Category Archives: The Balkans Tours

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Ancient Albania – Weekend Tour

Tirana – Durres – Kruja – Shkodra – Apollonia – Berat

4 days/ 3 nights; Thursday-Sunday

Day 1                      …– Tirana – Durres  (34km)

Gathering of the group at “Nena Tereza” airport in Tirana. After passing through customs and passport control, going to Tirana for a tour with a guide: National Museum, Etem Beg Mosque, Orthodox Church and Catholic cathedral, Skenderbeg’s square. Continue the journey to Durres. Short walk and introduction to downtown Durres, city established in year 627 with its Roman Amphitheater (2nd century ac, founded in 1966. by Italian archeologist) the biggest in the Balkans, Venetian tower and sea port. Accommodation in hotel, dinner and overnight.

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Durres Old Town, Albania

Day 2                      Durres – Kruja – Shkodra – Durres (130km +  108km)

Breakfast. Start the journey to Kruja, the capital of the first autonomous Albanian state in the middle ages, which became well known for the father of Albanian nation, the famous hero – Gjergj Kastrioti Skenderbeg. Visiting the fortress of Kruja with its breath-taking view, museum dedicated to Skenderbeg and old bazaar with many handcraft shops. Lunch in restaurant in Kruja and continue the journey to Shkodra, beautiful city in Northern Albania. In Shkodra, first thing to visit is Rosafa castle with small museum inside it. There is a legend connected to this fortress which all the Balkan nations know well. Listening to the legend and enjoying the view from the castle to three rivers surrounding Shkodra  ( River Buna, Drin and Kiri) and Shkodra lake will stay in your memory forever. Going back to Durres dinner and overnight.

 Day 3                     Durres – Apollonia – Berat – Durres (96km + 69km + 92km)

Breakfast. Drive to Apollonia, one of the two most important ancient Ilyrians colonial settlements in present day in Albania, situated 12 km away from city of Fier. According to archaeological investigations for 100 years Greek and Illyrian have lived in separate communities here. Under the Roman Empire, Apollonia remained a prosperous center till strong earthquake in 3rd century AC happen. Continue of the journey to Berat, also the ancient city in the heart of Albania well known for its fortress and many orthodox churches from the middle ages.  The old neighborhood in the heart of Berat, called Mangalemi, was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Lunch in famous traditional restaurant of Berat. Afternoon visit the castle of Berat, which is used to be called the “City of 1000 windows“or “Museum city”.  Return to Durres, dinner and overnight.

Day 4                      Durres – Tirana – … (34km)

Breakfast. Free Morning. Transfer to airport in Tirana.

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The Fortress of Berat

 

40 pax35 pax30 pax25 pax20 pax15 pax10 pax7 pax
195€205€210€215€225€235€255€285€
20% discount for children under 12 years old.
Included:

– Transport by bus following the program

– 3 HB u hotelu in 3* in Durres

– Lunch in Kruja and Berat

– Tickets for cultural and historical monuments:

Museum in Kruja, Rozafa and Berat fortress,

Apollonia

– Service of the professional touristic guide

– Costs of program organization

Not included:

– Flight Ljubljana – Tirana –Ljubljana

– Additional payment for single room for 3 nights – 35€ (on request)

– Individual cost of the travelers

 


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North Albania – Weekend Tour

Tirana – Durres – Kruja – Shkodra – Theth

4 days/ 3 nights; Thursday-Sunday

Day 1                     … – Tirana – Durres

Gathering of the group at “Nena Tereza” airport in Tirana. After passing through customs and passport control going for a tour of Tirana with a guide: National Museum, Etem Beg Mosque, Orthodox Church and Catholic cathedral , Skenderbeg’s square. Lunch in Tirana. Continue the journey to Durres (30 km). Accommodation in hotel. Dinner. Short walk and introduction to downtown Durres with its Roman Amphitheater, Venetian tower and sea port. Overnight.

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Main square in Tirana, Albania

Day 2                     Tirana – Kruja – Shkoder (130km +  108km)

Breakfast. Start the journey to Kruja, the capital of the first autonomous Albanian state in the middle ages, which became well known by father of Albanian nation, the famous hero – Gjergj Kastrioti Skenderbeg. Visiting the fortress of Kruja with its breath-taking view, museum dedicated to Skenderbeg and old bazaar with many handcraft shops. Lunch in restaurant in Kruja and continue the journey to Shkodra, beautiful city in Northern Albania. In Shkodra, first thing to visit is Rosafa castle with small museum inside it. There is a legend connected to this fortress which all the Balkan nations know well. Listening to the legend and enjoying the view from the castle to three rivers surrounding Shkodra  ( River Buna, Drin and Kiri) and Shkodra lake will stay in your memory forever. Accommodation in hotel, dinner and overnight.

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Rozafa fortress, Shkodra, Albania

Day 3                     Shkoder – Theth  (77km)

Breakfast. Continue of the journey to Theth, an area of outstanding natural beauty, finding its place on 1800 m above sea level. The population of Theth moved there 300 to 350 years ago in order to preserve their (Catholic) Christian traditions. Accommodation in private houses so the visitors could have the opportunity to experience the uniqueness of this place. Lunch. After the lunch break , going for a walking tour and visit to the Lock-in tower that served as a shelter to those who were hiding from blood feud, spectacular Grunas waterfalls and Theth river of emerald green color, a working watermill (still used to grind the local inhabitants’ corn) and a modest ethnographic museum. Theth became a national park in extreme Northern Albania declared by government decree in 1966. In the evening hours, a traditional cuisine dinner will be organized. Overnight.

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Thethi, Albania

Day 4                     Theth – Tirana – … (163km)

Early breakfast. Transfer to airport in Tirana.

40 pax35 pax30 pax25 pax20 pax15 pax10 pax7 pax
175€180€185€195€200€215€240€270€
20% discount for children under 12 years old.
Included:

– Transport by bus following the program

– 2 HB u hotelu in 3* in Tirana and Shkoder

– 1 HB in private accommodation in Theth

– Lunch in Tirana and dinner in Theth

– Service of the professional touristic guide and hiking guide in Theth

– Costs of program organization

Not included:

– Flight

– Additional payment for single room for 3 nights – 35€ (on request)

– Tickets for cultural and historical monuments:

– Museum in Kruja, Rozafa fortress and Shkoder fortress

– Individual cost of the travelers

 


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CENTRAL EUROPE AND THE BALKANS

HUNGARY – SERBIA – BOSNIA I HERZEGOVINA – MONTENEGRO – CROATIA – AUSTRIA

BUDAPEST – NOVI SAD – BELGRADE – OPLENAC – KRAGUJEVAC – KNIĆ – ZLATIBOR – “ŠARGANSKA OSMICA” – MEĆAVNIK – VIŠEGRAD – SARAJEVO – MOSTAR – TREBINJE – KOTOR – St. STEFAN – BUDVA – CETINJE – LOVĆEN – BUDVA – DUBROVNIK – SPLIT – TROGIR – PLITVICE – ZAGREB – GRAZ – VIENNA

15 DAYS – AIRPLANE/BUS

Day 1 … – Budapest
Arrival in Budapest. Pick up of the group at the airport. Check in at the hotel. In the afternoon we take a short walking tour through the city center. Dinner in hotel. Overnight.

Day 2 Budapest
Breakfast. Budapest sightseeing: Heroes Square, Vaci Street, Andrassy Avenue, St. Istvan (Stephan) Basilica, House of Parliament, Fishermans Bastion, Gellert Hill, Citadel… Lunch in Budim in a national restaurant. Free afternoon. In the evening lunch in a traditional Hungarian restaurant. Overnight.

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Day 3 Budapest – Belgrade (400 km)
Breakfast. Departure for Belgrade. On the road to Belgrade, we take a short stop to see Palić Lake, and we continue to the city of Novi Sad (www.novisad.rs): Petrovaradin fortress, The Freedom Square…. After Novi Sad, we go to lunch on a „salaš” (a type of farm typical for this part of Serbia). After lunch, we continue to Belgrade. Arrival in Belgrade and accommodation in hotel in the afternoon. We take a short walking tour around the city center: Terazije street, “Knez Mihailova” Street, Republic Square, Cathedral, Princess Ljubica’s Residence, Ethnographic museum, Students’ Square, National museum, National theatre… Dinner in the hotel. Overnight.

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Day 4 Belgrade
Breakfast. Belgrade sightseeing: (www.beograd.rs): Kalemegdan fortress, St. Sava Church, City Hall, Kneza Milosa street, Boulevard of Peace, White Hall, Memorial Center Josip Broz Tito, Mount Avala and an “Unknown Hero” monument… Continuation of the tour in Zemun, the old part of the city across the river. Zemun is really distinguished by its tradition:
fortification on Gardos that has been mentioned as early as in the 9th century. The St. Father Nicolaj Church – the oldest orthodox church in Belgrade. Lunch in a restaurant in Zemun, on the shores of river Danube. Return to the hotel. In the evening we go to Skadarlija street – bohemian quarter in the very center of Belgrade, for supper. Skadarlija, a cobble-paved street, dating back to the beginning of the 19th century, was famous for being a
favorite meeting place of well known Belgrade bohemians, poets, painters, actors from the nearby theater, as well as of many lovers of good alcoholic drinks, socializing and spoken word with friends. Over all these years of progress and modernization of the city and society
Skadarlija has managed to preserve the spirit of old times and just because of that has become a favorite site to citizens of Belgrade and many tourists. Return to the hotel. Overnight.

