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Explore the youngest country of Europe: Kosovo tour in seven days

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Duration

7 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

8 people

Languages

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Overview

Number of PersonsPrice / Person
Group 8+1080 €
Group 2-7 pax1350€
Solo Traveler2565 €

Even though Kosovo might not be the first destination you think of, being the youngest country of Europe also means that there are still many areas left to be discovered! Embark on a 7-day journey through Kosovo, where you’ll explore the medieval charm of Prizren, discover the UNESCO site in Decan, learn more about the historical nuances of the Kosovo War and enjoy the wild beauty of the National Parks of Prevalla and Rugova Valley

Important information:

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

* Single Supplement: To guarantee tour departure even for one participant we require a single supplement. If other participants join this tour, you will be refunded 50% of the single supplement amount (607 Euros) and your room occupancy will still be 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/quadruple room occupancy in a 3 star hotel accommodation.

* Single room occupancy is possible on 45 Euros extra charge per night per person in a 3 star hotel accommodation.

* Hotel upgrade is possible on extra charge.

* Children pricing: Age 0 – 1.99 Free of charge; Age 2+ 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.

* Private tour is possible on 315 Euros/person extra charge.

* Tour’s schedule or itinerary may be affected/adopted due to; weather, Acts of God, labour strikes, bank holidays, site temporary closure/renovation or other external forces outside the Company’s control.

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

* Please note that Choose Balkans needs to receive the net (full) quoted amount. 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

  • Gracanica monastery
  • Roman ruins Ulpiana
  • The Old Town in Prizren
  • The bazaar in Prizren
  • The castle in Prizren
  • The Archeological Museum and its tower in Prizren
  • Sinan Pasha Mosque in Prizren
  • Prevalla National Park
  • Rahovec winery and vineyards
  • Old Bazaar in Gjakova
  • Clock Tower in Gjakova
  • Hadum mosque in Gjakova
  • Monastery of Decan
  • Accursed Mountain National Park
  • Old Bazaar in Peja
  • Rugova Valley National Park
  • White Drin River Waterfall
  • Prekaz memorial
  • Newborn monument in Pristina
  • Cathedral of Saint Mother Teresa in Pristina
  • Kosovo National Library
  • Boulevard in Pristina
  • Skanderberg square in Pristina

Itinerary

Day 1 Pristina – Gracanica monastery– Ulpiana – Prizren
Day 1 Pristina – Gracanica monastery– Ulpiana – Prizren

Our professional tour leader will come and pick you up at your hotel in Pristina. The first destination of today is the Gracanica monastery. This monastery is seen as one of the most attractive ones in Kosovo. Inside of the church, you have to cover your knees and shoulders and women must wear a head scarf. You first enter the large chapel that has many medieval paintings. The smaller chapel is even more impressive with murals in bright colours. It is not allowed to take pictures inside, luckily the outside is just as picture-worthy. After the monastery, our tour will continue to Ulpiana. You would probably not expect this in Kosovo, but the country has its own Roman Empire ruins. The ancient city of Ulpiana was an important centre of activity politically, economically and culturally. Many objects have been found on the site as well, such as sculptures of a woman’s head, a man’s head and a theatrical mask. You can still see the divisions between the different rooms and even a few stones are engraved with scriptures dating back to the Roman era. Our final destination is Prizren. The city is considered to be the cultural capital of Kosovo, mixing its rich history, incredible nature, religious tolerance and gastronomic delights. Prizren has played an important role in the region as an Illyrian settlement and as a crossroad for the Byzantine and Ottoman empires, contributing to the unique architecture of the city. The river flows through the heart of the old town and under the many bridges that crisscross the city. The best way to explore the town is by wandering through the streets passing by elegant medieval houses that fight for your attention. Overnight in Prizren.

Day 2 Prizren – Prevalla National Park – Prizren
Day 2 Prizren – Prevalla National Park – Prizren

After breakfast, we will move towards Prevalla National Park. Our first destination will be Sharr mountains, the view gets more and more impressive as we get closer. The Lepenci River also begins in this mountainous terrain. The National Park is a popular ski location but also a beautiful place for a hike through amazing landscapes. This is what we will do, we will go for a hike once we arrive at the Prevalla village. After a day surrounded by the stunning Kosovar nature, we will return back to Prizren. Overnight in Prizren.

