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Tirana: 4-Day Albanian Heritage Highlights Trip

Activity provider: GoodAlbania

Tirana: 4-Day Albanian Heritage Highlights Trip

Activity provider: GoodAlbania

From US$ 820.69 per person

Get a taste of Albanian food, history, and culture on 4-day guided tour. Discover some of the top attractions and UNESCO Heritage sites in Berat, Gjirokastra, and Butrint.

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Duration 4 days
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Live tour guide
Italian, English
Pickup included
Pickup from your hotel in Tirana or Durres, or from the arrivals area of Tirana Rinas airport.
Private group

Experience

Itinerary
96 hours
  • Tirana

  • Durres (coffee, guided tour, walk)

  • Berat (lunch, guided tour)

  • Berat (breakfast)

  • Gjirokaster (lunch, guided tour)

  • Skenduli House (guided tour)

  • The Blue Eye, Muzinë (sightseeing)

  • Butrint National Park (guided tour)

  • Ksamil (lunch)

  • Lekursi Castle (sightseeing)

  • Sarandë (breakfast)

  • Vlore (guided tour)

  • Llogara National Park (lunch)

  • Tirana

Pickup included
Main stop
Other stop
Highlights
  • Get a taste of Albanian culture, history, and food
  • Visit Berat Castle and the "city of a thousand windows"
  • Explore the winding cobble streets, historic houses, and Ottoman Bazaar in Gjirokaster
  • Marvel at 2,500 years of history in Butrint
  • Immerse yourself in nature during lunch at Llogara National Park
Full description

Explore Albania's top attractions in the hands of an expert tour director during a 4-day, 3-night sightseeing tour. Sample authentic Albanian food and visit Unesco World Heritage Sites such as Berat, Gjirokastra, and Butrint.

 

Day 1: Sightseeing tour of Berat via Durres

 

Travel to Berat, stopping in Durres for a short walking tour of the City Walls, Byzantine Forum, Roman Thermal Baths, the Venetian Tower, and the Amphitheater. Transfer to Berat passing through suggestive hills full of olive trees.

 

Then, get settled in the hotel and head out for a guided tour admiring the citadel/castle of Berat with the Red Mosque, recognized by its solitary minaret, and the many Byzantine Churches like the Holy Trinity Church and the St. George Church.

 

Finally, step inside a local home inside the castle of Berat for a coffee, raki, and dessert break. Enjoy the rest of the day wandering in the two main districts of Mangalam and Gorica.

 

Day 2: Sightseeing tour of Gjirokastra

 

After breakfast, admire small villages during your transfer to Gjirokaster. Once you arrive in this “city of a thousand steps,” settle into your hotel before soaking up the rich history of the castle and enjoying the view of the “city of stone” from above.

 

Next, see the Ottoman Bazaar and historic wooden houses. Visit the Gjirokastra Obelisk dedicated to the first school of Gjirokastra and enjoy the 360º view from there. Next, stop for lunch in a small local restaurant for a taste of the city’s authentic dishes.

 

Step into Skenduli house, the nicest Ottoman tower house, and listen to its history and details from the 10th generation of the Skenduli family. Spend a relaxing evening in the streets of Gjirokaster.

 

Day 3: Sightseeing tour of Butrint & the Blue Eye spring

 

Travel to the “Blue Eye” spring. Admire the shades of blue and surrounding nature before heading to Butrint. There, marvel at 2,500 years of history on a guided tour with a local guide. See the highlights, such as the amphitheater, castle, churches, and Lion Gate.

 

Drive to Ksamil and enjoy lunch by the lake at the Mussel House. Spend your afternoon in Ksamil before heading to Saranda via Lekursi Castle, which overlooks the city.

 

Day 4: Tirana via Vlore and Riviera Road

 

En route to the city of Vlore via the scenic Riviera road, and explore the Ali Pasha Castle with your Tour Director. First, head to the Llogara “balcony” for a stunning view of the South Coast beaches before indulging in lunch at Llogara National.

 

Next, visit a park surrounded by pine trees and a fresh mountain breeze. Marvel at the architecture and listen to entertaining legends about the man who built it, Ali Pashe Tepelena. Then, stop for lunch at a rustic local restaurant along Shushica river.

 

After lunch, visit the city of Vlore, the hometown of the National Independence movement. visit Flag Square with its Independence Monument in the center, the Muradie Mosque, and Vlore Lungomare.

Transfer to Tirana. (Hotel accommodation in Tirana is not included on the tour).

Includes
  • 3 nights in handpicked hotels
  • 4 breakfast
  • 4 lunches, each are a 3-course meal with beer or wine
  • 3 guided sightseeing tours and select entrance fees
  • Expert Tour Director and local guides
  • Private deluxe motor coach
  • Anything else not mentioned in inclusions
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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The tour is definitely to be recommended! Interesting destinations including characteristic villages that can hardly be reached and visited optimally with your own or local means. Note on the organization of the trip: they moved and reorganized the stages of the tour in advance to meet our need to end the trip in a different destination from the one planned (we basically left as a group of 7 friends). Mimi, our guide (from 110 and praise!), Told us many curiosities about the history of Albania and tried to satisfy us as much as possible by giving us a truly unique experience. Happy tour future travelers !!

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August 20, 2022

It was interesting journey trought the Albania. We like hotels where we stay. Our guide was very nice young men and tell us lot of Albania. We recomend the trip.

October 30, 2022

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