1 Sunday DUBROVNIK - Arrival
Upon arrival at Dubrovnik Airport, transfer to
the hotel for dinner and overnight.
2 Monday DUBROVNIK - BUDVA /Montenegro - SHKODRA
/Albania -TIRANA 211 miles / 340 km
Morning sightseeing tour of Dubrovnik, included
in the UNESCO’s List of World Cultural Heritage.
You will visit the Franciscan Monastery with Europe’s
third oldest pharmacy, the Rector’s Palace and
the Cathedral. Departure for Tirana; we drive
inland via Budva, crossing the Albanian border
at Shkodra, once the capital of the Illyrian Kingdom
(3rd century B.C.). Dinner and overnight in Tirana.
3 Tuesday TIRANA - OHRID/ Macedonia 84miles /
Morning sightseeing tour of Tirana, the capital
of Albania, including Skender Bey Square, the
Mosque of Ethem Bey and a visit to the National
Museum representing the flow of Albanian history
and housing the finds from archeological sites
across the country. Afternoon departure for Ohrid,
driving via Elbasan and crossing the Macedonian
border at Cafasan. Overnight in Ohrid.
4 Wednesday OHRID 37 miles / 60 km
Full day in the lakeside resort of Ohrid, classified
as UNESCO’s World Cultural Heritage site. Through
the activity of St. Clement and St. Naum of Ohrid,
the first pan-Slavic University in Europe, the
famous “Ohrid Literary School” was founded here.
Morning sightseeing tour includes the church of
St. Sofia (11th century), the most eminent mediaeval
monument in Macedonia with magnificent Byzantine
fresco paintings and St. Clement Church with its
icon of Annunciation. In the afternoon a short
drive to visit St. Naum Monastery built on the
shores of Ohrid Lake in 900 A.D. and dedicated
to the Slavic missionary and educator St. Naum
of Ohrid. Return to hotel, dinner and overnight.
5 Thursday OHRID - SKOPJE km 180
Morning departure for Skopje. Sightseeing tour
of Skopje, including the Kale Fortress, the Church
of the Holy Savior with its iconostas, one of
the finest samples of traditional walnut woodcarving,
Old Bazaar and Stone Bridge. We drive to the slopes
of the Vodno Mountain where we visit the Monastery
of St Panteleimon with its 12th century iconostas
and frescoes ranking among the highest achievements
of Byzantine art of this period. Dinner and overnight
6 Friday SKOPJE - KOLAŠIN /Montenegro 112 miles
/ 300 km
Morning departure for Kolašin, driving via Peć
and Berane and along the impressive Morača River
Canyon. Afternoon arrival at Kolašin, spreading
on the left bank of the river Tara, situated at
954m altitude. The whole area is surrounded by
the thick pine forest of the Bjelasica Mountain
and is a popular skiing and air spa resort. Dinner
and overnight in Kolašin.
7 Saturday KOLAŠIN - CETINJE - KOTOR - DUBROVNIK
165 miles / 265 km
Morning departure for Cetinje where we visit King
Nikola Museum, once the residence of the Montenegrin
King Nikola I Petrovic. Continuation to Budva
and Kotor classified as UNESCO's World Cultural
Heritage, where we visit its Romanesque Cathedral
dedicated to St. Triphun, the city’s patron saint.
We continue to Dubrovnik driving along the picturesque
Bay of Kotor. Dinner and overnight in Dubrovnik.
8 Sunday DUBROVNIK - Departure
Breakfast followed by departure transfer to Dubrovnik