Day 3 Prizren – Vineyards in Rahovec Valley – Gjakove
Day 3 Prizren – Vineyards in Rahovec Valley – Gjakove

Today we will drive towards the west of Kosovo. Our first destination is Rahovec Valley, known as the capital city of viticulture in Kosovo. There is evidence that in this region grapes have been cultivated since Illyrian times, 2000 years ago. Vineyards are positioned in the soft hillocks of Rahovec in altitude from 350 -520 meters of the sea level making Rahovec an ideal spot to produce high quality fine wines. A wine festival takes place in Rahovec annually every September. Later we will drive towards Gjakove, the city has the oldest and largest bazaar of Kosovo. Even though, it got destroyed during the first Balkan wars, the second world war and the Kosovo war, the bazaar got rebuilt again to its old state and is a nice place to enjoy a meal or to take a look at the stores that sell traditional handmade crafts from local artisans and producers. Have some free time to explore Gjakove on your own. Overnight in Gjakove

Day 4 Gjakove – Decan Monastery UNESCO Site – Gryka e Decanit (Accursed Mountain National Park) – Gjakove
Day 4 Gjakove – Decan Monastery UNESCO Site – Gryka e Decanit (Accursed Mountain National Park) – Gjakove

Our destination for today is the Monastery of Decan. This one stands out for its white colour, but even more remarkable is the fact that Orthodox monks still inhabit the monastery and make fresh organic food there, such as cheeses. The monastery became part of UNESCO in 2004 because of its frescoes, which portray the lives of people during the 14th century as well as the Palaeologan renaissance that changed the way of Byzantine painting.
Later during the day, we will drive toward Accursed Mountain National Park and visit Gryka e Decanit. The road trip towards the National Park will enchant you, passing through spectacular mountain scenery, exciting ascents and hiking routes. We will have some free time to enjoy the wild beauty of Kosovo. Overnight in Gjakove.

Day 5 Gjakova – Peja – Rugova Valley National Park
Day 5 Gjakova – Peja – Rugova Valley National Park

Our journey continues towards Peja. The city has one cultural UNESCO heritage site, the Patriarchate of Peja, located near the entrance of the Rugova Valley. This medieval Orthodox Monastery was built in the 13th century, having four churches in a beautiful red colour. After passing by the monastery, we will wander through the characteristic Old Bazaar of the city. From Peja, we will go to Rugova Valley National Park. No matter what season it is, Rugova Valley looks beautiful during all of them. Waterfalls, rocks, small villages, lakes, caves and numerous mountains with high peaks is what makes this national park a must-see destination in Kosovo. Have some free time to explore the valley and drive through the Accursed Mountains. Overnight near Peja.

Day 6 Rugova Valley – White Drin River Waterfall – Prekaz – Pristina
Day 6 Rugova Valley – White Drin River Waterfall – Prekaz – Pristina

Today we will drive towards White Drin River Waterfall, a stunning natural area known for its deep canyons, lush landscapes, and pristine beauty. The waterfall, together with the cave and the source of the White Drin, has been legally protected as a natural monument. The waterfall is located in Zhljeb Mountain in Radavc village and is considered as one of Kosovo's most spectacular waterfalls. We will have some free time to explore the era before driving to our next destination.
Later we will reach the village of Prekaz, where we visit the memorial of the Jashari family including a memorial ground, a museum and the house of the Adem Jashari’s family. You can still see the bullet holes in the original house. In 1998, the Serbian police force launched an attack that caused the lives of Adem Jashari and 50 family members. The deaths of the Jashari family sparked protests all around Kosovo. Nowadays, Adem Jashari is seen as the national hero and you will find his name and image throughout the country. Overnight in Pristina.

Day 7 Day tour of Pristina
Day 7 Day tour of Pristina

Today we will visit the capital of Kosovo, Prisitna. We will visit the Newborn monument, symbol of the independence and being a young new country. Our next stop will be the Cathedral of Saint Mother Teresa with its own clock tower. The National Library of Kosovo is a building that definitely stands out from the rest, consisting out of 73 white domes. We will enjoy a walk towards the main boulevard of Pristina. Sheshi Nena Tereza is a nice street to stroll through and enjoy a coffee at one of the bars. Here we will also pass the Skanderberg square with the statue of Skanderberg himself, the national Albanian hero. The city tour of Pristina marks the end of this amazing experience through history and culture.

Included/Excluded

  • BB (Accommodation and Breakfast) for all overnights in 3 star hotels
  • Private transport provided by the company
  • Professional tour leader
  • Hotel pick up in Pristina
  • Hotel drop off in Pristina
  • Entry tickets for the ‘’will be visited’’ sites
  • Tourist taxes
  • International car insurance
  • Road taxes
  • Petrol
  • Lunches, Dinners, Drinks & Snacks
  • Souvenirs
  • Personal spending
  • Everything that is not mentioned in the included
  • * Tips are not a must in the Balkans, however, our recommendation is to tip the tour leader/driver 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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