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Starting from Skopje and ending in Podgorica. Tour visits Macedonia, Albania,Montenegro.

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  • These programs are only valid for the dates mentioned.
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  • For tour packages including domestic flights, you need to book at least 4 weeks before tour start date. If there is less than 4 weeks to tour start date, we will reflect the flight fare difference to the prices.
  • The prices are only valid for packages; we cannot provide you any break-down prices or any sectors separately
  • Accommodation
    • Total – 10 nights in 4 star & 3 star twin share accommodation.
    • 2 night – 4 star – Skopje – Best Western Hotel Turist
    • 1 night – 4 star – Ohrid- Parkside Lake Hotel
    • 1 night – 4 star – Pogradec- Hymeti Palace
    • 2 night – 4 star – Tirana – Tirana International Hotel
    • 1 night – 4 star – Durres-Aragosta Hotel
    • 2 night – 4 star – Budva – Hotel Pozzo
    • 1 night – 3 star – Podgorica –  Hotel Laguna (equal conditions as 4*)
    • Single Rooms are available with payment of a ‘Single Supplement’
  • Guide
    • Professional English-speaking local tour guides at each site
  • Meals
    • 11 Breakfasts
  • Transport
    • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle
  • Additional Services
    • Transfer – Inbound – Skopje – Skopje Alexander the Great Airport (SKP)
    • Transfer – Outbound – Podgorica-Golubovci (TGD)
    • English-speaking tour driver for the duration of the tour
    • Tips except driver and guide.

 

 

  • Highlights :-
  • Kotor – UNESCO Heritage site, Cathedral of St. Tryphon
  • Kotor Bay
  • Ohrid – UNESCO Heritage site, St. Clement Church, St. Sofia
  • Budva-UNESCO Heritage.
  • Skopje – Church of the Holy Savior, Kale Fortress, Kamen Most (Old Stone Bridge), Old Bazaar
  • Tirana – Et’hem Bey Mosque, Mother Teresa Square, National Art Gallery, National Historical Museum, Piramida, St. Paul’s Cathedral
  • Tirana Clock Tower
  • Pogradec-Lake Ohrid
  • Podgorica-

Price Excludes

  • Extra meals or Drinks not mentioned above
  • Tips and Personal expenses
  • International flights
  • Insurance: All types
  • Albania entry visa
Itinerary

Day 1Airport -Skopje

• Welcome to Skopje, upon your arrival, you will be welcomed and transferred to your hotel.
• Starting , the afternoon will be for a gentle walking tour of the center, visit Kale Fortress, the Church of the Holy Savior with its iconostas, one of the finest samples of traditional walnut woodcarving, Old Bazaar and Stone Bridge.
• The largest bazaar in the Balkans and Skopje’s trading centre since at least the 12th century, the Old Bazaar is a maze of small streets packed with cafés, jewellery shops, bakeries and haberdasheries.
• Its quaint cobbled lanes and passageways are punctuated by statuesque minarets, and home to a number of hidden treasures: the rose garden of the Ottoman-era Mustafa Pasha Mosque, the Suli An arts centre with its tranquil courtyard, and the 13 domes of the Daut Pasha Hamam, which is now home to the National Gallery.
• To get a taste of Skopje café culture, sample honey-laden baklava at Slatkarnica Ohrid or a strong Turkish coffee at Nargile.
• Overnight Skopje .

Day 2Skopje (Macedonia)

• In and around Skopje
• Start a tour of the city centre on Macedonia Square, where you will find a 22-metre-high monument.
• Titled Warrior on a Horse, the colossal statue is generally understood to represent Alexander the Great.
• From here, cross the Vardar River via the Art Bridge, with its 29 statues of North Macedonian artists and musicians, or the historic Stone Bridge, built on Roman foundations between 1451 and 1469.
• Once on the right bank of the river, gaze in awe at the Museum of Archaeology with its Greek Revival architecture and the newly constructed National Theatre, which is designed as a replica of the former theatre destroyed by the 1963 earthquake.
• Start your cultural journey near the city centre at the Memorial House of Mother Teresa. This Albanian-born modern-day saint, Roman Catholic nun and missionary hails from Skopje, and the house she grew up in stands today as a museum in her honour.
• Exhibits include letters, photographs and artworks, while the on-site glass-walled chapel holds mass twice a week.
• Overnight in Skopje.

