ALBANIA

6 Days / 5 nights Tour 

 

Day 1: Tirana – Durres. After arrival at the “Mother Teresa” International Airport of Tirana, and transfer to Durres. A city with an old history more than 3000 years, as the legend say King of Epidamus built the castle here, and his daughter Melissa had a son from Poseidon Durrakion. Durres today is at the same time Albania’s greatest harbor. We visit to the Archeological Museum, castle, ancient amphitheater with capacity of 20000 spectators, Venetian tower and Roman Baths. Accommodation in the hotel, and overnight.

Day 2: Durres – Berat – Apollonia – Vlora. Transfer to Berat, a 2400 years old city located at central south of Albania, and which is famous for its old civilization, characteristic architecture, houses and castle. Visit to Onufri and National Iconography museum, churches and 14th century mosque of Berat. Lunch in Berat. The tour continues with a visit to Apollonia (antique center 588 B.C.) where it will be visit to its museum, Shen Mari Monastery and Church. The trip continue to Vlora, where it will be a city tour, hotel accommodation and walking in the evening along Vlora magnificent shore. Accommodation in Hotel and overnight.

Day 3: Vlora – Saranda. In the morning departure to Saranda. First stop at Orikum (visit to this antic city). We continue to Llogara and we stop for coffee break at the altitude of 1020 meters and enjoy the spectacular view of Ionian Sea and Albanian Riviera. Along the way we will see many other interesting picturesque villages like, Palase, Dhermi, Qeparo, Himara (visit to the castle), Borsh, etc. Another stop to Porto Palermo (ex-navy submarine base) where it will be a visit to Ali Pashe Tepelena’s castle constructed over a very beautiful hill inside the sea. On the evening arrival to Saranda, visit to the castle. Accommodation in hotel and walking around the city in the evening.

Day 4: Saranda – Gjirokastra. In the morning, visit to the Antique city of Butrint, part of world heritage of UNESCO. Where you’ll see Acropolis, Altar, Roman theater, basilica, Venetian Tower, etc. After lunch, we continue to Gjirokaster. On the way to get there, it will be a visit to “Blue Eye” National Park, and a coffee break. Arrival to Gjirokaster. City tour, then visit to the Castle, Weapons Museum and accommodation in hotel.

Day 5 : Gjirokastra – Tirana. After the breakfast at the hotel, transfer to Tirana. Visit to castle of Tepelene. Visit of Bylis Antic city. Stop and visit to Ardenica Monastery. After lunch, we continue to Tirana. Short city tour: Center, Art Gallery, Governments Buildings. Accommodation to the hotel and overnight in Tirana.

Day 6: Departure and transfer to the Airport of Tirana.