Day 5 Belgrade – Oplenac – Kragujevac – Knić – Zlatibor (250 km)
Breakfast. A tour around the old city center in Topola: Mausoleum of Serbian royal family at Oplenac (www.topolaoplenac.org.rs). Continuation of the trip to Kragujevac. A tour around the city: „Sumarice“ Memorial Park, dedicated to the 3000 citizens of Kragujevac shot by the Nazi Germany soldiers during World War II. After Kragujevac, we go to lunch in a traditional Serbian house in a nearby village of Knic. After lunch, we continue our trip to Zlatibor. First, we take a short tour around „Sirogojno“ – village/museum that demonstrates the architecture, decoration, economic activities and life in the Zlatibor Mountain. Accommodation in hotel. Free afternoon. Dinner. Overnight.

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Day 6 Zlatibor – Šarganska osmica – Mećavnik – Višegrad – Sarajevo (180 km)
Breakfast. Departure for Šargan – Mokra gora, natural landscape. A tour around the famous railway called „Šarganska osmica“ („Šargan eight“) as well as Drvengrad on Mećavnik („Wooden City“) – build after the idea of famous film director Emir Kusturica. We continue our trip to Višegrad. City tour: Old bridge on the river Drina, famous ”Ćuprija na Drini” and a
monument to Ivo Andrić (nobel prize winner in literature) „Andrić Town“, also built by Emir Kusturica and the Government of Republic of Srpska. Lunch. Continuation of the trip to
Sarajevo. Accommodation in hotel. Sarajevo, for its six centuries long history situated at the crossroads of western and eastern, northern and southern cultures, is continually culturally
growing and blossoming (www.sarajevo-tourism.com). A walk around the old city center and a dinner at „Baščaršija“. Return to the hotel. Overnight.

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Day 7 Sarajevo – Mostar – Trebinje (245 km)
Breakfast. Sarajevo sightseeing: Bascarsija, Coppersmith’s street, Bey mosque, Town Hall, Spring of the Bosna River… Departure for the city of Mostar (www.turizam.mostar.ba/‎ ). City tour: buildings dating back to Ottoman rule (15th – 19th century): Old Bridge, Kalebija Tower, Hercegusa Tower, Sahat Tower (Clock Tower), Crooked Bridge – one of the oldest preserved monuments from the Ottoman period, built before 1558 and according to oral history the Old Bridge was built as a copy of the small bridge. Coppersmith’s street – old Mostar’s “carsija” (“çarşı” in Turkish means “bazaar” or “market”) is located on the left side of the Neretvariver with its workshops and souvenir shops. Lunch in Mostar. We continue our trip to Trebinje. Accommodation in hotel. Dinner. Overnight.

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Day 8 Trebinje – Kotor – St. Stefan – Budva (105 km)
Breakfast. Trebinje sightseeing: „Arslanagić“ Bridge from 16th century, river Trebišnjica, monastery Tvrdoš from 16th century, walking tour throught the old city center where we visit Clock Tower, Church New Gračanica, City walls, „Square of the Poet“ (famous Serbian poet Jovan Dučić), with over 100 years old trees, symbol of the city, as well as statues of Helen of Anjou, Petar II Petrović Njegoš… We continue our trip to Kotor (www.tokotor.me/). Situated in one of the most beautiful bays in the world, Kotor, a town of merchants and famous seafarers has a lot to tell. The old town Kotor is the best preserved medieval urban setting typical of towns established in the 12th and 14th century. Thanks to its medieval architecture and numerous monuments of cultural heritage, Kotor found its place on the UNESCO’s list of “World Natural and Cultural Heritage”. On one of them, there is also. Sightseeing: The St. Tryphon’s Cathedral, a monument to Roman culture and one of the recognizable symbols of the town The St. Lucas’s church, The Santa Anna church, The St. Mary’s Church, The Church of Our Lady of Health, Duke’s Palace. Napoleon Theatre…Lunch in Kotor.
Continuation of the trip to Budva. We go to St. Stefan – an island nearby Budva connected to the mainland via causeway. Accommodation in hotel in Budva. Dinner. Overnight.

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Day 9 Budva – Lovćen – Cetinje – Budva (105 km)
Breakfast. Excursion to the Lovćen Mountain and the city of Cetinje. A tour around the National Park in the Lovćen Mountain. We continue to Cetinje, a historical royal town and the second most important town of Montenegro. Due to its rich heritage and its long status of the capital of Montenegro, Cetinje is nowadays an honorary capital of Montenegro. Cetinje sightseeing: The Historical Museum of Montenegro, The Ethnographic Museum of Montenegro, The King Nicola’s Court and the Njegos’s Museum… Lunch break. In the afternoon we return to the hotel in Budva. Dinner. Overnight.

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Day 10 Budva – Dubrovnik – Split (330 km)
Breakfast. Departure for Dubrovnik – unique in the World for its impressive medieval fortresses, churches, monasteries, often referred to as ana Adriatic pearl. Its old town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Sightseeing: Sponza Palace, Monument to Orlando, Lovrenac, Stradun… Lunch in Dubrovnik. After lunch, we continue to Split. Another city on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites since 1979. We visit Diocletian’s Palace, built in the 3rd century, long before the city even existed. Accommodation in hotel in Split or nearby. Dinner. Overnight.

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Day 11 Split – Trogir – Plitvice – Zagreb (400 km)
Breakfast. Departure for Trogir. Sightseeing: St. Lovre’s Cathedral, Kamerlengo fortress, St. Nicholas’ Monastery, old city center…After Trogir we continue to Plitvice Lakes National Park, (www.np-plitvicka-jezera.hr/). A unique hydrographic phenomenon. PlitviceLakes are also on UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. Lunch. After lunch, we continue to the city of Zagreb, the capital of Croatia. Accommodation in hotel. Free evening. Dinner. Overnight.

Day 12 Zagreb
Breakfast. Zagreb sightseeing: St. Mark’s Square and St. Mark’s Church, BanskiDvori (Ban’s Court) – baroque palace currently official building of the Croatian Government, Katarina’s Square, Dverce Palace and Lotrščak Tower, Cathedral, and the old city center – Ban Jelačić Square and the longest street in Zagreb. We continue to Zagorje, an area nearby Zagreb and visit the Trakošćan fortress. Lunch. After lunch, we return to the hotel in Zagreb. Free afternoon and evening. Dinner. Overnight.

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Day 13 Zagreb – Graz – Vienna (385 km)
Breakfast. Departure for Vienna. On the way to Vienna, we stop to visit the city of Graz (Cathedral of Graz, Mausoleum, Schlossber, Eggenberg Palace, Burg and Double Spiral Staircase…). Lunch break. After lunch, we continue to Vienna. Arrival in Vienna and check in at the hotel in the afternoon. After a short rest, we take a short walking tour through the city center. Dinner in the hotel. Overnight.

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Day 14 Vienna
Breakfast. Vienna sightseeing: Anchor Clock, National Theatre, Belvedere Palace, Hofburg, Prater, Schoenbrunn Palace…. Free afternoon. Dinner in hotel. Overnight.

Day 15 Vienna – …
Breakfast. Free time until transfer to the airport.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites:
– Višegrad Bridge
– Mostar Bridge
– City of Kotor (Montenegro)
– City of Dubrovnik (Croatia)
– City of Split (Croatia)
– Plitvice Lakes (Croatia)
– Historic Centre of Graz
– Historic Centre of Vienna
– Palace and Gardens of Schoenbrunn

15 pax20 pax25 pax30 pax35 pax40 paxFor children 0-12 years old 20% discount
1440€1325€1255€1210€1175€1155€

Package price includes:
– transportation in modern tourist buses
– 2 HB in a 4* hotel in Budapest
– 2 HB in a 4* hotel in Belgrade
– 1 HB in a 4* hotel in Zlatibor
– 1 HB in a 4* hotel in Sarajevo
– 1 HB in a 4* hotel in Trebinje
– 2 HB in a 4* hotel in Budva
– 1 HB in a 4* hotel in Split or nearby
– 2 HB in a 4* hotel in Zagreb
– 2 HB in a 4* hotel in Vienna
– lunches and dinners as in the program
– sightseeing according to the program with local guide in English language and a Chinese translator
– entrance fees for cultural and historical monuments
– trip organization expenses

Package price does not include:
-airplane tickets
– supplement for 1/1 room: 200€ (on request)
– individual expenses


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CLASSICAL GREECE & THE GREATEST BALKAN TOUR

GREECE – ALBANIA – MONENEGRO – CROATIA- BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA- SERBIA – HUNGARY

14 Days – Avio/Bus
Autumn 2016

Day 1.Athens

Picking up the group at the airport and accommodation in the hotel.Going to Athens sightseeing.(Athens – cradle of democracy and birthplace of philosophy. How much of ourselves we can trace back to ancient Greece is truly remarkable, but when visiting this magnificent city, its history is not the first thing you meet. That Athens is rife with history is an adjunct, a secondary to the plain fact that Greece is one of the most visually stunning countries to ever nestle against the pellucid blue of the Mediterranean).National Historical Museum Athens.Time for lunch.Monastiraki. Roman Agora. Ancient Agora. Temple of Hephaestus. (This Greek temple on KolonosAgoraios hill overlooks the Agora in Athens. It was constructed in 449BC predating the construction of the Parthenon by 2 years). Return to the hotel. Dinner. Overnight.greece_main_pic

Day 2. Athens

Breakfast. Going to Athens sightseeing. Akropolis.Parthenon. (The Parthenon is the main ancient structure on the Acropolis, a hill in the center of Athens. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the symbol of Athens and the most famous of the surviving structures from the world of ancient Greece).Plaka. Theater of Dionysos..Hadrians Arch. Temple of Olympian. (The remains of this massive temple stand southeast of the Acropolis. The temple of Zeus Olympios was the largest in ancient Greece).Free time for lunch.Akropolis Museum. Return to the hotel. Supper in the restaurant with traditional Greek food and music. Overnight.

