19 Day Europe - Balkan Countries Tour

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Highlights
This exclusive tour is consisted of many different countries to include Turkey, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Albania, Montenegro, Croatia, Bosnia and Greece with an exciting itinerary to let you enjoy the Adriatic coast and the Balkans entirely where you will also get to see Aegean Region and experience a journey through Greece.
Day 1 : Turkey - Istanbul - Arrival Day
Dinner Included

Welcome to Turkey Istanbul Airport. Meet with our Turkey staff and transfer to your hotel. Transfer from airport & check in to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.



 

Day 2 : Turkey - Istanbul City Tour
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

Pick up at 08:30am from your hotel for the daily tour of old Istanbul city.

Visit to TOPKAPI PALACE The great palace of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries housing an exquisite collection of crystal, silver, and Chinese porcelain, robes worn by the sultans and their families, the famous jewels of the Imperial Treasury, miniatures, the Holy Mantle; enshrining relics of the Prophet Mohammed.

SULTANAHMET IMPERIAL MOSQUE Across from St. Sophia built in the 16th century by the architect Mehmet, is known as the BLUE MOSQUE because of its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles.

HIPPODROME Ancient Hippodrome, the scene of chariot races, with the three monuments; the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine.

We will then take you to the GRAND SPICE BAZAAR for Shopping. After the tour, transfer back to your hotel. Free Evening and optional Istanbul Evening Shows or Bosphorus Dinner Cruise including traditional Turkish entertainment and dinner. Overnight in Istanbul.

 

Day 3 : Turkey - Istanbul - Plovdiv - Bulgaria
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

After breakfast check out from the hotel and Depart for Bulgaria. Arrival in Plovdiv around noon.in Bulgaria. Check in to hotel and rest of day is yours. Explore Plovdiv city, shop in the local markets, or enjoy many big party or games in Casinos. Overnight in Plovdiv.

 

Day 4 : Bulgaria - Plovdiv - Sofia
Breakfast Included Departure for Sofia. Guided sightseeing tour of the city centre, including visit to Alexander Nevski Cathedral - one of the largest Eastern Orthodox cathedrals in Europe, as well as one of Sofia’s symbols and a primary tourist attraction; St. George Rotunda, St. Sophia Church, built by the Roman Emperor Justinian in the 6th century, National Theatre, former Royal Palace, today housing the National Revival Art Gallery and the Ethnographic Museum, Presidency, etc. Upon request – dinner at a traditional restaurant with folklore music and dances. Overnight in Sofia.
Day 5 : Sofia - Rila Monastery – Sandanski - Bulgaria
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

Departure for Rila Monastery - the most exquisite example of the monastery art and architecture in Bulgaria. Guided tour of the monastery complex. Visit to Nativity of the Virgin Church with its miracle icon of the Virgin and splendid gilded iconostasis, the old kitchen, the monastery museum where you can learn about the long and heroic history of the monastery, the wood carved cross made for a period of twelve years by a monk called Rafael, Hrelyo’s Tower and many spectacular views from the mountain and the surrounding nature. Drive to Sandanski in the afternoon. Dinner at hotel and overnight in Sandanski.



 

Day 6 : Sandanski – Melnik - Bulgaria – Thessaloniki - Greece
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

Drive to Melnik - the smallest town in Bulgaria famous for its excellent wines and sandstone rocky pyramids. Visit to Kordopulova museum-house. Around noon departure for Greece. It is your free day to explore and enjoy Thessaloniki on your own. Depending on the time of arrival, you can spend the day walking around, doing the shopping or relaxing in one of many cafeterias or Taverns in Thessaloniki down town. Dinner in Thessaloniki

Day 7 : Thessaloniki - Vergina - Thermopylae – Athens - Greece
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast, drive to Vergina, the most important remains of the monumental palace of the Kingdom of Macedonia, lavishly decorated with mosaics and painted stuccoes, and the burial ground with more than 300 tombs some of which date from the 11th century B.C. One of the royal tombs is identified as that of Philip II, who conquered all the Greek cities, paving the way for his son Alexander and the expansion of the Hellenistic world. Lunch will be offered at a local restaurant in Vergina.After lunch, drive back to Athens. On the way, make a short stop at Thermopylae where a fierce battle took place between the Persians and Greeks during the Persian invasion of 480-479 BC. The Greek force (300 strong) was very small but was determined to make a stand against the huge Persian army.  Overnight in Athens.

Day 8 : Athens - Greece
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

After Breakfast Athens full day city tour starts for a visit to Acropolis, Parthenon, Olympic Stadium, Olympian Zeus Temple, Lycabettus Hill and Greek Ancient Market. Lunch and Shopping afterwards at Syntagma Square, Monastiraki. Back to hotel, Dinner and overnight at hotel.



