2022 Boutique Balkan Tours

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9 Nights 10 Days
Turkey / İstanbul
İstanbul / Turkey
Min Age : 11
Max People : 45

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Day 1:Istanbul

Meeting in front of Let’s Balkan counter at ………. Airport International Terminal. After the check-in process… .. Airlines of ……. Departure to İstanbul with flight numbered ……. Following our arrival at ……. Let’s Balkan guides welcome you and depart for our city tour.After breakfast, you will be picked up from your Airport and start a full day of sightseeing tour of Istanbul old city, discover the Byzantine and Ottoman Relics, visit Saint Sophia Museum, built by Constantine the Great in the 4th century and reconstructed by Justinian in the 6th century. It is one of the architectual marvels of all time, then visit the Sultanahmet Cami (Blue Mosque), built in the 16th century, unique with 6 minarets and its magnificent interior decoration of the blue Iznik tiles. The Ancient Hippodrome, was the scene of chariot races and constains three monuments: Obelisk of Theodosius,bronze serpentine column and German Fountian of Wilhelm II. Before lunch visit the Grand Covered Bazaar (Kapalicarsi) one of the oldest and biggest Bazaars in the world with more than 4,000 shops selling souvenirs, rugs & kilims, jewelry, pottery, leather and almost everything. Visit Royal Topkapi Palace, the great palace of the Ottoman Sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries. As a last, Suleymaniye Mosque will be viseted. Little Hagia Sophia Mosque is known as one of the oldest standing churches in Istanbul dating back to 6th century. It is early domed – basilica architectural plan of famous Hagia Sophia which was applied here first time in the history. Temple is founded by powerful emperor Justinianos whose reign was golden age of Roman Empire and now is used as a mosque since 1497. At the end of the tour, you will be droped off your hotel. Overnight at your hotel.

Day 2:Istanbul - Kavala

After breakfast in our hotel, Check-Out, meeting at the agreed time in the lobby of the hotel, and then ,we will pick you up from your hotel and transfer to Kavala (Greece) that is in six hours distance from Istanbul.We arrive at the Ipsala border gate over Tekirdağ with tea and coffee. After completing the passport and customs procedures, we arrive at Kavala, a Greek city famous for its fragrant cookies, via Alexandroupoli, Komotini and Xanthi. Then you will visit to very well known and must see parts of local daily life and historical places of Kavala. arrive to the hotel.Acomanddation is in Kavala.

Day 3:Kavala - Thessaloniki - Skopje

After breakfast in our hotel, Check-Out, meeting at the agreed time in the lobby of the hotel, and then ,we will pick you up from your hotel and transfer to Thessaloniki.We start our panoramic city tour of Thessaloniki. We will make our panoramic city tour, after visiting the Kordon, White Tower, bey’s bath, Bedesten, Aristo Square, Aya Dimitros Church, the largest church in Greece, and the house of Great Leader Ataturk, where the Turkish Consulate is now in its garden. After our customs and passport procedures, we arrive in Skopje, the city of Yahya Kemal Beyatlı, between the Dinar Alps for 4 hours.During our tour, the Skopje bazaar, which has been the center of the city’s commercial activities throughout history and has not lost its importance today, streets and historical sites, Davut Pasha Complex, Mustafa Pasha Mosque, Sultan Murat Mosque, Isa Bey Mosque, Double Bath, Sulu Han, Kapan Han, Kurşunlu Han, Clock Tower, Macedonia Square, old and new train stations, Government building, Parliament, The 17th-century St. Spas Church, Great Alexander statue, Nun Terasa monument, Sister Terasa’s house are among the places to see. Free time at the end of our tour. Recovery and hotel transfer at the appointed time. Accommodation and dinner at our hotel. Accommodation in Skopje.

