Travel in the Heart of the Balkans; 3-Day Tour

Highlights

• Visit ancient and modern cultural heritage around Pristina

• Rugova Valley and Peja City

• Gadime Cave

• Haxhi Zeka mill, named after a well-known Albanian patriot

• 13th century Peja Patriarchate

• Deēan Monastery, built by King Stefan.

• Fresh trout dinner at the famous Trofta Restaurant in Istog

Day One – Pristina and surroundings

Enjoy a buffet breakfast at your hotel and begin with a tour of historical sites in and around Pristina, such as the 15th century “Great Mosque” of Sultan Mehmet Fatih Mosque, the Middle Ēarshisė Mosque built by Sultan Bajaziti in 1389, the Pristina Hamam (Turkish bath), the 19th century era Clock Tower and the Museum of Kosovo. The Museum is housed in an Austro-Hungarian inspired building originally built for the regional Ottoman Empire administration. From 1945 to 1975, the building served as headquarters for the Yugoslav National Army, although it also became the Museum in 1963. You will also visit the Ethnographic Museum, Academy of Sciences and Arts of Kosovo, the Ottoman Empire’s first administration for the Province of Kosovo. From Pristina, we will drive to the Gazimestan Monument commemorating the famous battle between the Ottoman army and “Balkan people’s coalition” on June 15th, 1389. Visit the Sultan Murat tomb in Tyrbes Mazgit, and then the beautiful Monastery of Graēanica, built around 1315 and the Roman ruins of Ulpiana - among the most important cultural heritage sites in Kosovo. Overnight in Pristina.

Day Two – Peja Cultural Tour

We will continue to Peja in the morning for a city tour and visit to the 13th century Peja Patriarchate and the beautiful Rugova Valley. We will then visit the Deēan Monastery, which was built by King Stefan, and continue to Radavc, source of the White Drin River and then Istok, home of the famous Restaurant “Trofta,” for a fresh trout lunch. Choose from more than 20 ways the trout can be prepared. Overnight in Pristina.

Day Three -- Gadime Cave

After breakfast, we drive to the Paleozoic marble cave of Gadime where the Director will introduce us to the region and explain the ancient formation of the Cave. Open since 1976, it is the only cave open to tourists in Kosovo. The Cave has three natural entrances situated at 576, 582 and 584 meters above sea level, and less than 10 meters from the river bed. Return to Pristina.

Contact:

Veneta Travel

For more information, please contact:

Address: Bill Clinton Boulevard, 10 000 Pristina, Republic of Kosovo;

Mobile: +377 (0) 44 505 347, Office: +381 (0) 38 247 701

Email: [email protected]; [email protected]; Web: www.veneta-travel.com;

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