Escorted Tours 2024

89 Labeat and was taken by the Romans in 168 B.C. View the Rozafa Castle, magnificently situated on a rocky outcrop of limestone high above the city. Continue the drive to Tirana, Albania. (B, D) Day 12, 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 facade portraying Albanian history. Your afternoon is free to continue e ploring. Visit local shops, resturants, or simply relax. (B) Day 13, 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 14, Saturday, to Kalambaka 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 15, 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 ountain - 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 16, 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 17, Tuesday - depart Athens After breakfast, check out from your hotel and transfer to Athens airport for your departure. (B) 17DZAGATH START END PER PERSON IN TWIN March 24 April 9 $4,395 May 5 May 21 $4,695 June 16 July 2 $4,949 July 28 August 13 $5,259 September 8 September 24 $5,095 Single Room Supplement $1,150 Except for July 28 $1.565 and September 8 $1.429 2 OHRID B-Breakfast D-Dinner INCLUDED FEATURES # First-class hotels # Arrival transfer from Zagreb airport on Day 1 # Departure transfer to Athens airport on Day 17 # Daily breakfast and 10 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 # Zagreb # Bled # Postojna Cave # Plitvice Lakes # Split # Dubrovnik # Kotor # Tirana # Ohrid # Kalambaka # Athens INCLUDED HOTELS # Zagreb - Zonar (F) or similar # Bled - Kompas (F) / Bled Rose (F) or similar # Plitvice - Jezero (F) or similar # 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 simila 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 split kalambaka 2 1 2 slovenia bled plitvice zagreb 2