victory over Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian Empire during the Balkan Wars and the First World War
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at a 4 stars Hotel, located in the center, in Belgrade.

    Day 6: Belgrade - Golubac - Orsova

    Pass By: Novi Belgrade, Novi Belgrade, Belgrade
    Novi Belgrade (New Belgrade) is a municipality of the city of Belgrade. It is the central business district in Serbia and one of the major ones in Southeast Europe.

    Pass By: Dedinje, Belgrade, Serbia
    Dedinje is an urban neighborhood of Belgrade, generally considered the wealthiest part of Belgrade, and is the site of numerous villas and mansions owned by the members of the city's plutocracy, as well as many diplomatic residences.

    Stop At: St. Sava Temple, Krusedolska 2a, Belgrade 11000 Serbia
    The Church of St. Sava (also known as St. Sava Temple), one of the largest Orthodox churches in the world. The Temple of St Sava has an enormous dome that you can see from all over the city. Size apart, the church is undeniably a highly impressive structure.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Royal Palace, Bulevar Kneza Aleksandra Karadordevica, Belgrade Serbia
    The Royal Palace is the official residence of the Karađorđević royal family.
    Only from outside.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: The National Assembly, 13, Nikola Pasic Square, Belgrade Serbia
    The House of the National Assembly of Serbia, also known as National Parliament of Serbia, is a stunning monument of cultural significance that outlived 5 states since its founding. The building is on Nikola Pašić Square in downtown Belgrade. The monument encompasses several architectural movements, features strong symbolism and introduces a short summary of Serbian and Yugoslavian history.
    Only from outside
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Terazije Fountain, Balkanska Street Between Hotel Moskva and Hotel Balkan, Belgrade Serbia
    Terazije Fountain was erected in 1860 to mark the return of Prince Milos to the throne. It was fashioned in the romantic style and represents one of the most important monuments from Prince Milos era..
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Republic Square, Trg republike, Beograd 11000, Serbia
    Republic Square, the heart of the capital, where the most prestigious cultural institutions in the city are situated. Here we see the National Museum and the National Theater and Opera buildings, with an equestrian monument to the most important city and state ruler from the 19th century – Knez Mihajlo.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Skadarlija, Skadarska Ulica, Belgrade Serbia
    Skadarlija is a vintage street, an urban neighborhood. It is located in the Belgrade municipality of Stari Grad (Old Town). Skadarlija partially preserved the ambience of the traditional urban architecture, including its archaic urban organization, and is known as the main bohemian quarter of Belgrade, similar to Paris' Montmartre.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Golubac, Golubac, Central Serbia
    Follow the Danube River from Belgrade to the Golubac Fortress. It is one of the best preserved medieval fortified cities in Serbia. It is located on a rocky slope, at the very entrance to Djerdap gorge, and its lowest part juts out into the Danube. It is believed to have been built in the early 13th century.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Pass By: Iron Gates, Danube River, Orsova 225200 Romania
    The Iron Gates is a gorge on the river Danube. It forms part of the boundary between Serbia (to the south) and Romania (north).

    Stop At: Orsova, Orsova, Mehedinti County, Southwest Romania
    Stoping for Overinght in best available hotel Orsova or Drobeta - Turnu, Romania
    Duration: 10 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overinght in best available hotel Orsova or Drobeta - Turnu, Romania

    Day 7: Orsova - Hunedoara - Sibiu - Brasov

    Stop At: Castelul Corvinilor (Corvins' Castle), Curtea Corvineștilor nr. 1-3, Hunedoara 331141, Romania
    Driving toward of Hunedoara, where Corvin Castle, also known as Hunyadi Castle or Hunedoara Castle is located. This is a Gothic-Renaissance castle in Hunedoara, Romania. It is one of the largest castles in Europe.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Biertan Fortified Church, Central Square, Biertan 557045 Romania
    The Biertan fortified church is a Lutheran fortified church in Biertan, Sibiu County, in the Transylvania region of Romania. It was built by the ethnic German Transylvanian Saxon community at a time when the area belonged to the Kingdom of Hungary.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Brasov, Brasov, Brasov County, Central Romania, Transylvania
    Brașov is a city in the Transylvania region of Romania, ringed by the Carpathian Mountains. It's known for its medieval Saxon walls and bastions, the towering Gothic-style Black Church and lively cafes.
    Duration: 12 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at a 4 stars Hotel, located in the center, in Brasov.

