HUNGARY: -Matthias Church-Parliament-Fisherman’s Bastion-St. Stephen’s Basilica-Dom Square-KaraszUtca-Bridge of Sighs
ROMANIA: Timisoara Orthodox Cathedral-Victory Square-Union Square-Timisoara Historical Center-Libertatii Square-Lutheran Evangelical Cathedral & Tower-Big Square-Turnul Sfatului-Brukenthal National Museum-Old Town-Bran Castle-Black Church-Council Square-Brasov Historical Center-The City Hall-Citadel of the Guard-Palace of Parliament-Old Town-Lipscani-Patriarchal Cathedral-Victoriei Street-Revolution Square-Cercul Military
BULGARIA: -Tsarevets Fortress-Archaeological Museum-Samovodska Charshiya Complex-Forty Martyrs Chruch-Alex Nevsky Church.Boyana Church-St. Nadalja Church-Russian Church-The President Palace-Art Gallery-Rila Monastery-Mother Teresa House-Ottoman Stone Bridge-Alexsander The Great Square-Mosque-The Hamam (Turkish Bath).
MACEDONIA: -Lidhja e Prizrenit House-King Mosque.Prizren city tour.
ALBANIA: -Tirana National Historical Museum-EthemBey Mosque-Tirana city tour
Day 1 ARRIVAL– BUDAPEST – SZEGED [1 HR]
Upon arrival at Budapest, meet your English Speaking Assistant then proceed to your guided tour. Visit the Matthias Church, one of Budapest’s most important churches. The church was used as a coronation church by Hungarian kings for centuries. You will have a guided tour in the Parliament, which is the seat of the National Assembly of Hungary, one of Europe’s oldest legislative buildings; proceed to Fisherman’s Bastion, a lookout tower and the best place to have panoramic views of the city. Visit St. Stephen’s Basilica, the largest church in Budapest and continue to Dom Square, one of the largest squares in Hungary, walk along the beautiful street of Karaszutca, and Bridge of Sighs. Have your local dinner and overnight in Szeged. Hotel: Hotel Novotel 4* or similar class (1N)
Day 2 SZEGED – TIMISOARA [2 HRS]
Have your buffet breakfast inside the hotel,proceed to Timisoara for your half day city tour in the morning. Visit Timisoara Orthodox Cathedral, See the elegant baroque buildings around the city particularly along Victory Square (Piata Victoriei), Walk around the historic pastel-hued buildings line the square of Union Square (Unirii Square). During the 18th century, this was the city’s commercial centre and the venue for numerous military processions and religious ceremonies. Continue to Timisoara Historical Center and Libertatii Square, the first place where people settled and lived continuously in the heart of the city. Have your dinner and overnight in Timisoara. Hotel:Hotel Continental 4* or similar class (1N).
Day 3 TIMISOARA – SIBIU [3 HRS]
Have your buffet breakfast inside the hotel, then transfer to Sibiu. Visit the Lutheran Evangelical Cathedral & Tower, the most famous Gothic-style church in Sibiu, Romania. See the beautiful medieval architectural buildings at the Big Square (Piata Mare), the largest square of the city and it has been the center of the city since 15th century. Proceed to Turnul Sfatului (The Tower of the Council), one of the most famous monuments in Sibiu. Continue to Brukenthal National Museum, built in the 18th century exhibiting the collections of the museum consist of over 1 million exhibits from animals, book collections, weapons and hunting tools and paintings. Explore the Old Town. After the tour,have your dinner and overnight in Sibiu. Hotel: Hotel Continental Forum 4* or similar class (1N)
Day 4 SIBIU – BRASOV [1 HR]
Have your buffet breakfast inside the hotel. You will have a guided tour at Bran Castle, a national monument and landmark in Romania, and commonly known as “Dracula Castle” because it is the home of the title character in Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Proceed to your tour at the Black Church. It was built by the German community of the city and stands as the main Gothic style monument in the country, as well as being the largest and one of the most important Lutheran places of worship in the region. Visit the Council Square that features medieval buildings of different architectural designs. See the Brasov Historical Center, The City Hall, and Citadel of the Guard. After the tour, have your dinner and overnight at hotel in Brasov. Hotel: Kronwell 4* or similar class (1N)
Day 5 BRASOV – BUCHAREST [3 HRS]
