Explore OHRID: Private Full-Day Tour from Tirana & Durres

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Discover N. Macedonia on a day trip to Ohrid from Tirana and Durres. Explore the UNESCO-listed sights: Ohrid Lake, the Church of St. John the Theologian, Ancient Theatre, Old Bazaar and visit Pogradec

Highlights

  • Explore the UNESCO-listed city of Ohrid
  • Visit iconic landmarks such as the Church of Saint John the Theologian
  • Enjoy panoramic views of Lake Ohrid, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve
  • Wander through ancient streets and vibrant Old Bazaar.
  • Immerse yourself in the relaxed atmosphere of Pogradec, city from other side

Description

Embark on a captivating full-day excursion from Durres at 7:00 am and Tirana at 8:00 am, immersing yourself in the cultural tapestry and natural splendor of Ohrid, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Our journey begins with a scenic drive through the picturesque landscapes of Elbasan and Librazhd, tracing the path alongside the tranquil Shkumbini River. As we approach the border of Qafe Thane, our knowledgeable guide will offer fascinating insights into the region's history, geography, and biodiversity, setting the stage for an enriching day ahead. Arriving in Ohrid City, you'll step into a world steeped in centuries of history and tradition. Explore the labyrinthine lanes of the Old Bazaar, where vibrant stalls brim with local crafts, spices, and souvenirs, providing a glimpse into daily life in this ancient city. Marvel at the architectural marvels of the Church of Saint John the Theologian, a masterpiece of Byzantine artistry adorned with intricate frescoes and stunning mosaics. Learn about Ohrid's diverse population, spanning various ethnicities and religions, and discover how its rich cultural heritage has shaped the city's identity over the centuries. Next, we'll delve into the mesmerizing history of Ohrid as we wander through its charming streets, lined with well-preserved medieval buildings and Ottoman-era architecture. Take in panoramic views of the shimmering waters of Lake Ohrid, whose crystalline depths have enchanted visitors for generations. Learn about the lake's ecological significance and its role as a haven for endemic species, offering a sanctuary for biodiversity in the heart of the Balkans. Continuing our journey, we'll cross over to Pogradec on the Albanian side of Lake Ohrid, where a leisurely stroll along the bustling promenade awaits. Absorb the laid-back atmosphere as you soak in the sights and sounds of local life, perhaps stopping to sample traditional Albanian delicacies or browse the waterfront shops for unique souvenirs. As the day draws to a close, we'll bid farewell to the serene shores of Lake Ohrid and embark on our return journey to Durres and Tirana, reflecting on the unforgettable memories created during our exploration of this cultural gem nestled between the mountains and the lake.

Includes

Private Transportation provided Professional tour leader Hotel pick-up in Tirana, Durres, Golem & Lalez Hotel drop-off in Tirana, Golem, Durres & Lalez Tourist and road taxes Petrol

Important Information

  • Before booking, please consider that this tour involves moderate walking activities. Passport required: This tour crosses the border into North Macedonia, so ensure you have your passport with you. Comfortable clothing: Wear comfortable walking shoes as the tour involves exploring historic sites and wandering through Old Bazaars. Currency exchange: Have local currency (Albanian Lek or Macedonian Denar) for any purchases you wish to make during the tour. Weather conditions: Check the weather forecast for Ohrid and Pogradec and dress accordingly, especially if visiting during the summer months. Refreshments: Bring along snacks and water for the journey, although there will be opportunities to purchase refreshments during the tour. Photography: Don't forget your camera or smartphone to capture the stunning landscapes and historic sites along the way. Tour duration: The tour duration may vary depending on traffic conditions and border crossings, so please plan accordingly.

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