||6 days/5 nights
2013 Tour Dates:
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In 2009 we were pleased to introduce a new tour to Kosova. Kosova declared its independence from Serbia in February 2009. This landlocked region was a part of the lands of Thraco-Illyrian tribes, then of the Roman, Byzantine, Bulgarian, Serbian, and Ottoman empires. In the 20th century it was part of the Kingdom of Serbia and its successor state Yugoslavia. Kosova borders Albania to the west, Central Serbia to the north and east, the Republic of Macedonia to the south, and Montenegro to the northwest.
Day 1: Arrival in Prishtina
Arrival at airport and transfer to Prishtina for a free afternoon. Prishtina, known in ancient times as Pristinium, has existed since the pre-historic ages. In 1946, Prishtina became the capital city of the Autonomous Socialist Region of Kosova. At present, Prishtina is a modern city featuring remnants of the ancient Illyrian, Roman, Byzantium, and Ottoman cultures. Recently, an eleven-foot tall statue of the US President Bill Clinton was inaugurated in one of the main boulevards of Prishtina that bears his name. Overnight at hotel "AFA."
Day 2: Prishtina
Guided city tour and visits to tourist, cultural, and historical sites in Prishtina including the Prishtina Museum, the Mosque of Sultan Mehmet Fatih, the Clock Tower, and the Ethnographic Museum. Drive to Kosovo Field, where in 1389 the battle between Christian forces and Ottoman invaders took place. Visit the Tomb of Sultan Murad II. In afternoon, we visit the Gracanica Monastery. Overnight at hotel "Prishtina."
Day 3: Prishtina - Prekaz - Peja - Gjakova
After breakfast, we drive to Prekaz village to visit the memorial erected in honor of the memory of Adem Jashari and his family, who ignited an all-out war for Kosovo's independence by sacrificing their lives. Continue on to Peja to visit the Peja Patriarchate. Proceed to Gjakova through Decan to visit the Decan Monastery. In the afternoon, we visit the Mosque of Hadum (1595). Overnight at "Pashtriku" hotel in Gjakova.
Day 4: Gjakova - Prizren
Full day sightseeing tour to visit the highlights of Prizren, considered as the jewel in the crown of Kosova and a "must-see" for any visitor. Visits include the Bajrakli Gazi Mehmet Pasha's Mosque, the oldest monument of Islamic art (1566) and possibly the most beautiful mosque in Prizren; the Hammam, a Turkish-style bath located near the center of town; Sinan Pasha's Mosque (1615); the Sh'nm'ria Levishka Church, one of the oldest Roman Catholic churches, which later was converted into an Eastern Orthodox Church; The Prizren League House, where the representatives from all the Albanian inhabited territories convened to
demand autonomy from the Ottoman Empire. This event was the starting point that led to the proclamation of independence of Albania in 1912. Overnight at hotel "Resident" in Prizren.
Day 5: Prizren - Brezovica - Lipjan - Gadima - Prishtina
This morning drive to Brezovica National Park. Continue on to Prishtina through Lipjan. En-route visit the Cave of Gadima, an exotic tourist site. Overnight at hotel "AFA" in Prishtina.
Day 6: Departure
After breakfast excursion to Germia Park. Drive to airport for departure.
||Twin Share Room
Single supplement: $230
This tour operates with a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 10 travelers. Other group rates available upon request.
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Price Does Not Include:
- Accommodation at hotels: BB or HB
- Transfers and transport by private car
- Visits and Museum entry fees
- Esc. Guide Service throughout the tour
- Airfare (unless otherwise arranged)
- Departure and custom fees
- Gratuities and individual daily expenses
- Additional beverages
- Travel insurance
- Trip cancellation
- Medical and luggage insurance are recommended for coverage against all unforeseen circumstances
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Custom itineraries available to this or any of the destinations we travel to.
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