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Why you'll love this trip

6-Day Guided Tour Albania See the best of Albanian in a 6-day tour. This tour will take you to amazing UNESCO sites like Berat, and Gjirokaster. Butrint where you will learn more about the history and architecture of this place. Explore great natural parks like Bogova Waterfall and Osum Canyons. Eat local food and experience a wine-tasting tour in a small scenic village. Drive through the Albanian Coast, enjoy the spectacular views, visit an old village built on a cliff, and then if it will be warm swim in the crystal waters of the Ionian sea 

• Explore the south of Albania in 6 Days 

• Walk through the ottoman past of Berat known as the “City of 1000 Windows,” Berat is an architecture enthusiast’s paradise, as well. Not to mention the city’s spectacular surrounding landscape!

• Experience Gjirokastra, One of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites. This gorgeous, carefully preserved, the peculiar-looking city is built on steep slopes where stone-roofed houses seem to be built on top of one another.

• A memorable journey through the Albanian Riviera, and take a hike to Borsh castle, Situated at about 500 meters above sea level it offers great views of the mountains and Ionian coast 

• Lose yourself in Butrint, one of the most well-preserved in the Balkans and one of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites. Within the National Park of Butrint, you will find the ruins of the Greek and Roman past, including a functional open theatre 

  • Visit the largest Canyon in Albania and  Bogove waterfall

Itinerary

Day 1: Tirana walking tour and Berat highlights

Meet with the tour Leader in the morning and start with the walking tour of Tirana. Visit its center and after that visit, a cold war bunker built during communist time, now day museum where you will learn more about communist Albania.

Head to one of the most interesting cities in Albania. Visit Berat Castle castle the pride and joy of the city of Berat. Step into a traditional house of a local family to taste Turkish café and Gliko. The most striking thing about this castle is that, unlike any other ancient castle, life inside its ancient walls continues to this day!

Take a walk in Berat below: its own town with houses, bars, and restaurants, surrounded by an especially lush landscape that breathes even more life into this mythical place. Berat is a famous region for wine production. Wine tasting tour in the afternoon in one of the wineries. Taste 3 types of wine and 1 type of raki. Free evening to enjoy the city by your own.

Day 2: Bogve Waterfalll and Osum Canyon

Meet with the tour leader in the morning and start your journey to Osum Canyon and Bogove Waterfall.

Drive approx 1.35 minutes to the largest canyon in Albania famous for its natural beauty. Stop at the viewpoint of the canyon and learn more about the ecosystem, do pictures and after that, you will see the southern part of the canyon. If you like you can take a swim in the canyon.

Drive back in the Berat direction and stop in Bogove, a small village famous for its waterfall. Hike approx 45 minutes through the amazing nature to reach the waterfall.

The water is very cold but many of visitors dive into the deep crystal waters of the waterfall. You can swim there if your body could resist the cold waters.

Optional visit at an additional charge:  in a small village located in a scenic position surrounded by hills and Tomorr Mountain. Roshnik village is famous for an indigenous white wine called Pules – Wine tasting. Return to Berat in the afternoon – free evening

Day 3: Visit the Ancient Apollonia and see Gjirokaster the stone city

Experience the Greatness of Antiquity. If we could choose the one place where you will have your most memorable encounter with history in Albania, it would have to be the ancient city of Apollonia founded in the sixth century B.C. It was considered to be one of the most prominent cities at the time.

You will visit the Monastery and the Church of St. Mary along with the Archaeological Museum located inside the monastery.

Head south to Gjirokastra One of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites, this gorgeous, carefully preserved, peculiar-looking city. Built on steep slopes where stone-roofed houses seem to be built on top of one another. Take your time to walk through The Gjirokastra Bazaar which lies long beneath the castle walls, with its cobblestoned streets, medieval facades, and an array of wonderfully handcrafted gifts.

Check-in Hotel – Free evening

 

Day 4: Visit Butrint ,Ksamil and Saranda

Transfer in Saranda – This quintessential coastal city beams under the rays of endless sun and its reflection from its crystal-clear turquoise waters. Located on the Ionian coast, the city has many of its own wonderful beaches.

