GREAT BALKAN ADVENTURE 6

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MACEDONIA – KOSOVO – ALBANIA – GREECE

10 days tour from Skopje to Athens

From € 1099,-

Tour highlights:
Kosovo | Macedonia: Skopje, Tikvesh region, Ohrid lake Albania: Tirana | Durres | Butrinti Greece: Ioanina | Metsovo | Meteora Monasteries | Delphi

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We operate this tour as scheduled even with only two persons booked, fixed prices, no hidden costs

Tour itinerary

DAY 1: Skopje
Full day Skopje city tour with local guide. Walking in the city center and Skopje old bazaar, visit to Mother Teresa Memorial house (inside). Afternoon visit to Matka valley and lake and possibility to have a boat ride to the entrance of cave Vrelo, one of the deepest underwater caves in Europe. Back to Skopje and evening at leisure. Overnight in Skopje, hotel Ibis Skopje center 4* or similar.

DAY 2: Tour to Kosovo
Full tour to Kosovo, the youngest European country, with local guide. Visit to Grachanica monastery (inside) site protected by UNESCO. Coffee break at the capital Pristina and afternoon drive and visit to the picturesque town of Prizren. Back to Skopje in the evening. Overnight in Skopje, hotel Ibis Skopje center 4* or similar.

DAY 3: Central Macedonia and Tikvesh wine region
Morning visit to Vodno mountain near Skopje and the Millenium cross with cable car (fee included). Afternoon drive towards the most famous Macedonian wine region – Tikvesh. Possibility to have dinner and wine tasting at the local winery.
O/N in Tikvesh wine region.

DAY 4: Bitola, Prespa lake and Galichica NP
After breakfast drive towards Bitola, the second biggest town in Macedonia. Walk in the city center and visit to Heraclea Lynkestis ancient site (inside). Passing by Prespa lake and drive across Galichica NP, with spectacular views of both Prespa and Ohrid lakes. Evening at leisure in Ohrid. Overnight at hotel Aqualina 4* or similar.

DAY 5: Ohrid and Ohrid lake
Ohrid and Ohrid lake are part of UNESCO World heritage. Walking tour in the old town of Ohrid with local guide and visits inside to some of the most important Ohrid sights – 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 Aqualina 4* or similar.

DAY 6: St. Naum and welcome to Albania
Morning visit to St Naum. Visit the monastery (inside) possibility to have a boat ride on the lake, above the springs of Black Drim river. Afternoon drive towards Albanian capital Tirana, with stop at Elbasan. O/N in Tirana, hotel Mondial 4* or similar.

DAY 7: Tirana and Albanian coastline
In a morning Tirana walking tour with local guide and visit to the National museum (inside). Drive towards the biggest Albanian port Durres, with coffee break there. Afternoon drive towards south Albania, passing Llogara NP and along the picturesque Albanian coastline, with spectacular panoramic views of Ionian sea. Arrival to the coastal city of Saranda
O/N in Saranda, hotel Grand 4* or similar.

DAY 8: Welcome to Greece
Visit to Butrinti ancient site in a morning (private guided tour). Crossing the border to Greece and drive towards Ioanina. Afternoon at leisure, we recommend a boat ride to the island on Ioanina lake or simply to explore the old town of Ioanina and Ali Pasha fortress. O/N in Ioanina, hotel Politia 4* or similar.

DAY 9: Greek mountains
After breakfast drive and visit to the picturesque village of Metsovo with coffee break. Later on drive towards Kalambaka, near Meteora monasteries. Afternoon visit to two Meteora monasteries. O/N in Kalambaka, hotel Famissi Eden 4* or similar.

DAY 10: South part of Greece
Morning departure to south part of Greece and Delphi ancient site. Individual visit to the museum and the site. Afternoon drive towards Athens (hotel, port…)
End of the tour.

NOTES:
– Pre or post tour accommodation could be offered on request
– Similar to this tour is offered as Private tour, with flexible departure dates and possibility for Tailor made itinerary.
– “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.
– Please read carefully our Terms & Conditions for Tours with Scheduled Departure dates.
– For more information contact us on info@incomingbalkans.com