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16 Day Grand Balkan Countries Tour
16 Day Grand Balkan Countries Tour
16 Day Grand Balkan Countries Tour
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Duration
16 days
Tour languages
English
Guiding type
Fully guided
Group size
1 - 100
Hygiene protocol
Included
Budget Class
Comfort
Physical Rating
Relaxing
Suitable ages
1 - 90
Pickup Location
Istanbul Air...
Dropoff Location
Zagreb
International & Domestic Flight Tickets Covid-19 PCR Test Tour Itinenary Confirmed Documents are sent by us to include Hotel reservations etc Domestic Flight Tickets if any (Please check your title/name spelling printed correctly) Passport Validation Terms Visa if needed (check before your trip for the dates on your visa) If visa needed, please ask us for invitation letter to ease the visa application process Flight details for on time Airport transfer services Observe the luggage limitation by Airlines for domestic flights if any Obtain emergency contact details from our office

Tour overview

This exclusive tour is consisted of many different countries to include Turkey, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Albania, Montenegro, Croatia, Bosnia and Greece with an exciting itinerary to let you enjoy the Adriatic coast and the Balkans entirely where you will also get to see Aegean Region and experience a journey through Greece.

TOUR ROUTE: Istanbul – Turkey - Plovdiv - Sofia - Sandanski – Melnik - Bulgaria - Thessaloniki - Vergina - Kalambaka - Greece- Skopje – Ohrid - Macedonia – Tirana - Albania – Budva - Montenegro – Dubrovnik - Croatia - Mostar - Sarajevo – Visoco - Travnik – Bihac - Bosnia – Ljubljana – Bled - Slovenia – Zagreb - Croatia

Itinerary

Welcome to Turkey Istanbul Airport. Meet with TravelShop Booking staff and transfer to your hotel. Transfer from airport & check in to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.

VISITED PLACES

(Breakfast included) Pick up at 08:30am from your hotel for the daily tour of old Istanbul city. Visit to TOPKAPI PALACE The great palace of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries housing an exquisite collection of crystal, silver, and Chinese porcelain, robes worn by the sultans and their families, the famous jewels of the Imperial Treasury, miniatures, the Holy Mantle; enshrining relics of the Prophet Mohammed. SULTANAHMET IMPERIAL MOSQUE Across from St. Sophia built in the 16th century by the architect Mehmet, is known as the BLUE MOSQUE because of its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles. HIPPODROME Ancient Hippodrome, the scene of chariot races, with the three monuments; the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine. Murtis Tour will then take you to the GRAND SPICE BAZAAR for Shopping. After the tour, transfer back to your hotel. Free Evening and optional Istanbul Evening Shows or Bosphorus Dinner Cruise including traditional Turkish entertainment and dinner. Overnight in Istanbul.

VISITED PLACES

(Breakfast included) After breakfast check out from the hotel and Depart for Bulgaria. Arrival in Plovdiv around noon in Bulgaria. Check in to hotel and rest of day is yours. Explore Plovdiv city, shop in the local markets, or enjoy many big party or games in Casinos. Overnight in Plovdiv.

VISITED PLACES

(Breakfast included) Departure for Sofia. Guided sightseeing tour of the city centre, including visit to Alexander Nevski Cathedral - one of the largest Eastern Orthodox cathedrals in Europe, as well as one of Sofia’s symbols and a primary tourist attraction; St. George Rotunda, St. Sophia Church, built by the Roman Emperor Justinian in the 6th century, National Theatre, former Royal Palace, today housing the National Revival Art Gallery and the Ethnographic Museum, Presidency, etc. Upon request – dinner at a traditional restaurant with folklore music and dances. Overnight in Sofia.

VISITED PLACES

(Breakfast included) Departure for Rila Monastery - the most exquisite example of the monastery art and architecture in Bulgaria. Guided tour of the monastery complex. Visit to Nativity of the Virgin Church with its miracle icon of the Virgin and splendid gilded iconostasis, the old kitchen, the monastery museum where you can learn about the long and heroic history of the monastery, the wood carved cross made for a period of twelve years by a monk called Rafael, Hrelyo’s Tower and many spectacular views from the mountain and the surrounding nature. Drive to Sandanski in the afternoon. Overnight in Sandanski.

