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• Welcome to SOFIA!!!
• Arrival Sofia around 13:00 (Via Istanbul)
• Upon arrival the group will be welcomed by our local guide.
• City tour of SOFIA – You will enjoy a comprehensive city tour of Sofia and get to know the highlights of the capital.
• Among the most impressive sites are the Alexander Nevski Cathedral dominating the city, 6th c. AD St. Sophia Church, 4th c. AD St. George Rotonda, National Theatre, The Parliament, The Presidency and Saint Nicholas Russian Church,Visit Sofia Synagogue.
• Sofia’s Moorish-style synagogue was designed by Austrian architect Friedrich Gruenanger, and was consecrated in 1909. Built to accommodate up to 1170 worshippers, it is the second-largest Sephardic synagogue in Europe, and its 2250kg brass chandelier is the biggest in Bulgaria.
• There is a small museum on the second floor with an exhibition dedicated to the rescue of Bulgarian Jews during WWII.
• Dinner and overnight in Sofia
• Accommodation and overnight in Sofia.
• Breakfast at the hotel
• Bus transfer to Rila Monastery.
• This Monastery is a sanctuary of Bulgarian literature and spiritual life. Founded in the middle of the 10th century by St. Ivan of Rila, it played a key role in preserving Bulgarian culture and language during centuries. It is included in the UNESCO world heritage list.
• We shall see the monastery church with its amazing frescos painted by the most famous Bulgarian finest artists from 19th century c.
• And the monastery museum housing a rich collection of exhibits connected with history of the monastery and the spread of Christianity of the Bulgarian lands.
• Time for optional lunch
• Return back to Sofia
• Dinner and accommodation in Sofia
• Breakfast at the hotel, check out and depart to Skopje
• Transfer by bus to Skopje. (stop en route for refreshments and Border procedures included)
(please notice 1 hour of difference between Sofia and Skopje)
• Optional lunch at a local restaurant
• SKOPJE – It is a city in the west where you can find the signs of East as it was under the rule of Ottoman Empire for a long time.
• We spend some time in the old town visiting the Daud Pasha baths once the largest baths in Balkans now the City Art Galery, the imposing Mustafa Pasha Mosque or the bustling old market area.
• Accommodation and overnight in Skopje
• After breakfast at the hotel, start with the visit of HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE OF MACEDONIA
• A relatively new memorial museum commemorating the deportation and extermination of the Jews of Macedonia in the Holocaust during WWII
Jewish history in Macedonia goes back to Roman times, but in WWII, it was all but obliterated when the country was occupied by Bulgaria in 1941.
• Bulgaria, then an ally of Nazi Germany, had saved its own Jews from the Holocaust, but it did not have the same qualms about deporting the Jews of Macedonia. In 1943, the entire Jewish communities of the country, including that of Skopje, were rounded up by the Bulgarian authorities, under the
• supervision of the SS, and subsequently deported to Poland, where virtually all of them were murdered.
• Accommodation and overnight in Skopje
• After breakfast in hotel, drive up to Ohrid.
• City tour of Ohrid
• The highlight of the Ohrid tour include Church of St. Sophia, St.Bogorodica Perivlepta, St.JovanKaneo, St.Pantelejmon – Plaosnik, Old Bazaar, Mesokastro Settlement, Kaneo Settlement, Ohrid Fortifications, King Samoil Fortress, Antique Theatre, Ohrid Traditional Architecture, Icon museum.
• Time for lunch in the old town of Ohrid
• Discover Ohrid lake
• This journey will take you to a monastic complex, known for its rich history of orthodox religion, some of the painting achievements and wood carving, displayed within the church of St. Naum, a priest and scholar with a famous legacy.
• Tucked away in a middle of a natural wonder of water spring, this site is a must for any traveler.
• Afternoon at leisure in Ohrid
• Accommodation and overnight in Ohrid
• Morning sightseeing tour includes the church of St Sofia (11th century), the most eminent medieval monument in Macedonia with magnificent Byzantine fresco paintings, and St Clement`s Church with its icon of Annunciation.
• Lunch at a local restaurant in the old town
• Boat trip to explore Ohrid Lake.
• Accommodation in hotel 4*,free time.
• Overnight in Berat
• Breakfast in the hotel.
• Walking tour of Ohrid Old town
• Ohrid (description tour) – At the lake side resort of Ohrid, classified as a UNESCO`s World Cultural Heritage site.
• Thanks to the activity of St. Clement and St Naum of Ohrid, the first Pan-Slavic University in Europe – the famous Ohrid
• Breakfast at the hotel, Berat city tour.
• Walking tour of Berat Fortress
• Berat (description tour) – Known as the “City of one thousand windows” and is declared a Museum City”.
• Berat, overshadowed to the east by Tomorr Mountain 2415 m, and is an ancient Illyrian settlement founded in the 4th & 5th centuries B.C. on the territory of the Illyrian tribe of Desarettes.
• The town is composed of three parts; Gorica, situated on the far side of the river; Mangalem, situated on the fortress side of the river and the Residential quarter within the fortress known as KALAJA.
• The old part of the city has some religious buildings like mosque and Byzantine churches.
• The old name of the city was Antipatrea.
• Dinner and overnight in Berat
• Accommodation and overnight in Berat
• During the tour you will encounter the impact of these influences in the Tirana’s architecture.
• The center of Tirana clearly demonstrates the Italian fascism influence.
