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Balkan Guaranteed Departure Tour
  • Included Features

    • Arrival transfers from Dubrovnik airport to hotel and from hotel to Dubrovnik airport on the first and the last day of the tour
    • Accommodation in 4* hotels (except in Dubrovnik, a 3* hotel) on half board basis, except in Ohrid on Day 4 (bed and breakfast)
    • 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. Sofia, St. Clement and St. Naum in Ohrid; Church of Holy Savior and Monastery of St.  Panteleimon in Skopje; Residence of King Nikola I Petrovic in Cetinje; St. Triphun Cathedral in Kotor
    • ATLAS air-conditioned motor coach throughout
    • ATLAS tour escort throughout
  • Day 1, arrive Dubrovnik, Sunday

    Upon arrival at Dubrovnik airport, transfer to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

    Day 2, Dubrovnik – Budva (Montenegro) – Shkodra (Albania) – Tirana, Monday

    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, Tirana – Ohrid (Macedonia), Tuesday

    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. Dinner and overnight in Ohrid.

    Day 4, Ohrid, Wednesday

    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. 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 for overnight.

    Day 5, Ohrid – Skopje, Thursday

    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 in Skopje.

    Day 6, Skopje – Kolasin (Montenegro), Friday

    Morning departure for Kolasin, driving via Pec and Berane and along the impressive Morača River Canyon. Afternoon arrival at Kolasin, 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 Kolasin.

    Day 7 Kolasin – Cetinje – Kotor – Dubrovnik, Saturday

    Morning departure for Cetinje where we visit King Nikola’s 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 Triphon, the city’s patron saint. We continue to Dubrovnik, driving along the picturesque Bay of Kotor. Dinner and overnight in Dubrovnik.

    Day 8, depart Dubrovnik, Sunday

    Breakfast followed by departure transfer to Dubrovnik airport.

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    Notes:

    • Single room supplement: $230
  • Hotels

    • Dubrovnik: Ivka 3*
    • Tirana: Sky Tower 4*
    • Ohrid: Metropol 4*
    • Skopje: Karpos 4*
    • Kolasin: Bianca 4*
  • Route for A108 – Balkan Tour

    A108 route map

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