Spirit of Balkan tour

7 nights – 8 days


Discover the Balkan countries, their stunning natural beauty, a rich cultural heritage, and warm hospitality.
Montenegro, Kosovo and Albania, the countries which have for centuries been crossroads of ancient civilizations, offer the diversities of traditions, religions, and architecture.
You will have a chance to see mosques, beautiful orthodox monasteries and catholic churches, cities that became medieval treasures and breathtaking beauty of wild, untouched nature.

Tour schedule

1. Day - Arrival

Arrival Dubrovnik, Podgorica or Tivat airport
If the arrival is in the morning at Dubrovnik airport, there is a possibility to visit the old town of Dubrovnik).
Transfer to hotel in Becici/Budva. Check in the hotel, dinner and overnight.

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2. Day - Sveti Stefan – Skadar lake – Kolasin (canyons) – Berane

Breakfast in a hotel. Sveti Stefan (panoramic photo stop). Visit of the national park Skadar Lake. Short boat ride over the lake. Bus drive continues to Berne, passing through canyons Platije and Tara.
On the way visit of the monastery Moraca. Lunch in Kolasin. Arrival in Berane, dinner and overnight in a hotel.

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3. Day - Kosovo: Pecka Patrijarsija – Decani – Shar mountain

Breakfast in the hotel. Drive to Kosovo over Kula border passage.
Arrival in town of Pec and visit of the monastery Pecka Patrijarsija, UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Lunch in a national restaurant in Rugovska Canyon. Drive direction Prizren, to Visoki Decani (14th century). Overnight and dinner in a hotel situated on Shar Mountain.

4. Day - Prizren – Albania: Tirana – Durres

After breakfast, city tour of Prizren, small, charming town from the period of Ottoman Empire, situated in the south of Kosovo. Lunch in a local restaurant. Drive to Albania and arrival in capital town Tirana.
Tirana guided tour: Ethem Bey Mosque, Clock Tower…
Drive towards Durres, the ancient Greco-Roman port city of Dyrrachium. City guided tour including the visit of: The Byzantine city walls, Roman Amphitheater and the Archaeological Museum.
Dinner and overnight in a hotel in Durres.

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5. Day - Apollonia – Berat – Durres

After breakfast, drive to Apollonia founded in 588 BC by Greeks from Corinth.
Drive continues to the town of Berat. Lunch at a local restaurant. Guided tour of the town known as “a town of a thousand windows” - UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Drive back to Durres. Dinner and overnight in a hotel.

6. Day - Kruja – Shkoder – Montenegro

After breakfast, drive to Kruja - the picturesque birthplace of Gjergj Kastrioti Skanderbeg (Albanian national hero) visits of the ethnographic museum and attractive Medieval Bazaar.
Drive continues to Shkoder. Lunch at a local restaurant. Shkoder guided tour including the visit of: The Archeological and Ethnographical Museum, The Catholic Cathedral, old town and Rozafa Castle.
Drive to Montenegro. Arrival, check in, dinner and overnight in a hotel in Becici.

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7. Day - Cetinje – Lovcen – Kotor

After breakfast, drive to Cetinje (old Montenegrin capital).
Cetinje guided tour includes the visit of Cetinje Monastery. Drive continues to the mountain of Lovcen, to local village - Njegusi where snack made of local specialties (smoked ham, cheese and a glass of wine or honey wine) will be served.
From Njegusi drive to Kotor and Kotor Bay. Guided tour of the ancient town under UNESCO protection. Visit of St. Tryphon Cathedral from 12th century.

Return to the hotel. Dinner and overnight.

Monastery Cetinje
8. Day - Departure: Budva/Becici - APT

Departure transfer to the airport.

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