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Albania Classic Tour

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Customisable trip itinerary

This tour idea is fully customisable

The itinerary has been created by our local agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.

Day 1: Arrival in Tirana

According to you flight schedule, feel free to visit the capital city and its main sites. Night in Tirana.

Visited:
Tirana

Day 2: Historic Elbasan and UNESCO Berat

Once a very prosperous city known for its handcrafts, Elbasan has retained its historical centre and cobbled streets. Visit the ancient fortress and one of Albania's oldest mosques - testament to the Ottoman Empire.

Later, head to the UNESCO city of Berat. Distinctive for its architecture and known as "The city of 1000 windows" you will be charmed by its white houses and steep streets.

Visited:
Elbasan Berat

Day 3: Albanian History

Lean about Albania's history when visiting Gjirokaster's museum and citadel and explore its distinctive districts and shaded terraces. The UNESCO-protected city has also retained its characteristic "old Albanian houses" architecture - tonight you'll get to stay in one of these grand buildings, now transformed into a hotel.

Visited:
Gjirokastër

Day 4: Ancient Greece and the Ionian Coast

Explore the Ancient Greek city of Butrint - a UNESCO world heritage site reminding us of Albania's turbulent history.Later, visit the nearby village of Ksamil - a beautiful coastal village for you to relax in. Sit back and enjoy the beach or jump into the water to enjoy some of the aquatic activities on offer.
In the evening, Saranda and enjoy a delicious seafood meal on the beach and watch the sun set.

Visited:
Buthrotum Ksamil Sarandë

Day 5: Admire the South Coast

A full day dedicated to the magnificent landscapes of the south coast. Visit the area's many traditional, seaside villages, including Porto Palermo (known for being a submarine base in Communist times).

In the afternoon, head to Llogara National Park, rich in flora and fauna, for fantastic views over to the sea.

Visited:
Qeparo Dhërmi Llogara

Day 6: The Largest Archeological Park of Albania

Explore the Ancient Greek archaeological site of Apollonia and its Odeon and library (in which Emperor Octavius studied), as well as some bunkers from the Communist era.

In the afternoon, visit the Orthodox monastery of Ardenica - the final one still operating in Albania, the quality of its frescoes attract many visitors each year.

Then stop by the Tavern of the Adriatic in Durres. An important merchant city, it is the starting point of the via Egnatia,

Visited:
Vlorë Apollonia Ardenicë Durrës

Day 7: Hometown of Skanderbeg

Leave for Kruja, a very important historical city as well as the hometown of Albania’s National Hero, Skanderbeg. Learn more about this great leader at the Skanderberg museum. Later, stroll between the stalls of the old market on a charming square with cobbled streets: ideal to pick some souvenirs!

Afterwards, depart to Tirana for a full visit of the capital. Discover a city famous for the colourful facades of its buildings and the harmony between the various religions in the country. Visit the city's mosque and Orthodox and Catholic cathedrals, or better understand Albania's rich history by visiting the National Museum.

In the evening, explore the district of Blok, which is now a trendy neighbourhood for a drink or a nice meal.

Visited:
Krujë Tirana

Day 8: Last Day in Albania

One of our agents will take you to the airport according to your flight schedule.

Visited:
Tirana

Tirana Elbasan Berat Gjirokastër Buthrotum Ksamil Sarandë Qeparo Dhërmi Llogara Vlorë Apollonia Ardenicë Durrës Krujë

Price details

This tour idea is fully customisable

The price reflects this specific tour itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

Approx. £890 / 8 days
Excluding international flights
2 People 4 People Supplement for 4* hotel
Price per person £890 £620 £60

Included in price:

  • Stay in three-star hotels for seven nights
  • Breakfast from day 2 to day 8
  • Transport by car including the fuel
  • Tour guide (who will also be your driver) during all the days of your stay
  • Entrance fee in museums and toursitic sites mentioned in the itinerary
  • Airport transferts
  • Assistance

Not included in price:

  • Flights
  • Meals not mentioned as included
  • Drinks
  • Everything not mentioned in the “included” section

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