Wonders of Balkans Europe Tour
16 Days / 6 Countries
Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia, Herzegovina, Montenegro
Departure: Oct 12, 2016
- TWIN / TRIPLE – U$3350.00
- SINGLE – U$3950.00
- CHILD (no bed; 9 yrs & below) – U$2750.00
BALKANS EUROPE TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:
- State Opera House, Museums of Natural History and Contemporary Arts, Belvedere Palace, Prat-er Amusement Park and the Schoenbrunn Pal-ace
- Upper Town and the St. Mark’s Church
- Old Town, Sarajevo Tunnel and the Begova Dzamija
- Old Bridge and the Bazaar
- Apparition Hill
- Old City, Stradum, Onofrio’s Fountain, the Fran-ciscan Monastery, Orlando’s Column, Church of St. Blaise and the Cathedral.
- Our Lady of the Rocks Island and the Cathedral of St. Tryphon
- St. Lawrence Cathedral
- Diocletian’s Palace, Jupiter’s Temple, the Peristyle and the Cathedral
- Cathedral of St. Jacob, the Fortresses of St. Michael and St. Nicholas and the Plitvice National Park
- Triple and Dragon Bridge, St. Nicholas Cathedral and the Ljubljana Castle
- Postojna Caves
- Bled Castle
- Round trip Airfare
- First class hotels
- Daily Buffet breakfast at the hotel / Dinner at hotel or local restaurant
- Entrance fees to the sights mentioned in our itinerary
- A/C coach service
- English speaking Guide as per itinerary
- pre-departure briefing
- Travel bag
- Visa Fees – Schengen:PHP6500.00
- Travel Tax + Airline Tax
- Drinks and Beverage
- Airport / Hotel Porterage
DAY 01 / OCT 12 MANILA / VIENNA
Depart Manila on board a prestigious airline for an overnight flight to Vienna. Enjoy in flight meals and entertainment.
DAY 02 / OCT 13 VIENNA, Austria (D)
Welcome to Vienna! After airport immigration clearance at the airport, proceed to the exit where our representative will meet and assist you. Proceed to city tour of Vienna with panoramic views of the State Opera House, Museums of Natural History and Contemporary Arts, Belvedere Palace, Prater Amusement Park with its giant Ferris Wheel and a visit to the famous Schoenbrunn Palace. After dinner, check-in to your hotel.
DAY 03 / OCT 14 VIENNA – ZAGREB, Croatia (B,D)
Cross the Croatian border today to reach the capital, Zagreb. Upon arrival, explore the medieval Upper Town, walk along the cobbled stone streets, the St. Mark’s Church and see the red roof buildings. After dinner, check-in to the hotel.
DAY 04 / OCT 15 ZAGREB – SARAJEVO, Bosnia & Herzegovina (B,D)
Enjoy the countryside sceneries of Bosnia and Herzegovina after border crossing as you make your way to the historic Sarajevo.
DAY 05 / OCT 16 SARAJEVO – MEDJUGORJE (B,D)
This morning, sightseeing of Sarajevo features the Old Town with cobbled streets, Mosques and Oriental style shops. Go to the surrounding hills with fantastic views over the city and visit Sarajevo Tunnel Museum which was used to access the airport area during the siege and ferry the supplies into the city. Then to Begova Dzamija (Bey‟s Mosque) one of the biggest Ottoman architecture in the region. After some free time, continue your journey to Medjugorje, an important Catholic Pilgrimage site since 1981.
DAY 06 / OCT 17 MEDJUGORJE – MOSTAR – MEDJUGORJE (B,D)
This morning, drive to Mostar, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Upon arrival, visit the graceful Old Bridge with a single span, the colorful Bazaar with traditional handicrafts and see the Mosque and Turskish house. Afterwards, drive back to Medjugorje for a visit to the Apparition Hill and free time for private devotion.
