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Zagreb

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Maio 2021 / Março 2022

Cidades para visitar: Zagreb; ; Sarajevo; Mostar; Medjugorje; Dubrovnik; Kotor; Budva; Tirana; Struga; Kastoria; Kalambaca; Thessaloniki; Melnik; Sandansky; Rila, Kyustendil; Sofia; Bachkovo; Plovdiv; Kazanlak; Arbanassi; Veliko Tarnovo; Basarboski; Bucareste

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Introdução

Caro viajante: Obrigado por nos escolher para realizar este passeio!Esperamos que você aproveite a sua viagem.

Aqui damos-lhe uma orientação em sua turnê com as informações que acreditamos que pode ser de seu interesse.A informação é indicativa, podem existir variações em horas designadas.

TRANSFER do aeroporto, se você tiver incluído ou compra. Nossa transferência vai ser esperando por você com um cartaz em nome de Europamundo ou seu nome para a saída do costume (após a coleta de sua bagagem).

Lembre-se de informar-nos por telefone, se você perdeu seu voo de conexão ou esperado atraso de sua chegada, em sua figura VOUCHER o telefone da transferência.

IMPORTANT: If you had additional nights upon arrival the hotel will have your reservation, but his travel guide normally will not be until the night before the start of the tour.

Dia
Zagreb  - If you start your trip in Zagreb: Our guide will arrive in the city of Zagreb on Wednesday about 15.00 hrs. Free time until the arrival of our guide. 

15.00hrs- In order to participate in the  panoramic tou r of the city please be at the hotel reception.

16:00 hrs . - Zagreb. From the hotel,  panoramic tour of Zagreb  with local guide, we can admire its two hills, the old quarter, the upper city and the new neighborhoods of the Croatian capital. The visit will last about two hours.

You will then have free time.  Dinner included.
Total distance: 415 km
Landscapes:  Mountains, ancient castles.
Note:   Bring your pasport, we will go to Bosnia. Sometimes this journey may suffer delays due to traffic density or border delays.

07:30 hrs. - Zagreb - Departure. We travel to Bosnia. Areas of hills and forests in the center of Croatia.

09.30 hrs.- Border crossing procedures entering Bosnia (sometimes they can be delayed). 

We travel through the region where the ruined houses tell us about the war and ethnic conflict in Bosnia in the 1990s. We cross  Doboj , the former provincial capital where Orthodox, Muslims, Christians and Jews used to live together. 

12.45 hrs.- Maglaj .- Arrival, picturesque small town dominated by its castle. Time for a walk and lunch.

14:15 hrs.- Maglaj- departure.
16:15 hrs.- Sarajevo  - Arrival. We include a  panoramic city tour  with local guide. We will talk about the conflict that existed in Bosnia and Sarajevo, we will walk through the historical center with strong Turkish influence (its bazaars, its mosques). We will also know the  Tunnel of Hope  that saved the city during the siege (according to arrival time, this place can be visited on Friday before leaving for Mostar).
Dinner included .
Distância total realizada: 315 km.

Paisagens: Belas paisagens em todo o trajeto: montanhas, rios, cachoeiras, lagos, aldeias pitorescas no caminho. Chegada em Dubrovnik com belas paisagens marinhas.
Notas: Leve seu passaporte a mão, hoje retornaremos novamente a Croacia.
Recomendamos usar sapatos confortáveis para as visitas e passeio em  Kravice.
08.30 hrs. - Sarajevo.-Saída. Belas paisagens entre montanhas e vales.
11.00 hrs.- Mostar . Tempo livre para passear e almoçar nesta cidade muito pitoresca, as ruas estão cheias de vida comercial e pequenos restaurantes. A alta ponte de pedra separa as comunidades católicas, ortodoxas e muçulmanas.
14.00 hrs. - Mostar. -saída- Apenas a 20 km se encontra:
14.30 hrs.- Medjugorge .- chegada- Lugar onde vão milhares de peregrinos católicos, dizem que a Virgem Maria continua aparecendo no topo da montanha. Tempo para passear pelo centro ou perto da da igreja principal.
16.00 hrs. - Medjugorge -saída-.
16.30 hrs-   Chegada, ainda na Bósnia, para Kravice , deslumbrantes cachoeiras de 25/30 metros de altura, cujas paredes formam jardins verticais, rodeados por vegetação e muitas vezes  as pessoas de Dubrovnik ou Mostar vão para banhar-se e relaxar-se com um piquenique.
17.15 hrs - Kravice, saída. Passo a Croacia. Belas paisagens costeras.
19.45 hrs- Dubrovnik- Chegada.- Jantar incluido .       
Dubrovnik - Pela manhã , iniciando aproximadamente às  nove da manhã, incluimos uma visita com guia local da cidade de Dubrovnik; nos encontramos sem dúvida em uma das cidades mais bonitas da Europa: Suspensa sobre uma rocha, rodeada de muralhas, banhada pelo mar Adriático, começamos incluindo a subida em teleférico, desde o alto das montanhas vizinhas poderemos admirar as melhores vistas da cidade, posteriormente caminhando conheceremos o seu centro histórico, é uma jóia do patrimônio arquitetônico mundial. Na visita incluimos as entradas ao Mosteiro Franciscano que guarda a farmácia mais antiga da Europa; entrada incluida também à catedral de Dubrovnik e ao Palacio de Sponza.
Tarde livre.
Retorno ao hotel no final da tarde. Jantar incluído.
Nota: em ocasiões o teleférico não opera por questões climatológicas ou de manutenção, nesses casos ofereceremos entrada às muralhas de Dubrovnik onde também se têm umas vistas fantásticas da cidade e da Baía.
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.- Budva , a beautiful walled enclave on a rocky islet in the sea. Time for a stroll, to take photos and have lunch.    

