Tour of the Balkans
Romania and Serbia.
Sofia Beograd Timisoara Sibiu Brasov Bucharest
9 (sold out) May 23, June 6,20, Jul 11, Aug 1, 29, Sep 5, 12, 19, Oct 3,
9 nights/10 days
Explore the Balkans in an itinerary that will take you from the
beautiful capital of Bulgaria, to Belgrade, the city on the shores of
the Sava River, and will end in the Romanian capital, once nicknamed
1: Arrival in Sofia
The perfect mix of both traditional and modern heritage, the fabulous
scenery and the amazing weave of history, religion and culture make the
Balkans a unique place and a memorable experience for all those who set
off on a journey to discover its beauties.
Join us in an itinerary that contrasts the snow-capped peaks in Rila,
Pirin and the Balkan Mountains to the mild and sunny banks of the Danube
and the landscapes of the Carpathian Mountains. Enjoy a visit of three
historical capitals, the UNESCO World Heritage listed monastery of
Studenica and the legendary province of Transylvania with its fortresses
and medieval towns.
Individual arrival in Sofia. Transfer to your hotel for rest. Meet your
guide and fellow group members at dinner for orientation. Overnight in Sofia.
After breakfast we start the tour of Sofia. First we pay a visit to the National History Museum
with its world famous collection of ancient Thracian golden
treasures. We will also visit the
Alexander Nevski Cathedral and Nevski Crypt and other significant sites.
Afternoon at leisure for own activities. Evening at
leisure, overnight Sofia.
breakfast departure towards Nis the third-largest city in Serbia
considered the gateway between East and West in ancient Greek times. We
will have a short panoramic tour of the city with lunch, then continue
to Belgrade in the afternoon. Arrival Belgrade, check into the hotel.
This evening we will have dinner with live music in a typical national restaurant in the
quarter of Skadarlija, formerly a Gypsy town and today a trendy
neighborhood of art galleries, antique and souvenir shops.
This morning we embark on a morning sightseeing tour of Belgrade to view
the main attractions: the Kalemegdan Fortress
dating back the the 2nd century guarding the confluence of the Sava and Danube Rivers; the
Republic Square, the elegant Knez Mihajlova street; St. Sava Temple,
considered one of the
largest Orthodox Churches in the world. We will also see the Tito’s Memorial.
5 : Belgrade-Novi Sad-Timisoara
Today we will continue of journey to Novi
Sad, the second largest city in Serbia located at the northern part of
the country. Walking tour of the city to see the haunted Petrovaradin
Fortress, Liberty Square, the Cathedral, City Council, the Town Hall and
historic Dunavaska Street. Drive over to Romania. Our first stop is Timisoara,
a cultural city dating back to Roman times with theatres, museums and
lively night life. Timisoara was the first city in Europe and the second
city in the world to illuminate its streets by electric lights. We will
see the ruins of the Timiroara Fortress, Victory Square, Art Nouveau
residential. Dinner and overnight in Timisoara.
Breakfast. On the way to Sibiu we will visit the fortress of Hunedoara
(Hunyadvar) that belonged to the father of one of
greatest Renaissance kings, Mathias Corvin famous for its legendary
wisdom and rich library, the
Bibliotheca Corviniana. The fortress was built in Gothic style
later remodeled in the 15th century and turned into an elegant home.
View the gallery, the keep and the Capistrano Tower strong defense
towers and the Knights Hall with the legend of the raven. Continue on to Sibiu,
a neet and pretty German-Saxon town town and accommodation with dinner.
7: Sibiu- Sighisoara- Brasov
This morning we visit Sibiu,
a once important trade center and merchant town, Siebenburgen, with its
former Saxon university. For a long time Sibiu used to be the richest town in
We will see in the city the Council Tower, the Evangelical Cathedral, the
iron cast Bridge of the Lies and others.
Continue towards Sighisoara, an other Saxon medieval city, a UNESCO
World Heritage site and former birth place of Count Dracula. We will
walk to the old town square where we'll view the
famous Clock Tower and Dracula's house. Drive to Brasov, the
attractive city founded by the Tutonic Knights. Walking tour of
old Town Square and the Black church. Dinner and accommodation in
This morning we will visit Bran Castle near Brasov which according to
Bram Stoker's served as a residence of the vampire count, Dracula.
In reality it is a nice medieval castle perched on a hill that served
the protection of the nearby town. Continue to Sinaia where we visit
romantic looking Peles castle built in 1873 as the summer
residence of King Carol I., the first king of Romania as well as the 17th century Sinaia Monastery
famous for it colorful frescos. Continue to Bucharest, Romania's capital.
Dinner and overnight in Bucharest
City tour of Bucharest a former easy-going city called the "Little Paris".
We will see the monumental Parliament, the second largest
building in the world after the Pentagon, the opera house, the Military
Academy, Atheneum and the Revolution square. This evening we say goodbye
by a farewell dinner and folklore show. Overnight in Bucharest.
After breakfast transfer to the airport. End of
1828 per person based on double accommodation,
US$ 8 per person per day discount on
triple room accommodation
Supplement for single rooms: US$ 560
9 nights first class
Daily breakfast 1 lunch and 7
Modern coach transportation
throughout the tour with air conditioning
English speaking guide
Sightseeing as specified n the
itinerary with entrance fees
||Hotel name (or similar)
||Radisson Blu 5*
||Hotel Timisoara 4*
||Aro Palace 4*+