1 Tuesday ZAGREB - Arrival
Upon arrival at Zagreb Airport, transfer to hotel
for dinner and overnight.
2 Wednesday ZAGREB - PLITVICE 112 miles / 180
Morning city tour of Zagreb, including the fortified
Upper Town, city's historical centre, St Mark's
Church with its multicoloured roof, the Cathedral,
the Croatian National Theatre and the University.
Afternoon departure for Plitvice.
Dinner and overnight in Plitvice.
3 Thursday PLITVICE
After breakfast, we tour the Plitvice Lakes National
Park on the UNESCO’s List of World Natural Heritage.
Sixteen lakes, each at a different level, are
connected in a series of cascading waterfalls.
Surrounded by dense wood, Plitvice Lakes are a
natural phenomenon of a rare and unique beauty.
Dinner and overnight in Plitvice.
4 Friday PLITVICE - TROGIR - SPLIT 165 miles /
Morning departure for Trogir, where we visit the
Cathedral of St Lawrence. Continuation to Split;
city tour of Split, including the Diocletian’s
Palace on the UNESCO’s List of World Cultural
Heritage with the Peristyle, the Jupiter's Temple
and the Cathedral. Dinner and overnight in Split.
5 Saturday SPLIT - DUBROVNIK 143 miles / 230 km
After breakfast, departure for Dubrovnik. Sightseeing
tour of Dubrovnik, included on 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. Dinner and overnight in Dubrovnik.
6 Sunday DUBROVNIK
Day at leisure in Dubrovnik. Dinner and overnight.
7 Monday DUBROVNIK - BUDVA / Montenegro - SHKODRA
/ Albania - TIRANA 211 miles / 340 km
Departure for Tirana; we drive inland to Budva
known for its Old City encircled by walls from
the Venetian period. Continuation to Shkodra,
once the capital of the Illyrian Kingdom (3rd
century B.C.). Dinner and overnight in Tirana.
8 Tuesday TIRANA - OHRID / Macedonia 84 miles
/ 135 km
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,
also 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.
9 Wednesday OHRID 37 miles / 60 km
Full day in the lakeside resort of Ohrid, classified
as UNESCO’s World Cultural Heritage site. Through
theactivity 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 paintingsand St. Clement Church with its
icon of Annunciation.Afternoon short drive to
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.
10 Thursday OHRID - SKOPJE 112 miles / 180 km
Morning departure for Skopje. Sightseeing tour
of Skopje, including the Kale Fortress, 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
11 Friday SKOPJE - KOLAŠIN / Montenegro 186 miles
/ 300 km
Morning departure for Kolašin, driving via Pec
and Berane and along the impressive Moraca River
Canyon. Afternoon arrival at Kolašin, the town
spreading on the left bank of the river Tara,
situated at the altitude of 954m. 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
12 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 Kotor,
classified as UNESCO's World Cultural Heritage
site, 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.
13 Sunday DUBROVNIK - Departure
Breakfast followed by departure transfer to Dubrovnik