The Balkan Adriatic, Albania to Italy

Pictures: 1) Budva, 2) Dubrovnik, 3) Split, 4) Ljubljana, 5)Lake Bled.

The Balkan Adriatic, Albania to Italy – 14 nights

featuring Albania, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Croatia, Slovenia & Italy

 

This sample itinerary comes highly recommended and provides an illustration of what your private tour could look like, since your own custom made private tour can be personalised in consideration of your own needs and preferences.  Such as where your tour begins and ends, the total number of nights, the locations where you would like to overnight, the attractions that you would like to visit, and the amount of free time that you would like to enjoy at leisure.  

Furthermore, your tour can be themed around any special interests or activities of your choice such as wine tasting, gastronomy, photography, painting, walking, golf, fishing, adventure sports or ancestry. 

Summary: (Part One – Albania, North Macedonia, Montenegro and Croatia.)

Day 1 Tirana:

Flight arrival at Tirana airport.

Personalised “meet & greet” in the airport arrivals hall.

Private transfer to your hotel in Tirana.

Assistance with your hotel check in.

Guided tour of Tirana, rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight in Tirana.

Day 2 Tirana, Berat, Mangalem and Gorica:

Full day guided tour of the Tirana region with a local specialist guide.

Featuring the historical and cultural towns of Berat, Mangalem and Gorica.

Optional wine tasting at a local vineyard.

Overnight in Tirana.

Day 3 North Macedonia, Ohrid and Lake Ohrid:

Full day guided tour over the border in neighbouring North Macedonia with a local specialist guide.

Featuring the picturesque City of Ohrid, St Sophia church and a boat trip on Lake Ohrid.

Overnight in Tirana.

Day 4 Podgorica:

Private tour to Podgorica, the capital city of Montenegro, breaking the journey at Shkodra en route.

Guided tour of Podgorica.

Assistance with your hotel check in.

Overnight in Podgorica.

Day 5 Cetinje, Njegusi and Budva:

Full day guided tour of Cetinje, Njegusi, and Budva with a local specialist guide.

Featuring Cetinje – the “old Royal Capital” of Montenegro and the village of Njegusi located in the hinterlands of the Lovcen National Park, concluding the day in the popular seaside resort of Budva.

Assistance with your hotel check in.

Overnight in Budva.

Day 6 Budva, the Bay of Kotor, Perast, Island of Our lady of the Rocks and Kotor:

Full day guided tour of the Bay of Kotor with a local specialist guide.

Featuring the traditional fisherman’s village of Perast, a boat trip to the Island of Our Lady of the Rocks, and the old medieval walled town of Kotor.

Rest of the day at leisure, overnight in Budva.

Day 7 Dubrovnik:

Half day private transfer over the Croatian border to Dubrovnik, followed by a guided walking tour of the old town and city walls with a local specialist guide.

Featuring the Dubrovnik city walls, Franciscan monastery, the Rector’s Palace and the Cathedral.

Assistance with your hotel check in.

Rest of the day at leisure, overnight in Dubrovnik.

Your driver/guide for the first part of your tour returns to Albania. Your driver/guide for the second part of the tour will arrive in Dubrovnik ready to meet you the following morning.

Summary: (Part Two – Croatia, Slovenia and Italy):

Day 1 Split:

Half day private transfer to Split, with the rest of the day free to explore the old town of Split and the Diocletian’s Palace.

Optional guided walking tour around Split with a local city guide, and your entrances to the Cellars of the Diocletian’s Palace.

Assistance with your hotel check in and a guided orientation walk around the town.

Rest of the day at leisure, overnight in Split.

Day 2 Trogir and the Plitvice Lakes National Park:

Full day private tour including a guided walking tour at Trogir , en route to the Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Featuring the attractive and historic port town of Trogir which is built on an island, concluding the day at the Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Local orientation and assistance with your hotel check in.

Overnight in the Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Day 3 Plitvice Lakes National Park:

Full day guided walk around the Plitvice Lakes National Park with a local specialist park guide.

Featuring the return transfers between your hotel and the park entrance, a guided walking tour and several boat trips around the most attractive sections of the Plitvice Lakes National Park, with its numerous lakes and waterfalls.

