• Historic cities of Plovdiv, Ohrid, Prizren, Berat and Shkodra
• Apolonia archaeological sites
• Tirana including Mt. Dajti by cable car & Mother Teresa's Memorial statue
• Ottoman town of Prizren and Gjirokastra
• Corfu, Greece
• Ancient cities of Heraclea and Butrint (UNESCO)
• Lakes of Ochrid and Prespa
• Gorgeous clear blue water of 'Blue Eye' springs
• 22 land days
• Maximum 14 travelers
• Start in Sofia, Bulgaria
• 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 Orhid, we visit its beautiful lake and famous monastery on its shores. The friendly locals will delight us with their folkloric music and dance.
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.
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, Tetovo, Sar Planina National Park, to Prizren, Kosovo
Peja, Gjakova, Prizen
Prizes Sightseeing. To Albania
Valbona National Park
Boating on Drini River, Shkodra Sightseeing, Rozafa Castle
Memorial of Shkanderbeg, Kruja, To Tirana
Ardenica Monastery, Apollonia Ruinfields, drive along Llogara NP's coast to Sarande
Ferry to Corfu (Greece), Paleokrastis and Achellieon
Day in Corfu (Kerkyra)
Butrint ruinfields, Blue Eye Springs, to Gjirokastra (UNESCO)
Ottoman town of Gjirokastra. To Berat.
Berat sightseeing, Durres, To Tirana