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

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  • These programs are only valid for the dates mentioned.
  • If you need any change on these programs, we will arrange you a tailor made program with necessary price changes.
  • You need to make a 25% percent Non Refundable pre-payment to book one of these tours. Bookings are not valid if 25% payment is not done.
  • 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 – 12 nights in 4 star & 3 star twin share accommodation.
    • 1 night – 4 star – Skopje – Best Western Hotel Turist
    • 2 night – 4 star – Pristina- Parkside Lake Hotel
    • 1 night – 4 star – Peja-
    • 1 night – 3 star – Podgorica –
    • 2 night – 4 star – Budva – Hotel Pozzo
    • 1 night – 3 star -Shkodra–
    • 2 night – 3 star -Theth–
    • 2 night – 4 star – Tirana – Tirana International Hotel
    • Single Rooms are available with payment of a ‘Single Supplement’
  • Guide
    • Professional English-speaking local tour guides at each site
  • Meals
    • 10 Breakfasts
  • Transport
    • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle
  • Additional Services
    • Transfer – Inbound – Skopje – Skopje Alexander the Great Airport (SKP)
    • Transfer – Outbound – Tirana-Rinas Airport (TIA)
    • English-speaking tour driver for the duration of the tour
    • Tips except driver and guide.

Price Excludes

  • Extra meals or Drinks not mentioned above
  • Tips and Personal expenses
  • International flights
  • Insurance: All types
  • Albania entry visa
What to Expect
  • 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
  • Podgorica- Luckily, Ribnica and Stara Varos
  • Theth-National Park
  • Pristina- Castle of Prizren, Prizren League Museum,Hamami and prizrenit, a bath and an old Turk,Bazaars and old ones.
  • Peja-Monastery of Decan, old mosque of Peja.
Itinerary

Day 1APT-SKOPJE

• After the arrival to Airport
• Accommodation at Hotel.
• 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.
• Overnight in Skopje.

Day 2SKOPJE-PRISTINA

• After the breakfast in hotel we proceed to Skopje tour and then drive up to Pristina.
• The National Opera and Ballet has a rich year-round programme, and is worth a visit if only for its architecture.
• Designed by Slovenian architects Biro 71, the building’s white concrete form is designed to evoke mountain peaks 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.
• Overnight in Pristina.

Day 3PRISTINA(CITY TOUR)

• After the breakfast in hotel we proceed Pristina
• The large boulevard and stroll through town until you reach the National Library of Kosovo. This is maybe the quirkiest monument in the Balkan Peninsula.
• It has been criticized by many people, but it has its charm.
• The library was built with iron and glass and was topped with 99 different-sized domes.
• Feel free to admire the domes from a variety of vantage points.
• Castle of Prizren, (Optional, about 1 hour away on foot)
• Prizren League Museum
• Hamami and prizrenit, a bath and an old Turk.
• Bazaars and old ones
• Optional lunch on request at one of the lush riverbeds.
• Continuing the road to Prishtina.
• Dinner at hotel in Prishtina.
• Overnight in Pristina.

Day 4PRISHTINA-PEJA

• After the breakfast in hotel we proceed Peja.
• Spend some of your time here strolling through the market and buying some traditional souvenirs, such as handmade rugs, jewels and clothing.
• The old bazaar is near the old mosque of Peja, so don’t miss a visit to that, too.
• The old Monastery of Decan, a stunning church located 30 minutes away from Peja and hidden in a forest at the foot of the so-called Accursed Mountains, a mountain range extending from northern Albania to Montenegro.
• Decan Monastery is a stunning white building with a small cupola founded in the 14th century.
• Go inside the church to admire the frescoes with various scenes from the Bible. A curiosity: Orthodox monks still live here and produce fresh organic foods, like cheeses and wines.
• Once back in Peja, it is time to look for a traditional restaurant where you can try typical Kosovar delicacies.
Kulla e Zenel Beut is one of the best restaurants in town that serves traditional Albanian-Kosovar food (menus start from 7€).
• The restaurant is located inside an historical kulla, a tower made of stones typical of Kosovo and Northern Albania, and has a small lovely garden.
• Overnight in Peja.

Day 5Lake Geneva and Château de Chillon

It’s market day in Lausanne! Enjoy browsing and packing a picnic lunch for our 11 a.m. boat cruise on Lake Geneva. A few miles down-shore we’ll dock at Château de Chillon, where we’ll have a guided tour of this delightfully medieval castle on the water. On our way back we’ll take time to peek into the vineyards surrounding Lutry before returning to Lausanne. Boat: 2 hrs. Bus: 1 hr. Walking: moderate.

DAY 05 PEJA-PODGORICA

• After the breakfast in hotel we proceed Podgorica.
• Cross the Kosovo to Montenegro border.
• 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.
• Overnight in Podgorica.

