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8 Days Culture tour itinerary for albania: Immerse In The Scenic Highlights Of This Mediterranean Marvel

Tirana, Berat, Gjirokaster, Sarande, Butrint National Park, Llogara National Park, Kruje

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The journey through old, modern, nature and fantastic beaches in Albania. It is one of the few tours that offer the opportunity to see the spectacular nation and see its evolution from ancient times up to the present day.

DAY 01

Arrive in Tirana, Albania

  • Meet your Albania tour guide at the airport and transfer to the hotel.

  • Visit the oldest Mosque in the city - Ethem Bey Mosque.

  • Visit Scanderbeg Square, clock tower, National Historic Museum.

  • Orthodox Church.

  • Overnight in Tirana.

DAY 02

Tirane – Ardenice – Apolloni – Vlore

  • Visit the 13th-century orthodox monastery of Ardenica, place when the Albanian national hero Scanderbeg was celebrated in the 15th century.

  • Visit the ancient Roman ruins of Apollonia, the Byzantine Monastery of St Mary – one of the most important cities in Roman times– 

  • Visit the castle of Kanina near Vlora City.

  • Walkthrough the Lungomare across the sea.

  • Overnight in Vlora

DAY 03

Vlore – Dhermi

  • Visit the Llogora National Park (1050 m ), from there you can see the Greek island of Corfu with few deserted Greek islands on the horizon. 

  • Visit and swim in the Dhermi Beach one of the best beaches in Albania with crystal water and beautiful nature. 

  • Visit the old village and the church of St. Mary with some interesting frescoes in Dhermi.

  • Overnight in Dhermi.

DAY 04

Dhermi – Butrint – Sarande

  • Visiting the Ali Pasha Tepelena Castle, a 19th-century fortress in the bay of Palermo. 

  • Watching the splendid bay of Palermo once served as an important secret submarine base during the regime days.

  • Visit the ancient Butrint a UNESCO world heritage site and the most important archaeological discovery in Albania.

  • Visit Ksamil beach and eating lunch in a restaurant next by the sea.

  • Visit the Saranda city.

  • Overnight in Saranda

DAY 05

Sarande – Syri kalter – Gjirokaster

  • Visit Syri i Kaltër known as “The Blue Eye.” A popular tourist attraction, the clear blue water springs from more than fifty-meter-deep pool. 

  • Visit Gjirokastra city, one of the most beautiful Albanian historic towns – inscribed into the UNESCO world heritage list. 

  • Visit the Argjiro castle (13th century ), and the nuclear bunker (of the Communist dictatorship). Visit the origin house of Enver Hoxha and Ismail Kadare in nowadays they are Museum Houses

  • Overnight in Girokastra.

DAY 06

Gjirokaster – Berat

  • Visit Berat city “the city of a thousand windows”. 

  • Berat is the best-preserved historic town of Albania also protected by UNESCO.

  • Visit the castle of Berat. Particular interest as people still lives within its walls in their traditional houses, the same as their ancestors for centuries. Neighbourhood “Mangalemi” and the orthodox St. Mary’s church.– Visit the Onufri icons museum ( Onufri was a famous Albanian Icon master painter of the 16th century ).

  • Overnight in Berat.

DAY 07

Berat – Durres – Kruje

  • Visit the Roman Amphitheatre and the Museum of Archaeology of Durres. 

  • Visit the castle of Kruja which was the epicentre of the legendary Albanian resistance to the Ottomans, led by national hero Skanderbeg in the 15th century. 

  • The ethnographic museum & the museum of Scanderbeg. 

  • Visit and shopping souvenirs in the Bazaar of Kruja. 

  • Visit Sari Salltik (small mosque) on edge of the mountain 1176 m, there is a cave with a depth of 20 m and a height of 3-4 m.

  • Overnight in Kruja. 

DAY 08

Back to Airport

  • Free time in Kruja, followed by the airport transfer and departure.

  • 2200 EUR Per Adult , 1000 EUR Per Child (* The price is variable )
  • 7 Nights hotel & guesthouse accommodation.

  • Tour Guide throughout the 8 days tour.

  • Local tour guide in Berat, Gjirokaster, Butrint.

  • Entrance fees.

  • All transportation in a destination location with modern A/C vehicles.

  • Breakfast.

  • Pick up & return to airport.

  • Any private expenses.

  • Plane ticket.

  • Drinks & snacks.

  • Breakfast on day 1.

Tirana, Berat, Gjirokaster, Sarande, Butrint National Park, Llogara National Park, Kruje

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Culture
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History
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