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$68.50 Day Trips & Excursions

Albania Day Trip from Budva and Becici, Petrovac or Bar

Departure from Budva and Becici is at 7 am (Petrovac 7h30; Bar 8h). Your driver and tour guide will pick you up in front of your hotel and your excursion to Albania can start. During your ride to Albania you will have opportunity to see beautiful coastline and small maritime towns while your tour guide will tell you more about Montenegro and Albania. Your first stop in Albania is city of Skadar, one of the oldest cities in Albania located near Skadar Lake famous for the biggest mosque in Albania. Your tour guide will tell you more about the history of Skadar area and after sightseeing of city center you continue your trip to Durres, the second largest city and a municipality of Albania. Durrës, historically also known as Durazzo and Dyrrachium, is one of the world's oldest continuously inhabited cities. It is one of the most ancient and economically significant cities of Albania. Durrës is home to Albania's main port, the Port of Durrës. After visiting Durres you will enjoy smooth ride to Tirana, the capital of Albania. Your tour guide will give you all information about Tirana during your panoramic ride and at the end of panoramic tour you will have free time to enjoy local specialties and buy souvenirs. After free time, continue your ride back to your hotel where your driver will drop you off.

$992.16 Cultural & Theme Tours

3 UNESCO sites Culture & History tour Albania & Kosovo in 8 Days

ItineraryDay 1: Tirana - Kruja - ShkodërStop At: Kruja Castle, Kruje, Durres CountyOur professional tour guide will pick you up at your hotel in Tirana. Right after the group gets together we start our journey toward northern Albania. On our way to Shkodra we will visit the historic town of Kruja, its medieval castle and the Scanderbeg National Museum.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Shkoder Historical Museum, Shkoder, Shkoder CountyOvernight in Shkodra, where we visit Rozafa castle, and the Venetian style pedestrian street “pedonale”.Duration: 12 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 2: Shkodra - Komani Lake - Valbona ValleyStop At: Komani Lake, Koman, Shkoder CountyKomani Lake journey is described as “one of the World’s greatest boat trips”. As we take the turn from the main road the area becomes more rural, with fewer cars but more wild nature and amazing landscapes. We will stop for a short break by Vau i Dejes Lake, a beautiful and tranquil setting. At 09:00 we get on a ferry that will take us through Komani Lake offering spectacular views of the Albanian Alps, waterfalls, rural villages and wild forests.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Valbona Valley National Park, Valbona, Kukes CountyOur next destination will be Valbona Valley National Park. After a delicious traditional lunch, we hike to Kukaj, explore the area and admire the so-called Crown of the Albanian Alps. Duration: 20 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 3: Valbona Valley - Prizren (Kosovo) - TiranaStop At: Albanian League of Prizren Museum [Muzeu Lidhja Shqiptare e Prizrenit], PrizrenOur journey continues towards Prizren (Kosovo). This town played an important role in the region firstly as an Illyrian settlement and as a crossroad for the Byzantine and Ottoman empires, contributing to the unique architecture of the city. Prizren is considered as the cultural capital of Kosovo, mixing its’ rich history, incredible nature, religious tolerance and gastronomic delights. Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Skanderbeg Square, Tirana, Tirana CountyOur final destination for the day will be the capital of Albania, Tirana. Duration: 12 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 4: Tirana - Durrës - Berat UNESCO site Stop At: Durres Amphitheatre, Durres, Durres CountyWe head to the ancient town of Durres to explore the amphitheatre, the Roman ruins and the Venetian Tower. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Berat Castle, Berat, Berat CountyThe town of 1001 windows Berat (UNESCO world heritage) is our next destination. Berat has it all; a beautiful medieval castle, ancient churches and mosques, a lively lower town consisting of grand old houses draped on steep hillsides, an old stone bridge, great museums and remains from the communism era in Albania. Duration: 20 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 5: Berat - Zvërnec - VloraStop At: Zvernec Monastery, Vlore, Vlore CountyOn our way to Vlora we visit the Narta Lagoon, the island of Zvërnec and its ancient Monastery of Saint Mary (XIII century). Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Independence Monument, Vlore, Vlore CountyOur tour continues towards Vlora where the Adriatic and Ionian Seas meet. Free afternoon by the seaside. Duration: 12 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 6: Vlora - Llogara National Park - Butrint - SarandaStop At: Llogara National Park, Llogara National Park, Vlore CountyWe drive along the coastline known as Albanian Riviera. We will shortly stop at Llogara National Park offering a spectacular view of the Palasa Beach. Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Butrint National Park, Butrint, Vlore CountyOur next stop will be the beautiful castle of Ali Pasha at Porto Palermo. The ancient site Butrint, is our next destination. Part of the UNESCO world heritage, Butrinti is the most important archaeological site in Albania.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Sarande Museum, Saranda, Vlore CountyIn the evening we take a city tour of Saranda, including the synagogue and Lekursi castle. On the ruins of the old castle there is a bar with a breath taking view of Saranda and Corfu Island. Duration: 12 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 7: Saranda - Blue Eye - Gjirokastër UNESCO Stop At: The Blue Eye - Syri i Kalter, AlbaniaOn our way to Gjirokastra we will visit the natural wonder of Blue Eye. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Gjirokaster Castle, Gjirokaster, Gjirokaster CountyGjirokastra is also known as “The Stone City”, part of UNESCO World heritage. The origin of the city starts with the castle of Gjirokastra, built in IV century AD, and is considered one of the best-preserved medieval towns in the Balkans. Right before entering the castle of Gjirokastra you would have to pass by the medieval bazar. The atmospheric old town cascading down in graceful hill crammed full of beautiful narrowed stone decorated streets, where you would be amazed by the wide variety of hand made crafts from local artisans and producers. Overnight in GjirokasterDuration: 12 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 8: Gjirokastër - Apollonia - Tirana Stop At: Apollonia, Fier, Fier CountyAfter breakfast we head back to Tirana our final destination for this tour. On our way to Tirana we visit the ruins of the ancient city of Apollonia the Odeon Theatre, the Church of Saint Mary, the ancient statues of Illyrian times and the mosaic. Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Choose Balkans - Albania Tour OperatorThis marks the end of this amazing experience through history and adventure. Duration: 10 minutesNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

