The Best Of The Balkans With 3-night Greek Cruise 2019

The Best Of The Balkans With 3-night Greek Cruise 2019


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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

For the traveler who wishes to see it all, this is the perfect vacation to explore the Balkan countries. Visit the must-see sights and hear about the long and fascinating histories as you journey through Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria, and Greece. Tour highlights include 15th-century Rector's Palace in Dubrovnik, built in gothic style with renaissance and baroque elements; Mostar’s Old Bridge, a reconstruction of the city’s original 16th-century Ottoman bridge; Serbia’s capital Belgrade; the Romanian cities of Timisoara, Sibiu, Sighisoara, Bucharest, and Brasov, where you’ll visit the impressive Black Church; Ruse, Bulgaria’s “Little Vienna”; the ancient Holy Sofia Church, built in the 6th century and today a symbol of Sofia; plus Thessalonika’s Basilica of Saint Demetrious, and Athens’ Acropolis, in Greece. Globus has also included some unique experiences. You'll visit Dracula’s 14th-century Bran Castle in Romania; the Rila Monastery in Bulgaria, and in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Globus has included a visit to the Sarajevo Tunnel built between 1992 and 1995 during the Bosnian War.At the end of your tour, embark on a beautiful three-night Aegean cruise from Athens. Ports of call include Mykonos, Kusadasi and the fascinating excavations of Ephesus (Turkey), Patmos, Heraklion (Crete) with an included excursion to Knossos, and Santorini (weather permitting). It’s a great way to end your Eastern Europe tour!

Day 1: DUBROVNIK, CROATIA.
Welcome to Dubrovnik! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)

Day 2: DUBROVNIK.
Dubrovnik was once an independent maritime republic rivaling Venice. Enjoy a walking tour with a Local Guide and see the impressive ramparts, erected during the Crusades to protect the town against land attacks, and the Franciscan and Dominican monasteries. Also visit the fascinating 15th-century RECTOR’S PALACE. Afternoon and evening at leisure; an optional boat cruise is available. (B)

Day 3: DUBROVNIK–MOSTAR, BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA–SARAJEVO.
Enter Bosnia-Herzegovina and stop in the city of Mostar. Meet your Local Guide and hear about the turbulent history of this interesting city. Admire the OLD BRIDGE, the city’s symbol, ordered by Suleiman the Magnificent, the Ottoman ruler in 1566, to replace the older wooden bridge. Continue to Sarajevo, where the 1984 Olympics took place, and the first city in Europe to own an electric tram network. (B,D)

Day 4: SARAJEVO.
Hear about the assassination of the Archduke of Austria in 1914, the recent Bosnian War, and see the main sights with a Local Guide. [LF] A visit has been included to the SARAJEVO TUNNEL, built between 1992 and 1995 during the Bosnian War to supply citizens with food and war supplies. Balance of the day is at leisure. (B)

Day 5: SARAJEVO–BELGRADE, SERBIA.
A scenic drive through Bosnia brings you to Belgrade, capital of Serbia. (B,D)

Day 6: BELGRADE.
First mention of Belgrade was in the 3rd century. Morning guided sightseeing features a drive to see the main sights, like the Santa Sava Church and a walking tour through the fascinating Kalemegdan Fortress, located at the confluence of the Danube and Sava Rivers, and symbol of the strategic importance of the city in the past. For centuries, the city population lived within the walls of the fortress. To make the most of your stay, join an exciting optional excursion. (B)

Day 7: BELGRADE–TIMISOARA, ROMANIA–SIBIU.
In Timisoara, admire the Romanian Orthodox Church, seat of the archbishop, before arriving in elegant Sibiu. An orientation reveals its towers, churches, and buildings dating back to the 14th century. (B,D)

Day 8: SIBIU–SIGHISOARA–BRASOV.
Enter the heart of Transylvania and stop at the fortified town of Sighisoara, one of the most beautiful and well-preserved inhabited citadels in Eastern Europe. Continue to Brasov, where guided sightseeing features the Old Town Hall, the Merchants’ Hall, the 15th-century Monastery, and School of St. Nicholas. Take a walk through the Old Town and visit the impressive BLACK CHURCH. This evening, try [LF] the local food at one of Brasov’s excellent restaurants. (B,D)

Day 9: BRASOV–BRAN CASTLE–BUCHAREST.
Highlight today is [LF] a visit to Dracula’s BRAN CASTLE, built in the 14th century. The castle is dramatically located on top of a hill and has, because of the legends, attracted people from all over the world. Next stop is Bucharest, capital of Romania. (B,D)

Day 10: BUCHAREST.
Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide features a drive along flower-festooned parks, gardens, and wide boulevards shaded by century-old trees. Also see the palace where Ceausescu, the former Romanian dictator, lived, and visit the impressive PEOPLE’S PALACE, the second-largest government building in the world after the Pentagon. (B)

