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Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free to start exploring Dubrovnik. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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, Bari Vecchia (Old Bari) is a maze of alleys built on a promontory between two harbors. In its middle you’ll find St Nicholas Basilica, founded in the XI century, surrounded by the typical picturesque narrow streets.
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
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
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
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative hotels of a similar standard to those shown.
Hotel Tirena is located in the quiet Mediterranean surroundings of the Babin Kuk peninsula. It is only 15 minutes' walk from the world-famous historic centre of Dubrovnik and offers great value for money. Take advantage of the hotel's excellent location to explore the sights, relax on the attractive beaches, or enjoy the superb amenities in the nearby Valamar hotels.
Hotel Adria is a modern and elegant 4-star hotel in the heart of Budva, sharing the same building with the shopping center TQ Plaza. It is a perfect place to be if you wish to explore Budva and Old Town, enjoy its beaches, beautiful sea promenade, restaurants, night clubs, or shopping. For your comfortable stay, enjoy the several cozy rooms and highly exclusive penthouse with a spectacular sea view. Buffet culinary delights are served at the main restaurant during breakfast and dinner. You can also revel in a pleasant atmosphere of the Adria Club lounge. The hotel¿s special exquisite feature is a sundeck terrace where you can enjoy your coffee or tea. Additionally, take a moment to relax with a glass of cocktail on a sunbed under a parasol, or have a relaxing bath in a Jacuzzi during sunny summer days.
The hotel is located in the center of Budva, 100 meters away from the sea and 400 meters from the Old Town. Recognizable for its modern interior, the hotel is designed for clients who are looking for high quality services and a comfortable and a pleasant environment. A large variety of services are available to guests of the hotel such as an indoor swimming pool, sauna, and Turkish bath.
Located on the main square of the capital near historical and cultural attractions such as Tirana's Castle, National Museum, Opera, and Ballet Theater. This Hotel offers a wide range of services including SPA center with a swimming pool, a beauty salon, two restaurants, and a bar. All guestrooms feature air-conditioning, free Wi-Fi internet access, safety deposit box, desk, and a mini-bar with a selection of drinks and snacks.
Hotel Excelsior is just 100 meters from Bari's shopping area and a 3-minute walk from the rear entrance of the train station. All rooms are equipped with elegant furniture, parquet floors, comfortable beds, and free Wi-Fi. The Excelsior's rooms are spread throughout eight floors, all offering windows overlooking the courtyard and a private road. Each guestroom features a marble bathroom with bath or shower and hairdryer.
The Panorama Palace Hotel is situated on the cliffs above the sea, a few minutes from the beach of Meta di Sorrento, the first of the towns which form the Sorrentine Peninsula, and a few kilometres from the principal tourist centres Sorrento, Capri, Ischia, Procida, the Amalfi Coast, Pompei Herculaneum, Naples, Cserta and Mt. Vesuvius. Given its position, the hotel boasts an incredible panoramic view of the winding Sorrentine coast. The hotel is managed by a local family who strive to provide an environment of informal elegance and assistance. The hotel offers all comforts and a restaurant facing the the blue Gulf of Naples and the Sorrentine Coast as well as a local restaurant and a swimming pool.
The hotel is located in one of the most beautiful and enchanting corners of Massalubrense and the Sorrento Peninsula. It's surrounded by a green oasis of citrus and orange groves and overlooks the magnificent bay of Naples with a view of the islands of Capri and Ischia. All rooms, equipped with a TV and a desk, are air-conditioned and they have a private bathroom with free toiletries. Other amenities include free Wi-Fi, free parking, a restaurant, and an outdoor swimming pool.
Set in the buzzing neighborhood of San Lorenzo, this hotel is just 400 meters from La Sapienza University. The Umberto I Hospital is a 10-minute walk away. Featuring a relaxing garden and courtyard, the 4-star Ateneo Garden Palace offers free Wi-Fi throughout, a 24-hour bar, and air-conditioned accommodation. The property is just a 5-minute walk from Rome's Termini Train Station. The elegantly furnished rooms include satellite TV, a minibar, and a safe. Each has a private bathroom with a hairdryer and free toiletries. Guests can enjoy a large buffet breakfast served daily in the Ateneo's bright breakfast hall.
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