Split to Athens Discovery

in the UNESCO-listed landscapes of the Balkans from Split to Athens
Explore the nearly thousand years of history of Split, including the famous landmarks such as the Diocletian Palace. Admire the wonders of the walled city Dubrovnik, known as the Jewel of the Adriatic. Discover the UNESCO-listed landscapes of Ohrid and Tirana, each having its own distinct culture. 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. Gaze upon some of Athens greatest treasures including the Acropolis
12 Days from $4579/person CAD
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Off The Beaten Path
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Primary Location

Croatia to Greece, Europe

Departures

2023 Departures: May 11, June 1, June 15, August 31, September 14 & October 5

Included:

  • First class hotels, rooms with private facilities
  • Arrival transfer from Split Airport to the hotel on day 1
  • Departure transfer from the hotel to Athens airport on day 12
  • Breakfast daily and 7 dinners
  • Touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Professional English-speaking Tour Director throughout
  • Sightseeing tours of Split, Dubrovnik, Kotor, Tirana, Ohrid, Kalambaka and Athens
  • 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
  • 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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Itinerary

DAY 1: WELCOME TO SPLIT

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. Meals: D

Accommodation at the Hotel Atrium, Split, or similar

DAY 2: SPLIT SIGHTSEEING

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 is at leisure to stroll through the beautiful streets of Split, enjoy the beach, or join us on an optional excursion to Jet Set spot of the rich and famous – Island of Hvar. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Hotel Atrium, Split, or similar

DAY 3: SPLIT TO DUBROVNIK

After breakfast travel to Dubrovnik. Day at leisure. Meals: B, D

Accommodation at the Hotel Lacroma, Dubrovnik, or similar

DAY 4: DUBROVNIK SIGHTSEEING

After breakfast, enjoy a 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 an optional excursion home-hosted Dubelj with dinner. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Hotel Lacroma, Dubrovnik, or similar

DAY 5: DUBROVNIK TO TIVAT, MONTENEGRO

After breakfast, continue to Tivat. On the way, you will see Kotor Bay, the only South European fiord. Walking tour of town Kotor. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Hotel Palma, Tivat, or similar

DAY 6: TIVAT TO TIRANA, ALBANIA

After breakfast, we leave Tivat and drive via Budva and Bar towards the 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. Meals: B, D

Accommodation at the Hotel Colosseo, Tirana, or similar

DAY 7: TIRANA

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. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Hotel Colosseo, Tirana, or similar

DAY 8: TIRANA TO OHRID, REPUBLIC of NORTH MACEDONIA

The lakeside resort of Ohrid is an important cultural and spiritual center, classified as UNESCO’s World Heritage site. Enjoy a 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. Meals: B, D

Accommodation at the Hotel Granit, Ohrid, or similar

DAY 9: OHRID TO KALAMBAKA, GREECE

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. Meals: B, D

Accommodation at the Grand Meteora, Kalambaka, or similar

DAY 10: KALAMBAKA TO ATHENS

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. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Stanley or Titania, Athens, or similar

DAY 11: 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 Herodus Atticus. Your afternoon and evening are free. Join us for Farewell Taverna Dinner in the Plaka beside the Acropolis. Meals: B, D

Accommodation at the Stanley or Titania, Athens, or similar

DAY 12: ATHENS DEPARTURE

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


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