BALKANS & ADRIATIC ADVENTURE

BALKANS & ADRIATIC ADVENTURE

19 DAYS from Athens to Belgrade

GREECE – ALBANIA – MACEDONIA – KOSOVO – MONTENEGRO – CROATIA – BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA – SLOVENIA – SERBIA

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:
Greece: Delfoi | Meteora Monasteries | Ioanina | Albania: Butrinti ancient site |
Macedonia: Ohrid, lake and city | Skopje | Mavrovo NP |
Kosovo: Prizren | Montenegro: Cetinje | Budva | Kotor |
Croatia: Medieval city of Ston | Dubrovnik | Split | Zadar | Plitvice lakes | Opatija | Zagreb |
Bosnia and Herzegovina: Sarajevo | Mostar |Slovenia: Postojna cave | Lake Bled | Ljubljana |
Serbia: Nis | Belgrade | Novi Sad | extension to Bulgaria: Sofia | Rila monastery | Plovdiv

TOUR ITINERARY
Pre tour arrival in Athens on your own. Hotel accommodation and transfers are not included in package price

DAY 1: Central Greece and Meteora Monasteries
Pick up from your hotel in Athens and departure towards Delfoi ancient site. Individual visit to the museum and the site (admission fee to be paid on the spot). Lunch break and afternoon departure towards Kalambaka, near Meteora monasteries. O/N in Kalambaka, hotel Famissi Eden 4* or similar.
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DAY 2: Greek mountains
Morning visit to two Meteora monasteries (entrance fee included). Drive north to the picturesque village of Metsovo for coffee break. Continue to Ioanina lake and city. Afternoon at leisure, we recommend a boat ride to the island on Ioanina lake. O/N in Ioanina, hotel Politia 4* or similar
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DAY 3: Welcome to Albania
Drive towards the biggest port in the area Igoumenitsa. Crossing the Greek – Albania border. Afternoon visit to Butrinti ancient site (private guided tour, entrance fee included). Overnight in Saranda, Hotel Grand 4* or similar.

DAY 4: The Albanian coastline
After breakfast drive along the picturesque Albanian coastline, via Llogara NP with panoramic views of Ionian sea. Passing the city of Vlore and arrival to the biggest Albanian port Durres. Recommended to visit in Durres are remains of the ancient theatre, Archeological museum, the Durres tower… Drive to Tirana, Albanian capital.
O/N in Tirana, hotel Mondial 4* or similar.
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DAY 5: Tirana and welcome to Macedonia
In a morning private guided Tirana city tour. Drive towards Macedonia and St. Naum monastery. Visit the monastery (inside) possibility to have a boat ride on the lake, above the springs of Black Drim river.
Overnight at hotel Millenium palace Ohrid 4* or similar.
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DAY 6: Ohrid and Ohrid lake
Ohrid walking tour in a morning (full day private guided tour, entrance fee included). Visit to the most important Ohrid sites – The Ohrid fortress (inside) the Holly area of Plaosnik with new St Klement’s church (inside) the small church of St John in Kaneo (outside) and the cathedral church of St Sofia (inside. Afternoon drive along the lake to the south part and St. Naum monastery. Visit to the monastery.
Drive back to Ohrid for overnight at hotel Millenium palace Ohrid 4* or similar.
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DAY 7: West Macedonia and Skopje
Drive towards Skopje via Mavrovo NP, on the picturesque road along Black Drim and Radika rivers. Upon arrival in Skopje, private guided Skopje walking tour, with visit to Skopje old town, the main square and pedestrian zone. Overnight in Skopje, Hotel Ibis Center or similar.
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DAY 8: Kosovo
Leaving Macedonia and passing into Kosovo, the youngest European country. Visit to Grachanica monastery (inside) site protected by UNESCO. Coffee break at the capital Pristina and afternoon drive to the picturesque town of Prizren. Overnight in Prizren, hotel Theranda 4* or similar.
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DAY 9: Montenegro tour
Morning departure to Montenegro via Albania. Passing Podgorica and visit to Cetinje, the former capital of Montenegro. Possibility to visit some of many museums in this city.
Afternoon drive towards the coastal town of Budva for O/N, hotel 4*.

DAY 10: Boka Kotorska bay and Dubrovnik
Drive along picturesque coast line of Boka Kotorska bay. Stop over at Kotor and individual visit to the old town. Departure towards Montenegro – Croatia border and arrival in Dubrovnik. In the afternoon, transfer to Dubrovnik Old town to visit. (Private guided city tour is possible on request).
Overnight in Dubrovnik, hotel 3*.
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DAY 11: Welcome to Bosnia and Herzegovina
Today we are entering Bosnia and Herzegovina. Drive along the Adriatic coast and the canyon of Neretva river. Visit to Mostar and private guided Mostar city tour, passing the Old Bridge. Late afternoon arrival to Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina for O/N
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DAY 12: From Sarajevo to Split
Private guided Sarajevo city tour by walking, visiting the most important sights in the city center, including the famous Old bazaar. Afternoon drive towards Croatia, with stop at Medjugorje. Arrival in Split in the evening.
Overnight in Split, hotel Globo 4* or similar
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DAY 13: Split and Zadar
Private guided walking tour in Split. Drive to Zadar, visit to the old town and free time.
Afternoon drive towards Plitvice lakes. Overnight in Plitvice area.
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DAY 14: Plitvice lakes and Opatija
Morning visit to Plitvice NP and possibility to ave a walking tour in Plitvice lakes (admission fee not included, maps and explanations in written are provided by the National park – included in the admission fee) Afternoon drive towards Slovenia, with stop over at Opatija, one of the most famous resorts in Istria peninsula.
Crossing into Slovenia and overnight at Postojna area.
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DAY 15: Postojna cave and Bled lake
Visit to Postojna cave, the biggest cave in Europe (admission fee not included, to be paid on the spot). In the afternoon drive towards lake Bled – one of the most famous sights in Slovenia. Drive to Bled castle (admission fee is not included, to be paid on the spot) and possibility to visit Bled island (row boat fee not included, to be paid on the spot). Arrival in Ljubljana, the Slovenian capital late afternoon. O/N in Ljubljana, hotel 4*.
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DAY 16: From Ljubljana to Zagreb
Private guided walking tour in Ljubljana city center before departure to Zagreb. In the afternoon, private Zagreb walking tour and time at leisure in the city center. Overnight in Zagreb, hotel 4*.

