The Big Balkan Tour

  • Theme: Arts & Culture
  • Duration: 8 Days
  • Difficulty level: Moderate
  • Countries: Croatia, Montenegro, Macedonia and Albania
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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.

Highlights:

  • Exploring the famous medieval Dubrovnik, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Shellfish lunch on a boat in Mali Ston
  • Visit to Kotor, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Boat tour to islet Our Lady of the Rocks in Kotor bay
  • City tour of Tirana, capital city of Albania
  • Tour of beautiful Ohrid, one of oldest settlements in Europe, dating back to 7th century
  • Visit the monastery of St. Neum in Ohrid
  • Visit Rozafa fort, situated on a cliff above Skadar

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