From  £1115
per person
Tour Highlights
  • Use the beautiful Ottoman town of Prizren as a base for exploring the country
  • Discover why Prizren is considered the jewel in Kosovo's crown
  • Visit Kosovo's stunning UNESCO-listed monasteries
  • Get to know cosmopolitan Prishtina; Europe's newest capital city
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A Short Break in Kosovo Group Tour

5 Day Tour, from £1115 per person
Itinerary Dates
23 Sep  -  27 Sep

Ringed by mountains, landlocked Kosovo is Europe’s newest country and full of undiscovered delights. It only declared independence in 2008, and in 2009 we blazed the trail running the first group tours out there. The country continues to thrive and evolve and we’re thrilled to be able to take inquisitive travellers out to explore this lesser visited and fascinating corner of Europe.

Based in the beautiful Ottoman town of Prizren, this small group tour will introduce you to the beauty and history of Kosovo in a compact time frame, taking in pristine Ottoman towns, breath-taking gorges, ancient monasteries and the resurgent capital city of Prishtina.

This is a small group tour that operates with a minimum of 8 persons/maximum of 16 persons and the real plus is there is no single room supplement!

Tour Itinerary

View of Prizren

Arrive in Tirana. Meet your guide and group in the arrivals hall and transfer across the border into Kosovo and the beautiful Ottoman town of Prizren (approx 2.5-3 hour drive). Watch the countryside roll past outside the window and begin to learn about this fascinating nation. Take a brief orientation tour of the city before a welcome dinner. (D)

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View of Prizren

Explore Prizren this morning, Kosovo’s second city. Those in the know consider Prizren to be the jewel in Kosovo’s crown. On the banks of the River Bistrica this beautiful Ottoman town is nestled in a picturesque valley with the impressive Sharri Mountains on one side and a hilltop citadel on the other. It is packed full of pretty mosques, tekkes and local artisan shops, and quaint town houses line the narrow, cobbled streets. Spend today exploring the central part of Prizren including the Sinan Pacha Mosque, the iconic 16th-century Stone Bridges, the Old Hammam, Halveti Tekke, our Lady of Ljevis Church and the Catholic Cathedral. In the afternoon, head over to the nearby town of Rahoveci, where the surrounding countryside of gently sloping, vineyard-covered hills has many visitors comparing it to Tuscany. Here, visit a private, family-run vineyard for lunch, and enjoy an afternoon wine-tasting session. The evening is free to enjoy at leisure. Return to Prizren for a free evening. (B,L)

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The Roman Catholic Cathedral of Blessed Mother Teresa

Drive to Prishtina this morning, Europe’s newest capital city. Stop off in the village of Prekaz to visit the house of Adem Jashari, one of the founders of the Kosovo Liberation Army where you will gain a first-hand insight into the Kosovan conflict and afterwards visit the Sultan Murat II tomb to get a better understanding of the tumultuous history of the region. Arrive in the cosmopolitan capital of Prishtina and set off on a sightseeing city tour which takes in some of the key highlights and the Emin Gjiku Ethnographic museum, filled with ancient clothing, tools, weapons and handicrafts, to understand what life was like in Kosovo during the Ottoman period. Travel back to Prizren via Sharri Mountain, one of the highest mountains on the Balkan Peninsula. Return to Prizren and spend the evening at leisure. Perhaps take a walk up to ruined castle of Prizren for a spectacular view of the town below. (B,L)

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Decani Monastery

Today’s first stop will be Gjakova, where you will enjoy a short walk through the old bazaar. Continue to the nearby UNESCO-listed Decani Monastery, located at the start of stunning Decani Gorge, alongside the crystal-clear River Lumbardhi. The monastery is often thought of as being the best preserved and largest church in the Balkans and was built between 1327 and 1355. Although the buildings suffered damage during the Turkish occupation, the beautiful 14th-century frescoes have been completely preserved. Today a young brotherhood of 30 brethren live in the monastery, continuing to live their lives by the centuries-old-traditions. In the afternoon, travel west to Peja and Pec Patriarchate with its brightly coloured facades and faded interior frescoes dating from the 13-14th Century. Afterwards visit the White Drini Natural Park which has the biggest waterfall in the region as well as the so called ’Sleeping Beauty’ cave. Return to Prizren for a farewell dinner. (B,D)

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After breakfast, transfer to the airport for the flight back to the UK. (B)

Pricing Information

5 day tour, from £1115 per person

Price Includes

  • Return International flights with BA from Heathrow to Tirana
  • All airport taxes & security charges
  • Accommodation in Hotel Classic, Prizren
  • Meals as specified (B=breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • All transfers and transportation
  • Sightseeing as specified with English-speaking guide

Price Excludes

  • Travel Insurance
  • Any meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Tips and gratuities 

Price Includes

Price Excludes

Itinerary Dates From Price Single Room Supp.  
23 Sep 2024
27 Sep 2024
£1115 £0

Tour Route Map

  1. Albania, Tirana
  2. Kosovo, Prizren
  3. Kosovo, Prishtina
  4. Kosovo, Peja
  5. Kosovo, Gjakova
  6. Albania, Tirana

Tour Accommodation

Classic Hotel
Classic Hotel
Classic Hotel This charming three-star hotel is located in the centre of Prizren and the design of the hotel perfectly reflects the Ottoman history of the city. Its elegant classically decorated......

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