Day cruise to Albania (Saranda & Butrint National Park)

Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours in Saranda

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Our single-day cruise to the fascinating country of Albania is aimed at adventurous travellers seeking something out of the ordinary. From the Port of Corfu, we follow the Albanian coast to the city port of Saranda. A 20 km guided coach tour of the south coast’s virgin shores and scattered islands is available. We pass small picturesque villages and endless fertile plains that lead to a great lake. The highlight of your day will be a visit to Butrint – an UNESCO World Heritage site. Over the centuries, the ancient town had disappeared under layers of silt and vegetation. In recent years, however, archaeologists have uncovered some of the finest working town remains in the Mediterranean. The Venetian Tower near the entrance, the ancient theatre, the Temple of Asclepius, the ancient gymnasium, the Roman Baths, the Roman Baptistery with its priceless mosaic floor, the Lion gate and the enormous Cyclopean walls will transport you back in time from 2,500 years till the 3rd century A.D.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Corfu Old Town, Corfu Town, Corfu, Ionian IslandsAdmire the scenery of the Old Town of CorfuStop At: Saranda PortArrival at the main Port of Albania (Saranda). Passport control and coach boardingDuration: 15 minutesStop At: Agios Saranda, Saranda, Vlore CountyShort coffee break in Saranda CityDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Butrint National Park, Butrint, Vlore CountyArrival at the archaeological area of Butrint. Tour lasts between 90-110 minutes depending on age. The tour for elderly or disabled guests will include 70% of the archaeological area (with a separate guide when necessary). There is a small bar/ kiosk at the entrance to the site. Public bathroom facilities are available at the end of the tour in the Venetian Castle on the Acropolis hill.Duration: 1 hour 40 minutesStop At: Agios Saranda, Saranda, Vlore CountyLunch at a sea view restaurant in SarandaGuided walking tour of Saranda and free timeDuration: 2 hours 30 minutes

What’s included

  • Boat service (taxes included)
  • Entrance to the Ancient City of Butrint
  • Entrance to the archaeological museum in the Venetian Castle
  • Coach tour in Albania. Full day with a professional guide
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Butrint National Park

What’s not included

  • Items purchased from the on-board bar
  • Drinks during the coffee break in Saranda. Drinks at the restaurant during lunch