Trip HighlightsTrip code: ECDA
- Discover the enigmatic Albania and enjoy the rugged coastline of Saranda.
- Walk through the historical ruins of Parthenon in Athens.
- Spend a day in a European village and experience the charm of countryside living.
- Get your tan on and soak up the sun on Corfu’s beaches.
- Enjoy the slice of Adriatic heaven that is Montenegro.
Don’t be floored by the vastness of Europe cause we’ve brought the perfect launching pad for your European Gap-adventure! A gap year in Europe is what backpackers’ dreams are made of and a road trip along the breezy Mediterranean coastline could just be your ‘YOLO’ trip this year. Forget about the done to death Euro-trips that you’ve been hearing since forever and pack up for an out of the box adventure through Central and Southeastern Europe. Get bewitched by the endless shimmer of Adriatic in Dubrovnik and get your fix of ancient history in the Grecian heaven of Athens. And if your traveler instincts call out to your for an off the beaten path adventure, then a trip through the primeval wonders of Montenegro and the forgotten natural beauty of Albania will surely top off your travels craves.
Day 1 - Kickoff from Dubrovnik
Arrive in Dubrovnik at any time and if you’ve got some time on your hands, head out to explore the local attractions.
Day 2 - Cross the border into Montenegro and be on your way to Kotor
Add another stamp on your passport as you make your way across the border into Montenegro. Go out for a visit to Skadar Lake or go hiking in Kotor.
NOTE- Please note that we use a mixed sex dormitory in Kotor.
Day 3 - Explore the city of Kotor
Start off the day with an included trip to the quaint village of Perast. You’ve also got the rest of the day to explore the city of Kotor or the beaches of Herceg Novi.
Day 4 - Onwards to Tirana
Yet another border crossing, means, another stamp on your passport, meaning unlimited bragging rights! Join us for an orientation walk in the capital of Albania and learn all about what Tirana has to offer. Also, don’t forget to check out the amazing nightlife here.
Day 5 - Through the countryside and towards Saranda
Make your way through the Albanian countryside stopping along the way exploring towns and sights. There are lots to do, from exploring the largest archaeological site of Albania Butrinto a lunch break in the historical center of Gjirokastër, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Reach the horseshoe-shaped beach of Saranda later and chill out.
Day 6 - Onward to Corfu
Cross the border over to Greece, adding some more ink to your passports-- 3 stamps in 6 days- simply AMAZING! Ferry across the border into the Island of Corfu. Join us for an orientation walk in the old town Kerkyra and enjoy the rest of the free day chillaxing on the beach or checking out the party scene in the evening.
Day 7 - An open day in Corfu
This little slice of Greek paradise has lots to offer. So you can either engrossed in activities or simple get to relaxing by the beach. This free day is for to spend as you like.
Day 8 - Catch a flight to Athens and get to exploring the historical city
Hop aboard a morning flight and fly into Athens, Greece’s capital city. Get enchanted by the old world charms as you wander around ancient ruins. And to speak the truth, a visit to Greece would be incomplete without tasting Mediterranean delicacies. Spanakopita anyone?
Day 9 - Depart from Athens or hop aboard another adventure
Every good thing comes to an end and so has this trip! You can depart at any time and hop on your homebound flight. But if you’re not ready to leave yet, you can simply choose from any of our trips or talk to your trip coordinator to help make arrangements for your journey ahead!
For those who are leaving, Au Revoir, we’ll miss you!
Dates & Cost
- All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
- Day Trip to Perast (Kotor).
- Orientation walk in Tirana and Corfu.
- Multi-share accommodation in Hotels/Hostels
- International/Domestic Airfare.
- Visa Fees.
- Insurance expenses (can be purchased from us at minimal cost).
- Cost of Vaccinations.
- Additional tours and activities (not included as paid for in the itinerary).
- Airport transfers (available at extra cost).
Accommodation - Hotels/hostels (8 nts, multi-share).
The variety and local flavour of our accommodation is a favourite part of our European 18-to-Thirtysomethings trips. Although the properties we use are simply furnished and with few facilities, we base our choices on location, character and cleanliness. We will stay in a mixture of hotels, hostels, private rooms in local households and wooden cabins on the beach. Some accommodation on this tour is multi-share on a single-sex basis. This may involve 4-6 group members sharing and even (on rare occasions) dormitory-style rooms for the whole group. The majority of accommodation will have shared bathroom facilities. Couples: Please note that due to the types of accommodation used in Europe we are not able to take requests for double or matrimonial beds on this tour. Where we use multi-share hostels, couples will likely be split into separate rooms. Please note that we use a mixed gender dormitory in Kotor.
Meals Included - No meals included
Eating is a big part of traveling. Go Discover Abroad understands the importance of breakfast to start your day, we strive to include a basic breakfast wherever possible. A typical breakfast may include toast, coffee and tea, however this may vary depending on the city. Should breakfast not be included, your CEO can suggest some local options. Travelling with Go Discover Abroad you experience the vast array of wonderful food that is available out in the world. Generally meals are not included in the trip price when there is a choice of eating options, to give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat. It also gives you more budgeting flexibility, though generally food is cheap. Our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. There is no obligation to do this though. Your CEO will be able to suggest favourite restaurants during your trip. While trekking in remote regions etc. food is included, plentiful and made of fresh local ingredients. For all trips please refer to the meals included and budget information for included meals and meal budgets.