10 Day tour

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€935.00 / Per Person

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About this Tour

This tour will take you close to Albanian culture ,history ,culinary ,tradition . I decide to crate a tour where every guest will have the opportunity to visit best of Albania. This is a combination of best views ,best natural park ,famous historic district and sure some hidden jams of Albania .Our journey will take us to Lakes ,Mountains ,Old villages , Historic cities , old churches ,old frescos

Day 1Walk into Albanian Capital overnight Tirana

We want to wish you a warm welcome in Albania . After check in hotel we are going to try the Albanian Hospitality . A short visit to Sofra Beratse ,a small family run restaurant . Have a glas of Raki (a traditional alcoholic drink made in Albania ) and Some Gliko ( a desert made of every fruit ) after that we start touring .Tirana is the biggest Albanian town and there we will find a little bit of all Albanian history . Monuments of Antiquity ,Communism ,Ottomans ,Albanians . On our Tirana tour we will visit.

• National History Museum which is adorned with a gigantic mosaic known as ‘The Albanians’
• Skanderbeg Square. The national hero of Albanian was Scanderbeg . Before was named as Enver Hoxha Square
• Visit Ethem Beu mosque one of the oldest in Tirana
• Visit Bunk art : A cold war tunnel to protect the communist officials from atomic strikes . Feel how it is to live inside a bunker
• We going to walk in Bllok : before a residence area for all important persons of communist government now day its turned into a down town street where all youth of Tirana Hung out.
• Visit Tirana Centre – Projected by Italian architect
• Visit Tirana Pyramid – Pyramids are not just in Egypt . There is one in Tirana Center
• Free time to enjoy Tirana
• See you tomorrow

Day 2A day in Lake Ohrid ,overnight Pogradec

Today we are going to visit 2 destination quiet different from Tirana . On our way to pogradec a short visit in Elbasan a city where the history of the past and the present is combined. During communist time it was one of the biggest steal producer . Now day the ruins of the communist factories are there. Elbasan history start since in V century BC . Now day is still well preserved the Ottoman .Our final destination for today is one of the most beautiful cities in Albania, Pogradec, located in Lake Ohrid shore with clear waters and mountain views. A small town where you will feel peace and quietness in your soul.

• Walk into cobbled paths of Elbasan Castle
• See the communist factory
• Walk into new town of Elbasan
• Walk into Lake Ohrid Shore
• Visit Drilon Park – Famous for its spring and for a famous indigenous fish called Koran . Lets eat some Koran
• Visit St Naun Ohrid – An old monastery in Macedonia near to Pogradec
• Visit Gulf of Bones in Ohrid – e prehistoric fisherman village
• Free time to enjoy the beauty of Lake Ohrid .

Day 3Indroduction with Korca and Voskopja History ,Nature and Culinary Overnight Voskopoja

Today is another different day . We are going to enjoy mountainous village called Voskopoja. Before a well known centre of art ,history ,architecture. The first press of Europe during XVII century was here. Surrounded by mountains and scenic views and famous for the culinary. More than 17 churches and monastery around Voskopoja.This morning we continue driving for about an hour to reach Voskopoja We are going to walk on this special nature to visit one of the oldest churches representing Voskopoja religious art. The other Destination I the largest city of south-eastern Albania, Korçë. This town is known as the City of Serenade ,City of Knowledge . The first Albanian School was opened in Korca.

• Our visit to Korçë and Voskopoje include
• Walk into Voskpoja – the nature of this village is amazing . Surrounded by mountains while we walk into cobbled paths and see the old houses
• Visit Some of Voskopoja Churches – This town as known for its churches ,more than 50 churches where here before. Now about 17 . See the religious art ,frescos and icons made by Albanian artists
• Visit the National Museum of Mediaeval Art and Archaeology,
• Visit Mirahori Mosque (one of the oldest in the Balkans) and the famous church 'The Resurrection'. Visit Cathedral -Korçë has been an important religious centre for Orthodox Christians.
• Visit Korca Bazaar – an old bazaar from XVII century its houses and shops with an Albanian traditional architecture are well preserved . Now day turned into downtown . Different types of bars ,restaurants ,craft .
• Birra Korca – Korca is famous for its Beer . All Albanians love to drink Korca Beer. Lets try some Korca Beer in a traditional restaurant or at Korca Factory

Day 4Mountainous Albania - Drive 1000m above sea level Overnight Permet

Our drive through the mountains today is truly spectacular as we enjoy sweeping views across the Mountains. Along the route, we enjoy several stops ,. Continuing onwards to beautiful town Përmet, known as the City of Flowers in the same time famous for culinary. Permet is also famous for Gliko a traditional desert .

• A short walk to Benje village, famous for thermal waters. There are about 5 hot springs .There we have time to relax and swim. After quite a long day
• Walk into Përmet, situated in the heart of the white mountains on the Vjosë River. Enjoying the nature of permet
• Gliko degustation

Day 5Stone City , visit the historic town and explore old town walking on the narrow cabled narrow paths Overnight Gjirokaster

Drive to the stone city Gjirokaster calling . This town is build all in stone . surrounded by mountain slope, the cobbled narrow streets and old houses with Albanian architecture .The castle is the main attractions and stands like a view point over the town offering wonderful panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. On this days we are going to visit.

