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FROM RM7,390 PER PERSON MAR/APR/MAY 2018): 12 DAYS 9 NIGHTS BALKAN HISTORIC AND NATURE TOUR (ALBANIA, MACEDONIA, KOSOVO, MONTENEGRO, BOSNIA, CROATIA)

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The Balkan Peninsula is one of the last unexplored frontiers in Europe. But with a wealth of history, endless cultural treasures and great nightlife, it’s not going to be long before the region becomes the next travel hotspot..
PRICE FROM : RM7,390
 

PACKAGE ITINERARY

DAY

DEPARTURE KLIA – ISTANBUL

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Assemble at KLIA @7.30PM. Depart to ISTANBUL for our 1st leg and transit until our connecting flight to Tirana @0745AM.


DAY

TIRANA – BERAT

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Depart to Tirana and expected to arrive at 8.25. Meet our local English speaking guide and start the tour of Tirana City where we will visit: Et'hem Bey Mosque , the Skanderbeg Square, Mother Theresa Square, Congress Palace, National History Museum, Presidency and First University. Continue with lunch at local restaurant and Jama prayer at local mosque.
Proceed to next destination, the UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE, CITY OF BERAT. This city is always the highlights of visiting Albania, “Town of a thousand windows” will make you breathless with the whites’ Ottoman houses claiming the hills. Meet our local guide and proceed visit Berat Castle and Berat Old Town. See the King Mosque, Bachelor’s Museum, Red Mosue and Onufri’s museum. Enjoy some free time in the old town. Check in and dinner at hotel.


DAY

BERAT - OHRID

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Leaving BERAT in the morning, we continue our journey to the next Balkan country, the MACEDONIA. This landlocked country is famous for the Ottoman architectures and its mountains and lakes. First stop in Macedonia, we will be visiting Struga Town- on the shore of Lake Ohrid and also a very popular tour destination. Spend time visiting villages in Veleshta, Radoleshta and Struga Old Town.

Continue to the next destination, Lake Ohrid. Lake Ohrid is considered the oldest and largest lake in Europe. It is also the considered as the most beautiful lake among the three tectonic lakes in Macedonia. With local guide, tour the Zyenel Abedin Pasha Mosque, Pedestrian street of Ohrid and Ohrid Old Town. Spend time at National Workshop for Handmade Paper and enjoy Boat trip at Ohrid Lake* (fare - TBA)
Outside visit: : Old Cinar Tree, St Sophia church, Ohrid Promenade, St. Kliment Church and Old Fortress


DAY

OHRID – SKOPJE - PRIZREN

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Depart Ohrid in the morning and proceed to the Capital of Macedonia for our next stop. Upon our arrival in Skopje, we will be meeting with local guide and start the city tour by visiting the Old Town, Skopje Castle, Memorial of Mother Theresa The Ottoman Stone Bridge, Alexander the Great Square, Mosque, The Hamam and Old Bazaar. Lunch will be served at local restaurant.
Continue 2.5 hours journey to Prizren, one of the Beautiful cities at the foot Shar Mountains in Kosovo.
Upon arrival in Prizren, continue with our short tour around the Old Town –built during Illyrian time. This town hosted 2 major empires, Byzantine and Ottoman resulting distinctive marks in the city especially in the cobble square. Visit The Sinan Pasha Mosque and Albania League Of Prizren Museum and shop for souvenir at the town area. Later, check in Hotel and free time to wander the city on your own.


DAY

PRIZREN - FIERZE – LAKE KOMAN – SHKODER

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After breakfast depart to Albania in the city of Fierze for our 2 hours boat trip coasting along the Koman Lake towards Shkoder. Enjoy sightseeing along the beautiful landscapes of mountains and hydro dam. Lunch will be served either on the boat or upon arrival in Shkoder. Arrive in Historic Shkoder, proceed to hotel for overnight stay. From the hotel, we continue with short walking tour along the pedestrian street and the  Ebu Bakr Mosque. From outside - see the Buna River, Lead Mosque and the Shkoder City Hall. Dinner at local restarant and Check in.


DAY

SHKODER –BUDVA - KOTOR – DUBROVNIK – NEUM

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Meet with driver and depart to Montenegro. Drive straight to Podgarica/Budva* – See the Sveti Stefan, , Old town, Poet Square. Spent 30 minutes at the Hard Rock Café Rock Shop in Budva . CONTINUE to Kotor**

Kotor is the pretties and beautifully preserve ancient town in Montenegro. This fortified town on Bay of Kotor is fame for its location and spectacular scenery. Start the sightseeing tour of Kotor with local guide to discover Kotor Old Town, St. Tryphon Cathedral and City Walls. Spend some free time in the old town.
Later, continue 2.5hours journey to Dubrovnik ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’. This city is one of the most prominent tourist destinations in the Mediterranean. Visit The Old City Of Dubrovnik. Enjoy the scenic drive to the town centre. At the Pile Gate, entrance of Dubrovnik Old Town meet local speaking English guide and continue our short tour. Listen to the stories about Dubrovnik Old Town and what happen to the town during the Balkan’s war in 1995. Later, visit Islamic Center - Masjid (Mosque), Clock Tower, Onofrios Fountain, Old Harbour, City Walls, Old Pharmacy and Rector's Palace. Check in hotel (Naum or Dubrovnik).


DAY

NEUM – POCITELJ- TEKIJA BLAGAJ - MOSTAR

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Morning, check out and meet with driver. Continue journey to Bosnia, where we will depart to Mostar.

