Sunday 1st of March 2020 until Monday 30th of November 2020
Discover the Balkans - 9 Days / 8 Nights - from $6175* per person (with World Journeys).
A journey through thousands of years of history, with stunning scenery, picturesque coastal towns and old walled cities. Immerse yourself in fascinating cultures, wonderful cuisine and eclectic architecture as you explore the lesser visited gems of Serbia, North Macedonia, Albania and Montenegro, ending in Dubrovnik, Croatia.
Day 1: Belgrade. Arrive in Belgrade, once the capital of the former republic of Yugoslavia. Private arrival transfer and overnight.
Day 2: Belgrade > Novi Sad > Belgrade. We will enjoy a stroll along the Knez Mihailov boulevard and visit one of the numerous museums. In your free time, have a drink on one of the rafts docked on the Danube river. After your city tour, your local guide will escort you to the city of Novi Sad, the capital of the autonomous province of Vojvodina. Overnight in Belgrade.
Day 3: Belgrade > Skopje. Today we leave Belgrade and head to Skopje, Macedonia's largest city. We will visit the Mustafa Pasha mosque and Mother Teresa house during the city tour with your local guide. Overnight in Skopje.
Day 4: Skopje > Ohrid. After breakfast, we depart for the lakeside resort of Ohrid. Upon arrival, meet with your local guide for a walk through the cobblestone streets of the old town. We will visit the Church of St. Sofia and St. Naum Monastery, notable for its gold plated icons. Rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight in Ohrid.
Day 5: Ohrid > Tirana. Today we travel to Tirana for a walking tour, seeing the Skanderbeg Square, the Mosque of Et'hemBey, the clock tower, the statue of G. K. Skanderbeg and the Palace of Culture. We will also visit the National History Museum with a mosaic on its facade portraying Albanian history. Overnight in Tirana.
Day 6: Tirana > Kruje > Budva. Today we stop in Kruje, on our way to Budva, a small coastal town in Montenegro. This afternoon we explore the city with our local guide. Overnight in Budva.
Day 7: Budva > Kotor > Dubrovnik. Our first stop today will be Kotor, where our city tour will take us past the Maritime Museum, the Cathedral of St. Triphon and the church of St. Nicholas. Our next stop will be Perast, where we will visit a small island with a church dedicated to Our Lady of the Rocks. We will arrive in Dubrovnik late in the afternoon for our overnight.
Day 8: Dubrovnik. A free day to explore Dubrovnik.
Day 9: Dubrovnik. Breakfast and a private transfer to Dubrovnik port or airport.
Includes: • Tailor-made journey • 8 nights' accommodation • Transfers and transport • Sightseeing and entrance fees as detailed in the itinerary • 6 breakfasts, and 1 dinner.
Departs: Daily, 01 Mar - 30 Nov 2020.
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