ALBANIA – The Land of Eagles

ALBANIA – The Land of Eagles

ALBANIA – The Land of Eagles

Enjoy the highlights of Albania!

In this Albanian tour you will explore one of the last hidden gems of Europe.

Arrival: Tirana, Albania

Departure: Tirana, Albania

Duration: 4 nights/5 days

 

Why you will love this trip:

  • Tirana – the Capital city and the economic center of Albania!
  • Berat I Đirokaster – some of the oldest towns in Albania which are UNESCO protected!
  • Breathtaking national park Blue Eye!
  • An ancient Greek colony city and former bishopric in Illyria – Apollonia!

 

DAY 1 – Tirana – the Capital town and the economic center of Albania!

Start your adventure from Tirane – the Capital town and the economic center of Albania!

  • Arrival to Tirana airport. Meet and greet with your guide.
  • Transfer to hotel and check in.
  • Guided tour of city and dinner at national restaurant in center of the city.
  • Overnight in Tirana.

 

DAY 2 – Tirana – Berat - one of the oldest towns in Albania part of UNESCO!

  • Breakfast at hotel and morning departure to Berat – one the oldest towns in Albania, part of UNESCO.
  • Guided visit of town and the Castle of Berat, one of the oldest and biggest castles in Albania still inhabited. Walk through the narrow paths of the castle and interesting monuments.
  • Lunch at local restaurant.
  • After lunch guided tour of historic Quarters: Mangalam and Gorica and visit the king Mosque and the Helveti Teqe.
  • Check in at hotel and dinner at local restaurant.
  • Overnight in Berat.

 

DAY 3 – Berat - Apollonia - Gjirokaster

  • Breakfast at hotel and departure to Apollonia - an ancient Greek colony city and former bishopric in Illyria.
  • Guided tour of Apollonia ruins and Archaeological Museum.
  • Departure to Gjirokaster another UNESCO site known in Albania as the Stone city-
  • Lunch at local restaurant in Gjirokaster and check in.
  • Visit Gjirokastra castle and Weapons Museum located inside the Castle, then visit the Ethnographic museum (the house of Albanian Communist Dictator Enver Hoxha) and Zekati house.
  • Dinner at local restaurant in Gjirokaster.
  • Overnight.

 

Day 4: Gjirokaster – NP Blue Eye - Butrint – Sarand

  • Breakfast at hotel and departure to Saranda
  • On the way to Saranda stop on Blue Eye National Park for a coffee or drink and then proceed to Butrint one of the most interesting Historical, Natural and Archaeological sites of Albania.
  • Guided tour of Butrint than visit Ksamil a coastal village famous for its small islands.
  • Lunch in front of the islands.
  • Arriving in Saranda and check in.
  • Free time for individual activities.
  • Dinner in local restaurant.
  • Overnight.

 

Day 5: The Charming Village of Old Qeparo - Vlore – Tirane

  • Breakfast at hotel and departure to The Charming Village of Old Qeparo. The village is built in a cliff 300 m above sea level.
  • Guided walk in the narrow paths of Qeparo and see the old houses from XVII century.
  • Proceed to Vlore, the one of the biggest coastal towns in Albania, also known as City of Independence.
  • Lunch in Vlore at national restaurant.
  • Continue driving to Tirana airport.
  • Arriving on Tirana airport and departure.