Day trip

Apollonia and Durres

4.8 / 5

6 reviews

Apollonia and Durres

From US$ 141.50 per person

This tour is perfect for those with only a short stay in Albania, trying to make the most of the county to see it's history and traditions.

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian
Pickup included
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Experience

Highlights
  • Tour Apollonia with an on-site archeologist
  • Eat lunch near Apollonia, in a local restaurant in the countryside
  • Take a guided tour of Durrës including the ruins and street art
Full description
On your way to Apollonia, stop in Golem Beach for a beachfront coffee break. Set off on a guided tour in Apollonia, where an on-site archeologist explains the history behind the temple of Artemis, the Odeon, the Triumphal Arch and more. Then, you head for lunch in a local restaurant in the countryside around Apollonia. In the afternoon, you will be transferred to Durrës, for a guided tour of the city’s famed ruins. You will wander around its City Walls, Byzantine Forum, roman Thermal Baths, the Venetian Tower, and more. Visit its Amphitheater and Archeological Museum with a local guide. Take a coffee break on top of the Venetian Tower before travelling back to Tirana.
Includes
  • Transportation
  • Tour Director
  • Lunch
  • Guide by on-site archeologist
  • Museum and archeology sites entrances
  • Coffee break
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    4.8 /5

    based on 6 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      5/5
    • Transportation
      5/5
    • Value for money
      5/5

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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.

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    September 2, 2021

    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.

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    July 1, 2021

    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

    September 10, 2021

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