Day 4:Skopje - Tetovo - Ohrid

After breakfast in our hotel early in the morning, Check-Out, meeting at the agreed time in the lobby of the hotel and departure for the buses. We reach Tetovo from Skopje after a 40km journey. First lunch is served with Macedonian meatballs (Optional). Among the places we will see in Tetovo, where the Albanian population is high; The 500-year-old Harabati Tekke, Alaca Mosque, Ottoman Bath and Bektashi Tekke, built on the Silk Road, are among the places we will visit 25km from Gostivar, the fortress of Turks living in Macedonia. , Old Ottoman house, and Turkish tea break. And then visit to Kadir Mosque. After Gostivar, we set off to Ohrid, the most famous lake city of the Balkans with its natural beauties.In this small and charming city, where God dropped a drop while creating the Paradise; historical Ohrid Bazaar, Hagia Sophia Church, Ancient Theater, Imaret Mosque but now the Church. work of art Plaosnik Church, century-old plane tree and view of the lake from Ohrid Castle. Dinner with Traditional Macedonian cuisine by Lake Ohrid with live instrument team. Afterwards transfer to our hotel. Accommodation Ohrid.

Day 5:Ohrid - Tirana - Podgorica

Check-out early in the morning after breakfast, and departure from Ohrid to Tirana. Separating from Ohrid, caught between wars during the 20th century and lived the dictatorial regime of Enver Hoxha for 40 years, to Tirana, the capital of Albania, the mountainous country of the Balkans. arrival. We will take a panoramic tour introducing this beautiful city, which was built by Süleyman Pasha in 1614 and became the capital of Albania in 1920. During our tour, Ethem Bey Mosque, historical Clock Tower, National Museum, Opera and Ballet Building, Parliament and Prime Ministry Buildings, Presidential Palace, Mother Teresa Statue and Skanderbeg Square are some of the places we will see. After our Tirana tour, we move to Shkodra, our last stop in Albania. After seeing the historical castle and city walls in Shkodra, we pass the Montenegrin customs and transfer to our hotel for dinner and accommodation.

Day 6:Podgorica - Budva - Kotor - Dubrovnik - Trebinje

Early morning after breakfast at our hotel, check-out and departure to the center of Budva, the touristic city of Montenegro, the youngest officially recognized state in Europe. We start our Budva tour, which is the most frequented place of European high society in recent times. Then Kotor, which is an important historical and natural paradise and tourist attraction center. Here, in Stari Grad (Old Town-Castle), you will get to know this charming town on a walking tour.After a wonderful lunch in the motor, we will visit places; Sveti Tripon Cathedral, Sveti Luke Cathedral, Sveti Mother Church, Church of Our Lady, Kotor Palace, Napoleon. Theater, St Nicolas Cathedral, Naval Museum and Kotor Bay.After we finished our trip, after seeing the Old City and Castle here, our trip in the afternoon, one of the three main states that make up the Former Yugoslavia, adopting the Catholic sect and the geography that dominates the Adriatic Coast. Because of this, we pass to Croatia, which is known for its proximity to the Italian-Mediterranean culture rather than the Balkan culture. After a short journey with a view, we arrive in Dubrovnik, which is one of the oldest trade ports of the Adriatic, whose Italian name is Ragusa, and has a magnificent synthesis of history and nature with its Italian style architecture and urban texture due to its Venetian influence for many years. We begin our tour promoting this beautiful city with the Old Town Square, which is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. The towers and walls of the city, the Church of St. Vlah, the Knez Mansion, the statue of the famous poet Gundulic, the historical Fountain and the 14th century Pharmacy are some of the other places we will see. Then free time to spend time in the magical atmosphere of this beautiful city. After our tour, it crosses the border of Bosnia and Herzegovina and settled in the hotel in the Trebinje area for dinner and accommodation. Accommodation in Trebinje.

