14 Day Balkan Adventure From Tirana

14 Day Balkan Adventure from Tirana

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We are a team of adventurers that will help you discover the best places in the world. We'll guide you throughout the adventures so you can live unique and life changing experiences.

We are a team of adventurers that will help you discover the best places in the world. We'll guide you throughout the adventures so you can live unique and life changing experiences.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Pick up - Tirana

Stop At: Muzeu Historik Kombetar, Skenderbej Square Boulevard Zogu I, Tirana 1001 Albania
With all the participants that will arrive early, we discover Albania's capital city on a 3-hour walking tour with a local guide. See Tirana's disintegrating soviet-era buildings, modern-day building projects and proud historic monuments, all side-by-side.
We will visit the National History Museum.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Skanderbeg Square, At the center of Tirana, Tirana Albania
The Skanderbeg Square (Albanian: Sheshi Skënderbej) is the main plaza in the centre of Tirana.
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Et`hem Bey Mosque, Sheshi Skenderbej, Tirana 1001 Albania
The Hadji Et'hem Bey Mosque is a mosque in Tirana, Albania. Closed under communist rule, the mosque reopened as a house of worship in 1991.
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Clock Tower, Sheshi Skenderbej next to Et`hem Bey Mosque, Tirana Albania
The Tirana Clock Tower began to be built by Haxhi Et'hem Beu in 1822.
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Tirana Castle, Shëtitorja Murat Toptani, Tiranë, Albania
Fortress of Justinian or simply known as Tirana Castle is a castle in Tirana, Albania. Its history dates back before 1300 and is a remnant from the Byzantine-era.
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Tanners' Bridge, Bulevardi Jean D'Arc, Tirana Albania
Tanners' Bridge is a stone footbridge of the 18th-century Ottoman period.
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Pyramid of Tirana, Bulevardi Dëshmorët e Kombit, Tiranë 1010, Albania
The Pyramid of Tirana is a structure and former museum of the ex-dictator.
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Blloku, Tirana Albania
Residential Blloku is an upscale nightlife and shopping hotspot, with hip bars and cafes, and trendy global restaurants alongside luxury boutiques. During the era of Communist rule, it was a closed-off precinct for the party elite, and the villa of long-ruling dictator Enver Hoxha still stands.
Duration: 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at a 4 stars Hotel, located in the center, in Tirana.

Day 2: Tirana - Kruja - Kotor - Budva

Stop At: Kruja Castle, Near Tirana, Kruje 1501 Albania
Driving to Kruja. Viziting Kruja Castle, that was historically one of the most important defensive strongholds in the country.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: National Museum George Kastrioti Skanderbeg, Kruja Castle, Rruga Kala, Krujë 1501, Albania
Visit to Skanderbeg Museum, dedicated to the most celebrated of all Albanian heroes.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Old Bazaar (Pazari i Vjeter), Rruga Albanopolis, Kruje 1501 Albania
A walk and shopping tour inside the fantastic Old Medieval Bazar.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Sveti Stefan, Sveti Stefan, Budva Municipality
Driving to Budva, Montenegro. First stop in Sveti Stefan. You will also be able to view Sveti Stefan, once a 15th century fortified town on an island. Today it is a exclusive luxury resort.
Only from outside.
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Kotor, Montenegro
Continue to Kotor Bay, with its high mountains and scenic coastline dotted with little villages. This amazing landscape was created 300,000 years ago by tectonic forces crashing together and creating the "Fjords of the Mediterranean."
Kotor Old City, the UNESCO World Heritage site of Kotor was first mentioned in 168 BC, and was settled during Ancient Roman times, when it was known as Acruvium, It has been fortified since the early Middle Ages, The city became part of the Venetian Republic in 1420 and except for two periods of Ottoman rule, it remained under Venice until 1797, It is these four centuries of Venetian domination that have given the city the typical Venetian architecture. Kotor has one of the best preserved medieval old towns in the Adriatic and is home to several sights of interest, including the Cathedral of Saint Tryphon (1166), and the ancient walls which stretch for 3 miles on the steep hillside directly above the city.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Perast, Perast, Kotor Municipality
We visit the little town of Perast, situated 12 km far from Kotor. This town was founded by the Illyrians, named after one of the local tribes—Pirusti. This was one of the earliest inhabited areas in this region based on remains discovered above the village that date from the Neolithic (3500 BC) period. The two islands in front of Perast are the most photographed view in the central place of this fjord.
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Budva City Walls, Old Town, Budva, Budva Municipality 85310 Montenegro
You will continue to the oldest settlement on our coast, 2,500 year old Budva. You will begin a walking tour of a town that was first mentioned in the old Greek legend of the grandson of Zeus Cadmo and his wife Harmony, through the narrow streets and small squares of a fortified medieval town, mostly influenced by the ancient republic of Venice. The layers of the numerous civilizations that have occupied this area show an interesting view into the history of Budva: Romans, Byzantines, Slaves etc. The most important buildings and constructions in the Old Town are the churches of St. John, Holy Trinity, Holy Mary in Punta, St. Sava, the citadel fortress, and the town walls.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at a 4 stars Hotel, located in the center, in Budva.

