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Discover Kosovo & North Macedonia

Group Tour | General interest 9 Days & 8 Nights Lead-in price: £0 Current prices from: £0
The two small countries of North Macedonia and Kosovo remain relatively undiscovered, but they have a lot to offer travellers willing to explore them. North Macedonia is an ancient land offering a heady mix of Greek, Roman and Ottoman heritage, while Kosovo is a proud new nation recently reborn from war, with spectacular mountain scenery, attractive old towns and a gritty capital city with a buzzing cafe scene.

The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Enjoy a traditional Macedonia dinner in Skopje old town
  • Explore the unique painted mosque of Tetevo
  • Wine tasting at Kosovo's oldest winery
  • Stay in 4-star accommodation
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Superior Group Tour in brief

Day 1: Fly to Skopje, North Macedonia

Fly from London (regional connections available) to Skopje with Austrian Airways via Vienna. Transfer to the Hotel Solun (or similar) in the heart of the North Macedonian capital for a 2-night stay. (N)

Day 2: Skopje

Full-day tour of Skopje. Visit the old station, the Museum of Macedonian Struggle and the Memorial House of Mother Teresa. Continue to Macedonia Square with its enormous stature to Alexander the Great and the ottoman-era Stone Bridge. After lunch, continue to the old Bazaar, Kale fortress and Daut Pasha Hamman. Finish the day with a welcome dinner in a traditional Macedonian restaurant. (B, D)

Day 3: Skopje • Ohrid

Morning cable car ride to the Millennium Cross in the Vodno mountains, offering wonderful views cross the capital. Continue to Matka Canyon just beyond the city limits. Here, enjoy a boat ride and visit to the Vrelo cave complex. Depart for Orhrid, stopping en route at the Painted Mosque in Tetovo, which dates back to 1438. Transfer to the Hotel Royal View (or similar) for 1 night. (B, D)

Day 4: Lake Ohrid

Morning tour of Ohrid, a Unesco-protected town known as a cultural, artistic and education centre of the Slavic world. Visit the Church of St John at Kaneo and the old bazaar. After lunch, continue to the Bay of Bones, an underwater archaeological museum. Return to Skopje for 1 night at Hotel Solun. (B)

Day 5: Pristina, Kosovo

Cross the border into Kosovo and visit the Gadime Cave, known for its marble walls. Continue to the Gracanica Orthodox Monastery before arriving in the capital, Pristina. Afternoon tour including visits to the New Born Monument, National Library and Faith Mosque. Stay at the Hotel Sirius (or similar) for 1 night. (B)

Day 6: Rural Kosovo • Prizren

Travel through rural Kosovo, visiting the Patriarchate of Peja, a three-church complex with beautiful frescos, and Decani, the largest medieval church in the Balkans. Lunch and wine tasting at Bodrumi i Vjeter. Transfer to Prizren, Kosovo’s second city, and stay at the Classic Hotel (or similar) for 2 nights. (B, L)

Day 7: Prizren

Walking tour of Prizren, taking in the Sinan Pasha Mosque, Our Ladies of Ljevis Church, the stone bridge and the Museum of the League of Prizren, dedicated to the heroes of Kosovan liberation. Afternoon is free to enjoy the charming cobbled old town. (B)

Day 8: Kamnik Winery • Skopje

Return to Skopje via the Chateau Kamnik Winery for a tasting and lunch. Time at leisure in Skopje. (B, L)

Day 9: Fly to London

Transfer to the airport and fly to London. (B)

Meal basis:

As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

Extensions

Pre- and post-tour extensions are available, please enquire for details.

Important information

Travel through rural Kosovo, visiting the Patriarchate of Peja, a three-church complex with beautiful frescos, and Decani, the largest medieval church in the Balkans. Lunch and wine tasting at Bodrumi i Vjeter. Transfer to Prizren, Kosovo’s second city, and stay at the Classic Hotel (or similar) for 2 nights. (B, L)

Direct flights:

Low cost airlines including Wizz Air offer direct flights from across the UK to Skopje. Please speak to your travel consultant if you would prefer to use this option.

