Hidden Histories Tour

Albania and North Macedonia Tour

Albania and Macedonia tourFor people in Western Europe, the incredible histories of places like Albania and North Macedonia are often occluded.

In our Hidden Histories tour itinerary you’ll see how and where the people and culture of these two unique nations have journeyed through the ages.

From the wonderful natural landscape to ancient fortresses, monasteries to the most exciting modern urban centers, you’ll get the full flavor of Albania and North Macedonia on this 7 day tour.

Highlights: Skopje in North Macedonia, the Mavrovo National Park, beautiful Ohrid with its lakes and monuments, Berat fortress and old town in Albania, Sirande city and the stunning natural world around it, Vlore, Kruje fortress and Tirana.

What your tour price includes

  • Local insights and knowledge – learn from a friendly local guide whose expertise lets you interact with the people and history of Albania and North Macedonia.
  • A fully customized tour – would you prefer to do the tour back-to-front? How about skipping a site or adding one? We will always personalize your tour to your wishes.
  • No hidden fees – All the fees associated with your tour will be clearly listed upfront.
  • Private tours – small groups for up to 8 people.
  • Travel in spacious vehicles – our modern minivans and vans have plenty of legroom and air conditioning.

Albania and North Macedonia Itinerary

Day 1

Skopje, Macedonia day trip→ Depart from Skopje, North Macedonia
→ Transfer to Mavrovo National Park
→ Visit the Monastery St. John the Baptist
→ Transfer to Ohrid

Overnight in Ohrid

Day 2

Day tour at Ohrid lake→ City tour of Ohrid in the morning
Visit the Ohrid lake, the Monument of St. Naum of Ohrid, the Monument of St Kliment Ohridski, Catcher of a cross monument, the Church of St. Sofia (Ancient Ortodox Church) “St Kiril and Metodius” monument, the Ancient theatre of Ohrid; the St John at Kaneo church. (Historical church with lake views); Church of Saints Clement and Panteleimon; Plaostnik (Monastery and archaeological site)

→ Visit the St. Naum Monastery OR spend the time around the lake

Overnight in Ohrd

Day 3

Exploring nature and architecture in Berat→ Transfer to Berat, Albania
City tour of Berat
Visit the fortress and the old town.

Overnight in Berat

Day 4

Explore Serande during day and night→ Transfer to Sarande area
Visit Gjirokaster on the way

→ Transfer to the Blue Eye Nature Site

→ Transfer to the city of Sarande
Free time in Sarande

Overnight in Sarande

Day 5

Road trip near the coast to Vlore→ Transfer to Vlore via the road around the sea coast
Few stops in the villages on the way

→ Free time in Vlore

Overnight in Vlore

Day 6

→ Transfer to Kruje
City tour of the fortress

Explore culture in Kruje→ Transfer to Tirana
→ City tour and free time
Visit the “Skanderberg square” (The main square in Tirana) with the Skanderberg Statue; the “Ethem bey” mosque (the Only historical mosque in Tirana) the “Enver Hoxha” pyramid, the Peace bell, the Building of the historical museum of Tirana, a Preserved bunker (In one of the bunkers there is a museum about the victims of the Albanian Communist regime) Maria Theresa boulevard, the University of Tirana, the Old government square; The Clock tower (19th Century)

Overnight in Tirana

Day 7

→ Transfer to the airport at convenient time

→ Depart from Tirana

End of the tour

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