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Dubrovnik to Athens 11 Days - 11/10
Dubrovnik to Athens 11 Days
Day 1: Saturday: Dubrovnik
Upon arrival in Dubrovnik you will be met and transferred to your hotel. At 13:00 we will enjoy a guided walk along the city walls, enjoying the views of the Adriatic Sea, as well as Big Onofrio's Fountain, built by the European architect Onofrio della Cava in the 15th century as a means of water supply for the city, the 13th century Franciscan monastery and the palaces of Sponza and Rector. At the end of the tour we suggest you relax at a nearby beach.
Day 2: Sunday: Dubrovnik / Split
Breakfast at hotel then we will drive along the Dalmatian coast towards Split. In the afternoon, enjoy a walking tour of the city including the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Diocletian Palace, the Bronze Gates, the Vestibul of the Emperor's Palace, The Mausoleum, St. Dujam's Cathedral, the Cathedral Treasury, the Temple of Jupiter and St. Martin's Church (Golden Gate) before you reach the Fruit Square and visit the Venetian castle, the Milesi Palace and the Monument of Marko Marulic.Overnight in Split.
Day 3: Monday: Split / Mostar / Sarajevo
Today we will depart towards Sarajevo via Mostar, a town situated in a beautiful valley in the high mountains of Herzegovina. The city has been rebuilt after the bombings it suffered during the Bosnian war and is now included in UNESCO's World Heritage list. On the way we will visit the famous Stari Most Bridge, a 16th-century Ottoman bridge, designed by the great architect Mimar Hajrudin, who managed to connect the Neretva River with a single span stone bridge, a task considered impossible at that time. Afterwards, we drive to Sarajevo, the small but vibrant capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Twenty years after the end of a devastating war, the beautiful and interesting city of Sarajevo is slowly emerging as one of Europe's next go-to cities. Eastern and western occupiers filled the city with minarets, mosques, bazaars and coffee aromas. In the evening, perhaps enjoy a delicious meal in Bascarsija, Sarajevo's old bazaar, where you will find the local specialty called 'bosanski cevapi' (grilled minced meat mixed with mild spices).
Day 4: Tuesday: Sarajevo / Belgrade
This morning, we keep going for Belgrade, the Serbian capital famous for its magnificent Orthodox churches and museums. In the evening, do not miss the chance to visit Skadarska Street in the bohemian quarter of Skadarlija to sample some authentic local food and enjoy the lively atmosphere, in a place where Orthodox churches vie for space next to fashionable nightclubs.
Day 5: Wednesday: Belgrade
Today, we will visit the city's wide boulevards, its pretty squares and the lush, historic Kalemegdan Park, home to the Kelmegdan Fortress overlooking the Danube River for centuries.
Day 6: Thursday: Belgrade To Skopje
Departure for Skopje via Nis, Serbia's third largest city. After a sightseeing tour where we will visit the remnants of its Ottoman past, we will cross the border to FYROM and reach its capital, Skopje, in the afternoon.
Day 7: Friday: Skopje
The day starting with a walking tour of the city's center, visiting the Kale Fortress and the Church of the Holy Savior, housing one of the finest samples of traditional walnut woodcarving, the Old Bazaar and the Stone Bridge.
Day 8: Saturday: Skopje / Ohrid
Day for Ohrid, the UNESCO world heritage site known as the 'Jerusalem of the Balkans' due to the large number of churches located in the area. The city is nestled on the shores of a large lake whose waters are world famous for their outstanding clarity. Discover Ohrid's highlights: The church of St. Sofia (11th century), the most eminent medieval monument of the country, full of magnificent Byzantine fresco paintings, and St. Clement Church, where you will see the famous icon of the Annunciation.
Day 9: Sunday: Ohrid / Thessaloniki
Today we leave Ohrid for Thessaloniki, the second biggest city of Greece, famous for its many UNESCO listed Paleochristian and Byzantine Monuments and its foreshore lined with cafes, bars, restaurants and cocktail lounges.
Day 10: Monday: Thessaloniki / Delphi / Athens
This morning we will drive to Delphi and explore its incredible archeological site and museum. The sanctuary of Delphi, where the oracle of Apollo used to speak, was the religious centre of the ancient world for the Greeks. After Delphi we continue to Athens.
Day 11: Tuesday: Athens
After breakfast, our tour concludes its end with a transfer to Athens airport.
* Professional English-Speaking Local Tour Guides At Each SitE
• Transportation In A Fully Air-Conditioned, Non-Smoking Vehicle
• All transfers as mentioned
• Daily breakfast