4. Mini Tour: Kosovo & N. Macedonia from Tirana | 4 Days
Day 1: Sightseeing tour of Prizren & Prishtina
We travel towards Prizren in the morning. Prizren, considered to be the cultural capital of Kosovo, this charming, vivacious town with mountains all around is a real treasure hidden in the heart of the Balkan Peninsula.
We arrive in Prizren in about 2 hours and meet our local guide for a walking tour of the city entering the Sinan Pasha Mosque, The Church of Our Lady of Ljevis (Unesco), The Museum of Prizren League and the Ottoman Old Town known for its gold and silver filigree craftsmen.
Enjoy free time for lunch in Prizren and leave the town for the capital of Kosovo, Prishtina.
In the afternoon, have a walking tour of Prishtina to discover the city with its many mosques, cathedrals and markets.
Day 2: Matka Canyon & Sightseeing Tour of Skopje
This morning we head towards North Macedonia with our first stop at Matka Canyon known for its butterfly colonies.
Here we embark on a private boat ride for a short exploration of the Vrelo Cave, one the deepest in the world, before enjoying free time for lunch with a great view.
With a short drive we arrive in Skopje the capital of North Macedonia
Have a walking tour of Skopje discovering the city with its highlight like Mother Teresa Memorial House, opened in 2009 to pay tribute to the life of the celebrated humanitarian, the old railway station and the Stone Bridge, which dates back to 1451.
Enjoy a relaxing evening in Skopje.
Day 3: Sightseeing tour of Ohrid (Unesco)
Reach and take in all that the Unesco–recognized charming city of Ohrid has to offer on a guided tour with a local guide.
Pass by the glorious Church of Saint Sophia and the National Workshop for a handmade paper-making demonstration.
Enter Samuil’s Fortress and walk along its historic 4th-centrury walls.
Discover the Ancient Theatre of Ohrid, built in the Hellenistic style.
Walk up to the cliff-top Church of Saint John at Kaneo for panoramic views of the lake and surrounding mountains.
Day 4: Tirana via Saint Naum Monastery & Bay of Bones
On our way to Tirana, visit the Bay of Bones Museum, a prehistoric settlement located on Lake Ohrid. A one of a kind in the region, it is an authentic reconstruction of a part of the pile-dwelling settlement, dating back between 1200 and 700 Bc.
Then, continue exploring the medieval Monastery of Saint Naum.
See the resident peacocks that roam the grounds
Enter the monastery to view its intricate frescoes
We drive towards the border of Albania to Pogradec, where you have free time to enjoy lunch on the shores of Lake Ohrid.
Travel to Tirana in the late afternoon. (Hotel accommodation in Tirana is not included on tour)