From Tirana: Balkan Highlights Tour
Visit 6 countries, spending 2 nights in Albania, 3 nights in Macedonia, 1 night in Kosovo, 4 nights in Bosnia, the day in Croatia, and 1 night in Montenegro.
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- Visit Tirana, the capital of Albania
- Be amazed by the beauty of Kosovo’s Orthodox churches
- Explore Sarajevo’s Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian Architecture
- Take a guided walk through Dubrovnik Old Town
- Visit Kotorr the UNESCO City
DescriptionDay 1. Airport Transfer – Tirana (Albania). Your tour starts with a pick up at the Mother Theresa Airport and transferred to the hotel to check-in. Day 2. Tirana – Marikaj – Berat (Albania). Start the day by visiting the Bunk Art Museum. After lunch, travel to Berat, the UNESCO town where you will take a guided walk of Mangalem and Gorica quarters. These quarters give that distinctive ottoman look to the city for which it was enlisted in the UNESCO heritage list. Day 3. Berat – Elbasan – Ohrid (Macedonia). On this morning start with the castle of Berat which dates back to the 4th century BC. The imposing castle has been a dwelling place from the antiquity. After the visit, head to the city of Ohrid in Macedonia. Day 4. Ohrid – Saint Naum – Ohrid. Start the day with a guided tour of Ohrid old town. Ohrid is enlisted as a UNESCO Heritage Site since 1979. Some of the sites visited are Tsar Samuel Castle, Ohrid Amphitheatre, St. Caneo Church, and St. Sophia Church. The next stop after lunch will be Saint Naum monastery, a venerated place for the Macedonians. The remainder of the day will be enjoyed at leisure. Day 5. Ohrid – Skopje. You will be transferred to Skopje, the capital of Macedonia, on a 3.5-hour drive. After lunch, you will begin a guided tour. Day 6. Skopje – Prizren – Gjakovë – Pejë (Kosovo). Travel to Kosovo, passing through the small towns of Štrpce, and the ski resort of Prevalla, as you drive down to the city of Prizren. Day 7. Peja – Višegrad (Bosnia and Herzegovina). Start the day early as you travel a long distance toward Višegrad, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Višegrad was made known through the Nobel Prize Winner Ivo Andric and his masterpiece “The Bridge over Drina River”. Day 8. Višegrad – Sarajevo. Visit Ivo Andric's birth house and the Stone Town dedicated to Ivo Andric and much more. Day 9. Sarajevo. Take a guided tour through the old part of Sarajevo, starting with the famous site where the assassination of Franz Ferdinand happened in 1914. Day 10. Sarajevo – Jabllanica – Blagaj – Mostar. On the way to Mostar, visit Jablanica, a symbol of World War II for the ex-Yugoslavian partisans. Day 11. Mostar – Poćitelj – Dubrovnik – Tivat (Croatia and Montenegro). Travel to Dubrovnik, Croatia. Before crossing the border, take a break in the small town of Počitelj. Day 12. Tivat – Kotor – Podgorica Airport (Montenegro). Start the day visiting Kotor, the UNESCO town, before passing through Budva and Sveti Stefan. The tour ends with a drop off at Podgorica Airport.
IncludesAccommodation in a 3, 4 or 5 star hotel 7 lunches and 5 dinners Transportation for 12 days English-speaking tour guide for 12 days Local guides in Ohrid, Skopje, Sarajevo, Mostar, Dubrovnik, Kotor, and Visegrad Entrance fees to museums and archeological centers 150 Euro supplement per single person Gratuities
- Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
Easy cancellationCancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund
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