2021 & 2022 Globus Guided Tours - Globus® Vacation Packages

Croatia & Albania Escape (KCZ)

9 Day Tour from Zagreb to Tirana

2024 Tour Details

Discover a world of beauty, history, and rich tradition on your escorted tour of Croatia, Montenegro and Albania without the higher prices and crowded sites of the busy travel season. Escape for nine days in the affordable and less-crowded off season to explore these countries rich in proud tradition.

Begin your vacation in Croatia to explore the sights of capital Zagreb— a guided tour of this extraordinary city. Take a scenic drive along the stunning coast to Zadar, where you’ll enjoy the magical sounds and lights of the Sea Organ and the Greeting to the Sun installations. Take breathtaking views of the lake and waterfalls in Krka National Park. Another highlight is a special lunch at a local restaurant. You’ll travel through the ruggedly beautiful countryside on your way to Split, Croatia—ancient Spalato—to tour the Emperor Diocletian’s Palace, and see the Mausoleum, the Cathedral of St. Domnius, and the incredible Temple of Jupiter. You’ll visit the dramatic setting of Dubrovnik, an ancient maritime republic poised above the Adriatic Sea. Explore the impressive ramparts of the walled city, see its Franciscan and Dominican monasteries.

Travel to Montenegro and explore Kotor, the “Jewel of the Mediterranean” before continuing on to Albania. Explore Albania’s capital city- Tirana and visit the Bunk’Art and enjoy a farewell dinner to celebrate your Balkans Escape.

Croatia & Albania Escape map
Escapes by Globus

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 Meals & Itinerary



Welcome to Zagreb! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at the hotel.




A City Split into Two ZAGREB Guided Sightseeing includes sights of important landmarks of the Lower and medieval Upper Town, such as the Parliament, Stone Gate, the Archbishop’s Palace, and the majestic cathedral.

CULTURE & TRADITIONS Explore the historic city of Zagreb, one of the oldest in Europe. Ride on the shortest funicular in the world and see stunning views of the city and its lovely red rooftops from the top but also take pictures of the colorful glazed tile roofing on St. Mark’s Church.


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Sea Sounds and Sunsets ZADAR A guided walking tour includes the main square and Nikola Basic’s amazing Sea Organ and the Greeting to the Sun installations. 180 mi/ 290 km

ART & ARCHITECTURE Designed by architect Nikola Basic and opened in April 2005, the Sea Organ captures the movement of the waves and transforms it into music--or something like it. Next to it the Greeting to the Sun was built. a 22-meter diameter circle with photovoltaic solar modules underneath. The solar-powered cells under the glass start generating electricity around dawn, which allows the disc to glow and light the shoreline.


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Natural Wonders KRKA Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local FavoriteTake In breathtaking views of the lake and waterfalls In Krka National Park. Afterwards enjoy a light lunch with local specialties. 121 mi / 195 km

NATURAL GEM Explore this natural wonder that features awe- inspiring waterfalls and a huge range of natural flora and fauna. Take a look at the Jaruga, the second oldest hydroelectric power plant in the entire world, having opened only two days after the world` s first- Tesla` hydroelectric power plant on Niagara Falls.


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Lucky Sculpture and The Black Sphynx SPLIT Follow your Local Guide for a walk through the labyrinth of medieval streets within the walls of Emperor Diocletian's Palace. 149 mi / 240 km

CULTURE & TRADITIONS Stroll through the maze of streets within the famed Palace that is more like a city in and of itself! Also, it resembles a fortress with 220 buildings and more than 3.000 people living inside its walls. For 10 years of good luck, don’t forget to rub the toe of the giant sculpture of Grgur Ninski located in from of the Golden Gate!


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Time Stands Still DUBROVNIK Walking tour with your Local Guide includes sights of the Franciscan and Dominican monasteries, and the impressive ramparts, erected during the Crusades to protect the town against land attacks. Spend the rest of the day exploring the town at your own pace.

