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Balkans

Itinerary

2017 - 'Balkan Gems Tour'
7 - Day itinerary

Day 1
Saturday

Skopje (Macedonia)

Welcome to Skopje, upon you arrival, will be welcomed and transferred to your hotel. The afternoon will be for gentle walking tour of the center, visit 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.

Overnight Skopje
4 star
Day 2
Sunday

Skopje - Ohrid (Macedonia)

This morning, we drive to Ohrid, this Unesco world heritage site is known as the 'Macedonian Jerusalem' due to its large number of churches. This enormous lake is renowned for the clarity of its water. Discover highlights of Ohrid, 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.

Overnight Ohrid
4 star
(B)
Day 3
Monday

Ohrid - Tirana (Albania)

After breakfast, we continue to Albania, stopping en route at the remains of a Turkish fort. In the afternoon, we have a tour to explore Tirana, the capital of Albania, including Skanderbeg Square, the Mosque of Ethem Bey and the National Museum representing the flow of Albanian history and housing the finds from archeological sites across the country. In the evening, you can have dinner at a traditional restaurant and then explore the nightlife of Tirana, walking in the ex-block area known as "the forbidden town" where the villas of the communists' leaders are still standing next to trendy boutiques, expensive jewelry shops and active local pubs.

Overnight Tirana
4 star
(B)
Day 4
Tuesday

Tirana - Budva

After breakfast, leaving Albania crossing the border at Shkodra, once the capital of the Illyrian Kingdom (3rd century B.C.) and drive to Kotor via Budva. Apart from its natural beauty, its bay islands and beaches for example, Budva is rich in historic monuments. Budva Old Town lies on a small peninsula and represents a treasure chest of culture heritage. Crossed with narrow streets and squares are famous buildings, the Church St. Trojica, housing the tomb of the exquisite writer Stjepan Mitrov Ljubisa, the Churches of St. Ivan, St. Bogorodica and St. Sava.

Overnight Budva
4 star
(B)
Day 5
Wednesday

Kotor (Montenegro) - Dubrovnik (Croatia)

Today, we depart for Dubrovnik. Drive along the beautiful southern coast of Croatia to Dubrovnik. Along the way we stop at Kotor, which is set on the beautiful Bay of Kotor (along which a number of towns are situated - you could equally stop off at any of them) and is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Amongst the sights to see are the well-preserved Old Town and its city walls, along which you can walk, and the Cathedral of Saint Tryphon (built in 1166). We continue on to Dubrovnik. This city is legendary for its well preserved stone walls, and is often referred to as the 'Pearl of the Adriatic'. On arrival, head out on a guided walk along the city walls, enjoying views of the sparkling Adriatic Ocean. You'll also visit Big Onofrio's Fountain, built by the European architect Onofrio della Cava in the 15th century to supply water to the city, 13th century Franciscan monastery and the Sponza and Rector's Palaces. At the end of your journey, perhaps you'd prefer to simply unwind on a beach.

Overnight Dubrovnik
3 star
(B)
Day 6
Thursday

Dubrovnik (Croatia)

Today is a free day in Dubrovnik. You might like to check out the city's War Photography Museum, or even take a boat trip to nearby Lokrum Island or chill out on beach. Enjoy the evening, every alley was full with restaurants, cafes, and bars, and they were all filling up.

Overnight Dubrovnik
3 star
(B)
Day 7
Friday

Dubrovnik (Croatia)

After breakfast, our tour concludes with your transfer to airport or cruise port.

(B)
(B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner)
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Notes

Please Note:
1. Single travellers may share a twin room with another traveller of the same sex, if available. If a same-sex room share is not available then the single room supplement will be payable. Room shares are arranged in order of booking.
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Inclusions

Tour includes :-
  • Inbound Airport Transfer - Skopje
    Skopje Alexander the Great Airport (SKP)
  • Outbound Airport Transfer - Dubrovnik
    Dubrovnik Airport (DBV)
  • English-speaking tour driver for the duration of the tour
  • Professional English-speaking local tour guides at each site
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle
  • Tips except driver and guide
  • 6 nights - accommodation.
    1 night
    4 star
    Skopje
    1 night
    4 star
    Ohrid
    1 night
    4 star
    Tirana
    2 nights
    3 star
    Dubrovnik
  • 6 Breakfasts
Tour does not include :-
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Highlights

  • Budva
  • Budva - Old Town
  • Dubrovnik - Big Onofrio Fountain
  • Dubrovnik - Rector's Palace
  • Kotor - Cathedral of Saint Tryphon
  • Ohrid - St. Clement Church
  • Skopje - Church of the Holy Savior
  • Skopje - Old Bazaar
  • Tirana
  • Tirana - National Museum
  • Budva - Church of St. Ivan
  • Dubrovnik
  • Dubrovnik - Franciscan Monastery
  • Dubrovnik - Sponza Palace
  • Kotor Bay
  • Ohrid - St. Sofia
  • Skopje - Kale Fortress
  • Skopje - Stone Bridge
  • Tirana - Mosque of Et'hem Bey
  • Tirana - Skanderbeg Square
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Accommodation

This page is intended to give an idea of the type of accommodation that may be expected. The actual hotels used for any given tour may change due to many reasons such as group size, availability, time of year, hotel standard has dropped or simply we found a better hotel. We update the website immediately if and when any changes take place. If and when we do change hotels it will be to a hotel of equal or higher standard and will be at no extra cost.

Where more than one hotel is shown for a given overnight stop this means that we alternate between the listed hotels. The pre departure pack will show hotel for a given departure.

Montenegro

Budva
Slovenska Plaza Hotel - 4 star
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
HG Budvanska Rivijera
Trg Slobode 1,
Budva
Ph. :
+382 33 451 654
Fax :
+382 33 451 267
Slovenska Plaza Hotel - 4 star
Slovenska Plaza Hotel - 4 star
Slovenska Plaza Hotel - 4 star

Macedonia

Ohrid
Belvedere Hotel
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
St. Stephan Settlement
Ohrid
Ph. :
+389 46 277 710
Fax :
+389 46 265 628
Belvedere Hotel
Belvedere Hotel
Belvedere Hotel
Skopje
Best Western Hotel Turist
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
Gjuro Strugar Street 11
Skopje
Ph. :
+389 2328 9111
Fax :
+389 2328 9100
Best Western Hotel Turist
Best Western Hotel Turist
Best Western Hotel Turist

Croatia

Dubrovnik
Valamar Club Dubrovnik
Standard : 3 star
Address :-
Iva Dulčića 38,
Dubrovnik
Ph. :
+385 20 447 100
Valamar Club Dubrovnik
Valamar Club Dubrovnik
Valamar Club Dubrovnik

Albania

Tirana
Tirana International Hotel
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
City Center
Scanderbeg Square
Tirana
Ph. :
+355 42 234185
Fax :
+355 42 234188
Tirana International Hotel
Tirana International Hotel
Tirana International Hotel
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Prices

Prices
per person in twin share accommodation
From
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Currency:- USD
Cost
S.S.
01 Jan 2017
31 Dec 2017
1,019.00
280.00
Current 'Hot Deals' for Balkan Gems Tour :
 
Booked between
Departing
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01 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
15%
* This discount is only available to bookings that are paid in full by 31 Mar 2017
Deposit Option available for Balkan Gems Tour :
 
Booked between
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01 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2020
$ 250.00

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