Gorgeous Balkan with Superior Adriatic Cruise

Gorgeous Balkan with Superior Adriatic Cruise

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Gorgeous Balkan with Superior Adriatic Cruise

15 Days Starting and ending in Dubrovnik, Croatia

Visiting: Dubrovnik, Budva, Shkodër, Tirana, Ohrid, Skopje, Kolasin, Cetinje, Kotor, Korčula, Pučišća, Split, Stari Grad, Hvar Port, Hvar, Mljet

Tour operator:

Kompas

Tour code:

K304

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

4 - 30

Physical rating:

Low

Age range:

7-99

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Tour operated in:
English
Trip Styles:

Cruise, Cruise and Stay

Interests:

Cultural

Activities:

Sightseeing, Swimming, Walking

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$3295 (USD) The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$173

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Tour Overview

INCLUDED FEATURES: Arrival shared transfer from Dubrovnik Airport to hotel and departure shared transfer from Dubrovnik port to Dubrovnik Airport on the first and the last days of the tour First class hotels including accommodation on half board basis Service charges and hotel taxes Luggage handling (1 pc per person) Touring by modern air-conditioned motor coach Professional English-Speaking Tour Director throughout Licensed Local Guides Complimentary whispers with sightseeing tours 7 nights cruise from Split to Dubrovnik Superior category ship in a cabin with private facilities, A/C & TV Daily buffet breakfast 6 lunches (3 course meal and salad bar) onboard Welcome dinner and Captain's dinner during cruise Water dispenser during cruise Complimentary fresh fruits available daily during cruise Professional English-speaking Cruise Manager throughout Fresh bed linen and towels midweek Whisper technology Luggage handling One beach towel per person per week Complimentary Wi-Fi on board SIGHTSEEING TOURS INCLUDED: Professional English-speaking guide for sightseeing tours of Dubrovnik, Tirana, Ohrid, Skopje, Kotor Entrance fees to Diocletian’s Palace, 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 Petrovic in Cetinje; St. Triphun Cathedral in Kotor, City tours of Split, Hvar, Korcula and Dubrovnik Guided tour to Mljet National Park SUPPLEMENTS (OPTIONAL): Additional beach towel 7 EUR per person on request Entrance to Mljet National Park to be paid on the spot Private car transfers available on request (Vehicle transfers are not available in the pedestrian areas) RATES DO NOT INCLUDE: Drinks, extra meals Port tax 60 EUR net per person (to be paid by on board) All other entrance fees not mentioned in the inclusions.

Highlights

  • Cultural sightseeing of Dubrovnik, Tirana, Ohrid, Skopje and Kotor

  • Memorable experience of different cultures

  • City tours of Split, Trogir, Hvar and Korcula.

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Dubrovnik – Arrival, Sunday
Location: Dubrovnik
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Dinner

Upon arrival at Dubrovnik Airport, transfer to hotel. Meet the tour guide,
dinner and overnight.

Day 2 : Dubrovnik – Budva/Montenegro – Shkodra/Albania – Tirana, Monday
Location: Dubrovnik, Budva, Shkodër, Tirana
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Morning sightseeing tour of Dubrovnik, included in the UNESCO’s List of
World Cultural Heritage. You will visit Franciscan Monastery with Europe’s
third oldest pharmacy, the Rector’s Palace and the Cathedral. Departure for
Tirana; we drive inland via Budva, crossing the Albanian border at Shkodra,
once the capital of the Illyrian Kingdom (3rd century B.C.). Dinner and
overnight in Tirana.

Day 3 : Tirana – Ohrid/North Macedonia, Tuesday
Location: Tirana, Ohrid
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Morning sightseeing tour of Tirana, the capital of Albania, including
Skender Bey Square, the Mosque of Ethem Bey and a visit to the National
Museum representing the flow of Albanian history and housing the finds
from archeological sites across the country. Afternoon departure for
Ohrid, driving via Elbasan and crossing the North Macedonian border at
Cafasan. Dinner and overnight in Ohrid.

