Small Byzantine Tour

Small Byzantine Tour

SMALL BYZANTINE TOUR : SERBIA AND MACEDONIA

Day 1 : Morning departure from Belgrade and drive along highway to Batocina and further to Kraljevo. Tour of Zica Monastery /13th century/. Drive on along the “Kings Road” to Studenica Monastery complex. Accommodation in monastic dormitory, “monastic dinner”. Overnight.

Day 2 : After breakfast tour of Studenica Monastery complex. Drive along the picturesque Ibar River Gorge to Stara Pavlica Church and Nova Pavlica Monastery and sightseeing. Drive on to Novi Pazar and tour of the St Peter’s and Paul Church, the oldest Christian church in the Balkans of Byzantine architecture. Traditional lunch in Novi Pazar downtown. Sightseeing of Djurdjevi Stupovi Monastery – St George’s Pillars Monastery, dominating over the town from the woody hill. Drive on to Sopocani Monastery and tour of St Trinity Church housing wonderful frescoes that are considered the peak of Medieval paintings. Drive back to Novi Pazar and hotel accommodation, overnight.

Day 3 : After breakfast drive along gorgeous scenery via Rozaje /Montenegro/ to Pec. Tour of Pec Patriarchate Complex of four Medieval churches featuring beautiful fresco decoration which are UNESCO heritage. Drive on to Decani village and tour of the Decani Monastery, the most magnificent Serbian Medieval Monastery which is UNESCO Heritage. Drive on to Prizren, one of the most beautiful towns of Kosovo and Metohija and hotel accommodation. Walking tour to the old town and sightseeing of The Holy Virgin of Ljevis Church /UNESCO site/ and recently reconstructed Churches of St George and the tiny Church of St Nicolas, situated in the old quarter of Prizren. Traditional dinner, overnight.

Day 4 : After breakfast drive along the central part of Kosovo and Metohija and tour of Gracanica Monastery /14th century/. Drive to Prohor Pcinjski Monastery and sightseeing. Accommodation in monastery dormitory. “Monastic dinner”, overnight

Day 5 : After breakfast drive to St George’s Monastery in Staro Nagoricane village near Kumanovo, whose frescoes are considered the masterpiece of famous Byzantine painters Michael and Eutychus. Drive on to Skopje, capital of Macedonia and tour of St Panteleimon Monastery in Nerezi village, one of the best preserved Byzantine churches in the Balkans with beautiful frescoes. Hotel accommodation. Evening walk through the old town of Skopje. Farewell dinner, overnight.

Day 6 : After breakfast free time until transfer to Skopje Airport and departure flight. End of program.

PRICE : 590 EUR Minimum 15 participants,  495 EUR Minimum 20 participants

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT : 165 EUR

Included: luxurious coach/van transportation, 2 overnights in Monastery Dormitories /quality of accommodation as 3 stars hotel/ and 3 overnights in 3 stars hotels with H/B services /breakfast and dinner/,  24 hours PANACOMP support, logistics and professional guidance

APPLICATION DEADLINE 90 days prior departure

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