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4 UNESCO sites: Tour of Albania & N. Macedonia in seven days provided by Choose Balkans

4 UNESCO sites: Tour of Albania & N. Macedonia in seven days

4 UNESCO sites: Tour of Albania & N. Macedonia in seven days
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About
This seven-day tour program offers a combination of deservedly famed historical UNESCO sites such as Ohrid, Berat, Gjirokastra and Butrint with traditions, local culture and culinary wonders. This tour of Albania & North Macedonia takes us through some of the best national parks of these two Balkan countries. During these 7 days, you will be able to visit some medieval splendour cities, UNESCO protected lake Ohrid and spectacular land and seascapes of Albania and Macedonia.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Italian
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Italian
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 10132P39
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • BB (Accommodation and Breakfast) for all overnights
  • Professional tour guide
  • Transport provided by the company
  • Hotel pick up in Tirana
  • Hotel drop off in Tirana
  • Tourist taxes
  • Road taxes
  • International car insurance
  • Petrol
  • Entry/Admission - Lake Ohrid
  • Entry/Admission - Halveti Hayati Tekke
  • Entry/Admission - Driloni National Park
  • Entry/Admission - National Iconographic Museum Onufri
  • Entry/Admission - Gjirokaster Castle
  • Entry/Admission - The Blue Eye
  • Entry/Admission - Butrint National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Bunk'Art 1
Exclusions
  • Lunches, Dinners, 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.
Duration
7 days
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • The tour departs from Choose Balkans office at Rr. Reshit Çollaku. On request (at least 12 hours before tour departure) we can pick you up at 9:00 am from your hotel in Tirana free of charge.
  • Choose Balkans Apartments, Guided Tours & Rent a Car, Rruga Reshit Çollaku, Tirana 1000, Albania
  • Airports:
  • Rinas Airport, Tirana Albania
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 travellers
Inclusions
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • BB (Accommodation and Breakfast) for all overnights
  • Professional tour guide
  • Transport provided by the company
  • Hotel pick up in Tirana
  • Hotel drop off in Tirana
  • Tourist taxes
  • Road taxes
  • International car insurance
  • Petrol
  • Entry/Admission - Lake Ohrid
  • Entry/Admission - Halveti Hayati Tekke
  • Entry/Admission - Driloni National Park
  • Entry/Admission - National Iconographic Museum Onufri
  • Entry/Admission - Gjirokaster Castle
  • Entry/Admission - The Blue Eye
  • Entry/Admission - Butrint National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Bunk'Art 1
Exclusions
  • Lunches, Dinners, 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.
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • The tour departs from Choose Balkans office at Rr. Reshit Çollaku. On request (at least 12 hours before tour departure) we can pick you up at 9:00 am from your hotel in Tirana free of charge.
  • Choose Balkans Apartments, Guided Tours & Rent a Car, Rruga Reshit Çollaku, Tirana 1000, Albania
  • Airports:
  • Rinas Airport, Tirana Albania
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
7 days
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 17 Jul 2020
A note from 4 UNESCO sites: Tour of Albania & N. Macedonia in seven days
Please note that due to rapid changes of the pandemic worldwide, measures and governmental restrictions on travel safety might change.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Itinerary
Overview
Full Map
17 stops
Day 1
Tirana (Albania) – Ohrid (N....
Day 2
Ohrid – Korça (Albania) – Pogradec
Day 3
Pogradec - Berat
Day 4
Berat - Gjirokastra
Day 5
Gjirokastra – Blue Eye – Butrint...
Day 6
Llogara National Park – Tirana
Day 7
Tirana
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Leandro
1 contribution
Exellent Tour.
Sep 2019
We had an amazing time travelling in the Balkans for 7 Days.We enjoyed every moment learing and exploring historical sites. Accommodations that we stayed were perfect and traditional food that we tried was delicious. We hope to come back again.
Written 28 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Brooks
3 contributions
Great Experience.
Aug 2019
One of the best experiences so far. We enjoyed every day. Discoverd and learned a lot about all countries. Everything was perfectly organized. We loved food and accommodation. We coudn't ask for more.
Written 27 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

