BALKAN PENINSULA Featured Images 2020 January Packages

APRIL 07 – 23 ‘2020: THE BEST OF BALKAN PENINSULA

ITINERARY

DAY 01 APR 7 – MANILA – VENICE

Depart Manila, aboard Emirates Airline, enjoy inflight amenities, meals and entertainment.

DAY 02 APR 8 – ARRIVE – VENICE – LJUBLJANA (D) 

Upon arrival in Venice, you will be transferred to LJUBLJANA, your guide will meet you to explore the city on foot, so start your trip with a walking tour of the city. Admire the Art Nouveau architecture in the central Preseren Square, before crossing Jože Plečnik’s famous Triple Bridge into the Old Town. Stroll the riverside markets, take a peek at the city’s oldest building in Ribji trg Square, highlights like the Dragon Bridge and the Cathedral of St Nicholas, and the rest of the day is free to explore the city before you transfer to the hotel for check in. Then dinner

DAY 03 APR 9 – LJUBLJANA – BLED – POSTOJNA CAVE – LJUBLJANA (BD) 

Today’s activity is an excursion to Lake Bled. This alpine lake is set in the beautiful scenery of the Alps. With its emerald-green lake, picture postcard island church, cliff topping medieval castle and its mountain backdrop, then city of Bled is one of the famous Slovenian resorts. Visit the small island in the middle of the lake is home to the Assumption of Mary Pilgrimage Church. Visitors frequently rings its bell for good luck. Then travel to the Karst Region. Visit Postojna Cave, one of the largest in Europe. Tour this unique subterranean world by miniature electric train. A fantastic web of tunnels, passages, galleries and halls, astonishing diversity of karst features, as well as easy access are certainly the main reasons for such popularity of the cave and a large number of visitors. Then back to Ljubljana. The rest of the day is free for your own personal agenda.

DAY 04 APR 10 – LJUBLJANA – PLITVITCE (BD)

After breakfast Visit the Old Town to view the Opera House, Cathedral, National Museum and visit the Castle, which offers a breathtaking panorama of the city together with the bird’s eye view of the old town. The tour continues with Zmajski Most (Dragon Bridge) Triple Bridge (Tromostovje), Square of the Republic and Roman Ruins. After lunch drive to Plitvice for overnight.

DAY 06 APR 11 – PLITVITCE – SPLIT (BD)

After breakfast visit Plitvice Lakes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery of this natural wonder with its 16 terraced lakes surrounded by forested mountains and lush vegetation. The park harbours a collection of waterfalls, gallery of lakes, forest and diversity of animal life. Then transfer to Split.

DAY 07 APR 12 – SPLIT – MEDJUGORJE – MOSTAR (BD)

After breakfast, enjoy your guided walking tour of Split – that show off the historic inner city, built around the Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. See the remnants of Split’s Roman Heritage, its Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter’s Temple, the Peristyle, and the St. Dominus Cathedral, Gold and Silver Gate, see St.  Duje Cathedral and later, proceed to Medjugorje. Our Lady of Medjugorje (also called Queen of Peace) is the title given to the Blessed Virgin Mary by those who believe that she appeared in 1981 to six Herzegovinian children in MedjugorjeBosnia and Herzegovina. Claimed they had seen visions of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Medjugorje has become an unapproved destination of Catholic pilgrimage. Visit St. James Church for meditation and private devotion. Then transfer to Mostar for overnight. Then dinner.

DAY 08 APR 13 – MOSTAR – DUBROVNIK (BD)

After breakfast guided sightseeing tour of Mostar – Mostar is a city in southern Bosnia and Herzegovina, straddling the Neretva River. It’s known for the iconic Stari Most (Old Bridge), a reconstructed medieval arched bridge. The nearby alleys are full of shops and market stalls, and the Old Bridge Museum explores the bridge’s long history. A narrow staircase leads up to the Koski Mehmed-Pasha Mosque’s minaret for panoramic city views. Then drive to Dubrovnik, check in and dinner.

DAY 09 APR 14 – DUBROVNIK (BD)

This morning, a walking tour shows you Old Dubrovnik. See Onofrio’s Fountain and the Rector’s Palace, as well as the Bell Tower Clock, Orlando’s Column, Sponza Palace, Dominican Monasteryand Franciscan Monastery with its Pharmacy, one of the oldest in the world & a UNESCO World Heritage site. Visit Dubrovnik Synagogue and more. The rest of the day is at leisure to enjoy the city your way, browse through the shops, stroll along the ancient city walls or simply relax. Dinner.

DAY 10 APR 15 – DUBROVNIK – KOTOR – BUDVA (BD)

After breakfast, proceed to Perast where you will be travelling to Kotor and visit the Cathedral of St. Tryphon Cathedral, Square of Armas, Pilar of shame and Napoleon Theater, then later headings south towards Budva. Upon arrival, you will have sightseeing tour of Budva, visiting St. Trinity church of Monastery of St. Peter and Parliament. Dinner and check in.