Drive Only a few kilometers away to the ancient city of Butrint, one of the most well-preserved in the Balkans and one of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites. Within the National Park of Butrint, you will find the ruins of the Greek and Roman past, including a functional open theater. After Butrint we head to The nearby islands of Ksamil a top destination in many international travel lists while Albania’s own tropical paradise. Take your time for a swim in the crystal waters of Ionian .Free evening in Saranda

Day 5: Drive through coast with a stop in Qeparo overnight Vlore

Head through the Albanian Riviera and take a hike to Borsh castle. Situated at about 500 meters above sea level it offers great views of the mountains and the Ionian coast. A much-desired object by Albania’s many occupiers throughout the ages, the ancient Borsh Castle, which also hosts the only mosque of the Riviera, will give you the chance to enjoy stunning panoramas as you immerse yourself in its rich history. Proceed to Porto Palermo Castle known as the crown jewel of the Albanian Riviera! Built on the hill of an island, connected to the shore via a narrow man-made strip of land. Close to the castle, a pristine beach will give you the opportunity to swim.

Day 6: Zvernec Island its monastery drop of Tirane

Drive a few miles from Vlora to Zvernec Island. Covered in pines, this small gorgeous island off the coast of Vlora can be reached by walking along a 270- meter-long bridge, offering the visitor a one-of-a-kind experience with nature.

Sitting at 30 meters above sea level, this picturesque island is named after the village of the same name. Famous for its stunning forest of tall pines extending along nine hectares of land, the fairly small island also hosts the well-preserved 13th-century byzantine Monastery of St. Mary. Visit Karavasta Lagoon – visitor center and viewpoint.

Return in Tirana 

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included 

  • Accommodation -Twin or double room Accommodation:4 * Hotel +Breakfast
  • English Tour Leader
  • Entrance fees and taxes (Please note: Sights and Museums are closed on Mondays and on National Fest. Our tour operator is not responsible for not visiting the sight due to the Holidays)
  • Pick up and Drop off in Tirana
  • Transport Ac Vehicle per all program

Excluded

  • Lunch Dinner
  • Personal expenses

Additional 

  • Pick up Airport
  • Hb or Fb
  • Local Tour Guides
  • Boat trip in Saranda

 

  • This is a private tour

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    Main Info

    Why you'll love this trip

    6-Day Guided Tour Albania See the best of Albanian in a 6-day tour. This tour will take you to amazing UNESCO sites like Berat, and Gjirokaster. Butrint where you will learn more about the history and architecture of this place. Explore great natural parks like Bogova Waterfall and Osum Canyons. Eat local food and experience a wine-tasting tour in a small scenic village. Drive through the Albanian Coast, enjoy the spectacular views, visit an old village built on a cliff, and then if it will be warm swim in the crystal waters of the Ionian sea 

    • Explore the south of Albania in 6 Days 

    • Walk through the ottoman past of Berat known as the “City of 1000 Windows,” Berat is an architecture enthusiast’s paradise, as well. Not to mention the city’s spectacular surrounding landscape!

    • Experience Gjirokastra, One of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites. This gorgeous, carefully preserved, the peculiar-looking city is built on steep slopes where stone-roofed houses seem to be built on top of one another.

    • A memorable journey through the Albanian Riviera, and take a hike to Borsh castle, Situated at about 500 meters above sea level it offers great views of the mountains and Ionian coast 

    • Lose yourself in Butrint, one of the most well-preserved in the Balkans and one of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites. Within the National Park of Butrint, you will find the ruins of the Greek and Roman past, including a functional open theatre 

    • Visit the largest Canyon in Albania and  Bogove waterfall

    Itinerary

    Day 1: Tirana walking tour and Berat highlights

    Meet with the tour Leader in the morning and start with the walking tour of Tirana. Visit its center and after that visit, a cold war bunker built during communist time, now day museum where you will learn more about communist Albania.

    Head to one of the most interesting cities in Albania. Visit Berat Castle castle the pride and joy of the city of Berat. Step into a traditional house of a local family to taste Turkish café and Gliko. The most striking thing about this castle is that, unlike any other ancient castle, life inside its ancient walls continues to this day!

    Take a walk in Berat below: its own town with houses, bars, and restaurants, surrounded by an especially lush landscape that breathes even more life into this mythical place. Berat is a famous region for wine production. Wine tasting tour in the afternoon in one of the wineries. Taste 3 types of wine and 1 type of raki. Free evening to enjoy the city by your own.

