Grand Tour of Albania

11 Nights
Category: Tour in Albania
Starting from
EUR 877
per person
   

 

Overview
Tirana 1Nts, Kruje 1Nts, Durres 1Nts, Berat 1Nts, Vlore 1Nts, Sarande 1Nts, Gjirokastra 1Nts, Permet 1Nts, Korca 1Nts, Pogradec 1Nts, Tirana 1Nts

Albanian tour through all of the corners 

 

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    Itinerary
    Meet & Assist on arrival

    Tirana- Arrive in Tirana and transfer to your hotel. Depending on when you arrive there may be time to explore the city. 


    Tour - Tour |
    4+1 or 8+1 or 16+1+1

    Overnight Stay at Hotel Hotel White Dream(Option 1) (Meal Plan - Half Board) 

    Breakfast at the Hotel - Hotel White Dream

    Tirana, Shkoder and Kruje - Leaving Tirana we head to Shkoder. Shkoder is one of the oldest cities in the Balkans and was once a capital of the Illyrian state. We visit the castle then have time to walk in the pedestrian area and visit the cathedral and mosque. We have lunch in Shkoder before travelling to Kruja, one of Albania’s most important towns due to the part it played in the resistance against the Ottomans. Accommodation in Kruja.

    Citadela Rozafa   

    Overnight Stay at Hotel Hotel Panorama(Option 1) (Meal Plan - Half Board) 

    Breakfast at the Hotel - Hotel Panorama

    Kruja and Durres - Today we start by visiting the Skanderbeg Museum and the castle.There may be time to visit the old bazaar, where you can see the local artisans and their handmade souvenirs.  After lunch we drive to the coastal city of Durres, Albania’s second largest. Explore its sites including the Roman Amphitheatre and Archaeological Museum.Accommodation in the coastal city.

    Muzeu Skenderbeut  

    Amfitheater Durres 

    Archeologic Museum Durres 

    Overnight Stay at Hotel Hotel Marina(Option 1) (Meal Plan - Half Board) 

    Breakfast at the Hotel - Hotel Marina

    Berat - Before continuing to the stunning town of Berat, with its white houses clinging to the hillsides, we will visit one of the best Albanian Wineries. Kantina Cobo is family owned and produces local wines. After some relaxing time here we visit the citadel which contains numerous churches and an interesting museum, and has been listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. We will have a traditional dinner tonight before staying overnight in Berat. 

    Kantina Cobo   

    Citadel Berat 

    Onufri Museum 

    Overnight Stay at Hotel Hotel Grand White City(Option 1) (Meal Plan - Half Board) 

    Breakfast at the Hotel - Hotel Grand White City

    Ardenica Monastery, Apollonia and Vlora - Today we visit Ardenica Monastery, a 13th century Byzantine site locally famed for hosting the wedding of the hero Skanderbeg. We continue from here to the ruins of Apollonia, an atmospheric set of Roman remains on a remote hillside and once an important city in the region.Later in the day we travel to the coastal city of Vlora and have a short sightseeing tour of the city, before heading for our overnight stay in this famous city. 

    Apollonia 

    Overnight Stay at Hotel Hotel Olympia Touristic Village(Option 1) (Meal Plan - Half Board) 

    Breakfast at the Hotel - Hotel Olympia Touristic Village

    National park of Llogara and Riviera – After breakfast we will travel to national park,where the road is at over 1000 meters above sea level and overlooking the turquoise waters of the Ionian Sea and white sandy beaches. We travel through some amazing old villages like Dhermi, Vuno and Himare. We will stop for a short walk in a bay of Palermo, where Ali Pasha has built a castle for his favorite wife. We will stay in Saranda for our overnight. 

    Porto Palermo Castle 

    Overnight Stay at Hotel Hotel Erdioni(Option 1) (Meal Plan - Half Board) 

    Breakfast at the Hotel - Hotel Erdioni

    Butrinti and Blue Eye - After breakfast, we continue onto the ruins of Butrint, Albania's most important archaeological site, and a UNESCO site. Butrint dates from the 7th century BC, later becoming a Roman colony, then falling under the rule of the Venetians and Turks. Explore numerous buildings including anacropolis, basilica and palace. The location of the site itself is also very attractive surrounded by trees and water. After lunch we depart for Gjirokastra with a short stop in Blue Eye National Park, a fairy tale landscape of mountains and the clear waters of the Bistrica river. On arrival in Gjirokastra we will have a traditional diner and stay at our hotel for the night. 

