|:: Tour Highlights
|:: Ferries to
| With a simple click you can
check all the Mediterranean routes and purchase your ferry ticket. » more
|:: Travel to Albania
- Albania: Europe's last secret
Albania (6 nights/7 days)<< back
Day 1. Tirana
Pick up group at Tirana airport and transfer to Hotel. Visit the
National Historic Museum in Tirana offering an in depth introduction to
Albanian history from prehistoric times to present day. Overnight in
Day 2. Tirana – Ardenica –
Apollonia – Vlora
After breakfast, depart for Vlora. On the way we stop at the Monastery
of Ardenica, supposed to have been built in the middle ages, as argued
by a stone in entrance dating back to the 1417. However the first
building belongs to the beginning of XVIII century. Today inside the
church you can admire icon paintings of 1743-1745, by Albanian artists
such as Konstandin and Athanos Zografi, as well as Konstandin
Proceed to the ancient city of Apollonia situated on the famous Via
Egnatia - one of the most important cities in Roman times. The Roman
Emperor Augustus Octavian studied here. Visit the city and the Orthodox
monastery turned into archaeological museum of the site. Afterwards we
continue to Vlora where we visit the Independence Museum, situated in
the original house where the first Independent Albanian Government had
its offices. Afternoon & evening at leisure. Overnight in Vlora.
Day 3. Vlora – Saranda
After an early breakfast we depart for Saranda. Drive on the
spectacular Albanian Riviera looking down at the Ionian Sea.
Breathtaking sceneries await us at the Llogara pass - 1000 m above sea
level. We continue on to Saranda and enjoy lunch at the Lekuresi
Fortress in Saranda with beautiful views of the bay of Saranda and the
Island of Corfu. After lunch we visit the ancient city of Butrint a
world heritage site. The city was first settled by Greek colonists and
was continuously inhabited for centuries forming archaeological layers
of passing civilizations. It is situated in a beautiful peninsula among
dense vegetation. Overnight in Saranda.
4. Saranda – Gjirokastra – Berat
After early breakfast we drive to Berat. Stop in Gjirokastra a UNESCO
site and museum town with beautiful and very distinct architecture.
Visit the Fortress which is used as the venue for the National Festival
of Folk Song and Dance and has an arms museum with weapons from WW I.
next we visit the Ethnographic Museum which is also the house the
Albanian dictator was born in. we suggest the group should stop for
lunch close to Tepelena, renowned for its crystal clear water among
beautiful scenery, on the way to Berat. Just before arriving in Berat
we stop at a local winery for some wine tasting. afterwards we check in
at the hotel and the group is then left at leisure to explore Berat.
Overnight in Berat.
Day 5. Berat – Durres
After breakfast we visit the Castle and the Onufri Museum. Berat castle
is of particular interest as people still live within its walls in
their traditional houses, as have their ancestors for centuries. The
castle used to have over many churches of which 7 still remain
including one turned into Onufri Museum. Onufri was an Albanian Icon
master painter of the 16th century who painted many orthodox churches
in Albania and Greece. After this interesting experience we depart for
Durres one of the oldest (founded in 627 B.C.) and most important
cities in Albania where we have lunch. After lunch we take a
sightseeing tour of the Amphitheatre situated in the middle of the
modern city in an inhabited area, and the Archaeological museum rich in
artefacts found in the city and its suburbs. Overnight in Durres.
Day 6. Durres – Kruja – Tirana
After breakfast we drive to Kruja - the centre of Albanian resistance
against the Turks under our national hero Scanderbeg. He kept them from
crossing into Western Europe for 25 years, thus earning the title
“Protector of Christianity”. We visit the Skanderbeg Museum, a very
rich Ethnographic Museum and the Old Bazaar. Have a characteristic
Albanian lunch in Kruja. After lunch we depart for Tirana where we
visit the newly furbished and reconstructed Archaeological Museum. In
the afternoon group is left free, to explore the capital city. After
dinner at the hotel, we enjoy a folk show with some of the best folk
dancers in Albania. Overnight in Tirana.
Day 7. Tirana - Airport
After breakfast, free to explore until time of transfer to Airport. End
of our services.
Minimum 6 pax:
Price: - 695 Euro p/person HBsharing a
Euro p/person HB sharing a single room.
Minimum 10 pax:
Price: - 585 Euro p/person HB sharing a
Euro p/person HB sharing a single room
- Transfers and transportation with a/c motor coach
- English speaking tour guide.
- Accommodation in Good 3* Hotels with HB ( Breakfast + Dinner )
- Folk Show in Tirana with lead dancers of The National Folkloric
Ensemble of Albania
- All taxes
1. Tirana: National Historic Museum
2. Berat: Fortress and Onufri Museum
3. Gjirokastra: Fortress , Ethnographic Museum
4. Apollonia and Orthodox Church
5. Durres: Amphitheatre and Archaeological Museum
6. Kruja: Fortress, Scanderbeg Museum and Ethnographic Museum?
7. Butrint & Blue Eye
- Flight Tickets
- Everything that is not specified in the “Includes” section.
For more information please contact us: contact