Day 3.Athens – Corinth Canal – Mycenae – Epidaurus – Nauplia (214km.)

Breakfast. Set off from Athens in the morning and head along the mainland coast to Corinth Canal. Linking the Saronic Gulf with the Gulf of Corinth, the canal is steep-sided and narrow, making it a favorite spot for thrill-seeking bungee jumpers. After stopping to see this impressive canal, your tour continues to the seaside town of Nauplia for a walk, and then continue to Mycenae. Learn about the Classical Greece era, hearing tales of the period’s strong influence on the Roman Empire. Here, enjoy free time for lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, the archaeological site of Epidaurus.the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Sanctuary of Asklepios (the shrine to the Greek god of medicine) and the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus. Enjoy your evening in Nauplia at leisure after dinner in your hotel.

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Day 4.Nauplia – Olympia – Antirion – Delphi (440km.)

After breakfast visit the Archeological Site of Olympia. Home to the Atlis (Sanctuary of the Gods), the site was a mecca for ancient Greeks who came here to worship Zeus. See incredible ruins like the Stadium of Olympia, where the country’s ancient Olympic Games were held.Lunch.In the afternoon, drive to Antirion, passing the towns of Patras. Cross over the Rion-Antirion Bridge – considered a landmark of 21st-century Greece – and then sightsee independently in Antirion and the nearby town of Nafpaktos. Finish your day with a relaxing meal at your hotel in Delphi.

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Day 5. Delphi – Kalambakka (246km.)

Breakfast. Rise early to explore Delphi – one of the most important archeological digs in Europe. As you walk around this stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site with your guide, see monuments like the Sanctuary of Athena. Head inside the Delphi Archeological Museum and encounter numerous artifacts and relics that date back to 15th century BC. Watch out for the Charioteer of Delphi and the intriguing Sphinx of Naxos. Enjoy a break for lunch in town and then relax on your afternoon journey through central Greece. Gaze out of your window as you cross the Thessalian plains, passing the pretty towns of Amphissa, Lamia and Trikala, and then arrive at your Kalambaka hotel in the early evening. After checking in you can explore town on your own, and finally relax over dinner in your hotel.

Day 6.Kalambakka – Meteora – Butrint – Saranda (235km.)

Breakfast. Leave your hotel to visit the rock towers of Meteora – incredible sandstone peaks topped with 11th-century monasteries. The UNESCO World Heritage site is home to more than 20 rock monasteries, either perched precariously on top of Meteora’s towering sandstone cliffs or built into the cliffs themselves inside naturally formed caves.With your guide, make your way up the walking trails to visit these monasteries, enjoying breathtaking panoramic views from the top. After spending the morning exploring Meteora, journey to Albania.On the way stop for lunchin the picturesque city of Ioannina. After border control, visit archeological site Butrint, 15 km from Saranda. Accommodation in hotel in Saranda.Dinner in the restaurant with traditional Albanian food, dance and music. Overnight.

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Day 7.Saranda – Gjirokastra – Berat – Durres (325km.)

Breakfast.Leave your hotel to visitGjirokastraUNESCO World heritage site. Visit Berat, known as the “City of 1,000 windows” and “City Museum”, whose settlement Mangalem is included in the UNESCO list of world heritage sites. Lunch at the traditional restaurant in Berat.Tour of the fortress among whose walls there is a large number of medieval Orthodox churches. Tour continues to the seaside town of Durres. Accommodation in hotel, dinner and overnight.

Day 8.Durres – Tirana – Kruje – Budva (210km.)

Breakfast.Short city tour of Durres, a city founded in the year of 627. Tour of the Roman amphitheater from 2nd century which was discovered only in 1966, largest in the Balkans, the Venetian towers and the port of Durres. Continue to visit Tirana and a tour of the capital of Albania: EthemBey Mosque, the Orthodox Church and the Catholic Cathedral, Skanderbeg Square … The journey continues to Kruja, the first capital of the autonomous Albanian state in the Middle Ages, which has become widely known for the father of the Albanian nation, GjergjKastriot Skanderbeg. Visit the fortress and the Skanderbeg museum which leads to the old bazaar full of shops with beautiful handcrafts. Lunch at a restaurant in Kruja.Travel towards Montenegro, and Budva. Accommodation in hotel in Budva.Dinner and overnight.

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Day 9.Budva – Kotor – Dubrovnik – Trebinje (150km.)

Breakfast.Short tour of the Old Town of Budva and departure for Kotor (on the list of UNESCO).Upon arrival exploring the beauties of this town of Boka Bay: a tour of the old town, the city tower, the Pillar Cathedral Tripun, the walls of the church of St. John, the palace Byzantines, Pima Palace, Square Weapons.Lunch on the way to Dubrovnik, unique in the world due to its impressive medieval fortresses, churches, convents and palaces and is often called a pearl of the Adriatic. Sightseeing Dubrovnik: The Sponza Palace, Orlando Column, Fort Lovrenac, walking along Stradun (Placa Street). After free time in Dubrovnik, travel to Trebinje. Accommodation in hotel.Dinner and overnight.

Day 10.Trebinje – Pocitelj – Mostar – Sarajevo (270km.)

Breakfast. A brief tour of Trebinje: Arslanagicabridge, built in the 16th century out of stone, Trebisnjica, Clock Tower, “the Poet Square” where are the plane trees over 100 years old, which is the symbol of the city. Departure for Počitelj – a historic settlement in the oriental-Mediterranean style, town-fortress dating back to the middle ages. It is situated along the left bank, in the valley of river Neretva in Bosnia and Herzegovina. This picturesque small town is one of the most beautiful cultural-historical sites in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Travel to Mostar(on the list of UNESCO) and city tour: the Old Bridge, The Halabia Tower, The Hercegusa Tower, The Sahat Kula (The Clock Tower) the KrivaCuprija (The Crooked Bridge), – one of the oldest preserved monuments from the Ottoman period, built before 1558, Coppersmith’s street – old Mostar’s “carsija” (“çarşı” in Turkish means “bazaar” or “market”) located on the left side of the Neretva river with its workshops and souvenir shops. Free time for lunch at a local restaurant. Continue travelling to Sarajevo. Accommodation in hotel.Dinner in Bascarsija (Turkish word for the main market place).Back to hotel. Overnight.

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Day 11.Sarajevo – Visegrad – Mokra Gora – Sargan – Zlatibor (180km.)

Breakfast. Sightseeing Sarajevo – Olympic city is surrounded by steep mountains: Bjelasnica, Igman, Jahorina, Ozren, Romania, Treskavica and Trebevic. Sarajevo is often called the “Jerusalem of Europe” because of its traditional and religious diversity. Visit the old town: Bascarsija, the Cathedral, old Orthodox church with museum of icons, old mosque and turkish house …unique edifices of Ottoman urban architecture, numerous mosques, kujundziluk (Coppersmith’s street)… Departure to Visegrad and visit old bridge, famous “Bridge over the Drina river” and monument to Ivo Andric, Andric’s town, erected by famous film director Emir Kusturica and the Government of the Republic of Srpskain honour of the Nobel Prize Winner.Travel to Mokra Gora nature park. Tour of the famous tracks “Šargan Eight” and Drvengrad – Mecavnik – built on the idea of Emir Kusturica. Enjoy free time for lunch. After, continue to Zlatibormountain, accommodation in hotel. Dinner and overnight.

Day 12. Zlatibor –Sirogojno -Oplenac – Topola – Belgrade (220km.)

Breakfast.Visit Sirogojno, village-museum in the open which features architecture, arrangement, economy and way of life in mountainous regions on Zlatibor. Enjoy free time in the beautiful nature of par Zlatibor. Departure for Oplenac and Topola.Sightseeing of Mausoleum of the Serbian Royal Family on Oplenac and old town in Topola.Lunch in the famous restaurant Aleksandar in Arandjelovac. Travel to Belgrade. Accommodation in hotel.Dinner and overnight.

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Day 13. Belgrade

Breakfast. Half day city tour of Belgrade: St.Sava Temple, Terazije, Republic Square, National Museum, Studentskitrg, Belgrade fortress – Kalemegdan, Cathedral Church, Ethnographic museum, The Assembly of the City of Belgrade, Str. KnezMilosa, Bulevarmira, Memorial Center Josip Broz Tito.Sightseeing Zemun.Zemun is really distinguished by its tradition: fortification on Gardos that has been mentioned as early as in the 9th century. The St. Father Nicolaj Church – the oldest orthodox church in Belgrade, Magistrate square, Zemun quay, the Old Captan’s House and The Old Customs House….Free time for coffee and lunch (own expense).. Return to the hotel. Free afternoon time. In the evening a short stroll in the center of the town and going to Skadarlija, bohemian quarter located in the very center of Belgrade, for dinner. Skadarlija is a cobble paved street dating back to the beginning of the 19th century. It was famous for being a favorite meeting place/venue of well known Belgrade bohemians, poets, painters, actors from the nearby theater, as well as of many lovers of good alcoholic drinks, socializing and spoken word with friends. Over all these years of progress and modernization of the city and society Skadarlija has managed to preserve the spirit of old times and just because of that it has become a favorite to citizens of Belgrade and many tourists. Return to the hotel. Overnight.