Day 11: BUCHAREST–RUSE, BULGARIA–SOFIA.
Stop in Ruse, Bulgaria’s most important river port and nicknamed “Little Vienna” because of its neo-baroque and neo-rococo architecture. Arrive in Sofia, proud capital of Bulgaria. (B,D)

Day 12: SOFIA.
Hear about the history of this fascinating city during your guided sightseeing tour. Sofia was known as Serdica centuries before Christ, and was even ruled at one time by Alexander the Great’s father, Philip of Macedonia. Visit the byzantine HOLY SOFIA CHURCH. (B)

Day 13: SOFIA–RILA–THESSALONIKA, GREECE
Head south to reach the village of Kocherinovo, from where [LF] a scenic trip takes you high up towards the RILA MONASTERY, a beacon of the Bulgarian nation during a half-millennium of Ottoman rule. The monastery is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and throughout the centuries, it has always been the spiritual, educational, and cultural center of Bulgaria. Continue through the Struma Valley, Spartacus’ mountainous homeland, before crossing the Greek border and arriving in Thessalonika. (B,D)

Day 14: THESSALONIKA–THERMOPYLAE–ATHENS.
Guided sightseeing features the White Tower; the Arch of Galerious, the biggest triumphal arch of the Roman Empire; the Rotonda; a visit of the BASILICA OF SAINT DEMETRIOUS; and a panoramic view of the city and the bay from the walls of the Upper City. On the way to Athens, drive along the eastern and southern side of Mount Olympus and through the battlefield of Leonidas and the 300, the Spartan forces he led during the Second Persian War and the famous Battle of Thermopylae. (B,D)

Day 15: ATHENS.
Discover one of the world’s oldest cities with a Local Guide and start with a visit to the world-famous ACROPOLIS, perched high on a rocky outcrop overlooking the city. Here, see the Parthenon, the Erechtheum with its Porch of Maidens, the Temple of Athena Nike, and enjoy a panoramic view with glimpses of the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Theater of Dionysus, and the beautifully preserved Theseum, where Socrates taught. Later, a city orientation drive features the Parliament House and a picture stop at the Panathenaic Stadium. Built in the 2nd century AD, it is the only stadium in the world built entirely of marble, and was host to the opening and closing ceremonies of the first modern Olympics in 1896. (B)

Day 16: ATHENS.
A full day at leisure gives you the opportunity to take an optional cruise to the islands. This evening, celebrate the success of your Balkan tour during a farewell dinner at the hotel. (B,D)

Day 17: ATHENS–PIRAEUS/LAVRION (EMBARKATION)–MYKONOS.
This morning, head for Lavrion/Piraeus, where you will sail into the deep-blue waters of the Aegean Sea. Later, dock at the mountainous island of Mykonos with its characteristic windmills and dazzling white houses. Time to wander at whim through narrow paved streets before returning on board. (B,L,D)

Day 18: CRUISING: KUSADASI, TURKEY–PATMOS, GREECE.
Two ports of call today. First, Kusadasi on the Turkish coast. Visit the fascinating Greek, Roman, and Byzantine excavations of EPHESUS. Next, discover the tiny Greek island of Patmos, where St. John the Divine wrote the Revelation. (B,L,D)

Day 19: CRUISING: HERAKLION, CRETE–SANTORINI, GREECE.
First port of call today is Heraklion on Crete. A few miles away is KNOSSOS, the center of the 3000 BC Minoan civilization. Afternoon call (weather permitting) at Santorini, the “Black Pearl of the Aegean.” Join the optional shore excursion to the cliff-top village of Oia for one of the world’s most breathtaking panoramas. (B,L,D)

Day 20: PIRAEUS/LAVRION (DISEMBARKATION)–ATHENS.
After breakfast on board, disembark at Lavrion/Piraeus and return to Athens. Tonight is your chance to enjoy an optional dinner at a local restaurant. (B)

Day 21: ATHENS.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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Inclusions

  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.

Sightseeing & Activities:

DUBROVNIK
Welcome dinner; guided walking tour; visit Rector’s Palace

MOSTAR
Guided visit and see the Old Bridge

SARAJEVO
Guided sightseeing, [LF] visit the Sarajevo Tunnel

BELGRADE
Guided sightseeing, see Kalemegdan Fortress

TIMISOARA
Admire the Orthodox Cathedral

SIBIU
Orientation

SIGHISOARA
Stop in the walled town

BRASOV
Guided sightseeing, visit the Black Church; [LF] dinner at a local restaurant

BRAN CASTLE
[LF] Visit Dracula’s castle

BUCHAREST
Guided sightseeing, visit the People’s Palace

RUSE
Stop in Bulgaria’s “Little Vienna”

SOFIA
Guided sightseeing, visit Holy Sofia Church

RILA
[LF] Guided visit of the monastery

THESSALONIKA
Guided sightseeing, visit the Basilica of St. Demetrious

ATHENS
Guided sightseeing, visit the Acropolis; farewell dinner

CRUISING
Three night cruise to Athens, Mykonos, Kusadasi (Turkey), Patmos, Rhodes, Crete, SantoriniMotorcoach; cruise ship. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

Meals:
Full buffet breakfast daily; 3 lunches; 13 three-course dinners, including a dinner at a local restaurant in Brasov


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Accommodations

Prices are per person in category IB twin inside cabin.

