• Features Included:

    • First-class hotels
    • Arrival transfer from Athens airport on Day 1
    • Departure transfer to Dubrovnik airport on Day 12
    • Daily breakfast and 7 dinners
    • Professional English-Speaking Tour Director
    • Licensed Local Guides
    • Touring with modern air-conditioned motor coach
    • Whisper technology for enhanced touring
    • Luggage handling (1 piece per person)
    • Service charges and hotel taxes
    • Entrance fees are included where indicated in bold

    Sightseeing Tours Included:

    • Athens
    • Kalambaka
    • Ohrid
    • Tirana
    • Kotor
    • Dubrovnik
    • Split
  • Itinerary:

    B – Breakfast | D – Dinner

    Entrance fees are included where indicated in bold

    Day 1 – Saturday: Arrive in Athens

    You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is free before meeting your fellow travelers and Tour Director for a Welcome Taverna Dinner. Dinner will be in the Plaka area, next to the Acropolis. (D)

    Day 2 – Sunday: Explore Athens

    Begin the day with a sightseeing tour of Athens, exploring its cosmopolitan and bustling capital city. Amidst the city’s reminders of a glorious past, visit graceful temples, centuries-old monasteries, and ornate Byzantine churches. Marvel at the immortal Acropolis, including the Parthenon, known as the most perfectly proportioned building of all time. Admire the Erectheion with its iconic Porch of the Maidens, the Temple of Athena Nike, and the Wingless Victory. Below the Acropolis lies the Ancient Agora, the afternoon and evening at your leisure. (B)

    Day 3 – Monday: To Kalambaka

    Embark on a journey to Delphi, where the famous Oracle once foretold the destinies of men. Explore the 6th-century B.C. Temple of Apollo, as well as the Sacred Way, Stadium, and Castalian Fountain. Visit the Archaeological Museum of Delphi, which houses an impressive collection of artifacts from the site, including the beautiful Bronze Charioteer. Continue your trip to  Kalambaka. (B, D)

    Day 4 – Tuesday: To Ohrid

    monasteries built by monks seeking isolation. Of the original 33 monasteries, only four are active today, with the Megalo {Great) Meteoro being the most important. Its unique architecture, intricate dome, twelve sides, and exquisite frescoes make it a must-see. Cross the border to the Republic of North Macedonia and proceed to Ohrid. (B, D)

    Day 5 – Wednesday: To Tirana

    Explore Ohrid, an important cultural and spiritual center recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Take a morning sightseeing tour through the cobblestone streets of the old town and visit the Cathedral of St. Sofia, featuring magnificent 10th-century frescoes. In the afternoon, travel to Tirana – the capital of Albania. (B, D)

    Day 6 – Thursday: Explore Tirana

    Embark on a morning sightseeing tour of Tirana, where you’ll visit notable landmarks such as Skanderbeg Square, the Mosque of Ethem Bey, the Clock Tower, and the statue of G. . Skanderbeg, Albania’s national hero. Explore the Palace of Culture, built with Soviet assistance, and the National History Museum, adorned with a mosaic depicting Albanian history on its facade. The afternoon is yours to continue exploring, shopping, or relaxing. (B)

    Day 7 – Friday: To Tivat

    After breakfast, depart Tirana and head to Shkodra, a cultural hub with ancient origins. Explore the magnificent Rozafa Castle, perched high on a rocky limestone outcrop overlooking the city. Cross the border into Montenegro and continue to Tivat. Enjoy dinner upon arrival. (B, D)

    Day 8 – Saturday: To Dubrovnik

    Embark on a journey to Dubrovnik, Croatia stopping en route to admire the scenic Kotor Bay, a South European fjord. Enjoy an orientation tour of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed old town of Kotor. Continue to Dubrovnik and arrive before dinner. (B, D)

    Day 9 – Sunday: Explore Dubrovnik

    Embark on a walking tour of Old Dubrovnik after breakfast. Visit notable sites such as the Rector’s Palace, the Bell Tower Clock, Orlando’s Column, Sponza Palace, the Dominican Monastery, and the Franciscan Monastery with its ancient Pharmacy. The rest of the day is yours to explore at your own pace. Consider joining the optional excursion for a home-hosted Dubelj experience with dinner. (B)

    Day 10 – Monday: To Split

    Travel north along the stunning Adriatic coast, passing old fishing villages and new resorts, until you reach the city of Split. (B, D)

    Day 11 – Tuesday: Explore Split

    Begin the morning with a sightseeing tour of Split. Explore the historic inner city, centered around the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site of Diocletian’s Palace. Discover remnants of Split’s Roman heritage, Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter’s Temple, the Peristyle, and the Cathedral. The rest of the day is free to stroll through the beautiful streets of Split, relax on the beach, or join the optional excursion to the glamorous island of Hvar – a popular spot for the rich and famous. (B)

    Day 12 – Wednesday: Depart Split

    After breakfast, check out from your hotel and transfer to Dubrovnik airport for your departure. (B)

    Note: Because of the narrow and cobbled streets, walking is the primary way of getting around. Please make sure to pack comfortable walking shoes.

     

  • Start DateEnd DatePrice per Person in Double OccupancySingle Room Supplement
    05/18/202405/29/2024$2,995$880
    06/29/202407/10/2024$3,479$880
    08/10/202408/21/2024$3,479$880
    09/21/202410/02/2024$3,295$880
  • Hotels:

    • Athens – Stanley (F)/ Titania (F) or similar
    • Kalambaka – Grand Meteora (F) or similar
    • Ohrid – Hotel Granit (F) or similar
    • Tirana – Colosseo (F) or similar
    • Tivat – Hotel Palma (F) or similar
    • Dubrovnik – Lero (F) or similar
    • Split – Hotel Corner (F) or similar
  • Map

    Escorted Tour Map

     

     

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