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Pristina and Prizen are Kosovo’s two main cities, but it can be tricky to tick both off from Skopje without a car. On this full-day tour, travel from your Skopje hotel in an air-conditioned vehicle. Stop at Gracanica Monastery before making your way to the lively capital city of Pristina. Continue on to the historical city of Prizen. Learn about the area from your guide.
The Kosovan town of Pristina lies 57 miles (92 km) to the north of Skopje. On this private full-day tour, travel through Macedonia and into Kosovo, and reach Pristina in comfort. Explore UNESCO–listed treasures like the 14th-century Carshi Mosque, the Cathedral of St. Mother Teresa, and Skanderbeg Square, and listen as your private guide brings centuries of Kosovan history to life. Admire Byzantine architecture and ancient monuments among the modern cafes, and soak up the atmosphere in the bustling Old Town.
The combined tour of Kosovo will provide you with a rich experience of the Kosovo history (past and recent), religious and historical monuments, traditions, and beautiful landscapes on the way. Prishtina is capital of Kosovo with 350-400 000 inhabitants, and also a University City with over 50 000 students from throughout the country. Pristina is a political, economic, cultural, and diplomatic center of Kosovo. It is very dynamic city, with bright and positive youth, with many cultural, arts, urban and sport events held in the town through the year.
Visit to Gracanica Monastery Unesco site built in 1321
Prizren, situated in the south of Kosovo, is a beautiful and one of the oldest towns in Kosovo, known for its ancient history, the rich cultural and religious heritage, traditional handicraft shops, variety of festivals, film, music, art etc. It is the most multiethnic, multi religious and multicultural city of Kosovo.
We will pick you up at your hotel, early in the morning, at 7:30am, and we head to Morina Pass Border checkpoint, which is located between Kukes and Prizren. After we arrive in Prizren, we visit the Fortress over the town hill, (appropriate footwear recommended). Next, we visit the Museum of the League of Prizren and pass by another important landmark for the locals and in the same time a touristic destination, the Mehmet Pasha Hamam, an old Turkish bath. Next, we will take a walk through Carshia e Vjeter, and admire old architectural buildings such as Sinan Pasha Mosque, St George Orthodox Cathedral, and many traditional small shops.
Later, we pass through Prizren’s stone bridge, between 15th and 16th centuries, which is on the way to "Tek Syla" restaurant, which is known for its grilled specialties. We finish here the tour to let you enjoy a tasty lunch of grilled Kosovo specialties here.
After lunch, we will continue our journey to Tirana, where our trip ends up there.
Discover Prishtina, the vibrant capital of Kosovo, on a full-day tour that takes in all the highlights. Visit landmarks such as Skenderbeg Square, Mother Teresa square, and the Imperial Mosque; learn about Kosavan history at the Kosovo Museum; browse the stalls of the old bazaar; and admire the views from Mother Teresa Cathedral. After lunch (own expense), head out of the city to visit the archaeological site of Ulpiana and Gadima Cave.
Prizren, in Kosovo, is a charming city of mosques and monasteries dating back to the 14th century. Happily spared (mostly) from both the "destroy the old, build the new" drive of the communists during the early years of their rule in Yugoslavia, as well as the ethnic and religious atrocities that plagued the Western Balkans in the last decade of the 20th century, Prizren has the best-preserved old town in the country so far, and is often referred to as the cultural capital of Kosovo.
This Culture & History tour in Kosovo is an unique experience for visitors who want to be able to enjoy a mix of different city site visits within Kosovo, including Prishtina (the capital of Kosovo), Prizren, Gjakova and Peja.
This tour includes most of the historical and cultural sites, combined with visits to archaeological sites and into the marble Cave.
The rich ancient to recent history of Kosovo, its culture and traditional cuisine, the architecture and different old religious sites, will make an unforgettable visit to any guest with a desire and interest to explore Kosovo in many ways.
Even though a small country in Europe, Kosovo has a very long tradition in hospitality, and we make our best to make you feel impressed while staying with us.
This tour includes a full time licensed private tour guide, accommodation in a very good 3* Hotels (inc. breakfasts) and comfortable transport during the whole tour. You let us know for any specifics, and we take care of the rest.