Port Taxes $129 & Gratuities $30 to service personnel on board the ship are not included but are additional and mandatory. These fees will be added to your Vacation Estimate.

Supplement per person to outside cabin XB: $125

Supplement for single room on land and single occupancy in inside cabin IB:
$1,280; in outside cabin: XB $1,444

Reduction for triple room on land and triple occupancy in inside cabin IB:
$160

No reduction for triple room on land and triple occupancy in outside cabin XB.

Cabin assignments and meal seatings are determined during the tour prior to boarding.

Single room supplement:

$990

Triple room reduction per person:
$90

Extra nights per person in Dubrovnik:
in single room $216-$322, in twin in triple $128-$191

Extra nights per person in Athens:
in single room $180, in twin $102, in triple $79

Dubrovnik: Valamar Lacroma Resort
Renowned for its fusion of nature and modern facilities, this 401-room upscale hotel enjoys sea views from a stunning position amidst lawns, palms and olive trees. Free Wi-Fi connection is available throughout, the elegant à la carte restaurant serves a mix of Mediterranean and international dishes, whilst the buffet style restaurant features a show cooking station. Other Leisure facilities include an all-day lobby bar, gym, the Spa which has a big heated indoor pool, steam bath, Finnish sauna and ice fountain and there is also a seasonal outdoor swimming pool with sundeck and pool bar.
Address:
Ulica Iva Dulcica 34
Dubrovnik , Croatia
Sarajevo: Europe
Positioned in the heart of the Sarajevo city, just a few steps away from the tourist Old Town core, this Austro-Hungarian building with its external splendor alone will have you captivated.
Address:
Vladislava Skarica 5
Sarajevo , Bosnia and Herzegovina
Belgrade: Radisson Collection Hotel Old Mill Belgrade
This 236-room property preserves the heritage of the 19th-century Old Mill in which it is partially housed and mixes modern chic with industrial design and offers Free Wi-Fi internet access is throughout. The hotel's restaurant offers modern Serbian menus with a twist and the lounge bar serves cool cocktails, leisure facilitites include a fitness centre and a spa with sauna and steam bath.
Address:
Vojvode Misica Boulevard 15
Belgrade , Serbia
Sibiu: Hilton
Hilton Sibiu offers easy access to the cultural sites of Sibiu. It is an ideal gateways offering free pool, a relaxing spa thaqt offers numerous holistic treatments (against a fee), 3 high-class restaurants - The Madrigal, The Versailles, and The Romanian Restaurant - serving international, French and Romanian cuisine. Two tennis courts and a hair salon are also at guests' disposal. Free internet access is available throughout the hotel.
Address:
1st Padurea Dumbrava str
Sibiu , Romania
Brasov: Ramada Brasov
Located at the entrance in Brasov, close to the downtown, the Ramada Hotel Brasov stands for easy access to the historic center of the city as well as favorable to reach from other destinations in Romania. 113 non-smoking rooms, all recently refurbished, in modern decor and vivid colors. The hotel boasts a popular grill restaurant and a very celebrated Japanese dinery as well as fully functional spa center equipped with sauna, fitness room and massage cabins.
Address:
Calea Bucuresti 13, Sacele
Brasov , Romania
Bucharest: Hilton Garden Inn Bucharest Old Town
Set in a building wich highlights a stunning mix of modern and classical European architecture styles, this 201-room property is located in the center of the bustling Old Town and offers complimentary Wi-Fi access throughout. There is a 24-hour fitness center, a bar and the on-site restaurant offers local delicacies and a vast range of international cuisine to please all palates.
Address:
Strada Doamnei 12
Bucharest , Romania
Sofia: Hilton Sofia
State of the art facility exceptionally located in the heart of Sofia, in the south park, overlooking Vitosha Mtn - City Center.
Address:
1,Bulgaria Blvd.
Sofia , Bulgaria
Thessalonika: The Met
Centrally located in the new harbor area of Thessaloniki, this sophisticated 212-room hotel features a trendy skybar, restaurant and rooftop pool overlooking the City and Thermaikos Gulf, (open during the summer months - weather permitting). The elegant main restaurant serves a Greek fusion menu, Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout and leisure facilities include a spa with indoor pool, Jacuzzi and fitness center.
Address:
48, 26Th Oktovriou Str.
Thessaloniki , Greece
Athens: Wyndham Grand Hotel Athens
This sleek, contemporary 276-room hotel in the heart of Athens boasts an amazing roof terrace with outdoor swimming pool and bar-restaurant with panoramic views over the iconic Acropolis. Free Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout the property and there is also a sauna and gym.
Address:
Megalou Alexandrou
Athens , Greece

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