Tour of the Balkans
Romania and Serbia.
Days / 9nights
Sofia - Beograd - Timisoara - Sibiu - Brasov - Bucharest
11, May 25, June 22, Jul 13, Aug 03, Aug 31, Sep 14, Oct 05, 2012
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
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.
Discover the Balkans!
1: Arrival in Sofia
Arrive in Sofia. You will be met at the Airport and transferred to the
hotel. Plenty of time to relax before meeting your fellow travelers and
tour director at the welcome dinner.
Half day Sofia city tour. The
highlights of the tour will be the visits to the National History Museum
where the gold and silver Thracian treasures are displayed, the
Alexander Nevski Cathedral and Alexander Nevski Crypt. Evening at
leisure to relax.
breakfast departure towards Nis the third-largest city in Serbia. Here
you will enjoy an orientation tour and complimentary lunch. Proceed to
Belgrade with arrival in the late afternoon. Tonight enjoy dinner with
local live music in a typical national restaurant in the old bohemian
quarter of Skadarlija.
Your morning sightseeing tour
includes the city’s main attractions: the imposing Kalemegdan Fortress
dramatically situated at the joining of the Sava and Danube Rivers; the
Republic Square and Knez Mihajlova street; Saint Sava Temple, the
largest Orthodox Church in the city, and Tito’s Memorial.
5 : Belgrade-Novi Sad-Timisoara
After breakfast depart to Novi
Sad. capital of the Northern Serbian province of Vojvodina and Serbia's
second largest city after Belgrade. upon arrival enjoy walking tour of
all the major attractions of Novi Sad including the Petrovaradin
Fortress, Liberty Square, the Cathedral, City Council, Zmaj Jovina and
Dunavaska Street. Continue to Timisoara, the city where Romanian
revolution started in 1989. Arrive to Timisoara and view ruins of the
Timiroara Fortress, Huniady Castle, Pasha's Wheel and Fabric residential
areas, Corso shopping area and accommodation with dinner.
After breakfast, sightseeing
tour of Sibiu. On the way to Sibiu we will visit the fortress of
Hunedoara that become the castle of the most pre-eminent king of the
medial- Matia Corvin. The monument has special glamour due to its
different constructions styles the presence of military and civil
innovations as well as for the impetuous court life that animated it for
more than 400 years. Arrival in Sibiu and accommodation with dinner.
7: Sibiu- Sighisoara- Brasov
breakfast, sightseeing tour of Sibiu, once the richest town in
Transylvania. During the tour you will see the Huet Square, the Large
Square, the Evangelical Cathedral, the Liars' Bridge and others.
Continue towards Sighisoara, the best preserved medieval city in
South-Eastern Europe, for sightseeing tour including entrance to the
famous Clock Tower Museum. Continue to Brasov, walking tour of
Brasov including the visit of the First Romanian School with an
impressive collection of rare books. Accommodation and dinner in a local
breakfast departure towards Bran. Visit o the Bran Castle made famous by
Bram Stoker's novel as the residence of the vampire count, Dracula.
Continue to Bucharest and stop in Peles castle built as the summer
residence of King Carol I. Afterwards continue to the 17th century
Sinaia Monastery and to Bucharest. After arrival accommodation at your
hotel and dinner.
acquainted with the Romanian capital, once nicknamed the "Little Paris",
During the tour you will visit the Parliament Palace, the second largest
building in the world after the Pentagon and the National Treasure.
Listen how the Romanian people rally succeeded to topple the last
communist dictator in Eastern Europe in the Revolution Square. Your tour
will bring you also to the Romanian Athenaeum, the Opera House, the
National Military Club, the Military Academy, Triumphal Arch and the
Village Museum. Farewell dinner with folklore show.
in Euro* per person based on minimum 2 passengers
Per person in double
|10 days/9 nights tour
rate varies depending the exchange rate
9 nights hotel
breakfasts, 1 lunch and 7
dinners (without drinks)
entrance fees to the sites mentioned in above itinerary
transportation during the whole program.
(A/C car or minibus)
||Hotel name (or similar)
||Radisson Blu 5*
||Aro Palace 5*