12D Discovering the Balkans
12 days from Sofia to Belgrade, Sibiu, Brasov and Bucharest
Explore the splendour of Europe while making friends with the people from around the World.
This tour is on join in basis and you will have chance to share the bus and guide with fellow travelers. The tour will be operated on the fixed dates specified below and be conducted exactly in accordance with the itinerary.
Itinerary Minimum 2 person
Day 1, Jakarta to Sofia, Friday
Arrive in Sofia. You will be met at the Airport and transferred to the hotel. Plenty of time to relax before meeting your fellow travelers and tour director at the welcome dinner. (D)
Day 2, in Sofia, Saturday
Half day Sofia city tour. The highlights of the tour will be the visits to the National History Museum where the gold and silver Thracian treasures are displayed, the Alexander Nevski Cathedral and Alexander Nevski Crypt. Evening at leisure to relax. Overnight. (B)
Day 3, Sofia - Nis – Belgrade, Sunday
After breakfast departure towards Nis the third-largest city in Serbia. Here you will enjoy an orientation tour and a complimentary lunch.Proceed to Belgrade with arrival in the late afternoon. Tonight enjoy dinner with local live musicin a typical national restaurant in the old bohemian quarter of Skadarlija. Overnight. (B, L, D)
Day 4, In Belgrade, Monday
Your morning sightseeing tour includes the city's main attractions: the imposing Kalemegdan Fortress dramatically situated at the joining of the Sava and Danube Rivers; the Republic Square and Knez Mihajlova street; Saint Sava Temple, the largest Orthodox Church in the city, and Tito's Memorial. (B)
Day 5, Belgrade- Novi Sad- Timisoara, Tuesday
After breakfast depart to Novi Sad. Capital of the Northern Serbian province of Vojvodina and Serbia's second largest city after Belgrade. Upon arrival enjoy walking tour of all the major attractions of Novi Sad including the Petrovaradin Fortress, Liberty Square, the Cathedral, City Council, Zmaj Jovina and Dunavska Street. Continue to Timisoara, the city where Romanian revolution started in 1989. Arrive to Timisoara and view ruins of Timisoara Fortress, Huniady Castle, Pasha's Wheel and Fabric residential areas, Corso shopping area, and accommodation with dinner. (B, D)
Day 6, Timisoara- Sibiu, Wednesday
After breakfast departure to Sibiu. On the way to Sibiu we will visit the fortress of Hunedoara that become the castle of the most pre-eminent king of the medieval – Matia Corvin.The monument has a special glamour due to its different construction styles the presence of military and civil innovations as well as for the impetuous court life that animated it for more than 400 years. Arrival to Sibiu and accommodation with dinner. (B, D)
Day 7, Sibiu - Sighisoara - Brasov, Thursday
After breakfast, sightseeing tour of Sibiu, once the richest town in Transylvania. During the tour you will see the Huet Square, the Large Square, the Evangelical Cathedral, the Liars' Bridge and others. Continue towards Sighisoara, the best preserved medieval city in South-Eastern Europe, for sightseeing tour including entrance to the famous Clock Tower Museum. Continue to Brasov, walking tour of Brasov including the visit of the First Romanian School with an impressive collection of rare books. Accommodation and dinner in a local restaurant. (B, D)
Day 8, Brasov - Bucharest, Friday
Following breakfast departure towards Bran. Visit of the Bran Castle made famous by Bram Stoker's novel as the residence of the vampire count, Dracula.Continue to Bucharest and stop in Peles Castle built as the summer residence of King Carol I. Afterwards continue to the 17th century Sinaia Monastery and to Bucharest. After arrival accommodation at your hotel and dinner. (B, D)
Day 9, in Bucharest, Saturday
Get acquainted with Bucharest. During the tour you will visit the Parliament Palace, the second largest building in the world after the Pentagon and the National Treasure. Listen how the Romanian people finally succeeded to topple the last communist dictator in eastern Europe in the Revolution Square. Your tour will bring you also to the Romanian Athenaeum, the Opera House, the National Military Club, the Military Academy, Triumphal Arch and The Village Museum. Farewell dinner with folklore show. (B, D)
Day 10, in Bucharest, Sunday
While all your new friends from the group are on the way home, Asvinia Travel Services offers you one more day in the Romanian capital, once nicknamed "Little Paris". After Breakfast enjoy one more day exploring the city on your own or relax in excellence of Hotel Marriott. (B)
Day 11, depart Bucharest, Monday
After breakfast you have some time at leisure until the departure transfer to the airport for your flight home. (B)
Day 12, arrival to Jakarta, Tuesday
After transit in Doha arrive to Jakarta in the afternoon.
End of Tour.....
B=Breakfast; L=Lunch; D=Dinner
Sofia: Radisson Blu
Belgrade: Hotel Moskva
Timisoara: Hotel Timisoara or NH Timisoara
Brasov: Aro Palace
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|Per person in twin room||USD 2219|
|Single room supplement||USD 538|
Features & Inclusions
• Air ticket by QR, economy class (H)
• First class hotels, rooms with private facilities.
• Service charges and hotel taxes
• Breakfast daily, 1 lunch and 7 dinners
• Touring by modern motor coach
• Airport and local transfers
• Professional English speaking tour director
• Luggage handling
• Headsets will be provided for included sightseeing tours, so you can easily hear your guide’s commentary
• Airport Tax & Fuel (USD 311).
• Airport Tax Jakarta (IDR 150000).
• Beverages and food not on the regular table d’hote menu.
• Tips to Tour Director, tour driver and local city guides.
• Optional excursion.
• Other expences of personal nature not mentioned in the program.
Asvinia Travel Services has right to correct the price with or without prior notice.
Situated just in front of the building of National Assembly, National University, St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral. Walking distance to the Presidency, Ministry Court building and downtown Shopping area. Nearest airport: Sofia airport -11km.
Located at Terazije Square in city centre, 150m from Knez Mihajlova street. Nearest airport: Belgrade International airport -20kms.
• Central train station Gara Timisoara Est 1,6 km
• Airport Timisoara International 13 km
This hotel is just waiting to be discovered. All who enter it will be delighted, thanks to quality services and high levels of professionalism, as well as top comfort and modern furnishings. The 12-storey building comprises a total of 127 rooms and is fully air-conditioned. Guests are welcomed into a lobby with a 24-hour reception and check-out service, a hotel safe and currency exchange facilities. Other on-site amenities include lift access, a cafe, a bar, a restaurant and a hairdressing salon. Business guests can look forward to conference facilities and Internet access. Room and laundry services are provided.
Important place or monument close to the hotel: Black church -100m, Dracula Castle -25km. Nearest exhibition centre: ITC -5min. Nearest airport: Otopeni Airport -150km.
The hotel is located close to the main business areas and surrounded by main government offices and ministries, Arch De Triumph - 2km, Parliament Palace - 0.5km, Bucharest Opera House - 1km. Nearest airport: 20km.
• Shopping area Grand Avenue on site 0,1 km
• Place of interest Palace Of Parliament 0,5 km
• Exhibition centre Romexpo 8 km
• Airport OTP 20 km