From  £1145
per person
Tour Highlights
  • Experience Albania's must see sites on this week long small group tour
  • Get under the skin of UNESCO listed Berat exploring the Upper and Lower quarters
  • Drive along the undulating Albanian Rivera through the Llogara National Park on to Saranda
  • Discover the hypnotic qualities of the azure Blue Eye spring
  • Get to grips with Albania's fascinating history in Tirana
  • Browse the country's best bazaar in Kruja
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Highlights of Albania Group Tour

8 Day Tour, from £1145 per person
Itinerary Dates
2022
03 Jun  -  10 Jun
09 Sep  -  16 Sep

Albania has natural beauty in abundance, and this group tour will introduce you to as much of it as possible in a week. Explore Tirana and UNESCO listed cities, and journey the Albanian Riviera where you can watch the landscape transform from Adriatic to Ionian. Stay in boutique-style hotels, enjoy delicious food and fall in love with a land of unspoilt countryside and little visited historical gems.

This is a small group tour that operates with a minimum of 10 persons/maximum of 16.

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1
FLY TO TIRANA
Berat, Albania

Arrive in Tirana, meet your local guide and transfer to the charming UNESCO-listed town of Berat, also known as ‘the town of a thousand windows’.  Spend the afternoon exploring the lower quarters of Berat passing by Ottoman Iaic architecture, Byzantine churches and elegant mosques. (D)

DAY 2
BERAT TO VLORE
Apollonia

Continue the exploration of Berat and its Upper Quarter this morning. Visit the Kalaja Fortress, the icons museum and the ethnographic museum. Several of Berat’s Orthodox churches have frescoes by the celebrated painter Onufri. In the afternoon visit the archaeological site of Apollonia, a vital Roman stronghold, for a guided walking tour before continuing on to coastal Vlore for the night. (B,D)

DAY 3
VLORE TO SARANDA
UNESCO World Heritage Site of Butrint.

Drive along the stunning Albanian Riviera towards Saranda with stops in the National Park of Llogara and Porto Palermo castle, located south of Himarare on a small peninsula and built by Ali Pasha of Ioannina in the early 19th-century. In the afternoon visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Butrint. The Greek and Roman ruins of Butrinti are Albania's most important archaeological site. Continue the drive to coastal Saranda. (B,D)

DAY 4
SARANDA TO GJIROKASTER
 Blue Eye water spring

Today, drive to the UNESCO-listed town of Gjirokaster. En route, visit the Blue Eye water spring, a hypnotic pool of deep blue water frequented by dragonflies and kingfishers and the village of Labove e Kryqit where one of Albania’s oldest Byzantine churches can be found. In the afternoon, arrive in Gjirokaster. Known by many as the City of Stone, it comprises hundreds of Ottoman-style tower houses with distinctive stone roofs, wooden balconies and whitewashed stone walls. A visit to the vast 13th-century castle brings the adventurous tales of medieval rulers and communist atrocities alive. (B,D)

DAY 5
GJIROKASTER TO TIRANA
Durres Old City Wall

After breakfast leave Gjirokaster and drive towards the Albanian capital, Tirana. Stop en route at Durres, the country’s most ancient city which has been an important trading hub ever since the first ships docked in the 7th-century BC. Though little of its rich history remains on display today, the Archaeological Museum houses a superb collection of Illyrian, Greek and Roman artefacts. Continue to Tirana and spend the afternoon at leisure. (B,D)

DAY 6
TIRANA
Tirana

Tirana is located on the site of a Byzantine fortress and has been the capital of Albania since 1920. Enjoy a city tour including visits to the Mosque of Ethem Bey, the Clock Tower, the National Museum, National Art Gallery and various government buildings. (B,D)

DAY 7
TIRANA TO KRUJA
Rozafa’s Castle

Leave Tirana behind and head north to reach Shkodra. Set on the banks of a sparkling lake with a backdrop of mountains, Shkodra is the cradle of northern Albanian culture. Embark on a city tour of the town visiting the ruins of Rozafa’s Castle, the city centre with its monuments and Marubi Museum. Continue to Kruja, perched atop a hill and famous for its fortress. Enjoy a city tour visiting the Ethnographic museum, the castle ruins and the Scanderbeg museum. Overnight here. (B,D)

DAY 8
FLY TO THE UK

After breakfast, wander through Kruja Bazaar to pick up some last minute souvenirs before the transfer back to Tirana for the return flight to the UK. (B)

Pricing Information

8 day tour, from £1145 per person
(Single person supplement + £160)

Price Includes

  • Return flights in economy class with British Airways direct from London Heathrow
  • All airport taxes & baggage
  • Accommodation in a range of three and four-star hotels 
  • Meals as specified (B=breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • All transfers and transportation
  • Sightseeing with English-speaking guide 
  • Entrance fees on sightseeing tours as specified

Price Includes

Price Excludes

  • Travel Insurance
  • Any meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Tips and gratuities
Itinerary Dates From Price Single Room Supp.  
03 Jun 2022
-
10 Jun 2022
£1145 £160
09 Sep 2022
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16 Sep 2022
£1145 £160

Tour Route Map


  1. Albania, Tirana
  2. Albania, Vlore
  3. Albania, Saranda
  4. Albania, Gjirokastra
  5. Albania, Tirana
  6. Albania, Kruja
  7. Albania, Tirana

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