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13 DAYS GRAND BALKAN TOUR

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Double or Twin Room:  from Euro 1,461.00   Single Room:  from Euro 1,910.00

13 DAYS GRAND BALKAN TOUR SUMMARY:


Welcome to Croatia! The Republic of Croatia is a European country situated along the Adriatic Sea and its hinterland. It stretches from the slopes of the Alps and deep into the Pannonian Valley to the banks of the Danube and Drava rivers. In Croatia, where the Mediterranean, the mountains and the Pannonian plains come together in a unique harmony of natural beauty, within just a little more than a hundred kilometres, you can come across excitingly different landscapes.
 
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13 DAYS GRAND BALKAN TOUR ITINERARY:

Day 1 - Tuesday - Zagreb - Arrival Day
(Dinner included)
Welcome to Zagreb, the city in Central Croatia and the capital of Croatia. Upon arrival at Zagreb Airport, you will be meet with our local representative and we will arrange your transfer to your hotel. Dinner and overnight in Zagreb.

Day 2 - Wednesday - Zabgreb - Plitvice
(Breakfast and dinner included)
This morning, our city tour will start in the citys historical center to visit the forified Upper Town, as known as Gornji grad. We will visit St. Marks Church which is the parish church of old Zagreb. The Romanesque window found in its south facade is the best evidence that the church must have been built as early as the 13th century. Murtis Tour also will lead you to see the tallest building in Croatia - Zagreb Cathedral which is on Kaptol and is a the most famous building in Zagreb.

Afterwards, continue our tour, we will see The Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb which was established in 1840. The following year it gained government support putting it on par with many of other national theatres around Europe. and we will visit the oldest Croatian university in continuous operation and also the oldest university in southeastern Europe. At the end of the tour, we will depart for Plitvice. Upon arrival check in to your hotel and you will be given your room key. Dinner and overnight in Plitvice.

Day 3 - Thursday - Plitvice
(Breakfast and dinner included)
This morning, we will have a tour to the Plitvice Lakes National Park. It is Croatias most popular tourist attraction, was granted UNESCO World Heritage status in 1979. Located roughly halfway between capital city Zagreb and Zadar on the coast. The park harbours a grand collection of waterfalls, gallery of lakes, forest and diversity of animal life. The lakes are renowned for their distinctive colors, ranging from azure to green, grey or blue. The colors change constantly depending on the quantity of minerals or organisms in the water and the angle of sunlight. The sixteen lakes which are formed by natural dams of travertine are separated into upper and lower lakes. At the end of the tour, transfer back to your hotel. Dinner and overnight in Plitvice.

Day 4 - Friday - Plitvice - Trogir - Split
(Breakfast and dinner included)
After enjoy your breakfast, we will depart for Trogir. Trogir is a historic town and harbour on the Adriatic coast in Croatia. We will visit The Cathedral of St. Lawrence which is a Roman Catholic triple-naved basilica constructed in Romanesque-Gothic in the city. Since its construction lasted several centuries, it illustrates all the styles that succeeded one another in Dalmatia. It serves now as the most imposing monument in Trogir.

Then we will continue our journey to Split. Split is the largest Dalmatian city, the second-largest urban centre in Croatia, and the seat of Split-Dalmatia County. Split is also one of the oldest cities in the area. We will visit Diocletians Palace on the UNESCOs List of World Cultural Heritage with the Peristyl. It was built by the Roman emperor Diocletian at the turn of the fourth century AD.

Then we will visit the Jupiters temple is a temple dedicated to the god Jupiter main deity of the ancient Romans. At last we will visit The Cathedral of St. Duje which is the Catholic cathedral of Split. At the end, transfer to your hotel in Split. Dinner and overnight in Split.

Day 5 - Saturday - Split - Dubrovnik
(Breakfast and dinner included)
Today we will depart for Dubrovnik. Upon arrival we will start our tour in Dubrovnik, including in the UNESCOs list of World Culture Heritage. Also we will visit Europes thried oldest pharmacy, the Rectors Palace, and we will visit the Assumption Cathedral. After the tour, transfer to your hotel and you will be given your room key. Enjoy your last night in Croatia. Dinner and overnight in Dubrovnik.

Day 6 - Sunday - Dubrovnik Free
(Breakfast and dinner included)
Today is leisure, you need not to wake up early. You can explore the city by walk around, enjoy the relax time. Dinner and overnight Dubrovnik.

Day 7 - Monday - Dubrovnik - Budva / Montengegro - Shkodra / Albania - Tirana
(Breakfast and dinner included)
This morning after your breakfast, we will depart for Tirana where is the capital and the largest city of Albania, we will drive inland to Budva where known for its Old City encircled by walls from the Venetian period. Continuation to Shkodra, once the capital of the Illyrian Kingdom (3rd century B. C.). Upon arrival, check in to your hotel and you will be given your room key. Dinner and overnight in Tirana.

