THE WILD BEAUTY
11 DAYS Private tour from Tirana to Skopje or v.v.
ALBANIA – GREECE – MACEDONIA
with possible tour extension to Bulgaria and Romania
Albania: Tirana | Durres | Apolonia ancient site | Butrinti ancient site | Gjirokaster |
Greece: City of Ioanina | Metsovo | Meteora monasteries | Kastoria city and lake | Prespa lake and villages |
Macedonia: Bitola | Heraclea Lynkestis ancient site |
Ohrid and Ohrid lake – UNESCO sites | Mavrovo NP | Skopje – the capital
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.
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 visit to two Meteora monasteries (inside) 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 of the city, 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
Possible tour extension to Bulgaria and Romania – check our scheduled tours –
Classical tour of Bulgaria and Classical tour of Bulgaria and Romania.
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Similar to this tour is also offered as a tour with Scheduled and Guaranteed departure dates – contact us for more information.
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
(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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Tour code: 911
Duration: 11 days
€ 999,- with 6 pax on tour.
€ 1099,- with 5 pax on tour
€ 1289,- with 4 pax on tour
€ 1589,- with 3 pax on tour
€ 2199,- with 2 pax on tour
one person only – on request
Departure time: Depending on the flight schedule
Departure point: Tirana international airport
What is included:
– Private transportation with air conditioned vehicle according the itinerary;
– 10 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, Butrinti ancient site, Ohrid and Skopje, including admission charges;
– “Visit Macedonia” organization.
– supplement for accommodation in
SGL room (if require) – 194 EUR;
– supplement for daily 3 course dinner
(if required) – 144 EUR;
– any visit or service not described as included;
– meals and refreshments during the tour;