VISITED PLACES

(Breakfast included) Drive to Melnik - the smallest town in Bulgaria famous for its excellent wines and sandstone rocky pyramids. Visit to Kordopulova museum-house. Around noon departure for Greece. It is your free day to explore and enjoy Thessaloniki on your own. Depending on the time of arrival, you can spend the day walking around, doing the shopping or relaxing in one of many cafeterias or Taverns in Thessaloniki down town. Overnight in Thessaloniki.

VISITED PLACES

(Breakfast included) Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast, drive to Vergina, the most important remains of the monumental palace of the Kingdom of Macedonia, lavishly decorated with mosaics and painted stuccoes, and the burial ground with more than 300 tombs some of which date from the 11th century B.C. One of the royal tombs is identified as that of Philip II, who conquered all the Greek cities, paving the way for his son Alexander and the expansion of the Hellenistic world. Lunch will be offered at a local restaurant in Vergina. After lunch, drive to Kalambaka. Overnight in Kalambaka.

VISITED PLACES

(Breakfast included) Breakfast at hotel and check out to proceed to Ohrid. Arrival at Ohrid City, transfer for City Tour. A visit to Hadzi Turgut Mosque, Old Bazaar, Zeynel Abidin Pasha Tekke, Krst Dazmija. Lunch at a local restaurant in Ohrid. Proceed to Tirana, arrival and On Foot Tour of Tirana. Visit Mosque of Ethem Bey, the Clock Tower and free time for shopping. Check in to the hotel. Overnight in Tirana.

VISITED PLACES

(Breakfast included) Breakfast at the Hotel and check out to proceed to Montenegro via Shkodra, old town of Shkodra- visit the traditional road built in the XXth Century which bears the distinctive features, stop for taking photos at Molo Promenade, Shetitorja, Skadar Lake, continue to drive to Budva, visiting Sveti Stefan, Old City Budva. Lunch in Tivat, continue drive to Dubrovnik. Check in to the hotel. Overnight in Dubrovnik.

VISITED PLACES

(Breakfast included) Breakfast at hotel, city tour of this UNESCO protected pearl of the Adriatic and its Cathedral , Rector’s Palace, Fransican Monastery (included Old Pharmacy), Clock Tower, Orlando’s Columns, Sponze Plaza, Dubrovnik City. Lunch in the old City, Free time. Overnight at hotel in Dubrovnik.

VISITED PLACES

(Breakfast included) Breakfast, Check out hotel. Transfer to Mostar), Proceed for city tour – visit Karadjoz Bey mosque and Muslibegovic house – walk through the old town and old bridge listed as UNESCO heritage site. Continue drive to Sarajevo, Lunch at Local Restaurant on the Way at Jablanica, arrive at Sarajevo, Free time at Old City and check-in the hotel. Overnight in Sarajevo.

VISITED PLACES

(Breakfast included) Breakfast at hotel. Proceed for tour to visit Vrelo Bosne – spring of river Bosnia, Tunnel museum – the only means of going in and out during the siege of Sarajevo in last war. On Foot Tour of old town Bascarsija, Latin bridge, place where the Austro Hungarian Archduke was assassinated, what triggered the 1st World War; Brusa bezistan – covered market place; Gazi Husref Bey Mosque- built in 1530 year during the Ottoman era – and Gazi Husref Bey Madrass; Morica Han built in 1551 ; Vijecnica – town hall for the Austro-Hungarian era. Lunch at the local restaurant. Afternoon, free for shopping. Back to hotel. Overnight in Sarajevo.

VISITED PLACES

(Breakfast included) Breakfast at hotel, check-out the hotel to Bihac on the way visit of the Pyramids of Bosnia Visoco, Visoco Mountain,that is the first European pyramid located in the heart of Bosnia. Continue driving to Travnik, visit to the mosque in Travnik including Suleimania. Travnik is located 90 km to the west of the city of Sarajevo, the Bosnian governor from 1697 to 1850 , Lunch at Local Restaurant in Travnik , continue drive to Bihac , Check-in the hotel , Leisure time enjoying the waterfalls and Una river which is best for Rafting. Overnight in Bihac.

