There is a new country that has existed for years in Europe, Kosovo. In the heart of the Balkans, the stunning landscape of Kosovo, the generosity of the people, the charming towns, and the beautiful hiking spots invite you to explore this country. We have collected for you some tailor-made Kosovo Tours.
We want to answer some of your most FAQ so you have an insight about Kosovo.
Is Kosovo a country?
In February 17, 2008 Kosovo was declared a country and an independent state. The united States recognized it as a country 18th of Febrary and Kosov has been recognized as a country by the majority of the European states and by other states from Asia, Africa and Americas.
Is Kosovo safe?
Kosovo is a safe country, and the Kosovo police assisted by the EU rule of law mission and the Natio-led Kosovo Force are responsible for the safety and security in Kosovo. So to conclude Kosovo is a safe country, but pickpocketing my happen as it happens in every other country.
Covid Restrictions in Kosovo?
- Is a curfew in place? No.
- Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? No
- Public transport is allowed to operate.
- Taxis are allowed to work with up to three passengers.
Wearing a mask is mandatory, in all cases except:
- When walking only outdoors
- While driving a vehicle alone or in a group with no more than four persons
- When running, cycling, and exercising
- While eating or drinking
Best Kosovo Tours
Geopolitical Tour of Albania and Kosovo
The Geopolitical tour of Albania and Kosovo is a tour to meet the locals, politicians and historians and hear the stories in firsthand told by people who have lived or have a direct relation with them. In this Kosovo Tour and Albania we will hear personal stories, explore vibrant cities such as Tirana, the colorful capital of Albania and Prishtina, the newborn capital of Kosovo.
Experience the local hospitality by visiting the well-preserved monasteries and churches of Decan and Peja, by learning the history of Albanians in Kruja and Prizren. Admire the ottoman architecture of Gjakova and Gjirokastra, two different cities in two different countries with common architecture of their old bazaars.
Two countries that speak the same language, have the same tradition and culture, two countries that are in their heart one. The history will speak for itself, you will learn about the Kosovan War, what was the role of their mother country in the war, why these countries are separated. This Kosovo Tour and Albania will show you the other side of these countries, united by blood but different flags.
8 days in Albania Kosovo and Macedonia
Discover amazing sites in these 8 days in Albania Kosovo and Macedonia Tour. Also explore the culture, history, and nature of this part of the Balkans. Which used to be closed to tourists for a long time but is now ready to be discovered.
Learn About Tirana
Learn about the capital of Albania. Tirana is not only the capital of Albania, but it is also the main economic and cultural center of the country. Life in Tirana revolves around the beautiful Scanderbeg Square located in the center of the city. This retreat in the middle of the bustle of the biggest city in Albania boasts museums, an Opera house, the Palace of Culture, and countless shops and cozy cafes.
The buildings you will see as you walk around the square are a reflection of the periods that have influenced Tirana’s architecture. Only the Clock Tower and Et’hem Bey Mosque remain as reminders of the city’s Ottoman past.
Learn about Kruja
Start by learning about the medieval history of Albanians in Krujë, the place where the name “Albania” originates from. Kruja is a place of Heroes and tales as old as its history. The cobblestone streets in the old town whisper about wars and invasions but also about a great man who did not let his country fall into the hands of the enemy. The ethnographic museum in Kruja shows Albanian daily life throughout the years. However, just behind the ethnographic museum is the Scanderbeg Museum which shows the history of one of the Greatest Albanian Heroes.
These 8 days in Albania Kosovo and Macedonia continue with a trip to Koman Lake. We will see the three power-plants installed in the lake which together produce about 60-70% of Albania’s electric needs.
We will sail through the lake for about 2 hours, enjoying one of the most scenic routes in Albania. Once we reach the other side of the lake we will take the minibus and transfer to the town of Gjakova in Kosovo. In the afternoon the group will have some free time to explore the city.
Meanwhile, learn more about the Christian heritage of the area through the Fresco narration at the Patriarchate of Peja. Many consider it the mother of all Serbian Orthodox Churches. Peja is a beautiful city in Kosovo, that deserves a visit as it is of historical and cultural heritage. In Peja, you will learn about the Kosovan War.
