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7 days / 6 nights

Introduction

DUBROVNIK● PODGORICA ● SKHODER ● KRUJA ● TIRANA

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DUBROVNIK

Arrival in Dubrovnik, dinner and overnight at the hotel.

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DUBROVNIK - CAVTAT - DUBROVNIK

Breakfast, half day sightseeing of Dubrovnik. The walls of Dubrovnik girdle a perfectly preserved complex of public and private, sacral, and secular buildings representing all periods of the city’s history, beginning with its founding in

the 7th century. Particular mention should be made of the city’s main street, Stradun, the Rector’s Palace, the church of St. Vlaho, the Cathedral, three large monasteries and the City Hall. The Republic of Dubrovnik was the centre of a separate political and territorial entity, and was proud of its culture, its achievements in commerce and especially of its freedom, preserved down so many tempestuous centuries. In the afternoon visit Cavtat and if wishes visit of the native house of Vlaho Bukovac, the great painter. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Dubrovnik.

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DUBROVNIK - CETINJE - PODGORICA

Departure for Cetinje with short stop in Kotor and Budva. Upon arrival to Cetinje visit of town with two of the most representative buildings: The Monasteries of Cetinje and Biljarda. Continue for Podgorica the Capital of Montenegro – dinner and overnight.

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PODGORICA - SHKODER - KRUJE - TIRANA (200 km)

Sightseeing of Podgorica – this city lies on 4 rivers: Zeta, Moraca, Ribnica, Cijevna and Sitnica. Except for many theatres, Podgorica offers historic sites: Sahat – fortress Adži-paša Osmanagiæ, walls of Nemanjiæ town, ruins of ancient town Duklja, Old town, Vezir bridge. Continue for Tirana with stop in Shkoder situated on south bank of Shkodra Lake. This city is one of the oldest cities in Europe and the traditional centre of the Gheg cultural region. Visit of the Mosque of Plumbit and the castle of Rosata with dominates over lake and it is perched at more than 1.200 m above sea level. Continue to Kruje, a picturesque birthplace of Skanderbeg, Albania’s National Hero. After the visit of Kruja Castle and the Skanderbeg Museum, proceed to Tirana. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Tirana.

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TIRANA

Full day visit of Tirana – Albania’s capital since 1920. It lies almost exactly midway between Rome and Istanbul, and its architecture has been influenced by both, as well as by Russia. The city tour of Tirana begins at Skanderbeg Square, a great open space in the heart of the city. The most of sights are situated near by main square, such as

National History Museum, Mausoleum of former President Enver Hoxha, Palace of Culture, the Mosque Et’hem Bey, Clock tower. Afternoon departure to Dajiti Mountain to have a panoramic view of the capital from above. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Tirana.

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TIRANA - BERAT - DURRES (300 km)

After breakfast, departure for Berat, Albania’s most charming mediaeval town. The town is also known as the “Town of a Thousand Windows”, due to the many large windows of the old, decorated houses overlooking the town. Town’s

citadel overlooks Osum river and the modern city as well as the old Christian quarter across the river. It is a well-preserved area containing narrow streets, Turkish houses, and Orthodox churches. The citadel’s biggest church, St.

Mary’s has been converted into the Onufri Museum, honouring Albania’s greatest painter of Christian icons. In the afternoon proceed for Durres, the ancient Greco-Roman port city of Dyrrachium. Visit of town includes the Byzantine city walls and Roman amphitheatre. Drive back to Tirana where dinner and overnight at the hotel.

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TIRANA - TIRANA AIRPORT

Free time till transfer to Tirana airport.

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