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Balkan Adventure

7 Night Itinerary from  £1,890

Balkan Adventure Tour

Discover the beauty and fascinating culture of the lesser-visited Balkans, from Albania to North Macedonia, in the company of expert local guides.

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Tour Route

Travel Highlights

  • Departing summer 2024: 19 May, 16 June, 8 September and 6 October
  • Enjoy a guided tour of Dubrovnik, visiting the Rector's Palace and Cathedra
  • Visit Shkodra, Albania, once the capital of the Illyrian Kingdom
  • Guided tour of Tirana, Albania's appealing capital city.
  • Explore the medieval treasures in UNESCO protected Ohrid, North Macedonia, on the shores of Lake Ohrid
  • Drive through beautiful countryside and stunning coastline.
  • Visit the Kale Fortress in Skopje.
  • Explore Cetinje and visit King Nikola’s Museum
  • Admire scenic Kotor and visit the ancient old town

This itinerary can be tailored to your preferences by our specialist advisors, who can provide a guaranteed price based on your choice of route, duration, flights, hotels, transport and excursions.

Tour Itinerary

View of Dubrovnik

Fly to Dubrovnik - 1 Night

Day 1 - Fly to Dubrovnik

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Thursday, 29 February 2024

Fly to Dubrovnik

Fly to Dubrovnik. On arrival, you will be met by your guide and transferred to your 4* hotel in Dubrovnik. Enjoy an included dinner tonight.  

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Montenegro to Tirana, Albania - 1 Night

Day 2 - Montenegro to Tirana, Albania

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Friday, 01 March 2024

Montenegro to Tirana, Albania

Morning sightseeing tour of Dubrovnik, included in the UNESCO’s List of World Cultural Heritage. You will visit Franciscan Monastery with Europe’s third oldest pharmacy, the Rector’s Palace and the Cathedral. Departure for Tirana; we drive inland via Budva, crossing the Albanian border at Shkodra, once the capital of the Illyrian Kingdom (3rd century B.C.). Dinner and overnight in Tirana.

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North Macedonia - 1 Night

Day 3 - Tirana and North Macedonia

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Saturday, 02 March 2024

Tirana and North Macedonia

Morning sightseeing tour of Tirana, the capital of Albania, including Skender Bey Square, the Mosque of Ethem Bey and a visit to the National Museum representing the flow of Albanian history and housing the finds from archeological sites across the country. Afternoon departure for Ohrid, driving via Elbasan and crossing the North Macedonian border at Cafasan. Dinner and overnight in Ohrid.

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Explore Ohrid, North Macedonia - 1 Night

Day 4 - Explore Ohrid, North Macedonia

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Sunday, 03 March 2024

Explore Ohrid, North Macedonia

Full day in the lakeside resort of Ohrid, classified as UNESCO’s World Cultural Heritage site. Through the activity of St. Clement and St. Naum of Ohrid, the first pan-Slavic University in Europe, the famous “Ohrid Literary School” was founded here. Morning sightseeing tour includes the church of St. Sofia (11th century=, the most eminent mediaeval monument in North Macedonia with magnificent Byzantine fresco paintings and St. Clement Church with its icon of Annunciation. In the afternoon a short drive to visit St. Naum Monastery built on the shores of Ohrid Lake in 900 A.D. and dedicated to the Slavic missionary and educator St. Naum of Ohrid. Dinner in a local restaurant. Return to hotel for overnight.

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Skopje - 1 Night

Day 5 - Skopje

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Monday, 04 March 2024

Skopje

Morning departure for Skopje. Sightseeing tour of Skopje, including the Kale Fortress, the Church of the Holy Savior with its iconostas, one of the finest samples of traditional walnut woodcarving, Old Bazaar and Stone Bridge. We drive to the slopes of the Vodno Mountain where we visit the Monastery of St. Pateleimon with its 12th century iconostas and frescoes ranking among the highest achievements of Byzantine art of this period. Dinner and overnight in Skopje.

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Kolašin, Montenegro - 1 Night

Day 6 - Kolašin, Montenegro

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Tuesday, 05 March 2024

Kolašin, Montenegro

Morning departure for Kolašin, driving via Peć and Berane and along the impressive Morača River Canyon. Afternoon arrival at Kolašin, spreading on the left bank of the river Tara, situated at the altitude of 954 m. The whole area is surrounded by the thick pine forest of the Bjelasica Mountain and is a popular skiing and air spa resort. Dinner and overnight in Kolasin.

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Cetinje, Kotor to Dubrovnik - 1 Night

Day 7 - Cetinje, Kotor to Dubrovnik

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Wednesday, 06 March 2024

Cetinje, Kotor to Dubrovnik

Morning departure for Cetinje where we visit King Nikola’s Museum, once the residence of the Montenegrin King Nikola I Petrović. Continuation to Kotor, classified as UNESCO’s World Cultural Heritage site, where we visit its Romanesque Cathedral dedicated to St. Triphun, the city’s patron saint. We continue to Dubrovnik driving along the picturesque Bay of Kotor. Dinner and overnight in Dubrovnik.

Dubrovnik

Fly back to the UK - 0 Nights

Day 1 - Fly back to the UK - or take a Dalmatian Islands cruise 

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Thursday, 07 March 2024

Fly back to the UK

Transfer to the airport and fly back to the UK - or extend your stay with a 3 or 7-night small ship cruise to the beautiful Dalmatian Islands.

Price Guidelines

Season Low Season
Travel Dates 19 May, 16 June, 8 Sep and 6 Oct
Room Arrangement First
Multiple Travellers - Twin Room £1,890
Single Traveller - Own Room £2,279

Prices are a guideline and per person. Please request a quote for Special Events, Christmas, New Year's Eve & Easter.


What's Included

  • 8 Days/7 Nights
  • Airport transfers and all transportation in modern, air-conditioned coaches
  • 4* hotels with daily buffet breakfast and six dinners 
  • Professional Tour Director throughout
  • Whisper technology enhanced touring
  • Guided city tours of Dubrovnik, Tirana, Ohrid, Skopje and Kotor
  • Entrance fees to Franciscan Monastery and Rector’s Palace in Dubrovnik; National Museum in Tirana; St. Sofia, St. Clement and St. Naum in Ohrid; Church of Holy Savior and Monastery of St. Panteleimon in Skopje; Residence of King Nikola I Petrović in Cetinje; St. Triphun Cathedral in Kotor
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