Old City - Split, Croatia
  • Included Features

    ■ First-class hotels
    ■ Arrival transfer from Split airport to the hotel on day 1
    ■ Departure transfer hotel to Athens airport on day 12
    ■ Breakfast daily and 7 dinners
    ■ Touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach
    ■ Professional Tour Director throughout
    ■ Luggage handling at hotels (1 pc per person)
    ■ Whisper technology enhanced touring
    ■ Service charges and hotel taxes
    ■ Admission included where indicated in bold letters

    Tour spotlights:

    ■ Split
    ■ Dubrovnik
    ■ Kotor
    ■ Tiana
    ■ Ohrid
    ■ Kalambaka
    ■ Athens

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    Day 1, Thursday, arrival at Split

    On arrival at SPU airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The balance of the day is free.   Meet your fellow travelers tonight at the Welcome Dinner. (D)

    Day 2, Friday, to Dubrovnik

    In the morning, enjoy a sightseeing tour featuring the historic inner city, built around the Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. Then see the remnants of Split’s Roman heritage, its Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter’s Temple, the Peristyle, and the Cathedral. The rest of the day at leisure to stroll through the beautiful streets of Split, enjoy at the beach or join us on an Optional Excursion to Jet Set spot of rich and famous – Island of Hvar. (B)

    Day 3, Saturday, to Dubrovnik

    After breakfast travel to Dubrovnik. Day at leisure. (B,D)

    Day 4, Sunday, in Dubrovnik

    After breakfast, a walking tour of Old Dubrovnik visit the Rector’s Palace, and see the Bell Tower Clock, Orlando’s Column, Sponza Palace, the Dominican Monastery, and Franciscan Monastery with its Pharmacy, one of the oldest in the world. The rest of the day is free or join us for an Optional Excursion home-hosted Dubelj with dinner. (B)

    NOTE: Because of the narrow and historic roads in Dubrovnik, walking is the primary way of getting around. Pack good walking shoes.

    Day 5, Monday, to Tivat, Montenegro

    After breakfast, our journey takes us to Montenegro viewing Kotor Bay, the only South European fiord and tour of old town Kotor, a UNESCO heritage Site. On to Tivat for the night. (B,D)

    Day 6, Tuesday, to Tirana, Albania

    After breakfast, we leave Tivat and drive via Budva and Bar towards town of Shkodra, nowadays a major Albanian cultural center. Shkodra was the center of the Illyrian tribe Labeat and was taken by the Romans in the year 168 B.C. We will see the Rozafa Castle, magnificently situated on a rocky outcrop of limestone high above the city. Continue driving to Tirana. (B,D)

    Day 7, Wednesday, in Tirana

    On a Morning sightseeing tour, see Sheshi Skenderbej (Skanderbeg Square) the Mosque of Ethem Bey, the Clock Tower, and the statue of G.K.  Skanderbeg, Albania’s national hero; the Palace of Culture, built with Soviet assistance, and the National History Museum with a mosaic on its façade portraying Albanian history.  Your afternoon is free to continue exploring on your own, shop, or simply just relax. (B,D)

    Day 8, Thursday, to Ohrid, The Republic of Macedonia

    Drive to the lakeside resort of Ohrid, an important cultural and spiritual center, classified as UNESCO’s World Heritage site. Enjoy sightseeing tour will take you strolling through the cobblestone streets of the old town. Visit the Cathedral of St. Sofia, containing some magnificent frescoes from the 10th century. (B,D)

    Day 9, Friday, to Kalambaka, Greece

    After breakfast, admire the fantastic landscapes of Meteora, known as “the rocks that fell from the sky”, where monks built their rock – top monasteries far away from civilization. Out of the 13 large and 20 small monasteries and hermit’s cells, only four are now active. The most important is Megalo of Great Meteoro, of peculiar architecture with its tall and intricate dome, twelve sides and fine frescoes. (B,D)

    Day 10, Saturday to Athens, Greece

    Your first stop is Delphi, where the famous Oracle once foretold the destiny of men. The temple of Apollo in which the Oracle functioned, was built in the 6th century B.C. Also see the Sacred Way, the Stadium, and the Castilian Fountain, where pilgrims cleansed themselves in preparation for consulting the Oracle. Visit the Archaeological Museum of Delphi, which contains an impressive collection of finds from the site, including the beautiful “Bronze Charioteer”, before continuing to Athens. (B, D)

    Day 11, Sunday, in Athens

    See the highlights of Athens this morning on a sightseeing tour. This cosmopolitan and bustling capital city is set amid reminders of a long and glorious past:  graceful temples, centuries-old monasteries, and ornate Byzantine churches. Visit the immortal Acropolis, the Parthenon, said to be the most perfectly proportioned building of all time. Also, see the Erectheion with the Porch of the Maidens, the Temple of Athena Nike and the Wingless Victory. Below the Acropolis lies the Ancient Agora and the Theaters of Dionysus and Herodus Atticus. Your afternoon and evening are free. Join us for Farewell Taverna Dinner in the Plaka beside the Acropolis. (B,D)

    Day 12, Monday, depart from Athens, Greece

    After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport ATH for your departure flight. (B)

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

     

  • Start DatesEnd DatesPrice per Person in Double OccupancySingle Room Supplement
    5/13/20235/22/2023$2,498$855
    6/03/20236/12/2023$2,758$855
    6/17/20236/26/2023$2,758$855
    9/02/20239/11/2023$2,758$855
    9/16/20239/25/2023$2,758$855
    10/07/202310/16/2023$2,498$855
  • Hotels

    Split: Hotel Corner (F) or similar
    Dubrovnik: Lacroma (F)/ Argosy (F) or similar
    Tivat: Palma (F) or similar
    Tirana: Colloseo (F) or similar
    ■ Ohrid: Granit (F) or similar
    Kalambaka: Grand Meteora (F) or similar
    Athens: Stanley (F)/ Titania (F) or similar

  • Route for “Split to Athens 2023” Escorted Tour

    K805SA-Split to Athens

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