Discover Albania

Code: NBHTY
8 DAYS - 7 NIGHTS
Category:
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Discover Albania in 8 days, in a small group tour. After this trip, you may be sure that you will not only have seen Albania, but you will know it intimately! You will meet locals, explore the local food, learn the history and understand the religion in the “Land of the Eagle” where guest’s hospitality is an obligation and a matter of honor.

STARTING/ENDING POINT Tirana (TIA), the capital of Albania
TOUR TYPE Historical & Heritage tour,
TOUR LENGTH  8 days / 7 nights
LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY  Easy
INCLUDED
Land transportation Accommodations
Breakfast Professional guide
Entrance fees Airport pick up and drop off
NOT INCLUDED
Airfares
Other meals
Single room supplement
Guide gratuity

Note: This tour is not recommended to people with walking problems or physical disabilities.
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Day 1: Tirana

Today you will arrive in Albania, through Tirana airport. Our representative will meet you at the arrivals of Tirana airport and escort you to your hotel, which is located near the center of Tirana.

  • Depending on your arrival time, you might do an info meeting with your tour guide.
  • Evening at leisure to explore the center of Tirana on your own.
  • Overnight in Tirana.

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Day 2: Kruja & Shkodra

In the first part of the day we will visit the center of Tirana and the historical town of Kruja.

In the second part of the day we will drive towards the town of Shkodra, located in the North part of the country.

  • Visit Tirana’s Skenderbeg main square.
  • Visit the old town of Kruja, within the XIV century fortress.
  • Visit Skenderbeg’s and Ethnographic museum of Kruja.
  • Visit the old bazaar of Kruja.
  • Visit the IV century BC fortress of Shkodra.
  • Afternoon at leisure to explore the old part of the town of Shkodra.
  • Overnight in Shkodra.

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Day 3: Durresi & Berati

In the first part of the day we will visit the town of Durresi, which was the old capital of Albania until 1925.

In the second part of the day we will explore the historical town of Berati which is an UNESCO World Heritage listed town.

  • Visit at the Archaeological museum of Durresi.
  • Visit at the II century AD Roman amphitheater of Durresi.
  • 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.

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Day 4: Apollonia & Ionina Riviera

In the first part of the day we will visit Apollonia Archaeological park.

Next, after driving throguh Llogara national park, we will explore the Ionian sea Riviera, while driving through the region of Himara. Final destination the town of Saranda by the sea.

  • Visit at Apollonia Archaeological park, which started as a Greek colony in the VII century BC.
  • Visit at the Archaeological museum of Apollonia.
  • Drive through at stop at Llogara National Park.
  • Visit at Ali Pasha XIX century fortress, at Panormi (Porto Palermo) bay.
  • Afternoon at leisure to explore the town of Saranda on your own.
  • Overnight in Saranda, by the sea.

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Day 5: Butrinti & Blue Eye park

In the first part of the day we will explore the archaeological park of Butrinti which started as Greek colony in the VII century BC, and since 1995 is an UNESCO World Heritage listed site.

After a stop at Ksamili by the sea, we will continue with a visit at Blue Eye natural water springs park. Next we will continue towards the historical town of Gjirokastra, which is our final destination for today.

  • Visit Butrinti main Archaeological site.
  • Visit at the archaeological museum of Butrinti.
  • Visit at Ksamili beach.
  • Visit at Blye Eye natural water springs park.
  • Afternoon at leisure to explore the old town of Gjiroakstra on your own.
  • Overnight in the old town of Gjirokastra.

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Day 6: Gjirokastra 

In the first part of the day we will explore the old town of Gjiroastra, which is an UNESCO World Heritage listed town, starting from the XIV century fortress and the old bazaar.

In the second part of the day we drive towards the town of Korca located in the East part of the country.

  • Visit at the XIV century fortress of Gjirokastra.
  • Visit at the XIX century old bazaar of Gjirokastra.
  • Drive through the river valley of Vjosa.
  • Stop at the little town of Permet by the river.
  • Drive through Germenji national park.
  • Afternoon at leisure to explore the town of Korca on your own.
  • Overnight in Korca.

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Day 7: Korca & Pogradec

In the first part of the day we will explore the town of Korca, well know for its architecture and religious and art-loving people.

In the second part of the day we will visit the town of Pogradec by the lake Ohrid and drive towards our final destination, Tirana.

  • Visit at the Medieval Art Museum of Korca.
  • Visit at the old bazaar of Korca.
  • Stop at the town of Pogradec.
  • Visit Drilon water springs park, by lake Ohrid.
  • Drive through Shkumbini river valley towards Tirana.
  • In the evening we will have our farewell dinner in traditional restaurant in Tirana.
  • Overnight in Tirana.

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Day 8: Return

    • Today we will transfer you to Tirana International Airport, wishing you a nice flight back home.

End of our service

Note: This tour is not recommended to people with walking problems or physical disabilities.

Fill-in and submit the inquiry form and within 24 hours you will receive the availability and the detailed program for this tour.

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