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Balkan Tour

8 days
7 nights

Rates

Dates

Rates:

$ 975.00 (double occupancy)
$ 1,205.00 ( single occupancy)

Supplement for Jun 09 - Sep 17:
$45.00 (double occupancy)
$45.00 ( single occupancy)

Dates:

May 20, 2018 - May 27, 2018 
Jun 10, 2018 - Jun 17, 2018 
Jul 08, 2018 - Jul 15, 2018 
Aug 05, 2018 - Aug 12, 2018 
Aug 26, 2018 - Aug 02, 2018 
Sep 16, 2018 - Sep 23, 2018 
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Hotels:

  • Dubrovnik — Ivka 3*
  • Tirana — Sky Tower 4*
  • Ohrid — Metropol 4*
  • Skopje — Karpoš 4*
  • Kolašin — Bianca 4*

Included:

  • Arrival transfers from Dubrovnik Airport to hotel and from hotel to Dubrovnik Airport on the first and the last day of the tour
  • Accommodation in 4* hotels (except in Dubrovnik, a 3* hotel) on half board basis, except in Ohrid on Day 4 (except for second night in Ohrid when we dine in a local restaurant)
  • Local guides for sightseeing tours of Dubrovnik, Tirana, Ohrid, Skopje and Kotor
  • Entrance fees to: Franciscan Monastery and Rector’s Palace in Dubrovnik; NationalMuseum in Tirana, St. Sofia, St. Clement and St. Naum in Ohrid; Church of Holy Savior and Monastery of St.  Panteleimon in Skopje; Residence of King Nikola I Petrović in Cetinje; St. Triphun Cathedral in Kotor
  • air-conditioned motor coach throughout
  • tour escort throughout

Itinerary:

Day 1  : DUBROVNIK – Arrival

Upon arrival at Dubrovnik Airport, transfer to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 2  : DUBROVNIK – BUDVA / Montenegro – SHKODRA / Albania – TIRANA

Morning sightseeing tour of Dubrovnik, included in the UNESCO’s List of World Cultural Heritage. You will visit the Franciscan Monastery with Europe’s third oldest pharmacy, the Rector’s Palace and the Cathedral. Departure for Tirana; we drive inland via Budva, crossing the Albanian border at Shkodra, once the capital of the Illyrian Kingdom (3rdcentury B.C.). Dinner and overnight in Tirana.

Day 3  : TIRANA – OHRID / Macedonia

Morning sightseeing tour of Tirana, the capital of Albania, including Skender Bey Square, the Mosque of Ethem Bey and a visit to the National Museum representing the flow of Albanian history and housing the finds from archeological sites across the country. Afternoon departure for Ohrid, driving via Elbasan and crossing the Macedonian border at Cafasan. Dinner and overnight in Ohrid.

Day 4  : OHRID

Full day in the lakeside resort of Ohrid, classified as UNESCO’s World Cultural Heritage site. Through the activity of St. Clement and St. Naum of Ohrid, the first pan-Slavic University in Europe, the famous “Ohrid Literary School” was founded here. Morning sightseeing tour includes the church of St. Sofia (11th century), the most eminent mediaeval monument in Macedonia with magnificent Byzantine fresco paintings and St. Clement Church with its icon of Annunciation. In the afternoon a short drive to visit St. Naum Monastery built on the shores of Ohrid Lake in 900 A.D. and dedicated to the Slavic missionary and educator St. Naum of Ohrid. Dinner in local restaurant. Return to hotel for overnight.

Day 5  : OHRID – SKOPJE

Morning departure for Skopje. Sightseeing tour of Skopje, including the Kale Fortress, theChurch of the Holy Savior with its iconostas, one of the finest samples of traditional walnut woodcarving, Old Bazaar and Stone Bridge. We drive to the slopes of the Vodno Mountain where we visit the Monastery of St. Panteleimon with its 12th century iconostas  and  frescoes ranking among the highest achievements of Byzantine art of this period. Dinner and overnight in Skopje.

Day 6  : SKOPJE – KOLAŠIN / Montenegro

Morning departure for Kolašin, driving via Peć and Berane and along the impressive MoračaRiverCanyon. Afternoon arrival at Kolašin, spreading  on the left bank of the river Tara, situated at the altitude of 954m. The whole area is surrounded by the thick pine forest of the BjelasicaMountain and is a popular skiing and air spa resort. Dinner and overnight in Kolašin.

Day 7  : KOLAŠIN – CETINJE – KOTOR – DUBROVNIK

Morning departure for Cetinje where we visit King Nikola’s Museum, once the residence of the Montenegrin King Nikola I Petrović. Continuation to Kotor, classified as UNESCO’s World Cultural Heritage, where we visit its Romanesque Cathedral dedicated to St. Triphun, the city’s patron saint. We continue to Dubrovnik driving along the picturesque Bay of Kotor. Dinner and overnight in Dubrovnik.

Day 8  : DUBROVNIK – Departure

Breakfast followed by departure transfer to Dubrovnik Airport.