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8-Day Sightseing Tour Of Albania From Tirana
  • Tour Category

    Group Tour

  • Tour Types

    Food and Drink, History, Sightseeing

  • Duration

    8 Days

  • Activity Level

    Easy

  • Language

    Albanian, Arabic, English, German, Italian

Description

Get acquainted with Albanian Culture, History, Food and Tradition on this 8-day tour. It is a unique journey and comes to you in the form of a vacation to get to know the "Albanian Way" of Heritage and History. Visit Gjirokaster, Himare, Qeparo, Dhermi and Vuno. Explore Berat designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008, and taste Albanian Gastronomy.

Highlights
  • Taste the delicious Albanian Gastronomy
  • Explore National Parks: Divjake / Apollonia
  • Visit the villages of the Albanian Riviera: Himare / Qeparo / Dhermi / Vuno
  • Day 1 - Airport To Tirana expand_more
    • After landing in Tirana, at the International Tirana Airport “Mother Therese”, you will be welcomed by our staff and will be transferred to the hotel where you will be staying the first night.
    • Visit the Square of Tirana, National Historic Museum, the Et’hem Bej Mosque and the New Mosque.

    Overnight in the hotel in Tirana.

  • Day 2 - Tirana - Shkodra – Kruja - Tirana expand_more
    • Head to Shkodra, at the border with Montenegro. This town is the symbol of harmony between all the coexisting religions in Albania. 
    • Visit the “Rozafa Castle”. Discover the beautiful story about this name and this castle.
    • Know about the Catholic, Orthodox Muslim, and Bektashi monuments. Finish the visits in Shkodra and depart for Kruja.
    • Kruja is known as the hometown of Skanderbeg, a 15th-century Albanian leader, considered as our national hero for his fight against the Ottoman Empire. Have the opportunity to learn more about this great leader by visiting the museum named after him, “Skanderbeg Museum”.
    • Stroll through the stalls of the old market located on a charming square with cobbled streets: ideal to pick some souvenirs! After a long journey full of History, return to Tirana.

    Overnight in Tirana.

  • Day 3 - Tirana To Vlora expand_more
    • Depart for Vlora, where Albanian Independence was proclaimed. On the way, visit the Monastery of Ardenica. It is an Orthodox monastery built by Byzantine Emperor in 1282.
    • Proceed to the ancient city of Apollonia situated on the famous Via Egnatia – one of the most important cities in Roman times. Due to its fame and importance, it was known as Apollonia Prima out of 16 ancient cities built to honour Apollo. Caesar chose to send his nephew Augustus Octavian to study oratory in Apollonia revealing the importance of this ancient city.
    • Continue to Vlora, where you will visit the Independence Museum, situated in the original house where the first independent Albanian Government had its offices.

    Overnight in Vlora.

  • Day 4 – Vlora - Riviera – Butrint - Sarande expand_more
    • Early morning breakfast and transfer to Saranda. Pass through the national park of Llogara.
    • Enjoy some amazing sceneries that only the Ionian coast may offer. 
    • Head towards the region of Himara with its amazing villages like Dhermi, Qeparo, Borsh, etc.
    • On the way to Saranda, visit the castle of Ali Pasha of Ioannina.
    • See the archaeological site of Butrint protected by UNESCO. This site is also part of the 1001 wonders of the world. Almost everything in this park remains from the Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, and Venetians. The rich flora and fauna, as well as the romantic views, make this place quite paradisiac.

    Overnight in Saranda.

  • Day 5 - Saranda To Gjirokastra expand_more
    • Have breakfast and continue to Gjirokastra. Another city in Albania very well known and part of the UNESCO site. 
    • Before arrival, stop at the Blue Eye, an underwater source that is very interesting to visit.
    • Visit the Castle and the old city of Gjirokastra and get to know about the culture and the costume of this great city.

    Accommodation in a hotel.

  • Day 6 - Gjirokastra To Berat expand_more
    • Early morning breakfast and continue to Berat, the city of “1001 windows”.
    • Visit the Castle of Berat and walk through the cobblestone roads to see many mosques, the Onufri Museum, and the Ethnographic Museum.

    Accommodation in a hotel.

  • Day 7 - Berat To Durres expand_more
    • After breakfast, drive to Durres. The city offers a lot of exciting places to see and to visit.

     Accommodation in a hotel.

  • Day 8 - Durres To Airport expand_more
    • Transfer to the airport as per your flight schedule.
What's Included
  • Stay in 3*/4* star or better hotels
  • Transport for all your Journey 
  • Breakfast from day 2 to day 8
  • Dinner from day 1 to day 7
  • English-speaking Albanian tour guide
  • Expenses for the tour guide/driver (accommodation and food)
  • Entry tickets to museums
  • Airport transfers on day 1 and day 8
  • Assistance during the trip
What's Excluded
  • Flight
  • Meals not mentioned above and drinks
  • Everything not mentioned in the “included” section
Meeting Point

Tirana, Albania

Cancellation Policy

For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -

Refund of 50% of the tour price.
Starting From

From

EUR 1299.00 / person

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