In this Western Balkans Highlights Tour you will explore the best of Albania, Macedonia, Kosovo and Montenegro in 14 Days.
We travel to Berat, Albania to visit the 2400 year old UNESCO city called as well: The city of Thousand Windows.
We travel to Saranda to visit Butrinti Archeological Centre which dates back as a settlement in 12 century BC.
We continue to Ohrid, Macedonia another UNESCO City considered as the Jerusalem of the Balkans.
In Kosovo we visit the UNESCO Monastery of Decani dating back to 14th century with a rich legacy in the Serbian Orthodox Church.
In Montenegro we visit another UNESCO City such as Kotor which as well attracts many visitors throughout the year.
- What Will You DoDay 1: Airport – Tirana
Arrival in Albania and transfer from the airport to Tirana. In Tirana we visit Et’hem Beu Mosque, Mother Theresa square, ex-residential area called the “Block”. Dinner in a traditional restaurant. Accommodation in “Golden City” Hotel.
Day 2: Tirana – Krujë – Marikaj – Tiranë
Today we visit Kruja, the castle and Scanderbeg Museum. Lunch will be in the agritourist center of Marikaj. Free time in the afternoon in Tirana.
Day 3: Tirana – Ardenicë – Berat
We continue traveling to Ardenica monastery, the place where our National Hero Scanderbeg was married in the 15th century. Arrival in Berat, a city protected by UNESCO.
Day 4. Berat – Vlorë –Llogara – Himarë – Borsh – Sarande
Stopover in Vlora, the city where the independence of Albania was proclaimed in 1912. In Llogara N.P we will have lunch as we listen to Isopoliphonia, a traditional way of singing in Southern Albania.
Day 5: Saranda – Butrint – Gjirokastër – Përmet
Tour Butrint archeological center. Next we travel to Gjirokastra where we visit the Castle and the Ethnographic Museum.
Day 6: Përmet – Germenj N.P – Korçë
Today we travel through Ersekë and Gërmenj Park where will have an organized picnic lunch. I
Day 7: Korçë – Pogradec – Saint Naum – Ohrid
When we will be in Tushemisht we can relax and enjoy a coffee in Drilon, a place which attracted very often even the Albanian dictator Enver Hoxha
Day 8: Ohrid
Ohrid is one of the oldest cities of the Balkans, an important center of the Episcopal Church of Rome and Byzantium.
Day 9: Ohrid – Skopje
We resume driving to the city of Skopje via Ohrid – Tetovo – Skopje.
Day 10: Skopje – Brezovica – Prizren
Today we travel to Prizren. Prizren is one of the few cities in Kosovo to have 3 religious communities cohabiting together (Catholic, Orthodox, and Muslim).
Day 11: Prizren – Gjakovë – Deçan – Pejë
Next we travel to Gjakova and visit the Ottoman bazaar, one of the longest in the Balkan.
Day 12. Pejë – Rožaje – Kolašin – Cetinje – Budva
We continue to Budva – Montenegro, driving through Rozaje – Kolasin – Cetinje – Budva.
Day 13: Budva – Kotor – Shkodër
Visit the castle of Budva and old town. Transfer to Kotor a city part of UNESCO World Heritage list.
Day 14: Shkodër – Mother Theresa Airport
We take a walk through the pedestrian street leads us to the Catholic Cathedral one of the biggest in the Balkan. Next we drive to the castle of Rozafa and transfer to the airport.
- What To Expect- Visit UNESCO cities and immerse yourselves in their history
- Experience amazing hospitality as you travel in Western Balkans
- Taste delicious local products
- Meet interesting people.
- What Is Included- Accommodation in 3 or 4 stars Hotel, BB services for 13 nights
- 8 lunches in traditional restaurants.
- 5 dinners in hotels or traditional restaurants.
- Transportation for 14 days
- Tour guide in the English language: for 14 days
- Assistant guides in Ohrid, Skopje and Kotor
- Museum and archeological center tickets
- Assistance by our agency during all days of stay in the region
- What Is Not Included- 130 euro per single supplement
- Everything else that is not mentioned above.