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EXPLORE SOUTHEASTERN ALBANIA IN THREE DAYS: TOUR OF POGRADEC, KORÇA AND VOSKOPOJA

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Duration

3 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

8 people

Languages

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Overview

Wander around the streets of the “Little Paris of Albania’’, visit the National Park of Drilon, admire the beauty of Ohrid Lake (UNESCO), wander through an ancient village and taste its traditional dish on this three-day tour of Pogradec, Korça and Voskopoja. These two Albanian cities have stunning national parks and historical sites, while the village has just as much to offer.

* Single Supplement: To guarantee tour departure even for one participant we require a single supplement of 351 Euros. If other participants join this tour, you will be refunded 50% of the single supplement amount and your room occupancy will be still private. We organize small groups up to 8 pax. Please contact us if you are a larger group of participants for a quotation.

* Please note that prices are calculated on double/twin/triple room occupancy and 3 stars hotel accommodation.

* Hotel upgrade is possible on extra charge.

* Single room occupancy is possible on 30 Euros extra charge per night per person.

* All participants are responsible for having their own health/travel insurance.

* Children Discounts: Age 0 – 2.99 Free of charge; Age 3 – 7.99 discount of 50%; Age 8 – 11.99 discount of 30%, Age 12+ full fare.

* Choose Balkans reserves the rights to add other participants in and during the tour program. If you are interested in a private tour, please contact us for a quotation.

* On request this tour may also depart from other cities of Albania or neighboring countries such as Montenegro, Macedonia or Kosovo. Please contact us for more information on the extra costs.

* Please note that transaction and payment fees are on the sender (you in this case). We will notify you with a print screen of the amount received at our account as soon as we receive your down payment.

* Please note that Credit/Debit card payments are possible at our office in Tirana and apply a 5% bank commission.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Ohrid Lake Albanian Side – Pogradec
  • Drilon National Park
  • Lin Village
  • St Naum (North Macedonia)
  • Voskopoja Village
  • Cathedral of Korça
  • National Museum of Medieval Art
  • The pedestrian street (Pedonale)
  • Old Bazaar of Korça

Bulk discount (by percent)

Bulk discount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 Single Supplement 1 1 -351
2 +1 2 8 0

Itinerary

Day 1 Tirana – Lin - Pogradec
Day 1 Tirana – Lin - Pogradec

Our tour guide will come and pick you up at your hotel in Tirana. Our first destination for today will be Pogradec. Situated in the shores of Ohrid Lake, Pogradec is one of the oldest settled civilizations in Albania. Ohrid lake, of tectonic origin (2 – 4 million years old), is the deepest lake in Balkans and it is under UNESCO protection due to its unique value and being home to 17 species of aquatic animals.

As we drive through the elaborated zigzags, we encounter the tremendous scenery offering one of the most picturesque views of Lake Ohrid and Lin Peninsula. In addition to the enchanting views, we will discover the mosaic of Lin, dating back to 4th-5th centuries A.D. This ancient artwork exhibits an amazing ensemble of zoomorphic, floral, and geometric decorations resembling those in ancient Durrës. Lin has also been described as the favorite holiday destination of the parents of the Roman Emperor Justinian.

Our next destination will be the national park of Drilon and Tushemisht. Drilon waters form a small lake, surrounded by beautiful greenery that makes the area and the nearby village of Tushemisht a unique oasis of beauty and tranquility. The area is also famous for its culinary wonders, such as the traditional fish dishes, especially the baked speckled trout (Koran in Albanian) as well as the famous pickles. You might also taste the various wines on offer, but don’t miss the traditional unique wine of Buti, or the famous Perla and Moskat raki of Pogradec.
Overnight in Pogradec.

Day 2 Pogradec – St Naum - Voskopoja
Day 2 Pogradec – St Naum - Voskopoja

Only 30 min walking from Pogradec is St Naum (N. Macedonia). We will park the car at the cross boarder of Albania and North Macedonia. The monastery of St Naum is also known as Sveti Naum where you can find stunning nature as well as religious heritage.

Our next destination will be Voskopoja. This village, formerly known as Moskopoje, became one of the most developed and prosperous cities in the European part of the Ottoman Empire between the 17 and 18th century. Voskopoja is located in quite an isolated place in the mountains in the south of Albania. Yet, it used to be the second most important city of the Balkans in the 18th century, looking at the population and how it flourished. Voskopja nowadays does have many art works, but only 8 of the original 24 churches are still standing. So, it is just a small mountain village but definitely worth a visit with all its history, nature and not to mention the traditional dish called Lakror (pie baked in ashes)! You will also get the chance to go for a walk through the beautiful nature. Overnight in Voskopoja.

Day 3 Voskopoja – Korça - Tirana
Day 3 Voskopoja – Korça - Tirana

Korça in the southeastern region of Albania, one of the most beautiful and important cities in the country. Because of its beauty, French-style villas and coffee culture, Korça is also called the ‘little Paris of Albania’. We will take a city tour of this lovely enchanting town. Not to be missed is “Pazari i Vjetër”, the most charming neighborhood in Korça and an area that looks like it was pulled straight from a fairy tale; narrow streets, colored buildings, nice cafés and small boutiques can be found everywhere you look
After lunch, we will visit the largest orthodox church of Albania which is known as the Cathedral of the Resurrection. This church was built after the communist regime ended in Albania. In this exact spot there used to be another church, but it was destroyed during communism. The new church is now the symbol of Korça. Another interesting fact is that the first Albanian school was founded in Korça. We will visit the National Museum of Medieval Art where you will have a closer view to many cultural items.
For the beer lovers among us, Korça can offer you the best beer of Albania as well! We will be back in Tirana in the late afternoon.

Included/Excluded

  • BB (Accommodation and Breakfast) for two overnights
  • Professional tour guide
  • Transport provided by the company
  • Entry tickets for the "will be visited" sites
  • Hotel pick up in Tirana
  • Hotel drop off in Tirana
  • Tourist taxes
  • Road taxes
  • Petrol
  • Lunches, Dinners, Drinks & Snacks
  • Souvenirs
  • Personal spending
  • Everything that is not mentioned in the included
  • * Tips are not a must in Albania or the Balkans, however, our recommendation is to tip the tour guide/driver 5 – 6 Euros per day/person as an international practice to tip good service.

Epic journeys

BB for all overnights
Hotel Pick Up and Drop Off
Local Transport
Personal Tour Guide
Road taxes
Tourists taxes

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