Balkan Tour

Meet tradition and culture of the Balkans through these four countries: Croatia, Montenegro, Albania & Macedonia

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
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
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 fl ow of Albanian history and housing the fi nds from archeological sites across the country. Afternoon departure for Ohrid, driving via Elbasan and crossing the Macedonian border at Cafasan. Dinner and overnight in Ohrid.

Day 4 Wednesday OHRID
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. Sofi a (11th century), the most eminent mediaeval monument in Macedonia with magnifi cent Byzantine fresco paintings and St. Clement Church with its icon of Annunciation. In the aft ernoon 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 for overnight. Dinner at local restaurant.

Day 5 Thursday OHRID – SKOPJE
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
Morning departure for Kolašin, driving via Kosovo and along the impressive Morača River Canyon. Aft ernoon arrival at Kolašin, 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.

Day 7 Saturday KOLAŠIN – CETINJE – KOTOR – DUBROVNIK
Morning departure for Cetinje where we visit King Nikola’s Museum, once the residence of the Montenegrin King Nikola I Petrović. Continuation to Budva and Kotor, classifi ed 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.

Tour includes:

– Arrival transfer from Dubrovnik
– Airport to hotel and departure transfer from hotel to Dubrovnik Airport on the fi rst and the last day of the tour
– Accommodation in 4* hotels (except in Dubrovnik 3*) on half board basis
– Dinner in a local restaurant in Ohrid
– Local guides for sightseeing tours of Dubrovnik, Tirana, Ohrid, Skopje and Kotor
– Entrance fees to Franciscan Monastery and Rector’s Palace in Dubrovnik; National Museum in Tirana, St.
– Sofi a, St. Clement and St. Naum in Ohrid; Church of Holy Savior and Monastery of St. Panteleimon in
– Skopje; Residence of King Nikola I Petrović in Cetinje;
– St. Triphun Cathedral in Kotor
– ATLAS air-conditioned motor coach throughout
– ATLAS tour escort throughout

Hotels

– Dubrovnik — Ivka 3*
– Tirana — Sky Tower 4*
– Ohrid — Metropol 4*
– Skopje — Karpoš 4*
– Kolašin — Bianca 4*

Hotels listed in this brochure will be used on almost all departures. If changes become necessary for any reason, substitute hotels will be similar to those in the brochure.

Rates and departure dates 2018
May 20 – 845,00 EUR
Jun 10 – 845,00 EUR
Jul 8 – 880,00 EUR
Aug 5, 26 – 880,00 EUR
Sep 16 – 880,00 EUR
Single supplement – 200,00 EUR net

Price per person. Double occupancy in EUR.

Note: Hotels listed in this brochure will be used on almost all departures. If changes become necessary for any reason, substitute hotels will be similar to those in the brochure.

Rates and departure dates 2018

May 20 – 845,00 EUR
Jun 10 – 845,00 EUR
Jul 8 – 880,00 EUR
Aug 5, 26 – 880,00 EUR
Sep 16 – 880,00 EUR
Single supplement – 200,00 EUR net

Price per person. Double occupancy in EUR.