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Balkans Tours

Itinerary

Starting from Split and ending in Athens, this 10 day tour visits Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Greece, Macedonia, Serbia.

2019 - 'Split to Athens Explorer Tour'
10 - Day itinerary

Day 1
Sunday

Split

Welcome to Split, upon your arrival, you will be welcomed and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of your day is free to explore.

Overnight Split
4 star
Day 2
Monday

Split - Mostar - Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Today depart for Sarajevo via Mostar, a town situated in a beautiful valley in the high mountains of Herzegovina. The city was the most heavily bombed settlement in Bosnia during the war, but it has since been rebuilt and now features on UNESCO's World Heritage list. On the way, we visit the famous Stari Most Bridge, built by the Ottomans in 156. It was the great architect Mimar Hajrudin who succeeded with the impossible mission to cross the Neretva River with a single span stone bridge. Afterwards, we drive to Sarajevo, which is Bosnia and Herzegovina's small but vibrant capital. Twenty years after the end of a devastating war, Sarajevo is slowly asserting itself as one of Europe's most beautiful and interesting cities. The city mixes east and west dotted with minarets, mosques, bazaars and the aroma of coffee. In the evening, perhaps enjoy a simple but delicious meal in Bascarsija, Sarajevo's old bazaar and you must try the local specialty of 'bosanski cevapi' (grilled minced meat mixed with mild spices).

Overnight Sarajevo
3 star
(B)
Day 3
Tuesday

Sarajevo - Belgrade (Serbia)

This morning, after breakfast, we depart for Serbia's capital, Belgrade, which is famous for its grand Orthodox churches and museums. In the evening, head down to Skadarska Street in the bohemian quarter of Skadarlija to sample some authentic local food and enjoy the lively atmosphere, in a place where Orthodox churches vie for space next to fashionable nightclubs.

Overnight Belgrade
4 star
(B)
Day 4
Wednesday

Belgrade

Today, we will visit the city's wide boulevards and squares, and the historic and green heart of Kalemegdan Park. The park is home to Kelmegdan Fortress, which has overlooked the Danube River here for centuries.

Overnight Belgrade
4 star
(B)
Day 5
Thursday

Belgrade to Skopje (Macedonia)

Early departure from Belgrade towards to capital of Macedonia, Skopje. In the afternoon we head to the gorgeous Matka Canyon and Lake area. You can visit the several churches and monasteries in the area, explore caves or take an optional boat trip before returning back to Skopje.

Overnight Skopje
4 star
(B)
Day 6
Friday

Skopje

The afternoon will be for gentle walking tour of the center, visit Kale Fortress, the Church of the Holy Savior with its iconostas, one of the finest samples of traditional walnut woodcarving, Old Bazaar and Stone Bridge.

Overnight Skopje
4 star
(B)
Day 7
Saturday

Skopje - Ohrid (Macedonia)

This morning, we drive to Ohrid, this UNESCO world heritage site is known as the 'Macedonian Jerusalem' due to its large number of churches. Nestled on the shores of a large lake which is renowned for the clarity of its water. Discover highlights of Ohrid, The church of St. Sofia (11th century), the most eminent mediaeval monument in Macedonia with magnificent Byzantine fresco paintings and St. Clement Church with its icon of Annunciation.

Overnight Ohrid
4 star
(B)
Day 8
Sunday

Ohrid - Thessaloniki (Greece)

Today we set off towards Thessaloniki, famous for its UNESCO listed Paleochristian and Byzantine Monuments and the foreshore lined with cafes, cocktail lounges, bars and restaurants.

Overnight Thessaloniki
4 star
(B)
Day 9
Monday

Thessaloniki - Delphi - Athens

This morning we drive to Delphi where we will explore the incredible site and museum of Delphi. The sanctuary of Delphi, where the oracle of Apollo spoke, was the religious centre of the ancient Greek world. We then continue to Athens.

Overnight Athens
4 star
(B)
Day 10
Tuesday

Athens

After breakfast, our tour concludes with a transfer to Athens airport.

(B)
(B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner)
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Notes

Please Note:
1. Group Size : Minimum Group Size of 2. Maximum Group Size of 20.
2. Age : Minimum Age of 8. Whilst there is no Maximum Age set it is assumed the customer is fit enough to take part in the activity or tour. Health documents may be requested.
3. Single travellers are obliged to pay Single Supplement and will have the hotel room to themselves.
4. In Greece the Hellenic National Tourism Organization has decided on a residence fee to be applied on hotel accommodation from 01/01/2018.
The fees applied will be EUR 1.50 for 3* hotels, EUR 3.00 for 4* hotels and EUR 4.00 for 5* hotels, per room, per night and are not included in the tour price. This tax must be paid by the guests directly to the hotel before the end of the stay.
5. After reviewing customer feedback we have made changes to our 2020 Balkans itineraries in order to create more free time at the various places for people to relax and/or explore. Also we have added free days and removed some tours and made them optional. Where applicable, overnight at Split & Dubrovnik have been removed and Trogir and Mostar have been added. The tour, where applicable, still visits Split & Dubrovnik, it just doesn't stay there overnight.
6. This tour becomes a 11 day tour in 2020 Split to Athens Explorer - Tour
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Inclusions

