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ANCIENT BALKAN TOUR

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Duration

9 days

Tour Type

Specific Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

Arabic, English, Turkish

Overview

General information: Join us in an impressive journey around Balkan countries, enjoy the at- tractive landscape, nature, the mix of cultures, languages and the con- trast of history, people, social life and future perspectives. The insights of many civilizations, with their forgotten landmarks, castles, monas- teries, churches, mosques together the... More

General information:
Join us in an impressive journey around Balkan countries, enjoy the at- tractive landscape, nature, the mix of cultures, languages and the con- trast of history, people, social life and future perspectives. The insights of many civilizations, with their forgotten landmarks, castles, monas- teries, churches, mosques together the richness of the architectural buildings and fasades and the current social and cultural dynamics of live, will make this tour a must for any traveler and passionate visitor.

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Day 01: Apt – Kruja - Durres

Arrival in the airport Mother Theresa in Tirana. Afternoon sigh- seeing tour. Kruja - is a tourist attraction alongside a panoramic mountainside location. Some of the main points of interest include the restored Castle and Citadel, the Skanderbeg museum located inside the castle, and the Old Restored Bazaar. The citadel includes a restored house from the Ottoman epoch that serves as the Ethnographic Museum After tour in Kruja, drive to Durres. Enjoy the welcome dinner in the hotel
and overnight. Accomodation in the hotel in Durres.

Day 02: Durres – Budva – Kotor - Hercegnovi

After a breakfast in the hotel, meet the group and depart for trip… along the Shkodra city. Brief city tour in Shkodra. Visit Rosafa
castle and Mosque plumbit. After continue to Montenegro. On the way to Adriatik Riviera, some brief stop to Budva city and St. Stefan Continue to Kotor, (even though we are in the XXI century, the science still, unfor- tunately hasn’t established when the first lodgment in Kotor was foun- ded. Historical resources, as the earliest period, which is connected to Kotor, mention the antique period. According to some other data, Kotor is 2 millenniums old, and its name stems from the word DEKATERA (from the old Greece KATAREO – meaning Hot. Enjoy the welcome dinner in the hotel and overnight. Accommodation and overnight will be in Hercegnovi.

Day 03: Hercegnovi – Dubrovnik - Mostar

After breakfast in the hotel, depart to DUBROVNIK. A half day city tour in Dubrovnik (Dubrovnik was originally called Ragusa and was formed in the 7th century when coastal residents took refuge there un- der the onslaught of barbarian invasions. Walls were quickly built to pro- tect the new settlement). Afternoon arrival in Mostar. Enjoy the welcome dinner in the hotel and overnight. Accommodation and overnight will be in Mostar.

Day 04: Mostar - Sarajevo

Day 05: Sarajevo

After breakfast breakfast in the hotel, meet the group and depart for a full day tour in Sarajevo. Possibility to see the main impor-
tant sight of Sarajevo. Archeogist can safely say that the Sarajevo region has been continuously inhabited by humans since the neolithic age. The most famous example of a neolithic settlement in the Sarajevo area is that of the Butmir culture. The discoveries at Butmir were made on the grounds of modern day Sarajevo suburb Ilidža in 1893 by Austro-Hunga- rian authorities during construction of an agricultural school.

Day 06: Sarajevo - Kolasin

After breakfast in the hotel, meet the group and depart to Monte- negro, on the way we will see Podgorica and our stop it will be in
the great mountain village of Kolashin ( place with a lot of ski resorts with fantastic fresh air. Enjoy the welcome dinner in the hotel and overnight. Accommodation & overnight in hotel in Kolasin.

Day 07: Kolasin – Pristina - Prizren - Skopje

After breakfast in hotel meet the group and depart to Kosovo, way to Macedonia. First stop will be done in Pristine (In Roman times
a large town called Ulpiana existed 15 kilometres (9 miles) to the south of modern-day Prishtina. This city was destroyed but was restored by the Emperor Justanian. Today the town of Lipljan stands on the site of the Roman city, and remains of the old city can still be seen). Possibility to see. Proceed to Prizren (Prizren is an ancient historical town alongside the River Lumbardh, lying beneath the picturesque mountain of Sharr. Archeological research proves that Prizren is one of the oldest inhabited towns in Southeast Europe. Throughout history, Prizren has been sub- ject to major social influences, which have resulted in fluctuations in its economic, social and cultural development) and possibility to see: Sinan Pasha mosque, otoman bridge, old town architecture. Leave Prizren and continue to Skopje. On the way panorama of Bektasi Arabat Baba Turbe. Enjoy the welcome dinner in the hotel and overnight. Accommodation & overnight in hotel Skopje.

Day 08: Skopje - Bitola - Ohrid

After breakfast in the hotel, meet the group and full day tour in Skopje. Skopje – It is a city in the west where you can find the signs of East as it was under the rule of Ottoman Empire for a long time. We spend the day in the old town visiting the Daud Pasha baths once the largest baths in Balkans now the City Art Galery, the imposing Mustafa Pasha Mosque or the bustling old market area. Possibility to visit: fortress Kale, old bazar, Mustafa pasha mosque, Church of St. Salvation, Kapan han, Daut pasha bath, Stone bridge, squer Macedonia, Mother Teresa house. After the tour leave Skopje and drive Bitola. Town which beca- me very important during otoman period when 17 consulates woos built in the city. City tour in: Heraklia Lynkestis, Clock Tower, Hagha Dimitri Church, Haydar Kadi Mosque, new Mosque, Bedestan, Bath and Military Facility. Afternoon drive to Ohrid. Enjoy the welcome dinner in the hotel and overnight. Accommodation & overnight in hotel in Ohrid.

Day 09: Ohrid – St naumi - Tirana - Out

After breakfast in the hotel, meet the group and start the tour of Ohrid. Ohrid - At the lake side resort of Ohrid, classified as a UnESCO`s World Cultural Heritage site. Thanks to the activity of St. Cle- ment and St naum of Ohrid, the first Pan-Slavic University in Europe - the famous Ohrid Literary School was founded here. Morning sightseeing tour includes the church of St Sofia (11th century), the most eminent me- dieval monument in Macedonia with magnificent Byzantine fresco pain- tings, and St Clement`s Church with its icon of Annunciation. Afternoon short drive for a visit to the St naum Monastery built on the shores of the Ohrid Lake in 900 A.D. The monastery is dedicated to the Slavic missio-nary and educator St. NAUM of Ohrid. Return to hotel, overnight.

Languages

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English
Turkish

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