Day 4 : Ohrid, Wednesday
Location: Ohrid
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

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 North 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. Dinner in a local
restaurant. Return to hotel for overnight.

Day 5 : Ohrid – Skopje, Thursday
Location: Ohrid, Skopje
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

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. Pateleimon with its 12th century iconostas and frescoes
ranking among the highest achievements of Byzantine art of this period.
Dinner and overnight in Skopje.

Day 6 : Skopje – Kolašin/Montenegro, Friday
Location: Skopje, Kolasin
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

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, situated at the altitude of 954 m. The whole
area is surrounded by the thick pine forest of the Bjelasica Mountain and is
a popular skiing and air spa resort. Dinner and overnight in Kolašin

Day 7 : Kolašin – Cetinje – Kotor – Dubrovnik, Saturday
Location: Kolasin, Cetinje, Kotor, Dubrovnik
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Morning departure for Cetinje where we visit King Nikola’s Museum, once
the residence of the Montenegrin King Nikola I Petrović. Continuation to
Kotor, classified as UNESCO’s World Cultural Heritage site, where we visit its
Romanesque Cathedral dedicated to St. Triphun, the city’s patron saint. We
continue to Dubrovnik driving along the picturesque Bay of Kotor. Dinner
and overnight in Dubrovnik.

Day 8 : Dubrovnik – Embarkation, Sunday
Location: Dubrovnik
Accommodation: Cabin at cruise ship
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to Gruž harbor and embarkation. Meet your
fellow travelers and your Cruise Manager during the Welcome reception
followed by dinner

Day 9 : Dubrovnik – Korčula, Monday
Location: Dubrovnik, Korčula
Accommodation: Cabin at cruise ship
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Early in the morning we set sail for the island of Korčula, with a swim stop,
if weather permits, in one of pristine bays, time to relax and lunch on board.
Korčula, the most preserved medieval town, and birthplace of the famous explorer Marco Polo. Upon arrival take a walking tour of Korčula that takes
you through its narrow, cobbled streets. Evening is free to explore the town
on your own.

Day 10 : Korčula – Pučišća, Tuesday
Location: Korčula, Pučišća
Accommodation: Cabin at cruise ship
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Our journey then continues towards Pučišća, situated on the island of Brač,
village of the stone sculpture, where you can visit amazing stonemason
school (optional). Lunch on board before arrival in Pučišća, enjoy a swim
in one of Brač’ many lovely coves and bays, if weather permits. Join us
Captain’s dinner on board. Overnight in Pučišća.

Day 11 : Pučišća – Split, Wednesday
Location: Pučišća, Split
Accommodation: Cabin at cruise ship
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

After breakfast we set sail to Split with a stop along the way for a swim
and relax, if weather permits, with lunch on board. In the late afternoon we
arrive in Split. Upon arrival, join a guided tour of the city, visit the seafront
promenade and Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace. The historical center
of the city is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Your evening is free
in Split.

Day 12 : Split – Stari Grad – Hvar, Thursday
Location: Split, Stari Grad, Hvar Port
Accommodation: Cabin at cruise ship
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

In the morning, we sail to Stari Grad on the Island of Hvar one of the oldest
towns in Europe. The Stari Grad Plain and the old town center of Stari Grad
have been listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites since 2008. Return to your
ship for lunch on board and sail towards Hvar with a break for swimming.
Upon arrival in Hvar, you will be visiting many historical sights of the town,
such as St Stephen’s Square and Cathedral, the Arsenal with the theatre
built on its first floor, the first municipal theatre in Europe. Above the town
is the impressive fortress Fortica offering magnificent views over the bay
and Pakleni islands. Your evening is free in Hvar.

