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This journey takes in the main sights of Albania including Tirana, Gjirokastër and
Berat, then travels into one of Europe’s newest nations, Kosovo. Here, discover
the monastery complex of Decan and the capital, Pristina, with its mix of Ottoman, Balkan and Soviet architecture. Also includes a day trip to the Macedonian capital, Skopje.
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Fly to Tirana and transfer to the Hotel Opera
(or similar) for 1 night. Short walking tour. (N)
Drive to the ancient city of Apollonia. Situated
on the Via Egnatia route, it was an important
Roman centre. Continue to Gjirokastër and stay
at Hotel Argjiro (or similar) for 2 nights. (B)
Full-day excursion to the ancient Greek and Roman ruins at Butrint. (B)
Visit the ‘town of a thousand windows’
including the castle, the Onufri Museum and
the Ethnographic Museum. Overnight at the
Hotel Grand White City (or similar) in the old
town of Berat. (B)
Transfer to Kruja, the site where Albania
stopped Ottoman forces advancing further
into Europe for 25 years in the mid-14th
century. Overnight in Shkodra at the Hotel
Rozafa (or similar). (B)
Take a 2-hour ferry ride across the emeraldgreen
waters of Koman lake to the border
with Kosovo. Lunch (not included) at the
bazaar in Gjakova and visit the Decan
monastery complex. Overnight in Peja at the
Hotel Dukagjini. (B)
Tour of the Kosovan capital including the
15th-century Fatih Mosque and the Newborn
Monument. Stay 2 nights at the Hotel
Parliament (or similar). (B)
Excursion to the Macedonian capital, Skopje.
Guided tour of the old Turkish bazaar, Daut
Pasha Hammam and see the monumental
stone bridge. Drive to the beautiful Matka
canyon for a walk and then return to Pristina. (B)
Visit the Orthodox Church of Byzantine at
Gracanica then continue to Prizren, with its
cobblestone streets and typical Ottomanstyle
architecture. Stay at the Hotel Kacinari
(or similar). (B)
Transfer to Tirana airport and fly home. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is based in 3- and 4-star accommodation.
Available on request.
For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or
This tour can be booked / reserved online by clicking on one of the coloured links below.
AKJ2020: 9 Nights