Istanbul - Belgrade 27 day trip

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Istanbul, Turkey

5 nights

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Burgas, Bulgaria

2 nights

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3

Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

2 nights

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Koprivshtitsa, Bulgaria

2 nights

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Plovdiv, Bulgaria

3 nights

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Thessaloniki, Greece

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Kyustendil, Bulgaria

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Borovets, Bulgaria

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Nis, Serbia

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Belgrade, Serbia

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Things to do in and around Istanbul

  • Urban Density
  • Dolmabahce Palace @ Istanbul
  • Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya) view
  • Topkapi Palace @ Istanbul
  • Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Street, Prince Islands
  • 13 October 2007
  • Grand Bazaar
  • Istanbul Modern
  • Inside the Grand Bazaar, Istanbul
  • Sunken Palace Cistern in Istanbul
  • Traditional Ottoman village
  • Small town outside of Istanbul, Turkey
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  • Süleymaniye Camii Suleiman Mosque
  • Istanbul Archeological Museum
  • Tombeau d'Eyüp Sultan
  • Lake Sapanca, Turkey
  • Uçmaya Hazırlık (Preparing to fly)
  • Istanbul :: Yenicami
  • Istiklal caddesi
  • Abandoned winter garden glasshouse
  • ortakoy
  • Bursa Rainbow
  • Bridges
  • Church of the Holy Savior in Chora
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  • DSCN2251
  • Istanbul-Constantinople
  • Iznik
  • Miniaturk, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Rustem Pasha Mosque
  • Morning in Sultanahmet, Istanbul
  • Rue de la fontaine froide - Maisons Ottomanes
   
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Istanbul

Turkey, Marmara region

CultureFoodHistoricNight life5 nights

East meets West in a vibrant crescendo of history, culture, and cuisine, making Istanbul an unmissable destination.

Istanbul, once known as Constantinople and Byzantium before that, is the most populous city in Turkey, and the country's economic, cultural, and historical center. Istanbul is a transcontinental city in Eurasia, straddling the Bosphorus strait between the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea. Istanbul is one of the world's most populous cities and ranks as world's 5th-largest city proper and the largest European city. It's main attractions include Aya Sofya Basilica, Blue Mosque, Dolmabahce Palace, Grand Bazaar, several museums, and more.
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Things to do in and around Burgas

  • Youth on the Move - Burgas
  • fonte da burga
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  • new crossing
  • Traditional costumes / Народни носии
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  • The Fairy Castle in Ravadinovo
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  • Primorsko
  • Stone Forest
  • Bridge in the Chudnite Skali
   
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Burgas

Bulgaria, Burgas region

BeachesCultureNatureNight life2 nights

Bulgaria's third-largest city is a favored seaside getaway, offering several museums, nearby ruins, beaches, and vibrant nightlife.

Burgas is the second largest city on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast and the fourth-largest in Bulgaria after Sofia, Plovdiv, and Varna. It is the capital of Burgas Province and an important industrial, transport, cultural and tourist center. The city is surrounded by the Burgas Lakes and located at the westernmost point of the Black Sea, at the large Burgas Bay. The Port of Burgas is the largest port in Bulgaria, and Burgas Airport is the second most important in the country. Burgas is the center of the Bulgarian fishing and fish processing industry. Be sure to visit the Sea Garden, Burgas Museum of Ethnography, and the Regional History Museum if you're in the area.
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Things to do in and around Veliko Tarnovo

  • Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria
  • Bulgaria-1045 - Every Inch a Painting
  • Tsarevets Fortress, Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria
  • Самоводска чаршия
  • Holy Forty Martyrs Church, Veliko Tarnovo
  • Etara / Етъра
  • Ивановски скални църкви
  • Bulgaria-1001 - Right side of Tsarevets as I Leave
  • Църквата
  • Gurko Street, Veliko Tarnovo
  • Eat Outdoors in Style
  • Shipka
  • Transfiguration Monastery - Преображенски манастир
  • Monasterio Sokolski
  • Troyan Monastery
   
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Veliko Tarnovo

Bulgaria, Veliko Tarnovo region

HistoricFoodNight lifeActiveNature2 nights

Also known as the "City of the Tsars," this vibrant university city is home to historic buildings, steep hills, and beautiful views.

