GRAND BALKAN UNESCO TOUR, 15 DAYS
Grand Balkan Unesco, 15 days, CG & ALB & MK & SR & BIH & HR
1.day- Meeting with the group at the airport. Transfer to Budva. The Old Town of Budva is situated on a rocky peninsula. The entire town is encircled with defensive stone walls. The fortifications of Budva are typical of the Medieval walled cities of the Adriatic. Accommodation at the hotel. Tour through the old town. Free time. Overnight.
2. day -Kotor- Cetinje
After breakfast we travel to Kotor, for a tour through the old town. The old Mediterranean port of Kotor is surrounded by fortifications built during the Venetian period. It is located on the Bay of Kotor. Kotor has one of the best preserved medieval old towns in the Adriatic and is a UNESCO world heritage site. It is home to numerous sights, such as the Cathedral of Saint Tryphon in the old town (built in 1166), and the ancient walls which stretch for 4.5 km (3 mi) directly above the city.Free time. Continuation of journey across Njeguši to Cetinje, brake on the viewpoint offering an amazing view of the entire bay. In Cetinje visit to King Nikola's palace, free time. Cetinje has been the cultural and educational centre of Montenegro for five centuries. Cetinje has a number of attractions, including Cetinje Monastery, Vlaška church (built in 1450, with its fence made out of barrels of captured enemy rifles), Biljarda, several museums, Zetski dom royal theatre and historic foreign embassies. In the afternoon return to the hotel. Overnight.
3.day -Tirana-Durres Skadar
After breakfast and leaving the hotel we travel to the Skadar. Many visitors feel that Shkodër is the soul of Albania. The very characteristic appearance of the city is formed by the juxtaposition of ancient houses and narrow streets joined with stone walls and modern buildings. Tour of the city center, free time. Continuation of transfer to visit Tirana. There are many landmarks in Tirana, Albania some of which are of considerable historical or artistic interest. Many monuments and landmarks situated in Tirana, date back to the Illyrian, Roman, Greek and Ottoman periods. Tour through the city center, free time. In the afternoon transfer to Durres. One of the city's main sights is the Byzantine city wall, also called Durrës Castle, while the largest amphitheatre in the Balkans is found close to the city's harbour. This fifth-century construction is currently under consideration for inscription as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Accommodation at the hotel. Free time. Overnight.
4.day -Berat Ohrid
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and transfer to Berat. Berat, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008, comprise a unique style of architecture with influences from several civilizations that have managed to coexist for centuries throughout the history. Like many cities in Albania, Berat comprises an old fortified city filled with churches and mosques painted with grandiose wealth of visible murals and frescos. The town is still renowned for its historic architecture and scenic beauty and is known as the "Town of a Thousand Windows", due to the many large windows of the old decorated houses overlooking the town. Tour through the old town. Free time. Continue to Ohrid. Arrival and accommodation at the hotel. Free time. Overnight.
After breakfast visit of Ohrid's old part of the city, Samuel's fortress, an amphitheater, churches, Gutenberg's press, Biljanini springs ....Besides being a holy center of the region, it is also the source of knowledge and pan-Slavic literacy. The restored Monastery at Plaošnik was actually one of the oldest Universities in the western world, dating before the 10th century. Free time. Overnight.
After breakfast, leave the hotel and transfer to Bitola. The city has many historical building dating from many historical periods. The most notable ones are from the Ottoman age, but there are some from the more recent past. Tour of the old market. Free time. In the afternoon return to Ohrid. Free time. Overnight.
After breakfast trip to Skopje. Being the capital of the Republic of Macedonia, Skopje is home to the largest cultural institutions of the country. Although Skopje has been destroyed many times through its history, it still has many historical landmarks which reflect the successive occupations of the city. Skopje has one of the biggest Ottoman urban complexes in Europe, with many Ottoman monuments still serving their original purpose. It was also a ground for modernist experiments in the 20th century, following the 1963 earthquake. In the beginning of the 21st century, it is again the subject of massive building campaigns. Skopje is thus an environment where old, new, progressist, reactionary, eastern and western perspectives coexist Tour of the central part of the city. Accommodation at the hotel. Free time. Overnight.
8.day -Djavolja Varoš Beograd
After breakfast transfer to the Devil's Town. A tour through this natural wonder. Continuation to Belgrade. Arrival and accommodation at the hotel. Free time. Overnight.
After breakfast, tour of Belgrade, Republic Square, Kalemegdan fortress, Danube and Sava Quay, Temple of St. Sava, Knez Mihailova street, Terazije square ... Free time. Overnight.
10.day -Novi Sad-Sremski Karlovci
After breakfast travel to Novi Sad. Visit to a the central part of the city and Petrovaradin fortress. Free time. In the afternoon journey towards Sremski Karlovci. Visit to the central part of the city. Return to the hotel in the evening.
11.day -Mokra Gora- Visegrad Sarajevo
After breakfast, leave the hotel and travel to the Mokra Gora. Tour through wooden city Mećavnik. Continue to Visegrad, a tour of the old bridge and Andric-center. The journey to Sarajevo. Arrival and acommodation in a hotel. Free time. Overnight.
After breakfast visit to Sarajevo, the old town Bascarsija. Free time. Overnight.
13.day -Mostar Dubrovnik
After breakfast, journey toward Mostar. Tour through the old town. Free time. Transfer to Dubrovnik. Accommodation,, free time.
After breakfast, tour of the old city of Dubrovnik, free time. In the afternoon trip to the Montenegro. Accommodation at the hotel. Free time. Overnight.
15.day - Transfer to the airport
The program includes:
Transfers according to program, 7 nights in 3/4 * BB-based services, services of escort agencies and local guides in all cities, the organization of visits and activities.
Program does not include: air transportation, personal expenses, entrance fees for the sites, travel insurance and other services not mentioned in the program.