    Day 8: Brasov - Bran Castle - Bucharest

    Stop At: Council Square, Piata Sfatului, Brasov Romania
    The heart of the old medieval Brasov - a short introduction to the history of Brasov, presentation of the most important buildings in the area.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Black Church (Biserica Neagra), Curte Honterus Johannes nr. 2, Brasov 500025 Romania
    The Black Church from Brasov is one of the most beautiful Gothic monuments in Romania. It also has the biggest mechanical organ in the country and the largest collection of Oriental carpets outside Turkey.
    Only from outside.
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Rope Street - Strada Sforii, Strada Sforii, Brasov 500015 Romania
    The third narrowest street in Europe and the narrowest strret in Romania.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Poarta Ecaterinei, Centrul Vechi, Brașov, Romania
    Poarta Ecaterinei is the oldest medieval gate in Brasov.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Biserica Sfântul Nicolae, Piața Unirii 1, Brașov 500123, Romania
    The most beautiful orthodox church of Brasov, a real architectural masterpiece.
    Only from Outside.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Casa Sfatului, Piata Sfatului, nr. 30, Brasov Romania
    The Council House (Casa Sfatului) is an Ancient, storied town-hall building now hosting historical exhibits & community events.
    Only from outside.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), Str. General Traian Mosoiu nr. 24, Bran 507025 Romania
    Driving to Bran Castle. Bran Castle in Transylvania is famous for spawning the original vampire legend of Count Dracula. Long before sparkly vampires à la Twilight, the original bloodsucking creature of the night was said to roam the shadowy halls of this Transylvania ‘Dracula’ castle.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Peles Castle, Str. Pelesului 2, Sinaia 106100 Romania
    Peleș Castle is a Neo-Renaissance castle in the Carpathian Mountains, near Sinaia, on an existing medieval route linking Transylvania and Wallachia, built between 1873 and 1914. Its inauguration was held in 1883. It was constructed for King Carol I.
    Entrance only main floor.
    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Bucharest, Bucharest
    Bucharest is the capital and largest city of Romania, as well as its cultural, industrial, and financial centre.
    Duration: 12 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at a 4 stars Hotel, located in the center, in Bucharest.

    Day 9: Bucharest - Veliko Tarnovo

    Stop At: Romanian Athenaeum (Ateneul Roman), Str. Franklin 1, Bucharest Romania
    The Romanian Athenaeum is a concert hall in the center of Bucharest and a landmark of the Romanian capital city. Opened in 1888, the ornate, domed, circular building is the city's main concert hall.
    Only from outside.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Palatul Regal/Royal Palace, Calea Victoriei 49-53, Bucharest Romania
    The Palace served as official residence for the Kings of Romania until 1947. Since 1950 the Palace hosts the National Museum of Art of Romania.
    Duration: 1 day 16 hours

    Stop At: Statuia Ecvestra a Lui Carol I, Calea Victoriei, Bucharest Romania
    The massive statue, cast in bronze, represents Carol I of Romania, the first King of Romania, mounted on his horse. The founder of both the Romanian Dynasty, during his reign Romania conquered its independence from the Ottoman Empire, in 1877.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Revolution Square (Piata Revolutiei), Calea Victoriei Boulevard, Bucharest Romania
    Revolution Square is a square in central Bucharest, on Calea Victoriei. The former Royal Palace, the Athenaeum, the Athénée Palace Hotel, the University of Bucharest Library etc. The square also houses the building of the former Central Committee of the Romanian Communist Party
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Victoriei Street, Bucharest Romania
    Calea Victoriei is a major avenue in central Bucharest. Today, the avenue is lined with new fashion shops, art boutiques, coffee shops and restaurants, making it an upmarket shopping strip in Bucharest.
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Macca Villacrosse Passage, Pasajul Macca, Bucharest 030058 Romania
    Pasajul Macca-Vilacrosse is a fork-shaped, yellow glass covered arcaded street in central Bucharest,
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Muzeul National de Istorie a Romaniei, Calea Victoriei 12 Sector 3, Bucharest 030026 Romania
    The National Museum of Romanian History is a museum located on the Calea Victoriei in Bucharest, Romania, which contains Romanian historical artifacts from prehistoric times up to modern times.
    Only from outside.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Stavropoleos Monastery, Strada Stavropoleos 4, Bucharest Romania
    Stavropoleos Monastery, also known as Stavropoleos Church during the last century when the monastery was dissolved, is an Eastern Orthodox monastery
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Palace of Parliament, Strada Izvor 2-4, Bucharest 050711 Romania
    Locally known as the House of the People, the Palace of the Parliament is the most famous landmark of Romania’s communist period and the second largest administrative building in the world.
    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: St. Dimitrii of Basarbovo Monastery, Basarbovo 7071 Bulgaria
    Basarbovo Monastery – the Monastery of Saint Dimitar Basarbowski – is a Bulgarian-orthodox cave monastery near the city of Ruse in north-eastern Bulgaria.
    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Veliko Tarnovo, Veliko Tarnovo, Veliko Tarnovo Province
    Head south, through ancient villages and tranquil landscapes across the Danube River into Bulgaria. Your journey ends in Veliko Târnovo, the 'City of the Tsars' and former capital of the Bulgarian Empire. Relax after your scenic drive .
    Duration: 12 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at a 4 stars Hotel, located in the center, in Veliko Tarnovo.