Day 8 - Tuesday - Tirana - Ohrid / Macedonia
(Breakfast included)
This morning we will have the city tour of Tirana which delights travelers with its modern architecture and easy-going atmosphere. including Skender Bey Square. The square is named after the statue in its centre of the folk hero, Skanderbeg - on some maps its name is given as Sheshi Keshilli i Europes. Flanking the square on all sides are structures which play important roles in the religious and cultural events of the city. And we will visit the graceful, intricately decorated Ethem Bey Mosque, whose construction began in 1798 and ended in 1821, pleases the eye even from a distance.

Then we will visit the National Historical Museum which is the countrys largest museum. It was founded in 28th October 1981. It representing the flow of Albanian history, also housing the finds from archeological sites across the country. Afternoon departure for Ohrid, driving via Elbasan and crossing the Macedonian border at Cafasan. Overnight in Ohrid.

Day 9 - Wednesday - Ohrid
(Breakfast included)
Today we will spend the a day in the lakeside resort of Ohride. The Lake Ohrid is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of its unique nature. It is one of the oldest lakes in Europe and has many species that cannot be found elsewhere. The east coast of the lake is especially scenic and partly protected with Galicica National Park. Ohrid town also has a large summer festival with classical music and drama.

Through the activity of St. Clement and St. Naum of Ohrid, the first pan-Slavic University in Europe, the famous Ohrid Literary School, was founded here. Morning sightseeing tour includes the Church of St. Sofia (11th century), the most eminent mediaeval monument in Macedonia with magnificent Byzantine fresco paintings and St. Clement Church with its icon of Annunciation. Afternoon short drive to St. Naum Monastery, built on the shores of Ohrid Lake in 900 A. D. and dedicated to the Slavic missionary and educator St. Naum of Ohrid. At the end of the hotel, we will return to hotel. Overnight in Ohrid.

Day 10 - Thursday - Ohrid - Skopje
(Breakfast and dinner included)
Morning departure for Skopje. Sightseeing tour of Skopje, including the Kale Fortress, Church of the Holy Savior with its iconostas, one of the finest samples of traditional walnut woodcarving, Old Bazaar and Stone Bridge. We drive to the slopes of the Vodno Mountain where we visit the Monastery of St. Panteleimon with its 12th century iconostas and frescoes ranking among the highest achievements of Byzantine art of this period. Dinner and overnight in Skopje.

Day 11 - Friday - Skopje - Kolasin / Montenegro
(Breakfast and dinner included)
Morning we will depart for Kolasin via Pec and Berane and drive along the impressive Moraca River Canyon. Afternoon arrival at Kolasin, the town spreading on the left bank of the river Tara, situated at the altitude of 954m. The whole area is surrounded by the thick pine forest of the Bjelasica Mountain and is a popular skiing and air spa resort. Dinner and overnight in Kolasin.

Day 12 - Saturday - Kolasin - Cetinje - Kotor - Dubrovnik
(Breakfast and dinner included)
Morning departure for Cetinje where we visit King Nikola Museum where is the one the residence of residence of the Montenegrin King Nikola I Petrovic. Then we will continue to Kotor where is classified as UNESCOs World Cultural Heritage site. We will visit its Romanesque Cathedral dedicated to St Triphun, the citys patron Saint. Afterwards we will continue to Dubrovnik, we will driving alone the pictureque Bay of Kotor. Upon arrival, transfer and check in to your hotel. Dinner and overnight in Dubrovnik.

Day 13 - Sunday - Dubrovnik - End of Tour
(Breakfast included)
After breakfast check out from your hotel. Regarding your flight departure time, we will arrange your transfer to Dubrovnik Airport for your international flight back home. We hope your tour was a memorable one and we would like to see you in future in one of our tours again. Have a nice trip back home and thanks for choosing TravelShop Turkey.



13 DAYS GRAND BALKAN TOUR INCLUDES:
  • Arrival transfer from Zagreb Airport
  • 1 night hotel with breakfast and dinner in Zagreb
  • 2 nights hotel with breakfast and dinner in Plitvice
  • 1 night hotel with breakfast and dinner in Split
  • 3 nights hotel with breakfast and dinner in Dubrovnik
  • 1 night hotel with breakfast and dinner in Tirana
  • 2 night hotel with breakfast in Ohrid
  • 1 night hotel with breakfast and dinner in Skopje
  • 1 night hotel with breakfast and dinner in Kolasin
  • Guided tours in Zagreb, Split, Dubrovnik, Tirana, Ohrid and Skopje
  • Professional English speaking guide
  • All entrance fees to all museums mentioned in the itinerary
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach
  • Return transfer to Dubrovnik Airport

LOW SEASON TOUR DATES 2012:
  • tuesday
  • May 31

HIGH SEASON TOUR DATES 2012:
  • every tuesday
  • Jul 12
  • Aug 9
  • Sep 6


13 DAYS GRAND BALKAN TOUR PRICES IN EURO:

Per Person
Low Season
High Season
Single Supp.
Double Share
€ 1,461.00
€ 1,524.00
+ € 449.00
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