Meeting our representative at airport and transfer to Tirana. Driven tour of the capital. We visit the main sites like the Ethem Bey Mosque, clock tower, Scanderbeg Square, Orthodox Church, National Historic Museum. This year we celebrate the hundred anniversary of declaration Tirana the capital city of Albania. Walking on the main Boulevard, looking the most important buildings as the ministries, Art gallery, pyramid, seat of the government, Check Point ending in Mother Teresa square. Overnight in Tirana.
Distance: 20 km
Duration: 30 min
Proceed to Kruja, medieval capital and the center of Albanian resistance against the Ottomans led by our national hero Scanderbeg who kept them from crossing into Western Europe for 25 years, thus earning the title “Champion of Christ” given by the Pope. Visit the Skanderbeg Museum, a very rich Ethnographic Museum and the Old Bazaar where the best handmade souvenirs can be purchased. Drive to Shkoder the most important town of north Albania and the Illyrian capital, from 4th century BC. Visit Rozafa Castle with striking views over Albanian Alps, three rivers and the largest lake in Balkans. Overnight in Shkoder.
Distance: 120 km
Duration: 2.5 hours
Take a walk in the newly renovated pedestrian area of Italian and Austrian architecture, testimony to this town historic links with both these countries. Visit at the Marubi Photographic Museum with a selection of prints of negatives taken from second half of the 19th century till mid 1900-s, illustrating the life of the population of the area in that period. Visit the Catholic St. Stephen’s Cathedral built in 1851. Until 1907 was the largest in Balkans. Crossing the border with Montenegro and visit the famous orthodox monastery of Ostrog. Built in 17th century under a high vertical rock. Overnight in the capital city, Podgorica
Distance: 200 km
Duration 3.5 hours
First stop in Cetinje, old Royal Capital situated 700 m above sea level. Visit Biljarda the former Royal Residence and the palace of king Nikola. Driving uphill through the national park of Lovcen. From up there we can admire the stunning views over the bay of Kotor, the most beautiful in the country. Start descending the famous panoramic narrow road known as Serpentine with 25 turns. After crossing the bay by ferry will arrive at coastal town and overnight in Herzeg Novi.
Distance: 110 km
Duration: 3.5 hours (including Ferry)
Driving along the rocky coast of Kotor Bay, known as the Fjords of Mediterranean. The Natural and Culturo-Historical Region of Kotor was inscribed since 1979 in UNESCO as World Heritage Site. First stop visit the small old town of Perast. By boat will visit the artificial island Our Lady of The Rock. Continuing to Kotor where visit the old town, Piazza of the Arms. Maritime Museum, Cathedral of Saint Tryphon. Everywhere is visible the strong influence of Venetian heritage, which was related Kotor for many centuries. Driving and overnight in Budva.
Distance: 70 km
Duration: 1.5 hours
Visit Budva, known as the center of Montenegrin tourism. A nice walk on the narrow cobbled streets of well-preserved medieval walled city. Town very reach in history and natural beauties. Take a look over the small island of Saint Stephan. Then will drive south, passing by towns Sutomore, Bar reaching the border. After border crossing procedure driving and overnight in Tirana.
Distance: 100 km
Duration: 3.5 hours
Transfer to the Airport . End of our service
|Overview||This tour makes possible to our guests in one week time to visit two neighbor Balkan countries. Visiting part of Albania and Montenegro the participants will have the chance to visit some very old and amazing cities as Kruja, Shkoder, Cetinje, Kotor and Budva. Places like monastery of Ostrog, national parks, the Fjords of Kotor, Saint Stefan Island, Lake of Shkoder the largest in Balkan. Giving the possibility to notice the differences between two nations but at the same time can spot many similarities. Creating a window of knowledge over these two countries.|
|Tour||Best of Balkans|
|Type||Guided walking holiday|
|Price||Start From —-|
|Accomodations||Accommodation: Hotel 3*-4*: 6 Nights|
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