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12 DAYS MOSAICS OF BALKAN (26 May – 06 Jun 2023) – NEW ITINERARY!

ALBANIA, NORTH MACEDONIA, KOSOVO & SERBIA

History & Culture, Off the Beaten

Highlights

  • Prof Ols, a classical archaeologist and author of several books will guide us in Albania
  • A private Macedonian Dance performance in Ohrid
  • A private choir performance in Ohrid
  • Most fully inclusive arrangements and top Travel Concierge in usual Intriq Finesse style

The glorious history of the mighty European Habsburg and Ottoman Turks, colourful local medieval heritage and recent dramatic development with the end of Cold War leaves behind not only gorgeous monuments but even more fascinating tales.

The 4 countries covered on this trip just started to welcome the most curious and well-heeled travellers. The greatest charm is perhaps exploring the many UNESCO World Heritage sites with very few tourists.

Carefully selected guides including the Prof Ols renowned for his archaeological works in Albania let you gain excellent insights into the region’s unique heritage. You will also be treated to private extravagant performances in Ohrid.

Land Tour Price

Twin Sharing: S$ 8,880
Single Supplement: S$ 1,880

SGD 8,880 Per Person
Per Person

Deposit Amount

SGD S$ 1,776/- Per Person

20% deposit at booking

12 Days 11 Nights

*Registration Closing Date
27 Mar 2023 or when tour is fully subscribed

Cancellation Charges:
Before 27 Mar 2023: Deposit Forfeited
From 28 Mar 2023 100% cancellation fees of total fare apply

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 01
26 MAY 2023 (FRI) ARRIVAL IN TIRANA

26 MAY 2023 (FRI) ARRIVAL IN TIRANA
Tirana
Dinner included

Arrive in Tirana, the capital of Albania. Lively and colourful, Tirana is now beyond recognition from its grey days of Enver Hoxha. Check in to your hotel before we begin digging into its history and evolution into a dynamic city with a walking tour around Skanderbeg Square.

Day 02
27 MAY 2023 (SAT) TIRANA

27 MAY 2023 (SAT) TIRANA
Tirana
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

After breakfast, visit the National Historical Museum and BunkArt, converted from a huge Enver Hoxha Cold War bunker.

We will make an excursion to Kruja (1.5-hour drive) and visit the Skanderbeg Fort, home of Albania’s national hero. Stroll through the charming Ottoman-style Kruja Bazaar which is one of the oldest in Albania.

Day 03
28 MAY2023 (SUN) TIRANA / BUTRINT / SARANDE

28 MAY2023 (SUN)  TIRANA / BUTRINT / SARANDE
Sarande
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

Embark on a 282 km drive or about 5 hours to Butrint. Devote your afternoon to this well-preserved UNESCO archaeological site unveils rich traces of Greek, Roman and Ottoman heritages.

Next, proceed to Sarande (1.5-hour drive), a popular local resort right by the Adriatic Sea.

Day 04
29 MAY 2023 (MON) SARANDE / GJIROKASTER / BERAT

29 MAY 2023 (MON) SARANDE / GJIROKASTER / BERAT
Berat
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

Leaving beautiful Sarande, we drive 55km or about 1.5 hour to UNESCO-listed Gjirokaster. Being the birthplace of dictator Enver Hoxha, his story really comes alive here. Afterward, we will drive 182 km or about 4 hours to Berat, another UNESCO highlight not to be missed.

Day 05
30 MAY 2023 (TUE) BERAT / OHRID

30 MAY 2023 (TUE) BERAT / OHRID
Ohrid
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

Embark on a walking tour of the medieval town, where stone-walled houses, cobbled streets, lovely churches and a mighty castle is nestled on a riverside mountain. Make a visit to the Onufri Museum.

Proceed to Cobo winery, where you will gain insight into interesting family tales through the tumultuous times in Albanian history. Thereafter, drive 156km or about 4 hours and cross the border to Ohrid in North Macedonia. Lake Ohrid is one of the most alluring destinations in the Balkan.

In Ohrid, you will be treated to a private choir performance and a private Macedonian Dance performance.

Day 06
31 MAY 2023 (TUE) OHRID / SKOPJE

31 MAY 2023 (TUE) OHRID / SKOPJE
Skopje
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

This morning, a guided tour leads us to the picturesque Church of St Jovan and soak in the atmospheric old quarter cascading down a graceful hill of beautiful churches and a medieval fortress.

Drive 173 km or about 3.5 hours to North Macedonian capital Skopje. Before arriving in Skopje, we will visit Canyon Matka.

Day 07
01 JUN 2023 (THU) SKOPJE

01 JUN 2023 (THU) SKOPJE
Skopje
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

Skopje holds a unique reputation as the city with the most statues in the world. There are literally hundreds of them adorning the public squares and streets, some as high as 15m!

Enjoy a walking tour of this charming city which bears Greek, Ottoman, Albanian and Serbian influences. We will also visit the Archaeological Museum and the memorial house of Mother Teresa. In the afternoon, make an excursion to Mt Vodno for a panoramic view of Skopje.

Day 08
02 JUN 2023 (FRI) SKOPJE / PRIZREN / PRISHTINA

02 JUN 2023 (FRI) SKOPJE / PRIZREN / PRISHTINA
Prishtina
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

Today, drive approximately 3.5 hours and cross the border into Kosovo. Head to Prizren, an Ottoman Old Town oozing with medieval charm for a walking tour.

Then, drive about 84 km or 1.5 hour to Prishtina, capital of the partially recognized country of Kosovo for a walking tour. We will visit 2 sites at the outskirt of Prishtina, the UNESCO-listed Gracanica and Gazimestan, the site of the Kosovo Battle between Turks & Serbs.

