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8 DAYS BALKAN TOUR

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Tour Start Date:   Available every sunday from June to September

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Double or Twin Room:  from Euro 868.00   Single Room:  from Euro 1,098.00

8 DAYS BALKAN TOUR SUMMARY:


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8 DAYS BALKAN TOUR ITINERARY:

Day 1 - Sunday - Dubrovnik - Arrival Day
(Dinner included)
Upon arrival Dubrovnik Airport, meet with our local representative and we will transfer you to your hotel. Dubrovnik is one of the most prominent tourist destinations on the Adriatic. It is the pearl of Adriatic and it, the city joined the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites in 1979. The rest of the day is your to explore the city. Dinner and overnight in Dubrovnik

Day 2 - Monday - Dubrovnik - Budva / Montengegro - Shkodra / Albania - Tirana
(Breakfast and dinner included)
This morning after your breakfast, we will start our sightseeing tour in Dubrovnik, including in the UNESCOs list of World Culture Heritage. We will viist the Franciscan Monastery where is a wonderful work of Dubrovnik architecture and one of the most prominent Dubrovnik attractions. Also we will visit Europes thried oldest pharmacy, the Rectors Palace, and we will visit the Assumption Cathedral.

Afterwards 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 3 - 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 4 - 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 5 - 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 6 - 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 7 - 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 8 - 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.



8 DAYS BALKAN TOUR INCLUDES:
  • Arrival transfer from Dubrovnik Airport
  • 2 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 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:
  • sunday
  • Jun 5

HIGH SEASON TOUR DATES 2012:
  • every sunday
  • Jul 17
  • Aug 14
  • Sep 11


8 DAYS BALKAN TOUR PRICES IN EURO:

Per Person
Low Season
High Season
Single Supp.
Double Share
€ 868.00
€ 903.00
+ € 230.00
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