ALBANIA, GREECE & N.MACEDONIA
11 DAYS Private tour from Tirana to Skopje or v.v.
Why Private tour?
No other people on board,
Departure date is chosen by you.
Possibility to extend or reduce the program.
Flexibility during the tour
Albania: Tirana | Durres | Apolonia ancient site | Butrinti ancient site | Gjirokaster | Greece: Ioanina
Metsovo | Meteora monasteries N.Macedonia: Bitola | Heraclea Lynkestis ancient site
Ohrid and Ohrid lake – UNESCO sites | Mavrovo NP | Skopje – the capital
PROPOSED TOUR ITINERARY
DAY 1: Welcome to Albania
Meeting with your driver and tour escort at Tirana airport. Depending on the arrival, Tirana city tour will be arranged in the afternoon. Evening at leisure in Tirana. Overnight in Tirana, hotel Mondial 4* or similar.
DAY 2: Durres and Berat
Morning drive towards Durres, the biggest Albanian port. Visit to the Roman amphitheatre (inside, entrance fee included) and Durres port. Afternoon arrival in Berat – known as the “city of thousand windows”. Visit to Onufri Museum. Overnight in Berat, hotel Grand White city 4* or similar.
DAY 3: The Albanian coastline
Departure from Berat and visit to Apolonia ancient site (inside, entrance fee included). Passing the city of Vlore and drive across Llogara NP and the picturesque Albanian coastline, with panoramic views of Ionian sea. Stopover by Porto Palermo castle. Arrival at the coastal town of Saranda for overnight, hotel Grand 4* or similar.
DAY 4: Archeology and Culture
Morning visit to Butrinti ancient site (private guided tour, entrance fee included). Later on drive towards Greece and afternoon arrival in ioanina. Walking tour in Ioanina with your escort and possibility to have a boat trip to the Ioanina island. Overnight in Ioanina, hotel Politia 4* or similar.
DAY 5: Meteora monasteries
Departure from Ioanina towards Kalambaka, with coffee break at small picturesque town of Metsovo. Arrival in Kalambaka and afternoon visit to two Meteora monasteries (inside) In the evening, possibility to have nice dinner at some of local restaurants with night view to Meteora monasteries. Overnight in Kalambaka, hotel Famissi Eden 4*.
DAY 6: Undiscovered lakeside
After breakfast, drive on the mountain road to Prespa lakes. During the break in a small fisherman village, possibility for boat tour (not included in the price) by the lake coast or to taste a local fish in a restaurant. Arrival in Bitola in the afternoon. Overnight at hotel Millenium palace Bitola 4* or similar.
DAY 7: Lakes of Macedonia
Visit to the Ancient site Heraclea Lyncestis. Passing Prespa lake coast and drive across Galichica NP, with magnificient panoramic views of both Prespa and Ohrid lakes. Arrival in St Naum monastery. Visit to the monastery and possibility for boat ride above the springs of Black Drim river. Arrival in Ohrid early in the evening. Overnight in Ohrid, hotel Millenium palace Ohrid 4* or similar.
DAY 8: Ohrid and Ohrid lake
Private Ohrid walking tour in a morning. So called Old town is spiritual part of Ohrid with exceptional cultural heritage protected by UNESCO. Overnight in Ohrid, hotel Millenium palace Ohrid 4* or similar.
DAY 9: West Macedonia
Passing Struga and the place where river Black Drim is flowing out from Ohrid lake, drive along the lakes made by this river and visit to the Monastery St.Jovan Bigorski (18th century). Passing Mavrovo NP and arrival to Skopje in the afternoon. Overnight in Skopje, hotel Ibis Center 4* or similar.
DAY 10: Skopje and its surroundings
Full day private guided tour – morning visit to Matka valley and Treska lake near Skopje. Boat trip on Matka lake (included in the price) to the entrance of cave Vrelo – one of the deepest underwater caves in Europe. Afternoon Skopje walking tour, visiting the Skopje bazaar and the new part, with visit to the Memorial house of Mother Teresa. Overnight in Skopje, hotel Ibis Center 4* or similar.
DAY 11: Departure
Time at leisure in Skopje until departure to Skopje airport.
End of the tour
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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.
We are offering the possibility to extend your tour as suggested.
Prices for such extensions are shown below;
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
“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.
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