23 DAY ASIA & EUROPE AND BALKAN COUNTRIES TOUR: Istanbul --- Bursa (Uludag) - Kusadasi - Troy - Canakkale --- Gallipoli - Edirne/Turkey Sofia/Bulgaria - Thessaloniki - Kalambaka/Greece- Ohrid/Macedonia - Durres/Albania - Budva/Montenegro - Dubrovnik/Croatia - Mostar - Split /Bosnia - Zagreb/Croatia - Ljubljana/Slovenia

23 DAY ASIA & EUROPE AND BALKAN COUNTRIES TOUR


Day 1 --- Istanbul - Turkey - Arrival Day
Meet at the airport Transfer to your hotel. You will be given your room key and the rest of the day is yours to explore Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul. P.S. There are two airports in Istanbul. Istanbul Ataturk airport is 20 km away from city center and Sabiha Gokcen airport is 55 km away from city center. Transfer from Ataturk airport to your hotel is included, if you arrive to Sabiha Gokcen airport please contact us for transfer rates.
Day 02 --- Istanbul City Tour - Turkey
Pick up at 08:30am from your hotel for a daily tour of old Istanbul city. Visit to TOPKAPI PALACE The great palace of the Ottoman sultans from the 15th to the 19th centuries housing an exquisite collection of cyrstal, silver, and Chinese porcelain, robes worn by the sultans and their families, the famous jewels of the Imperial Treasury, miniatures, the Holy Mantle; enshrining relics of the Prophet Mohammed. SULTANAHMET IMPERIAL MOSQUE Across from St. Sophia built in the 16th century by the architect Mehmet, is known as the BLUE MOSQUE because of its magnificent interior decoration of blue Iznik tiles. HIPPODROME Ancient Hippodrome, the scene of chariot races, with the three monuments; the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine. Murtis Tour will then take you to the GRAND SPICE BAZAAR for Shopping. After the tour, transfer back to your hotel. Free Evening and optional Istanbul Evening Shows or Bosphorus Dinner Cruise incluing traditional Turkish entertainment and dinner. Overnight in Istanbul.
Day 03 - Istanbul - Bursa, Uludag Skiing Tour - Turkey
After breakfast, at 08:00m, we depart for Bursa Uludag Skiing Resort. Uludag, located couple 4 hours from Istanbul is the most popular and elegant ski resort in Turkey and yet it offers many and more attractions during all seasons. Mountain has different levels of runways which are suitable for absolute beginners as well as experienced adults. If you wish to Experience skiing in Uludag, you can easily rent the skiing equipment when you are there. It is definitely the right address for a fantastic ski tour. Before check in to the hotel, we will do a short Bursa city tour. Overnight in Bursa. Please note that, even skiing period begins and yet not enough snow for skiing, you can still see the amazing view of Uludag from the top of Mountain.
Day 04 ---Bursa - Kusadasi --- Sirince Village Tour - Turkey
After breakfast and at 08:00, we have 5 Hour drive to Ephesus. We have lunch in Ephesus and then we will do a Turkish Village Tour. Sirince''s construction style today belongs to Anatolian Greeks. The houses on the slope are all original with their white paints. Sirince Village also has a fantastic reputation for making some of the best wines in Turkey - especially fruit wines. We will visit the vineyards and it is time to learn how to make fruit wine with Turkish wine makers. In the evening you will be tested about your knowledge of making fruit wine. On the way we will visit one of the famous leather production centers of the region, where you will have the opportunity to get a good factory rate. After the art tour, we drive to Kusadasi. Overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 05 - Kusadasi - Ephesus Tour - Turkey
After breakfast and at 08:00 We will visit to Ephesus, one of the best preserved ancient sites in the world en - route, visiting the Temple of Artemis, Curates street, famous Roman baths, Celsus Library and Grand theatre. After the tour, we will visit the place of one of our sponsors which continues to perform one of the oldest arts of Turkey in a carpet weaving center. During our visit, we will have a chance to see the Turkish women who are working in the factory. After the art tour, we drive to back to Kusadasi. Overnight in Kusadasi.
Day 06 - Pergamon - Troy Tour - Kusadasi - Turkey
We depart at 08:30 and drive around 3 hours to Pergamon. Lunch break around 13:00pm and after the lunch, we depart for tour of the magnificent acropolis of Pergamon. Its impressive temples and library made it a renowned cultural and political centre at that times. Bergamon is a famous city for its jewellery, stones and silver. So on the way, we will visit a jewellery center for 30 minutes, after lunch, drive to ancient sight of Troy. Visit the famous archeological and mythological site of Troy, home of the Trojan Horse and Helen of Troy. After Troy tour, Arrival to Canakkale by 18:00pm. Overnight in Canakkale.
Day 07 --- Canakkale - Gallipoli Tour --- Edirne - Turkey
At 07:30am, we depart for Gallipoli to visit the battle fields. Two hours later, we will give you 20 minutes to relax in a restaurant area. We arrive Gallipoli around 12:00am and we have lunch break, relax a little bit and then depart for the battle fields. Visit Gabatepe Museum. Start visiting the fields with Ariburnu Cemetery and Anzac Cove because these are the places where the war had started. Then Beach Cemetery, Shrapnel Valley and Plugges Plateau. Afterwards, we drive towards to border. Dinner and overnight in Edirne.
Day 08 --- Edirne - Turkey --- Sofia - Bulgaria
