Albania, North Macedonia & Kosovo: Capitals and UNESCO - 7 Days

Albania, North Macedonia & Kosovo: Capitals and UNESCO - 7 Days

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Albania, North Macedonia & Kosovo: Capitals and UNESCO - 7 Days

8 Days Starting and ending in Tirane

Visiting: Tirana, Kruje, Durrës Port, Berat, Alpeta Agrotourism & Winery (Alpeta Agroturizem), Ohrid, Matka, Skopje, Pristina, Prizren

Tour operator:

Good Albania

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

4 - 12

Physical rating:

Low

Age range:

No range age

Special diets catered:

Halal, Meat, Vegetarians, Vegans, Kosher

Tour operated in:
English
Trip Styles:

Small Group

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Tour Overview

Spend a week tracing the shared history of three nations. Travel to Tirana, Skopje, Prishtina, and the UNESCO site of Berat, Ohrid and Prizren to understand how the area’s complex past has shaped each destination’s culture. As you venture from city to countryside, learn about the local traditions from the resilient people who call this region home.

Highlights

  • Saint Naum Monastery & Lake Ohrid

  • Mother Teresa Square & UNESCO Berat

  • Memorial Complex of Prekaz (Kosovo)

  • The “ottoman” town of Prizren

  • National Parks of Butrint & Matka

  • Alpeta Agrourism experience

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Albania, North Macedonia & Kosovo: Capitals And Unesco - 7 Days

Albania, North Macedonia & Kosovo: Capitals And Unesco - 7 Days

Albania, North Macedonia & Kosovo: Capitals And Unesco - 7 Days

Albania, North Macedonia & Kosovo: Capitals And Unesco - 7 Days

Albania, North Macedonia & Kosovo: Capitals And Unesco - 7 Days

Albania, North Macedonia & Kosovo: Capitals And Unesco - 7 Days

Albania, North Macedonia & Kosovo: Capitals And Unesco - 7 Days

Albania, North Macedonia & Kosovo: Capitals And Unesco - 7 Days

Albania, North Macedonia & Kosovo: Capitals And Unesco - 7 Days

Albania, North Macedonia & Kosovo: Capitals And Unesco - 7 Days

Albania, North Macedonia & Kosovo: Capitals And Unesco - 7 Days

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Travel Day & Tirana
Location: Tirana
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Vila e Arte or Similar
Meals Included: Dinner

Airport pick-up service available throughout the day (included).

Welcome to Albania!
Transfer to Tirana and settle in to your hotel. For those of you not too tired, there is a guided walking tour of the city center, including Skanderbeg Square, Et’hem Bey Mosque, the Pyramid and the Blloku area.

Then, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers at tonight’s welcome dinner.

Day 2 : Sightseeing Tour Of Kruja & Durres
Location: Kruje, Durrës Port
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Vila e Arte or Similar
Meals Included: Breakfast, Wine Tasting

We start our journey from Tirana, directly to the city of Kruja.

Set off on a guided tour of Dollma Bektashi Teqe , the surroundings and the Castle itself, the Skanderbeg Museum and the National Ethnographic Museum.
You will have free time to wander around the Old Bazaar, with beautiful cobblestone alleys and lovely old architecture, and enjoy lunch with a view.
After lunch, head for the seaside historic town of Durres and set off on a guided tour of the City Walls, Byzantine Forum, Roman Thermal Baths, the Venetian Tower and the Amphitheater and enjoy the city’s street art around the ancient ruins.

Return in Tirana in the late afternoon.

Day 3 : Sightseeing Tour Of Berat (Unesco) & Alpeta Agrotourism
Location: Berat, Alpeta Agrotourism & Winery (Alpeta Agroturizem)
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Hotel Mangalem or similar
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Transfer to Berat passing through suggestive hills full of olive trees.

Get settled in the hotel and set out for a walking guide through the UNESCO – recognized old town.

Admire the White Mosque, the Holy Trinity Church, Gorica Bridge and the Berati citadel/castle
Enjoy a coffee and raki break inside the castle of Berat
Visit Onufri National Iconographic Museum, built in 1986. The Museum’s name honors the Albanian master painter of the 16th century, Onufri, who is responsible for a rich legacy of iconography in the country. The museum contains an immense collection of one-hundred and seventy-three select objects from Albanian churches and monasteries.
Transfer to the scenic and family owned Alpeta Agrotourism & Winery located among the rolling hills that surround the city. Tour the facilities for a complete view of the process of vinification, its cellar and vineyard.

After the visit, enjoy lunch with their seasonal home-grown and locally sourced organic delights and their fine wine.

Return in Berat for a free evening.

Day 4 : Sightseeing Tour Of Ohrid (Unesco)
Location: Ohrid
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Vila Arte or similar
Meals Included: Breakfast

Transfer to Ohrid via Struga where we will have a coffee break on the shores of Ohrid lake.