Day 14. Belgrade – Budapest (400km)

Early breakfast. Departure for Budapest at 08:00. On the way to Budapest, we visit the city of Novi Sad, panoramic sightseeing (www.novisad.rs): Petrovaradin fortress, The Freedom Square… After Novi Sad, we cointinue to the lake „Palić“ where we will have a lunch break on a type of farm, typical for this part of Serbia. After lunch we continue to our trip and arrive in Budapest in the evening. Check in at the hotel. We take a short walking tour through the city center. Dinner in hotel. Overnight.

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Day 15. Budapest

Breakfast. Budapest sightseeing: Heroes Square, Vaci Streeti, Andrassy Avenue, St. Istvan (Stephan) Basilica, House of Parliament, Fishermans Bastion, Gellert Hill, Citadel… Lunch in Budim in a national restaurant. Free afternoon. In the evening lunch in a traditional hungarian restaurant. Overnight.

Day 16. Budapest – Beijing

Breakfast. Check out of the hotel by 12:00. Free time until transfer to the airport.

PRICE PER PERSON
40 pax35 pax30 pax25 pax20 pax15 pax
1385€1420€1465€1530€1630€1795€

UNESCO World Heritage-listed:
Parthenon. The main ancient structure on the Acropolis, the symbol of Athens and the most famous of the surviving structures from the world of ancient Greece.
Epidaurus. Sanctuary of Asklepios (the shrine to the Greek god of medicine) and the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus.
Delphi. One of the most important archeological digs in Europe.
Meteora. Incredible sandstone peaks topped with 11th-century monasteries.
Berat and Gjirokastra. Known as the “City of 1,000 windows” and “City Museum”
Kotor. The Natural and Culturo-Historical Region of Kotor. It encompasses the old town of Kotor, the fortifications of Kotor and the surrounding region of the inner Bay of Kotor.
Mostar. 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.
Budapest. Banks of the Danube; Buda Castle Quarter; Andrassy Avenue

The package price includes:
– Transport according to program by modern tourist bus (air conditioning, toilet) with 49 seats regardless of group size
– Accommodation in 4 * hotels and meals according to the program
– Tickets for cultural and historical monuments in the program
– English speaking guide and a Chinese translator during the tour
– Local guides where necessary
– 1 FOC for representative of agency
– Organizationcosts

The package does not include:
– Flight ticket
– Supplement for 1/1 room – € (on request)
– Individual costs of passenger


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Classical Greece and Great Balkan

14 Days – Airplane/Bus

GREECE-ALBANIA-MONTENEGRO-BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA-SERBIA

 Autumn 2016

Day 1.Athens
Picking up the group at the airport and accommodation in the hotel. Going to Athens sightseeing.(Athens – cradle of democracy and birthplace of philosophy. How much of ourselves we can trace back to ancient Greece is truly remarkable, but when visiting this magnificent city, its history is not the first thing you meet. That Athens is rife with history is an adjunct, a secondary to the plain fact that Greece is one of the most visually stunning countries to ever nestle against the pellucid blue of the Mediterranean).National Historical Museum Athens.Time for lunch.Monastiraki. Roman Agora. Ancient Agora. Temple of Hephaestus. (This Greek temple on KolonosAgoraios hill overlooks the Agora in Athens. It was constructed in 449BC predating the construction of the Parthenon by 2 years). Return to the hotel. Dinner. Overnight.
Day 2. Athens
Breakfast. Going to Athens sightseeing. Acropolis.Parthenon. (The Parthenon is the main ancient structure on the Acropolis, a hill in the center of Athens. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the symbol of Athens and the most famous of the surviving structures from the world of ancient Greece).Plaka. Theater of Dionysos..Hadrians Arch. Temple of Olympian. (The remains of this massive temple stand southeast of the Acropolis. The temple of Zeus Olympios was the largest in ancient Greece).Free time for lunch.Akropolis Museum. Return to the hotel. Supper in the restaurant with traditional Greek food and music. Overnight.

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Day 3.Athens – Corinth Canal – Mycenae – Epidaurus – Nauplia (214km.)
Breakfast. Set off from Athens in the morning and head along the mainland coast to Corinth Canal. Linking the Saronic Gulf with the Gulf of Corinth, the canal is steep-sided and narrow, making it a favorite spot for thrill-seeking bungee jumpers. After stopping to see this impressive canal, your tour continues to the seaside town of Nauplia for a walk, and then continue to Mycenae. Learn about the Classical Greece era, hearing tales of the period’s strong influence on the Roman Empire. Here, enjoy free time for lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, the archaeological site of Epidaurus.the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Sanctuary of Asklepios (the shrine to the Greek god of medicine) and the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus. Enjoy your evening in Nauplia at leisure after dinner in your hotel.

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Day 4.Nauplia – Olympia – Antirion – Delphi (440km.)
After breakfast visit the Archeological Site of Olympia. Home to the Atlis (Sanctuary of the Gods), the site was a mecca for ancient Greeks who came here to worship Zeus. See incredible ruins like the Stadium of Olympia, where the country’s ancient Olympic Games were held.Lunch.In the afternoon, drive to Antirion, passing the towns of Patras. Cross over the Rion-Antirion Bridge – considered a landmark of 21st-century Greece – and then
sightseeing independently in Antirion and the nearby town of Nafpaktos. Finish your day with a relaxing meal at your hotel in Delphi.

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Day 5. Delphi – Kalambakka (246km.)
Breakfast. Rise early to explore Delphi – one of the most important archeological digs in Europe. As you walk around this stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site with your guide, see monuments like the Sanctuary of Athena. Head inside the Delphi Archeological Museum and encounter numerous artifacts and relics that date back to 15th century BC. Watch out for the Charioteer of Delphi and the intriguing Sphinx of Naxos. Enjoy a break for lunch in town and then relax on your afternoon journey through central Greece. Gaze out of your window as you cross the Thessalian plains, passing the pretty towns of Amphissa, Lamia and Trikala, and then arrive at your Kalambaka hotel in the early evening. After checking in you can explore town on your own, and finally relax over dinner in your hotel.

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Day 6.Kalambakka – Meteora – Butrint – Saranda (235km.)

Breakfast. Leave your hotel to visit the rock towers of Meteora – incredible sandstone peaks topped with 11th-century monasteries. The UNESCO World Heritage site is home to more than 20 rock monasteries, either perched precariously on top of Meteora’s towering sandstone cliffs or built into the cliffs themselves inside naturally formed caves.With your guide, make your way up the walking trails to visit these monasteries, enjoying breathtaking panoramic views from the top. After spending the morning exploring Meteora, journey to Albania.On the way stop for lunchin the picturesque city of Ioannina. After border control, visit archeological site Butrint, 15 km from Saranda. Accommodation in hotel in Saranda.Dinner in the restaurant with traditional Albanian food, dance and music. Overnight.

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Day 7.Saranda – Gjirokastra – Berat – Durres (325km.)
Breakfast. Leave your hotel to visit Gjirokastra UNESCO World heritage site. Visit Berat, known as the “City of 1,000 windows” and “City Museum”, whose settlement Mangalem is included in the UNESCO list of world heritage sites. Lunch at the traditional restaurant in Berat.Tour of the fortress among whose walls there is a large number of medieval Orthodox churches. Tour continues to the seaside town of Durres. Accommodation in hotel, dinner and overnight.

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Day 8.Durres – Tirana – Kruje – Budva (210km.)
Breakfast.Short city tour of Durres, a city founded in the year of 627. Tour of the Roman amphitheater from 2nd century which was discovered only in 1966, largest in the Balkans, the Venetian towers and the port of Durres. Continue to visit Tirana and a tour of the capital of Albania: EthemBey Mosque, the Orthodox Church and the Catholic Cathedral, Skanderbeg Square … The journey continues to Kruja, the first capital of the autonomous Albanian state in the Middle Ages, which has become widely known for the father of the Albanian nation, GjergjKastriot Skanderbeg. Visit the fortress and the Skanderbeg museum which leads to the old bazaar full of shops with beautiful handcrafts. Lunch at a restaurant in Kruja.Travel towards Montenegro, and Budva. Accommodation in hotel in Budva. Dinner and overnight.

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Day 9.Budva – Kotor – Dubrovnik – Trebinje (150km.)
Breakfast.Short tour of the Old Town of Budva and departure for Kotor (on the list of UNESCO).Upon arrival exploring the beauties of this town of Boka Bay: a tour of the old town, the city tower, the Pillar Cathedral Tripun, the walls of the church of St. John, the palace Byzantines, Pima Palace, Square Weapons. Lunch on the way to Dubrovnik, unique in the world due to its impressive medieval fortresses, churches, convents and palaces and is often called a pearl of the Adriatic. Sightseeing Dubrovnik: The Sponza Palace, Orlando Column, Fort Lovrenac, walking along Stradun (Placa Street). After free time in Dubrovnik, travel to Trebinje. Accommodation in hotel.Dinner and overnight.

