• Historic cities of Plovdiv, Ohrid, Berat and Shkodra
• Apolonia archaeological sites, Rozafa and Kruja Castles
• Tirana including Mt. Dajti by cable car, and Mother Teresa's memorial statue of Skhodra
• Ottoman towns of Prizren and Gjirokastra
• Corfu, Greece
• Ancient cities of Heraclea and Butrint (UNESCO)
• Lakes of Ohrid and Prespa
• 22 land days
• Maximum 15 travelers
• Start in Sofia, Bulgaria and finish in Tirana, Albania
• All meals included
• Activity Level: 2
Welcome to Old Europe - remote, unexploited and unspoiled. With cobblestone streets, Roman ruins, cosmopolitan cities, quaint towns, medieval monasteries and castles, UNESCO sites and pristine nature.
Bulgaria, Macedonia and Albania are easily some of Europe's last, mostly unexplored gems. We also visit Kosovo, the youngest country of Europe, and Corfu (Greece).
After exploring the 5,000 year old cosmopolitan capital city Sofia, with its wide boulevards and grand churches, we travel to the city of Plovdiv, one of Europe's oldest cities. Visit Asenovgrad Castle, a medieval fortress in the Bulgarian Rhodope Mountains.
In Macedonia, visit Heraclea, founded in the 4th century BC. In Ohrid, we visit its beautiful lake and famous monastery on its shores.
In Kosovo we visit Prizren, one of the loveliest towns in the Balkans dating back to the Turkish era. We then continue to Albania, where we enjoy scenic drives to magnificent Roman ruins, including the ancient cities of Berat and Butrint.
Relax and savor the atmosphere on the beautiful Greek island of Corfu on the Ionian Sea.
Bulgaria, Macedonia, Kosovo and Albania offer the perfect off-the-beaten track adventure in seldom traveled Eastern Europe.
FROM: $7895 USD
has guaranteed departures
Comfortable hotels with private bathrooms.
Some long drives.
Arrival in Sofia, Bulgaria
Plovdiv and Asenovgrad Castle
To Skopje, Macedonia
To Bitola, Ancient City of Heracles, to Ohrid
Kalista Cave Monastery, Vevcani Springs, Old Ohrid Sightseeing (Upper Town)
Old Ohrid Sightseeing (Lower Town), Galicia National Park and Lake Prespa
Mavrovo Monastery, Sar Planina National Park, to Prizren, Kosovo
Peja, Gjakova, Prizren
Prizren Sightseeing, to Albania
Valbona National Park
Boating on Drin River, Rozafa Castle
Memorial of Skanderbeg, Kruja, to Tirana
Ardenica Monastery, Apollonia Ruinfields, Drive Along Llogara NP's Coast to Sarande
Ferry to Corfu (Greece), Kerkyre sightseeing
Day in Paleokastritsa and Achellieon
Butrint Ruinfields to Gjirokastra (UNESCO)
Ottoman Town of Gjirokastra, to Berat
Berat Sightseeing, Durres, to Tirana
Depart Tirana, Albania