DAY 17: Welcome to Serbia
Long distance drive to Belgrade, the Serbian capital with several stops and coffee breaks. Afternoon at leisure in Belgarde with possibility to have a nice dinner at bohemian quarter Skadarlija.
Overnight at 4* centrally located hotel in Belgrade.
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DAY 18: Belgrade and Novi Sad
Full day excursion (private guided tour) – morning visit to Novi Sad, the picturesque city in Vojvodina. Drive back to Belgrade via Frushka gora, with stop at one of several monasteries in the area. Afternoon time to explore the city of Belgrade. Walking on the main pedestrian zone Knez Mihajlova street and visit to Kalemendan site.
O/N at centrally located 4* hotel in Belgrade.
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DAY 19: Departure
Depending on the flight schedule transfer to Belgrade airport.
End of the tour.

Tour extension to Bulgaria is possible

DAY 19: Welcome to Bulgaria
Long distance drive to Sofia, the Bulgarian capital, with stop over at Nis and visit to Nis fortress. Evening at leisure and overnight in Sofia, hotels BW Bristol 4* or BW Tracia 4*
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DAY 20: Sofia and Rila Monastery
Morning guided Sofia city tour by walking. Later on, drive towards Rila Monastery, the Bulgarian icon and UNESCO site. Visit to the monastery and drive towards small town of Velingrad, famous as SPA center for overnight.
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DAY 21: Plovdiv and Bachkovo monastery
Morning drive to Plovdiv, the second biggest town in Bulgaria. Guided Plovdiv city tour and afternoon drive towards Veliko Tarnvo, via Kazanlak. Overnight in Veliko Tarnovo .
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DAY 22: Veliko Tarnovo, Arbanasi and back to Sofia
Morning private guided tour Veliko Tarnovo and traditional village Arbanassi. Drive back to Sofia. End of the tour.

For more information and booking of this tour please contact us on info@incomingbalkans.com
Similar to this tour is also offered as a tour with Scheduled  and Guaranteed departure dates – contact us for more information.
Optional offers
Specialized local guides in any town or sight, drinks, mini bar at the hotels, porterage and tips, any entry visa are not included in tour price. Some of mentioned services can be arranged with the local host and paid on the spot.
Tour Extension
We are offering the possibility to extend your tour as suggested. Prices for such extensions are shown below;
Tour modifications
(extension or reduction of tour duration, upgrade to higher class hotels, additional meals, visits and services) are possible. Please contact us with your requirements and ideas
Discounts:
“Early booking” discount of 10% apply for all reservations made and paid at least 9 months before departure date.
Discounts for Children and 3rd person in DBL apply on request.

All above mentioned basic prices includes commission for tour operators and travel agents only.
Terms and Conditions: Please check and read carefully our Terms and conditions.

Tour code: 905
Duration: 19 days
Tour price:
€ 2199,- with 6 pax on tour.
€ 2489,- with 5 pax on tour
€ 2869,- with 4 pax on tour
€ 3549,- with 3 pax on tour
€ 4899,- with 2 pax on tour
one person only – on request
Departure date: you will choose
Departure time: 09:00
Departure point: any hotel or address in Athens

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What is included:
– Private transportation with air conditioned vehicle according the itinerary;
– 18 nights accommodation in 4* hotels, (3* hotel in Dubrovnik) including hotel taxes and service charges;
– Daily breakfast;
– Services of an English speaking driver and local host for the whole tour;
– Private guided tours: Butrinti ancient site, Tirana, Ohrid and St. Naum full day, Skopje city tour, Sarajevo and Mostar city tours, Ljubljana walking tour, Zagreb walking tour, Belgrade and Novi Sad full day, including admission charges;
– “Visit Macedonia” organization.

Not included:
– supplement for accommodation in
SGL room (if required) – 480 EUR;
– supplement for daily 3 course dinner
(if required) – 390 EUR;
– any visit or service not described as included;
– meals and refreshments during the tour;

Optional tour extension to Bulgaria
package price per person sharing a DBL room
€ 235,- with 6 pax on tour.
€ 260,- with 5 pax on tour
€ 310,- with 4 pax on tour
€ 375,- with 3 pax on tour
€ 495,- with 2 pax on tour
one person only – on request

What is included in this extension
– Private transportation with air conditioned vehicle according the itinerary;
– 3 nights accommodation in 4* hotels, including hotel taxes and service charges;
– Daily breakfast;
– Services of an English speaking driver and local host for the whole tour;
– Private guided tours Sofia, Plovdiv, Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi village
– “Visit Macedonia” organization