DANCE and FOLKLORE TOUR to NORTH ALBANIA and KOSOVO
September 10-23,2018

PRILIMINARY ITINERARY (subject to change)

Day 1 – Monday, September 10: Tiranë - Durres
Arrival in Tiranë (Mother Teresa Airport) and transfer to hotel in Durres
19:00-Welcome Dinner – Dance party to live music
 

Day 2 – Tuesday, September 11: Durres
8:30- 9:30 Breakfast
9:30 - 11:30 Dance Workshop I with Genci Kastrati and partner (Central/ N.Albania)
12:00-13:00 Lunch
13:00-15:00 Dance Workshop II with Genci Kastrati and partner (Central/N. Albania)
16:00: -? Surprise Event and Dinner
 

Day 3 – Wednesday, September 12: Durres-Krujë-Shkodër
8:30-9:30 Breakfast and departure for Krujë
10:30-12:30 Shopping in Krujë’s traditional bazaar (costumes, textiles, jewelry)
Visiting museums
12:30-17:00 Lunch in Castle area. Dance to live music
17:00 Depart for Shkodër
19:30 Dinner at Hotel in Shkodër with music and dance from local group
 

Day 4 – Thursday, Septemter 13: Shkodër
8:30-9:30 Breakfast
9:30 -11:30 Dance Workshop III with local leaders
12:30-13:30 Lunch
14:30-16:30 Dance Workshop IV with local leaders
18:30 Dinner and Evening Review/Dancing with Kotansky’s
 

Day 5 – Friday, September 14: Shkodër
8:30-9:30 Breakfast
9:30 Visit the Marubi Photography Gallery and Shkodra Castle
*Optional trip to the scenic mountain village of Theth (this is an all day trip and
involves an additional cost. Travel in mini vans with lunch in Theth. The road to Theth is very winding.
12:30-14:00 Lunch at a famous restaurant on the Buna River
14:00-18:00 Free time in Shkodër and its traditional bazaar
19:00 Dinner at hotel and dancing to live music
 

Day 6 – Saturday, September 15: Shkodër-Bajram Curri-Valbonë (Albania Alps)
7:00-8:00 Breakfast
8:00 Departure to Bajram Curri with a Ferry Boat ride on Lake Koman including Lunch
and Dancing on the Ferry.
18:30 Dinner in Valbonë with live music and local dancers
 

Day 7 – Sunday September 16: Valbonë
8:30-9:30 Breakfast
9:30-11:30 Dance Workshop V with local leaders

12:30-13:30 Lunch
Day 7 cont.
14:00-16:00 Dance Workshop VI with local leaders
18:30 Dinner and free time (Optional review/dancing with Kotanskys)
 

Day 8 – Monday, September 17: Valbonë-Gjakova- Prizren
8:00-9:00 Breakfast
9:00 Departure to Gjakova, Kosovo
10:30-12:30 Free time and traditional bazaar in Gjakova
12:30-14:00 Lunch at the restaurant “Hani i Haracise” in Gjakova
14:30 Departure for Prizren and Free time in Prizren
19:00 Dinner at hotel with live music and local dancers
 

Day 9 – Tuesday September 18: Prizren-Peja- Prizren
8:00-9:00 Breakfast
9:00 Depart for Peja to visit Dečani Monastery, Peja’s Old City and marketplace
12:30 Lunch
14:00 Visit the Rugova Canyon
18:30 Dinner at hotel in Prizren Review/dancing with Kotanskys
 

Day 10 - Wednesday, September 19: Prizren
8:30-9:30 Breakfast
9:30-11:30 Dance Workshop VII with local leaders and musicians
12:30- 13:30 Lunch
14:30-16:30 Dance Workshop VIII with local leaders
19:00 Dinner in a traditional restaurant in the Old City Center
 

Day 11 – Thursday, September 20: Prizren-Prishtinë-Prizren
7:30-8:30 Breakfast
8:30 Depart for Prishtinë (Capital city of Kosovo) to visit the Ethnographic Museum,
Museum of History, lunch in the city center.
13:00 Visit Gračanica Monastery and Gadima Cave
19:00 Dinner at hotel and program (TBD)
 

Day 12 – Friday, September 21: Prizren
8:30-9:30 Breakfast
10:00-12:00 Dance Workshop IX with Besnik Grajçevci and his wife Emina
12:30-13:30 Lunch
14:30-16:30 Dance Workshop X with Besnik Grajçevci and Emina
17:30 Free time and visit Muse Historical House
19:00 Dinner and dance with live music
 

Day 13 – Saturday, September 22: Prizren-Durres
8:00-9:00 Breakfast
9:00 Depart for Durres with lunch along the way
18:30 Farewell dinner and dance with live music
 

Day 14 – Sunday, September 23: Faleminderit!
Transfers to Mother Teresa Airport. Thank you and have a safe trip home!
*Please note: This program is subject to change with additions to be added.