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Undiscovered Balkans KOA

Trip Duration 14 Days

Explore the highlights of Albania, Kosovo and Macedonia

Discover three fascinating countries on this two-week trip, 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 trip 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


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  • 1
    Join trip in Kruja

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

  • 3
    Scenic journey through Kosovo 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 Prizren

  • 8
    Wine tasting in Rahovec and visit to a Serbian enclave village

  • 9
    Walk in Sharr National Park; arrive in Skopje in Macedonia

  • 10
    Discover Skopje, Tetovo Mosque and drive to Mavrovo National Park

  • 11
    Explore Lake Ohrid and Saint Naum Monastery; arrive in Pogradec

  • 12
    Drive to Albania's capital Tirana and take a walking tour

  • 13
    Cable car up Mount Dajti and free afternoon in Tirana

  • 14
    Trip ends in Tirana

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Undiscovered Balkans
Why Book this trip
On this multi-country adventure to Albania, Kosovo and Macedonia we'll get off the beaten track and discover areas that most travellers still know little about. The trip gives you a great introduction to the region with a blend of cultural highlights and walking amongst the impressive mountain scenery. For 2017 we'll now spend two nights in Tirana and we've included a new excursion by cable car up Mount Dajti for a highland walk and we'll also have dinner in Tirana's famed Blloku District.
Included meals 13 2 4
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Bus, Cable Car
13 nights Standard Hotel
Trip Staff
Driver(s), Explore Tour Leader, Local Guide(s)
Group Size
Generally 12 - 18