Balkan Tours From Bucharest to Zagreb

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13 DAYS / 7 COUNTRIES from BUCHAREST to ZAGREB Magnificent Balkans

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Bihac , Kravice waterfalls , Mostar , Sarajevo , Travnik , Veliko Tarnovo Discover Destinations
Departure Location
Bucharest, Romania
Return Location
Zagreb, Croatia

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 12
  • Day 13
Day I

Bucharest Arrival + city tour

The group arrival in Bucharest, where will meet with tour escort and driver.
Proceed to city tour of Bucharest. We will visit the world famous opera house—
Romanian Athenaeum. Then we will visit Calea Victoriei and Piata Revolutiei,
there are many historic buildings and museums in this area, including Royal
Palace (known as National Art Museum now). Piata Revolutiei (revelution
square) commemorates the struggles and victims of the Romanian Revolution
of 1989. Then we will visit ★ Parliament Palace.The building has a surface of
365.000 sqm and holds the 1st position in the Guinness World Records for the
largest administrative building (for civil use), and the 3rd place worldwide from
the volume point of view of; it is the heaviest and most expensive building in
the world. We will also visit Arcul de Triumf which is a triumphal arch built for
the celebration of WWI. Dinner and overnight in hotel Bucharest.

Day 2

Bucharest – Sinaia – Brasov – Bucharest

After breakfast we will visit Sinaia, the city is one of the most historical cities in
Romania, and also one of the country's top tourist destinations — for both
domestic and foreign tourists. At the scenic town we'll visit the Sinaia
Monastery, which was built in the 17th century and is known as “The Cathedral
of the Carpathians.” Then we'll stop at an amazing castle: Peles. It is easy to see
why this is one of the most beautiful castles in Europe and well-known summer
residences of the Romanian Kings. Hungary. Continue journey to Bran to visit
Bran castle, situated between the Bucegi and Piatra Craiului Mountains, 30 km
far from Brasov, is the only touristic point that attracts hundreds of thousands
of tourists because of a legend: Count Dracula’s Legend, Hotels in Branalthough
the historical sources state that Vlad Tepes (Vlad the Impaler) dropped by only
once, in his way to Brasov. Return back to Bucharest. Dinner and overnight in

Day 3

Bucharest – Veliko Tarnovo – Sofia

Today in the morning we will visit The Etar Architectural-Ethnographic
Complex, which is an open-air museum and a neighbourhood of Gabrovo (8 km
south of its centre) in northern Bulgaria. It presents the Bulgarian customs,
culture and craftsmanship. Using original instruments and following the old
traditions, locals represent around 20 characteristics of the regional crafts such
as wood-carving, pottery, coppersmith crafts, furriery, cutlery making,
needlework etc. Proceed to Arbanasi village to visit the houses that cling to the
cliffs of the river Yantra. Continue drive to Sofia. Sofia arrival, check in the
hotel, dinner and overnight.

Day 4

Sofia – Skopje

Morning walking tour in Sofia: Boyana Church,the second-largest cathedral
located on the Balkan Peninsula —the St. Alexander Nevsky Patriarchal
Cathedral, and St. Sofia Church. We will also visit the houses of the Council of
Ministers, presidency and the former communist party headquarters, Statue of
Sveta Sofia、Sofia's oldest building - St George Rotunda, and the National Palace
of Culture. Continue trip to Skopje, capital city of Macedonia. Upon arrival in
Skopje, proceed to sightseeing of Skopje: Kale fortress, Bazaar, main square,
etc. Check in the hotel, dinner and overnight.

Day 5

Skopje – Ohrid

Breakfast at the hotel and check out. Proceed to Ohrid/ Macedonia. Ohrid is
very beautiful city located on Ohrid lake. We will visit: Samuel fortress, paper
manufacture shop, Ohrid pearl shop, Zeyneb Abedin mosque. Lunch in local
restaurant. Optional boat ride on Ohrid lake. Transfer to the hotel, dinner and

Day 6

Ohrid –Tirana – Shkoder – Budva

After breakfast you will go to Tirana (138 km/3+ hours). Half a day city tour
includes a visit to the Mosque of Ethem-Bey, Clock Tower, University, bunkers
and communist pyramid-shaped Museum of Culture. You will have a lunch in
the local restaurant. We will continue to Budva (175 km/4+ hours). On the way
to Budva, we will have stop in Shkoder to see the largest lake on Balkan
peninsula. Guests will enjoy in cruiseing on Shkoder lake. Upon arrival in
Budva, check in the hotel. Dinner in the hotel. Overnight stay in Budva.

