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SERBIA - BULGARIA - GREECE - MACEDONIA - ALBANIA-
MONTENEGRO - CROATIA - BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
12 DAYS - AVIO/BUS

Period: April - October
Day 1... - Belgrade (www.beograd.rs)
Picking up the group at the airport and accommodation in the hotel. In the evening a short stroll in the center of the town (Str. Knez Mihajlova, Terazije, The Republic Square...) and going to Skadarlija (http://www.tob.rs/en/eat.php?kat=2), bohemian quarter in the very center of Belgrade, for supper. Skadarlija, a cobble paved street, dating back to the beginning of the 19th century, was famous for being a favorite meeting place of well known Belgrade bohemians, poets, painters, actors from the nearby theater, as well as of many lovers of good alcoholic drinks, socializing and spoken word with friends. Over all these years of progress and modernization of the city and society Skadarlija has managed to preserve the spirit of old times and just because of that has become a favorite site to citizens of Belgrade and many tourists. Return to the hotel. Overnight.

Day 2 Belgrade
Breakfast. Sightseeing of Belgrade: St. Sava Temple, Terazije, Republic Square, National Museum, Studentski trg, Belgrade fortress - Kalemegdan, Cathedral Church, Ethnographic museum, The Assembly of the City of Belgrade, Str. Knez Milosa, Bulevar mira, Memorial Center Josip Broz Tito ... Continuation of sightseeing in Zemun. Zemun is really distinguished by its tradition: fortification on Gardos that has been mentioned as early as in the 9th century. The St. Father Nicolaj Church - the oldest orthodox church in Belgrade. Return to the hotel. Spare time in the evening and individual supper. Overnight.

Day 3 Belgrade - Oplenac – Skull Tower ("Ćele Kula") – Mediana - Niš - Sophia
Breakfast. Check out of the hotel and departure for Oplenac (http://www.oplenac.rs/wp/#sthash.H19hULlC.dpbs). Touring of the old town in Topola and the Mausoleum of the Serbian Royal Family on Oplenac. After Oplenac continuation of the trip to the city of Niš (sightseeing: Mediana – archeological site from late Roman period, late 3rd, early 4th century; Skull Tower – a tower composed largely of human skulls by Turks as a retribution for the First Serbian Uprising). Free time for lunch. Departure for Sophia (http://bulgariatravel.org/en/object/234/sofia). Accommodation in the hotel. Supper in the restaurant offering national food and music. Overnight.

Day 4 Sofia - Rila Monastery - Bansko
Breakfast. Sightseeing of Sofia with a local guide: St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral - before the Temple of St. Sava has been built it was the greatest orthodox cathedral in the Balkans, The St. Sophia Church, The Holy Week Church, in which relics of the Serbian king Stefan Milutin rest. Spare time for lunch. At about 15h departure for the Rila Monastery (the largest monastery orthodox complex). Continuation of the trip and arrival to Bansko in the evening. Supper, while listening to music, in the traditional restaurant. Overnight.

Day 5 Bansko – Thessalonica (http://www.thessaloniki.travel/index.php/en/)
Breakfast. Leaving the hotel for Thessalonica, town sightseeing: The White Tower, University, Rotunda, TheArcheological Museum, The Church of St. Dimitrije (Demetrius) - patron of the town ... Accommodation in the hotel. Spare time in the afternoon. Supper in the restaurant with traditional Greek food and music. Overnight

Day 6 Thessalonica - Meteori - Kastoria – Ohrid (http://www.ohrid.com.mk/)
Breakfast. Leaving for Meteori (complex of orthodox monasteries that are on UNESCO list of World Cultural Heritage Sites, known as having an unusual position on the rocks). Continuation of the tour to Kastoria (a town in the north of Greece, on the lake of Orestiada, known for fur coat manufacturing). Free time for lunch. Continuation of the trip and arrival to Ohrid in the evening. Accommodation in the hotel. Supper in the restaurant with traditional food and music. Overnight.

