breathtaking balkans

Europe

With the Walking Heritage Tour, go back in time.

Apparation

Speckled with classic architecture, grandiose landscape.

$ 3270

Departure Dates

SEPTEMBER 18 – OCTOBER 03, 2020

* MIN. OF 20 FULL PAYING PASSENGERS

Booking Conditions

  • Non-refundable/Non-transferable deposit of $500.00 per person upon reservation together with the passport copy of the passenger.
  • Additional $1,000.00 deposit three months before departure.
  • Full payment one month before departure.
  • Full cancellation will be applied for any cancellation made 4 weeks before departure.
  • Any airline concern is subject to airline policy.
  • This package is for minimum of 20 adult paying passengers. If the group size falls from 19 passengers and below, your Travel Agent has the right to cancel or reschedule the tour, otherwise supplement fee may apply.

RATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE. THERE IS NO REFUND FOR
UNUSED SERVICES.

RATES, TOUR PROGRAMS and SCHEDULES are subject to change if conditions so demand. We reserve the right to postpone the departure if participants fall below the required number of persons or visas are not processed on time. Tour fare is based on group departure. Air tickets are based on group/discounted fares, hence, certain restrictions apply, i.e non-endorsable, non-reroutable, with refunds, if any, subject to cancellation and other charges.

CONDITIONS OF RESPONSIBILITY: We, our employees, sub–agents shall be responsible only for making arrangements as your travel agent. It shall not be responsible and liable for any accident, loss, injury, and damage to property in connection with any accommodation, transportation or other services resulting directly or indirectly from any occurrence or defects of vehicles, breakdown of equipment, acts of God, strikes, civil disturbances, theft, delay or cancellation or change in the itinerary. Baggage is at owner’s risk throughout the trip. The company shall not have held liable in any form on any health problem/s that may occur during the trip brought about by pre-existing illnesses, disclosed or undisclosed by the passenger to us. We reserve the right to terminate servicing any participant who in its opinion is prejudicing the harmony of the tour group, a burden to the group or for any reason by his/ her conduct hinders the successful operation of the tour. Payment of reservation fee/ total tour cost shall constitute to all the provisions in the tour booking, payment and cancellation policies and conditions of responsibilities stated herein.

Inclusions

  • Roundtrip Ticket on Economy Class
  • Roundtrip Airport Transfers
  • 13 Nights Hotel Accommodation in First Class Hotels
  • All meals as indicated in the itinerary (B-Breakfast, L-Lunch & D-Dinner) 
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Tours and Sightseeing as per program
  • Modern A/C Coach during transfers and tours
  • Roundtrip Ferry Boat Ticket (Athens – Santorini – Athens)
  • Accompanied by a Tour Coordinator from the Philippines
  • Pre-departure Orientation

Exclusions

  • Airline Taxes/PH Tax/City Tax USD 150.00 (subject to change)
  • Tipping for Guide and Driver USD 1,604.00 per person
  • Porterage of luggage in airport, port and hotel in and out
  • Beverages during meals and other meals not specified in the program
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal expenses & Excess Baggage, etc.
  • Any other items/services not specifically mentioned in inclusions

Required Visa

SCHENGEN VISA PHP 7,000.00 subject to change

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Itinerary

Leave Manila in the evening and arrive next day in the early morning.

Arrive in the capital of Greek Macedonia, Thessaloniki, in the morning. Enjoy a short orientation drive around the city seeing Aristotelus Square, Orthodox Church of Agios Dimitrios, its famous White Tower, Rotunda of Galerius and Monument of Alexander the Great. Proceed to hotel in Ionnina for dinner and stay at Saz City Life Hotel (*) or similar in Ioannina.

Visit the Silversmithing Museum in Ionnina and admire the nice view of the city and the lake around. Leave for the ancient ruins of Butrint for its Triangular Fortress and lake. “Butrint is a historical gem that encases the site’s development from the Illyrians through the Greek, Roman, Turkish, and Venetian periods, and set in an environmental wonderland,” Dinner and stay at Butrint Hotel (4*) or similar in Saranda.

Take a day tour to the nearby Greek Island of Corfu visiting its old town and the Corfu Channel. Rest of the afternoon is free at leisure. “Corfu is studded with whitewashed houses, Byzantine churches, and the remains of Venetian fortresses and Greek temples.” Return to Saranda for dinner and stay at hotel.