Day 3Skopje –Ohrid

• After the breakfast in hotel we drive up to Ohrid.
• Discover highlights of Ohrid, The church of St. Sofia (11th century), the most eminent mediaeval monument in Macedonia with magnificent Byzantine fresco paintings and St. Clement Church with its icon of Annunciation Albanian border. St. Naum is one of the most visited tourist destinations in Ohrid.
• The monastic complex and the church of St. Naum was originally built at the turn of the 10th century by the monk that was born with the same name; Macedonians believe you can still hear the heart’s heartbeat by pressing an ear to his stone coffin inside the church.
• Overnight in Ohrid.

Day 4Ohrid-Pogradec(Albania)

• After the breakfast in hotel we drive up to Pogradec
• The monastic complex and the church of St. Naum was originally built at the turn of the 10th century by the monk that was born with the same name; Macedonians believe you can still hear the heart’s heartbeat by pressing an ear to his stone coffin inside the church.
• We will cross the Macedonia Albania border.
• Driving through the little village Tushemishte where Enver Hoga had his summer house. During today journey you will have opportunity to visit Pogradec (town located on the coast of the Ohrid lake) which until today has big scares of the communistic regime of the famous Albanian president Enver Hoxha.
• Lot of mixes of old and new buildings symbolizing the development of Albania but in some strange and different way.
• By the lakeside you will find an array of restaurants, clubs, and comfortable hotels. You must not miss a taste of the traditional fish dishes, especially the baked speckled trout (Koran in Albanian), as well as the famous pickles.
• You might also sample the various wines on offer, but don’t miss the traditional unique wine of Buti, or the famous Perla and Moskat raki of Pogradec.
• Overnight in Pogradec.

Day 5Pogradec-Tirana(Albania)

• After the breakfast in hotel we drive up to Tirana.
• Today En route we visit the UNESCO listed town a rare example of a well preserved Ottoman town, and then we continue to the capital, Tirana.
• We also visit Et’hem Bey Mosque, one of the oldest buildings in the city. Closed under communist rule, it reopened as a house of worship in 1991 despite opposition from communist authorities (Ethem bey Mosque is currently under restoration and is closed, so will be visited only if restoration work is finished).
• Overnight Tirana.

Day 6Tirana(Albania)

• After the breakfast in hotel we procced to Tirana city tour.
• The National History Museum is the largest museum in Albania, with over 4,750 objects in its collection, from the Paleolithic era to communist times.
• There’s much to find out about Albanian history even before you get into the building, because it has a large, recognizable mosaic on its front wall that illustrates the different eras in Albanian history.
• At the National History Museum, you will embark on a great and fascinating exploration of the history and the culture of this nation.
• The best place to escape the crowds of Tirana is the Artificial Lake, a romantic area located at the end of Blloku district.
• It is a popular destination, especially during the weekends, when locals stroll enjoying nature and fresh air.
• Opened in 2017, Pazari i Ri is the new market of Tirana and one of the coolest places to visit in town.
• It was once one of the worst areas of the capital city, but today after a big regeneration, has turned into one of theplaces to be in town for every traveler.
• Don’t forget to take your camera and shoot some colorful pictures of the stands. Then, it’s time to taste fresh fruit and buy some typical Albanian artefacts.
We suggest you to consider the lake especially if you are traveling with children, because in the area there is the largest fun park of Tirana.
• We also explore an area known as Blloku on foot, where villas were once occupied by members of The Politburo (a former leading sect of the Party of Labour of Albania) but which is now the lively centre of Tirana’s nightlife where trendy bars, cafés, and fashionable clubs can be found.
• Dinner in a traditional Albanian restaurant known as Zgara Korcare.
• Overnight Tirana.

Day 7Tirana(Daily Tour Kruja-Durres)

• After the breakfast in hotel we drive up to Kruja.
• Along the way, admire the traditional wooden houses, visit historical Krujë, tour the historic.
• The most important attraction of the city is the Museum of the National Hero, Gjergj Kastriot,situated in an Illyrian castle,which took its present facade during the 5th-6th century.
• The castle has nine towers,a few houses, and the Teqja e Dollmasë.
• The hamam is on the western side of the castle. Inside the castle grounds, you can also visit the Ethnographic Museum,a typical house made of çardak, which belonged to the illustrious Toptani family.
• It is one of Albania’s largest handicrafts market. This bazaar has operated since the 15th century.
• On the top of the mountain over the town of Kruja is a religious spot called Sari Salltiku (Bektashi sect).
• There, visitors can find shelter and accommodation if they wish to climb to that spot.
• The most notable tourist attraction in Durrësi is the amphitheater of the Roman Emperor Adrian with 15,000 seats, the second biggest amphitheatre in the Balkans.
• During the 9th century, a small church with mosaic-covered walls was built nearby.
• You can also see the the nearby Byzantine forum of the 5th-6th century with marble columns.
• One-third of the original wall of the city castle is still standing, and you can even walk along the same road that Caesar himself trod.
• The Archeological Museum is a new building on “Taulantia” Avenue. It is one of the most important of its kind and is of great interest to visitors.
• It contains both the Hellenic and Roman periods .
• In addition to its historical value, Durrësi is also a beautiful place to take a modern vacation, due to its sandy beaches, hotels and metropolitan feel.
• You will find excellent restaurants and accommodations all along the sea’s edge like Aragosta Restaurant were you can enjoy fresh sea porducts.
• Overnight in Durres.

