Albania – Kosovo Full Program

13 - 14 Days
TYPOLOGIES

Cultural

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DIFFICULTY

MIN. AGE

Albania-Kosovo Full Program

Albania and Kosovo are two beautiful countries in the Balkans with a rich history, culture, and stunning landscapes. A tour to Albania and Kosovo offers an opportunity to explore these countries and experience their unique offerings.

The tour can start in Albania, where you can visit the capital city of Tirana, known for its vibrant nightlife, museums, and art galleries. You can also explore the beautiful beaches of the Albanian Riviera, such as Saranda, Ksamil, and Vlora, with their crystal-clear waters and white sandy beaches. You can also visit the stunning Albanian Alps, which offer breathtaking views, hiking trails, and outdoor activities such as camping and rafting.

From Albania, you can cross the border into Kosovo, where you can visit the capital city of Pristina and explore its many historical and cultural landmarks. The city is home to many museums, art galleries, and beautiful mosques such as the National Museum of Kosovo, Ethnographic Museum, and Fatih Mosque. You can also visit the medieval city of Prizren, known for its beautiful Ottoman architecture, old bazaar, and many cafes and restaurants.

Additionally, Kosovo offers opportunities for outdoor activities such as hiking and skiing in the beautiful mountains of Sharr and Bjeshket e Nemuna National Park. You can also visit the beautiful Gadime Cave, located near the city of Prizren, and explore its stunning natural formations.

Overall, a tour of Albania and Kosovo offers a chance to explore two beautiful countries with a unique blend of history, culture, and natural beauty. Whether you are interested in exploring the bustling cities, relaxing on the beaches, or engaging in outdoor activities, there is something for everyone to enjoy on this tour.


The price includes:

Accommodation in 4-star hotels, double room

* A private car with an Arabic or English speaking driver

* Taxes, road charges, car parking and driver accommodation

Optional attractions *

Our goal is your satisfaction and an unforgettable trip.

PROGRAM

Embark on a thrilling journey through the heart of the Balkans as you explore the hidden gems of Albania and Kosovo. From the charming streets of Tirana and Pristina to the rugged landscapes of Valbona and Theth, this tour is a perfect blend of culture, history, and adventure. Discover the ancient ruins of Butrint, roam the lively bazaars of Prizren, and admire the stunning views of the Balkan Alps. Enjoy delicious local cuisine, meet friendly locals, and learn about the rich cultural heritage of these two countries. This is a journey that will take you off the beaten path and immerse you in the beauty and diversity of the Balkan region.

DAY 1 - Airport reception, hotel transfer, city attractions, lake view

Upon arrival at the airport, guests will be greeted by the reception and transferred to the hotel in the capital city. The airport is located 20 minutes away from the city center. After checking in and taking some rest at the hotel, the tour begins with a visit to the main attractions of the capital city, starting from the Skanderbeg Square and the Et'hem Bey Mosque, followed by a visit to an old tunnel located in the city center. In the western part of the city, guests will visit the Tirana Lake which offers a beautiful view and options to enjoy coffee or take a leisurely walk.

DAY 2 - Visit Daiti Mountain, highest peak in Tirana, for activities, lunch, and beautiful views. Explore nearby tunnel showcasing Albania's history

After having breakfast at the hotel, the tour will head towards Daiti Mountain, which is located 20 minutes away. It is the highest peak in Tirana and can be reached by a 15-minute cable car ride that offers beautiful views. At the mountain's summit, there are restaurants, cafes, and various activities suitable for families and young people, such as horse riding, tank riding, strength games, gun shooting, and hiking. It is recommended to have lunch at the top or at a nearby restaurant after coming down from the mountain. The tour will then move towards a tunnel near the Dajt mountain, which showcases Albania's complete history from the Ottoman Empire to Democracy. Later, the Forge Lake will be visited for a coffee, and the tour will proceed towards the Petrele Castle and Zip Line in the west, enjoying the stunning view. Finally, the tour will return to the city center for shopping.

DAY 3 - South Albania tour via Durres and Vlora, including landmarks, beach, old town, Zvernec island, and activities in the city center

After breakfast, we check out of the hotel and head towards South Albania via Durrës. In Durres, we visit landmarks such as Kodra e Kuajve, Huqi Resort, and the city's pedestrian promenade by the sea. Then we head towards Vlora, which was the first capital of Albania after its independence and offers a beautiful beach and restaurants. We check into the hotel, relax for an hour, and then visit the old town of Vlora for coffee or tea. Later, we move west towards the island of Zvernec, which offers stunning views, before returning to the city center for various activities. The distance from Tirana to Vlora is 2 hours.