After breakfast, we check out from the hotel and Depart for Bulgaria. Arrival in Sofia around noon in Bulgaria. Check in to hotel and rest of day is yours. Explore Sofia city, shop in the local markets or enjoy many big parties or games in Casinos. Overnight in Sofia.
Day 09 - Sofia - Bulgaria
Departure for Sofia guided sightseeing Tour of the city center including visit to Alexander Nevski Cathedral - one of the largest Eastern Orthodox cathedrals in Europe, as well as one of Sofia’s symbols and a primary tourist attraction; St. George Rotunda, St. Sophia Church, built by the Roman Emperor Justinian in the 6th century, National Theatre, former Royal Palace, today housing the National Revival Art Gallery and the Ethnographic Museum, Presidency, etc. Upon request - dinner at a traditional restaurant with folklore music and dances. Overnight in Sofia.
Day 10 - Sofia - Bulgaria --- Thessaloniki - Greece
Drive to Thessaloniki, after breakfast. Arrival at Greece around noon. It is your free day to explore and enjoy Thessaloniki on your own. Depending on the time of arrival, you can spend the day walking around, doing the shopping or relaxing in one of many cafeterias or Taverns in Thessaloniki down town. Dinner and Overnight in Thessaloniki.
Day 11 - Thessaloniki --- Kalambaka - Greece
Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast, drive to Vergina, the most important remains of the monumental palace of the Kingdom of Macedonia, lavishly decorated with mosaics and painted stuccoes, and the burial ground with more than 300 tombs some of which date from the 11th century B.C. One of the royal tombs is identified as that of Philip II, who conquered all the Greek cities, paving the way for his son Alexander and the expansion of the Hellenistic world. Lunch will be offered at a local restaurant in Vergina.After lunch, drive to Kalambaka. Dinner and overnight at hotel in Kalambaka.
Day 12 --- Kalambaka - Greece --- Ohrid - Macedonia
After Breakfast, We depart for Half Day City Tour to visit Meteora for Theopetra Cave. After lunch, drive to Ohrid, Macedonia. Check in and Dinner at hotel in Ohrid, Macedonia.
Day 13 --- Ohrid - Macedonia --- Durres - Albania
After breakfast we depart for Ohrid for a half day city tour for Hadzi Turgut Mosque, Old Bazaar, Zeynel Abidin Pasha Tekke, Krst Dazmija. After lunch, we drive to Durres. Dinner at hotel. Overnight in Durres, Albania.
Day 14 --- Durres - Albania --- Budva - Montenegro
After breakfast, we depart for a Half Day City Tour in Durres. After lunch we depart for Budva. Arrival, check in the hotel. Dinner and Overnight in Budva.
Day 15 --- Budva - Montenegro City Tour
After breakfast, depart for Budva Town City Tour and Lunch Break and continue Budva City Tour. Dinner at Hotel and Overnight in Budva.
Day 16 --- Dubrovnik - Croatia
Breakfast at hotel and follow onto the city tour of Dubrovnik. Check in to the Hotel and Free time at arrival, Dinner and Overnight at hotel in Dubrovnik.
Day 17 --- Dubrovnik --- Croatia City Tour
Breakfast, Check out hotel. This UNESCO protected pearl of the Adriatic and its Cathedral , Rector’s Palace, Fransican Monastery (included Old Pharmacy), Clock Tower, Orlando’s Columns, Sponze Plaza, Dubrovnik City. Lunch in the old City, Free time, Dinner and Overnight at hotel in Dubrovnik.
Day 18 --- Dubrovnik --- Croatia - Mostar - Bosnia
Breakfast at hotel. Proceed for our tour to visit Mostar. Afternoon, free for shopping. Back to hotel, Dinner and Overnight in Mostar.
Day 19 - Mostar --- Bosnia --- Split Croatia
Breakfast at hotel, check-out the hotel to Bihac on the way visit of the Pyramids of Bosnia. Continue driving to Split, Dinner and Overnight in Split.
Day 20 --- Zagreb - Croatia City Highlights Tour
Proceed to city to Zagreb after breakfast to visit of the highlights including the upper and lower town, the majestic Cathedral, Archbishop''s Palace, Lunch at Local Restaurant, free time exploring the winding streets of the old town, free at leisure for the rest of the day, Dinner and Overnight at the Hotel in Zagreb.
Day 21- Zagreb - Croatia --- Ljubljana - Slovenia
Breakfast at hotel, Check-Out and proceed to Ljubljana, towards Plitvice National Park, a well-known UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tour of the 16 crystal - blue lakes cascading into 92 spectacular waterfalls. Walk on the wooden promenades with magnificent views on the waters where every turn leads to a breathtaking scenery and yet another waterfall. Surrounded by dense woods, Plitvice Lake is a natural phenomenon of rare and unique beauty. Continue drive to Ljubljana, view the Central open-air Market, Baroque Town Hall, Robba''s Fountain, the Three Bridges, and Lunch at Local Restaurant, Check-in the hotel, Dinner and Overnight at the Hotel in Ljubljana.
Day 22 --- Ljubljana City Highlights Tour
Proceed to city visit of the highlights after the breakfast, free at leisure for the rest of the day, Dinner and Overnight at the Hotel in Ljubljana.
Day 23 --- Ljubljana - Slovenia - End of Tour
Breakfast at hotel. Check-out the hotel. Departure to the airport. We hope this was a memorable tour for you and looking forward to see you again on another tour of ours. Thank you for joining us.
This exclusive tour is consisted of many different countries to include Turkey, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Albania, Croatia, Bosnia and Greece with an exciting itinerary to let you enjoy the Adriatic coast and the Balkans entirely where you will also get to see Aegean Region and experience a tasty journey through Greece.

