The Balkan Tour – Croatia, Albania & Macedonia

  • 8 Days , 3 Countries , 6 Cities
  • From $2,240
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Stunning Ohrid Lake instills one with stillness as much as Ohrid town, one of the oldest human settlements in Europe, instills wonder. Colorful peacocks stand guard around St. Naum Monastery on the chore of Ohrid Lake.
Countries Visited Croatia, Albania, North Macedonia
Places Visited Dubrovnik, Tirana, Ohrid, Shkodër, Cavtat
Suggested Duration 8 days
Travel Styles Cultural Tours
  • DAY 1

    Welcome to Dubrovnik, Croatia!

    Welcome to Croatia! Upon arrival in Dubrovnik, private transfer to your hotel. The adventure begins!!!

    Dubrovnik is a well-known town in Dalmatia, located almost at the very end of Croatian territories. The old town is the area of the town that is located within its medieval walls. Most of the town’s main attractions and historic buildings as well as cafes, restaurants, and art galleries are situated there.

    What's included?

    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 2

    Dubrovnik - Sightseeing in Old Town, Dubrovnik

    After breakfast, get to know the historic Dubrovnik on a guided tour of the Old Town, a UNESCO site, before venturing out to explore the regional highlights; Konavle region where travelers will learn about traditional yarn production and Mali Ston bay with its delicious shellfish and oysters. The first full day on the journey will end the day with a dinner on a local farm in Konavle.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 3

    Tirana - Admire magnificent Kotor Bay and a boat ride to the islet Our Lady of The Rocks

    The journey continues south to Montenegro with visits to the coastal towns of Kotor and Peras and a boat ride to the islet Our Lady of the Rocks in the breathtaking Kotor Bay. The only man-made island on the Adriatic, Lady of the Rocks is one of two small islets positioned in front of the town Perast in Montenegro's magnificent Kotor Bay.

    A drive through beautiful landscapes to end the day with arrival to Tirana, the heart and capital of Albania like all other European metropolises has never-ending movement and energy. With its clubs, bars, cafes, and taverns, Tirana is worth discovering by both day and night. The hospitality shown towards tourists is something that will mark your journey not only in Tirana but also all over the country.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
    • Transfer Transfer
    • Cruise/Boat Cruise/Boat
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  • DAY 4

    Tirana - Explore beautiful Tirana and excursion to Kruja

    This day is dedicated to exploring beautiful Tirana, the heart of Albanian culture and traditions.

    Our recommended activity today is the excursion to the town of Kruja:
    Visit the medieval capital of Skanberg, Kruja, is closely related to the 25 years of activity of our national hero, Skanderbeg, who in the fifteenth century made Kruja a bastion of uncompromising resistance against the Ottoman. The Gjergj Kastrioti Skanderbeg Museum is situated inside the castle walls, which date back to the fifth and sixth centuries A.D.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 5

    Tirana - Discover The Oldest Lake in Europe

    Today we arrive in Macedonia. Ohrid Lake hides mysterious old monasteries, which we will explore as well as the town of Ohrid with all of its architectural treasures.

    Lake Ohrid is the oldest and deepest lake in Europe and one of the oldest settlements in Europe is among the rare UNESCO World Heritage sites inscribed on both Nature and Culture lists. An international science team has now revealed that the lake was first established 1.36 million years ago and has existed continuously since then.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 6

    Skadar - Explore Skadar, Rozafa Castle

    We return to Albania to explore Skadar, a town that stands to show ancient days of the region, along with the imposing Rozaf castle, rising above two rivers on a steep hill.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 7

    Dubrovnik - Breathtaking scenery and landscapes, Cavtat

    Drive back to Cavtat in Croatia will feature breathtaking scenery and landscapes. Cavtat is the most southerly Croatian resort of all, located around 12.5 miles (20 km) south of Dubrovnik and only 13.7 miles (22 km) from the border with Montenegro. Cavtat is an exceedingly pretty town and is a great place to base yourself if you're after all the sights and culture of Dubrovnik.

    Optional excursions to Dubrovnik and Konavle. Travelers will recount journey memories and say our goodbyes during a dinner hosted in one of the local villages.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 8

    Goodbye to Balkans!

    On the final day, there is no planned activity. After breakfast, pick up from the hotel at the appropriate time with a private vehicle and transfer to the Dubrovnik International Airport.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Transfer Transfer
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Starting from $2,240 per person

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What’s Included?

  • 7- Night hotel accommodation in double/twin room in 4* hotels on a BB basis
  • Private airport transfers
  • Private car throughout the tour and driver’s accommodation
  • Guided walking tour of Dubrovnik
  • Visit Kotor and Perast, Ohrid, Shkoder and Cavtat
  • Entrances to Skanderberg Museum Kruja, Ethnographic Museum of Kruja, Rozafa Castle in Shkoder
  • Oyster tasting in Ston
  • Wine tasting at a local winery in Peljesac
  • A boat ride and church visit on Our Lady of the Rocks islet
  • Enjoy the silk production presentation

Sightseeing Highlights Included

  • Exploring the famous medieval Dubrovnik, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Shellfish lunch on a boat in Mali Ston
  • Visit Kotor, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Boat tour to islet Our Lady of the Rocks in Kotor Bay
  • City tour of Tirana, the capital city of Albania
  • Tour of beautiful Ohrid, one of the oldest settlements in Europe, dating back to the 7th century
  • Visit the monastery of St. Neum in Ohrid
  • Enjoy the breathtaking view of Skada and Rozafa fort, situated on a cliff above the town

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