Macedonia and Serbia04/04/2020
Wine Tour Croatia, Hercegovina, Montenegro, Albania, Macedonia, Greece07/04/2020
Day 1Sarajevo, (L, D) (20 km)
We will wait for your arrival at the airport in Sarajevo. After the accommodation in a hotel, we will have lunch. Orientation walk through the streets of Sarajevo Charshi, called Bascarsija. Dinner in the restaurant.
Day 2 Sarajevo city tour (B, L, D) (10 km)
Breakfast at hotel. With a local guide, we start the tour from Latin Bridge. We will see the Eternal Flame, which is a memorial to all those that lost their lives during the I world war. On the way, we will admire beautiful examples of Austro-Hungarian architecture, like the architecture of the City Hall. Lunch. After exploring the center of the city, in the afternoon we will visit the Tunnel Museum depicting life during the Sarajevo Siege in 1992-1995 and showing how the resident civilians managed to keep themselves supplied during the longest siege in modern history. Tonight we have organized dinner in the central area of Sarajevo.
Day 3Sarajevo – Zagreb (B, L, D) (410 km)
Breakfast at hotel. We are driving from Sarajevo to Zagreb (410 km). Lunch. First, we will explore Zagreb's modern Donji Grad, or Lower Town, whose well-designed street grid was laid out in the 19th century. This area is home to many of Zagreb's civic and historic monuments. We will take a ride on a funicular (the shortest in Europe) to view the medieval monuments in the city's Gornji Grad, or Upper Town. In this older part of the city, two medieval settlements, Gradec and Kaptol, developed between the eleventh and 14th centuries on neighboring hilltops divided by a brook. Among the highlights of Upper Town are the tall twin spires of the Cathedral of St. Stephen, an ancient church dedicated to the Assumption. Dinner. Overnight in Zagreb.
Day 4Zagreb – Plitvice – Sibenik - Trogir (B, L, D) (420 km)
Breakfast at hotel. We are driving from Zagreb to Plitvice national park (170 km). The main attractions of this park, unique in the world, are the 16 small lakes joined by waterfalls created by the sedimentation of travertine, a special type of limestone. This national park encompasses the source of the river Korana, located in the area surrounded by dense forests of beech, fir, and spruce. Than we are driving to visit – Shibenik (200 km). We will have sightseeing of the city and we will visit the central church, cathedral St. James, from XV century, UNESCO world heritage site. We are driving to Trogir (50 km). Dinner. Overnight.
Day 5Trogir – Split – Duvbrovnik (B, L, D) (260 km)
Breakfast at hotel. We will visit old city of Trogir, its weathered Romanesque and Venetian-Gothic palaces, churches and monasteries fanning from its antique square have put Trogir on the UNESCO list of world heritage sites. A stone bridge makes it accessible from the mainland, a mobile bridge connects it with the island of Ciovo. After that we are driving for Split (30 km) and there we will see Diocletian’s palace and enjoy in strolling thru old city. Lunch. Our next stop will be, the most popular tourist destination of Balkan – Dubrovnik (230 km) Dubrovnik old city was built in the 13th century and remains almost untouched to the present day. There are two main portals to the old town, Pile and Ploce, both leading to the Stradun, the Dubrovnik’s main boulevard. Tall walls surround Dubrovnik Old Town. Dinner. Overnight.
Day 6Dubrovnik – Perast - Kotor – St.Stephan island - Budva – Tivat (B, L, D) (155 km)
After the breakfast, this morning from Dubrovnik, following the coastline, we continue to Montenegro and the first stop will be old city of Perast (80 km) and also we will visit artificial island Our Lady of the rock. After that we will visit old Mediterranean port of Kotor (10 km). Lunch in the restaurant. We will have walking tour thru Kotor, the town which is surrounded by unique cliffs and is one of the best preserved medieval old towns on the Adriatic Sea. After that, we will drive to visit island Saint Stephan (30 km), you will have opportunity to make some fantastic pictures to the island. The last sightseeing will be old city of Budva (10 km) and we will enjoy strolling through the narrow streets. Tonight we are going to be accommodated in another port (25 km), the modern port – Porto Montengero in Tivat. Dinner in Tivat.
Day 7Tivat - Mostar - Sarajevo (B, L, D) (330 km)
Breakfast at hotel. This morning we leave Tivat behind and drive by car to another unique Bosnian town – Mostar (200 km). We arrive into Mostar and we will have lunch. We start the walking city tour with a local guide. The city was held under siege in the nineties, during the Bosnian war. Much of Mostar was ruined during this period, but like Sarajevo, the city has an Ottoman feel. We will walk a cobbled stone streets surrounded by nearby domes and minarets. We will see the bazaar, mosque and old city on the way to one of the country's most famous landmarks, Stari Most (The Old Bridge). This bridge is a reconstruction of the original Ottoman bridge that was built in 16th Century, but was destroyed by shelling in 1993. We continue to Sarajevo (130 km). Dinner. Overnight in Sarajevo.
Day 8Departure from Sarajevo’s Airport (B) (20 km)
Breakfast at hotel. Free time for individual activities till your flight. Transfer to the Sarajevo airport.