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Overview
Zagreb, Croatia´s capital and cultural center with rich history and 18th and 19th century Austro-Hungarian architecture Plitvice National Park. Split built around Dioclecian´s Palace Dubrovnik, Croatia´s “Pearl of the Adriatic” National Park Durmitor located in northwestern Montenegro, part of the Dinaric Alps. Morača Monastery, Serbian Orthodox monastery located inthe valley of the Moraca River in Kolasin, central Montenegro Tirana, the capital of Albania, is known for its colorful Ottoman-, Fascist- and Soviet-era architecture.

Program Type

Escorted Experience

Detailed Itinerary

Welcome to Zagreb! You will be met and transferred to your hotel.
Then the day is free to get settled in or begin exploring. Later, gather
for a Welcome Dinner. (D)

After breakfast morning sightseeing tour includes views of the historic Upper Town, St. Mark’s Church, St. Catherine’s Church, the Cathedral, Parliament,and Government Palace. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore more of the city, browse through the shops, or take an or take an
optional excursion to see the countryside. (B)

After breakfast Travel to spectacular Plitvice Lakes National Park. Have your camera ready as you 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.
The rest of the day is at leisure to explore more on your own. Later,
gather for a dinner served at our hotel and overnight stay. (B, D)

After breakfast, head to Trogir, the center of artistic activities. Scholars
from around the world gather here to study and paint. Continue
traveling along the spectacular Adriatic coast, passing by old fishing
villages and new resorts, to the city of Split. A city tour featuring the
historic inner city, built around the Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace,a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. Finally, see the remnants of
Split’s Roman heritage, its Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter’s
Temple, the Peristyle and the Cathedral. The remaining of the day is at
leisure. (B)

Day is at leisure or you can join optional tour to Hvar Island: We board the ferry in Split and set sail for Hvar. The town of Hvar has a unique cultural and historical heritage, plus a centuries-old tradition in tourism. A
walking tour includes views of the 17th century theatre, the 13th century
Arsenal, and the central town square with the Cathedral. You will visit
the Franciscan Monastery, famous for its collection of old art masters,
including “Ingoli´s Last Supper˝.Afterward, we travel to Stari Grad for
some wine tasting. A ferry returns us to Split. (B)

After breakfast we finally travel to Dubrovnik, with its picturesque
setting on the stunning Adriatic coast. After arrival a walking tour
of Old Dubrovnik. Visit the Rector’s Palace, and see the Bell Tower
Clock, Orlando’s Column and Sponza Palace. Next, 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 to explore on your
own, shop, stroll along the water’s edge, or simply relax and delight in
your superbly scenic surroundings. Your evening is free to enjoy your
way. (B, L)

After breakfast you are at leisure or you can join optional tour to MontenegroTravel to the Republic of Montenegro. Head to the mouth of the beautiful 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. The Roman Catholic Church is the largest
building on the islet, with a museum attached to it. Upon return to the
coast, we will stop in Perast, an old charming coastal town. Visit city
of Kotor before returning to Dubrovnik. Later gather for a dinner and
overnight stay. (B, D)

After breakfast today we head to Montenegro. First, drive through the Bay of Kotor,the deepest fjord in Southern Europe. Then, drive up a spectacularlysteep road to Cetinje, the historical capital of the country, set at the foot of Mount Lovcen. Stop and visit the King Nikola’s Museum,
presenting the history of Montenegro. We continue to Podgorica, the
capital of Montenegro and finish the day at Kolasin where 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 stay in
Kolasin. (B, D)

Today trip to National Park Durmitor, Zabljak and River Tara canyon
the deepest canyon in Europe. Also, visit today Biogradsko Lake maybe
“the most romantic lake” located in the center of Biogradska Mountain.
Overnight stay. (B, L, D)

After breakfast, depart Kolasin and visit Moraca Monastery, the largest
medieval Orthodox monument in Montenegro built in 1252. Then cross
to Albania and travel to the town of Shkodra, a cultural center and one
of Albania’s oldest cities. Drive by the ruins of Rozafa Castle, set on a
hill high above the city. Continue to Tirana for dinner and overnight stay. (B)

A morning sightseeing tour shows you Skanderbeg Square; the Mosque
of Et’hem Bey; the Clock Tower; 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 discover the city at your own
pace, shop, or join an optional tour Visit of Archaeological museum
in Dures and Skanderberg distillery with cognac and wine tasting.
We gather for a farewell dinner. (B, D)

After breakfast you will be transferred and dropped off at Tirana
airport for your flight home.(B)

Inclusions

Airport transfer from Zagreb airport to the hotel.
 Centrally located first class hotels.
 Breakfast daily.
 Welcome dinner in Zagreb (glass of wine, beer or soft drink).
 2 lunches and 5 dinners (coffee or tea included).
 Touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach.
 Professional English-Speaking Tour Director throughout.
 Licensed Local Guides.
 Baggage handling at hotels.
 Whisper technology enhanced touring.
 Admission included where indicated in bold letters.
Departure transfer from hotel to Tirana airport.

Exclusions

International / Domestic Airfare

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

Hotel list:
 Zagreb: Sheraton or similar
 Plitvice: Jezero or similar
Split: Briig or similar
 Dubrovnik: Valamar Lacroma / Valamar Argosy or similar
 Kolasin: Bianca resort or similar
 Tirana: Colosseo or similar

Trip Highlights

Zagreb-Plitvice lakes- Split- Dubrovnik- Kolasin and Tirana

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