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      G008            8 Days Tour in Albania - Kosovo - North Macedonia

      We invite you to travel through the ethnic Albanian lands, where you can feel the cultural similarity, but also the cultural influences of the cohabitation ethnic
      diversity, the coexistence between tradition, religion, and way of life, reflected through history, architecture of medieval cities, religious buildings, traditional
      clothing, folk music and varied cuisine full of flavor.

      Day 01: Tirana Airport – Shkodra (85 km – 1h30min)
      Welcome in Albania! Meet and greet the group at Tirana International Airport.   Included:
      Transfer  to  your  hotel  in  Shkodra  (1h30min).  (Please  let  us  know  your  flight   • Accommodation in 4* hotels
      details in order to organize the first and the last day)  • Breakfast
      Sightseeing the city, which is known as an old artisan center & a considerable   • Guide English speaking
      transit trade, Shkodra is one of the most important cities of Albania also as   • Private transport  KOSOVO
      the center of Albanian Catholicism, Culture and Harmony between different               Gracanica
      religions. The main cultural attraction is Rozafa Fortress, rising majestically upon   Prizren
      a rocky hill west of the city, the outcroppings and battlements paint a blazing   Koman
      picture against the setting sun.
                                                                Shkoder                           Skopje
      Overnight in Shkodra: Hotel Alis or Colosseo 4* or similar Shkoder                          NORTH

      Day 02: Shkodra – Koman Lake – Decani – Prizren (200 km - 5hrs.)                         MACEDONIA
      Breakfast, check out of your hotel. Transfer to Koman Dam (2h30min). Aboard        Mavrovo
      the ferry and enjoy a 2 ½ hour sail in Koman Lake amidst stunning panoramic   Tirana
      views of the Drini River Valley, canyons, waterfalls and amazing rock formations.
      Arrive in Fierza in the afternoon and continue to Decani Monastery for a visit.     Ohrid
      Decan Monastery is a stunning white building with a small cupola founded in the
      14th century. Go inside the church to admire the frescoes with various scenes
      from the Bible                                                            Berat
      Continue driving to Prizren 1h30min.
      Overnight in Prizren: Hotel Kacinari 4*, or Hotel Centrum 3* or similar
      Day 03: Prizren – Gracanica – Skopje (190km - 3h30min)  (Kosovo/
      North Macedonia)
      This morning we’ll discover Prizren, the cradle of cultural wealth of Kosovo
      people. The walking tour will explore the Old town with its Ottoman bridge,
      water fountain, their unique mosques and orthodox churches. Visit Sinan Pasha
      Mosque, Stone Bridge and Shadervan.
      Departure to  Skopje/North  Macedonia, with  stop en route  to visit  another   Day 04: Skopje – Mavrovo NP – Ohrid (240km – 4h30min)
      beautiful monastery of Gracanica. Southeast of Pristina city is the Gračanica   Breakfast  at  the  hotel  and  check  out.  Start  panoramic  city  tour  of  Skopje,
      Monastery, built about 1313–21 under the Serbian king Stefan Uroš II Milutin.   known for the contrast between old ottoman town and the modern city. The
      The monastery is a fine work of Balkan architecture containing valuable frescoes   tour will highlight the Old Town, the narrow streets in the Old Bazaar, the
      and in 2006 it was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site.   Memorial House of Mother Teresa and the beautiful quay of the Macedonian
      You have possibility to have lunch in an Ethno House near the Monastery.   river, “Vardar”, an exciting tourist destination.

      Continue our driving to Skopje (1h30min)               Free time for shopping before departing to Mavrovo National Park. Driving
                                                             towards the National Park of Mavrovo, which offers the highest mountain peaks
      Overnight in Skopje: Hotel Sultan Modern 4*, or similar

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