Tour of Albania & North Macedonia

Code: NBHTY
9 DAYS - 8 NIGHTS
Category:
  • shen naum
  • bitola2
  • bigorski 3
  • bitola mozaik
  • room3
  • burim shen naum
  • kaneo ohrid
  • kaneo ohrid
  • breakfast2

Albania and N.Macedonia in an 9 days tour through the highlights of Albania and North Macedonia.   You will visit some of the best Archaeological and historical sites in the Balkans, including 4 UNESCO World heritage listed sites. You will experience genuine hospitality and try local food and wine.  Travel in the comfort of a private vehicle with our experienced local guides and driver.

STARTING/ENDING POINT Tirana (TIA), the capital of Albania
TOUR TYPE Historical & Heritage tour,
TOUR LENGTH  9 days / 8 nights
LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY  Easy
INCLUDED
Land transportation costs Accommodations
Breakfast Professional guide
Entrance fees Airport pick up and drop off
NOT INCLUDED
Airfares
Other meals
Personal expenses
Guide gratuity

Note: This tour is not recommended to people with walking problems or physical disabilities.
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Day 1: Arrival in Tirana

Today you will arrive in Albania, through Tirana airport. Our representative will meet you at the arrivals of Tirana airport and escort you to your hotel, which is located near the center of Tirana.

  • Depending on your arrival time, you might do an info meeting with your tour guide.
  • Overnight in Tirana.

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Day 2: Durres & Berat

After breakfast we will visit the center of Tirana. Next we will drive towards the town Durres, located 30 km West of Tirana, where we will visit the Archaeological museum and the Roman Amphitheater. In the second part of the day we will visit the historical town of Berat which is an UNESCO World heritage listed town.

  • Visit Tirana’s Skenderbeg main square.
  • Visit the Archaeological museum of Durresi.
  • Visit at the II century AD Roman Amphitheater of Durresi.
  • Visit at the IV century BC fortress of Berat.
  • Visit at the old XVIII century Christian Orthodox Cathedral of Berat.
  • Visit at the Onufri Byzantine Icon’s Gallery.
  • Overnight in the old town of Berat.

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Day 3: Apolonia & Saranda 

We will start our day with a visit at Apolonia Archaeological park, which was the largest Greek colony in the Adriatic coast. Next we will continue through Llogara National park towards Saranda. On the way we will visit the fortress of Ali Pasha in Panormi bay.

  • Visit at the main public area of Apollonia Archaeological park.
  • Visit at the Archaeological museum of Apollonia.
  • Stop at Llogora National park.
  • Visit at the castle of Ali Pasha in the bay of Panormi (also known as Porto Palermo).
  • Overnight in Saranda by the sea

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Day 4: Butrinti & Gjirokastra

In the first part of the day we will explore the archaeological park of Butrinti which started as Greek colony in the VII century BC, and since 1995 is an UNESCO World Heritage listed site. Next we will continue towards the historical town of Gjirokastra, which is an UNESCO World heritage listed town. On the way we will visit at Blue Eye natural water springs park.

  • Visit Butrinti main Archaeological site.
  • Visit at the archaeological museum of Butrinti.
  • Visit at Blye Eye natural water springs park.
  • Visit at the XIV century fortress of Gjirokastra.
  • Visit at the XIX century old bazaar of Gjirokastra.
  • Afternoon at leisure to explore the old town of Gjiroakstra on your own.
  • Overnight in the old town of Gjirokastra.

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Day 5: Korca & lake Ohrid

In the first part of the day we will drive towards the town of Korca located in the East part of the country. On the way we will drive through Vjosa river valley and Germenji national park. Next we will make a stop by the lake in Pogradec before entering in North Macedonia. After a visit in Saint Naum Orthodox monastery we will continue on the East coast of the lake towards historical town of Ohrid.

  • Drive through the river valley of Vjosa.
  • Stop at the little town of Permet by the river.
  • Drive through Germenji national park.
  • Visit at the bazaar in the town of Korca.
  • Stop by the lake Ohrid in Pogradec.
  • Visit monastery of Saint Naum.
  • Overnight in old town of Ohrid.

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Day 6: Ohrid & Bitola

In the first part of the day we will explore the historical town of Ohrid which is an UNESCO World heritage listed town. In the second part of the day we will the historical town of Bitola and Heraclea Lincestis archaeological site..

  • Visit in the upper old town.
  • Visit at the Virgin Mary Perivleptusa orthodox cathedral.
  • Visit at the Roman amphitheater.
  • Visit at Plaoshnik archaeological site.
  • Walk and visit to Kaneo church.
  • Short boat ride back to the harbor of Ohrid.
  • Visit Heraclea Lincestis archaeological site near Bitola.
  • Visit the old town of Bitola.
  • Overnight in Ohrid.

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Day 7: Mavrovo & Tetova

In the first part of the day we will drive through Mavrovo national park where we will make a visit at the christian orthodox monastery of Bigorsky, famous for its XVIII century church. Next we will visit the sunni mosque in the town of Tetova. In the afternoon we will drive towards Skopje, the capital of North Macedonia.

  • Drive through Mavrovo National park.
  • Visit Bigorsky christian orthodox monastery.
  • Stop at the town of Pogradec.
  • Visit sunni Mosque in Tetova.
  • In the evening visit in the center of Skopje.
  • Overnight in Skopje.

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Day 8 Skopje

In the first part of the day we will explore the old town of Skopje. In the second part of the day we will drive towards Albania.

  • Visit at the Sveti Spa old christian orthodox cathedral.
  • Visit at the Mustafa Pasha mosque.
  • Visit at the old bazaar of Skopje.
  • Visit the Stone bridge of Skopje.
  • Drive through Shkumbini river valley towards Tirana.
  • In the evening we will have our farewell dinner in traditional restaurant in Tirana.
  • Overnight in Tirana.

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Day 9: Return back home

    • Today we will transfer you to Tirana International Airport, wishing you a nice flight back home.

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Note: This tour is not recommended to people with walking problems or physical disabilities.

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Price details

Price : 

The price is calculated on demand.
The prices vary according to the category of the hotels, the season and your requests.

What is usually included in the price:

8 overnights in double or twin shared room in hotels of the category of your preference.
(All accommodations provide European standard facilities and services.)
8 breakfasts are included in the price.
All land transportation’s costs with comfortable air-conditioned vehicles.
English/German/Italian/French speaking tour guide throughout the tour.
Comprehensive sightseeing as outlined in the detailed program of the tour.
Entrance fees in historical sites and museums are included in the price.
Transfers from arrival and to departure point (airport, harbor, border crossing point, ect.) are included.
Luggage’s assistance is included.
All taxes are included in the price.

What is usually not included in the price:

International airfares are not included.
Lunches and dinners are not included in the price.
All expenses of a personal nature are not included.

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