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  • Full-Day Berat Trip from Tirana

    1. Full-Day Berat Trip from Tirana

    Depart for Berat at 8:30 am and you will be transferred to this beautiful city for around 2.5 hours. This is one of the oldest cities and the pride of Albanian architecture. The three major neighborhoods of the old city are Mangalemi, Gorica, and Kala where the castle itself is located. You will start our tour with the castle area. Visiting the 'Kala' involves a steep walk up a cobbled path, but those who make it to the top will be rewarded with a fine view of the surrounding area. You will visit the Museum of Iconography 'Onufri' which bears the name of the renowned fresco and icon-painter Onufri, who has left a rich inheritance. This museum is located within the cathedral of St. Mary’s Assumption. You will also visit the Red Mosque, recognized by its lonely minaret and St. Trinity Church. After the fortress you will visit the Mangalemi quarter and the National Ethnographic Museum. Th...

    Very sympathetic and knowledgeable guide with a very good command of English, who gave a good insight into the history of Albania in general and Berat in particular.

  • Tirana: Gamti Mountain Hike with Lake Views

    2. Tirana: Gamti Mountain Hike with Lake Views

    Your experience begins as you are collected from your accommodation at 8:00AM, from where you depart for Bovilla Lake. The road is about 21 kilometers long, with half of it being off-road. Along the way, enjoy views of the suburban neighborhoods of Tirana, taking in the very different lifestyle to that of the city. Drive up to the lake's dam, before preparing to hike in Gamti Mountain. Your hiking track is of a simple level, with each step providing you with a more beautiful view than the last as you ascend to the top. Your hike lasts about 40 minutes, and on top of the hill you can enjoy the impressive views of the lake and the green hills that surround it. Whilst there, take some time to rest, enjoy the gorgeous view, and talk and eat food under the shadows of the cave. Following your break, return back down via the same track. Once done hiking, make a short stop at the river below ...

    Alban was the best guide I have ever had. He goes over and above to ensure that we were well looked after and is very knowledgeable about all things Albanian. He encourages you to go the extra mile, even though I was a little nervous at first on the hike. Would thoroughly recommend. We went further and booked him for a five day private tour, which was absolutely fantastic, and went through the Albanian alps, including Komani Lake, Shala River, Valbone to Theth mountain pass and Shkoder. He ensured we had the best rooms in the guesthouses, the best seats when we needed to share transportation and allowed us full flexibility to hike and see and go swimming in waterfalls and blue eyes off the beaten track. Thank you very much Alban for making our trip to Albania unforgettable! J&O

  • Apollonia and Durres

    3. Apollonia and Durres

    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.

    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

  • From Tirana: Tour to Vlora, Butrint, Saranda & Gjirokaster

    4. From Tirana: Tour to Vlora, Butrint, Saranda & Gjirokaster

    Travel south along the Albanian coast and explore the best of this region on a guided tour. Spend the day discovering Vlora, Butrint, Saranda, and Gjirokaster. Start your trip with a comfortable ride in an air-conditioned vehicle from your hotel in Tirana. Travel to Vlora, the city of independence. Proceed to Llogara to enjoy the breathtaking views of the coast from a 1043-meter height. Continue to Saranda and see enchanting beaches such as Gjipe Beach, Porto Palermo, Lukovë, and more. Next, visit the National Park of Butrint that holds more than 2000 years of history. Head to the source of the “Blue Eye” before getting to Gjirokaster. It’s a water spring with clear blue waters coming from the depth of the earth, running in the shape of an eye. The road leading to Gjirokaster will take you to the castle of the city and the old bazaar neighborhood. Visit the former homes of Ismail Kad...

  • From Tirana: Full Day Guided Walking Tour to Prizren

    5. From Tirana: Full Day Guided Walking Tour to Prizren

    Start your day with a pickup from your hotel at 8:00 AM. After meeting your guide, begin your relaxing drive to the Kosovo border. Travel to the picturesque region on the peninsula and admire the beauty of the rural areas. Prizren, the capital of Kosovo is considered the most charming and colorful town in the region. On arrival in Prizren, begin your visit with the castle of the city, located on a hilltop. The castle is known as ‘the Prizren Crown’ as it lies on a dominant hill like a crown and oversees the city. Discover the fascinating history while you take in glorious panoramic views over the city. A must-see attraction is the Sinan Pasha mosque that stands as a central landmark of Prizren. Take a leisurely walk and then continue with your visit to the Ethnographic Museum, a monument of culture from the 18th century. Enjoy another highlight when you visit the St, Ljevis Cathedral,...

  • From Kotor: Cetinje, Budva, and Lovcen National Park

    6. From Kotor: Cetinje, Budva, and Lovcen National Park

    Spend a day exploring Montenegro in the company of a local guide who will show you the best of the country. Travel through coastal towns and then inland to enjoy stunning landscapes, Balkan culture, and the rich history of Montenegro. Meet your guide in the Old Town of Kotor, a UNESCO World Heritage site famous for its Medieval architecture. Wander around the city before hopping in an air-conditioned bus for a 30-minute drive to Budva, where you will be guided through the Old Town. After visiting Budva, continue to Cetinje to visit the Royal capital of Montenegro. Stop along the way at a viewpoint for breathtaking vistas of Sveti Stefan Island below. Cetinje was, and still is, an important cultural center of Montenegro, so enjoy plenty of time to visit its main sights, museums, the royal theater, and churches. Next, travel through Lovcen National Park and catch a glimpse of Mount Lovc...

