CULTURAL

Balkan & Dalmatian Discovery Tour

Zagreb - Kumrovec - Plitvice Lakes - Ehnoland Dalmati - Hvar - Split - Medjugorje - Mostar - Dubrovnik - Kotor & Kolasin - Moraca - Shkodra - Kruje - Tirana 13 days

Itinerary

Day 1 : Welcome to Zagreb
Meet in the arrivals hall of Zagreb Airport and transfer to hotel for check-in. Then free time at leisure until join up with your fellow travellers and tour director for a welcome dinner.
meals: dinner included

Day 2 : Explore Zagreb & Kumrovec
Zagreb is the capital of Croatia and during a morning tour a local expert will fill you in on it's rich culture and history as you walk through the medieval core of the Upper Town to see the Stone Gate, Lotrscak Tower, the Cathedral, Parliament, and Government Palace. The afternoon takes you for a scenic drive to Kumrovec whose main attraction is the Ethnological Museum Staro Selo, with very well preserved village houses from the turn of the 19th – 20th century. Then follow a winding road through the Zagorje Hills for an early dinner of local specialties & wine at restaurant/farm, with a magnificent view of the 15th century castle. Return to Zagreb.
meals: breakfast & dinner included

Day 3 : Magnificent Plitvice Lakes
Depart on the drive to the Plitvice Lakes National Park and enjoy a walking tour around several of the lower lakes, taking in the amazing scenery of terraced lakes, thickly wooded mountains and lush vegetation. After the walk the remainder of the day is then free at leisure to relax in this beautiful oasis.
meals: breakfast & dinner included

Day 4 : Customs & Traditions at Ethnoland Dalmati
Today emmerse yourself in an Ethno Experience. Journey into the heart of Dalmatian culture during your visit of Ethnoland Dalmati. Your experience begins with a welcome ceremony; listen to Dalmatians tell stories of their ancestors; learn about their customs and tradition and feast on local delicacies during lunch. Afternoon board a ferry & sail to Hvar Island for overnight stay.
meals: breakfast & lunch included

Day 5 : Charming Hvar
A morning walking tour reveals Hvar’s Venetian flavor & unique heritage, offering views of the Fortress, Franciscan Monastery and more. Then enjoy a “lavender experience“; a drive inland will keep you surprised at its variety of island’s landscapes: vineyard-covered hills, olive groves and undulating fields of rosemary and lavender. Tonight is yours at leisure to relax and enjoy the islands charms on your own - as the sun sets maybe you would like to take the opportunity to dine in a traditional ‘konoba’.
meals: breakfast included

Day 6 : Split, a World Heritage Site
Leave island life behind as you return to the mainland and head for Split. Here a walking tour of the historic inner city, built around Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace, and see remnants of Split’s Roman heritage, Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter’s Temple and the Peristyle. Rest of the day & evening then at leisure.
meals: breakfast & dinner included

Day 7 : Pilgrimage to Medjugorje & Mostar
Cross the border into Bosnia & Herzegovina and make a stop at the small town of Medjugorje, famous place of pilgrimage in the Catholic world. Then on to lovely Mostar to walk across the famous Stari Most, reconstructed after being almost completely destroyed during the war. An afternoon drive along the picturesque Croatian coast reveals the natural beauty of the area & a change to taste delicious oysters at a local restaurant in Ston. Then head on to Dubrovnik.
meals: breakfast & dinner included

Day 8 :  Old Dubrovnik
The morning walk tour shows you Old Dubrovnik, see Onofrio’s Fountain and the Rector’s Palace, as well as the Bell Tower Clock, Orlando’s Column, Sponza Palace, Dominican Monastery, and the Franciscan Monastery with its Pharmacy, one of the oldest in the world. The remainder of the day then at leisure for you to further explore around on your own or simply relax.
meals: breakfast included

Day 9 : Kotor, deepest fjord of Southern Europe
Today head into the Republic of Montenegro as we drive toward the stunning Bay of Kotor, the longest and deepest fjord in southern Europe. Enjoy a boat ride to "Our Lady of the Rocks", one of two islets off the coast of Perast, before visit of Kotor. A photo stop at Sveti Stefan, as we make our way to Kolasin. The whole area is surrounded by the thick pine forest of the Bjelasica Mountain.
meals: breakfast & dinner included

Day 10 : Rivers, Canyons & Lakes
Today discover the National Park Durmitor, Zabljak and River Tara canyon, the deepest canyon in Europe. Also visit Biogradsko Lake, perhaps “the most romantic lake” located in the center of the Biogradska Mountain. Return to hotel in Kolasin.
meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner included

Day 11 : Moraca Monastery & Shkodra
Today first visit will be of Moraca Monastery, the largest medieval Orthodox monument in Montenegro built in 1252. Then head south and cross over into Albania and a quick stop in the town of Shkodra, a cultural center and one of Albania’s oldest cities, to take a peek at the “Bazaar of the Artisans” located at the city entrance. In the afternoon head to Tirana, the drive takes you past the ruins of Rozafa Castle, set on a hill high above the city.
meals: breakfast & dinner included

Day 12 : Discover Tirana & Kruje
A morning sightseeing tour of Tirana shows you the Skanderbeg Square, Mosque of Et’hem Bey, Clock Tower, statue of G.K. Skanderbeg (Albania’s national hero), the Palace of Culture (built with Soviet assistance) and the National History Museum (with a mosaic on its facade portraying Albanian history). An afternoon visit of Kruje will take you back in time and offers a cultural experience. Visit of the Ethnographic Museum and walk through the old bazaar. Return to Tirana for a farewell dinner at a local restaurant.
meals: breakfast & dinner included

Day 13 : Departure from Tirana
After breakfast & check-out transfer to Tirana Airport for your departure flight
meals: breakfast included

What's included?

  • Group size limited to maximum 24 passengers (small group)
  • 12 nights hotel accommodation, with private facilities
  • Arrival and departure airport transfers
  • Breakfast daily, 2 lunches and 9 dinners
  • Touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Professional Tour Director throughout
  • Sightseeing includes: Zagreb / Ethnological Museum Staro Selo & Kumrovec / Plitvice Lakes National Park / Ethnoland Dalmati / Island Hvar with lavender experience / Split with Diocletian’s Palace / Mostar / Dubrovnik / Boat ride in Kotor Bay and Our Lady of the Rocks / National Park Durmitor / Biogradsko Lake / Moraca Monastery / Tirana / Kruje
  • Whisper technology enhanced touring
  • Service charges and hotel taxes
  • Luggage handling
  • Hotels stays at: Westin Hotel or Esplanade Hotel in Zagreb / Jezero Hotel in Plitvice Lakes National Park / Amfora or Adriana Hotel in Hvar / Park Hotel Split / Lacroma or Libertas Hotel in Dubrovnik / Bianca Resort & Spa in Kolasin / Rogner Hotel in Tirana

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