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Day 10.Trebinje – Pocitelj – Mostar – Sarajevo (270km.)
Breakfast. A brief tour of Trebinje: Arslanagicabridge, built in the 16th century out of stone, Trebisnjica, Clock Tower, “the Poet Square” where are the plane trees over 100 years old, which is the symbol of the city. Departure for Počitelj – a historic settlement in the oriental-Mediterranean style, town-fortress dating back to the middle ages. It is situated along the left bank, in the valley of river Neretva in Bosnia and Herzegovina. This picturesque small town is one of the most beautiful cultural-historical sites in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Travel to Mostar(on the list of UNESCO) and city tour: the Old Bridge, The Halabia Tower, The Hercegusa Tower, The Sahat Kula (The Clock Tower) the KrivaCuprija (The Crooked Bridge), – one of the oldest preserved monuments from the Ottoman period, built before 1558, Coppersmith’s street – old Mostar’s “carsija” (“çarşı” in Turkish means “bazaar” or “market”) located on the left side of the Neretva river with its workshops and souvenir shops. Free time for lunch at a local restaurant. Continue travelling to Sarajevo. Accommodation in hotel.Dinner in Bascarsija (Turkish word for the main market place).Back to hotel. Overnight.

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Day 11.Sarajevo – Visegrad – Mokragora – Sargan – Zlatibor (180km.)
Breakfast. Sightseeing Sarajevo – Olympic city is surrounded by steep mountains: Bjelasnica, Igman, Jahorina, Ozren, Romania, Treskavica and Trebevic. Sarajevo is often called the “Jerusalem of Europe” because of its traditional and religious diversity. Visit the old town: Bascarsija, the Cathedral, old Orthodox church with museum of icons, old mosque and turkish house …unique edifices of Ottoman urban architecture, numerous mosques, kujundziluk (Coppersmith’s street)… Departure to Visegrad and visit old bridge, famous “Bridge over the Drina river” and monument to Ivo Andric, Andric’s town, erected by famous film director Emir Kusturica and the Government of the Republic of Srpskain honour of the Nobel Prize Winner.Travel to Mokra Gora nature park. Tour of the famous tracks “Šargan Eight” and Drvengrad – Mecavnik – built on the idea of Emir Kusturica. Enjoy free time for lunch. After, continue to Zlatibormountain, accommodation in hotel. Dinner and overnight.

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Day 12.Zlatibor –Sirogojno -Oplenac – Topola – Belgrade (220km.)
Breakfast.Visit Sirogojno, village-museum in the open which features architecture, arrangement, economy and way of life in mountainous regions on Zlatibor. Enjoy free time in the beautiful nature of par Zlatibor. Departure for Oplenac and Topola.Sightseeing of Mausoleum of the Serbian Royal Family on Oplenac and old town in Topola.Lunch in the famous restaurant Aleksandar in Arandjelovac. Travel to Belgrade. Accommodation in hotel.Dinner and overnight.

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Day 13. Belgrade
Breakfast. Half day city tour of Belgrade: St.Sava Temple, Terazije, Republic Square, National Museum, Studentskitrg, Belgrade fortress – Kalemegdan, Cathedral Church, Ethnographic museum, The Assembly of the City of Belgrade, Str. KnezMilosa, Bulevar mira, Memorial Center Josip Broz Tito.Sightseeing Zemun.Zemun is really distinguished by its tradition: fortification on Gardos that has been mentioned as early as in the 9th century. The St. Father Nicolaj Church – the oldest orthodox church in Belgrade, Magistrate square, Zemun quay, the Old Captan’s House and The Old Customs House….Free time for coffee and lunch (own expense).. Return to the hotel. Free afternoon time. In the evening a short stroll in the center of the town and going to Skadarlija, bohemian quarter located in the very center of Belgrade, for dinner. Skadarlija is a cobble paved street dating back to the beginning of the 19th century. It was famous for being a favorite meeting place/venue of well
known Belgrade bohemians, poets, painters, actors from the nearby theater, as well as of many lovers of good alcoholic drinks, socializing and spoken word with friends. Over all these years of progress and modernization of the city and society Skadarlija has managed to
preserve the spirit of old times and just because of that it has become a favorite to citizens of Belgrade and many tourists. Return to the hotel. Overnight.

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Day 14. Belgrade – …
Breakfast. Free time until transfer to the airport.

Price per person
40pax35pax30pax25pax20pax15pax
11551195124513151430€1595€

UNESCO World Heritage-listed:
Parthenon. The main ancient structure on the Acropolis, the symbol of Athens and the most famous of the surviving structures from the world of ancient Greece.
Epidaurus. Sanctuary of Asklepios (the shrine to the Greek god of medicine) and the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus.
Delphi. One of the most important archeological digs in Europe.
Meteora. Incredible sandstone peaks topped with 11th-century monasteries.
Berat and Gjirokastra. Known as the “City of 1,000 windows” and “City Museum”
Kotor. The Natural and Culturo-Historical Region of Kotor. It encompasses the old town of Kotor, the fortifications of Kotor and the surrounding region of the inner Bay of Kotor.
Mostar. 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.

The package price includes:
– Transport according to program by modern tourist bus (air conditioning, toilet) with 49 seats regardless of group size
– Accommodation in 4 * hotels and meals according to the program
– Tickets for cultural and historical monuments in the program
– English speaking guide and a Chinese translator during the tour
– Local guides where necessary
– 1 FOC for representative of agency
– Organization costs

The package not includes
– Flight tickets
– Supplement for 1/1 room – € (on request)
– Individual costs of passenger


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Classical Greece

Athens and Santorini island

8 Days – Avio/Bus
Autumn 2016

Day 1.Athens
Picking up the group at the airport and accommodation in the hotel. Going to Athens sightseeing. (Athens – cradle of democracy and birthplace of philosophy. How much of ourselves we can trace back to ancient Greece is truly remarkable, but when visiting this magnificent city, its history is not the first thing you meet. That Athens is rife with history is an adjunct, a secondary to the plain fact that Greece is one of the most visually stunning countries to ever nestle against the pellucid blue of the Mediterranean). National Historical Museum Athens. Monastiraki. Roman Agora. Ancient Agora. Temple of Hephaestus. (This Greek temple on Kolonos Agoraios hill overlooks the Agora in Athens; it was constructed in 449BC predating the construction of the Parthenon by 2 years). Free time. Return to the hotel. Dinner. Overnight.

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Day 2. Athens
Breakfast. Going to Athens sightseeing. Akropolis. Parthenon. (The Parthenon is the main ancient structure on the Acropolis, a hill in the center of Athens. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the symbol of Athens and the most famous of the surviving structures from the world of ancient Greece). Plaka. Theater of Dionysos. Hadrians Arch. Temple of Olympian. (The remains of this massive temple stand southeast of the Acropolis. The temple of Zeus Olympios was the largest in ancient Greece). Free time for lunch. Akropolis Museum. Return to the hotel. Supper in the restaurant with traditional Greek food and music. Overnight.

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Day 3. Athens – Corinth Canal – Mycenae – Epidaurus – Nauplia – Athens (309km)
Breakfast. Set off from Athens in the morning and head along the mainland coast to Corinth Canal. Linking the Saronic Gulf with the Gulf of Corinth, the canal is steep-sided and narrow, making it a favorite spot for thrill-seeking bungee jumpers. After stopping to see this impressive canal, your tour continues to the seaside town of Nauplia for a walk, and then continue to Mycenae. Learn about the Classical Greece era, hearing tales of the period’s strong influence on the Roman Empire. Here, enjoy free time for lunch (own expense) at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, the archaeological site of Epidaurus. the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Sanctuary of Asklepios (the shrine to the Greek god of medicine) and the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus. Arrive back in Athens. Free time. Dinner. Overnight.

Day 4. Athens – Delphi – Santorini (367km)
Breakfast. Rise early to explore Delphi – one of the most important archeological digs in Europe. As you walk around this stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site with your guide, see monuments like the Sanctuary of Athena. Head inside the Delphi Archeological Museum and encounter numerous artifacts and relics that date back to 15th century BC. Watch out for the Charioteer of Delphi and the intriguing Sphinx of Naxos. Enjoy a break for lunch in town (own expense), and then relax on your afternoon transferred to the airport of Athens to catch a local flight to Santorini (45min.) Santorini (Fira) is a magical Greek island enveloped in mystery and charm. Often referred to as the “crown jewel of Greece,” Santorini continues to be one of the most popular destinations in the country, becoming one of the world’s top honeymoon spots. Santorini has some of the most unique geographical characteristics of any other island in the world – it was literally formed by a series of catastrophic volcanic explosions over the course of thousands of years. The result is a wonderland of steep cliffs, ebony volcanic rocks and mesmerizing ocean views. Check in to hotel. Dinner. Overnight.

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Day 5. Santorini
Breakfast. Go Sailing! Santorini’s unique landscape is best appreciated from the water. A sailing tour will reveal multihued rock formations, stunning beaches, and incredible views of the whitewashed towns perched high on the caldera. Stop for a swimming break and enjoy the plentiful seafood lunch prepared by the crew. (hot springs by Santorini’s famous volcano: NeaKameni. Submerge yourself in the warm waters for a relaxing and reviving bath. White Beach. Red Beach). This all-inclusive experience is the ultimate way to experience Santorini! Dinner. Overnight.

