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CIE Tours Once Upon A Time In Yugoslavia - 14 Day

K090 - First Class Hotels - 13 Nights / 17 Meals
Overnights: 3 Tirana, 2 Dubrovnik, 2 Sarajevo, 2 Belgrade, 2 Zagreb, 2 Ljubljana
From Tirana to Ljubljana
Tour Code #: KOM-EU-K090   CIE Tours Retail Price From: $3,390

CIE Tour Highlights:

Tour Includes:

First class hotels, rooms with private facilities 13 Breakfasts, 3 dinners and 1 lunchWelcome reception in Tirana Airport arrival and departure transfers Touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach Professional Tour Director throughout Luggage handling Whisper technology enhanced touring Service charges and hotel taxes 

Hotels:Stay at the following or similar:

Hilton Garden Inn Hotel or Colosseo Hotel Tirana (3 nights)
Lapad Hotel or Lacroma Hotel or Argosy Hotel Dubrovnik (2 nights)
Europe Hotel Sarajevo (2 nights)
Moskva Hotel Belgrade (2 nights)
Sheraton Hotel or Westin Hotel or Dubrovnik Hotel Zagreb (2 nights)
Radisson Blu Hotel Ljubljana (2 nights)

Sightseeing Tours Included:

Lake Ohrid , one of Europe's oldest and deepest lakes The Old Bridge in Mostar The fortified town of Montenegro Dubrovnik, Croatia's "Pearl of the Adriatic" Sarajevo, a city steeped in history Belgrade in Serbia Zagred, Croatia's cultural center Ljubljana one of Europe's greenest capitals Bled a striking lake and imposing castleVisit a local artisan in DubrovnikLearn how Bosnian, coffee is made in SarajevoEnjoy a tasty, traditional lunch in SarajevoDine with live music in the old Bohemian quarter of Skadarlija in Belgrade *This tour is operated by our partner, Kompas Tours. While our Ireland & Britain guided vacations offer one inclusive price with no additional costs, this tour will offer additional sightseeing excursions or dining experiences that are sold separately while on tour to enhance your vacation experience. 

CIE International Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Tirana
Welcome to Tirana! You will be met and transferred to your hotel.  The day is at leisure until you gather with your fellow travelers and your Tour Director in the evening for an orientation of your tour and a welcome reception. (WR)

Day 2: Tirana Sightseeing
On a morning sightseeing tour, see the Skanderberg Square with the statue of G.K. Skanderberg, Albania's national hero, the Mosque of Et'hem Bey, the Clock Tower, the Palace of Culture, built in Socialist-Realist style; and the National History Museum.  Your afternoon if free to continue exploring on your own, shop, or just relax. (B)

Day 3: Lake Ohrid | Monastery of Saint Naum
Travel to Macedonia and visit the lakeside resort of Ohrid.  It is an important cultural and spiritual center, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site.  Our sightseeing tour starts with a walk through the cobblestone streets of the old town.  Afterward, visit the magnificent Monastery of Saint Naum.  In the early afternoon, we return to our hotel.  The evening is at leisure (B)

Day 4: Kotor | Dubrovnik
After breakfast, leave Albania and travel to Montenegro for a visit to Kotor's Old Town.  You will have time for lunch on your own.  Later, we continue to beautiful Dubrovnik in Croatia.  Dine with your group tonight. (B, D)

Day 5: Old Dubrovnik Tour | Local Artisan Visit
Start your discovery of Dubrovnik with a walking tour of "Old Dubrovnik"; the Rector's Palace, the Bell Tower Clock, Orlando's Column and the Sponza Palace are all on the itinerary, as are the Dominican and Franciscan Monasteries.  The Pharmacy of the Franciscan Monastery is one of the oldest in the world.  Later, meet a local artisan to learn the traditional craftsmanship that still thrives in Dubrovnik today.  The remainder of the day is at leisure. (B)

Day 6: Mostar | Sarajevo
Drive through the gorge of the Neretva River to Mostar, where you will see the remains of the Turkish quarter and the 16th-century stone bridge.  Afterward, continue on to Sarajevo, the capital of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and a city influenced by several cultures and civilizations over its long history. (B)

Day 7: Bosnian Coffee Visit | Sarajevo City Tour | Traditional Lunch
In the morning, visit a local coffee shop where the owner will explain how Bosnian coffee, part of the national identity, is made. Afterward, coffee will be served for you to enjoy.  A city tour will show you the Turkish Bazaar Bas Carsija, visit the Husref Bay's Mosque, the Olympic Stadium, and the Gavrilo Princip Museum.  A little bit later, we stop for a light traditional Cervapi lunch (a national dish with grilled minced meat, onion and bread). (B, L)

Day 8: Visegra | Drvengrad | UziceBelgrade
Continue the journey to Visegrad with is magnificent bridge on the Drina River.  The bridge, built in the 16th century, is a masterpiece of civil engineering. Our next stop is in Drvengrad (translated as "Timber Town"), where famous director Emir Kusturica built the beautiful Ethno Village.  Our final stop is in Uzice and we end our journey today in Belgrade. (B)

Day 9: Belgrade Tour | Dinner with Live Music
With a history dating back more than 7,000 years, Belgrade is a fascinating city to visit. Our morning sightseeing tour includes the city's main attractions

Day 10: Zagreb
Travel to Zagreb today, the capital of Croatia. Upon arrival, your time is at leisure. (B)

Day 11: Zagreb City Tour
This morning we enjoy a city tour featuring the historic Upper Town, St Mark's Church, St. Catherine's Church, the Cathedral, the Parliament, and the Government Palace.  The rest of the day is free to explore the winding streets of the Old Town. (B)

Day 12: Ljubljana Tour
We motor on to Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia.  In the afternoon we visit the most significant sights of the old city center, the picturesque open-air Central Market, the Three Bridges, the Baroque Town Hall, and Robba's Fountain.  The evening is at leisure. (B)

Day 13: Bled Tour | Bled Castle | Ljubjana Farewell Dinner
Travel to Bled for a sightseeing tour which includes the charming town, the lakeshore and a visit of the imposing Bled Castle which is perched on a cliff high above the lake.  Later, return to Ljubljana, where you will have some free time.  In the evening, join your fellow travelers and your Tour Director for a farewell dinner. (B, D)

Day 14: Depart Ljubljana
After breakfast you will be transferred to Ljubljana airport for your flight home. (B) B

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