Albania Express Travel offers a different weekend for all those who want a weekend full of information, beauty and history. Tirana with its charm is the only city in Europe without an old town because the communist history, with the slogan, destroy everything old and build everything new is the reason but Tirana is the only city which offers a combination of cultures such as, it ottoman, communist and modern in a small area. Tirana with its 2000 sunny days makes this city a different destination for all travelers. Sublime Ohrid is North Macedonia’s most seductive destination. It sits on the edge of serene Lake Ohrid, with an atmospheric old quarter that cascades down steep streets, dotted with beautiful churches and topped by the bones of a medieval castle. Traditional restaurants and lakeside cafes liven up the cobblestone streets, which in high summer can be very lively indeed. Visiting these two cities we guarantee that the fun and beautiful photos added to your social networks, you will get thousands of likes.
Itinerary and prices for Tirana and Ohrid Weekend:
Pick up at Tirana airport and transfer to Hotel. After a short break we will visit Tirana. The tour start from Skanderbeg Square, (photo stop at Skanderbeg’s Monument), National Museum (the huge mosaic on front represent the Albanian history development and the stages of this development are presented on respective pavilions) then you continue to see other important buildings: Palace of Culture, Opera House, National Library, Mosque of Ethem Bey, the Clock Tower, Tirana Castle, Parliament, Ura e Tabakeve, National Art Gallery, mean government buildings, catholic and orthodox cathedrals, the Pyramid, Prime Minister building, Palace of congresses, Mother Teresa Square, Archaeological Museum (there are presented many archaeological discoveries since the Stone Age up to the Medieval), Presidential palace, Ex-Blloku (which used to be the most beautiful and protected zone were the ex-communist leaders families lived). Visit the Cold War corner (one Bunker, part of famous Spac Political Prison, and a piece from Berlin Wall). Overnight in Tirana.
After breakfast we will travel to Ohrid in North Macedonia. On way to Ohrid we will stop at Elbasan for a quick visit. The city of Elbasan is represented by the castle district (Kala), where you can still admire the old city walls, built on the ruins of the Roman and Byzantine fortifications by the sovereign Ottoman Mehmet II, which gave the city the name of Eli-Bashanand and then we will continue on to Ohrid. Overnight in Ohrid.
After breakfast we will drive to the city of Ohrid. Explore Samuil’s Fortress and walk along its historic, 4th-century walls. See the ancient theater of Ohrid, built in the Hellenistic style. Walk up to the cliff-top Church of Saint John at Kaneo for panoramic views of the lake and surrounding mountains. Then, pass by the Church of Saint Sophia and enter the National Workshop for a handmade paper-making demonstration. Then, back on the road and we drive at the Bay of Bones Museum, a prehistoric settlement located on Lake Ohrid. A one-of-a-kind in the region, this museum is an authentic reconstruction of part of an ancient settlement dating back between 1200 BC and 700 BC. Then we will visit Saint Naum Monastery. Overnight in Ohrid.
After breakfast we leave Ohrid in the morning for the city of Struga. Visit the cave churches of Saint Archangel Michael and Saint Atanasij as well as the Holy Mother of God Monastery complex. These churches and monastery are situated on the shore of Ohrid Lake. An important relic in the monastery complex is a Holy Mother of God icon with a black face and black clothing, holding in her hands a black Jesus. Proceed to Tirana and we have time will visit Tirana, Capital of Albania. Overnight in Tirana
After breakfast we drive to the Airport. End of our Service.
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