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Dubrovnik to Athens

From £1836 for 15 days
Trip Overview
This adventure combines the must-sees of the Balkan region and the lesser-known glories of Macedonia and Albania to create the perfect balance between old and new. Hang out in Dubrovnik's Old Town, cruise around Lake Ohrid, climb Mt Olympus, the seat of the Gods, and sample some moussaka in Greece's capital. This whirlwind adventure through the Balkans is the best way to check out regional hot spots while also experiencing a hefty dollop of cultural hospitality.
Essential Info
Starts: Dubrovnik
Ends: Athens
Ages: Min 15
Theme: Discovery
Trip Code: IZMSM
Activity Level:     
Countries visited: Albania, Croatia, Greece, Montenegro
What's Included

Meals

14 Breakfasts included
1 Lunches included
1 Dinners included

Transport

Public bus,Private vehicle,Taxi,Boat

Accommodation

Hotel (10 nights),Guesthouse (2 nights),Homestay (1 night),Hostel (1 night)

Trip Highlights

•   Admire the World Heritage-listed architecture of Dubrovnik and Montenegro’s Kotor, climbing along their ancient city walls

•   Loose yourself in Tirana, Albania's colourful capital, and partake in the local's favourite pastime: drinking coffee and people-watching

•   Sail across the blue waters of Lake Ohrid, one of Europe's oldest lakes. No wonder Macedonia and Albania share this beautiful attraction – nobody would want to let it go

•   Sitting alongside its Ottoman past, the Macedonian capital of Skopje has reinvented its centre with gleaming neo-classical monuments and buildings, adding a new layer to this fascinating city

•   Sip award-winning local wines in a wonderful homestay at the foot of Pelister, Macedonia’s oldest national park

•   Hike the slopes of Mt Olympus, the ancient seat of the 12 Greek gods. According to mythology Zeus unleashed his thunderbolts from one of Olympus' peaks.

Dates & Availability
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Departing: 20th Jul 2019
Returning: 3rd Aug 2019
£2,115pp
Fully Booked
Departing: 27th Jul 2019
Returning: 10th Aug 2019
£2,055pp
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Limited Availability
4 spaces
Departing: 10th Aug 2019
Returning: 24th Aug 2019
£2,055pp
£1,850pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 17th Aug 2019
Returning: 31st Aug 2019
£2,040pp
£1,836pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 24th Aug 2019
Returning: 7th Sep 2019
£2,080pp
£1,872pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 31st Aug 2019
Returning: 14th Sep 2019
£2,140pp
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Fully Booked
Departing: 7th Sep 2019
Returning: 21st Sep 2019
£2,095pp
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Limited Availability
2 spaces
Departing: 14th Sep 2019
Returning: 28th Sep 2019
£2,095pp
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Limited Availability
2 spaces
Departing: 21st Sep 2019
Returning: 5th Oct 2019
£2,075pp
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Limited Availability
1 space
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Itinerary & Notes
Dobro Dosli! Welcome to Croatia, a place of sunshine, azure waters and scenery; home to chic cities, coastline, charming cobblestone towns, World Heritage sites, and a thriving food and wine scene. The undisputed jewel of the Dalmatian Coast, Dubrovnik old town is a beautiful white stone town surrounded entirely by city walls, easily covered on foot. Although it experienced devastation during the war in the early 1990s, the restored old town remains as charming as ever. If you have time why not head out to one of the Elafiti Islands. There's Lopud, a quiet island with lovely hikes, clean beaches and a ruined castle. Kolocep is a sleepy enclave that boasts walks for every fitness level, while Sipan is the most populated of the isles and reputedly has the most hospitable inhabitants. There are also many monuments to explore in the city proper, including the 15th century Rector's Palace, monasteries with cloistered gardens, and fine baroque churches with copper domes. The main pedestrian promenade, once a shallow sea channel, is now paved with glistening white limestone, in stark contrast to the warm red terracotta roofs. It is hard to imagine a more beautiful city. A walk along the city walls of ‘Game of Thrones’ fame is not to be missed. As there is not much time in Dubrovnik on this trip you may want to consider arriving a few days earlier.

Additional Activities

Franciscan Monastery
30 HRK
Lokrum Island Boat Trip
150 HRK
War Photography Museum
50 HRK
Game of Thrones Tour
200 HRK
Rector's Palace
120 HRK
Museum of Croatian War of Independence - Mt Srd
30 HRK
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