We will make a short stop at UNESCO SITE – the historical Pocitelj town at the bank of the Neretva River. It is the picture perfect fortress village of Ottomans era with beautiful landscapes of city. Continue to Derwish Monastery @Tekija Blagaj, town located at the Spring of Buna River south-eastern of the Mostar basin and enjoy lunch at picturesque restaurant here. Jama Prayer in the monastery.

Later, continuing our journey to Mostar and meet our local English speaking guide and start the city tour visit Koskin Mehmed Pasha Mosque, Mostar Old Town and the Old Bridge the famous Stari Most. Enjoy taking pictures of the Neretva river with beautiful backgrounds. Listen to the stories why Mostar is famous for and what had happen to the city during the Bosnia war. Evening, check in and overnight in Hotel. Dinner at local restaurant.


DAY

MOSTAR – SARAJEVO

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Morning, check out and depart to Sarajevo. First, passing the picturesque ‘Jablanica’ located along the Naretva river. Enjoy 30 minute break at ‘Battle of Neretva’, site where fierce fighting took place between the Yugoslav and German army took place. It is also a movie location with the same title. Later, enjoy grill lamb lunch at the riverside restaurant. Continue to Tunnel of Hope, a 1990’s war-experience museum attraction. With 11m wide and 1,6 high, this hand-dug tunnel under the airport runaway is a testimony of the hardship of the city’s folk facing the Serbs forces. Later, depart to Sarajevo City Centre and continue with the tour.

Upon our arrival in Sarajevo city centre, start the tour where we will visit :Old Town, Gazi Husrev Bey Mosque, Corner where the 1st World War started, Sarajevo Old Town, Bascarsija, Old Bazaar, Autro-Hungarian architecture side and spend time in the Old Town before depart to hotel. FREE TIME FOR SHOPPING. Dinner at local restaurant.


DAY

SARAJEVO - SREBRENICA DAY TOUR

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Meet the driver and drive to the east of Sarajevo, Srebrenica is infamous for the single worst act of genocide in Europe after Second World War. Learn all the background, history, politics, reasons, aims, and results of genocide that happened in UN protected, demilitarised, safe zone“. Visit Srebrenica Potocari Memorial Grave, the Memorial Hall, The Factories which used to be UN bases.  We will listen to true stories of the war and massacres from the local. Return to Sarajevo in the afternoon.


DAY

SARAJEVO – PLITVICE LAKES

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Meet with driver and depart to Plitvice  with first stop at the Vrole Bosne Park, a beautiful and extensive patchwork of mini- island of the Bosna River. Continue to the northern part of Bosnia where we will be passing and stopping for visit at the beautiful city of Travnik and Jayce Pliva. Travnik-small town with its   mosque’s and fortress that dot the skyline shows the original style Bosnian architecture that gives this town its charm. Visit Sulejmania Mosque, See the Plava Voda springs - Travnik Blue Eye Park, Ibrahim Pasha Medressa and Varoska Mosque. Continue to Turbe, for jamak prayer in Malaysia Mosque. Afterword proceed to Jajce and see the famous 17 meter high Pliva Waterfall. Later, continue to Bihac and enter Croatia border for our overnight. Check in and overnight here.


DAY

PLITVICE - ZAGREB

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Meet with driver and continue to  Plitvice Lakes - Upon arrival in Plitvice lakes, we will start the tour where we will visit Plitvice lakes including boat trip (LOCAL GUIDE INCLUDED). Depart to Zagreb for our final destination in the tour. After 2 hour journey, arrive in Zagreb and enjoy  our lunch at local restaurant before proceed to short sightseeing in Zagreb. Tour around the city of Zagreb: Gradec and Kaptol visit, Ban Jelacic Square and the Cathedral. Then, on the way to the airport, stop by at the beautiful Zagreb Mosque and Islamic Centre. Check in around 5pm for our flight departing at 8pm.


DAY

ISTANBUL – KUALA LUMPUR

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Depart Istanbul at 0205hrs. Estimate time to arrive KLIA at 1725hrs. Hope to have lasting memories of the tour.

PRICE DETAILS

DEPARTURE DATE GROUP SIZE SEASON PER PERSON
ADULT

CHILD WITH BED

(up to 11 yrs)

CHILD NO BED

(up to 5yrs )

SINGLE SUPP

2018

  • 19/03 – 29/03
  • 09/04 - 19/04
  • 17/04 – 27/04
  • 25/04 – 05/05
  • 26/04 – 06/05
Up to 35 SPRING 7390 6390 5390 1000

*All dates are confirmed. Rate is valid for minimum of 20 participants per departure. In the case of unattainable, MyZarra Travel will impose additional RM500/ person subject to at least a minimum of 10 participants per departure. Other T&C apply.

Flight Detail

  • SECTOR FLIGHT NO ETD ETA
    KUL/IST TK 061 2335 0515
    IST/TIA TK 1073 0745 0825
    ZAG/IST TK 1056 2010 2320
    IST/KUL TK 060 0130 1655

Package Includes

  • Economy flight tickets with 30kg luggage
  • Accommodation in 3 -4 star hotel
  • Private transportation by coach for Balkan tour
  • Escorted by experience tour leader
  • Local English speaking guide at every country
  • Daily breakfast, halal lunch & dinner as per itinerary
  • Travel insurance

Package Excludes

  • Tips Euro 35/person
  • Laundry
  • Incidentals,
  • Airline excess luggage
  • item other than mentioned in itinerary

Note

  • Deposit RM1000.00 per person

Validity

  • Update 25 OCT 2017
  • Valid until APR 2018
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