Day 13 : Hvar – Mljet National Park, Friday
Location: Hvar, Mljet
Accommodation: Cabin at cruise ship
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

In the morning, we sail towards Mljet. Croatian “Greenest Island” with its
beautiful, untouched nature and its cultural heritage. We arrive in the heart
of Mljet National Park which encompasses five types of forests, many
species of birds and two deep lakes. If you want to visit Mljet National Park,
walk to the entrance where you can purchase the ticket to walk around the
Veliko Jezero (Big Lake) and the Malo Jezero (Small Lake) and join the boat
ride to St. Mary Island. Spend the night in Mljet

Day 14 : Mljet National Park – Dubrovnik, Saturday
Location: Mljet, Dubrovnik
Accommodation: Cabin at cruise ship
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

In the morning we continue our adventure by sailing back to Dubrovnik
with lunch on board with stop for swimming. Upon arrival in Dubrovnik,
you will enjoy a guided tour at the historical center of Dubrovnik, walk
through Stradun – both a street and a square, the most famous place inside
the town walls, the famous city enlisted as UNESCO’s World Heritage site,
where your guide will show you the most interesting sights of Dubrovnik.
After city tour, free time to explore the city, visit City Walls, the Franciscan
Monastery with Europe's second oldest pharmacy, the Rector's Palace and
the Cathedral, or take a boat ride to Lokrum island or take the cable car to
the top of the Mount Srđ. Overnight in Dubrovnik

Day 15 : Dubrovnik – Departure, Sunday
Location: Dubrovnik
Meals Included: Breakfast

After breakfast it’s time to disembark. You will be transferred to Dubrovnik
airport for your flight home.

What's Included

  • Accommodation

    First class hotels including accommodation on half board basis. Superior category ship in a cabin with private facilities, A/C & TV.

  • Fully Guided

    Professional English-Speaking Tour Director throughout. Licensed Local Guides, professional English-speaking Cruise Manager throughout.

What's Not Included

  • Additional Services

    Drinks, extra meals Port tax 60 EUR net per person (to be paid by on board) All other entrance fees not mentioned in the inclusions

  • Optional

    Additional beach towel 7 EUR per person on request Entrance to Mljet National Park to be paid on the spot Private car transfers available on request (Vehicle transfers are not available in the pedestrian areas)

Accommodation

HOTELS
DUBROVNIK: Adria 4* or similar
TIRANA: Sky Tower 4* or similar
OHRID: Metropol 4* or similar
SKOPJE: Next Door Park 4* or similar
KOLAŠIN: Bianca 4* or similar

Mode of Transport

Buses and cruise ship

Check out our Q&As

  • What is the standard of the hotels on this tour?

    Four stars hotels

  • Will I know the names and details of all the accommodation before I depart?

    Yes, you will get all needed information about your accommodation before departure.

  • Can you assist with pre or post tour accommodation?

    Yes, we can assist you with pre and post stay accommodations.

  • Is free Wi-Fi available in the accommodation used?

    Yes, Wi-Fi is available in the used accommodation.

  • What currencies are required for this tour?

    Euro.

  • Are towels provided on board?

    For your comfort, bath towels and a beach towel are provided on all our ships. There is the possibility of renting towels for the beach with a maximum cost of 7 euro per pcs/week.

  • Is there a laundry service on board?

    No.

  • What if I have dietary requirements?

    The cuisine on board is a combination of Mediterranean and international cuisine, with traditional Croatian dishes, and includes seafood typical of the region. If you have any dietary requirements, we kindly ask you to provide information in advance to enable the chef to accommodate these dietary needs upon arrival.

  • What electricity is on board?

    In our Ships we have available electricity 220 V. Due to security measures it is not allowed to have plugs in the bathrooms of the cabins.

  • What is good to know before travel?

    In the event of adverse weather conditions, the captain can choose to alter the itinerary for the comfort and safety of the passengers. Tips are not included and are discretionary at the end of your cruise. KOMPAS reserves the right to change the vessel provider in case the contracted services are not supplied according to previously agreed standards. All our cruises are equipped with lifejackets, rescue raft, fire alarm and complete navigation equipment (navigation radar, plotter, GPS, radio, etc).

  • Is smoking allowed on board?