Snowshoeing in Albania and Kosovo Tours
Our “Snowshoeing in Albania and Kosovo” tour will take you to the best snowshoeing routes in the Albanian Alps. Along the way, you’ll enjoy the mountain scenery and the delicious homemade food that Albania and Kosovo have to offer. So, escape the crowds and immerse yourself in the local culture, history, and natural marvels of Northern Albania!
Snowshoeing in Albania and Kosovo tour visits Kosovo
We will visit the city of Gjakovë and walk through the ottoman Bazaar which has around 500 stores, one of the largest in the Balkans. We will also visit the Hadumi Mosque, one of the most famous in Kosovo. After this, we will leave Gjakovë and head to the historic city of Prizren. Many important events such as the Albanian League have happened in Prizren, making it one of the most historically significant cities in the Balkans. We will visit the memorial house of the Albanian League, Sinan Pasha’s mosque, the Orthodox Church, and the center. After lunch in the city center, we will continue driving to reach the town of Brod where we will spend the night.
Snowshoeing in Kosovo
The group will begin snowshoeing through the Sharri Mountain range until we reach the altitude of 1600 meters. The Sharri Mountains are part of the most beautiful mountain range in Kosovo. The wildlife is protected, which means that we could possibly see deer and wild goats living in their natural habitat in the National Park of Brod. We will stop deep in the forest for a picnic lunch. In the afternoon we will return to our hotel in Brod.
Last but not least, on the way to Tirana the Snowshoeing in Albania and Kosovo tour makes a stop in historic Kruja. In Kruja, you will discover the history of Albania, and what makes Kruja one of the most important and significant Albanian cities.
UNESCO Heritage Sites
Join Balkan UNESCO Tour and travel through Albania, Macedonia, Kosovo, and Montenegro. You will learn why these countries are part of the UNESCO World Heritage List. Also, will see how history and culture have given shape to the development of distinctive styles of architecture. Learn more about Albania, Macedonia and Kosovo through our tours.
Western Balkans Highlights
In the Balkan Discovery Tour, you will explore the best of Albania, Macedonia, Kosovo and Montenegro in 14 Days. We travel to Berat, Albania to visit the 2400-year-old UNESCO city called as well: The city of Thousand Windows. You will hear about the legend of that place. We travel to Saranda to visit Butrinti Archeological Centre which dates back as a settlement in 12 century BC. Butrinti is one of the biggest national parks in Albania. Its beauty will leave you breathless. Then we continue to Ohrid, Macedonia another UNESCO City considered as the Jerusalem of the Balkans. The region is under UNESCO heritage protection.
While Ohrid’s bazaar is a must to see in the city, the street where it’s located is named after St Clement. The old town of Ohrid dates back to the Ottoman period, and it consists of cobblestone narrow streets. In Kosovo, we will visit the UNESCO Monastery of Decani dating back to the 14th century with a rich legacy in the Serbian Orthodox Church. In Montenegro, we visit another UNESCO City such as Kotor which as well attracts many visitors throughout the year. Join the Balkan Discovery Tour to visit UNESCO cities and immerse yourself in their history.
Interesting Kosovo Tours
Bear Sanctuary Prishtina
These two days will take us to experience wildlife and history. We will take you to one of the most beautiful towns in Kosovo and visit the Bear Sanctuary in Prishtina.
Moreover, together we are going to visit and experience the history of this place. A historical place set on the banks of River Bistrica and the slopes of Mountain Sharri We visit the Fortress over the town hill, (appropriate footwear recommended). Next, we visit the Museum of the League of Prizren. Also another important landmark for the locals and at the same time a touristic destination.
It is the Mehmet Pasha Hamam, an old Turkish bath.
Next, we will take a walk through Carshia e Vjeter, and admire old architectural buildings such as Sinan Pasha Mosque, St George Orthodox Cathedral, and many traditional small shops. Prizren’s best-known museum is dedicated to the political party that has traditionally advocated for the rights of ethnic Albanians in Kosovo.
Also, the traditional houses and grounds are beautiful; inside there’s a small display of costumes and an art gallery.
Bear Sanctuary Prishtina
Next, we will take you to meet the wildlife, located in Prishtina this amazing bear sanctuary will actually take you on a hiking trip to see these wonderful creatures.
BEAR SANCTUARY Prishtina is located 20 kilometers from the capital of Kosovo near the village of Mramor. The land allocated for the sanctuary by the Municipality of Prishtina covers an area of 16 hectares. Currently, approx. 10 hectares have been developed and provide a near-natural habitat and lifelong home to brown bears formerly kept as restaurant bears in Kosovo and Albania.
