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Discover Albania Tour 8 days / 7nights

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  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Max People : 12
  • Wifi Available
  • All year around
  • Min Age: All Ages
  • Pick Up

On these 8 days, you will cover the best sites of Albania to discover the last corner of Europe still untouched. We will visit 3 UNESCO World Heritage lists, plenty of fortresses, characteristical towns, archaeological parks, religious objects, and much more. Our region is known for its rich history, traditions, culture, and breathtaking landscape. Culinary is another joy that you will discover day by day in different regions of our country. Talks about our communist past and its consequences today. We take particular care to bring to you the best local peculiarities and feel the warmth of our people. 

Departure & Return Location

Pick up and drop off all travelers at their hotel 

Duration

9:00 am at the pick up place 

Live Tour Guide

English, Italian and Greek

Price Includes

  • Tour Guide
  • All transportation in destination location
  • 7 Nights Accommodation
  • 7 x Breakfasts
  • Museum Entrance Tickets

Price Excludes

  • Guide Gratuity
  • Single Room Supplement
  • Everything that is not mentioned at the Inclusion section.
What to Expect

These 8 days you will travel around Albania with comprehensive sightseeing and visit all the cities, historical sites, archaeological sites as per the detailed itinerary. 

The tour is an easy walk and drive, with many visits to natural and historical sites, making it suitable for everyone. Transportation will be done with an air-conditioned, comfortable vehicle. Accommodation will be in 3 stars hotels or local guesthouses, twin shared rooms, breakfast is included. Single room supplement is not included in the price. A certified local tour guide will be with you all the time.  The weather most of the time is very nice and pleasant, only during July and August you should bring your hat, sunscreen, and water. 

 

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Itinerary

Day 1Welcome to Albania

Today you will arrive in Tirana, Albania and our staff will meet you at the airport.

Depending on your arrival time we might do the presentation meeting with your guide and a short walking tour of Tirana. 

Overnight in Tirana

Day 2Kruja and Shkodra

In the morning, we will drive about 45 minutes to the historical town of Kruja, home of our national hero Scanderbeg. Here we will visit:

  • The XIV century fortress;
  • The Scanderbeg and Ethnographic museums;
  • The old bazaar of Kruja, well known for the handmade wool carpets

After a traditional lunch, we will head north and drive about 1 hour to arrive in Shkodra in the early afternoon. Here we will visit:         

  • The IV century BC fortress of Shkodra
  • The city center with Venetian Influence                

Evening at leisure on your own to explore the rest of Shkodra.

Overnight in Shkodra

Day 3Durres and Berat

Today we will start visiting the town of Durres, our main port and beach on the Adriatic sea. Durres has a significant importance on our history, as one of the oldest Greek and Roman colonies since the VII century BC. Here we will have a chance to visit:

o The archeological museum;
o The amphitheater of II century AD, the biggest in Balkan;
o The town center

Second part of the day we will travel towards the town of Berat, known for its unique architecture and part of the UNESCO World Heritage list. Here we will visit:

● Visit at the IV century BC fortress of Berat.
● Visit at the old XVIII century Christian Orthodox Cathedral of Berat.
● Visit at the Onufri Byzantine Icon’s Gallery.

Evening at leisure to explore the ton of Berat on your own.
Overnight in the old town of Berat.

Day 4Apollonia and Ionian Coast

Our day will start by visiting the Archeological Park of Apollonia, which started as a Greek colony in the VII century BC and the Museum of Apollonia.

 

After Apollonia Park, we will start driving along the Ionian coast towards Saranda. This whole trip goes along one of the most beautiful parts of Albania where the sea and mountains come together to shape this amazing landscape.

We will make a short stop at Llogara pass, 1000 m above sea level, to enjoy the panorama and take pictures. Further down on our way will make a visit to Ali Pasha’s XIX century fortress, a real jewel well preserved until nowadays.

On the way, we will cross through the beautiful villages of Dhermi, Ilias, Vuno, Himara, Borsh, Qeparo, etc. At one of them, we will have a lunch stop. Late afternoon we will arrive in Saranda.

Overnight in Saranda 

Day 5Butrinti and Blue Eye

Today we will visit the biggest Archeological Park in Albania, Butrinti Park, which started as a Greek colony in the VII century BC, later became a Roman colony and since 1995 is an UNESCO World Heritage listed site.

We will continue with a short stop at Ksamil Beach, where we will have our lunch. Our day continues with the visit to Blue Eye natural water spring park.

In the afternoon we will arrive in Gjirokastra and you will have time on your own to explore this beautiful old town.
Overnight in Gjirokaster

Day 6Gjirokastra and Permet

After a wonderful traditional breakfast, we will explore the old town of Gjirokastra, part of UNESCO World Heritage. We will visit:

  • Visit at the XIV century fortress;
  • Visit the XIX century-old bazaar of Gjirokastra.

In the second part of the day we will drive towards the town of Korca and on our way will pass along Vjosa river, known as the last wild river of Europe, Permet town, and Germenji park. The whole area is untouched by mankind’s impact.

Afternoon we will be in Korca and you will have all evening to explore this beautiful town, known for its culture and history. Our tip is to not miss trying the local beer and their meatballs in one of the many beer gardens in town. 

Overnight in Korca

Day 7Korca and Pogradec

In the first part of the day we will explore the town of Korca, known also as the little Paris, and will visit:

  • The Medieval Art Museum;
  • The old orthodox cathedral;
  • The old bazaar of Korca;

After lunch we will drive to Pogradec town, located on the shore of Ohrid lake, the oldest lake in Balkan, shared between Albania and North Macedonia. We will visit Drilon water springs, Enver Hoxha’s preferred vacation place. 

Late afternoon we will drive back to Tirana.

Overnight in Tirana

Day 8End of Journey

Our staff will send you at Tirana International Airport, wishing you a safe flight back home.

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