Tour includes :-
Tour does not include :-
  • Tips - driver and guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Greece - Hotel Residence Tax, see tour notes for more details.
  • Compulsory Travel Insurance
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Highlights

  • Belgrade
  • Belgrade - Kalemegdan Fortress
  • Delphi - Archaeological Site - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Delphi - Treasury of Athens
  • Matka Canyon - Matka Monastery
  • Matka Canyon - St. Nikola Monastery
  • Mostar - Old City and Bridge - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Ohrid - St. Sofia
  • Sarajevo
  • Skopje - Church of the Holy Savior
  • Skopje - Kamen Most (Old Stone Bridge)
  • Thessaloniki - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Belgrade
  • Belgrade - Skadarlija (Bohemian Quarter)
  • Delphi - Temple of Apollo
  • Matka Canyon
  • Matka Canyon - St. Andrew Monastery
  • Mostar
  • Ohrid - St. Clement Church
  • Ohrid - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Skopje
  • Skopje - Kale Fortress
  • Skopje - Old Bazaar
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Accommodation

This is intended to give an idea of the type of accommodation that may be expected. The actual hotels used for any given tour may change due to many reasons such as group size, availability, time of year, hotel standard has dropped or simply we found a better hotel. We update the website immediately if and when any changes take place. If and when we do change hotels it will be to a hotel of equal or higher standard and will be at no extra cost.

Where more than one hotel is shown for a given an overnight stop this means that one of those hotels will be used.

Serbia

Belgrade
Prime Hotel
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Radoslava Grujića 13,
Vračar, 11000
Vračar, 11000
Belgrade
Ph. :
+381 11 411 7200
Prime Hotel
Prime Hotel
Prime Hotel

Macedonia

Ohrid
Belvedere Hotel
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
St. Stephan Settlement
Ohrid
Ph. :
+389 46 277 710
Belvedere Hotel
Belvedere Hotel
Belvedere Hotel
Skopje
Best Western Hotel Turist
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Gjuro Strugar Street 11
Skopje
Ph. :
+389 2328 9111
Best Western Hotel Turist
Best Western Hotel Turist
Best Western Hotel Turist

Greece

Athens
Athenaeum Grand Hotel
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Leof. Andrea Siggrou 142
Kallithea
Athens
Ph. :
+30 21 0922 2500
Athenaeum Grand Hotel
Athenaeum Grand Hotel
Athenaeum Grand Hotel
Thessaloniki
Tobacco Hotel
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Agiou Dimitriou 25 Str.
Thessaloniki
Ph. :
+30 231 051 5002
Tobacco Hotel
Tobacco Hotel
Tobacco Hotel

Croatia

Split
Hotel Slavija
Standard : 3 star
Address :-
Buvinina 2
Split
Ph. :
+385 21 323 840
Hotel Slavija
Hotel Slavija
Hotel Slavija
Hotel Trogir Palace
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Put Gradine B.B., Miševac, 21 220
Split
Ph. :
+385 21 685 555
Hotel Trogir Palace
Hotel Trogir Palace
Hotel Trogir Palace

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sarajevo
Astra Hotel
Standard : 3 star
Address :-
Zelenih beretki 9
Sarajevo
Ph. :
+387 33 252-100
Astra Hotel
Astra Hotel
Astra Hotel
Astra Garni Hotel
Standard : 3 star
Address :-
Kundurdžiluk 2
Sarajevo
Ph. :
+387 33 475-100
Astra Garni Hotel
Astra Garni Hotel
Astra Garni Hotel
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Prices

Prices
per person in twin share accommodation
From
To
Currency:- USD
Cost
S.S.
Single Supplement explanation
01 Jan 2019
31 Dec 2019
2,015.00
354.00
01 Jan 2020
31 Dec 2020
1,869.00
346.00
Current 'Hot Deals' for Split to Athens Explorer Tour :
 
Booked between
Departing
Discount
*
09 Sep 2019 - 31 Jan 2020
01 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020
10%
* This discount is only available to bookings that are paid in full by 31 Jan 2020
 
09 Sep 2019 - 31 Jan 2020
01 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021
10%
Deposit Option available for Split to Athens Explorer Tour :
 
Booked between
Departing
Deposit
01 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2025
01 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2025
$ 250.00
Child Discounts available for Split to Athens Explorer Tour :
 
Departing between
From Age
To Age
Discount
01 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2025
8
12
25.00 %
* Conditions apply. Please refer to the 'Child Discount Rates' section of our Terms and Conditions.

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