Visit Albania from Dubrovnik

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This is A tour which is devised for travelers who can save considerable travel costs by flying to Dubrovnik, or those who would like to combine a Croatian holiday with an Albanian discovery tour. This tour visits all UNESCO sites of Albania as well as Dubrovnik in Croatia and Kotor in Montenegro both UNESCO sites as well.
ItineraryDay 1: Dubrovnik Airport - Dubrovnik Stop At: Old Town, Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik-Neretva County, DalmatiaAt Dubrovnik airport you will be met by our driver and guide and transferred to the city and your hotel.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Old Town, Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik-Neretva County, DalmatiaIn the late afternoon take a guided walk through Dubrovnik Old City, a UNESCO site. Overnight in Dubrovnik.Duration: 2 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: 3* 4* Hotel in DubrovnikDay 2: Dubrovnik – Budva - Kruja – Tirana Stop At: Altstadt (Old Town) Budva, Budva, Budva MunicipalityAfter breakfast proceed to Albania through Montenegro. A quick stop in Budva for a visit at the Old Town by the sea.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Kruja Castle, Kruje, Durres CountyContinue on into Albania and to Kruja - the center of Albanian resistance against the Turks under Scanderbeg, the Albanian National HeroDuration: 2 hoursStop At: Skanderbeg Square, Tirana, Tirana CountyAfter the visits, proceed to Tirana where we visit the National History Museum which offers a great introduction of Albania and its people.Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: 3* 4* Hotel in TiranaDay 3: Tirana – Ardenica – Apollonia – VloraStop At: Ardenica Monastery, Ardenice, Fier CountyDepart to Vlora where Albanian Independence was proclaimed. On the way we stop at the Monastery of Ardenica, supposed to have been built in the middle ages, as argued by a stone in entrance dating back to the 1417Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Apollonia, Fier, Fier CountyProceed to the ancient city of Apollonia situated on the famous Via Egnatia - one of the most important cities in Roman times.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Independence Monument, Vlore, Vlore CountyAfterwards we continue to Vlora where we visit the Independence Museum, situated in the original house where the first Independent Albanian Government had its offices.Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: 3* 4* Hotel in VloraDay 4: Vlora – Butrint (UNESCO) – Saranda Stop At: Ali Pasha Castle, Vlore, Vlore CountyAfter an early breakfast we depart for Saranda. Drive on the spectacular Albanian Riviera looking down at the Ionian Sea. Breathtaking sceneries await us at the Llogara pass - 1000 m above sea level. We continue on to Saranda, make a short stop at the fortress of Ali Pasha a fortification used to control the sea trade routesDuration: 2 minutesStop At: Butrint National Park, Butrint, Vlore CountyThen we continue past Saranda, to the ancient city of Butrint, a UNESCO world heritage site and the most important archaeological discovery in Albania. Legend associates this city with Trojan settlers who fled Troy under the leadership of Aeneas.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Saranda Embankment, Saranda, Vlore CountyOverrnight in SarandaDuration: 30 minutesMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: 3* 4* Hotel in SarandaDay 5: Saranda – Gjirokastra (UNESCO) – Berat (UNESCO)Stop At: Gjirokaster Castle, Gjirokaster, Gjirokaster CountyAfter early breakfast we drive to Berat. On our way lays Gjirokastra, a UNESCO site and museum town with beautiful and very distinctive architecture. Visit the medieval Castle which used to be a political prison during the communist dictatorship and the Ethnographic Museum which is also the house the Albanian dictator was born in.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Berat Fortress, Berat, Berat CountyWe check in at a characteristic hotel in Berat and you are left at leisure to explore this architecturally beautiful town, another UNESCO site of Albania.Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: 3* 4* Hotel in BeratDay 6: Berat (UNESCO) – ShkoderStop At: Berat Fortress, Berat, Berat CountyAfter breakfast visit the Castle and the Onufri MuseumDuration: 1 hourStop At: Shkodra Lake, Shkoder, Shkoder CountyAfterwards precede to Shkodra. Visit Rozafa Castle Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Shkodra Lake, Shkoder, Shkoder CountyOvernight in ShkodraDuration: 30 minutesMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: 3* 4* Hotel in ShkodraDay 7: Shkoder – Kotor, Montenegro (UNESCO) – DubrovnikStop At: Kotor Old City, Kotor, Kotor MunicipalityAfter breakfast drive to drive to the Old City of KotorDuration: 2 hoursStop At: Old Town, Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik-Neretva County, DalmatiaAfter the visits we proceed to DubrovnikDuration: 2 hoursStop At: Old Town, Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik-Neretva County, DalmatiaOvernight in DubrovnikDuration: 30 minutesMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: 3* 4* Hotel in DubrovnikDay 8: Dubrovnik - Dubrovnik Airport Stop At: Dubrovnik Airport Taxi, Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik-Neretva County, DalmatiaAfter breakfast, free to explore until time of transfer to Airport.Duration: 30 minutesMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

What’s included

  • 7x Breakfast
  • Accommodation included: 7 nights
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Kruja Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Ardenica Monastery
  • Entry/Admission - Apollonia
  • Entry/Admission - Independence Monument
  • Entry/Admission - Ali Pasha Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Butrint National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Gjirokaster Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Berat Fortress
  • Entry/Admission - Shkodra Lake
  • Entry/Admission - Kotor Old City
  • Entry/Admission - Old Town

