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TOUR OF MONTENEGRO, ALBANIA, N. MACEDONIA AND KOSOVO IN EIGHT DAYS FROM DUBROVNIK OR KOTOR

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Duration

8 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

8 people

Languages

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Overview

During this tour you will visit some of the most important tourist destinations in Montenegro, Albania, N. Macedonia and Kosovo. Walk through the narrowed streets of UNESCO-city Berat and admire the beauty of the UNESCO world heritage site of Ohrid on this 8-day tour. This small group tour (up to eight participants) offers the opportunity to get the best out of these 4 unique countries in a short period of time. The tour can be joined from either from Dubrovnik or Kotor.

* Single Supplement: To guarantee tour departure even for one participant we require a single supplement of 1188 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 Montenegro or neighbouring countries such as Albania, 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

  • San Giovanni fortress in Kotor
  • Old Town of Kotor
  • Saint Tryphon cathedral in Kotor
  • Saint Luke’s church in Kotor
  • Old Town in Budva
  • Sveti Stefan
  • Shkodra castle (Kalaja e Rozafes)
  • The pedestrian street (Pedonale)
  • Venetian mask showroom in Shkodra
  • The Catholic Cathedral in Shkodra
  • The Great Mosque in Shkodra
  • Skanderbeg square in Tirana
  • Bunk’Art in Tirana
  • Blloku area in Tirana
  • Clocktower in Tirana
  • Mangalem neighbourhood and Gorica neighbourhood in Berat
  • “Ura e Gorrices” – Gorrica Bridge in Berat
  • The Onufri Museum OR Ethnographic Museum in Berat
  • Xhamia e Beqarit – Bachelor’s Mosque in Berat
  • Fortress of Berat
  • Samoils Fortress Ohrid
  • Church of St. John at Kaneo
  • Mosque Halveti Hayati Tekke in Ohrid
  • Ohrid bazaar and shopping area
  • The ruins of Ohrid Amphitheater
  • Stone Bridge and Art Bridge in Skopje
  • Alexander the Great statue in Skopje
  • Old Bazaar in Skopje
  • The Old Town in Prizren
  • The bazaar in Prizren
  • Prizren fortress
  • The Archeological Museum and its tower in Prizren
  • The Church of Our Lady Ljevis in Prizren
  • Agrotourism Farm
  • Promenade in Tivat
  • Clock tower in Tivat

Bulk discount (by amount)

Bulk discount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 Single Supplement 1 1 -1188
2 +1 2 8 0

Itinerary

Day 1 Day tour of Kotor
Day 1 Day tour of Kotor

Our tour guide will come and pick you up at your hotel in Dubrovnik/Kotor and continue the day tour of Kotor, which is a UNESCO world heritage city. We will wander through the maze of narrow, cobblestone streets crisscrossing the old town. This street plan seems quite chaotic, but it was created this way on purpose. The intention was to confuse intruders who came to plunder the town, while nowadays it characterizes the city. Many of the old buildings and churches have small plaques on it with their dates of construction and original use. We will stop at the Saint Tryphon cathedral, which is one of the only two Roman cathedrals in the city. The Saint Tryphon relics are kept inside the cathedral. Yet, these relics were destined to arrive in Dubrovnik but ended up in Kotor. Next to the Saint Tryphon cathedral, the Saint Luke’s church can easily be missed as it is a lot smaller, but of great significance for the locals because it represents unity to them. We will also walk to the San Giovanni fortress from which we will have an amazing view over the city. On our way to the top, we will pass by ruins of military buildings and a church from the 15th century. Overnight in Kotor.

Day 2 Kotor– Budva - Sveti Stefan – Shkodra (Albania)
Day 2 Kotor– Budva - Sveti Stefan – Shkodra (Albania)

We will drive towards Budva, a popular tourist destination, famous for its beaches, gorgeous nature and old characteristic buildings. The city is separated between an old and new part. On the one hand, in the New Budva, there are many modern buildings, offices, shopping malls, restaurants and bars. On the other hand, in the Old Budva, there is the historical center. We will drive pass the beautiful riviera until we reach Sveti Stefan, historically a fishing town on a small island near the coast. However, nowadays it is not possible to visit the island anymore as it has turned into a five-star resort. Even while standing on the coast, Sveti Stefan is a sight for sore eyes – worthy of a picture.
From Sveti Stefan, we will cross the border to Albania and visit the city of Shkodra. The city of Shkodra is situated in the north-western part of Albania, giving its name to the biggest lake in the Balkans. The oldest wall of the Shkodra castle dates from the 1st millennium BCE. We will visit Rozafa castle offering a tremendous scenery of the lake and the three rivers melting all together in the Adriatic Sea. The city’s architecture is highly influenced by the Venetian style. The city’s favourable geographic position has always been an important trading tie through the centuries, making it possible for different civilisations to encounter. Overnight in Shkodra.