13.45 hrs.- Budva - 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. 
Total distance: 395km
Landscapes:  Beautiful landscapes in the north of Greece and on the way to Bulgaria: mountains, isolated areas, forests.
Note:   Remember to have your Passport ready, you will need it to enter in Bulgaria.

08.00 hrs.- Kalambaca.- Departure.  We travel through the North of Greece, amidst pretty mountain scenery, to the Aegean Sea. 
11.15 hrs.- THESSALONICA – Arrival-, time for a stroll and lunch in Greece’s second city. 

14.00hrs.- Thesalonica- Departure. We travel towards the Pirin mountain, a World Heritage Site, areas heavily influenced by the Greek, Slavic and Turkish cultures.  After this we go on our way towards  BULGARIA,  and the border pass.  Schedules of this stage sometimes,  can suffer important delays because of the border procedures.  

16.45hrs.- MELNIK.  Arrival. In Bulgarian Macedonia we stop in this picturesque museum village in beautiful scenery amidst a wine producing area. We will learn about the traditional Balkan ways of life.  


17.45hrs.- Melnik. Departure.
18.15 hrs- SANDANSKI , arrival at this beautiful small spa city, the birthplace of Spartacus,  dinner a nd accommodation. 
Total distance covered:  225 km.
  
Scenery:  beautiful landscapes of the Balkans, with mountains, remote areas and forests. 
Note:   Wear suitable clothing to visit the monastery of Rila.- 

08.30 hrs - Sandanski.- Saída.- T
10.30 hrs - Rila Monastery  - We visit this beautiful walled Orthodox monastery that is hidden hidden among forests and mountains within a national park. Time to look around. 

11.45 hrs  - Rila -Departure-. 
17:45 hrs - Sofia - Arrival-. After time for lunch, we include a  tour of the capital of Bulgaria , where we will see the Alexander Nevski Cathedral, the Russian church, the mosque, its squares and avenues of Stalinist architecture. Free time.
Total distance covered: 205 km.
  
Scenery:  Large agricultural plains. 
Note:  Wear suitable clothing to visit the monastery of Bachkovo.- 

08.30hrs.- Sofía. Departure.-
11.00hrs.-    BACHKOVO MONASTERY,  arrival to the Bulgaria’s second most important monastery, founded in the eleventh century, with its three churches and the life of its monks, and we feel it as a place full of peace. 

12.00 hrs.- Bachkovo Monastery. Departure. 
12.45 hrs.-  PLOVDIV,  After time for lunch, we  visit the city with a local guide , which is one of the oldest in Europe. Here we  include tickets to the Roman amphitheatre, the ancient chemist’s and the Armenian house.   Free time to   stroll in its beautiful historic town centre with its half-timbered houses.   Dinner included.
Total distance covered:  230 km.
  
Scenery:   We cross the valley of the roses with great color in season of flowering (May and June). Beautiful scenery across the Balkans mountain range. 
Note:  in some cases, Arbanassi visit may take place on Sunday instead of Saturday.

08.00hrs.- Plovdiv. Departure. Nice small roads through the interior of Bulgaria. We arrived to the valley of the roses.

10.00hrs.-  In the valley of the Roses, we will see  KAZALNAK,  where  tickets are included to the replica of the Thracian tomb  (Heritage of Mankind) and we will learn about the production of products derived from the roses. 

11.30 hrs.- Kazalnuk. Departure. Amidst the mountains, we stop at the Russian church of  SHIPKA , which reminds us the strong links that exist between the Bulgarians and the Russians and the help that Bulgaria received from Russia in its war of independence against the Ottomans.


13.15hrs.- ETARA,  arrival at this charming village/ethnographic museum and time for lunch.

15.30 hrs.- Etara. Departure.
16.45hrs.-   ARBANASSI,  arrival to the ancient trading city with its fortress-houses, where we visit the  Church of the Nativity (entrance included) . 

17.45hrs.-  Arrival in  VELIKO TARNOVO , Bulgaria’s former capital, with a very picturesque mediaeval centre, along with its hill.  Dinner included  (may be changed for lunch in Etara).


Note:  in some cases, Arbanassi visit may take place on Sunday instead of Saturday.




Total distance covered:  190 km.
  
Scenery:  We crossed the Danube on the border.
Note:  Keep your passport to hand, as it will be required on the border with Romania.

08.30hrs.- Veliko Tarnovo. Departure.  We travel to Romania,
10.00hrs.- BASARBOVSKI MONASTERY,  We stop at a place of pilgrimage dug out of the rock. 

11.00hrs.- Barsabovski. Departure.  We cross the border and the river Danube. 


12.45 hrs.- BUCHAREST , arrival  (variable schedules depending on the border procedures). After time for lunch, we take a  panoramic tour  of the city with its ancient quarter and the giant Parliament Palace. Free time.  Dinner included.
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