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Discover the Eastern Med 2020

Discover the Eastern Med 2020


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Itinerary

Countries Visited

Albania , Croatia , Italy , Montenegro

Cities Visited

Bari, Budva, Dubrovnik, Durres, Kotor, Rome, Shkodra, Tirana

Tour Itinerary

Starting in the medieval walled city of Dubrovnik, also a filming location for Game of Thrones, and ending in Rome, the ancient capital city of the Roman Empire, this affordable Mediterranean vacation packs in even more fun through the less-traveled countries of Montenegro and Albania. Originally settled by Venetians, Kotor, Montenegro is an architectural and atmospheric port that sets the stage for lavish leisure. Whether you choose to sip the region’s beloved honey brandy or indulge in the catch of the day, it won’t take long to be captivated by this seaside citadel. With its mostly flat roadways, the pastel-painted Albanian city of Shkodra is known as the City of Bicycles. Enjoy the pleasant lake, fortress and village views and the country’s capital city Tirana. What better way to end an overnight ferry ride across the Adriatic Sea than to wake up Italy’s historic port city of Bari. Weave your way through the maze of side-streets toward the Basilica of St. Nicholas, an important pilgrimage site. Next day, travel to legendary Sorrento, set like a gem on the Golf of Naples and home of Limoncello and many other delicacies. End your Mediterranean adventure in Rome, having discovered off-the-beaten-path surprises that delight and inspire on your budget-friendly tour of the undiscovered Eastern Mediterranean.

Day 1: ARRIVE IN DUBROVNIK, CROATIA.
Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free to start exploring Dubrovnik. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers.

Day 2: DUBROVNIK.
The Included sightseeing today is a great introduction to one of the most fascinating cities of the Eastern Mediterranean. Dubrovnik is the best-preserved Croatian medieval city. Visit the FRANCISCAN MONASTERY and the RECTOR’S PALACE, where the Local Guide will give you a full commentary, including the history of this beautifully preserved medieval architectural wonder. Sign up for an interesting optional excursion to Konavle. (B)

Day 3: DUBROVNIK–KOTOR, MONTENEGRO–BUDVA.
Leave Croatia today and start discovering the staggering beauty of Montenegro. Enjoy a spectacular scenic drive along the bay of Kotor, before stopping to visit the old town. Wedged between brooding mountains and a corner of the shimmering bay, atmospheric Kotor is the perfect setting for an ancient port city. Rich in Medieval architecture and numerous monuments of cultural heritage, the town is listed as a UNESCO World Natural and Historical Heritage Site. Overnight in the resort area of Budva.
Today’s Distance: 71 mi/ 115 km (B,D)

Day 4: BUDVA–SHKODRA, ALBANIA–TIRANA.
Today we drive south along the Montenegrin coast all the way to the Albanian border. Turning inland, discover Shkodra, the traditional center of the Gheg cultural region, one of the oldest cities in Europe and arguably the most attractive urban center in Albania. The ancient Rozafa Fortress has stunning views over Lake Shkodra, while the pastel-painted buildings in the Old Town have a distinct Italian influence. We continue to Tirana, the capital of Albania, to discover its highlights on the included city sightseeing tour with a Local Guide.
Today’s Distance: 118 mi/ 190 km (B)

Day 5: TIRANA.
A whole day to discover Tirana on your own, or to join an optional excursion to the medieval citadel of Kruja, with the Scanderbeg castle, ethnographic museum, and the colorful local bazaar. Scanderbeg was a nobleman and military commander who fought the Ottoman empire and ranks high in that military history, as the most persistent opponent of the Ottoman Empire in its heyday. He is now considered Albania’s national hero. (B,D)

Day 6: TIRANA–DURRES–OVERNIGHT FERRY.
Today, visit the port town of Durres before boarding on the overnight ferry to Bari, which will depart in the evening.
Today’s Distance: 25 mi/ 40 km (B)

Day 7: BARI, ITALY.
This morning disembark in Apulia, one of the most beautiful regions of southern Italy. Take advantage of the day by discovering the charming city of Bari on the included guided tour. The old city centre, Bari Vecchia (Old Bari) is a maze of alleys built on a promontory between two harbors. In its middle you’ll find St Nicholas Basilica, founded in the XI century, surrounded by the typical picturesque narrow streets. (B)

