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On arrival at Split airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The balance of the day is free. Meet your fellow travelers tonight at Welcome Dinner (D)

Meal: Dinner

In the morning, enjoy a sightseeing tour featuring the historic inner city, built around the Roman Emperor Diocletian's Palace, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. Then see the remnants of Split's Roman heritage, its Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter's Temple, the Peristyle, and the Cathedral. The rest of the day at leisure to stroll through the beautiful streets of Split, enjoy at the beach or join us on an Optional Excursion to Jet Set spot of rich and famous – Island of Hvar. (B)

Meal: Breakfast

After breakfast travel to Dubrovnik. Day at leisure (B,D)

Meal: Breakfast and Dinner

After the breakfast, walking tour of Old Dubrovnik visit the Rector's Palace, and see the Bell Tower Clock, Orlando's Column, Sponza Palace, the Dominican Monastery, and Franciscan Monastery with its Pharmacy, one of the oldest in the world. The rest of the day is free or join us for Optional Excursion home hosted Dubelj with dinner. (B)

NOTE: Because of the narrow and historic roads in Dubrovnik, walking is the primary way of getting around. Pack good walking shoes.

Meal: Breakfast

After breakfast, our journey takes us to Montenegro viewing Kotor Bay, the only South European fiord and tour of old town Kotor, a UNESCO heritage Site. On to Tivat for the night. (B,D)

Meal: Breakfast and Dinner

After breakfast we leave Tivat and drive via Budva and Bar towards town of Shkodra, nowadays a major Albanian cultural center. Shkodra was the center of the Illyrian tribe Labeat and was taken by the Romans in the year 168 B.C. We will see the Rozafa Castle, magnificently situated on a rocky outcrop of limestone high above the city. Continue drive to Tirana (B,D)

Meal: Breakfast and Dinner

On a Morning sightseeing tour, see Sheshi Skenderbej (Skanderbeg Square) the Mosque of Ethem 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 façade portraying Albanian history. Your afternoon is free to continue exploring on your own, shop, or simply just relax. (B)

Meal: Breakfast

Drive to the lakeside resort of Ohrid, an important cultural and spiritual center, classified as UNESCO’s World Heritage site. Enjoy sightseeing tour will take you strolling through the cobblestone streets of the old town. Visit the Cathedral of St. Sofia, containing some magnificent frescoes from the 10th century. (B,D)

Meal: Breakfast and Dinner

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*. On to Kalambaka for dinner and overnight. (B, D)

Meal: Breakfast and Dinner

Your first stop is Delphi, where the famous Oracle once foretold the destiny of men. The temple of Apollo in which the Oracle functioned, was built in the 6th century B.C. Also see the Sacred Way, the Stadium and the Castilian Fountain, where pilgrims cleansed themselves in preparation for consulting the Oracle. Visit the Archaeological Museum of Delphi, which contains an impressive collection of finds from the site, including the beautiful “Bronze Charioteer”, before continuing to Athens. (B)

Meal: Breakfast

See the highlights of Athens this morning on a sightseeing tour. This cosmopolitan and bustling capital city is set amid reminders of a long and a glorious past: graceful temples, centuries – old monasteries and ornate Byzantine churches. Visit the immortal Acropolis, the Parthenon, said to be the most perfectly proportioned building of all time, Also, see 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. Your afternoon and evening are free. Join us for Farewell Taverna Dinner in the Plaka beside the Acropolis. (B,D)

Meal: Breakfast and Dinner

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight. (B)

Meal: Breakfast

Inclusions

Included Features:
First class hotels
Airport arrival transfer Split airport to hotel on day 1
Departure transfer hotel to Athens airport on day 12
Breakfast daily and 7 dinners
Touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach
Professional Tour Director throughout
Luggage handling (1 pc per person)
Whisper technology enhanced touring
Service charges and hotel taxes

Sightseeing Tours Included:
Split
Dubrovnik
Kotor
Tirana
Ohrid
Kalambaka
Athens

Exclusions

International airfares
Optional activities
Other meals, drinks, tips and other personal expenses or services not specified on the program
Personal equipment
Travel insurance
Gratuities
Voluntary tips for guides or drivers
Travel and medical insurance
Any items not mentioned as included

Notes

Hotels:
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 you pack comfortable walking shoes.

We offer Early Booking Discount (EBD) of AU$ 500 per couple for bookings made by January 15, 2024. EBD is not combinable with any other offer and commission is based on discounted price.

*Due to border crossing conditions and opening times of the monasteries, the exact monastery that we will visit be determined at the spot.

Program Touring / Guide

Escorted Experience

Trip Highlights

Split-Dubrovnik-Kotor-Tirana-Ohrid-Kalambaka-Athens

Fixed Departure
29 Mar, 2024

First Class Hotels
AUD 4,929 P P twin share
AUD 6,447 P P single
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10 May, 2024

First Class Hotels
AUD 5,164 P P twin share
AUD 6,681 P P single
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21 Jun, 2024

First Class Hotels
AUD 5,509 P P twin share
AUD 7,026 P P single
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02 Aug, 2024

First Class Hotels
AUD 5,998 P P twin share
AUD 7,516 P P single
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13 Sep, 2024

First Class Hotels
AUD 5,681 P P twin share
AUD 7,198 P P single
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