The route and length of your guided walk will be tailored to your walking ability and general fitness level.

Overnight in the Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Day 4 Ljubljana:

Half day private tour to Ljubljana.

Featuring a private guided orientation walk around the old town of Ljubljana.

Assistance with your hotel check in, rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight in Ljubljana.

Day 5 Lake Bled, Bled Castle and the Vintgar Gorge:

Full day private tour to Lake Bled, including guided visits to the Vintgar Gorge and Bled Castle.

Featuring a road trip around the lake, a visit to the Vintgar Gorge, a guided tour at Bled Castle and some free time to enjoy by the lakeside in Bled.

We recommend a stroll around the lake, a boat trip to the island or afternoon tea with cream cakes (kremna rezina) at a lakeside cafe.

Overnight in Ljubljana.

Day 6 Postojna Caves, Predjama Castle and Venice:

Full day private tour to the Postojna Caves and Predjama Castle, concluding the journey in the centre of Venice at the Piazzale Roma.

A representative from your hotel in Venice can meet you at the Piazzale Roma to assist you with your luggage to the hotel.

Overnight in Venice.

Day 7 Venice:

Free day at leisure in Venice.

Optional guided walk with a local specialist city guide.

Overnight in Venice.

Day 8 Venice:

Free time at leisure in Venice.

Private transfer to Venice Marco Polo airport, or you might prefer to extend your stay in Venice by one or two days.

Your transportation is by deluxe passenger van, offering exceptional travel comfort, with your own dedicated English speaking driver/guide.

You can enjoy all of the benefits of a private tour with us, for less than the price of “big bus” tours, but with all of the benefits of a private tour. Particularly where the fixed costs of your private transportation and guiding are shared between four or six persons.

Prices:

Please contact us by email for confirmation of our availability and your private tour price. We do not publish any prices here because your private tour will be custom made in consideration of your arrival and departure dates, the size of your group and your hotel preferences.

What else is included in your private tour package?

1) Your hotel accommodation with breakfast:

We have developed our own “cherry picked” selection of preferred hotel partners, based on our personal experiences and client feedback, which we continuously monitor. At the time of making your enquiry we will check the current availability and room rates for our first choice hotel selections, and these details will be included with your custom made itinerary and quotation.

2) Your entrance fees at visitor attractions:

All of the entrance fees at the various visitor attractions or activities which are included in your itinerary are covered, unless these are stated as “optional”, in which case you will need to pay for these.

3) Local guides:

In addition to the general guidance and recommendations provided by Graeme, your personal driver and tour manager for your entire tour, you will enjoy the services of local city guides in various locations. Several of the guided tours provided by the visitor attractions listed above include local specialist guides.

4) Other services:

Orientation and guidance at each overnight location including local restaurant recommendations, assistance with your luggage between the vehicle and the hotel lobby, hotel check-in assistance, 24/7 emergency contact.

Part Two of this tour is operated by Four Seasons Travel, please contact us with your enquiry in the usual way and we will take full responsibility for this section of your Balkan Adriatic tour.

Further details regarding our general booking terms and conditions can be found on this website in Payments and terms.

Part One of this private tour is operated by one of our partner agencies based in Tirana, Albania – Europa Travel & Tours.

Operating since 1995, Europa Travel & Tours is described as “one of the pioneer incoming travel agencies in Albania”. It has been welcoming visitors to Albania for many years with private tours that often combine the highlights and hidden gems of its home country with neighbouring Montenegro, Macedonia and Greece. Over these many years of experience Europa Travel & Tours has apparently established a good network of hotel partners and created a strong team of tour managers, tour guides and drivers. They also appear to have worked hard to build a strong reputation for local knowledge and expertise, reliability and good customer service. We therefore welcome the opportunity to share the responsibilities of this seamless tour of the Balkan Adriatic with Europa Travel and Tours.

To arrange Part One of your private tour, please contact Europa Travel and Tours directly. They will be delighted to hear from you and they will take full responsibility for your private tour reservation, including the booking terms and your payment arrangements.

Contact: Alda Kacani, Incoming Department at Europa Travel & Tours, Albania.

Telephone: +355 (4) 223 9807

E-mail: alda.kacani@europatravelalbania.com  | info@europatravelalbania.com

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