  • Shkoder Day Trip

    7. Shkoder Day Trip

    After a pick-up from you hotel, drive to the city of Shkoder, the third largest town in Albania, located 95 km north of Tirana. Known for its culture, tradition, and natural beauty, this city offers a diversity that is rarely found in any other city in Albania: with rivers, lakes, lagoons, and mountains which make Shkodra an unforgettable destination in Albania. Built on a rocky hill overlooking the city by the rivers of Buna and Drini, you will find the most important monument of Shkoder: The Castle of Rozafa. After visiting the Castle area you will have the chance to explore the Leaden Mosque and Catholic Church and notice the diverse religious elements and architecture. You will also have the possibility of strolling through the local bazaar of Shkoder, get a glimpse of Albanian traditions, and maybe buy a souvenir.  Optional: lunch with traditional dishes from the region includi...

    Tour Guide is very good and his knowledge is very interested. The place were very buetiful.

  • Skopje: Transfer to Tirana w/ Half-Day Tour of Ohrid

    8. Skopje: Transfer to Tirana w/ Half-Day Tour of Ohrid

    Starting from your hotel in Skopje, travel to Ohrid for about 2 hours. Afterwards, break in Ohrid for a half-day tour with a licensed tour guide. The walking tour will start from the town’s harbor. Then, you will head towards the old part of the town and stop at the Lower Gate and the Museum of Robevi (the Robevi family). Have a tour of the Church of St. Sophia which dates from the 11th century and then go up to the Roman amphitheater, dating back to the 3rd century B.C. Afterwards, continue walking to Icon Gallery, which shows a range of some of the most famous and valuable icons in the world right after the ones in Athos and in Russia. In the vicinity of the gallery, you will find the Church of Sveta Bogorodica Perivleptos (St Clement’s Church of the Holy Mother of God Most Glorious) which dates from the 13th century and possesses some of the most beautiful and valuable frescoes from t...

    The driver, Robert, arrived on time and we had a very casual and interesting drive thru the mountains. Stopped for a coffee on the way which was a good way of breaking up the trip. Spent a few hours with guide, Haymka, who was excellent in showing me around the beautiful Ohrid. Most enjoyable tour

  • From Tirana: Durres & Lalzi Bay Wine Tasting Tour

    9. From Tirana: Durres & Lalzi Bay Wine Tasting Tour

    After being collected from your accommodation, you will begin your day exploring the port city of Durres. Discover a mixture of modern and ancient features, with this town having many interesting stories to tell. You will walk around encountering its city walls, alongside other famous landmarks such as the Byzantine Forum, the Roman Thermal Baths, and other ancient monuments. Later, you can enjoy Durres’s now-famous street-art, and have a coffee break on top of the Venetian Tower. After your break, you can visit the amphitheater and the Archeological Museum. Towards the end of your tour travel towards Lazli Bay and visit the Duka Winery and Vineyard. Enjoy a scenic setting on the shores of a lake and with the fantastic views of the Adriatic as you taste wines, cheeses, and local food. Return to Tirana in the late afternoon.

    The tour was so charming. The guide was so knowledgeable and interesting and made it such a nice experience. It’s helpful to have a guide on a visit to Durres where you have to use some “imagination” to get the picture of the old importance of the town. The winery is lovely— it was a surprise to see such a magnificent set-up. So happy with the experience!

  • Tirana: Day Trip to Budva

    10. Tirana: Day Trip to Budva

    Begin your experience by meeting at Scanderbeg Square, from where you journey towards Budva. Passing custom controls along the way, you soon arrive to Budva. The old town of Budva is more than 2,500 years old. It is one of the oldest towns in Europe, built with a unique architectonic and urban entity. The old town is considered as “the place to be seen”, where you can find items ranging from designer clothes to souvenirs to take with you as a memory. In the middle of the town you can discover the Citadel, the castle of Budva which offers outstanding views of the Riviera. Following that, move on to soak up the amazing views of Sveti Stefan, one of the most amazing islets of Budva. This town is one of the most attractive coastal cities of Montenegro, and the old part of the city is the jewel on the crown. As an illustration of that, encounter the Italian presence around the city through ...

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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.

The best guided tour I had while in Tirana. Ilir is truly the best guide in Albania. His English is great, he’s got an amazing history knowledge and very interesting stories. Also , he is very attentive, making sure the tourists are safe and all needs are met. Ilir also helped me when I was left in a lurch my another tour operator and organised a bespoke trip on a very short notice. I can’t thank him enough.

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

Very sympathetic and knowledgeable guide with a very good command of English, who gave a good insight into the history of Albania in general and Berat in particular.

Tour Guide is very good and his knowledge is very interested. The place were very buetiful.