Imbibe the heritage of this open museum city, where you can see many 15th and 16th century Ottoman time mosques, 14th and 15th century Orthodox churches (UNESCO list), a 19th century Catholic cathedral, the old city center, the stone bridge & fountains and a beautiful fortress from where you can see the spectacular city skyline.
Visit and feel capital of the newest country in Europe and its monuments.
Enjoy the view of the monuments that have kept their origin for centuries, by exploring the most visited cultural, historical and natural sites in Prishtina and its monuments outside the city. .
Pristina (and its monuments outside the city) - City center walk, University Campus, National Library, National Gallery, Mother Teresa Cathedral, Newborn Monument, Monument of Heroines, Mother Teresa Boulevard - Statue of Skanderbeg (National Albanian Hero), Statue of Ibrahim Rugova (Historical President of Kosovo), Monument of brotherhood; Prishtina old part of the city - Bazaar, Jashar Pasha Mosque, Clock Tower, Sulltan Mehmet Fatih - Big Mosque, Hamam (Public bath from Ottoman Empire), Ethnological Museum of Kosova. Sultan Murat Tomb. Monument of Battle of Kosovo of 1389; Gracanica Orthodox Monastery (UNESCO site), Ulpiana Ancient City, Marble Cave and visit to Bear Sanctuary Park to see about 20 brown bears.
Gjakova is a city very rich in culture, heritage and history and is one the most visited cities in Kosovo, offering to the visitors a unique experience. The walking and sightseeing through the beautiful streets of Gjakova, museums, old stone houses, the hypnotic vibes of historic cobblestone paved streets of the old Grand Bazaar and the general relaxed ambience of the area are cherished and appreciated by everyone who visits here. Valbona valley (north Albania, only 1h 20min drive from Gjakova), with its mountainous terrain, alpine landscapes, glacial springs, deep depressions, various rock formations, waterfalls, and with very remote areas which have a large preserved ecosystem all of which is primarily untouched with pure quality, is the centrepiece of what has been referred to as the Albanian Miracle of the Alps. This Tour will give you the best opportunity to explore the History & Culture and by ending it with an Adventure.
You will visit the historic and touristic landmarks of Prizren, learn about its past and presnt:
The Museum of the League of Prizren
Pass by without stoping Mehmet Pasha Hamam from outside, Prizren’s stone bridge, built between 15th and 16th centuries, Sinan Pasha Mosque, St George Orthodox Cathedral, etc.
The old architecture of the city of Prizren, the castle at the top, the river that cuts through the middle, the old fountain square, the mosques, churches and Ottoman style public bath building are some of what make this city the pearl of Kosovo. This full day quality tour of Prizren will be an unforgettable experience for the visitors.
This tour is good for getting a first impression of three cites in Kosovo and Albania. Also is to create unique travel experiences, providing services beyond expectations. We distinguish ourselves through our strong commitment to improve and to inspire.
If you seek extraordinary journeys through ancient mountains with mesmerizing views then look no further.
Init Experience was born out of the desire to share our passion for hiking through unspoiled hills and mountains, cities brimming with youthful energy and villages full of character that make Kosovo one of the most unique places to visit.
If nature is what you're after, then think of virgin mountains, wild trails, stunning rivers and lakes, lush forests and mighty peaks, and you'll get a good idea of what awaits.
If you want to mix it with a city adventure, then we've got you covered too. Prishtina, the capital of Kosovo, boasts a great food scene, a lively nightlife, and coffee culture, and it's recent and ancient history means that every corner of the city tells an exciting story.
We're locals, born and raised here and we want you to have the best experience when visiting our welcoming country.
Capital of Kosovo Pristina today is administrative, cultural and educational center of Kosovo.
Know the beautiful Pristina as you visit the most popular historical places and archaeological sites while catching the spirit of the vibrant city.
On this tour, we will discover the best sceneries of the Macedonian capital, Skopje. We will visit the most interesting sites of the city, including the famous Skopje 2014 monuments, the newly built baroque museums, and buildings, and the hammams, mosques, and hans in the Old Turkish Bazaar. Today, we will explore the city from both sides; we are going to visit the Old and the New Skopje, crossing through the Stone Bridge, i.e. the connection between these totally different parts of town.
