Albania and Montenegero are 2 neighbour countries enjoying the same Mediterranean weather and Adriatic Coastline and on the same hand very different in culture, tradition, language and history. In 10 days you will visit the best sites of both countries visiting many old towns, archaeologcial sites, beaches and more. We are particularly concerned to show you the local peculiarities and experiences in every country. There is no better way than local’s way!
Pick up and drop off all travelers at their hotel
10 Days / 9 Nights
English, Italian and Greek
The tour of Albania, and Montenegro is a comprehensive and pleasant tour of the two countries and their culture, history, tradition, cuisine, and language. Our tour goes through the best sites to visit, with extensive explanations which are very satisfactory in such a rich history, culture and tradition area.
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. A 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.
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
Today we will start visiting the town of Durres, our main port and beach on the Adriatic sea. Durres has significant importance in our history, as one of the oldest Greek and Roman colonies since the VII century BC. Here we will have a chance to visit:
The second part of the day will visit the Archeological Park of Apollonia, which started as a Greek colony in the VII century BC, and the Museum of Apollonia.
Later in the afternoon, we will check-in at our hotel and evening at leisure to explore Vlora.
Overnight in Vlora
Our day will start by driving to the mountains climbing to Llogara pass, 1000 m above sea level. Here you will have a chance to enjoy the panorama and take pictures if we are lucky and the sky is clear our view can reach up to Corfu island. 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 small beautiful villages of Dhermi, Ilias, Vuno, Himara, Borsh, Qeparo, etc. At one of them, we will have a lunch stop. In the late afternoon, we will arrive in Saranda.
Overnight in Saranda
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 has been a UNESCO World Heritage-listed site. Butrinti is considered to be our best archeological park, testifying to our ancestors and the historical importance of this area.
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
After a wonderful traditional breakfast, we will explore the old town of Gjirokastra, part of UNESCO World Heritage. We will visit:
Second part of the day we will drive south and will stop to visit a gorgeous Byzantium monastery of Ardenica, XIII century.
Late afternoon will accommodate in our guesthouse in Berat.
Overnight in Berat
Early morning visit Berat, known for its unique architecture and part of the UNESCO World Heritage list. Here we will visit:
After having enjoyed the wonderful fortress of Berat we will drive about 1 hour and 30 minutes to the historical town of Kruja, home of our national hero Scanderbeg. After a traditional lunch we will visit:
Later we will head north and drive about 1 hour to arrive in Shkodra in late afternoon.
Evening at leisure on your own to explore the town of Shkodra.
Overnight in Shkodra
Early morning after a delicious breakfast we will visit the IV century BC fortress of Shkodra with an amazing view of the town, lake Shkodra, Buna & Drini River.
Leaving Albania we will drive north, around Shkodra lake to reach the capital of Montenegro, Podgorica in about 1 hour. We will visit the old neighborhood and city center. After a traditional lunch, we will cross the mountains to rich Cetinje the old capital of Montenegro, which is a UNESCO World Heritage-listed town.
In the afternoon we will drive to Kotor, a beautiful little town, well-known for its old town inside the fortress and its bay.
Overnight in Kotor
After breakfast we will explore the town of Kotor, a UNESCO World heritage town. We will explore the history of this town located in the beautiful bay of Kotor and will wander through the narrow streets. This town was bombarded during the independence war with Serbia and it is reconstructed as it was after the war.
Next will visit the old town of Perast and the well known landmark of Montenegro, the Lady of the Rock church, located in the small island in the middle of the bay of Kotor. We will spend the evening at leisure in Kotor.
Overnight in Kotor
We will start the day by a short drive to the beautiful town of Budva, located within the Venetian fortress by the sea. This fortress has a long history starting 2,500 years ago with an Illyrian population. Budva was known as an important port during medieval times and trade with Italy.
On your way we will make a short stop to Sveti Stefan, a small beautiful rocky peninsula with the Monastery of Saint Stefan in it.
Early afternoon we will drive to Tirana.
Overnight in Tirana
Our staff will send you at Tirana International Airport, wishing you a safe flight back home.