Croatia Times Travel |Balkan Tour


Balkan Tour 8 days / 7 nights

Dubrovnik – Budva – Shodra – Tirana – Ohrid – Skopje – Kolašin – Cetinje – Kotor – Dubrovnik  


• Airport transfers at start & end of tour

• 7 nights in 4* hotels (except Dubrovnik – 3*)

• Breakfast & dinner daily (B, D) (except on Day 4)

• Dinner in local restaurant in Plitvice Lakes (D)

• A/C motor coach

• Tour Director – English & Spanish


• Dubrovnik

• Tirana

• Ohrid

• Skopje

• Kotor

Entrance Fees

• Dubrovnik

• Tirana

• Ohrid

• Skopje

• Cetinje

• Kotor


Accommodation (or similar)

Dubrovnik – Hotel Ivka (3*)

Tirana – Hotel Sky Tower (4*)

Ohrid – Hotel Metropol (4*)

Skopje – Hotel Karpoš (4*)

Kolašin – Hotel Bianca (4*)



Day 1, Sunday:  Dubrovnik

Upon arrival at Dubrovnik Airport, transfer to the hotel for dinner and overnight. (D)


Day 2, Monday:  Dubrovnik – Budva – Shodra – Tirana  

Morning sightseeing tour of Dubrovnik, included in the UNESCO’s List of World Cultural Heritage. You will visit the Franciscan Monastery with Europe’s third 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. (B, D)

Day 3, Tuesday:  Tirana – Ohrid   

Morning sightseeing tour of Tirana, the capital of Albania, including Skender Bey Square, the Mosque of Ethem Bey and a visit to the National Museum representing the flow of Albanian history and housing the finds from archeological sites across the country. Afternoon departure for Ohrid, driving via Elbasan and crossing the Macedonian border at Cafasan. Dinner and overnight in Ohrid. (B, D)

Day 4, Wednesday:  Ohrid 

Full day in the lakeside resort of Ohrid, classified 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 Sofia (11th century), the most eminent medieval monument in Macedonia with magnificent Byzantine fresco paintings and St Clement Church with its icon of Annunciation. Afternoon short drive to 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. Return to hotel for overnight. (B)

Day 5, Thursday:  Ohrid – Skopje   

Morning departure for Skopje. Sightseeing tour of Skopje, including the Kale Fortress, Church of the Holy Savior with its iconostas, one of the finest 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. (B, D)

Day 6, Friday:  Skopje – Kolašin   

Morning departure for Kolašin, driving via Peć and Berane and along the impressive Morača River Canyon. Afternoon arrival at Kolašin, the town 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 the Bjelasica Mountain and is a popular skiing and air spa resort. Dinner and overnight in Kolašin. (B, D)

Day 7, Saturday:  Kolašin – Cetinje – Kotor – Dubrovnik   

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 site, 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. (B, D)

Day 8, Sunday:  Dubrovnik   

Breakfast followed by departure transfer to Dubrovnik Airport. (B)


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