A tour of pleasant highlights, historical sites, ancient ruins, Byzantine Churches, Old Mosques and breathtaking landscapes.
Albania is a fascinating, little known Mediterranean country situated in the southeastern Europe with an incredible history set impressively against a wild and rugged landscape. Past civilizations have each left their mark, mainly the Romans and Byzantines, which we see in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Butrint and the famous Berat Fortress, but the real highlight is the warm hospitality received all over this wonderfully undiscovered country. Albania has made tremendous progress in the last twenty years and is moving smartly towards its European home . Albania is a "new tourism destination" from an unfavorable past… All visitors who knew of Albania 20 years ago should embrace the new Albania. The Albanian people today are not the old "backwards" few of Eastern Europe. So relax, learn the splendor of this emerging nation, and spread the greatness of this hidden tourism gem!
We will start our tour in Albania exploring Tirana the capital of Albania, and continue to Kruja, the town symbol of the Albanian's will for freedom. Next is going to be the UNESCO World Heritage town of Berat and then straight to, Vlore. Vlora also reflects the stern struggle of the Albanians for freedom and independence, it was in this town that Albania was proclaimed an independent and free country. We go on exploring and being astounded from the breathtaking landscape of Albanian Riviera through our trip to Saranda. Butrinti Archaeological park, also an UNESCO World Heritage site, is part of our tour in the south this combined with the wonderful nature of the Blue eye springs and also several old religious sites and buildings . On our way back to capital we shall visit the town of Gjirokaster and its famous castle and bazaar.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: We can start the tour with picking you up from Tirana International Airport but also we can start the tour from Saranda port. Saranda is easily accessible with a charter to Corfu airport and than just 30 minutes with a sea vessel.
End location: We shall leave you at the exact place that we picked you up or every other destination of your choice.
Duration: 5 days
Several vehicles are at my disposal depending on how many persons shall be travelling with. A seven seats Chrysler Voyager driven by a very experienced driver would be the best choice of my preference but we also offer Mercedes-Benz Sedans.
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Dinner at the hotel
Snacks+Traditional Snack Foods
Coffee and non alchoolic drinks at stops
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
4 nights of accommodation
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20000 ALL - This amount will be needed for evening meals,getting out at night or any other need of the moment.
I am able to provide tours for larger groups, please write me for a quote.