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Blissfully Balkans

Slovenia | Croatia | Montenegro | Bosnia and Herzegovina

Tour Cost: based on twin / triple sharing

USD$ 3,290 – per pax

– ALL IN

OCTOBER 18-29, 2022

INCLUSIONS

  • Roundtrip Economy Class Air Ticket via Emirates Airlines (NOTE: Free roundtrip shuttle to be provided for Manila/Clark
    airport/ Manila)
  • Airline Taxes including PH Tax
  • Hotel Accommodation on twin sharing based on local 4* and 5*
    categories
  • All meals as indicated (B – Buffet Breakfast, L – Lunch, & D –
    Dinner)
  • Professional Tour Director all through-out
  • Tours & Sightseeing with English Speaking Local Guides
  • Transportation on modern air-conditioned coach
  • Entrance fees to mentioned sights
  • City and Border Taxes
  • 1Pc daily bottled water on coach
  • Pre departure merienda briefing
  • Ephesus Travel Kit
  • Souvenir
  • Mandatory tips to Tour Director, Local Guides, and Driver

EXCLUSIONS AND OTHER FEES

  • Visa Expenses
  • Beverages during meals other than water

VISA REQUIREMENTS

  • Multiple Entry Schengen Visa
  • Deposit is required to secure Visa Letters from Operator
  • Kindly refer to respective Embassy for complete list of Visa Requirements and Forms

FLIGHT INFORMATION

EK0338 18OCT CRK – DXB 2050HRS / 0115HRS
EK2122 19OCT DXB – LJU 1000HRS / 1415HRS
EK2233 28OCT SJJ – DXB 1415HRS / 2140HRS
EK0338 29OCT DXB – CRK 0255HRS / 1920HRS

PAYMENT & CANCELLATION

  • A non-refundable deposit of USD$500.00 per person upon reservation must be given at least 3 months prior departure date or not later than August 15, 2022;
  • Full payment due upon release of visas but should not be later than 1 month prior departure date
  • Cancellation charge of fifty percent (50%) of tour cost if
    cancellation is done 45 days before departure date; Full tour
    cost will be forfeited if cancellation is done 1 month before departure date.
  • Unused portion of the tour is non-refundable.
  • MINIMUM OF 40 FULL-PAYING PASSENGERS TO RUN
    THIS PROGRAM

(Except for lockdowns, wars, or medical reasons, Admin fee may apply)

CONTACT / VISIT AND RESERVE AT:

MANILA OFFICE (Opening this August 1, 2022)
Unit 1 2nd floor, AC Herrera Bldg, 1170 Roxas Boulevard corner Arsenio Cruz Herrera Street ( formerly Arquiza Street) Ermita, Manila

ANGELES OFFICE (no visitors allowed, for company operations only but allowed to receive passenger documents )
Unit 802B Marquee Residences Pulung Maragul Angeles City
2009 Pampanga 

 

Mobile/Viber/WhatsApp

+63 9178938267
+63 9257595181
+63 9213751526

Website

ephesustravelmanila.com

CONDITIONS AND RESPONSIBILITY

TOUR COST DOES NOT INCLUDE documentation expenses, extra travel insurance, medical and hospitalization expenses, tours and transportation expenses during free periods, porterage of extra luggage, drinks and meals not specified in the itinerary. and such other personal nature like telephone calls, fax, laundry, room service and expenses not mentioned in the itinerary terms and conditions.

Ephesus Travel & Tours has arranged for the various tour services to be performed under the responsibility of various operators. Our company or its subagents therefore only acts as agents for the operators providing the various services described in this tour and assume no responsibility or liability that may occur out of or in connection with losses or unexpected expenses due to delays, overbooking, and defaults.

The tour itineraries and prices are subject to change without prior notice. Should the number of participants fall below the Required number of paxs, we reserve the right to increase the tour cost or cancel/reschedule the tour. The payment for a Reservation fee on the tour shall constitute acceptance and consent to all provisions in the tour conditions/responsibility published in this tour.

ITINERARY

DAY 1 DEPARTURE AIRPORT, Philippines
Check-in airline, enjoy inflight amenities onboard.