    Day 10: Veliko Tarnovo - Sofia

    Stop At: Samovodska Charshiya Complex, Veliko Tarnovo Bulgaria
    Samovodska Charshia Market is a tourist attraction where we can see renovated old houses, various traditional craft workshops, bakeries, pastry shops and so called Hadji Nikoly Inn build in 1858.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Tsarevets Fortress, Tsar Asen Square, 5000 Царевец, Велико Търново, Bulgaria
    The inescapable symbol of Veliko Târnovo, this reconstructed fortress dominates the skyline and is one of Bulgaria’s most beloved monuments. The former seat of the medieval tsars, it hosts the remains of more than 400 houses, 18 churches, the royal palace, an execution rock and more.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Arbanasi, Arbanasi, Veliko Tarnovo Province
    We visit Arbanasi, renowned for its Bulgarian National Revival architecture and rich spiritual history reflected in the beautiful medieval frescoed churches that can be found here.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, Aleksander Nevski Square, Sofia Bulgaria
    We continue to Sofia, where we see the golden-domed St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. The Cathedral is as impressive on the inside as it is from the outside. The grandiose beauty of this architectural landmark features a 45-meter-high gold dome, some 25 tonnes of bells that can be heard from as far away as 30 km, and green marble for the royal throne area.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Saint Sofia Church, ul.Parizh 2, Sofia Bulgaria
    The early Byzantine Church of St Sophia was built in the 6th century on the place of an ancient Roman theatre. During the Second Bulgarian Empire the structure served as the cathedral of the city but was later converted to a mosque by the Ottoman Empire.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at a 4 stars Hotel, located in the center, in Sofia.

    Day 11: Sofia

    Stop At: Boyana Church, 1616 Boyana, Sofia, Bulgaria
    The Church of Saint Nicholas and Saint Panteleimon, also known as Boyana Church, is famous for its medieval frescoes. Several building stages can be distinguished in the structure of Boyana Church.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: National Museum of History, ul.Vitoshko lale 16, Sofia 1618 Bulgaria
    The National Museum of History has the most impressive collection of national treasures and is the largest museum in Bulgaria. Through more than 650,000 artifacts – Thracian gold and silver, pottery, icons, art & jewelry, mosaics.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Church St. George Rotunda, bul. Kniaz Aleksandar Dondukov 2, 1000 Sofia Center, Sofia, Bulgaria
    The Church of Saint George is a Late Antique red brick rotunda in Sofia, Bulgaria. Built in the early 4th century as Roman baths, it became a church inside the walls of Serdica, capital of ancient Dacia Mediterranea during the Roman Empire and Byzantine Empire.
    Onlly from outside
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: National Assembly of the Republic of Bulgaria, Tsar Osvoboditel Square, Sofia Bulgaria
    The National Assembly Building has been proclaimed a monument of culture for its historic significance. Situated in downtown Sofia, it was designed in Neo-Renaissance style by a Serbian-Bulgarian architect. It was constructed between 1884 and 1886.
    Only from outside.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Ivan Vazov National Theater, Dyakon Ignatii 5 str., Sofia 1000 Bulgaria
    The Ivan Vazov National Theatre is Bulgaria's national theatre, as well as the oldest and most authoritative theatre in the country and one of the important landmarks of Sofia.
    Only from outside.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Central Sofia Synagogue (Tsentralna Sofiiska Sinagoga), Ekzarh Joseph 16, Sofia 1000 Bulgaria
    The Sofia Synagogue is the largest synagogue in Southeastern Europe, one of two functioning in Bulgaria and the third-largest in Europe.
    Only from outside.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at a 4 stars Hotel, located in the center, in Sofia.