What’s not included

  • Entry/Admission - Old Town
  • Entry/Admission - Altstadt (Old Town) Budva
  • Entry/Admission - Skanderbeg Square
  • Entry/Admission - Saranda Embankment
  • Entry/Admission - Berat Fortress
  • Entry/Admission - Shkodra Lake
  • Entry/Admission - Old Town
  • Entry/Admission - Dubrovnik Airport Taxi

Itinerary

Day 1: Dubrovnik Airport - Dubrovnik Stop At: Old Town, Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik-Neretva County, Dalmatia At Dubrovnik airport you will be met by our driver and guide and transferred to the city and your hotel. Duration: 30 minutes Stop At: Old Town, Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik-Neretva County, Dalmatia In the late afternoon take a guided walk through Dubrovnik Old City, a UNESCO site. Overnight in Dubrovnik. Duration: 2 hours No meals included on this day. Accommodation included: 3* 4* Hotel in Dubrovnik
Day 2: Dubrovnik – Budva - Kruja – Tirana Stop At: Altstadt (Old Town) Budva, Budva, Budva Municipality After breakfast proceed to Albania through Montenegro. A quick stop in Budva for a visit at the Old Town by the sea. Duration: 2 hours Stop At: Kruja Castle, Kruje, Durres County Continue on into Albania and to Kruja - the center of Albanian resistance against the Turks under Scanderbeg, the Albanian National Hero Duration: 2 hours Stop At: Skanderbeg Square, Tirana, Tirana County After the visits, proceed to Tirana where we visit the National History Museum which offers a great introduction of Albania and its people. Duration: 1 hour Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: 3* 4* Hotel in Tirana
Day 3: Tirana – Ardenica – Apollonia – Vlora Stop At: Ardenica Monastery, Ardenice, Fier County Depart to Vlora where Albanian Independence was proclaimed. On the way we stop at the Monastery of Ardenica, supposed to have been built in the middle ages, as argued by a stone in entrance dating back to the 1417 Duration: 2 hours Stop At: Apollonia, Fier, Fier County Proceed to the ancient city of Apollonia situated on the famous Via Egnatia - one of the most important cities in Roman times. Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Independence Monument, Vlore, Vlore County Afterwards we continue to Vlora where we visit the Independence Museum, situated in the original house where the first Independent Albanian Government had its offices. Duration: 1 hour Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: 3* 4* Hotel in Vlora
Day 4: Vlora – Butrint (UNESCO) – Saranda Stop At: Ali Pasha Castle, Vlore, Vlore County After an early breakfast we depart for Saranda. Drive on the spectacular Albanian Riviera looking down at the Ionian Sea. Breathtaking sceneries await us at the Llogara pass - 1000 m above sea level. We continue on to Saranda, make a short stop at the fortress of Ali Pasha a fortification used to control the sea trade routes Duration: 2 minutes Stop At: Butrint National Park, Butrint, Vlore County Then we continue past Saranda, to the ancient city of Butrint, a UNESCO world heritage site and the most important archaeological discovery in Albania. Legend associates this city with Trojan settlers who fled Troy under the leadership of Aeneas. Duration: 2 hours Stop At: Saranda Embankment, Saranda, Vlore County Overrnight in Saranda Duration: 30 minutes Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: 3* 4* Hotel in Saranda
Day 5: Saranda – Gjirokastra (UNESCO) – Berat (UNESCO) Stop At: Gjirokaster Castle, Gjirokaster, Gjirokaster County After early breakfast we drive to Berat. On our way lays Gjirokastra, a UNESCO site and museum town with beautiful and very distinctive architecture. Visit the medieval Castle which used to be a political prison during the communist dictatorship and the Ethnographic Museum which is also the house the Albanian dictator was born in. Duration: 2 hours Stop At: Berat Fortress, Berat, Berat County We check in at a characteristic hotel in Berat and you are left at leisure to explore this architecturally beautiful town, another UNESCO site of Albania. Duration: 2 hours Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: 3* 4* Hotel in Berat
Day 6: Berat (UNESCO) – Shkoder Stop At: Berat Fortress, Berat, Berat County After breakfast visit the Castle and the Onufri Museum Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Shkodra Lake, Shkoder, Shkoder County Afterwards precede to Shkodra. Visit Rozafa Castle Duration: 2 hours Stop At: Shkodra Lake, Shkoder, Shkoder County Overnight in Shkodra Duration: 30 minutes Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: 3* 4* Hotel in Shkodra
Day 7: Shkoder – Kotor, Montenegro (UNESCO) – Dubrovnik Stop At: Kotor Old City, Kotor, Kotor Municipality After breakfast drive to drive to the Old City of Kotor Duration: 2 hours Stop At: Old Town, Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik-Neretva County, Dalmatia After the visits we proceed to Dubrovnik Duration: 2 hours Stop At: Old Town, Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik-Neretva County, Dalmatia Overnight in Dubrovnik Duration: 30 minutes Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: 3* 4* Hotel in Dubrovnik
Day 8: Dubrovnik - Dubrovnik Airport Stop At: Dubrovnik Airport Taxi, Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik-Neretva County, Dalmatia After breakfast, free to explore until time of transfer to Airport. Duration: 30 minutes Meals included: • Breakfast No accommodation included on this day.
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