Day 3: Budva - Tivat - Mostar - Sarajevo

Stop At: Porto Montenegro, Tivat Bay, Tivat Municipality Montenegro
Driving to Tivat and free time for coffee and shopping to Porto Montenegro village. This is an exclusive marina and yachting paradise in the Mediterranean, offering waterfront residences, luxury shops and high end events.
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Medjugorje, Medjugorje, Herzegovina-Neretva Canton, Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Leave the shimmering Adriatic coast for Medjugorje, a popular Catholic pilgrimage destination.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar, Stari Most, Mostar Bosnia and Herzegovina
In the heart of old town Mostar is the beautiful Old Bridge, reconstructed entirely using traditional methods. Set in 1500's Turkish influenced style and architecture, the Old arch style bridge spans the beautiful green water of the Neretva river!!! Beautiful view from the Bridge.
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Old Bazar Kujundziluk, Kujundzije in the centre of town, near the Neretva river and Stari Most - the famous bridge, Mostar Bosnia and Herzegovina
Visit Old Bazar Kujundziluk, an Ottoman-era market that maintains its original atmosphere thanks to cobblestone roads, narrow streets lined with artisan shops. Old Bazar Kujundziluk, Kujundzije in the centre of town, near the Neretva river and Stari Most - the famous bridge.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Crooked Bridge (Kriva Cuprija), over Radoblja River, Mostar Bosnia and Herzegovina
There is another ancient bridge in Mostar: the Kriva Cuprija (or the Crooked Bridge). Though it may not be as spectacular as the Old Bridge it is well worth viewing from above and crossing it.
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Biscevica Kuca (Biscevic House), Mostar 88000 Bosnia and Herzegovina
Biscevica Kuca, Turkish house museum is one of the best preserved houses of the Turkish times. It was built centuries ago and there are still mostly authentic objects and furniture.
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Sarajevo Canton, Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Head to Sarajevo to the rich religious and multicultural heritage city that has earned the nickname, the 'Jerusalem of Europe'.
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at a 4 stars Hotel, located in the center, in Sarajevo.

