Albania – Kosovo – Macedonia Tour

Tour of Albania Kosovo Macedonia

Discover amazing sites in this 8 Days Albania – Kosovo – Macedonia Tour. Explore the culture, history and nature of this part of the Balkan, closed to the tourists for a long time but now ready to be discovered.Learn about the medieval history of Albanians in Krujë, the place where the name Albania originates from. Taste the local dishes and products as we visit agritourist farms. Tour Koman Lake by boat and soak up the amazing views of the Albanian Alps. Learn more about the Christian heritage through the Fresco narration at the Patriarchate of Peja considered as the mother of all Serbian Orthodox Churches. Take a guided tour of Ohrid the UNESCO city with a rich and ancient history dating back to 4th century BC.

Highlights:

  • Discover more about the Albanian and Macedonian Cultures
  • Explore the Patriarchate of Peja which dates back to 13th Century
  • Relax in Ohrid Lake, one of the oldest in Europe

What’s Included:

  • Accommodation for 7 nights in 4 star hotels:
  • 4 Lunches in traditional restaurants
  • 4 Dinners in hotel’s restaurant or traditional restaurants
  • Transportation for 8 days
  • Driver’s expenses for 8 days FB
  • English speaking guide for 8 days,
  • Assistant guides in Skopje and Ohrid
  • Tickets for the boat Koman – Fierze
  • Tickets in museums
  • Support by the Albanian partner agency

Day 1: Airport – Tirana
After the group lands in Albania, they will be welcomed by the Albanian travel agency representatives. Next we transfer from the airport to the hotel in Tirana. In the afternoon we visit Tirana and especially the city center, Scanderbeg square, Et’hem Bey mosque, Toptan Castle, Pyramid etc.

Day 2: Tirana – Kruja – Tirana
Today we visit Kruja, the castle and Scanderbeg Museum. Kruja was the most important town for the Albanians during the 15th century which withstood successfully to at least 3 major sieges by the Ottoman Empire. The museum we will visit, is dedicated to the Albanian medieval hero Gjergj Kastrioti Scanderbeg. Lunch will be in the agritourist center of Marikaj where will experience the true Albanian hospitality.

Day 3. Tirana – Koman Lake – Gjakova (Kosovo)
We travel to Koman lake today. In the lake are installed 3 power plants which produce about 60-70 % of Albania electric needs. The biggest one has an installed power of 500 MW. We will sail through the lake for about 2 hours. On the way we can enjoy one of the most scenic routes in Albania. Once we reach the other side of the lake we take the minibus and transfer to the town of Gjakova in Kosovo. In the afternoon the group will have some free time.

Day 4. Gjakova – Prishtina – Peja – Gjakova
Today’s journey will take us to Prishtina, the capital of Kosovo. There we will visit the Museum of Kosovo, Etnographic Museum and the centre of the city. The next transfer is to Peja where will visit one of the most important religious objects for the Serbs. The patriarchate is part of UNESCO Heritage list. In the afternoon we travel to Gjakova to visit the Grand Bazaar, Hadumi Mosque and Tekke complex.

Day 5. Gjakova – Prizren – Ohrid.
Today we travel to Prizren, Kosovo. The town was very important one during the Albanian National Awakening Movement of the 19th century. There we will visit the memorial house of the Albanian League, Sinan Pasha’s mosque, the Orthodox church and the centre. Prizren is well known for its beautiful mosques and preserved churches. During the Ottoman period was one of the most important centers of Kosovo Vilayet. Through the scenic route of Sharri Mountain we head to Ohrid, Macedonia.

Day 6: Ohrid – Saint Naum – Ohrid
Today with the assistance of the local guide we will visit Samuel castle, Saint John Caneo, the amphitheater etc. Lunch will be in Ohrid. In the afternoon we travel to visit Saint Naum monastery venerated deeply by the Macedonians. He helped spread the Bible and the literacy rate in the region.

Day 7: Ohrid – Elbasan (Albania ) – Tirana
Today’s journey will lead us toward Albania through Qafa e Thanes border control. The first stop will be in Elbasan where we will visit the Ottoman Castle and Saint Mary Church. Through the tunnel we reach Tirana where our first visit will be in the newly opened bunker which was designed as an anti atomic bunker for the communist chief of staff and the leadership of the time.

Day 8: Tirana – Airport
Breakfast in Tirana. In the morning before departure we visit the National History Museum. Next we head to Airport where the tour ends.

What’s Included:

  • Accommodation for 7 nights in 4 star hotels:
  • 4 Lunches in traditional restaurants
  • 4 Dinners in hotel’s restaurant or traditional restaurants
  • Transportation for 8 days
  • Driver’s expenses for 8 days FB
  • English speaking guide for 8 days,
  • Assistant guides in Skopje and Ohrid
  • Tickets for the boat Koman – Fierze
  • Tickets in museums
  • Support by the Albanian partner agency
 Departure
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 27 May 2018
 03 Jun 2018
 €990
 21 Oct 2018
 30 Oct 2018
 €990

For private departures please contact us.

Prices above are for one person. If you are booking for more than one person contact us for discount.

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