Wind your way down through some of Mediterranean Europe’s most charming towns, beaches and islands on this journey from the Adriatic to the Aegean. Start off with a tour of Dubrovnik’s enchanting walled city before heading south along the spectacular Dalmatian coast to Montenegro. Venture off the tourist trail for a taste of old-time Balkans in Albania and Macedonia, take time out in provincial Syros, and then eat, drink and sunbathe your way through the good times on offer in Mykonos and Santorini. A region of breathtaking scenery, legendary history and ever-enticing cuisine, this journey through Eastern Europe serves up a slice of the Mediterranean with a Balkans backdrop.

Highlights

Take a guided walk around the ancient city walls of Dubrovnik, the 'Pearl of the Adriatic'

Lake Ohrid straddles the border between Macedonia and Albania. Take a cruise on the stunning lake, which is also one of the oldest in Europe

Albania's colourful capital of Tirana is on the verge of big changes, so visit before the rest of the world does. Enjoy Albanian hospitality and plenty of free time to explore this fascinating city

Uncover thousands of years of civilisation in Athens with visits to the world-famous Acropolis and the ancient Agora

Wander through the charming villages of Syros. When night falls, indulge in delicious seafood dinners in traditional tavernas while Rembetika music floats around you

With its boutique culture, gorgeous beaches and thumping nightlife, the chic isle of Mykonos invites you to embrace your hedonistic side. Let the rest of the world melt away as you swim and snorkel in the warm waters of the Aegean Sea

The sight of a Santorini sunset can turn even the most hardened of souls into a romantic. Walk along the volcanic rim of the island from Thira to Oia, passing through white villages that cling to plunging cliffs