Day 4: Sarajevo

Stop At: Sebilj Brunnen (Fountain), Bascarsija square, Sarajevo Bosnia and Herzegovina
The Sebilj is a Ottoman-style wooden fountain in the centre of Baščaršija square in Sarajevo built by Mehmed Pasha Kukavica in 1753.
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque, Saraci 8, Sarajevo 71000 Bosnia and Herzegovina
Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque is a mosque in the city of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Built in the 16th century, it is the largest historical mosque in Bosnia and Herzegovina and one of the most representative Ottoman structures in the Balkans.
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Sarajevo City Hall, Obala Kulina Bana, Sarajevo 71000 Bosnia and Herzegovina
Sarajevo City Hall, known as Vijećnica, is located in the city of Sarajevo. It was designed in 1891 by a Czech architect.
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Latin Bridge, Obala Kulina Bana, Sarajevo 71000 Bosnia and Herzegovina
Latin Bridge, named Princip's Bridge is an Ottoman bridge over the river Miljacka in Sarajevo. The northern end of the bridge was the site of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, which became casus belli of World War I.
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: TasliHan, Zelenih Beretki Bb, Sarajevo Bosnia and Herzegovina
Tašlihan is an old preserved ruins in the center of the city. It was one of three caravanserais in Sarajevo which served both travelers and horses. .
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Old Sarajevo Clock Tower, Mudželiti veliki bb, Sarajevo 71000 Bosnia and Herzegovina
Located in the historic Old Town section of Sarajevo, the Old Clock Tower is not only one of the largest in all of Bosnia and Herzegovina, but this historic timepiece is thought to be the only public clock in the world that keeps lunar time.
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Serbian Orthodox Cathedral, Zelenih beretki 1, Sarajevo 71000 Bosnia and Herzegovina
The Congregational Church of the Holy Mother is the largest Orthodox church in Sarajevo and one of the largest of its kind in the Balkans. The foundation stone was laid on June 25, 1863, and construction was completed 11 years later in 1874.
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Katedrala Sarajevo, Trg Fra Grge Martica, Sarajevo 71000 Bosnia and Herzegovina
The Cathedral of Jesus’ Sacred Heart was built in 1889 in the Neo-Gothic style and is the seat of the Archdiocese of Vrhbosna. Josip Vancaš, a Hungarian architect.
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Bascarsija, Sarajevo 71000 Bosnia and Herzegovina
Baščaršija is Sarajevo's old bazaar and the historical and cultural center of the city. Baščaršija was built in the 15th century. The perfect move by visiting Old Bazaar/Stari Bazar and buying some traditional items made by local coppersmiths.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Sarajevo War Tunnel, Tuneli 1 Ilidža - Donji Kotorac, Sarajevo 71210 Bosnia and Herzegovina
The Sarajevo Tunnel, also known as Tunel spasa and Tunnel of Hope, was a tunnel constructed between March and June 1993 during the Siege of Sarajevo in the midst of the Bosnian War.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at a 4 stars Hotel, located in the center, in Sarajevo.

Day 5: Sarajevo - Belgrade

Stop At: Belgrade, Belgrade
Travel through lush forests, pastures and the Bosnian Mountains into Serbia - a scenic day of driving that will end in Belgrade.
Duration: 16 hours

Stop At: The Belgrade Fortress, Kalemegdan Park, Belgrade 11000 Serbia
Belgrade Fortress, consists of the old citadel and Kalemegdan Park on the confluence of the River Sava and Danube, in an urban area of modern Belgrade, the capital of Serbia. It is located in Belgrade's municipality of Stari Grad
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Pobednik, Belgrade Fortress, Belgrade Serbia
Pobednik is a monument in the Upper Town of the Belgrade Fortress, built to commemorate Serbia's victory over Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian Empire during the Balkan Wars and the First World War
Duration: 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at a 4 stars Hotel, located in the center, in Belgrade.

Day 6: Belgrade - Golubac - Orsova

Pass By: Novi Belgrade, Novi Belgrade, Belgrade
Novi Belgrade (New Belgrade) is a municipality of the city of Belgrade. It is the central business district in Serbia and one of the major ones in Southeast Europe.

Pass By: Dedinje, Belgrade, Serbia
Dedinje is an urban neighborhood of Belgrade, generally considered the wealthiest part of Belgrade, and is the site of numerous villas and mansions owned by the members of the city's plutocracy, as well as many diplomatic residences.

