Adriatic Adventure–Zagreb to Athens

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Adriatic Adventure–Zagreb to Athens
Zagreb to Athens
15 days
Tour code: ECZA

Highlights

Relax on Corfu’s beaches, make new friends over drinks along the Adriatic, explore charming old villages, discover the rich and varied culture of the Balkans, marvel at stunning views at the Bay of Kotor

From cultural Zagreb to ancient Athens and historic walled Balkan towns to the dance floors of exclusive nightclubs, this 15-day adventure promises a Europe you didn’t know was there. You’ll hit the Adriatic’s famous sites and hidden gems in the company of other young travellers while indulging in hiking, exploring Montenegro and Albania, and embracing beach and social life in Corfu. This is a European trip like no other — strap on your sandals and discover it the right way.

What's included?

Staff & experts

Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout.

Meals

No meals included

Transport

Train, bus, private van, ferry, walking, internal flight.

Accommodation

Hotels/hostels (14 nts, multi-share).

Included activities

Orientation walk in Zagreb, Tirana, and Corfu. Entrance to Plitvice Lakes National Park. Guided tour of Diocletian's Palace (Split). Evening orientation walk in Split. Sunset from Pelakas. Internal flight. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

Itinerary

Day 1
Zagreb
Arrive at any time. If you'd like to explore this city, consider booking a night or two of pre-accommodation.

Included activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

Optional activities:

  • Museum of Broken Relationships
  • Croatian Museum of Naive Art
  • Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Cathedral of the Assumption
  • St Mark's Church
Day 2
Zagreb - Plitvice Lakes National Park
Explore Zagreb on an orientation walk before transferring to Plitvice for the night.

Transport: Local bus

Included activities: Orientation Walk

Optional activities:

  • Museum of Broken Relationships
  • Croatian Museum of Naive Art
  • Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Cathedral of the Assumption
  • St Mark's Church
Day 3
Plitvice Lakes National Park - Split
Explore the terraced lakes, waterfalls, and hiking trails of Plitvice Lakes National Park, then travel to Split for an orientation walk upon arrival. Entrance to the park is included.

Transport: Local bus

Included activities: Orientation Walk

Day 4
Split
Enjoy a guided walk of Diocletian's Palace. The rest of the day is free, opt to visit the famous Zlatni Rat beach on Bol, head to Trogir or the ancient ruined city of Solin, or experience the nightlife once the sun goes down.

Included activities: Diocletian's Palace Guided Walk

Optional activities:

  • Trogir Excursion
  • St Duje Cathedral Visit
  • Marjan's Peak Visit
  • Bacvice Beach Visit
  • Mestrovic Gallery
Day 5
Split - Hvar
Take a morning ferry to Hvar. Upon arrival, opt to enjoy the beach, visit the Hvar Fortress, or enjoy an island-hopping boat cruise that stops at secluded coves around the Pakleni Islands.

Transport: Ferry

Optional activities:

  • Hvar Fortress Visit
  • Pakleni Islands Boat Cruise
  • St. Stephen's Cathedral
Day 6
Hvar - Dubrovnik
Travel by bus and ferry to Dubrovnik. Enjoy an optional night on the town with the group.

Transport: Ferry, Local bus

Included activities: Border Crossing (Croatia - Bosnia), Border Crossing (Bosnia - Croatia)

Optional activities:

  • Dubrovnik City Wall Walk
  • Cable Car Ride
  • Sea Kayaking
  • Franciscan Monastery & Museum
  • Rector´s Palace
  • Museum of Croatian War of Independence
  • War Photography Museum
  • Lopud Island Visit
Day 7
Dubrovnik
Enjoy a free day for exploration.

Optional activities:

  • Dubrovnik City Wall Walk
  • Optional Welcome Meeting for Travellers on Combos
  • Cable Car Ride
  • Kayaking Tour (Half-Day)
Day 8
Dubrovnik - Kotor
Cross the border into Montenegro and go hiking or visit Lake Skadar. Please note that we use a mixed sex dormitory in Kotor.

Transport: Private Vehicle

Included activities: Border Crossing (Croatia - Montenegro)

Optional activities:

  • Sveti Ivan Fortress Hike
  • Donji Stoliv Hike
  • The Ladder of Kotor Hike
  • Lake Skadar National Park
  • Kotor City Exploration
  • Sea Kayaking
  • Kotor Maritime Museum
Day 9
Kotor
Take the day to explore the city of Kotor or the beaches of Herceg Novi. Opt to take a day trip to the beautiful nearby village of Perast. Please note that we use a mixed sex dormitory in Kotor.

Optional activities:

  • Sea Kayaking
  • Kotor City Exploration
  • Perast Visit
  • Risan town and Roman Mosaics Visit
  • Kotor Maritime Museum
  • Sveti Ivan Fortress Hike
  • Donji Stoliv Hike
  • The Ladder of Kotor Hike
  • Lake Skadar National Park
  • Herceg Novi Beach Visit
Day 10
Kotor - Tirana
Check out all that the capital of Albania has to offer on an included orientation walk.

Transport: Private Vehicle

Included activities: Border Crossing (Montenegro - Albania), Orientation Walk

Optional activities:

  • Piramida Visit
  • Dajti Ekspres Cable Car Ride
  • National Gallery of Arts
  • National History Museum
Day 11
Tirana - Saranda
Travel through the Albanian countryside to coastal Saranda, stopping along the way to explore towns and local sights. Stop for lunch in the historic centre of Gjirokastër, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and opt to visit the Gjirokastër Fortress. Arrive early to Saranda with plenty of time to enjoy the Ionian Sea. The exact stops along the drive depend on the day and weather. Depending on traffic and arrival/departure times to Saranda, groups may opt to stop by Albania's largest archaeological site from the Greek era, which includes a large Roman amphitheatre and a Byzantine basilica.

Transport: Private Vehicle

Optional activities:

  • Butrint Archaeological Site Visit
  • Gjirokaster Fortress
  • Bay Visit
  • Mirror Beach Visit
Day 12
Saranda - Corfu
Take a late afternoon ferry across the border to the island of Corfu. Enjoy an orientation walk in the old town of Kerkyra, then enjoy free time to hit the beach and the clubs in the evening.

Transport: Ferry

Included activities: Border Crossing (Albania - Greece), Orientation Walk

Optional activities:

  • Archaeological Museum
  • Palaio Frourio
Day 13
Corfu
Free time to hit the beach and the clubs. Opt to explore the island by horseback, visit some of the older churches and historic buildings found on the island, or relax on one of its many beautiful beaches.

Optional activities:

  • Archaeological Museum
  • Achilleion Palace, Museum and Gardens
  • Temple of Artemis
Day 14
Corfu - Athens
Morning flight to Athens and free afternoon to explore Greece's capital city. Please note that passenger luggage (up to 15kgs/33lbs per passenger) is included on this flight.

Transport: Plane

Optional activities:

  • Acropolis and Parthenon Visit
  • Acropolis Museum Visit
  • Roman Agora Visit
  • Syntagma (Constitution) Square Visit
  • National Archaeological Museum Visit
Day 15
Athens
Depart at any time. Please note that there are many things to do in and around Athens. Booking extra accommodation after your tour is recommended to take in the sites as this tour only spends one night in the city.

Included activities: Departure Day

Optional activities:

  • Syntagma (Constitution) Square Visit
  • Roman Agora Visit
  • Acropolis Museum Visit
  • Acropolis and Parthenon Visit
  • National Archaeological Museum Visit

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