DAY 06PODGORICA-BUDVA

• After the breakfast in hotel we proceed Budva.
• Budva’s old town is one of the oldest settlements on the Adriatic Sea. At around 2,500 years old it’s a beautiful and historical site.
• A wander through the town reveals ancient churches and palaces, all crafted from local grey stone.
• In front of Budva Citadel, the remains of the original settlement that were uncovered in an earthquake are on display.
• The Citadel itself and the museum in the old town are excellent places to learn about the history of Budva.
• Don’t miss the square in front of Santa Maria del Punta church, with its gorgeous view of the ancient church overlooking Ričardova Glava Beach.
• Budva old town is a hive of activity day and night.
• There are some excellent restaurants, like Stari Grad, which serves traditional Montenegrin cuisine.
• The place to stay here is which has a rooftop restaurant overlooking Ričardova Glava Beach in front of the town.
• In the height of summer, skip the more crowded beaches in Budva and take a boat over to Sveti Nikola Island.
• Also known as Hawaii Island, the outcrop is inhabited only by deer, and is just off Budva’s shore.
• The island has a long stretch of beach, and a restaurant and facilities.
• It’s an idyllic escape for a beach day in Budva.
• Overnight in Budva.

DAY 07BUDVA-KOTOR-BUDVA

• After the breakfast in hotel we proceed Budva.
• 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).
Saint Tryphon’s Cathedral (Sveti Tripun) is one of only two Roman Catholic Cathedrals in Montenegro. Saint Tryphon’s relics are kept in the cathedral and Saint Tryphon is the protector of Kotor.
• One of the surprising facts about Montenegro is that the saint’s relics were originally on their way to Dubrovnik from Constantinople, modern-day Istanbul, but didn’t get any further than Kotor.
• Sveti Nikola (Saint Nicholas) is Kotor’s Serbian Orthodox church.
• An impressive psuedo-Byzantine building which towers over the town, it’s easily recognised by its twin domes and the Serbian flag draping down its centre.
• The ornate church is younger than others in the town and was built in 1909.
• Entrance is free and it’s traditional to buy candles at the entrance for both living family members and those who have passed away. Kiss each candle, light it and then stand them in the candle stands at the back of the church.
• The top shelf is for the living, the bottom shelf is to remember the dead.
• Overnight in Budva.

DAY 09BUDVA- SHKODRA

• After the breakfast in hotel we proceed Shkodra.
• 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.
• 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 Shkodra.

DAY 09SHKODRA-THETH

• After the breakfast in hotel we proceed Theth.
• A full day tour in Theth Village including sites such as: Church of Theth, Waterfall, Grunas Canyon, The Blue Eye etc.
• This tour is intended as a day hike for those travelers that are already in Theth but need a local guide to show them the best of Theth.
• We will start walking toward the Church of Theth. The church as the hallmark of Theth, dates from 1892 and is one of the most visited sites in the area.
• Theth has a predominantly catholic population and this is visible through the influence of the church’s clergy for centuries.
• Some of the priests who have served in this church where well know Albanian writers who have contributed immensely in the education of the local population.
• Feeling the Albanian Alps you will energize.
• This pool is about 100 m2 and about 5 m deep.
• Keep in mind that even during the summer the water temperature is really cold if you intend to swim there.
• Overnight in Theth.

DAY 10THETH (TOUR)

• Fresh and BIO morning its agreat start to feel the mountain brezze.
• Albanians are an exceptional people that are always smiling and open to helping you even if they don’t speak any English.
• The shepherds in the mountains will want to take a photo with you and every local you meet will greet you with a smile.
• At the guesthouses your hosts will make you feel like you’re at home with their deep sincerity.
• With the sun constantly shining, you’ll be alone with the mountains, forests, streams, birds, and alpine pastures.
• We recommend taking a lunch with you on your hike so you can take a break at an altitude with a great view and take off your shoes to enjoy it.
• Our next stop is to the Waterfall of Grunas.
• It takes about 1 hour to walk from the church to Grunas Waterfall. The waterfall is about 30 m high and is considered as one of the most beautiful natural monuments in Theth for which it has received a protection status by the Albanian Government.
• After this refreshing visit we walk down to Grunas Canyon on our way to the Blue Eye
• The canyon is about 60 m deep and about 2 km long.
• After this short visit we continue walking to the Blue Eye, where there is a possibility to swim and enjoy refreshments.
• Overnight in Theth.

DAY 11THETH-TIRANA

• After the breakfast in hotel we proceed to Tirana.
• During the trip we make a short stop 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 Kastrioti ,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).
• Overnight in Tirana.

DAY 12TIRANA

• 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.
• A chilling evening in Durres is what you need.
• After a long day at the beach, and after the visits to the historical landmarks, you’ll have totally earned a great dinner to end your day in Durrës.
• The city is full of plenty of great restaurants, but if you have to choose one, the best is Ventus, a fancy and elegant restaurant located on the recently renewed harbor.
• Try the fish tartar and seafood linguine, two of the best options on the menu, and admire the beautiful sea panorama from your table on the terrace.
• Ventus, Harbor of Durrës, Durrës, Albania
• Overnight in Tirana.

DAY 13TIRANA-APT

• After breakfast transfert to Airport.

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