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.
This tour takes you to the ancient city of Apollonia. An ancient archaeological city that nowadays has some of the most ancient ruins of Greek civilization. After Apollonia, we take you to the city of independence. This city is where Albanians made history in 1912 and declared their independence and raised their flag. Moreover, the warm breeze of the sea waves and the sun will make your heart melt and fall in love with Albanian history.
Next, this Albania to Kosovo tour takes you to Saranda a coastal place located on the shore of the Ionian Sea with extraordinary beauty. A city that remains on everyone’s heart after they visit it. After visiting Saranda this tour takes you to Butrint. Butrint is an ancient archaeological site that dates back to the Roman Era. However, it is more than a Roman-era site, it is influenced by Venetian, Byzantine, and Greek civilizations. Moreover, it is important because it used to have a temple dedicated to the God of Healing.
The next step on this Albania to Kosovo tour will be Gjirokastra. Gjirokastra, the stone city with narrow cobblestone streets and a great castle offers an insight into the past. With important historical sites and a beautiful old bazaar, it gives you the vintage vibe you were looking for.
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 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.
Transfer from Mother Theresa Airport – visit the Historic Museum.
City tour in Tirana – visit the ex-communist residential area – house of Enver Hoxha (former dictator ) – underground tunnels. 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.
Visit the city of Krujë and castle of Scanderbeg, Durrës and the Roman Amphitheatre, visit the castle of Berat.
Visit Berat and the ex – Textile Mill “Mao Ce Dun”. Continue to the archeological center of Apollonia in Fier.
We start in Vlorë to visit the square where the Independence of Albania was proclaimed in 1912. Another interesting archeological site is the old city of Orik dating back to 4th century BC.
Visit the archeological center of Butrint one of the most visited sites in Albania. In Gjirokastër we visit the house of Enver Hoxha.
Visit the castle of Gjirokastra and Weapons Museum, visit the house of the renowned writer Ismail Kadare.
Visit the castle of Ali Pasha in Tepelena and Rozafa castle in Shkodër.
Drive to Kosovo and visit the infamous prison of Spac. Pass the border with Kosovo and accommodate in Prizren.
Visit the Albanian League of Prizren and ottoman bazaar in Gjakovë. Travel to Deçan to visit the Serbian monastery.
Visit the historic center of Peja, excursion in Rugova canyon, visit the memorial of Resistance in Prekaz. Day 12 Prishtina – Mitrovica. Take a walk in the center of Prishtina then continue to Mitrovica and visit the dividing bridge between the Albanians and Serbian communities.
Visit the Gadima Cave in Janjevëa nd continue the journey to Ferizaj to visit the American military camp “Bondstill”.
Free time – tranfer to Prishtina Airport. Departure