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6 Days History tour itinerary for albania: Travel Around The Balkan Peninsula: Wonderful Local Experience

Tirana, Sarande, Berat, Kruje, Shkoder, Ohrid, Durres, Elbasan

History
History Tour
Museum
Museum Tour
Luxury
Luxury Tour

Relax and spend time discovering the beauty of foreign places. At the end, it all comes down to having great unforgettable experience that you can tell stories about. This tour is all about the local experience around Albania and Macedonia.

DAY 01

Tirana – Shkoder – Durres – Berat

  • Arrival at Tirana. 

  • Today, head into neighboring Albania and past Skodër with its impressive Rozafa Castle, and the seaside town of Durrës to Berat. 

  • Located in central Albania, Berat bears witness to the co-existence of various religious and cultural communities down the centuries. It features a castle, locally known as the Kala, which was built in the 13th century, although its origins date back to the 4th century BC.

  • The citadel area is home to numerous 13th-century Byzantine churches as well as several mosques built under the Ottoman era.

  • Optional – Private dinner in local restaurant with traditional Albanians songs (subject to confirmation, not included in base tour fare).

DAY 02

Berat – Ohrid

  • Spend the morning exploring Berat with local guide. 

  • In afternoon, travel east toward Elbasan and the Macedonian border, stopping en route to discover remains of an ancient Ottoman fort. 

  • Cross the border and arrive in Ohrid, a UNESCO World Heritage Site situated on the east shore of Lake Ohrid, the largest and most beautiful of Macedonia’s three lakes, and the deepest lake in the Balkans.

DAY 03

Ohrid

  • On a leisurely walking tour of the old town of Ohrid, visit the National Museum, the churches of St. Sofia, St. Clement (where the first university in Europe was founded), and the Gallery of Icons, home to the largest collection of religious icons in the world. 

  • This afternoon, take a pilgrimage to Sveti Naum, a Byzantine Church and monastery perched high on a cliff overlooking the lake.

  • Optional – Cruise in Ohrid Lake (subject to confirmation, not included in base tour fare).

DAY 04

Ohrid – Tirana

  • After arriving in Tirana, embark on a tour of Albania’s capital. 

  • Accompanied by private guide, explore the National Museum, the lovely Et’hem Bey Mosque, and the iconic clock tower that overlooks the main square.

DAY 05

Tirana – Kruje – Tirana

  • Take a morning trip to the hillside city of Krujë, with its impressive fortress and bustling bazaar. 

  • Delve into the history of Albania at a museum celebrating its national hero, George Skanderbeg, who defended Albania from the Ottoman Empire.

  • Optional – Handicraft Workshop in Kruje, workshop of carpet, and lunch in traditional restaurant (subject to confirmation, not included in base tour fare).

DAY 06

Tirana

  • After breakfast, meet driver for transfer to airport to catch onward flight.

  • 1369 EUR Per Adult
  • 5 nights of accommodation (including breakfast and local taxes).

  • Transport as mentioned in the itinerary.

  • Private tour guide throughout the program.

  • All activities as mentioned in the itinerary.

  • All entrance fees as mentioned in the itinerary.

  • Tips for guide and driver.

  • Beverages and meals.

  • Anything not clearly marked in 'Included' list.

  • Optional activity.

Included hotels:

  • Berat -  Hotel Mangalemi.

  • Ohrid - Hotel Inex Gorica.

  • Tirana - Sheraton Tirana Hotel.

Tirana, Sarande, Berat, Kruje, Shkoder, Ohrid, Durres, Elbasan

History
History Tour
Museum
Museum Tour
Luxury
Luxury Tour
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Contributed By

Balkan Travel

starting from
USD 1676
Type of Tour

Private Tour

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