UNDISCOVERED BALKAN BEAUTIES

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Tour duration: 10 days (9 nights)
Category: Culture, Sightseeing
Area: Macedonia, Albania and Greece
Tour difficulty:
Easy - nothing more than normal walking while sight-seeing


tirana days

Welcome to Albania

Pick up from your hotel and city tour in Tirana. Afternoon transfer Durres and visit to the Roman amphitheatre and Durres port. O/N in Durres.

appolonia days

Durres and Berat

Drive towards Apolonia ancient site with visit inside. Afternoon arrival in Berat - known as the “city of thousand windows” and visit to Onufri Museum. O/N in Berat

saranda days

Albanian coastline

Departure from Berat in the morning and drive along wild and somewhere still untouched Albanian coastline. Arrival Saranda, the biggest summer resort in south Albania. O/N in Saranda.

butrint days

Archaeology and Culture

Morning visit to Butrinti ancient site near Saranda. Afternoon departure to Gjirokaster, the place where Albanian dictator Enver Hoxha was born. Evening walk and O/N in Gjiorokaster.

kastoria days

Lakes and mountains

Drive towards Albania-Greece border. After a short break in the city of Ioannina, drive towards the small Kastoria lake. Afternoon city tour and walking in this picturesque city. O/N in Kastoria.

prespa days

Undiscovered lakeside

After breakfast, drive on the mountain road to lakes Prespa. Break in a small fisherman village and possibility for boat tour by the lake coast. In the afternoon, arrival in the city of Bitola. Evening walk and O/N in Bitola.

heraklea lion bull days

Lakes of Macedonia

Morning visit to the Ancient site Heraclea Lyncestis. Drive across Galichica NP, with magnificient panoramic views of both Prespa and Ohrid lakes. Arrival in St Naum. Visit to the monastery and unforgettable boat ride above the springs of Black Drim river. Arrival in Ohrid early in the evening. O/N in Ohrid.

Ohrid old town days

Ohrid - City of light

Complementary Sightseeing tour Ohrid (walking tour in Old city) - the spiritual part of Ohrid with exceptional cultural heritage protected by UNESCO. Afternoon at leisure. O/N in Ohrid.

Bigorski iconostasis days

Beauty of west Macedonia

Morning drive to Struga and the place where river Black Drim is flowing out of the lake, drive along the lakes made by this river and visit to the Monastery St.Jovan Bigorski (18th century). Passing Mavrovo NP, arrival in Skopje in the afternoon. Accommodation and O/N in Skopje.

matka days

Nature in Skopje surroundings

Full day complementary tour - morning visit to Matka valley and Treska lake near Skopje. Afternoon Skopje city tour will be done by walking in the Skopje bazaar and the new part of the city, with visit to the Memorial house of Mother Teresa. Transfer to Skopje airport. End of the tour.

9 nights accommodation in Durres, Berat, Saranda, Gjiorokaster, Kastoria, Bitola, Ohrid and Skopje in selected high class tourist hotels, including hotel taxes and service charges.

Price: Call for Pricing

Included in price:
Private transportation with air conditioned vehicle
9 nights accommodation in selected high class tourist hotels, including hotel taxes and service charges
Daily breakfast
Services of an English speaking driver and local host for the whole tour
Complementary Ohrid and Skopje sightseeing tours
Inside visits and boat rides as shown in bold in the itinerary, including admission charges where applicable
Full organization and logistic by Visit Macedonia

Not included in price:
Drinks during meals
Optional offers - Visits, meals and entrance fees not marked in bold or suggested as “optional”, specialized local guides in any town or sight, drinks, mini bar at the hotels, porterage and tips, any entry visa are not included in tour price. Some of mentioned services can be arranged with the local host and paid on the spot.
All personal expenses not included under "Included in price"

Accommodation in Single room / Half Board - Possible in this tour - have to be required, booked and paid in advance.
Terms and Conditions - Please check and read carefully our Terms and conditions


What to pack

Footwear:
comfortable walking shoes
Casual clothes
Water/windproof jacket with hood
Hat
Toiletries
Sunglasses
Camera
Passport
Trip voucher
Money:
cash, or, you can also use your credit card in most cities in Macedonia. Feel free to ask your guide for help
Travel insurance
Personal medications

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