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11 DAYS / 7 COUNTRIES: from ATHENS to LJUBLJANA Magnificent Balkans from Europe

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Bihac , Jajce , Mostar , Neum , Sarajevo , Travnik , Trebinje Discover Destinations
Departure Location
Athens, Greece
Return Location
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Join Relax Tours and tourbalkans during this great adventure around the Balkan area and we asure you will have an unforgettable experience
with us. Experience unforgettable journeys across a fascinating region that has shaped the history of modern Europe. It is where Europe greets the Orient.

  • Day I
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4
  • Day 5
  • Day 6
  • Day 7
  • Day 8
  • Day 9
  • Day 10
  • Day 11
Day I

Athens Arrival

Arrival at Athens airport, assist Relax Tours guide and Proceed to Athens city
center for panoramic bus tour with local tour guide. After panoramic tour,
proceed to walking city tour of Athens: Parthenon on Acropolis Hills, Olympic
stadium, Plaka street. After walking tour we have lunch in the local restaurant.
Transfer to hotel. Check in the hotel, and dinner. Overnight stay in Athens.

Day 2

Athens – Kalambaka

After breakfast and check out from the hotel you will go to Kalambaka with
short break in Lamia. Upon arrival in Kalambaka lunch in the tavern. After
lunch proceed fo sightseeing of Meteora rocks and orthodox monasteries on
top of rocks. We will make photo stop with amazing view on monasteries and
town Kalambaka.

Day 3

Kalambaka – Ohrid

After breakfast you will leave for Ohrid toward the Northern border of
Greece. We will pass the border and enter Macedonia. Upon arrival we will
have a lunch in the restaurant in Ohrid. Half a day city tour of Ohrid: Meydan
square, Ali Pasha mosgue, Cinar tree, Filevi house, St. Sofia church, pearls shop,
Ohrid lake. Transfer to hotel. Check in the hotel. Dinner in the hotel and
overnight stay in Ohrid.

Day 4

Ohrid – Tirana – Kotor - Trebinje (cca 300km +/- 3hours)

After breakfast you will go to Tirana (138 km/3+ hours) for a half a day city
tour. After tour you will have a lunch in the local restaurant. Continue to
Kotor town in Montenegro which is on UNESCO HERITAGE LIST. Upon arrival
proceed to walking guided tour: Old town, Sea gate, square of arms, St.
Tryphon’s cathedral, cats museum. In late noon hours transfer to Trebinje. Hotel
check in, dinner and overnight stay in Trebinje.

Day 5

Trebinje – Dubrovnik– Neum (cca 110km +/- 2hours)

After breakfast in the hotel and check out, proceed to Dubrovnik for city
tour.Dubrovnik is on UNESCO HERITAGE LIST and it is known as “ The pearl of
Adriatic sea”. Upon arrival visit of Old town, Pile gate, Stradun street, Onofrio
fountain, Clock tower, Old farmacy, Rector’s palace, Old harbor. You will have
a lunch in the Old City (sea food), and free time. Proceed to Neum for Dinner
and overnight stay in the hotel.

Day 6

Neum – Mostar – Sarajevo (cca 210km +/- 4hours)

After breakfast and check out from the hotel, your first stop in Bosnia will
be Pocitelj, after continue to Blagaj for a tour and lunch in the traditional
restaurant. Proceed to Mostar for city tour around. After free time in
Mostar continue to Sarajevo for check in the hotel, dinner and overnight stay.

Day 7

Sarajevo City tour

After breakfast in the hotel we will have a walking tour around the Old City,
and have a lunch in the traditional restaurant. Proceed to visit the Springs of Bosna River, and the Tunnel of Hope Museum. Shopping time. Return to the hotel, dinner and overnight stay.

Day 8

Sarajevo – Travnik – Jajce – Bihac (cca 300km +/- 6hours)

Breakfast and check out from the hotel. Transfer to Travnik town (cca
80km/1,5 hours) for tour and lunch in Local restaurant. Continue to Jajce (cca
80km/1,5 hours) Bosnian Kingdom Royal town. From Jajce we Transfer you to
Bihac (cca 150km/3 hours) for check in the hotel and free time till dinner.
Overnight stay.

Day 9

Bihac – Plitvice Lakes – Zagreb (cca 200km +/- 3hours)

After breakfast and check out from the hotel, we will transfer to National Park
Plitvice, where we will have a lunch after the tour. Proceed to Zagreb for check-
in the hotel. Dinner and overnight.

Day 10

Zagreb city tour – Bled lake (cca 190 km +/- 3hours)

Breakfast and Check-out from the hotel. Proceed to city tour of Zagreb: Captol
and Gradec old towns, Zagreb cathedral, Dolac market, Bloody bridge, Stone
gate, St. Marco square, Pantovcak tower, Ban Jelacic square. The lunch in
Islamic center. The trip continues to Bled lake. Upon arrival sightseeing of Bled.
Transfer to hotel, check in, dinner and overnight stay in Bled.

Day 11

Bled lake – Ljubljana (cca 60 km +/- 1 hour)

Breakfast and Check-out from the hotel. Morning depart to Ljublajna, the
capital of Slovenia. Upon arrival we have guided walking city tour: Triple bridge,
Preseren square, Dragon bridge, city hall, Central market, Franciscan church.
The lunch in Ljubljana. Transfer to Ljubljana International airport. End of service

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Sarajevo was founded in the early 15th century, at the junction of Roman roads in an area inhabited since the Neolithic Age. It was a time of expansion of the Ottoman Empire over the Kingdom of Bosnia, a time of great social and cultural changes. Ishak Bey Ishaković is regarded as a founder of Sarajevo – he was the first to build a mosque, a court, a bridge, and several public institutions - but the fact is that the city was established by native inhabitants of this region, Bosniaks, many of whom had by then already converted to Islam, a religion that came to this part (Balkan) of the world with the Ottomans. A rapid development of crafts and trade made Sarajevo a rich town, a crossroad of religions and cultures, trade routes, and all sorts of travellers. In the 16th century it was one of the most affluent cities in this part of the Balkans, and it was during this period that some of the monumental buildings were built which to this day represent masterpieces of the architecture and civilisation of that age. A higher education institution was also established under the legacy of Gazi Husrev Bey in 1537, which in almost all its aspects mirrored the universities of other large cities in Europe. Sarajevo has been a cosmopolitan city ever since it was founded. It was a place of refuge and settlement of Jews expelled from Spain in the 15th century, who built their synagogues, Orthodox churches, and then Catholic cathedrals were also built.

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