Day 8: BARI. EXCURSION TO ALBEROBELLO.
Apulia is a region with plenty to offer. It is famous for its ancient history, beautiful beaches, excellent food and wines, and its unique architectural styles. On today’s included excursion to Alberobello, a charming hamlet listed on UNESCO’s World Heritage Site list, see the TRULLI, the unique beehive shaped, dry-stone buildings with conical roofs resembling gnome hats.
Today’s Distance: 68 mi/ 110 km (B)

Day 9: BARI–SORRENTO AREA.
Making our way across the Apulia, Basilicata and Campania regions to Sorrento, we stop at an OLIVE OIL FACTORY to discover how this healthy ingredient of Mediterranean cuisine is made, and to learn about its quality. Tonight, sign up for an optional traditional Sorrentine dinner made with the seasonal delicacies of this area.
Today’s Distance: 190 mi/ 305 km (B)

Day 10: SORRENTO AREA–ROME.
Spend the morning in the picturesque town of Sorrento and take in the beautiful views and the lively street scenes in the town center. In the afternoon, travel to Rome, where you will have free time to do some last-minute shopping, people watch, or to take an evening optional excursion with dinner.
Today’s Distance: 165 mi/ 265 km (B)

Day 11: ROME.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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Inclusions

Sightseeing & Activities:

DUBROVNIK
Guided tour of the walled city

KOTOR
Kotor bay scenic drive and old town visit

SHKODRA
See the ancient fortress

TIRANA
Guided city sightseeing tour

DURRES TO BARI
Overnight ferry

BARI
Guided city sightseeing

ALBEROBELLO
Visit and see the typical Trulli

OLIVE OIL FACTORY
Visit and olive oil tasting

SORRENTO
Visit the town center

ROME
VisitTouring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi, Durres-Bari overnight ferry in cabins with private facilities

Meals:
Buffet breakfasts daily; 2 dinners


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Accommodations

Dubrovnik: Tirena
Budva: Adria
Budva: Bracera
Tirana: International
Bari: Excelsior
Sorrento Area: Panorama Palace
Sorrento Area: Central Park
Rome: Ateneo Garden Palace

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Questions & Answers

Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

Cosmos Tours Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
3.9
Accommodations
3.5
Itinerary
4.2
Professional Staff
4.3
Repeat with Operator
4
Value for Money
3.8

Ratings based off 4016 reviews about Cosmos Tours - currently showing 15 reviews with comments only

Our accommodations were above our expectations... the tour director was outstanding... very enjoyable vacation

It was an amazing trip the pick up and return to airport was taken care of the cosmos was really good. The tour director so kind, lots of knowledge and take a good care with the group. Overall tour was amazing and excellent.

The services we experience thru Cosmos were so wonderful, our tour guide was very knowledgeable, he did extra miles in effort to make our trip convenient and unforgettable. I would love to book with them in the next trip i'm going to have in the furure. Thank you AFFORDABLE TOUR and COSMOS. I definitely will book again with your company. Have a wonderful day and GOD BLESS US ALL Herminia

The tour guide was friendly and very knowledgeable and informative. She made the trip very pleasurable.

Trip was Terrific!! Our Tour Guide, Julie was the best we have encountered in 40 years of travel.

Our tour director Deborah is exceptional. She knows the culture and history of places visited inside and out. She made sure that the group is comfortable and well-informed of schedules. Our driver Lee is excellent. He is professional and very skillful in his job. Thumbs up to both of them.

My husband and I appreciate the hard work of the people from Cosmos. Everything was well planned. Our tour director, Debra stayed with us up to the last hour of the tour. We enjoyed this tour so much. We are looking forward to another tour with Affordable Tours.

The tour was very complete. It included all the places I wanted to visit. It was extremely well organized. The Tour Director was very professional and didn't miss one detail. The guides were knowledgeable. It was a fantastic experience and I can't wait to book my next tour with Cosmos.

Our guide was very professional and our bus driver outstanding. Our driver was courteous, always polite and very helpful getting on and off the bus.

I would recommend this trip to anyone. Clyde, our tour guide was knowledgeable and kept things running smoothly. David, our driver was excellent also. I very much enjoyed the whole trip.

Everything was up to expectations our tour director was outstanding.

I thought the tour guides you had on staff were amazing. It really made the tour great. Everything was very clear and made me comfortable. I plan on using your services again soon.

Everything was to my expectations and more. Especially the tour guide: knowledgeable, precise (time wise) and considerate.

tour guide, Keenan and driver Gerry made the trip very enjoyable. 


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