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8 days in Albania Kosovo & Macedonia

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Duration

8 days

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Tour Type

Daily Tour

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Group Size

20 people

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Category

Cultural Holidays

Overview

Discover amazing sites in this 8-day-long Albania Kosovo and Macedonia Tour. Also explore the culture, history, and nature of this part of the Balkans. It used to be closed to tourists for a long time but is now ready to be discovered. Learn about the medieval history of Albanians in Krujë, the place where the name “Albania” originates from. Taste local dishes and products as we visit agritourism farms. Tour Koman Lake by boat and soak up the amazing views of the Albanian Alps.

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. Take a guided tour of Ohrid, the lake-side UNESCO city with a rich and ancient history dating back to the 4th century BC. By the end of 8 days in Albania Kosovo Macedonia Tour, you will have experienced a wide range of Balkan life. Likewise will most likely have fallen in love with our beautiful region.

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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

Itinerary

Day 1. Airport – Tirana
After the group lands in Albania, you will be welcomed by the Albanian travel agency representatives. Next we transfer from the airport to the hotel in the capital city of Albania, Tirana. In the afternoon we will visit some of the best sites in Tirana, including Scanderbeg square, Et’hem Bey mosque, Toptan Castle, and  the Pyramid.
Day 2. Tirana – Kruja – Tirana
In the morning we will visit Kruja, its castle, and Scanderbeg Museum. Kruja was the most important town for the Albanians during the 15th century. It successfully withstood at least three 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 true Albanian hospitality.
Day 3. Tirana – Koman Lake – Gjakova (Kosovo)
Our day starts 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.
Day 4. Gjakova – Prishtina – Peja – Gjakova
Our journey will take us to Prishtina, the capital of Kosovo. There we will visit the Museum of Kosovo, the Etnographic Museum and the center of the city. The next transfer is to Peja where we will visit one of the most important Serbian religious sites, the Patriarchate. 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
We will travel to a very important city during the Albanian National Awakening Movement of the 19th century, Prizren, Kosovo. There we will visit the memorial house of the Albanian League, Sinan Pasha’s mosque, the Orthodox church and the center. Prizren is well known for its beautiful mosques and preserved churches. During the Ottoman period, Prizren was one of the most important centers of the Kosivar Vilayet (an ottoman administrative district). Leaving Prizren, we will travel through the scenic route of the Sharri Mountains towards Ohrid, Macedonia.
Day 6. Ohrid – Saint Naum – Ohrid
With the assistance of the local guide, we we will visit Samuel castle, Saint John Caneo, the amphitheater, and more. Lunch will be in Ohrid. In the afternoon we will travel to visit Saint Naum monastery, deeply venerated by Macedonians. Saint Naum helped spread the Bible and increased the literacy rate in the region.
Day 7. Ohrid – Elbasan (Albania) – Tirana
Our 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. We will then reach Tirana where our first visit will be in the newly opened bunker which was designed as an anti-atomic bunker for the chief of staff and the leadership during communism.
Day 8. Tirana – Airport
Breakfast in Tirana. In the morning before departure we visit the National History Museum. We will then head to the Airport where our tour will end.

Included/Exclude

  • 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
  • Insurance
  • Drinks

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