Slovenia – Croatia – Bosnia & Herzegovin – Montenegro – Albania – Macedonia – Greece
(Ljubljana-Bled-Zagreb-Bihać-Sarajevo-Mostar-Dubrovnik-Budva – Tirana – Ohrid – Kalambaka – Athens)
Day 1 – ARRIVE LJUBLJANA
Arrival Ljubljana. Pick-up at the airport. Proceed for Ljubljana sightseeing with local tour guide.. On a guided walk around the city you’ll discover everything that this bustling modern capital has to offer. Stroll through the medieval Old Town, set along the lovely banks of the Ljubljanica River. See the most important cultural and historical monuments, including the New and Old Markets. Pass Romanesque, Gothic, and Renaissance buildings, and be tempted by the quaint boutiques and restaurants. See the 3 bridges that form the city’s unusual Triple Bridge. Learn a few secrets about the medieval city from your knowledgeable guide as you continue to Town Hall Square with its famous Baroque Robba Fountain. Stop at the Baroque Cathedral of St. Nicholas, visit the busy food market, and head to the Dragon Bridge, so called because of its 4 dragons that protect the city and serve as its trademark. Enjoy a boat ride on Ljubljanica River and see the city from other perspective, concluding your tour in a special way. Check in hotel. Free time. Dinner at hotel. Overnight in Ljubljana
Day 2 – LJUBLJANA – BLED
Breakfast. Departure from Ljubljana to Bled. Bled Sightseeing tour by local tour guide. Bled is often mentioned as the pearl of the Alpine region. It is unique with its emerald-green lake, a church on the island in the middle of the lake and a medieval castle from the 11th century, perched on a cliff above the lake. After a bus ride around the lake a guided tour of Bled castle will start. Then you will be taken by Bled’s typical ‘pletna’ boat to the island. Lunch in Bled. Transfer to Ljubljana. Dinner in hotel and overnight
Day 3 – LJUBLJANA – ZAGREB
Breakfast. Check out from the hotel. Departure to Zagreb (140km). Arrival Proceed to city Visit of the highlights including the upper and lower town, Kaptol and Gradec, the majestic Cathedral, Archbishop’s Palace, Ban Jelacic square Lunch at the Zagreb’s Mosque halal restaurant , free time exploring the winding streets of the old town. . Check in hotel. Dinner at hotel and overnight.
Day 4 – ZAGREB – PLITVICE LAKES – BIHAĆ
Breakfast. Proceed to Natiolan Park Plitvice (140km). Plitvice sightseeing: Two hours walking in the beautiful natural surroundings full of lakes, endemic flora and fauna, boat ride and train ride trough nature protected area. Proceed to Bihać (35km). Lunch. Overnight
Day 5 – BIHAĆ – JAJCE – TRAVNIK – SARAJEVO
Breakfast. Panoramic sightseeing of Bihać. Proceed to Travnik (180km). Stop in Jajce for picture taking: Jajce was a capital town during Bosnian kingdom with beautiful 20 m high waterfall in the center; also above the waterfall you’ll see medieval fortress and learn more about Bosnian kingdom. Arrival Travnik , Travnik with its mosque’s and fortress that dot the skyline shows the original style Bosnian architecture that gives this town its charm . Visit of Sulejmanija (Colorful ) Mosque and Fortress. Lunch at Plava Voda Restaurant. Continue drive to Sarajevo ( 80 km ). Check-in the hotel. Dinner and Overnight at hotel in Sarajevo
Day 6 – SARAJEVO
Breakfast at hotel. Proceed for tour to visit Vrelo Bosne – spring of river Bosnia (Nature protected area), Tunnel museum – the only means of going in and out during the siege of Sarajevo in last war(where you’ll learn more about Bosnian war and the longest siege in modern history the siege of Sarajevo). Walking tour of old town Bascarsija, Latin bridge, place where the Austro Hungarian Archduke was assassinated, what triggered the 1st World War; Brusa bezistan – covered market place; Gazi Husref Bey Mosque- built in 1530 year during the Ottoman era – and Gazi Husref Bey Madrass; Morica han built in 1551 ; Vijecnica – town hall for the Austro-Hungarian era. Sarajevo roses. Sarajevo Meeting of cultures – a fine line between Austro – Hungarian and Ottoman architecture. You’ll get to know European Jerusalem. Lunch at the local halal restaurant. afternoon, free for shopping. Back to hotel , Dinner and Overnight in Sarajevo.
Day 7 – SARAJEVO – MOSTAR – DUBROVNIK
Breakfast , Check out hotel. Transfer to Mostar (+/- 130km : +/- 2 ½Hours) , Proceed for city tour – visit Karadjoz bey mosque, Muslibegovic house – walk through the old town and old bridge, listed as UNESCO heritage site. continue drive to Sarajevo , Lunch at Local Restaurant on the Way at springs of Buna river, Visit the oldest Dervish Tekke in Bosnia , arrive Dubrovnik , free time at Old City , check-in the hotel , Dinner and Overnight in Dubrovnik
Day 8 – DUBROVNIK
Breakfast at hotel , city tour of this UNESCO protected pearl of the Adriatic and its Cathedral , Rector’s Palace, Fransican Monastery (included Old Pharmacy), Clock Tower, Orlando’s Columns, Sponze Plaza, Dubrovnik City. Lunch in the old City , free time , Dinner and Ovenight at hotel in Dubrovnik
Day 9 – DUBROVNIK – KOTOR BAY – BUDVA- SHKODER
Breakfast at hotel. Check-out the hotel., proceed to Kotor bay via ferry and Tivat peninsula. Panoramic Sightseeing of Kotor. Proceed to Budva for sightseeing and lunch. Visit the Old Town of Budva with local tour guide. Proceed to Shkoder. Check in the hotel. Dinner and Overnight.
Day 10 – SHKODER – TIRANA – OHRID
Breakfast at hotel. Check-out the hotel., Panoramic tour of Shkoder. proceed to Tirana.. Sightseeing of Tirana with local tour guide. Half day city tour: Mosque of Ethem Bay, Clock Tower,national Museum. Lunch in halal turkish restaurant. Proceed to Ohrid for sightseeing visit Hadzi Turgut Mosque, Old Bazaar, Zeynel Abidin Pasha Tekke, Krst Dazmija. Check in the hotel. Dinner and Overnight.
Day 11- OHRID – KALAMBAKA
Breakfast. Proceed to Kalambaka (277km). Arrival, lunch. Half day city tour : visit Meteora, Theopetra Cave. Check in hotel. Dinner at hotel in Kalambaka. Check in the hotel. Dinner and Overnight.
Day 12 – KALAMBAKA – ATHENS
Breakfast. Proceed to Athens (353km). Arrival, lunch. Panoramic tour of Athens. Check in the hotel. Free at leisure. Dinner and overnight
Day 13 – ATHENS
Breakfast. Athens full day city tour : visit Acropolis, Parthenon, Olympic Stadium, Olympian Zeus Temple, Lycabettus Hill, Greek Ancient Market. Lunch. Shopping : Syntagma Square, Monastiraki Back to hotel , Dinner at hotel.
Day 14 – ATHENS
Breakfast. Check out from the hotel. Departure to the airport. End of the tour.
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