Highlights of Albania

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Itinerary - Highlights of Albania 

Day 1: Tirana
Arrival at Tirana airport. Meet and greet by your tour guide. Transfer to your hotel and check-in. Overnight in Tirana.

 
Day 2: Visit to Petrela Fortress and walking tour of Tirana
This morning we take a short drive to Petrela Fortress stopping en route at the Bektashi World Centre. On arriving back to Tirana, we will have a guided walking tour of the city to see main sights including the government buildings, Skanderbeg Square, the old bazaar and Et'Hem Bey Mosque. Overnight in Tirana.

Day 3: Elbasan Fortress and Lake Ohrid
This morning before leaving Tirana we will visit the National Museum of History. Then we’ll drive to Elbasan to visit the historic fortress before we drive to Pogradec, on the shores of Lake Ohrid. Overnight in Pogradec.

Day 4: Drive to Korca via the medieval town of Voskopoja
Today we make the journey to Voskopoja. After exploring the churches here, we continue to Korca, where we will spend the night. On arrival we take a city tour including the Resurrection Cathedral and Medieval Museum which houses a wide selection of stone sculptures, carved wood artefacts and textiles. Overnight in Korca.

Day 5: Permeti and Benja countryside
Today we’ll take to Permeti. En route, we will walk through the Benja countryside and have the opportunity to see the stunning view of the Ottoman stone bridge over the river with the mountains in the distance. Overnight in Permeti.

Day 6: Gjirokastra
Our day starts with a walk up to the village of Leusa. Later, we arrive in Gjirokastra where we take a walking tour through the cobbled streets of its UNESCO listed historic centre and visit Gjirokastra, Castle and the Ethnographic Museum. Overnight. 

Day 7: Butrint 
Leaving Gjirokastra behind us, we drive to Saranda. We’ll make a stop to 'The Blue Eye'. Afterwards this afternoon we’ll visit UNESCO listed Butrint, which is one of the great archaeological sites in the Balkans. Overnight in Saranda.

Day 8: Ali Pasha's Fortress and Llogora National Park
Leaving Saranda, we’ll drive to  Llogora National Park.We’ll stop at Ali Pasha Fortress. Overnight in Llogora National Park area.

Day 9: Apollonia and Vlora en route to Berat
This morning en route to Apollonia we’ll stop at Vlora where we will visit Flag Square and the Muradi Mosque. From here we continue our drive to Apollonia. Overnight in Berat.

Day 10: Walking tour of Berat and Durresi
Exploring Berat on foot this morning, visit the fortress and see the painted icons and frescoes in the Church of Saint Mary. We will also visit the oldest mosque in Albania, the Red Mosque, and the Onufri Icon Museum. We drive on to Durresi which is one of Albania's main ports. Overnight in Kruja.

Day 11: Tirana departure
Departure after breakfast. Transfer to the airport. End of our services.

Rates for Highlights of Albania 2020

  2 pax  4 pax  6 pax 
3* Hotels  1 250 euro  860 euro  700 euro 
4* Hotels  1 280 euro  880 euro  730 euro 
5* Hotels  1 470 euro  1 090 euro  920 euro 

 

What is Included in Highlights of Albania tour?

Price is per person
10 nights accommodation
10 x breakfast
Private transfers in air-conditioned car with private
English speaking driver
Airport transfer on first and last day
English speaking guide on excursions

What is Excluded from Highlights of Albania tour?

Entrance fees
Meals and drinks
Offer № 59

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