Escorted Tours 2024

91 Day 16, Sunday, toDubrovnik After breakfast, travel to Dubrovnik. The rest of the day is yours to explore. (B, D) Day 17, Monday, exploreDubrovnik After breakfast, take awalking tour of OldDubrovnik. Visit Rector'sPalace and see the Bell Tower Clock, Orlando's Column, Sponza Palace, the DominicanMonastery, and the FranciscanMonastery with its Pharmacy - one of the oldest in the world. The rest of the day is free to continue exploring Dubrovnik. Otherwise, join an Optional Excursion to a home-hosted dinner in Dubelj. (B) Day 18, Tuesday, continuing to Tivat After breakfast, our journey takes us to Montenegro, with a view of Kotor Bay - the only South European fiord. Take a tour of the old town of Kotor, a UNESCO heritage Site. Continue to Tivat, Montenegro for the night. (B, D) Day 19, Wednesday, to Tirana After breakfast, drive through Budva and Bar towards the town of Shkodra - a major Albanian cultural center. Shkodra was the center of the Illyrian tribe 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 20, Thursday, exploring Tirana On a morning sightseeing tour, see Sheshi Skenderbej (Skanderbeg Square), the Mosque of Ethem Bey, the Clock Tower, andthestatueof 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 exploring. Visit local shops, restaurants, or simply relax. (B) Day 21, Friday, toOhrid Drive to the lakeside resort of Ohrid, Macedonia - an important cultural and spiritual center classified as UNESCO'sWorld Heritage site. Enjoy a sightseeing tour through the cobblestone streets of the old town. Visit the Cathedral of St. Sofia, containing somemagnificent frescoes from the 10th century. (B, D) Day 22, Saturday, 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 23, Sunday, toAthens 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 MuseumofDelphi, which contains an impressive collection of finds fromthe site, including the beautiful Bronze Charioteer. Continue our journey to Athens. (B) Day 24, 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 25, Tuesday - depart Athens After breakfast, check out from your hotel and transfer to Athens airport for your departure. (B) 25DBUHATH START END PER PERSON IN TWIN March 16 April 9 $6,499 April 27 May 21 $6,899 June 8 July 2 $6,999 July 20 August 13 $6,999 August 31 September 24 $6,999 Single Room Supplement $1,959 2 B-Breakfast D-Dinner L-Lunch INCLUDED FEATURES # First-class hotels # Arrival transfer from Bucharest on Day 1 # Departure transfer to Athens airport on Day 25 # Daily breakfast, 1 lunch and 16 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 # Bucharest # Brasov # Sighisoara # Sibiu # Drobeta Turnu-Severin # Novi Sad # Belgrade # Zagreb # Bled # Postojna Cave # Plitvice Lakes # Split # Dubrovnik # Kotor # Tirana # Ohrid # Kalambaka # Athens INCLUDED HOTELS # Bucharest - Hilton Garden Inn (F) or similar # Brasov - Aro Palace (F) or similar # Sibiu - Continental Forum / Golden Tulip (SF) or similar # Drobeta-Turnu Severin - Continental Drobeta (SF) or similar # Belgrade - Hotel Moskva / Courtyard by Marriott (F) or similar # 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 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 2 dubrovnik 1 1 athens tirana greece north macedonia montenegro croatia 2 split kalambaka 2 1 2 slovenia bled plitvice zagreb 2 2 belgrade serbia 3 romania 1 drobeta-turnu severin bucharest brasov sibiu 1 1 1