Exploring Ancient Illyria & Macedonia's Traces, Bucharest & Transylvania

Tirana, Shkoder, Thessaloniki and Bucharest

Highlights of Albania & Macedonia

  • Now is the time to visit the formerly closed and emerging country of Albania
  • See the 2400 year old city of Berat
  • Visit Apollonia, a UNESCO World Heritage Center and a stronghold in Caesar's civil war with Pompey
  • Experience the "Blue Eye" National Park, a magical place
  • Explore the ruins of Butrint, Albania's most important archaeological site and a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Go to Korce to see the first girls' school in the country, established in 1891
  • Admire Lake Ohrid and it's beautiful pearls
  • See Roman mosaics, the antique theater and the Roman baths
  • Visit the royal tombs of Philip II

Highlights of Romania

  • Visit Peles Castle, one of the best royal palaces in Europe and the Black Church, the larges Gothic church in Romania
  • See Bran Castle, better known as "Dracula's Castle" and Sighisoara, the birthplace of Vlad Dracula
  • Enjoy lunch and life of the people in a traditional village
  • Cross the Carpathian Mountains

The Must See Places of Bulgaria

Sofia, Pliska, Plovdiv, Nessebar, Veliko Tarnovo, Varna, Valley of Roses, and Kazanlak

  • Visit the village of Arbanassi, famous for its churches and architecture
  • See the bas-relief of the The Madara Rider, representing the figure of a knight triumphing over a lion, that is carved into a 300ft high cliff, on the UNESCO World Heritage List
  • Explore the Stone Forest and the beaches of Varna
  • Go to the Thracian Kings Museum and Treasures
  • Experience the Seven Hills of Plovdiv, the oldest city in Europe
  • Visit the Rila Monastery, the largest spiritual center since the Middle Ages and a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Photos © Albania Explorer

To sign up for any of these trips, or to request a detailed brochure, contact:

Jean Zunkel
E   jean.zunkel@bjadventures.com
T   +1.505.466.2289
M  +1.505.310.5110

Ahdina Zunkel
E   ahdina@bjadventures.com
T   +1.505.466.2289
M  +1.505.670.5199