Dubrovnik, Kotor, Perast, islet Our Lady of the Rocks, Tirana, Kruje, Ohrid, Skadar, Rozaf Castle, Cavtat
This 8-day, 7 overnights journey dives bravely into the stunning, for many travelers yet undiscovered magical worlds of the Balkans. Veiled in layers of history, this area of the world carries untouched natural beauty. From Medieval city walls of Old Town Dubrovnik, it’s white stone shimmering in reflections of the turquoise Adriatic Sea, to lively, colorful streets of Tirana, this journey takes travelers through four different yet similar countries. Travelers get to immerse into Dubrovnik Riviera’s local traditions like silk yarn production in Konavle and learn about oyster production in Mali Ston and enjoy tranquil evening stroll through Cavtat and plunge into local delicacies during a dinner hosted in a small village. The tour continues south to Montenegro, where seamlessly endless folds of the bay hide the ancient beauty, town of Perast and the UNESCO site Kotor. Even more south, Tirana, capital of Albania, welcomes with buzzing boulevards and trendy Blloku. Stunning Ohrid Lake instills one with stillness as much as Ohrid town, one of the oldest human settlements in Europe, instills with wonder. Colorful peacocks stand guard around St. Naum Monastery on the chore of Ohrid Lake. Travelers will visit Skadar, surrounded by dramatic karst mountains, and Budva in the Kotor Bay, before circling back to Croatia.