Athens to Dubrovnik Explorer

From UNESCO Heritage Sites, fascinating history, and stunning beaches, discover the breathtaking beauty of the Balkans from Athens to Dubrovnik
From Athens, visit the Greek countryside and see ancient Delphi, Kalambaka, and the UNESCO-listed clifftop monasteries of Meteora high above the skies with spectacular landscapes. Discover the UNESCO-listed landscapes of Ohrid before making your way to the capital of Albania, Tirana. See stunning Kotor, a coastal town in Montenegro, before ending your journey at the iconic medieval walled city of Dubrovnik, the jewel of the Adriatic
10 Days from $3799/person CAD
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Primary Location

Greece to Croatia, Europe

Departures

2023 Departures: May 22, June 12, June 26, September 11, September 25 & October 16

Included:

  • First class hotels, rooms with private facilities
  • Arrival transfer from Athens Airport to the hotel on day 1
  • Departure transfer from the hotel to Dubrovnik airport on day 10
  • Breakfast daily and 6 dinners
  • Touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Professional English-speaking Tour Director throughout
  • Sightseeing tours of Athens, Kalambaka, Ohrid, Tirana, Kotor, and Dubrovnik
  • Luggage handling
  • Whisper technology enhanced touring
  • Service charges and hotel taxes

Not Included:

  • International or domestic airfare
  • Gratuities to guides and drivers
  • Travel insurance
  • Additional meals when not mentioned on the itinerary
  • Entrance fees to monuments or museums when not mentioned on the itinerary
  • Local city tax for overnight stays
  • Visas required for entry into the country as necessary
  • Anything of a personal nature or that is not mentioned in included

Pricing Details

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  • From price is CAD per person, based on double occupancy, and for travel in low season
  • The final price will vary and is also based on the month of travel
  • Prices are subject to change

Optional Extras:

  • Pre and Post Accommodation
  • Countryside tour from Zagreb
  • Bled island tour
  • Hvar island excursion from Split
  • Home-hosted Dubelj with dinner from Dubrovnik
  • All optional excursions are subject to change and are based on availability. Optional excursions can be booked with the Tour Director

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You can request to book this tour privately, travelling only with people you know.

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Itinerary

DAY 1: WELCOME TO ATHENS

On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The balance of the day is free. Meet your fellow travelers tonight at a Welcome Taverna Dinner in the Plaka beside the Acropolis. Meals: D

Accommodation at the Stanley or Titania, Athens, or similar

DAY 2: ATHENS SIGHTSEEING

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 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 Herodes Atticus. Your afternoon and evening are free. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Stanley or Titania, Athens, or similar

DAY 3: ATHENS TO KALAMBAKA

Your first stop this morning 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”. We continue to Kalambaka. Meals: B, D

Accommodation at the Grand Meteora, Kalambaka, or similar

DAY 4: KALAMBAKA TO OHRID, REPUBLIC of NORTH MACEDONIA

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. The most important is Megalo of Great Meteoro, of peculiar architecture with its tall and intricate dome, twelve sides, and fine frescoes. Continue across the border to North Macedonia, and on to Ohrid. Meals: B, D

Accommodation at the Hotel Granit, Ohrid, or similar

DAY 5: OHRID TO TIRANA, ALBANIA

The lakeside resort of Ohrid is an important cultural and spiritual center, classified as UNESCO’s World Heritage site. Start morning sightseeing with a walk through the cobblestone streets of the old town. Visit the Cathedral of St. Sofia, containing some magnificent frescoes from the 10th century. In the early afternoon, we travel to Tirana, the capital of Albania. Meals: B, D

Accommodation at the Hotel Colosseo, Tirana, or similar

DAY 6: TIRANA SIGHTSEEING

On this 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 relax. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Hotel Colosseo, Tirana, or similar

DAY 7: TIRANA TO TIVAT, MONTENEGRO

After breakfast, we leave Tirana towards the town of Shkodra, nowadays a major 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 before we cross the border to Montenegro and drive via Bar and Budva to Tivat. Dinner upon arrival. Meals: B, D

Accommodation at the Palma Hotel, Tivat, or similar

DAY 8: TIVAT TO DUBROVNIK, CROATIA

After breakfast, our journey takes us to Dubrovnik. On the way, you will see Kotor Bay, the only South European fiord and we stop for an orientation tour of the old town Kotor, a UNESCO heritage Site. Continue to Dubrovnik. Meals: B, D

Accommodation at the Hotel Valamar Lacroma, Dubrovnik, or similar

DAY 9: DUBROVNIK SIGHTSEEING

After breakfast, enjoy a walking tour of Old Dubrovnik visit the Rector Palace and see the Bell Tower Clock, Orlando Column, Sponza Palace, see Dominican Monastery, and the Franciscan Monastery with its Pharmacy, one of the oldest in the world. Optional Excursion: home hosted Dubelj with dinner. Meal: B

Accommodation at the Hotel Valamar Lacroma, Dubrovnik, or similar

DAY 10: DUBROVNIK DEPARTURE

After breakfast transfer to the Dubrovnik airport for your flight home. Extra nights are available if you wish to extend your stay in Croatia. Meals: B


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