Get settled in the hotel and enjoy free time for lunch with the lake as your view.

Take in all that the UNESCO–recognized charming city of Ohrid has to offer on a guided tour with a local guide.

Pass by the glorious Church of Saint Sophia and the National Workshop for a handmade paper-making demonstration.
Enter Samuil’s Fortress and walk along its historic 4th-centrury walls.
Discover the Ancient Theater of Ohrid, built in the Hellenistic style.
Walk up to the cliff-top Church of Saint John at Kaneo for panoramic views of the lake and surrounding mountains.

Day 5 : Matka Canyon & Sightseeing Tour Of Skopje
Location: Matka, Skopje
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Hote Partner or similar
Meals Included: Breakfast

Transfer to Skopje and on the way stop in Matka Canyon known for its butterfly colonies.

Here we embark on a private boat ride for a short exploration of the Vrelo Cave, one the deepest in the world.
Drive to Skopje, get settled in the hotel and have free time for lunch.

Set out to explore the beautiful capital city of North Macedonia.

Some of the highlight are Mother Teresa Memorial House, opened in 2009 to pay tribute to the life of the celebrated humanitarian, the old railway station and the Stone Bridge, which dates back to 1451.

Day 6 : Sightseeing Tour Of Ohrid (Unesco)
Location: Ohrid
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Hotel Royal View or similar
Meals Included: Breakfast

Transfer to Ohrid via Pogradec where we will have a coffee break on the shores of Ohrid lake and stop for a visit at the picturesque village of Lin.

Get settled in the hotel and enjoy free time for lunch with the lake as your view.

Take in all that the UNESCO–recognized charming city of Ohrid has to offer on a guided tour with a local guide.

Pass by the glorious Church of Saint Sophia and the National Workshop for a handmade paper-making demonstration.
Enter Samuil’s Fortress and walk along its historic 4th-centrury walls.
Discover the Ancient Theatre of Ohrid, built in the Hellenistic style.
Walk up to the cliff-top Church of Saint John at Kaneo for panoramic views of the lake and surrounding mountains.
Please note: Travelers should be prepared to show their passports at the border crossing between Albania and North Macedonia

Day 7 : Prizren (Unesco) Via Adem Jashari Memorial Complex
Location: Pristina, Prizren
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Hotel Centrum or similar
Meals Included: Breakfast

This morning we drive to the village of Prekaz, home of Adem Jashari, considered one of the founders of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) and the leader of the armed resistance against the Serbian president Slobodan Milošević and his regime.

Visit the Memorial Complex and Museum. For the “political tourist” this is a chilling view of what was left from the Serbian attack on the Jashari’s houses. After three days of continuous shelling, Adem and more than fifty members of his extended family (including women, children, and the elderly) were killed; only one survived. Besarta, Adem’s niece, who was ten years old at the time, was the only one to live through the attack.
Transfer to the “Ottoman” town of Prizren, surrounded by mountains and crossed by Bistrica river.

Set out for a walking tour with your local guide into the ancient streets of Prizren, with its picturesque and historic building, churches, mosques such as Sinan pasha Mosque and Church of Our Lady of Ljevis (UNESCO).
Enjoy the rest of the day on your own to enjoy food and to wander around this charming city.

Day 8 : Departure Day
Location: Tirana International Airport
Meals Included: Breakfast

After breakfast, we depart at 09.00 for Tirana/Tirana Airport

What's Included

  • Accommodation

    7 nights in handpicked hotels

  • Airport Transfers at Destination

    Pick up

  • Drinks with Meals

    1 bottle of beer/ 1 glass of wine

  • Entrance Fees

    9 Guided sightseeing Tours and select entrance fees?

  • Free Wi-Fi at Accommodation

    Yes

  • Fully Guided

    Expert Tour Director & local guides

  • Local Taxes

  • Meals – Half Board

    Breakfast daily, 1 Dinner with beer or wine, 1 Farm Lunches with beer or wine

  • Transport

    Private deluxe motor coach

  • 2 Wine Tasting experiences

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What's Not Included

  • Airport Transfers at Destination

    Drop off

  • Tipping and Gratuities

  • Personal expenses

Optional Extras

  • Airport Drop off

    Airport drop off at Tirana Airport

  • Pre/Post Tour Accommodation - Single Room

    Pre/Post Tour Accommodation - Single Room

  • Pre/Post Tour Accommodation - Double Room

    Pre/Post Tour Accommodation — Double Room

Check out our Q&As

  • What is the standard of the hotels on this tour?

    3/4 Star Hotel

  • Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    Pick up is included on tour. Drop off is not.

  • Are your tours good for solo travelers?

    Yes! No matter which of our tours you pick, when you go solo, you’ll have your Tour Director and fellow travelers to keep you company.

  • When should I make my reservation? Can Good Albania hold a spot on a tour for me?

