Discover the Eastern Med


  • 11 days

  • Croatia and Slovenia

  • Active pace

Tour : 6730

Up to 10% off on 2020

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£1,189 pp

Tour only

Based on 7th Oct 2020

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£1,534 pp

Tour with flights & transfers

Based on London Gatwick

Overview

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Starting in the medieval walled city of Dubrovnik, also a filming location for Game of Thrones, and ending in Rome, the ancient capital city of the Roman Empire, this affordable Mediterranean vacation packs in even more fun through the less-traveled countries of Montenegro and Albania. Originally settled by Venetians, Kotor, Montenegro is an architectural and atmospheric port that sets the stage for lavish leisure. Whether you choose to sip the region’s beloved honey brandy or indulge in the catch of the day, it won’t take long to be captivated by this seaside citadel. With its mostly flat roadways, the pastel-painted Albanian city of Shkodra is known as the City of Bicycles. Enjoy the pleasant lake, fortress and village views and the country’s capital city Tirana. What better way to end an overnight ferry ride across the Adriatic Sea than to wake up Italy’s historic port city of Bari. Weave your way through the maze of side-streets toward the Basilica of St. Nicholas, an important pilgrimage site. Next day, travel to legendary Sorrento, set like a gem on the Golf of Naples and home of Limoncello and many other delicacies.

End your Mediterranean adventure in Rome, having discovered off-the-beaten-path surprises that delight and inspire on your budget-friendly tour of the undiscovered Eastern Mediterranean.

Highlights

DUBROVNIK Guided tour of the walled city

KOTOR Kotor bay scenic drive and old town visit

SHKODRA See the ancient fortress

TIRANA Guided city sightseeing tour

DURRES TO BARI Overnight ferry

BARI Guided city sightseeing

ALBEROBELLO Visit and see the typical Trulli

OLIVE OIL FACTORY Visit and olive oil tasting

SORRENTO Visit the town center

ROME Visit

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Tour itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Total meals included:

  • 10 breakfasts, 2 dinners

ARRIVE IN DUBROVNIK, CROATIA.

Day
1

Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free to start exploring Dubrovnik. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers.

DUBROVNIK.

Day
2

The Included sightseeing today is a great introduction to one of the most fascinating cities of the Eastern Mediterranean. Dubrovnik is the best-preserved Croatian medieval city. Visit the FRANCISCAN MONASTERY and the RECTOR’S PALACE, where the Local Guide will give you a full commentary, including the history of this beautifully preserved medieval architectural wonder. Sign up for an interesting optional excursion to Konavle.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

DUBROVNIK–KOTOR, MONTENEGRO–BUDVA.

Day
3

Leave Croatia today and start discovering the staggering beauty of Montenegro. Enjoy a spectacular scenic drive along the bay of Kotor, before stopping to visit the old town. Wedged between brooding mountains and a corner of the shimmering bay, atmospheric Kotor is the perfect setting for an ancient port city. Rich in Medieval architecture and numerous monuments of cultural heritage, the town is listed as a UNESCO World Natural and Historical Heritage Site. Overnight in the resort area of Budva.
Today’s Distance: 71 mi/ 115 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

BUDVA–SHKODRA, ALBANIA–TIRANA

Day
4

Today we drive south along the Montenegrin coast all the way to the Albanian border. Turning inland, discover Shkodra, the traditional center of the Gheg cultural region, one of the oldest cities in Europe and arguably the most attractive urban center in Albania. The ancient Rozafa Fortress has stunning views over Lake Shkodra, while the pastel-painted buildings in the Old Town have a distinct Italian influence. We continue to Tirana, the capital of Albania, to discover its highlights on the included city sightseeing tour with a Local Guide.
Today’s Distance: 118 mi/ 190 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

TIRANA.

Day
5

A whole day to discover Tirana on your own, or to join an optional excursion to the medieval citadel of Kruja, with the Scanderbeg castle, ethnographic museum, and the colorful local bazaar. Scanderbeg was a nobleman and military commander who fought the Ottoman empire and ranks high in that military history, as the most persistent opponent of the Ottoman Empire in its heyday. He is now considered Albania’s national hero.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

TIRANA–DURRES–OVERNIGHT FERRY

Day
6

Today, visit the port town of Durres before boarding on the overnight ferry to Bari, which will depart in the evening.
Today’s Distance: 25 mi/ 40 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

BARI, ITALY.

Day
7

This morning disembark in Apulia, one of the most beautiful regions of southern Italy. Take advantage of the day by discovering the charming city of Bari on the included guided tour. The old city centre, Barivecchia (Old Bari) is a maze of alleys built on a promotory between two harbors. In its middle you’ll find St Nicholas Basilica, founded in the XI century, surrounded by the typical picturesque narrow streets.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

BARI. EXCURSION TO ALBEROBELLO.

Day
8

Apulia is a region with plenty to offer. It is famous for its ancient history, beautiful beaches, excellent food and wines, and its unique architectural styles. On today’s included excursion to Alberobello, a charming hamlet listed on UNESCO’s World Heritage Site list, see the TRULLI, the unique beehive shaped, dry-stone buildings with conical roofs resembling gnome hats.
Today’s Distance: 68 mi/ 110 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

BARI–SORRENTO AREA

Day
9

Making our way across the Apulia, Basilicata and Campania regions to Sorrento, we stop at an OLIVE OIL FACTORY to discover how this healthy ingredient of Mediterranean cuisine is made, and to learn about its quality. Tonight, sign up for an optional traditional Sorrentine dinner made with the seasonal delicacies of this area.
Today’s Distance: 190 mi/ 305 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

SORRENTO AREA–ROME.

Day
10

Spend the morning in the picturesque town of Sorrento and take in the beautiful views and the lively street scenes in the town center. In the afternoon, travel to Rome, where you will have free time to do some last-minute shopping, people watch, or to take an evening optional excursion with dinner.
Today’s Distance: 165 mi/ 265 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

ROME

Day
11

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Extend your tour and see even more

On selected tours you can extend your time at the beginning or end of your holiday. To book your holiday with an extension, call us on 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

To book your holiday with an extension, call 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

What's included

Tour only

From

£1,189 pp

Prefer to book your own flights and transfers? You have the freedom to do that with our Tour Only holiday option.

  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • Porterage
  • Headset

Tour with flights

From

£1,534 pp

Let us take care of everything. Our package option includes return flights from your chosen airport, plus overseas transfers to your hotel.

  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Selected meals
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • Porterage
  • Headset
  • All airport taxes

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