Balkan Tour Description
See more of the Balkans from Dubrovnik! This 8 day/ 7 night journey affords the opportunity to see Montenergo, Albania, and North Macedonia the lesser known countries of the Balkans. Explore these area in a comfortable group tour beginning and ending in Dubrovnik.
2022 pricing and dates to be released in the fall, but please contact us for an estimate anytime
2021 Land Cost Per Person (double occupancy):
Rates available for parties with less or more than 4 people
- Arrival transfers from Dubrovnik Airport to hotel and from hotel to Dubrovnik Airport on the first and the last day of the tour
- Accommodation in 4* hotels (except in Dubrovnik, a 3* hotel) on half board basis, except in Ohrid on Day 4 (except for second night in Ohrid when have Bed&Breakfast)
- Local guides for sightseeing tours of Dubrovnik, Tirana, Ohrid, Skopje, and Kotor
- Entrance fees to: Franciscan Monastery and Rector’s Palace in Dubrovnik; National Museum in Tirana; St. Sofia, St. Clement, and St. Naum in Ohrid; Church of Holy Savior and Monastery of St. Panteleimon in Skopje; Residence of King Nikola I Petrovic in Cetinje; St. Triphun Cathedral in Kotor
- Air-conditioned motor coach throughout
- Tour escort throughout
- Dubrovnik – Ivka 3*
- Tirana – Sky Tower 4*
- Ohrid – Metropol 4*
- Skopje – Karpoš 4*
- Kolašin – Bianca 4*
Hotels listed in this brochure will be used on almost all departures. If changes become necessary for any reason, substitute hotels will be similar to those in the brochure.
Price Does Not Include:
- Airfare (unless otherwise arranged)
- Departure and custom fees
- Gratuities and individual daily expenses
- Additional beverages
- Travel insurance
- Trip cancellation
- Medical and luggage insurance are recommended for coverage against all unforeseen circumstances
Day 1 (Sunday): Arrival in Dubrovnik, Croatia
Upon arrival at Dubrovnik Airport, transfer to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 2 (Monday): Dubrovnik, Croatia – Budva, Montenegro – Shkodra, Montenegro – Tirana, Albania
Morning sightseeing tour of Dubrovnik, included in the UNESCO List of World Cultural Heritage. You will visit the Franciscan Monastery, with Europe’s third-oldest pharmacy, the Rector’s Palace, and the Cathedral. Departure for Tirana. En route we drive inland via Budva, crossing the Albanian border at Shkodra, once the capital of the Illyrian Kingdom (3rd century BC). Dinner and overnight in Tirana.
Day 3 (Tuesday): Tirana, Albania – Ohrid, Macedoia
Morning sightseeing tour of Tirana, the capital of Albania, including: Skender Bey Square; the Mosque of Ethem Bey; and a visit to the National Museum, where you can learn about the flow of Albanian history and see findings from archeological sites throughout the country. Afternoon departure for Ohrid, driving via Elbasan and crossing the Macedonian border at Cafasan. Dinner and overnight in Ohrid.
Day 4 (Wednesday): Ohrid, Macedonia
Full day in the lakeside resort of Ohrid, classified as a UNESCO 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. In the afternoon, we will have a 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 for overnight.
Day 5 (Thursday): Ohrid – Skopje (Macedonia)
Morning departure for Skopje. Upon arrival enjoy a sightseeing tour, including: the Kale Fortress; the Church of the Holy Savior with its iconostas, one of the finest samples of traditional walnut woodcarving; the Old Bazaar; and the Stone Bridge. Next we drive to the slopes of the Vodno Mountains, 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 6 (Friday): Skopje, Macedonia – Kolašin, Montenegro
Morning departure for Kolašin, driving via Pec and Berane and along the impressive Moraca River Canyon. Afternoon arrival at Kolašin, the town spreading on the left bank of the River Tara, situated at an altitude of 954m. The whole area is surrounded by the thick pine forest of the Bjelasica Mountain and is a popular skiing and air spa resort. Dinner and overnight in Kolašin.
Day 7 (Saturday): Kolašin – Cetinje – Kotor (Montenegro) – Dubrovnik, Croatia
Morning departure for Cetinje, where we visit King Nikola’s Museum, once the residence of the Montenegrin King Nikola I Petrovic. Continue to Kotor, classified as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site, 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 8 (Sunday): Departure from Dubrovnik, Croatia
Breakfast followed by departure transfer to Dubrovnik Airport.
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Custom itineraries available to this or any of the destinations we travel to.
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Kutrubes Travel also offers a variety of other tours throughout this region. Contact us for detailed itineraries and descriptions.