Day 7 Ohrid – Tirana (http://www.albania.al/tirane)
Breakfast. Ohrid sightseeing: old and historical part of the town known for its Byzantine monuments of culture and sacral structures: Biljana's springs, The Church of St. Sophia, The Church of St. Panteleimon, Saint John Kaneo, Samuil's fortress, Amphitheatre... Spare time. Continuation of the trip for Tirana. After accommodation in the hotel, going for a town sightseeing with a local guide: Cathedral Church, Catholic Cathedral, Mosque of Ethem Bey, Skenderbeg square. Supper while listening to music in the national restaurant. Overnight.

Day 8 Tirana- Kruja – Budva (http://www.budva.travel/)
Breakfast. Continuation of the tour to Kruja, which is the birth place of Skender beg (bey), one of the most famous Albanian heroes. Kruja is one of the most beautiful towns in Albania. Visit to Skendebeg fortress (from the 6th century), which also houses a museum. Touring of a characteristic old bazaar where one can find hand-made rugs, alabaster products and many other hand-made products. Spare time for lunch. Continuation of the tour and arrival to Budva in the evening. Accommodation in the hotel. Supper in konoba, traditional Montenegrin fish restaurant. Overnight.

Day 9 Budva - Kotor - Dubrovnik
Breakfast. Departure for Kotor. Touring of the old city center and the old Kotor harbour, surrounded by walls, which is on UNESCO's list of the World Heritage Sites. Spare time for lunch. Continuation of the trip and arrival to Dubrovnik in the afternoon. Accommodation in the hotel and touring of the old city center, which is on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Supper in national restaurant Konavovski dvori. Overnight.

Day 10 Dubrovnik - Počitelj - Mostar - Sarajevo
Breakfast. Departure for Počitelj – a historic settlement in the oriental-mediterranial style in the valley of river Neretva in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Departure for Mostar (http://www.visitmostar.net/). Touring of the town: the Old Bridge, The Halabia Tower, The Hercegusa Tower, The Sahat Kula (The Clock Tower) the Kriva Cuprija (The Crooked Bridge). Continuation of the trip and arrival to Sarajevo. Check in at the hotel. Organized lunch in Bascarsija (Turkish word for the main market place). Touring of the old part of the town (unique edifices of Ottoman urban architecture, numerous domed mosques, konaks, hans, bezistans, Bey's mosque, kujundziluk (Coppersmith's street). Accommodation in the hotel. Supper while listening to music in a national restaurant. Overnight.

Day 11 Sarajevo - Visegrad - Mileseva - Studenica - Vrnjacka Spa
Breakfast. Departure for Visegrad and touring of the town: visit to the old bridge, famous "Bridge over the Drina river " and monument to Ivo Andric... Continuation of the trip to Mileseva (monastery built in the 13th century, the frescos of which are regarded as the best ones in Europe, e.g. The White Angel). Lunch in the monastery. Continuation of the tour for Studenica (one of the largest and richest monastery of the Serbian orthodox church, which is included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites). Continuation of the tour for Vrnjacka spa. Accommodation in the hotel. Spare time for supper. Overnight.

Day 12 Vrnjacka Spa - Zica - Kragujevac - Belgrade
Breakfast. Checking out of the hotel and departure for Zica (The Serbian orthodox monastery built by the first Serbian king Stefan the First-Crowned in the 13th century. The monastery was torn down, but it was rebuilt by the king Stefan Milutin at the beginning of the 14th century). Continuation of the tour and going to lunch to the village of Knic. After lunch departure for Kragujevac. After arrival to the town touring of Sumarice (Memorial Park erected in memory of 3000 killed inhabitants of Kragujevac during the Second World War). After touring Kragujevac departure for Belgrade. Arrival to Belgrade in the evening. Accommodation in the hotel. Supper. Overnight.

Day 13 Belgrade - ...
Breakfast. Check out. Departure...

