Highlights of Albania

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The best of Albania in just a week with a tour from modern Tirana to the Ionian Sea. See Greek and Byzantine ruins in UNESCO-listed Butrint National Park. Also visit historic sites like ancient Apolloni and seaside Berat, and grab dinner and drinks in the capital's hippest neighborhood.
ItineraryDay 1: Airport - TiranaStop At: Skanderbeg Square, Tirana, Tirana CountyTirana- Pick up at Tirana airport and transfer to Hotel. Visit the National Historic Museum in Tirana which offers an in depth introduction to Albanian history. Traditional Albanian restaurant suggestions for dinner will be given. Overnight in Tirana.Duration: 4 hoursStop At: Skanderbeg Square, Tirana, Tirana CountyTime permitting we will visit the National Historic Museum.Duration: 2 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: 3* or 4* Hotel in TiranaDay 2: Tirana – Shkodra - Kruja – Tirana (3.5 hours driving time)Stop At: Shkodra Lake, Shkoder, Shkoder CountyWe drive to Shkodra. Visit Rozafa Castle. Old Town.Duration: 4 hoursStop At: Kruja Castle, Kruje, Durres CountyProceed to Kruja - Visit, Old Bazaar, Kruja Castle.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Skanderbeg Square, Tirana, Tirana CountyBack to TiranaDuration: 30 minutesMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: 3* 4* Hotel in TiranaDay 3: Tirana – Ardenica – Apollonia – Vlora (3.5 hours driving time)Stop At: Ardenica Monastery, Ardenice, Fier CountyDepart to Vlora. On the way we stop at the Monastery of Ardenica.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Apollonia, Fier, Fier CountyProceed to the ancient city of Apollonia situated on the famous Via Egnatia.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: National Museum of Independence, Vlore, Vlore CountyAfterwards we continue to Vlora where we visit the Independence Museum.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Independence Monument, Vlore, Vlore CountyOvernight in VloraDuration: 1 hourMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: 3* 4* Hotel in VloraDay 4: Vlora – Butrint (UNESCO) – Saranda (4.5 hours driving time)Stop At: Llogara National Park, Llogara National Park, Vlore CountyDrive on the spectacular Albanian Riviera looking down at the Ionian Sea.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Ali Pasha Castle, Vlore, Vlore CountyThen, make a short stop at the fortress of Ali Pasha.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Butrint National Park, Butrint, Vlore CountyThen we continue to the ancient city of Butrint a UNESCO.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Saranda Embankment, Saranda, Vlore CountyOvernight in SarandaDuration: 30 minutesMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: 3* 4* Hotel in SarandaDay 5: Saranda – Gjirokastra (UNESCO) – Berat (4.5 hours driving time)Stop At: Gjirokaster Castle, Gjirokaster, Gjirokaster County After Breakfast we drive to Gjirokastra, a UNESCO site.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Gjirokastra Bazaar, Gjirokaster, Gjirokaster CountyThen we visit the house the Albanian dictator.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Berat Fortress, Berat, Berat CountyThen we drive to Berat, UNSECO.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Berat Fortress, Berat, Berat CountyOvernight in BeratDuration: 10 minutesMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: 3* 4* Hotel in BeratDay 6: Berat (UNESCO) – Durres-Tirana (2.5 hours driving time)Stop At: National Iconographic Museum Onufri, Berat, Berat CountyAfter breakfast we visit Onufri Museum.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Durres Amphitheatre, Durres, Durres CountyAfter this interesting experience we depart for Durres .Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Durres Archaeological Museum, Durres, Durres CountyOvernight in DurresDuration: 1 hourMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: 3* 4* Hotel in DurresDay 7: Durres - Tirana AirportStop At: Tirana East Gate, Tirana, Tirana CountyAfter breakfast we drive to the Airport. End of our Service.Duration: 1 hourNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

What’s included

  • 5x Breakfast
  • Accommodation included: 6 nights
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • All Fees and Taxes

