$ 855

North to South Albania - 7 Days

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min $ 855
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Tour details
Destinations: Albania
Guide language: English, Italian
Price: min $ 855 — max $ 958
Group size: min 2 — max 12
Duration: 7 days
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  • Itinerary
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  • Highlights
  • Dates & prices

Itinerary

Tirane | 1 night
Day 1: Travel day & Tirana

Included meals: Dinner

Airport pick-up service available throughout the day (included).
Welcome to Albania! Get settled in the hotel and for those of you not too tired, there is a guided walking tour of the city center before dinner at a traditional restaurant in the evening.


Shkoder | 1 night
Day 2: Kruja & Shkoder

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Included entrances: Skanderbeg Museum, Ethnographic Museum, Rozafa Fortress, Marubi Museum

We start our journey from Tirana, directly to the city of Kruja.
– Set off on a guided tour of Dollma Bektashi Teqe , the surroundings and the Castle itself, the Skanderbeg Museum and the National Ethnographic Museum.
– You will have free time to wander around the Old Bazaar, with beautiful cobblestone alleys and lovely old architecture.

We transfer for lunch in Shiroke. This small town on the shores of lake Shkoder is well known for its fish cuisine, quietness and natural beauty.

Visit the Rozafa Fortress and enjoy amazing views, the fortress’s fascinating history.

Get settled in the hotel in Shkoder and experience the Old Town, St. Stephen’s Catholic Cathedral, Ebu Bekr Mosque and Marubi Museum – Albania’s best photography collection – in a guided tour.

Enjoy free time in the “Pedonalja”, the beating heart of Shkodra. Equipped with everything you need to relax, it’s a great street to wander around, shop and drink something.


Durres | 1 night
Day 3: Koman Lake to Shala River through Koman Lake boat ride

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Included: Boat Ride

Early morning transfer to Koman, where you will take a scenic boat ride passing by rocky mountains and vivid green hills towards Shala River, a hidden paradise called also the “Albanian Thailand”.

Enjoy lunch with the view of the mirror river, the quietness of the mountains and nature around you. 

Leave this idyllic spot in the afternoon and transfer to the seaside city of Durres.


Vlore | 1 night
Day 4: Berat (UNESCO) & Vlore

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Included entrances: Berat Castle, Onufri Museum

Transfer to Berat passing through suggestive hills full of olive trees.

This is one of the oldest and most proud of the Albanian architecture. We leave for a guided tour with the local guide admiring the citadel / castle of Berat with the Red Mosque, recognized by its solitary minaret. The White Mosque, the Church of the Holy Trinity and the arched bridge of Gorica, built in 1780 are the other attractions that await you after the Castle.

Enjoy lunch with the city as the view and have free time wandering in the two main districts of Mangalem and Gorica.

Visit the city of Vlore in the afternoon.
– Hometown to the National Independence movement, visit the Flag Square with its Independence Monument right in the center, the Muradie Mosque and Vlore’s Lungomare.


Saranda | 2 nights
Day 5: Saranda via Gjirokaster (UNESCO)

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Included entrances: Gjirokastra Fortress, Skenduli House, Blue Eye Spring

Transfer to Gjirokaster to discover the city of “a thousand steps”, driving through small villages.
– Get settled in the hotel and afterwards soak up to the rich history of the castle and enjoy the view of the “city of stone” from above.
– Pass by the Ottoman Bazaar and historic wooden house and stop for lunch in a small, local restaurant for a taste of the city’s authentic dishes. 
– Step into Skenduli house, the nicest Ottoman tower house and listen to its history and details from the 10th generation of Skenduli family.

On the road to Saranda, stop at the “Blue Eye” spring.
– Marvel at the hypnotic waters and hundreds shades of blue.
– Explore the park’s communist ruins while listening to the calming sound of the river, crossing it.

Day 6: Butrint & Ksamil

Included meals: Breakfast
Included entrances: Butrint Archaeological Park, On-site expert guide

Transfer to Butrint for a guided tour of the Unesco Archaeological site where a local guided explains 2500 years of history embedded in the Amphitheater, the Castle, the Churches and the Lion’s Gate. 

Set off for a beach day at Ksamil Islands where you will have them to explore, swim, sunbathe and enjoy food and drinks at small cafés and restaurants on the Islands.

Spend your afternoon in Ksamil and on the way back to Saranda visit the Lekursi Castle overseeing the city.


Tirane | 1 night
Day 7: Ali Pasha Castle & Llogara National Park

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Included entrances: Ali Pasha Castle

Head to Porto Palermo and explore the Ali Pasha Castle with your Tour Director.
– Marvel at the architecture and listen to entertaining legends about the man who build it, Ali Pashe Tepelena.

En route to Tirana, stop at Llogara “balcony” for a stunning view from above of the South Coast beaches and then head for lunch to Llogara National Park freshened by the mountain breeze and pine trees. 

Day 8: Departure Day

Included meals: Breakfast

Please note that the airport drop off is not included on tour. If you want to include this service, you can book it during your reservation.

Included

– 7 nights in handpicked Hotels
– Breakfast daily, 6 three-course meals with beer or wine & 1 Wine Tasting Tour
– Multilingual Tour Director
– Private deluxe motor coach
– Guided sightseeing/hiking and select entrance fee

Highlights

– The bustling capital – Tirana

– UNESCO Berat, Gjirokaster & Butrint

– A hypnotic spring and a coffee break in the middle of waterfalls

– Shala River on Lake Koman Boat Ride

Dates & prices

2020 Tour Dates:

May 18 | June 10 | July 5 | Aug 24 | Sept 06 | Oct 8 

€ 840pp in a Double Room occupancy - € 120 Single Room addition

All tour descriptions and conditions are given in accordance with the information of Good Albania | Tour Operator & DMC
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