 

Day 9 : Athens – Kalambaka - Greece
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

Breakfast. Proceed to Kalambaka. Lunch at arrival. Half day city tour with a visit to Meteora, Theopetra Cave. Check in hotel. Dinner and overnight at hotel in Kalambaka



 

Day 10 : Kalambaka - Greece - Ohrid - Macedonia
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

Breakfast. Proceed to Ohrid. Arrival, lunch. Half day city tour with a visit to Hadzi Turgut Mosque, Old Bazaar, Zeynel Abidin Pasha Tekke, Krst Dazmija. Check in and Dinner at hotel 

Day 11 : Ohrid - Macedonia – Tirana - Albania - Budva - Montenegro
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

Breakfast. Proceed to Tirana. Half day city tour: Mosque of Ethem Bay, Clock Tower, National Museum. Lunch. Proceed to Budva. Arrival, check in hotel. Dinner at hotel.  Overnight in Budva



 

Day 12 : Budva - Montenegro - Dubrovnik - Croatia
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

Breakfast. Half day city tour of Old town Budva. Lunch at arrival. Proceed to Dubrovnik. Arrival, check in the hotel. Dinner and Overnight in Dubrovnik.



 

Day 13 : Dubrovnik - Croatia
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

Breakfast at hotel , city tour of this UNESCO protected pearl of the Adriatic and its Cathedral , Rector’s Palace, Fransican Monastery (included Old Pharmacy), Clock Tower, Orlando’s Columns, Sponze Plaza, Dubrovnik City. Lunch in the old City, Free time, Dinner and Overnight at hotel in Dubrovnik.

Day 14 : Dubrovnik - Croatia - Mostar - Sarajevo - Bosnia
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

Breakfast, Check out hotel. Transfer to Mostar), Proceed for city tour – visit Karadjoz Bey mosque and Muslibegovic house – walk through the old town and old bridge listed as UNESCO heritage site. Continue drive to Sarajevo, Lunch at Local Restaurant on the Way at Jablanica, arrive at Sarajevo, Free time at Old City and check-in the hotel, Dinner and Overnight in Sarajevo.

Day 15 : Sarajevo - Bosnia
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

Breakfast at hotel. Proceed for tour to visit Vrelo Bosne – spring of river Bosnia, Tunnel museum – the only means of going in and out during the siege of Sarajevo in last war. On Foot Tour of old town Bascarsija, Latin bridge, place where the Austro Hungarian Archduke was assassinated, what triggered the 1st World War; Brusa bezistan – covered market place; Gazi Husref Bey Mosque- built in 1530 year during the Ottoman era – and Gazi Husref Bey Madrass; Morica Han built in 1551 ; Vijecnica – town hall for the Austro-Hungarian era. Lunch at the local restaurant. Afternoon, free for shopping. Back to hotel, Dinner and Overnight in Sarajevonull

Day 16 : Sarajevo - Travnik - Bihac - Bosnia
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

Breakfast at hotel, check-out the hotel to Bihac on the way visit of the Pyramids of Bosnia. Continue driving to Travnik, visit to the mosque in Travnik including Suleimania. Travnik is located 90 km to the west of the city of Sarajevo, the Bosnian governor from 1697 to 1850 , Lunch at Local Restaurant in Travnik , continue drive to Bihac , Check-in the hotel , Leisure time  enjoying the waterfalls and Una river which is best for Rafting , Dinner and Overnight in Bihac .

Day 17 : Bihac - Bosnia - Plitvice Lake - Croatia - Ljubljana - Slovenia
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

Breakfast at hotel, Check-Out and proceed to Ljubljana, towards Plitvice National Park, a well-known UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tour of the 16 crystal - blue lakes cascading into 92 spectacular waterfalls. Walk on the wooden promenades with magnificent views on the waters where every turn leads to a breathtaking scenery and yet another waterfall. Surrounded by dense woods, Plitvice Lake is a natural phenomenon of rare and unique beauty. Continue drive to Ljubljana, view the Central open-air Market, Baroque Town Hall, Robba's Fountain, the Three Bridges, and Lunch at Local Restaurant, Check-in the hotel, Dinner and Overnight at the Hotel.

Day 18 : Zagreb - Croatia City Highlights Tour
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

 Proceed to city visit of the highlights after the breakfast including the upper and lower town, the majestic Cathedral, Archbishop's Palace, Lunch at Local Restaurant, free time exploring the winding streets of the old town, free at leisure for the rest of the day, Dinner and Overnight at the Hotel.



 

Day 19 : Zagreb - Croatia - End of Tour
Breakfast Included

Breakfast at hotel. Check-out the hotel.  Departure to the airport. We hope this was a memorable tour for you and looking forward to see you again on another tour of ours. Thank you for joining us.

