Among the rugged mountains and green fields of Albania and Kosovo there are plenty of shepherds, monasteries, lakes, valleys and Byzantine churches, what’s lacking is crowds. It’s taken decades for the Balkans to wipe away memories of conflict and communism, but they’ve emerged strong and smiling. From hip cafes in Tirana and the soft shore of Koman Lake to the mosques of picture perfect Prizren, this 9-day adventure showcases Balkan beauty at its very best.
Meet at airport and transfer to Tirane for a visit at the National Museum of History which is a great introduction to the country and its people from antiquity to the present. Afterwards take a driven tour of the major sites of Tirana, including the colorful buildings the Albanian capital is now recognized for. The dull grey communist buildings have been transformed into modern art canvases through splashes of bright colors and abstract shapes. It is considered an ingenious way of uplifting the facades and the moods of the inhabitants. In the afternoon we will continue to Dajti Mountain by cable car. This is a cable car service which travels for about 300 m to the top of Dajti Mountain and gives you a spectacular view of the beautiful capital city of Tirane. You can see the local farmers down below using ancient farming methods even today. The restaurant at the top has a breath-taking panoramic view. Overnight in Tirana.