All of Albania - Grand Tour EL1

11 Days From £0 (1,889 USD)

This tour is the best choice for those who want to get everything from Albania. It is a combination of culture, relaxation, archeology and exploration. From the ancients cities to the unspoiled beaches, Albania is all yours.

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Key Information

Travel Style: Small Group
Start Location: Tirana, Albania
End Location: Tirana, Albania
Accommodation: Hotels
Period: All Year Round
Difficulty: Suitable For Most Travellers

About The Operator

Accreditations: Individuals & groups, Tailor made & VIP tours, Accommodation, transfers, car rental
Years In Business: 7

Description

A full day by day itinerary will be provided by the tour operator when you make an enquiry about this holiday.

Includes
- 10 nights of accommodation in double rooms BB (3 & 4 star hotels)
- English speaking guide during all the itinerary
- Transfer in A/C vehicle during all the itinerary
- One welcome dinner

  • **Single supplement: 150 euro
  • Excludes
    - International flights

    Prices per person, based on 2 people traveling - please submit an enquiry to receive a personalized itinerary and costs.

    Itinerary
    Day 01. Tirana; Meet at airport and transfer to the hotel. Free time to explore the capital city by your own. Welcome dinner organized in a traditional restaurant in Tirana. Overnight in Tirana 4* Hotel.
    Day 02. Tirane – Kruje – Shkoder; After breakfast transfer to Kruja. It is a historical city that lies on a panoramic mountain slope 600 km above sea level. Visits in Kruja:Museum of the national Hero, Gjergj Kastriot Skanderbeg, Ethnographic Museum, Teqja e Domllas, The bazaar of Kruja. Traditional lunch in a restaurant inside the castle is suggested.After lunch drive towards Shkodra, one of the biggest cities of northwest Albania. It is an ancient city that offers archeological and cultural attractions for the tourists.Visits in Shkodra: Historic Museum, Mesi Bridge, Rozafa Castle, The Clock Tower, Marubi Atelier of Photography. Overnight in Shkodra.
    Day 03. Shkodra - Durres; This morning we visit Rozafa castle with its spectacular views all around. Afterwards proceed to Durres. Visit the Amphitheatre and Archeological Museum. Overnight in Durres.
    Day 04. Durres - Elbasan – Pogradec; Morning departure for Elbasan, visit the Elbasan Castle (interesting as it is the only castle in the country given to a private entity with concession which has proved very successful in preserving and restoring this monument) along the way where we stop for refreshments. Continue on to Pogradec ,in the shores of Lake Ohrid where we can stop for lunch. Lunch at Villa Art that used to be the old fishing villa of the dictator/ or in a traditional restaurant (optional). After lunch we proceed to the small village of Tushemisht to explore traditional village life in this picturesque area of the country. Overnight in Tushemisht, Pogradec 3* Hotel.
    Day 05. Pogradec – Korca – Voskopoja - Korca ; After Breakfast depart for Korca where we visit the Museum of Medieval Arts and the Mosque of Mirahori one of the oldest in the country. Afterwards we depart for Voskopoja one of the most important towns in the Balkans during the beginning of the 18th century. We visit a number of monuments and Churches with frescoes from the Zeografi brothers. Lunch in Voskopoja.(optional) Afterwards we return to Korca. Free time during afternoon to explore the important town of south Albania. Overnight in Korca 3 * Hotel
    Day 06. Korηa – Permet – Gjirokastra; We depart early from Korηa to Gjirokastra, museum city and UNESCO heritage site. Lunch in Kelcyre (optional). After lunch depart for the visit to the museum town of Gjirokastra, the birthplace of former iron-fisted dictator of Albania, Enver Hoxha. Visit in the pre-Ottoman citadel with a weapons museum. Overnight in Gjirokastra 3* Hotel.
    Day 07. Gjirokastra - Butrint – Saranda; After breakfast we proceed to visit the Greek and Roman ruins of Butrint, Albania's most important archaeological site. On the way to Butrint visit the Blue Eye Spring. AfterButrint a classic tour of the city of Saranda. Dinner in Lekursi Castle can be organized (Optional) From this restaurant castle on the top of the hill, you will enjoy a fantastic view of Saranda. Overnight in Saranda 3* Hotel.
    Day 08. Saranda – Vlora; A morning departure takes us along the Albanian Riviera towards the coastal town of Vlora, where important events in the struggles for freedom and independence have taken place. Stop for lunch at the mountain gorge of Llogara (optional) before arriving in Vlora. In Vlora we visit the Independence Museum, situated in the original house that was the seed of the first independent Albanian government. Overnight in Vlora 3* Hotel.
    Day 09. Vlora – Apollonia- Berat; After breakfast in the hotel we leave Vlora and 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. Then depart for the beautiful museum town of Berat, Albania's second museum town. Lunch in Berat.(optional) After lunch sightseeing in Berat: the Fortress, Onufri Museum and several churches and mosques. In the downtown we visit the Leaden Mosque, the King's Mosque, the Bachelor's Mosque and the Alveti Tekke. Overnight in Berat 3* Hotel.
    Day 10. Berat – Tirana; After breakfast depart for Tirana. Driven tour of the capital. We visit the main sites like the Ethem Bey Mosque, National Historic Museum and Archaeological Museum. Lunch at leisure. In the afternoon free to explore the capital. Overnight in Tirana 4* Hotel.
    Day 11. Tirana – Airport; After breakfast at leisure until time of transfer to the Airport. End of our service.