NEW BALKAN EXPERIENCE I

NEW BALKAN EXPERIENCE I

8 Days Private tour from Athens to Dubrovnik

GREECE – ALBANIA – MONTENEGRO – CROATIA

Tour highlights:
Greece:
Athens | Delfoi | Kalambaka | Meteora Monasteries | Metsovo | Ioanina |
Albania: Saranda | Durres | Tirana | Kruje | Shkodra | Montenegro: Podgorica | Cetinje | Budva |
Croatia: Dubrovnik | Bosnia and Herzegovina (as extension): Mostar | Sarajevo

TOUR ITINERARY
(Pre tour arrival in Athens is not included in the package price)

DAY 1: Central Greece and Meteora Monasteries
Pick up from your hotel in Athens and departure towards Delfoi ancient site. Individual visit to the museum and the site (admission fee to be paid on the spot). Lunch break and afternoon departure towards Kalambaka, near Meteora monasteries. Overnight in Kalambaka, hotel Famissi Eden 4* or similar.

DAY 2: Greek mountains
Morning visit to two Meteora monasteries (entrance fee included). Drive north to the picturesque village of Metsovo for coffee break. Continue to Ioanina lake and city. Afternoon at leisure, we recommend a boat ride to the island on Ioanina lake or to explore the old town. Overnight in Ioanina, hotel Politia 4* or similar

DAY 3: Welcome to Albania
Drive towards the biggest port in the area Igoumenitsa. Crossing the Greek – Albania border. Afternoon visit to Butrinti ancient site (private guided tour, entrance fee included). Overnight in Saranda, Hotel Grand 4* or similar.

DAY 4: The Albanian coastline
After breakfast drive along the picturesque Albanian coastline, via Llogara NP with panoramic views of Ionian sea. Passing the city of Vlore and arrival to the biggest Albanian port Durres. Recommended to visit in Durres are remains of the ancient theatre, Archeological museum, the Durres tower… Drive to Tirana, Albanian capital. Overnight in Tirana, hotel Mondial 4* or similar.

DAY 5: Tirana and Kruje
Full day private guided tour to Tirana and Kruje – morning Tirana city tour with visit to the National museum (entrance fee included) Later on, drive to the mountain town Kruje, with visit to Skanderbeg castle and museum (entrance fee included) Back to Tirana in the afternoon. Evening at leisure in Tirana.  Overnight in Tirana, hotel Mondial 4* or similar.

DAY 6: Mountains of  Montenegro
Morning drive to north Albania, with coffee stop in Shkodra. Crossing Albania-Montenegro border and Podgorica, the Montenegro capital. Drive on the picturesque Moracha canyon and arrival to Tara bridge. Spectacular view to the second deepest canyon in the world from Tara bridge. Arrival at winter resort Zabljak late afternoon. Accommodation and overnight in Zabljak, hotel Soa 4* or similar.

DAY 7: More of Montenegro
After breakfast, drive towards Cetinje, the former capital of Montenegro. Private guided tour with visit to the National museum, Palace of King Nikolas and the Relief museum. Afternoon drive towards Njegusi village and Lovchen NP. Drive on spectacular narrow road down to Boka Kotorska bay.  Accommodation and overnight in coastal town of Budva, hotel 4*.

DAY 8: Boka Kotorska and Kotor to Dubrovnik
Morning drive along Boka Kotorska bay with stop and individual visit to Kotor old town. Border crossing and drop off at chosen hotel in Dubrovnik. End of the tour.

NOTE: Accommodation upon arrival in Dubrovnik is not included in the package price.

Tour extension to Bosnia and Herzegovina is possible

DAY 9: Welcome to Bosnia and Herzegovina
Departure towards Bosnia and Herzegovina. Visit to Blagaj and the source of Buna river. Arrival to Mostar in the afternoon and walking tour with visit to the famous Mostar bridge. (Private guided tour – on request) Overnight in Mostar, hotel Kapetanovina 4* or similar.

DAY 10: From Mostar to Sarajevo
Morning drive to Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia & Herzegovina. Private walking Sarajevo tour with local guide,
visiting the most important.. Evening at leisure. O/N in Sarajevo, hotel Bosnia 4* or similar centrally located.

DAY 11: Departure
Time at leisure in Sarajevo until departure to Sarajevo airport or back to Dubrovnik (with supplement)

For more information and booking of this tour please contact us on info@incomingbalkans.com
Similar to this tour is also offered as a tour with Scheduled  and Guaranteed departure dates – contact us for more information.
Optional offers
Specialized local guides in any town or sight, drinks, mini bar at the hotels, porterage and tips, any entry visa are not included in tour price. Some of mentioned services can be arranged with the local host and paid on the spot.
Tour Extension
We are offering the possibility to extend your tour as suggested. Prices for such extensions are shown below;
Tour modifications
(extension or reduction of tour duration, upgrade to higher class hotels, additional meals, visits and services) are possible. Please contact us with your requirements and ideas
Discounts:
“Early booking” discount of 10% apply for all reservations made and paid at least 9 months before departure date.
Discounts for Children and 3rd person in DBL apply on request.

All above mentioned basic prices includes commission for tour operators and travel agents only.
Terms and Conditions: Please check and read carefully our Terms and conditions.

Tour code: 901
Duration: 8 days
Tour price:
€ 849,- with 6 pax on tour.
€ 949,- with 5 pax on tour
€ 1099,- with 4 pax on tour
€ 1359,- with 3 pax on tour
€ 1879,- with 2 pax on tour
one person only – on request
Departure date: you will choose
Departure time: 09:00
Departure point: any hotel or address in Athens

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What is included:
– Private transportation with air conditioned vehicle according the itinerary;
– 7 nights accommodation in 4* hotels, sharing DBL room, including all hotel taxes and service charges;
– Daily breakfast at hotels;
– Services of an English speaking driver and local host for the whole tour;
– Private tours with local guides as described
– Inside visits as described, including
admission charges where applicable;
– “Visit Macedonia” organization.

Not included:
– supplement for accommodation in
SGL room (if required) – 148 EUR;
– supplement for daily 3 course dinner
(if required) – 118 EUR;
– any visit or service not described as included;
– meals and refreshments during the tour;

Tour extension to Bosnia and Herzegovina
package price per person sharing a DBL room
€ 260,- with 6 pax on tour.
€ 280,- with 5 pax on tour
€ 330,- with 4 pax on tour
€ 400,- with 3 pax on tour
€ 560,- with 2 pax on tour
one person only – on request