Three of the bears, now living here, were bought when they were only a few weeks old and kept illegally as pets by Kosovan families. They were discovered and confiscated by the Kosovan police and transferred to BEAR SANCTUARY Prishtina in spring 2014. Here, the bears have the chance to live under professional supervision and in an environment suited to their species.
Cycling in Albania Kosovo and Macedonia
This Cycling in Albania Kosovo and Macedonia trip combines some of the best cycling routes in Albania, Kosovo, and Macedonia. We begin our tour with a visit to the historical chief town of the medieval Albanians, Krujë. A day in Kruja, where you will visit the castle and Scanderbeg museum. Kruja was the most important town for the Albanians during the 15th century which withstood successfully at least 3 major sieges by the Ottoman Empire. The museum we will visit is dedicated to the Albanian medieval hero Gjergj Kastrioti called otherwise as ‘Scanderbeg’.
He is considered the most important figure for all the Albanians wherever they live. After this, we cycle from the Zogu Bridge until Rubik. When in Rubik we visit the Franciscan Church which dates back to the 12 century.
We will enjoy a walk through the old bazaar in Gjakova and taste the delicious local coffee. Then toward Prizren, with some short breaks during the road to visit interesting places. From Prizren, we continue through highland roads following this trail: Prevalle – Brezovice – Jazhince (pkk) – Tetove (Mac). Lunch will be in Brezovica. Brezovica is a ski resort situated between 900 m and 2,500 m above sea level. There is a combination of mild valley climate in the lower parts and Alpine climate in the higher regions.
Albania and Kosovo Walking Tour
Albania and Kosovo Walking Tour will take you through some of the most breathtaking landscapes of these two countries. As you might or might not know Albania and Kosovo are two different countries inhabited by Albanian people that speak Albanian.
Two countries, one culture. Albania is located by the shore of the Ionian and the Adriatic Sea. Meanwhile, Kosovo is located by the Albanian border. Both countries have outstanding beauty. The proud high and glorious mountains offer an insight into the tradition of these countries.
Albania to Kosovo Tour
Albania and Kosovo Tour will make you wander around two beautiful and historically rich countries. From Albania, where the history has deepest roots to Kosovo.
This tour starts in the capital city of Albania, Tirana. Tirana is one of the most colorful cities in Europe, the Scanderbeg Square is built with tiles from each city in Albania. Furthermore, the clock tower and the old mosque in the heart of the city are relics of the Ottoman Era. Tirana invites you with all it has to offer.
Next, the Albania to Kosovo tour will take you to the coastal, sandy city of Durres. Durres is located on the shore of the Adriatic Sea, with palm trees, a castle and the fortifying walls of it and a Roman Era amphitheater. Visiting this city is always nice because you will smell the iodine in the air and you will hear the sound of waves from afar all meanwhile watching history unveil itself in front of you.
Moreover, this day of Albania to Kosovo tour takes you to Berat. Berat, the city of 1001 windows or rows upon rows. This city is purely historical. We let you decide what is more historical, the buildings, the Castle or the Holy Trinity church. A city filled with legends and love.
Let’s take you to North Albania
Shkodra will be next on the list, the city where the culture of Albania began, or that is how the natives like to call it. A beautiful city, rich in culture and history, with a beautiful castle that overlooks the whole city. Shkodra is a stunning place.
From Shkoder to Kosove
From Shkodra to Kosove is a beautiful and scenic trip where you will get to see Drin River. In Kosovo, you will wander through the beautiful bazaars of Peja and Prizren. Moreover, in Prizren you will get to see the castle on the top hill of the city. and wander through the old part of the town that you will get to feel the history through your feet. In Peja we recommend you try the beer, it is amazing. But also the city deserves better recognition because of its history.
From Peja, we move towards the capital, Prishtina. The newborn country of Kosovo has its roots in this city. Moreover, Prishtina is amazing, the life, the energy, the vibe, and the history it has to offer are top on this tour.
The well-preserved monasteries will enchant you. And you will also admire the medieval Mosques. Many don’t know that Albania and Kosovo have many similarities like the same language. Moreover, they belong to the same ethnic group and have similar cultures.
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