Day 8Durres-Shkodra-Budva(Montenegro)

• After the breakfast we drive up to Shkodra.
• Then walk to the gorgeous Marubi National Museum of Photography, one of Albania’s favourite galleries.
• Opened in 2016, Marubi is the only museum in the country that is entirely dedicated to the art of photography.
• The museum displays an impressive collection of pictures taken by the Marubi dynasty, as well as temporary exhibitions.
• The highlight of the collection is the first-ever photograph taken in Albania by Pjetër Marubi in 1858.
• Take your time to visit this wonderful spot; even if you’re not a professional photographer, you’ll really appreciate it.
• This enchanting town is one of the oldest in Albania and has been a center of trade in the Balkan Peninsula since ancient times.
• Stroll through the city center and reach a neighborhood where a mosque, catholic church and orthodox church stand within three minutes from each other.
• This stunning building offers stunning views over the city and Lake Shkodra.
• It was founded by the Illyrians during antiquity and was later rebuilt by the Venetian and Turk communities.
• Inside the castle, you can see the ruins of various structures and walls built by previous inhabitants.
• You all may go to Sofra Restaurant (sofra means ‘table’), located right in the middle of the Pedonalja.
• Sit on one of the tables on the street and order a selection of Albanian dishes.
• Sofra is particularly known in town for its varied menu; we suggest you try a tavë kosi, a lamb and rice dish baked with yoghurt and eggs. Simply delicious!
• Overnight in Budva.

Day 9Budva-Kotor-Budva(Montenegro)

• In and around Budva, Kotor.
• Apart from its natural beauty, its bay islands and beaches, Budva is rich in historic monuments.
• Budva Old Town lies on a small peninsula and represents a treasure chest of culture heritage.
• Crossed with narrow streets and squares are famous buildings.
• The Church St. Trojica, housing the tomb of writer Stjepan Mitrov Ljubisa, the Churches of St. Ivan, St. Bogorodica and St. Sava.
• We continue to Kotor, which is set on the beautiful Bay of Kotor and is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
• Among to the sights to see, at Kotor, are the well-preserved Old Town and its city walls, along which you can walk, and the Cathedral of Saint Tryphon (built in 1166).

• Overnight in Budva.

Day 10Budva- Podgorica

• After the breakfast we drive up to Podgorica.
• Podgorica was bombed more than 70 times in World War II alone, so it’s a miracle that any of the old structures have survived.
• Luckily, Ribnica and Stara Varos did, and they’re highlights of the city.
• Ribnica is a 5th-century settlement on the banks of the Ribnica River.
• Visitors can walk around the stone ruins and Adzi-Pasha’s bridge, before continuing on to Kraljev Park.
• From there, it’s an easy walk to Stara Varos, the old town.
• The area was built by the Ottoman Turks, and the quaint buildings are now full of jewellery stores and small boutiques.
• Complete the experience with a Turkish coffee at Byblos
• Just across the Cijevna lies Plantaze’s Sipcanik wine cellar. Plantaze is Montenegro’s largest wine producer, and their Cemovsko Polje vineyard in Podgorica, which covers 2.3 hectares, is the largest unbroken vineyard in Europe.
• Visitors to Sipcanik can take a miniature train tour around the vineyard, before trying the wines.
• The wine tastings come with gourmet canapes made of regional specialties, like cheese and prosciutto from Njegusi village, marinated carp, locally produced olive oil and dried fruits.
• Head into Stara Varos for traditional Montenegrin fare at Pod Volat or tasty Lebanese food at Byblos.
• Across the boulevard, in Nova Varos, there are contemporary restaurants like Restobar Strudla and Hotel Hemera.
• In the Atlas Centre, the Balkans’ only Hard Rock Café satisfies burger and beer cravings.
• Overnight in Podgorica.

Day 11Podgorica-Apt

• After breakfast transfert to Airport.