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Day 6. Santorini
Breakfast. Visit Ancient Akrotiri “Pompeii of the Aegean.” an ancient city that was frozen in time after a volcanic eruption some 3,600 years ago. Head inside with your guide — an expert in archeology — and learn about the Minoan city before the catastrophic event occurred. Explore three traditional island wineries and enjoy a platter of local delicacies alongside wine samples. The island of Santorini has a long history in viniculture, with the indigenous white Assyrtiko grape being the dominant variety. Wine production on the island dates back to Roman times, but particularly flourished under Venetian control during the Middle Ages. Visitors have plenty of dry whites, roses and reds to sample at the island’s best wineries. After learning about wine and history, finish your experience with a hotel drop-off. Dinner. Overnight.
Day 7. Santorini
Breakfast. Explore Oia. When you think of Santorini, what comes to mind? If you pictured whitewashed houses with blue shutters, then you must be imagining the beautiful village of

Oia. Perched on the northwest edge of the caldera, Oia is a maze of narrow streets, renovated cave houses and small squares. This town used to be a cluster of seamen houses, but now hosts thousands of tourists each year wanting to experience its breathtaking ocean views and take photos of one of the most iconic landscapes in all of Greece. Dinner. Overnight.
Day 8. Santorini-Athens
Breakfast. We will be transferred to the airport of Santorini to catch a local flight back to Athens. Arrive back in Athens. According to your departure’s flight schedule, transfer to the airport and assistance with check-in procedure.

 

PRICE PER PERSON:

40pax35pax30pax25pax
98299710151040

 

UNESCO World Heritage-listed:
Parthenon. The main ancient structure on the Acropolis, the symbol of Athens and the most famous of the surviving structures from the world of ancient Greece.
Epidaurus. Sanctuary of Asklepios (the shrine to the Greek god of medicine) and the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus.
Delphi. One of the most important archeological digs in Europe.
Meteora. Incredible sandstone peaks topped with 11th-century monasteries.

The package includes
– Transport according to program by modern tourist bus (air conditioning, toilet) with 49 seats regardless of group size
– Flight ticket Athens-Santorini-Athens
– Accommodation in 4 * hotels and meals according to the program
– Tickets for cultural and historical monuments in the program
– English speaking guide during the tour
– Local guides where necessary
– 1 FOC for representative of agency
– Organization costs

The package not includes
– Flight ticket
Turkish Airlines
Tehran Istanbul
03:25 – 05:25
Istanbul Athens
07:30 – 09:30
Athens Istanbul
22:05 – 23:40
Istanbul Tehran
01:30 – 07:10
– Supplement for 1/1 room – € (on request)
– Individual costs of passenger


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Balkan round trip

Serbia-Bosnia and Herzegovina

Montenegro-Albania

12 DAYS – AIRPLANE / BUS

Autumn 2016

Day 1-2 …l – Belgrade

Pickup of the group at the airport. Transfer to the hotel with a short sightseeing. Accommodation in hotel. A short break and lunch. City tour: Terazije, Knez Mihailova Street, Republic Square, Kalemegdan… Free time for walking at the center of Belgrade … Dinner at the hotel. Overnight.

Day 3 Belgrade – Novi Sad – Belgrade

Breakfast. A half-day excursion to Novi Sad, the capital of Vojvodina. Panoramic tour of the Petrovaradin Fortress, Serbian National Theatre, Freedom Square … Lunch. Back to Belgrade. Free afternoon. At 20:00 departure to Skadarlija for dinner – the bohemian quarter in the center of Belgrade, Skadarlija, cobblestone-paved street dating from the beginning of the nineteenth century, it was known as a favorite hangout of famous Belgrade bohemians, poets, painters, actors from the nearby theaters, as well as the many fans of “good wine”, socializing and living the word with friends. Through all these years of progress and modernization of the city and society Skadarlija managed to preserve the spirit of old times and because of that has become a favorite of Belgrade and many tourists. Return to the hotel. Overnight.

Day 4 Belgrade – Oplenac – Kragujevac – Borac – Zlatibor mountain

Breakfast. After breakfast, departure to Topola and Oplenac – Serbian Royal Family Mausoleum. Continue traveling to Kragujevac and visit the memorial park Sumarice, where the German fascists in 1941 year executed in one day more than 3000 people including 300 students of Kragujevac Gymnasium. Lunch in a rural garden in the picturesque village of Borac. After lunch, continue journey to Zlatibor mountain. Accommodation in hotel. Dinner. Overnight.

Day 5 Zlatibor mountain – Mecavnik – Sargan eight – Visegrad – Sarajevo

Breakfast. After breakfast departure to Sargan – Mokra Gora nature park. Tour of the famous tracks “Šargan Eight” and Drvengradm – Mecavnik – built on the idea of famous film director Emir Kusturica. Continue traveling to Visegrad. Tour of the old bridge, the famous’ Bridge on the Drina ” and the monument of Ivo Andric, Andric city, built by Emir Kusturica and Serbian Government in honor of Nobel laureate. Lunch. Departure for Sarajevo. Hotel accommodation. Dinner at the national restaurant in Bascarsija. Return to the hotel. Overnight.

Day 6 Sarajevo – Mostar – Trebinje

Breakfast. Sightseeing Sarajevo – Olympic city is surrounded by steep mountains: Bjelasnica, Igman, Jahorina, Ozren, Romania, Treskavica and Trebevic. Sarajevo is often called the “Jerusalem of Europe” because of its traditional and religious diversity. Visit the old town: Bascarsija, the Cathedral, old Orthodox church with museum of icons, old mosque and turkish house … Departure for Mostar – a tour of the

buildings from the Ottoman period: the Old Bridge, the Tower Kelebija, Herceguša, Clock Tower, Crooked Bridge – one of the the oldest preserved monuments from the Ottoman period, built before 1558 and according to tradition – the old bridge was built on the model of the small bridge, Kujundziluk – old Bazaar which is located on the left side of the Neretva river with shops and souvenir shops. Lunch. Continue traveling to Trebinje. Hotel accommodation. Dinner. Overnight.

Day 7 Trebinje – Kotor – Budva

Breakfast. A brief tour of Trebinje: Arslanagica bridge, built in the 16th century out of stone, Trebisnjica, Clock Tower, “the Poet Square” where are the plane trees over 100 years old, which is the symbol of the city. Departure for Kotor (on the list of UNESCO). Upon arrival exploring the beauties of this town of Boka Bay: a tour of the old town, the city tower, the Pillar Cathedral Tripun, the walls of the church of St. John, the palace Byzantines, Pima Palace, Square Weapons .. Lunch. Continue to Budva. Hotel accommodation. A short break and a tour of the Old Town of Budva. Return to the hotel. Dinner. Overnight.

Day 8 Budva – Cetinje – Podgorica – Shkoder

Breakfast. Departure for Cetinje. The tour of Cetinje, cultural capital of Montenegro and famous for Petar II Petrovic Njegos, Montenegrin bishop and substantial political personality of the time. Tour of Cetinje Monastery, Church of the Cipur, billiards, Orlov Krs, King Nikola palace. The city is located at the bottom of the mountain Lovcen at 590m above sea level and is like an oasis. Cetinje is the best known and most visited tourist city, when it comes to interesting Montenegrin cultural and tourist destinations. The historic core of Cetinje is proposed for the UNESCO list. Continue to visit Podgorica, capital of Montenegro – short tour. Lunch. Travelling to Shkodra, Albania. Hotel accommodation. City tour of Shkodra – visit the city center and the main sights. Dinner. Overnight.

Day 9 Shkoder – Kruje – Tirana – Durres

Breakfast. In the morning tour of the Rozafa fortress with a small museum inside the walls. There is a legend associated with this fort which almost all Balkan nations know and transmitted from generation to generation. Listening to legends while the view extends over the 3 rivers around Shkoder (Bojana, Drim and Kiri) and Skadar Lake will be one of most beautifull memories that can take from Albania. Visit Kruja, the first capital of the autonomous Albanian state in the Middle Ages, which has become widely known for the father of the Albanian nation, Gjergj Kastriot Skanderbeg. Visit the fortress and the Skanderbeg museum which leads to the old bazaar full of shops with beautiful handcrafts. Lunch at a restaurant in Kruja. Continue to visit Tirana and a tour of the capital of Albania: Ethem Bey Mosque, the Orthodox Church and the Catholic Cathedral, Skanderbeg Square … The journey continues to Durres. Hotel accommodation, dinner and overnight.

Day 10 Durres – Berat – Durres

Breakfast. City tour of Durres, a city founded in the year of 627. Tour of the Roman amphitheater from 2nd century which was discovered only in 1966, largest in the Balkans, the Venetian towers and the port of Durres. Lunch in hotel. Around 15:00 hrs visit Berat, known as the “City of 1,000 windows” and “City Museum”, whose settlement Mangalem is included in the UNESCO list of world heritage sites. Tour of the fortress among whose walls there is a large number of medieval Orthodox churches. Dinner at the national restaurant in Berat, with traditional music. Back to Durres. Overnight.

Day 11-12 Durres – Tirana – …

Breakfast. Check out of the hotel and departure for Poland.

