Balkan´s Route with Athens - ENGMARKET

Duración

13 Días

Condición física

Moderado

Ciudad de inicio

Bucarest

Disponible

2019 / 2020

Ciudades a visitar: Bucarest; Sinaia; Bran; Sighisoara; Biertan, Judeţul Sibiu; Sibiu; Hunedoara; Timisoara; Belgrado; Sarajevo; Mostar; Medjugorje; Kravice; Dubrovnik, Dalmacia; Kotor; St.estefan; Tirana; Struga, Macedonia; Ohrid, Municipalidad De Ocrida; Kastoria; Kalambaca; Delfos; Atenas

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Introducción

Estimado viajero: ¡Gracias por habernos elegido para realizar este circuito! Esperamos que disfrute de su viaje.

Le damos aquí una orientación sobre su tour con la información que consideramos puede ser de su interés. La información es ORIENTATIVA, pudiendo existir variaciones sobre los horarios señalados.

TRASLADOS desde el aeropuerto, si lo tiene incluido o comprado. Nuestro trasladista lo estara esperando con un cartel con el nombre de Europamundo o su nombre a la salida de aduanas (despues de recoger su equipaje).

IMPORTANTE: Si usted tuvo NOCHES ADICIONALES a su llegada al hotel tendrá su reserva realizada, pero el guía de su viaje normalmente no se encontrará hasta la noche anterior al inicio del tour. Su tiempo por tanto hasta ese momento es libre.

En el HOTEL le podrán ayudar con toda la información que precise sobre la ciudad. En la recepción podrá encontrar un CARTEL INFORMATIVO de Europamundo donde figurarán las actividades y los horarios establecidos para su grupo. Lea el cartel informativo.

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TODAY´S HIGHLIGHT:  Transfer to the hotel. Citytour of Bucharest.
Welcome to Bucharest. On arrival at the airport, we will be waiting for you to  transfer  you to the hotel. Towards 13.00 hrs, after lunch, we take a  panoramic tour  of the city with its ancient quarter and the giant Parliament Palace. Free time.  Dinner included . 

Total distance covered: 325  km.  
Scenery:  beautiful landscapes with the Carpathian mountains, remote areas and forests. Small picturesque villages en route.
Note:   Wear suitable clothing. The Sinaia area is located on the mountain, we recommend warm clothes and comfortable shoes.

08.00hrs.- Bucharest. Departure. Today we have a stage of great scenic beauty, travelling to Transylvania across the Carpathian mountains and through forests.  


10.30hrs.- SINAIA,  Arrival. We will stroll in the gardens of the Peles and Pelisor castles (visit of the gardens, the interior of the castle is closed on Mondays).

12.00hrs.- Sinaia- Departure. High mountains.
13.00hrs.- BRAN.  arrival to the 14th-century  fortress, known as “ Dracula’s Castle” (tickets included).  Time for lunch and stroll on the beautiful center.

15.30hrs.- Bran - Departure. The architecture of some of the villages shows that these regions were inhabited by people of German origin.

17.45hrs.- SIGHISOARA,  arrival to this very beautiful walled mediaeval city and Heritage of Mankind. Tonight we  include a very special dinner,  in the restaurant of Count Dracula, in the house where Vlad Tepes was born. 

Note:  The hotel capacity of Sighisoara is limited. On some date the accommodation can be given in SIBIU (departure from Sighisoara after dinner). In these cases the stop in Biertan is removed and the city of Alba Lulia is visited instead.

Total distance covered: 39 5 km.
  
Scenery:  beautiful landscapes and towns.

08.30 hrs.- Sighisoara- Departure. In Transylvania there are numerous fortified churches in areas that were inhabited by people of German origin; some of these churches have been declared Heritage of Mankind, and we will see one of them: 
09.00 hrs.- BIERTAN.  Arrival to visit the fortified church  (tickets included) .

10.00hrs.- Biertan, Departure. 
11.15hrs.- SIBIU,  arrival to this important economic and cultural centre that was the capital of Transylvania, with its bustling narrow streets and squares. Time for a stroll and for lunch. 

14.15hrs.- Sibiu- Departure. 
16.00hrs.- In the afternoon, we visit the impressive  castle of HUNEDOARA (tickets included),  which is considered the prettiest castle in Romania.

17.00hrs.- Hunedoara- Departure.
19.30hrs.- TIMISOARA,  Arrival.   T ime for a stroll in its elegant central squares. 

Total distance covered: 170 km .  
Note:  Keep your passport to hand, as it will be required on the border with Serbia.

