Balkan Adventure Summer 2020

Balkan Adventure Summer 2020


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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

The Balkans reveal their rare beauty, warm culture and colourful history for all to enjoy. Explore ancient crossroads and delve into the revival of a region once scarred by conflict and communism.

Day 1 - Arrive Bucharest
You'd be forgiven for thinking you were in Paris when you explore the Belle-Époque atmosphere of Romania's capital, Bucharest. Your first day will be free to explore the city your way, admiring the elegant boulevards that once hosted high society and an Old City filled with cobbled streets, Baroque architecture and vintage cafés. Later, join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception. Why not toast to new friends with a shot of the local Pálinka to set the tone for your memorable journey?
Accommodation: Mercure City Center
Meals: Welcome Reception

Day 2 - Bucharest – Sinaia – Braşov (2 Nights)
A full day of sightseeing stretches ahead, beginning in Bucharest where you'll join a 'Local Specialist' to delve into the city's tumultuous history. See the immense Palace of the Parliament, one of the lasting legacies left behind by dictator Nicolae Ceauşescu, whose extravagant tastes culminated in the world's second-largest administrative building in stark contrast to the poverty of his people. Venture deep into the Carpathian Mountains to Sinaia and view Peleş Castle, the summer retreat of Romania's first king. Then, continue to Braşov and check in to your hotel in Poiana Braşov ski resort. Enjoy traditional Romanian cuisine for dinner at your hotel against the backdrop of panoramic mountain views.
Accommodation: Teleferic Grand
Meals: Breakfast,

Day 3 - Braşov Sightseeing and Free Time
The highlight of the day is this morning's visit to Bran Castle, the legendary home of Dracula. 'Dive Into Culture' with a 'Local Specialist' and learn about its history as the favourite royal residence of Queen Maria of Romania. Although the connection between the castle and Bram Stoker's famous literary figure are tentative at best, its imposing walls, towering spires and secret passageways may convince you otherwise. Next, we journey to the medieval streets of Braşov. The city once stood at the crossroads of trade routes linking the Ottoman Empire and western Europe, forging a melting pot of influences that can be seen to this day. Join a 'Local Specialist' who will reveal the city's trading history and Saxon roots as you walk around Town Hall Square and see the Black Church, so named following the damage caused by the Great Fire of 1689. Your evening is free to indulge in some of the local Transylvanian favourites, or consider joining your travel companions for an optional dinner.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 - Braşov – Veliko Târnovo
Head south, through ancient villages and tranquil landscapes across the Danube River into Bulgaria. Your journey ends in Veliko Târnovo, the 'City of the Tsars' and former capital of the Bulgarian Empire. Relax after your scenic drive and join your travel companions for dinner at your hotel. After dinner, resist the urge to retire early and take a stroll through the Old City admiring the Renaissance gems that line its winding streets.
Accommodation: Yantra Grand
Meals: Breakfast,

Day 5 - Veliko Târnovo – Arbanasi – Sofia (2 Nights)
The fairy-tale façades of Veliko Târnovo exude medieval history around every turn and your 'Local Specialist' will reveal a rich history and culture befitting a former imperial capital. At the heart of the city is Tsarevets Fortress, which you'll have an opportunity to visit as part of your sightseeing tour. Our next stop is the UNESCO-listed town of Arbanasi, renowned for its Bulgarian National Revival architecture and rich spiritual history reflected in the beautiful medieval frescoed churches that can be found here. Visit the Church of the Nativity before we continue to Sofia, where you'll join a 'Local Specialist' for an in-depth sightseeing tour of Bulgaria's modern-day capital including views of the golden-domed St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and St. Sofia Church.
Accommodation: Marinela
Meals: Breakfast