Day 7:Trebinje - Mostar - Blagay - Sarajevo

After our breakfast, check-out and departure from Trebinje to the old city center of Mostar with a journey of approximately 2 hours.In our walking tour, which introduces the biggest city of Herzegovina, Mostar, which is one of the two parts that make up Bosnia and Herzegovina, with a 600-year history, 1557 at Mimar Sinan’s students from built by architect Hayreddin, but was demolished in 1992 with the Croatian artillery fire, then in 2004, Turkey is also re-done with original materials and period of construction technology and the great support of UNESCO in the world Heritage List Mostar Bridge, Jewelers Bazaar, Koski Mehmed Pasha Mosque, Old Bath and Müslüm Bey Mansion, which reflects the typical Ottoman house of the period, are among the places we will see. After free time where you can shop from the local markets of Mostar, move to the Blagay Tekke, known as the Alperenler Tekke. Here we will visit the Alperenler lodge and the water source of the Buna river, which has survived from the 15th century to the present day. After our trip, we will move to Sarajevo. It has been the cultural capital of the Balkans for centuries after arrival, it was the place where the First World War broke out after the death of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the Crown Prince of Austria-Hungary, by the Serbs in 1914, and in the 1992 war, Serbs, Croats and Bosnians were among themselves. We are doing our panoramic city tour in Sarajevo, which was devastated by its devastating wars, but still preserves its beauty to a great extent. During our tour, the famous Başçarşı, the historical Ottoman inn Morica Han, the Catholic Cathedral reflecting the religious cosmopolitanism of the city, the Synagogue, Hüsrev Bey and Ferhadiye Mosques, the Latin Bridge where the assassination of Franz Ferdinand took place in 1914, the Old Library, was formed during the 40-year Austro-Hungarian rule of the city. Completing our tour where you can see the style buildings, transfer to the restaurant where the Bosnian night will be held. Transfer to our hotel after our night. Accommodation Sarajevo.

Day 8:Sarajevo - Beograd

After breakfast, check-out, gathering in the designated area and departure for buses. Departure to Belgrade, the capital of the former Yugoslavia. This delightful 6-hour journey, where we will witness every shade of green, is one of Europe’s oldest cities, the new symbol of liveliness and mobility. In our Beograd city tour, the Old Palace decorated with magnificent carved ceilings of the Turkish period, the thousand-year monument, at the point where the Sava River joins the Danube, Belgrade Fortress, one of the supply centers of the Ottoman navy, was injured for the sake of Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror, but was conquered by Süleyman the Magnificent. , Castle Square, Stone Square, Military Museum, Martyr Ali Pasha’s tomb, Bayraklı Mosque, Knez Mhajlova Street, Libra Majdan are among the places to see. Our tour is followed by a transfer to the restaurant where the Serbian night will be organized. After the night, transfer to our hotel for accommodation. Accommodation Beograd.

Day 9:Belgrade - Sofia - Plovdiv

After breakfast, check-out and departure to Bulgaria’s capital Sofia. After arrival, we start our panoramic city tour of Sofia. During our panoramic city tour, we will see the largest church in the Balkans, the Alexsander Nevski Cathedral, and continue on our way to the Banya Baş mosque, the symbol of the city. The arrival of Plovdice, another pearl of the Balkans, which takes about 3 hours. After our arrival, transfer to our hotel for dinner and accommodation. Accommodation Plovdiv.

Day 10:Plovdiv - Istanbul

After breakfast in our hotel, Check-out, getting on the buses with our guide. Then we start our city tour. As a city with a history of 4000 years; Plovdiv is a beautiful city that combines today’s modern buildings and ancient architecture. The most interesting place in the city is undoubtedly located on the oldest part of the city called “Old Plovdiv” – located in Nebet Tepe. Among the places to see, Balabanov House, which hosts all kinds of cult activities today, with the most perfect symmetrical house example and original house arrangement special to Plovdiv, Roman Amphitheater dating from the ancient Roman period, Roman Stadium, Hisar Gate, Kaleiçi District, Turkish There is the Cuma Mosque, which attracts a lot of attention with its architecture. Then, after settling in our buses and completing the Customs procedures, arrive in Istanbul at the end of the average 6-hour journey through Edirne.

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