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2021 Belgrade & East European Highlights, 8 Days

Category: Special Offers

 

 

 

Introducing 2021 Series of Small Group Touring - 

 

Belgrade & Two East European Capitals Tour

Escorted

8 Days


Itinerary
: Belgrade to Sofia, Plovdiv, Varna and Bucharest 

 

Included Tour Features: 

Arrival transfer from Belgrade airport to the hotel; or alternatively, join our 2021

Golden Triangle of Central Europe tour featuring Prague, Vienna and Budapest (escorted) 

8-day/7-night guided tour featuring:
Centrally located first class hotels:

· 2 nights in Belgrade
· 1 night in Sofia
· 2 nights in Varna
· 2 nights in Bucharest

Breakfast daily
A welcome reception in Belgrade (heavy hors d’oeuvres, a glass of wine, beer or soft drink)
dinner in Belgrade (coffee or tea included)
Light lunch in Varna
Farewell dinner in Bucharest (coffee or tea included)
Hotel taxes and service charges
Touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach
Professional English-speaking tour director
Sightseeing tours with licensed local guides
Admission included where indicated in bold letters
Luggage handling at the hotels
Whisper technology enhanced touring
Departure transfer from Bucharest to Bucharest airport or join another group Tour or one of our Adriatic Cruises 


Tour
Highlights:

· Belgrade, city of Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman, Serbian and Austrian importance
· Sofia, Bulgaria's capital with 2000 years of history
· Varna, a seaside resort known for antiquities, gold and thermal baths
· Bucharest with its communist-era buildings, art-nouveau architecture and wide boulevards



Special Features:

· Dinner with live music in Skadarlija, a bohemian street in Belgrade
· Aladzha Monastery, a medieval Orthodox Christian cave complex in Bulgaria
· Ancient viticulture, wine tasting, light lunch and vineyards tour in Romania


Hotels: 

Belgrade: Moskva (F) or similar
Sofia: Downtown Hotel (F) or similar
Varna: Golden Tulip (F) or similar
Bucharest: Europa Royale Hotel (F) or similar

 

 

Day-By-Day Program: 

Day 1          SUN          arrive in Belgrade 
Welcome to Belgrade, the Serbian capital. You will be met and transferred to your hotel. The day is at leisure until you gather with your fellow travelers and your tour director for a welcome reception in the evening (WR)

Day 2          MON          in Belgrade
With a history dating back more than 7,000 years, our Belgrade sightseeing tour includes the Kalemegdan Fortress, the Republic Square, Knez Mihajlova Street; Saint Sava Church, the largest Orthodox Church in Serbia, and finally Tito's Memorial and mausoleum. The afternoon is free. Tonight enjoy dinner in Skadarlija with live music (B, D)
Optional tour: Cruise on the Danube River

 

Day 3          TUE          to Sofia
We continue our journey to Sofia. En-route we stop in Nis for a lunch break on your own. Our arrival in Sofia is planned for the late afternoon and we tour the city’s major landmarks thereafter. The evening is at leisure (B)

Day 4          WED          to Varna
We drive to Varna with a stop in Plovdiv for a lunch break on your own. Upon arrival in Varna, there is free time to explore the city’s waterfront promenade, thermal baths, cafes, art galleries, and vibrant nightlife (B)

Day 5          THU          in Varna

This morning, we begin with a half-day city tour which includes the Architectural Museum, the Roman baths, the Historical Museum, and the Sea Garden. We then visit Varna’s cathedral, one of the most beautiful symbols of the city. We also see the Aladzha Monastery comprised of a series of grottos used for worship and monks’ quarters dating back to the Byzantine Empire (B)
Optional tour: Food tour with wine tasting

Day 6          FRI          to Bucharest
We drive to Bucharest, and on the way, stop in Shumen to see the Madara Horseman, a large medieval rock relief, and now a UNESCO World Heritage listed monument. Our next stop is for wine tasting, viticulture, a light lunch, and a vineyards tour. Upon arrival in Bucharest, there is free time for independent discoveries (B, L)

Day 7          SAT          in Bucharest
We get acquainted with the Romanian capital by touring the city. We visit the Parliament Palace, one of the largest buildings in the world and a National Treasure. Our tour also brings us to the Romanian Athenaeum, the Opera House, the National Military Club, the Military Academy, and the Triumphal Arch. In the evening gather with your fellow travelers and your tour director for our farewell dinner (B, D)
Optional tour: Visit of the Village Museum

Day 8          SUN          depart Bucharest
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight (B)

 

 Tour Dates, 2021: 

May 09 - May 16

 

Sept 19-Sept 26

June 20-June 27

 

Oct 24-Oct 31

Aug 22-Aug 29

   

                                            

 

 
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