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Albania, Montenegro, Croatia, and Slovenia

13 days Tirana, Kolasin, Cetinje, Dubrovnik, Split, Plitvice Lakes, Postojna Cave, Bled, Ljubljana and Zagreb

Included Features

  • First class hotels, rooms with private facilities
  • Service charges and hotel taxes
  • Breakfast daily 1 lunch and 7 dinners
  • Arrival and departure airport transfers
  • Touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Professional Tour Director throughout
  • Luggage handling
  • Headsets will be provided for included sightseeing tours, so you can easily hear your guide's commentary

Sightseeing

  • Tirana
  • National Park Durmitor
  • Dubrovnik
  • Split
  • National Park Plitvice Lakes
  • Postojna Cave
  • Bled
  • Ljubljana
  • Zagreb

Itinerary

Day 1, (Tue) arrive in Tirana

You will be met and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy a welcome dinner. (D)

Day 2, (Wed) in Tirana

Morning sightseeing tour, see the Skanderbeg Square, the Mosque of Et'hem Bey, the Clock Tower, and the 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. Your afternoon is free to continue exploring on your own, shop, or just relax. (B)

Day 3, (Thu) to Kolasin

After breakfast, depart Tirana and travel to the town of Shkodra, a cultural center and one of Albania's oldest cities. See the ruins of Rozafa Castle, set on a hill high above the city, then cross the border into Montenegro to Kolasin. 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. (B,D)

Day 4, (Fri) in Kolasin

Today we visit Moraca Monastery the largest medieval Orthodox monument in Montenegro built in 1252. Continue to National Park Durmitor, Zabljak and River Tara canyon the deepest canyon in Europe. Lunch at local restaurant. Today also visit Biogradsko Lake maybe "the most romantic lake" located in the centre of Biogradska Mountain. Overnight. (B,L)

Day 5, (Sat) to Dubrovnik

After breakfast, drive to Podgorica, capital of Montenegro followed by drive to Cetinje, the historical capital of Montenegro located at the foot of Mount Lovcen. Visit the Cetinje Museum. Then, take a spectacularly steep road down to the Bay of Kotor, the deepest fjord in Southern Europe, and along the way view the towns of Risan and Kotor. Head towards Croatia for dinner and overnight in Dubrovnik. (B,D)

Day 6, (Sun) in Dubrovnik

There is a walking tour of "Old Dubrovnik" this morning; the Rector's Palace, Bell Tower Clock, Orlando's Column and the Sponza Palace. You will also see the Dominican Monastery and Franciscan Monastery with its Pharmacy, one of the oldest in the world. The rest of the day is at leisure. (B)

Day 7, (Mon) to Dubrovnik

Depart Dubrovnik and travel north along the spectacular Adriatic coast, past old fishing villages and new resorts, to Split. Enjoy a city tour featuring the historic inner city, built around the Roman Emperor Diocletian's Palace, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. See the remnants of Split's Roman heritage, its Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter's Temple, the Peristyle and the Cathedral. (B,D)

Day 8, (Tue) to Trogir and Plitvice Lakes

After breakfast, head to Trogir, the center of artistic activities. Scholars from around the world gather to study and paint here. Then, turn inland and travel to Plitvice Lakes National Park. Upon arrival, have your camera ready and take a walking tour around several of the lower lakes. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery of this natural wonder of 16 terraced lakes surrounded by thickly wooded mountains and lush vegetation.(B,D)

Day 9, (Wed) to Opatija, Postojna and Bled

Return to the coast and travel along the beautiful bay of Kvarner to its popular resort, Opatija. After some free time, journey north to Postojna, home to one of the largest caves in Europe. Tour the fantastic subterranean world by miniature electric train. Afterwards, continue to Bled, beautifully set amidst the Julian Alps. (B,D)

Day 10, (Thu) in Bled

A sightseeing tour of Bled features the charming town with the lakeshore, and imposing Bled Castle, perched on a cliff high above the lake. The balance of the day is at leisure for optional activities, such as visiting the small island in the middle of the lake. (B,D)

Day 11, (Fri) to Ljubljana and Zagreb

Start your day with a walking tour of Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. Visit the most significant sights of the old city centre: the picturesque Central open-air Market and the Three Bridges, both designed by famous architect Joze Plecnik, Baroque Town Hall and Robba's Fountain. Then, continue to Zagreb, the capital city of Croatia. 189 km (B,D)

Day 12, (Sat) in Zagreb

This morning, enjoy a city tour featuring the historic Upper Town, St. Mark's Church, St. Catherine's Church, the Cathedral, the Parliament and the Government Palace. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the winding streets of the old town or take an optional excursion to the countryside. (B)

Day 13, (Sun) depart Zagreb

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your departure flight. (B)

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Departure dates and prices
CLOSED 05 August 201417 August 2014$ 2,298$ 919
CLOSED 26 August 201407 September 2014$ 2,298$ 919
CLOSED 16 September 201428 September 2014$ 2,298$ 919
CLOSED 23 September 201405 October 2014$ 2,298$ 919
CLOSED 30 September 201412 October 2014$ 2,298$ 919
28 April 201510 May 2015$ 2,369$ 947
05 May 201517 May 2015$ 2,369$ 947
19 May 201531 May 2015$ 2,369$ 947
09 June 201521 June 2015$ 2,369$ 947
30 June 201512 July 2015$ 2,369$ 947
04 August 201516 August 2015$ 2,369$ 947
25 August 201506 September 2015$ 2,369$ 947
15 September 201527 September 2015$ 2,369$ 947
22 September 201504 October 2015$ 2,369$ 947
29 September 201511 October 2015$ 2,369$ 947
06 October 201518 October 2015$ 2,369$ 947