What’s not included

  • Entry/Admission - Skanderbeg Square
  • Entry/Admission - Skanderbeg Square
  • Entry/Admission - Shkodra Lake
  • Entry/Admission - Kruja Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Skanderbeg Square
  • Entry/Admission - Ardenica Monastery
  • Entry/Admission - Apollonia
  • Entry/Admission - National Museum of Independence
  • Entry/Admission - Independence Monument
  • Entry/Admission - Ali Pasha Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Butrint National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Gjirokaster Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Gjirokastra Bazaar
  • Entry/Admission - Berat Fortress
  • Entry/Admission - National Iconographic Museum Onufri
  • Entry/Admission - Durres Amphitheatre
  • Entry/Admission - Durres Archaeological Museum

Itinerary

Day 1: Airport - Tirana Stop At: Skanderbeg Square, Tirana, Tirana County Tirana- Pick up at Tirana airport and transfer to Hotel. Visit the National Historic Museum in Tirana which offers an in depth introduction to Albanian history. Traditional Albanian restaurant suggestions for dinner will be given. Overnight in Tirana. Duration: 4 hours Stop At: Skanderbeg Square, Tirana, Tirana County Time permitting we will visit the National Historic Museum. Duration: 2 hours No meals included on this day. Accommodation included: 3* or 4* Hotel in Tirana
Day 2: Tirana – Shkodra - Kruja – Tirana (3.5 hours driving time) Stop At: Shkodra Lake, Shkoder, Shkoder County We drive to Shkodra. Visit Rozafa Castle. Old Town. Duration: 4 hours Stop At: Kruja Castle, Kruje, Durres County Proceed to Kruja - Visit, Old Bazaar, Kruja Castle. Duration: 3 hours Stop At: Skanderbeg Square, Tirana, Tirana County Back to Tirana Duration: 30 minutes Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: 3* 4* Hotel in Tirana
Day 3: Tirana – Ardenica – Apollonia – Vlora (3.5 hours driving time) Stop At: Ardenica Monastery, Ardenice, Fier County Depart to Vlora. On the way we stop at the Monastery of Ardenica. Duration: 2 hours Stop At: Apollonia, Fier, Fier County Proceed to the ancient city of Apollonia situated on the famous Via Egnatia. Duration: 2 hours Stop At: National Museum of Independence, Vlore, Vlore County Afterwards we continue to Vlora where we visit the Independence Museum. Duration: 2 hours Stop At: Independence Monument, Vlore, Vlore County Overnight in Vlora Duration: 1 hour Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: 3* 4* Hotel in Vlora
Day 4: Vlora – Butrint (UNESCO) – Saranda (4.5 hours driving time) Stop At: Llogara National Park, Llogara National Park, Vlore County Drive on the spectacular Albanian Riviera looking down at the Ionian Sea. Duration: 2 hours Stop At: Ali Pasha Castle, Vlore, Vlore County Then, make a short stop at the fortress of Ali Pasha. Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Butrint National Park, Butrint, Vlore County Then we continue to the ancient city of Butrint a UNESCO. Duration: 2 hours Stop At: Saranda Embankment, Saranda, Vlore County Overnight in Saranda Duration: 30 minutes Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: 3* 4* Hotel in Saranda
Day 5: Saranda – Gjirokastra (UNESCO) – Berat (4.5 hours driving time) Stop At: Gjirokaster Castle, Gjirokaster, Gjirokaster County After Breakfast we drive to Gjirokastra, a UNESCO site. Duration: 3 hours Stop At: Gjirokastra Bazaar, Gjirokaster, Gjirokaster County Then we visit the house the Albanian dictator. Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Berat Fortress, Berat, Berat County Then we drive to Berat, UNSECO. Duration: 3 hours Stop At: Berat Fortress, Berat, Berat County Overnight in Berat Duration: 10 minutes Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: 3* 4* Hotel in Berat
Day 6: Berat (UNESCO) – Durres-Tirana (2.5 hours driving time) Stop At: National Iconographic Museum Onufri, Berat, Berat County After breakfast we visit Onufri Museum. Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Durres Amphitheatre, Durres, Durres County After this interesting experience we depart for Durres . Duration: 2 hours Stop At: Durres Archaeological Museum, Durres, Durres County Overnight in Durres Duration: 1 hour Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: 3* 4* Hotel in Durres
Day 7: Durres - Tirana Airport Stop At: Tirana East Gate, Tirana, Tirana County After breakfast we drive to the Airport. End of our Service. Duration: 1 hour No meals included on this day. No accommodation included on this day.
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