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The Balkan Tour

8 days, 7 nights - visits these countries: Croatia, Montenegro, Albania and Macedonia

visits these cities: Dubrovnik, Budva, Tirana, Ohrid, Skopje, Kolašin, Cetinje, Kotor to Dubrovnik
 

 Tour Features & Highlights:
Arrival transfers from Dubrovnik Airport to hotel and from hotel to Dubrovnik Airport
Accommodation in 4* hotels except in Dubrovnik , a 3* hotel, on half board basis, and bed and breakfast basis in Ohrid on Day 3
Local guides for sightseeing tours of Dubrovnik, Tirana, Ohrid and Skopje
Entrance fee to: Franciscan Monastery and Rector’s Palace in Dubrovnik; National Museum in Tirana, St. Sofia, St. Clement and St. Naum in Ohrid; Church of Holy Savior and Monastery of St. Panteleimon in Skopje; Church of the Cetinje Monastery and Residence of the King Nikola I Petrovic in Cetinje; St. Triphun Cathedral in Kotor
Air-conditioned motor coach throughout

Itinerary

Day 1 Sunday DUBROVNIK - Arrival
Upon arrival at Dubrovnik Airport, transfer to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 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.

Day 3 Tuesday TIRANA - OHRID/ Macedonia 84miles / 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 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.

Day 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.

Day 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 in Skopje.

Day 6 Friday SKOPJE - KOLAŠIN /Montenegro 112 miles / 300 km
Morning departure for Kolašin, driving via Pec and Berane and along the impressive Moraca 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.

Day 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.

Day 8 Sunday DUBROVNIK - Departure
Breakfast followed by departure transfer to Dubrovnik Airport.

 



Please note:
Due to possible overbooking, we reserve the right to substitute hotels from the list providing similar accommodation.


Hotels:

Dubrovnik: 3* Hotels Ivka 3* or similar
Tirana: 4* Hotel
Mondial 4* or similar
Ohrid: 4* Hotel
Metropol 4* or similar
Skopje: 4* Hotel
Karpoš 4* or similar
Kolasin: 4* Hotel
Bianca Resort & Spa 4* or similar


Rates and departure dates for 2011:
* Price per person in European Euros

Start Date End Date Per person double occupancy Per person single supplement
June 5 June 12 € 755 € 200
July 17 July 24 € 785 € 200
August 14 August 21 € 785 € 200
September 11 September 18 € 785 € 200

 





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