Balkan Loop (2 Days)

Balkan Loop Tour Sofia - Nis - Skopje Sofia (2 Days)

Nis Overview 

Nis is a big city in Serbia. It has a very long history and important role in the events on the Balkans. Established by the Thracians, developed by the Romans as Nissus, situated on Via Diagonalis road, the birthplace of Constantine the Great. The history of the city is going trough Bulgarian, Ottoman and finally Serbian period. All of the stages are still visible and will put you in a time machine. The highlights of Nis are Medijana, Roman villa, connected with Constantine's family, The Skull tower, built and decorated with human skulls by the Ottomans after an uprising against them, the fortress and a Nazi concentration camp. Also Serbians are famous with their grilled meat. Not to miss!  

Skopje Overview 

Skopje is the capital of Macedonia (FYROM) and it is perfect place to see how history is used to create identity. The town has been inhabited since the Prehistorical times. It was a military Roman camp, but its flourishing moments were during the Bulgarian kingdom. It was a Bulgarian capital between 972-992. After that it was part of the Byzantine empire and between 1081 and 1088 was conquered by the Normans. Now Skopje has a monumental new city center, which makes an interesting combination with the old parts of the town. The highlights that you will be able to visit are : The Medieval fortress, the old cozy streets, the house museum of Mother Teresa and other. 

Your 2 days Balkan journey: 

We begin our tour at 8:00 from Sofia with a relaxed scenic drive to the West along the Balkan range (Stara planina or Old mountain) to the Serbian-Bulgarian border and in about 2 hours we reach the beautiful historic town of Nis. We will explore the city's heritage and we will have lunch in some restaurant in the old part. After another stroll on the main street and park, we will continue our road trip South to Macedonia and overnight there. 

The next morning after a good breakfast we will pay a visit to Skopje's center and highlights. After a nice lunch we will proceed with a 4 hour trip back to Sofia. 

Start: 8:00/End: 18:00h (next day)

Recommended period: All year round

Driving time: 8h 00m approximately

Walking time: 3h 30m approximately

Handicap accessible: Yes, fairly accessible

Special requirements: Comfortable shoes


Prices

1 person

2 persons

3 persons

4-8 persons

           9 + persons

 

449 € per person 880 BGN

289 € per person 566 BGN199 € per person 390 BGN169 € per person 331 BGN149 € per person 292 BGN

             The tour price includes: transfer to/from your hotel/accommodation in Sofia, guide in English, parking fees, entrance fees, 1 night in double room (3* hotel). Personal expenses, tips, meals (except breakfast) and  hotel upgrade are not included. Small group tour. Private option +30%. Children (1-16yrs) 20% discount.

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