Stop At: St. Sava Temple, Krusedolska 2a, Belgrade 11000 Serbia
The Church of St. Sava (also known as St. Sava Temple), one of the largest Orthodox churches in the world. The Temple of St Sava has an enormous dome that you can see from all over the city. Size apart, the church is undeniably a highly impressive structure.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Royal Palace, Bulevar Kneza Aleksandra Karadordevica, Belgrade Serbia
The Royal Palace is the official residence of the Karađorđević royal family.
Only from outside.
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: The National Assembly, 13, Nikola Pasic Square, Belgrade Serbia
The House of the National Assembly of Serbia, also known as National Parliament of Serbia, is a stunning monument of cultural significance that outlived 5 states since its founding. The building is on Nikola Pašić Square in downtown Belgrade. The monument encompasses several architectural movements, features strong symbolism and introduces a short summary of Serbian and Yugoslavian history.
Only from outside
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Terazije Fountain, Balkanska Street Between Hotel Moskva and Hotel Balkan, Belgrade Serbia
Terazije Fountain was erected in 1860 to mark the return of Prince Milos to the throne. It was fashioned in the romantic style and represents one of the most important monuments from Prince Milos era..
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Republic Square, Trg republike, Beograd 11000, Serbia
Republic Square, the heart of the capital, where the most prestigious cultural institutions in the city are situated. Here we see the National Museum and the National Theater and Opera buildings, with an equestrian monument to the most important city and state ruler from the 19th century – Knez Mihajlo.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Skadarlija, Skadarska Ulica, Belgrade Serbia
Skadarlija is a vintage street, an urban neighborhood. It is located in the Belgrade municipality of Stari Grad (Old Town). Skadarlija partially preserved the ambience of the traditional urban architecture, including its archaic urban organization, and is known as the main bohemian quarter of Belgrade, similar to Paris' Montmartre.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Golubac, Golubac, Central Serbia
Follow the Danube River from Belgrade to the Golubac Fortress. It is one of the best preserved medieval fortified cities in Serbia. It is located on a rocky slope, at the very entrance to Djerdap gorge, and its lowest part juts out into the Danube. It is believed to have been built in the early 13th century.
Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Iron Gates, Danube River, Orsova 225200 Romania
The Iron Gates is a gorge on the river Danube. It forms part of the boundary between Serbia (to the south) and Romania (north).

Stop At: Orsova, Orsova, Mehedinti County, Southwest Romania
Stoping for Overinght in best available hotel Orsova or Drobeta - Turnu, Romania
Duration: 10 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overinght in best available hotel Orsova or Drobeta - Turnu, Romania

Day 7: Orsova - Hunedoara - Sibiu - Brasov

Stop At: Castelul Corvinilor (Corvins' Castle), Curtea Corvineștilor nr. 1-3, Hunedoara 331141, Romania
Driving toward of Hunedoara, where Corvin Castle, also known as Hunyadi Castle or Hunedoara Castle is located. This is a Gothic-Renaissance castle in Hunedoara, Romania. It is one of the largest castles in Europe.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Biertan Fortified Church, Central Square, Biertan 557045 Romania
The Biertan fortified church is a Lutheran fortified church in Biertan, Sibiu County, in the Transylvania region of Romania. It was built by the ethnic German Transylvanian Saxon community at a time when the area belonged to the Kingdom of Hungary.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Brasov, Brasov, Brasov County, Central Romania, Transylvania
Brașov is a city in the Transylvania region of Romania, ringed by the Carpathian Mountains. It's known for its medieval Saxon walls and bastions, the towering Gothic-style Black Church and lively cafes.
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at a 4 stars Hotel, located in the center, in Brasov.