    Day 2: Bogve Waterfalll and Osum Canyon

    Meet with the tour leader in the morning and start your journey to Osum Canyon and Bogove Waterfall.

    Drive approx 1.35 minutes to the largest canyon in Albania famous for its natural beauty. Stop at the viewpoint of the canyon and learn more about the ecosystem, do pictures and after that, you will see the southern part of the canyon. If you like you can take a swim in the canyon.

    Drive back in the Berat direction and stop in Bogove, a small village famous for its waterfall. Hike approx 45 minutes through the amazing nature to reach the waterfall.

    The water is very cold but many of visitors dive into the deep crystal waters of the waterfall. You can swim there if your body could resist the cold waters.

    Optional visit at an additional charge:  in a small village located in a scenic position surrounded by hills and Tomorr Mountain. Roshnik village is famous for an indigenous white wine called Pules – Wine tasting. Return to Berat in the afternoon – free evening

    Day 3: Visit the Ancient Apollonia and see Gjirokaster the stone city

    Experience the Greatness of Antiquity. If we could choose the one place where you will have your most memorable encounter with history in Albania, it would have to be the ancient city of Apollonia founded in the sixth century B.C. It was considered to be one of the most prominent cities at the time.

    You will visit the Monastery and the Church of St. Mary along with the Archaeological Museum located inside the monastery.

    Head south to Gjirokastra One of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites, this gorgeous, carefully preserved, peculiar-looking city. Built on steep slopes where stone-roofed houses seem to be built on top of one another. Take your time to walk through The Gjirokastra Bazaar which lies long beneath the castle walls, with its cobblestoned streets, medieval facades, and an array of wonderfully handcrafted gifts.

    Check-in Hotel – Free evening

     

    Day 4: Visit Butrint ,Ksamil and Saranda

    Transfer in Saranda – This quintessential coastal city beams under the rays of endless sun and its reflection from its crystal-clear turquoise waters. Located on the Ionian coast, the city has many of its own wonderful beaches.

    Drive Only a few kilometers away to the ancient city of Butrint, one of the most well-preserved in the Balkans and one of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites. Within the National Park of Butrint, you will find the ruins of the Greek and Roman past, including a functional open theater. After Butrint we head to The nearby islands of Ksamil a top destination in many international travel lists while Albania’s own tropical paradise. Take your time for a swim in the crystal waters of Ionian .Free evening in Saranda

    Day 5: Drive through coast with a stop in Qeparo overnight Vlore

    Head through the Albanian Riviera and take a hike to Borsh castle. Situated at about 500 meters above sea level it offers great views of the mountains and the Ionian coast. A much-desired object by Albania’s many occupiers throughout the ages, the ancient Borsh Castle, which also hosts the only mosque of the Riviera, will give you the chance to enjoy stunning panoramas as you immerse yourself in its rich history. Proceed to Porto Palermo Castle known as the crown jewel of the Albanian Riviera! Built on the hill of an island, connected to the shore via a narrow man-made strip of land. Close to the castle, a pristine beach will give you the opportunity to swim.

    Day 6: Zvernec Island its monastery drop of Tirane

    Drive a few miles from Vlora to Zvernec Island. Covered in pines, this small gorgeous island off the coast of Vlora can be reached by walking along a 270- meter-long bridge, offering the visitor a one-of-a-kind experience with nature.

    Sitting at 30 meters above sea level, this picturesque island is named after the village of the same name. Famous for its stunning forest of tall pines extending along nine hectares of land, the fairly small island also hosts the well-preserved 13th-century byzantine Monastery of St. Mary. Visit Karavasta Lagoon – visitor center and viewpoint.

    Return in Tirana 

    Included / Excluded / Addtional info

    included 

    • Accommodation -Twin or double room Accommodation:4 * Hotel +Breakfast
    • English Tour Leader
    • Entrance fees and taxes (Please note: Sights and Museums are closed on Mondays and on National Fest. Our tour operator is not responsible for not visiting the sight due to the Holidays)
    • Pick up and Drop off in Tirana
    • Transport Ac Vehicle per all program

    Excluded

    • Lunch Dinner
    • Personal expenses

    Additional 

    • Pick up Airport
    • Hb or Fb
    • Local Tour Guides
    • Boat trip in Saranda

     

    • This is a private tour

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