On this 6-day guided tailor-made tour discover traditional wines and cuisine of Kosovo and enjoy a relaxing break at the luxury Swiss Diamond Hotel, Prishtina’s first and currently the only five-star hotel in Kosovo. Visit the capital Prishtina and learn more about its history in the National Museum. Stop at small towns and villages where family wineries and ancient wine cellars abound and taste the superb Rahoveci Tava (fresh vegetables baked in clay in the oven).
Fly to Prishtina and transfer to the Swiss Diamond Hotel. Check-in for 5 nights.
Wake up in Prishtina and embark on a half day walking tour of the capital of Kosovo. Visit the National Museum and the Grand Mosque - constructed in the second part of 16th century - as well as the Monument of Skanderbeg (Albanian National Hero). See Government and Parliament Buildings and the National Theatre. Perhaps make a pit stop for coffee before continuing to walk along Mother Theresa Avenue, visiting the National Library and University Centre, Old Eminxhiku House and the House of Kosovo Academy. Overnight at Swiss Diamond Hotel. (B)
Today discover and taste traditional wine of Kosovo on a winery tour. Stop at Stonecastle Winery - the largest winery in the Balkans - where the oldest guide and wine technologist Mr. Vahdet will show you around, and perhaps, pay a visit to Stonecastle Wine boutique where you have the chance to pick up some of the specialities! Visit the recently opened House of Wine and then take a short walking tour of Rahovec before driving to Velika Hoca. Experience traditional wine making at Petrovic family winery before enjoying a traditional Rahoveci feast, with famous Sharri cheese, peppers in cream, pogaçe bread and superb Rahoveci Tava (fresh vegetables baked in clay in the oven). All the food will be accompanied with excellent Rahoveci wines, on your request. Overnight at Swiss Diamond Hotel. (B)
Visit the “Marble Cave” in Gadime and the Brezovica Ski Resort and enjoy a welcome drink of Slivovica Raki. Continue through the lovely gorge to the newly built resort complex of “Sharri” in the Zhupa Valley, nestled between the spectacular Sharri Mountains. Experience traditional hospitality and lunch here before continuing to Prizren. On arrival take a city tour of the Old Market and Town, Hamam, Prizreni League Monument and Ethnographic Museum, Sinan Pasha Mosque and Catholic Cathedral, before returning to Prishtina. Overnight at Swiss Diamond Hotel. (B)
Today embark on a tour of the culturally diverse region of Dukagjini. En route stop at the village of Isniq to visit Osdautaj Kullas, with its unique traditional architecture. Continue to Decani and visit the unique Baroque-Roman style Serbian Orthodox Monastery (UNESCO listed), within the extraordinary Deçani Gorge. Move on to the regions main city, Peja. Upon arrival take a short sightseeing tour and then a traditional lunch. In the afternoon, visit Peja Patriarchy Orthodox Monastery (nun’s sisterhood) and drive deeper into the Rugova Gorge. Overnight at Swiss Diamond Hotel. (B)
Free morning before transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK. (B)