Pass Porto Palermo Castle and the Flag Pine Monument. Experience driving through the famous Llogara Pass, a spectacular winding road, rising up to 1,027m and overlooking the Ionian coast of the Albania Riviera. This is the highest point on the main coastal road between Vlore and Sarande. Dinner and stay at Hotel Mangalemi (4*) or similar in Berat.

Visit Berat’s its unique castle. It has a fortress overlooking the town dating back from the 13th century and containing many Byzantine churches and Ottoman mosque. See Berat Citadel. Mangalemi quarter, Gorica quarter, Gorica Bridge, Enver (never) slogan. Leave for Tirana, Albania’s capital. Dinner and stay at Tirana International Hotel (4*) or similar in Tirana.

Visit the Amphitheater, Skanderberg Square, Et’hem Bey Mosque, The Pyramid International Center of Culture, Martyrs of the National Boulevard, Mother Teresa Square, Bunker and city walls of Tirana. Not to be missed is a tour to BunkArt1, showing the Albanian life during the 45 years of communism. Rest of the afternoon is free at leisure. Dinner and stay at hotel in Tirana.

Proceed to Ohrid for a tour visiting St. Naum along Ohrid Lake, with more than 800 Byzantine-style icon and frescoes and inscribed on the World Heritage List of UNESCO. Not to be missed is the optional boat ride you can have for a song! Dinner and stay at Belleview Hotel (*4) or similar in Ohrid

Must see is Ohrid’s Old Town and Tsar Samuel’s Fortress. Do a walking tour to St. Klement, St. Sofia and St. Jovan Kaneo and get delighted by the beautiful panorama of this place. Pass by the National Workshop for Handmade Paper showing how paper is made in the original Chinese way from 2nd BC. The method is unique and it revives the old tradition in Ohrid. Rest of the afternoon is free at leisure. Dinner and stay at hotel in Ohrid.

Leave for Skopje, the capital and largest city of Macedonia. Enjoy some free time for shopping in Skopje. Dinner and stay at Hotel Bushi (4*) or similar in Skopje.

Visit St. Sofia, one of the largest and most significant monuments of medieval art and architecture, and the Memorial House of Mother Teresa. View from the outside its famous landmark such as Alexander the Great Square, Daut Pasha Hammam, St Spass Church, the Stone Bridge, Millenium Cross and the Old Bazaar. Dinner and stay at hotel in Skopje

Leave for Prishtina to visit the new Mother Teresa Cathedral. On to Visoki Decani Monastery, one of Kosovo’s best attraction. “One of Kosovo’s absolute highlights, this ancient monastery is in an incredibly beautiful spot beneath the mountains and surrounded by a forest of pine and chestnut trees. It’s on the outskirts of Decani, 15km south of Peja. Despite attacks from ethnic Albanians who’d like to see the Serbs leave, the 25 monks living here, in total isolation from the local community, have stayed and in 2016 even won a legal case reaffirming their right to owneship of the land.” dinner and stay at Hotel Dukagjini (4*) or similar in Peja.

Visit the Patriachate of Pec, one of the most important medieval monasteries in the Balkans, and definitely “must see” while in Western Kosovo/Pec. The monastery was built in 13th century and through the history it was a seat of the Serbian Orthodox Church. As of 2006, the Monastery is put on the UNESCO World Heritage list. While being in the Monastery don’t forget to see the miraculous icon of the Most Holy Theotokos of Pe, as well as St. Sava’s mulberry tree from 13th century. Spend some time at the Old Town of Peja and its Bazaar. Leave for Montenegro for dinner and stay at Ramada Hotel (4*) or similar in Podgorica.

Visit the picturesque and quaint town of Kotor. See if you can muster the climb to Kotor’s Castle of San Giovanni of 1355 steps to get stunning views of the town, bay and surrounding area. Explore Old Town of Budva passing the Budva Ballet Dancer Statue and its city walls. Return to Podgorica for dinner and stay at hotel.

Enjoy a city tour of Podgorica visiting the beautiful and 3rd largest Russian Orthodox Church in the world called Saborni Hram Hristovog Vaskrsenja. See the nice little Ottoman bridge of Ribnica. Vladimir Vvsotsky Monument and the Millenium Bridge. Rest of the time is free at leisure until your evening flight back to Manila.

Home sweet home…

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