Day 6 - Sofia Free Day
You'll have a full day to explore this modern city built on Roman ruins. Once a thriving centre for trade and crafts, Sofia's history, culture and architecture have been influenced by Greeks, Romans, Ottomans and communists. Settle in to the relaxed atmosphere and take a stroll along its elegant boulevards or sit in a park and people-watch. You could choose instead to join an Optional Experience to the UNESCO-listed Rila Monastery, founded by the hermit St. Ivan of Rila in the 10th century. Later this evening, you may wish to get your foot tapping to the flurry of red skirts at a traditional folklore show.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 - Sofia – Skopje
Cross the Macedonian border today, bound for Skopje, the capital, religious crossroads and a vibrant medieval trading centre. See the legacy of the Ottomans in the mosques and bazaars as you join a 'Local Specialist' for a sightseeing tour this afternoon. Local flavours and stories are on the menu tonight as you 'Connect With Locals' for an exclusive 'Be My Guest' dinner, perhaps with some of the local rakija on hand to toast to new friends.
Accommodation: Holiday Inn
Meals: Breakfast,

Day 8 - Skopje – Tirana
Leaving Macedonia behind, head to the Albanian capital of Tirana where you'll join a 'Local Specialist' on arrival for a sightseeing tour. Delve into how the city has emerged from decades of communist rule into a vibrant, trendy tourism centre - one where dour grey city blocks have been transformed into a kaleidoscope of colourful façades. You'll view such highlights as the Palace of Culture, the National Library and the Clock Tower before enjoying dinner at your hotel.
Accommodation: Hilton Garden Inn
Meals: Breakfast,

Day 9 - Tirana – Kotor – Budva
Soak up Montenegro's natural beauty as you drive towards Kotor. You'll have some time for lunch on your own and an orientation tour of this fortified town, tucked deep within enchanting fjord-like surrounds. Travel to Budva next where your Travel Director will provide an orientation tour before you have the rest of the day to explore 'Montenegro's Miami' on your own. Head to Stari Grad (the Old Town) surrounded by 15th-century ramparts to explore its labyrinthine lanes and small squares where you could choose to sit back and watch the world go by.
Accommodation: Falkensteiner
Meals: Breakfast

Day 10 - Budva – Mostar – Sarajevo (2 Nights)
Leave the shimmering Adriatic coast for Mostar, a multicultural city that has restored itself with enviable verve following the Bosnian War. A 'Local Specialist' will lead you through its colourful cobbled streets and you'll view the Stari Most Ottoman-style bridge reconstructed entirely using traditional methods. Head to Sarajevo next where you'll delve into the rich religious and multicultural heritage that has earned it the nickname, the 'Jerusalem' of Europe. Tonight you'll enjoy dinner at your hotel.
Accommodation: Novotel Bristol
Meals: Breakfast,

Day 11 - Sarajevo Sightseeing and Free Time
Join a 'Local Specialist' for a guided walking tour of Sarajevo, which will reveal centuries of religious history reflected in its beautiful synagogues, mosques and Orthodox and Catholic churches. Visit the War Tunnel, an underground tunnel of hope that was built in 1993 during the Siege of Sarajevo, allowing war supplies and humanitarian aid to reach the city at the height of the Bosnian War. Then, enjoy a free afternoon to explore on your own. Visit the Old Town and trace the Sarajevo Roses, dotted across the city as a stark reminder of that tumultuous time in the city's history. You could choose to join your travel companions for an optional dinner this evening.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 12 - Sarajevo – Belgrade (2 Nights)
Travel through lush forests, pastures and the Bosnian Mountains into Serbia - a scenic day of driving that will end in Belgrade. The 'White City' has a long history which you'll have an opportunity to explore tomorrow.
Accommodation: Mercure Excelsior
Meals: Breakfast

Day 13 - Belgrade Sightseeing
Your 'Local Specialist' will share the sights and sounds of Belgrade from an insider's perspective this morning. Delve into its Celtic, Roman, Serbian, Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian history, then visit Kalemegdan Fortress, the symbol of the Serbian capital and perched perfectly on a ridge overlooking the confluence of two great rivers. Discover how each of these empires have had a hand in rebuilding the fortress over the past 16 centuries. This evening, we reunite one final time for a rousing Farewell Dinner to reminisce over our shared travel experience.
Meals: Breakfast,

