Kosovo Tours & Holidays

Small Group Tours & Tailor-Made Holidays

Overview

Set in the heart of the Balkan Peninsula, Europe’s newest country is a land of fascinating contrasts and complexities. Rising from the ashes of a brutal civil war it remains one of Europe’s last untouched frontiers, presenting spectacular mountains and an abundance of rivers and forests that provide home for wolves, lynx, bears and over 300 different bird species. Independent since 2008, many nations still do not recognise Kosovo’s right to exist, including neighbouring Serbia. ...

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Group tours

Travel to Kosovo with like-minded people on one of our small group tours (usually max size 12), featuring knowledgeable local guides and an expert tour leader.

HIGHLIGHTS OF KOSOVO

BEST EXPERIENCES

Wander the cobbled streets of Prizren

Wander the cobbled streets of Prizren

Discover the historic capital of Prizren, including the Kalaja Fortress.

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WHEN TO GO

LGBTQIA+ Guidance

When planning to travel as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, there may be additional things you wish to consider doing, such as:

  • Speaking to one of our travel experts for information about travelling in your chosen destination and local attitudes towards members of the LGBTQIA+ community
  • Checking the Human Dignity Trust map of countries that criminalise LGBTQIA+ people, which highlights potentially dangerous regions and countries
  • Checking the ‘Local laws and customs’ section of your country's official foreign travel advice page
  • Looking for any updates for your desired destination on the Human Rights Watch LGBTQIA+ rights page
  • Buying a recommended guidebook, as many include an LGBTQIA+ section and advice for LGBTQIA+ travellers

USEFUL INFORMATION

Health and Vaccinations 

There are no mandatory immunisations for travellers to Kosovo though you should be up to date with Typhoid, Tetanus, Polio and Hepatitis A. We recommend you seek advice from your local GP or travel centre as to the correct immunisations and preventative treatments.  

Currency 

In Kosovo the official unit of currency is the Euro.  

To check out the latest exchange rate for the places that you are visiting you can go to www.oanda.com

Cultural Sensitivity 

On our tours you will frequently interact with local people, each with their own distinct customs and traditions. We therefore ask you to be considerate and to treat them with respect. Your tour-leaders and guides will always be able to advise you accordingly.  

In the churches and cathedrals women should cover their heads with a scarf or hat, while men should take their hats off.   

Language & Religion 

Today, over 90% of Kosovo's population are from Muslim family backgrounds, most of whom are ethnic Albanians. One thing to note is that Islam was never enforced, but only accepted by the Balkan population. Most of the people who turned to Islam were Albanians.  

Given the crossover of ethnic minorities in this region both Serbian and Albanian are widely spoken in Kosovo. 

Time 

Kosovo is 1 hour ahead of GMT  

A useful website to check the time zone differences is www.worldtimezone.com.  

Food and drink 

Bread and dairy are important staples in Kosovar Albanian cuisine. The most widely used dairy products are milk, yogurt, ayran, spreads, cheese and kaymak. Meat (beef, chicken and lamb), beans, rice and peppers are likewise major parts of the Kosovo Albanian diet. Vegetables are used seasonally.  

Travelling Solo In Kosovo

All of our small group tours are designed to cater for solo travellers: the number of solo travellers will vary from tour to tour, but usually over half will be travelling alone. Get all of the excitement of discovering new places combined with the security of travelling with an organised group, with like minded people.