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Western Balkan Treasures

Itenerary: Albania –Montenegro – Dubrovnik/Croatia

Duration8 days
Length1050 km, total driving
Minimum group size25 Travelers
PriceStarts from 395 EUR’ PP (in double room)

01.

Transfer to the hotel (25 km)

Arrival in Tirana, free time, accommodation in 4* Hotel, dinner and overnight in Tirana

02.

Tirana- Berat (130 km)   2. h driving)

The tour proceed to Tirana, walking tour to the main center to visit the watch tower (35m high) build in 1830, E’them Bey Mosque, build in 1789.Visit the former communist bloc where you can visit the famous night clubs and enjoy the atmosphere under the sounds of live music Continue to Berat UNESCO World Heritage ,city which is known as “the city of  thousand windows” to make known the 2400 years of history, testimonial of which, is the castle build on the hills of the city. Inside the walls of the castle you will visit a lot of tourist objects such as:  the Onufer museum and a lot of churches, the visit proceeds to the museum quarter Mangalemi and Gorica.Accommodation and dinner in 3* Hotel.  Overnight in Berat.

03.

Berat-Durres-Kruja-Shkoder (240 km) 3.5 h driving)

After breakfast in hotel, continue to Durres, 3000 years of civilization. Visit the fortress build in the IV-V century BC, Roman Amphitheatre, Archeological museum and Venetian Tower. Transfer to Kruja city to visit the fortress of our National Hero Scanderbey,the old bazaar, where you can make shopping  traditional lunch in restorant panorama/ optional. After visit to Kruja, continue to the ancient city of Shkodra. Visit to Rozafa Castle and its museum to learn more about the legend of the buried woman called Rozafat (lucky rose). This castle has been built since the II-nd century. Walking tour to the heritage center of the city where you can see the Watch Tower, Grand church and grand mosque etc. Accommodation in 3* Hotel. Dinner and overnight in Shkodra.

04.

Shkodra – Ulcinje –Budva-Cetinje (125 km, 2.5 h driving)

After breakfast, drive to the historical city of Ulqin which is also the centre of the Albanian community in Montenegro. Ulqini in Albanian language, Olciniumi antic, it is one of the most famous historical city decorated by roman architecture style, gothic and oriental too. Ulqini was founded around the V-th center BC by Illirians.In 163 AD it was occupied by Romans and after the separation of the Roman empire belonged to Byzant. Continue to Budva, the capital of Montenegrin tourism,visit in the Old Town along with the city of Budva which was  discovered by a Greek sailor by the name of Boutoua, founded in 4th century B.C. (traditional lunch in a restaurant/optional) After lunch,departure towards Cetinje, former capital of Montenegro,visit of the town and one of numerous museums of Cetinje, Accommodation at the 3* Hotel. Dinner and overnight in Cetinje.

05.

Cetinje –Kotor – Trebinje (135 km, 2.5 h driving)

Continue to Kotor, Unesco world heritage site and enjoy the marvelous scenery along the way with its lakes and great nature. In Kotor we are going to take a walking tour around the old part of the fortified city. It is home to numerous sights, such as the Cathedral of Saint Tryphon in the old town (built in 1166), and the ancient walls which stretch for 4.5 km directly above the city. In afternoon,proceed to Trebinje. Accommodation and dinner at the 4* Hotel. Overnight in Trebinje.

06.

Trebinje-Dubrovnik-Trebinje. (60 km, Full day tour)

After the breakfast drive to the historical city of Dubrovnik, visit to some of the most ancient monuments of Dubrovnik (ex Raguza),the fortress of thecity ,the Francescan Monastery,Saint Blasius church and the most ancient farmacy in the Balkan.

The visit proceeds walk along the city walls and take in glorious vistas over the azure coastline.

Dinner and overnight in Trebinje.

07.

Dubrovnik-Nikshiq-Podgorica – Tirana (290 km, 5 h driving)

After breakfast in hotel,do udhetojme me autobus neper nje rruge panoramike te gjelberuar e cila shfaq para jush nje pamje spektakolare.Rruga kalon neper vende te njohura te Malit te zi,Nikshiq nje qytet historik,me pas vjen Podgorica,kryeqyteti aktual I Malit te Zi,ku ne varesi te kohes ju mund te pushoni per kafe ose short visit. Me pas do nisemi drejt Shqiperise,do udhetojme neper nje rruge panoramike e cila kalon perbri liqenit te shkodres. Return to Tirana. Accommodation and diner in 4* Hotel .Overnight in Tirana.

08.

Departure/Transfer to the airport  (25 km)

Free time for leisure, transfer to the airport for departure from Tirana airport.