Tirana to Istanbul

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$3,255

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Duration

10 days

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  • What's included :
    • 10x Breakfast
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Private transportation
    What's excluded :

    • Day 1: Rinas Airport - Tirana

      Pass By: Rinas, Rinas, Durres County
      We will meet our guide and transfer to the hotel. Free time. Overnight in Tirana

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      No accommodation included on this day.

      Day 2: Tirana

      Pass By: Tirana, Tirana, Tirana County
      After breakfast we will visit Tirana, Walking tour. Positioned in the city center, this tower has become a symbol of Tirana. It is one of the oldest constructions in Tirana, built in the 1820. Et’hem Bey Mosque, construction of this mosque took about 28 years and finished in 1821. It is considered one of the most beautiful mosques in Albania with very interesting decorations and art-work within it . National Historic Museum, the main museum in Tirana, it is in the center of the city, easily recognizable because of a huge mosaic standing on top of its front facade. It contains many artifacts ranging from ancient times through Hoxha’s regime. Also we will visit ,National Art Gallery, National Archaeological Museum of Albania, Resurrection of Christ Orthodox Cathedral, Saint Paul Catholic Cathedral. Bunk’art, this is a bunker realization of an art gallery, with many corridors full of art works to admire.

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      No accommodation included on this day.

      Day 3: Tirana - Elbasan - Korca

      Pass By: Elbasan, Elbasan, Elbasan County
      After breakfast we drive to Korca, but before we stop to Elbasan, which is one of the largest cities in Albania, it is located on the Shkumbini River. In August 2010 archaeologists discovered two Illyrian graves near the walls of the castle of Elbasan. In the second century BC, a trading post called Mansio Scampa near the site of modern Elbasan developed close to a junction of two branches of an important Roman road, the Via Egnatia, which connected the Adriatic Coast with Byzantium at the Hellespont. Arrive in Korca

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      No accommodation included on this day.

      Day 4: Korca - Skopje

      Pass By: Korce, Korce, Korce County
      After breakfast we will visit Old Town, King Mosque. Korca is one of the most important towns of South East Albania and a well known culinary town. The path takes us through spectacular landscapes with spectacular nature with gorges, mountains and river valleys offering a truly fulfilling experience. We drive to Skopje.

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      No accommodation included on this day.

      Day 5: Skopje - Sofie

      Pass By: Skopje, Skopje, Skopje Region
      After breakfast we visit Skopje. Skopje is the capital and largest city of North Macedonia. It is the country's political, cultural, economic, and academic centre. The territory of Skopje has been inhabited since at least 4000 BC; remains of Neolithic settlements have been found within the old Kale Fortress that overlooks the modern city centre. Originally a Paeonian city, Scupi became the capital of Dardania in the second century BC. On the eve of the 1st century AD, the settlement was seized by the Romans and became a military camp. When the Roman Empire was divided into eastern and western halves in 395 AD, Scupi came under Byzantine.Then we drive to Sofia.

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      No accommodation included on this day.

      Day 6: Sofia-Thessaloniki

      Pass By: Sofia, Bulgaria
      Breakfast at the Hotel. A visit to the city's Main Monuments which reflect more than 2,000 years of history, including Greek, Roman, Ottoman. Starts from Sheraton Balkan Hotel, Church St. Nedelia, Statue of St. Sophia built where the statue of Lenin once was, the Church of St. Petka Samardjiiska, Jewish Synagogue Church, Central Market, St. George Rotanda, Presidency, Battenberg Square, National Art Gallery, National Theater "Ivan Vazov", Russian Church, Monument to Unknown Soldiers, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Parliament, Monument to the King of Liberation, St. Sofia, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, the second largest cathedral in the Balkans, which took more than 30 years to build. We drive to Thessaloniki.

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      No accommodation included on this day.

      Day 7: Thessaloniki- Kavala

      Pass By: Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki Region, Central Macedonia
      Breakfast in the hotel. Thessaloniki is Greece’s second major economic, industrial, commercial and political center, and a major transportation hub for the rest of southeastern Europe; its commercial port is also of great importance for Greece and the southeastern European hinterland. The city is renowned for its festivals, events and vibrant cultural life in general, and is considered to be Greece’s cultural capital. The city was founded around 315 BC by the King Cassander of Macedon, on or near the site of the ancient town of Therma and 26 other local villages. He named it after his wife Thessalonike, a half-sister of Alexander the Great and princess of Macedon as daughter of Philip the second. We drive to Kvala

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      No accommodation included on this day.

      Day 8: Kavala- Istanbul

      Pass By: Kavala, Kavala, Kavala Region, East Macedonia and Thrace
      After breakfast we visit Kavala, the capital and main port of the Kavala prefecture is amphitheatrically built on the slopes of Mt. Symvolo forming one of the most picturesque cities in Greece. The city’s breeze sweeps through its historic buildings, which perfectly reflect the city’s modern character. Kavala is located on the Egnatia motorway and is a one and a half-hour drive to Thessaloniki, Neapoli, Christoupoli, Kavala: according to archaeological finds, the city’s history dates back to the Prehistoric times. Initially the city’s core was restricted to the district of Panayia, which has been uninterruptedly inhabited since the 7th century BC. After 2500 years though, at the beginning of the 16th century, Kavala expanded maintaining these new borders until 1870; it was only after 1928 that it began to shape its today structure. Its strategic and economic importance over the centuries is attributed to its strategic position in Via Egnatia, which traversed the city connecting East and West, to its port and to the natural fortification of the peninsula, on which the old city was built. What to visit: Byzantine fortress, The Muhammad Ali House Museum, Imaret of Sultan Muhammad Ali, The Aqueduct Kamares, Town Hall, the Tobacco museum. We drive to Isanbul.

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      No accommodation included on this day.

      Day 9: Istanbul

      Pass By: Istanbul, Istanbul
      After breakfast we will join to our historical tour and you will have a full day historical tour with our knowledgeable, experienced and professional local guide. Today, we will walk together on the stairs of history. Starting from East Roman, we will continue to Byzantium, Ottoman and today’s Republic of Turkey. What to visit: Haghia Sophia Museum is closed on Monday, Blue Mosque closed on Friday due to Prayer, Grand Covered Bazaar is closed on Sunday, Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesday, Sultans Tombs closed on Monday, Little Hagia Sophia Mosque. Overnight in Istanbul.

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      No accommodation included on this day.

      Day 10: Istanbul - Airport Istanbul

      Pass By: Sabiha Gökçen Havalimanı, Sanayi, 34906 Pendik/İstanbul, Turkey
      After breakfast we drive to the Airport. End of our Service.


      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      No accommodation included on this day.
    • Departure Point :
      Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
      • Rinas Airport, Tirana Albania
      Departure Time :
      8:30 AM
      Return Detail :
      -
      Hotel Pickup :
      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Stroller accessible
      • Service animals allowed
      • Near public transportation
      • Infants must sit on laps
      • Infant seats available
      • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
      • Most travelers can participate
      • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    Language

    English - Guide

    Age Req.

    -

    Fitness Req.

    None

    Group Size

    12

    Organised by Star Tours Albania

    Activity ID: V-248846P13

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