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Heritage tour of Serbia & Bulgaria & Romania 10 days / 9 nights

Day 1: Belgrade (Serbia)

Arrival in Belgrade and meeting with the tour guide at the airport. Check in at the hotel. Feel the energy of vibrant Serbia`s capital that never sleeps through panoramic and walking half day tour: Terazije square, National Parliament, President Tito Mausoleum, St. Sava Temple - the biggest Orthodox temple on Balkans etc. We will also visit picturesque Kalemegdan fortress and discover its fascinating history where once was the city of Belgrade. Today it is a huge park with stunning views over confluence of Sava and Danube. Lunch break in charming restaurant in the fortress. In the afternoon, sightseeing of Zemun - the most southern city of Austro-Hungarian Empire. You will enjoy the romantic view from Gardos tower and hear stories of old town of Zemun. Transfer to the hotel, overnight.

Day 2: Belgrade - Novi Sad - Sremski Karlovci - Belgrade (Serbia)

Spend a day exploring the surroundings of Belgrade in this excursion to Novi Sad and Sremski Karlovci. Tour the lively city of Novi Sad - Once the border area during the great Austro-Ottoman war, the second-largest city in Serbia is now a cultural, economic, and trade centre. Visit the Greek school and the Old Matica Srpska Library and Gallery (from outside), before viewing the intricate and iconic art inside the Orthodox Cathedral. Admire the beautiful scenery while discovering Petrovaradin Fortress, the best preserved fortification on the Danube River built during the reign of the Queen Mary Theresa with an iconic clock tower and a network of tunnels. Continue on to romantic village Sremski Karlovci for historical and artistic sightseeing. The architecture takes you back in time, the traditions and the friendly people remind you of how it all used to be. Tour of the beautiful baroque centre - Patriarchal Residence, St. Nicolas Church, Gymnasium, The Fountain of Four Lions etc. Visit to local winery for wine tasting with snack or delicious lunch. Overnight at the hotel in Belgrade.

Day 3: Belgrade - Oplenac - Nis (Serbia)

Breakfast at the hotel and departure for exciting tour on hill of Oplenac, above Topola - a place rich in history which tells us a tale about royal family Karadjordjevic, whose history began here. Karadjordje Petrovic, the leader of the First Serbian Uprising and founder of Karadjordjevic dynasty was born here, beneath Oplenac. Visit a complex comprising of the Church of St. George, the Dynasty Mausoleum and a house built by the Royal Family. The tour continues in a local winery on the way where you can enjoy a tasty meal and wine

Your adventure continues in Nis, town of extraordinary history and monuments and a birth place of Roman emperor, Constantine The Great. Conquer the walls of fortress, built in the early XVIII century which today represents one of the most beautiful and well-preserved fortresses on Balkan peninsula. Take a walk through the fortress and then across the bridge on the other side to King Milan’s square. Discover Tinkers alley - an old and charming small part of former „Turkish“ street from XVII and XVIII century. This cobblestone path was once an old craftsmen street. Here you can relax in one of the restaurants enjoying the charming scenery.

Day 4: Nis - Sofia (Serbia - Bulgaria)

On this day, take a trip towards Bulgarian border and continue to Sofia. Check in at the hotel. Experience this interesting, youthful city and enjoy its beauty, history and places to visit. Here you can “follow the yellow brick road” as you stroll along Sofia`s yellow - glazed brick streets. Visit stunning Aleksandar Nevski Memorial Church, a masterpiece of late 19th - early 20h century famous for its gilded domes and masterful mosaics. Continue to the Neo-Renaissance main building of the National Assembly, the Presidency and the Early Christian St. George`s Rotunda famous for its unique frescoes and original architecture. 
Overnight in hotel.

Day 5: Sofia - Boyana church - Rila monastery - Plovdiv (Bulgaria)

In the morning, travel in the shadow of Vitosha Mountain to visit remarkable church Boyana, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and discover collection of well preserved 13th century medieval frescoes and iconic art. Drive to other UNESCO Wold Heritage - Bulgarian Orthodox Rila Monastery located in the gorgeous mountain scenery. The monastery dates back to the 10th century, but has been plundered and burned down several times. This religious and historical epicenter maintained Bulgarian cultural preservation for hundreds of years, from medieval era all the way through to the 19th century. It is considered the highest achievement of Bulgarian monumental architecture. Continue to Plovdiv, arrival in the late afternoon.
Overnight in hotel in Plovdiv.

