Discover the Balkans

  • 8 Days

  • Mediterranean

  • Steady pace

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.

Your journey starts here

Highlights

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

  • Day 1

  • Day 2

  • Day 3

  • Day 4

  • Day 5

  • Day 6

  • Day 7

  • Day 8

of 8 days

Your detailed itinerary

Tour departing on 10th June 2018

Meals included: 7 breakfasts, 7 dinners

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.

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 

Day 1

UK - Dubrovnik

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

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 2

Dubrovnik - Budva - Shkodra - Tirana

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

Day 3

Tirana - Ohrid

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

Day 4

Ohrid

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

Day 5

Ohrid - Skopje

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

Day 6

Skopje - Kolasin

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

Day 7

Kolasin - Cetinje - Kotor - Dubrovnik

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

Day 8

Dubrovnik - UK

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

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Hotels

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

Notes

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