Western Balkan’s tour, can be organized based on 12 to 15 days itinerary which include 4 countries: Albania, Macedonia, Kosova and Montenegro, including 7 UNESCO World heritage sites and travel. This is a special Balkan travel experience.
General itinerary: Tirane(Al) – Durres(Al) – Vlore(Al) – Himare(Al) – Saranda(Al) – Butrinti(Al) – Gjirokastra(Al) – Apolonia(Al) – Berat(Al) – Elbasan(Al) – Ohrid(Mk) – Sveti Naum(Mk) – Bitola(Mk) – Skopje(Mk) – Peja(Ks) – Decani (Ks) – Gjakova (Ks) – Prizren(Ks) – Shkodra (Al) – Podgorica(Mng) – Cetinje(Mng) – Budva(Mng) – Kotor(Mng) – Perast(Mng) – Ulcinj(Mng) – Tirana(Al) .
Our representative will meet you at the Tirana International Airport and escort you to your hotel near the center of Tirana. Depending on your arrival time, we may do a short info meeting with your tour manager at the lobby of the hotel and a short city tour.
Overnight in Tirana (Al)
In the first part of the day we will a visit to Et’Hem Bej Mosque, built in 1798, and one of the most beautiful mosques in Albania.
In the second part of the day we visit the town of Durres where we will visit the archaeological museum and the Roman Amphitheater (II Century AD). (check detailed program)
Next we visit Ardenica christian orthodox Monastery, famous for its beautiful church. In the afternoon we drive south towards the town of Vlora where we will check in our hotel located near the sea.
Overnight in Vlora (Al)
After breakfast we check out from our hotel and start our day with a scenic drive along the coast of Vlora Bay. The landscape dramatically changes as we climb to 1100 meters above sea level through the forest of Llogara National Park.
We continue our drive south through the seven villages of the Himara region. (check detailed program)
We will have a short coffee break at the springs of Borshi and we continue our tour towards the town of Saranda where we will check in our accommodation near the sea.
Overnight in Saranda(Al)
After breakfast we will explore Butrinti Archaeological park which is an UNESCO World Heritage site. Butrinti is one of the largest archaeological sites in Albania and the best preserved. (check detailed program)
In the second part of the day we will drive towards Gjirokastra, UNESCO World Heritage town. On the way we will visit Blue Eye natural water springs park.
In late afternoon we will check in our hotel located in the UNESCO part of the town. Evening at leisure to explore the old town on your own.
Overnight in Gjirokastra (Al)
In the first part of the day we will explore the old town of Gjirokastra, the old bazaar and its XIV century fortress which are part of the UNESCO World heritage site.
In the second part of the day drive north towards Apolonia Archaeological park, which was one of the biggest Greek colonies in the Adriatic sea coast. In the afternoon we drive towards the town of Berat where we will check in our hotel located in the historical part of the town.
Overnight in Berat (Al)
During the first part of the day we Berat UNESCO World heritage town. Our visit will start from the old neighborhood of Mangalemi where will visit the Medieval center of the town and the two old Mosques. Next we will visit the old fortress (IV century BC) where we will visit the Christian Orthodox Cathedral and the Byzantine Icon’s Gallery of Onufry, which has one of the best collections of Byzantine icons in Albania. Next visit will be in a local winery, one of the best in the country.
In the second part of the day we drive towards the borders crossing point to Macedonia. On the way we will stop in the town of Elbasan where we will visit the Othoman fortress (XV CENTURY). After a scenic drive through the Shkumbini river’s valley we will cross the borders into Macedonia. We arrive in Ohrid, in late afternoon where we check in our hotel located within the old town.
Overnight in Ohrid (Mk)
After breakfast we meet our Macedonian local guide, we begin our day exploring this beautiful town by the lake. (check detailed program)
In the second part of the day we will visit Sveti Naum Monastery which is located in the south tip of the lake, next to the Black Dream natural water spring park. In the afternoon we will return to Ohrid where you will spent evening at leisure.
Overnight in Ohrid (Mk)
After breakfast we will drive towards Bitola, our first visit will be at the archaeological site of Heraclea Linkestis, an ancient town founded by Philip II in the IV century bc. Next visit will be in the old town of Bitola (check detailed program)
After lunch we will drive to Skopje the capital of FYR Macedonia where we will check in our hotel near the center of the town. We will arrive in our hotel in Scopje in late afternoon where we will check in our hotel.
Overnight in Skopje(Mk)
In the first part of the day we explore the old town of Skopje starting from the old mosque and the bazaar. We will visit the Stone bridge, the symbol of the town located over Vardari river. (check detailed program)
In the second half of the day we will drive towards the town of Peja located in the north part of Kosova where we will check in our hotel located in the center of the town.
Overnight in Peja(Ks)
After breakfast we drive towards Decani Monastery, UNESCO World heritage site and one of the most important religious monuments in Kosova. After the visit in Decani Monastery we will continue towards Gjakova where we will have lunch in a traditional restaurant located in the old Othoman bazaar. Next we will visit the historical town of Prizren which is famous for its old town and the Othoman architecture. In the afternoon we will check in our hotel located in the old part of the town.
Overnight in Prizren(Ks)
After breakfast we will drive towards the border crossing point to Albania. On the way to Shkodra we will visit the Virgin merry catholic church in the town of Rubik.
Next we will visit the town of Shkodra, located on the south shore of lake Shkodra. Our visit will start from the IV century bc fortress. In the afternoon we will visit the old part of the town.
Evening at leisure.
Overnight in Shkodra(Alb)
In the first part of the day we will drive towards the town of Podgorica which was known with the name Titograd when Montenegro was part of Yugoslavia.
In the second part of the day we will drive towards Cetinje UNESCO Wolrd Heritage town, located in the mountains of Montenegro.
After a scenic drive over the mountains we will arrive in Budva by the sea where we will visit the old town located within the walls of the Venetian fortress.
In late afternoon we will drive towards Kotor where we will check in our hotel located inside the walls of the old town.
Overnight in Kotor (Mng)
After breakfast we meet our local guide and we explore the town of Kotor, UNESCO World heritage town. We will explore the history of this town located in the beautiful bay of Kotor which is similar to the fiords of the Scandinavian peninsula. We will wonder in the narrow stone paths within the walls built by the Venetian Republic, under the Orjen and Lovcen cliffs.
Next will visit the old town of Perast and the well known landmark of Montenegro, the Lady of the Rock church, located in the small island in the middle of the bay of Kotor. We will spent the evening at leisure in Kotor.
Overnight in Kotor (Mng)
Today we drive towards Albania. Our tour will continue next to the most beautiful part of the Adriatic coast. On the way we will make a photo stop at a place overlooking Sveti Stefan, the famous resort island.
Before crossing the borders into Albania we will stop in the historical town of Ulcinj where after lunch by the sea next to the old fortress.
After crossing the borders into Albania we will continue towards the historical town of Kruja where we will visit the Othomoan fortress and teh old bazaar. We will check in our hotel in Tirana in late afternoon.
Overnight in Tirana (Al)
Today we drive you to the airport wishing you a nice flight back home.
End of our services.
This is a general overview of the program. We can costumize this itinerary to fit your requests.
Note: This tour is not recommended to people with walking problems or physical disabilities.
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