Balkan Discovery

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Join us on this fascinating Balkan Discovery to witness the living history as well as unparalleled natural beauty. Share a cup of tea with the lively and passionate people; fall in awe against the magnificent mountain range and crystal mirror-like lakes; meanwhile soak in the massive history that shaped the future of Europe. This Balkans tour takes you through all the highlights from palaces of the Tsars in Sofia and charming Belgrade to the pearl of Adriatic, Dubrovnik, to the pretty Montenegrin villages and Albanian towns, via the heart of stunning Macedonia.

Transportation
Air-conditioned non-smoking coach or mini-bus
Accommodation
4 star hotels
Guide
Services of experienced Travel Talk local guides licenced by the Ministry of Tourism
Meals
9 breakfasts
Airport Transfer
From Sofia Airport (on day 1)
Add Ons
Local Payment: £0
Destinations
  • Europe
  • Sofia
  • Bulgaria
Tour Types
  • Youth
  • Adventure
  • 18-30 somethings
  • Cultural
Day 1: Sofia
Welcome to Sofia! At the airport, keep an eye out for the Travel Talk sign for your transfer to the hotel. At the hotel around 7pm, have an informal welcome meeting with your guide and fellow travellers. After you get all the critical information about the tour, head out for our optional group dinner around 8:15pm and walk the streets of Sofia. Accommodation Hotel Vega - 4 Star Included Activities Welcome Meeting Optional Activities Group Dinner

Day 2: Sofia, Belgrade
After a substantial breakfast, hop on the bus and make your way to the Serbian capital, Belgrade. With stunning views over the Danube and Sava rivers by the mighty medieval Belgrade Fortress, head to the heart of the capitol. Starting off at the vibrant pretty shopping street, Knez Mihailova, filled with cafes, shops and charming sites, kick off the walking tour to discover the incredible landmarks Belgrade has in store and their marvellous histories. Accommodation Abba Hotel - 4 Star Meals Included Breakfast Included Activities Belgrade City Tour

Day 3: Belgrade, Sarajevo
Next stop Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina’s capital, the city that has been through it all! It is where the Western and Eastern Roman Empire split and where people of many nations and religions met, lived and warred. You can still see many reminders of the Yugoslav War in bullet holes and cannon marks all around town. Though, still an oriental beauty with a unique twist, and a delight to discover on your walking tour in the old town. The city offers endless delicacies to taste, but the specialty is lamb. Accommodation Hotel Ibis Styles – 4 Star Meals Included Breakfast Included Activities Sarajevo City Tour Entrance Fees Catholic Church - EUR 1

Day 4: Sarajevo, Mostar,Trebinje
Today, we drive for the amazing Adriatic shore, but first a stop at Mostar! As you arrive in this dreamland, walk through the Old Town of this Herzegovina pearl, see the iconic highlights Old Bridge – Stari Most, and the old caršija (market). Enjoy your lunch with an amazing view at one of the local venues, discover the old town and make sure to try the delicious Turkish coffee. In the afternoon, we ride to Trebinje for our overnight stay. Accommodation Hotel Central Park – 4 Star Meals Included Breakfast Included Activities Mostar City Tour Optional Activities Kravice Waterfalls - EUR 20

Day 5: Trebinje, Dubrovnik, Trebinje
Get ready for a long day at Dubrovnik, the “Pearl of the Adriatic"! With its well-preserved majestic walls encircling the whole town and its sea of terra-cotta roof tiles, giving life to the "King’s Landing", the whole town is an amazing UNESCO World Heritage Site. Even the drive down to town from the mountain-side is a breakth-taking highlight in itself! We start off with a guided walking tour of the Old Town and marvel at the millennial history of this fairy-like town. Walk atop the mighty walls, discover cute narrow streets, taste delicious seafood or jump off into the crystal-blue waters. In the evening, we return to Trebinje for a good night's rest. Accommodation Hotel Central Park – 4 Star Meals Included Breakfast Included Activities Dubrovnik City Tour Optional Activities Dubrovnik Boat Trip - EUR 35 Entrance Fees Dubronvnik City Walls - EUR 15

Day 6: Trebinje, Kotor, Budva
Next stop Montenegro! Arrive in Kotor after a scenic drive an meet its calming natural beauty and characteristic architecture, a less-crowded version of Dubrovnik with its impressive medieval citadel. Following a walking tour of the old town with your expert local guide and some free time, make your way to the popular touristic hub of the region, Budva. Your guide will take you on a brief walking tour of the vibrant summer town with great food, impressive views and lively nightlife. Accommodation Hotel Park – 3 Star Meals Included Breakfast Included Activities Kotor City TourBudva Walking Tour

Day 7: Budva, Tirana, Ohrid
Hit the road after breakfast, next stop Albania! A panoramic city tour of Tirana will introduce the best preserved and most beautiful samples of Albanian architecture, and drop us off at the town centre for some free time to discover the bustling Skenderbeg square. In the afternoon, continue towards Ohrid, Macedonia and check-in to your comfy hotel. You can rest up after a long day, or join the optional Balkan night with dinner. Accommodation Hotel Sileks – 4 Star Meals Included Breakfast Included Activities Panoramic Tour of Tirana Ohrid Walking Tour Optional Activities Balkan Night With Dinner - EUR 25

Day 8: Ohrid, Skopje
Start off the day with a guided city tour of Old Ohrid hosting hundreds of chapels and churches scattered all around. In the afternoon travel to Skopje, the capital of Macedonia, for the night. Accommodation Hotel Panoramika – 4 Star Meals Included Breakfast Included Activities Ohrid City Tour Optional Activities St. Naum Tour - EUR 15

Day 9: Skopje, Sofia
Prepare to discover the beautiful Skopje with a guided sightseeing tour filled with stunning architecture, grand monuments and unique history. Pose with the famous statue of Alexander the Great or walk through the Macedonian Arc de Triumph. The city has countless landmarks and a vibrant street life with many cafes and bars around. In the afternoon, leave for Sofia, where you can explore the shopping streets and the nightlife as you wish. Accommodation Hotel Panoramika – 4 Star Meals Included Breakfast Included Activities Skopje City Tour

Day 10: Sofia
Early in the morning, join a walking tour of the Sofia town centre and visit all the famous landmarks including the National Library, Sofia University, The Parliament, and continue on to The St. Alexander Nevsky Patriarchal Cathedral, the National Theatre and St. Sofia Church. While your guide fills you in about the diverse history of Bulgaria and the communist era, you’ll get to see the houses of the Council of Ministers, presidency and the former communist party headquarters. As you stroll towards the vibrant shopping streets, feel free to get lost and discover the shops and cafes around. After the city tour, start bidding farewells to your new mates and end the tour. Meals Included Breakfast Included Activities Sofia City Tour

Accommodation
4 star hotels

Meals
9 breakfasts

Transportation
Air-conditioned non-smoking coach or mini-bus

Airport Transfer
From Sofia Airport (on day 1)

Guide
Services of experienced Travel Talk local guides licenced by the Ministry of Tourism

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31-Oct-2020 for 9 Nights
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Group Size:25 - 30
Suitable For: 18-39 years
Accommodation:4 star hotels
Difficulty:Easy
Meals:9 breakfasts
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