Have your buffet breakfast inside the hotel, transfer to Bucharest then proceed to a guided tour at the Palace of Parliament, the seat of the Parliament of Romania, and the second largest administrative building in the world. See the beautiful buildings at the Old Town, Lipscani, Patriarchal Cathedral, Victoriei Street and Revolution Square, where you can see new fashion shops, art boutiques, coffee shops and restaurants, making it an upmarket shopping strip in Bucharest. Proceed to Cercul Militar, a historic and architectural monument that represents the central cultural institution of the Romanian army and it is also used for various cultural events and for representation and protocol purposes. Have your dinner and overnight at hotel in Bucharest. Hotel: Pullman 5* or similar class (1N)
Day 6 BUCHAREST – VELIKO TARNOVO [2 HRS]
Have your buffet breakfast inside the hotel, Transfer to Bulgaria. You will have a guided tour at Tsarevets Fortress, that served as the Second Bulgarian Empire’s primary fortress. Visit the ArchaeologicalMuseum, that contains Romanian historical artifacts from prehistoric times up to modern times. Samovodska Charshiya Complex, one of the main attractions of the city that has Renaissance style buildings with high stone walls. See the Forty Martyrs Church, where some of the Bulgarian Empire’s most signifcant historical records are stored in the church. Have your dinner and overnight at hotel in Veliko Tarnovo. Hotel: Yantra Grand Hotel Barcelona 4* or similar class (1N)
Day 7 VELIKO TARNOVO – SOFIA [2 HRS]
Have your buffet breakfast inside the hotel, visit Alex Nevsky Church, which serves as the cathedral church of the Patriarch of Bulgaria and it is one of the largest Eastern Orthodox cathedrals in the world, as well as one of Sofia’s symbols and primary tourist attractions. Next is Boyana Church, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is one of the most complete and perfectly preserved monuments of east European medieval art. Continue to St. Nadalja Church, Russian Church, The President Palace, and Art Gallery, that houses over 50,000 Bulgarian art. Have your dinner and overnight at hotel in Sofia. Hotel: Novotel 5* or similar class (1N)
Day 8 SOFIA – RILA [1 HR] – SKOPJE [3 HRS]
Have your buffet breakfast inside the hotel, visit Rila Monastery, founded in the 10th century by St. John of Rila, and included in UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Transfer to Macedonia to visit Mother Teresa House and Ottoman Stone Bridge – a symbol of Skopje and is the main element of the coat of arms of the city. It connects Macedonia Square, where Alexander The Great Square is located in the center of Skopje, to the Old Bazaar. See the Mosque and The Hamam (Turkish Bath), located at the city center, and the most preserved and valuable objects from the Ottoman period. Have your dinner and overnight at hotel in Skopje. Hotel: Alexander Palace 5* or similar class (1N)
Day 9 SKOPJE – PRIZREN [1 HR] – TIRANA [2 HRS]
After your buffet breakfast inside the hotel, transfer to Prizren. You will have a guided tour at Lidhja e Prizrenit House, where patriots and intellectuals from Kosovo, Macedonia, and the Sanxhak region gathered to make an appeal to the Congress of Berlin for an autonomous Albanian state. Proceed to the King Mosque, which is the oldest active mosque in Albania. See the historic beauty of Prizren for your city tour. Have your dinner and overnight at hotel in Tirana. Hotel: Sheraton Hotel 5* or similar class (1N)
Day 10 TIRANA – DEPARTURE
Have your buffet breakfast inside the hotel. Visit the National Historical Museum, the largest museum in Albania that holds many of the country’s archaeological treasures. One highlight of the museum is the exhibition of icons by Onufri, a renowned 16th-century Albanian master of color. Afterwards, proceed to Ethem Bey Mosque for your guided tour. The frescoes of the mosque depict trees, waterfalls and bridges; still life paintings are a rarity in Islamic art. You will have a Tirana city tour to look around the city before your departure going back to Manila. Transfer to Airport then fly back to Manila.
Via Turkish Airlines (Subject to change)
DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM NCR-TTA-0151-2019
PACIFIC ASIA TRAVEL ASSOCIATION (PATA) NO. 8598