Day 1: Arrival
Welcome to Albania - the country of stunning landscapes and UNESCO heritage sites! Upon arrival at Tirana International Airport, you meet your private driver to have a transfer to Shkodra.
Following check-in at the hotel you have free time to relax or start an exploration of the city on your own. Here you may discover the most historical landmarks such as the Marubi National Museum of Photography, the Pedonalja, also known as Kole Idromeno street or walk to the Castle of Rozafa - one of the most outstanding and mysterious castles in the country.
Day 2: Departure to Valbona Valley
Following breakfast at the hotel yo meet your private guide and driver to start the tour to Valbona Valley.
Day 2: Valbona Valley Exploration
Following the cruise on Koman lake, you arrive in Fierza and together with the guide and driver continue to Valbona Valley.
Take in everything that this wonderful place has to offer and enjoy stunning nature, fresh air, sparkling springs, and majestic forests. During your visit to the Valbona Valley National Park, you also explore one of the hiking trails with the difficulty of your choice together with your professional guide. After that, you check-in the hotel in Valbona and can relax, enjoying the charming natural landscape.
Day 3: Departure and Prizren Tour
Following breakfast in the hotel, meet your guide and driver to continue the trip. Before arrival in Kruja, you are taken to the town in Kosovo - Prizren, which is like an open-air museum. This town is famous not only for its well-preserved architectural style but also for its beautiful gold and silver articles and other folk handcrafts. Here you take a chance to see the UNESCO listed a Lady of Ljevis Orthodox Church.
After a break for lunch you continue the trip.
Day 3: Arrival in Kruja
Upon arrival in Kruja, you have a check-in at the hotel and free time to explore the city.
Day 4: Sightseeing of Kruja and Departure to Berat
Following breakfast and check-out, you continue the trip with guide and driver. The day starts with a walking city tour of Kruja. This historic city on the top of a hill rises about 600 meters (1960 ft) above sea level. With a combination of nature, history, archeology, traditional food, and lifestyle, Kruja is one of the most beautiful towns in Albania. Enjoy a walk along its stony streets and explore traditional architecture of buildings. Today we have planned a visit to the castle with its ethnographic museum.
After the tour, you continue the trip to Berat with guide and driver.
Day 4: Arrival in Berat
In the afternoon you arrive in Berat and start a walking city tour.
This UNESCO heritage town is the pride of Albanian antiquity and architecture which forms a wonderful combination of eastern and western cultures, costumes and traditions. The architecture of the old houses with large windows is very impressive as well as the fact that the old castle, with a history of more than 2000 years, is still inhabited by the locals.
After the tour, you have a check-in at the hotel and the rest of the evening at leisure.
Day 5: Departure
Following breakfast and check-out, you continue the trip with guide and driver.
Day 5: Touring in Gjirokastra
Together with the guide, you explore the town of Gjirokastra - a UNESCO heritage site known for its well-preserved Ottoman-style buildings. Today you visit the city's fortress which is one of the biggest in the Balkans.
On the way from Gjirokastra to Saranda you have a stop at the Blue Eye spring – a natural spring shaped like an eye surrounded by old maple trees.
Upon arrival in Saranda you have a check-in at the hotel and the rest of the day at leisure.
Saranda is one of the most charming towns of the Albanian Riviera. Here you may enjoy a beautiful seaside, swim and relax.
Day 6: Butrint National Park
Following breakfast and check-out, meet with your guide and driver to start your touring day at Butrint National Park.
Here you have a tour of the marvelous archaeological site of Buthrotum, included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site list. This is a unique place with historical monuments and pristine natural surroundings.
After the tour at Butrint Park, you are taken to Llogara.
Day 6: Arrival in Llogara
Upon arrival in Llogara hotel, you have a check in and the rest of the evening at leisure.
Day 7: Apollonia Archaeological Park Tour
Following breakfast in the hotel and check-out, meet your guide and driver to start a tour to Apollonia Archeological Park and later on have a transfer to the capital of Albania - Tirana.
Apollonia Archaeological Park is preserved in an exceptionally intact condition and reflects the beauty of monuments and nature together. Apollonia was a Greek colony but quickly became one of the most eminent cities for its good location for the trade for all Mediterranean.
Day 7: Arrival in Tirana
Upon arrival in Tirana you have a check-in at the hotel and the rest of the day at leisure.
Day 8: Tirana Sightseeing
Following breakfast in the hotel, you meet with your private guide at the hotel lobby and start a comprehensive walking city tour.
Today you witness foundations from Justinian era, few Ottoman buildings, a typically Fascist boulevard, beautiful Italian architecture, Communist monuments and massive buildings from Socialist era.
During the tour you visit the National Museum of History and have a stop for a short visit of a modern Catholic Cathedral, an impressive Orthodox Church and a colourful Mosque.
Your guide also takes you to one of the best places in the city to relax and have a coffee.
After the tour you return to the hotel or may continue exploring the city on your own.
Day 9: Departure
This is the last day of your amazing trip across Albania!
Following breakfast and check-out, your driver meets you at the hotel lobby for a departure transfer.
We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future trips!
Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.
1. Hotels availability is subject to change. In case current hotels are booked out we will provide alternative hotels of an equal value for you.
2. We include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.
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