HALAL FRIENDLY BALKAN TOUR

SKOPJE - OHRID - TIRANA - BUDVA - KOTOR - DUBROVNIK - KRAVICE - POCITELJ - BLAGAJ - MOSTAR - SARAJEVO

 A break for prayers will be incorporated into the daily travel schedule in accordance with the prayer times for the following prayers: morning – Salatu-l-Fajr, midday – Salautu-z-Zuhr, afternoon – Salatu-l-Asr, evening – Salatu-l-Magrib, nighttime – Salatu-l-Isha. A break for prayer will be organized in such a way that all requirements are provided (vicinity of sanitary facilities, prayer mats for the purposes of travel and performing prayer outside).

DAY 1 SKOPJE    

Arrival in Skopje. At the airport, meet and greet with English speaking throughout guide. Proceed to Skopje. Overnight in hotel.

DAY 2 SKOPJE​

After breakfast start with sightseeing of the old city of Skopje. The tour starts from the Citadel from where you have excellent panoramic view of the city center, follows Mustafa Pasha mosque from 15th century, entering the second largest Turkish bazaar on the Balkan, Lead Inn, Sulu Inn, Double Bath, Kapan Inn. Time for lunch in a halal friendly restaurant in the old bazaar. The tour continues to central city square where dominant site is Alexander the great fountain, walk through Macedonia Street towards the old Railway station witness of earthquake in 1963. Overnight in the hotel.

DAY 3 SKOPJE – TETOVO – OHRID

​After breakfast we leave hotel and proceed to Ohrid. On our way to we will firstly visit Tetovo to see unique Painted Mosque from XV century. Tour continues to Ohrid. After arrival enjoy lunch in halal certificated restaurant. After lunch. start with Ohrid sightseeing. Sightseeing of the Old town, Old Plane Three, Ali Pasha Mosque. Free time for shopping. Accommodation and overnight in hotel in Ohrid.

DAY 4 OHRID – TIRANA

After breakfast we leave hotel and proceed to Tirana, Albania. Upon arrival in Tirana have lunch in halal certificate restaurant. Start with sightseeing of the city. Visiting the most important attractions like Skanderbeg Square, Skanderbeg Statue, Et’hem Bey Mosque and Clock Tower. Accommodation and overnight in hotel in Tirana.

DAY 5 TIRANA – SKHODER – BUDVA

After breakfast we head to Shkoder. Walking tour of old city of Skhoder, visit the Mosque, traditional build road in the XXth century which bears the distinctive architectural characteristic of three museum area and Rozafa Castle. After lunch proceed towards Montenegro and city of Budva. Accommodation in hotel. Dinner and overnight. 

DAY 6 BUDVA – KOTOR – DUBROVNIK

After breakfast proceed to Budva, the old Mediterranean port, surrounded by an impressive city wall built by Republic of Venice. Start with sightseeing of the city with the Venetian influenced remains that are dominant among the architectural influences. Afterwards we will visit the Bay of Kotor, one of the most indented parts of the Adriatic Sea is sometimes called the southern-most fjord in Europe. Kotor Bay is a Natural and Culturo-Historical Region protected by UNESCO. Free time for lunch in a halal friendly restaurant. Proceed towards Dubrovnik. Arrival in Dubrovnik, accommodation and overnight in hotel. 

DAY 7 DUBROVNIK

After breakfast start with full day sightseeing of Dubrovnik. Walking through the old town we will see the Franciscan Monastery with Europe’s third oldest pharmacy, the Rector’s Palace and the Cathedral. Beautiful view of Old city of Dubrovnik from the top going by funicular. Lunch in halal certificated restaurant. Free time for shopping in Dubrovnik. Overnight in hotel.

DAY 8 DUBROVNIK – POCITELJ BLAGAJ

After breakfast check out and continue to Bosnia and Herzegovina. Stop at Kravice waterfalls. Proceed  to Pocitelj, a small town in the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina on the left bank of river Neretva. Experience the unique architecture of the town that was an administrative center of governance for the region. Proceed to Blagaj where the magnificent Buna river springs come out from a cave. Lunch in halal certificated restaurant by the river. Walk through the Dervish House (Tekkija). Accommodation and overnight in hotel in Blagaj.

DAY 9 BLAGAJ – MOSTAR – KONJIC – SARAJEVO

After breakfast check out and continue to Mostar. The city with fascinating history, beautiful architecture and natural setting in a valley on Neretva river banks. Arrival and start with sightseeing. Visit Old bridge (UNESCO World heritage), Bey’s Mosque, Oriental Bazar and Turkish house. Lunch in local halal certificated restaurant. After lunch proceed to Sarajevo. On the half way to Sarajevo, we stop in the beautiful small town of Konjic on the river of Neretva. Short sightseeing of the town. Continue our way to Sarajevo. Arrival to Sarajevo. Accomodation, dinner and overnihgt in hotel

DAY 10 SARAJEVO 

​After breakfast start with sightseeing of Sarajevo's sites. Drive to Tunnel Museum. Sightseeing of the Museum. Procced to Vrelo Bosne Natural Park - the springs of river Bosna afterwards. Visit Bascarsija old town with cobbled streets, numerous Mosques and oriental shops, Latin Bridge where assignation of Franz Ferdinand took place, Morica Han, the only one uniquely styled inn in Sarajevo built in 1551, Vijecnica, Town Hall for the Austro-Hungarian era. Lunch in local halal restaurant. Free time for leisure & shopping. Dinner at hotel and overnigth.

 

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