tomdibling
Maumee, Ohio290 contributions
private tour taken
Sep 2019
Spent a week with a private guide (Nik) traveling around the southern half of Albania and one stop in Macedonia. The landscape was beautiful. Plenty of interesting old cities to explore as well as historic sites. Worth the time. Nik was a wealth of information.
Written 7 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Maggie P
3 contributions
Great tour! Agency prioritises customer satisfaction!
A very well organised tour! As a student who is staying at hostels while travelling this was a big spend for me. But well worth it! I believe if I did this itinerary myself I would have spent more; because I could not have done it in such a short time. I was very impressed with the accommodation. And the budget for the included dinners. I was also the only one on the tour so I had my own private guide/driver. A very luxurious experience! On the second day the office contacted me to see how I was going. I told them I wasn’t connecting with the guide, who was a contractor due to high demand. They actually offered to send another one to continue the trip. It was not necessary, but the offer showed how much they care about guests getting the best experience. They had taken on board what I said about being treated more like the guides daughter rather than an independent tourist. And on my last day I was shown around Tirana by the lovely Brikena who usually works in the office and is a similar age to me (22). I was very impressed with the agency and the care to detail and customers satisfaction. The itinerary, accommodation and the guide. Even though I didn’t connect with him, he was very experienced (30+ years) and professional.
Written 5 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

prvet8
Melbourne, Australia49 contributions
Highly recommend this tour with this company.
We travelled as a couple and could not fault the tour. Our guide Gizeem was wonderful- so knowledgeable and educated. His history and knowledge of Albania was outstanding. The food was great and accomodation lovely. It was very hot when we were travelling. Our guide ensured we stopped for beach swims which was lovely. A lot of history learnt on this tour.
Written 14 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

brettmoseley
Melbourne, Australia33 contributions
A great experience
Jul 2019 • Couples
We, a male couple in our fifties, did the 4 UNESCO sites: Albania & Macedonia in 7 Days Tour with Choose Balkans in early June. We found the tour company to be super flexible with our start and end times. All contact with the company was easy and prompt. The value was outstanding. Brykana (sorry if misspelled) was easy to communicate with and she showed us around Tirana as part of the tour. All accommodation provided was of a very good standard. We stayed in their Tirana apartment, Bricks 4 I think it was called, for a few extra nights and this was located in a great area of Tirana. The main tour was conducted by Nik, the guide and driver. We travelled in a near new large Skoda sedan with one other tourist, Lily from Sydney. There was plenty of room in the car and it was very comfortable, with Nik's capable driving and ongoing commentary. All of the sites we visited were wonderful and superbly interesting. All roads were great. The only thing we really had to think about was where to eat dinner. Overall it was a fantastic experience. It was a pleasure to meet Nik. He did a great job of looking after us. We found Albania to be a beautiful country with absolutely welcoming people. English spoken was all great. There were no language issues. We highly recommend this tour, Choose Balkans and of course Albania. And of course thanks to Nik"s dad for shouting us a carafe of wine! Brett and Tony
Written 13 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

k h
Sydney, Australia74 contributions
4 UNESCO sites: Albania & Macedonia in 7 Days Tour + 2 private day tour
Jun 2019 • Solo
Albania is a beautiful country with lots of stunning scenary and interesting historical sights. I went on the 4 UNESCO sites: Albania & Macedonia in 7 Days Tour as well as pivate 2 x day tour. Some of my comments below:

The tour 4 UNESCO sites: Albania & Macedonia in 7 Days Tour was a great tour - the sights visited were excellent and the vehicle used was nice. The accommodation was good value for money. The guide was friendly and helpful.

