Macedonia, Albania, Montenegro & Kosovo
One of our best seller tours which covers four Balkan countries – Macedonia, Albania, Montenegro and Kosovo.
This round trip starts/ends in Ohrid with visits to the most famous cities and regions of mentioned Balkan countries. Visit to Tirana, Albanian capital, Bay of Kotor, Durmitor NP and Tara canyon,
Macedonian capital Skopje and Tikvesh wine region.
DAY 1: Ohrid and departure to Albania
Ohrid and Ohrid lake are part of UNESCO World heritage. Walking tour in the old town of Ohrid with local guide and visits inside to some of the most important Ohrid sights – The Ohrid fortress (inside) the Holly area of Plaosnik with new St Klement’s church (inside) the small church of St John in Kaneo and the cathedral church of St Sofia. Afternoon drive towards Albania and the capital Tirana, with stop at Elbasan. Overnight at hotel Mondial 4* or similar.
DAY 2: Tirana, Shkodra and welcome to Montenegro
In a morning Tirana walking tour with local guide and visit to the National museum (inside). Drive north to the town of Shkodra, once capital of the Illyrian kingdom. Possibility to visit Rozafa castle and lunch break at the city center. Afternoon drive towards Montenegro. Border crossing and drive along Montenegro coastline with photo stop by the famous Sveti Stefan island.
O/N in Budva area, hotel 4*.
DAY 3: Cetinje and Boka Kotorska to Durmitor NP
Morning drive towards Cetinje, the former capital of Montenegro. Recommended to visit is the National & Relief museum. Drive along Boka Kotorska bay with stop and individual visit to Kotor old town. In the afternoon departure to Montenegro mountains and Durmitor NP. Visit to the park and unique Black lake. Overnight at 4* hotel in Zabljak.
DAY 4: Welcome to Kosovo
Morning visit to the canyon of river Tara and the unique Tara bridge. Drive towards Kosovo on the picturesque mountain road. Afternoon visit to Pec and Rugova valley. Arrival in Prizren late afternoon. Picturesque town of Prizren is located on the south-eastern part of the country and it is designated as the historical capital of Kosovo. A lot of Christian and Muslim monuments make this town unique.
Prizren is one of the oldest settlements in Kosovo and the western Balkans. Prizren has been traditionally identified with the settlement of Theranda in Roman Dardania. Overnight at hotel Theranda 4* or similar.
Day 5: Pristina, Gracanica monastery and back to Skopje
Drive towards Kosovo capital Pristina and walking tour in the city center. Later on visit to Grachanica monastery.
This unique Serbian Orthodox monastery located in the small village of Gracanica. It was built by the Serbian king Stefan Milutin in 1321 on the ruins of a 6th-century basilica. The monastery was declared a Monument of Culture of Exceptional Importance in 1990, and on 13 July 2006 it was placed on the UNESCO World Heritage List under the name of Medieval Monuments in Kosovo.
In the afternoon arrival back to Macedonia. Evening at leisure in Skopje. Overnight in Skopje, hotel Ibis 4* or similar
DAY 6:Vodno mountain and Tikvesh wine region
Day starts with visit to nearby mountain Vodno and St. Panteleimon monastery at village Nerezi (inside) Drive towards the biggest wine region in Macedonia – Tikvesh. Visit to the biggest ancient site in Macedonia – Stobi, dating from 1st century AD. Afternoon visit to a local winery where you will feature a taste of our historically significant Vranec followed by four wines of your choice, as well as fresh concept dishes that continue to create culinary memories for new diners and our favorite regulars. Departure towards Bitola for overnight.
DAY 7: Bitola, Prespa lake and Galichica NP
Morning walking tour in Bitola, the second biggest town in Macedonia with visit to Heraclea Lynkestis anceint site near Bitola. Later on departure towards the second biggest lake in Macedonia, Prespa lake, with coffee stop and drive across Galichica NP, with spectacular views of both Prespa and Ohrid lakes. Afternoon visit to the Monastery of Saint Naum, probably one of the most famous tourist attractions and religious sites in Macedonia. The original monastery was built on in 905 by Saint Naum of Ohrid himself, while in later centuries it was then rebuilt several times. Arrival in Ohrid in the afternoon.
End of the program
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