40 pax    35 pax   30 pax
640€        680€      720€

For children up to
12 years. 20%

25 pax    20 pax    15 pax discount
760€      820€      880€

The package price includes:
– Transport according to program by modern
tourist bus (air conditioning, toilet) with 49 seats
regardless of group size
– Accommodation in 4 * hotels and meals
according to the program
– Tickets for cultural and historical monuments in
the program
– English speaking guide during the tour
– Local guides where necessary
– 1 FOC for representative of agency
– Organization costs

The package does not include:
– Flight ticket
– Supplement for 1/1 room – 250€
(on request)
– Individual costs of passenger


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MACEDONIA & ALBANIA

8 days/7 nights

airplane/bus

DAY 1 …– SKOPJE – OHRID (195km)

Gathering of the group at the airport in Skopje. After passing through customs and passport control we will go for a tour of Skopje, the capital of Macedonia. City tour: Skopje downtown with the impressive monuments dedicated to Alexander the Great and his father Philip. Walk along the Vardar river that flows through Skopje. On the river side stands beautiful building of Archeological Museum. Visit to the old “çarshi” and lunch in one of the traditional restaurants. Continue the journey to Ohrid. Upon arrival, hotel accommodation, dinner and overnight stay.

DAY 2 OHRID (30km+30km)
Breakfast. Visit Ohrid with a local guide: the Church of St. Sofia from 11th century – the largest preserved collection of frescoes in the European painting style of the time, church of the Virgin Peribleptos (St. Clement), built in 1295 on top of the old city, the Roman theater, church. John the Theologian, one of the oldest churches in Ohrid. Visit the old bazaar, shops and stores. Visit the church of St. Naum. The uniqueness of Lake Ohrid and the architecture of the city with numerous churches from the Byzantine period are under the protection of UNESCO. Afternoon walk down the romantic streets with a view of the deepest lake in the Balkans with an amazing green color and transparency over 22m. Dinner and overnight stay.

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Ohrid, Macedonia

DAY 3 OHRID – KORÇA – GJIROKASTRA (130km+212km)
Breakfast. Departure for Korca, an authentic town of Southern Albania. The bazaar of Korca is romantically called “Bazar Serenade”. Korca is considered the cradle of Albanian literary and artistic identity and has one of the richest archives of Byzantine icons in the museum of medieval art. Lunch in Korca restaurant. Continue the journey to Gjirokastra. The old town of Gjirokastra has been on UNESCO’s World Heritage List since 2005. It is known as the Silver city and it is a rare example of a well-preserved Ottoman town. Its castle looks upon the Drin river valley and Gjere mountains and the view is breath- taking. In Gjirokastra there is an Ethnographic Museum located in the birth house of the disreputable communist leader, who held Albania in deep isolation, Enver Hoxha. After the visit, hotel accommodation and overnight stay.

DAY 4 GJIROKASTRA – BUTRINT – SARANDA (86km+18km)
Breakfast. Visit Butrint, an ancient Greek and Roman city in Epirus. In 2000 the National Park of Butrint was established and became part of UNESCO World Heritage (http://www.unesco.al/butrinti). Arrival in Saranda. Free time. In the evening hours an “Albanian night” will be organized in a restaurant inside the Fortress of Lekursi with a beautiful view over Saranda city by night. Overnight stay.

DAY 5 SARANDA – APOLLONIA – BERAT – DURRES (167km+69km+98km)
Breakfast. Continue the journey to Berat, an ancient city in the heart of Albania well known for its fortress and many Orthodox churches from the middle ages. The old neighborhood in the heart of Berat, called Mangalemi, is included in UNESCO World Heritage List (http://www.unesco.al/berati-gjirokastra). On the way to Berat visit to Apollonia, one of the two most important ancient Ilyrian colonial settlements in present day in Albania. According to archaeological investigations for 100 years Greek and Illyrian have lived in separate communities here. Under the Roman Empire, Apollonia remained a prosperous center until a strong earthquake hit the city in 3rd century AD. Upon arrival in Berat, lunch in a traditional restaurant and an afternoon visit to the castle of Berat, which is used to be called the “City of 1000 windows“or “Museum city”. After the visit, drive to Durres. Hotel accommodation, dinner and overnight stay.

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Butrint, Albania

DAY 6 DURRES – TIRANA – KRUJA – DURRES (34km+ 38km+45km)Breakfast. Start the journey to Tirana, the capital of Albania. Tirana became a capital in 1920 and has developed in an economical, political and cultural center of Albania. Tour of Tirana: National Museum, Etem Beg Mosque, Orthodox Church and Catholic cathedral , Skenderbeg’s square, Bllok neighborhood. Continue the journey to Kruja, the capital of the first autonomous Albanian state in the middle ages , which became well known by father of Albanian nation, the famous hero – Gjergj Kastrioti Skenderbeg. Visiting the fortress of Kruja with its breath taking view, museum dedicated to Skenderbeg and old bazaar with many handcraft shops. Lunch in one of the Kruja restaurants. Return to Durres, dinner and overnight.

DAY 7 DURRES – SHKODRA – SKOPJE (108km+294km)
Breakfast. Short walk and introduction to downtown Durres, city established in year 627 with its Roman Amphitheater (2nd century ac, founded in 1966. by Italian archeologist) the biggest in the Balkans, Venetian tower and sea port. Continue the journey to Shkodra, beautiful city in Northern Albania. In Shkodra, first thing to visit is Rosafa castle with a small museum inside it. There is a legend connected to this fortress which all the Balkan nations know well. Listening to the legend and enjoying the view from the castle to three rivers surrounding Shkodra ( River Buna, Drin and Kiri) and Shkodra lake will stay in your memory forever. After the panoramic visit to the downtown of Shkodra, lunch in one of the restorants and continue the journey to Skopje. Upon arrival, hotel accommodation. Dinner and overnight stay.

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Skopje, Macedonia

DAY 8 SKOPJE – … (23km)
Transfer to Skopje airport.

40 pax35 pax30 pax25 pax20 pax15 pax10 pax7 pax
395€415€435€445€475€495€575€655€
20% discount for the children aged 12 and less.
Program includes:

– Transport by bus following the program

– 7 nights HB in 3*/4*hotels in Ohrid, Gjirokastra, Saranda, Durres, Skopje

– Tickets for culture and historical monuments following the program

-Lunch in Skopje, Korca, Berat, Kruja and Shkodra

– Dinner in the Lekursi fortress

– Service of a group guide in English

– Costs of program organization

Program does not include:

-Flight

– Additional payment for single room  for 7 nights – 140€ (on request)

– Individual costs of the travelers

 

UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE: Ohrid, Butrint, Berat, Gjirokastra


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ALBANIA & KOSOVO

8 days/ 7 nights

avio/bus

Day 1 … – Skopje (23km)

Group meeting at the airport in Skopje. Transfer to hotel in Skopje. Accommodation and lunch. Afternoon visit to the downtown with the impressive monuments dedicated to Alexander the Great and his father Philip II. Walk along the Vardar river that flows through Skopje. On the river side stands beautiful building of Archeological Museum. Visit to the old “çarshi” and dinner in a traditional restaurant. Return to hotel. Overnight stay.

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Skopje, Macedonia

Day 2 Skopje – Gračanica– Priština (84km+10km)

Breakfast. Continue the journey to Gracanica and visit the monastery of Gracanica, which is on the UNESCO’s list and whose architectural composition represents the culmination of Serbian medieval art and Byzantine tradition. On the way to Prishtina visit the famous monument in Gazimestan, which is a symbol of the Kosovo battle between Ottoman and Serbian army in 1389. Upon arrival in Prishtina, hotel accommodation and lunch. Afternoon visit to Pristina downtown: the pedestrian zone called “Mother Teresa”, the old part of the city where the Ethnological museum is, jewelry stores, and an old mosque from the 14th century built by the sultan Bajazit in honor of the Kosovo battle. Free time for the individual activities and dinner in one of the many restaurants in Prishtina. Return to hotel, overnight stay.

Day 3 Priština – Peć – Dečani – Prizren (100km+17km+ 60km)

Breakfast. Continue the journey to Peja. Visit to city of Peja and the famous church Patriarchate of Pec, which is located where the river Bistrica meets the Rugova gorge. Continue the journey to Decani, a small town near Peja famous for the monastery complex called Visoki Decani (UNESCO World heritage list). Lunch in a traditional Albanian household in Junik village to enjoy the true taste of Kosovo. After the lunch continue the journey to Prizren, romantic city of Kosovo, well known of its multiculturality. Upon arrival, panoramic visit of the city and hotel accommodation. Dinner and overnight stay.

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Visoki Dečani Monastery, Kosovo

Day 4 Prizren – Valbona– Koman – Shkodra (99km+45km+53km)

Breakfast. Visit to Koman Lake, which is a part of the National Park Valbona, the heart of Prokletije mountain range in the northern Albania. You will discovery of one of the most beautiful and mysterious places in Europe. Cruise the emerald-colored lake and enjoy this pearl of nature. According to Bradt Travel Guides, a cruise on the lake is “one of the most beautiful cruises of this type in the world” and it can be compared to Scandinavian fjords. The cruise goes through high mountains and deep and linked lakes which are completely untouched by human hands. Then you will arrive at Koman village from where the road leads to the city of Shkodra. Panoramic visit to the downtown of Shkodra: “Pedonale” pedestrian zone, “Migjeni” teater, Luigj Gurakuqi monument… Hotel accommodation, dinner and overnight stay.

