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Internationale groepsreis Balkan Explorer

Discover Macedonia and get a taste of Bulgaria and Kosovo
10 dagen vanaf € 2.049,- (excl. vlucht)

Food

  • All breakfasts, 3 lunches and 2 dinners are included.Food in the Balkans is quite varied thanks to the many regional influences, particularly Mediterranean combining Ottoman, Oriental and European tastes. Many corners of the Balkans have popular dishes with the same names but often have big differences in taste. Dairy products, especially milk and yoghurt are present in many dishes. Grilled meats are very popular with pork and lamb being prevalent in Macedonia and Bulgaria. Pastries, pies, salads and fresh vegetable dishes are a staple of the Balkan diet.Macedonian wine is incredibly good value, especially wines from the Tikvesh region. Rakija, similar to brandy, is very popular and often locals make their own. Mastika, a liquor, is considered the national drink of Macedonia and is usually poured over ice and enjoyed with a selection of small dishes.Vegetarian and some special dietary requirements can be catered for but options are limited throughout the Balkans. Please inform the office of any specific requirements upon booking.

Activities

  • Culture
  • Multi-Country Holidays
  • Cultural Wonders
  • Multi-Country Culture Holidays
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10 dagen vanaf € 2.049,-

Route 10 daagse groepsrondreis Balkan Explorer

Discover the rich history of Bulgaria, Macedonia and Kosovo, where influences from the East and the West collide. This trip showcases some of the cultural highlights of the central part of the Balkans, famous for ancient civilization traces, UNESCO world heritage monasteries and churches and the vibrant, laidback capital cities of Sofia and Skopje. Having been under numerous influences throughout the ages, both Bulgaria and Macedonia have an eclectic history where different cultures have all left their mark. But a visit to this region of the Balkan Peninsula would not be complete without experiencing the contrasting natural beauty it has to offer: national parks, high mountains, fertile valleys, famous wine regions and the peaceful, alluring Lakes Ohrid and Prespa – they are all part of this comprehensive itinerary.

  1. Dag 1 - Start in Sofia, Bulgaria. After the meeting with the leader, we go for a welcoming dinner.
  2. Dag 2 - Transfer to Melnik stopping at UNESCO sites Boyana Church and the famous Rila Monastery en route. Free afternoon upon arrival into Melnik.
  3. Dag 3 - Transfer to Macedonia. After lunch we visit the ancient city of Stobi and enjoy wine tasting over dinner in a winery of the famous Tikveš wine region.
  4. Dag 4 - Drive to Bitola to visit the archaeological site of Heraclea and enjoy a walking tour of the city with free time in the evening.
  5. Dag 5 - Pelister NP walk, Beekeepers farm and lunch in Dihovo, transfer to Lake Ohrid via Lake Prespa and Galičica NP.
  6. Dag 6 - A full day in Ohrid, a UNESCO World Heritage city. Dinner in a family home in Kuratica village.
  7. Dag 7 - Transfer to Kosovo via Tetovo and Šar Planina NP. Lunch in Varvara and a walking tour in Prizren.
  8. Dag 8 - Visiting the UNESCO’s Gračanica Monastery before arrival to Skopje, the capital of Macedonia, followed by a walking tour of the city.
  9. Dag 9 - Osogovo monastery visit while transferring back to Sofia for a city tour and a farewell dinner.
  10. Dag 10 - End Sofia.
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