DAY 07 / OCT 18 MEDJUGORJE – DUBROVNIK, Croatia (B,D)
Today, leave Bosnia & Herzegovina and cross the Croatian border to the city of Dubrovnik, the “Pearl of the Adriatic” and famous for the „Game of Thrones‟ film location. Upon arrival, discover the Old City, also included in Unesco’s World Heritage List, surrounded by mighty walls and fortresses. See the Stradum, the elegant main street with Onofrio’s Fountain, the Franciscan Monastery with the ancient pharmacy, Orlando’s Column, Church of St. Blaise and the Cathedral.
DAY 08 / OCT 19 DUBROVNIK – KOTOR & BUDVA, Montenegro – DUBROVNIK (B,D)
This morning, enjoy an excursion by crossing the Montenegrian border through the fjord-shaped Bay of Kotor and stop to take photos of the man-made Our Lady of the Rocks Island. Then continue to medieval town of Kotor for a sightseeing which includes the beautiful Romanesque Cathedral of St. Tryphon, the seat of the Croatian Catholic Bishopric of Kotor surrounded by walls and fortresses and also a Unesco World Heritage site. Continue to Budva, famous for its beaches and tour the Old Town. See Museum of Budva and the Churches of St. John, Holy Trinity and Saint Sava. Then back to Dubrovnik.
DAY 09 / OCT 20 DUBROVNIK – TROGIR – SPLIT (B,D)
Continue your journey today through the Adriatic coast and stop in Trogir, a picturesque small town in an island, connected to the continent with a stone bridge and visit St. Lawrence Cathedral. Then proceed to Split, the second largest city in Croatia. Upon arrival, the walking tour of Split takes you to the historic inner city which shows off the Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. See the remnants of Split‟s Roman heritage, it‟s Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter’s Temple, the Peristyle and the Cathedral. Balance of the day is free for shopping.
DAY 10 / OCT 21 SPLIT – SIBENIK – PLITVICE (B,D)
This morning, stop in the oldest city of Croatia, Sibenik. Upon arrival, see the famous monuments such as the Cathedral of St. Jacob and the Fortresses of St. Michael and St. Nicholas. Then continue to the magnificent Plitvice National Park, a UNESCO‟s World Natural Heritage list and one of the most beautiful natural phenomena in the world with sixteen lakes connected by 92 waterfalls cascade through its picturesque surroundings.
DAY 11 / OCT 22 PLITVICE – LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (B,D)
Today leave Croatia and cross the Slovenian border to the capital city of Ljubljana. Upon arrival, proceed to a sightseeing through the Baroque streets over the picturesque Triple and Dragon Bridge, St. Nicholas Cathedral, the beautiful churches and see the Ljubljana Castle. Balance of the day at leisure.
DAY 12 / OCT 23 LJUBLJANA – POSTOJNA CAVES – LAKE BLED – LJUBLJANA (B,D)
This morning, drive to Postojna and visit the famous Postojna Caves. After an unforgettable Underground train ride to the heart of the cave system, your guide will bring you on a walk through the subtly lit fairy-tale like underground world admiring the delicate spaghetti-like stalactites, massive pillars and other geological wonders. In the afternoon, drive to the beautiful Lake Bled to visit the Bled Castle. Return to Ljubljana in time for dinner.
DAY 13 / OCT 24 LJUBLJANA – VIENNA (B,D)
Drive back to Vienna and have a free time for a last minute shopping until dinner then check-in to your hotel for overnight.
DAY 14 / OCT 25 VIENNA / MANILA (B)
Your memorable tour concludes today after breakfast with a transfer to the airport for the flight back home.
DAY 15 / OCT 26 MANILA
Arrival in Manila. Home Sweet Home!
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***ITINERARY AND RATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITH OUT PRIOR NOTICE***
- Non Refundable / Non Transferable deposit of USD 500.00 pp upon booking
- Full payment upon confirmation
- Minimum of 30 full paying adult passengers to run the program