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Balkan Treasures Escorted Tour

SPRING SALE

Book by April 28, 2017 and TAKE ADDITIONAL $25 OFF per person. Offer valid for new bookings only.

Expires on:  04/28/2017

Group │ Escorted Tour │ 13 Days │ From $1,795

Jauntee’s Balkan Treasures is a twelve day tour that starts in Zagreb and ends in Dubrovnik.  This tour is an excellent opportunity to visit hidden countries on the Adriatic such as Croatia, Slovenia, Montenegro, Macedonia and Albania.  You will experience different cultures and discover small and rarely seen towns such as Bled, Tirana, Ohrid, Skopje, Budva, Kolasin, Cetinje, and many others. Choose any of the guaranteed departure dates on the Balkan Treasures escorted tour with Jauntee, and you will have an experience of a life time!

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Day 1: Zagreb

Upon arrival at Zagreb, transfer to hotel for dinner and overnight. Overnight in Zagreb. (D)

Day 2: Zagreb/Bled/Ljubljana

Morning city tour of Zagreb, including the fortified Upper Town, city’s historical center, St Mark’s Church with its multicolored roof, the Cathedral, the Croatian National Theater and the University. Free time, then departure towards Slovenia. Explore Lake Bled and it’s mountainous environs and stunning topography. Continue to Ljubljana. Overnight in Ljubljana. (B & D)

Day 3: Ljubljana/Plitvice

Morning city tour of Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia and a home to one of the oldest Philharmonics in the world. Explore the baroque town buildings and stroll beside majestic Ljubljana River. Departure for Plitvice and then tour the Plitvice Lakes National Park on the UNESCO’s List of World Natural Heritage. Sixteen lakes, each at a different level, are connected in a series of cascading waterfalls. Surrounded by dense wood, Plitvice Lakes are a natural phenomenon of a rare and unique beauty. Overnight in Plitvice. (B & D)

Day 4: Plitvice/Trogir/Split

Morning departure for Trogir where you’ll visit the Cathedral of St. Lawrence. Experience the charm of the southern Mediterranean as we explore Split, the largest city along the Adriatic coast. Its beauty captivated 4th Century Roman Emperor Diocletian, who built his palace here. So we begin our sightseeing tour of Split with a visit to this lofty palace. First, we walk the well-preserved ancient cellars; for here is where one can truly experience this magnificent palace. The Cathedral was built on the remains of an ancient shrine. And across the Cathedral is the Temple of Jupiter, which today is used as a baptistery.  Overnight in Split. (B & D)

Day 5: Split/Dubrovnik

Now it’s time to take you on an unforgettable journey to Dubrovnik, the Renaissance Jewel of the Adriatic. It’s often been called a classic medieval heartstopper. For it is rife with glorious fountains, palaces and cathedrals. And rich in history and culture, dating all the way back to the 7th century. The limestone bricks of the walled Old City shimmer like marble in the moonlight. Fine detailing and the architecture of its quaint buildings underscore an artistic heritage that both enhances and defines a landscape of sea, sky and hills. It is a playground for those who desire the unspoiled fortune that is the Mediterranean landscape. Dubrovnik is steeped in sunshine and bathed in mild Mediterranean breezes, a lush region of coves, forested islands and idyllic beaches. It is a home to one of the world’s oldest pharmacies, which has been open since 1317. Overnight in Dubrovnik. (B & D)

Day 6: Dubrovnik

Day at leisure or optional sightseeing tours. Overnight in Dubrovnik. (B & D)

Enjoy the beautiful 3 islands of the south coast of Croatia called Elaphite Islands. Visit all three islands and enjoy their beauty, silence and richness of flora and fauna. You will have the opportunity to enjoy breathtaking views of the Dubrovnik region. The three islands that belong to Elaphite archipelago are Koločep, Lopud and Šipan, each of them special for their uniqueness. You will have a possibility to swim on the sandy beach on the island of Lopud (Šunj beach), walk through lush vegetation and escape from city rush.($55.00 per person including lunch)

The village of Čilipi is well-known for its carefully preserved popular customs, rich folk costumes and its famous embroidery. Traditional welcome of this area-dry figs and grape brandy – will be an introduction to a walk through this picturesque village with rural architecture. At the Sunday Fair you will have an opportunity to buy original traditional souvenirs of the area, such as silk embroidery, or attend the Holy Mass at St. Nicholas church, seeing the village people in their traditional folk costumes of an exceptional aesthetic value. After the Mass, there will be a folklore dance performance in front of the church, performed by village people, accompanied by Dalmatian music. Expert guide, local drink and entrance fees included. ($40.00 per person)

Day 7: Dubrovnik/Budva/Shkodra/Tirana

Departure for Tirana; we drive inland to Budva known for its Old City encircled by walls from the Venetian period. Continuation to Shkodra, once the capital of the Illyrian Kingdom (III B.C.). Overnight in Tirana. (B & D)

