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Explore Southeastern Albania in 3 days: tour of Pogradec, Korça and Voskopoja

Wander around the streets of the ‘’little Paris of Albania’’, visit the National Park of Drilon, admire the beauty of Ohrid Lake (UNESCO), wander through an ancient village and taste its traditional dish on this three-day tour of Pogradec, Korça and Voskopoja. These two Albanian cities have stunning national parks and historical sites, while the village has just as much to offer.

per adult from

$555

AUD

Duration

3 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

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  • What's included :
    • 2x Breakfast
    • Accommodation included: 2 nights
    • BB (Accommodation and Breakfast) for two overnights
    • Professional tour guide
    • Transport provided by the company
    • Entry tickets for the ‘’will be visited’’ sites
    • Hotel pick up in Tirana
    • Hotel drop off in Tirana
    • Tourist taxes
    • Road taxes
    • Petrol
    • Entry/Admission - Monastery of Saint Naum
    • Entry/Admission - National Museum of Medieval Art
    What's excluded :
    • Lunches, Dinner, Drinks & Snacks
    • Souvenirs
    • Personal spending
    • Everything that is not mentioned in the included
    • * Tips are not a must in Albania or the Balkans
    • However, our recommendation is to tip the tour guide/driver 5 - 6 Euros per day/person
    • as an international practice to tip good service.
    • * Please note that prices are calculated on triple or quadruples room occupancy.
    • Double or single room occupancy is possible on extra charge.
    • The Triple/Quadruple room occupancy means you might share the room with other travellers
    • and/or the tour guide (whom could be males or females).
    • Double room occupancy is possible on 10 Euros extra charge per night per person.
    • Single room occupancy is possible on 20 Euros extra charge per night per person.

  • Day 1: Tirana – Lin - Pogradec

    Pass By: Choose Balkans - Albania Tour Operator, Rruga Reshit Çollaku, Tirana, Albania
    At 9:00 am in the morning, our tour guide will come and pick you up at your hotel.

    Stop At: Pogradec, Pogradec, Korce County
    Our first destination for today will be Pogradec. Situated in the shores of Ohrid Lake, Pogradec is one of the oldest settled civilizations in Albania. Ohrid lake, of tectonic origin (2 – 4 million years old), is the deepest lake in Balkans and it is under UNESCO protection due to its unique value and being home to 17 species of aquatic animals.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Lin, Lin, Korce County
    As we drive through the elaborated zigzags, we encounter the tremendous scenery offering one of the most picturesque views of Lake Ohrid and Lin Peninsula. In addition to the enchanting views, we will discover the mosaic of Lin, dating back to 4th-5th centuries A.D. This ancient artwork exhibits an amazing ensemble of zoomorphic, floral, and geometric decorations resembling those in ancient Durrës. Lin has also been described as the favorite holiday destination of the parents of the Roman Emperor Justinian.
    At 12:30, you will get some free time on both days of the tour to enjoy a delicious lunch and wander around by yourself until 14:00 pm.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Drilon, Drilon, Korce County
    After lunch, we will visit the national park of Drilon and Tushemisht. Drilon waters form a small lake, surrounded by beautiful greenery that makes the area and the nearby village of Tushemisht a unique oasis of beauty and tranquility. The area is also famous for its culinary wonders, such as the traditional fish dishes, especially the baked speckled trout (Koran in Albanian) as well as the famous pickles. You might also taste the various wines on offer, but don’t miss the traditional unique wine of Buti, or the famous Perla and Moskat raki of Pogradec.
    Duration: 2 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Pogradec.

    Day 2: Pogradec – St Naum - Voskopoja

    Stop At: Monastery of Saint Naum, Ohrid Republic of North Macedonia
    Only 30 min walking from Pogradec is St Naum (N. Macedonia). We will park the car at the cross boarder of Albania and North Macedonia. The monastery of St Naum is also known as Sveti Naum where you can find stunning nature as well as religious heritage.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Voskopoje, Voskopoje, Korce County
    Our next destination will be Voskopoja. This village, formerly known as Moskopoje, became one of the most developed and prosperous cities in the European part of the Ottoman Empire between the 17 and 18th century. Voskopoja is located in quite an isolated place in the mountains in the south of Albania. Yet, it used to be the second most important city of the Balkans in the 18th century, looking at the population and how it flourished. Voskopja nowadays does have many art works, but only 8 of the original 24 churches are still standing. So, it is just a small mountain village but definitely worth a visit with all its history, nature and not to mention the traditional dish called Lakror (pie baked in ashes)! You will also get the chance to go for a walk through the beautiful nature.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Voskopoja.

    Day 3: Voskopoja – Korça - Tirana

    Stop At: Korce, Korce, Korce County
    We will continue our tour towards Korça in the southeastern region of Albania, one of the most beautiful and important cities of the country. Because of its beauty, French-style villas and coffee culture, Korça is also called the ‘little Paris of Albania’.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Korca Old Bazaar, Rrugica Piro Lena, Korce 7001 Albania
    We will take a city tour of this lovely enchanting town. Not to be missed “Pazari i Vjetër”, the most charming neighborhood in Korça and an area that looks like it was pulled straight from a fairy tale; narrow streets, colored buildings, nice cafés and small boutiques can be found everywhere you look.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: National Museum of Medieval Art, Rr. Sotir Peci No.2, Korce Albania
    After lunch, we will visit the largest orthodox church of Albania which is known as the Cathedral of the Resurrection. This church was built after the communist regime ended in Albania. In this exact spot there used to be another church, but it was destroyed during communism. The new church is now the symbol of Korça. Another interesting fact is that the first Albanian school was founded in Korça. We will visit the National Museum of Medieval Art where you will have a closer view to many cultural items.
    For the beer lovers among us, Korça can offer you the best beer of Albania as well! We will be back in Tirana in the late afternoon.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Choose Balkans - Albania Tour Operator, Rruga Reshit Çollaku, Tirana, Albania
    Traveler pickup is offered
    The tour departs from Choose Balkans office at Rr. Reshit Çollaku. On request (at least 12 hoursbefore tour departure) we can pick you up at 9:00 am from your hotel in Tirana free of charge.Airports
    • Rinas Airport, Tirana Albania
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Please note that due to rapid changes of the pandemic worldwide, measures and governmental restrictions on travel safety might change.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Choose Balkans Incoming Tour Operator

Activity ID: V-10132P58

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