The Best of Albania Tour

 

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The Best of Albania Tour 

10 Days

 

Between the ancient cities bursting with legends, Mediterranean beaches bathed in sunlight and local people with unique charm, leaving from Albania will be a nostalgic “goodbye, see you soon”.

On this north – to south tour, you’ll cook, eat and drink Raki with larger – than – life countryside people, exploring legendary cities like Berat, Gjirokaster, Shkoder, Korce, Sarande and smaller – yet – iconic towns like Kruja and Vlora.

Max Tour group size: 16 guests.

Tour place: You will walk 2 – 3 hour daily, across cobblestone streets, with some hills and stairs.

 

 

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Local cuisine and cooking session

 

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Historical and Traditional Hotels

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Sightseeing with local guides

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    Your tour includes                       Your tour highlights

  • 9 nights in handpicked hotels
  • Breakfast daily, 8 three-course meals with beer or wine
  • Multilingual Tour Director
  • Private deluxe motor coach
  • Guided sightseeing and select

entrance fees 

 

  • The narrow alleys and castle of the city of “a thousand windows” of Berat
  • The Bazaar build of stone of Gjirokastra
  • The warm hospitality of rural families
  • A hypnotic spring and a coffee break in the middle of waterfalls

 

 

  

 

Tirane  2 nights

 

Day 1: Travel day

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Airport pick-up service available throughout the day (included).

Welcome to Albania! Get settled in the hotel and for those of you not too tired, there is a

guided walking tour of the city center before a welcome cocktail in the evening.  

 

 

Day 2: Shkoder via Kruja

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  Included entrances : Museums

 

Today you’ll travel north to Shkodra, stopping in Kruja for a guided walking tour of Skanderbeg’s home town, wandering around the Old Bazar passing by the castle, visiting Skanderbeg Museum and the National Ethnographic Museum.

On our way to Shkodra

  • Head for lunch in Shiroke, a small town on the lake, known for its cuisine, quietness and natural beauty,
  • Enjoy amazing views and the fascinating history of the Rozafa Fortress,
  • In the afternoon set off an a guided tour of the Old Town, St. Stephen’s Catholic Cathedral, Ebu Bekr Mosque and Marubi Museum ( Albania’s best photography collection ),
  • Relax and enjoy free time in the “pedonalja” the beating heart of Shkodra, before transferring back to Tirana.

 

 

Korce  2 nights

 

Day 3: Korca via the Illyrian Roy al Tombs & Lin Village

  • Included meals: Breakfast ,Lunch

 

We adventure into the countryside roads towards the Royal Tombs of Selce e Poshtme.

  • After a guided tour around and in the Tombs, we step inside a cottage facing the Tombs hill.
  • Walk through gardens, picking ingredients by yourself and learn how to cook traditional Albanian food with the ladies of the house.

In the afternoon we travel to Lin Village.

  • Enjoy free time wandering around streets shadowed with grape vines and old houses made of stone and bricks.

 

 

Day 4: Free day in Korce

Cutlery-52 Included meals: Breakfast

 

Enjoy a full day in the romantic city of Korce, known as “the little Paris” or add an excursion (available during the tour).

  • Optional Excursion – afternoon and dinner in Voskopoje 

 

 

 

Gjirokaster  2 nights

 

Day 5: Gjirokaster via Kolonje & Permet

  • Included meals: Breakfast ,Lunch

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En route to Gjirokaster, stop in the Kamenica Tulums for a guided tour of the archaeological site and of the museum dedicated to the prehistory of Albania.

  • Enjoy the beautiful landscape of these untraveled roads.
  • Stop for a fish – based lunch in a restaurant in a valley surrounded by mountains.
  • Visit the city of Permet, surrounded by the stunning mountain range of TrebeshineDhembelNemerke,

Travel to Gjirokaster in the evening.

 

 

Day 6: Sightseeing tour of Gjirokastra & lunch in the countryside             

Cutlery-52 Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch

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Head out in a morning guided tour of the Unesco Word Heritage city of “a thousand steps” with our local guide.

  • Soak up to the rich history of the castle and enjoy the view of the “city of stone” from above.
  • Step into the Zekate house, the oldest Ottoman tower house.
  • Pass by the Ottoman Bazaar and historic wooden houses and visit the Ethnographic Museum, former Albanian Communist dictator’s house.

Drive to Saraqinisht for a typical countryside lunch.

  • Learn about food, life and traditions of a rural Albanian family.

Enjoy a free evening wandering around the cobblestone streets of the city.

 

Himare  1 night

 

Day 7: Himara via Blue Eye Spring & Butrint

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Travel to the Blue Eye and marvel at the spring’s shades of blue and nature around it

  • Transfer to Butrint for a guided tour of the Unesco Archaeological site where a local guided explains 2500 years of history embedded in the Amphitheater, the Castle, the Churches and the Lion’s Gate,
  • Drive to Saranda and enjoy seafood lunch next to turquoise waters.
  • Enjoy a free evening exploring the seaside city of Himara.

 

 

Berat 1 night

 

Day 8: Berat via Llogara & Vlora

Cutlery-52 Included meals: Breakfast, lunch

 

 

En route to Berat, stop at Llogara “balcony” for a stunning view from above of the South Coast beaches and then head for lunch to Llogara National Park, freshened by the mountain breeze and pine trees.

  • Stop in the center of Vlora for a short visit of the Independence Monument and Muradie Mosque,
  • Transfer to Zvernec and explore one of the most ancient Orthodox Monastery in the Balkans, situated in an island of the Narta lagoon,

Travel to Berat and enjoy a free evening in the city of a thousand windows.

 

Tirane  1 night

 

Day 9: Sightseeing tour of Berat

Cutlery-52 Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch

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Set out for a walking guide through the Unesco – recognized Old Town, admiring the White Mosque, the Holy Trinity Church, Gorica Bridge and the Castle.

  • Enjoy lunch with traditional food in a local restaurant,
  • On the way back to Tirana, stop in Durrës for a coffee break by the sea.

 

 

Day 10: Departure

Cutlery-52 Included meals: Breakfast ( excluding early morning departure )

Transfer to the airport for your return flight home.


980 € / person

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