EASTERN BALKAN TOUR – FROM SARAJEVO TO SKOPJE
SARAJEVO - MOSTAR – DUBROVNIK - TREBINJE - KOTOR - BUDVA - TIRANA - OHRID - SKOPJE
DAY 1 SARAJEVO ARRIVAL
Arrival at the Sarajevo Airport. You will be welcomed and assisted at the airport and then transferred to a Traditional Bosnian Restaurant for lunch. After lunch we transfer you to your hotel for check in. After check in you will have dinner at the hotel and overnight.
DAY 2 SARAJEVO
Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast you will visit the Tunnel of hope Museum. This Tunnel was the only way to go in and out of Sarajevo during the 1992-95 war siege of the city. We will continue to the Old Town to have a walking tour around Bas-Carsija, including the Latin Bridge, where the Austro Hungarian Archduke was assassinated which initiated the First World War, then Brusa Bezistan - the roofed market place, Ghazi Husrev-Bey Mosque built in 1530 during the Ottoman Empire, Ghazi Husrev-Bey Madrassa, Morica Han (Inn) built in 1551, and Vijecnica- the Town Hall built in the Austro-Hungarian Period. We will have lunch in a local restaurant. Check in at the hotel & Dinner. Free time. Overnight stay in Sarajevo.
DAY 3 SARAJEVO - MOSTAR
After breakfast and check out from the hotel we will go to Mostar via Konjic, where we will make a short stop to visit the old Ottoman Bridge on the river of Neretva. In Jablanica we will have lunch – traditional lamb on a stick and continue the ride to Mostar. Upon arrival in Mostar we will begin with the city tour and visit Karacfloz-Bey Mosque and Muslibegovic House and walk around the Old Town and Old Bridge being recognized as a UNESCO world cultural heritage site. After Mostar city tour, we will go to visit Blagaj tekie, where we will have lunch. Check in at the hotel Dinner & Free time. Overnight.
DAY 4 MOSTAR – DUBROVNIK - TREBINJE
After breakfast we will depart for Dubrovnik and hav e a city tour of this UNESCO protected pearl of the Adriatic Coast which includes the Cathedral, Rector's Palace, Franciscan Monastery (including the Old Pharmacy), Clock Tower, Orlando's Columns and Sponze Palace. Lunch in the Old City (sea food). Free time or optional cable car ride. Transfer to Trebinje, check in at the hotel overnight.
DAY 5 TREBINJE - KOTOR - BUDVA
Breakfast at the hotel. Check-out. Proceed to Kotor. Visit of Kotor, Medieval town on Adriatic coast which is also surrounded by stone walls. Kotor is also one of the largest bays on Adriatic which attracts many cruise ships. Lunch in the Kotor Old Town (Seafood), proceed to Budva. Half day city tour: Old town Budva, which is inside of the stone walls. Visit the old Entrance, Square of the poet, Square of the churches. Beach. Arrival, check in at the hotel. Overnight in Budva.
DAY 6 BUDVA - TIRANA - OHRID
Breakfast at the hotel and check out. Proceed to Tirana.Arrival in Tirana and Start with sightseeing of the city and visit of most important attractions like Skanderbeg Square, Skanderbeg Statue, Et’hem Bey Mosque, Clock Tower. Lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch we proceed to Ohrid. Upon arrival we will check in at the hotel.
DAY 7 OHRID
Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast, we will have tour in Ohrid visiting Old town, Pearl factory, Hadzi alija's mosque etc. Enjoy the lake, perhaps take an optional Boatride on the lake. Lunch at a local Restaurant. Afterwards we will have free time for shopping. Dinner at the hotel & overnight.
DAY 8 OHRID - SKOPJE
Breakfast and check out from the hotel. Proceed with the drive to Skopje. Upon arrival we will start with the half day sightseeing of the city Skopje, the largest city and capital of Macedonia. Arrival in Skopje and start with sightseeing of the city. The tour starts from the Citadel from where you will have an excellent panoramic view of the city centre, afterwards we will visit the Mustafa Pasha. entering the second largest Turkish bazaar on the Balkan. Lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch the Tourcontinues to the central city square where the dominant site is the Alexander the great fountain, walk through the Macedonian streets towards the old Railway station. Free time. Check at the hotel.
DAY 9 SKOPJE DEPARTURE
Breakfast & check out from the hotel. Departure to the airport.
Lunch and dinner
Additional tours on request
Accommodation in a hostel, double/twin room with private bathroom
English speaking tour guide
Entry fees (tickets), parking fees, petrol, highway fees and taxes