Duration: 6 Nights and 7 Days with Airlines Region: Skopje – Matka – Struga – Ohrid – Tiran – Bar – Budva – Kotor – Dubrovnik – Mostar – Sarajevo – Travnik Day 1 Skopje – Matka After breakfast full day sightseeing tour to visit the highlights of Skopje. Skopje is the capital city of […]
After breakfast full day sightseeing tour to visit the highlights of Skopje. Skopje is the capital city of Macedonia. Skopje was an important city for the Ottomans from the end of the 14th century. Today retains that influence and is a thriving modern city. When visiting Skopje you will experience thousands of years old city which bears the burden of a turbulent history, heritage through kings , revolutionaries and generals. A city history that is written on the old cobblestones and on a fortress which even today is proudly arched the city 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; we suggest also a short walking tour of the old town and bazaar. after we Continue to Matka visit to Lake Matka, which is the most popular getaway retreat of most citizens of Skopje. İf u want we will enjoy a boat ride on Matka Lake and a visit to Vrelo Cave, which is thought to be the deepest underwater cave in the world Apart from the lake, we also visit the Monastery Church of St. Andrew in Matka, built in the 14th century. At day’s end rest in the hotel and overnight in Skopje.
After breakfast on our way to the resort town of Struga we will visit several caves on the rocky western shores of Lake Ohrid once inhabited by monks during the medieval period. Arrival in Ohrid tour begins with a panoramic cruise around the old town and across the lake. The resort town of Ohrid is one of the oldest settlements in Macedonia dating from before the Slavic period. The highlight of the Ohrid tour include Visits Plaosnik Monastery,one of the most beautiful Byzantine churches in Macedonia Church of St. Sophia,St.Bogorodica,St.Pantelejmon Samoil Fortress, Antique Theatre, Ohrid Traditional Architecture, Icon museum, Yeni mosque,Ishak bey mosque,Alaca mosque,after visits Overnight in Ohrid.
Breakfast in the hotel than we leave Ohrid,on the road toward Albania. We explore the capital city of Albania, including some of the historical highlights, as city centrer, Skanderbeg Statue, Et’hem bey mosque, Clock tower, Italian buildings and Martyrs of the Nation Boulevard. Visit the ex-communist buildings, painted with vibrant colours and the expansion of city ,Museum and the Old Bazaar (where the best handmade souvenirs can be purchased) National Historic museum,The center of development of culture and bussiness,The place of culture, Than we leave from Tiran,on the road toward Montenegro. Our next visit is to the seaside town of Budva in Montenegro.Buda is is 2,500 years old, one of the oldest and most popular settlements on the Adriatic coast of Montenegro. This vibrant seaside town is well known for its sandy beaches, historic old town, diverse nightlife,and beautiful examples of Mediterranean architecture. Visit Ostrog Monastery Budva. Overnight in Budva or Bar.
After breakfast We leave Budva on the road toward Kotor . Kotor Its name stems from the word Dekatera (from the old Greece Katareo meaning Hot). The town was ruled by the Illyrians (III and II century B.C.). On the other hand the Romans are considered to be the founders of Kotor 168 B.C. – 476 A.D. Kotor was under their reign until the break of Roman Empire in 476 A.D. After the Romans, until the year 1185 Kotor was under the reign of Byzantium. We will visit Old town Cathedral of ST.Tryphon,St Ivan Fortress, Byzantine Palaces and Town gates. Afternoon depart for Dubrovnik . the pearl of the Adriatic and famous city enlisted as a UNESCO’s World Heritage Site. Dubrovnik was known as the Republic of Ragusa in the Middle Ages and became the only Adriatic city-state to rival Venice. Supported by skilled diplomacy and wealth, the city achieved a remarkable development, particularly during the 15th and 16th centuries. Inside visit to Rector’s Palace and the Franciscan Monastery’s Pharmacy, Bell Tower Clock, Big onofrio fountain, Sponza Palace. Overnight in Dubrovnik.
After breakfast We leave from Dubrovnik,on the road toward Mostar. Widely felt to be the prettiest city in Bosnia and Herzegovina Mostar is situated on the Neretva river and is the fifth-largest city in the country. Mostar was named after the bridge keepers (natively: mostari) who kept the Stari Most (Old Bridge) over Neretva river. We will visits of Bishop’s building, the Public Turkish Bath (hammam), the Clock Tower, Karadjoz-Beg Mosque, Orthodox Church, Catholic Church and Franciscan Monastery, Ottoman Residences , Crooked Bridge, Tara and Halebija Towers.Late afternoon we continue to Sarajevo. Sarajevo is one of the most oriental and culturally diverse cities in Europe, and had spent over 300 years under Turkish rule until the Austro-Hungarians arrived in the late nineteenth century. The empire collapsed 50 years later when Archduke Ferdinand was assassinated here, hastening the outbreak of the First World War. The late twentieth century saw Sarajevo host the Winter Olympics in 1984, and the long siege of the city during the recent conflict. We will visit Ancient old town,The old town hall,Berusa Bezistan(old bazaar), Sarajevo city museum, Old coopersmiths at work, Orthdox church, Synagogue, Roman catholic cathedral, latin bridge. Over night in Sarajevo.
After breakfast, departure to Travnik – the city with strong oriental culture. Exellent examples of Ottoman architecture are Elci Ibrahim Pasha’s Madrasa and Colored (Sulejmania) Mosque (built 1575.). Visit to the House of the internationally know local writer Ivo Andrić –Nobel winner and the Travnik Fortress, most impressive fortress in central Bosnia and Herzegovina. Visit to place called Blue Water, near Travnik, famous exursion site. Proceed trip to Jajce, home town of Bosnian kings. Seightseeing tour that includes visit of the Mithra Temple, the Old Medieval Fortress, the historic monuments of the Catacombs, the Esma Sultana Mosque.Visit to Omer-bey’s and Krslak’s house and the magnificent 17 meters high Pliva waterfall. It’s unique, because it is in the middle of the town and one of the twelve most beautiful waterfalls in the world. This natural monument is a place where the river Pliva, with 17 meters high, magnificent dives into the river Vrbas, creating a beautiful scenery. Few kilometers from Jajce are beautiful Pliva lakes. Represent a major tourist attraction. Watermills on the River Pliva, near Jajce, dating back to the Middle Ages. Because of the natural, historical and architectural value, the area around the lakes with Pliva mill complex was declared a national monument of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Over night in Sarajevo.
Breakfast in the hotel transfer to airport for flight.
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