1st DAY Tirana – Kruja
Arrival at Tirana airport and departure to Kruja the historic citadel of the Albanian hero Skanderbeg.
Visit of the castle , skanderbeg museum and the old bazar in which buy authentic Albanian antiques and souvenirs.
Dinner and overnight.
2st DAY Kruja – Durazzo – Berat
Breakfast and transfer to Durres one of the most ancient cities in Albania and main commercial port. Visit of the fortress with a Venetian tower , the amphitheatre ( one of the biggest in the Balkan Peninsula ), the Archaeological museum. After lunch continuation to Berat. The most striking feature is the collection of white ottoman houses that climb the hill to the castle , earning it the title of “ Town of a thousand windows”. Visit the Onufri Museum, Bachelors Mosque, The King's Mosque, The Leaden Mosque . Dinner and overnight.
3rd DAY Berat – Apollonia – Byllis – Girokaster
After Breakfast drive to Apollonia Archaeological Site - this ancient site was an important port along the route between Rome and Byzantium. Emperor Augustus studied there, and Aristotle mentioned the town in his book on politics . Lunch after the visit and we continue to Byllis . It was the largest city in Southern Illyria and it has a dominance position over the hills of Mallakastra and over the valley of Vjosa.
The city’s origins date back to the fourth century BC, when it was founded by the Illyrians. The original set of walls, whose foundations remain to this day, were built by the Illyrians during the third century BC. The ruins cover a vast area, in a triangular shape, for about two kilometers. We continue to Girokaster , dinner and overnight.
4th DAY Girokaster – Blue Eye – Sarande
Breakfast and visit Girokaster : many houses have a distinctive local style that has earned the nickname “ Town of stone “ , because most of the old houses have roofs covered with stones ( Unesco World Heritage ) . Great importance Museum of Weapons , Enver Hoxha house and the castle. We continue and we admire “ Blue Eye “ is a water spring and natural phenomenon occurring near Muzine . A popular tourist attraction, the clear blue water of the river bubbles forth from a stunning, more than fifty-metre-deep pool. Divers have descended to fifty metres, but it is still unclear what the actual depth of the karst hole is . Lunch on the way and arrive in Sarande , visit of the city : Ohnemois's ruins , Orthodox Church and promenade. Dinner and overnight.
5th DAY Butrint
Breakfast and starting to discover Butrint . Inhabited since prehistoric times, Butrint has been the site of a Greek colony, a Roman city and a bishopric. Following a period of prosperity under Byzantine administration, then a brief occupation by the Venetians, the city was abandoned in the late Middle Ages after marshes formed in the area. The present archaeological site is a repository of ruins representing each period in the city’s development. Lunch and visit Lekurski's castle .
Dinner and overnight.
6th DAY Sarande – Porto Palermo – Valona – Tirana
Breakfast. We drive to Vlora along mountain road of Albanian Riviera enjoying the beautiful and fantastic scenery and landscapes of Ionian Coastline – enroute you can see the Ali Pasha Fortress at Porto Palermo bay follow on to Vlora through Llogara Pass (3500 feet above Sea level). After lunch we continue our trip to Vlora where we visit the Independence Museum that is still situated in the original house , where the first indipendent Albanian Government had its seat.
Upon arrival in Tirana , dinner and overnight.
7th DAY Tirana
Breakfast and visit the capital city of Albania , a conglomeration of Communist, Ottoman and Italian influences, the Albanian capital of Tirana is always evolving. Simply fascinating, Tirana represents both the past and the future of Albania. Guided tour of the city center including Skanderbeg square and its clock , boulevard , national museum , cemetery of heroes .
Lunch and free afternoon to explore Tirana.
Dinner and overnight.
8th DAY Tirana
Breakfast and transfer to airport.
Prices per person in Eur
|minimum 10 persons||730|
|minimum 8 persons||810|
|minimum 6 persons||950|
|minimum 4 persons||1.235|
|minimum 2 persons||1.800|
The above price includes following services :
all nights in 3* / 4 * star hotel
transportation with car or minibus
english guide speaking
Half board : breakfast and dinner.
Not included :
services not mentioned in the program
Entrance fees ( 50 euro )