From Sofia To Dubrovnik

10 Nights / 11 Days | 5 Countries / 9 Cities

From Sofia To Dubrovnik

10 Nights / 11 Days - 5 Countries / 9 Cities

Sofia (1N)/Plovdiv (1N)/Veliko Tarnovo (1N)/Bucharest (1N)/Sighisoara (1N)/Timișoara (1N)/Belgrade (1N)/Sarajevo (1N)/Dubrovnik (2N)

  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Coach Tour

Starting Price Per Adult

₹ 1,52,100

Sofia (1N)/Plovdiv (1N)/Veliko Tarnovo (1N)/Bucharest (1N)/Sighisoara (1N)/Timișoara (1N)/Belgrade (1N)/Sarajevo (1N)/Dubrovnik (2N)

  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Coach Tour
  • From City

  • Price Category

  • Rooms & Guests 02 Adults

  • Tour Date

  • day 1

  • NOON

    Arrive in Sofia. Transfer to the hotel for check in

  • EVENING

    City tour of Sofia with Alexander Nevski Cathedral, the Russian Church, the Mosque and avenues

  • day 2

  • MORNING TO NOON

    Visit Bachkovo Monastery. Continue to Plovdiv

  • NOON TO EVENING

    Visit the Roman Amphitheatre, ancient chemist’s and Armenian House

  • day 3

  • MORNING TO NOON

    Travel to Kazanlak through Balkans mountain range. Visit replica of the Thracian Tomb, Russian church of Shipka, ethnographic museum of Etara

  • NOON TO EVENING

    Visit Church of the Nativity at Arbanasi. Continue to Veliko Tarnovo

  • day 4

  • MORNING TO NOON

    Visit Basarbovski Monastery

  • NOON TO EVENING

    Panoramic tour of Bucharest with Parliament Palace

  • day 5

  • MORNING TO NOON

    Visit Peles and Pelisor Castles in Sinaia and Bran Castle (Dracula’s Castle)

  • NOON TO EVENING

    Continue to Sighisoara

  • day 6

  • MORNING TO NOON

    Visit Biertan and continue to Sibiu

  • NOON TO EVENING

    Visit Castle of Hunedoara and proceed to Timisoara

  • day 7

  • MORNING TO NOON

    Panoramic tour of Belgrade

  • NOON TO EVENING

    Stroll in the Kalemegdan Fortress. Afternoon at leisure

  • day 8

  • MORNING TO NOON

    Travel to Sarajevo through pretty forests and mountain scenery

  • NOON TO EVENING

    Panoramic tour of Sarajevo seeing the Tunnel of Hope

  • day 9

  • MORNING TO NOON

    Drive through scenic beauty to Mostar. Visit Stonebridge

  • NOON TO EVENING

    Travel to Medjugorje. Continue to Kravice, stop at waterfalls. Proceed to Dubrovnik

  • day 10

  • MORNING TO NOON

    City tour of Dubrovnik. Visit Franciscan Monastery and Cathedral.

  • NOON TO EVENING

    Cable car ride to view the city and neighbouring islands

  • day 11

  • MORNING

    After breakfast, we transfer you to the airport for your return flight

Day 1

| Sofia

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT:  Transfer to the hotel. City tour of Sofia. Welcome to SOFIA

Upon arrival at the airport, we shall be waiting to transfer you to your hotel. After lunch (towards 15.00hrs), 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. Rest of day at leisure.

Day 2

| Plovdiv

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT: Plovdiv. Dinner included.

 In the morning we will leave for BACHKOVO MONASTERY, Bulgaria’s second most important monastery, founded in the eleventh century, with its three churches, we feel it as a place full of peace. Continue to PLOVDIV, where we will visit the city, which is one of the oldest in Europe. Here we include tickets to the Roman Amphitheatre, the ancient chemist’s and the Armenian House.  Dinner included.

Day 3

| Veliko Tarnovo

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT: Balkans mountain. Thracian tomb, Church of Nativity in Arbanasi. Lunch included.  

Today’s journey takes us through beautiful scenery across the Balkans mountain range. In the valley of the Roses, we will see KAZANLAK, 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. Amidst the mountains, we stop at the Russian church of SHIPKA, which commemorates the war between Russia and Turkey. 

Visit ETARA with its charming village/ethnographic museum. Lunch included. After this we travel to ARBANASI, an ancient trading city with its fortress-houses, where we visit the Church of the Nativity with entrance included. Travel to VELIKO TARNOVO, Bulgaria’s former capital, with a very picturesque medieval centre. 

Note: In some cases, Arbanasi may be visited on Sunday morning instead of Saturday.

Day 4

| Bucharest

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT: Panoramic tour of Bucharest. Dinner included. 

We travel to Romania and on our way, we will stop to visit the BASARBOVSKI MONASTERY, a place of pilgrimage dug out of the rock. We proceed to cross the border and the river Danube, arriving to BUCHAREST in the early afternoon. Time for lunch, then we will take a panoramic tour of the city with its ancient quarter and the giant Parliament Palace. Leisure time followed by dinner. 

