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.
Transfer to Dajti Mountain (1613 m) via the longest cable car in the Balkans. We will walk through the National Park, a forest of pine trees and 200 years old oaks. In the afternoon we will visit Tirana’s highlights: Scanderbeg Square, the Clock Tower, Et’hem Bey Mosque, and more.
Koman Lake and embark on a fascinating boat trip through the high peaks and gorges of the Drini River. Often compared to the Scandinavian fjords, it is considered to be “one of the greatest boat trips”. This tour will take you to one of the most beautiful boat rides in Europe, that in Koman Lake. You will sail through the scenic Albanian Alps, witnessing how they unveil their greatness as the boat sails. Moreover, Koman is one of the most important lakes as it covers 1/3 of the electricity needs in Albania. Guided walking in the village of Kukaj in the Valbona Valley will follow.
Walk for about 8 hours up the Albanian Alps, otherwise known as the “Accursed Mountains”, to reach the glacial lakes of Jezerca Mountain, the second-highest peak of Albania. After you reach the glacial lakes you will camp for the night near the lakes. You will get to see Mount Jezerca’s Peak where you will witness why the Albania and Kosovo walking tour is one of the best to choose for your vacations.
Drive to Kosovo where we will visit the old city of Gjakova, along with its Old Baazar and Hadumi Mosque (16th Century). There we meet with local craftsmen and visit their shops. Visit the Monastery of Decan (UNESCO heritage) as well as the Serbian Patriarchate of Peja, which is on the UNESCO List.
Explore Via Ferrata (The Iron Road) in Peja. We will climb for about 100 meters through Rugova Canyon and take the zip line across the Rugova River. There we will discover the ancient caves that have been used over the years by monks, villagers, and soldiers.
Visit the old town of Prizren, Sinan Pasha Mosque, and the Albanian League of Prizren. Next, we travel to Kruje, Albania where we will visit the Ethnographic Museum, the Old Bazaar, and the Museum of Scanderbeg.
We will take a walk (1.5 hours) up to the rocky mountain of Kruje and visit Sari Salltik, a Bektashi shrine. There we will learn more about the history of the saint and visit the underground cave (20 m deep). In Durres, we visit the Roman Amphitheatre built-in 2nd Century AD. The city was an important segment of Via Egnatia, which connected Rome to Constantinople.
From the beauty of the lake, sailing into the greatness of the Alps towards the peaks of the mountains, from Albania to Kosovo, walking and enjoying what these countries have to offer.
You will hike their highest mountains, take a ferry ride along beautiful Koman Lake, and zip-line over the Rugova River.
In conclusion, you will end each day’s adventure by meeting the locals. Also enjoying the wonderful food they have to offer.
Choose this tour if you are adventurous.