Macedonia, Kosovo, Albania, Montenegro & Croatia
Make your trip from Skopje to Dubrovnik an extended and unique experience.
With this tour you will visit some places and sites on the Balkans which usually are not on the main tourist maps. You can easily continue with some of many Adriatic cruises departing from Dubrovnik.
Starting from Skopje you will have a chance to visit the biggest wine region in Macedonia Tikvesh.
In few days you will enjoy by Ohrid lake – UNESCO site.
You will visit two national parks and several typical villages of Macedonia.
Cities and natural beauties of Albania and Montenegro will be your next adventure.
DAY 1, FRIDAY: Skopje
Full day Skopje city tour with local guide. Walking in the city center and Skopje old bazaar, visit to Mother Teresa Memorial house (inside). Afternoon visit to Matka valley and lake and possibility to have a boat ride to the entrance of cave Vrelo. Back to Skopje. O/N hotel Ibis center 4* or similar.
DAY 2, SATURDAY: Tour to Kosovo
Full tour to Kosovo, the youngest European country, with local guide. Visit to Grachanica monastery (inside) site protected by UNESCO. Coffee break at the capital Pristina and afternoon drive and visit to the picturesque town of Prizren. Back to Skopje in the evening. Overnight in Skopje, hotel Ibis 4* or similar.
DAY 3, SUNDAY: 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 4, MONDAY: Bitola, Prespa lake and Galichica NP
Morning walking tour in Bitola, the second biggest town in Macedonia with visit to Heraclea Lynkestis ancient 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. Arrival in the city of Ohrid in the afternoon. Evening at leisure and overnight in Ohrid, hotel Aqualina 4* or similar.
DAY 5, TUESDAY: Ohrid and Ohrid lake
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 (outside) and the cathedral church of St Sofia (inside).
Afternoon departure towards Albanian capital Tirana, with coffee stop at Elbasan.
Overnight at hotel Mondial Tirana 4* or similar.
DAY 6, WEDNESDAY: 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. Possibility to visit Rozafa castle. Afternoon drive towards Montenegro. Drive along Montenegro coastline with photo stop by St. Stefan island. O/N in Budva area, 4*.
DAY 7, THURSDAY: Cetinje and Boka Kotorska to Dubrovnik
Morning drive towards Cetinje, the former capital of Montenegro. Recommended to visit is the National & Relief museum. Afternoon drive along Boka Kotorska bay with stop and individual visit to Kotor old town. Border crossing and drop off at in Dubrovnik. End of the tour.
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