Day 1 Thessaloniki Arrival at the International airport in Thessaloniki. Meeting and greet by your professional language speaking tour guide. We transfer to the city for panorama tour of Thessaloniki. We will give little break for photographs.Today you will visit the Square of the Jewish Martyrs, the Old and New Jewish Cemeteries (where gravestones salvaged […]
Arrival at the International airport in Thessaloniki. Meeting and greet by your professional language speaking tour guide. We transfer to the city for panorama tour of Thessaloniki. We will give little break for photographs.Today you will visit the Square of the Jewish Martyrs, the Old and New Jewish Cemeteries (where gravestones salvaged from the former cemetery are on view), Holocaust Memorial, Jewish Community Center, Archaeological Museum (former synagogue), National Byzantine Museum, and Palace and Arch of Galerius.End of the day we will rest in hotel.Overnight in Thessaloniki.
After breakfast on our way to Skopje. 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 over 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. 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 at the hotel. We leave Ohrid on the road toward Tiran. At Afternoon city tour of Tirana. We explore the capital city of Albania, including some of the historical highlights, as city centre, 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, The cloak Tower. Than we leave from Tiran, on the road toward Ulcinj. In an exotic coastal place like Ulcin. Overnight in Ulcinj.
After breakfast we leave from Ulcinj. On the road toward Budva. Buda 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. After visits we continue to 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. Tonight we will stay to Neum.
After berakfast we leave from Neum, and departure to 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 delicious breakfast on our way to Belgrade. After arrival in Belgrade start the city tour. Some of the highlights are the City Hall, the National Parliament, the Old Palace, the Slavija Square, Terazije Street and Square, Republic and Nikola Pasic Square, Knez Mihailova Street – the main pedestrian area of down town, Albania Tower, Skadarlija (a bohemian Street), National Theater, National Museum, Ethnographical Museum, St. Mark’s Church,Belgrade Arena, Belgrade Fortress, Residence of Prince Milos and Princess Ljubica and beautiful Kalemegdan Park and fascinating Belgrade fortress with an unforgettable view on the confluence of two big European rivers. (Danube and Sava). Overnight in Belgrad.
After hot buffet breakfast we leave from Belgrade on the road toward Sofia. Sofia is the capital city of Bulgaria and the second oldest city in Europe, founded 7,000 years ago by the Thracian tribe Serdi. Later, Sofia was the capital of the Roman province of Inner Dacia in 29 A.D. Through the ages, the city played role as an important trading centre in the Byzantine and Bulgarian Empires. Under Ottoman rule, Sofia was the center of Rumelia province. Sofia became the capital of restored Bulgaria in 1879, with a population of only 20,000. Today many streets, buildings, parks, and even whole neighborhoods preserve the architectural style from the turn of the century.You discover Sveta Nedelya Church; Theology Faculty of Sofia University; Coat of arms of Sofia; Saint Sophia Statue; Saint Joseph Catholic Cathedral; Church of St Petka of the Saddlers; Central Department Store; Banya Bashi Mosque; Sofia Synagogue; Central Sofia Market Hall; Mineral Water Springs, Alexander Nevski cathedral,Holy snod, Prince Alexander of Battenberg Square, law courts, Russian Monument Square,National place of culture, Vasil levski national staduim. Late afternoon Overnight rest in Sofia.
After breakfast we leave from Sofia Departure to Plovdiv, the 2nd largest city in Bulgaria, once capital city of Philip II of Macedonia, the father of Alexander the Great. The tour includes the Roman Amphitheatre,Cumaa mosque,the Old Plovdiv Architectural reserve with the Ethnographic Museum, the National Revival Houses complex, and the workshop of a local potter,Plovdiv Synagogue.When finish our visits Departure to Edirne. Edirne was the second capital city. After conquering in 1361, Ottoman capital city was transferred here from Bursa. We will visits Old Mosque, Selimiye Mosque, Semiz Ali Pasha Arasta Bazaar, Meric Bridge, Beyazit Kulliye & Health Museum, Tower Gate. Overnight in Edirne.
After delicious Turkish breakfast on the road toward Istanbul. After arrival in Istanbul Our panoramic tour will explore fantastics historical places. The city of Istanbul has eight thousand history; Former Greek colony of Byzantium, the capital of the Eastern Roman Empire Constantinople, the capital of the Ottoman Empire Konstantiniye and finally the biggest city in Turkey, Istanbul. It has Greek, Roman, Latin, Ottoman and modern Turkish mark on it. Over night in Istanbul.
Breakfast in the hotel transfer to Airport for flight.
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