Day 8: Tirana/Ohrid

Morning sightseeing tour of Tirana, the capital of Albania, including Skenderbey Square, the Mosque of Ethem Bey and a visit to the National Museum representing the flow of Albanian history and represents the finds from archeological sites across the country. Afternoon departure for Ohrid, driving via Elbasan and crossing the Macedonian border at Cafasan. Overnight in Ohrid. (B, D)

Day 9: Ohrid

Full day in the lakeside resort of Ohrid, classified as UNESCO’s World Cultural Heritage site. Through the activity of St. Clement and St. Naum of Ohrid, the first pan-Slavic University in Europe, the famous “Ohrid Literary School” was founded here. Morning sightseeing tour includes the church of St. Sofia (11th century), the most eminent mediaeval monument in Macedonia with magnificent Byzantine fresco paintings and St. Clement Church with its icon of Annunciation. In the afternoon a short drive to visit St. Naum Monastery built on the shores of Ohrid Lake in 900 A.D. and dedicated to the Slavic missionary and educator St. Naum of Ohrid. Overnight in Ohrid. (B)

Day 10: Ohrid/Skopje

Morning departure for Skopje. Sightseeing tour of Skopje, including the Kale Fortress, the Church of the Holy Savior with its iconostas, one of the finest samples of traditional walnut woodcarving, Old Bazaar and Stone Bridge. We drive to the slopes of the Vodno Mountain where we visit the Monastery of St. Panteleimon with its XII century iconostas and frescoes ranking among the highest achievements of Byzantine art of this period. Overnight in Skopje. (B & D)

Day 11: Skopje/Kolašin

Morning departure for Kolašin, driving via Peć and Berane and along the impressive Morača River Canyon. Afternoon arrival at Kolašin, spreading on the left bank of the river Tara, that is full of rapids, situated at the altitude of 954m. The whole area is surrounded by the thick pine forest of the Bjelasica Mountain and is a popular skiing and air spa resort. Overnight in Kolašin. (B & D)

Day 12: Kolašin/Cetinje/Kotor/Dubrovnik

Morning departure for Cetinje where we visit King Nikola Museum, once the residence of the Montenegrin King Nikola I Petrović. Continuation to Budva and Kotor, classified as UNESCO’s World Cultural Heritage, where we visit its Romanesque Cathedral dedicated to St. Trifun, the city’s patron saint. We continue to Dubrovnik driving along the picturesque Bay of Kotor. Overnight in Dubrovnik. (B & D)

Day 13: Dubrovnik

Morning transfer to the airport.


  • Zagreb, 4* Hotel International
  • Ljubljana, 4* Hotel Union
  • Plitvice, 4* Hotel Park
  • Split, 4* Hotel Katarina
  • Dubrovnik, 3* Hotel Ivka
  • Tirana, 4* Sky Tower
  • Ohrid, 4* Hotel Metropol
  • Skopje, 4* Hotel Karpoš
  • Kolašin, 4* Hotel Bianca

 


INCLUDED

  • Hotel accommodations as per the itinerary based on double occupancy
  • 13 escorted days
  • Experienced English speaking escort throughout the trip as per itinerary
  • Comfortable air-conditioned coach at group’s disposal as per itinerary
  • Tours of Zagreb, Split, Tirana, Ohrid, Skopje & Dubrovnik
  • Entrance fees for National Park Plitvice Lakes, Cathedral of St. Lawrence in Trogir,
  • Diocletian’s Palace and Cathedral in Split
  • Entrance fees for Lake Bled, Franciscan Monastery and Rector’s Palace in Dubrovnik;
  • National Museum in Tirana, St. Sofia, St. Clement and St. Naum in Ohrid;
  • Church of Holy Savior and Monastery of St. Panteleimon in Skopje;
  • Residence of King Nikola I Petrović in Cetinje; St. Trifun Cathedral in Kotor
  • Professional English-speaking local guides
  • 11 breakfasts & 10 dinners
  • Airport/port transfers on the first and the last day of the tour
  • All taxes

NOT INCLUDED

  • Airfare, tips, drinks, telephone charges and incidentals
  • Anything else not mentioned in the inclusion

SPRING SALE

Book by April 28, 2017 and TAKE ADDITIONAL $25 OFF per person. Offer valid for new bookings only.

Expires on:  04/28/2017
START DATE END DATE RATE SALE
May 16, 2017 May 28, 2017 $1,995 $1,795
June 6, 2017 June 18, 2017 $1,995 $1,795
July 4, 2017 July 16, 2017 $2,095 $1,895
August 1, 2017 August 13, 2017 $2,095 $1,895
August 22, 2017 September 3, 2017 $2,095 $1,895
September 12, 2017 September 24, 2017 $2,095 $1,895
Single supplement $495

Rates are per person based on double occupancy. Airfare is not included.


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