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Price Per Person

EURO 1,030
Country: Albania
City: Tirana
Duration: 10 Day(s) - 9 Night(s)
Tour Category: Culture Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

Package Itinerary

1st DAY Tirana – Kruja

Our representative will wait for you at Tirana international airport and escort you to Kruja the historic citadel of the the Albanian hero Skanderbeg.Visit of the castle , skanderbeg museum and the old bazar in which browse and buy authentic Albanian antiques and souvenirs.

Dinner and overnight.

 

2nd DAY Kruja – Durres – 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 – Valona

Breakfast and departure for archaeological site of Apollonia, known for its Greek theatre,ancient fortifications and temple of gods,Roman classic promenade,city forum library,medioeval monastry and church.After lunch we drive to Vlora.Dinner and overnight.

 

4th DAY Valona – P.Palermo – Sarande

After breakfast we depart for Saranda. This day we will only drive along the Albanian Riviera overlooking the Ionian Sea. 30 minutes from Vlora we will stop at Llogara National Park for a quick break to have a stunning view of one of the most dramatic mountains of the Mediterranean and with panoramas overlooking the sea. After lunch we continue for Porto Palermo, where the Ali Pasha Castle stands like a barrier in front of the blue rocky sea as a protection for the country. The bay of Porto Palermo once served as an important secret submarine base during the regime days. The semi abandoned base and the tunnel are still visible. After the visit of Porto Palermo we proceed to Borsh, peace surrounded by waterfalls and running water. After we will continue along the breath-taking road to Saranda.Dinner and overnight .

 

5th DAY Sarande – Butrint – Sarande

 

Breakfast and starting to discover Butrint, a UNESCO World Heritage site.Greeks settled Butrint during the 6th century BC, although the area had been settled long before by the Illyrians. Within a century of the Greeks arriving, Butrint had become a fortified trading city with its own acropolis, the ruins of which you can still visit. Just below the acropolis in the forest is the 3rd century BC theatre, also used for performances by the Romans. Nearby are public baths with geometrical mosaics, and deeper into the forest is a wall with Greek inscriptions and a 6th-century baptistry decorated with colourful mosaics of animals and birds. Overlooking the whole site is an acropolis with a fortress erected by warlord Ali Pasha Tepelena early in the 19th century.Lunch during the day.

Dinner and overnight.

 

6th DAY Sarande – Blue Eye – Girokaster

Breakfast and departure to 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.Continue to 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.Lunch during the day.Dinner and overnight.

 

7th DAY Girokaster – Voskopoja – Korca

Breakfast and departure to Voskopoja through the heart of Vjosa valley , sorronded by imposing mountains in all sides .Voskopoja was an important cultural center with several churches and the first printing press in the Balkans. Lunch in the city.Continuation to Korca . Dinner and overnight.

 

8th DAY Korca – Ohrid – Tirana

 

After breakfast we visit in Korca the Icon Museum and the Orthodox Cathedral.We departure for Macedonia to visit Sveti Naum monastery .Afterwards we continue to Ohrid to discover churches , amphitheatre and the castle. Lunch. Arrive in Tirana dinner and overnight.

 

9th DAY Tirana – Lezha – Shkoder – Tirana

 

Breakfast and you beginn the day with Lezha ,visiting the memorial grave of Skanderbeg where he was buried . We drive to Shkoder. Lunch. We visit Rozafa castle with an amazing view all around the lake of Shkodra and the Mezi Bridge.

Dinner and overnight in Tirana.

 

10th DAY Tirana

 

Breakfast. Morning tour of the Albanian capital , including visits to the National museum , the main square and its clock tower , university and boulevard. Lunch. In the afternoon transfert to Airport.

End of our services.

prices per person in Eur

minimum 10 persons 1.030
minimum 8 persons 1.150
minimum 6 persons 1.350
minimum 4 persons 1.735
minimum 2 persons 2.180

single supplement Euro 330




The above price includes following services :

  • all overnight in 3-4* star hotel

  • private transportation with car or minibus

  • english guide speaking

  • Half board : breakfast  and dinner

 

Not included

  • services not mentioned in the program

  • personal extras

  • flight tickets

  • tips

  • Entrance fees

  • beverages

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