Includes

  • Professional English - speaking tour guides
  • 2 nights hotel in Istanbul
  • 1 night hotel in Thessaloniki
  • 1 night hotel in Kalambaka
  • 2 nights hotel in Athens
  • 1 Night accommodation in Plovdiv
  • 1 Night accommodation in Sofia
  • 1 Night accommodation in Sandanski
  • 2 Nights’ accommodation in Dubrovnik
  • 1 Night accommodation in Zagreb
  • All coach transportation by fully equipped buses
  • All Sightseeing Trips with entrance fees as above
  • All meals ( Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner ) as mentioned in above Itinerary
  • 2 Nights’ accommodation in Sarajevo
  • 1 Night accommodation in Bihac
  • 1 Night accommodation in Ljubljana
  • 1 Night accommodation in Ohrid
  • 1 Night accommodation in Budva


Excludes

  • International flights
  • Insurance: All types
  • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned at the included section
  • Country entry Visa
  • Extra meals or Drinks not mentioned above
  • Tips and Personal expenses

TRAVELSHOP TURKEY NEW TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
We would like to offer you our updated cancellation policies due to Corona Virus issue.

TravelShop Turkey and Murti’s Tour; cares for the well-being of its guests and its partners very much. As a company, we keep guests’ satisfaction, health & wealth as our priority.

In order to pre-book your tours and benefit from your bookings until the last day, we have made some alterations to ease the process. As a result of this process, you will save time and money and no risk taken when you book to travel with us.

BOOKING PAYMENT CONDITIONS:

TravelShop Turkey and Murti’s Tour; makes it easy to book the tours with an advanced payment of only 25% with the rest of 75% payable on arrival. You can cancel your new bookings anytime until 15 May 2020 up to 2 working days prior to your departure. If you will prefer to make bank transfer for the remaining balance of 75%, you need to make sure that it is received by our side by the tour start date. If through a credit card, you can always make the payment our online service only to be withdrawn by the tours start date.


CANCELLATION PROCEDURES:

TravelShop Turkey and Murti’s Tour; will not apply any penalties to you if you cancel before 2 working days of tour departure date until 15 May 2020, your deposit of 25% to be refunded. This way, our guests will be on the safe side and will not worry about penalties. In case that you have informed us of your arrival/departure flight details and received related confirmations for accommodation and tour programs, yet haven’t showed up for the tour, 25% deposit to be non-refundable. With the exception of ready-made packages, if you require different accommodation venues like any international brand name hotels, your tours would fall under “customized/tailor-made tours” category and hotels’ regulations to be applicable and to be announced within the itinerary. Our aim is not to charge guests’ for a penalty and care for the benefit of the guests that we will comply from here on end. 

 

DOMESTIC FLIGHT PAYMENTS AND CANCELLATIONS:

As we strive to refund our guests fully, we haven’t included our domestic flights. Each domestic flight has its own set of regulations applicable. Therefore, to cover you and keep from a no-show penalties, we will provide our tours without the calculation of domestic flights. Domestic flight price for adult travelers is approximately Euros: 50,00 for one way and for under 2 years old, approximately Euros: 20,00 as an insurance policy. When your booking is ascertained, we will require flight ticket price in full. If cancelled, we will comply by Airline Company’s cancellation policy. This way, we would be able to ease the process and provide a comfortable and worry-free travel.  

 

WE TRULY APPRECIATE YOUR COOPERATION

We would like to again underline that our purpose is to cover you from any harm due to this virus issue and help as best we can. You may direct this information to your guests with a comfort and the fact that no loss on their part that, this may help you to travel to Turkey as a popular destination that TravelShop Turkey caters for. TravelShop Turkey has over 1.000 tours in 30 different categories that you can book and purchase with a comfort and confidence as no cancellation fees will be deducted from you.

 

Please let us know in case of any further assistance required by yourselves that we are willing to help in every way that we can.

 

P.S. Besides from the Updated Terms & Conditions, Cancellation Procedures and Domestic Flights Regulations as listed above, all current terms and conditions  on the itineraries still valid and applicable respectively.


Available On Dates

1 April, 2019 - 31 December, 2019 Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday Book Now
17 January, 2020 - 15 October, 2020 Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday Book Now
Istanbul	                 Ramada Golden Horn
Plovdiv 	                         Ramada Trimontsium Hotel
Sofia	                         Princess Hotel Sofia  -   Jasmin Hotel
Sandanski	                 Sveti  Nikola Hotel 
Thessaloniki	         Ramada
Athens	                         Polis Grand Hotel 
Kalambaka	                 Antoniadis Hotel 
Dubrovnik	                 Neptun Hotel 
Sarajevo   	                 Hollywood Hotel     -   Grand Hotel  
Bihac	                         Kostelski Buk Deluxe 
Ljubljana	                 Plaza hotel 
Zagreb	                         Movie hotel
Istanbul - Plovdiv
Plovdiv - Sofia
Sofia - Sandaski
Sandaski - Melnik
Melnik - Thessaloniki
Thessaloniki - Thermopylae
Thermopylae - Athens
Athens - Kalambaka
Kalambaka - Ohrid
Ohrid - Tirane
Tirane - Budva
Budva - Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik - Mostar
Mostar - Sarajevo
Sarajevo - Travnik
Travnik - Bihać
Bihać - Ljubljana
Ljubljana - Zagreb
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