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Cultural Discovery Tour of Albania, Kosovo and Macedonia

Discover three fascinating countries on this two-week tour, including one of the world's newest countries: Kosovo. Independent since 2008, Kosovo is often referred to as 'newborn.' Along with Albania and Macedonia, this is a region that is off the beaten track and most travellers still know little about. On this tour you'll have the chance to get to know them by exploring their varied treasures from their rich history to their incredible scenery including dramatic mountains, lakes and pretty valleys.

Tour Highlights

  • Balkan Capitals - Discover the capitals of Albania, Kosovo and Macedonia
  • Valbona Valley - One of the most beautiful alpine valleys in Albania
  • Decani Monastery - Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Prizren - Explore the postcard pretty town of Prizren by wandering along its cobbled streets
  • Rahovec Wine - Enjoy wine tasting in Rahovec, the wine cellar of Kosovo
  • Lake Ohrid - A stunning lake and mountain setting boasting many cultural monuments

Itinerary

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  • 1
    Join tour in Kruja

  • 2
    Visit Kruja bazaar; drive to Shkodra and visit Rozafa Fortress

  • 3
    Drive through Kosovo whilst travelling to the Valbona Valley

  • 4
    Alpine hike in the scenic valley and meet a local shepherd's family

  • 5
    Enter Kosovo and visit the Decani Monastery on the way to Peja

  • 6
    Explore the Peja highlands and the church complex of Peja Patriarch

  • 7
    Visit a waterfall, war memorial and monastery en route to Pristina

  • 8
    In Rahovec we visit local wine makers before driving to Prizren

  • 9
    Explore historic Prizren and visit the Tzar Dushan Fortress

  • 10
    Walk in Sharr National Park; arrive in Skopje in Macedonia

  • 11
    Discover Skopje, Teovo Mosque and drive to Mavrovo National Park

  • 12
    Explore Lake Ohrid and Saint Naum Monastery; arrive in Pogradec

  • 13
    Drive to Tirana and take a walking tour

  • 14
    Tour ends in Tirana

Tour notes

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Undiscovered Balkans
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Included meals 13 2 4
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Transport
Bus
Accommodation
10 nights Standard Hotel
2 nights Simple Hotel
1 night Hotel
Tour Staff
Driver(s), Explore Tour Leader, Local Guide(s)
Group Size
Generally 12 - 18