BEST OF ALBANIA IN 5 days

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per adult from

$634

NZD

Duration

5 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • Accommodation included: 4 nights
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Entry/Admission - Apollonia Archaeological Park
    • Entry/Admission - Butrint National Park
    • Entry/Admission - Berat Castle
    • Entry/Admission - Durres Amphitheatre
    What's excluded :
    • Everything else

  • Day 1: Tirana Airport – Apollonia – Vlora

    Stop At: Apollonia Archaeological Park, Pojan Albania
    Pick up at Tirana airport and transfer to Vlora. 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.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Vlore, Vlore, Vlore County
    Afterwards we continue to Vlora, the town of Albania’s Independence for overnight.
    Duration: 4 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight in 4star hotel

    Day 2: Vlora – Butrint (UNESCO) – Saranda

    Stop At: Himare, Himare, Vlore County
    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.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Butrint National Park, SH81, Butrint Albania
    We continue on 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.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Saranda, Saranda, Vlore County
    Then we drive to Saranda for Overnight
    Duration: 4 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight in 4stars hotel in Saranda

    Day 3: Saranda – Gjirokastra (UNESCO) – Berat

    Stop At: Gjirokaster, Gjirokaster, Gjirokaster County
    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 with weapons from WWII. Next we visit the Ethnographic Museum which is also the house and birthplace of our ex-dictator, Enver Hoxha.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Stop At: Berat, Berat, Berat County
    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.
    Duration: 6 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight in characteristic boutique hotel in Berat

    Day 4: Berat (UNESCO) – Durres – Tirana

    Stop At: Berat Castle, Rruga Mihal Komnena, Berat 5001 Albania
    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.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Durres Amphitheatre, Rruga Kalase, Durres Albania
    After this interesting experience 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.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Tirana, Tirana, Tirana County
    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. Overnight in Tirana.
    Duration: 4 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight in 4stars hotel in Tirana

    Day 5: Tirana – Airport

    Stop At: Rinas, Rinas, Durres County
    After breakfast, free to explore until time of transfer to Airport. End of our services.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
    • Rinas Airport, Tirana Albania
    Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Infant seats available
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Aria Travel Albania

Activity ID: V-68114P10

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