Discover the Balkans

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Key inclusions

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Mediterranean

  • Steady pace

  • Classic escorted tour

Historic towns, romantic squares and stirring mountain landscapes await you on this scenic European tour. Starting in the old fortified city of Dubrovnik, you will embark on a fully immersive adventure across Southeast Europe, stopping in Montenegro, Albania and Macedonia.

At a glance


  • Franciscan Monastery Visit
  • Tirana Sightseeing tour 
  • National Museum of Albania 
  • St Sofia 11th Century church visit
  • St Naum Monastery visit 
  • Skopje sightseeing tour
  • Cetinje morning tour 
Balkan Adventure

What's included

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Service charges
  • All airport and port taxes
VIP home pick-up service

Our VIP home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

Customer Reviews

Day trips and hotels good although food wasn’t brilliant. Also...

30th September 2017
Trusted Customer

Day trips and hotels good although food wasn’t brilliant. Also think too much was packed into a short space of time not leaving much time to relax. A lot of travelling to get to day trips.

Ideal trip to take in many different countries. Well thought...

19th July 2017
Miss Marie Hall

Ideal trip to take in many different countries. Well thought out itinerary. Very knowledgeable, friendly and entertaining tour guide (Damir). I cannot award 5 stars for three reasons, firstly, I was unaware until I arrived that I had been put on another companie's trip (Atlas) which had started three days earlier so I missed out the beginning of the trip. Secondly, two of the hotels (Metropol and Karpos) were dreadful, equivalent of 2 stars in my opinion). There were also three evening meals where there was no choice at all, for the price of the trip, I would expect to have more than one option for food. However, overall it was an efficiently run excursion with many wonderful places visited. I don't want my negative points to take away from the overall experience of the trip which was excellent but I do think it is important to highlight them.

Overview

Historic towns, romantic squares and stirring mountain landscapes await you on this scenic European tour. Starting in the old fortified city of Dubrovnik, you will embark on a fully immersive adventure across Southeast Europe, stopping in Montenegro, Albania and Macedonia.

Total meals included:

  • 7 breakfasts, 7 dinners

UK - Dubrovnik

Day
1

On arrival in Dubrovnik you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel for the evening.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Dubrovnik - Budva - Shkodra - Tirana

Day
2

Spend this morning on a sightseeing tour of Dubrovnik, including visits to the Franciscan Monastery – home to Europe's third oldest pharmacy, Rector's Palace and Dubrovnik Cathedral. Later, depart for Tirana, driving inland via Budva and crossing the Albanian border at Shkodra.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Tirana - Ohrid

Day
3

Your day begins with a sightseeing tour of Tirana, the capital of Albania. You explore Skënderbej Square and the Mosque of Et’hem Bey before continuing on to the National Museum. In the afternoon, drive via Elbasan to Ohrid, crossing the Macedonian border at Cafasan.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Ohrid

Day
4

Today you will stay in the lakeside resort of Ohrid, a UNESCO World Heritage site and home to the first Pan-Slavic University in Europe. Your morning sightseeing tour includes the 11th century Church of St. Sofia, famous for its Byzantine fresco paintings, and St. Clement Church with its icon of Annunciation. After lunch, take a short drive south to the Lake Ohrid area where you visit the St. Naum Monastery.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Ohrid - Skopje

Day
5

After breakfast depart for Skopje, the capital of the Republic of Macedonia. On arrival, enjoy a sightseeing tour of the city, including the Kale Fortress, the Church of the Holy Saviour with its iconostas, the Old Bazaar and Stone Bridge. Next, you will be driven to the slopes of the Vodno Mountain where you explore the Monastery of St. Panteleimon with its 12th century iconostas and frescoes.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Skopje - Kolasin

Day
6

Depart for Kolašin this morning, driving via Peć and Berane and along the famous Morača River Canyon. Arrive at Kolašin in the afternoon, a popular skiing resort surrounded by the thick pine forest of the Bjelasica Mountain range.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Kolasin - Cetinje - Kotor - Dubrovnik

Day
7

After breakfast depart for Cetinje, the secondary capital of Montenegro. On arrival you will visit King Nikola's Museum, once the residence of the Montenegrin King, Nikola I Petrović. Later, travel to Budva and Kotor, both UNESCO World Heritage sites. Your sightseeing tour includes a visit to the Romanesque Cathedral of St. Triphun. In the evening, drive along the picturesque bay of Kotor to the 'Pearl of the Adriatic', Dubrovnik.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Dubrovnik - UK

Day
8

After breakfast transfer to the hotel for your return flight to the UK.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Things to note

Accommodation as stated or similar

Hotels

Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard.


  • Dubrovnik: Ivka
  • Tirana: Sky Tower
  • Ohrid: Metropol
  • Skopje: Karpoš
  • Kolašin: Bianca

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