DAY 2 ARRIVAL LJUBJLANA,
Slovenia (D)

Arrive Ljubljana International Airport. Meet and assist with our guide then board your private coach heading to the city. We will then start to discover the capital city of Slovenia which is one of the most beautiful cities in the Balkan Region. During the city tour– Medieval Castle, City Hall, Cathedral of St. Nicholas, and Triple and Dragon Bridge will be seen. Have some free time to walk around and appreciate the charm and beauty of Ljubljana that captures the heart of its every visitor. In the evening gather again for dinner before we transfer to hotel for check- in and overnight.

DAY 3 LAKE BLED / PIRAN / LJUBJLANA,
Slovenia (B/L/D)

Breakfast inside hotel then proceed to Lake Bled. Experience Pletna Boat ride to visit the island and Old Church of Assumption of Mary, also known as The Church of Mary the Queen inside it with the walking 99 steps to reach the top of the 14 th century church. A sightseeing tour of Bled features the charming town with the lakeshore, and imposing Bled Castle, perched on a cliff high above the lake with a view of romantic little island with its church and mysterious wishing bell.

Ring the wishing bell, return to Bled by boat. Lunch will be in a restaurant with picturesque view. Afterwards we will drive to Piran. We will start with town squares, see lots of Venetian architecture, and walk in Minorite Monastery with rich history and interesting anecdotes. A great panoramic view will open on the top of the hill where Church of St. George stands tall above the town. From this point you will able to see Slovenia, Croatia, and Italy at the same time. Dinner will be in local restaurant in Old Town. As the day ends, we will head back to our hotel in Ljubljana for overnight.

DAY 4 POSTOJNA, Slovenia / ZAGREB, Croatia (B/L/D)

Breakfast inside hotel then check-out and proceed to Postojna caves. The jaw-dropping Postojna Cave system, a series of caverns, halls, and passages some 24km long and two million years old, was hollowed out by the Pivka River, which enters temperature of 8°C to 10°C with a humidity of 95%, so a warm jacket and decent shoes are advised.

Afterwards we will have our lunch then drive to Zagreb, the capital city of Croatia. Croatia is the youngest member of the European Union and Croatia is one of the most developed countries in the Balkans. Upon arrival to Zagreb, have a city tour visiting the Dolac Bazaar, St. Mark Church, Stone Gate, Pope’s Tower, Ban Josip Jelacic Square, Lotrseak Church, and Mirogoj Park Cemetery. Spend free time until we transfer to hotel for check-in and overnight.

DAY 5 PLITVICE / ZADAR, Croatia (B/L/D)

Breakfast inside hotel then check-out and coach to Plitvice Lakes National Park. Plitvice National Park is one of the oldest in Southeast Europe and largest in Croatia. In 1979 it was added to the UNESCO World Heritage register. It was founded in 1949 and is situated in the mountainous karst area of central Croatia, at the border to Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The important north-south road connection, which passes through the national park area, connects the Croatian inland with the Adriatic coastal region. Lunch will be in Plitvice. Afterwards drive to Zadar and proceed for city tour including visit to Sea Pipe Organ. The particularity of Zadar is irresistible for those who respect and admire historical monuments and cultural heritage, artists, tourists, and citizens. In the evening, we will have dinner before we transfer to hotel for check-in and overnight.

DAY 6 TROJIR / SPLIT, Croatia (B/L/D)

Breakfast inside hotel then check-out and depart to Trogir. Get a walk in that city which has town under UNESCO World Heritage listed. Visit the Old Town and the Romanesque portal of Trojir Cathedral and also Cathedral of St. Lawrence. Have free time to walk next to the Adriatic coast.

Lunch will be enroute before we head to Split, start city tour by visiting the Diocletian’s Palace on the UNESCO’s List of World Cultural Heritage with Peristyle, Jupiter’s Temple, and the Cathedral. Enjoy a walking tour of the 1700 year old Diocletian’s Palace in the heart of Split’s old town. Free time for individual shopping in the Old Town before we gather again for dinner. In the evening we thenproceed to our hotel for check in and overnight.

DAY 07 MALI STON / DUBROVNIK,
Croatia (B/L/D)

Breakfast inside hotel then check out. Departure for Dubrovnik. Along the way we still stop at Mali Ston. Experience Oyster tasting and a glass of house wine. Lunch will be with Oyster Menu. Continue to Dubrovnik.

