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Tirana: Lake and Town Ohrid Day Trip

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Activity provider: GoodAlbania

Tirana: Lake and Town Ohrid Day Trip

Activity provider: GoodAlbania

From US$ 188.98 per person

Discover the UNESCO world heritage site of Lake Ohrid and explore the entire lakeside in one day. Visit the city's historic main sites including St. Naum Monastery, Church of Saint Sophia, and Samuil’s Fortress.

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Duration 1 day
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Live tour guide
Italian, English
Pickup included
Please wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time
Small group
Limited to 6 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the UNESCO natural and cultural heritage of Lake Ohrid
  • Admire the intricate frescoes of Saint Naum Monastery
  • Get fantastic views of Ohrid Lake from the cliff-top church of Saint John
Full description
Following a pickup from your accommodation in Durrës or Tirana, embark on a guided tour of the charming city of Ohrid. Begin the tour at the magnificent Church of Saint Sophia. Then visit the National Workshop for a handmade paper-making demonstration. Next, pass by Samuil’s Fortress and walk along its historic 4th-century walls. See the Ancient Theatre of Ohrid built in Hellenistic style and walk up to the cliff-top church of Saint John at Kaneo for panoramic views of the lake and surrounding mountains. Enjoy your free time with a lunch in the city. After your lunch, continue the tour to the Medieval Monastery of Saint Naum. See the resident peacocks that roam the grounds and enter the monastery to marvel at its intricate frescoes. On the way to Ohrid, visit the one of a kind Bay of Bones Museum, a prehistoric settlement located on Lake Ohrid. It is an authentic reconstruction from the pile-dwelling settlement, dating back between 1200 and 700 BC. Transfer to Tirana in the late afternoon with a short stop in the town of Pogradec.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Tirana or Durrës
  • Transportation
  • Tour Director
  • Local Guide
  • Admission to museum and castles
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
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We took this tour to Ohrid from Durres, and if we could turn back the time, we would not take it again and do not recommend it for others. To start with, Ermal (?), our driver from Albania, was ca. 1 hour late to pick us up. He was nice and we chatted all the way to Ohrid. The trip itself however took more than he estimated. Once we arrived to Ohrid, we had a local guide who was spending more time to chat with locals than with us, and his explanations were hard to follow, in part due to his English. Due to bad organization the places with early closing time were left for the end and the guides did not know the exact closing time so once we reached the Bay of Bones, we found it closed. Due to our late arrival to Ohrid there was no time for a short boat tour that we asked. On the positive side, the local guide arranged us free coffee, and a small discount in a pearl shop. Still we paid a lot for the tour and we were expecting a better service for this.

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September 20, 2022

October 18, 2022

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