    Smoking in the restaurant area and in the cabins is not allowed. There will be a small-designated area outside for smokers away from the general entertaining areas. Passengers must not throw cigarette butts in the sea.

  • Are there baby cribs available in the ships?

    Our Ships do not have baby cribs available, but in case any guest wants to bring their own baby crib, please inform us at the time of booking to try to assign a cabin with enough space for it.

Reviews of this Operator

BO Schkolowoi (Google Reviewer)  

We booked a trip to...

23-May-2023

We booked a trip to Venice at the stand in the port of Porec, one day before departure. The price was m.m. not excessive and even cheaper than online (€74). Check-in went smoothly in high season, but you definitely shouldn't leave it at the last minute as the queue was relatively long even in May. The crossing didn't take 2.45 hours as announced, but over 4 hours because a canal in Venice was closed and the return trip also took over 3 hours.

King Typhoon (Google Reviewer)  

The office personnel were firstly...

28-Jul-2023

The office personnel were firstly very friendly, the office itself was awesome. The ferry itself was also very fine but the employees there were very friendly, kindhearted and helpful. They are experts in upholding a good ambience on board of the Prince of Venice. It was even my second time with this company Summarized Compas is a awesome company and I would recommend this company when you want to go to Venice from Istria.

ANNA D (Google Reviewer)  

I went on a trip...

25-Jun-2022

I went on a trip to Venice with this office. The price was not small, but it included a guide and a trip on a fast catamaran. If you want to visit Venice on your own, traveling from Croatia, this is an ideal option, but the office provides additional attractions for an additional EUR 100 per person, EUR 17, transfer from the port and St. Mark's Square, - you can get there yourself, or, EUR 30, a 30-minute gondola cruise for 4 or 5 people I recommend it if anyone hasn't tried it. 23 euros dinner in a restaurant, pasta with sauce and 1 scoop of ice plus drinks, I have no opinion because Venice is expensive, but more demanding people probably won't like it. And a taxi motorboat transfer to the port for EUR 30, this is also an attraction that I recommend, a nice adventure

Dawn Gibson (Google Reviewer)  

Whilst staying in Pula, Croatia,...

14-Jul-2023

Whilst staying in Pula, Croatia, we wanted to take a day trip to Venice, and Kompass helped us do just that, drawing on their years of local knowledge and experience. The return fare was relatively cheap, and we opted to take advantage of ALL of the additional services offered to us in order to get the most out of our day. These included return water taxi to and from St Mark's Square (saving us a 45-minute walk each way) a gondola ride (an absolute must) lunch in a prebooked restaurant, and the services of 2 incredibly knowledgeable, funny and friendly guides who know exactly how to make the most of every minute in this beautiful city. This combination of services was approximately 100€ per head, which weren't mandatory but were an absolute bargain when you consider that the alternative is to navigate your own way around the city and try to ensure that you are back at the port in time to sail. **Top Tip** Make sure you have cash as the catamaran has no wifi to accept card payments. The staff, however, did accept IOU's to allow you time to withdraw cash whilst in Italy. Great customer service. We counted 5 languages spoken. Cannot recommend this company enough.

Dani M (Google Reviewer)  

We were in Venice with...

17-Sep-2023

We were in Venice with Compass from Porec. Everything went really well and we had a very nice day. Points are deducted for what I consider to be exaggerated comments from the tour guide. Compass also offers some program items in Venice itself, such as lunch, gondola rides and boat transfers. We visited the city independently, but many fellow travelers were certainly very satisfied with the all-inclusive package. To each his own. But the tour guide claims all the restaurants are fully booked for months, you would definitely just get lost on foot, Google Maps is hardly available and you would only see the back of the buildings on foot anyway because all the houses are right up to them Going along canals... is simply completely exaggerated and has something of a farmer's trap or a coffee trip.

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May 19, 2024 - Jun 02, 2024
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Oct 06, 2024 - Oct 20, 2024
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  • Cancellation Policy

    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of kompas charges.

    Up to 30 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 29 days before tour starts: Forfeit 50% of booking price.

    At 14 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

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