DAY 11 APR 16 – BUDVA – SHKODER – TIRANA (BD)

Upon breakfast, you will be headings to Tirana en route, stop at Shkoder for lunch, Shkoder is one of the municipality in northwestern Albania. It is one of the oldest and most historic places in the Balkan Peninsula. After lunch, proceed to Tirana. Upon arrival, you will meet your guide for short sightseeing tour of the capital city. Take a walk, enjoy the look of the colorful buildings, fancy coffees and green parks, visit also Et’hem Bey Mosque (entrance included) and view the Skanderbeg Square, the Clock Tower and the Tabak Bridge. The dinner and check in.

DAY 12 APR 17 – TIRANA – OHRID – SKOPJE (BD)  

After breakfast, transfer to Ohrid, then walking tour with your guide, start from Town harbor, , Lower Gate, Museum of Rubevi Family, Church of Sofia with entrance, the church of  Sveta Bogorodica Perivleptos or St. Clement Church. The later transfer to Skopje for overnight

DAY 13 APR 18 – SKOPJE – SOFIA BULGARIA (BD)

After breakfast, have a sightseeing tour of the city, visiting the Old Train Station, Monuments of Mother Teresa, the stone bridge and the Fortress Kale (entrance included) the most visited tourist attraction in the city. Then transfer to Sofia Bulgaria for overnight.

DAY 14 APR 19 – SOFIA BULGARIA – BELGRADE (BD)

After breakfast, you will have a sightseeing tour of Sofia Bugaria, visiting the tourist spots in the capita city. Then afterwards, you will be transferred to Belgrade, the capital of the southeast European country of Serbia. Then check in.
DAY 15 APR 20 – BELGRADE – ZAGREB (BD)

After breakfast, you have 3 hours sightseeing tour of Belgrade with local guide, visiting The house of the Servian Parliament, City Hall, The Saint Sava Temple, Tito’s Memorial – House of Flowers and the National Theater and then continue to ZAGREB. Dinner
DAY 16 APR 21 – ZAGREB (BD)

After breakfast morning guided tour to include walking tour around Zagreb an expert unfurls the rich culture and history of the two tiered capital of Croatia. Walk through the medieval core of the Upper Town to see the Stone Gate, visit Kula Lotrscak Tower, and see St. Stephen Cathedral, Parliament, and the Government Palace, the University, open air Dolac Market. Then free time.

DAY 17 APR 22– DEPART ZAGREB – MANILA (B)

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back to Manila.

DAY 18 APR 23 – ARRIVE – MANILA

Arrive Manila from a memorable and enjoyable trip.

INCLUSIONS

  • Roundtrip Airfare via Emirates
  • 14 night’s hotel based on 4*
  • Half board meals (Breakfast and dinner, as indicated in the itinerary. (Mix local & Chinese)
  • Sightseeing tours as specified in the itinerary
  • Entrances as per the itinerary
  • Souvenir Item, like bags etc.
  • Travel Kits / Luggage tag
  • Tour Briefing with snack
  • Filipino Tour Escort all throughout
  • Travel Insurance up to 60 years
    • If 61–69yrs…add’l $10 / person.
    • If 70 – 75yrs.add’l $20 / person

EXCLUSIONS

  • Airfare Taxes:: TBA
  • Philippine Travel Taxes: $32.00
  • Beverages / Drinks
  • Visa Fee P7,800
  • Tips for the Driver, Local Guide.
  • Restaurant & Airport assistance
  • Items purely personal in nature such as telephone calls, laundry service, & refreshments in
  • City taxes: $35.00 / pax
  • Porterage of 1 pc. luggage

BOOKING CONDITIONS

A Deposit of US300.00 per person is required and NON-refundable.

50% upon release of passport

Full payment should be made at least 30 days prior to departure

Cancellation made after issuance of visa will auto forfeit the dep.

Cancellation made less 30 days before dep. will automatically forfeit the payment

*Min. 30-34 Pax – $2,988.00

  • 25-29 PAX – $3,088.00
  • 20-24 PAX – $3,188.00
  • 15-19 PAX – $3,388.00
  • SGL Suppl. $750.00

VISA REQUIREMENTS

  • Application Form
  • Passport valid for 6 months
  • 2 copies of recent passport size pictures
  • COE with Leave of Absence and Salary Declaration
  • Bank Certificate & Bank Statement
  • ITR (original / photocopy)
  • Travel Insurance valid for 45 days
  • Marriage Contract / Affidavit of Consent if not travelling with Spouse
  • Birth Certificate
  • Additional if self-employed:
  • Business Registration
  • ITR of the Business
  • Annual Declaration Income