$770.67 Cultural & Theme Tours

Europe's Last Secret - Tour of Central Albania in 6 Days

ItineraryDay 1: Airport to Tirana Stop At: Skanderbeg Square, Tirana, Tirana CountyOur professional tour guide will pick you up at Tirana International Airport and transfer you to your hotel in Tirana. Right after the group gets together we start our journey. Tirana, the capital of Albania would be our destination for the day, where we have brief city tour. Colourful, lively, vibrant, dynamic, 24/7 and crazy nightlife, these are some of the words that better describe this city where the communist and capitalist-era buildings battle on daily basis. Not to be missed is Tirana’s delicious food varieties, from the tasty and cheap street food to the finest gourmet options Overnight in Tirana. Duration: 1 dayNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 2: Tirana - Mount Dajti National Park - BunkArt - Tirana Stop At: Dajti Ekspres “Cable Car”, Tirana, Tirana CountyAfter breakfast we see more of Tirana; a great combination of very interesting museums, historic sites, national parks and mountains, ottoman, Italian and communist style architecture all clashing between each other, offering however a great pleasure to wander. Our tour would continue towards Mount Dajti, a National Park next to Tirana, also considered by many as the balcony of the city. We will take the cable car to the mountain and enjoy lunch with an astonishing view. Duration: 4 hoursStop At: BunkArt 1, Tirana, Tirana CountyOn our way back we will visit Bunk Art (one of the most visited tourist attractions in Tirana). Built during the cold war by the communist regime, this huge nuclear bunker was unknown to the general public until 2015. Nowadays it serves as history museum of Albania during the 19-20th century. Overnight in Tirana. Duration: 3 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 3: Tirana to Berat UNESCO Stop At: Berat Castle, Berat, Berat CountyOur next destination is Berat, also known as the 1001 windows city, part of UNESCO world heritage. Walking through the narrowed stone streets offers a fantastic view of the medieval old houses, with windows that seem to stand above each other. Berat has it all; a beautiful medieval castle, ancient churches and mosques, a lively lower town consisting of grand old houses draped on steep hillsides, an old stone bridge, great museums and remains from the communism era in Albania. Berat is also known as the birthplace of Onufri, the famous churches’ painter all-over the Balkans, distinguished for creating a specific reddish colour still difficult to imitate. Overnight Berat.Duration: 1 dayNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 4: Berat to Kruja Stop At: Kruja Castle, Kruje, Durres CountyKruja is an historical city symbol of the Albanian resistance against the expansion of Ottoman Empire. Kruja is situated in central Albania on a rocky mountainous terrain about 560 meters above sea level, on the slopes of Sari -Salltiku Mountain. Walking through Kruja’s Medieval Old Bazar (one of the biggest and oldest in Balkans) gives you a sense of a passage through the history. You would be surrounded by crafts and local products carefully designed by local artisans and housewives of Kruja area. The castle of Kruja (built during the 5th century AD) is strategically placed on the top of a rocky hill, making it difficult for the enemies to attack. Our local guide will take you through some hidden paths, used by the locals to leave the castle without being noticed, during periods when the enemies surrounded the castle. Overnight Kruja.Duration: 1 dayNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 5: Kruja to Durrës Stop At: Durres Amphitheatre, Durres, Durres CountyWe head to the ancient town of Durres to explore the amphitheatre, the Roman ruins and the Venetian Tower. Founded as Epidamnos in the ancient region of Illyria in 627 BC by ancient Greeks, Durrës has been one of the most important cities in the history of Albania. Known also as the centre of Archaeology in Albania, but not only it has the largest Ancient Roman style Amphitheatre. The Geographic position lied in the shores of Adriatik Sea, turns Durrës into the main port and the second largest city of Albania as well. Overnight by the seaside in Durres.Duration: 1 dayNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 6: Durres - Cape of Rodon Stop At: Kepi I RodonitThe hilly peninsula of Cape of Rodoni is one of the most intact and tranquil sections of the Albanian Coast, with an alluring position overlooking the Adriatic Sea. Inland this cape is lied the “secret” Castle of Scanderbeg, the Albanian national and the church when he was married. The fuse of the rocky, hilly terrain with clear deep blue waters and two of the main castles in the defensive chain of the 16-century makes this tour unique and unrepeatable. The transfer to Tirana International Airport marks the end of this amazing experience through history and adventure.Duration: 8 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

