BALKAN SAMPLER - GREECE to CROATIA – AMTA

Note: Rates do not include airfare. Call us for special rates.

What's included ?

  • First class hotels, rooms with private facilities
  • Arrival transfer Airport (ATH) to the hotel on day 1
  • Departure transfer hotel to DBV airport on day 10
  • Breakfast daily and 5 dinners
  • Touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Professional Tour Director throughout
  • Luggage handling
  • Whisper technology enhanced touring
  • Service charges and hotel taxes

    Sightseeing Tours Included:
  • Athens
  • Kalambaka
  • Ohrid
  • Tirana
  • Kotor
  • Dubrovnik

What's not included ?

  • Rates do not include airfare. Call us for special rates.
Day 1, ATHENS Arrival

On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The balance of the day is free.   Meet your fellow travelers tonight at a Welcome Taverna Dinner in the Plaka beside the Acropolis. (D)

Day 2, ATHENS

See the highlights of Athens this morning on a sightseeing tour. This cosmopolitan and bustling capital city is set amid reminders of a long and a glorious past:  graceful temples, centuries – old monasteries and ornate Byzantine churches. Visit the immortal Acropolis, the Parthenon, said to be the most perfectly proportioned building of all time, Also, see the Erectheion with the Porch of the Maidens, the Temple of Athena Nike and the Wingless Victory. Below the Acropolis lies the Ancient Agora and the Theaters of Dionysus and Herodus Atticus. Your afternoon and evening are free. (B)

Day 3, ATHENS to KALAMBAKA

Your first stop this morning is Delphi, where the famous Oracle once foretold the destiny of men. The temple of Apollo in which the Oracle functioned, was built in the 6th century B.C. Also see the Sacred Way, the Stadium, and the Castilian Fountain, where pilgrims cleansed themselves in preparation for consulting the Oracle. Visit the Archaeological Museum of Delphi, which contains an impressive collection of finds from the site, including the beautiful “Bronze Charioteer”. We continue to Kalambaka. (B, D)

Day 4, KALAMBAKA to OHRID

After breakfast, admire the fantastic landscapes of Meteora, known as “the rocks that fell from the sky”, where monks built their rock – top monasteries far away from civilization. Out of the 13 large and 20 small monasteries and hermit’s cells, only four are now active. The most important is Megalo of Great Meteoro, of peculiar architecture with its tall and intricate dome, twelve sides and fine frescoes. Continue across the border to North Macedonia, and on to Ohrid. (B, D)

Day 5, OHRID to TIRANA

The lakeside resort of Ohrid is an important cultural and spiritual center, classified as UNESCO’s World Heritage site. Start morning sightseeing with a walk through the cobblestone streets of the old town. Visit the Cathedral of St. Sofia, containing some magnificent frescoes from the 10th century. In the early afternoon we travel to Tirana, capital of Albania. (B, D)

Day 6, TIRANA

On this morning sightseeing tour, see Sheshi Skenderbej (Skanderbeg Square) the Mosque of Ethem Bey, the Clock Tower, and the statue of G.K.  Skanderbeg, Albania’s national hero; the Palace of Culture, built with Soviet assistance, and the National History Museum with a mosaic on its façade portraying Albanian history.  Your afternoon is free to continue exploring on your own, shop, or simply relax. (B)

Day 7, TIVAT

After breakfast we leave Tirana towards town of Shkodra, nowadays a major cultural center. Shkodra was the center of the Illyrian tribe Labeat and was taken by the Romans in the year 168 B.C. We have views of the Rozafa Castle, magnificently situated on a rocky outcrop of limestone high above the city, before we cross the border to Montenegro and drive via Bar & Budva to Tivat. Dinner upon arrival. (B, D)

Day 8, TIVAT to DUBROVNIK

After breakfast, our journey takes us to Dubrovnik. On the way you will see Kotor Bay, the only South European fiord and we stop for orientation tour of old town Kotor, a UNESCO heritage Site. Continue to Dubrovnik. (B, D)

Day 9, DUBROVNIK

After the breakfast, walking tour of Old Dubrovnik visit the Rector's Palace, and see the Bell Tower Clock, Orlando's Column, Sponza Palace, see Dominican Monastery, and with the Franciscan Monastery with its Pharmacy, one of the oldest in the world.

Optional Excursion: home hosted Dubelj with dinner. (B)

Day 10, DUBROVNIK Departure

After breakfast transfer to the Dubrovnik airport for your flight home. Extra nights are available if you wish to extend your stay in Europe. (B)

   PACKAGE: BALKAN SAMPLER - GREECE to CROATIA

   Cities: Athens, Kalambaka, Ohrid, Tirana, Dubrovnik

   Location: GREECE, MACEDONIA, THE FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF, ALBANIA, CROATIA

   11 Days/ 10 Nights - Air & Land

   10 Days/ 9 Nights - Land Only

   Land Only: $2,758

   Single supplement:$855


  • Athens: Stanley or Titania (F) or similar
  • Kalambaka: Grand Meteora (F) or similar
  • Ohrid: Hotel Granit (F) or similar
  • Tirana: Hotel Colosseo (F) or similar
  • Tivat: Palma Hotel (F) or similar
  • Dubrovnik: Hotel Valamar Lacroma (F) or similar
PRICES ARE PER PERSON IN DOUBLE ROOM
Departures from the Sunday Starting dates in ATHENS Monday Ending dates in DUBROVNIK Wednesday Land Only
21 May 2023 22 May 2023 31 May 2023 $2758
11 Jun 2023 12 Jun 2023 21 Jun 2023 $2758
25 Jun 2023 26 Jun 2023 5 Jul 2023 $2758
10 Sep 2023 11 Sep 2023 20 Sep 2023 $2758
24 Sep 2023 25 Sep 2023 4 Oct 2023 $2758
15 Oct 2023 16 Oct 2023 25 Oct 2023 $2758
Single supplement: $855
Single supplement $855

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