Western Balkans Uncovered

04/18/2021 through 09/21/2022
04/18/2021 through 09/24/2022
Intrepid Travel

Western Balkans Uncovered

This adventure combines the must-sees of the Balkan region and the lesser-known glories of North Macedonia and Albania to create the perfect balance between old and new. Hang out in Dubrovnik’s Old Town, cruise around Lake Ohrid and explore boutiques in Tirana. Check out regional hot spots and experience a hefty dollop of cultural hospitality on this immersive 12-day journey.

Activities

  • Matka Canyon – Day Trip
  • Prizren – Kalaja Fortress Visit
  • Prizren – Day Trip to Kosovo
  • Ohrid – Lake Ohrid Boat Cruise
  • Berat – Castle Visit
  • Berat – Walking Tour with Local Guide
  • Berat – Traditional Balkan Dinner
  • Tirana – Walking Tour with Local Guide
  • Kruja – Fortress Visit
  • Kruja – Ethnographic Museum
  • Kruja – Day Trip to Kruja
  • Shkoder – Rozafa Castle
  • Dubrovnik – Dubrovnik Card (1 day local transport and entry to sites)
  • Dubrovnik – City Walls Walk

Highlights

  • Admire the World Heritage-listed architecture of Dubrovnik and Montenegro’s Kotor, climbing along their ancient city walls
  • Lose yourself in Tirana, Albania’s colourful capital, and partake in the local’s favourite pastime: coffee-drinking and people-watching
  • Sail across the blue waters of Lake Ohrid, one of Europe’s oldest lakes. No wonder North Macedonia and Albania share this beautiful attraction – nobody would want to let it go
  • Sitting alongside its Ottoman past, the North Macedonian capital of Skopje has reinvented its centre with gleaming neo-classical monuments and buildings, adding a new layer to this fascinating city

Itinerary

Day 1 Skopje
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Day 2 Matka Canyon / Skopje
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Day 3 Prizren / Skopje
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Day 4 Lake Ohrid
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Day 5 Lake Ohrid
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Day 6 Berat
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Day 7 Tirana
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Day 8 Kruja / Tirana
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Day 9 Shkoder / Kotor
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Day 10 Kotor
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Day 11 Dubrovnik
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Day 12 Dubrovnik
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