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$69.27 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.

$28.86 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

$877.45 Multi-day & Extended Tours

8-Day Tour Through the Natural Beauties and Historical Treasures of the Ionian Coast

Day 1: Transfer to Tirana and guided tour of the city along with the visit of the National Historical Museum, Et’hem Bey Mosque, Skanderbeg monument, clock tower. Cable car ride to Dajti National Park, where dinner is planned.Day 2: Durrës and Vlora. Drive to Durrës and guided visit of the city and its Roman amphitheater. After lunch in a restaurant by the sea, drive to Vlorë, where is planed the visit of the old St. Mary’s monastery in Zvërneci island. Dinner and accommodation in Radhima near Vlora.Day 3: Llogara National Park, Dhërmi and Livadhi Beach. Drive to the National Park of Llogara where a coffee break is planned. On the way to Livadhi Beach, sightseeing tour of the village of Dhërmi. During the day you have the possibility to perform one of the optional activities:1. Guided walk through the National Park of Llogara (3 hours).2. Paragliding from the Pass of Llogara to the beach of Palasa (weather permitting).Day 4: Enjoy sun and relaxation at Livadhi Beach. In the afternoon visit of the old village of Himara and the ruins of the old castle (century IV B.C. until century XVI).Day 5: Boat trip to Jali and Ngjipe Beach. The first stop of the trip is at the bay, which is called "Aquarium," and then a short coffee break is planned in Jali Beach. Then travel to the canyon and the beach of Ngjipe. It is formed by water erosion and is more than 2km long and 100m deep. Return to Livadhi in the afternoon.Day 6: Saranda and Ali Pasha Castle. The ancient Butrinti. Drive to Porto Palermo Bay, which was one of the most important military bases during the cold war. Here lies the Castle of Ali Pasha Tepelena, which we will visit. Drive to Ksamil near Saranda and enjoy free time for sun-and sea bathing. In the late afternoon drive to Butrint and visit the ancient UNESCO World Heritage Site, well known since the 7th century B.C. as the most important city of Epirus. Have dinner at the restaurant which lies at "Lëkursi Caste" on the top of a hill overlooking the bay of Saranda.Day 7: Vlora and boat trip around Karaburun Peninsula. On the way to Tirana, after a short coffee pause in Llogara National Park, and lunch in Radhima near Vlora, embark on a boat trip around Karaburun Peninsula. We will stop at the north end of the peninsula, where the cave of Haji Ali, which is 30 meters long, 10-15 meters high and 9.5 meters wide, lies. After dinner in Tirana, you can spend some pleasant moments in one of the bars of the “Block” area, the most vivid quarter of the city.Day 8: Transfer to the airport.

$288.64 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Wonders of Albania: 3-Day Trip from Tirana

Day 1: Tirane – DurresFrom Tirana, head to Durrës, located in central western Albania. Stop for a coffee to enjoy the beautiful view of the Adriatic Sea, then visit the Durres Amphitheater. Located in the center of the city, it was built in the second century and is one of the largest amphitheaters in the Balkans. From Durrës you'll travel to Berat, the antique city. On the way to Berat there are wonderful views of the agricultural region of Lushnja. Once in Berat, pay a visit to the castle of Berat, an ancient fortress overlooking the city. Stay the night in Berat’s historic Old Town. Day 2: Berat – Canyons – PermetAfter taking in all the beauty that Berat has to offer, head to the Osumi River and canyon. One of the most spectacular natural attractions in Albania with heights up to 26 km, the canyon contains many underground passages and unexplored caves and provides breathtaking views. Next, head off-road to Permet via the mountain road where the adrenaline rush is guaranteed. Located 14 km from Permet, the Benje thermal baths with their sulfur-rich waters offer many curative effects. With temperatures from 26º to 32º C, the healing waters are thought to be cures for chronic diseases such as rheumatism, stomach conditions and skin diseases. Return to Permet to stay the night.Day 3: Gjirokaster – TiraneOn the final day you'll visit Gjirokaster, an ancient city which lies in the historical region of Epirius. Nestled in a valley of the Gjere Mountains, Gjirokaster sits beside the Drino River at 300m (984 ft) above sea level and is famous for its beautiful stone houses and steep stone streets. Take some time to wander the ruins of the castle of Gjirokaster which overlooks the city. The castle contains a military museum featuring German and Italian artillery from the Communist resistance as well as a captured US Air Force plane which commemorates the Communist regime’s struggle against the “imperialist” western powers. As you head back to Tirana, you'll pass through Tepelene, known for its many spectacular natural monuments. A few stops to see some of the sights here and then back to Tirana.

