Long Balkan Tours

Including: Greece (Athens, Thessaloniki), Macedonia (Ohrid), Albania (Tirana), Montenegro (Budva), Croatia (Dubrovnik, Split, Plitvice Lakes, Opatija, Ljubljana, Zagreb)

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Day 1: Athens Airport - Athens

Welcome to Athens. Ancient and modern, with equal measures of grunge and grace, bustling Athens is heady mix of history and edginess. During our tour in the capital of Greece you going to be able to see how the city is still dominated by 5th century BC landmarks, including the Acropolis, a hilltop citadel topped with ancient building like the colonnaded Parthenon temple.

Day 2: Peloponnese - Athens

Today setting off from Athens towards Peloponnese. First stop will be at the breathtaking Canal of Corinth who separates Peloponnese from the Greek mainland. Continue to Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus one of the best Ancient Theatres worldwide with amazing acoustic. Our next destination is Nafplio, the most romantic towns of Greece and also the first capital city of modern Greece. The journey is reserved and for archeological site of Mycenae the ancient town with great power during ancient years with the famous “Gate of Lions”. Returning back to Athens.

Day 3: Monastery complex Meteora - Thessaloniki

After breakfast trip to Meteora who offers the unique experience of nature’s grandeur in conjunction with history, architecture and man’s everlasting desire to connect with the Divine. The summits are decorated with historical monasteries, included in the World Heritage List of UNESCO. Overnight in Thessaloniki.

Day 4: Thessaloniki - Ohrid

Begin the tour with a panoramic drive around the White Tower, the main landmarks of the city, the Galerius Arch, the Rotunda monument, see the remaining of the ancient city walls spread through the town. Free for leisure and shopping until departure towards city of Ohrid.

Day 5: Ohrid - Tirana

We will start this morning with sightseeing of Ohrid who is like journey through the centuries where you can feel the spirit of every civilization which has been in Ohrid during the 2500 years long history. In three hours walking tour you can see a lot of monuments and hear a lot of stories about the Churches museums, fortress, ancient theater, architecture and crafts. Journey continue to Tirana.

Day 6: Tirana - Budva

Morning sightseeing tour of Tirana with visits to the Skanderbeg Square; the Et’hem Bey Mosque with very interesting decorations and art-work within it; the National Historical museum easily recognizable due to a huge mosaic standing on top of its front facade; the block area and main administrative buildings. Passing city of Shkoder to reach Montenegro and city of Budva.

Day 7: Budva - Dubrovnik

Start with walking through Old Town of Budva with its beautiful seaside promenade. Depart for Kotor, a coastal town in Montenegro well-known for its stunning architecture and amazing natural settings. Enjoy a leisurely walk along the antique city walls of the castle and clock square. Proceed to the Pearl of the Adriatic Sea - city of Dubrovnik.

Day 8: Dubrovnik

Before we enter inside or the city walls and walk along the main street to see Circular Onofrio's Fountain, Rector Palace City Bell Tower, we will take Cable Car and enjoy in the breathtaking views of the City of Dubrovnik and crystal clear Adriatic Sea Spend the rest of the day walking through limestone-clad streets in Dubrovnik.

Day 9: Dubrovnik - Split - Trogir

Heading north along the Adriatic to Split, our interest is to explore the city which was built around the Diocletian’s Palace. Explore the palace built in the 4th century nowadays settle on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. See the remaining of the Palace, Jupiter Temple, Cathedral, as well as Split’s Renaissance and Gothic structure. Depart to one of the best preserved medieval towns in Europe, city of Trogir. Walking through the ‘’town museum “and see the spectacular Venetian Cathedral of St Lovro.

Day 10: Trogir - National Park Plitvice

Continue to north and continental part of Croatia and beautiful National Park Plitvice Lakes. The little lakes interconnected with waterfalls created by deposition of travertine constitute the main attraction of this unique park. Apart from lakes and forests, the park is ornamented with caves, springs and flower meadows. Overnight in the National Park.

Day 11: National Park Plitvice - Rijeka - Opatija

Morning drive to Kvarner Bay and third largest city in Croatia city of Rijeka. Take a walk on the colorful city market, meet the old town full of multicolored shops and small galleries, show yourself on Korzo, the heart of the city with many cafes and shop windows. Few kilometers further are Opatija former Imperial resort city Renaissance, Venetian, Gothic, ornate Secession, playful Baroque, Classicism, Alpine Baroque… Buildings of completely different styles have been erected in this popular tourist resort throughout history.

Day 12: Opatija - Postojna Cave - Ljubljana

Carry on through Slovenia and be part of 35 million visitors who already visit the Postojna Cave one of the most diverts cave system in the world. Passages, galleries and magnificent halls offer a unique experience of the underground world. The day finish in the European green capital for 2016 city of Ljubljana.

Day 13: Ljubljana - Zagreb

Morning is reserved for sightseeing of Ljubljana including Ljubljana Castle, Dragon Bridge - symbol of the city, the city’s special Triple Bridge over the river Ljubljanica. Proceed to city of Zagreb the capital of Croatia.

Day 14: Zagreb - Zagreb Airport

Tour of Zagreb includes the Upper town (a network of little streets that stretch between two hills: Kaptol and Gradec), the Government Palace, St Mark’s church, visit the Assumption of Blessed Mary Cathedral and open air Dolac market. Tour comes to the end with your transfer to Airport.

14 days cradle of balkan

Tour highlights:

  • Athens: Acropolis, Parthenon Temple, Omonia and Syntagma square
  • Monastery complex Meteora: Great Meteoron monastery
  • Tirana: Skanderbeg square, Pyramid of Tirana
  • Dubrovnik: Walking through old city, Rector’s Palace, Franciscan Monastery
  • Split: Diocletian’s palace, Jupiter temple
  • Plitvice: beautiful lakes, caves and waterfalls
  • Postojna: the largest Karst cave in Slovenia with 24 km underground tunnels
  • Ljubljana: Ljubljana Castle, Dragon Bridge, City hall