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Visit Kosovo

Meanwhile visiting Kosovo, we start our adventure in welcoming Kosovo, at the heart of the Balkans, walking & exploring the most notable’s sights for five days.

In Kosovo the influence of east and west is intertwined, Christianity coexists with Islam. A place with a difficult history that was ruled by the Roman Empire, various Byzantine kingdoms, and the Ottoman Empire. After World War remained under the rule of Yugoslavia till 1999, when the NATO bombing came under the international protectorate. From 2008, Kosovo is an independent state.

Since the ancient times until the middle ages, it was known as Dardania and included the territories of Northern Macedonia and Southern Serbia today. Kosovo is a country of geographical and cultural contrasts with a thousand years old diverse cultural heritage. There are nearly 11,000 km² and around 1.8 million inhabitants, a mixed population of which the majority are ethnic Albanians.

A landlocked country, Kosovo is surrounded by almost all sides of the mountains through which the border crosses with neighboring countries. This cultural tour is designed to Discover Gracanica, Prizren, and Pristina; orthodox churches, culture, and history; mosques; monasteries likewise other important buildings.

Unlike stereotypes and prejudices that you could hear about unknown places, in Kosovo, you will be surprised by the tolerant and very welcoming spirit of the people. Certainly, this is also a place where you can enjoy delicious meals of international, oriental and traditional cuisine.

4 Days
Kosovo
Culture
Guided
2-10
Hotel
Guided
Easy
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What's Included

Accommodation in hotel and meals as written in the daily itinerary; group airport transfer and other transports required by the itinerary; all entrance fees; skilled tour leader.

VISIT KOSOVO ITINERARY

 

Day 1: Welcome to Kosovo! Drive to Prishtina, Europe’s youngest capital

The group will meet at Prishtina Airport before transferring (40min) to the district of Prishtina. After accommodation, you will have a short walk through the city. Lunch is provided at a very special restaurant when you will try traditional food. The afternoon is left open to rest and explore this unique area. Perhaps take a walking tour with our guide to become more familiar with the city.

Accommodation: Hotel
Meals: Dinner

Day 2: The attraction of Rugova Canyon.

Today we wake and enjoy breakfast before driving (2hrs) to Peja – the city of attractions. We will visit Ujëvaren e Drinit and then Radaci Cave which is close to the waterfall. After having spent some leisure time at the White Drini Waterfall we drive into the city where we have a very delicious lunch.
After lunch we drive through Rugova Canyon to try a really great adventure that gives a high adrenaline to everybody – Via Ferrata, a protected climbing route found in the Alps and certain other locations. Using a via ferrata kit, climbers can secure themselves to the cable, limiting any fall.

Accommodation: Chalet
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner.

NOTE ON ITINERARY

Although we try to do our very best to carry out the schedule written above, this itinerary of Vitit Kosovo tour is subject to change for some reasons beyond our control. This is a 4-day trip, however, we can make it even longer.

Visit Kosovo Map

kosovo map

   


HOLIDAY INFORMATION

English-speaking local guide
Group airport transfers
All accommodation
Meals from lunch day 1 to breakfast day 10
All land transport required by the itinerary
All entrance fees
Luggage transport (more than four people in a group)
Airline tickets
Travel insurance
Visas
Airport taxes
Tips for local staff
Alcoholic beverages or soft drinks
Items of a personal sort
Airport transfers other than group transfers
Airline Tickets (Confirmation and Itinerary)
Passport

To get maximum comfort with minimum weight, the following checklist has been created to help you choose your clothing and gear for this trip. Try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum.

REQUIRED

Good walking shoes
Day pack (20L – 35L)
Sunhat
Sunglasses
Sun cream
Fleece Gloves
Fleece Hat
Fleece Jacket or Sweater
Underwear
Rain jacket
Warm fleece jacket or jumper
Rain pants
Long Sleeve Shirts (Synthetic, Lightweight)
Trekking trousers
Warm fleece jacket or jumper
Anti-bacterial hand gel
Personal First Aid Kit/Medications (Lightweight)
2 x 1-litre water bottle
Insect spray
Water purification tablets
(Water is provided, but very often this is from local wells or mountain streams and is not chlorinated. If you are concerned about drinking untreated water, we suggest you bring a supply of water treatment tablets.)

OPTIONAL

Flashlight or Headlamp
Trekking Poles
Shorts
Trainers or sandals
Bandana
Liner Socks (Synthetic)
Shoes for Travel and Free Time
Casual Clothing for Travel and Town Wear (Lightweight, Easily Washable)
Spare laces
Luggage Tags and Locks
Pen-knife
Camera and Accessories
Ear Plugs
Reading and Writing Materials
Small Binoculars
Whistle
Reusable cloth bag for shopping (to avoid plastic bags)

Albania has a high number of climatic regions for so small an area. Generally, experiences a Mediterranean climate with summer temperatures at 25ºC on average in the day, and the warmest months are July and August where temperatures can rise to 30ºC and above.

Kosovo has a largely Continental climate, although Pristina is considered an Oceanic climate. Generally, summers are long and dry, and winters are mild and rainy, with occasional heavy snowfall in the mountains. It can get surprisingly hot in summer, between May and August, with temperatures sometimes reaching as high as 32°C (90°F). The warmest month is July, with an average high temperature of 26°C (79°F). Winters are cold and snowfall is common. The coldest month is January, with an average low temperature of -5°C (23°F).

The unit of currency in Kosovo is the Euro.

ATM Availability

Prishtine
Peje
Prizren (17Km away from Valbona)
Time zone: GMT +1
Electric supply and plugs: 220V, 50 Hz, two-pin round plugs.

Montenegro Emergency numbers

92 (Police); 94 (Medical emergency)
United States Consulate, Podgorica: +382 (0) 20 410 500
Canadian Embassy, Belgrade, Serbia (also responsible for Montenegro): +381 (0)11 306 3000
Australian Embassy, Belgrade, Serbia (also responsible for Montenegro): +381 (0)11 330 3400
British Consulate, Podgorica: +382 (0) 81 205 460
Podgorica International Airport: +382 0 20 444 244

Albania Emergency numbers

129 (Police); 127 (Ambulance)
Embassy of United States, Tirana: +355 (0) 4 224 7285
British Embassy, Tirana: +355 (0) 4 223 4973
Consulate of Canada to the Republic of Albania, Tirana: +355 (0) 4 225 7274
Tirana International Airport: +355 42 381 800

Kosovo Emergency numbers

112 (Police); 94 (Ambulance)
British Embassy, Pristina: +383 (0) 38 254 700
U.S. Embassy, Pristina: +383 (0) 38 59 59 3000
German Embassy, Pristina: +383 (0) 38 254 500
Pristina International Airport: +383 (0) 38 501 502 12 14
Western Balkans - Lonely Planet
The Accursed Mountains - Robert Carver
Broken April - Ismail Kadare
High Albania - Edith Durham

   

 

 

 

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