Veliko Tarnovo is a city in north central Bulgaria and the administrative center of Veliko Tarnovo Province. Often referred to as the "City of the Tsars", Veliko Tarnovo is located on the Yantra River and is famously known as the historical capital of the Second Bulgarian Empire, attracting many tourists with its unique architecture. The old part of the city is situated on the three hills rising amidst the meanders of the Yantra. Its attractions include the palaces of the Bulgarian emperors and the Patriarchate, the Patriarchal Cathedral, and also a number of administrative and residential edifices surrounded by thick walls.
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Things to do in and around Koprivshtitsa

  • Копривщица
  • 2008 Bulgarije 0882 Koprivsjtitsa
  • Ослековата къща
  • Kableshkovhuis - Koprivshtitsa
  • Lyutov house
  • Troyan Monastery
  • All Seeing Eyes
  • Rila Mountain, Bulgaria
  • Etara / Етъра
  • Shipka
  • 4 out of 7 Rila lakes
   
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Koprivshtitsa

Bulgaria, Sofia region

NatureActiveHistoric2 nights

Step back in time in this marvelous small town, dotted with colorful houses and surrounded by enchanted woodlands and mountains.

Koprivshtitsa is a historic town in Koprivshtitsa Municipality in Sofia Province, central Bulgaria, lying on the Topolnitsa River among the Sredna Gora mountains. It was one of the centers of the April Uprising in 1876 and is known for its authentic Bulgarian architecture and for its folk music festivals, making it a very popular tourist destination. Koprivshtitsa is one of the characteristic Bulgarian towns, still preserving the atmosphere of the Bulgarian National Revival period of the 19th century. Its points of interests include several remarkable historic houses, great museums, and a charming town center.
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Things to do in and around Plovdiv

  • Plovdiv
  • Plovdiv
  • Central Plovdiv mall
  • PLOVDIV - 2010
  • Plovdiv, Roman theatre
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  • Dyavolski Most/Devil's Bridge, near Ardino, Bulgaria
  • Hindliyanhuis - Plovdiv
  • Fungus?
  • Shipka
  • Les gorges de Trigrad
  • Troyan Monastery
  • Etara / Етъра
  • Rila Mountain, Bulgaria
   
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Plovdiv

Bulgaria, Plovdiv region

Night lifeFoodHistoricCulture3 nights

The perfect mix of old and new, this thriving university town's young atmosphere is set among ancient monuments and excellent museums.

Plovdiv is the second-largest city in Bulgaria and is an important economic, transport, cultural, and educational center. Plovdiv's history spans 6,000 years, with traces of a Neolithic settlement dating to roughly 4000 BC,[3] ranking it among the world's oldest cities. The city has historically developed on seven syenite hills, and is often referred to in Bulgaria as "The City of the Seven Hills." There are many remains preserved from antiquity such as the ancient Plovdiv Roman theatre, Roman odeon, Roman aqueduct, Roman Stadium, the archaeological complex Eirene, and others. Additionally, intriguing museums and places of worship can be found throughout the city.
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Things to do in and around Thessaloniki

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  • Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Thessaloniki Film Festival
  • Rotunda
  • View over The Latomou Monastery
  • Mount Olympus from High Divide
  • Dion 14
  • Museum of Byzantine Culture
  • Lefkos Pyrgos
  • Folklife and Ethnological Museum. of Macedonia - Thrace
  • Hamam
  • A poppy on the wall of the execution field
  • Gallery, Society for Macedonian Studies
  • Thessaloniki: city walls
  • Church of Hagia Sophia, 7th cent., Thessaloniki
  • Kamara
   
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Thessaloniki

Greece, Macedonia region

CultureNight lifeFoodHistoric2 nights

Thessaloniki is both cosmopolitan and comfortable. Its modern culture merges well with its Roman and Byzantine history.

Thessaloniki is the second-largest city in Greece and the capital of Macedonia. Events such as the Thessaloniki International Trade Fair and the Thessaloniki International Film Festival are held annually. It is a popular tourist destination in Greece - In 2010, Lonely Planet ranked Thessaloniki as the world's fifth-best party city worldwide. Thessaloniki is also regarded as the cultural capital of Greece, with main theaters include the Royal Theater, the Earth Theater and Forest Theater. The city is known for its major shopping streets. Tsimiski Street and Proxenou Koromila avenue are the city's most famous shopping streets and are among Greece's most expensive and exclusive high streets.
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Things to do in and around Kyustendil

  • Grob and Kyustendil
  • джамия “Ахмед бей”
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  • Регионален Исторически Музей, Булевард България, Кюстендил
  • Художествена галерия
  • 4 out of 7 Rila lakes
  • Rila Mountain, Bulgaria
  • Malyovitsa in the clouds
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Kyustendil

Bulgaria, Kyustendil region

HistoricNight lifeCulture2 nights

Known for centuries for its mineral springs, this border resort town is surrounded by majestic mountains.

