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SERBIA - ROMANIA - BULGARIA - 10 DAYS
Meet Serbia and its east neighbors
Operating months: April - October
Tour type: private, leisure, sightseeing

  

ITINERARY:

1st  Day – Belgrade (SRB)

 

Arrival in Belgrade (Capital of Serbia) and airport transfer. Check in hotel (or organized city tour for earlier landing) - Belgrade downtown tour (Belgrade city center, Belgrade Fortress with magnificent view over the Sava and Danube confluence and Zemun town,  tour continues by visit to Kalemegdan park and Prince Mihailo pedestrian street with main Republic square). Optional dinner in Skadarlija – Belgrade Bohemian Quarter. Overnight Belgrade.

 

2nd  Day – Belgrade - St. Sava temple - Tito's museum - Boat cruise (SRB)

 

Breakfast in hotel by 9:00. After breakfast Belgrade downtown tour (for evening landings). Sightseeing of St. Sava temple 1h (the biggest Orthodox church in the Balkans), visit to Museum of history of Yugoslavia with Tito’s tomb. Lunch time in the restaurant near the rivers. Belgrade Boat Tour (crusing Danibe and Sava with story about Belgrade on the rivers). After cruise transfer back to hotel.  Overnight Belgrade.

3nd  Day – Novi Sad and Sremski Karlovci (SRB)

Breakfast in hotel by 9h. Transafer to Novi Sad 9:30-10:45. City tour 1,5h - charming, peaceful and surrounded by a fertile plain, the Fruska Gora mountain and the Danube river, the capital of Vojvodina is a pearl among Serbia's cities. It is also known as the "Serbian Athens", due to its cultural importance. There you will see a multi-ethnic population and great examples of Austro-Hungarian architecture. It was elected European Youth Capital for 2019 and European Capital of Culture for 2021. Sightseeing of Petrovaradin fortress 1h. Short transfer to charming Sremski Karlovci town and wine tasting in local and family run vinery. Lunch time in Sremski Karlovci. Transfer back to Belgrade, arrrival at around 17:00. Overnight Belgrade.

4th  Day – Timisoara and Sibiu (RO)

Breakfast in hotel by 9:00 and check out. Transfer to Timisiara 2.5h and sightseeing with lunch time 4h

(The city of Timisoara is in Romania and is the largest city in the Banat, lying on the river Begej and the seat of the Tamiš district. Timisoara is the third largest city in Romania, and is also known as the cultural, educational and commercial center of Western Romania. Timisoara is also the biggest cultural and historical center of Serbs in Romania. The city is also known as "Little Vienna"). 

 

Transfer to Sibiu 16:00-19:15, hotel check in.

Free time in the evening. Overnight Sibiu.

(Sibiu was the largest and richest of the seven walled citadels built in the 12th century by German settlers known as the Transylvanian Saxons. The riches amassed by their alliances paid for the construction of impressive buildings and the fortifications needed to protect them. The Old Town of Sibiu retains the grandeur of its earlier days, when the rich and powerful dominated regional trade. Like Sighisoara and Brasov, it has a distinctly Germanic feel. Sections of the medieval wall still guard the historic area, where narrow streets wind past 17th-century buildings with steeply tiled roofs before opening out into vast church-dominated squares such as Praça Grande and Praça Pequena)

5th  Day – Bran & Brasov (RO)

08:00 – 09:00 Breakfast at the hotel and check-out

09:00 – 12:00 Travel to Bran Castle

12:00 – 16:00 Time to explore the castle and lunch

Bran Castle, located in the vicinity of the city of Brasov, is a national monument and landmark in Romania. The fortress is located on the border between Transylvania and Wallachia, nestled in the forest at the foot of the Carpathians. Known as "Dracula's Castle", it is promoted as the residence of the title character of Bram Stoker's Dracula. Today, the castle houses a museum open to the public, displaying pieces of art and furniture collected by Queen Mary. Tourists can see the interior on free or guided tours. At the bottom of the hill is a small open-air museum park, which displays traditional Romanian peasant structures, such as huts and barns, representing the entire country.

16:00 –  17:00 Travel to Brašov

Fringed by the peaks of the Southern Carpathian region and resplendent with Gothic, Baroque and Renaissance architecture, as well as a wealth of historical attractions, Brasov is one of the most visited places in Romania. The center of Brasov was founded by the Teutonic Knights in 1211 on a former Dacian site and inhabited by the Saxons as one of seven walled citadels. Brasov exudes a distinct medieval ambience and has been used as a backdrop in many films of the recent period.

17:00 Arrival in Brasov, check-in at the hotel and free time. End of activities with the guide.

