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Meals included: 7 breakfasts, 7 dinners
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.
On arrival in Dubrovnik you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel for the evening.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
After breakfast transfer to the hotel for your return flight to the UK.
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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.
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They have in-depth knowledge of the places you’ll visit and will be on hand every step of the way with commentary entirely in English. 96% of customers rate them 'excellent' or 'good'.
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