17D THE BEST OF BALKAN PENINSULA
Starts at $3,488.00 per person
RATE IS BASED ON TWIN SHARING
Valid until March 2018
DAY 01 – MAR 25 MANILA – VENICE
Depart Manila, aboard Qatar airways, enjoy in-flight amenities, meals, and entertainment.
DAY 02 – MAR 26 ARRIVE – VENICE (D)
Upon arrival, you will transfer to Tronchetto Pier for a half-day sightseeing tour of Venice Island, take a Vaporetto ride to San Marco. city sightseeing on foot of Venice Island visiting Basilica di San Marco, the Saint Mark’s Square, Bridge of Sighs, followed by Murano glass blowing demonstration. In the afternoon, you have free time on the island, then transfer to the hotel for check-in.
DAY 03 – MAR 27 VENICE – LJUBLJANA (BLD)
After breakfast, proceed to Ljubljana Slovenia. Upon arrival, your guide will meet you to explore the city on foot, so start your trip with a walking tour of the city. Admire the Art Nouveau architecture in the central Preseren Square, before crossing Jože Plečnik’s famous Triple Bridge into the Old Town. Stroll the riverside markets, take a peek at the city’s oldest building in Ribji trg Square, highlights like the Dragon Bridge and the Cathedral of St Nicholas, and the rest of the day is free to explore the city before you transfer to the hotel for check-in.
DAY 04 – MAR 28 LJUBLJANA – BLED – POSTOJNA CAVE – LJUBLJANA (BLD)
Today’s activity is an excursion to Lake Bled. This alpine lake is set in the beautiful scenery of the Alps. Visit the small island in the middle of the lake is home to the Assumption of Mary Pilgrimage Church. Visitors frequently rings its bell for good luck. Then travel to the Karst Region. Visit Postojna Cave, one of the largest in Europe. Tour this unique subterranean world by miniature electric train. A fantastic web of tunnels, passages, galleries and halls, the astonishing diversity of karst features, as well as easy access are certainly the main reasons for such popularity of the cave and a large number of visitors. Then back to Ljubljana.
DAY 05 – MAR 29 LJUBLJANA – PLITVICE (BLD)
After breakfast Visit the Old Town to view the Opera House, Cathedral, National Museum and visit the Castle, which offers a breathtaking panorama of the city together with the bird’s eye view of the old town. The tour continues with Zmajski Most (Dragon Bridge) Triple Bridge (Tromostovje), Square of the Republic and Roman Ruins. After lunch drive to Plitvice for overnight.
DAY 06 – MAR 30 PLITVICE – SPLIT (BLD)
After breakfast visit Plitvice Lakes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery of this natural wonder with its 16 terraced lakes surrounded by forested mountains and lush vegetation. The park harbors a collection of waterfalls, the gallery of lakes, forest and diversity of animal life. Then transfer to Split.
DAY 07 – MAR 31 SPLIT – MEDJUGORJE – MOSTAR (BLD)
After breakfast, enjoy your guided walking tour of Split – that show off the historic inner city, built around the Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. See the remnants of Split’s Roman Heritage, its Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter’s Temple, the Peristyle, and the St. Dominus Cathedral, Gold and Silver Gate, see St. Duje Cathedral and later, proceed to Medjugorje. Our Lady of Medjugorje (also called Queen of Peace) is the title given to the Blessed Virgin Mary by those who believe that she appeared in 1981 to six Herzegovinian children in Medjugorje, Bosnia, and Herzegovina. Claimed they had seen visions of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Medjugorje has become an unapproved destination for Catholic pilgrimage. Visit St. James Church for meditation and private devotion. Then transfer to Mostar for overnight. Then dinner.
DAY 08 – APR 01 MOSTAR – DUBROVNIK (BLD)
After the breakfast guided sightseeing tour of Mostar – Mostar is a city in southern Bosnia and Herzegovina, straddling the Neretva River. It’s known for the iconic Stari Most (Old Bridge), a reconstructed medieval arched bridge. The nearby alleys are full of shops and market stalls, and the Old Bridge Museum explores the bridge’s long history. A narrow staircase leads up to the Koski Mehmed-Pasha Mosque’s minaret for panoramic city views. Then drive to Dubrovnik, check-in, and dinner.
