Balkan Highlights Tour

Cultural & Theme Tours, Your Hotel, Tirana Albania to Podgorica , Montenegro

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We will visit 6 countries (Albania 2 nights, Macedonia 3 nights, Kosovo 1 nights, Bosnia 4 nights, Croatia, Montenegro 1 night)HighlightsVisit Tirana, the capital of AlbaniaBe amazed by the beauty of Kosovo’s Orthodox churchesExplore Sarajevo’s Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian ArchitectureTake a guided walk through Dubrovnik Old TownVisit Kotor the UNESCO City
Day 1. Airport Transfer – Tirana (Albania)  Start at Mother Theresa Airport and transfer to the hotel to check-in. Day 2. Tirana – Marikaj – Berat (Albania) We start the day by visiting Bunk Art Museum. After lunch we travel to Berat, the UNESCO Town where we will take a guided walk of Mangalem and Gorica quarters. These quarter give that distinctive ottoman look to the city for which it was enlisted in the UNESCO heritage list.Day 3. Berat – Elbasan – Ohrid (Macedonia) This morning we start with the castle of Berat which dates back from the 4th century BC. The imposing castle has been a dwelling place from the antiquity being inhabited even nowadays. After the visit we head to the city of Ohrid in Macedonia.Day 4. Ohrid – Saint Naum – Ohrid Today we start with a guided tour of Ohrid old town. Ohrid is as well enlisted in the UNESCO Heritage List since 1979. Some of the sites we will visit are: Tsar Samuel Castle, Ohrid Amphitheatre, St. Caneo Church and St. Sophia Church. Our next stop after lunch will be Saint Naum monastery, a venerated place for the Macedonias. The remainder of the day will be enjoyed at group leisure.Day 5. Ohrid – Skopje  We will be transferred to Skopje the capital of Macedonia today. It will take about 3.30 min to reach Skopje. After lunch we will begin our guided visit from the hotel. Day 6. Skopje – Prizren – Gjakovë – Pejë (Kosovo) We travel to Kosovo today passing through the small towns of Štrpce, and the ski resort of Prevalla as we drive down to the city of Prizren. Day 7. Peja – Višegrad (Bosnia and Herzegovina)  Today we start early since we will be covering a long distance toward Višegrad, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Višegrad was made known through the Nobel Prize Winner Ivo Andric and his masterpiece “The Bridge over Drina River”.Day 8. Višegrad – Sarajevo This morning we will visit, Ivo Andric Housea and Andrictown or the Stone Town dedicated to Ivo Andric and much moreDay 9. Sarajevo  Our guide will take us through the old part of Sarajevo and first will take us to the famous site where the assassination of Franz Ferdinand happened in 1914. Day 10. Sarajevo – Jabllanica – Blagaj – Mostar On the way to Mostar we visit Jablanica, a symbol of World War II for the ex-Yugoslavian partisans . Day 11. Mostar – Poćitelj – Dubrovnik – Tivat (Croatia and Montenegro) Today we travel to Dubrovnik, Croatia and before crossing the border we take a break in the small town of Počitelj.Day 12. Tivat – Kotor – Podgorica Airport (Montenegro) We start the day visiting Kotor the UNESCO town and after seeing much more we continue for lunch passing through Budva and Sveti Stefan. We finish the tour in Podgorica Airport.

What’s included

  • Accommodation in a 3, 4 or 5 star hotel
  • 7 lunches
  • 5 dinner Transportation for 12 day Tour Guide in the English language for 12 days
  • Local Guides: Ohrid, Skopje, Sarajevo, Mostar, Dubrovnik, Kotor, Visegrad
  • Museum and archeological center tickets
  • Assistance of our agency

What’s not included

  • 150 euro per single supplement
  • Gratuities
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