Day 3 Shkodra– Tirana
Day 3 Shkodra– Tirana

Our next destination after breakfast is Tirana. We will start our adventure by discovering Tirana, the capital of Albania. Colorful, lively, vibrant, dynamic, 24/7 and crazy nightlife - these are some of the words that better describe this city where the communist and capitalist-era buildings battle on a daily basis. Tirana offers a great combination of very interesting museums, historic sites, national parks, mountains and Ottoman, Italian and communist style architecture all clashing with each other, but offering a great pleasure to wander through. Not to be missed is Tirana’s delicious food varieties, from the tasty and cheap street food to the finest gourmet options. BUNKART is one of the most interesting museums in Tirana. Initially designed as a nuclear bunker offering shelter to the Albanian communist supreme leader Enver Hoxha and his close party members during the cold war. The bunker was hidden to the general public until 2014, when the Albanian government decided to initiate an interesting project that converted the nuclear bunker into a museum. BUNKART is video museum exhibition dedicated to the history of the Albanian communist army and to the daily lives of Albanians during the regime. Free afternoon! Overnight in Tirana.

Day 4 Tirana – Berat
Day 4 Tirana – Berat

Today we will visit Berat, also known as the city of 1001 windows, part of UNESCO world heritage. Walking through the narrowed stone streets offers a fantastic view of the medieval old houses, with windows that seem to stand on top of each other. Berat has it all; a beautiful medieval castle, ancient churches and mosques, a lively lower town consisting of grand old houses draped on steep hillsides, an old stone bridge, great museums and remains from the communism era in Albania. Berat is also known as the birthplace of Onufri, the famous painter of churches all-over the Balkans, distinguished for creating a specific reddish colour still difficult to imitate. Overnight in Berat.

Day 5 Berat – Ohrid (N. Macedonia)
Day 5 Berat – Ohrid (N. Macedonia)

We will leave Albania and cross the border to N. Macedonia. Ohrid is one of the most seductive destinations in N. Macedonia, indicated also as one of the oldest human settlements in all of Europe. Ohrid city and Ohrid Lake have been part of UNESCO World Heritage since 1980. Ohrid Lake and its surroundings were inhabited by the Illyrian Tribe of Enkeleys. The city became an important centre for the Orthodox believers during the Byzantine Empire and is famous for its 365 Orthodox churches, said to have one church for each day of the year. The houses were built with a very specific architecture that created narrowed streets, tunnels and tiny yards on the hilly terrain, making it possible for every house to have a good view of the lake. Overnight in Ohrid.

Day 6 Ohrid – Skopje – Prizren (Kosovo)
Day 6 Ohrid – Skopje – Prizren (Kosovo)

Our tour continues towards Skopje, the capital of Macedonia. The city has European, Ottoman and even Asian influences. The Stone Bridge connects the new part to the old part of the city. Impossible to miss in Skopje is the Alexander the Great Statue in the center. Another bridge that stands out is the Art Bridge that leads to the Archaeological Museum. The bridge is lined with flamboyant street lanterns and statues of Macedonian artists and musicians. We will wander through the Old Bazaar of Skopje, the biggest one in the Balkans, that combines the modern way of living with centuries of history. The cross on top of the mountain can be seen kilometres away from Skopje and has become a symbol of the city. It is as high as a 20-store building and can be reached by cable car. Overnight in Prizren.

Day 7 Prizren – Mrizi i Zanave Agro-tourism farm (Abania) – Montenegro Riviera
Day 7 Prizren – Mrizi i Zanave Agro-tourism farm (Abania) – Montenegro Riviera

Prizren 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.
Our next destination is one of the best Agro-tourism farms in Albania and the Balkans. We will begin with a tour around the farm. In addition, we will learn about the story of this farm and how it created jobs for more than 400 people in the region. During lunch, we will learn about the history, culture, and food that makes the region so unique from the rest of Albania. Overnight in Montenegro Riviera

Day 8 Montenegro Riviera – Tivat – Dubrovnik (Croatia)
Day 8 Montenegro Riviera – Tivat – Dubrovnik (Croatia)

Before going back to Croatia, we will have a city tour of Tivat, which went from a not-so-interesting to a popular destination in Montenegro. However, you can still experience local life instead of being overwhelmed by tourists. Tivat is a small place, thought to be named after queen Teuta, who was an Illyrian queen who ruled over the territories of nowadays Montenegro, Croatia and Albania during the III century B.C.. She built herself a summer house in Tivat, which she used to shelter back, when attacked by the Romans in 229 B.C. We will visit the clocktower, the medieval Buca family house, consisting out of five buildings, and go for a stroll over the long promenade that offers a lovely view. Porto Montenegro is another interesting spot in Tivat in the Bay of Kotor. The port offers a great view of luxury yachts. Our final destination is the town of Dubrovnik, Croatia. This marks the end of this amazing experience through history and culture.

Included/Excluded

  • BB (Accommodation and Breakfast) for all overnights
  • Professional tour guide
  • Transport provided by the company
  • Hotel pick up in Dubrovnik or Kotor
  • Hotel drop off in Dubrovnik or Kotor
  • 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 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.

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

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