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Explore the whole Albania in 7 days

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Exploring Albania for a week isn’t a lot of time, and if you can spend more time you should. However, you can see a lot of Albania in a week, especially with a solid Albania week itinerary.

Highlights

  • Amazing views!
  • There are also some great guesthouses to relax in
  • Beach
  • History
  • Castles

Description

You will be picked up by our representative from Tirana International Airport and escort you to your hotel. Stay the night at a hotel in Tirana. Day 2: Tirana - Kruja - Shkodra Start your day by visiting the main attractions at Tirana Square. In the second half of the day, visit Kruja where you will be introduced to the traditional Albanian cuisine and culinary skills. After a visit to the old town of Kruja, drive north towards the town of Shkodra. Explore the town, especially areas that have rich historical relevance. Stay the night in Tirana again. Day 3: Durres - Vlora After breakfast we drive towards Durres, the capital of Albania from the year 1272 – 1920 and one of the biggest Greek colonies on the Adriatic sea coast. Later, visit the Ardenica Christian Orthodox monastery, which is famous for its church with walls covered in colourful frescoes. In the evening, drive towards the town of Vlora and relax at your hotel. Stay the night in Vlora. Day 4: The Albanian Riviera Start your day with a long drive along the Albanian Riviera on the Ionian seaside. Drive through the forest of Llogara National Park where you can make a stop at about 1025 meters above sea level. From the spot, you can admire the whole coastline and the Greek islands in the Ionian sea. After a visit to a hidden gem in the village of Dhermi, see amazing views of Gjipe canyon overlooking the Ionian sea. Later, continue towards Himara and take a small break before heading to your next destination. The Ali Pasha castle, located in the middle of Palermo bay, also known as Porto Palermo, was build in the first decade of the 19th century under the supervision of French engineers and is an example of French military architecture in Albania. After exploring the bay, visit the Borshi water springs. In the evening, check in at a hotel near the sea in Saranda. Stay the night in Saranda. Day 5: Butrint National Park - Gjirokastra Start your day by visiting the Butrint National park, a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1995. Founded in the 7th century BC, it became one of the most important Greek colonies in the Ionian sea. Take a short break by the sea on the white beach of Ksamil and then, continue east towards Gjirokastra, a UNESCO World Heritage town. On the way, do not miss visiting the Blue Eye water springs natural park. In the evening, continue towards Gjirokastra where you can relax at your hotel. Day 6: Gjirokastra - Berat After breakfast, you can explore the old town of Gjirokastra, a UNESCO World Heritage town since 2004. Next, start your trek to a 14th-century Ottoman fortress and visit the old bazaar. In the evening, drive towards Berat and check-in at a traditional accommodation. Day 7: Berat Tour Start your day by visiting the medieval centre of the old town of Berat, known for its Sunni and the Helveti mosques. In the second half, drive to Elbasan to see the old fortress. Continue towards Tirana to complete your round trip and stay the night in Tirana.

Includes

Airport pickup and drop-off 6 nights in Hotel Entry tickets to museums etc

Important Information

  • All visitors must pass through airport-style security. This tour will take place rain or shine. Please note that lunch and dinner is not included.

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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