6th  Day – Sinaia & Bucharest (RO)

08:00 – 09:00 Breakfast at the hotel and check-out

09:00 – 10:00 Travel to Sinaia

10:00 – 14:00 Time to explore Peles Castle and have lunch

Over 40 years, dozens of builders, artists and wood carvers built Peleş Castle. The neo-Renaissance masterpiece was commissioned by Romania's first king, Carol I, and its first stone was laid in 1875. Today, this former royal summer residence is a very popular tourist attraction. Visits are made by mandatory guided tour of 40 minutes. Inside, every corner is filled with silk rugs, Murano glass, carved walnut or polished marble.

14:00 – 16:00 Travel to Bucharest 

16:00  Arrival in Bucharest, check-in at the hotel and free time. End of activities with the guide

7th  Day – Bucharest (RO)

08:00 – 09:00  Breakfast at the hotel

09:00 – 11:30  Bucharest tour with local guide

Located on the banks of the Dâmbovița River, Bucharest is the  capital  and largest  city  in Romania. According to 2011 estimates, Bucharest had a population of 1,883,425, making it the sixth largest city in the European Union by population within city limits.

By European standards, Bucharest is not an ancient city, as its existence was first referred to by scholars in 1459. Since then, it has undergone a wide variety of changes, becoming the state capital of Romania in 1862 and firmly establishing its position as a center of Romanian mass communication, culture and art. Its eclectic architecture is a mix of historic, interwar, communist and modern eras. In the period between the two World Wars, the elegant architecture and the sophistication of its elite gave Bucharest the nickname "Paris of the East" or "Little Paris".

11:30 – 14:30  Free time to explore Bucharest and have lunch

15:00 – 16:00  Guided tour of the Palace of Parliament

The Palace of the Parliament, located in Bucharest, Romania, is a multipurpose building where both chambers of the Romanian Parliament are housed. At 350,000 m², it is the largest palace in the world and the second largest building after the Pentagon. The palace was originally commissioned and designed in the late 1970s by the communist regime of dictator Nicolae Ceauşescu to be the seat of all political and administrative power in Romania.

16:00  Rest of the day free.

8th Day - Veliko Trnovo & Sofia (BG)

08:00 – 09:00 Breakfast at the hotel and check-out

09:00 – 12:30 Travel to Veliko Tarnovo

12:30 – 16:00 Time for lunch and exploring Veliko Tarnovo

Often referred to as the "City of Tsars", Veliko Tarnovo is located on the Yantra River and is known as the historical capital of the Second Bulgarian Empire, attracting many tourists with its unique architecture. The old part of the city is situated on the three hills: Tsarevets, Trapezitsa and Sveta Gora, which rise amidst the meanders of the Yantra. In Tsarevets are the palaces of the Bulgarian emperors and the Patriarchate, the Patriarchal Cathedral, as well as a number of administrative and residential buildings surrounded by thick walls. Trapezitsa is known for its many churches and as the former main residence of the nobility. During the Middle Ages, the city was one of the main centers of European culture and gave its name to the architecture of the Artistic School of Tarnovo, painting of the Artistic School of Tarnovo and literature.

16:00 – 19:00 Travel to Sofia

19:00 Arrive in Sofia. End of activities with the guide

9th Day - Sofia (BG)

08:00 – 09:00 Breakfast at the hotel

09:00 – 11:30  Guided tour with a local guide in Sofia

Sofia is the capital and largest city of Bulgaria. 1.26 million people live in the city and 1.68 million people live in its metropolitan area. The city lies at the foot of Vitosha Mountain, in the western part of the country. Being in the center of the Balkan peninsula, it is halfway between the Black Sea and the Adriatic Sea, while the Aegean Sea is the closest. Sofia has been an area of ​​human habitation since at least 7000 BC. As Bulgaria's primary city, Sofia is home to many of the city's leading universities, cultural institutions and commercial enterprises. Sofia is one of the top 10 places for start-ups in the world, especially in the field of information technology. 

11:30 am – 1:00 pm Time to explore Sofia

13:00 – 15:00 Free time for lunch

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Visit to the Boiana church

The Boiana Church is a medieval Bulgarian Orthodox church located on the outskirts of Sofia, in the Boiana district. In 1979, the building was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. The east wing of the two-story church was originally built in the late 10th or early 11th century, then the central wing was added in the 13th century under the Second Bulgarian Empire, the whole building being completed with further expansion to the west in mid-nineteenth century. A total of 89 scenes with 240 human images are depicted on the walls of the church .

17:00 Return to the hotel and free time. End of activities with the guide.

9th Day - Sofia (BG)

Breakfast at the hotel and check-out. Transfer to the airport at a time to be arranged.

The price of the program depends on the number of participants and selected services and usually includes all transfers, all activities and tickets as well as accommodation on a BB basis. Contact us for more information.

  

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