Day 7

Budva – Sveti Stefan – Kotor – Dubrovnik

Breakfast at the hotel and check out. Today we are going to visit Croatia, city of
Dubrovnik. On the way, we will make stop in Old city Kotor. City Kotor is on
UNESCO heritage list. Proceed to Dubrovnik, upon arrival in Dubrovnik, walking
city tour: Walking tour through the old town we will visit the Franciscan
Monastery with Europe’s third oldest pharmacy, the Rector’s Palace and City
walls, where we will have the opportunity to view it from above. Check in the
hotel, dinner and overnight.

Day 8

Dubrovnik – Kravice – Mostar – Sarajevo

Breakfast in the hotel and check out. Trip to Bosnia and Herzegovina, to city
Mostar and Sarajevo. In Herzegovina region, we will visit the monument of
nature Kravice waterfall on the river Trebizat. It is amazing peace of nature
where guests will rest their eyes. Proceed to Mostar. Mostar is Old city famous
of Old bridge from XV century. Upon arrival, city tour of Mostar. visiting the
oldest single arch stone bridge in Mostar, the Cejvan Cehaj Mosque, the Koski
Mehmed pasa Mosque, the Biscevica alley. Continue trip to Sarajevo. Upon
arrival, check in, dinner and overnight in Sarajevo.

Day 9

Sarajevo + city tour

Breakfast at the hotel. Proceed to Sarajevo city tour: visit Vrelo Bosne - the
Springs of Bosna River, and the Tunnel of Hope Museum.This Tunnel was the
only way to go in and out of Sarajevo during its 1.425 days long war siege.We
will have a walking tour around the Old City including Bascarsija, Latin Bridge,
where the Austro-Hungarian Archduke was assassinated which initiated the
First World War, then Brusa Bezistan- the roofed market place, Ghazi Husrev-
Bey Mosque built in 1530 during the Ottoman Empire, Ghazi Husrev-Bey
Madrassa, Morica Han (Inn) built in 1551,Taslihan -the remaining parts of the
largest Caravansary in Sarajevo, and Vijecnica- the Town Hall built in the
Austro-Hungarian Period. Free time for shopping. Drive to the hotel, dinner and
overnight stay in Sarajevo.

Day 10

Sarajevo – Travnik – Bihac

Breakfast in hotel. Check out and transfer to Travnik town (80 kilometers/1.5
hours). Upon arrival we will visit Medieval fortress and Colorful mosque in the
center of the city. Also you will see the shortest river in Bosnia (around 400
meters) called Plava Voda. Lunch in Local restaurant and continue to Jajce (80
kilometers/1,5 hours) Bosnian Kingdom Royal town. In Jajce we will visit
20meter high waterfall and Pliva Lakes with Mlincici (wooden watermills). From
Jajce we Transfer you to Bihac (150 kilometers/3 hours). Upon arrival check in
the hotel and free time till dinner. Overnight stay at hotel, Bihac.

Day 11

Bihac – Plitvice lakes – Zagreb

After breakfast. We will transfer to National Park Plitvice, a highly nature
protected area which has 16 natural lakes that have origins from tectonic
movement on Karst field. Not just the lakes are attractive but also rivers, creeks
and beautiful waterfalls and endemic flora and fauna. We offer different paths
through the area depending on the age of the group. Lunch. Proceed to
Zagreb, check-in the hotel. Dinner and Overnight at hotel in Zagreb.

Day 12

Zagreb City Tour

Breakfast at the hotel and check out. Proceed to Zagreb. Upon arrival in Zagreb,
proceed to a city tour of Zagreb including Kaptol and Gradec Old Towns, Blood
Bridge, Cathedral which is the tallest building in whole Croatia, Marketplace,
Ban Jelacic Square etc free time exploring the winding streets of the old town.
Transfer back to hotel, dinner and overnight stay in Zagreb.

Day 13

Zagreb shopping + Departure

Breakfast at hotel and late check out. Transfer to Rugvica shopping area to
Designer outlet Croatia. Free time for shopping. Transfer to Zagreb
International airport for a final departure. 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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