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GROUP BALKAN TOUR – 7 COUNTRIES

GROUP BALKAN TOUR – 7 COUNTRIES

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11 amazing days in hilly Balkans. See the best Balkan sites including cultural buildings, historical and natural destinations and much more.

11 days
1+ Age
  • Destination
  • Departure
    Athens/Zagreb
  • Dress Code
    Casual, comfortable athletic clothing, hiking shoes, hat and light jacket.
  • Included
    GROUP BALKAN TOUR – 7 COUNTRIES
    Departure Taxes
    Entry Fees
    5 Star Accommodation
    Personal Guide
    Breakfast
1
Day 1 - ATHENS ARRIVAL
  • Arrival Athens. Meet and assist for airport transfer to the center of Athens (Around 45 minutes).
  • Lunch in Persian restaurant.
  • Check in hotel. Free time.
  • Dinner at hotel.
  • Overnight in Athens.
2
Day 2 - ATHENS
  • Breakfast. Meet the local guide in front of the hotel.
  • Start the Athens full day tour: visit Acropolis, Parthenon and Erechtheion.
  • Visit the Neo classical buildings in the center of Athens, Olympic (Panathenian) Stadium. Greek Ancient Market (Acient Agora).
  • Lunch in the Old Town (Seafood or halal food). 
  • Shopping: Syntagma Square, Plaka area, Monastiraki square.
  • Back to hotel. Free time.
  • Dinner at hotel. Overnight.
3
Day 3 - KALAMBAKA
  • Breakfast. Check out from the hotel.
  • Proceed to Kalambaka (353km/cca 5 hours)
  • Short stop in Lamia for a break. Continue to Kalambaka via Trikala.
  • Visit of Theopatra Cave.
  • Arrival. Lunch in Taverna halal restaurant.
  • Half day city tour: visit Kastraki village and Meteora. Stop for panoramic picture taking on several spots of Meteora Hills.
  • Check in hotel. Dinner at hotel in Kalambaka. Overnight.
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Day 4 - KALAMBAKA OHRID
  • Breakfast. Check out from hotel.
  • Proceed to Ohrid, Macedonia (277km – 5+ hours). Driving through the northern parts of Greece till the border. Pass the border and enter Macedonia.
  • Arrival in Ohrid. Lunch upon arrival at halal restaurant.
  • Half day city tour: visit Old Bazzar, Zeynel Abidin Pasha Tekke…
  • Boat ride on Ohrid Lake (optional). Free time to enjoy beautiful lake which is the deepest and one of the largest lake in Balkans, with clean water that has visibility of 20m.
  • Visit the recommended Ohrid Pearl's shop.
  • Check in hotel. Dinner at hotel. Free time. Overnight.
5
Day 5 - OHRID-TIRANA-BUDVA
  • Breakfast. Check out from hotel.
  • Proceed to Tirana, Albania (138km - 3+ hours).
  • Half day city tour: Mosque of Ethem Bay, Clock Tower, University, Bunkers, Communist pyramid.
  • Lunch in Turkish restaurant.
  • Proceed to Budva, Montenegro (175km - 4+ hours)
  • Arrival. Check in hotel. Dinner at hotel. Overnight in Budva
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Day 6 - BUDVA-DUBROVNIK-MOSTAR
  1. Check out from hotel.
  2. Half day city tour: Old town Budva, which is inside of the stone walls.
  3. Visit the old Entrance, Square of the poet, Square of the churches, Beach.
  4. Free time for shopping.
  5. Proceed to Dubrovnik, Croatia.
  6. City tour of this UNESCO protected pearl of the Adriatic and its Cathedral, Rector's Palace, Franciscan Monastery (included Old Pharmacy) Clock Tower, Orlando's Columns, Sponze Plaza, Dubrovnik City.
  7. Lunch in the old city(Seafood) Free time. Boat ride (optional).
  8. Continue to Mostar, Bosnia. Dinner and overnight at Mostar.
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Day 7: MOSTAR-SARAJEVO
  • Breakfast. Check out from hotel.
  • City tour - Mostar Old Town, visit Mehmet Koski Pasha Mosque.
  • The famous Old Bridge, listed as UNESCO heritage site. Free time.
  • Continue drive to Sarajevo via Neretva Canyon and Jablanicko Lake.
  • Stop in Jablanica town for lunch at halal restaurant.
  • Arrive in 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 – a covered market place, Gazi Husref Bey Mosque - built in 1530 year during the Ottoman Era- and Gazi Husrey Bey Madrass, Morica han built in 1551 year, Taslihan - remainings of the largest Karavansaray in Sarajevo, Vijecnica - city hall from the Austro - Hungarian era.
  • Check in hotel.
  • Dinner and overnight in Sarajevo.
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Day 8: SARAJEVO-TRAVNIK-JAJCE-BIHAC
  • Breakfast. Check out from hotel.
  • Proceed to Travnik. Before travnik, stop at Etno Village Cardaci to see the authentic Bosnian architecture and beautiful landscape of lakes pool and waterfalls.
  • Arrival in Travnik - small town with its mosque and fortress that dot the skyline shows the original style Bosnian architecture that gives this town its charm. See the Plava Voda springs (Blue Water).
  • Lunch at Plava Voda halal restaurant.
  • Continue to Jajce, visit of Jajce Waterfalls, stop at Pliva lakes to see the wooden watermills.
  • Drive to Bihac (140km - 2+ hours)
  • Check in hotel.
  • Dinner and overnight in Bihac.
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Day 9 - BIHAC-PLITVICE LAKES-LJUBLJANA
  • Breakfast. Check out from hotel.
  • Guided city tour of Bihac will uncover the secrets of untouched natural landscapes that are classified in the most preserved natural division of Europe.
  • Proceed to Zagreb, Croatia (155km) via Plitvice Lakes.
  • Stop-by and visit Plitvice Lake for a highly nature protected area which has 16 nature lakes that have origins from tectonic movement on Karst field. Not just the lakes are attractive but also rivers, creeks and beautiful waterfalls and endemic flora and fauna.
  • Lunch (fish menu as there is no halal restaurant available).
  • Proceed to Ljubljana.
  • Check in hotel. Dinner and overnight in Ljubljana.
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Day 10 - LJUBLJANA-BLED-ZAGREB
  • Breakfast. Check out from hotel.
  • City tour in Ljubljana, free time and lunch.
  • Continue to Bled (optional boat ride on Bled lake).
  • Continue driving to Zagreb. Night city tour Zagreb, Croatia.
  • Check in hotel, Dinner and overnight.
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Day 11 - ZAGREB DEPARTURE
  • Breakfast at hotel (6:30 am).
  • Airport transfer (7:00 am).
  • Flight Departure (9:30 am).