The extra private 2xday tour was nice - It would have been nicer if I was provided more guidance about the trip. For example, I travelled to Korca and Voskopoja - I was told only on the day that most of the churches were not open as it was a weekday. Maybe the tour company should know this and advise the traveller what to expect before booking the trip...
Another recommendation was for better details in the itinerary and have the sights which were to be visited clearly listed. In hindsight, I should have requested for these information.
For example, my visit includes Kruje and Shkodra. Luckily before the trip, I asked specifically for what sights I will see in Kruje. The guide however was not informed so I have to "remind" him what I have been told. It was not so lucky with Shkodra - I did not ask specifically about the sights I expected to see. Hence, I ended up being shown only a small city area (which was pleasant but not much to see) and didn't visit the castle. Perhaps I am wrong but when I requested for a tour to Shkodra, I assumed that the castle will be part of the visit as I though it is the highlight sights of Shkodra...
The communication with Choose Balkan seem to be great before the trip. It was during the tour that I realised there is room for improvement. E.g., the guide does not know I have an extra day with him for Tirana city tour before leaving Tirana...

Overall, I think the tour company Choose Balkan is doing a good job. They are friendly, helpful and provide good services. Just make sure you request for the specific details before you book = )
Written 26 June 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Eli
Alba, Italy2 contributions
A great tour of Albania
Oct 2018 • Family
Albania was amazing. We decided to come from Italy and have a visit to this neighbouring country. The tour was very well organized, we saw a lot of places, UNESCO sites. Berat, Gjirokaster, kruja and prizren were very nice. The experience was on the top. We did a good chooice by selectig Choose balkans to organize our trip. Our guide stoped us to places we liked for photos and was very attentive to our needs. You should not miss Albania!!
Written 2 June 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

AleMtr
48 contributions
Stunned
Albania is a hidden gem and I dont want others to find it 😅 Everything was amazing and so well organised. Butrint is a must!!!
The staff of Choose Balkans have been beyond helpful and fun. I will return.
Written 13 May 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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EmV23456
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Wine with a view.
The highlight of our trip! The beauty of the countryside, culture and history was highlighted by our very knowledga
Sadaf H
Sadaf H
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Wonderful experience
Trip from booking to pick up on time and till being dropped back to our accommodation was wonderful experience. Our
GrandTour14217489805
GrandTour14217489805
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Perfect day!
I spent a perfect day with Alex in Berat. We visited the castle and have seen 1001 windows. Alex Is a very competen
73dani_lleh
73dani_lleh
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Great tour with great guide/company
My sister and I went on this trip. It was really amazing. Albania is such a beautiful county and it has such an int
JackelynMossman
JackelynMossman
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A perfect day trip adventure from Tirana to meet the neighbour, Macedonia
Ohrid is one of the most picturesque and charming towns I have ever seen. We took a hike up the beautiful cobblesto
JackelynMossman
JackelynMossman
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An incredible two days surrounded by nature.
This two day trip was well worth the journey to get there. It's incredible to be able to visit such remote location
6OfThe7Continents
6OfThe7Continents
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Great Experience!
We did the river hiking tour with Choose Balkans and it was the best part of our trip. Our tour guide Ani was knowl
JackelynMossman
JackelynMossman
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Shkodra is such a charming city!!
I can see why people are so hyped about this city. It is a very very charming city, seemingly quaint and relaxed, b
JackelynMossman
JackelynMossman
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An experience I will never forget
This day was among my favourite days of all. Kruja is such a special city on itself, but Choose Balkans customized
JackelynMossman
JackelynMossman
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Superb!!! Ani's intro to this city was superb!
I have booked a ton of tours with Choose Balkans and this was my first. It was such a great introduction to Albania
KavalS2408
KavalS2408
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Amazing experience
The trip was really made very comfortable for me. Alban helped me plan the entire itinerary and he is a superb poin
rebeccasJ2056NS
rebeccasJ2056NS
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Works OK but not licensed guiding
We did a 3-day culture/history tour with Choose Balkans (Kruja, Berat and Dürres) and it was OK. The administration
manick278
manick278
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Highly appreciated and highly recommended..!!
we’ve loved the whole shuttle trip for the two days.. we've covered most of the places, First day - Tirana-Komani
Reems2012
Reems2012
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Amazing service, team and tours!
Highly recommend Choose Balkans! They are quick and excellent in communication and all their team is amazing! I was
Daniel K
Daniel K
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wonderful experience, great people
So, where to start? In Tirana the office stuff was very friendly and helpful. They organized for us a personalized
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