    Butrinti 

    Blue Eye 

    Overnight Stay at Hotel Hotel Number One(Option 1) (Meal Plan - Half Board) 

    Breakfast at the Hotel - Hotel Number One

    Gjirokastra nd Permet - This morning we explore Gjirokastra, known for its distinct and traditional architecture. We have time to explore this UNESCO listed site, with its imposing citadel and numerous houses with typical styling. We visit the castle and old bazaar area before transferring to the small town of Permet on a panoramic drive. Later in the day we visit the village of Benja and have a relaxing afternoon at the famous thermal waters which form six beautiful small natural pools. The Ottoman Bridge of Katiu is a wonderful sight as it spans the river Langarica. We have dinner and overnight in Permet. 

    Castle Gjirokastra 

    Overnight Stay at Hotel Hotel Vila Ana Permet(Option 1) (Meal Plan - Half Board) 

    Breakfast at the Hotel - Hotel Vila Ana Permet

    Permet and Korca - On our winding journey through the mountains towards Korca,  we enjoy wonderful panoramic views. We travel through some town, which look like a time had stopped here. For fresh fish for our lunch and some fresh air we will stop at Farma Sotira. This afternoon we arrive in Korca where we should have some free time to explore. 

    Overnight Stay at Hotel Hotel Kocibelli(Option 1) (Meal Plan - Half Board) 

    Breakfast at the Hotel - Hotel Kocibelli

    Korca and Voskopoja - This morning we continue to explore the city and its amazing museums. Later in the day we travel on to Voskopoja,once an ancient city rich in history, with interesting Romanesque architecture and Orthodox churches featuring some of the best 18th century frescoes in Southern Europe; today it is a small mountain village around 1300 m above sea level. For accommodation we will transfer to a coastal city of Pogradec. 

    Overnight Stay at Hotel Hotel Enkelana(Option 1) (Meal Plan - Half Board) 

    Breakfast at the Hotel - Hotel Enkelana

    After breakfast you will visit a small village of Lin, where you can see remains of roman city. We will continue to Tirana and begin a tour of the city. We visit Skanderbeg Square, dedicated to Albania’s national hero, and the Mosque of Ethem Bey, one of the oldest buildings in Tirana. We then visit Bunk Art 2 – an old atomic bunker, now a museum representing the days of the communist regime in the country. There is a farewell dinner with our guide. 

    Bunk Art 2 

    Overnight Stay at Hotel Hotel White Dream(Option 1) (Meal Plan - Half Board) 

    Breakfast at the Hotel - Hotel White Dream

    Departure- Transfer to the airport for your departure.

     

     

    Tour Cost
    Travel Date Between 01/02/2018 - 31/12/2019
    Option 1 - Durres ( Hotel Akileda(Double Park Side Balcony on Half Board for 1nts) OR Similar) , Berat ( Hotel Grand White City(Triple room on Half Board for 1nts) OR Similar) , Sarande ( Hotel Nertili(Double Standard Sea View on Half Board for 1nts) OR Similar) , Tirana ( Hotel White Dream(Suite on Half Board for 1nts) OR Similar) , Tirana ( Hotel White Dream(Double Room on Half Board for 1nts) OR Similar) , Gjirokastra ( Hotel Kalemi 1(Double Room on Half Board for 1nts) OR Similar) , Korca ( Hotel Kocibelli(Double Room on Half Board for 1nts) OR Similar) , Vlore ( Hotel Regina(Double Room on Half Board for 1nts) OR Similar) , Kruje ( Hotel Panorama(Double Room on Half Board for 1nts) OR Similar) , Pogradec ( Hotel Enkelana(Double Room on Half Board for 1nts) OR Similar) , Permet ( Hotel Vila Ana Permet(Double Room on Half Board for 1nts) OR Similar)

      Pax Range SINGLE TRAVELLER DOUBLE / TWIN SHARING TRIPLE SHARING CWB CWOB  
    2 Pax EUR 1747 EUR 1640 EUR 1283 EUR 1231 EUR 1231
      Pax Range SINGLE TRAVELLER DOUBLE / TWIN SHARING TRIPLE SHARING CWB CWOB  
    5 Pax EUR 1125 EUR 1019 EUR 662 EUR 610 EUR 610
      Pax Range SINGLE TRAVELLER DOUBLE / TWIN SHARING TRIPLE SHARING CWB CWOB  
    8 Pax EUR 983 EUR 877 EUR 520 EUR 467 EUR 467
    SGL : Single Traveller
    DBL/TWIN : Per person in double/twin sharing
    TPL : Per Person in triple sharing
    CWB : Child with bed
    CWOB : Child without bed

    Inclusions

    Accommodation in hotels 3* Half board base (breakfast and dinners without drinks) Local licensed guide A/C car or bus with an experienced driver Entries to all museums and monuments following the program

    Exclusions

    • Other entries
    • Personal expenses and gratuities
    • Other meals and drinks
    • Travel insurance
    • Items of personal nature viz. telephone calls, drinks, laundry bills, lunch etc.
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