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

DUBROVNIK
Guided tour of the walled city
KOTOR
Kotor bay scenic drive and old town visit
SHKODRA
See the ancient fortress
TIRANA
Guided city sightseeing tour
DURRES TO BARI
Overnight ferry
BARI
Guided city sightseeing
ALBEROBELLO
Visit and see the typical Trulli
OLIVE OIL FACTORY
Visit and olive oil tasting
SORRENTO
Visit the town center
ROME
Visit

Headsets throughout the tour.

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:

  • Costiera Amalfitana
  • Old city of Dubrovnik
  • The Trulli of Alberobello

Transportation:

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

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Buffet breakfasts daily; 2 dinners

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

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
DinnerDinner

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
DinnerDinner

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, Barivecchia (Old Bari) is a maze of alleys built on a promotory 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

 Accommodations

Dubrovnik
Budva
Tirana
Bari
Sorrento Area
Rome

 Optional Excursions

No matter what you’re into: food, wine, history, art, music or anything else, we give you the freedom to personalize your vacation with optional excursions that speak to your interests.

When you book your excursions with us, you can be assured that every optional excursion that we offer coordinates with the free time that you'll have in your destination, so you'll never have conflicts between included and optional activities. Our team of travel experts carefully selects each optional excursion that we offer to ensure that you receive the highest quality at a great value. Our tried-and-true partners have a finger on the pulse of the city in which they operate so they deliver the very best experiences. We offer experiences you cannot create on your own and because you’re booking with us, we coordinate all your transportation and timing needs.

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These 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). Optional excursions are available for purchase on our MyCosmos site 90 days prior to the tour start date.

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)


Dubrovnik
Sorrento Area
Rome

Dubrovnik

Traditions and Treasures of Konavle

Traditions and Treasures of Konavle

Discover the bounty and beauty of southern Croatia as you see the sights in pretty Cavtat and visit an old mill with a snack break featuring locally produced drinks and treats.

Price Range: $

Sorrento Area

Neapolitan Experience

Neapolitan Experience

Enjoy a delicious meal on the picturesque area of Naples.

Price Range: $$

Rome

Treasures of Rome and Dinner

Treasures of Rome and Dinner

Enjoy a tour of Rome and relax over a 3-course dinner with dessert, local wine, and authentic Roman atmosphere!

Price Range: $$

Charms of Positano

Charms of Positano

The most thrilling drive in Europe awaits as you travel along the famed Amalfi Coast for breathtaking panoramas and a visit to charming Positano!

Price Range: $$

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