Escorted Tours 2024

65 Day 18, Tuesday, excursion fromBelgrade Embark on a full-day excursion from Belgrade. Our first stop is Krusedol Monastery, founded in the early 16th century and considered one of Serbia'smost significant monasteries. Continue to the picturesque town of Sremski Karlovci - known for its baroque and neoclassical architecture. After an orientation tour, we will visit one of the famous local wineries for lunch and wine tasting. Afterward, explore the intriguing Petrovaradin Fortress, with its underground trenches and tunnels. Our last stop is the city of Novi Sad, where you'll have a quick orientation tour and some free time before returning to your hotel in Belgrade. (B, L) Day 19, Wednesday, explore Belgrade Start your morning with a sightseeing tour of Belgrade, including a visit to the imposing Kalemegdan Fortress, strategically located at the confluence of the Sava and Danube Rivers. Discover Republic Square, Knez Mihailova Street, Saint Sava Temple (the largest Orthodox Church in the city), and Tito's Memorial. Continue to Avala. The rest of the day is free for you to explore at your own pace. In the afternoon, you have the option to join an excursion to Topola, where George Petrovic, also known as Karadjordje, was chosen as the leader of the First Serbian Uprising against the Ottoman Empire in 1804. A short drive away is St. George's Church, also known as Oplenac, the burial place of the Ducal and Royal Family of Serbia andYugoslavia. After a lunchbreak (not included), wewill return toBelgrade. The evening is yours to enjoy. (B) Day 20, Thursday, toDrobeta-Turnu Severin Drive towards the Golubac Fortress, located on a hill slope overlooking the Danube River, to visit this fortified ten-tower town. Afterward, embark on a cruise through the gorge, witnessing the most beautiful sections of the Danube. Cross the border into Romania and head toDrobeta-Turnu Severin for dinner and an overnight stay. (B, D) Day 21, Friday, to Sibiu Continue your journey through Hunedoara, where you will visit one of the largest castles in Europe, the Corvinesti Castle. Enjoy dinner and an overnight stay in Sibiu. (B, D) Day 22, Saturday, Sibiu, Sighisoara&Brasov Take a sightseeing tour of Sibiu, once the richest town in Transylvania. ExploreHuet Square, the Great Square, the Evangelical Cathedral, and the famous Liar's Bridge, among other attractions. Continue to Sighisoara, the best-preservedmedieval city in southeastern Europe and a UNESCOWorld Heritage site. Visit the Clock Tower Museum on a city tour. Then, travel toBrasov for awalking tour including the First RomanianSchoolMuseum, which houses an impressive collection of rare books, documents, and art. (B, D) Day 23, Sunday, Brasov&Bucharest Head to Bran for a visit to Bran Castle, made famous by Bram Stoker's novel as the residence of the sinister vampire, Count Dracula. Continue toward Bucharest, stopping in Sinaia to visit PelesCastle, built as the summer residence of King Carol I. Afterward, visit the beautiful 17th-century Sinaia Monastery. End the day in Bucharest - known as Little Paris. (B, D) Day 24, Monday, explore Bucharest Get acquainted with the Romanian capital on a sightseeing tour. Visit the Parliament Palace, one of the largest buildings in theworld and aNational Treasure. Learn how the Romanian people finally succeeded in toppling the last communist dictator in Eastern Europe at the Revolution Square. The tour will also bring you to the Romanian Athenaeum, the Opera House, the National Military Club, the Military Academy, Triumphal Arch, and the Village Museum. Celebrate your Balkan Adventure tonight with a Farewell Dinner and folklore show. (B, D) Day 25, Tuesday - depart Bucharest After breakfast, check out from your hotel and transfer to Bucharest airport for your departure. (B) 25DATHBUH START END PER PERSON IN TWIN April 6 April 30 $6,899 May 18 June 11 $6,999 June 29 July 23 $6,999 August 10 September 3 $6,999 September 21 October 15 $6,899 Single Room Supplement $1,959 2 B-Breakfast D-Dinner L-Lunch INCLUDED FEATURES # First-class hotels # Arrival transfer from Athens airport on Day 1 # Departure transfer to Bucharest airport on Day 25 # Daily breakfast, 1 lunch and 16 dinners # Professional English-Speaking Tour Director # Licensed Local Guides # Tours with modern air-conditioned motor coach # Whisper technology for enhanced touring # Luggage handling (1 piece per person) # Service charges and hotel taxes # Entrance fees included where indicated in bold INCLUDED CITY TOURS # Athens # Kalambaka # Ohrid # Tirana # Kotor # Dubrovnik # Split # Plitvice Lakes # Postojna Cave # Bled # Zagreb # Belgrade # Novi Sad # Sibiu # Sighisoara # Brasov # Bucharest INCLUDED HOTELS # Athens - Stanley (F) / Titania (F) or similar # Kalambaka - Grand Meteora (F) or similar # Ohrid - Hotel Granit (F) or similar # Tirana - Colosseo (F) or similar # Tivat - Hotel Palma (F) or similar # Dubrovnik - Lero (F) or similar # Split - Hotel Corner (F) or similar # Plitvice - Hotel Jezero (F) or similar # Bled - Kompas (F) Bled ose (F) or similar # Zagreb - Zonar (F) or similar # Belgrade - Hotel Moskva / Courtyard by Marriott (F) or similar # Drobeta-Turnu Severin - Continental Drobeta (SF) or similar # Sibiu - Continental Forum Golden Tulip (ST) or similar # Brasov - Aro Palace (F) or similar # Bucharest - Hilton Garden Inn (F) or similar NOTE: Because of the narrow and cobbled streets, walking is the primary way of getting around. Please make sure to pack comfortable walking shoes. albania tivat ohrid 2 dubrovnik 1 1 1 athens tirana greece north macedonia montenegro croatia 2 split kalambaka 2 1 2 slovenia bled plitvice zagreb 2 2 belgrade serbia 3 romania 1 drobeta-turnu severin bucharest brasov sibiu 1 1