De Atenas a Belgrado

Duration

12 Days

Physical rate

Moderate

Starting city

Athens

Available

April 2021 / March 2022

Cities to visit: Athens; Kamena Vourla; Kalambaca; Thessaloniki; Melnik; Sandansky; Rila, Kyustendil; Sofia; Bachkovo; Plovdiv; Kazanlak; ; Arbanassi; Veliko Turnovo; Basarboski; Bucharest; Sinaia; Bran; Sighisoara; Biertan, Judeţul Sibiu; Sibiu; Hunedoara; Timisoara; Belgrade

Detailed day by day description

Introduction

Dear Traveler: thank you for choosing us to perform this Tour! We hope you enjoy your trip.

Here we give you a guidance on their tour with the information that we believe may be of your interest. The information is indicative, may exist variations on designated hours.

TRANSFER from the airport, if you have it included or purchasing. Our transfer will be waiting for you with a poster on behalf of Europamundo or its name to the output of the custom (after collecting your luggage)..

Remember to inform us by phone if you lost your connection flight or expected delay of their arrival, in your VOUCHER figure the phone of the transfer.

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.

Day
On arrival, transfer from the airport to the hotel. Free time. 

You will receive information about the start of the circuit during the afternoon, or you can check the informative panels in the hotel reception area.
Distancia total realizada: 410 km.
 
Paisajes: Vistas sobre el mar. PAISAJES FANTÁSTICOS en la región de Meteoras visitamos monasterios ortodoxos.
Notas: Prevea ropa adecuada (las mujeres tendrán que colocarse faldas que las serán entregadas a la llegada al monasterio). Prevean también calzado cómodo… tendrá que subir muchos escalones!!! 
08:00 hrs. Atenas –salida-. Viajamos hacia el norte de Grecia. Agradables paisajes Mediterráneos. 
11:00 hrs. - Kamena Vourla –Llegada-. Bonito núcleo turístico junto al mar en muy hermoso enclave paisajístico. Tiempo para un paseo y un café. 
12:00 hrs. - Kamena Vourla –salida-. Continuamos nuestra ruta por el interior de Grecia. Parada en área de servicio para almorzar. 
15:30 hrs. - Meteoras –Llegada. Iniciamos nuestro recorrido entre los fantásticos paisajes de las Meteoras que albergan monasterios “colgados” literalmente de las rocas. Paramos y visitamos alguno de sus monasterios (entrada no incluida), divisamos los restantes monasterios “colgados” en las rocas.(Patrimonio de la Unesco).
Cena y alojamiento en Kalambaca, pequeña ciudad en el centro de la región de las Meteoras.
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-. 
14.00 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  KAZALNUK,  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.
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. 
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 Servia.

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.
After breakfast, end of our services.

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