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Albania North Albania and Kosovo by Land Rover

  • Off the beaten track
Get off-the-beaten-track in some of the most beautiful landscapes Europe has to offer. This one-week tour will give you a glimpse of traditional village life and includes two nights in Kosovo, in the charming Ottoman towns of Prizren and Gjakova. It can be combined with our one-week tour of southern Albania, to create a comprehensive two-week tour. 
Tour itinerary includes
  • Mountain
    Mountain
  • Jeep
    Jeep
  • Local culture
    Local culture
  • Countryside
    Countryside
  • Walking and trekking
    Walking and trekking

Customizable tour itinerary

This tour idea is fully customizable

This itinerary has been crafted by our Local Agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and your interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.

Day 1: Welcome to Albania

Your driver will pick you up from Tirana and take you north to Shkodër, stopping en route at chef Altin Prenga’s acclaimed restaurant Mrizi i Zanave at the village of Fishte for a welcome lunch.

Then the drive will continue to explore historic Shkodër, including visits to Rozafa Castle and the excellent Marubi Photograhic museum.

Evening at leisure. 

Visited:
Tirana Fishtë Shkodër

Day 2: Spectacular Ferry Ride

We will leave Shkodër mid-morning and drive to Koman to catch the famous Lake Koman ferry to Fierze.

This three-hour journey is rightly regarded as one of the most spectacular on land ferry rides in the world.

From Fierze, cross the border into Kosovo and visit the UNESCO-listed Serbian Orthodox monastery at Decani, before checking into our hotel in nearby Gjakovë.

Evening at leisure. 

Visited:
Shkodër Fierzë Deçan Gjakovë

Day 3: Historic Centre of Prizren

An easy day, with a short transfer to Prizren, with a few sight-seeing options en route, and if you are a wine buff we can make a detour into Kosovo’s winelands.
Exploration of Prizren’s historic centre in the afternoon, then enjoy an evening in the lively atmosphere. 

Visited:
Prizren

Day 4: The Black Drin Course

Our first real day of offroading is a tough one! We will cross back into Albania and take the incredibly scenic road along the course of the Black Drin.
It is long and bumpy, and sometimes scary, but the views are stunning.
We should arrive in the sleepy city of Peshkopi in the early evening.
After supper, there is the option of a late-night soak and star-gazing in the nearby hot sulphur springs. 

Visited:
Peshkopi

Day 5: Discover A Traditional Village

We will cut across the mountains westwards, stopping for lunch in a village filled with traditional stone kulla houses.
In the evening, we will descend back down to civilisation - or rather the town of Burrel, notorious during the Communist era for its prison.
Evening at leisure. 

Visited:
Burrel

Day 6: Mountain Scenery on Road

Another day of spectacular mountain scenery and traditional villages.
Our route takes us along a sometimes challenging centuries-old trade road mostly used by mules.
We will rejoin asphalt and arrive at historic Krujë, which has the best bazaar in Albania, the perfect place to pick up Communist detritus.
Evening at leisure. 

Visited:
Krujë

Day 7: Explore Tirana City

Early transfer to Tirana along a short but difficult offroad route with wonderful scenery.

Depending on the road conditions, we will arrive in Tirana for midday, and after checking into our central hotel we will explore the city, including a visit to the recently opened “secret” nuclear bunker built by the Communists in the dying days of the dictatorship.

In the evening enjoy a farewell meal at one of the Blloku district’s best restaurants. 

Visited:
Tirana

Day 8: Last Day of the Trip

You will be taken to the airport to catch your flight home - though of course you could spend an extra night in Tirana to extend your tour to take in the South, and fly home from Corfu or even the UNESCO city of Ohrid in Macedonia. 

Visited:
Tirana

Tirana Fishtë Shkodër Fierzë Deçan Gjakovë Prizren Peshkopi Burrel Krujë

Price details

This tour idea is fully customizable

The price reflects this specific itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

Approx. $1,590 / 8 days
Excluding international flights
2 Pax
Price per person $1,530

Included in price:

  • Welcome meal at Mrizi i Zanave and farewell meal in Tirana
  • Land Rover or equivalent 4x4
  • Fuel
  • Experienced driver
  • Local guides
  • Airport transfers

Not included in price:

  • International and national flights

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