Oshlak mountain (also called Osljak) is one of the best trails I’ve done, a moderate hike with very beautiful views. The ridge of this mountain is very beautiful and it is one of the longest mountain ridges in the Balkans, especially the view of the Sharr mountains range from this mountain is very beautiful.
Gjakova is a city very rich in culture, heritage and history and is one the most visited cities in Kosovo, offering to the visitors a unique experience. The walking and sightseeing through the beautiful streets of Gjakova, museums, old stone houses, the hypnotic vibes of historic cobblestone paved streets of the old Grand Bazaar and the general relaxed ambience of the area are cherished and appreciated by everyone who visits here. This half day quality tour of the city will be an unforgettable experience for the visitors.
Gjakova and Prizren are two cities very rich in culture, heritage and history and are the most visited cities in Kosovo, offering to the visitors a unique experience. The walking and sightseeing through the beautiful streets of Gjakova, museums, old stone houses, the hypnotic vibes of historic cobblestone paved streets of the old Grand Bazaar and the general relaxed ambience of the area are cherished and appreciated by everyone who visits there. The old architecture of the city of Prizren, the castle at the top, the river that cuts through the middle, the old fountain square, the mosques, churches and Ottoman style public bath building are what make this city the pearl of Kosovo. This full day quality tour of both cities will be an unforgettable experience for the visitors.
Lets discover story of recent history of Kosovo, by visiting main historical sites, starting by medieval monuments, Mitrovica city and end the tour at the biggest memorial of 1998-1999 war in Prekaz.
Mitrovica, situated in the North of Kosovo, is the town that was badly affected by the 1999 Kosovo War. Following several ethnic tensions, in 2013, the city is officially divided in Mitrovica South (with Kosovo Albanian Majority) and North (with Kosovo Serbian majority), separated by river Ibri (Ibar), becoming a symbol of Kosovo's ethnic divisions - but yet, an interesting place to visit and see. The city is famous for its mine called Trepça, rich in lead, zinc, silver, gold, crystals etc. , which has historically been one of Kosovo largest industries. It is the only city in Kosovo that has four rivers: Ibri, Sitnica, Lushta and Trepça. Traces of the city dates back to the Neolithic time, as many exhibit archeological exhibit pieces were found in archeological sites.
This Tour in Valbona Valley National Park offers a unique experience of nature and mountain lovers. The Albanian alps extended on both the sides, the crystal clear river cutting through the valley, the green surroundings, the quietness and traditional food, make this one day Tour unforgettable experience. This area where we visit, has been isolated for more than 40 years during the communism period in Albania, and along the way you're still able to see the traces of that period, bunkers, old buildings and also hear the storytelling and history of the region.
Valbona Valley has recently become one of the most favourite places to be visited in North Albania by tourists, because of its uniqueness and yet unexplored place.
Our tour is unique because of our passion that we do with pleasure, with stories from different cities of Kosovo, which is one of the youngest countries in the Europe and declared independence in February 2008. Kosovo is landlocked in the central Balkan Peninsula. Prishtina is capital and largest city. In the south it is bordered with North Macedonia and Albania, Montenegro to the west, and Serbia to the north and east. Kosovo has just 10800 square kilometers, population is 1.8 million citizens, but is very rich in cultural heritage, history and beautiful nature. Kosovo has different strata of cultural heritage, ranging from the early periods as the Neolithic period, the Bronze Age, the Iron Age, then Dardane-Illyrian period. Also, there are the traces of Roman Empire, Byzantine Empire, Ottoman Empire, Communism period till the contemporary era. You can visit all the main attractions in Prishtina and other cities with the best local guide.
On this tour, we will be able to visit the magnificent Ohrid. The beautiful Lake and the Ohrid town, both protected by UNESCO as a natural and cultural site. We will visit the most interesting cultural sites and have lunch or coffee in a restaurant on the shores of the lake, having the most beautiful view of the lake. In spring, summer, fall or winter, Ohrid always gives you different beauty.