HISTORIC SPOTS Apart from the obvious things, like electricity and WIFI, Dubrovnik's old city is a time warp. When you enter the city walls you could be entering a time zone from a mere 50 to a huge 500 years ago. Dubrovnik is a living, breathing museum that hides real gems like the Old Pharmacy, inside the Franciscan Monastery, the third oldest in Europe and the oldest pharmacy still in use on the continent today.


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Jewel of the Mediterranean KOTOR Free time to browse. 183 mi / 295 km

HISTORIC SPOT Kotor is a beautiful, walled medieval city of twisting, pink-paved streets, markets, and architecture reflecting Byzantine to Venetian influences. One of the squares contains the Cathedral of Saint Tryphon, a monument of Roman culture and one of the most recognizable symbols of the city.


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Good Bye, Tirana TIRANA Guided walking tour of the city features a visit to the Bunk’Art and the main square. Farewell dinner at your hotel.

ART & ARCHITECTURE The architecture of this city has aspects of all periods of time. From the Tirana mosaic (Ancient Roman) to the Clock Tower (Kulla e Sahatit), a symbol of ottoman architecture, Italian buildings, and the style of construction during the dictatorship tell a vibrant story of this city.


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Safe Travels Until We Meet Again! Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.


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 Tour Director

With GLOBUS, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of a Tour Director. We’d like you to meet one of our Tour Directors, who average over a decade of experience and are representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.


Escorting tours for more than 15 years

I have not always been a tour director, I worked in a variety of fields until I eventually started escorting weekend tours for fun, I found my true vocation. I love sharing my passion for European cities with my clients, giving them an insider's perspective that they would miss if they travelled on their own. I also love seeing happy smiles on my clients' faces during the whole tour.



 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 MyGlobus site 90 days prior to the tour start date.

Price Ranges

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



Konavle Valley Lunch and Liqueur Tasting

Konavle Valley Lunch and Liqueur Tasting

Discover the bounty and beauty of southern Croatia as you journey into the Golden Valley of Konavle for lunch and a liqueur tasting at a historic agritourism venue.

Price Range: $$$


Food, Folklore & Fun in Tirana

Food, Folklore & Fun in Tirana

Join us for a delightful dinner in a local restaurant with a traditional folklore show to complete your authentic experience in Tirana.

Price Range: $$

Walking Tour of Kruja

Walking Tour of Kruja

Discover one of the most glorious cities of Albania with a walking tour of the charming town of Kruja.

Price Range: $$

 Private Touring

Private Touring: Globus European Private Touring enables you to experience all of the attractions, sights and highlights of your selected Globus tour as a private experience - delivered just for you and your traveling party. With Private Touring, you'll have your own dedicated Tour Director, your own private transportation and driver, and your own professional local guides. All with greater flexibility in pace and your experience.

For your selected tour, there will be additional per-person cost for the size of your party - from 1 to 24. This additional supplement is reduced with each traveler you add to your party.

Here's a sample of the additional cost:

6 guests in a party: $2,639*
18 guests in a party: $724*

Contact Globus or your preferred travel agent for pricing for your specific party size as well as any other information on Globus Private Touring.

* Supplement pricing is per person (CA) and will be added to the standard published price for your given departure date and is based on availability. Supplement price is valid for 2020 and 2021 travel years. Occasionally some included and optional activities & excursions may be operated with other guests. Additional restrictions may apply. Not applicable for custom groups. No Group allowances or promotions are available on Private Touring. Published itineraries only. Note that blackout dates may exist where the Private Touring option is not available.

The “Starting at” or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per person based on twin occupancy and any applicable port charges, non-commissionable taxes and fees and intra-vacation flight are included in the price shown. Any included overnight stay in Canada, applicable GST/HST is also included in the price shown. International airfare, however, is not included. If price is crossed out, the new price shown includes a limited time promotional offer(s). Please review current promotions or deals for additional information.