PACKAGE TOUR RATES PER PERSON:
850€ (15 pax)
820€ (20 pax)
780€ (25 pax)
770€ (30 pax)
750€ (35 pax)
725€ (40 pax

Package tour includes:
- Transport by tourist class bus (Air conditioning, TV, video, audio equipment)
- 12 overnights with breakfast (continental/table buffet in 3 * hotels according to the program)
- lunches and dinners as in the program
- sightseeing with local guides on the mother tongue of the group or in english
- entrence fees for cultural and historical sites
- expenses of the organization and leadership of the tour

Package tour excludes:
- Surcharge for 1/1 room 280€
- Individual passengers' costs
- Airplane tickets

EX YUGOSLAVIA

SERBIA - BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA - CROATIA - MONTENEGRO

Licence OTP 12 / 2010
Dated 28th January 2010

9 days - 8 overnights

PERIOD: April, May, June - September, October
Departure: On Saturdays
Return: On Sundays

Day 1
Flight from London at 13:40h. Arrival to Belgrade at 17:25h. Picking up the group at the airport. Transfer and accommodation in the hotel. Lunch. Spare time for strolling and rest. In the evening, supper in Skadarlija, bohemian quarter located in the very center of Belgrade. Skadrlija is a cobble paved street dating back to the beginning of the 19th century. It was famous for being a favorite meeting place/venue of well known Belgrade bohemians, poets, painters, actors from the nearby theater, as well as of many lovers of good alcoholic drinks, socializing and spoken word with friends. Over all these years of progress and modernization of the city and society Skadarlija has managed to preserve the spirit of old times and just because of that it has become a favorite to citizens of Belgrade and many tourists. Supper. Return to the hotel. Overnight.

Day 2 Belgrade
Breakfast. Going to Belgrade sightseeing (www.beograd.rs): The St. Sava Temple, Terazije, Republic Square, The National Museum, Studentski trg, Belgrade fortress - Kalemegdan, The Cathedral Church, The Ethnographic museum, The Assembly of the City of Belgrade, Str. Knez Milosa, Bulevar mira, The Memorial Center Josip Broz Tito ... Continuation of sightseeing in Zemun. Zemun is really distinguished by its tradition: fortification on Gardos which has been mentioned as early as in the 9th century. The St. Father Nicolaj Church. Magistrate square, Zemun quay, the Old Captan's House and The Old Customs House... Lunch. Return to the hotel. Free afternoon time. Supper. Overnight.

Day 3 Belgrade - Oplenac - Sirogojno - Zlatibor
Breakfast. Touring of the old town in Topola and Mausoleum of the Serbian Royal Family on Oplenac (www.topolaoplenac.org.rs). Continuation of the trip to Mt. Zlatibor. Accommodation in the hotel. Lunch. Departure for Sirogojno, village-museum in the open which features architecture, arrangement, economy and way of life in mountainous regions on Zlatibor. Return to the hotel. Supper. Overnight.

Day 4 Zlatibor - Mecavnik - Visegrad - Sarajevo
Breakfast. Departure for Mecavnik - built according to the idea of a famous film director Emir Kusturica. Continuation of the trip to Visegrad, Touring of the old bridge, famous "Bridge over the Drina river" and monument to Ivo Andric, Andric's town, erected by Emir Kusturica and the Government of the Republic of Srpska in honour of the Nobel Prize Winner. Continuation of the trip to Sarajevo. Accommodation in the hotel. Lunch and a short rest. Sarajevo, being situated on the crossroads of eastern and northern, northern and southern cultures, was fortunate enough that in its six century long history has become progressive and enriched spiritually (www.sarajevo-tourism.com./bos/). Sightseeing of the old part of the town, Bascarsija, Coppersmith's street, Bey mosque .... Supper. Return to the hotel. Overnight.

