Day-1 Tirana – Ohrid
You start your weekend of Balkan vacations with the smooth land in Mother Theresa Airport and depart to the capital, Tirana, from where will be transfered to Ohrid, the Jeruzalem of the Balkans. In Ohrid you will enjoy the history and traditions of this city, the beauty of the lake and will be amazed by the churches and cathedrals that are located in every narrow street in the town on the hillside. Don’t forget to get also to the amphitheatre and to the Castle of Samuil. Dinner and overnight in Ohrid.
Day-2 Ohrid – Elbasan – Tirana
After breakfast, take the last look of Ohrid with a short boat trip in St. Naum Monastery, to enjoy Ohrid and the lake from another point of view. After this, you will depart to Elbasan, where you will first have lunch, a traditionla lunch with the best of Central Albania. After the taste of Elbasan, it’s time to start the visit inside the castle, where you see the different layers of rocks in the walls of the castle. Afterwards, a walk among the houses with a fine preserved Ottoman architecture will bring you back a few centuries.
Finishing in Elbasan, you go to Tirana for dinner and overnight.
Day-3 Tirana – Berat
Your adventures of the day start with Berat. You will depart towards the city of a thousand and one windows, Berat. The exploration of this 2400 year old town starts of course, with the citadel, located on a hilltop overlooking the whole area. Besides quite a few landmarks inside the castle, you will go for a visit to Onufri museum, well known for it’s special style in paintings, and you will also step into a few of the many churches that Berat has.
A traditional Albanian lunch follows after the visit and then you have the afternoon free to explore for yourself what remains of Berat.
For dinner and ovrnight you return to Tirana.
Day-4 Tirana – Onwards
You finish your weekend with the exploration of the capital, where you will get your last and best impressions of Albania. You will take a look at the Scanderbeg Square, where our national hero stands strong like he stood agains the Ottoman invaders, sorrounded by the historical buildings of the Ministries, the Opera, the Tirana International Hotel, the National Historic Museum, Bank of Albania and Et’hem Beg Mosque. Each of these buildings are symbolic representatives of the era of their construction. Your stroll continues south along Martyrs of the National Boulevard, passing other important landmarks and ending up to Mother Theresa Square at the Polytechnic University.
After setting your bond with Tirana, you will transfer to the airport for departure.
Dates go here
This weekend break will bring you to places that will make you question again the culture gap. After landing in Tirana airport, you will depart for Ohrid, the Jerusalem of the Balkans. During the next day you will visit the highlights of Ohrid and will keep staying even more amazed with the crystal clear waters of the lake. Returning back to Albania you will visit the city of a thousand and one windows. It’s citadel with the preserved Ottoman style buildings that got the city in UNESCO World Heritage List will make you fall in love with the city. Returning to the capital, you will visit the city and it’s highlights and will go back home with planty new memories.
Countries visiting: Albania, Macedonia
Highlights: Best of the Albanian capital, Main attractions of Ohrid, Lake Ohrid and boat trip in it, Berat Citadel, etc.
Transport: Coach, boat
Accommodation: 3 nights in hotels
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