Macedonia – Albania – Montenegro – Croatia – Bosnia & Herzegovina –  5 Countries Program

Overview:
Give in to the bewitching beauty of the Balkans when you will spend 10 days exploring 5 amazing countries. See stunning lakes, medieval castles, quaint old town centres, fascinating museums and landmarks when you travel across Macedonia, Albania, Montenegro, Croatia as well as Bosnia & Herzegovina. You will leave with lasting memories of friendly locals, fascinating architecture and delicious cuisine. This tour is ideal for Muslims because it includes meals at halal restaurants. Praying facilities will also be arranged during the trip if needed. The amazing package includes accommodation, transfers, sightseeing, and an English-speaking guide.

Holiday Highlights:

  • Accommodation
  • Lunch from day 1 to till day 9 at local restaurant
  • Extra lunch at hotel on the day of departure
  • English speaking Muslim guide from arrival up to departure
  • All sightseeing in itinerary with all entrance fees
  • Mineral water during meals

Itinerary:

Day 1 – Arrival in Skopje
Your adventure will start in Macedonia, when you land in Skopje which is among Europe’s most entertaining and eclectic small capital cities.  It’s fountains, bridges, museums and landmarks have visitors’ cameras snapping like never before. You will arrive at Alexander the Great Airport  – where you will be greeted by your driver and taken for a  walking tour. Be amazed by the architecture as you stroll past Stone Bridge, Old Bazaar, Old Rail Station, and Mustafa-Pasha Mosque – where you will also have a chance to pray. After that, you will visit the Daut Pasin Hamam, and the monument of Mother Teresa. You will be taken to a local restaurant to feast on a mouth watering lunch and then have some free time for shopping. Finally you will be taken to your hotel for check in before enjoying a halal dinner at the hotel and a well earned rest.

Day 2 – Ohrid
Today you will peel back the stunning layers of Ohrid during your sightseeing tour. Sublime Ohrid is Macedonia’s prime destination, with its atmospheric old quarter with beautiful churches along a graceful hill, topped by a medieval castle overlooking the  serene and long Lake Ohrid. It’s undoubtedly Macedonia’s most alluring attraction. When to arrive in Ohrid, you will enjoy lunch, before visiting Hadzi Turgut Mosque where you can pray. Next you will explore Krst Dazmija, Zeynel Abedin Pasha Tekke, and Old bazaar. You will then check into your hotel and feast on a delicious dinner.

Day 3 Tirana
Today you will travel to Tirana in Albania. It has undergone a transformation since it awoke from its communist slumber in the early 1990s. Tirana’s centre is now unrecognisable, with its buildings painted in primary colours, public squares and pedestrianised streets which are a pleasure to wander. After you arrive in Tirana, you will check into your hotel and feast on a delicious lunch. Next you will enjoy a walking tour of Tirana with a trip to  Mosque of Ethem Bey where you will have the chance to pray.  Next you will explore the Clock Tower, the National Museum and spend some time shopping. As night falls, you will enjoy a halal dinner at local restaurant before returning to the hotel.

Day 4 – Shkoder & Budva
Uncover the beauty of Shkoder when you visit the city today. With rivers, lakes, lagoons and mountains – it is an unforgettable destination. You will arrive in Shkoder after a 2 hour journey. You will start a guided walking tour of old town where you will visit the Mosque and Rozafa Castle. After a 2 hour journey you will arrival in Budva for check in at your hotel. You will enjoy a halal lunch at the hotel where you will have some leisure time. Feel free to relax in the hotel or explore the area independently. You could head to it’s famous beach and enjoy a relaxing stroll before feasting on a halal dinner at the hotel.

Day 5 –  Budva  & Dubrovnik
Today you will enjoy a city tour through old town Budva – which is famous for its old town and beautiful beaches.  Next you will feast on a seafood lunch at Mimoza Hotel Restaurant in Tivat before travelling to Dubrovnik – which is both unique and bewitching. Feel the  sense of awe descend upon you when you set eyes on the beauty of the old town boasting marble streets, baroque buildings and the endless shimmer of the Adriatic. Once you arrive in Dubrovnik, you will check into your hotel and enjoy lunch. You can unwind in your hotel or explore the nightlife independently.

Day 6 – Dubrovnik 
Today you will peel back the fascinating layers of Dubrovnik. After breakfast at your hotel, you will enjoy a guided city tour of the old town of Dubrovnik. You will have the chance to perform your prayers in a mosque at Dubrovnik , before feasting on a halal lunch at local restaurant. You will have free time to spend as you wish. Marvel at the Mediterranean lifestyle and the interplay of light and stone; trace the rise and fall of Dubrovnik in museums replete with art and artifacts; exhaust yourself retracing history – then plunge into the azure sea. Finally return back to the hotel for dinner and a well earned rest.

Day 7 – Dubrovnik  & Mostar
Start the day with a delicious breakfast before driving to Mostar which is a beautiful slice of the past. Along the way you will stop at Kravice waterfalls, as well as  Pocitelj – old city fortress built during the Ottoman era. You will also explore Blagaj and Buna River spring, before  walking  through the Dervish Monastery. You will enjoy a pit stop for lunch where you will feast on a seafood lunch at local restaurant and then continue your journey to Mostar. Once you arrive in Mostar, check in the hotel and enjoy some leisure time. Be sure to see the the lights of numerous millhouse restaurants twinkle across gushing streamlets at dusk.Finally enjoy dinner at hotel before getting a good night’s sleep.

