Balkan Tours Greece Thessaloniki to Zagreb 12days

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12 DAYS - 11 NIGHTS the Secrets of Balkans Thessaloniki, Kavala, Ohrid, Budva, Kotor, Dubrovnik, Mostar, Sarajevo, Jajce, Split, Plitvice, Zagreb Magnificent Balkans

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Departure Location
Thessaloniki, Greece
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 I

Thessaloniki Arrival - Kavala

Arrival in Thessaloniki where your Relax Tours guide will welcome you at
the airport and proceed to Kavala (160 km/ 2,5 hours). Upon arrival, we
take you to lunch in the local restaurant. After lunch we will have guided
city tour of Kavala: Mohamed Ali square, the church of Panayia, built in
1965, Hussein Bey Mosque (or Music Mosque), the castle, the Mecca of
tobacco, Kamares. Transfer to the hotel, check in dinner and overnight
stay in Kavala.

Day 2

Kavala - Thessaloniki

After breakfast you will meet with a local guide in front of the hotel. Start
journey to Thessaloniki ( 160 km/ 2,5 hours), the second largest city in
Greece. Arrival in Thessa, proceed for the lunch in the local restaurant.
After the lunch guided walking tour: Roman rotunda, the White tower, The
church of St. Demetrius, Arch of Galerius, Upper town, Byzantine walls,
church of St. Sophia, Hamsa bey mosgue. Free time for shopping. Hotel
check in, dinner and overnight stay in Thessaloniki.

Day 3

Thessaloniki – Bitola – Ohrid (300km/4hours)

After breakfast and check out from the hotel you will go to Bitola,
Macedonia (220 km/cca 3 hours). Upon arrival in Bitola, we will have lunch
in the local restaurant. After the lunch guided city tour of Bitola: Stara
carsija ( Old town), Sirok sokak street, Yeni mosgue and clock tower, the
church of St. Demetrius, Filip II of Macedonia statue. Continue journey to
Ohrid ( 80 km, 1,5 hours). Ohrid arrival and guided city tour: Old town,
Platanus tree, Ali pasha mosgue, Zeynel Abidin mosgue, handmade peral
shop, manufactured paper workshop, St. Sofia church, Ohrid lake. Free
time for shopping. Check in the hotel and overnight stay in Ohrid.

Day 4

Ohrid- St. Naum – Berat

After breakfast you will leave for Berat, Albania (200 km/cca 5 hours)
From Ohrid to St. Naum, we will have boat ride on Ohrid lake. St. Naum is
high touristic place in Macedonia. We will visit St. Naum monastery. In this
idyllic place we will have the lunch. Continue trip to Berat, Albania. Upon
arrival in Berat, we will visit Old town of Berat or Berat fortress. This fortress
is the one of the biggest on Balkans and unique because of the fact that
people still live inside of stone walls. Check in the hotel, dinner and
overnight in Berat.

Day 5

Berat – Durres – Budva (300km,cca 6 hours)

After breakfast you will go to Durres (90 km/1,5 hours). Durres arrival,
where we will have short tour in Durres: Albanian Riviera, amphitheatre,
durres castle, mosgue Durres. The lunch in Albania. Continue trip to
Budva, Montenegro. On the way we will make stop for refreshment and
rest room. Budva arrival, check in the hotel, dinner and overnight in

Day 6

Budva - Kotor – Dubrovnik (120 km, 2 hours)

After breakfast you will have half a day city tour around the Old Town of
Budva, which is positioned inside the stone walls. We will visit the Old
Entrance, Square of the Poet and Square of the Churches. We will go to
beach afterwards. Free time for shopping. After sightseeing of Budva, we
will have fashion show in “ Tracia” leather outlet. Continue to Kotor and
visit this medieval town on the Adriatic Coast which is also surrounded by
the stone walls. Kotor is also one of the largest bays on the Adriatic Coast
which is a stop for many cruisers. You will have a lunch in the local
restaurant in the Old Town and proceed to Lepetane by a ferry. We will
continue to Dubrovnik. Arrive to Dubrovnik, check in, dinner and overnight

Day 7

Dubrovnik – Počitelj- Blagaj (280km/cca5,5hours)

After breakfast and check out. Morning Dubrovnik city tour around
UNES­CO-protected pearl of the Adriatic Coast and see its Cathedral,
Rector’s Palace, Franciscan Monastery (including the Old Pharmacy),
Clock Tower, Orlando’s Columns, Sponze Palace, Dubrovnik city. You
will have a lunch in the Old City (sea food) and boat ride. Journey to
Bosnia, where your first stop will be Pocitelj, the medieval stone town.
Afterwards we will leave for Blagaj to visit of the oldest Dervish'
Convent in Bosnia built in the XV century. You will have a lunch in the
traditional Bosnian restaurant by Buna River Springs. Arrival in Blagaj,
check in, dinnera and overnight in Blagaj.

Day 8

Blagaj – Mostar -Sarajevo locco

After breakfast in the hotel we will proceed to Mostar. We
will visit: Old town and famous old bridge. Proceed to Sarajevo and you
will have Sarajevo city tour: 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. Lunch
in local restaurant. Free time for shopping. Return to the hotel, dinner
and overnight stay in Sarajevo.

Day 9

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

Breakfast in hotel. Check out and transfer to Travnik town (80
kilometers/1,5 hours). On the way to Travnik we will make stop in ethno
village “ Cardaci”.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. Praying service in village Turbe in Malaysian mosgue.
Continue to Jajce (80 kilometers/1,5 hours) Bosnian Kingdom Royal
town. In Jajce we will visit 20 meter high waterfall and Pliva Lakes with
Mlincici (wooden watermills). Return back to Sarajevo. Upon arrival free
time till dinner. Overnight stay in Sarajevo.

Day 10

Sarajevo – Jablanica - Split (300km/5,5hours)

Breakfast at the hotel and morning depart to Split. On the way to Split
we will stop in Jablanica, small town on the bank of river Nerertva. We
will visit destroyed bridge from II World war and have the lunch in
Jablanica. Continue trip to Split, craotian coastal city. Upon arrival, we
will have guided city tour: Diocletian’s palace, the most preserved
Roman palace. Free time in Split. Check in, dinner and overnight in Split.

Day 11

Split - Plitvice Lakes – Zagreb (400km/cca 6 hours)

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 inZagreb.

Day 12

Zagreb departure

Breakfast at hotel. Check-out the hotel. Proceed to 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

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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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