08.30hrs.- Timisoara- Departure. Among pleasant landscapes we set off for Serbia and the border pass (border procedures sometimes delayed).

11.30 hrs.-   BELGRADE,  arrival. We include a  panoramic tour  of this active capital on the shores of the Danube as it flows into the Sava, where we can admire its busy centre, its parliament, and stroll in the Kalemegdan fortress.  Afternoon free.

Total distance:  295 km
Landscapes:  Forests, mountains, rivers, small cities. Great contrasts in our trip through Bosnia.
Note:   Remember to have your Passport ready, you will need it to enter in Bosnia.  Schedules of this stage sometimes can suffer important delays because of the border procedures.  

08.00hrs.- Belgrade. Departure. A stage of pretty forest and mountain scenery. Short stop en route to get pictures of the landscapes.  We enter  BOSNIA. 


14.15hrs.- SARAJEVO , arrival at lunchtime.  Panoramic tour  with a local guide of this city of strong Turkish influence: its mosques, its madrasahs, its busy bazaars. We will also see the  Tunnel of life  that saved the city during the Serbian siege.  Dinner included.

Distancia total realizada: 315 km.

Paisajes: Bonitos paisajes toda la etapa: montañas, ríos, cataratas, lagos, pueblos pintorescos en ruta. Llegada a Dubrovnik con bellísimos paisajes marinos.
Notas: Lleve su pasaporte a mano, hoy regresamos nuevamente a Croacia.
Recomendamos lleve calzado cómodo para las visitas y el paseo en Kravice.
08.30 hrs. - Sarajevo –salida-. Muy bonitos paisajes entre montañas y valles.
11.00 hrs.- Mostar. - Tiempo libre  para pasear y almorzar en esta muy pintoresca ciudad, sus calles rebosan de vida comercial y pequeños restaurantes. El alto puente de piedra separa las  comunidades católica, ortodoxa y musulmana.
14.00 hrs. - Mostar –salida-. A tan solo 20 km se encuentra:
14.30 hrs.- Medjugorge. -  Llegada-. Lugar donde acuden miles de peregrinos católicos, dicen que la virgen Maria sigue apareciéndose en lo alto de la montaña. Tiempo para pasear junto a su iglesia principal y centro urbano.
16.00 hrs. - Medjugorge –salida-.
16.30 hrs-   Llegada, todavía en Bosnia, a Kravice , impresionantes cascadas de 25/ 30 m de altura cuyas paredes forman jardines verticales rodeados de vegetación y donde suelen ir gentes de Dubrovnik o Mostar a bañarse y relajarse haciendo un picnic.
17.15 hrs- Kravice, salida. Paso a Croacia. Muy bonitos paisajes costeros.
19.45 hrs- Dubrovnik - Llegada.- Cena incluida.  

Dubrovnik - Por la mañana incluimos iniciando sobre las nueve de la mañana visita con guía local de la ciudad de Dubrovnik; nos encontramos sin duda en una de las ciudades más hermosas de Europa: colgada sobre una roca, rodeada de murallas, bañada por el mar Adriático, comenzamos incluyendo la subida en teleférico, desde lo alto de las montañas vecinas podremos admirar las mejores vistas de la ciudad, posteriormente caminando conocemos su centro histórico,  es una joya del patrimonio arquitectónico mundial. En la visita incluimos las entradas al Monasterio Franciscano que guarda la farmacia más antigua de Europa; entrada incluida también a la catedral de Dubrovnik y al Palacio de Sponza.
Tarde libre.
Regreso al final de la tarde a nuestro hotel. Cena incluida .
Nota: en ocasiones el teleférico no opera por cuestiones climatológicas o de mantenimiento, en esos casos ofreceremos entrada a las murallas de Dubrovnik donde también se tienen unas vistas fantásticas de la ciudad y de la Bahía.

Distance covered: 295 km 
Scenery:  Very beautiful scenery along the Adriatic coast. The bay of Kotor possesses some of the most beautiful scenery in Europe. Very picturesque villages along the way. . Subsequently Albania presents us with images of a more rural country with a very strong character of its own Note: Have your passports to hand. We cross the border to Montenegro and Albania. We will sometimes have to change coach on the border with Montenegro.    

