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Western Balkan Explorer Tour “yellow Route”

Western Balkan Explorer Tour “Yellow Route”

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Jorge and your team

We are a team of adventurers that will help you discover the best places in the world. We'll guide you throughout the adventures so you can live unique and life changing experiences.

We are a team of adventurers that will help you discover the best places in the world. We'll guide you throughout the adventures so you can live unique and life changing experiences.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Tirana - Kruja – Lezha – Shkoder . (101 km, 2h 05 min).

Stop At: Tirana, Tirana, Tirana County
Start the day exploring Albania’s capital. We visit Skanderbeg Square, dedicated to Albania’s national hero, the Mosque of Ethem Bey, one of the oldest buildings in Tirana, and the Archaeological Museum among other sites.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Kruje, Kruje, Durres County
We then head to Kruja, one of Albania’s most important towns due to the part it played in resistance against the Ottomans. Visit the Skanderbeg Museum and castle as well as the old bazaar. Today lunch will be included and the opportunity to eat some traditional food in Kruja.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Lezhe, Lezhe, Lezhe County
Later we continue to Lezha in the north west of the country where we visit the mausoleum of Skanderbeg and the castle before heading to Shkoder. Shkoder is one of the oldest cities in the Balkans and was once a capital of the Illyrian state. We visit its old bazaar, cathedral and mosque before heading to Rozafa castle for spectacular views of the city, lake and the surrounding mountains.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Overnight Hotel Tradita or similar.

Day 2: Koman Lake – Junik - Gjakova - Prizren (122 km, 4h 35 min); + 2.5 hrs boat trip in Koman Lake.

Stop At: Koman, Koman, Shkoder County
Today we journey from Shkoder to Valbona via Koman Lake. The 2 hour trip on Lake Komani was called “One of the Great Boat Trips of the World '' by the Bradt Guide, and certainly the scenery is stunning. The Drin River was flooded along part of its most mountainous passage to create the lakes in this region. The journey takes you along glassy clear water, twisting and turning through narrow passes and past silent mountain peaks.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Junik
After the completion of this memorable leg of the journey we continue to cross the border into Kosovo and drive to Junik where we visit the famous Kullat e Junikut (Junik Tower). The towers are castle-like houses with a special architecture built in white rock, where Albanians have for centuries sheltered to survive wars and conflicts.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Gjakova, Gjakova
Then continue to Gjakova which lies on the banks of the River Erenik. Visit its main sites including the old bazaar and clock tower.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Prizren, Prizren
Then continue to the city of Prizren, probably the most attractive town in Kosovo with superbly preserved buildings from the Ottoman era. We visit the castle which is one of the oldest in the Balkans (more than 3 millenniums), built to protect the city from attacks, the ornate Bajrakli Mosque and the old Turkish Hammam among other sights. Prizren is an absolute highlight of any visit to Kosovo and to see the old houses of the old town in low light as the sun sets is a delight.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at Hotel Prizren or similar.

Day 3: Monastery of Decan (UNESCO) - Peja - Pristine. (295 km, 3h 50 min)

Stop At: Visoki Decani Monastery, Rruga Sali Ceku the Prokletije Mountains, Decan 51000 Kosovo
We then continue to the Monastery of Decan (UNESCO). The medieval church houses some of the most preserved fresco decoration in the Balkans and the grounds are also a delight.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Peja
After arriving in Peje we explore the Ottoman Empire time sites of the town including the Haxhi Beut Mosque and the old house of Jashar Pasha as well as the Sheremet Tower and the old bazaar.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Pristina, Pristina
We continue to Pristina. Explore the city visiting its main sites such as the Orthodox Church and the Carshi Mosque, dating back to the early 15th century. We then head to the ruins of Ulpiana, an ancient Roman time city that was once one of the most powerful in the Balkans. Later we visited the spectacular Gracanica Monastery, one of Kosovo’s most beautiful sites and containing some impressive frescoes.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight Begolli Hotel or similar.

Day 4: Gadime Cave - Skopje. (97 km, 1h 45 min)

Stop At: Marble Cave, Prishtine _ Ferizaj Road, Pristina Kosovo
We continue to Macedonia stopping first at Gadime Cave.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Skopje, Skopje, Skopje Region
We cross the border and head to its capital Skopje. Upon arrival we visit some of the most important parts of the town, including the old Ottoman market, the monastery of Sveti Spas and the ancient Kale Fortress which dates back to Illyrian and Roman times.
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at hotel Aristocrat, or similar.

Day 5: Tetovo - Ohrid (UNESCO) (145 km, 2h 45 min)

Stop At: Tetovo, Tetovo, Polog Region
Continue to Tetova, an important city of Macedonia where we visit its castle and old mosque.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Ohrid, Ohrid, Southwestern Region
Then drive to the beautiful town of Ohrid, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore its mixture of western and oriental architecture including the Orthodox Cathedral, the 11th century church of St Sofia as well as the Roman theater.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at hotel Villa Sofia or similar.

Day 6: Elbasan - Berat (UNESCO) (160 km, 3h 20 min)

Stop At: Elbasan, Elbasan, Elbasan County
After breakfast we cross the border to Albania, where we visit Elbasan. It was a very old and important city in the Ancient Via Egnatia Road that used to connect Durres to Thessaloniki and Istanbul. We visit the old town, castle, church, mosque, etc.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Berat, Berat, Berat County
Then drive to Berat, one of the oldest inhabited regions of Albania and with a superbly preserved historic centre that has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We visit its citadel which contains old churches, mosques and museums.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight Hotel Osumi or similar.

Day 7: Apollonia (UNESCO candidate) - Ardenica Monastery - Durres (UNESCO candidate) – Tirana. (212 km, 3h 55 min).

Stop At: Apollonia Archaeological Park, Pojan Albania
After breakfast drive to Apolonia. Visit the ancient city of Apollonia, dating back to the 6th century BC. Then continue to visit Ardenica Monastery.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Ardenica Monastery, Ardenice Albania
Ardenica Monastery.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Durres, Durres, Durres County
Afterward, continue to Durres. This port city has the largest ancient amphitheater in the region (20,000 seats), dating back to the beginning of 2nd century built during Trajan Emperor rule. Visit to an archeological museum, amphitheater, roman Baths, Byzantine Bazar. Drive back to Tirana for our final night where you will enjoy a farewell dinner with traditional food.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight Hotel Kruja or similar.

Day 8: Day 8: (Optional): Change to continue to successive tour(s): Blue, Silver or Red loops/circuits.

Pass By: Europe, Europe
Day 8: (Optional): Change to continue to successive tour(s): Blue, Silver or Red loops/circuits.

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.