Day 8 – Mostar & Sarajevo
Start the day with a delicious breakfast before exploring Mostar with a visit to Karadjoz Bey Mosque, Muslibegovic House and a walk through the old town and over the old bridge – which is listed as UNESCO heritage site. Next you will have some free time for shopping, before  driving to Sarajevo. Along the way you will stop in Jablanica or Konjic for noon prayers in a mosque. You will also feast on a halal lunch at a local restaurant on the way at Jablanica. Once you arrive in Sarajevo you will enjoy a dinner and check into your hotel.

Day 9 – Sarajevo
Prepare to experience the fascinating city of Sarajevo and its restored historic centre full of welcoming cafes and curious architecture which is a mixture of Ottoman and Austro Hungarian buildings. Your adventure will start with a visit to Vrelo Bosne – spring of river Bosnia, before exploring the  Tunnel Museum – the only means of going in and out during the siege of Sarajevo in last war.  Next you will head into to the Old Town and enjoy a walking tour of  Bascarsija, Latin Bridge, the place where the Austro Hungarian Archduke was assassinated, and what triggered the 1st World War. The next stop will be Brusa Bezistan – a covered market place,  before a trip to Gazi Husrev Bey Mosque- which was built in 1530 year during the Ottoman era.  You will also have a chance to pray here. The tour will continue to  Gazi Husrev  Bey Madrass,  Morica han, and Vijecnica – town hall for the Austro-Hungarian era. You will then stop to enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before enjoying some free time for shopping. Finally head back to the hotel for a halal dinner and a good night’s sleep.

Day 10 – Departure
Take time to enjoy the final breakfast of your holiday. After check-out , you will have some free time for shopping, while your luggage will be kept safe at the hotel’s  reception. Later you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back to the UK . If you would like to extend your stay or travel in a premium cabin then please speak with our travel specialists who will be happy to assist you.

Accommodation:

Mondial Hotel 4* in Tirana – the hotel boasts a sun terrace with a bar and a rooftop swimming pool. Guests can have drinks on the poolside terrace and enjoy the views of the city. Free sauna facilities are also provided for all guests staying at the Mondial Hotel – making it the perfect place to relax.

Hotel facilities & amenities:

  • Outdoor pool (seasonal)
  • Sun terrace
  • Terrace
  • Entertainment staff
  • Massage
  • Sauna
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Restaurant (buffet)
  • Restaurant (à la carte)
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Free wi-fi is available in all areas
  • Free public parking is possible on site (reservation is needed)
  • Private parking is possible on site (reservation is needed) and costs EUR 3 per day.
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • Concierge service
  • Luggage storage
  • Currency exchange
  • Express check-in/check-out
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily maid service
  • Trouser press
  • Ironing service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Shuttle service (surcharge)
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Packed lunches
  • Gift shop
  • Safety deposit box
  • Lift
  • Bridal suite
  • VIP room facilities
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Newspapers
  • Room service

Room facilities & amenities:

  • Satellite TV
  • Mini bar
  • Private bathroom stocked with a hairdryer
  • Slippers

Hotel Izgrev Spa & Aquapark 4* in Ohrid –  Get the celebrity treatment with world-class service at  this hotel. It is set on the Ohrid Lake´s shore and offers  an outdoor pool and an indoor pool. Free wi-fi access is available – which is great if you love to post selfies online. All rooms are air-conditioned and come with a balcony and a flat-screen TV. Private bathrooms are fitted with a bath tub or with a shower and a hairdryer. You can enjoy lake view from the room. Some rooms even feature a fireplace, a private pool and a safety deposit box.

Hotel facilities & amenities:

  • Outdoor pool (seasonal)
  • Sun terrace
  • Terrace
  • Water park
  • Private beach area
  • Indoor pool
  • Mini golf
  • Hammam
  • Darts
  • Table tennis
  • Billiards
  • Massage
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Fitness centre
  • Sauna
  • Tennis court
  • Snack bar
  • Restaurant (buffet)
  • Restaurant (à la carte)
  • Bar
  • Free wi-fi is available in public areas
  • Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is needed)
  • ATM/cash machine on site
  • Luggage storage
  • Currency exchange
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily maid service
  • Ironing service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Business centre
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Shops (on site)
  • Heating
  • Car hire
  • Gift shop
  • Safety deposit box
  • Lift
  • Bridal suite
  • VIP room facilities
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service

Room facilities & amenities:

  • Balcony or terrace
  • Bathroom
  • Air condition
  • Internet
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Heating
  • Direct dial
  • TV
  • Satellite
  • Room Service
  • Mini bar
  • Hairdryer
  • Free car park
  • Smoking room
  • Safe
Pax Nr. 15-20 21-30
Per Person in DBL 4* £676 £650
SGL Supplement   £130

Rate includes :

  • 1 Night on HB basis at Grand Plaza (5*) Skopje O.S
  • 1 Night on HB basis at Izgrev hotel (4*) Ohrid O.S
  • 1 Night on HB basis at Mondial hotel (4*) Tirana O.S
  • 1 Night on HB basis at Residence hotel (4*) O.S
  • 2 Nights on HB basis at Valamar hotel (4*) Dubrovnik O.S
  • 1 Night on HB basis at Bristol hotel (4*) Mostar O.S
  • 2 Nights on HB basis at Hollywood hotel (4*) Sarajevo O.S
  • Lunch from Day(1) till Day(9) al Local Restaurant
  • Extra Lunch at Hotel on the day of Departure
  • English Speaking Muslim Guide from arrival up to departure
  • All Sightseeing as below Itinerary with all entrance fees
  • Mineral Water during Meals (Lunch-Dinner)
  • ONE Pax in SGL FOC

Rate includes :

  • Flight
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips