From One Pearl to Another: A Journey from Athens to Dubrovnik

Experience a captivating 10-day journey through Athens, Kalambaka, Ohrid, Tirana, Tivat, and Dubrovnik
Immerse yourself in ancient history amidst the ruins of Athens, marvel at the monasteries perched on towering cliffs in Kalambaka, and explore the enchanting lakeside town of Ohrid. Discover the vibrant culture of Tirana, Albania's capital, and bask in the coastal charm of Tivat. Finally, culminate your adventure in the stunning walled city of Dubrovnik, a UNESCO World Heritage site. This whirlwind tour promises an unforgettable blend of history, natural beauty, and cultural exploration
10 Days from $4169/person CAD
Guided
Off The Beaten Path
Premium
Romantic
UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Primary Location

Athens to Dubrovnik, Europe

Departures

2024 departures: April 6, May 18, June 29, August 10 & September 21

Included:

  • First-class hotels
  • Arrival transfer from Athens airport on Day 1
  • Departure transfer to Dubrovnik airport on Day 10
  • Daily breakfast and 6 dinners
  • Professional English-Speaking Tour Director
  • Licensed Local Guides
  • Touring with modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Whisper technology for enhanced touring
  • Luggage handling (1 piece per person)
  • Service charges and hotel taxes
  • Entrance fees as per the itinerary

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:

  • For those seeking an extended experience, the option to conclude your tour with a two-night stay in Split is also available
  • The tour is also available in reverse, giving you the option to begin your journey in either Split or Dubrovnik
  • Pre and Post Accommodation
  • All optional excursions are subject to change and are based on availability. Optional excursions can be booked with the Tour Director

Travel Privately

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

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Itinerary

DAY 1: ATHENS ARRIVAL

You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is free before meeting your fellow travelers and Tour Director for a Welcome Taverna Dinner. Dinner will be in the Plaka area, next to the Acropolis. Meals: D

Accommodation at the Stanley Hotel, Athens, or similar

DAY 2: EXPLORE ATHENS

Begin the day with a sightseeing tour of Athens, exploring its cosmopolitan and bustling capital city. Amidst the city’s reminders of a glorious past, visit graceful temples, centuries-old monasteries, and ornate Byzantine churches. Marvel at the immortal Acropolis, including the Parthenon, known as the most perfectly proportioned building of all time. Admire the Erectheion with its iconic Porch of the Maidens, the Temple of Athena Nike, and the Wingless Victory. Below the Acropolis lies the Ancient Agora, the afternoon and evening at your leisure. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Stanley Hotel, Athens, or similar

DAY 3: ATHENS TO KALAMBAKA VIA DELPHI

Embark on a journey to Delphi, where the famous Oracle once foretold the destinies of men. Explore the 6th-century B.C. Temple of Apollo, as well as the Sacred Way, Stadium, and Castalian Fountain. Visit the Archaeological Museum of Delphi, which houses an impressive collection of artifacts from the site, including the beautiful Bronze Charioteer. Continue your trip to Kalambaka. Meals: B, D

Accommodation at the Grand Meteora, Kalambaka, or similar

DAY 4: KALAMBAKA TO OHRID VIA METEORA

After breakfast, marvel at the breathtaking landscapes of Meteora, known as the rocks that fell from the sky. These towering rockers were once home to remote monasteries built by monks seeking isolation. Of the original 33 monasteries, only four are active today, with the Megalo Meteoro being the most important. Its unique architecture, intricate dome, twelve sides, and exquisite frescoes make it a must-see. Cross the border to the Republic of North Macedonia and proceed to Ohrid. Meals: B, D

Accommodation at the Hotel Granit, Ohrid, or similar

DAY 5: OHRID TO TIRANA

Explore Ohrid, an important cultural and spiritual center recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Take a morning sightseeing tour through the cobblestone streets of the old town and visit the Cathedral of St. Sofia, featuring magnificent 10th-century frescoes. In the afternoon, travel to Tirana – the capital of Albania. Meals: B, D

Accommodation at the Hotel Colosseo, Tirana, or similar

DAY 6: EXPLORE TIRANA

Embark on a morning sightseeing tour of Tirana, where you’ll visit notable landmarks such as Skanderbeg Square, the Mosque of Ethem Bey, the Clock Tower, and the statue of G. . Skanderbeg, Albania’s national hero. Explore the Palace of Culture, built with Soviet assistance, and the National History Museum, adorned with a mosaic depicting Albanian history on its faade. The afternoon is yours to continue exploring, shopping, or relaxing. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Hotel Colosseo, Tirana, or similar

DAY 7: TIRANA TO TIVAT

After breakfast, depart Tirana and head to Shkodra, a cultural hub with ancient origins. Explore the magnificent Rozafa Castle, perched high on a rocky limestone outcrop overlooking the city. Cross the border into Montenegro and continue to Tivat. Enjoy dinner upon arrival. Meals: B, D

Accommodation at the Hotel Palma, Tivat, or similar

DAY 8: TIVAT TO DUBROVNIK VIA KOTOR BAY

Embark on a journey to Dubrovnik, Croatia stopping en route to admire the scenic Kotor Bay, a South European fjord. Enjoy an orientation tour of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed old town of Kotor. Continue to Dubrovnik and arrive before dinner. Meals: B, D

Accommodation at the Hotel Lero, Dubrovnik, or similar

DAY 9: EXPLORE DUBROVNIK

Embark on a walking tour of Old Dubrovnik after breakfast. Visit notable sites such as the Rector’s Palace, the Bell Tower Clock, Orlando’s Column, Sponza Palace, the Dominican Monastery, and the Franciscan Monastery with its ancient Pharmacy. The rest of the day is yours to explore at your own pace. Consider joining the optional excursion for a home-hosted Dubelj experience with dinner. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Hotel Lero, Dubrovnik, or similar

DAY 10: DUBROVNIK DEPARTURE

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight. For those seeking an extended experience, the option to conclude your tour with a two-night stay in Split is also available. Meals: B

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