Highlights of Albania Tour
ALBANIA TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
Join other Solo Travellers on this 5 night adventure to beautiful Albania. Explore the crazy streets of its colourful capital, Tirana, marvel at the spectacular scenery in the Llogara National Park, visit the ancient archaeological site of Butrint, drink raki with the locals in Kruja, and enjoy the Ottoman architecture in the beautiful town of Berat. Still widely undiscovered by tourists, now really is the time to get yourself booked onto this Highlights of Albania Tour and visit this stunning natural beauty.
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Day 1 – Arrive Tirana
Upon arrival proceed to your hotel for check-in. A dinner will be arranged for the first night of your Albania tour. Overnight in Tirana.
Day 2 – Tirana
The first full day of your Albania tour will be spent exploring crazy, colourful Tirana, Albania’s capital. Starting at the National Historical Museum, you will travel to the Et`hem Bey Mosque, pay a visit to the Opera House overlooking Scanderbeg Square, and take a walk down the main boulevard to see the City Hall and other governmental buildings. In the evening, you will visit a former Communist Residential area, now filled with modern bars, restaurants and pubs. You will continue on to the Martyrs Cemetery and finally Petrela Castle. Overnight in Tirana.
Day 3 – Tirana / Vlora / Saranda
After breakfast, you will begin the journey to Saranda. You will take the Albanian Riviera route to Vlora, to visit the Independence Monument and Museum. You will then travel south, through the spectacular scenery of the Llogara National Park, until you reach the stunning Llogara Pass. From here, you will continue on to Himare and the Porto Palermo, home to the Fortress of Ali Pasha. After passing through the villages of Qepara and Borsh and you will arrive in Saranda, where you will spend the night.
Day 4 – Saranda / Butrint / Gjirokaster
After breakfast, you will depart for a tour of Butrint, a remarkably well preserved archaeological UNESCO World Heritage Site, built by the ancient Greeks. Here you will see Illyrian walls, a Roman Amphitheatre, Roman Baths, mosaics, churches and temples at one of Europe’s earliest aqueducts. From here, you will continue on a spectacular journey through the Muzine Pass and Buret Mountains to reach Gjirokaster. Upon arrival, you will visit the fortress, where you can admire fabulous views over the Drinos Valley between Albania and Greece. You will also visit the National Museum of Arms and the Ethnographic Museum whilst in Gjirokaster. Overnight in Gjirokaster.
Day 5 – Gjirokaster / Berat
After breakfast, you will depart for a tour of Berat, home to some of the best examples of Ottoman architecture. Known as the town of 1000 windows, Berat is one of Albania’s most beautiful towns. Whilst you are here, you will visit Berat Castle, the Sultan’s Mosque and the Museum of Religious Art. Overnight in Berat.
Day 6 – Berat / Durres / Kruja / Depart Tirana
After breakfast, you will be driven to Durres, one of the oldest towns in Albania, to see the Byzantine city walls and Roman Amphitheatre. From here, you will continue on to the previous capital, Kruja, stopping to visit a local family and drink some raki on the way. In Kruja, you will visit the Skanderbeg and Ethnographic Museums and the Old Bazaar. Your tour of Albania will then come to an end, and you will make your way to the airport for flights home.
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE ALBANIA TOUR
- Sharing a twin room at three-star hotels with breakfast
- Services of an English-speaking local guide throughout the tour
- All activities as per itinerary
- All transport for above itinerary (excludes airport transfers)
- If travelling from the UK, please get in touch to check if flights included in our offer price
- Up to six weeks before departure a place can be reserved for the Albania Tour on payment of a deposit of £100.00, after this date it would be the full amount of the trip.
- Click the book now button and fill in the details and tick the box confirming you accept booking conditions
- The outstanding balance is due 6 weeks before travel
- Please ensure you have checked visa requirements. Get in touch if you are unsure.
- Ensure you have purchased travel insurance, as this is mandatory for all trips.
Trip Type Discover
Group Size Between 12 – 16
Physical Rating Moderate
Currency & Spending Money Albanian Lek / Spending £25 and upwards per day
Hosts A local guide will be your point of contact for this trip.
Clothing The weather should be dry and warm. We recommend taking layers just in case, and comfortable shoes.
Health Always seek medical advice from your doctor or travel nurse before you travel and make sure your vaccinations are up to date. Remember that your travel insurance may not cover you if you do not have up-to-date vaccinations.
Single Supplement £175
Travel Advice We highly recommend that you read the foreign travel advice for Albania before your departure date.