Locally escorted tour:

This tour is led in each destination en route by a local tour escort.

Superior tour

This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.

Single supplement

From £470pp.

Private & tailor-made travel

This itinerary can be taken privately on a date that suits you, for which guideline prices are shown. Alternatively, it can be tailored to your exact requirements. Please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.

Superior group tour accommodation

  • Solun Hotel & Spa
    Solun Hotel & Spa

    Just a short walk from Skopje's famous horseback warrior statue, Solun Hotel &amp; Spa is a superior property of 57 rooms and one of the first 'eco hotels' in the Balkans. The property offers a number of facilities including a spa, restaurant and bar/lounge, a range of eateries and bars are also available within easy walking distance for those looking to explore the local area.Features: 57 rooms &amp; suites, eco hotel, spa, swimming pool, restaurant, bar/lounge<br>Room amenities: Complimentary Wi-Fi, air conditioning, television

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  • Sirius Hotel
    Sirius Hotel

    Opened in 2011, Sirius Hotel is ideally situated in the heart of Pristina, a short distance from Mother Theresa Square. The hotel comprises 52 rooms which have all been furnished to a superior international standard. A number of faciliites are available on-site, including a restaurant and bar/lounge, though a range of other options are also available outside of the hotel.Features: 52 rooms/suites, bar/lounge, 2 restaurants<br>Room amenities: Television, complimentary Wi-Fi, mini bar, hair dryer

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  • Royal View Hotel
    Royal View Hotel

    This small 31 room property is located on the shores of the lake and within walking distance of the old town. The Royal View Hotel guestrooms include a balcony, television, direct dial telephone and en suite facilities. Public amenities include a restaurant, which serves a mixture of Macedonian and international cuisine, and has a summer terrace with views over Lake Ohrid.

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  • Classic Hotel
    Classic Hotel

    Just a short distance from Prizren's famous Sinan Pasha Mosque, Classic Hotel is a comfortable property furnished to a contemporary standard. The property features a terrace from which you can enjoy views across the town. A number of different bars and restaurants serving local cuisine can also be reached within easy walking distance of the hotel.Features: 23 rooms &amp; suites, complimentary Wi-Fi, terrace<br>Room amenities: Air conditioning, mini bar

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Dates & prices

DMK2020

Main Costs
Departure-Return date Original Price Special Offer(£) Single Supplement Click to Book
16 May 2020 - 24 May 2020 £1,445 £0 £470 Tour Cancelled
13 Jun 2020 - 21 Jun 2020 £1,445 £0 £470 Reserve
5 Sep 2020 - 13 Sep 2020 £1,445 £0 £470 Tour Cancelled
19 Sep 2020 - 27 Sep 2020 £1,395 £0 £470 Reserve
 

Flexible Prices & Itineraries
For a quote based on alternative accommodation standards or flight options, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 7873 5000 or send an email enquiry

Additional Information

Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.

 
  • • 4-star accommodation
    • Flexible - extensions, room & flight upgrades available
    • Small group size - maximum 26 people
    • International flights
    • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles
    • Experienced local guides in each destination
    • 8 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
    • Guided sightseeing & entrance fees
    • Porterage at airports & stations

Destinations on this tour

    https://www.coxandkings.co.uk/destinations/europe/north-macedonia/ohrid
  • Ohrid

    Located on the eastern shore of Lake Ohrid, is the town of Ohrid. This Unesco...

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  • https://www.coxandkings.co.uk/destinations/europe/kosovo/pristina
  • Pristina

    Once voted the ugliest capital in Europe, Pristina isn't the most instantly...

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  • https://www.coxandkings.co.uk/destinations/europe/kosovo/prizren
  • Prizren

    The undisputed highlight of any trip to Kosovo is Prizren, an utterly charming...

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