This wonderful tour will give you the opportunity to visit one of the world’s oldest and clearest freshwater lakes, inscribed on the World Heritage List of UNESCO, will be touched by both Macedonian and Albanian cultures, customs and attractions. This full day circle tour around Lake Ohrid will give you the opportunity to compare the similarities and diversities of the two countries; chance to taste some delicious fresh-water fish; witness some great historical and archaeological sites and enjoy the natural beauty of the surroundings.
Experience the beautiful lake city of Ohrid, a city of UNESCO, with a history of more than 2500 years.
We will pick you up at Scanderbeg Square in Tirana, 9:00 am, and drive you to Pogradec to cross the border to Macedonia. Once we arrive we will drive through the little village Tushemisht where Enver Hoxha had his summer house, we arrive at the small town Pogradec for a walk through the main sites of the town. In a restaurant near Pogradec you get the unique opportunity to taste some delicious fresh-water fish and other tasty local bites.
After lunch we cross the border to Macedonia. Our first stop is Struga, which impress you with the ‘Poetry Bridge’ that every August gathers poets and writers from across the world to attend the world known Struga Poetry Evenings; the typical 18 and 19th century architecture; the Old Bazaar and the beautiful sight from where the Black Drin flows out of Lake Ohrid on to its way to the Adriatic Sea. We drive along the shores of Lake Ohrid, by some of the most beautiful beaches, here we visit the Museum on Water at the ‘Bay of Bones’ that represents a reconstruction of a settlement from the Iron and Bronze ages. Continue further on the south of the lake to visit St. Naum Monastery, a breathtaking scenery and atmosphere, followed by a border crossing to Albania and that is the end of this wonderful Tour.