Day 8: Brasov - Bran Castle - Bucharest

Stop At: Council Square, Piata Sfatului, Brasov Romania
The heart of the old medieval Brasov - a short introduction to the history of Brasov, presentation of the most important buildings in the area.
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Black Church (Biserica Neagra), Curte Honterus Johannes nr. 2, Brasov 500025 Romania
The Black Church from Brasov is one of the most beautiful Gothic monuments in Romania. It also has the biggest mechanical organ in the country and the largest collection of Oriental carpets outside Turkey.
Only from outside.
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Rope Street - Strada Sforii, Strada Sforii, Brasov 500015 Romania
The third narrowest street in Europe and the narrowest strret in Romania.
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Poarta Ecaterinei, Centrul Vechi, Brașov, Romania
Poarta Ecaterinei is the oldest medieval gate in Brasov.
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Biserica Sfântul Nicolae, Piața Unirii 1, Brașov 500123, Romania
The most beautiful orthodox church of Brasov, a real architectural masterpiece.
Only from Outside.
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Casa Sfatului, Piata Sfatului, nr. 30, Brasov Romania
The Council House (Casa Sfatului) is an Ancient, storied town-hall building now hosting historical exhibits & community events.
Only from outside.
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), Str. General Traian Mosoiu nr. 24, Bran 507025 Romania
Driving to Bran Castle. Bran Castle in Transylvania is famous for spawning the original vampire legend of Count Dracula. Long before sparkly vampires à la Twilight, the original bloodsucking creature of the night was said to roam the shadowy halls of this Transylvania ‘Dracula’ castle.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Peles Castle, Str. Pelesului 2, Sinaia 106100 Romania
Peleș Castle is a Neo-Renaissance castle in the Carpathian Mountains, near Sinaia, on an existing medieval route linking Transylvania and Wallachia, built between 1873 and 1914. Its inauguration was held in 1883. It was constructed for King Carol I.
Entrance only main floor.
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Bucharest, Bucharest
Bucharest is the capital and largest city of Romania, as well as its cultural, industrial, and financial centre.
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at a 4 stars Hotel, located in the center, in Bucharest.

Day 9: Bucharest - Veliko Tarnovo

Stop At: Romanian Athenaeum (Ateneul Roman), Str. Franklin 1, Bucharest Romania
The Romanian Athenaeum is a concert hall in the center of Bucharest and a landmark of the Romanian capital city. Opened in 1888, the ornate, domed, circular building is the city's main concert hall.
Only from outside.
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Palatul Regal/Royal Palace, Calea Victoriei 49-53, Bucharest Romania
The Palace served as official residence for the Kings of Romania until 1947. Since 1950 the Palace hosts the National Museum of Art of Romania.
Duration: 1 day 16 hours

Stop At: Statuia Ecvestra a Lui Carol I, Calea Victoriei, Bucharest Romania
The massive statue, cast in bronze, represents Carol I of Romania, the first King of Romania, mounted on his horse. The founder of both the Romanian Dynasty, during his reign Romania conquered its independence from the Ottoman Empire, in 1877.
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Revolution Square (Piata Revolutiei), Calea Victoriei Boulevard, Bucharest Romania
Revolution Square is a square in central Bucharest, on Calea Victoriei. The former Royal Palace, the Athenaeum, the Athénée Palace Hotel, the University of Bucharest Library etc. The square also houses the building of the former Central Committee of the Romanian Communist Party
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Victoriei Street, Bucharest Romania
Calea Victoriei is a major avenue in central Bucharest. Today, the avenue is lined with new fashion shops, art boutiques, coffee shops and restaurants, making it an upmarket shopping strip in Bucharest.
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Macca Villacrosse Passage, Pasajul Macca, Bucharest 030058 Romania
Pasajul Macca-Vilacrosse is a fork-shaped, yellow glass covered arcaded street in central Bucharest,
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Muzeul National de Istorie a Romaniei, Calea Victoriei 12 Sector 3, Bucharest 030026 Romania
The National Museum of Romanian History is a museum located on the Calea Victoriei in Bucharest, Romania, which contains Romanian historical artifacts from prehistoric times up to modern times.
Only from outside.
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Stavropoleos Monastery, Strada Stavropoleos 4, Bucharest Romania
Stavropoleos Monastery, also known as Stavropoleos Church during the last century when the monastery was dissolved, is an Eastern Orthodox monastery
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Palace of Parliament, Strada Izvor 2-4, Bucharest 050711 Romania
Locally known as the House of the People, the Palace of the Parliament is the most famous landmark of Romania’s communist period and the second largest administrative building in the world.
Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: St. Dimitrii of Basarbovo Monastery, Basarbovo 7071 Bulgaria
Basarbovo Monastery – the Monastery of Saint Dimitar Basarbowski – is a Bulgarian-orthodox cave monastery near the city of Ruse in north-eastern Bulgaria.
Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Veliko Tarnovo, Veliko Tarnovo, Veliko Tarnovo Province
Head south, through ancient villages and tranquil landscapes across the Danube River into Bulgaria. Your journey ends in Veliko Târnovo, the 'City of the Tsars' and former capital of the Bulgarian Empire. Relax after your scenic drive .
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at a 4 stars Hotel, located in the center, in Veliko Tarnovo.

