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Duration

3 Day

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

8 people

Languages

English, Espanol

About this tour

Tour to Berat, Visit Gjirokaster, Albanian Riviera Road Trip!

This tour three days is perfect for those who want to have a great local experience, explore nature, immerse in Albania’s history and culture, enjoy some relax on the Albanian Riviera seaside, also taste some traditional Albanian cuisine! It is designed especially as a Weekend escape for You that might not have much time, but want to visit southern Albania in three days.

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Highlights

  • Apollonia archaeological park
  • Gjirokaster old town UNESCO
  • Fortress of Gjirokaster (Argjiro Castro)
  • Blue Eye Monument of Nature
  • Butrint National Park UNESCO
  • The Albanian Riviera
  • Castle of Ali Pasha, Porto Palermo
  • Llogara National Park
  • Berat old town and Castle UNESCO
  • Onufri master painter Museum

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

*We start in the morning our drive from Tirana to visit the archaeological site of Apollonia, one of the most important historical sites in Albania. The ancient ruins are well preserved in parts and the park is peaceful and surrounded by beautiful nature. Julius Caesar rewarded Apollonia with the title 'free city' for supporting him against Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus (Pompey the Great). He also sent his nephew Octavius, the future Emperor Augustus, to complete his studies there. There is a lot to see on this vast site. So, if you’re into history or nature, this is the place to be.

*After the visit we drive to Gjirokaster (UNESCO). Once we get into the city you would understand that this city is not like the others. The historical part starts at one of the main squares of the city under the name of one of the most famous Albanian Patriots of the 19th century, Cerciz Topulli. Today, restored and nicely presented to the visitor, this side of the city will bring the history in front of you through the souvenirs or interesting tales of the welcoming, local vendors.
Wondering through the Bazaar we will reach the Gjirokastra Fortress. Build on the top of the hill, into a naturally well-protected position, this was the first settlement of life in the early city. Despite the Historical values, it offers a great view of the stone city, lazily settled on the steep parts of the city.

Check in the hotel in Gjirokaster.

*After breakfast we drive to Blue Eye, one of the most beautiful natural monuments and a beautiful geological phenomenon. At the center of the tarn source, you will understand why it is named the ‘Blue Eye’. Be mesmerized by how crystal clear the water is as you get a clear view of the bottom of a pool that is over 50 meters deep.

*The Butrint National Park is the most famous attraction in the south of Albania and the UNESCO World Heritage site and is the most visited archaeological park in the country. It is known for its well-preserved ruins from the Roman Empire, the Middle Ages, and the Venetian era. The city is surrounded by olive groves, vineyards, and Cypress trees, making it the perfect place to relax and take in the Mediterranean atmosphere.

*On this road trip to the Albanian riviera we will have amazing views, best beaches in the Ionian Sea, azure waters, and unforgettable coastal adventures.

Check in the hotel in Vlore.

*After breakfast we drive to Berat. Being more than 2400-year-old, Berat it is one of the most attractive towns in Albania. Berat is situated at the foot of Tomorri Mountain and on the shores of River Osum. It is famous for its white-washed houses with their many windows which seem to have been built on top of each other, that give it the nickname the town “one thousand and one windows”. It retains a unique style of architecture, with narrow and the Castle is the only one in Albania that still has houses and inhabitants within its walls, going about their daily life in exactly the same place their predecessors did centuries ago. Explore this fortress overlooking the town of Berat and its many Byzantine churches. Then, continue to our next stop in the old quarters of Mangalemi and Gorica that connect with each other by the Gorica Bridge over the Osumi River.

Optional we can have a wine tour and lunch in Roshnik village, one of the most famous wine regions in Albania. 

*On our way back to Tirana we will stop in Belsh, a small town is the center of an area called Dumre plateau, known for more than 86 small karstic origin lakes. We will visit Belsh lake and enjoy a short walk on the town promenade. The whole area is known as the Tuscany of Albania.
Drive back to Tirana for overnight.

 


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Durations

3 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

Gjirokaster, 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: 420 per person 2 2 -40%
3 3-5 pax: 342 per person 3 5 -14%
5 6-8 pax: 300 per person 6 8 0%
From: €300.00

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aria.travel.albania@gmail.com

Website

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Phone

+355692234999

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