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CITIES: Pristina, Mitrovica, Peja, Prizren, Gjakova UNESCO SITES: Decani Monastery, Patriarchy of Peja, Church of the Virgin of Leviša TOP EXPERIENCES: Gazimestan Monument, Mitrovica Bridge, Kaljaja Fortress, Gjakova Grand Bazaar, Visit to Peja Farm, Flija – short cooking class, Locally hosted barbecue dinner
COUNTRIES: 1 | CITIES: 5 | UNESCO SITES: 3 |
Want to know how it feels like living in a Truman show? Is Kosovo one of the world’s biggest experiments, and what exactly is going on in the heart of Europe besides everyday confusing news you are getting?
We have decided to offer a completely unbiased story of Kosovo. You will stand proud and face the legends at Kosovo (battle)field, visit the segregated town of Mitrovica and walk its notorious bridge, spend a night in Peja and visit the local farm, learn about Maje massacre and Prizren Incident, experience the reborn Gjakova, admire the Kaljaja fort and meet with the locals who will share their stories and experiences.
This 2D1N trip is conveniently created to start or end at the place of your choice, in Pristina, Skopje or Tirana.
Pickup Time This trip can start from Pristina, Tirana or Skopje. Please select a place of your choice in booking form.
Pickup Locations We shall pick you up from your hotel.
Itinerary Note FT team is focused on providing maximum safety for all of our guests, no matter the corner of the world we are visiting. Carefully thought through, this itinerary is created to introduce you to the history of Kosovo, and its long and exhausting journey to the independence.
The itinerary is created to start from Pristina but no worries if being at any other part of the Balkans. Check our trip extensions, or contact us directly with your request.
Destination: Peja, Kosovo
Accommodation: Camp Karagaq Hotel 4* or similar
Meals Included: L – D
> Hundreds and hundreds, thousands of years old Kosovo history is overwhelming, so we will make sure to start nice and slowly, discussing some “beginner” lever Balkan related issues that are intriguing the minds of the entire world.
Activity Note: Today we will be visiting the famous Gazimestan Monument guarded by the Kosovo police and learn about the Kosovo battle. We will explore the Mitrovica, cross its notorious pedestrian bridge under the protection of KFOR forces and admire the grandiose Yugoslav Monument to Fallen Miners.
In the afternoon, we will visit the UNESCO site Patriarchy of Peja, have a lunch with locals and explore the city of Peja which suffered through a tremendous damage during the recent Kosovo war. We will spend a night at the central park of the city of Peja and have a dinner with local authorities leaving no questions unanswered.
Destination: Pristina / Tirana / Skopje
Meals Included: B – L
> Prizren, Bridge of love.
Activity Note: After the tasty local breakfast, we will head towards exploring the most important and UNESCO protected Orthodox monastery Decani where we will meet with the local priest.
From Decani, we will continue the drive through Kosovo suburbs and villages, learn about the Maje massacre, Bloody Sunday, and visit the towns of Gjakova and Prizren. Carefully treasuring the centuries old history, Gjakova, Prizren and its surroundings were highly damaged during the last war in Kosovo. We will meet with the locals, hear their stories, have some tasty local lunch, explore the old bazaars, learn about the crafts and admire the spectacular views stretching over the Prizren from Kaljaja Fort.
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