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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

Discover a world of beauty, history, and rich tradition on your escorted tour of Croatia, Montenegro and Albania without the higher prices and crowded sites of the busy travel season. Escape for nine days in the affordable and less-crowded off season to explore these countries rich in proud tradition.Begin your vacation in Croatia to explore the sights of capital Zagreb— a guided tour of this extraordinary city. Take a scenic drive along the stunning coast to Zadar, where you’ll enjoy the magical sounds and lights of the Sea Organ and the Greeting to the Sun installations. Take breathtaking views of the lake and waterfalls in Krka National Park. Another highlight is a special lunch at a local restaurant. You’ll travel through the ruggedly beautiful countryside on your way to Split, Croatia—ancient Spalato—to tour the Emperor Diocletian’s Palace, and see the Mausoleum, the Cathedral of St. Domnius, and the incredible Temple of Jupiter. You’ll visit the dramatic setting of Dubrovnik, an ancient maritime republic poised above the Adriatic Sea. Explore the impressive ramparts of the walled city, see its Franciscan and Dominican monasteries.Travel to Montenegro and explore Kotor, the “Jewel of the Mediterranean” before continuing on to Albania. Explore Albania’s capital city- Tirana and visit the Bunk’Art and enjoy a farewell dinner to celebrate your Balkans Escape.

Countries Visited

Albania , Bosnia , Croatia , Montenegro

Cities Visited

Dubrovnik , Kotor , Mostar , Split , Tirana , Zadar , Zagreb

  1. Day 1
    ARRIVE IN ZAGREB, CROATIA
    Welcome to Zagreb! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at the hotel. (D)

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    Meals:   Dinner
  2. Day 2
    ZAGREB
    A City Split into Two ZAGREB Guided Sightseeing includes sights of important landmarks of the Lower and medieval Upper Town, such as the Parliament, Stone Gate, the Archbishop’s Palace, and the majestic cathedral. (B)

    TOUR HIGHLIGHT
    CULTURE & TRADITIONS Explore the historic city of Zagreb, one of the oldest in Europe. Ride on the shortest funicular in the world and see stunning views of the city and its lovely red rooftops from the top but also take pictures of the colorful glazed tile roofing on St. Mark’s Church.


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    Meals:   Breakfast
  3. Day 3
    ZAGREB–ZADAR
    Sea Sounds and Sunsets ZADAR A guided walking tour includes the main square and Nikola Basic’s amazing Sea Organ and the Greeting to the Sun installations. (B,D) 180 mi/ 290 km

    TOUR HIGHLIGHT
    ART & ARCHITECTURE Designed by architect Nikola Basic and opened in April 2005, the Sea Organ captures the movement of the waves and transforms it into music--or something like it. Next to it the Greeting to the Sun was built. a 22-meter diameter circle with photovoltaic solar modules underneath. The solar-powered cells under the glass start generating electricity around dawn, which allows the disc to glow and light the shoreline.


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    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  4. Day 4
    ZADAR–KRKA–SPLIT
    Natural Wonders KRKA [LF]Take In breathtaking views of the lake and waterfalls In Krka National Park. Afterwards enjoy a light lunch with local specialties. (B,L) 121 mi / 195 km

    LOCAL FAVORITE
    NATURAL GEM Explore this natural wonder that features awe- inspiring waterfalls and a huge range of natural flora and fauna. Take a look at the Jaruga, the second oldest hydroelectric power plant in the entire world, having opened only two days after the world` s first- Tesla` hydroelectric power plant on Niagara Falls.


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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch
  5. Day 5
    SPLIT–DUBROVNIK
    Lucky Sculpture and The Black Sphynx SPLIT Follow your Local Guide for a walk through the labyrinth of medieval streets within the walls of Emperor Diocletian's Palace. (B) 149 mi / 240 km

    TOUR HIGHLIGHT
    CULTURE & TRADITIONS Stroll through the maze of streets within the famed Palace that is more like a city in and of itself! Also, it resembles a fortress with 220 buildings and more than 3.000 people living inside its walls. For 10 years of good luck, don’t forget to rub the toe of the giant sculpture of Grgur Ninski located in from of the Golden Gate!


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    Meals:   Breakfast
  6. Day 6
    DUBROVNIK
    Time Stands Still DUBROVNIK Walking tour with your Local Guide includes sights of the Franciscan and Dominican monasteries, and the impressive ramparts, erected during the Crusades to protect the town against land attacks. Spend the rest of the day exploring the town at your own pace. (B)

    TOUR HIGHLIGHT
    HISTORIC SPOTS Apart from the obvious things, like electricity and WIFI, Dubrovnik's old city is a time warp. When you enter the city walls you could be entering a time zone from a mere 50 to a huge 500 years ago. Dubrovnik is a living, breathing museum that hides real gems like the Old Pharmacy, inside the Franciscan Monastery, the third oldest in Europe and the oldest pharmacy still in use on the continent today.