Day 5

| Sighisoara

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT: Dracula’s Castle. Transylvania region. Special dinner in Sighisoara.

Today we have a journey with great scenic beauty, travelling to Transylvania across the Carpathian Mountains and through forests. In SINAIA, we will stroll through the gardens of the Peles and Pelisor Castles before going on to the 14th-century BRAN fortress, commonly known as Dracula’s Castle (tickets included). Time for lunch, before continuing to SIGHISOARA, an incredibly beautiful walled medieval city and Heritage of Mankind. In the evening we will enjoy a special dinner, in the restaurant of Count Dracula, at the house where Vlad Tepes was born. 

Day 6

| Timișoara

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT: varied landscapes, small picturesque villages en route. 

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, BIERTAN (tickets included). After this, we continue to SIBIU, an important economic and cultural centre, previously the capital of Transylvania, with its bustling narrow streets and squares. Time for a stroll and take lunch. In the afternoon, we visit the impressive Castle of HUNEDOARA (tickets included), which is considered the prettiest castle in Romania. We continue to TIMISOARA, with time to explore its elegant central squares. 

Day 7

| Belgrade

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT: Panoramic tour of Belgrade.  

We set off for SERBIA and the border pass. After a few hours travelling, we will arrive to BELGRADE. Here you can enjoy a panoramic tour of this active capital on the shores of the Danube as it flows into the Sava. We get the chance to admire its busy centre, its parliament, and stroll in the Kalemegdan Fortress. Afternoon at leisure.

Day 8

| Sarajevo

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT: Panoramic tour of Sarajevo. Tunnel of Hope. Dinner included. 

Enjoy the journey of pretty forests and mountain scenery. We arrive to BOSNIA, SARAJEVO, at lunchtime. With a local guide, we will take a panoramic tour of this city with strong Turkish influence: its Mosques, its Madrasahs, and its busy bazaars. We will also see the Tunnel of Hope that saved the city during the Serbian siege. Dinner included. 

Note:  Depending on the arrival time, the Tunnel of Hope can also be visited on Friday before leaving for Mostar.

Day 9

| Dubrovnik

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT: Beautiful landscapes throughout the stage: mountains, rivers, waterfalls, lakes, picturesque villages en route. Dinner included.  Another exciting drive of scenic beauty. Amidst deep valleys, we travel to MOSTAR, with its very beautiful historic centre and Stonebridge separating the Orthodox, Muslim and Catholic communities. After lunch, we stop in MEDJUGORJE, a place that attracts thousands of Catholic Pilgrims. We then travel to KRAVICE, we stop at its magnificent waterfalls before continuing to CROATIA. Border procedures (which may be long). We will then arrive into DUBROVNIK at the end of the day.  Accommodation in Cavtat, a coastal point close to the city. Dinner included.

Note: From the end of October to the end of March it is not possible to visit the kravice waterfalls.  

Day 10

| Dubrovnik

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT: Panoramic tour of Dubrovnik. Cable car ride. Dinner included.  

In the morning we enjoy a panoramic tour of DUBROVNIK with a local guide. We are undoubtedly in one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, surrounded by walls, bathed by the Adriatic Sea; its intact historic centre is a jewel of world architectural heritage. The tour includes tickets to the Franciscan Monastery with the oldest pharmacy in Europe, and the Cathedral. We also take the cable car to give us a fantastic view of the city and the neighbouring islands. You can then enjoy free time, returning to the hotel at the end of the afternoon. Dinner included. 

Note: Accommodation in Dubrovnik will be in Cavtat, a coastal town near the city.

Day 11

| Dubrovnik

After breakfast, we transfer you to the airport for your return flight. End of our services.

Standard :

  • Sofia - Hotel Novotel Sofia or Similar

    Plovdiv - Ramada Plovdiv Trimontium or Similar

    Veliko Tarnovo - Hotel Panorama or Similar

    Bucharest - Hotel Double Tree by Hilton or Similar

    Sighisoara - Mercure Binderbubi Sighisoara or Similar

    Timisoara - Hotel Timisoara or Similar

    Belgrade - Holiday Inn Express Belgrade or Similar

    Sarajevo - Hotel Radon Plaza or Similar

    Dubrovnik- Hotel Lero or Similar

Inclusions

  • Return Economy Class airfare (estimated around INR 58,000) is included in the package cost and is subject to availability at time of confirmation
  • 10 nights stay in the given or similar hotel
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Travel by bus with English speaking guide.
  • Return airport transfers
  • City tour in : Sofia, Plovdiv, Bucharest, Belgrade, Sarajevo, Dubrovnik.
  • Ticket admission: Roman Amphitheater, The Ancient Botica and The Armenian House in Plovdiv, Thracian Tomb Replica in Kazanlak, Church of the Nativity in Arbanasi, Basarbovski Monastery, Bran Fortress, Church of Biertan, Castle of Hunedoara, Tunnel of Hope in Sarajevo, Kravice Waterfalls, Franciscan Monastery and Cathedral in Dubrovnik.
  • Funicular: Cable car ride in Dubrovnik.
  • 7 Lunch or Dinner Included in: Plovdiv, Etara, Bucharest, Sighisoara, Sarajevo, Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik.
  • All transfers, sightseeing, meals according to the mentioned itinerary
  • Airfare, Visa

Note: Child No Bed is offered to children upto 8 years only and Children above 8 years should take Child with bed cost.

