Apollonia and Durres
- Private group
- Pickup available
- Skip the line
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Our guide, Endri, met us promptly at 9:00 and we set off for Apollonia. During our drive, Endri filled us in on some Albanian history, culture, customs, and geography. Upon our arrival at the archeological site, we were met by a professional archeologist, Arjan. He gave us a very descriptive tour which included a small museum housed in part of a 13th century AD Orthodox Church complex. After this informative visit, we left for Durres with a stop en route at a wonderful local village restaurant where we ate incredibly good seafood. In Durres, we walked the waterfront and visited the 2 century AD amphitheater, which was just partially excavated starting in the 1960’s. Our trip culminated with ice-cream and coffee at a great shop before our return to Tirana. There is a lot of walking and riding on this tour and it was a long day, but worth it. Our guide, Endri, was professional, personable, and very knowledgeable. We would request him again.
I’ve done a bit of traveling and been on school, small group, and personal tours. Rando was one of the best guides I have ever had. He is enthusiastic (nothing is scripted or rote), knowledgeable, and loves showing off his country. The small company website stresses the local flavor of each tour and how they arrange for experts in each area to meet the group. Local foods. Local stays. Mine was a one day trip but I can attest to the dedication to quality of experience. An archeologist toured me through Apollonia! I’m sure Rando and the group would adjust based on stamina and interest but I wanted to hear and see it all. A long day- but I can rest at home. Now is the time to experience new things.
a really great experience ! it was a full interesting day, there's much to see and to know. everything is well planed and the guide was amazing. I definitely recommend that tour when you're in Albania!
My trip was excellent. The organisation, guides, food we ate, the places we visited etc shotly everything was super. Thank you very much Mimi and getyourguide for my best day in Albenia