Day 6: Plovdiv - Kazanlak Thracian tomb - Shipka pass - Veliko Tarnovo (Bulgaria)

Today, explore Plovdiv - one of Europe`s most ancient cities founded by the Thracians which treasures a history that goes back thousands of years. Stroll along steep cobblestone lanes in the Old Quarter and feel bohemian atmosphere and lively arts scene. Visit the Roman theater of Philippopolis and Ethnographic museum situated in one of the oldest houses in this town, built in a eautiful baroque inspired architectural style. Afternoon drive through famous rose fields which are used for production of exquisite Bulgarian rose oil to witness one more UNESCO Heritage Site - the replica of the breathtaking 4th century BC Thracian tomb with exceptional paintings, superb murals from Hellenistic era. Next, voyage toward medieval Bulgarin capital - Veliko Tarnovo via the high mountain views of the spectacular Shipka pass. Visit Russian Church in the village of Shipka and historic monument at Shipka Peak, a sacred place for all Bulgarians. Late afternoon arrival in Veliko Tarnovo.

Day 7: Veliko Tarnovo - Arbanassi - Bucharest (Bulgaria - Romania)

Enjoy morning tour of Veliko Tarnovo walking through the Old Town with its narrow cobblestone streets and unique architecture. Here you can meet local artisans, learn about textile, artistic and metalworking traditions and search through the delightful shops. Continue your journey to explore the ruins of fortress at Tsarevets (primary royal residence and a home of Bulgarian patriarch in medieval times) strategically placed on a hill. Later, small side trip to picturesque village Arbanassi with houses built in the 17th and 18th centuries to visit Konstantzalieva House, Nativity of Christ Church. In the afternoon, depart for a drive north in the direction of the Romanian border and Bucharest.

Day 8: Bucharest - Brasov (Romania)

After breakfast, city tour of Bucharest, the vast Romanian capital situated on the banks of the Dâmbovița River. Learn about more than 500 years of history from the times of Vlad the Impaler to the “golden era” of communism and the ’89 Revolution and unravel the stories of old and new Bucharest. Next, travel to exciting Transylvania to visit Brasov. Afternoon guided walking tour of Brasov located in the central part of the country and is surrounded by the Southern Carpathians. Discover Brasov`s Old town encircled by medieval bastions and fortifications - the citadel, Black Church, narrowest street in Europe - Strada Sforii. In the past, German colonists known as the Trasylvanian Saxons played an important role in its development. These colonists were invited by Hungarian kings to develop towns and cultivate the land of Transylvania. Relaxing time at one of the restaurants in Brasov`s Old Town.
Overnight in a hotel in Brasov

Day 9: Brasov - Bran castle - Peles castle - Bucharest (Romania)

Morning visit one of the most celebrated sites in all of Romania - Bran Castle situated on top of a strategic site which is overlooking a mountain pass between Transylvania and Wallachia. It was built somewhere between 1377 and 1388 . Vlad the Impaler ruled this land in the 15th century and is also known as Vlad III Dracula, who was an inspiration for the fictional character Count Dracula. Explore the castle`s fairy-tale architecture and fascinating history that leaves you breathless. Continue to resort town of Sinaia through untamed Transylvanian wilderness and tour Peles Castle -the astonishing 19th century royal abode. It is a masterpiece of German new Renaissance architecture, and considered as one of the most stunning castles in Europe. Visit lovely Sinaia Monastery with beautiful tower bell and gold mosaic paintings. Evening return to Bucharest, overnight

Day 10: Bucharest (Romania)

Departure transfer to the airport for flight back home. 

End of tour

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  • Accommodation 4* hotels 
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  • Discover Serbia's capital Belgrade
  • Visit Novi Sad, Sremski Karlovci
  • Travel to Royal compound Oplenac
  • City of Nis - the birthplace of Constantine the Great
  • Experience Bulgaria's capital Sofia 
  • UNESCO heritage site Boyana church from 10 th century
  • UNESCO heritage site Rila 10th century monastery
  • Kazanlak thracian tomb, Shipka pass
  • Medieval cities of Veliko Tarnovo and Plovdiv
  • Charming village Arbanassi 
  • Romania's capital Bucharest and city of Brasov
  • Transylvania's famous castles Bran and Peles
Heritage tour of Serbia & Bulgaria & Romania 10 days / 9 night
10 days / 9 night
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Belgrade, Serbia

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