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Discover three fascinating countries on this two-week trip, including one of the world’s newest countries: Kosovo. Independent since 2008, Kosovo is often referred to as ‘newborn.’ Along with Albania and Macedonia, this is a region that is off the beaten track and most travelers still know little about. On this trip, you’ll have the chance to get to know them by exploring their varied treasures from their rich history to their incredible scenery including dramatic mountains, lakes, and pretty valleys.
Location: Albania, Kosovo & Macedonia.
Price Individual (except July & August)
1450 Euro per person sharing a double/twin room for a minimum of 2 paying participants Single supplement = 220 Euro. (Single rooms will usually be double or twin for single use.) Note: We work with 4* hotels.
Group Tour Price
Minimum 10 pax – please contact us for a fast quote BB, HB, or FB and including entrance fees.
Tirana Airport- Kruja
Landing in Tirana airport. Meet our representative and drive to Kruja o/n kruja. Hotel Panorama. Diner with a folk live folk show at Hotel Panorama.
Kruja- Lezha- Shkodra
After breakfast, we will start a sightseeing tour of Kuja including the Skanderbeg museum, ethnographic museum, and bazaar. Time for shopping in the old bazaar. Drive to Shkodra. Shkodra the most important city of north Albania, is set in a beautiful plateau in front of the largest lake in the Balkans named after the town itself, and with the Albanian Alps as a backdrop. The castle of Rozafa, one of the oldest castles in Albania as well as in Europe, was built by the Illyrian civilization in the 4th century B. C. This magnificent castle standing strong through the centuries is filled with tales and stories of war, betrayal, and love. Continue to Shkodra Town. We will take a walking tour Starting from Catholic Cathedral in “a newly renovated pedestrian area of Italian and Austrian architectural influences, testimony to this city’s historic links with both these countries. Overnight Hotel 4* Central Located
Shkodra- Komani- Lake- Fierza- B. Curri- Valbona
In the early morning, we will drive, to Koman to rich the ferry, which goes through the spectacular canyon of river Drin. The lake is created, after the construction of the dam of Koman, in the 80-ies. Arrive in Fierza. Transfer to Bajram Curri town, where we will have a traditional lunch in one of the best restaurants in town. Later the transfer will continue along the beautiful valley of river Valbona, until the picturesque location of Valbona, where we will stay overnight. Dinner and accommodation: village of Valbona Dinner and Overnight at Hotel Margjeka
Valbona- B. Curri- Decane-Gjakovo (Kosovo) – Prizren
After breakfast back to the town of Bajram Curri, cross the Border to Kosovo Arrive at Decani Monastery visit the monastery and drive to Gjakova town, Sightseeing the town and bazaar. Time for lunch, later we will drive to City of Prizren ss tour of Prizren including league of Prizren museum, Overnight in hotel Theranda Dinner at Local Restaurant
Prizren- Prishtina- Skopje
After breakfast drive to Pristine. Sightseeing tour of Prishtina. Then continue to Skopje the capital of Macedonia start the city tours including, fortress, Turkish bath, art museum, old city and bazaar, national museum, monument mother Theresa, the stone bridge, old Bazar, monument of the holocaust, Overnight in Hotel 4* Hotel Bushi Resort. Dinner at Local Restaurant
Skopje Mavrovo- Struga- Ohrid
After breakfast drive to Mavrovo National Mavrovo drive through Mavrovo lake and canyons of Rivier Radika. Leave Mavrovo to Matka canyon. Including Matka Canyon boat trip for about 1 hour. Time for lunch in Matka. Then continue to visit Sveti Jovan Bigorvski/Saint John Monastery, Drive to Struga, the town of poetry, where an international festival of poetry called the Struga Poetry Evenings. The tour starts from the Drim Hotel, the place where the River Drim flows out of Lake Ohrid. Then we do a sightseeing tour of Struga on foot. The town is located on both banks of the River Drim. First, the Church of St George is visited. We can make a coffee break afterward we will visit the cave of churches in Kalista Monastery. Drive to Ohrid o/n Hotel 4*
After breakfast start the city of Ohrid on the eastern shore of Lake Ohrid in the Republic of Macedonia on a half-day sightseeing tour of the center of Christianity for Slavs. The 4-hour guided tour takes in all the main sights of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, one of only a handful inscribed both for their culture and natural landscape. City Tours of Ohrid incld st.Sofia, st. klement , a fortress of king Samuel , Small boat ride, Overnight in Ohrid Hotel 4*
Ohrid – Bitola – Monastir – Prespes Lake – Galicica National Park- Ohrid
After breakfast drive to the city of Bitola. The stately old architecture of Bitola goes back to more than a century ago when the town was a Centre for international diplomats to the Ottoman administration. Next to the city of Bitola will be a visit to the ruins of the ancient city of Heraclea- Drive to Prespa lake enjoying walking around the lake and drive to Galicica National Park (with local minibusses) the continue to visit in St.Naum, o/n Ohrid. Overnight in Hotel 4*
Elbasan – Berat. Overnight in Berat
After breakfast crossing the border into Albania, Drive to Elbasan Drive through Elbasan (ancient Scampa). A short stop to Visit its fine Ottoman walls and castle. Continue to Berat visit Berat known as a “city of one thousand windows”, and has been declared as a museum city. The old name of the city was Antipatrea. It is built on the slopes of mountain Tomori, with a castle dominating the city. At the Onufri Museum, we see paintings by this outstanding painter from the 16thC, as well as paintings from his son Nikolla. In the old part of the town, we visit several Byzantine churches known for their inspiring architecture. Overnight: Hotel Mangalemi or similar, Option visit the Cobo winery
Bogova – Canyons of Osumit – Corovoda - Berat
After breakfast- Departure to the canyons of Osumi. The trip lasts 1 hour and 30 min (60 km). Arrival between canyons Osumi is a miracle among the canyons, down a blue waterfall. Then drive with local minibusses close to the mount of Tomorri. Back to Berat. Overnight in Berat Hotel 4*
Berat – Durres- Tirana- Tirana- Airport
Drive to Durres, after breakfast drive to Durres, one of the oldest towns in Albania dating back to the 6th century BC. Visit the old town, including the Byzantine city walls, Drive to Tirana start a sightseeing tour, see the Skanderbeg Square, the Mosque of Et’hem Bey, the Clock Tower, and the statue of G.K. Skanderbeg, Albania’s national hero; the Palace of Culture, built with Soviet assistance; and the National History Museum, with a mosaic on its facade portraying Albanian history. Walk Upon to the former Communist Residential area, with modern bars, restaurants, and pubs where populated by different age groups, Departure to Tirana airport.
10 nights’ accommodation in 4* Hotels, with breakfast. All the transfers throughout the tour with a/c vehicle. English, French, German, Italian, Spanish speaking guide/ or Guide/Driver. (Separate driver and guide for over 7 participants) All taxes
Flight Tickets, other meals Gratuities/Tip to Driver/Guide Entrance fees.
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