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Undiscovered Balkans - Explore!
14 days

Undiscovered Balkans

From Kruja to Tirana
Tour Operator:
Explore!
Max group size:
18
Age range:
14 to 85
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
133449
From
US $1,960
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Itinerary

Start in Kruja and end in Tirana! With the discovery tour Undiscovered Balkans, you have a 14 day tour package taking you through Kruja, Albania and 14 other destinations in Europe. Undiscovered Balkans includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Join trip in Kruja
    Start point Hotel Panorama, Hotel reception, Rruga Kala, Krujë District, Albania 18:00
  2. Day 2: Visit Kruja bazaar; drive to Shkodra and visit Rozafa Fortress
  3. Day 3: Scenic journey through Kosovo to the Valbona Valley
  4. Day 4: Alpine hike in the scenic valley and meet a local shepherd's family
  5. Day 5: Enter Kosovo and visit the Decani Monastery on the way to Peja
  6. Day 6: Explore the Peja Highlands and the church complex of Peja Patriarch
  7. Day 7: Visit a waterfall, war memorial and monastery en route to Prizren
  8. Day 8: Wine tasting in Rahovec and visit to a Serbian enclave village
  9. Day 9: Walk in Sharr National Park; arrive in Skopje in North Macedonia
  10. Day 10: Discover Skopje, Tetovo Mosque and drive to Lake Ohrid
  11. Day 11: Explore Lake Ohrid and Saint Naum Monastery
  12. Day 12: Drive to Albania's capital Tirana and take a walking tour
  13. Day 13: Cable car up Mount Dajti and free afternoon in Tirana
  14. Day 14: Trip ends in Tirana
    End point Hotel Vila Tafaj, Hotel reception, Rruga Mine Peza, Tiranë, Albania 09:00
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What's Included

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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Meals
  • Transport
  • Additional Services
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Additional Services

Where You'll Stay

Hotel

Customer Reviews

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  • Accommodation
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    · December 23, 2019
    I think this tour guide should be considered as tour guide of the year.
    Trip date: May 2019
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  • A
    · December 23, 2019
    I should have written this earlier, but the only comment would be that the hotel in Skopje would be better if it was more central. It was quite far out and relief on bledi taking us into the centre, which we did not want to do, as we wanted to just... Show more
    Trip date: September 2019
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    · December 23, 2019
    see comments about Wizz flight
    Trip date: September 2019
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    · December 23, 2019
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    Trip date: September 2019
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    · December 23, 2019
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    Trip date: September 2019
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  • A
    · December 23, 2019
    The degree of difficulty of the walks on this trip did not tie in with the type of trip or the demographic of the group. I am an experienced hiker but still found the walks hard. Half the group could not either start or complete the walks and one lady... Show more
    Trip date: September 2019
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Dates & Availability

14 days
Undiscovered Balkans
From Kruja to Tirana
No credit card fees
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Good to Know

  • About the countries

    Currencies

    Lek
    Lek
    Albania
    Euro
    Kosovo
    ден
    Denar
    Macedonia

    Plugs & Adapters

    Albania, Kosovo and Macedonia

    Visa

    Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.

    Vaccines

    These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
    • Typhoid - Recommended for Albania. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    • Hepatitis A - Recommended for Albania and Macedonia. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    • Hepatitis B - Recommended for Albania and Macedonia. Ideally 2 months before travel.
    • Yellow fever - Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an infected area for Albania. Ideally 10 days before travel.
    • Tick-borne encephalitis - Recommended for Albania. Ideally 6 months before travel.
  • Payment information
    • For any tour departing before 4 June 2020 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 4 June 2020, a minimum payment of 30% is required to confirm your booking with Explore!. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 65 days days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
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