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Riviera, Ksamil, Sarandë District, Albania
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Duration

4 Day

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

8 people

Languages

English, Espanol

About this tour

Best places to visit in Albania tour in 4 days!

Durres Butrint and Apollonia are three of the most important archaeological sites in Albania, dating back to ancient times. Durres became a major port and trade center in the Mediterranean. Apollonia was named after the god Apollo. It was a flourishing city-state and a center of learning and arts, attracting famous figures such as Cicero and Augustus. Butrint is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a national park, where you can see the ruins of different civilizations and the natural beauty of the coast and the lake.

The Albanian Riviera is a destination for tourists who seek natural beauty, cultural heritage, and friendly hospitality. It offers a variety of attractions.

Berat and Gjirokaster are two historic cities in Albania that are recognized as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. They are examples of the urban and architectural heritage of the Ottoman period in the Balkans.

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Highlights

  • Amphitheatre of Durres
  • Apollonia Archeological Park
  • Albanian Riviera
  • Butrint National Park UNESCO
  • Gjirokaster old town and castle UNESCO
  • Berat old town and castle UNESCO

Included/Excluded

  • Accommodation in twin/double room with breakfast
  • English Speaking guide
  • Transport with very comfortable vehicle
  • Pickup and drop off at your hotel/apartment in Tirana
  • All expenses for guide and car; fuel, parking, pay tolls
  • All the taxes
  • Entry fees in mentioned Optional sites
  • Tips/gratitude for the guide

Itinerary

Pick up at Tirana and transfer to Vlora. First, we depart for Durres one of the oldest and most important cities in Albania founded in 627 B.C. We take a sightseeing tour of the Archaeological Museum and the Amphitheatre situated in the middle of the modern city in an inhabited area. On the way we stop to the ancient city of Apollonia situated on the famous Via Egnatia - one of the most important cities in Roman times. The Roman Emperor Augustus Octavian studied here. Afterwards we continue to Vlora, the town of Albania’s Independence. There we visit the independence monument,Vlora old town, Muradie mosque, constructed by the famous ottoman architect “Mimar Sinan” of Albanian origins . Overnight in Vlore.

After breakfast we depart for Saranda. Drive on the spectacular Albanian Riviera looking down at the Ionian Sea. Breathtaking sceneries await us at the Llogara pass - 1000 m above sea level. On the way we visit the Ali Pasha Castle in Panormi bay a.k.a Porto Palermo, name given by the Fascist Italian soldiers during WWII. We continue to Saranda, to visit the ancient city of Butrint a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city was first settled by Greek colonists and was continuously inhabited for centuries forming archaeological layers of passing civilizations. It is situated in a beautiful peninsula among dense vegetation. Overnight in Saranda.

After breakfast we drive to Berat. We stop in Gjirokastra a UNESCO site and museum town with beautiful and very distinct architecture. We will visit the Fortress which is used as the venue for the National Festival of Folk Song and Dance and has an Arms’ Museum (Optional) with weapons from WWII. Next, we visit the Ethnographic Museum which is also the house and birthplace of our ex-dictator, Enver Hoxha. We depart for Berat, the city of 1001 windows, one of the most attractive and characteristic towns in Albania and protected by UNESCO as a world heritage town. In the afternoon explore the city of Berat independently, especially by night the views of the two old neighborhoods Gorica and Mangalemi are magical. Overnight in Berat.

After breakfast we visit the Castle and the Onufri Museum. Berat castle is of particular interest as people still live within its walls in their traditional houses, as have their ancestors for centuries. The castle used to have over 40 churches of which 7 still remain, including one turned into Onufri Museum. Onufri was an Albanian Icon master painter of the 16th century who painted many orthodox churches in Albania and Greece. After the visit we depart for Tirana. On the way we stop in Belsh town, located in the shores of the lake of Belsh and have a small walk to enjoy the views of the lake. Continue to Tirana and take a sightseeing tour of the city and its most important attractions, Et’hem bey mosque, Clock Tower, boulevard “Martyrs of the Nation”, the Pyramid, Bunkers in the central area of the city and much more.

 

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Durations

4 Days

Language

English
Espanol

Frequently asked questions

The difficulty level of the activities of this tour is Moderate: Can be done by all people of all ages able to walk about 1 – 3 kilometers per day!

This tour can be Cancelled 

- up to 30 days before departure – FREE of Charge

- up to 10 days before departure – 50% Charge

- up to 3 days before departure – 100% Charge

Please consult the Visa Procedures Official site of the Republic of Albania

https://punetejashtme.gov.al/en/regjimi-i-vizave-per-te-huajt/

Payment options we have:

  • Cash upon arrival
  • By cards (Debit, Credit)
  • PayPal
  • Bank transfer

This tour is 2 (two) full days, NOT including airport transfers!

If you wish to organize also the airport transfers with us, please feel free to contact!

Our groups usually are 5 – 8 people. 

Maximum group size is 16 people per tour!

Pick-ups and Drop offs of our tours are at your accommodation!

Albania, North Macedonia and Kosovo have a Mediterranean climate with hot summers, cool springs and autumns and mild winters! 

Rainy seasons are usually expected to be autumns and winters. 

Snow is expected locally in the mountainous areas during December – January!

Tour's Location

Riviera, Ksamil, Sarandë District, Albania

Bulk discount (by Percent)

Bulk discount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 1 pax: Not Bookable 1 1 %
2 2 Pax: 593 per person 2 2 -38%
3 3-5 pax: 490 per person 3 5 -14%
5 6-8 pax: 430 per person 6 8 0%
From: €430.00

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