$28.54 Day Trips & Excursions

Durres Day Tour

Your trip starts at 9:00 at the “Liria” Square. Explore the city’s 1930’s architecture as you walk along the boulevard. Visit the Ethnographic Museum and its artifacts displayed on the second floor of a traditional house from the 19th century. It exhibits authentic objects of hand-crafts as well as a rich collection of Albanian traditional costumes. Next, you will visit the Roman Amphitheater from the 2nd century AD, built during the reign of the Emperor Trajan as one of the biggest amphitheaters in Balkans. The Roman Amphitheater and the city of Durrës are unusual for their extraordinary degree of preservation, particularly for its large stretches of undisturbed stratigraphy. About a third of the amphitheater was not set on man-made supports, but on natural ones, utilizing a precipitous hillside to support its northern seating, or cavea. On the way to the archaeological museum you can admire the Byzantine Wall, an engineering masterpiece, built during the reign of Emperor Anastasius ( VI century AD ) whose origin was from Durres, and the seaside promenade enjoying the fresh air and the view of the largest bay in Albania.The Byzantine Chapel is our next stop. An early Christian chapel built into the western side of the amphitheater. Its western alcove preserves a unique poly-chromatic mosaic representing Christian iconography in almost their natural sizes. Archaeological Museum – If you’re interested in Durres history, or even just curious about it, Durres Archaeological Museum has some of the best exhibits. Having a guide at your side as you explore means you can ask as many questions as you like! The Venetian Tower and the Byzantine stretch of wall – A 15th cent intervention done to the byzantine fortification of the city. A flight of stairs takes you to the roof which gives you the opportunity to watch the seaside and the surroundings of the old city.Itinerary9:00 – Meeting with the guide at “Liria” Square9:00 – 9: 30 – Exploring the City Center and the Historical Boulevard9:30 – 10:00 – Visit the Ethnographic Museum10 : 15 – 11:00 – Visit the Roman Amphitheater11:00 – 12:00 – Walking along the Byzantine wall, visit the Venetian Tower and seaside promenade12:15 – 13:00 – Visit the Archaeological Museum14:00 – The end of the Program

$1655.51 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Albania & Kosovo, Walking and Climbing

