This is a tour where you will be based in Pristina, the capital where the social and entertainment life of the country happens. However you will be able to visit some of the most important monuments Kosovo offers in the shape of excursions we have built for you.
Duration: 3 days
We welcome you at Pristina Airport and transfer to the city where take a walking tour of the main sites including: the Ottoman period mosques of Pristina with probably the most beautiful, being the Fatih Mosque dating back to 1461 during the golden rule of Sultan Mehmet II. Nearby is Pristina's oldest building, the Çarshia Mosque completed in 1389, the Clock Tower, the Monument of Scanderbeg (Albanian National Hero) and Kosovo Government building, and the striking monument of nine brightly painted steel letters spelling out the word ‘N.E.W.B.O.R.N' hastily designed to be the focal point of February 2008's declaration of independence from Serbia. Overnight in Pristina
After early breakfast we drive to the beautiful Gracanica Orthodox monastery located a few miles southeast of Pristina, founded by the Serbian king Stefan Milutin in 1321. It was declared Monument of Culture of Exceptional Importance in 1990, and on 13 July 2006 it was placed on the UNESCO's World Heritage List under the name of Medieval Monuments in Kosovo. Just a couple kilometres south of the monastery we will stop to visit the archaeological site of Ulpiana. It was the capital of Dardania, an Illyrian kingdom pre-dating the Romans. However it flourished under the Roman Empire and was mentioned as a glorious city “Urb Splendisima”. Continue through the spectacular Sharr Mountains to reach Prizren the second largest in Kosovo close to the border with Albania. We visit the old town of Prizren including: the Sinan Pasha mosque build in 17 century, the Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour a Roman Catholic cathedral in Prizren. After this visit we continue on to visit the 14th century Orthodox Church of “Our Lady of Ljevis” decorated with beautiful frescoes, part of the UNESCO list of protected Medieval Monuments of Kosovo. On the way back to Pristina stop at Gadime Cave, also known as Marble Cave. After visits of this beautiful cave return to Pristina. Overnight in Pristina.
After breakfast if time permits we will visit Battle of Kosovo monument dedicated to the battle of 1389 between a Balkan Alliance force led by Serbian prince Lazar against an Ottoman army led by Sultan Murad I. Both leaders were killed in a legendary battle and a few miles from this site is the symbolic grave of Sultan Murad I build by his son Bayezid I, becoming the oldest Ottoman monument in Kosovo. Drive to the airport for the flight back.
199 Euro per person sharing a double or twin room for minimum 6 participants
230 Euro per person sharing a double or twin room for minimum 4 participants
299 Euro per person sharing a double or twin room for minimum 2 participants
Single supplement = 30 Euro. (Single rooms will usually be double or twin for single use.)
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