NEW BALKAN EXPERIENCE II

NEW BALKAN EXPERIENCE II

9 DAYS Private tour from Dubrovnik to Athens

CROATIA – MONTENEGRO – KOSOVO – MACEDONIA –
ALBANIA – GREECE

Tour highlights:
Montenegro: Kotor bay |Cetinje | Budva | Kosovo: Prizren | Pristina | Macedonia: Skopje | Tikvesh wine region | Bitola
Ohrid – UNESCO site | St.Naum | Albania: Kruje | Tirana | Gjirokaster | Greece: Ioanina | Metsovo | Meteora
Monasteries  } Delfoi | Athens | Bosnia and Herzegovina (as pre – tour) Mostar | Sarajevo

TOUR ITINERARY
(Pre tour arrival in Dubrovnik on your own.
Hotel accommodation and transfers are not included in package price)

DAY 1: Boka Kotorska bay
Pick up from your hotel in Dubrovnik and departure towards Montenegro. Drive along Boka Kotorska bay. Stop and visit to Kotor Old town (non guided tour) Drive on the picturesque narrow road to Lovchen NP, with panoramic views of Boka bay. Visit to Cetinje, the former capital of Montenegro. Arrival in Budva late afternoon. Ovenight in Budva, hotel 4*.
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DAY 2:
Montenegro coastline to Kosovo
Drive along the Montenegro coastline with several photo stops. Passing the north part of Albania and arrival to Prizren. Afternoon at leisure, overnight at hotel Theranda 4*,
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DAY 3: Welcome to Macedonia

Morning drive towards Grachanica monastery, UNESCO site. Visit to the monastery and later on drive towards Macedonia. Arrival in Skopje, the cvapital city and afternoon guided Skopje walking tour with visit to the city center, Old part of Skopje and the Memorial house of Mother Teresa. Overnight in Skopje, Hotel IBIS CENTER 4* or similar.

DAY 4: Land of wine
Central part of Macedonia is famous wine region. Visit to Stobi ancient site and later on possibility to have a wine tasting and lunch at some of local wineries. Afternoon drive towards Bitola, the second biggest town in Macedonia.
Overnight in Bitola, hotel Millenium palace Bitola 4* or similar.
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DAY 5: Ohrid and Ohrid lake
In a morning visit to Heraclea Lynkestis ancient site with its unique mosaics. Drive towards Ohrid lake and city, both UNESCO sites. Afternoon guided walking tour in the old town, including visits inside to Ohrid fortress, St Clement;s church on Plaosnik and the oldest church in Ohrid, St Sofia. Evening at leisure.
Overnight in Ohrid, hotel Millenium palace Ohrid 4* or similar.
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DAY 6: Welcome to Albania
Departure towards Albania. Coffee stop at Elbasan. Upon arrival in Tirana guided city tour and afternoon visit to Kruje, a small town situated high on the mountains. Visit to Skender bay castle and museum.
Back to Tirana for overnight, hotel Mondial 4* or similar.
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DAY 7: Land of eagles
Drive from Tirana towards Gjirokaster, a picturesque town in south part of Albania. Visit to the old part with its stone houses. Afternoon drive towards Greece.
Arrival in Ioannina and accommodation at hotel Politia 4* or similar for overnight.
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DAY 8: Central Greece and Meteora monasteries
Morning drive towards the traditional village Metsovo. Coffee break and continue to Kalambaka. Afternoon visit to two Meteora monasteries. Back to Kalambaka for overnight, hotel Famissi Eden 4* or similar.
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DAY 9: South Greece
Departure to south part of Greece, passing the Thessaly region. Arrival to Deloi ancient site and possibility for individual visit inside (entrance fee included) Arrival in Athens in the afternoon. Drop off to choosen hotel in Athens.
End of the tour.

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

Bosnia and Herzegovina (offered as pre tour)

Accommodation for previous and last night in Dubrovnik is not included in the package price.
We will be glad to assist on finding the best accommodation during your stay in Dubrovnik.
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DAY 1: Welcome to Bosnia and Herzegovina
Pick up in a morning from your hotel in Dubrovnik and departure towards Bosnia and Herzegovina. Visit to Blagaj and the source of Buna river. Arrival to Mostar and walking tour with visit to the famous Mostar bridge. (Private guided tour – on request) Later on drive towards Sarajevo for overnight, hotel Bosnia 4* or similar centrally located.
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DAY 2: From Sarajevo to Mostar
In a morning private walking Sarajevo tour with local guide, visiting the most important.
Afternoon drive back to Dubrovnik.
End of the tour.

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: 902
Duration: 9 days (basic tour)
Tour price:
€ 949,- with 6 pax on tour.
€ 1059,- with 5 pax on tour
€ 1239,- with 4 pax on tour
€ 1529,- with 3 pax on tour
€ 2119,- 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 Dubrovnik

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What is included:
– Private transportation with air conditioned vehicle according the itinerary;
– 8 nights accommodation in 4* hotels, including hotel taxes and service charges & Daily breakfast;
– Services of an English speaking driver and local host for the whole tour;
– Private guided tours: Skopje, Ohrid, Tirana and Kruje, Cetinje city tour, including admission charges;
– “Visit Macedonia” organization.

Not included:
– supplement for accommodation in
SGL room (if required) – 167 EUR;
– supplement for daily 3 course dinner
(if required) – 120 EUR;
– any visit or service not described as included;
– meals and refreshments during the tour;

Optional pre tour to Bosnia and Herzegovina
package price per person sharing a DBL room
€ 290,- with 6 pax on tour.
€ 310,- with 5 pax on tour
€ 350,- with 4 pax on tour
€ 420,- with 3 pax on tour
€ 590,- with 2 pax on tour
one person only – on request