Amazing Balkan

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Day 01. Istanbul- Bucharest
Arrive Bucharest; proceed to sightseeing tour which includes outside view of the Romania Athenaeum, the Opera House, the National Military Club, the Military Academy, and the National Art Museum and to see the House of the Free Press. Visit Palace of Parliament – the world’s second largest building after the U.S Pentagon, it provides an interesting introduction to the dictator’s megalomaniac vision.

Day 02. Bucharest - Sinaiav Bran - Bucharest
Travel to Sinaia, located in a beautiful Carpathian Mountains, often referred as: Pearl of the Carpathians. Visit the Peles Castle upon arrival to Sinaia. The castle is the final resting place for several Romanian monarchs and it is considered as one of the most beautiful castles in whole Europe. Continue to Bran, discover whether this popular image of Dracula’s Castle is true or like the vampire story itself, is only a myth.

Day 03. Bucharest - Ruse
Morning, visit Palace of Parliament – the world’s second largest building after the U.S Pentagon, it provides an interesting introduction to the dictator’s megalomaniac vision. Head to fifth largest city in Bulgaria – Ruse was also known as “The Small Vienna”. Panorama tour include view one of the city symbols is the Building of Tax Administration – a beautiful building in the center of Ruse, the Regional Historical Museum, Museum of the City style of Lise, also called The Kaliopa House, Seksaginta Prista.

Day 04. Ruse - Veliko Tarnovov - Plovdiv
Onward to the Velika Tarnovo, the medieval capital is brought to you with more than 7000 years of history. Then houses, stacked one above the other, situated on the sloppy hills of the town show a remarkable, unique architectural style. Sightseeing tour of Veliko Tarnovo to see the Old Bazaar, Tsarevets Fortress – the design of the fortress was meant to be impregnable and the strong walls made of stone, huge and impressive and high towers offered a lot of protection to the inhabitants there in. Continue to Plodiv, is the second-largest city and one of the most appealing cities in Bulgaria and the Baljans with its first foundations laid here between 6-8000 years ago.

Day 05.  Plovdiv - Sofia
Morning  proceed to sightseeing tour in the old quarters of Plodiv, visiting the most interesting churches, Ethnographic Museums also call “Royal House”, Roman Theatre and ancient houses, Bachkovo Monastery – the second largest in Bulgaria. Cross the Balkan Mountains and drive over the plains to the capital of – Sofia, that as settlement was arose in the 5th century. Sofia sightseeing tour include view Alexander Nevski cathedral, the Church of “St Sofia” and Parliament, the National Archeological Museum, the former Royal Palace, The National Palace of Culture. Tonight enjoy Bulgarian dinner with Folklore Show.

Day 06Sofia Rila Monastery - Skopje
After breakfast, head to Rila Monastery, that is located in an idyllic place amongst green mountain in the Rila Mountain mass. The monastery is the most magnificent and the largest emblem of Bulgarian Orthodox church. It was found in the 10th Century by St. Ivan Rilski and has served as Bulgaria’s cultural & religious centre for centuries & now it is UNESCO culture heritage. Continue to Skopje, the capital and largest city of the Republic of Macedonia.

Day 07. Skopje - Ohird 
Morning proceed to sightseeing tour of Skopje to view the Stone Bridge in the city square is built under the patronage of Sultan Mehmed II – the conqueror between 1451 and 1469, the Fortress, the Mustafa Pasha Mosque, Memorial House of Mother Teresa and Old Bazaar. Travel to Ohird, a modern city with great historical heritage, beautiful lake and one of the most visited tourist spot in Macedonia. Sightseeing tour of Ohird to see the Robevi family house, 11th Century Cathedral Church of St Sofia, Ancient Theatre, the beautiful icons at the church of St Mary Perivleptos. Take a boat ride tour of the coast of Lake Ohrid, whole blue and exceedingly transfparent waters are astonishing.

Day 08. Ohird - Tirana - Istanbul  
In the morning head to the capital of Albania – Tirana, many historical building and strange sensation of the meeting Europe and the Orient. Start orientation tour exploring some of the main attractions of Tirane: view the National Historic Museum, visit Ethen Bey Mosque, Sahati clock-tower, Opera House. Transfer to Tirana airport for your homebound flight.

Day 9.  Ohrid - Tirana Airport
Arrive home with all sweet memories.
 

Inclusions: Guides on every sightseeingHotel Accommodation 4*, Breakfast, Transportation, Lunches 7x Times, Dinners 7 x Times, Entrance Fees

Exclusions: Beverages, Tipping Policy
Minimum Pax: 15

Highlights

  • ROMANIA
  • BULGARIA 
  • MACEDONIA 
  • ALBANIA

Route

  1. Bucharest
  2. Sinaia
  3. Ruse
  4. Veliko Tarnovo
  5. Plovdiv
  6. Sofia
  7. Skopje
  8. Ohrid
  9. Tirana
  10. Istanbul