Kyustendil is a town in the far west of Bulgaria, and the capital of the Kyustendil Province. The town is situated in the southern part of the Kyustendil Valley, near the borders of Serbia and the Republic of Macedonia. During the Iron Age, a Thracian settlement was located within the town, later known as Roman Pautalia in the 1st century AD. In the Middle Ages, the town switched hands between the Byzantine Empire, Bulgaria and Serbia, prior to Ottoman annexation in 1395. The town was liberated in 1878 from the Ottoman Empire. Among its attractions you will find the Regional History Museum, an Art Gallery, and the ruins of a Roman spa.
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Things to do in and around Borovets

  • Боровец
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  • 4 out of 7 Rila lakes
  • Rila Mountain, Bulgaria
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  • Malyovitsa in the clouds
  • Pirin National Park, Bulgaria
  • The Pyramids of Melnik
  • Boyana Church
  • The Geyzer of Sapareva Banya
   
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Borovets

Bulgaria, Sofia region

ActiveNatureNight lifeFoodSmall towns3 nights

A great destination for nature lovers, this ski town offers a range of outdoor activities all year round.

Borovets, known as Chamkoria until the middle of the 20th century, is a popular Bulgarian mountain resort situated in Sofia Province, on the northern slopes of Rila, at an altitude of 1350 m. Borovets is the oldest Bulgarian winter resort with a history that dates back to 1896. Borovets was originally established at the end of the 19th Century as a hunting place for the Bulgarian Kings. Borovets gradually developed into a modern ski resort with hotels, restaurants, bars and a network of ski runs and lifts along the slopes of the Rila Mountains, providing for a whole range of winter sports.
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Things to do in and around Nis

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  • Niš Fortress, Nišava District, Serbia
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  • Spomen park Bubanj
  • Mediana Ruins of Constantine's Palace Nis Serbia
  • Snowish Kopaonik
  • Orthodox monastery entrance
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  • Fancy, Old Fashioned Theater Seats
  • women's quarters
  • Studenica monastery
  • Grand Rios Water Park
  • Пећ
   
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Nis

Serbia, Southern Serbia region

HistoricFoodNight lifeCulture2 nights

Serbia's third largest city is also recognized as one of the oldest settlements in the Balkans, full of historic and cultural value.

Nis (pronounced: Nish) is the city of southern Serbia and the third-largest city in Serbia. It is the administrative center of the Nisava District. It is one of the oldest cities in the Balkans and Europe, and has from ancient times been considered a gateway between the East and the West. It was founded by the Scordisci in 279 BC, after an invasion of the Balkans, and later on was conquered by Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires. Nis is one of the most important industrial centers in Serbia, a center of electronics industry, industry of mechanical engineering, textile and tobacco industry. It attractions include Bubanj Memorial Park, Nis Fortress, Mediana Archaeological Site, and more.
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Things to do in and around Belgrade

  • Streets - Belgrade, Serbia
  • Zindan gate complex
  • The gold-domed Alexander Nevsky Cathedral - Built in honour to the Russian soldiers who liberated Bulgaria from Ottoman (Turk) rule
  • Belgrade : espace de transition / Belgrad in transition
  • Nikola Tesla Museum
  • Suma
  • Krusedol Monastery
  • Sv. Marka
  • Kalemegdan park
  • Monument to the National Hero
  • Countess Ljubica's Residence in Belgrade
  • Kloster Velika Remeta
  • Kovilj Monastery Front Gate
  • The National Museum of Serbia
  • Sava (Slavonski Brod)
  • Serbian National Theatre
  • St. Petka church
  • Wating Patiently
  • View from Avala Mountain
  • Trg Republike
  • St. Michael's Cathedral, Belgrade
  • Ružica Church/Crkva Ružica
  • Narodna Skupština
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  • Have Fun
   
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Belgrade

Serbia, Central Serbia region

Night lifeFoodCultureHistoric3 nights

Fast emerging as one of Europe's liveliest cities, Serbia's capital is packed with culture, sights and fantastic nightlife.

Belgrade is the capital and largest city of Serbia. It is located at the confluence of the Sava and Danube rivers, where the Pannonian Plain meets the Balkans. Its name translates to White City. One of the most important prehistoric cultures of Europe, the Vinča culture, evolved within the Belgrade area in the 6th millennium BC. Throughout its history, the city has been settled by Celts, Romans, Slavs, Franks, Hungarian, and Ottoman. Belgrade has been awarded many titles, and is classified as a Beta- global city. Its main attractions include Belgrade Fortress, Nikola Tesla Museum and other fascinating museums, churches, parks, and a wonderful beach.
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