Discovering breathtaking landscapes, including Kotorr, the largest fjord in southern Europe, ancient cities, royal palaces, archaeological sites and so many stories about the history and peoples of this part of Balkans.
Departure by scheduled flight to Tirana. Arrival at Mother Teresa Airport. Transfer to hotel and dinner. Visit of the city.
Breakfast in hotel. Depart for the ancient town of Shkoder in northern Albania, a few kilometers from the Montenegro border. Once arrived, the group will visit the ancient fortress of Rozafa (fourth century B.C.) from which one can enjoy a marvelous panoramic view of the city. Shkoder has been inhabited since the Bronze Age and is built upon many historical civilizations (Illyrian, Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman). The group will take a walk through the pedestrian zone “Rruga Kol Idromeno”, in the city center recently restored with colorful houses and vibrant bars. Time for lunch. The trip will continue along the wonderful Montenegrin coast where lush pine walls coast a transparent turquoise sea. The group will stop in the old towns of Ulqin, Bar, Budva and Kotorr.
Arrival in Dubrovnik and accommodation in hotel. Dinner and overnight.
Breakfast in hotel. Once known as Ragusa, it has a long maintained its independence as the fifth Italian Maritime Republic. Today Dubrovnik belongs to Croatia and boasts a historical center of particular beauty, on the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites, known also as “The Pearl of the Adriatic. The trip will continue to Mostar. Visit of Mostar, the main urban center of Herzegovina, founded by the Turks in the 15th century. The ancient district of Kujunciluk, with its narrow streets, the picturesque market, the bazaar, the minarets and the sixteenth-century bridge over the Neretva attract crowds of tourists. Transfer to Sarajevo. Dinner and overnight in hotel.
Breakfast in hotel. Visit of Sarajevo which is one of the most oriental and culturally diverse cities in Europe. It has spent over 300 years under Turkish rule until the Austro-Hungarians arrived in the late nineteenth century. Bascarsija, the old city center has been completely renovated and is today a very beautiful and lively area. Nearby there is Ferhadiya, the most elegant street of the city in European mittel style, with cafes and shops of all kinds.
The siege of Sarajevo, which took place during the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina, was the longest siege in the war history of the late twentieth century, which lasted from 5 April 1992 to 29 February 1996.
Breakfast in hotel. Transfer to Belgrade. Visit of Belgrade, the City Hall, the National Parliament, the Old Palace, Slavija Square, Terazije Street and Square, Republic and Nikola Pasic Square, Knez Mihailova Street – the main pedestrian area of down town, Albania Tower, Skadarlija (the bohemian Street), the National Theatre, the National Museum, the Ethnographical Museum, Manak’s Mansion, Saint Sava’s Temple, St. Mark’s Church, Gathering Church, “Marakana” Stadium, Belgrade Arena, Kalemegdan Park, Belgrade Fortress, Residence of Prince Milos and Princess Ljubica. In the afternoon enjoy a walk through the beautiful Kalemegdan Park and the fascinating Belgrade fortress with an unforgettable view on the confluence of two big European rivers. – Danube and Sava. Finish the tour in Skadarlija – the bohemian quarter of which Belgrade is famous for. Dinner and overnight in hotel.
After breakfast in the hotel, check out and meet the guests and depart for Nis. Walking – City center tour. See Banovina building, the open market, the flowers market, over the Nisava river bridge, to the pedestrian street “Obrenoviceva”. Time to enjoy a snack or lunch. Enjoy a guided walk through the Nis Fortress. The fortifications that exist today date only as far back as the beginning of the 18th century, but the Turkish fortress that survives was built on the same site as earlier fortifications of Roman, Byzantine and Serbian medieval origin. Before leaving Nis, have a panoramic tour of the city by seeing the Mediana – a luxurious villa build for Emperor Constantine the Great and the Skull Tower. Accommodation and dinner in Skopje.
After breakfast in the hotel, check out and meet the guests and start the city tour of Skopje. Our panoramic tour will explore the old Railway station, the monument of Mother Teresa and her memorial house, the Stone Bridge, Daut Pasha Amam – monument of the Islamic architecture, the church St. Spas, the Fortress Kale. Continue to Ohrid. The highlight of the Ohrid tour include Church of St. Sophia, St.Bogorodica Perivlepta, St.Jovan Kaneo, St.Pantelejmon – Plaosnik,Old Bazaar, Mesokastro Settlement, Kaneo Settlement, Ohrid Fortifications, King Samoil Fortress, Antique Theatre, Ohrid Traditional Architecture, Icon museum. We leave Ohrid on the road toward Tirana in Albania.
Breakfast at hotel. Departure to the airport. End of services
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