$2459.18 Multi-day & Extended Tours

GRAND BALKAN PRIVATE MULTIPLE-DAY TOUR

Day 1:ZAGREB;Arrival in Zagreb. Transfer to the accommodation.Welcome Dinner and overnight in Zagreb.  Day 2: ZAGREB After breakfast, city tour of the capital of Croatia, featuring the Upper and the Lower Town.Afternoon at leisure. An optional half-day trip to Zagorje area (castle of Trakošćan with a wine-tasting) or Čigoč – the European village of storks.Overnight in ZagrebDay 3: ZAGREB - ĐAKOVO - BELGRADE (450 km)After breakfast, we head to Đakovo, driving for a couple of hundreds of kilometres through Slavonia. Đakovo is a town that houses the famous Lipizzaner studs. Continue towards Belgrade, Overnight in Belgrade.  Day 4: BELGRADE After breakfast, City Tour of Belgrade. An optional dinner and folklore with gipsy music on one of the famous boats (splav). Overnight in Belgrade. Day 5: BELGRADE - NIŠ - SKOPJE (500 km) After breakfast, we head southward,  to the city of Niš, the third largest in Serbia. continue to Skopje.Overnight in Skopje, Day 6:SKOPJE. A morning city tour of Skopje, a city that was devastated in a massive earthquake in 1963. Overnight in Skopje. Day 7:SKOPJE - OHRID (150 km) After breakfast, we head to Ohrid. Visit of the famous monastery of Saint Naum.An optional Macedonian dinner with folklore.Overnight in Ohrid.  Day 8: OHRID - TIRANA (150 km)Setting forth to Tirana, the capital of Albania. City tour of Tirana. Overnight in Tirana.Day 9:TIRANA After breakfast, visit of an important museum of Tirana.An optional cable-car ride up the mountain. An optional visit of Durres, the largest port of Albania/Kruje, a historic town with a castle nestled in a dramatic scenery and the birthplace of the almost mythical Albanian hero, Skenderbeu. Overnight in Tirana. Day 10: TIRANA - DUBROVNIK (300 km) After breakfast, we continue our drive along the Adriatic coast towards Dubrovnik, one of the most beautiful fortified cities of the Old World. On the way we stop for lunch in Budva and in the afternoon we enjoy the magnificent historic town of Kotor, a UNESCO world heritage site. Overnight in Dubrovnik. Day 11: DUBROVNIK A morning tour of the old town, which was the centre of a miniature republic for centuries. Farewell dinner in a charming village in the countryside.Overnight in Dubrovnik Day 12: DUBROVNIK Free time till the transfer to the airport for your flight home.

$173.18 Multi-day & Extended Tours

APOLONIA-PERMET-DURRES:2DAY TOUR

Day 1:Departure from Tirana at 9 am Begin your tour by driving towards the city of Fier. Through the city of Fier and towards the village of Pojan. You will visit Apollonia(UNESCO SITE) an ancient settlement, one of the biggest in the Adriatic area. Wandering in this settlement you will feel relaxed and meditative, through a landscape that little has changed since Antiquity. Apollonia represents one of the most important cities of the Mediterranean world and Adriatic basin, preserved in an exceptionally intact condition You will be introduced with the Church of Saint Mary,Archeological Museum-the Odeon, the library and the most photographed monument: the Bouleterion.a Greek theater and a Nymphaeum (a monument consecrated to nymphs).After, the tour continue towards the city of Permet,throught the cities of Ballsh ,Tepelene and then along the magnificent Kelcyra gorge where we are going to settle for lunch. We will continue along the Vjosa,with mountains on either side of the river before coming to Permeti.Permeti is a pleasant and clean little town in a lovely setting,sorrounded by mountains and flanked by the river Vjosa.You will be introduced with:City Rock of Përmet ,It is probably the largest stone that you have ever seen and today is considered to be a monument of culture-The church of Saint Friday (Kisha e Shën Premtes).Free time to explore the city and free dinner into Përmet’s delicious restaurants, where you going to find an authentic Balkan charm.Day 2:After breakfast, we will head towards the St.Mary church in Leusa(3km from Permet)The Church features outstanding iconography paintings. Probably the most spectacular church in Albania, resembling more an art gallery than a church.The next stop will be the  Thermal waters of Benja,A medieval bridge stretches over a sulfur-rich river that leads to year-round natural hot springs.  Warm water rushes beneath it, providing a relaxing treat for those who visit.The bridge marks the end of the 5 km long Lengaricë Canyon,Walking towards (and inside) the canyon you will also discover more thermal pools,Free time to explore or to swim.The baths have healing properties. As such, you may see some locals arriving to bathe there and reap the water’s alleged health benefits. The pools are off the beaten path, though, so you can till expect a fair amount of privacy.After the lunch in the magnificent Vjosa valley.As you head back to Tirana you will  stop in the city of Durres,located in central western Albania. Stop for a coffee to enjoy the beautiful view of the Adriatic Sea, then visit the Durres Amphitheater. Located in the center of the city, it was built in the second century and is one of the largest amphitheaters in the Balkans,and then back to Tirana.