• Designed by famous italian architects it houses some of today’s main institutional buildings. I
• n the main square you will see a part of the Islamic influences and the expansion of the modern city also.
• The tour will highlight some symbols and remains of the communism era to provide you with a general understanding of Albanian history .
• Accommodation and overnight in Tirana
• Breakfast at the hotel drive up to Tirana
• TIRANA (description tour) – Tirana, the capital of Albania, is an ancient city with a history enriched by the interaction of cultural forces originating in the Islamic and European Christian worlds.
• Along the way, admire the traditional wooden houses, visit historical Krujë, tour the historic.
• The most important attraction of the city is the Museum of the National Hero, Gjergj Kastrioti ,situated in an Illyrian castle,which took its present facade during the 5th-6th century.
• The castle has nine towers,a few houses, and the Teqja e Dollmasë.
• The hamam is on the western side of the castle. Inside the castle grounds, you can also visit the Ethnographic Museum,a typical house made of çardak, which belonged to the illustrious Toptani family.
• It is one of Albania’s largest handicrafts market. This bazaar has operated since the 15th century.
• On the top of the mountain over the town of Kruja is a religious spot called Sari Salltiku (Bektashi sect).
• There, visitors can find shelter and accommodation if they wish to climb to that spot.
• The most notable tourist attraction in Durrësi is the amphitheater of the Roman Emperor Adrian with 15,000 seats, the second biggest amphitheatre in the Balkans.
• During the 9th century, a small church with mosaic-covered walls was built nearby.
• You can also see the the nearby Byzantine forum of the 5th-6th century with marble columns.
• One-third of the original wall of the city castle is still standing, and you can even walk along the same road that Caesar himself trod.
• The Archeological Museum is a new building on “Taulantia” Avenue. It is one of the most important of its kind and is of great interest to visitors.
• It contains both the Hellenic and Roman periods .
• In addition to its historical value, Durrësi is also a beautiful place to take a modern vacation, due to its sandy beaches, hotels and metropolitan feel.
• You will find excellent restaurants and accommodations all along the sea’s edge.
• Overnight in Tirana.
• This enchanting town is one of the oldest in Albania and has been a center of trade in the Balkan Peninsula since ancient times.
• Stroll through the city center and reach a neighborhood where a mosque, catholic church and orthodox church stand within three minutes from each other.
• This stunning building offers stunning views over the city and Lake Shkodra. It was founded by the Illyrians during antiquity and was later rebuilt by the Venetian and Turk communities.
• Inside the castle, you can see the ruins of various structures and walls built by previous inhabitants.
• You all may go to Sofra Restaurant (sofra means ‘table’), located right in the middle of the Pedonalja.
• Sit on one of the tables on the street and order a selection of Albanian dishes.
• Sofra is particularly known in town for its varied menu; we suggest you try a tavë kosi, a lamb and rice dish baked with yoghurt and eggs. Simply delicious!
• Overnight in Budva.
• After the breakfast we drive up to Shkodra.
• Then walk to the gorgeous Marubi National Museum of Photography, one of Albania’s favourite galleries.
• Opened in 2016, Marubi is the only museum in the country that is entirely dedicated to the art of photography.
• The museum displays an impressive collection of pictures taken by the Marubi dynasty, as well as temporary exhibitions.
• The highlight of the collection is the first-ever photograph taken in Albania by Pjetër Marubi in 1858.
• Take your time to visit this wonderful spot; even if you’re not a professional photographer, you’ll really appreciate it.
• In and around Budva, Kotor.
• Apart from its natural beauty, its bay islands and beaches, Budva is rich in historic monuments. Budva Old Town lies on a small peninsula and represents a treasure chest of culture heritage. Crossed with narrow streets and squares are famous buildings.
• The Church St. Trojica, housing the tomb of writer Stjepan Mitrov Ljubisa, the Churches of St. Ivan, St. Bogorodica and St. Sava.
• We continue to Kotor, which is set on the beautiful Bay of Kotor and is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
• Among to the sights to see, at Kotor, are the well-preserved Old Town and its city walls, along which you can walk, and the Cathedral of Saint Tryphon (built in 1166).
• After the breakfast we drive up to Dubrovnik.
• The city beach Banje is close to Ploče Gate, the stone entrance to the Old Town from the eastern side.
• Here, deckchairs are available to rent for astronomical rates, jet skis cut tracks in the water and children on inflatables bob up and down in the sea.
• Essentially, Banje is convenient but touristy.
• Locals instead make a beeline for Sveti Jakov, a majestic slice of coastline that guarantees tranquillity, less than half an hour from Villa Dubrovnik. The sun here glows until late evening, dappling a golden light on the Old Town.
• We will have a traditional dinner tonight before staying.
• Overnight in Dubrovnik.
• An attractive courtyard sprinkled with orange blossom trees provides a peaceful retreat.
• Visit during the late afternoon to avoid crowds.
• Overnight in Dubrovnik.
• After the breakfast we continue with Dubrovnik city tour.
• On arrival, head out on a guided walk along the city walls, enjoying views of the Adriatic Sea
• We continue along beautiful southern coast of Croatia to Dubrovnik, a city legendary for its well-preserved stone walls, and is often referred to as the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’
• Stuffed full of curios and old jars, it’s still very much in use, and you’ll see locals collecting prescriptions from the chemist while tourist gawp at the antiquities.
• The monastery also houses a museum where you can see artefacts from the pharmacy, alongside manuscripts and a collection of medieval artworks.
• After breakfast transfert to Airport