BALCAN TOUR PROGRAM 2
Welcome to Macedonia and the Balkan!
Here are some highlights and details of your vacation destination.
Your tour highlights include visits to 2 Balkan Countries, Republic of Macedonia and Greece. You will visit Skopje, the Capital of Republic of Macedonia and the birthplace of St. Mother Teresa. The home of the tallest cross in the world (66m) The Millennium Cross!
You will also visit the UNESCO world heritage site, Lake and town of Ohrid, also known as the Jerusalem of the Balkans. This is one of the few UNESCO protected sites for natural and history world heritage. A visit to one of the best wine regions in the Balkans, with a wine tour at the Stobi winery as well as a visit to the Roman Ancient town with the same name Stobi. A relaxing day at the outdoor Spa in the popular Thermal Springs and Spa in Loutraki – Greece, to recoup, rejuvenate and refresh before continue with your adventure. Spend few days soaking in the sun at one of the most beautiful beaches of the Aegean Sea, The Halkidiki!
If your booking is in July your tour may include a visit to the village of Galicnik – Macedonia, where you will experience a traditional Macedonian wedding event called Galicka Svadba *Link video* - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMrfiJYOfsE&feature=youtu.be (Galicka Wedding) This is annual event and it’s always on July 12th.
These are just a few of the many highlights on this magnificent Balkan Tour!
You will be able to experience local food, music and dances as we have some entertainment lined up for you as well.
DAY 1/ 2 – SKOPJE
Arrival at the Skopje airport and transfer to your hotel. Short introductory tour of the area around your hotel – getting useful hints from your tour guide. Based on the time of arrival the city tour can start same day or first thing in the morning after breakfast. Dinner at the hotel and dinner party in local restaurant with music. *Dinner party optional and not included in your package
DAY 3 – TETOVO – OHRID
After breakfast leave to Ohrid. Making a stop in Tetovo, the city located at the foot of Shara Mt. Visit one of the most decorated mosque originally built in 1438 and then rebuilt in the 1833. Visit to the Monastery of St. Jovan Bigorski and arrive in Ohrid. Dinner and overnight stay in Ohrid.
DAY 4 – OHRID
Morning sightseeing tour – The short tour starts in front of the statue of St. Cyril and Methodius, and it continues to the Lower gate, the National Museum of Ohrid, the Church of St Sophia, the Roman amphitheatre, the Upper gate, St Clement’s Church of the Holy Mother of God Most Glorious (Sveta Bogorodica Perivleptos), The Icon Gallery, Tsar Samoil’s fortress. A walk throughout the Ohrid Old Bazaar and Farmers Market. Dinner and overnight stay in ohrid.
DAY 5 – OHRID
After breakfast taking a boat trip to visit the beautiful and one of the most popular sites, 10th century Monastery of St Naum with new inns built in the last decade that make up the Hotel of Sveti Naum. This amazing mixture of history, culture and nature will keep our attention throughout the day. Lunch brake planned in one of the many restaurants with breathtaking views of the lake and taking a boat back to the city of Ohrid. Dinner and overnight stay in Ohrid.
DAY 6– OHRID – STOBI WINERY – LOUTRAKI/GREECE
After breakfast the tour continue to the biggest vinery Stobi where we take a guided tour, wine tasting with extensive lunch menu included. A walk through the history in the Ancient city of Stobi that is nearby the Stobi Winery. Drive to Loutraki, Thermal Spa (Greece) dinner and overnight stay in Loutraki.
DAY 7 – LOUTRAKI – HALKIDIKI/GREECE
Outdoor Spa Day and/or choose your own Spa Treatments * Spa Treatments not included in your package
Loutraki has a long history in Spa and Thermalism. The water derived from the Loutraki natural thermal springs was characterized as “The Water of Life” since antiquity. The geothermal springs derive from many faults of the coastal area in a 750m-wide zone. The natural spring hot waters, at the bottom of Mount Geraneia, are discharged from a great mineral depth. Nowadays, visitors enjoy balneology, spa treatments and wellness sessions in a luxurious environment in Loutraki Thermal Spa. Then we drive to the most beautiful beaches at Halkidiki. Dinner and 4 night stayat Halkidiki.
DAY 8 – HALKIDIKI/GREECE
After breakfast a nice relaxed day at the most beautiful, most visited and well-organized beaches of Halkidiki. Its crystal water and lush green background offer the ideal environment for all visitors and especially the children. The area is gifted with golden sand and amazing waters. It offers plenty of facilities like umbrellas, sun beds and watersports equipment.
DAY 9 – HALKIDIKI – MOUNT ATHOS /GREECE
After breakfast an all-day boat tour around the Halkidiki Peninsula with views of Mount Athos and some free time in between for souvenirs shopping as we make stops along the way to experience this Holly Mountain area with many small monasteries where the Monks reside. Later in the afternoon we are heading back for dinner. The night is scheduled to continue with traditional Greek music in local Tavern * After dinner party optional and not included in your package
DAY 10 – HALKIDIKI – PALOURI/GREECE
After breakfast driving to Paliouri. Paliouri is the most southern villages of the Kassandra peninsula in the Halkidiki County. Beautiful nature surrounded with Pine trees that result in local production of one of the best Mountain Honey. The area is also known by producing one of the best qualities Olive Oil in the country. Near the village there are many beautiful and breathtaking beaches. Dinner at hotel and another night of traditional Greek music and dances * After dinner party optional and not included in your package
DAY 11 – HALKIDIKI – THESSALONIKI AIRPORT/GREECE
Depending on the flight schedule transfer to the airport at Thessaloniki.
PRICE FOR THE TOUR $1530 special offer $1360
Bring a friend and you will get additional 10% OFF!
Price don’t include:
REQUIREMENT: MINIMUM OF 10 PEOPLE PER TOUR