15 days / 14 nights - Combo
Dubrovnik – Dubrovnik – Dubrovnik, Land and Cruise in 15 days (3 countries)
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Upon arrival at Dubrovnik Airport, transfer to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
Meeting with the tour guide.
Morning sightseeing tour of Dubrovnik, included in the UNESCO’s List of World Cultural Heritage. You will visit the Franciscan Monastery with Europe’s second oldest pharmacy, the Rector’s Palace and the Cathedral.
Departure for Tirana; we drive inland via Budva, crossing the Albanian border at Shkodra, once the capital of the Illyrian Kingdom (3rd century B.C.). Dinner and overnight in Tirana.
Morning sightseeing tour of Tirana, the capital of Albania, including Skender Bey Square, the Mosque of Ethem Bey and visit to the National Museum representing the flow of Albanian history and housing the finds from archaeological sites across the country.
Afternoon departure for Ohrid, driving via Elbasan and crossing the Macedonian border at Cafasan. Dinner and overnight in Ohrid.
Full day in the lakeside resort of Ohrid, classifi ed as UNESCO’s World Cultural Heritage site. Through the activity of St. Clement and St. Naum of Ohrid, the first pan-Slavic University in Europe, the famous “Ohrid Literary School” was founded here. Morning sightseeing tour includes the church of St. Sofi a (11th century), the most eminent mediaeval monument in Macedonia with magnificent Byzantine fresco paintings and St.
Clement Church with its icon of Annunciation. In the afternoon short drive to visit St. Naum Monastery built on the shores of Ohrid Lake in 900 A.D. and dedicated to the Slavic missionary and educator St. Naum of Ohrid. Dinner in a local restaurant. Return to hotel for overnight.
Morning departure for Skopje. Sightseeing tour of Skopje, including the Kale Fortress, the Church of the Holy Savior with its iconostas, one of the fi nest samples of traditional walnut woodcarving, Old Bazaar and Stone Bridge. We drive to the slopes of the Vodno Mountain where we visit the Monastery of St.
Panteleimon with its 12th century iconostas and frescoes ranking among the highest achievements of Byzantine art of this period. Dinner and overnight in Skopje.
Morning departure for Kolašin, driving via Peć and Berane and along the impressive Morača River Canyon. Afternoon arrival at Kolašin, spreading on the left bank of the river Tara, situated at the altitude of 954m. The whole area is surrounded by the thick pine forest of escorted coach tours with guaranteed departures in English/Spanish the Bjelasica Mountain and is a popular skiing and air spa resort.
Dinner and overnight in Kolašin.
Morning departure for Cetinje where we visit King Nikola’s Museum, once the residence of the Montenegrin King Nikola I Petrović. Continuation to Kotor, classified as UNESCO’s World Cultural Heritage, where we visit its Romanesque Cathedral dedicated to St.
Triphon, the city’s patron saint. We continue to Dubrovnik driving along the picturesque Bay of Kotor. Dinner and overnight in Dubrovnik.
Breakfast at hotel. You will be transferred from Dubrovnik’s airport or your Dubrovnik hotel to Gruž Harbor, where embarkation begins at 13:00 hrs. Meet your fellow travelers and your Cruise Manager at an onboard Welcome reception Followed by a dinner.
This evening you can relax or take a walk through Dubrovnik’s vibrant streets.
We set sail for the island of Korčula early in the morning, with swimming stop, if weather permits, in one of pristine bays, time to cool off, relax and lunch onboard. Continue towards Korčula, the most preserved medieval town and best known as the birthplace of Marco Polo, to spend the night there.
Take the walking tour of Korčula which takes you through its narrow, cobbled streets full of history. Evening is free to explore the town on your own.
Our journey then continues towards Pučišća, situated on the island of Brač, village of the stone sculpture and music culture Pučišća, where you can visit amazing stonemason school (optional).
Lunch onboard. Enjoy a swim in one of Brač’s many lovely coves and bays, if weather permits. Overnight on board.
We depart for Omiš before breakfast, it’s fortresses are silent stone reminders of the power and might of the infamous pirates who once made their homes and fortunes here. You will have a possibility to book a short walking tour, followed by boarding a small boat and sail into Cetina River Canyon, a protected nature area, continuing to Radman Mills for a local specialty snack.
After visiting Omiš set sail to Split with a stop along the way to swim, cool off and relax, if weather permits, with lunch onboard. In the late afternoon we arrive at Split to spend the night. The historical center of the city is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Your evening is free in Split.
Stop in Bol, a small town on Island Brač, for a swim at the Golden Horn. Enjoy the 530 m long golden pebble beach said to be the best in Croatia. It is unique in that it changes shape and position depending on the winds. Return to your boat for lunch, then head to Hvar. Hvar is one of the most popular islands in the Adriatic and a meeting point for the international jet set. A sightseeing tour of Hvar town shows you the first public theatre in Europe (older than Shakespeare’s theatre in the UK) and many more historical sites.
Your evening is free to explore Hvar on your own.
Note: Due to the limited capacity of the Hvar harbor (during peak season in July and August) port of call can be substituted for Stari Grad/Jelsa.
Departing from Hvar in the morning, our sail to Mljet Island includes a stop for swimming, if weather permits, and lunch onboard. Croatian “Greenest Island” will hypnotize you with its beautiful, untouched nature and its cultural heritage. We arrive in the heart of Mljet National Park which encompasses five types of forests, many species of birds and two deep lakes.
If you want to visit Mljet National Park, walk to the entrance where you can purchase the ticket to walk around the Great Lake and the Small Lake and join the boat ride to St. Mary Island. Have Captain’s dinner onboard. We will spend the night in Mljet.
After breakfast it’s time to disembark. You will be transferred to Dubrovnik airport or your Dubrovnik hotel.
• Arrival transfer from Dubrovnik Airport to hotel and departure transfer from Dubrovnik to Dubrovnik Airport on the first and the last day of the cruise
• 7-night accommodation in 4* hotels (except in Dubrovnik 3*) on half board basis, except in Ohrid on Day 4 (bed and breakfast)
• Air-conditioned motor coach throughout
sightseeing tours included::
• Local guides for sightseeing tours of Dubrovnik,Tirana, Ohrid, Skopje, Kotor (English/Spanish); Split, Hvar and Korčula (English)
• Entrance fees to Franciscan Monastery and Rector’s Palace in Dubrovnik; National Museum in Tirana, St. Sofi a, St. Clement and St. Naum in Ohrid; Church of Holy Savior and Monastery of St. Panteleimon in Skopje; Residence of King Nikola I Petrović in Cetinje; St. Triphun Cathedral in Kotor
• Entrance to the Mljet National Park: up to 25 EUR per person – (depending on the season) - to be paid at entrance. Guide free of charge.
• Omiš & Cetina River Excursion - river boat ride, snack in Radman Mills (prosciutt o, cheese, homemade bread, wine, water) - 25 EUR per person
RATES DO NOT INCLUDE:
- Drinks on board, extra meals.
- Tourist tax + Port tax: 35 EUR per person to be paid on board in cash.
- Entrance Fees during cruise
Tour is not suitable for persons with restricted mobility.
DUBROVNIK: Ivka 3*
Tirana: Sky Tower 4*
Ohrid: Metropol 4*
Skopje: Karpoš 4*
Kolašin: Bianca 4*
Note: Hotels listed in this brochure will be used on almost all departures. If changes become necessary for any reason, substitute hotels will be similar to those in the brochure
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