VISITED PLACES

(Breakfast included) Breakfast at hotel, Check-Out and proceed to Ljubljana, towards Plitvice National Park, a well-known UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tour of the 16 crystal - blue lakes cascading into 92 spectacular waterfalls. Walk on the wooden promenades with magnificent views on the waters where every turn leads to a breathtaking scenery and yet another waterfall. Surrounded by dense woods, Plitvice Lake is a natural phenomenon of rare and unique beauty. Continue drive to Ljubljana, view the Central open-air Market, Baroque Town Hall, Robba's Fountain, the Three Bridges, and Lunch at Local Restaurant, Check-in the hotel. Overnight at the Hotel in Ljubljana.

VISITED PLACES

(Breakfast included) Breakfast at hotel, Check-Out to proceed to Zagreb and drive to Lake Bled, a beautiful glacial lake in the Julian Alps. Lake Bled is set amid forests and mountains and is one of the most picturesque destinations in Europe, Continue drive to Zagreb, arrive Zagreb, City Tour with a wealth of historic monuments. Visit of the highlights including the upper and lower town, the majestic Cathedral, Archbishop's Palace, Lunch at Local Restaurant , free time exploring the winding streets of the old town .Proceed to hotel , Check-In , free time. Overnight at the Hotel in Zagreb.

VISITED PLACES

(Breakfast included) Breakfast at hotel. Check-out the hotel. Departure to the airport. We hope this was a memorable tour for you and looking forward to see you again on another tour of ours. Thank you for joining us.

VISITED PLACES

Routes

Included

• 2 Nights’ accommodation in Istanbul - Pullman Hotel or Ramada Golden Horn Hotel
• 1 Night accommodation in Plovdiv - Ramada Trimontsium Hotel
• 1 Night accommodation in Sofia - Princess Hotel Sofia/Jasmin Hotel
• 1 Night accommodation in Sandanski - Sveti Nikola 4*
• 1 Night accommodation in Thessaloniki - Ramada Hotel 4*
• 1 Night accommodation in Kalambaka - Antoniadis 4*
• 1 Night accommodation in Tirana - Mondial Hotel
• 2 Nights’ accommodation in Dubrovnik - Neptun Hotel 4*
• 2 Nights’ accommodation in Sarajevo - Hollywood Hotel 4* /Grand Hotel 3*
• 1 Night accommodation in Bihac - Kostelski Buk Deluxe 4*
• 1 Night accommodation in Ljubljana - Plaza hotel 4*
• 1 Night accommodation in Zagreb - Movie hotel 3*
PS: If This hotel list not available at the time of your booking then we will arrange similar other hotel for your group. If you prefer a Different category hotel, there might be an additional cost
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• Professional English speaking tour guides
• Meals mentioned in above Itinerary
• All Airport transfers mentioned in above program
• All coach transportation by fully equipped buses
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• All Guided Sightseeing Trips with entrance fees as above
Please check the information below before your departure
1- International & Domestic Flight Tickets
2- Covid-19 PCR Test
3- Tour Itinenary
4- Confirmed Documents are sent by us to include Hotel reservations etc.
5- Domestic Flight Tickets if any (Please check your title/name spelling printed correctly)
6- Passport Validation Terms
7- Visa if needed (check before your trip for the dates on your visa)
8- If visa needed, please ask us for invitation letter to ease the visa application process
9- Flight details for on time Airport transfer services
10- Observe the luggage limitation by Airlines for domestic flights if any
11- Obtain emergency contact details from our office

Excluded

• International flights
• Insurance: All types
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What is the Travelshopbooking Credits system?

  1. 1. TravelShopBooking Credits is a virtual money application specific to our system that allows our members to pay a portion of their shopping amount for their purchases on travelshopbooking.com

    There are 6 kinds of Credits:

    • a. 20 € Welcome Credit; it can be earned by becoming a member of the system,
    • b. 5% First Booking Credit; you can gain at your first booking from the system and this booking must be at least 500 €,
    • c. 5% Invitation Credit; you gain it after you invite someone and they get an active member of our system, when they book a tour that is 1000 € or more, the price’s 5% will be your credit,
    • d. 2% Guest Credit; you gain it when you become a member by someone else’s invitation,
    • e. 1% Lucky Me Credit; you will be collecting it at your every booking from the system.
    • f. 5% Tag Us Credit; You will gain it when you share 3 actual images or 1 actual video when you join one of our tours and share it on Instagram, Facebook, Youtube, or Twitter (for 6 months) the 5% month of your tour price will be your Tag Us Credit and you can use it on one of our optional tours as a discount.
  2. 2. TravelShop Booking Credits can be collectible and spent within certain rules as a discount for its products.

