|DAY 1||Tirana Aiport||Kruje||Shkoder|
|DAY 5||Dubrovnik||Kravice Waterfalls||Mostar|
Included in the price:
This tour is offered throughout the year.
|For 6+ Persons||1.380 Eur/person|
|For 2 Persons||2.370 Eur/person|
Arrival in Mother Teresa airport in Tirana. Pick up at the airport and meet with English speeking guide. Transfer to the city of Kruje. We start our walking tour of Kruje, through the narrow streets of the medieval well preserved Old Bazaar where you will have the opportunity to buy handmade products. Once inside the city walls you will visit the fortress, the Ethonographic Museum and the Museum of George Kastriot Skanderbeg, the Albanian National Hero.
After the tour of Kruje which is located 600 m above sea level we drive towards the city of Shkoder. Brief city tour of Shkodra where you will visit the Rozafa fortress with its beautiful history.
Check in at the hotel. Accommodation and overnight.
After breakfast in the hotel, we meet the group and continue towards Montenegro. Our first stop is the city of Ulcinj which is one of the oldest settlements across the Adriatic. We will start our walking tour throughout the old bazaar and towards the old city. The old city is located on a hill overlooking the modern town. During our tour you will get to know the history of the city of Ulcinj with the Venetian palace, the church – mosque, the Balshaj tower, the citadel and the museum of local history.
After the tour we head to Budva. During our trip prepare to be amazed by the Adriatic cost. We will make a quick stop for photos with the panorama of St. Stefan. Our trip will take us to Budva, which is one of the oldest settlements on the Adriatic. You will be introduced with its history and monuments like the Holy Trinity Church, St. Ivan Church, the fortress and stroll through the narrow cobbled streets of Budva.
Overnight in Budva.
After breakfast we will proceed to the city of Kotor. Located along the Bay of Kotor which is one of the most beautiful bays in the World, this city is part of UNESCO World Heritage. During our tour you will visit the Old Town with narrow streets and small squares, the Cathedral of St. Tripun, the church of Saint Luka and also enjoy a stroll through the port of Kotor.
After the tour we drive through the bay of Kotor and head towards Croatia. Arrival in Dubrovnik. Free time and overnight.
After breakfast at the hotel we will start our tour of Dubrovnik which is considered as “the Pearl of Adriatic”. During our tour you will walk through Stradun, the pedestrian street taking you through the old town of Dubrovnik. You will notice the Clock Tower, Onofrio’s Fountain, the Sponza Palace, the Cathedral, Franciscan Monastery: home to one of the most valuable libraries in Croatia and a fascinating medieval pharmacy.
Return to hotel and overnight.
After breakfast in the hotel, meet the group and depart for Bosnia – Herzegovina. During our trip, we will stop at the village of Kravice where you will notice the sparkling waterfall of Kravice. This waterfall is declared a natural phenomenon and is under state protection.
After this relaxing time we continue toward Mostar. Mostar is situated on the Neretva River and is named after its old bridge and the towers on its sides “the bridge keepers” (known as: mostari) which in the medieval times guarded the Stari Most (Old Bridge) over the Neretva. During our tour you will visit the Mostar Bridge, the Old Town and Bazaar.
Overnight in Mostar.
After breakfast in the hotel meet the group and depart for Sarajevo which is the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. During our city tour, possibility to see the main important sights of Sarajevo as the Tunnel which during the 4 years of siege was the only way in and out of Sarajevo. Then we proceed to the Old Town, which is under UNESCO’s protection, with its main attractions as Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque, Sebilj and the National Museum.
Overnight in Sarajevo.
Breakfast in the hotel. Today we are heading back to Montenegro, to the city of Kolasin. This city is located at 954 m of altitude and offers excellent vacation as in winter as well as summer because of its favorable clime.
Accommodation and overnight in Kolasin.
After breakfast at the hotel, departure for Kosovo, which is the world’s newest country and has been independent only since 2008. Our first stop will be in Peje Monastery Patriarchs. This monastery is the spiritual seat and mausoleum of Serbian archbishops and patriarchs. The guided tour will introduce us to the highlights of the temple of the Holy Apostles, St. Dimitije and St. Nikola churches.
We proceed towards the capital of Kosovo, Pristina. We start the city tour of Pristina by visiting the National Museum – a UNESCO World Heritage site, Statue of Skanderbeg, The National Theatre, Statue of Mother Teresa, the University area and the colossal “New Born” sign and also the National Public Library. Overnight in Pristina.
Breakfast at hotel. We begin our journey today with the city of Prizren. The tour of the old city of Prizren includes: the Old Stone Bridge, Sinan Pasha mosque, Prizren League building, Shadervan square, Gazi Mehmet Pasha Hamam and the Fortress.
After finishing the tour we take the road towards Macedonia and its capital, Skopje. After arrival we begin the tour of Skopje. During this tour you will experience emotions and memories related to the history and tradition of this ancient city. The tour begins with the Macedonian Survival Museum, the Memorial house of Mother Teresa in Macedonia Square, through the Stone Bridge and Kale fortress.
Overnight in Skopje.
After breakfast in the hotel, we drive to Bitola. Placed on both sides of Dragor River in the Pelagonia Plain, beneath the Pelister mountain, lies the city of Bitola. The modern city of Bitola was erected by the Slavs and they gave the city the name – Obitel, which means habitat or living place with many monasteries. We will visit some of the major attractions such as: the Dome of Culture, The university library St. Kliment Ohridski, Bitola museum, Historical archive and others.
We will not miss the ancient city Heraclea lyncestis, the church St. Dimitrij, Ajdar Kadi mosque, Isak Celebi mosque, Bezisten (the covered bazaar), The Clock tower, old Bazar esc.
After Bitola, we drive to the city of Ohrid. The Ohrid lake is over 2400 years old and is an important cultural center. Both the town and the lake were classified as UNESCO World Heritage since 1980. We will visit the city’s main attractions including the Fortress, St. Sophia church and the church of St. Jovan at Kaneo.
We leave Macedonia and head towards Albania where we will stop in the city of Pogradec.
Overnight in Pogradec.
The city of Pogradec and its surrounding area, as one of the Albanian beauty pearls, provides much to discover. The region dominated by the fantastic Lake, surrounded by fields nestled below picturesque mountains, will be your panorama. After breakfast in the hotel, we continue our journey towards the capital of Albania, Tirana.We will then continue driving through the valley of Shkumbin, Elbasan town until we reach Tirana. Tirana became capital of Albania in 1920 and is the largest city of Albania.
Our tour starts from the Main Boulevard at Skenderbeg Square. Here you can visit the National theater, Skanderbeg Statue ( dedicated to our National Hero), Historic Museum, Cultural Palace, Et’hem Bey Mosque, Clock Tower and going through the Boulevard to the Pyramid, built in 1988 as a museum for Enver Hoxha, dictator of the period.
Overnight in Tirana.
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