Balkan Tour
Day 01: DUBROVNIK – Arrival
Upon arrival to Dubrovnik Airport, transfer to hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 02: DUBROVNIK – BUDVA/Montenegro – SHKODRA/Albania – TIRANA
Morning sightseeing tour of Dubrovnik, included on the UNESCO’s List of the World Cultural Heritage. You will visit Franciscan Monastery with Europe’s third oldest pharmacy, Rector’s Palace and the Cathedral. Departure to Tirana; we drive inland via Budva, crossing the Albanian border at Shkodra, once capital of Illyrian Kingdom (3rd century B.C.). Dinner and overnight in Tirana.
Day 03: TIRANA – OHRID / Macedonia
Morning sightseeing tour of Tirana, capital of Albania, including Skenderbey square, Mosque of Ethem Bey and visit to the National Museum representing the flow of Albanian history and housing the finds from archeological sites across the country. Afternoon departure to Ohrid, driving via Elbasan and crossing the Macedonian border at Cafasan. Overnight in Ohrid.
Day 04: OHRID
Full day in lakeside resort 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 medieval monument in Macedonia with magnificent Byzantine fresco paintings and St Clement Church with its icon of Annunciation. Afternoon 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 05: OHRID – SKOPJE
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 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 06: SKOPJE – KOLAŠIN / Montenegro
Morning departure for Kolašin, driving via Pec and Berane and along the impressive Moraca River Canyon. Afternoon arrival to 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 Bjelasica Mountain and is a popular skiing and air spa resort. Dinner and overnight in Kolašin.
Day 07: KOLAŠIN – CETINJE – KOTOR – DUBROVNIK

Morning departure for Cetinje where we visit King Nicholas Museum, once residence of the Montenegrin King Nicholas I Petrovic. Continuation to Budva and Kotor, classified 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.Morning departure for Cetinje where we visit King Nicholas Museum, once residence of the Montenegrin King Nicholas I Petrovic. Continuation to Budva and Kotor, classified 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 08: DUBROVNIK – Departure
Breakfast followed by departure transfer to Dubrovnik Airport.
 

 

 

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