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3-Day Tour Of Elbasan, Struga And Ohrid
  • Tour Category

    Private Tour

  • Tour Types

    Food and Drink, Romantic, Culture

  • Duration

    3 Days

  • Language

    Albanian, English, French, Italian, Russian, Spanish

  • Activity Level

    Easy

Description

Explore the history of the Ottoman era by taking a tour of Elbasan City. Marvel at the brilliance of the cave churches and many more monuments of Struga and Elbasan. Embark upon an amazing journey exploring the Macedonian cities' highlights and discovering the marvels of Ohrid city. On this 3 day tour, have an amazing experience of enjoying both the scenic and cultural beauty of Elbasan, Struga and Ohrid.

Highlights
  • Sightseeing tour of Ohrid
  • Wine Tasting Tour in Mal Sveti Winery
  • Be dazzled by the Cave churches of Struga
  • Enjoy fresh fish, traditional dishes and lovely lake scenery in Ohrid
  • Day 1: Explore the highlights of Elbasan and Struga expand_more
    • Get picked by the tour guide in the predecided location.

    • Travel towards our first stop, the city of Elbasan.

    • See old Ottoman old houses, Sinan Pasha’s Turkish baths and wander in cabled streets inside the castle. 

    • Head towards the city of Struga and visit the Cave Churches of Saint Archangel Michael and Saint Atanasij with its Holy Mother of God Monastery complex. Both situated on the shore of Ohrid Lake, started being build in the 15th century. Now one significant relic can be found in the Monastery complex, “The Holy Mother of God is painted with a black face and black clothing, holding in her hands the Black Jesus. 

    • Enjoy lunch on the shore of Lake Ohrid.

    • Get settled in the hotel in Ohrid Old Town and enjoy a free evening. 

  • Day 2: Sightseeing tour of Ohrid expand_more
    • Visit the magnificent Church of Saint Sophia and the National Workshop for a handmade paper-making demonstration. 

    • Walk along Samuil’s Fortress historic 4th-century walls.

    • See the Ancient Theatre of Ohrid, built in the Hellenistic style and walk up to the cliff-top Church of Saint John at Kaneo for panoramic views of the lake and surrounding mountains.

    • Enjoy free time in the city, going on a boat ride in Lake Ohrid or a Wine Tasting Tour in Mal Sveti Winery. Your Tour Director can arrange for these and other activities in the city. 

  • Day 3: Explore the Saint Naum Monastery & the Bay of Bones Museum expand_more
    • Visit the Bay of Bones Museum, a prehistoric settlement located on Lake Ohrid. It is an authentic reconstruction of a part of the pile-dwelling settlement, dating back between 1200 and 700 BC.  

    • Continue exploring the medieval Monastery of Saint Naum. 

    • See the resident peacocks that roam the grounds. 

    • Enter the monastery to view its intricate frescoes. 

    • Drive towards the border to Pogradec and enjoy Albanian traditional lunch.  

    • Return to Tirana in the late afternoon to end the tour

What's Included
  • 2 nights in handpicked hotels

  • Breakfast daily

  • 2 Lunches with beer or wine

  • Private deluxe motor coach

  • English-speaking expert Tour Director & local guides 

  • 1 Guided sightseeing Tours and select entrance fees

What's Excluded
  • Single Supplement

  • Gratuities

Know before you go
  • Travellers should be prepared to show their passport while crossing the border between Albania and North Macedonia.
Meeting Point

Elbasan, Albania

Cancellation Policy

No refund in case of any cancellation.

Tour Reviews
  • Kevin

    Very disappointed.  The guide was a nice enough young man but was clearly pressed into service for some reason.  He spoke little English.  

    The car was a very old two door Opal and there were four of  us and the driver. 

    Albania was beautiful and the people we met very friendly and helpful, but the tour was a disappointment. 

  • Marc

    It was a full day of very enriching moments. The drive around the countryside was beautiful. Golem, Berat and Durres all have very nice qualities. My guide was really cool and gave me an awesome experience. Lunch was a lot of food haha but delicious. I had a really great time. 

Starting From
USD EUR USD
USD 532 / adult

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