9-DAY TOUR BETWEEN ALBANIA AND MACEDONIA WITH GUARANTEED DEPARTURE AT € 1.118 - 8 Nights - 9 Days

TOUR ALBANIA AND MACEDONIA 9 DAYS, Albania and Macedonia

  • Day 1: Country of origin - Kruja
    • Departure with scheduled flight to Tirana. Arrival at Tirana airport. Transfer to the nearby city of Kruja. Free afternoon for individual activities and relaxation in the hotel.
  • 2nd day: Kruja - Durres - Ardenica monastery - Vlorë
    • Breakfast and visit of Kruja, a small mountain village where you get to know the Ottoman bazaar, the citadel and the museum of Scanderbeg, the national hero of the XNUMXth century Albanians. Departure towards Durres, a port city on the Adriatic. Our visit here includes the ancient medieval walls, the Roman amphitheater and the archaeological museum. We continue to the monastery of Ardenica, built in the thirteenth century on the ruins of an ancient pagan temple dedicated to the Greek goddess of hunting Artemis. Arrival in Vlora, popular resort and second most important port in the country. Accommodation.
  • Day 3: Vlorë - Butrint - Blue Eye - Gjirokastër
    • After breakfast, we will head to the southern tip of Albania, on the Albanian Riviera, which offers a breathtaking view of the Ionian coast. Stop in the bay of Palermo, where you will visit an Ottoman fortress built by the famous tyrant Ali Pasha, who reigned over these lands in the 19th century. Arrival in Butrint and visit of the ancient Greco-Roman city, which was inhabited until the end of the Middle Ages, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. After the visit we continue to Gjirokastër. On the road, stop at the famous Blue Eye spring, a place of extraordinary beauty. Arrival in Gjirokaster, a UNESCO world heritage city which has preserved its architecture with Ottoman influence admirably. Accommodation.
  • 4th day: Gjirokaster - Apollonia - Berat
    • Breakfast and visit of the historic center of Gjirokaster with its characteristic tower-shaped houses, which have admirably preserved the appearance of the Ottoman city. Entrance to its imposing medieval citadel. Departure for Berat. Stop in Apollonia, an ancient Greek Roman colony whose origin dates back to the XNUMXth century BC and where the young Roman emperor Octavian Augustus was formed. We will visit the most important remains of the city, such as the Agonoteti Monument, the Odeon, the portico and the Archaeological Museum in a medieval monastery dating back to the XNUMXth century.We arrive in Berat, known as "The city of a thousand windows" and declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Accommodation.
  • 5th day: Berat - Elbasan - Struga - Ohrid
    • Breakfast. Visit the huge citadel of Berat, which is still inhabited today and contains many Christian Orthodox churches and the Museum of Onufri with its 16th century icons. We will visit the lower part of the city with its old Mangalemi and Gorica districts on the banks of the Osum river and continue towards Elbasan, a small city in the center of Albania. It's time to go and get to know its medieval fortress. Departure for the Republic of Macedonia. Border procedures. Struga is located a few kilometers from the border. Here, Lake Ohrid drains its waters into the Drin River, which flows into the Adriatic Sea. Short stop to see the beginning of the river. Later we go to nearby Ohrid, a beautiful city declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and located on the shores of the lake. Accommodation.
  • 6th day: Ohrid
    • Breakfast. Guided tour of Ohrid, the largest tourist, cultural and spiritual center of the Republic of Macedonia. Known as Jerusalem of the Balkans, the city houses 365 Orthodox Christian churches from different eras, one for each day of the year. Visit its historic center with the XNUMXth century Santa Sofia church, the ancient Hellenistic theater, the ruins of the old University of San Clemente, founder of the Slavic Cyrillic alphabet in the XNUMXth century, and a boat ride through the blue waters of the Ohrid lake departure to Heiliger Naum monastery, outline of Ohrid lake. Visit the famous XNUMXth century monastery located in a very picturesque setting. Boat trip through the crystal clear waters of the springs, which fill their waters in Lake Ohrid. Overnight in Ohrid.
  • Day 7: Ohrid - Bitola - Heraclea Lynkestis - Korça
    • After breakfast we go to Bitola, an Ottoman city near the Greek border. Arrival and visit of the "city of consuls" along the famous pedestrian Shirok Sokak, with its elegant houses where the most emblematic buildings are located such as the Clock Tower, its mosques and the Ottoman bazaar. A few kilometers from Bitola we visit the Heraclea Lyncestis archaeological site, founded by Philip II of Macedonia, father of Alexander the Great, who with several remains in its ruins preserves many Roman monuments such as the baths, the theater, and a series of basilicas with mosaics interesting. Let's go to Albania. Arrival in Korça, an important cultural center in the southeast of the country, surrounded by high mountains. Panoramic visit of the city with its historical center of the buildings of the early twentieth century, the Orthodox cathedral and the old Ottoman bazaar. Accommodation.
  • Day 8: Korça - Tirana
    • Breakfast. Let's go to Tirana. Arrival and visit of the capital of Albania with the 18th century Et`hem Beu mosque, the bourgeois district of Blloku, where elite communists have lived for more than 40 years and the Bektashi Sufi shrine distant from traditional Islam and mixes elements of Judaism and Christianity. Accommodation.
  • Day 9: Tirana - Airport
    • Breakfast and transfer to the airport, end of our services.
  • Included in the price:
    • Transfers by route
    • Guide in Italian throughout the tour
    • Local guides in Macedonia
    • Boat trips on Lake Ohrid + Sources of the Sveti Naum Monastery
    • Hotel accommodation with breakfast
    • Inputs mentioned in the program
  • Single supplement € 169
  • Half board supplement (8 three-course dinners + water) € 119 per person
  • Obligatory high season supplement (JUNE, JULY, AUGUST) € 56,50 per person
  • MAY:
    • departure on 08.05.20
    • departure on 20.05.20
  • JUNE:
    • departure on 06.06.20
    • departure on 20.06.20
  • JULY:
    • departure on 04.07.20
    • departure on 25.07.20
  • AUGUST:
    • departure on 08.08.20
    • departure on 22.08.20
  • SEPTEMBER:
    • departure on 05.09.20
    • departure on 19.09.20
  • OCTOBER:
    • departure on 03.10.20
    • departure on 24.10.20
  • NOVEMBER:
    • departure on 07.11.20
    • departure on 21.11.20
  • Offer validity: last departure on 21.11.20
  • Treatment: breakfast (BB)
  • Accommodation : Double room
  • NB: The price is valid with a minimum of 2 participants.

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9-DAY TOUR BETWEEN ALBANIA AND MACEDONIA WITH GUARANTEED DEPARTURE AT € 1.118 - 8 Nights