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From Sofia to Sofia Golden Crycle

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Explore Balkans & Greece in 8 days: Sofia to Sofia. Highlights: Skopje, Tirana, Ohrid, Bitola, Meteora, Thessaloniki and Kavala. Optional excursions and local cuisine for an unforgettable adventure!

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Highlights

  • Discover the vibrant capitals and rich history in just 8 days!
  • From Sofia to Sofia, explore Skopje, Tirana, Ohrid, Meteora, and more!
  • Dive into the region's tapestry with optional excursions and local cuisine.

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Day 1: Arrival in Sofia Arrive to Sofia self transfer to the hotel, concluding the day with a hotel check-in, free time and enjoy the Sofia night life, Later in the evening, welcome meeting at your hotel with your Guide will provide you with information about the upcoming journey. Day 2: Sofia to Skopje After breakfast, we'll begin our adventure with a guided tour of Sofia. This tour will take you to some of the city's most remarkable landmarks, including Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, St. Sofia Basilica, the National Art Gallery Building, and the Presidential Palace. Following the tour, we'll hit the road for Skopje, the capital of North Macedonia. Upon reaching Skopje, we'll embark on a city tour to discover the rich history and culture of this city. Our itinerary includes stops at Kale Fortress, Stone Bridge, Macedonia Square, Alexander the Great statue, and Mustafa Pasha Mosque. Conclude the day with an overnight stay at a Skopje hotel. Day 3: Skopje to Tirana via Matka Canyon (optional) and Prizren Breakfast. En route, you'll have the opportunity to visit the stunning Matka Canyon. In Prizren,Visiting Prizren Castle, Mosque Sinanpasa, White Dream River. free time, we'll continue our journey to Albania, Tirana, overnight stay in hotel. Day 4: Tirana to Ohrid with St. Naum (Optional) Breakfast,visiting Skanderbeg Statue, Et’hem Bey Mosque, and the Clock Tower. Next, we'll make our way to the enchanting city of Ohrid.Visiting St. Naum. overnight stay in hotel. Day 5: Ohrid to Bitola and Meteora Breakfast,Visiting Old Town of Ohrid. In the afternoon, we'll set our course for Bitola, a city in Macedonia, include visits to the Ishak Bey Mosque, the New Mosque, and Shırok Street.Free time.Overnight stay in hotel. Day 6: Meteora – Vergina to Thessaloniki Following breakfast at your hotel, travel to the nearby UNESCO-listed Meteora for a tour of the cliff-top monasteries. Visit two different impressive Byzantine Monasteries built on top of rock towers, providing breathtaking views over the plain, continuing to Vergina tomb of Philip II ( The Father of Alexander the Great), and conclude the day in Thessaloniki. Discover landmarks like the White Tower and the Arch of Galerius before retiring to a Thessaloniki hotel. Day 7: Thessaloniki to Drama, Alistratis Cave & Local Winery (Optional Tour), Kavala Start your day with breakfast and a city tour in Drama, uncovering notable sites and enjoying a leisurely stroll in Parko Agias Varmaras. Indulge in free time for lunch and shopping in Drama before progressing to Kavala, where Western and Eastern influences converge seamlessly. We will continue to our optional tour with those passengers who will choose to come to explore Alistratis Cave and a local winery before spending the night in a impressive city Kavala. Day 8: Kavala to Sofia - End of the Tour Breakfast, panoramic view of Kavala and continue to our last destination to Sofia Our journey will conclude with a return to Sofia. End of Tour in Sofia.

Includes

Accommodation: Stay in 4 or 3-star hotels: Enjoy comfortable accommodations throughout the expedition in double or twin rooms. Bed and Breakfast Service: Start each day with a hearty breakfast to fuel your explorations. Professional Guide: Expert Guidance: Benefit from the knowledge and expertise of a professional guide who will accompany you throughout the expedition. Local Guides: Gain insights into the history, culture, and significance of each destination with engaging commentary from your local city guides. Daily breakfast provided at the hotels. Transportation: Seamless Transfers: Transportation is included for the entire journey, ensuring smooth transitions between destinations. Comfortable Travel: Travel in style and comfort as you explore the Balkans and Greece.

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