- Start date: 24/04/2017
- Duration: 8 days
- Location: Albania, Kosovo & Montenegro
- Price: €399
Day 1th: Airport – Tirana
*An Agency representative will meet you at the Tirana International Airport and escort you to your hotel near in center of Tirana.
*Depending on your arrival time we may do a short walking tour of the city, visiting the main tourist attraction starting from the Clock Tower, Mosque Ethem Bey (whose decorative are unique because they describe only nature), The Palace of Culture, Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ (the biggest in Albania) , The walking boulevard of the city (the architecture of which is based on a musical pentagram), remains of the Castle of Tirana, Pyramid (symbol of Communism), Angle of persecuted Martyrs located at the Nation Boulevard, the home of former dictator Enver Hoxha.
*Our tour end here for the city of Tirana.
* Dinner and Overnight in Tirana
Day 2th: Apollonia – Gjirokaster
*We leave Tirane in the morning. First stop will be at archeological park of Apollonia (part of Unesco), which used to be one the biggest Greek colonies in the Adriatik sea. Now days it is the biggest archaeological site in Albania. Our visit will include the main public area and the archaeological museum of the park located in the Christian Orthodox Monastery nearby.and then we will drive to Gjirokastra.
*Accommodation in Gjirokastra at center of old town *part of Unesco).. Our visit will start at the Byzantine fortress of Gjirokastra (XIII century) and will end at the old bazaar of the town
*Afternoon will go for a drink tak Vrioni lake
*Dinner at restoraunt (with traditional dishes)
*Overnight in Gjirokastra
Day 3th: Berat – Durres
*We leave Gjirokastra at morning at we will travel to Berat.
Our visit in Berat (UNESCO World Heritage town since 2008) will start from the Medieval center of the town located next to Mangalemi neighborhood, and the old bazaar by the river. Next visit will be at the IV CENTURY BC fortress located on the top of the hill overlooking the Osumi river. Within the fortress we will visit the old Christian orthodox cathedral of the town, where we will admire some of the most beautiful and oldest byzantine icons in Albania, dating from the XIII century, in the Onufry’s gallery. We will end our visit in Berat in a local winery, one of the best in the country to taste some really good Albanian wine and raki, our national drink.
*Lunch in Berat.
*At evening, transfer in hotel in Durres, located on sea side.
*The evening is free for leisure time at Durres Bay
*Dinner at restoraunt
*Overnight in Durres
Day 4th: Kruja – Prizren
*We leave Dures at morning at travel to Kosovo.
**On our way to Kosove we will visit the city of Kruja, start form the Othoman fortress which will include the Skanderbeg museum, the Ethographic museum, the turkish bath, the Bektashi mosque, and the old bazaar
*Afer the visit in Kruja we will continued the journey in Kosove. We will visit the mos beautiful city of Kosove, the city of Prizren.
Prizren is called also the “The muzeum city of Kosovo”. We will will accommodate at 5 star hotel at center of old town
We will visit the old town, the stone bridge, the castle of Prizren, the main blue Mosque “Sinan Pashaj” and many other thing. (to create an idea for the beauty of Prizren, we can tall you that it has 65 mosque)
*Overnight in prizren (5 star hotel)
Day 5th: Gjakove – Decani Monastery – Valbona Valley
*We leave Prizren at morning, at travel in Gjakova (an other city of Kosovo).
In the first part of the day we will visit the Decani Monastery which is an UNESCO World heritage site, a symbol of the slavic orthodox church and the Serbian history, famous for its impressive church and peaceful surroundings. Next visit will be in the old part of the town of Gjakova, famous for its old bazaar..
*After visit the south of Albania and Kosovo, We will visit now the north. We will travel to Valbona Valley
*Valbona Valley is National Park and also “Nature Monument”. It is consider as the “Crystal” of Albania Alps. One of the most beautiful park in Albania, the visit in Valbona Valley is consider by the tourist as an unforgotten experience.
We will accommodate in alpin hotel, at the valley, at all the day we will explore the beauty of valley, such as:
1) The waterfall of Rragami
2) The Xema lake
3) The Valbona River,
*Overnight in Valbona, with traditional dishes
Day 6th: Boat trip (Fierza lake to Koman lake) – Shkoder
*We will Valbona at lunch, around 12:00 to travel at Fierza lake, when will catch the ferry.
*For 3 hour we will sail from Fierza lake to Koman Lake.
The sailing through these two lake is one of the mos wonderful and exciting experience, and if you travel in Albania, you must taste this experience.
All the sailing pas through mountain slopes around 2200 m altitude. It will be like your are sailing in space.
*After leave the ferry at Koman lake, we will travel to Vau Dejes lake, when at restoraunt on lake shore, we will have lunch.
*After luch we will travel to Shkodra.
*Accommodation in Shkodra and the visit the city by night
*Overnight in Shkodra
*Festive dinner at restoraunt in Shkodra
Day 7th: Budva – Kotor – Perast islands
*After breakfast, at 8:00 am we will travel to the Sveti Stefan island
(1 hour drive from Shkodra). Will visit the Island for 30 minutes and we will continue the trip to Kotor (1 hour driving from Sveti stefan Island).
*At 11:00 a clock we will be in Kotor. We will visit the city for 2 hours, such as the old castle at triangle shape. After that we will sail with boat for 1 hour along Kotor Bay until the Perast Islands.
*Lunch in Kotor
*After luch we will return to Budva.
*Accommodation in Budva in 3 star hotel.
*Dinerr and overnight in Budva
Day 8th: Budva – Podgorica – Tirana:
*After eating breakfast in the hotel, we will visit for two hour the city of Budva starting:
From the old city of Budva, La Citadella, the main boulevard along the sea, the yacht harbor, ect.
*After finish the tour in Budva we will travel to Podgorica, to visit the capital of Montenegro. (50 minutes driving)
Our visit in this city will be concentrated at center city.
For lunch we will transfer at periphery of the city, at the waterfall of Tuzi. The restaurant located near the waterfall served mediteran cuisine while offering a fantastic view.
*At afternoon returning in Tirana (3 hours driving).
*Festive dinner with music live in Tirana organizing by the agency as the last dinner together.
Day 9th: Tirana – Airport:
*After breakfast in hotel, transfer to the airport of Tirana.
➡GROUP TOURS (From 12 persons until 40 persons)
The price is 449 euro person
I) 8 nights accommodation in 4 star hotel as follows
2 nights in Tirana
1 night Gjirokaster
1 night in Durres
1 night in Prizren
1 night in Valbona All inclusive ( 1 lunch, 1 dinner, 1 breakfast)
1 night in Shkodra
1 night in Budva
II) 7 * dinner + 7 * breakfast + 1 * lunch
III) Transport with luxury minivan
IV) Tour Guid in English, German, French, Italian, Greek, Turkish, Serbo-Croatia
V) Ticket ferry for the itinerary as: Valbona, Fierza – Koman
CALENDAR OF STARTINDG DATE WITH BALKAN TRIP
➡*MAY 6; MAY 20; MAY 31;
➡*JUNE 8; JUNE 17; JUNE 25;
➡*SEPTEMBER 5; SEPTEMBER 14; SEPTEMBER 22; SEPTEMBER 25
➡*OCTOBER 3; OCTOBER 11; OCTOBER 16; OCTOBER 23