Highlights: • Climb Via Ferrata in Peja, Kosovo. • Walk Jezerca, the second highest peak of Albania. • Visit Dajti Mountain via Cable Car. • Take a scenic boat trip along Komani Lake. • Visit the Monastery of Decani in Kosovo (UNESCO). What you can expectDay 1. TiranaTransfer to Dajti Mountain (1613 m) via the longest cable car in the Balkans. We will walk through the National Park, a forest of pine trees and 200 years old oaks. In the afternoon we will visit Tirana’s highlights: Scanderbeg Square, the Clock Tower, Et’hem Bey Mosque, and more. Day 2. Komani Lake Boat TripDrive to Koman Lake and embark on a fascinating boat trip through the high peaks and gorges of the Drini River. Often compared to the Scandinavian fjords, it is considered to be “one of the greatest boat trips”. Guided walking in the village of Kukaj in the Valbona Valley will follow.Day 3. Jezerca PeakWalk for about 8 hours up the Albanian Alps, otherwise known as the "Accursed Mountains", to reach the glacial lakes of Jezerca Mountain, the second highest peak of Albania. After you reach the glacial lakes you will camp for the night near the lakes.Day 4. JezercaWalk the 7 hours back from Jezerca to Valbona Valley. Day 5. GJakova, Decani, Peja (Kosovo)Drive to Kosovo where we will visit the old city of Gjakova, along with its Old Baazar and Hadumi Mosque (16th Century). There we meet with local craftsmen and visit their shops. Visit the Monastery of Decan (UNESCO heritage) as well as the Serbian Patriarchate of Peja, which is on the UNESCO List.Day 6. Via FerrataToday we will explore Via Ferrata (The Iron Road) in Peja. We will climb for about 100 meters through Rugova Canyon and take the zip line across the Rugova River. There we will discover the ancient caves that have been used over the years by monks, villagers and solders.Day 7. Prizren & KrujeVisit the old town of Prizren, Sinan Pasha Mosque and the Albanian League of Prizren. Next we travel to Kruje, Albania where we will visit the Ethnographic Museum, the Old Bazaar and the Museum of Scanderbeg.Day 8. Sari Salltik MountainIn the morning we will take a walk (1.5 hours) up to the rocky mountain of Kruje and visit Sari Salltik, a Bektashi shrine. There we will learn more about the history of the saint and visit the underground cave (20 m deep). In Durres we visit the Roman Amphitheatre built in 2nd Century AD. The city was an important segment of Via Egnatia, which connected Rome to Constantinople. Next we drive to Airport where our tour will end.  

$2597.44 Cultural & Theme Tours

Albania to Kosovo

Highlights: • Wander in the beautiful bazaars • Be enchanted by the well preserved monasteries • Admire the medieval Mosques • Learn about the independence of Kosovo  What you can expectDay 1. TiranaTransfer from Mother Theresa Airport – visit the Historic Museum. Day 2. TiranaCity tour in Tirana – visit the ex- communist residential area – house of Enver Hoxha (former dictator ) – underground tunnels. Day 3. Tirana – Durrës – BeratVisit the city of Krujë and castle of Scanderbeg, Durrës and the Roman Amphitheatre, visit the castle of Berat. Day 4. Berat – Fier – VlorëVisit Berat and the ex – Textile Mill “Mao Ce Dun”. Continue to the archeological center of Apollonia in Fier. Day 5. Vlora – Orikum – Porto Palermo – SarandëWe start in Vlorë to visit the square where the Independence of Albania was proclaimed in 1912. Another interesting archeological site is the old city of Orik dating back to 4th century BC. Day 6. Saranda – Butrint – GjirokastërVisit the archeological center of Butrint one of the most visited sites in Albania. In Gjirokastër we visit the house of Enver Hoxha. Day 7. GjirokastërVisit the castle of Gjirokastra and Weapons Museum, visit the house of the renowned writer Ismail Kadare. Day 8. Gjirokastër to ShkodërVisit the castle of Ali Pasha in Tepelena and Rozafa castle in Shkodër. Day 9. Shkodër to KosovëDrive to Kosovo and visit the infamous prison of Spac. Pass the border with Kosovo and accommodate in Prizren. Day 10. Prizren to PejëVisit the Albanian League of Prizren and ottoman bazaar in Gjakovë. Travel to Deçan to visit the Serbian monastery. Day 11. Pejë to PrishtinaVisit the historic center of Peja, excursion in Rugova canyon, visit the memorial of Resistance in Prekaz. Day 12 Prishtina – Mitrovica.Take a walk in the center of Prishtina then continue to Mitrovica and visit the dividing bridge between the Albanians and Serbian communities. Day 13. Prishtina to FerizajVisit the Gadima Cave in Janjevëa nd continue the journey to Ferizaj to visit the American military camp “Bondstill”. Day 14. PrishtinaFree time – tranfer to Prishtina Airport. Departure.