Balkan Colours

8 Nights / 9 Days | 3 Countries / 7 Cities

Balkan Colours

8 Nights / 9 Days - 3 Countries / 7 Cities

Athens (2N)/Kalabaka (1N)/sandansky (1N)/Sofia (1N)/Plovdiv (1N)/Veliko Tarnovo (1N)/Bucharest (1N)

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  • Coach Tour

Starting Price Per Adult

₹ 1,17,902

Athens (2N)/Kalabaka (1N)/sandansky (1N)/Sofia (1N)/Plovdiv (1N)/Veliko Tarnovo (1N)/Bucharest (1N)

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  • Family
  • Coach Tour
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  • Rooms & Guests 02 Adults

  • Tour Date

  • day 1

  • MORNING TO NOON

    Arriva and Transfer to the hotel.

  • FULL DAY

    Leisure

  • day 2

  • MORNING TO NOON

    We will enjoy a panoramic tour of the city with a local guide which includes the Presidential Palace

  • NOON TO EVENING

    18.30 hrs- In the evening we include a transfer to the area of Plaka

  • day 3

  • MORNING TO NOON

    08:00 hrs. Athens –departure-. We leave for the notrh of Greece. Pleasant Mediterranean landscapes.

  • NOON TO EVENING

    15:30 hrs. - Meteoras – Arrival to this impressive place declared UNESCO World Heritage

  • day 4

  • MORNING TO NOON

    08.00 hrs.- Kalabaka.- Departure. We travel through the North of Greece, amidst pretty mountain scenery, to the Aegean Sea

  • NOON TO EVENING

    17.45hrs.- Melnik. Departure. 18.15 hrs- SANDANSKI, arrival at this beautiful small spa city

  • day 5

  • MORNING TO NOON

    We visit this beautiful walled Orthodox monastery that is hidden hidden among forests and mountains within a national park

  • NOON TO EVENING

    where we will see the Alexander Nevski Cathedral, the Russian church, the mosque

  • day 6

  • MORNING TO NOON

    BACHKOVO MONASTERY, arrival to the Bulgaria’s second most important monastery

  • NOON TO EVENING

    Here we include tickets to the Roman amphitheatre, the ancient chemist’s and the Armenian house

  • day 7

  • MORNING TO NOON

    08.00hrs.- Plovdiv. Departure. Nice small roads through the interior of Bulgaria. We arrived to the valley of the roses

  • NOON TO EVENING

    17.45hrs.- Arrival in VELIKO TARNOVO, Bulgaria’s former capital, with a very picturesque mediaeval centre, along with its hill.

  • day 8

  • MORNING TO NOON

    We travel to Romania, 10.00hrs.- BASARBOVSKI MONASTERY, We stop at a place of pilgrimage dug out of the rock.

  • NOON TO EVENING

    After time for lunch, we take a panoramic tour of the city with its ancient quarter and the giant Parliament Palace

  • day 9

  • MORNING TO NOON

    After breakfast, end of our services.

Day 1

| Athens

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Arrival. Transfer to the hotel.Welcome to Europe!!!.  Upon arriving at the airport we will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel. You can enjoy free time until your tour starts.  Please, check the informative posters placed at the hotel reception area which have all the information about your upcoming services such as meeting place, time and the guide’s name

Day 2

| Athens

TODAY´S HIGHLIGHTS: City tour in Athens. Evening transfer.We will enjoy a panoramic tour of the city with a local guide which includes the Presidential Palace, the Panathinaikos stadium where the first modern Olympic games were held, the national library, the bustling squares of the center; the new neighborhoods that emerged after the 2004 Olympic games. The tour will end at the Acropolis site (entry not included). In the evening we include a transfer to the PLAKA quarter, a place full of small Greek taverns where you can also enjoy this country´s folklore. 

Day 3

| Kalabaka

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT: Meteora Valley with entrance to a Monastery.  Dinner included. We set off in the early morning for the North of Greece. A stop at KAMENA VOURLA, a pretty tourist centre by the sea amidst magnificent countryside. Continuation northbound. We make a brief stop at the gorge where the battle of Thermopylae took place. KALABAKA, arrival in the early afternoon. We will visit the Valley of the METEORA, an impressive place declared Unesco World Heritage. We will see the whole of the valley and will have the chance to enter one of the most famous monasteries (entrance included). Dinner and accommodation

Day 4

| sandansky

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT: Beautiful landscapes of Macedonia. Dinner included.We travel through the North of Greece, amidst pretty mountain scenery, to the Aegean Sea. Arrive in THESSALONICA with time for a stroll and lunch in Greece’s second largest city. After this we continue towards BULGARIA, and the border pass. In Bulgarian Macedonia we stop in MELNIK, a picturesque museum village in beautiful scenery amidst a wine producing area.  Arrive in SANDANSKI, at this beautiful small spa city, the birthplace of Spartacus. Dinner and accommodation

Day 5

| Sofia

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT: Rila monastery. City tour of Sofia. We visit the beautiful Rila Monastery, the heritage of mankind, with its appearance of a fortress surrounded by forests.  We continue to SOFIA, where we arrive at the end of the morning. After 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. Rest of day at leisure. 


 

Day 6

| 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 7

| 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 8

| 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 9

| Bucharest

After breakfast, end of our services. 

Standard :

  • Athens                  Novotel Athens or Similar

    Kalambaca            Divani Meteora or Similar

    Sandansky            Pirin Park or Similar

    Sofia                      Novotel Sofia or Similar

    Plovdiv                   Ramada Plovdiv or Similar

    Veliko Tarnovo        Panorama Hotel or Similar

    Bucharest               Doible Tree By Hilton Bucharest or Similar

Inclusions

  • AIR FARE (Return Economy Class Airfare estimated around INR 58,000 is included in package cost and subject to availability at time of confirmation)
  • 8 nights stay in given or similar hotel
  • 8 breakfast at the hotel
  • Visa
  • Travel by bus with English speaking guide.
  • Includes arrival & departure transfer
  • City tour in : Athens, Sofia, Plovdiv, Bucharest.
  • Evening Transfer: Plaka neighborhood in Athens.
  • Ticket admission: Rila Monastery, Roman Amphitheater, The Ancient Botica and The Armenian House in Plovdiv, Thracian Tomb Replica in Kazalnak, Church of the Nativity in Arbanassi, Basarbovski Monastery.

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’ 

Inclusions

  • 8 nights stay in given or similar hotel
  • 8 breakfast at the hotel
  • Visa
  • Travel by bus with English speaking guide.
  • Includes arrival & departure transfer
  • City tour in : Athens, Sofia, Plovdiv, Bucharest.
  • Evening Transfer: Plaka neighborhood in Athens.
  • Ticket admission: Rila Monastery, Roman Amphitheater, The Ancient Botica and The Armenian House in Plovdiv, Thracian Tomb Replica in Kazalnak, Church of the Nativity in Arbanassi, Basarbovski Monastery.

 

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.

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