Day 14 - Depart Belgrade
Our journey through the Balkans has come to an end. All that's left is to say a fond doviđenja as you bid your new friends farewell and take your transfer to the airport. Conditions apply.
Meals: Breakfast

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Inclusions

Sightseeing Highlights

  • ORIENTATION of Kotor and Budva
  • VISIT Bran Castle in Braşov, Tsaravets Fortress in Veliko Târnovo, the Church of the Nativity in Arbanasi, Sofia, Skopje, Tirana, Kotor, Budva, Mostar, the War Tunnel in Sarajevo and Kalmegdan Fortress in Belgrade
  • VIEW Peleş Castle in Sinaia, St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and St. Sofia Church in Sofia, the Palace of Culture and the National library in Tirana and the Stari Most in Mostar
  • SEE the Palace of Parliament in Bucharest

Dining Highlights

  • 13 breakfasts
  • 7 dinners (including Be my Guest)

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and up to half your evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Handcrafted Highlights
  • VIP entry to many sights

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Question: how old are the average travelers? thanks

Average age of traveler is about 55+

Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

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By Debra K on Oct 03, 2019

This trip was phenomenal and I would definitely recommend it. Trafalgar did an excellent job from start to finish. Tyson, our travel guide, was wonderful. He went above and beyond to make sure our trip was very memorable. The accommodations were very nice, the extra meals were excellent and the itinerary was perfect. We saw some beautiful places. Do not hesitate to take this trip. You will not regret it. We will definitely be booking trips with Trafalgar in the future.

By John A on Oct 02, 2019

Trafalgar did an excellent job on this tour with a very organized and personable tour director.

By Michael P on Sep 30, 2019

This was my second trip with Trafalgar and it was just as amazing as the first. The tour director, Stephen, did a fantastic job of creating an atmosphere of comradarie and fun.

By Rose W on Sep 30, 2019

Trip was more strenuous than we had expected. Our tour director, Lutezia was outstanding. She went above and beyond to insure that everyone had a memorable experience,

By Mellissa H on Sep 26, 2019

Booking with affordable tours was as simple and easy as it gets. I was able to get all of my questions answered promptly and got all correct information about our vacation before travel.

By Anitha S on Sep 20, 2019

This is our second trip with Trafalgar and we are indeed pleased with the wonderful and memorable experiences they have given us . They do plan their itinerary in a very thoughtful and comprehensive way so as to offer the travelers a meaningful and unique experience which they may not be able to do on their own.

By Jill S on Sep 15, 2019

Very satisfied with Trafalgar tours and their tour director and bus driver!

By Alexandra K on Sep 13, 2019

Everything went so smoothly & went above our expectations! All of the services booked through affordable tours were on time & professional! Trafalgar planned every detail & their excursions were well worth every penny! We're definitely interested in traveling with Trafgar again!

By Lynn B on Sep 08, 2019

We had a wonderful tour. Saw a lot, learned a lot, Met a lot of nice people and had a great Tour Director and driver.

By Thomas S on Sep 07, 2019

It was a great trip carried out by Trafalgar and planned and managed by our two Affordable Tours agents. We'll be happy to you contact Affordable Tours for our next trip in 2020 or 2021.

By David H on Sep 06, 2019

Trafalgar was great. So many details were taken care of so that I didn't have to think about them. Our tour guide was great and the entire experience was great I would definitely consider another Trafalgar tour.

By Elaine Z on Sep 05, 2019

The tour exceeded my expectations. For the price, it was exceptional and the accommodations were good.

By Colleen R on Sep 02, 2019

Wonderful trip and very professional tour leader!

By Patricia Q on Aug 24, 2019

Our traveler director was the absolute best. Nunno is a treasure! Trafalgar is lucky to have someone that is so dedicated to ensuring that everyone on his tour feels special, he is gifted.

By April M on Aug 23, 2019

This was an experience of a lifetime. It met and exceeded all our expectations. Everything was well organized. The tour guide was amazing. He was very knowledgeable about the area and professional. Accommodations were nice and well located.


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