Escorted Tours 2024

83 magnificently situated on a rocky outcrop of limestone high above the city. Continue the drive to Tirana, Albania. (B, D) Day 7, Thursday, exploring Tirana On a morning sightseeing tour, see Sheshi Skenderbej (Skanderbeg Square), the Mosque of Ethem Bey, the Clock Tower, and the statue of G.K. Skanderbeg - Albania's national hero. Visit the Palace of Culture, built with Soviet assistance, and the National History Museum with a mosaic on its fa<ade portraying Albanian history. Your afternoon is free to continue exploring. Visit local shops, resturants, or simply relax. (B) Day 8, Friday, to Ohrid Drive to the lakeside resort of Ohrid, Macedonia - an important cultural and spiritual center classified as UNESCO's World Heritage site. Enjoy a sightseeing tour through the cobblestone streets of the old town. Visit the Cathedral of St. Sofia, containing some magnificent frescoes from the 10th century. (B, D) Day 9, Saturday, Kalambaka, Greece After breakfast, admire the fantastic landscapes of Meteora - known as the rocks that fell from the sky, where monks built their rock-top monasteries far away from civilization. Out of the 13 large and 20 small monasteries and hermit's cells, only four are now active. We will visit either Roussanou or the Great Meteoro*. Continue to Kalambaka, Greece for dinner and an overnight stay. (B, D) Day 10, Sunday, to Athens Your first stop is Delphi - where the famous Oracle once foretold the destiny of men. Visit the temple of Apollo which was built in the 6th century. Visit the Sacred Way, the Stadium, and the Castalian Fountain - where pilgrims cleansed themselves in preparation for consulting the Oracle. Visit the Archaeological Museum of Delphi, which contains an impressive collection of finds from the site, including the beautiful Bronze Charioteer. Continue our journey to Athens. (B) Day 11, Monday, explore Athens Begin the day with a sightseeing tour of the highlights of Athens, Greece. Visit the Acropolis, the Parthenon - said to be the most perfectly proportioned building of all time. Next, visit the Erectheion with the Porch of the Maidens, the Temple of Athena Nike, and the Wingless Victory. Below the Acropolis lies the Ancient Agora and the Theaters of Dionysus and Herodus Atticus. The rest of the day is free to continue exploring on your own. In the evening, join us for a Farewell Taverna Dinner in the Plaka - located beside the Acropolis. (B, D) Day 12, Tuesday - depart Athens After breakfast, check out from your hotel and transfer to Athens airport for your departure. (B) 12DSPUATH START END PER PERSON IN TWIN March 29 April 9 $2,859 May 10 May 21 $2,995 June 21 July 2 $3,195 August 2 August 13 $3,479 September 13 September 24 $3,295 Single Room Supplement $880 2 ATHENS B-Breakfast D-Dinner INCLUDED FEATURES # First-class hotels # Arrival transfer from Split airport on Day 1 # Departure transfer to Athens airport on Day 112 # Daily breakfast and 7 dinners # Professional English-Speaking Tour Director # Licensed Local Guides # Tours with modern air-conditioned motor coach # Whisper technology for enhanced touring # Luggage handling (1 piece per person) # Service charges and hotel taxes # Entrance fees included where indicated in bold INCLUDED CITY TOURS # Split # Dubrovnik # Kotor # Tirana # Ohrid # Kalambaka # Athens INCLUDED HOTELS # Split - Hotel Corner (F) or similar # Dubrovnik - Lero (F) or similar # Tivat - Palma (F) or similar # Tirana - Colloseo (F) or similar # Ohrid - Granit (F) or similar # Kalambaka - Grand Meteora (F) or similar # Athens - Stanley (F) / Titania (F) or similar NOTE: Because of the narrow and cobbled streets, walking is the primary way of getting around. Please make sure to pack comfortable walking shoes. albania tivat ohrid dubrovnik 1 1 1 athens tirana greece north macedonia montenegro croatia 2 2 kalambaka split 2