OTTOMAN HERITAGE OF THE BALKANS

OTTOMAN HERITAGE OF THE BALKANS

12 DAYS Private tour from Skopje to Belgrade

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

Tour highlights:
Macedonia: Skopje | Dappled mosque in Tetovo | Bitola | Ohrid and Ohrid lake – UNESCO sites |
Kosovo:
City of Prizren | Albania: City of Berat | Tirana | Montenegro: the coastline |
Bosnia and Herzegovina: Pochitelj | Blagaj | Mostar | Sarajevo | Serbia: Belgrade – the capital | Novi Sad

TOUR ITINERARY

DAY 1: Welcome to Macedonia
Meeting with your driver at Skopje airport. In the afternoon private guided Skopje tour.
Overnight in Skopje, hotel Ibis Center 4* or similar.
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DAY 2: Ottoman heritage of Skopje
This day private Skopje tour will be focused on the old part, where a lot of Ottoman monuments can be seen and visited. Several inns and Turkish hamamms, together with Mustapha pasha mosque are part of that.
Overnight in Skopje, hotel Ibis Center 4* or similar.
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DAY 3: Day tour to Kosovo
Private full day tour to Kosovo, visiting Pristina, the Kosovo capital, and Ethnology museum. Next site is close to Pristina, the Turkish turbe with remains of Sultan Murat I. Afternoon drive towards Prizren. Visit to the main mosque and walking in the old bazaar.
Drive back to Skopje for overnight.
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DAY 4: West Macedonia sights
Departure to the city of Tetovo and visit to the unique Dappled mosque. Later on, visit to Tetovo tekje and possible meeting with the Bektashi order. Drive towards Mavrovo national park, passing by many picturesque old traditional villages. Upon arrival in Ohrid, afternoon private Ohrid city tour.
Overnight in Ohrid, hotel Millenium palace Ohrid 4* or similar.
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DAY 5: Full day Bitola and Prespa lake tour
Drive towards Bitola and private city tour the main square, the Turksih bazaar, passing tow mosques and the town symbol – the Clock tower. Visit to the City museum with part dedicated to Mustapha Kemal Ataturk. Afternoon drive towards second largest Macedonian lake Prespa. Crossing Galichica National park and arrival to Ohrid.
Overnight at hotel Millenium palace Ohrid 4* or similar.
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DAY 6: Welcome to Albania
Crossing Macedonia – Albania border in the morning and arrival to the most picturesque city in Albania – Berat. The city is known also as “the city of 1000 windows” and today is UNESCO site. Visit to the castle and Onufri museum.
Drive to Tirana and overnight at hotel Mondial 4* or similar.
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DAY 7: Montenegro coastline
Private Tirana city tour with visit to National museum. Drive north and passing Shkodra arrival at Albania – Montenegro border. Afternoon drive along Montenegro coastline to Boka Kotorska bay. Visit to Kotor old town (on your own).
O/N in Budva, hotel 4*.
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DAY 8: Welcome to Bosnia and Herzegovina
Morning departure towards Mostar, Bosnia & Herzegovina, passing the town of Trebinje and high mountains of south Bosnia and Herzegovina. Stopover at unique nature of Blagaj and source of river Buna.
O/N in Mostar, hotel Kapetanovina 4* or similar.
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DAY 9: The Ottoman heritage of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Private Mostar city tour, passing the Old Bridge and with visit to “Turkish house”. Afternoon arrival to Sarajevo and private city tour at this town, full with Ottoman remains and sights. Overnight in Sarajevo, hotel Bosnia 4* or similar.
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DAY 10: Welcome to Serbia
Long distance drive to Belgrade, the Serbian capital. Upon arrival in Belgrade afternoon at leisure.
Overnight in Belgrade, centrally located 4* hotel .
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DAY 11: Belgrade and Novi Sad
Morning visit to Novi Sad, the picturesque city in Vojvodina area. Drive via Frushka gora back to Belgrade and afternoon time to explore the city of Belgrade and Kalemegan area.
Overnight in Belgrade, centrally located 4* hotel.
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DAY 12: Departure
Time at leisure before transfer to Belgrade airport.
End of the tour.

Possible tour extension to Bulgaria and Romania – check our Scheduled tours –
Classical tour of Bulgaria and Classical tour of Bulgaria and Romania.

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. 
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: 914
Duration: 12 days
Tour price:
€ 1199,- with 6 pax on tour.
€ 1299,- with 5 pax on tour
€ 1549,- with 4 pax on tour
€ 1999,- with 3 pax on tour
€ 2549,- with 2 pax on tour
one person only – on request
Departure date: you will choose
Departure time: 09:00
Departure point: Skopje international airport

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What is included:
– Private transportation with air conditioned vehicle according the itinerary;
– 11 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: Skopje, Full day Kosovo, Ohrid, Tirana, Mostar and Sarajevo, including admission charges;
– “Visit Macedonia” organization.

Not included:
– supplement for accommodation in
SGL room (if required) – 190 EUR;
– supplement for daily 3 course dinner
(if required) – 156 EUR;
– any visit or service not described as included;
– meals and refreshments during the tour;