• Gjirokastra Old town
• Walk into its Bazaar –very unique bazaar . Albanian cities don’t have similarity
• Visit Enver Hoxha House – The house of Enver Hoxha dictator of Albania is in old part of town
• Visit Zekati House – an unique house build during XVII century , well preserved and original style of an old Albanian house
• Visit Argjiro Castle – Why Argjiro castle . From there is the best view of Gjirokastra
• Visit Arms Museum – Located inside the castle of Gjirokastra
• Visit Labova Church – one of the oldest in Balkan . Historians believe that a piece of True Cross was here in this church
• Free time to walk into Gjirokastra Bazaar and buy crafts or souvenis

Day 6A journey to southern Albania ,perfect day with combination of history and nature overnight Sarande

Today we are driving via Saranda the southern Albanian Town famous for its coast. Located closed to Corfu Island it offer spectacular views of Ionian sea and Corfu Island .On our way to Saranda we will visit the ‘Blue Eye’, an area where seven artesian wells rise. Famous for the largest spring, the water is coming form an under cave still not explored by divers. Its called blue eye because of water colour. After that we proceed to Hiritage Site of Butrint in the same one of the most interesting nature parks famous for its biodiversity . Surrounded by Butrinti Lake with salty water. Another destination to visit. Ksamil a small coastal village famous for its bays ,and islands. Rated by The guardian as 3rd mos interesting coastal destinations of Europe. During this day we will visit.

• Blue Eye - one of the biggest nature parks in Albania
• Lekursi Castle – located on the top of a hill seems like a balcony from where you can enjoy the view of Ionian sea and Saranda
• Visit Butrint – the oldest archeological site in Albania in the same time one of the most interesting nature parks surrounded by lake ,sea ,river ,hills ,mountain ,valley
• Visit Ksamil – the Albanian coastal pearl
• Visit Saranda new town – walk into Saranda promenade
• Free time

Day 7Drive in Albanian Coast ,explore old villages of coast and swim Overnight Vlore

A different day . We will drive via Coast one of the most spectacular routes in Albania .Offering several views of virgin coast and numerous of old villages build on hills with an unique architecture . We spend time at Porto Palermo Bay and visit Ali Pasha Castler. Build in a scenic small island .There is a small beach here, suitable for swimming,. We stop for a lunch at Llogara national park the biggest in southern Albania. Located 1500 m above sea levels offer best stunning views of Ionian sea. This are is famous for culinary . Its good to try yogurt with honey and nuts . After that we proceed to final destination Vlora Albanian Declaration of Independence was proclaimed here in 1912. During this day we will

• Visit Several villages on Albanian coast
• Stop on the best view points
• Visit Porto Palermo castle – build on a panoramic place
• Swim on the coast – there are numerous bays with clean deep waters to swim
• Visit National Park of Llogara – this park stands 1500 me above sea level. One of the best Albanian nature
• Visit Vlora – the biggest southern town . Famous as the town of Independence
• Visit Vlora Centre – Italian architecture
• Visit Independence House – In this house Albanian patriots proclaimed the independence of Albania

Day 8 A day to go back in time . Visit one of the oldest sites of Albania and enjoy the City of 1001 windows Overnight Berat

We start our journey north today and stop at the wonderful ruins of Apollonia .Originally occupied by the Illyrian tribes and then the Greek colonists from Corfu and Corinth around 600BC, Apollonia flourished in the Roman period and was home to a renowned school of philosophy We continue to the Monastery of Ardenice, built by the Byzantine Emperor in 1282 The monastery became famous as the national hero of Albania, Skanderbeg marrie here in 1451. After that we proceed to Heritage Site of Berat , known as one of the most beautiful towns in Albania. Its castle build during V century bc and its houses build one above the other .On this day we are going to

• Visit Apollonia- one of the oldest archaeological sites in Albania
• Visit Apollonia Church – Build by Byzantine
• Visit Ardenica monastery – one of the most important monastery in Albania
• Visit Ardenica Church – An old church famous for its frescos
• Visit Historic district of Berat
• Iconographic museum Berat
• Dinner in a local house . Berat is famous for its hospitality . Lets see the tradition of an albanian family and they way how they treat their guests • Walk into famous Xhiro ( promenade ) of Berat – a downtown street where all the locals hung out during nights

Day 9Visit the biggest coastal town and explore Kruja Overnight Kruje

From Berat we drive to the biggest coastal city of Albania Durrës . Historians believe that Durres was one of the biggest cities in the world during antiquity . We are proud to say that the biggest amphitheatre in the Balkans is here. The amphitheatre dates back to the 2nd century AD, with a capacity of 17 000 seats. After Durres we drive to the famous mediaeval citadel of Krujë , where Albania's national hero, Skanderbeg, led the resistance against the Ottomans.

• Visit Durres Amphitheatre
• Visit Durres Downtown
• Visit King Zog Villa
• Walk in durres coast
• Visit Archaeological Museum – The biggest in Albania
• Visit Kruja
• Visit Kruja Bazaar – Kruja artisans offer variety of crafts ,souvenirs
• Visit Scanderbeg Museum- there we will understand more about Scanderbeg History
• Visit Ethnographic Museum – an old typical Albanian House

Day 10Goodbye Albania

We can plane an activity for you during this day . All depend on departure time

Included in the price
Professional tour Guide for all itinerary
Professional Driver for all itinerary
Transport for all itinerary
Breakfast for all Itinerary
Dinners for all itinerary
Accommodation on 3 or 4 stars hotel twin or double room
Entrance fee for all attractions we are going to visit
City tax Vat tax

Drinks per all itinerary
Extra attractions which are not in this itinerary
Single supplement room +155 eur total

Additional information
Attractions covered on this tour
Apollonia ,Vlore ,Llogara Pass, Albanian Coast ,Sarande , Butrint ,Ksamil , Blue eye, Gjirokaster ,Labova Church ,Ardenica Monastery ,Berat ,Durres ,Tirane ,Kruje ,Lezhe ,Shkoder Prices are flexible . We will be glad to offer you better price
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