Corfu to Albania 6 Day Trip

Day Trips & Excursions, Saranda , Albania to Saranda, Albania

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This tour is suitable for those travelers residing in Corfu during the summer period. The tour starts in Saranda where the tour leaders will welcome the group. This is a nice tour if you like agriculturist farms, food tours and cultural exploration in Albania.
Highlights: • Visit the UNESCO Towns of Berat and Gjirokastra. • Enjoy delicious Albanian dishes and learn about the Albanian Culinary Traditions. • Learn about the history and culture of the Albanians What you can expectDay 1: Sarandë – Gjirokastra – PërmetThe tour starts at Saranda port where you will be met by the local guide who will escort you in Albania throughout the trip. Travel to Gjirokastra enlisted in the Unesco Heritage Sites. On the way we will make a short break to the Blue Eye water springs . In Gjirokastra we visit the castle of Gjirokastra and Ethnographic Museum. The journey continues to Permet called as well as the city of flowers, through the beautiful Kelcyra canyon. Organized traditional dinner in Përmet.Day 2: Përmet – Ersekë – KorçëBreakfast in Përmet. Today we travel through Ersekë and the Gërmenj Park were will have a picnic lunch. In the afternoon we reach Korçë where we visit the city center, Mirahori Mosque and Icon’s Museum. Dinner in KorcaDay 3: Korçë – Elbasan – TiranëToday we travel toward Elbasan and visit the medieval castle dating back to the 15th century. Day 4. Tiranë – Krujë – Marikaj – BeratBreakfast in Tirana. Today we visit Kruja, the castle and Scanderbeg Museum. Kruja was the most important town for the Albanians during the 15th century which withstood successfully to at least 3 major sieges by the Ottoman Empire. Lunch will be in the agritourist center of Marikaj where will experience the true Albanian hospitality. Arrival in Berat, a city protected by UNESCO. In the afternoon we walk through Mangalem and Gorica neighborhoods to finish in grandeur with a photo shooting of Mangalem quarter by night.Day 5. Berat – Ardenicë – LlogoraIn the morning we visit the castle of Berat. Lunch in the castle of Berat. We continue traveling to Ardenica monastery, the place where our National Hero Scanderbeg was married in the 15th century.We visit the castle and Onufri museum. Next stop is Vlora where we learn a lot about.In the afternoon we reach the National Park of Llogara were will be accommodated.Day 6. Llogora – Porto Palermo – Borsh – SarandaBreakfast in Llogara. Today we travel along the Albanian Riviera, a hidden gem in the Ionian Coast. As we go through we will stop to along the way and visit the Castle of Ali Pasha Tepelena. The castle has a beautiful strategic location along the coast. Reconstructed by a prominent Albanian ruler of Southern Albania and Northern Greece during the 18-19 century it served as a residential area and a fort for a long time. We continue toward the picturesque village of Borsh where will have lunch. After this relaxing time we head to the city of Saranda.

What’s included

  • Accommodation in a 3 or 4 star hotel, BB services, 6 nights
  • 6 lunches
  • 6 dinners
  • Transportation for 6 days
  • Museum and archaeological centers fees
  • Assistance by our agency

What’s not included

  • 110 euro per single supplement
  • Transfers (boat trip) from Corfu to Saranda port
  • Everything else that is not mentioned above.
  • Gratuities

Itinerary

Day 1: Sarandë – Gjirokastra – Përmet The tour starts at Saranda port where you will be met by the local guide who will escort you in Albania throughout the trip. Travel to Gjirokastra enlisted in the Unesco Heritage Sites. On the way we will make a short break to the Blue Eye water springs . In Gjirokastra we visit the castle of Gjirokastra and Ethnographic Museum. The journey continues to Permet called as well as the city of flowers, through the beautiful Kelcyra canyon. Organized traditional dinner in Përmet.
Day 2: Përmet – Ersekë – Korçë Breakfast in Përmet. Today we travel through Ersekë and the Gërmenj Park were will have a picnic lunch. In the afternoon we reach Korçë where we visit the city center, Mirahori Mosque and Icon’s Museum. Dinner in Korca
Day 3: Korçë – Elbasan – Tiranë Today we travel toward Elbasan and visit the medieval castle dating back to the 15th century.  Day 4. Tiranë – Krujë – Marikaj – Berat Breakfast in Tirana. Today we visit Kruja, the castle and Scanderbeg Museum. Kruja was the most important town for the Albanians during the 15th century which withstood successfully to at least 3 major sieges by the Ottoman Empire. Lunch will be in the agritourist center of Marikaj where will experience the true Albanian hospitality. Arrival in Berat, a city protected by UNESCO. In the afternoon we walk through Mangalem and Gorica neighborhoods to finish in grandeur with a photo shooting of Mangalem quarter by night. Day 5. Berat – Ardenicë – Llogora In the morning we visit the castle of Berat. Lunch in the castle of Berat. We continue traveling to Ardenica monastery, the place where our National Hero Scanderbeg was married in the 15th century.We visit the castle and Onufri museum. Next stop is Vlora where we learn a lot about.In the afternoon we reach the National Park of Llogara were will be accommodated. Day 6. Llogora – Porto Palermo – Borsh – Saranda Breakfast in Llogara. Today we travel along the Albanian Riviera, a hidden gem in the Ionian Coast. As we go through we will stop to along the way and visit the Castle of Ali Pasha Tepelena. The castle has a beautiful strategic location along the coast. Reconstructed by a prominent Albanian ruler of Southern Albania and Northern Greece during the 18-19 century it served as a residential area and a fort for a long time. We continue toward the picturesque village of Borsh where will have lunch. After this relaxing time we head to the city of Saranda.
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