Albania mix: beaches, cities, nature, local food

From 680,00 €.

7 days

The most interesting aspects and the most beautiful places of Albania in a 7-day tour, ideal for those who want to know the authenticity of Albania and at the same time have fun and relax. Suitable for everyone.

Places to visit: Tirana, Kruja, Shkodra, Durres, Berat, Ardenica, Apollonia, Gjirokastra, Blue Eye, Butrint, Ksamil, Borsh, Porto Palermo.

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DAY 1 | WELCOME IN TIRANA

Upon  arrival at the airport of Tirana meeting with the tour guide and transfer to the hotel.

Guided tour of Tirana; the city, symbol of the new Albania, has changed its face and is full of trendy clubs, art galleries and cultural centers.

The local guide will show you the city’s points of interest including: the National Museum, the Skanderbeg Square, the Et’hem Bey Mosque, the Pyramid, the “Pedonalja”, the market “Pazari i Ri”, the Post “Blloku” memorial and the “Blloku” area . Coffee break “Komiteti”, the museum bar with historical objects and selection of artisanal raki.

Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

DAY 2 | KRUJA

Breakfast at the hotel. Departure for Kruja, the ancient Albanian capital, a city symbol of the anti-Ottoman resistance, as well as the city of the national hero Skanderbeg.

Visit of the Medieval Castle with, within its walls, the National Museum of Skanderbeg and the Ethnographic Museum. Coffee break inside the castle.

Finally, visit of the characteristic bazaar consisting of two rows of antique wooden shops on either side of a street that connects the castle with the rest of the city.

Traditional lunch at a local home restorant and free time before returning to Tirana in the late afternoon.

Dinner and overnight at the hotel

DAY 3 | SHKODRA

Departure at 9:00 for Shkodra. The first stop will be in Lezha at the Skenderbeg tomb with coffee break.

Shkodra is considered “the cradle of Albanian culture” and located between the shores of Shkodra’s Lake, near the rivers: Drin, Buna and Kir. Visit of the Rozafa Castle built on a high hill, covered entirely with rocks difficult to climb, in fact for its strategic position it was for centuries an unassailable bastion.

Then visit the historical center of the city and the Catholic cathedral of Saint Stephen and the Marubi Photographic Museum.

Lunch in a traditional restaurant and free time to visit the city before returning to Tirana in the late afternoon.

Dinner and overnight at the hotel

DAY 4 | DURRES AND BERAT

Departure at 09:00 am, first stop Durres where we will visit the Amphitheater, the archaeological museum, the Venetian tower and the Vollga promenade.

After Durres we head towards Berat passing through the green hills full of olive trees. Hotel accommodation and lunch.

After lunch, guided walking tour through the streets of the UNESCO historical center, admiring the White Mosque, the Church of the Holy Trinity and the Gorica bridge and visit to the castle.

Dinner at a traditional restaurant, overnight at the hotel

DAY 5 | ARDENICA, APOLLONIA AND GJIROKASTRO

Departure in the morning for the first stop in Ardenica and then continue to Apollonia. Coffee break before entering the archaeological park for a guided tour.

After Apollonia, lunch based on fish and departure to discover the “stone city”, Gjirokastra, through small picturesque villages.

After settling in the Hotel, we will visit the castle of Gjirokastra with the local guide. We will pass through the Ottoman Bazaar and historic wooden houses, stop at the Zekate house, one of the oldest Ottoman houses in Albania, visit the Ethnographic Museum and the native house of the Albanian communist dictator Enver Hoxha. Free time before dinner at Kujtimi.

Dinner and overnight at the hotel

DAY 6 | BLUE EYE, BUTRINTI, BORSH, PORTO PALERMO, TIRANA

Departure in the morning for the Blue Eye to admire the blue shades of the water and the nature that surrounds it. Departure for Butrint for a guided tour of the Butrint Archaeological Park, where a guide of the site tells of the 2500 years of history incorporated in the amphitheater, in the castle, in the churches and in the Lion Gate.

Then we will stop at Ksamil for a seafood lunch at a restaurant by the sea.

In the late afternoon, return to Tirana with a coffee stop at the Borsh Falls and visit to the Castle of Ali Pashe Tepelena in Porto Palermo.

Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Tirana

DAY 7 | DEPARTURE

Transfer to the airport or to the port according to departure times

INCLUDED

  • Transportation to and from Tirana airport
  • 6 nights at the hotel
  • Breakfast for all 7 days of tours, 6 dinners, 6 lunches
  • English speaker attendant during the tour
  • Transportation by private vehicle (car or minibus 9 seats / 22 seats)
  • Visits as scheduled, entrances included with local English speaker guides.

 NOT INCLUDED

  • Travel to and from your country
  • Transfer to and from Tirana from other cities such as Vlora
  • Tips to the guides and the driver
  • Any other expenses not specified in the program

From €. 680,00 person