Upon arrival, exploring will start with the walking tour of the city which is on the UNESCO’s List of Cultural Heritage. This ancient town, surrounded by ramparts and
fortresses is a treasure trove of architectural and cultural master pieces, scrupulously preserved over the centuries. Here you will have Game of Thrones tour around the walled city, a pleasant walk that will take you to the Franciscan Monastery with its 14th century pharmacy, which is still operating today, and see other places of interest. Free time for shopping in Dubrovnik until we gather again for dinner in a restaurant with view of Adriatic Sea. Afterwards proceed to hotel for check-in and overnight.

DAY 8 PERAST / KOTOR / BUDVA,
Montenegro / DUBROVNIK, Croatia
(B/L/D)

Breakfast inside hotel then depart for neighboring country of Montenegro. Firstly head to Kotor which is surrounded by high mountains reflected in the blue waters, a fjord-shape Bay of Kotor is one of the most spectacular landscapes on the Mediterranean.

Drive along the bay past Risan and picturesque Perast, a home-town of many captains. Take a photo of man-made islet of Our Lady of the Rocks (Gospa od Skrpjela). Upon returning home safely, seamen dropped rocks and old boats filled with rocks in this place and gradually created the islet as the foundation for the church.

Continue to Kotor, town that has always been providing a safe harbor to navigators and its famous merchant navy. Enjoy city tour of Kotor with its beautiful Romanesque Cathedral of St. Triphun, surrounded by walls and fortresses included on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Our lunch will be with best view of Adriatic Sea.

Afterwards, we drive to Budva which is known as Mosaic of Balkans. With most beautiful beaches, islands, and one of the oldest towns, Budva is welcoming to its every guest. Visit the Budva Old Town, Amphitheater, Catholic and Orthodox Churches then have some time on your own to enjoy rest of Budva until our dinner. As the day ends, we will proceed back our hotel in Dubrovnik for overnight.

DAY 9 MEDJUGORJE, Bosnia;
Herzegovina (B/L/D)

Breakfast inside hotel then check-out and depart to Medugorje. Upon arrival proceed for a city tour in Medugorje (Medjugorje has become well known in Bosnia-Hercegovina, and the world, because of six young people who claim to have seen visions of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Beginning on June 24,1981, the Blessed Mother appeared to, and later told the visionaries, God sent her to our world to help us convert our hearts and lives back to Him. Our Lady’s call is one of Peace, Love, Faith, Conversion, Prayer, and Fasting. We are each challenged to answer Our Lady’s call to change our lives, and hearts back to God. In Medugorje visiting of Catholic Churches and holy places, full of faith getting from Medugorje. Free time for private devotion and meditation then we transfer to hotel for check-in, dinner, and
overnight.

DAY 10 POCITEL OLD VILLAGE /
MOSTAR / SARAJEVO, Bosnia
Herzegovina (B/L/D)

Breakfast inside hotel then check-out and we will travel first to Pocitel Old Village. Here we will see Pocitel Castle, Old Homes, AN Pasha Mosque, and Antique Village which is under UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE list.

Afterwards we will then proceed to Mostar and have our lunch first. Here we will see the remains of the Turkish quarter and the reconstruction efforts on the 16th century stone bridge, today inscribed on World Heritage List by UNESCO, Muslibegovica House is ideal example of Mostar’s grand houses of the Ottoman period and Karadjoz-bey mosque, considered to be the most beautiful mosque in the region of Herzegovina.

Mostar was founded in the 15th century and is stunning in its beauty. The architecture is a precious combination of Turkish ingenuity and Herz. We will continue to Sarajevo and dinner will be enroute before we end the day at our hotel for check-in and overnight.

DAY 11 SARAJEVO, Bosnia and
Herzegovina / DEPARTURE (B)

Breakfast inside hotel then check-out and we will proceed for Sarajevo for city tour. During the tour; Fire of Freedom, Old Library, Kursunlu Medrese, Catholic Churches, Bazaar, Begova Mosque, Sebil, Orthodox Church, and Fatih Mosque will be visited. Free time for last minute shopping and to explore around until transfer to airport and end our trip.

DAY 12 – ARRIVAL AIRPORT,
Philippines

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