  3. 3. It is not liquidity and can never be converted into cash. It can only be used as a means of payment within the rules defined in the system.

  4. 4. Travelshopbooking credits can not be transferred to others.

  5. 5. 1 Credit is equal to 1 € (for USD please check the exchange rates)

  6. 6. No matter the way how you get a member of the system, every and each member have 20 € Welcome Credits.

  7. 7. Any kinds of credits can not be used on the first bookings, you can use them at your second and next bookings as a discount.

  8. 8. Travelshopbooking can arrange campaigns about gaining and spending Credits at certain times and keep the right to change the rules of the campaigns.

  9. 9. Above the campaigns and conditions link you can learn more about current campaigns and conditions.

  10. 10. All the Credits have to be used in the following 1 year from the first booking. Unused credits are automatically deleted from the system after 1 year.

  11. 11. Only travelshopbooking.com members can collect and use credits.

  12. 12. The credits assigned to your account after your first booking on the system. They can be used as a discount starting from your second and next bookings.

  13. 13. Each product/tour listed in our online store, has its own credit. Credits have been shown in the price information section on the right side of the product detail page. Every product that has been ordered earns you credits as much as the quantity of your order. So as you shop, your credits will increases.

  14. 14. Only tours departing from Turkey are eligible for Credit offers.

  15. 15. From the "wallet" section on the left, you can see and follow if your credit is available or not.

  16. 16. You will be earning 1% credits at your every booking.

  17. 17. Credits are valid for one year after they are given.

  18. 18. Every and each shopping/booking can use only one kind of credit at a time.

  19. 19. If a traveler cancels his/her booking the credits gained from the canceled booking are eliminated/deleted.

How to gain TravelShop Booking credits?

  1. • In booking payments, TravelShopBooking Credits will be deducted from the payment amount when you wish to use them. But you can prefer not to use them and collect more to use some other time within the year.

  2. • To use the Credits as a discount from the amount to be paid, you have to book/buy at least a 500 € tour, otherwise your Credits will wait for the next bookings.

  3. • Every and each credit that has been gained from the bookings, getting members to the system, campaigns, and invitations, can only be used in the second and next bookings all along 1 year. First bookings cannot use Credits in any conditions.

  4. • Credits are earned only if the referee uses a custom invite link from the referrer, creates a Travelshopbooking account, and has a reservation for Turkey destinations.

How does the invitation system work?

  • • Introduce your family/friend to Travelshopbooking,

  • • Send them the disposable link you received from Travelshopbooking.

  • • We will notify you of your travel credit via email after your friend/family registers a user account and buys a trip.

  • • When your invitation becomes a membership and does their first booking 5% Invitation Credit will be defined on your account,

  • • New member gains 2% Guest Credit at the end of this process automatically.

  • • Book your next trip.

  • • Click the "Use YourWallet" section on the paying stage and use your credits.

Attention:

  • • Invitation credits cannot be earned by married couples, parents, and children or those who live together and are younger than 18 years old. No problem with the cousins, co-workers, second-degree relatives, and else...
  • • As mentioned on the main page ‘Lowest Price Guarantee’ section, if you find a better price for the same services within 24 hours of booking, the difference is refunded as a credit to your account.

Travelshopbooking holds the right to cancel travel credit if suspected of any abuse, gaming or misuse that is contrary to the principles of all kinds of Credit program.

As a company, we are always honored to protect the benefits of our business partners and guests, and to always provide the best price, the best package and convenience in cancellation conditions for them.
Below cancellation policy is only for land services and we will follow the cancellation policy of airline companies for domestic flights.
  • If the booking is canceled 8 weeks to the departure you can get full refund.
  • If the booking is canceled 7 weeks to the departure, we will refund 100 EUR only.
  • If the booking is canceled 3 weeks prior to the departure, you will not be refunded.

What is the Travelshopbooking Credits system?

