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9 Days History tour itinerary for albania: Discover Popular Destinations Around Albania

Berat, Butrint National Park, Durres, Gjirokaster, Korce, Kruje, Lezhe, Sarande, Shkoder, Tirana, Vlore

Archeology Tour
History Tour
Sightseeing Tour
Discover popular destinations around Albania

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Explore the most popular tour destinations in Albania, covering cities like Berat, Durres, Gjirokaster, Korce, Kruje, and Sarande.(Hotel Included)

DAY 01

Mother teresa airport - tirana (20 km)

  • Arrive at Mother Teresa Airport.

  • Accommodation in a hotel near the city center. 

  • Guided visits in: Scanderbeg Square, Ethem-Beu Mosque, ex-residential area "The Block", Pyramid, Historical parts of Tirana, Tabak's Bridge, Historic Museum, etc.

  • Traditional Albanian dinner.

  • Overnight: Tirana.

DAY 02

Tirana - durres - berat (unesco) (130 km)

  • After breakfast, departure to Berat.

  • On the way to Berat, make a stop in Durres to visit the Roman Amphitheater.

  • In Berat, first visit Castle Berat.

  • After the castle, visit Onufri Museum and the Ethnographic Museum.

  • Accommodation as per desire of the group.

  • Have lunch in a traditional Restaurant.

  • After lunch, visit another section of the city called "Gorica".

  • Dinner in traditional restaurant.

  • Overnight at Berat.

DAY 03

Berat (unesco) - ardenica - apollonia - vlora (110 km)

  • After breakfast, depart to the city of Vlora.

  • On the way to Vlora, stop and visit Ardenica Monastery.

  • After Ardenica, visit the archaeological center of Apolloni and the monastery.

  • Optional: lunch in Apollonia.

  • Visit the Flag Square in Vlora.

  • Short break in Vlora and free time. 

  • Accommodation near Radhima beach. Free time to swim.

  • Dinner and overnight stay in Vlora.

DAY 04

Vlora – butrinti (unesco) - saranda (160 km)

  • After breakfast, drive to Saranda through Llogara, Himara, Borsh.

  • Free time to swim and have lunch in Himara.

  • Visit Porto Palermo Castle.

  • Accommodation in Saranda.

  • Guided Tour in the Archaeological site of Butrinti.

  • Traditional Albanian dinner.

  • Overnight in Saranda.

DAY 05

Sarande - mesopotam - blue eye - gjirokaster (unesco) (60 km)

  • After breakfast, depart to Gjirokastra. 

  • Visit Shen Koll Monastery - Mesopotam.

  • Visit Syri i Kalter (Blue eye); short coffee-break. 

  • Arrival and accommodation in Gjirokaster.

  • Lunch or picnic in the tourist site of Viroi, Gjirokaster.

  • Visit Old Center, market, mosque, castle, and Zekate-House.

  • Time-off - dinner at a traditional place.

  • Overnight at Gjirokastra.

DAY 06

Gjirokaster (unesco) - tepelena - erseka - korca (165 km)

  • After breakfast, departure to Korça.

  •  Visit the Ali Pasha castle in Tepelene. 

  • Short photo stops through Vjosa valley and Gramoz Mountain.

  • Picnic in the green near Erseka.

  • Accommodation in Korça.

  • Walk through the old city, market, and visit the Orthodox Church.

  • Free time for sightseeing nearby.

  • Dinner at the hotel.

  • Overnight in Korca.

DAY 07

Korca - lin - elbasan - petrela - tirana - kruja (200 km)

  • After breakfast, departure from Korça to Kruja.

  • Visit the Lin village and Lin's Mosaic.

  • Coffee break.

  • Follow scenic route along Shkumbin-valley.

  • Visit Elbasan Castle (time permitting).

  • Depending on the time, lunch will be somewhere near river Shkumbini and Librazhd or near Elbasan.

  • Visit Petrela castle.

  • Visit the Historical center of Tirana.

  • Arrival and accommodation in Kruja for 2 nights.

  • Dinner at the hotel or near the Castle.

  • Overnight at Kruja.

DAY 08

Kruje - lezhe - shkoder - kruje (145 km)

  • After breakfast, departure to Shkoder. 

  • Visit the Scanderbeg memorial in Lezhe.

  • Visit Rozafa Castle in Shkoder.

  • Time-off at the center/ market of Shkoder. 

  • Lunch in tavern near the bridge.

  • Visit Mesi bridge- Back to Kruje.

  • Dinner at the hotel or a local restaurant.

  • Overnight at Kruja.

DAY 09

Kruje - mother teresa airport (15 km)

  • Breakfast at the hotel in Kruja. 

  • Visit the old bazaar and Castle of Kruje as well as the Ethnographic Museum.

  • Transfer to the airport.

  • 1000 USD Per Adult (* for a grop of max 6 people)
  • 1400 EUR Per Adult (* for 1 person)
  • Accommodation in good 3*  4* standard hotels with breakfast.

  • Transportation with comfortable a/c vehicle.

  • Multilingual tour guide/driver.

  • All taxes.

  • Flight tickets.

  • All entrance fees (Approx 25 € per person).

  • All other meals apart from breakfast.

Berat, Butrint National Park, Durres, Gjirokaster, Korce, Kruje, Lezhe, Sarande, Shkoder, Tirana, Vlore

Archeology Tour
History Tour
Sightseeing Tour

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