DAY 4 - Tour to Saranda via scenic Llogara, Himare, and Borshi areas.

After breakfast, the tour heads to Saranda through a scenic route with mountains and the sea. The first stop is Llogara, a national park an hour away from Vlora, with excellent weather and fresh air. Next is the Himare region for adventure activities like skydiving, then the tour moves to Dhërmi and Himara for sightseeing of the coastal town and a castle. After that, the tour goes to Borshi area, which has a beautiful waterfall and a recommended restaurant for lunch. Finally, the tour arrives at Saranda to spend the night. The distance between Llogara and Saranda is about two and a half hours.

DAY 5 - Exploring Albania's cities: Saranda, Ksamil, Butrint, Gjirokastra

The city of Saranda, located in the Balkans, is considered one of the most beautiful coastal cities, offering a multitude of activities and games, including visiting the islands of Ksamil and the ancient city of Butrint. A visit to Ain al-Zarqa is also recommended, as it is considered one of the most beautiful tourist attractions in southern Albania. After visiting the Blue Eye of Ain al-Zarqa, the tour moves towards Gjirokastra. Here, visitors can explore the Gjirokastra Castle and Feroy Lake, and have lunch and relax. After lunch, the tour proceeds to Uji e Ftohte for a tea or coffee before heading to Tirana to spend the night. The distance between Gjirokastra and Tirana is 2 hours and 30 minutes.

DAY 6 - Exploring Kruje, Kukës Lake, and Prizren in Kosovo

The coastal city of Saranda offers numerous activities, including visits to the islands of Ksamil and the ancient city of Butrint. Additionally, Ain al-Zarqa is a beautiful tourist attraction in southern Albania. In the west, you can enjoy the stunning views of the Lekurasi Castle while also having dinner.

DAY 7 - Exploring a Village and Abi Qershia Shopping Center in Prizren

After having breakfast at the hotel, we venture out to visit a village located 40 minutes from the center of Prizren. The mountainous scenery is breathtaking and the weather is perfect for outdoor activities such as hiking, picnicking, and even motorbiking. Additionally, we get to enjoy traditional products from Prizren. We also visit a river surrounded by trees and try the water from the spring that flows from the mountain. In the afternoon, we return to the city center and pay a visit to the Abi Qershia shopping center.

DAY 8 - Exploring Peja: Ujvaren e Drini Resort, City Center, and Alpine House

After having breakfast at the hotel, we head towards the city of Peja. Our first stop is the Ujvaren e Drini Resort, a picturesque location with a river and waterfall. We also explore a stunning, perennial tunnel. After lunch, we visit the city center, where we can explore shops and learn about the history of the city. Later in the evening, we visit the Alpine House, where we can enjoy various activities such as horse riding and sports, while savoring a cup of coffee with an excellent view of the city. Finally, we proceed to Prizren.

DAY 9 - Exploring the Beauty of Valbona National Park in Northern Albania

After having breakfast, we depart from the hotel and head north towards Valbona, which is considered one of the most beautiful areas in northern Albania. It is a national park with stunning mountains, rivers, and pleasant temperatures. Additionally, the region offers a variety of delicious local foods to enjoy.

DAY 10 - Lake Koman Boat Trip to Shkodra City Center

The following day's itinerary includes an excursion to Lake Koman, where tourists board a boat for a two-hour sailing trip through breathtaking landscapes. The boat ride ends in the city of Shkodra, where visitors check into their rooms and later explore the city center in the evening.

DAY 11 - Exploring Shkodra: Visiting Historical Monuments and Enjoying Scenic Views

After having breakfast, we begin our visit to the beautiful city of Shkodra. Our first stop is at the Rozafa Castle of Shkodra, which is a historical monument that is over 2000 years old and holds great significance for Albania. After finishing the tour, we head to the Dea Resort where we can relax and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea. Next, we go to a traditional restaurant in the Shkodra area for lunch. In the afternoon, we head west to the Shiroke pedestrian area, which is located next to the lake and provides breathtaking views.

DAY 12 - Exploring Tirana's Shopping and Entertainment Centers

After breakfast, we head towards Tirana and check into our rooms. Our first stop is Patok Lake, where we can enjoy the beautiful scenery. Then, we visit several shopping and entertainment centers such as TEG, QTU, TOPTANI, and TIRANA RING CENTER. These centers offer a wide variety of shops, restaurants, cinemas, and other entertainment options. It's a great opportunity to experience Tirana's vibrant city life and indulge in some shopping and leisure activities.

DAY 13 - Departure from the Hotel and Airport Transfer

After breakfast at the hotel, we walk in the city center, enjoy a tea or coffee and head to the airport.

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