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Dubrovnik to Athens

From £1900 for 15 days
Trip Overview
This European adventure combines the must-sees of the Balkan region and the lesser-known glories of Macedonia and Albania – creating the perfect balance between old and new. Hang out in Dubrovnik's Old Town, cruise around Lake Ohrid, hike the foot hills of Mt Olympus and in Pelister National Park, and sample some regional specialties in Greece's capital. You’ll experience the Adriatic coastline and the Balkans interior on a 15-day regional wrap from Dubrovnik to Athens. With a curated selection of inclusions and plenty of free time, this slice of Europe is all yours to explore.
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

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: 18th Apr 2020
Returning: 2nd May 2020
£1,970pp
£1,900pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 25th Apr 2020
Returning: 9th May 2020
£1,970pp
£1,900pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 2nd May 2020
Returning: 16th May 2020
£1,970pp
£1,900pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 9th May 2020
Returning: 23rd May 2020
£2,050pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 16th May 2020
Returning: 30th May 2020
£2,125pp
£2,050pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 23rd May 2020
Returning: 6th Jun 2020
£2,125pp
£2,050pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 30th May 2020
Returning: 13th Jun 2020
£2,050pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 6th Jun 2020
Returning: 20th Jun 2020
£2,125pp
£1,975pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 13th Jun 2020
Returning: 27th Jun 2020
£2,125pp
£1,975pp
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Availability: Good
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Itinerary & Notes
Dobro Dosli! Welcome to Croatia – a place of sunshine, azure waters and charming cobblestone towns. 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. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6 pm. As there is not much time in Dubrovnik on this trip, you may want to consider arriving one or two days earlier. If you do have time beforehand, 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 has the most hospitable locals. 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.
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