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Discover Northern Albania and Kosovo

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Duration

10 days

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Tour Type

Daily Tour

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Group Size

20 people

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Category

Cultural HolidaysWalking

Overview

North Albania Tour will make you understand that Northern Albania and Kosovo share a common pas. Also, they are so much culturally alike. The dialect spoken called “Geg dialect”  includes all northern Albania, Kosovo and beyond. Firstly, we will start the tour in Tirana and head north toward Valbona Valley and Dukagjini area in Kosovo. We end the tour in Tirana

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visit UNESCO site of Decani Monastery
  • Walk in Valbona valley and enjoy the stunning scenery
  • Visit the UNESCO town of Berat
  • Take the cable car to Dajti Mountain

Itinerary

Day 1. Transfer Airport – Tirana
The group is met at the airport by our Guide and Driver and transfer to the hotel in Tirana. After a short time in the hotel we take a city walk to visit the center of Tirana and Et’hem Bey Mosque. Dinner in Rogner restaurant (Sondor Travel)
Overnight: Tirana
Day 2. Tirana- Marikaj- Kruja – Rubik
Breakfast in Tirana. Today we start the day by visiting the History Museum in Tirana. After the visit we head to the agritourist center of Marikaj where a nice lunch arrangement waits for us (Sondor Travel ). Next we travel to the city of Kruja where we can visit the Castle and Scanderbeg Museum. In the end of our visits we transfer to Rubik where will be accommodated. Dinner in Rubik “Marubi” restaurant (Sondor Travel)
Overnight: Rubik
Day 3. Rubik – Prizren – Pejë
Breakfast in Rubik. We travel today through the Nation’s Highway toward Prizren, Kosovo. In Prizren we will visit Sinan Pasha mosque, League of Prizren and old city center. Lunch on group expenses. We continue driving to Peja to visit the Patriarchate of Peja. Dinner in Peja “ Zenel Beu Tower” restaurant (Sondor Travel)
Overnight: Peja
Day 4. Pejë – Gjakovë – Valbonë
Breakfast in Peja. Today we visit in Decani Serbian Orthodox Monastery enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage List. Next we drive to Gjakova and have lunch in the restaurant “Carshia e Jupave” (on group expenses). In the afternoon we cross the border into Albania. On the way to Valbona we can stop and take some pictures of Valbona river. Dinner in Valbona “Margjeka” restaurant (Sondor Travel)
Overnight: Valbonë
Day 5. Valbona – Kukaj – Valbona
Breakfast in Valbona. Today we will walk for about 1 hour to Kukaj village where we will learn more about the life of the local shepherds. We will meet with Tahir, a local, who lives in Kukaj. At his house we will have lunch (Sondor Travel) as well. After lunch we can take some time to explore the area on our own. Next we walk back to our hotel and have a relaxed afternoon. During tonight’s dinner (Sondor Travel) Overnight: Valbonë
Day 6. Valbona – Fierze – Koman – Shkoder
Breakfast in Valbona. We travel by our minibus until Fierza to catch the boat that sails for about 2 hours through Koman Lake. In Koman lake have been built 3 of the most important hydro power plants in Albania with an installed power of 600 MW. Not far away from the Power Plant are situated the Koman Tumuli, a very important necropolis which has helped the Albanian archeologist understand better how the ancient Illyrians transitioned into the nowadays Albanian population. After this interesting experience we stop for lunch in restaurant Dea. (Sondor Travel). After lunch we drive towards Shkodër where before entering the city we can visit Rozafa castle, which dates back to 4th century BC. Dinner in San Francisco restaurant (Dinner on group expenses)
Overnight: Shkodër
Day 7. Shkoder – Durres – Berat
Breakfast in Shkodër. Today we head to Durrës the 2nd biggest city in Albania, which dates back to 7th century BC to visit the Roman Amphitheatre. After the visit we go for lunch (Sondor Travel) in a characteristic restaurant in Shkembi i Kavajes-Durrës. Next we resume driving to Berat to visit the UNESCO city. First we will visit the castle, which dates back to 5th century BC and after that we will take a walk through Mangalem quarter which gave a distinctive look to the city’s architecture. Dinner on group expenses.
Overnight: Berat
Day 8. Berat – Elbasan – Tirana
Breakfast in Berat. Our journey will take us to Elbasan where we will visit the Castle, which dates back from 15th century and Saint Mary church in the castle. Next we go for lunch (group expenses) in one of the restaurants in Elbasan. After lunch we drive to Tirana. Dinner in restaurant Sky Tower (Sondor Travel)
Overnight: Tirana
Day 9. Tirana – Dajti Mountain – Tirane
Breakfast in Tirana. Today we take an excursion to Dajti Mountain by cable car. It take about 20 minutes to reach Dajti Mountain and visit the site. From there we can enjoy a nice panorama of Tirana city. Lunch is organized in the site as well (Sondor Travel). Kthimi mbasdite ne Tirane . Dinner in Tirana (on group expenses)
Overnight: Tirana
Day 10. Tirana – Airport “Mother Teresa”
Breafkfast in Tirana. Transfer in airport. End of the Program.

Included/Exclude

  • Accommodation in 3*, 4* hotels for 9 nights
  • 5 lunches and 6 dinners
  • Transportation for 8 days
  • English speaking guide for 10 days
  • Local guide for 1 day
  • Koman Boat tour
  • Tickets for different attractions
  • Sondor Travel Assistance
  • Additional Services
  • Insurance
  • Drinks

Tour's Location

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