Exclusions

  • GST of 5% payable to Govt of India.
  • Insurance
  • Optional sightseeing & meals
  • Meals other than specified in the itinerary.
  • Porterages, Tips, Laundry, telephone, optional excursions and other items of a personal nature.
  • Early check-in and Late check out
  • Cost of foreign exchange for personal use.
  • Any items or services not specified in the itinerary ‘HOLIDAY PRICE INCLUDES’ head.

Inclusions

  • 10 nights stay in the given or similar hotel
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Travel by bus with English speaking guide.
  • Return airport transfers
  • City tour in : Sofia, Plovdiv, Bucharest, Belgrade, Sarajevo, Dubrovnik.
  • Ticket admission: Roman Amphitheater, The Ancient Botica and The Armenian House in Plovdiv, Thracian Tomb Replica in Kazanlak, Church of the Nativity in Arbanasi, Basarbovski Monastery, Bran Fortress, Church of Biertan, Castle of Hunedoara, Tunnel of Hope in Sarajevo, Kravice Waterfalls, Franciscan Monastery and Cathedral in Dubrovnik.
  • Funicular: Cable car ride in Dubrovnik.
  • 7 Lunch or Dinner Included in: Plovdiv, Etara, Bucharest, Sighisoara, Sarajevo, Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik.
  • All transfers, sightseeing, meals according to the mentioned itinerary
  • Visa

Note: Child No Bed is offered to children upto 8 years only and Children above 8 years should take Child with bed cost.

Exclusions

  • GST of 5% payable to Govt of India.
  • Airfare and Insurance
  • Optional sightseeing & meals
  • Meals other than specified in the itinerary.
  • Porterages, Tips, Laundry, telephone, optional excursions and other items of a personal nature.
  • Early check-in and Late check out
  • Cost of foreign exchange for personal use.
  • Any items or services not specified in the itinerary ‘HOLIDAY PRICE INCLUDES’ head.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Policy (Per Person)
Days before departure:Cancellation Charge:
10 days100%
10 to 15 days75% + Non Refundable Component
15 to 30 days30% + Non Refundable Component
Hotel / Air 100% in case of non-refundable ticket / Hotel Room
Cruise / Visa On Actuals

Payment Policy

Payment PolicyOnline Advance as per Website
Within 45 to 30 days prior to the departure of the tour 75% of total tour cost or Non Refundable component whichever is higher
Within 30 days prior to the departure of the tour100% of total tour cost
  • All Prices are in Indian Rupees and subject to change without prior notice.

  • In case FIT flight inclusive package, full amount of flight will be payable at the time of booking.

  • **For Air tickets being issued / blocked on time limit: Full INR component to be collected before issuance,else price will be subject to change.

  • Tour prices are valid for Indian Nationals & Foreigners holding Indian Resident Permit.

  • Booking confirmations are subject to availability.

  • All Hotels Rooms are subject to availability

  • We are not holding any reservations of air seats, hotel rooms, conference rooms etc. Final availability status will only be known when we request for bookings.

  • Holiday Surcharge will be additional if applicable

  • Any overstay expenses due to delay or change or cancellation in flight will be on the guests own & Akbar Holidays will not be held liable for such expenses however we will provide best possible assistance.

  • Price on website //quoted are subject to availability at time of confirmation, we are currently not holding any blocking against the sent quotation.

Terms & Conditions

  • All Prices are in Indian Rupees and subject to change without prior notice.

  • Price quoted are subject to availablity at time of confirmation, we are currently not holding any blocking against the sent quotation.

  • Tour prices are valid for Indian Nationals & Foreigners holding Indian Resident Permit.

  • Booking confirmations are subject to availability.

  • All Hotels Rooms are subject to availability

  • We are not holding any reservations of air seats, hotel rooms, conference rooms etc. Final availability status will only be known when we request for bookings.

  • Holiday Surcharge will be additional if applicable

  • Any overstay expenses due to delay or change or cancellation in flight will be on the guests own & Akbar Holidays will not be held liable for such expenses however we will provide best possible assistance.

About Explore Tour

Discover Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia - the Southeast part of Europe known as the Balkan region.

This 11 day fantastic trip will take you through the less travelled part of Europe touring historical gems, museums and monuments, cultural diversity and gateway to experience the Balkan cuisine which combines European cookery with some Oriental characteristics.

 A trip full of hidden charms and far from crowd will definitely put your mind at ease.

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