A dive into the heart of the interwoven Balkans cultures, diverse histories and religions; visiting ancient Greek and Roman ruins, Byzantine basilicas, Orthodox monasteries with golden mosaics, and Ottoman mosques, through villages with stone houses and red roofs. A cultural trip, taking you through the history of the region, that will give you an enormous appreciation and understanding of these three beautiful countries.
Departure by scheduled flight to Tirana. Arrival at Mother Teresa Airport. Transfer to hotel next to Airport.
Breakfast in hotel. Depart for the ancient town of Shkoder in northern Albania, a few kilometers from the Montenegro border. Once arrived, you 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). Time for lunch. The trip will continue along the wonderful Montenegrian coast where lush pine walls coast a transparent turquoise sea. You will stop in the old towns of, Budva Arrival in Kotorr . and accommodation in hotel. Overnight in a 4* Hotel
Breakfast in hotel. Breakfast at hotel. During the day, travelers will visit Kotor, in Montenegro, one of the most beautiful scenic spots of the Mediterranean, declared by UNESCO "World Heritage". Whole morning dedicated to a boat excursion in the Kotor bay - a kind of "fjord" which covers an area of about 87 square kilometers flowing into the Adriatic Sea. On its shores, there are small stone villages, churches, monasteries and marinas. The natural panorama is one of the most beautiful in Europe. In the afternoon departure for Dubrovnik. Overnight in hotel.
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. 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.
Transfer to Belgrade. Overnight.
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, 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. Overnight in hotel.
After breakfast in the hotel, check out and meet the guide and depart for Prishtina. Visit of Kosovo’s capital and its attractions. Time for dinner. Overnight in hotel.
As the youngest capital city in Europe, Pristina has the physical remnants of the periods of old and new. After a rapid modernization campaign in the mid-20th century, much of the historic centre was destroyed and, as a result, only a small portion remains. However amongst what's left are many hidden gems to be found, and the areas that were lost have been replaced by modern structures and monuments that speak more to Kosovo's fascinating recent history than to any other period of time. Whilst the concrete jungle of Pristina's centre can be quite overwhelming, there are plenty of opportunities to get out into the nature of the city's parks and its beautiful rolling outskirts, as well as an abundance of easy day trip possibilities all around the region. Along the main boulevard, Rr Nëne Terezë/Mother Teresa St., you can feel a palpable energy from the wide mix of amiable, welcoming locals and international residents enjoying the bustling street life and vibrant coffee culture that exists during the day.
Come the evening, restaurants, bars and nightclubs across the city fill with a variety of customers and music, offering many options, from a quiet local beer with friends to a heavy night of dancing that can last well into the next day. Pristina is a city that loves to almost constantly host events and festivals, so chances are high that you'll walk into a unique cultural experience that you hadn't anticipated.
Departure for Skopje , visit of the city and its attractions. 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. Free time. Overnight in hotel.
Breakfast at hotel. Visit of the city. Departure to the airport. End of services.
Breakfast in hotel. Departure for Ohrid. Visit of the Monastery of St. Naum, rich in the history of the Orthodox religion, founded by the namesake saint, a Bulgarian scholar and missionary in 905. Thanks to the efforts of St. Clement and St. Naum of Ohrid, the first pan-Slavic University in Europe, the famous Ohrid literary school, was founded. Departure from St. Naum to go to the city of Ohrid. Located on the shores of Lake Ohrid, the town was declared a UNESCO heritage. Visit of the church of S. Sofia (XI century) which is the most important medieval monument in Macedonia, with magnificent Byzantine frescoes, paintings, of St. Clement Church with its icon of the Annunciation. Visit St. Bogorodica Perivlepta, San Joan Kaneo, St. Patelejmon , the old bazaar, the fortifications of Ohrid, the fortress of King Samoil, the ancient theater, the museum of icons, the Mesokastro settlements, the settlements of Kaneo. TRansfer to Tirana. Overnight in hotel
Breakfast in hotel. Departure for the airport. End of our services.
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