Day 10: Veliko Tarnovo - Sofia

Stop At: Samovodska Charshiya Complex, Veliko Tarnovo Bulgaria
Samovodska Charshia Market is a tourist attraction where we can see renovated old houses, various traditional craft workshops, bakeries, pastry shops and so called Hadji Nikoly Inn build in 1858.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Tsarevets Fortress, Tsar Asen Square, 5000 Царевец, Велико Търново, Bulgaria
The inescapable symbol of Veliko Târnovo, this reconstructed fortress dominates the skyline and is one of Bulgaria’s most beloved monuments. The former seat of the medieval tsars, it hosts the remains of more than 400 houses, 18 churches, the royal palace, an execution rock and more.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Arbanasi, Arbanasi, Veliko Tarnovo Province
We visit Arbanasi, renowned for its Bulgarian National Revival architecture and rich spiritual history reflected in the beautiful medieval frescoed churches that can be found here.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, Aleksander Nevski Square, Sofia Bulgaria
We continue to Sofia, where we see the golden-domed St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. The Cathedral is as impressive on the inside as it is from the outside. The grandiose beauty of this architectural landmark features a 45-meter-high gold dome, some 25 tonnes of bells that can be heard from as far away as 30 km, and green marble for the royal throne area.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Saint Sofia Church, ul.Parizh 2, Sofia Bulgaria
The early Byzantine Church of St Sophia was built in the 6th century on the place of an ancient Roman theatre. During the Second Bulgarian Empire the structure served as the cathedral of the city but was later converted to a mosque by the Ottoman Empire.
Duration: 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at a 4 stars Hotel, located in the center, in Sofia.

Day 11: Sofia

Stop At: Boyana Church, 1616 Boyana, Sofia, Bulgaria
The Church of Saint Nicholas and Saint Panteleimon, also known as Boyana Church, is famous for its medieval frescoes. Several building stages can be distinguished in the structure of Boyana Church.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: National Museum of History, ul.Vitoshko lale 16, Sofia 1618 Bulgaria
The National Museum of History has the most impressive collection of national treasures and is the largest museum in Bulgaria. Through more than 650,000 artifacts – Thracian gold and silver, pottery, icons, art & jewelry, mosaics.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Church St. George Rotunda, bul. Kniaz Aleksandar Dondukov 2, 1000 Sofia Center, Sofia, Bulgaria
The Church of Saint George is a Late Antique red brick rotunda in Sofia, Bulgaria. Built in the early 4th century as Roman baths, it became a church inside the walls of Serdica, capital of ancient Dacia Mediterranea during the Roman Empire and Byzantine Empire.
Onlly from outside
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: National Assembly of the Republic of Bulgaria, Tsar Osvoboditel Square, Sofia Bulgaria
The National Assembly Building has been proclaimed a monument of culture for its historic significance. Situated in downtown Sofia, it was designed in Neo-Renaissance style by a Serbian-Bulgarian architect. It was constructed between 1884 and 1886.
Only from outside.
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Ivan Vazov National Theater, Dyakon Ignatii 5 str., Sofia 1000 Bulgaria
The Ivan Vazov National Theatre is Bulgaria's national theatre, as well as the oldest and most authoritative theatre in the country and one of the important landmarks of Sofia.
Only from outside.
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Central Sofia Synagogue (Tsentralna Sofiiska Sinagoga), Ekzarh Joseph 16, Sofia 1000 Bulgaria
The Sofia Synagogue is the largest synagogue in Southeastern Europe, one of two functioning in Bulgaria and the third-largest in Europe.
Only from outside.
Duration: 10 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at a 4 stars Hotel, located in the center, in Sofia.