Day 09
03 JUN 2023 (SAT) PRISHTINA / PEC / NOVI PAZAR

03 JUN 2023 (SAT) PRISHTINA / PEC / NOVI PAZAR
Novi Pazar
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

After breakfast, we drive 84 km or approximately 2 hours to Peja, where a UNESCO World Heritage site awaits. Admire Pec, the mother church of Serbian Orthodoxy.

Continue another estimated 3.5 hours’ drive, crossing through Montenegro into Novi Pazar in Serbia. Experience the refreshingly strong Turkish vibes as you wander around the streets lined up with bazaars and mosques.

Day 10
04 JUN 2023 (SUN)NOVI PAZAR / STUDENICA / BELGRADE

04 JUN 2023  (SUN)NOVI PAZAR / STUDENICA / BELGRADE
Belgrade
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

This morning, we drive about 2 hours to the UNESCO-listed Studenica Monastery, the cradle of the Serbian Civilization and an outstanding Eastern Orthodox architecture.

After lunch, another 238 km or about 4 hours takes us to Belgrade, the capital and largest city of Serbia. Emerging from the isolation of communist Yugoslavia and ravages of the Balkan War, Belgrade is filled with renewed energy of vibrant streets, dining scenes and museums.

If time permits, visit the House of Flowers also called Tito Memorial to understand the legacy of this Yugoslavian strongman.

Day 11
05 JUN 2023 (MON) BELGRADE / NOVI SAD / BELGRADE

05 JUN 2023 (MON) BELGRADE / NOVI SAD / BELGRADE
Belgrade
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

Today, we make an excursion to Novi Sad (about 2-hour drive). Walk along the Art Nouvelles architecture while soaking in its distinct Austro-Hungarian ambience. You will also visit a Serbian winery.

Return to Belgrade, walk around the Republic Square and Knez Mihailova Street.

Day 12
06 JUN 2023 (TUE) DEPARTURE FROM BELGRADE

06 JUN 2023 (TUE) DEPARTURE FROM BELGRADE
Nil
Breakfast included

Conclude your tour with a visit to the Belgrade Fortress, beautifully situated at the confluence of Sava and Danube. Later, transfer to airport for your flight out.

Hotels & Tour Price

Intriq Finesse's Curated Hotels

Cost Per Person (Minimum 10 pax)

Twin Share S$ 8,880
Single Supplement S$ 1,880

The Plaza • Buze Boutique Hotel • Hotel Colombo • Unique Resort & Spa • Skopje Marriott Hotel • Swiss Diamond Hotel • Emrovic Raj • Square Nine Hotel

Recommended Flights

Estimated Price per Person

Economy class S$ 2,300
Business class S$ 7,970

Lufthansa

25 May, Singapore – Munich (LH 791), 23:25 – 05:50+1

26 May, Munich – Tirana (LH 1712), 09:25 – 11:05

 

06 Jun, Belgrade – Munich (LH 1737), 17:20 – 18:55

06 Jun, Munich – Singapore (LH 790), 22:10 – 16:25+1

Tirana

Tirana

The Plaza (Deluxe)

Superb location 200m from Skenderberg Square, forward design, meticulous service and luxury room appointments make this hotel the number one choice in Tirana for discerning travellers. (Opened: 2016; Rooms: 190)

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Sarande

Sarande

Buze Hotel (Front Sea View Double)

Located 250m from Maestral Beach, Buze Hotel offers panoramic sea views, romantic sunsets and private sundecks. (Opened: 2019; Rooms: 18)

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Berat

Berat

Hotel Colombo (Junior Suite)

The newly opened Hotel Colombo is the only 5-star hotel located 5 min drive away from the old town. (Opened: 2019; Rooms: 108)

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Ohrid

Ohrid

Unique Resort & Spa (Superior)

This modern & urban 4-star hotel is in the heard of Ohrid city. After touring the old town of Ohrid, you can relax at spacious room or the spa facilities. (Opened: 2018; Rooms: 130)

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Skopje

Skopje

Marriott (Deluxe)

This 5-star luxury hotel is superbly located right by the Macedonia Square within short walking distance to the main museums, old bazaar, art bridge and shopping street. (Opened: 2016; Rooms: 164)


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Prishtina

Prishtina

Swiss Diamond (Deluxe)

Situated right in the heart of Prishtina, this is a well-run Swiss hotel and internationally awarded by The American Academy of hospitality science with 5-star diamond. It is “The” address in this Kosovo capital. (Opened: 2011; Rooms: 141)

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Novi Pazar

Novi Pazar

Emrovic Raj (Superior)

Set in a beautiful natural environment, this new 4-star resort provides a soothing ambience, healing water spring spa and well appointed rooms. It is located just about 3 km away from the centre of Novi Pazar. (Refurbished: 2018; Rooms: 41)

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Belgrade

Belgrade

Nine Square (Superior)

Designed by architect, Isay Weinfeld, the award-winning Square Nine is located in Belgrade’s most charming historic quarter. The capital’s most luxurious, design-forward hotel is also distinguished by its impeccable service, attention to detail and fine food. (Opened: 2011; Rooms: 45)

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DEPOSIT
SGD S$ 1,776/- Per Person

Registration Closing Date: 27 Mar 2023 or when tour is fully subscribed

COST INCLUDES:

  • Service of Intriq Journey’s Travel Concierge
  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis in hotel as stated on bed & breakfast basis
  • Lunches and dinners with beverages in restaurants where meals are included
  • All transportations and transfers on an air-conditioned vehicle
  • English-speaking expert guides
  • All entrance fees in sights as stated
  • All tipping to local guides, porters and other local service staffs
  • Service of Intriq’s Tour Concierge throughout the trip

COST EXCLUDES:

  • International airfare and taxes
  • Visa and entry taxes (if required)
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses e.g. telephone bill & laundry

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