FROM WEST TO EAST

FROM WEST TO EAST

10 DAYS Private tour from Tirana to Sofia

ALBANIA – MACEDONIA – BULGARIA

Tour highlights:
Albania: City of Berat | Tirana, Albanian capital
Macedonia: Ohrid and Ohrid lake – UNESCO sites | St. Naum monastery |Mavrovo NP |
Bitola | Skopje, Macedonian capital | Tikvesh wine region Bulgaria: The sandstone pyramids | Rila monastery – UNESCO site | Sofia, Bulgarian capital

TOUR ITINERARY

DAY 1: Welcome to Albania
Meeting with your driver and tour escort at Tirana airport. In the afternoon private guided Tirana tour.
Overnight in Tirana, hotel Mondial 4* or similar.
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DAY 2: Albanian landmarks
Morning drive towards Durres, the biggest Albanian port. Visit to the Roman theater and the tower. Drive further to Berat. The city is known also as “the city of 1000 windows” and today is an UNESCO site. Visit to the castle and Onufri museum. Overnight Berat, hotel Grand White city 4* or similar.
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DAY 3: Welcome to Macedonia
Departure towards Macedonia with stop at Elbasan. Drive along Ohrid lake coast from Albanian side. Border crossing and afternoon visit to St Naum monastery, with unforgettable boat ride above the springs of Black Drim river.
Overnight at hotel Millenium palace Ohrid 4* or similar
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DAY 4: Ohrid and Ohrid lake

Ohrid walking tour in a morning (half day private guided tour, entrance fees included). Visit to the most important Ohrid sites – The Ohrid fortress (inside) the Holly area of Plaosnik with new St Klement’s church (inside) the small church of St John in Kaneo (outside) and the cathedral church of St Sofia (inside. Afternoon at leisure.
Overnight at hotel Millenium palace Ohrid 4* or similar.
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DAY 5: Full day Bitola and Prespa lake tour
Drive towards Bitola and private city tour the main square, the Turksih bazaar, passing tow mosques and the town symbol – the Clock tower. Visit to Heraclea Lynkestis ancient site. Afternoon drive towards second largest Macedonian lake Prespa. Crossing Galichica National park and arrival to Ohrid.
Overnight at hotel Millenium palace Ohrid 4* or similar.
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DAY 6: West Macedonia sights
Passing the city of Struga and the place where river Black Drim is flowing out of the lake. Drive along the river and visit to the Monastery St.Jovan Bigorski (18th century). Passing Mavrovo NP and afternoon arrival in Skopje.
Overnight in Skopje, hotel Ibis Center 4* or similar.
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DAY 7: Skopje and its surroundings
Full day private tour – morning visit to Matka valley and Treska lake near Skopje. Possibility for optional boat trip to the entrance of one of the deepest underwater caves in Europe.
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. Overnight in Skopje, hotel Ibis Center 4* or similar.
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DAY 8: Land of wines
Drive towards the biggest wine region in Macedonia. On the way, visit to Stobi ancient site. Visit to a local winery where you will be invited for lunch and wine tasting. Afternoon drive towards Bulgaria.
O/N in Sandanski, hotel Sandanski 4* or similar.
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DAY 9: Land of wines
Sandstone pyramids and Rila monastery The scenery of the mystical Sandstone pyramids by the morning sun combined with a visit to the Rila Monastery are topics for today. Afternoon arrival in Sofia, Bulgarian capital.
Overnight in Sofia, hotel BW Thracia or similar.
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DAY 10: Departure
Sofia city tour and time at leisure before transfer to Sofia airport.
End of the tour.

Possible tour extension to Bulgaria and Romania – check our scheduled tours –
Classical tour of Bulgaria and Classical tour of Bulgaria and Romania.

For more information and booking of this tour please contact us on info@incomingbalkans.com
Similar to this tour is also offered as a tour with Scheduled  and Guaranteed departure dates – contact us for more information.
Optional offers
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.
Tour Extension
We are offering the possibility to extend your tour as suggested.
Tour modifications
(extension or reduction of tour duration, upgrade to higher class hotels, additional meals, visits and services) are possible. Please contact us with your requirements and ideas
Discounts:
“Early booking” discount of 10% apply for all reservations made and paid at least 9 months before departure date.
Discounts for Children and 3rd person in DBL apply on request.

All above mentioned basic prices includes commission for tour operators and travel agents only
Terms and Conditions: Please check and read carefully our Terms and conditions.

Tour code: 915
Duration: 10 days
Tour price:
€ 949,- with 6 pax on tour.
€ 1049,- with 5 pax on tour
€ 1249,- with 4 pax on tour
€ 1559,- with 3 pax on tour
€ 2099,- with 2 pax on tour
one person only – on request
Departure date: you will choose
Departure time: 09:00
Departure point: Tirana international airport

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What is included:
– Private transportation with air conditioned vehicle according the itinerary;
– 9 nights accommodation in 4* hotels, including hotel taxes and service charges & Daily breakfast;
– Services of an English speaking driver and local host for the whole tour;
– Private guided tours: Tirana, Ohrid, Full day Bitola and Prespa lake, Skopje, Sofia, including admission charges;
– “Visit Macedonia” organization.

Not included:
– supplement for accommodation in
SGL room (if required) – 165 EUR;
– supplement for daily 3 course dinner
(if required) – 134 EUR;
– any visit or service not described as included;
– meals and refreshments during the tour;