13 DAYS / 4 COUNTRIES
THE BALKANS DISCOVERY
Tour of Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovia. Montenegro and Slovenia
USD 3,300 PER PERSON
October 18, 2017
Upper Town and the St. Mark’s Church
Old Town, Saravejo Tunnel Museum and the Begova Dzamija
Old Bridge, the Bazaar, the Mosque and Turish House
Old City, Stradum, Onofrio’s Fountain, the Franciscan Monastery, Orlando’s Column, Church of St. Blaise and the Cathedral.
Our Lady of the Rocks Island and the Romanesque Cathedral of St. Triphun
Cathedral of St. Triphun
Museum of Budva and the Churches of St. John, Holy Trinity and Saint Sava
St. Lawrence Cathedral
Diocletian’s Palace, Jupiter’s Temple, the Peristyle and the Cathedral
Cathedral of St. Jacob, the Fortresses of St. Michael and St. Nicholas and the Plitvice National Park
Triple and Dragon Bridge, St. Nicholas Cathedral and the Ljubljana Castle
Bled Castle and St. Mary’s Church
Roundtrip AIRFARE on Turkish Airlines
First Class Hotel
Meals as specified
Luxury Private Coach
13 DAY TRAVEL INSURANCE (Supplement applies for 61 years old and above)
TIPS FOR DRIVER / GUIDE
PROFIL Travel Bag
Visa Fees – Schengen:PHP6500.00
Travel Tax + Airline Tax: USD135.00 (subject to change)
Drinks and Beverage
Airport / Hotel Porterage
3 pcs passport size pictures (white background)
Bank Certificate and Bank Statement (within 3 Months)
Passport valid for 6 months (old & new passport)
Affidavit of Consent (traveling w/o Spouse)
Income Tax Return
Certificate of Employment with Leave of Absence
Business or SEC Registration
Birth Certificate (photocopy)
US$ 500.00 upon booking (NON-REFUNDABLE)
Full payment upon confirmation
DAY 01 / OCT 18 MANILA / ZAGREB
Depart Manila on board Turkish Airlines for an overnight flight to Zagreb!
Enjoy in flight meals and entertainment.
DAY 02 / OCT 19 / ZAGREB, Croatia (D)
Arrival in Zagreb! After passport formalities at the airport, claim your pieces of luggage and proceed to the exit where our representative will meet and assist you. Then board your coach and transfer to the city for sightseeing. Explore the medieval Upper Town, walk along the cobbled stone streets, the St. Mark’s Church and see the red roof buildings. After dinner, check-in to the hotel.
DAY 03 / OCT 20 ZAGREB – SARAJEVO, Bosnia & Herzegovina (B,D)
Enjoy the countryside sceneries of Bosnia and Herzegovina after border crossing as you make your way to the historic Sarajevo.
DAY 04 / OCT 21 SARAJEVO – MEDJUGORJE (B,D)
This morning, sightseeing of Sarajevo features the Old Town with cobbled streets, Mosques and Oriental style shops. Go to the surrounding hills with fantastic views over the city and visit Sarajevo Tunnel Museum which was used to access the airport area during the siege and ferry the supplies into the city. Then to Begova Dzamija (Bey’s Mosque) one of the biggest Ottoman architecture in the region. After some free time, continue your journey to Medjugorje, an important Catholic Pilgrimage site since 1981.
DAY 05 / OCT 22 MEDJUGORJE – MOSTAR – MEDJUGORJE (B,D)
This morning, drive to Mostar, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Upon arrival, visit the graceful Old Bridge with a single span, the colorful Bazaar with traditional handicrafts and see the Mosque and Turskish house. Afterwards, drive back to Medjugorje for a visit to the Apparition Hill and free time for private devotion.
DAY 06 / OCT 23 MEDJUGORJE – DUBROVNIK, Croatia (B,D)
Today, leave Bosnia & Herzegovina and cross the Croatian border to the city of Dubrovnik, the “Pearl of the Adriatic” and famous for the ‘Game of Thrones’ film location. Upon arrival, discover the Old City, also included in Unesco’s World Heritage List, surrounded by mighty walls and fortresses. See the Stradum, the elegant main street with Onofrio’s Fountain, the Franciscan Monastery with the ancient pharmacy, Orlando’s Column, Church of St. Blaise and the Cathedral
DAY 07 / OCT 24 DUBROVNIK – KOTOR & BUDVA, Montenegro – DUBROVNIK (B,D)
This morning, enjoy an excursion by crossing the Montenegrian border through the fjordshaped Bay of Kotor and stop to take photos of the man-made islet of Our Lady of the Rocks. Then continue to medieval town of Kotor for a sightseeing which includes the beautiful Romanesque Cathedral of St. Triphun, surrounded by walls and fortresses and also a Unesco World Heritage site. Afterwards, continue to Budva, famous for its beaches and tour the Old Town. See Museum of Budva and the Churches of St. John, Holy Trinity and Saint Sava. Then back to Dubrovnik.
DAY 08 / OCT 25 DUBROVNIK – TROGIR – SPLIT (B,D)
Continue your journey today through the Adriatic coast and stop in Trogir, a picturesque small town in an island, connected to the continent with a stone bridge and visit St. Lawrence Cathedral. Then proceed to Split, the second largest city in Croatia. Upon arrival, the walking tour of Split takes you to the historic inner city which shows off the Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. See the remnants of Split’s Roman heritage, it’s Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter’s Temple, the Peristyle and the Cathedral. Balance of the day is free for shopping
DAY 09 / OCT 26 SPLIT – SIBENIK – PLITVICE (B,D)
This morning, stop in the oldest city of Croatia, Sibenik. Upon arrival, see the famous monuments such as the Cathedral of St. Jacob and the Fortresses St. Michael and St. Nicholas. Then continue to the magnificent Plitvice Narional Park, a UNESCO’s World Natural Heritage list and one of the most beautiful natural phenomena in the world with sixteen lakes connected by 92 waterfalls cascade through its picturesque surroundings.
DAY 10 / OCT 27 PLITVICE – LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (B,D)
Today leave Croatia and cross the Slovenian border to the capital city of Ljubljana. Upon arrival, proceed to avsightseeing through the Baroque streets over the picturesque Triple Dragon Bridge, St. Nicholas Cathedral, the beautiful churches and see the Ljubljana Castle. Balance of the day at leisure.
DAY 11 / OCT 28 LJUBLJANA – POSTOJNA CAVES – LAKE BLED – LJUBLJANA (B,D)
This morning, drive to Postojna and visit famous Postojna Caves. After an unforgettable Underground train ride to the heart of the cave system, your guide will bring you on a walk through the subtly lit fairy-tale like underground world admiring the delicate spaghetti-like stalactites, massive pillars and other geological wonders. In the afternoon, drive to the beautiful Lake Bled to visit the Bled Castle and round trip Pletna boat to visit inside St. Mary’s Chuch in the Bled Island. Return to Ljubljana in time for dinner.
DAY 12 / OCT 29 LJUBLJANA / MANILA (B)
Your memorable Balkan States tour concludes today after breakfast with a transfer to the airport for your flight back home.
DAY 13 / OCT 30 / MANILA
Arrival in Manila. Home Sweet Home!