BALKAN HORIZONS

TIRANA - OHRID - PRIZREN - SKOPJE - SOFIA - PLOVDIV - VELIKO TARNOVO - BUCHAREST - SINAIA - BRAN - BRASOV - BUCHAREST

DAY 1 TIRANA ARRIVAL - KRUJA - TIRANA - DURRES  

Welcoming guests at Tirana International airport. Short drive to Kruja, where we will see the small but old Bazaar, visit Kruja Castle and enjoy panoramic view. Continue to Albania’s capital city, with a panoramic sightseeing tour of the city: Skenderbeg Square, E`them Bey Mosque, Opera, Clock tower, National History museum, followed by short drive to Durres. Dinner. Hotel Overnight.

DAY 2 DURRES - BERAT - OHRID 

After breakfast departure to Berat, the city of thousand windows, protected by UNESCO. Sightseeing of Berat Castle - we well go back in time during the stroll on the old paved streets of this hidden jewel. After Lunch departure for Ohrid. Dinner. Hotel Overnight. 

DAY 3 OHRID - ST.NAUM MONASTERY 

After breakfast, we will enjoy a full day boat tour to the mystic springs of the river Drim and St. Naum monastery. Return to the city and afternoon sightseeing tour of the Old City (UNESCO protected), St. Sophia, Roman Amphitheater, Samoil Fortress, Plaoshnik Complex, St. Jovan Kaneo, Fishermen village Kaneo. Unforgettable Macedonian Night - Folklore show with dinner at a national restaurant. Hotel Overnight. 

DAY 4 OHRID - SKOPJE 

After breakfast departure for Skopje. First we visit the picturesque Matka Canyon, enjoy nature with a boat ride on the lake. Transfer to Skopje old Bazaar and sightseeing tour: Skopje Fortress, Mustafa Pasha Mosque, Kurshumli Han, Suli Han, Cifte Hamam, Kapan Han, Daut Pasha Hamam, Stone Bridge, Fountains at the Central Square, Mother Theresa Memorial House, Old Railway Station. Dinner. Hotel Overnight.

DAY 5 SKOPJE - KOSOVO TOUR 

After breakfast, full day tour to Kosovo, with a visit of Prizren, walking tour in  the old center, tour continues with a visit of Prishtina, lunch and panoramic city tour followed by a visit of Gracanica monastery. Return to Skopje late afternoon. Dinner. Hotel Overnight.

DAY 6 SKOPJE - RILA MONASTERY - SOFIA 

After breakfast early departure to Bulgaria, with a visit to Rila Monastery (UNESCO protected), tour inside the museum. Lunch at the restaurant, where you can try the famous Rila Trout. Continue to Bulgaria`s capital Sofia. Sightseeing tour of Sofia, starting with Boyana church (UNESCO protected), followed by a panoramic tour: Aleksandar Nevski Cathedral, Parliament, Sofia Synagogue. Dinner. Hotel Overnight.

DAY 7 SOFIA - PLOVDIV - KAZANLAK - VELIKO TARNOVO 

After breakfast departure for Plovdiv, sightseeing tour of Plovdiv, central pedestrian street under which is the Ancient Philipopolis stadium, continue to the old part, with its beautiful medieval colorful houses, and the Roman Theater. Lunch, followed by a visit to Rose Valley in Kazanluk, famous Thracian Tomb (UNESCO protected). Drive to Veliko Tarnovo. Dinner. Hotel Overnight. 

DAY 8 VELIKO TARNOVO - BUCHAREST 

After breakfast, sightseeing tour of Veliko Tarnovo including Tsarevets Castle, Gjurko Street, St .Demetrius Street. Departure for Romania, with arrival in Bucharest, and a panoramic sightseeing tour: The Revolution Square with the Royal Palace and Atheneum Concert Hall, the Triumphal Arch, the Church of the Patriarchate and open air Village Museum. Dinner. Hotel Overnight. 

DAY 9 BUCHAREST - SINAIA - BRAN - BRASOV 

After breakfast, departure to Sinaia, visit  to the fabulous Peles Castle - former summer residence of the Royal Family. Drive to Bran and visit "Dracula`s Castle (1377). Continue to Brasov. Walking tour in the medieval center, including the Black Church and St. Nicolas Church. Dinner. Hotel Overnight.

DAY 10 BRASOV - BUCHAREST 

After breakfast, departure for Bucharest with a visit to Parliament Palace - the 2nd largest building in the world (after the Pentagon). Free time for leisure and shopping. Airport Transfer. 

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