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Kosovo, Albania & Macedonia Explorer

Starts: Tirana, Albania
Finishes: Tirana, Albania

Visit: Tirana, Tirana / Shkoder, Lake Koman / Valbona Valley, Valbona Valley, Peja, Rugova Valley / Peja, Gjakova / Prizren, Prizren, Prishtina / Prizren, Skopje, Matka Canyon / Skopje, Lake Ohrid, Tirana

Tour Type: Small Group

Accommodation: Moderate

Overview

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It’s hard to find a patch of Europe that as secluded as this one. Hard, but not impossible. Among the rugged mountains and green fields of Albania, Kosovo and Macedonia there are plenty of shepherds, monasteries, lakes, valleys and Byzantine churches – what’s lacking is crowds. It’s taken decades for the Balkans to wipe away memories of conflict and communism, but (amazingly) they’ve emerged strong and smiling. From hip cafes in Skopje and the soft shores of Lake Ohrid to the mosques of picture-perfect Prizren, this 15-day adventure showcases Balkan beauty at its very best.

Highlights

    • Explore the remote northern reaches of Albania and take one of the world’s best boat trips with a cruise through the mountainous corridors of Lake Koman
    • Experience daily life in the Valbona Valley with a stay at a local guesthouse. Clink glasses with the locals in the village and hike the rugged valley passes.
    • Sail across the blue waters of Lake Ohrid, one of Europe's oldest lakes. No wonder Macedonia and Albania share this beautiful attraction – nobody would want to let it go.
    • Kososvo is rich in history and contrasts. Step back in time and learn about the infamous Battle of Kosovo on a day trip to the Field of Blackbirds, before embracing the modern culture thriving in Prishtina, Europe’s youngest capital.
    • Lose yourself in Tirana, the Albanian capital full of a revitalised urban energy, and partake in the local's favourite pastime: drinking coffee and people-watching.

Trip Details

The Trip

Product Code: 148875
Tour Type: Small Group
Accommodation: Moderate
Transport: User Defined##Public bus,Private vehicle,Boat,Taxi
Guide Language: Engligh

Starts: Tirana, Albania
Finishes: Tirana, Albania
Duration: 15 days
Physical rating: Basic

Includes

Meals: Breakfasts (14), Lunch (1), Dinner (2)
Accommodation: Hotel (10 nights),Guesthouse (4 nights)

Price

Price person (sharing double) $2,490 ($166/day)

Deposit:

$400 per person for bookings made 56 days or more prior to departure

Full Amount for bookings made less than 56 days prior to departure

Cancellation: Strict

Trip Notes

Price does not include airfare (to the Trip start & from the end location)

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Itinerary

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Albania Tirana, Tirana / Shkoder, Lake Koman / Valbona Valley, Valbona Valley, Peja, Rugova Valley / Peja, Gjakova / Prizren, Prizren, Prishtina / Prizren, Skopje, Matka Canyon / Skopje, Lake Ohrid

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Andrew H.  

Excellent trip of a little known area of Europe. Lots of history, recent and ancient, great scenery, people, food and wine.

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Judson B.  

This tour took me to the most important and significant places in the Southern Balkans, giving a great overview of geography, history and current politics of this culturally varied and politically complicated area. Between interesting cities, beautiful mountain landscapes and interactions with locals, I feel I have a much better understanding of this area. The people of the Balkans are among the kindest and most open I have encountered. And all of this was made even better by our Guide, Ivan, who made each place come alive with insightful information and orientation about each place visited. The Balkans are now one of my favorite places in the world.

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Sandra S.  

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Peter L.  

Take this trip while the region has yet to be fully discovered by tourists. Its of enormous interest and it costs much less to travel than in any other part of Europe.

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Apratim S.  

It was a very special trip to visit so many great sites before they become known to the broader world. Also it was great having Ivan as a trip leader and travelling with such a great group of people from around the world.

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Kelly A.  

I really enjoyed this trip. It has a good mix of cultural, city, and nature activities. All the places we went were interesting, but I especially loved the ferry trip on Lake Koman and staying in Valbona Valley. The Decani monastery was also a standout for me. It can be quite hot in this region in the summer, so plan accordingly and pack light!

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Sarah K.  

I can highly recommend the Kosovo, Albania & Macedonia Explorer to anyone who enjoys amazing scenery, good food and wine coupled with some fascinating history. From hiking in the Valbonna Valley to swimming in Lake Ohrid this tour offers something for everyone and is great value for money.

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James S.  

This is a really excellent trip. The Balkans have a deep and fascinating history and culture and this trip does a really good job of presenting it to you. You will love the beauty of the country, the food and music and most especially the people. All this and it is uncrowded and inexpensive. Interesting, and fun and well presented by them. You can't go wrong by choosing this trip!

Tour Operator

Intrepid Travel

Intrepid Travel has come a long way since its beginnings in 1989. From two university friends, a typewriter and a kitchen desk, it is now a proud member of PEAK Adventure Travel Group Limited, taking over 100,000 travellers every year. Intrepid Travel is part of PEAK’s Intrepid Group of companies, alongside leading small group adventure companies Peregrine, Geckos, Peregrine Reserve, Adventure Tours and The Adventure Company. Despite growing into a global business with over 1,000 staff based all over the world and over 800 different trips across every continent, we’ve remained devoted to the same grassroots values and responsible travel philosophies that we had at the very beginning. On every trip we operate and in every interaction we have with a client, supplier or local, we live our core values everyday:Integrity – Doing the right thingResponsible – Think global, act localGrowth – Stakeholders in our own successInnovation – Thriving on new ideas and embracing changeFun – It’s engrained into who we are and what we doPassion – We are inspired by the work we do and the trips we offer

In Business Since 1988

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