12 DAYS ROMANIA / BULGARIA / MACEDONIA / ALBANIA

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Bulgarian Folkore Dinner

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Assemble at Singapore Changi Airport for your flight to Bucharest.

Welcome Bucharest! Bucharest is the capital municipality, culture, industrial and financial centre of Romania. Upon arrival, our sightseeing tour will be going Palace of Parliament, the Triumphal Arch, Revolution Square, Palace Square, Stravropoleos Church and the Old Centre. Enjoy a nice walk at kiseleff area (If time permits) before we enjoy our dinner.

After breakfast, we will continue driving to Sibiu. Upon arrival, we will enjoy a guided tour of Sibiu city, with buildings dating back to 12th century. Thereafter, we will have lunch before drive to Sibiu.

This morning depart from Sibiu for Brasov visa Sighisoara. we will continue our exploration of Transylvania region by driving towards SIghisoara a UNESCO World Heritage landmark for being the last medieval city to be inhabited up to this day.

After that, we will continue driving to Brasvo – The city surrounded by Carpathian mountains. After will visit the main city square (Piata Sfatului) and Black Church. Continue visit the Bran castle also kown as the Dracula’s castle. Rising above the town on a rocky promontory, Bran castle holds visitors in thrall. Am entire industry has sprouted around describing it as ‘Dracula’s castle’, though connections to either the historical Vlad epe or Bram Stoker’s fictional vampire are thin. The liberties taken with Bran’s reputation are quickly forgotten on a visit: you’ll climb up its conical towers, admiring views over thick forest and stroll through creaky-floored rooms furnished with bearskin rugs and 19th century antiques.

After breakfast, will head down to Bucharest. Upon arrival, enjoy a free day at leisure in Bucharest. You may consider to join an optional tour to the oldest city in Romania, Constanta.

This Morning, cross the Danube bridge in to Bulgaria to Ruse, a city on the south bank of the Danube and deemed the “Little Vienna” for its imposing belle epoque architecture. Arrive at old Bulgaria capital – Veliko Tarnovo, with stone houses perched one above the other on the steep banks of the meandering yantra river. Visit Tsarevets Hill, where the walls of the restored medieval fortress rise above the city and surround the Patriarchal Church (a former Eastern Orthodox church) at its peak (Note: entrance is subject to opening days/times). Next, will see blacksmiths, woodworkers and other craftsmen at work in the workshops along Artisans Street (or Samovodska Charshia) and shop for handicrafts at the bazaar.

This morning we shall enjoy a scenic drive through the Balkan mountain to Rose Valley. Enjoy the exquisite sight and aromatic scent Visit the rose oil distillery to learn about the production of the famous Bulgarian rose products. (Note: Visit to the rose oil distillery is seasonal and it is not available during winter from Nov to March). Thereafter, drive to Sofia, the capital and largest city of Bulgaria for overnight stay.

After breakfast, start our guided tour to Alexxander Nevski Cathedral – one of the largest Eastern Orthodox cathedrals in Europe, as well as one of Sofia’s symbols and a primary tourist attraction; St George Rotunda, St. Sophia Church, built by the Roman Emperor Justinian in the 6th century, National Theatre, former Royal Palace, today housing the National Revival Art Gallery and the Ethnographic Museum.

Thereafter, depart to Skopje – the capital city of Macedonia. Skopje was an important city for the Ottomans from the end of the 14th century. The Skopje of today retains that influence and is a thriving modern city. The largest Turkish bath in the Balkans is located here and is now an art museum. we will also visit the old Turkish Bazaar and the National Museum.

This morning, depart to lake Ohrid. Visit the 11th century castle and old town of Ohrid and get the best picturesque view of Lake Ohrid, designated by UNESCO as both a Natural and Cultural World Heritage Site.

After breakfast, continue to Tirana – capital of Albania. Upon arrival, start our sightseeing tour to Skenderbeg Square, Ethem Bey Mosque, the Clock Tower, the national History Museum, the University and park and the Martyr’s Cemetery with the statue of Mother Albania.

Early morning transfer to airport for you departure flight to Istanbul. Upon arrival will transfer to hotel for a rest.

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• A minimum group size of 15 passengers is required for a confirmed departure.

• The sequence of the itinerary, flight schedules and hotels are subject to change without prior notice in the event of unforeseen circumstances.

• During major events, accommodation may be re-located to another city without prior notice.

• In the event that a place of visit is fully booked or closed due to public engagement, it will be replaced with an alternative.

• All guides are English speaking, if a Chinese guide is required, additional charges may applies

• Should there be any discrepancies over the English and Chinese Version of the Itinerary, we shall follow accordingly to the English Version.

• We, as a Travel Agent shall not be held responsible in the event of a flight delay which can lead to disruptions in the itinerary.

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