Don't wait! Discover the Eastern Mediterranean with this new tour for 2020!
Discover the Eastern Mediterranean and save $100 per couple
ALL IN PRICE: $2,109* CAD
Based on the Discover the Eastern Med tour October 7, 2020 departure date. Many other tours and departure dates are available.
Featured price is per person, land only, in Canadian dollars, based on double occupancy, on the departure dates indicated, and includes all taxes and fees and the Cosmos $50 per person discount.
(Photo: Dubrovnik City)
- 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
(Photo: Map of Discover the Eastern Med tour itinerary)
HURRY, OFFER ENDS OCTOBER 22, 2019!
*Book a 2020 Cosmos vacation (excluding Cosmos Lite and 2020 Oberammergau) to receive the $50 per person discount on the land price. Booking must be made, under deposit and discount applied between June 5 and October 22, 2019 for travel in 2020. Discount will apply to individual members of groups adding a name and non-refundable per person deposit WITHIN the promo window. Not applicable on TBA space. Not applicable to custom tours. Combinable with all other applicable promotions. Applies to new 2020 bookings only and offer will not be applied to pre-existing bookings. Offer reliant on space availability. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply; see Travel Terms & Conditions for details. May be withdrawn at any time.
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.
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.
(Photo: Budva, Montenegro)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
(Photo: Truli houses in Alberobello, Italy)
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.
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.
Day 11: Rome
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.