07.30 hrs.- Dubrovnik - Departure -. We set off early for  Montenegro . Border procedures (which may sometimes be long). Beautiful scenery in the bay of Kotor.-  
09.30 hrs ( variable depending on which border).-  Kotor. - Arrival -. Time to stroll in this beautiful walled town with its strong Venetian influence, which stands in a magnificent scenic background.   
11.00 hrs.- Kotor - Departure - We continue among beautiful coastal scenery. 
11.45 hrs.- St. Estepan , a beautiful walled enclave on a rocky islet in the sea. Time for a stroll, to take photos and have lunch.    

13.45 hrs.- St Estepan - Departure -. We travel along the coast towards  Albania . Arrival at the frontier and border procedures (which may sometimes be long). Time at the frontier too to have a coffee and change money. We carry on along small roads. We enter the capital of Albania.  
17.30 hrs.- Tirana  - Arrival -.  Dinner  and accommodation.  

Distance covered: 160 km 
Scenery: Slow mountain roads in Albania. Interesting scenery throughout the whole stage. Very beautiful around Lake Ohrid with its crystal clear waters.  
Note: Have your passports to hand. We are crossing the border with Macedonia. Make sure you do not need a visa to enter this country.   

After breakfast, we include a panoramic tour of Tirana: The capital of Albania, with its mosques, the clock tower, the ministries. Our local guide will tell us about this small country.  Free time before going on our way. (this visit may also be made in the evening on arrival in Tirana, depending on the sunlight and on the decision of the guide).-   

11.15 hrs.- Tirana - Departure -. Mountain scenery. After this, we come to Lake Ohrid which forms the border with Macedonia and offers us very pretty countryside. Border crossing (there may sometimes be delays). Entry in Macedonia . 
14.30 hrs.- Struga - Arrival -. A picturesque town on the shore of the lake. Time for a stroll and lunch.-   

15.30 hrs.- Struga - Departure -.  
16.15 hrs.- Ohrid - Arrival -. A town with a very strong Ottoman influence, declared World Heritage. Time to see the centre of the town, after which we will go to our hotel (located in the outskirts of the town, by the lake). Dinner included and accommodation.

Distance covered: 295 km 
Scenery:  Generally pretty scenery of the Balkans and north of Greece. Mountains in Greece. Spectacular scenery in the area of the Meteoras. 
Notes: Have your passports to hand. We enter Greece (Schengen zone).  
- We visit the Valley of the Meteoras, stopping at the most important Orthodox monasteries and visiting one of them. Provide for suitable clothing (women will have to put on skirts, which will be given to them at their arrival at the Monastery). Provide for comfortable footwear to climb up to the Monastery.    

07.45 hrs.- Ohrid - Departure -. We travel to the border through regions of pleasant agricultural plains. We pass through Bitola, a historic town that was called the “city of consuls”. Stop at the frontier where we have a chance for a coffee and to change money if we need to. The north of Greece has a strong Slav and Ottoman influence and a very broken geography.  
11.45 hrs.- Kastoria - Arrival -. The city of the 100 churches, with its mediaeval streets and pleasant restaurants beside its pretty lake. Time for a stroll and lunch.    

13.45 hrs.- Kastoria - Departure -. 
16.00 hrs. – Meteoras – Arrival -. We start our route amidst the fantastic scenery of the Meteoras which houses monasteries literally “hanging” from the rocks. We stop and visit the Mega Meteoras monastery while observing the remaining monasteries “hanging” on the rocks.    
Dinner included and accommodation in Kalabaka, a small town at the centre of the Meteoras region. 

Distancia total realizada: 410 km.
 
Agradables mediterráneos. Muy bonitos paisajes en la región de Delfos. 
08:00 hrs. - Kalambaca –salida-. Viaje por Tesalia hacia la Grecia Central. Espectaculares paisajes sobre el mar llegando a Delfos. 
12.00 hrs. - Delfos –Llegada-. Tiempo para conocer el hermoso conjunto arqueológico que domina el golfo de Corinto, lugar cargado de magia. Tiempo para almorzar. 
15:00 hrs. - Delfos – salida-. Paso entre montañas, el Monte Parnaso domina el paisaje.  
18.15hrs. Atenas – Llegada. Por la noche traslado a la zona de Plaka, barrio histórico lleno de vida, comercios y pequeños restaurantes, en sus callejas y plazas. Nuestro guía le propondrá asistir a un espectáculo folclórico.

TODAY´S HIGHLIGHTS:  City tour in Athens. 

We will enjoy a  scenic visit  of this modern city, which includes the Panathinaikos Stadium and the Royal Palace. 
Note : Occasionally, the tour of Athens may take place on Wednesday right after arrival depending on how this stage develops and the sunlight.


Free time during the day to walk around and discover unforgettable places.

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