Tour Includes

2 Nights - accommodation in Istanbul 1 Night accommodation in Bursa Uludag2 Nights - accommodation in Kusadasi1 Night accommodation in Canakkale1 Night accommodation in Edirne2 Nights - accommodation in Sofia1 Night accommodation in Thessaloniki1 Night accommodation in Kalambaka1 Night accommodation in Ohrid1 Night accommodation in Durres2 Nights - accommodation in Budva2 Nights - accommodation in Dubrovnik1 Night accommodation in Mostar1 Night accommodation in Split1 Night accommodation in Zagreb2 Nights - accommodation in LjubljanaAll coach transportation by fully equipped busesAll Sightseeing Trips with entrance fees as above Professional English speaking Guide All meals ( Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner ) as mentioned in above ItineraryProfessional English speaking tour guides

Tour Does Not Include

International flightsInsurance of all typesCountry entry VisaItems of a personal nature such as alcoholic beverages, cold drinks, laundryAny others expenses which are not mentioned within the included sectionExtra meals or Drinks not mentioned aboveTips and Personal expenses
What are the discounts for children? Under 2 years of age, your child will travel free of charge by land. Flight ticket insurance cost will be 20 Euro only. Children under 6 years of age are charged at 50% of a full priced adult tour in Istanbul Children 7-11 years of age are charged at 75% of a full priced adult tour in Istanbul. Children above 11 years are full priced adult fares.