Day 5 Shkodra – Kruja – Durres (85km+45km)

Breakfast. Visit to Rozafa castle on the way out from Shkodra, which has a small museum inside it. There is a legend connected to this fortress which is well known to all of the peoples of the Balkans. From the castle walls there is a remarkable view of the three rivers which surround Shkodra (the rivers of Buna, Drin and Kiri) and Shkodra lake. Continue the journey to Kruja, the capital of the first autonomous Albanian state in the middle ages , which became well-known because of its connection to the father of Albanian nation, the famous hero – Gjergj Kastrioti Skenderbeg. Visit the fortress of Kruja with its breathtaking view, museum dedicated to Skenderbeg, and old bazaar with many handicraft shops. Lunch in Kruja. Continue the journey to Durres. Short walk and introduction to downtown Durres with its Roman Amphitheater (2nd century ac), Venetian tower and sea port. Accommodation in hotel and dinner. Overnight stay.

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Apollonia, Fier, Albania

Day 6 Durres – Apollonia – Berat– Durres (95km+69km+97km)

Breakfast. Continue the journey to Berat, an ancient city in the heart of Albania well known for its fortress and many Orthodox churches from the middle ages. The old neighborhood in the heart of Berat, called Mangalem, is included in UNESCO World Heritage List (www.unesco.al/berati-gjirokastra). On the way to Berat visit to Apollonia, one of the two most important ancient Ilyrian colonial settlements in present day in Albania. According to archaeological investigations for 100 years Greek and Illyrian have lived in separate communities here. Under the Roman Empire, Apollonia remained a prosperous center until a strong earthquake hit the city in 3rd century AD. Upon arrival in Berat, lunch in one of the traditional restaurants of Berat and in the afternoon you will visit the castle of Berat, which is used to be called the “City of 1000 windows“ or “Museum city”. Return to Durres. Dinner and overnight stay.

Day 7 Durres– Tirana – Skopje (34km+175km+99km)

Early brekfast. Start the journey to Tirana, the capital of Albania. Tirana became a capital in 1920 and has developed in a economical, political and cultural center of Albania. Tour of Tirana: National Museum, Etem Beg Mosque, Orthodox Church and Catholic cathedral , Skenderbeg’s square, Bllok neighborhood. Lunch in one of the restaurants of Tirana. Continue the journey to Skopje. Hotel accommodation, dinner and overnight stay.

Day 8 Skopje (23km)– …

Breakfast (Lunch package). Transfer to Skopje airport.

40 pax35 pax30 pax25 pax20 pax15 pax10 pax7 pax
395€420€440€450€480€500€580€660€
20% discount for the children aged 12 and less.
Program includes:

– Transport by bus following the program

– 7 nights HB in 3*hotels in Skopje, Prishtina, Prizren, Shkodra, Durres

– Tickets for culture and historical monuments following the program

-Crusing the Koman Lake

-Lunch in Junik, Kruja, Berat, Tirana

– Dinner in Skopje

– Service of a professional group guide

– Costs of program organization

Program does not include:

-Flight  tickets

– Additional payment for single room  for 7 nights – 140€ (on request)

– Individual costs of the travelers

 

UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE: Gracanica, Visoki Decani, Patriarchate of Pec, Berat, Church of Our Lady of Ljevish


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CLASSICAL GREECE

Athens and Santorini island

8 Days – Avio/Bus
Autumn 2016

Day 1.Athens
Picking up the group at the airport and accommodation in the hotel. Going to Athens sightseeing. (Athens – cradle of democracy and birthplace of philosophy. How much of ourselves we can trace back to ancient Greece is truly remarkable, but when visiting this magnificent city, its history is not the first thing you meet. That Athens is rife with history is an adjunct, a secondary to the plain fact that Greece is one of the most visually stunning countries to ever nestle against the pellucid blue of the Mediterranean). National Historical Museum Athens. Monastiraki. Roman Agora. Ancient Agora. Temple of Hephaestus. (This Greek temple on Kolonos Agoraios hill overlooks the Agora in Athens; it was constructed in 449BC predating the construction of the Parthenon by 2 years). Free time. Return to the hotel. Dinner. Overnight.

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Day 2. Athens
Breakfast. Going to Athens sightseeing. Akropolis. Parthenon. (The Parthenon is the main ancient structure on the Acropolis, a hill in the center of Athens. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the symbol of Athens and the most famous of the surviving structures from the world of ancient Greece). Plaka. Theater of Dionysos. Hadrians Arch. Temple of Olympian. (The remains of this massive temple stand southeast of the Acropolis. The temple of Zeus Olympios was the largest in ancient Greece). Free time for lunch. Akropolis Museum. Return to the hotel. Supper in the restaurant with traditional Greek food and music. Overnight.

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Day 3. Athens – Corinth Canal – Mycenae – Epidaurus – Nauplia – Athens (309km)
Breakfast. Set off from Athens in the morning and head along the mainland coast to Corinth Canal. Linking the Saronic Gulf with the Gulf of Corinth, the canal is steep-sided and narrow, making it a favorite spot for thrill-seeking bungee jumpers. After stopping to see this impressive canal, your tour continues to the seaside town of Nauplia for a walk, and then continue to Mycenae. Learn about the Classical Greece era, hearing tales of the period’s strong influence on the Roman Empire. Here, enjoy free time for lunch (own expense) at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, the archaeological site of Epidaurus. the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Sanctuary of Asklepios (the shrine to the Greek god of medicine) and the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus. Arrive back in Athens. Free time. Dinner. Overnight.

Day 4. Athens – Delphi – Santorini (367km)
Breakfast. Rise early to explore Delphi – one of the most important archeological digs in Europe. As you walk around this stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site with your guide, see monuments like the Sanctuary of Athena. Head inside the Delphi Archeological Museum and encounter numerous artifacts and relics that date back to 15th century BC. Watch out for the Charioteer of Delphi and the intriguing Sphinx of Naxos. Enjoy a break for lunch in town (own expense), and then relax on your afternoon transferred to the airport of Athens to catch a local flight to Santorini (45min.) Santorini (Fira) is a magical Greek island enveloped in mystery and charm. Often referred to as the “crown jewel of Greece,” Santorini continues to be one of the most popular destinations in the country, becoming one of the world’s top honeymoon spots. Santorini has some of the most unique geographical characteristics of any other island in the world – it was literally formed by a series of catastrophic volcanic explosions over the course of thousands of years. The result is a wonderland of steep cliffs, ebony volcanic rocks and mesmerizing ocean views. Check in to hotel. Dinner. Overnight.

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Day 5. Santorini
Breakfast. Go Sailing! Santorini’s unique landscape is best appreciated from the water. A sailing tour will reveal multihued rock formations, stunning beaches, and incredible views of the whitewashed towns perched high on the caldera. Stop for a swimming break and enjoy the plentiful seafood lunch prepared by the crew. (hot springs by Santorini’s famous volcano: NeaKameni. Submerge yourself in the warm waters for a relaxing and reviving bath. White Beach. Red Beach). This all-inclusive experience is the ultimate way to experience Santorini! Dinner. Overnight.

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Day 6. Santorini
Breakfast. Visit Ancient Akrotiri “Pompeii of the Aegean.” an ancient city that was frozen in time after a volcanic eruption some 3,600 years ago. Head inside with your guide — an expert in archeology — and learn about the Minoan city before the catastrophic event occurred. Explore three traditional island wineries and enjoy a platter of local delicacies alongside wine samples. The island of Santorini has a long history in viniculture, with the indigenous white Assyrtiko grape being the dominant variety. Wine production on the island dates back to Roman times, but particularly flourished under Venetian control during the Middle Ages. Visitors have plenty of dry whites, roses and reds to sample at the island’s best wineries. After learning about wine and history, finish your experience with a hotel drop-off. Dinner. Overnight.
Day 7. Santorini
Breakfast. Explore Oia. When you think of Santorini, what comes to mind? If you pictured whitewashed houses with blue shutters, then you must be imagining the beautiful village of

Oia. Perched on the northwest edge of the caldera, Oia is a maze of narrow streets, renovated cave houses and small squares. This town used to be a cluster of seamen houses, but now hosts thousands of tourists each year wanting to experience its breathtaking ocean views and take photos of one of the most iconic landscapes in all of Greece. Dinner. Overnight.
Day 8. Santorini-Athens
Breakfast. We will be transferred to the airport of Santorini to catch a local flight back to Athens. Arrive back in Athens. According to your departure’s flight schedule, transfer to the airport and assistance with check-in procedure.

 

PRICE PER PERSON:

40pax35pax30pax25pax
98299710151040

 

UNESCO World Heritage-listed:
Parthenon. The main ancient structure on the Acropolis, the symbol of Athens and the most famous of the surviving structures from the world of ancient Greece.
Epidaurus. Sanctuary of Asklepios (the shrine to the Greek god of medicine) and the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus.
Delphi. One of the most important archeological digs in Europe.
Meteora. Incredible sandstone peaks topped with 11th-century monasteries.

The package includes
– Transport according to program by modern tourist bus (air conditioning, toilet) with 49 seats regardless of group size
– Flight ticket Athens-Santorini-Athens
– Accommodation in 4 * hotels and meals according to the program
– Tickets for cultural and historical monuments in the program
– English speaking guide during the tour
– Local guides where necessary
– 1 FOC for representative of agency
– Organization costs

The package not includes
– Flight ticket
Turkish Airlines
Tehran Istanbul
03:25 – 05:25
Istanbul Athens
07:30 – 09:30
Athens Istanbul
22:05 – 23:40
Istanbul Tehran
01:30 – 07:10
– Supplement for 1/1 room – € (on request)
– Individual costs of passenger


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