Day 5 Sarajevo - Mostar - Pocitelj - Dubrovnik
Breakfast. Departure for Mostar (www. turizam.mostar.ba/). Touring of edifices dating back to the Turkish age: Old Bridge, Kalebija Tower, Hercegusa Tower, Sahat Tower (Clock Tower), Crooked Bridge - one of the oldest preserved monuments from the Ottoman period, built before 1558 and according to oral history the Old Bridge was built as a copy of the small bridge. Coppersmith's street - old Mostar's "carsija" ("çarşı" in Turkish means "bazaar" or "market") is located on the left side of the Neretva river with its workshops and souvenir shops. The trip is continued by touring Pocitelj, town-fortress dating back to the middle ages. It is situated along the left bank of the Neretva river. This picturesque small town constitutes one of the most beautiful cultural-historical entities in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Continuation of the trip to Dubrovnik - unique in the world due to its impressive medieval fortresses, churches, convents and palaces and is often called a pearl of the Adriatic. Accommodation in the hotel. Lunch. Sightseeing of the town: The Sponza Palace, Orlando Column, Fort Lovrenac, walking along Stradun (Placa Street)... (www.tzdubrovnik.hr/). Supper. Spare time in the evening. Overnight.

Day 6 Dubrovnik - Kotor - Budva - Sveti Stefan
Breakfast. Departure for Kotor (www.tokotor.me/). Accommodation in one of the most beautiful bays in the world, Kotor, a town of merchants and famous seafarers has a lot to tell about. The old town Kotor is the best preserved medieval urban setting typical of towns established in the 12th and 14th century. Thanks to its medieval architecture and numerous monuments of cultural heritage, Kotor found its place on the UNESCO's list of "World Natural and Cultural Heritage". Throughout the town there are buildings, interweaved by streets and squares. On one of them there is also The St. Tryphon's Cathedral, a monument to Roman culture and one of the recognizable symbols of the town. Touring: The St. Lucas's church, The Santa Anna church, The St. Mary's Church, The Church of Our Lady of Health, Duke's Palace. Napoleon Theatre... Continuation of the trip for Budva. Accommodation in the hotel. Lunch. Going to Sveti Stefan- an isle not far from Budva connected to the mainland by earthen isthmus. It is the most luxurious summer resort in Montenegro and is one of the most luxurious resorts at the Adriatic coast. Return to Budva. Going to supper in Catovica's mill. Overnight.

Day 7 Budva - Cetinje - Studenica - Vrnjacka Banja
Breakfast. Departure for Cetinje - historical royal town and the second most important town of Montenegro. Cetinje due to its rich heritage and its long status of the capital of Montenegro nowadays is an honorary capital of Montenegro. Touring of the town: The Historical Museum of Montenegro, The Ethnographic Museum of Montenegro, The King Nicola's Court and the Njegos's Museum... Continuation of the trip. Lunch in Novi Pazar. Going to the monastery Studenica (www. manastirstudenica.rs/) - one of the most significant, the largest and the richest monasteries of Serbian Orthodox Church, which was founded by Stefan Nemanja in 1190. Monastery is known for its collection of frescos dating from the 13 and 14th century. UNESCO in 1986 included Studenica in the list of The World Heritage. After touring Studenica departure for Vrnjacka Spa. Arrival to Vrnjacka spa in the evening. Accommodation in the hotel. Supper. Overnight.

Day 8 Vrnjacka Banja - Kragujevac - Belgrade
Breakfast. Departure for Zica. Touring of the Serbian medieval monastery from the first half of the 13th century. It was erected by the first king of Serbia, Stefan Nemanjic. According to historical data, 7 Serbian kings have been crowned in Zica. Continuation of the trip and going to lunch in rural household in the village of Knic. After lunch departure for Kragujevac. Touring of the Memorial Park Sumarice, dedicated to the executed citizens of Kragujevac by the Wehrmacht on the 21st day of October 1941. Continuation of the trip to Belgrade. Accommodation in the hotel. Overnight.

Day 9 Belgrade - London
Breakfast. At 8h checking out of the hotel and departure for the airport. At 10:35h flight from Belgrade to London. At 14:20h arrival to London

PACKAGE TOUR RATE: 545€

Package tour includes:
- Transport by tourist class bus (TV, air conditioning) according to the program
- 9 days/8 overnights - board and lodging according to the program in the 3 * and 4* hotels
- touring of the towns according to the program accompanied by professional guide in English
- tickets for cultural-historical monuments
- Costs of organization and guide

Package tour excludes:
- Airplane tickets
- Surcharge for 1/1 room 180E (at request)
- Individual passengers' costs

Program is prepared on the basis of at least 40 passengers.