Itinerary + Map

DAY 1 Split
Arrive into Split airport where you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy some free time during the day then in the evening meet your Tour Manager and fellow travellers for a Welcome Dinner.

Stay at: Hotel Corner (4 star) or similar
Meals included: Dinner

DAY 2 Split
As Croatia’s second largest city, Split has evolved from the ruins of the remarkable Diocletian’s Palace, the retirement home of Dalmatian born Emperor Diocletian, to the contemporary hub it is today. Enjoy a sightseeing tour this morning of the historic inner city where you can witness the remnants of Split’s Roman heritage seamlessly juxtaposed against modern development. See the Peristyle, Jupiter’s temple and the Cathedral before having the remainder of the afternoon free to stroll through the beautiful cobblestone streets of Old Town, see the local beach or join an Optional Excursion to Hvar Island (paid locally).

Stay at: Hotel Corner (4 star) or similar
Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 3 Split - Dubrovnik
Travel to the spectacular setting of Dubrovnik – the “Pearl of the Adriatic”! On arrival in Dubrovnik, you will have free time before dinner.

Stay at: Hotel Lero (4 star) or similar
Meals included: Breakfast and dinner

DAY 4 Dubrovnik
Begin the day with a walking tour of Dubrovnik Old Town with a visit to Rector’s Palace, see Orlando’s Column, Sponza Palace, Dominican Monastery and the visit Franciscan Monastery with its Pharmacy – which is one of the oldest pharmacies in the world. The rest of the day is at leisure to discover more of Dubrovnik. You could take the cable car up Mt. Srd for superb aerial views of the old town, take a walk along the outstanding city walls, or join an Optional Excursion for a local dinner experience.

Stay at: Hotel Lero (4 star) or similar
Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 5 Dubrovnik - Tivat
Travel south along the picturesque Adriatic coastline and into Montenegro. On your journey, you will pass by the beautiful Bay of Kotor, the only South European Fjord, before arriving in Kotor for a guided walking tour. This coastal town was founded by the ancient Romans, much of Kotor's medieval fortifications still remain. Since 1979 the city has also been designated a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Stay at: Palma Hotel (3 star) or similar
Meals included: Breakfast and dinner

DAY 6 Tivat - Tirana
This morning after breakfast, leave Tivat and head across the border towards Albania, driving via Budva and Bar. Stop by one of Europe’s oldest cities Shkodra, nowadays a major Albanian cultural centre, and visit Rozafa Castle. Imposingly situated atop a rocky limestone outcrop and watching over the city of Shkoder, the castle is attached to an old Albanian legend about three brothers. Continue to Tirana, where you will stay overnight.

Stay at: Colloseo Hotel (4 star) or similar
Meals included: Breakfast and dinner

DAY 7 Tirana
A tour of Tirana begins at the city’s Main Plaza, Skanderbeg Square with its Skanderbeg Statue and elegant Ethem Bey Mosque. Carry on to the Palace of Culture and the National History Museum with its mosaic facade depicting the history of Albania. This afternoon enjoy time at leisure and spend it exploring, shopping, dining, or simply relaxing!

Stay at: Colloseo Hotel (4 star) or similar
Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 8 Tirana
Your tour concludes today after breakfast with a departure transfer to the airport for your onward journey.

Meals included: Breakfast

  • 4 star hotel accommodation
  • Shared arrival and departure transfers from airport to hotel and vice versa (on first and last day only)
  • Touring by modern air conditioned coach
  • Professional English speaking tour manager
  • Whisper technology headset on sightseeing tours
  • Luggage handling
  • Service charges and hotel taxes

Exclusions: Gratuities and optional excursions – to be paid locally

  • 7 breakfasts
  • 4 dinners
  • Guided tours of:
    Split
    Dubrovnik
    Kotor
    Tirana
  • Entrance fees:
    Diocletian’s Palace
    Rector’s Palace
    Franciscan Monastery Museum
    Rozafa Castle
    National History Museum Tirana

Pricing

 
 
21 Jun 2024
02 Aug 2024
13 Sep 2024
Balkan Trio (ex Split)
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