  1. 1. TravelShopBooking Credits is a virtual money application specific to our system that allows our members to pay a portion of their shopping amount for their purchases on travelshopbooking.com

    There are 6 kinds of Credits:

    • a. 20 € Welcome Credit; it can be earned by becoming a member of the system,
    • b. 5% First Booking Credit; you can gain at your first booking from the system and this booking must be at least 500 €,
    • c. 5% Invitation Credit; you gain it after you invite someone and they get an active member of our system, when they book a tour that is 1000 € or more, the price’s 5% will be your credit,
    • d. 2% Guest Credit; you gain it when you become a member by someone else’s invitation,
    • e. 1% Lucky Me Credit; you will be collecting it at your every booking from the system.
    • f. 5% Tag Us Credit; You will gain it when you share 3 actual images or 1 actual video when you join one of our tours and share it on Instagram, Facebook, Youtube, or Twitter (for 6 months) the 5% month of your tour price will be your Tag Us Credit and you can use it on one of our optional tours as a discount.
  2. 2. TravelShop Booking Credits can be collectible and spent within certain rules as a discount for its products.

  3. 3. It is not liquidity and can never be converted into cash. It can only be used as a means of payment within the rules defined in the system.

  4. 4. Travelshopbooking credits can not be transferred to others.

  5. 5. 1 Credit is equal to 1 € (for USD please check the exchange rates)

  6. 6. No matter the way how you get a member of the system, every and each member have 20 € Welcome Credits.

  7. 7. Any kinds of credits can not be used on the first bookings, you can use them at your second and next bookings as a discount.

  8. 8. Travelshopbooking can arrange campaigns about gaining and spending Credits at certain times and keep the right to change the rules of the campaigns.

  9. 9. Above the campaigns and conditions link you can learn more about current campaigns and conditions.

  10. 10. All the Credits have to be used in the following 1 year from the first booking. Unused credits are automatically deleted from the system after 1 year.

  11. 11. Only travelshopbooking.com members can collect and use credits.

  12. 12. The credits assigned to your account after your first booking on the system. They can be used as a discount starting from your second and next bookings.

  13. 13. Each product/tour listed in our online store, has its own credit. Credits have been shown in the price information section on the right side of the product detail page. Every product that has been ordered earns you credits as much as the quantity of your order. So as you shop, your credits will increases.

  14. 14. Only tours departing from Turkey are eligible for Credit offers.

  15. 15. From the "wallet" section on the left, you can see and follow if your credit is available or not.

  16. 16. You will be earning 1% credits at your every booking.

  17. 17. Credits are valid for one year after they are given.

  18. 18. Every and each shopping/booking can use only one kind of credit at a time.

  19. 19. If a traveler cancels his/her booking the credits gained from the canceled booking are eliminated/deleted.

How to gain TravelShop Booking credits?

  1. • In booking payments, TravelShopBooking Credits will be deducted from the payment amount when you wish to use them. But you can prefer not to use them and collect more to use some other time within the year.

  2. • To use the Credits as a discount from the amount to be paid, you have to book/buy at least a 500 € tour, otherwise your Credits will wait for the next bookings.

  3. • Every and each credit that has been gained from the bookings, getting members to the system, campaigns, and invitations, can only be used in the second and next bookings all along 1 year. First bookings cannot use Credits in any conditions.

  4. • Credits are earned only if the referee uses a custom invite link from the referrer, creates a Travelshopbooking account, and has a reservation for Turkey destinations.

How does the invitation system work?

  • • Introduce your family/friend to Travelshopbooking,

  • • Send them the disposable link you received from Travelshopbooking.

  • • We will notify you of your travel credit via email after your friend/family registers a user account and buys a trip.

  • • When your invitation becomes a membership and does their first booking 5% Invitation Credit will be defined on your account,

  • • New member gains 2% Guest Credit at the end of this process automatically.

  • • Book your next trip.

  • • Click the "Use YourWallet" section on the paying stage and use your credits.

Attention:

  • • Invitation credits cannot be earned by married couples, parents, and children or those who live together and are younger than 18 years old. No problem with the cousins, co-workers, second-degree relatives, and else...
  • • As mentioned on the main page ‘Lowest Price Guarantee’ section, if you find a better price for the same services within 24 hours of booking, the difference is refunded as a credit to your account.

Travelshopbooking holds the right to cancel travel credit if suspected of any abuse, gaming or misuse that is contrary to the principles of all kinds of Credit program.