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The tour starts from the village of Gruda in Konavle area known for its beautiful landscapes with large valley surrounded by mountains dotted with charming villages. We bike along the fields, orchards and vineyards, passing across a small bridge over the river Ljuta and Konavočica. Our tour guide will introduces us into the history and traditions of the Konavle area passed down through generations. Visit to the Franciscan Monastery in Pridvorje and old watermills by the river Ljuta. Refreshment by the river, departure to Gruda for wine tasting of local wines.
Surrounded by high mountains reflected in the blue waters, a fjord-shaped Bay of Kotor is one of the most spectacular landscapes on the Mediterranean. Drive along the bay past Risan and picturesque Perast, a home- town of many captains. Boat ride to the man-made islet of Our Lady of the Rocks (Gospa od Škrpjela). Upon returning home safely, seamen dropped rocks and old boats filled with rocks in this place and gradually created the islet as the foundation for the church. Continuation to Kotor, town that has always been providing a safe harbour to navigators and its famous merchant navy. City tour of Kotor with its beautiful Romanesque cathedral of St Triphun, surrounded by walls and fortresses included on the UNESCO`s World Heritage List.
Discover the Bay of Kotor, one of the most spectacular sceneries on the Mediterranean, surrounded by high mountains with picturesque small towns along its shores. Drive to Kotor past Risan, once the seat of the Illyrian queen Teuta and picturesque Perast. City tour of the old city of Kotor with the Romanesque Cathedral of St Triphun encircled by walls and fortresses included on the UNESCO`s World Heritage List.
Discover Ston with its 5-kilometer long walls, a city built in the 15th century according to a plan with a rectangular scheme of streets and squares and its Rector’s Palace. Ston is renowned for its delicious oysters and mussels that you will taste in one of the local restaurants. Another landmark of Ston are its old salt ponds where the salt is still produced today in the old way.
We continue to the Arboretum in Trsteno with a 15th century summer residence of the Dubrovnik patrician family Gucetić-Gozze surrounded by a beautiful Renaissance garden.
Discover the picturesque Konavle countryside with thirty villages surrounded by vineyards, olive groves and numerous cypress trees. Visit to Sunday Fair in Čilipi where women dressed in national costumes sell their hand made embroideries. Opportunity to attend the Holy Mass at the church of St Nicholas. A folklore performance in front of the church followed by a visit to the Konavle Ethnographic Museum housing objects of daily use, festive costume of the bride and groom and jewellery.
Drive to Molunat for a view over Prevlaka peninsula, the southernmost part of Croatia. Lunch at Konavoski Dvori restaurant with old watermills on the river Ljuta. Continuation to Mihanići for a visit to the home and gallery of the naive painter Mijo Šiša Konavljanin.
Catamaran ride along the Montenegrin shore with spectacular sceneries on the way to Durres, one of oldest cities of Albania. Upon arrival, departure by coach to Kruja rising 560 meters above the sea level, on the slopes of Sari-Salltiku Mountain offering a stunning view over the surrounding landscape. We tour Kruja, a picturesque birthplace of Skenderbeg, with mosque and colorful old bazaar and the medieval Kruja Castle, center of the Skenderbeg`s resistance against the Ottoman Turks. The surrounding walls are reinforced by nine towers and served as an observation and signaling posts at the time of war. Free time for lunch.
Return to Durres for a city tour including Amphitheatre, Roman Thermal Baths, City walls from the Byzantine period and the Citadel. Return by catamaran to Dubrovnik.
Morning departure by catamaran to Albania sailing along the southernmost part of the Croatia and Montenegrin coast. Arrival to Durres one of the oldest cities of Albania that had developed in the ancient times as an important port and trade centre of the Adriatic Coast. Sightseeing tour of Durres including Amphitheater, Roman Thermal Baths, City walls from the Byzantine period and the Citadel.
Continuation by coach to Tirana ,the vibrant capital of Albania laying among the ranges of Dajti Mountain and costal plains, founded by Sulejman Pasha in 1614 as a commercial centre along the caravan routes. Sightseeing tour including the Tabakeve’s bridge, Skenderbeg Square with its statue, Sahati Tower, richly decorated Ottoman Haxhi Et’hem Bey Mosque and other sites. Free time for lunch and to explore the city on your own. Return to Durres followed by catamaran ride to Dubrovnik.
Discover the beauties of the Skadar Lake, the largest National park of Montenegro and the biggest lake of the Balkan Peninsula, known as one of the richest bird reserves in Europe with 264 bird species.
After a two hour catamaran ride we reach Bar, then continue by coach to Virpazar in the Skadar Lake National Park. Enjoy a two hour boat cruise on the lake revealing the beauty and serenity of its landscape and some of the lake secrets. The lake area is rich in cultural and historical sites abounding in numerous churches, monasteries and picturesque old villages. Lunch and free time followed by coach ride to Podgorica, the capital of Montenegro built at the confluence of the Ribnica and Moraca River. A short orientational tour, time at leisure for shopping or exploring the city on your own walking down its shaded alleys. Return to Bar followed by catamaran ride to Dubrovnik.
On our way to Kotor we sail along a row of islands passing town of Cavtat, cliffs of Konavle and Prevlaka Nature Park, the southernmost part of the Croatian coast. Discover the beautiful landscape of the fjord-shaped Bay of Kotor surrounded by high mountains reflecting in the blue waters. Disembark in Kotor, continuation to Budva by coach.
According to archaeological findings, Budva is one of the oldest settlements on the Adriatic Coast, more than 2500 years old. Free time in Budva to explore on your own its picturesque Old City surrounded by walls with Citadel Fortress, town gates, churches, narrow cobblestone streets and squares with open air cafes, restaurants and art galleries.Enjoy your day at one of the most popular beaches of Montenegro offering a variety of water sport activities with café bars and restaurant.