BALKAN & TRANSLIVANIA ADVENTURE
BUDAPEST /CLUG NAPOCA/SIGHISOARA/BRASOV/BRAN/ SIBIU/DEVA/ BELGRADE/SARAJEVO / MOSTAR / MEDUGORJE / DUBROVNIK /KOTAR / BUDVA / TIRAN / OHRID / BIDOLA / SKOPJE
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BALKAN & TRANSILVANIA min.15pax
BALKAN & TRANSILVANIA min.30pax
VALID UNTIL OCTOBER 31, 2017
Day 1: Budapest (D)
Arrival in Budapest. Enjoy a walking tour including highlights such as the chain Bridge, St Stephen Basilica, the Castle District, Mathias Church and the Fisherman’s Bastion.
Check in to your hotel.
Dinner and overnight in Budapest
Day 2: Budapest – Clug Napoca (467 km) (B,D)
Have some free time in Budapest in the morning.
You will have six hours drive to Romania today, prtially through the Grand Hungarian plain and partially through the Carpats to Clug Napoca.
Dinner and overnight in Clug Napoca
Day 3: Clug Napoca- Sighisoara - Brasov (280 km) (B,D)
Visit Sighisoara ; The Clock tower and the Historic Center. This amazing medieval town is a Unesco World Heritage site. This is where Vlad the Ipaler’s father Vlad Dracul lived in exile.
Arriving Brasov see the fortifications, the Council Square and the Black Church. A 14th century church blackened during a fire 17th century contains a seven tons church bell.
Dinner and overnight in Brasow.
Day 4: Brasov- Bran- Sibiu - Deva (300 km) (B,D)
In the morning, drive to the Bran Castle also known as the “Castle of Dracula”; a medieval dwelling dating from 14th century. The legend about Dracula, Stroker’s story is based on the life of Vlad Tepes / Vlad the Impaler (1431-1476), a ruler revered by Romanians for standing up to the Ottoman Empire. Continue for Sibiu. Explore the cobblestone streets and pastel colored houses of Sibiu. You will tour the Evangelical Church, The Bridge of Lies, Stairs Passage, Brukental Museum, towers and Bastions. Continue for Deva .You may visit fortress of Deva depending on your timing.
Dinner and overnight in Deva.
Day 5: Deva – Belgrade (303 km) (B,D)
Early departure from Deva for a five hours drive. Late lunch in Belgrade.
In the afternoon visit Belgrad fortress-walk through Knez Mihailova -free time in Cihanliga.
Optional: escape games. Dinner and overnight in Belgrade.
Day 6: Belgrade – Sarajevo (292 km) ( B,D)
After breakfast, 6,5hours drive to Sarajevo. Arrival to and check in to the hotel. After some refreshment, you will do a walking tour in Sarajevo. Brusa Bezistan Museum provides an overview of the city’s history and is housed in an old covered bazaar. Other options would be to visit Gallery 11.7.95 and spend time in Bascarsija. Dinner and overnight in Sarajevo.
Day 7: Sarajevo-Mostar- Medjugorje Dubrovnik (157 km) (B,D)
After arrival to Mostar first visit the beautiful Ottoman town of Mostar. Your guide will help you explore the town's rich history and Islamic heritage. Visit Mostar's historic bazaar and famous mosque. Then head to the 16th-century Old Bridge of Stari Most; a UNESCO World Heritage Site that's one of the finest examples of Islamic architecture in the Balkans. Free time for shoping and time for a lunch in a local traditional restaurant.
After lunch, the tour leaves for Medjugorje; one of the most popular pilgrimage destinations in the Catholic world. Here, you can choose to take part in a Holy Mass, or you can simply view the beautiful Herzegovinian scenery. Visit St. James Church
Dinner and overnight in Dubrovnik.
Day 8: Dubrovnik (Tour of Game of Thrones ) ( B,D)
Walking tour of the places where some of the scenes of Game of Thrones were shot.
Spend time in the old city in the afternoon.
Dinner and overnight in Dubrovnik
Day 9: Dubrovnik – Kotor- Budva / Bar ( 235 km ) (B,D)
After arrival to Dubrovnik we will take a short stop to take in scenic views of the old city, a UNESCO World Heritage site before driving through the beautiful ŽupaDubrovačka and the Konavle region. After crossing the Montenegro border, we will continue along the Montenegro coast. Upon arrival at Kotor. The town of Kotor is famous for its nautical tradition, famous commercial fleet and imposing city walls. After the sightseeing we will continue driving towards the peninsula of St. Stefan. At St. Stefan, we will have time for some excellent panoramic sightseeing of this famous peninsula. After sightseeing we proceed towards Budva. Budva is famous for its old city and his City walls.
Dinner and overnight in Budva or Bar
Day 10: Budva-Tiran-Ohrid (314 km) (B,D)
Drive from Montenegro to Albenia , Tiran. Tour the cityto see Skanderbeg Square, named after the Albanian hero, and the main landmark of the city, the Et'hemBey Mosque which pilgrims go to offer prayers. We'll take you to the Clock Tower, the Palace of Culture, and the monument to Mother Albania. Then proceed to Struga. First, we visit the Church of St Gjorgi. You may also visit the monastery complex of Kalishta and the cave church of Sveta Bogorodica.
Dinner and overnight in Ohrid
Day 11: Ohrid-Bitola-Skopje (260 km) (B,D)
After breakfast, tour starts from the statue of Ss. Cyril and Methodius, and continue to the Lower gate, the Church of St Sophia, the Roman amphitheater, the Upper gate, St Clements’s Church of the Holy Mother of God Most Glorious, Tsar Samoil’s fortress, Plaoshnik, and a walk through Ohrid’s marketplace. Proceed to Bitola and visit the ancient town of Heraclea Lyncestis . Free time in Shirok Sokak, Bitola’s most popular high-street. Then you have 2.5hrs drive to Skopje.
Dinner and overnight in Skopje
Day 12: Skopje tour-Transfer to the airport (B)
After your breakfast visit the old railway station the first railway station in the Balkans; The Memorial House of Mother Teresa, The Stone Bridge, Macedonia Square, the Fortress Kale; Monastery of St. Pantelejmon in the village of GornoNerezi. Visit to the Church of St. Andreja Matka. Spend rest of your time at the Carshi (the old city of Skopje )
Early evening transfer to the airport.
4* Hotels – 11 nights
Half board meal
English speaking tour leader for 12 Days
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