Undiscovered Balkans

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  • No booking fees
  • COVID-19protected
  • City sightseeing
  • Bus tour
  • Natural landmarks sightseeing
  • Cultural, religious and historic sites
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  • duration 14 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 14+ yrs
  • max group size 17
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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  • Starts Kruje, Albania
  • Ends Tirana, Albania
  • +6
Tour with Flexible Booking Policy
  • Change dates It is free to change your tour start date within 30 days of departure.
  • Choose a different tour Select a new tour run by the same tour operator within 30 days of departure.
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Balkan Capitals Discover the capitals of Albania, Kosovo and Macedonia
  • Valbona Valley One of the most beautiful alpine valleys in Albania
  • Decani Monastery Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Prizren Explore the postcard pretty town of Prizren by wandering along its cobbled streets
Starting in Kruje and ending in Tirana, the "Undiscovered Balkans" tour is a guided cultural, religious and historic sites trip that takes 14 days. You will be touring through Tirana, Skopje, Prizren and 5 other destinations in Macedonia, Kosovo and Albania. "Undiscovered Balkans" is a small group tour which will include accommodation, transport, meals and others. Please check the package includes section for more details.

Discover the history and incredible scenery of Albania, North Macedonia, and one of the world's newest countries - Kosovo. It's a great introduction to a region that is off the beaten track and that most travellers know little about. Balkan Capitals - Experience the contrasting architecture and cultures of Tirana, Skopje and Pristina Valbona Valley - Walk through this dramatic alpine valley surrounded by the jagged peaks of the Accursed Mountains Lake Ohrid - Explore this glistening lake and mountain setting boasting many cultural monuments including the Saint Naum Monastery.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS ABOUT EXPLORE
5 - Excellent
Based on 294 reviews
  • Yvonne
  • On Jan 30 2020
4 - Very Good
Yvonne's review for another Explore tour
“Trip was fast paced with some varied experiences. More accurate dress information prior to attending temples would have been useful but pre holiday research could have found that out anyway. Another day in chiang mai would have been good as elephant trip was practically a full day and the optional tours limited opportunity to explore. Great trip... Although I am templed out now! ”
  • Colin
  • On Sep 03 2020
5 - Excellent
Colin's review for another Explore tour
“Very enjoyable trip made all the better y our excellent guide”
  • Anthony
  • On Feb 18 2020
5 - Excellent
Anthony's review for another Explore tour
“Hay Mar was a fantastic guide and made the trip even more enjoyable. The variety of scenery, transport, activities, local craft visits and natural beauty gave us a real, true insight into the country. ”
ITINERARY Expand All
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  • Day 1 : Join trip in Kruja
  • Day 2 : Visit Kruja bazaar; drive to Shkodra and visit Rozafa Fortress
  • Day 3 : Scenic journey through Kosovo to the Valbona Valley
  • Day 4 : Alpine hike in the scenic valley and meet a local shepherd's family
  • Day 5 : Enter Kosovo and visit the Decani Monastery on the way to Peja
  • Day 6 : Explore the Peja Highlands and the church complex of Peja Patriarch
  • Day 7 : Visit a waterfall, war memorial and monastery en route to Prizren
  • Day 8 : Wine tasting in Rahovec and visit to a Serbian enclave village
  • Day 9 : Walk in Sharr National Park; arrive in Skopje in North Macedonia
  • Day 10 : Discover Skopje, Tetovo Mosque and drive to Lake Ohrid
  • Day 11 : Explore Lake Ohrid and Saint Naum Monastery
  • Day 12 : Drive to Albania's capital Tirana and take a walking tour
  • Day 13 : Cable car up Mount Dajti and free afternoon in Tirana
  • Day 14 : Trip ends in Tirana
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Meals
  • 13 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
Accommodation
  • Hotel Panorama (1 night)
  • Hotel Tradita (1 night)
  • Hotel Margjeka (2 nights)
  • Hotel Dukagjini (2 nights)
  • Hotel Centrum (2 nights)
  • Hotel Orange Inn (1 night)
  • Su Hotel, Ohrid (2 nights)
  • Hotel Vila Tafaj (2 nights)
Transport
  • Driver(s)
  • Bus
  • Cable Car
Guide
  • Explore Tour Leader
  • Local Guide(s)
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to Kruje and from Tirana are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Undiscovered Balkans tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Undiscovered Balkans tour. You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 59 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 25 November 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 25 November 2021, a deposit of 10% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 59 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Undiscovered Balkans tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Undiscovered Balkans tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

For Solo Travelers

A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • The average size of this tour is just 12 people.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this tour. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Various COVID-19 distancing measures have been implemented on this trip to ensure the safety of each traveller.
  • This tour has implemented COVID-19 protocols that are guided by the WTTC (World Travel & Tourism Council), UNWTO (World Tourism Organisation), the European Commission and local government regulations. It amongst others take into account personal protection, extensive disinfecting and social distancing measures.
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