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Discover the Eastern Med (6730)

11 Day Tour from Dubrovnik to Rome

2020 Tour Details

Starting in the medieval walled city of Dubrovnik, also a filming location for Game of Thrones, and ending in Rome, the ancient capital city of the Roman Empire, this affordable Mediterranean vacation packs in even more fun through the less-traveled countries of Montenegro and Albania. Originally settled by Venetians, Kotor, Montenegro is an architectural and atmospheric port that sets the stage for lavish leisure. Whether you choose to sip the region’s beloved honey brandy or indulge in the catch of the day, it won’t take long to be captivated by this seaside citadel. With its mostly flat roadways, the pastel-painted Albanian city of Shkodra is known as the City of Bicycles. Enjoy the pleasant lake, fortress and village views and the country’s capital city Tirana. What better way to end an overnight ferry ride across the Adriatic Sea than to wake up Italy’s historic port city of Bari. Weave your way through the maze of side-streets toward the Basilica of St. Nicholas, an important pilgrimage site. Next day, travel to legendary Sorrento, set like a gem on the Golf of Naples and home of Limoncello and many other delicacies.

End your Mediterranean adventure in Rome, having discovered off-the-beaten-path surprises that delight and inspire on your budget-friendly tour of the undiscovered Eastern Mediterranean.

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 Tour Highlights


Guided tour of the walled city

Kotor bay scenic drive and old town visit

See the ancient fortress

Guided city sightseeing tour

Overnight ferry

Guided city sightseeing

Visit and see the typical Trulli

Visit and olive oil tasting

Visit the town center



Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi, Durres-Bari overnight ferry in cabins with private facilities


 Meals & Itinerary

Buffet breakfasts daily; 2 dinners


Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.

Day 1

ARRIVE IN DUBROVNIK, CROATIA. Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free to start exploring Dubrovnik. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers.

Day 2

DUBROVNIK. The Included sightseeing today is a great introduction to one of the most fascinating cities of the Eastern Mediterranean. Dubrovnik is the best-preserved Croatian medieval city. Visit the FRANCISCAN MONASTERY and the RECTOR’S PALACE, where the Local Guide will give you a full commentary, including the history of this beautifully preserved medieval architectural wonder. Sign up for an interesting optional excursion to Konavle.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3

DUBROVNIK–KOTOR, MONTENEGRO–BUDVA. Leave Croatia today and start discovering the staggering beauty of Montenegro. Enjoy a spectacular scenic drive along the bay of Kotor, before stopping to visit the old town. Wedged between brooding mountains and a corner of the shimmering bay, atmospheric Kotor is the perfect setting for an ancient port city. Rich in Medieval architecture and numerous monuments of cultural heritage, the town is listed as a UNESCO World Natural and Historical Heritage Site. Overnight in the resort area of Budva.
Today’s Distance: 71 mi/ 115 km
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 4

BUDVA–SHKODRA, ALBANIA–TIRANA. Today we drive south along the Montenegrin coast all the way to the Albanian border. Turning inland, discover Shkodra, the traditional center of the Gheg cultural region, one of the oldest cities in Europe and arguably the most attractive urban center in Albania. The ancient Rozafa Fortress has stunning views over Lake Shkodra, while the pastel-painted buildings in the Old Town have a distinct Italian influence. We continue to Tirana, the capital of Albania, to discover its highlights on the included city sightseeing tour with a Local Guide.
Today’s Distance: 118 mi/ 190 km
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 5

TIRANA. A whole day to discover Tirana on your own, or to join an optional excursion to the medieval citadel of Kruja, with the Scanderbeg castle, ethnographic museum, and the colorful local bazaar. Scanderbeg was a nobleman and military commander who fought the Ottoman empire and ranks high in that military history, as the most persistent opponent of the Ottoman Empire in its heyday. He is now considered Albania’s national hero.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 6

TIRANA–DURRES–OVERNIGHT FERRY. Today, visit the port town of Durres before boarding on the overnight ferry to Bari, which will depart in the evening.
Today’s Distance: 25 mi/ 40 km
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 7

BARI, ITALY. This morning disembark in Apulia, one of the most beautiful regions of southern Italy. Take advantage of the day by discovering the charming city of Bari on the included guided tour. The old city centre, Bari Vecchia (Old Bari) is a maze of alleys built on a promontory between two harbors. In its middle you’ll find St Nicholas Basilica, founded in the XI century, surrounded by the typical picturesque narrow streets.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 8

BARI. EXCURSION TO ALBEROBELLO. Apulia is a region with plenty to offer. It is famous for its ancient history, beautiful beaches, excellent food and wines, and its unique architectural styles. On today’s included excursion to Alberobello, a charming hamlet listed on UNESCO’s World Heritage Site list, see the TRULLI, the unique beehive shaped, dry-stone buildings with conical roofs resembling gnome hats.
Today’s Distance: 68 mi/ 110 km
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 9

BARI–SORRENTO AREA. Making our way across the Apulia, Basilicata and Campania regions to Sorrento, we stop at an OLIVE OIL FACTORY to discover how this healthy ingredient of Mediterranean cuisine is made, and to learn about its quality. Tonight, sign up for an optional traditional Sorrentine dinner made with the seasonal delicacies of this area.
Today’s Distance: 190 mi/ 305 km
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 10

SORRENTO AREA–ROME. Spend the morning in the picturesque town of Sorrento and take in the beautiful views and the lively street scenes in the town center. In the afternoon, travel to Rome, where you will have free time to do some last-minute shopping, people watch, or to take an evening optional excursion with dinner.
Today’s Distance: 165 mi/ 265 km
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 11

ROME. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
Breakfast Breakfast


BARI Excelsior (F)
BUDVA Adria (ST) or Bracera (F)
ROME Ateneo Garden Palace (F)
SORRENTO AREA Panorama Palace (F) or Central Park (ST)
TIRANA International (ST)

 Optional Excursions

The following optional excursions may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased).

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