Balkan Tour Program - 8 nights 5 countries
MACEDONIA / ALBANIA / MONTENEGRO / CROATIA / BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA
Skopje / Resne / Manastir /Drač / Ohrid (2) / / Tirana (1) / Shkoder / Podgorica / Budva (1) Kotor / St. Stefan / Neum (1) / Dubrovnik / Počitelj / Blagaj / Mostar(1) / Sarajevo (2)
DAY 1: SKOPJE
Arrival to the Skopje airport. After the passport and luggage our special transport is waiting for us with, panoramic city tour and hotel accomodation. After short free time in the hotel the city tour begin. Skopje, the capital of Macedonia, which is one of the centers of the young Republic, the Ottoman culture, both early and late. Panoramic Skopje is starting the city, the stone streets and historical buildings and the Turkish market, the jewelery streets in the bazaar, Skopje Castle, Vardar River, 16th century, which is the center of the commercial activities of the city throughout history. Stone Bridge, Turkish and Jewish quarter, Mustafa Pasha Mosque, Yahya Pasha Mosque, Sultan Murat Mosque, Isa Bey Mosque, Double Bath, Sulu Han, Kapan Han, Kurşumlu Han, Clock Tower, Skopje Square , And the gigantic sculpture of the great Alexander the Great, the sculptures of Tsar Samuel and Cyril Method, the train station serving as an old and present restaurant, the Government Building, the Assembly. Check in into hotel in Skopje.
DAY 2: OHRID / RESNE / MANASTIR / OHRID
After breakfast we will go to Monastery, Macedonia's historical and cultural paradise, one of the oldest cities in the Balkans. In Macedonian, we will see Şirok Street, Old Bazaar (Ottoman Bedesten), Yeni Mosque and İshak Çelebi Mosque, where we can see this beautiful city called "Bitola" which means monastery. We will also have a chance to visit the İdadiyi (Military High School) where Mustafa Kemal Atatürk graduates and the Ataturk Museum there. We then return to the Ohrid lakeside and go on the Ohrid panoramic city tour. We will take a tour introducing the historic city of Ohrid, which was one of the important bases of the Ottoman Empire in the Balkans. Ohri Museum, Hagia Sophia, Ancient Theater from Roman times, Perivleptos, Gallery of Sculptures, Samoil Castle, Cinar Square and Ohrid Market are free places to shop for the famous Ohrid pearl shopping, our hotel on the banks of the Ohrid lake.
DAY 3: OHRİD / DRAČ / TIRANA
After breakfast we will go to Tirana, capital of Albania and have a city tour. We will perform a panoramic tour that introduces this beautiful city after our presence. Some of the places we will see during our tour are Ethem Bey Mosque, Historical Clock Tower, National Museum, Opera and Ballet, Parliament and Prime Ministry Buildings, Presidential Palace, Mother Terrace Sculpture and İskender Bey Square. Arrive and settle in the city of Ohrid, on the shores of Lake Ohrid, the border between Albania and Macedonia in the UNESCO List of Nature and Cultural Heritage, following the Tirana exchange. Accommodation in the hotel in Tirana.
DAY 4: TIRANA / PODGORICA / BUDVA
After the breakfast in our hotel and going to the capital of the Montenegro. Panoramic and city tour Podgorica. Time for the lunch and free time. After the city tour and free time in Podgorica our trip continues to Budva. Accommodation in hotel in Budva.
DAY 5: BUDVA / SV.STEFAN / KOTOR / NEUM
After our morning breakfast in the hotel in Mostar city our trip continues to magnificent old town Dubrovnik. City tour with the professional local tour guide. Visiting historical and cultural buildings and free time. In the afternoon going to the hotel in Neum. Dinner and overnight.
DAY 6: NEUM / DUBROVNIK / MOSTAR
After our morning breakfast in the hotel in Mostar city our trip continues to magnificent old town Dubrovnik. City tour with the professional local tour guide. Visiting historical and cultural buildings and free time. In the afternoon going to the hotel in Neum. Dinner and overnight in hotel in Mostar.
DAY 7: MOSTAR / POČİTELJ / BLAGAJ / SARAJEVO
After the breakfast in hotel in Mostar visiting Počitelj, Blagaj and Mostar and it`s Old bridge is one of the most beautiful parts of our tour. Equipped with 15th century Ottoman works from 16 countries Počitel village is our first stop in our tour to Herzegovina side. After visiting Počitelj village, our trip continues to Blagaj village and Buna river source. Visiting historical tekke and free time for lounch on the restaurant on Buna riverside. Our tour continues to the Mostar city. The Old bridge - 600 years of history, built in 1557 by Mimar Sinan's pupils, architect Hayreddin. Mostar Bridge is part of the UNESCO world Heritage List, Jewellery Bazaar, Koski Mehmed Pasha Mosque, Muslim Bey Mansion reflects the typical Ottoman houses of the old baths and period we will see. Mostar's free time after before going to Neum, the city on the Adriatic Sea. Dinner and overnight in our hotel in Sarajevo.
DAY 8 : SARAJEVO
After breakfast at the hotel, no later than 9 o`clock, the 8th day program begins. The first destination is the nature park Vrelo Bosna, which is a gathering place for people who want to enjoy the beauty of the source of the river Bosna. This is followed by visit to an inevitable destination, and this is the tunnel, which is located under the airport. It was made during the occupation of the city of Sarajevo, and it`s debt is 800 meters. Local guide will try to introduce You to the experience of the local people during the war in the city. After visiting the tunnel, the guests will be back to the Bascarsija, where guests will have time for lunch and free time. In the evening the dinner will be organized and after that we are going to a hotel in Sarajevo.
DAY 9: SARAJEVO
After breakfast road to Sarajevo will be started. Arriving to Sarajevo in the afternoon. Accomodation in the hotel and city tour. In 1914, the Austro-Hungarian Crown Prince Archduke Franz Ferdinand were killed by Gavrilo Princip. After this scene the World War II came out. Sarajevo famous Bascarsija – old city and bazar will be visited during our panoramic tour, Morice Han, Catholic Cathedral reflects the religious cosmopolitanism of the city, Synagogue, Khosrov Bey and Ferhadija mosques, in 1914, Franz Ferdinand's assassination took place of the Latin Bridge, the Old Library and other hsitorical and cultural places will take in our tour. Free time. Dinner and overnight in our hotel in Sarajevo.
We're going to the airport. We check-in passport and customs clearance flight to Istanbul airport. The end of our tour.