Visiting Kosovo’s main cities of Pristina and Prizren is a must while you are staying in Tirana. On this full-day tour, travel comfortably by air-conditioned jeeps from your Tirana. Head to Prizren and take a walking tour of the Ottoman-era Old Town. Admire Byzantine architecture and ancient monuments among the modern cafes, and soak up the atmosphere in the bustling Old Town.
Visit landmarks like the Kosovo National Library, the Open Air Archaeological Park, Çarshi Mosque, Gazimestan Tower, and more. Explore UNESCO–listed treasures like the 14th-century Çarshi Mosque, the Cathedral of St. Mother Teresa, and Skanderbeg Square, and listen as your private guide brings centuries of Kosovo history to life.
What to Expect
Enjoy this full day tour to explore Kosovo with the visit of the capital city of Pristina and the old city of Prizren.
We will pick you up at Scanderbeg Square in Tirana at 9:00 am, and drive you to Kukes to cross the border to Kosovo. Once we arrive to Prizren we will start a walking tour to enjoy the city, which includes the attractive Ottoman Old Town, known for its gold and silver filigree craftsmen, the hammam, the museum of Prizren League, the Helveti Tekke, Sinia Pasha Mosque and the church of Our Lady of Ljevis. Prizren has the largest number of preserved Ottoman buildings in Kosovo, so simply wandering the old cobbled streets admiring the town houses, mosques and tekkes is a delight. We will stop for lunch on a traditional restaurant.
After lunch we head to Pristina. Here you will take a tour and see: the Kosovo National Library that represents a modern architectural design, the Mother Teresa statue, Gjergj Kastrioti Scanderbeg statue, Open Air Archeological Park with artifacts from Neolithic period, the Kosovo Museum that was built by Austrians for the Turkish army in 1898 and has an extensive collection of archaeological and ethnological artifacts including the Neolithic Goddesses on a Throne terracotta; Çarshi Mosque which is Pristina oldest building constructed on 15th century by Turkish Sultan Bajazit; the Academy Building which is a 19th century Ottoman konak style private houses; the Clock Tower, a 26 meter high built by Jashar Pasha on 1764; the Fatih Mosque or Imperial Mosque built on 1461 under the Turkish Sultan Mehmed II Fatih; The Great Hammam bath complex built in 1470 and graced with 15 domes with small holes to let light stream in. Also the ethnographic museum, Emin Gjiku complex is an extremely well preserved building from 18th Century and its only original building left in old bazaar area. The tour finishes with the visit of Gazimestan Tower. After this full day Kosovo tour, we’ll return to Tirana.
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