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    Meals:   Breakfast
  7. Day 7
    DUBROVNIK–KOTOR, MONTENEGRO–TIRANA, ALBANIA
    Jewel of the Mediterranean KOTOR Free time to browse. (B) 183 mi / 295 km

    TOUR HIGHLIGHT
    HISTORIC SPOT Kotor is a beautiful, walled medieval city of twisting, pink-paved streets, markets, and architecture reflecting Byzantine to Venetian influences. One of the squares contains the Cathedral of Saint Tryphon, a monument of Roman culture and one of the most recognizable symbols of the city.


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    Meals:   Breakfast
  8. Day 8
    TIRANA
    Good Bye, Tirana TIRANA Guided walking tour of the city features a visit to the Bunk’Art and the main square. Farewell dinner at your hotel. (B,D)

    TOUR HIGHLIGHT
    ART & ARCHITECTURE The architecture of this city has aspects of all periods of time. From the Tirana mosaic (Ancient Roman) to the Clock Tower (Kulla e Sahatit), a symbol of ottoman architecture, Italian buildings, and the style of construction during the dictatorship tell a vibrant story of this city.


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    Meals:   Breakfast   Dinner
  9. Day 9
    TIRANA
    Safe Travels Until We Meet Again! Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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    Meals:   Breakfast

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Accommodations

All Escape by Globus tours and departures are excluded from the following Globus discounts: Book Early & Save Discounts, Second Tour Discount and Small Group Discount.

Zagreb: Best Western Premier Astoria
Housed in an historical building in a central location close to transport links, this 98-room property offers a welcoming interior with old-world style. The on-site restaurant serves both local and international fare, the all-day bar offers a selection of coffee, pastries, and evening cocktails. All guestrooms are equipped with air conditioning, minibar, tea/coffee-making facilities and Free Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout.
Address:
Petrinjska 71
Zagreb , Croatia
Zagreb: Zonar
Designed as an urban oasis in the heart of the vibrant city of Zagreb, Zonar Zagreb Hotel offers 285 well equipped rooms, two à la carte restaurants, a bar, a deli, a seasonal outdoor swimming pool on the rooftop featuring a panoramic view of Zagreb and a gym. The modern rooms are spread over 19 floors and feature air-conditioning, hairdryer and Free Wi-fi access. Located in the business district, the hotel is in a strategic position close to one of Zagreb's train stations.
Address:
Trg Kresimira Cosica 9
Zagreb , Croatia
Zadar: Falkensteiner Club Funimation Borik
An 258-room upscale resort in a bayfront location with a sandy beach featuring both outdoor and indoor heated swimming pools, a 8202 ft² award-winning wellness center with massage, sauna, hot tub and solarium facilities. Water sports facilities, tennis and beach volleyball courts can also be found on site. All air conditioned guest rooms have natural wood floors, a mini-bar, safe and Free Wi-Fi access is provided throughout.
Address:
Majstora Radovana 7
Zadar , Croatia
Split: AC by Marriott Split
Strategically positioned in Split's urban heart, just a 10-minute walk away from the lively city center, this sophisticated high-rise 214-room hotel boasts incredible views of the cityscape as well as awe-inspiring vistas of the Adriatic Sea. Each air-conditioned guest room is a haven of functionality and contemporary design, equipped with coffee/tea-making facilities, in-room safe, ironing facilites and Free Wi-Fi access. Amenities include a 17th-floor fitness centre and SPA, an international restaurant and sleek bar.
Address:
Domovinskog Rata 61A
Split , Croatia
Dubrovnik: Lapad
This former Grand Hotel is set in a historic building surrounded by a large outdoor pool and palm trees, overlooking the famous Dubrovnik's Gruz Harbour. Clear lines are combined with luxurious fabrics in the modern guestrooms, all of which are air-conditioned and feature flat-screen satellite TV, minibar, tea and coffee making facilities, and bathrooms with shower, hairdryer, and free toiletries. Free Wi-Fi internet connection is available throughout the entire hotel.
Address:
Lapadska obala 37
Dubrovnik , Croatia
Tirana: Hilton Garden Inn Tirana
This trendy 143-room hotel is perfectly positioned for discovering the secrets of Albania's capital city. The spacious guest rooms are equipped with amenities to maximise comfort, including air conditioning, toiletries and cable TV. Guests can enjoy a unique dining experience at the on-site restaurant that serves high-quality international cuisine, There is also a fitness center and Free Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout the property.
Address:
146 Bulevardi Gjergj Fishta
Tirana , Albania

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Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4.2
Accommodations
5
Itinerary
3.5
Professional Staff
4.5
Repeat with Operator
3.5
Value for Money
4.5

Ratings based off 4 reviews - currently showing 1 reviews with comments only

One day of trip was long long long bus drive -- did not expect it to take so long. Very poor comfort stop, and no real care by the tour guide about this -- nothing he could do. This was a Globus trip, and was below their ususal standard. Wasn't junk, mind, but was not great. The itinerary was great, what we saw was great, but the tour guide and was only so-so and I guess it was his lack of competent professionalism that leaves us feeling flat.

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