N. Macedonia, Kosovo and Albania tour from Tirana in four days

N. Macedonia, Kosovo and Albania tour from Tirana in four days

Visit the capitals of N. Macedonia and Kosovo, admire the UNESCO world heritage site of Ohrid and walk through the narrowed stone streets of UNESCO-city Berat on this 4-day tour of N. Macedonia, Kosovo and Albania from Tirana. This tour is the best way to visit the most important sites in N. Macedonia, Kosovo and Albania in just four days!

Itinerary

Day 1: Tirana (Albania) – Berat – Ohrid (N. Macedonia)

Stop At: Berat, Berat, Berat County
Our tour leader will come and pick you up at your hotel in Tirana, where we start our journey towards Berat, known as the town of 1001 windows part of UNESCO world heritage. Walking through the narrowed stone streets offers a fantastic view of the medieval old houses, with windows that seem to stand on top of each other. The city’s life began in the 6th-5th century B.C. as an Illyrian settlement. Later, in the 3rd century B.C., it was turned into a castle city known as Antipatrea. Uniquely today, residents still live inside of the castle walls.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Berat Castle, Rruga Mihal Komnena, Berat 5001 Albania
erat has it all; a beautiful medieval castle, ancient churches and mosques, a lively lower town consisting of grand old houses draped on steep hillsides, an old stone bridge, great museums and remains from the communist era in Albania.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: National Iconographic Museum Onufri, Located in the Inner Part of Saint Mary Church in Berat Castel, Berat Albania
Berat is also known as the birthplace of Onufri, the famous painter of churches all-over the Balkans, distinguished for creating a specific reddish colour still difficult to imitate.
Duration: 1 day 6 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight in Ohrid.

Day 2: Ohrid – Skopje

Stop At: Ohrid, Ohrid, Southwestern Region
Today we will continue our city tour of Ohrid, one of the most seductive destinations in N. Macedonia, indicated as one of the oldest human settlements in all of Europe. Ohrid city and Ohrid Lake are part of UNESCO World Heritage since 1980. Ohrid Lake and its surroundings where inhabited by the Illyrian Tribe of Enkeleys. The Lake was named by the Romans as “Lyhnidas” (the Light Lake). Our tour continues to the city of Ohrid (UNESCO world heritage) an important centre of Orthodoxy. We will visit the famous view point of church of St. John, the church of St. Nicolas and the mosque Halveti Hayati Tekke. Ohrid became an important centre for the Orthodox believers during the Byzantine Empire and is famous for its 365 Orthodox churches, said to have one church for each day of the year. During the Ottoman Empire the city grew on the hills and surrounding areas by the lake.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Skopje, Skopje, Skopje Region
Our tour continues towards Skopje, the capital of N. Macedonia. The city has European, Ottoman and even Asian influences. The Stone Bridge connects the new part to the old part of the city. Impossible to miss in Skopje is the Alexander the Great Statue in the center. Another bridge that stands out is the Art Bridge that leads to the Archaeological Museum. The bridge is lined with flamboyant street lanterns and statues of Macedonian artists and musicians. We will wander through the Old Bazaar of Skopje, the biggest one in the Balkans, that combines the modern way of living with centuries of history. The cross on top of the mountain can be seen kilometres away from Skopje and has become a symbol of the city. Overnight in Skopje.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:

Accommodation included: Overnight in Skopje.

Day 3: Skopje – Pristina (Kosovo) – Prizren

Stop At: Pristina, Pristina
After breakfast we will continue our tour towards Pristina the capital city of Kosovo. We will visit the Newborn monument, symbol of the independence and being a young new country. We will walk towards the main boulevard in the capital. Sheshi Nena Tereza is a nice street to stroll through and enjoy a coffee at one of the bars. Here we will also pass the Skanderberg square with the statue of Skanderberg himself, the national Albanian hero
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Prizren, Prizren
We will continue our tour towards Prizren, considered as the cultural capital of Kosovo, mixing its rich history, incredible nature, religious tolerance and gastronomic delights. Prizren has played an important role in the region as an Illyrian settlement and a crossroad for the Byzantine and Ottoman empires, contributing to the unique architecture of the city. The river flows through the heart of the old town and under the many bridges that crisscross the city. If you are looking to experience a lively international experience you should visit Prizren during August when the medieval city becomes home to one of the most famous short film festivals in the world named Dokufest. The best way to explore the town is by wandering through the streets passing by elegant medieval houses that fight for your attention. Filigree artisanal techniques for precious metals are Prizren’s joy and pride.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Sinan Pasha Mosque, Sheshi Shadervan, Prizren Kosovo
If you have to choose just one mosque to visit then visit the Sinan Pasha Mosque, rich in arabesque colour and pattern.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Kalaja Fortress, Kalaja, Prizren 20000 Kosovo
The view from the fortress on the hill above the town offers a great panorama of this astonishing town.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:

Accommodation included: Overnight in Prizren.

Day 4: Prizren – Kruja (Albania) – Tirana

Stop At: Kruje, Kruje, Durres County
Our last destination for this tour is Kruja, a historical city symbol of the Albanian resistance against the expansion of the Ottoman Empire during the XV century. Kruja is situated in central Albania on a rocky mountainous terrain about 560 meters above sea level, on the slopes of Sarisalltik Mountain.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Kruja Bazaar, Kalase Street, Kruje 1501 Albania
Walking through the narrow streets and the wooden houses of Kruja’s Medieval Old Bazaar (one of the biggest and oldest in Balkans) gives you a sense of a passage through the history. This is the best place to shop for souvenir in Albania, from typical to more unique and handmade souvenirs such as carpets, jewelers etc.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Kruja Castle, Near Tirana, Kruje 1501 Albania
The castle of Kruja (built during the 5th century A.D.) is strategically placed on the top of a rocky hill, making it difficult for the enemies to attack.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Tirana, Tirana, Tirana County
After we will drive back to Tirana. This marks the end of this amazing experience through history and culture.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:

No accommodation included on this day.

Informacion Adicional
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Most travelers can participate"
"Tips are not a must in Albania or the Balkans, however, our recommendation is to tip the tour leader/driver 5as an international practice to tip good service."
"lease note that prices are calculated on double/twin/triple/quadruple room occupancy in 3 stars hotel accommodation."
"Single room occupancy is possible on 35 Euros extra charge per night per person, in 3 stars hotel accommodation."
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"



Hora de Inicio: 09:00 AM
Duración: 4 Days
Lugar de comienzo: Tirana, Albania
Traveler pickup is offered
The tour departs from Choose Balkans office at Rr. Reshit Çollaku. On request (at least 12 hours
before tour departure) we can pick you up at 9:00 am from your hotel in Tirana free of charge.

Airports

  • Rinas Airport, Tirana Albania


Cancelaciones y devoluciones: All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

Incluye

  • BB (Accommodation and Breakfast) for all overnight, in 3 stars hotels
  • Professional tour leader
  • Private transportation
  • Hotel pick up and Hotel drop off in Tirana
  • Entry tickets for the ‘’will be visited’’ sites
  • Tourist taxes
  • International car insurance, Road taxes, Petrol
  • 3x Breakfast
  • Accommodation included: 3 nights
  • Entry/Admission - Sinan Pasha Mosque
  • Entry/Admission - Kalaja Fortress
  • Entry/Admission - Kruja Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Kruja Bazaar
  • Entry/Admission - Berat Castle
  • Entry/Admission - National Iconographic Museum Onufri

No Incluye

  • Lunches, Dinners, Drinks & Snacks
  • Souvenirs, Personal spending
  • Everything that is not mentioned in the included

Instalaciones


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