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4 Days History tour itinerary for albania: Learn The Heritage & Relish Culinary Delights Of The Balkan Peninsula

Tirana, Berat, Gjirokaster, Sarande, Durres, Butrint National Park

Food and Drink Tour
History Tour
Sightseeing Tour

Spend an afternoon wandering through cobbled streets and sightseeing a massive oval fortress that guards the steep, narrow streets, followed by a visit to the 8th century BC city of Butrint. Taste the local cuisines as a bonus!

DAY 01

Sightseeing tour of Berat via Durres

  • Travel to Berat, stopping for a short walking tour and coffee break in Durres.

  • Transfer to Berat passing through suggestive hills full of olive trees.

  • Get settled in the hotel and head out for a guided tour with the local guide admiring the citadel/castle of Berat with the Red Mosque, recognized by its solitary minaret. The White Mosque, the Church of the Holy Trinity and the arched bridge of Gorica, built-in 1780 are the other attractions that await you after the Castle.

  • Step in the Onufri National Iconographic Museum, built-in 1986. The Museum’s name honours the Albanian master painter of the 16th century, Onufri, who is responsible for a rich legacy of iconography in the country. The museum contains an immense collection of one-hundred and seventy-three select objects from Albanian churches and monasteries.

  • Head for lunch in a local restaurant facing the city.

  • Enjoy the rest of the day to wander in the two main districts of Mangalem and Gorica.

DAY 02

Sightseeing tour of Gjirokastra

  • Transfer to Gjirokaster to discover the city of “a thousand steps”.

  • Soak up to the rich history of the castle and enjoy the view of the “city of stone” from above.

  • Pass by the Ottoman Bazaar and historic wooden houses and visit Gjirokastra Obelisk dedicated to the first school of Gjirokastra and enjoy the 360º view from there.

  • Stop for lunch in a small, local restaurant for a taste of the city’s authentic dishes.

  • Step into Skenduli house, the nicest Ottoman tower house and listen to its history and details from the 10th generation of Skenduli family.

  • Enjoy a relaxing evening in the streets of Gjirokastra. 

DAY 03

Sightseeing tour of Butrint & the Blue Eye spring

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

  • Drive to Butrint and set off on a guided tour with a local guide. Marvel at the 2500 year of history embedded in the Amphitheater, the Castle, the Churches and the Lion Gate.

  • Drive to Ksamil and enjoy a treat of lunch at The Mussel House.

  • Spend your afternoon in Ksamil and on the way back to Saranda visit the Lekursi Castle overseeing the city.

DAY 04

Vlore via Llogara National Park

  • En route to the city of Vlore, explore the Ali Pasha Castle with your Tour Director.

  • Marvel at the architecture and listen to entertaining legends about the man who built it, Ali Pashe Tepelena.

  • 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.

  • Visit the city of Vlore in the afternoon. Hometown to the National Independence movement.

  • Visit the Flag Square with its Independence Monument right in the center, the Muradie Mosque and Vlore Lungomare.

  • Transfer to Tirana. (Hotel accommodation in Tirana is not included on tour)

  • 490 EUR Per Adult
  • 3 nights in handpicked hotels

  • Breakfast daily 

  • 4 Lunches three-course meals with beer or wine.

  • 3 guided sightseeing tours and select entrance fees

  • Expert Tour Director & local guides

  • Private deluxe motor coach

  • Single Supplement

  • Gratuities

Your tour highlights :

  • Narrow alleys and castle of the city of “a thousand windows” of Berat

  • Durrës’s City Walls, street – art and the Venetian Tower 

  • Albania Riviera 

  • Bazaar built of stone of Gjirokastra

  • Hypnotic spring and a coffee break in the middle of waterfalls

  • Stroll through Albanian history in Butrint and Lekursi Castle 

  • Fresh seafood in the Southern Coast and sights in Llogara National Park

Tirana, Berat, Gjirokaster, Sarande, Durres, Butrint National Park

Food and Drink Tour
History Tour
Sightseeing Tour

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Good Albania

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