Tour of Ohrid and Berat: 2 UNESCO sites in three days

Departure Date

01 Jan - 31 Dec

Duration

3 days

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Maximum Seats

8

Epic journeys

Professional tour guide
Transport provided by the company
Hotel pick up and drop off in Tirana
BB for two overnights
Entry tickets for the ''will be visited'' sites
Tourist taxes
Road taxes

This tour of Albania & N. Macedonia combines the 2 UNESCO sites Ohrid and Berat and some of the most picturesque sites of Southeastern Albania, such as Korça and Pogradec, famous for their traditions, local culture and culinary wonders. This tour of Albania & N. Macedonia takes us through some of the best national parks: Ohrid Lake (UNESCO protected Natural Habitat), Galichica National Park and Drilon National Park.

Tour Overview

Day 1

Tirana – Struga – Ohrid

Our professional tour guide will come and pick you up at your hotel in Tirana at 9:00 in the morning. Struga will be our first stop. We will have a short break by the beautiful source of Drini River, one of the longest in Western Balkans. Our tour continues toward the city of Ohrid (UNESCO protected) which is one of the most seductive destinations in Macedonia, indicated as one of the oldest human settlements in all Europe. Ohrid city and Ohrid Lake are part of UNESCO World Heritage since 1980. At 12:30, you will get some time on all three days of the tour to have lunch and wander around by yourself till 14:00 pm. Ohrid Lake and its surroundings where inhabited by the Illyrian Tribe of Enkeleys. Ohrid 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 2

Ohrid – Korça – Pogradec - Drilon

We continue our journey towards Korça in the south-eastern 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 “Pazari i Vjetër”, the most charming neighbourhood in Korça and an area that looks like it was pulled straight from a fairy tale; narrow streets, coloured buildings, nice cafés and small boutiques can be found everywhere you look. Again around 12:30, you will get some free time to have lunch and walk through the city by yourself till 14:00 pm. Late in the afternoon we head to Pogradec. Drilon national park was the favourite place of dictator Enver Hoxha, who used to come here to relax. Today, Drilon is an attractive summer destination, thanks to its beauty, sandy beaches and delicious cuisine. Overnight in Drilon.
Day 3

Drilon – Berat - Tirana

Our next destination after breakfast is Berat, known as the city of 1001 windows and part of UNESCO world heritage. Walking through the narrow 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. Before going back to Tirana, you will have some free time to enjoy a delicious lunch and wander through the city by yourself. Driving back to Tirana in the late afternoon marks the end of this amazing experience through history and adventure.

                Price: 325 Euros/person

Will be visited:

  • Drini river source in Struga
  • Samoils Fortress Ohrid
  • Ohrid City Centre
  • Church of St. John at Kaneo
  • Mosque Halveti Hayati Tekke
  • Ohrid bazaar and shopping area
  • The ruins of Ohrid Amphitheater
  • Cathedral of Korça
  • The Old Bazaar in Korça
  • The National Museum of Medieval Art in Korça
  • Drilon National Park
  • Fortress of Berat
  • 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

Included in the price:

  • BB (Accommodation and Breakfast) for two overnights
  • Transport provided by the company
  • Entry tickets for the ‘’will be visited’’ sites
  • Professional tour guide
  • Hotel pick up in Tirana
  • Hotel drop off in Tirana
  • Tourist taxes
  • Road taxes
  • Petrol

Not included:

  • 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.

* Single Supplement: To guarantee tour departure even for one participant we require a single supplement of 220 Euros. If other participants join this tour, you will be refunded this full single supplement amount. 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 triple or quadruples room occupancy. Double or single room occupancy is possible on extra charge.

* The Triple/Quadruple room occupancy means you might share the room with other travellers and/or the tour guide (whom could be males or females).

* Double room occupancy is possible on 10 Euros extra charge per night per person.

* Single room occupancy is possible on 20 Euros extra charge per night per person.

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

* 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.

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

* 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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Tour NamePrice Per Adult (13-99)Price Per Child (9-12)Price Per Child (4-8)Price Per Infant (0-3)Available SeatsSeasonDuration
Tour of Ohrid and Berat: 2 UNESCO sites in three days325.00227.50162.500.00801 Jan ~ 31 Dec3 days

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