Regional Study Tour

A study tour at the start of the program enables participants to visit important historical and cultural sites in the region and to meet officials and activists in the region. Our tour goes from Albania, Montenegro, Croatia (Dubrovnik), Bosnia and Herzegovina and North Macedonia.

ITINERARY
Summer Program Regional Tour
22 June – 24 June 2020

Albania – Montenegro – Croatia – Bosnia & Herzegovina – North Macedonia

Day One – Sunday, June 23 (Kruja – Ulcinj)

  • Leave from the Hotel Luxor near the RITK Campus at 6:00 am
  • Arrive in Krujë at 10:30 (Albania). (Approximately 4.5 hours’ drive from Prishtina)
  • Visit the Krujë castle and the Skenderbeg national museum.
  • Souvenir shopping and or lunch 12:00 -1:30 pm
  • Departure to Ulcinj, Montenegro 1:30pm (bus parking – ask your coordinator)
  • Check into Hotel in 5:30 pm
    Hotel-Porto Otrant Ulcijn, Montenegro (room/three beds)
    Address: B.B Velika Plaza R17 85360 Ulcijn
    Phone: +382 (0) 30 455 303 (3 min. from the beach)
  • Free time

Day Two –Monday, June 24 (Dubrovnik)

  • Departure to Dubrovnik 6:00 am – Take away breakfast
  • Drive to Dubrovnik (Approximately 6 -7 hours) 12:30 pm
  • Gruz Parking lot – take local bus to old town
    (ask coordinator for the Dubrovnik Day Card)
  • Visit the RIT Dubrovnik Campus 12:30 – 1:30 pm (close to Pile gate)
    Dr. Prof. Vanda Bazdan, “Dubrovnik in Historical Context”
  • Old town free time 1:30 – 6:30 pm
    Meeting point: Gruz bus parking lot at 7:00 pm
  • Depart to Mostar 7:15 pm
  • Arrival in Mostar 10:30 pm
    Hotel Medium (room/three beds)
    Address: 25, Maršala Tita, Mostar 88000, Bosnia & Herzegovina
    Phone: +387 36 571-368


Day Three – Tuesday, June 25 (Mostar & Sarajevo)

  • Breakfast in Mostar 7:30 – 8:30
  • Briefing by William Ozkaptan, Head of OSCE office in Mostar – 9:30 am
  •  Visit the KOSKI MEHMED PASA MOSQUE, Carsija (traditional market)
  • Lunch at Restaurant Sadervan 12:30 – 1:30 pm
  • Departure from Hotel 2:00 pm
  • Arrival in Sarajevo (check in hotel) 3:30 pm
    Saraj Hotel, Sarajevo(room/three beds)
    Address: NEVJESTINA 5,71000 SARAJEVO,BOSNIA, + 387 33 233 500
  • Begin Tour of city from Hotel 5:00 pm
  • Sarajevo Sightseeing tour and dinner 5:00 – 8:00 pm
  • Free time
    Note: walking tour – walking distance from hotel to the center: 15 minutes


Day Four – Wednesday, June 26 (Sarajevo)

  • Breakfast in hotel 8:00 AM (Sarajevo)
  • Office of the High Representative 11:00 am
  • Lunch 1:00 – 2:00 PM (TBA)
  • Meeting with officials & civil society TBA (ask student coordinator) 2:00 – 3:30 PM
  • Historical museum 4:00 pm – Address: Zmaja of Bosne 5
  • Free time
    Note: walking tour – walking distance from hotel to the center: 15 minutes

 

Day Five – Thursday, June 27 (Srebrenica)

  • Early departure to Srebrenica 7:00 am
  • A tour of Srebrenica 10:00 – 1:00 pm
  • Take Away Lunch


Day Six – Friday, 28 June (Belgrade)

  • Breakfast at 8:00 am
  • Meetings with officials 9:00 – 11:30 (ask coordinator)
  • Lunch 12:30 – 2:30 pm
  • Visit the House of Flowers Museum, part of the Museum of the History of Yugoslavia 3:30 -5:00 PM (by bus: meeting point TBD)
    Address: Mihaila Mike Jankovića 6, Belgrade
  • City walk in Belgrade with Youth Initiative for Human Rights 6:00 – 8:00 pm
    Meeting point TBD (ask coordinator)
  • Free Time


Day Seven – Saturday, 29 June (Belgrade to Skopje) – Back to Prishtina

  • Departure to Skopje, Macedonia 5:30 am (take away breakfast)
  • Arrival in Skopje 11:00 am
  • Walking City tour & Mother Teresa Memorial House 12:00 – 2:00 pm
  • Free time 2:30- 6:00 pm (bus meeting point TBD)
  • Departure to Prishtina 6:30 pm
  • Arrival in Prishtina 9:30 pm