    Day 12: Sofia - Rila Monastery - Skopje

    Stop At: Rila Mountains, Rila Bulgaria
    After hour and a half driving we will reach the foot of Rila mountain. Here we will stop for a nice pictures of this wonderful place. We will catch in one frame the majesty of the mountain, the beauty of the valley and the nice small town of Kocherinovo.
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Rila Monastery, Rila 2643 Bulgaria
    The Monastery of Saint Ivan of Rila, better known as the Rila Monastery is the largest and most famous Eastern Orthodox monastery in Bulgaria. The monastery is named after its founder, the hermit Ivan of Rila (876 - 946 AD), and houses around 60 monks.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Macedonia Square, Centar, Skopje Republic of North Macedonia
    Cross the Macedonian border, for Skopje, the capital, religious crossroads and a vibrant medieval trading centre. Macedonia Square is the main square of Skopje, the capital of North Macedonia.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Warrior on a Horse, Macedonia Square, Skopje Republic of North Macedonia
    Perhaps the main symbol of the Skopje is the Warrior on a Horse statue and fountain in the centre of Macedonia Square.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Skopje Fortress Kale, Old Town, Skopje Republic of North Macedonia
    The Skopje Fortress, commonly referred to as Kale, is a historic fortress located in the old town of Skopje, situated on the highest point in the city overlooking the Vardar River.
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Old Bazaar, Skopje, Skopje Republic of North Macedonia
    The Old Bazaar of Skopje was founded before 7 centuries and today it is one of the most famous landmarks in Skopje, the first one to be explored when visiting the town. Moreover, it is the biggest bazaar in the Balkans.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at a 4 stars Hotel, located in the center, in Skopje.

    Day 13: Skopje - Ohrid - Tirana

    Stop At: Ancient Theatre of Ohrid, Old Town, Ohrid 6000 Republic of North Macedonia
    Departure to Ohrid Lake, called the "Blue Pearl of the Balkans". We go up to The Ancient theatre of Ohrid, built in 200 BC and is the only Hellenistic-type theatre in the country.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Holy Mother of God, 6000, North Macedonia
    Continue to the Church of the Holy Mother of God, one of the most important medieval monument in North Macedonia, built in 1295.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Tsar Samuel's Fortress, Braka Miladinovtsi st, Ohrid Republic of North Macedonia
    After that we walk to Tsar Samuel’s Fortress, one of the largest medieval fortification constructions in Macedonia.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Plaoshnik, Ohrid Republic of North Macedonia
    Then we walk to Plaoshnik, an archaeological site and holy place in Ohrid,
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Saint Climent of Ohrid, Kuzman Kapidan, Ohrid 6000 Republic of North Macedonia
    The Church of Saints Clement and Panteleimon is a Byzantine church situated on Plaošnik in Ohrid, North Macedonia.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: St. Jovan Kaneo, Kaneo Plaosnik Pateka, Ohrid 6000 Republic of North Macedonia
    The Church of St. Jovan at Kaneo is a Macedonian Orthodox church situated on the cliff over Kaneo Beach overlooking Lake Ohrid in the city of Ohrid,
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Monastery of Saint Naum, Ohrid Republic of North Macedonia
    We stop at St. Naum and visit the Monastery. The Monastery of Saint Naum is an Eastern Orthodox monastery in North Macedonia, named after the medieval Saint Naum who founded it.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Tirana, Tirana, Tirana County
    We drive to Tirana, Albania
    Duration: 12 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at a 4 stars Hotel, located in the center, in Tirana.

    Day 14: Tirana - Transfers

    Stop At: Tirana, Tirana, Tirana County
    Driving to the Rinas airport or Durrës Port or to any other Hotel in Tirana.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
    • Rinas Airport, Tirana Albania
    Ports
    • Durres Port, Rruga Pavaresia 66, Durrës, Albania
    Departure Time :
    12:00 PM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by ATHS

Activity ID: V-87286P27

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