Day 12: Sofia - Rila Monastery - Skopje

Stop At: Rila Mountains, Rila Bulgaria
After hour and a half driving we will reach the foot of Rila mountain. Here we will stop for a nice pictures of this wonderful place. We will catch in one frame the majesty of the mountain, the beauty of the valley and the nice small town of Kocherinovo.
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Rila Monastery, Rila 2643 Bulgaria
The Monastery of Saint Ivan of Rila, better known as the Rila Monastery is the largest and most famous Eastern Orthodox monastery in Bulgaria. The monastery is named after its founder, the hermit Ivan of Rila (876 - 946 AD), and houses around 60 monks.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Macedonia Square, Centar, Skopje Republic of North Macedonia
Cross the Macedonian border, for Skopje, the capital, religious crossroads and a vibrant medieval trading centre. Macedonia Square is the main square of Skopje, the capital of North Macedonia.
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Warrior on a Horse, Macedonia Square, Skopje Republic of North Macedonia
Perhaps the main symbol of the Skopje is the Warrior on a Horse statue and fountain in the centre of Macedonia Square.
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Skopje Fortress Kale, Old Town, Skopje Republic of North Macedonia
The Skopje Fortress, commonly referred to as Kale, is a historic fortress located in the old town of Skopje, situated on the highest point in the city overlooking the Vardar River.
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Old Bazaar, Skopje, Skopje Republic of North Macedonia
The Old Bazaar of Skopje was founded before 7 centuries and today it is one of the most famous landmarks in Skopje, the first one to be explored when visiting the town. Moreover, it is the biggest bazaar in the Balkans.
Duration: 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at a 4 stars Hotel, located in the center, in Skopje.

Day 13: Skopje - Ohrid - Tirana

Stop At: Ancient Theatre of Ohrid, Old Town, Ohrid 6000 Republic of North Macedonia
Departure to Ohrid Lake, called the "Blue Pearl of the Balkans". We go up to The Ancient theatre of Ohrid, built in 200 BC and is the only Hellenistic-type theatre in the country.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Holy Mother of God, 6000, North Macedonia
Continue to the Church of the Holy Mother of God, one of the most important medieval monument in North Macedonia, built in 1295.
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Tsar Samuel's Fortress, Braka Miladinovtsi st, Ohrid Republic of North Macedonia
After that we walk to Tsar Samuel’s Fortress, one of the largest medieval fortification constructions in Macedonia.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Plaoshnik, Ohrid Republic of North Macedonia
Then we walk to Plaoshnik, an archaeological site and holy place in Ohrid,
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Saint Climent of Ohrid, Kuzman Kapidan, Ohrid 6000 Republic of North Macedonia
The Church of Saints Clement and Panteleimon is a Byzantine church situated on Plaošnik in Ohrid, North Macedonia.
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: St. Jovan Kaneo, Kaneo Plaosnik Pateka, Ohrid 6000 Republic of North Macedonia
The Church of St. Jovan at Kaneo is a Macedonian Orthodox church situated on the cliff over Kaneo Beach overlooking Lake Ohrid in the city of Ohrid,
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Monastery of Saint Naum, Ohrid Republic of North Macedonia
We stop at St. Naum and visit the Monastery. The Monastery of Saint Naum is an Eastern Orthodox monastery in North Macedonia, named after the medieval Saint Naum who founded it.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Tirana, Tirana, Tirana County
We drive to Tirana, Albania
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at a 4 stars Hotel, located in the center, in Tirana.

Day 14: Tirana - Transfers

Stop At: Tirana, Tirana, Tirana County
Driving to the Rinas airport or Durrës Port or to any other Hotel in Tirana.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.

$1,727.77 Per Person