    If you have your heart set on a certain tour at a certain time (and at its current price), we recommend you make your reservation as early as possible—six months to a year in advance is a good rule of thumb. To reserve a place on most tours, a deposit of €150 per person is required.

  • What is the tipping policy?

    Tipping your Tour Leader is encouraged.

  • Company Instant Book

    yes

  • Are vaccinations required for this tour?

    No

  • Are flights included in this tour?

    No, they are not

  • Do you offer group discounts?

    We offer special rates to private groups of 6 or more people.

  • Do I need a visa to travel to the Balkans?

    Citizens of whom countries enter without a visa but with a valid passport: Andorra, Argentina, Armenia, Australia Austria Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, German, Greece, Netherlands, Hong Kong (China), Hungary, Ireland, Island, Italy, Israel, Japan, Canada, China, Chile, Czech Republic Kosovo, Croatia, Cyprus, Latvia, Liechtenstein

  • Is the tour coach air conditioned?

    Yes

  • What currencies are required for this tour?

    Euro orLocal money "LeK" in Albania & "Dinar" In North Macedonia

  • Are all entrance fees included in the price?

    Yes, All entrances mentioned are included

  • Do you require a visa for this holiday?

    No

  • Is there a supplement for solo travellers?

    Yes

  • Is there a limit to luggage that can be brought on the tour?

    No

  • Is free Wi-Fi available in the accommodation used?

    Yes, at all accommodations there is free Wi-Fi

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    Children are more than welcome to join! Travelers must be at least six years old at the departure date for most tours.

  • What is the fitness level required to do this tour?

    Easy

  • Will there be an escort accompanying this tour?

    Yes

  • Are all the relevant entry visa’s included in the price of the tour?

    Who can enter Albania, North Macedonia, Kosovo & Montenegro without a Visa Citizens of whom countries enter without a visa but with a valid passport: Andorra, Argentina, Armenia, Australia Austria Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Netherlands, Hong Kong (China), Hungary, Ireland, Island, Italy, Israel, Japan, Canada

  • What is the maximum group size?

    12

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes, they speak

  • Will passengers from another country be participating in the tour?

    Yes

  • What can I expect for meals on tour? Can you accommodate special meal requirements?

    On tour, included meals typically take place at local restaurants and include three courses served with beer or wine. Food allergies, needs, or preferences shouldn’t keep you from seeing the world. Just notify us of any dietary restrictions when you book and we’ll make sure that your Tour Director is made aware and can provide options for you.

  • Can you assist with pre or post tour accommodation?

    Yes, please do write to us after making the tour reservation

  • What happens if a group doesn’t make its minimum required number of passengers?

    We guarantee the departure of any group tour with a minimum of two people, though a supplement fee will apply depending on the tour. The max fee applied is of €250 per person.

  • Will I know the names and details of all the accommodation before I depart?

    Yes

  • Is there any free time to explore places during the tour?

    Yes

Reviews from Travellers on this Tour

Christopher  

Albania, North Macedonia & Kosovo

29-Sep-2019

This was more than we expected - AMAZING - recommended to everyone both young and old - our guide went above and beyond to accomodate our needs - food , experiences, local people amazing, sites - three out of four UNESCO sites in 8 days! - wonderful - prepared to change plans if we asked - food AMAZING - local people so friendly and humble it touched our hearts - sites - best ever - we came after doing the UK - including Scotland and Ireland and Croatia and we were overwhelmed each day with sites, tours, food - we will be back!!! Randal is an amazing person - his knowledge and relationship with Albania and its people touched our hearts as we were allowed to experience it - accomodation very good, food from so many regions - how did they plan this in just 8 days - and the Raki!!!! We have no special memory other than ALBANIA!!! Go for it if you want a holiday you will remember - eat too much but never gain weight because you do do much - THANK YOU Good Albania

Azamora222  

Best trip in the Balkans

05-Nov-2020

Rando was a great driver, tour guide, restaurant guide, photographer, mentor. He went beyond on helping me find my luggage that was in the airport in Italy. He was by far the best tour leader/driver I’ve ever experienced in my travels over 57 countries. I was a little skeptical to travel during the pandemic but I’m so glad I did because everything went smoothly. I have already recommended Rando and Good Albania to several of my friends. I hope one day to return to Albania. Thank you Good Albania for the amazing memories!

Traveled solo
Line  

Albania, North Macedonia & Kosovo

16-Oct-2019

The trip was great! On all accounts. Varied, interesting and in accordance with our request.

John  

Albania, North Macedonia & Kosovo

17-Oct-2019

What a wonderful, interesting and truly fascinating country. If you are thinking of visiting Albania, i would strongly recommend this tour. It is a country of such dramatic contrasts that would not be appreciated by staying in one part. Breathtaking mountains, beautiful beaches, amazing historical sites. It has a bit of everything. Our guide, now our friend, Edvin, could not have done any more to make it a memorable holiday.

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