Highlight of the TOUR
Prishtina PLUS Tour takes you to Explore the unique gems around Prishtina: It has a mixed and combined relevance of Four spots representing religious, cultural/historic, natural, and archaeological heritage.
SPOTS included in the tour:
Impressive Monastery of Gracanica
Mysterious marble cave of Gadime
Archeological Roman town of Ulpiana
Amazing Bear Sanctuary.
“Four Spot you shouldn’t miss around Prishtina”
Price: 70 Euro
up to 4 people Transport & Guide & Companion
Once you meet the guide in the suggested place, you are introduced with the content of the tour then we move forward to the Eastern Part of Prishtina. Our first stop in the way, it’s the famous Gracanica Monastery (UNESCO Heritage List), where you’ll be fascinated with the extra-ordinary interior of full of magnificent frescoes. The guide of Monastery would be happy to explain you the interesting story of the monastery which dates from 1321 and it’s been always in service till nowadays.
Impressed with the Monastery, we’ll continue around one more KM further to explore the archaeological park of Ulpiana. It is the most important archaeological site in Kosovo, representing an old civilization of Dardanian Kingdom from the bronze age.
Historically, during the 3nd and 4th Century AC it became one of the five most important Roman Towns in Balkan Peninsula. We will explore a lot of interesting ruined of the ancient town which still is under excavation.
Afterwards we move towards Marble cave of Gadime which is as 10 more KM away. It’s an wonderful cave with lots of interesting galleries with full of mysteries. The tour into the cave takes an half an hour and is guided by the respective guide of the cave.
Bear Sanctuary: Right after the cave we depart to Bear Sanctuary. It is a lovely natural park with hilarious brown bears all around. It is awesome to see the Bears playing up and down all the day long. It is a story of survival, love and dedication for bears.
Available Time: It is available for every day, usually meet by 10 AM and/or 14 PM. But the tour can be rescheduled as specially required.
Meeting place. We usually meet near Center center (our office), respectively at Prishtina Grand Hotel, but we can pick you up at a certain place.
Duration: Tour takes around 3 – 3.5 hours
Guide & companion
Fun and knowledge
Walk * Hike * Cave * Discover
Highlight of the SIGHTS
Monastery of Gracanica
It is an Orthodox monastery and UNESCO’S World Heritage site of Gračanica, in Serbian Municipality 7 km driving from the city center, on the way to Bear Sanctuary. The church was reconstructed in the 14th century atop the ruins of a 6th century basilica dedicated to the Virgin Maria.
The characteristic of the church is having five cupolas, the central one dedicated to the Lord Christ and four other domes in four corners for Apostles. The gradual raises of domes upwards, distinguishing altar space culminating with thousands of frescoes depicting Saint faces, events from Bibles, the Christ life, old testament and similar images crown this religious and architectural complex.
Ulpiana was an ancient Illyrian/ Roman settlement known as Justiniana Secunda located in what is now in Gračanica, the region of Prishtina. The traces of civilization here are really prehistorical, back to the Bronze/Iron age. It shows an Urbanized center of Kingdom of Dardania which was invaded by Romans by the end of 1st Century AC, which reached its peak of development during the 3rd and 4th century AC.
Ulpiana was one of the main centers in Geo-strategic positions between Rome and Constantinople and next to rich mines of precious minerals and fertile land. The antique Roman /Byzantine town of Ulpiana presents one of the most important archaeological sites in Kosovo.
Gadime marble cave,
It is a karst limestone cave in the village of Gadime, 25 km southeast of Prishtina. The cave was Discovered in 1966 and presents an Underground Treasure of Kosovo. It displays a magnificent miracle of crystallized stalagmites & stalactites which are believed to have been formed over millions of years. A tour throughout the cave is awesome! A lot of extraordinary hidden gems. Stone-crystallized figures can be seen, which were named by locals fitting their local motives. There’s also an internal lake, alongside the cave.
The temperatures are really cool; varying around 9ºC depending on the gallery or season and the cave’s average humidity is very low. Though, wearing a coat and proper shoes are more than welcome, so you are able to enjoy the sight.
The BEAR SANCTUARY in Kosovo
BEAR SANCTUARY Prishtina is located near the village of Mramor. about 20 KM from Prishtina. It covers around 10 hectares of developed area and provide a kind of natural habitat to many local brown bears formerly kept as restaurant bears in Kosovo and Albania, aiming at attracting more guests or even other ones were kept illegally as pets by Kosovar families. Here, the bears have the chance to live under professional supervision and in an environment suited to their species. Now we have 20 bears in our sanctuary.
Thanks to the work of FOUR PAWS and BEAR SANCTUARY Prishtina, no bears have been kept in captivity by private owners since 2014.
What NOT included
Tickets are not Included. Three of the four entries require an entry ticket of 2 E each. So keep in kind for three tickets to be paid.
Food or lunches
Tips & Gratuities
REMARK: Visiting the Bear Sanctuary it’s an exciting experience where you will see a lot of brown bears closely, but it also implies a considerable hilly hiking. That’s why, you should be wearing a proper shoes and a bottle of water it’s desired. But you can by fresh water and drinks at the restaurant of the Sanctuary.