CENTRAL EUROPE AND THE BALKANS

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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.

novi-sad

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.

oplenac

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.

Stitched Panorama

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.

kruja

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.

sirogojno
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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SERBIA – BOSNIA I HERZEGOVINA – MONTENEGRO – CROATIA

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

12 days/10 nights

1-2. Day Copenhagen – Belgrade
Pick up of the group at the airport. Transfer to the hotel and a short rest. Lunch in the hotel. In the afternoon a 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.

3. Day Belgrade – Novi Sad – Belgrade
Breakfast. Excursion to Novi Sad (www.novisad.rs): Petrovaradin fortress, The Freedom Square… Lunch on a „salaš” (a type of farm typical for this part of Serbia). Return to Belgrade. 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.

4. Day Belgrade – Oplenac – Kragujevac – Knić – Zlatibor
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.

 

5. Day Zlatibor – Šarganska osmica – Mećavnik – Višegrad – Sarajevo
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 priye winner in literature) „Andrić Town“, also built by Emir Kusturica and the Governemt of Republic of Srpska. Lunch. Continuation of the trip to
Sarajevo. Accommodation in hotel. Sarajevo, for its six centuries long history situated at the crossraods of western and eastern, norhern and southern cultures, is continually culturally
growing and bloosoming (www.sarajevo-tourism.com/bos/). A walk around the old city center and a dinner at „Baščaršija“. Return to the hotel. Overnight.

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6. Day Sarajevo – Mostar – Trebinje
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.mostar-custom

7. Day Trebinje – Kotor – Sveti Stefan – Budva
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 wel 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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8. Day Budva – Lovćen – Cetinje – Budva
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.

9. DayBudva – Dubrovnik – Split
Breakfast. Departure for Dubrovnik – unique in the World for its impressive medieval fortresses, churches, monasteries, often reffered 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 3rd century, long before the city even existed. Accommodation in hotel in Split or nearby. Dinner. Overnight.

dubrovnik
10. Day Split – Trogir – Plitvice – Zagreb
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 hydrogpraphic 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. Accommodatio in hotel. Free evening. Dinner. Overnight.

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11. Day 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.

12. Day Zagreb – Copenhagen
Breakfast. Free time for individual activity. Check out from the hotel as we leave towards the Zagreb airport in the afternoon.
UNESCO World Heritage Sites:
– Višegrad Bridge
– Mostar Bridge
– City of Kotor (Montenegro)
– City of Dubrovnik (Croatia)
– City of Split (Croatia)
– Plitvice Lakes (Croatia)

15 pax20 pax25 pax30 pax35 pax40 paxFor children 0-12 years old 20% discount
965 €895 €865 €835 €815 €795 €

Package price includes:

– transportation in modern tourist buses
– 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
– lunches and dinners as in the program
– sightseeing according to program with local guide in English language
– 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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