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Balkan Explorer

 

Summary:

Discover Macedonia and get a taste of Bulgaria and Kosovo

Duration
10 Days
Countries
3
Next Departure
19-May-2022
Starting at
± USD 2,232.00
Price per day
± USD 223.00

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Operator
Exodus Travel
Tour
Balkan Explorer
Travel Style
Small Group Tour with More Flexibility
Group Size
4 - 14
Age Group
16 - 99 Years


Summary

Discover Macedonia and get a taste of Bulgaria and Kosovo

Day 1.
Start In Sofia, Bulgaria. After The Meeting With The Leader, We Go For A Welcoming Dinner.
Day 2.
Transfer To Melnik Stopping At Unesco Sites Boyana Church And The Famous Rila Monastery En Route. Free Afternoon Upon Arrival Into Melnik.
Day 3.
Transfer To Macedonia. After Lunch We Visit The Ancient City Of Stobi And Enjoy Wine Tasting Over Dinner In A Winery Of The Famous Tikveš Wine Region.
Day 4.
Drive To Bitola To Visit The Archaeological Site Of Heraclea And Enjoy A Walking Tour Of The City With Free Time In The Evening.
Day 5.
Pelister Np Walk, Beekeepers Farm And Lunch In Dihovo, Transfer To Lake Ohrid Via Lake Prespa And Galičica Np.
Day 6.
A Full Day In Ohrid, A Unesco World Heritage City. Dinner In A Family Home In Kuratica Village.
Day 7.
Transfer To Kosovo Via Tetovo And Šar Planina Np. Lunch In Varvara And A Walking Tour In Prizren.
Day 8.
Visiting The Unesco’S Gračanica Monastery Before Arrival To Skopje, The Capital Of Macedonia, Followed By A Walking Tour Of The City.
Day 9.
Osogovo Monastery Visit While Transferring Back To Sofia For A City Tour And A Farewell Dinner.
Day 10.
End Sofia.

Visited Countries (3): Bulgaria, Kosovo, Macedonia

Visited cities (4): Ohrid, Priština, Skopje, Sofia

 

Details

Discover the rich history of Bulgaria, Macedonia and Kosovo, where influences from the East and the West collide. This trip showcases some of the cultural highlights of the central part of the Balkans, famous for ancient civilization traces, UNESCO world heritage monasteries and churches and the vibrant, laidback capital cities of Sofia and Skopje. Having been under numerous influences throughout the ages, both Bulgaria and Macedonia have an eclectic history where different cultures have all left their mark. But a visit to this region of the Balkan Peninsula would not be complete without experiencing the contrasting natural beauty it has to offer: national parks, high mountains, fertile valleys, famous wine regions and the peaceful, alluring Lakes Ohrid and Prespa – they are all part of this comprehensive itinerary.

Remarks

Highlights

  • Discover Skopje and Sofia- two of the Balkan's most vibrant
    capitalsBulgaria's UNESCO world heritage Rila MonasteryMacedonia's Tikvesh
    wine region and alluring Lake OhridVisit Prizren, Kosovo's culture
    capitalNatural beauty, ancient sites and traditional Balkan cuisine
  • Included in Price

    • All breakfasts, 3 lunches and 2 dinners are included.Food in the Balkans is
      quite varied thanks to the many regional influences, particularly
      Mediterranean combining Ottoman, Oriental and European tastes. Many corners
      of the Balkans have popular dishes with the same names but often have big
      differences in taste. Dairy products, especially milk and yoghurt are present
      in many dishes. Grilled meats are very popular with pork and lamb being
      prevalent in Macedonia and Bulgaria. Pastries, pies, salads and fresh
      vegetable dishes are a staple of the Balkan diet.Macedonian wine is
      incredibly good value, especially wines from the Tikvesh region. Rakija,
      similar to brandy, is very popular and often locals make their own. Mastika,
      a liquor, is considered the national drink of Macedonia and is usually poured
      over ice and enjoyed with a selection of small dishes.Vegetarian and some
      special dietary requirements can be catered for but options are limited
      throughout the Balkans. Please inform the office of any specific requirements
      upon booking.
    • All breakfasts, 3 lunches and 2 dinnersAll accommodationTransfers for group
      flights

    NOT included in price

  • Travel insuranceVisas & vaccinationsSingle supplement
  • Travel Package

    DescriptionComing from Going to
    Tour (Round Trip) Sofia Sofia

    This is an Organised Group Tour: the itinerary has been predefined by the tour operator. The tour destinations, duration, accommodations, departure dates and the price are fix. You can join, enjoy and meet other people.

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