DAY 09 – APR 02 DUBROVNIK (BLD)
This morning, a walking tour shows you Old Dubrovnik, where the popular TV series Game of Thrones was filmed. See Onofrio’s Fountain and the Rector’s Palace, as well as the Bell Tower Clock, Orlando’s Column, Sponza Palace, Dominican Monastery and Franciscan Monastery with its Pharmacy, one of the oldest in the world & a UNESCO World Heritage site. Visit Dubrovnik Synagogue and more. The rest of the day is at leisure to enjoy the city your way, browse through the shops, stroll along the ancient city walls or simply relax. Dinner.
DAY 10 – APR 03 DUBROVNIK – KOTOR – BUDVA (BLD)
After breakfast, proceed to Perast where you will be traveling to Kotor and visit the Cathedral of St. Tryphon Cathedral, Square of Armas, Pilar of shame and Napoleon Theater, then later headings south towards Budva. Upon arrival, you will have a sightseeing tour of Budva, visiting St. Trinity church of Monastery of St. Peter and Parliament. Dinner and check in.
DAY 11 – APR 04 BUDVA – SHKODER – TIRANA (BLD)
Upon breakfast, you will beheadings to Tirana en route, stop at Shkoder for lunch, Shkoder is one of the municipalities in northwestern Albania. It is one of the oldest and most historic places in the Balkan Peninsula. After lunch, proceed to Tirana. Upon arrival, you will meet your guide for short sightseeing tour of the capital city. Take a walk, enjoy the look of the colorful buildings, fancy coffees, and green parks, visit also Et’hem Bey Mosque (entrance included) and view the Skanderbeg Square, the Clock Tower, and the Tabak Bridge. The dinner and check-in.
DAY 12 – APR 05 TIRANA – OHRID – SKOPJE (BLD)
After breakfast, transfer to Ohrid. Upon arrival, have a walking tour with your guide starting from Town Harbour, Lower Gate, Museum of Rubevi Family, Church of Sofia with entrance, the church of Sveta Bogorodica Perivleptos or St. Clement Church. The later transfer to Skopje for overnight.
DAY 13 – APR 06 SKOPJE – BELGRADE (BLD)
After breakfast, have a sightseeing tour of the city, visiting the Old Train Station, Monuments of Mother Teresa, the stone bridge and the Fortress Kale (entrance included) the most visited tourist attraction in the city. Then transfer to Belgrade for overnight.
DAY 14 – APR 07 BELGRADE – ZAGREB (BLD)
After breakfast, you will have a sightseeing tour of Belgrade with a local guide, visiting the House of the Serbian Parliament, City Hall, The Saint Sava Temple, Tito’s Memorial, House of Flowers and the National Theater and then continue to Zagreb. Dinner
DAY 15 – APR 08 ZAGREB (BLD)
After breakfast, morning guided tour to include the walking tour around Zagreb. Our local guide will unfurl the rich culture and history of the two-tiered capital of Croatia. Walk through the medieval core of the Upper Town to see the Stone Gate, visit Kula Lotrscak Tower, and see St. Stephen Cathedral, Parliament, the Government Palace, the University and the open air Dolac Market. Then the rest of the afternoon is free for shopping.
DAY 16 – APR 09 DEPART ZAGREB – MANILA (B)
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back to Manila.
DAY 17 – APR 10 ARRIVE – MANILA (B)
Arrive Manila from a memorable and enjoyable trip.
Roundtrip airfare via Qatar Airways
Hotel accommodation based on
4* & 5 * hotels.
FULL BOARD MEALS (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner, mixed local & Chinese)
Sightseeing tours as specified in the itinerary
Entrances as stated in the itinerary
Souvenir Item, like bags etc.
Travel Kits / Luggage tag
Tour Briefing with snack
Travel Insurance up to 60 years old
Tour Escort all throughout the tour
XT Tax & Terminal Fee: $65.00
Philippine Travel Taxes: $33.00
Beverages / Drinks
Visa Fee P6,500
Tips for the Driver, Local Guide. Restaurant and Porters
Items purely personal in nature such as telephone calls, laundry service, & refreshments in the minibar.
If 61–69yrs..add’l P500 / person.
If 70 – 75yrs.add’l P1,000 / person.
Passport valid for 6 months
2 copies of recent passport size pictures
COE with Leave of Absence and Salary Declaration
Bank Certificate & Bank Statement
ITR (original / photocopy)
Travel Insurance valid for 45 days
Marriage Contract / Affidavit of Consent if not traveling with Spouse
Additional if self-employed:
ITR of the Business
Annual Declaration Income