4.7
33 reviews
Highlights of Albania - Explore!
11 days

Highlights of Albania

From Tirana to Kruja
Tour Operator:
Explore!
Max group size:
18
Age range:
14 to 85
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
124373
From
US $1,260
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Highlights

  • Wander through the streets of Albania's colourful capital
  • Spend time in Pogradec overlooking tranquil Lake Ohrid
  • Delve into culture and enjoy a glass of raki with the locals
  • Visit the ancient hilltop castle of UNESCO Gjirokastra
  • Explore one of the most unspoilt areas in the Adriatic Sea
  • Discover one of the greatest Balkan archaeological sites

Itinerary

Start in Tirana and end in Kruja! With the discovery tour Highlights of Albania, you have a 11 day tour package taking you through Tirana, Albania and 16 other destinations in Europe. Highlights of Albania includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Join trip in Tirana
    Start point Hotel Vila Tafaj, Hotel Reception, Rruga Mine Peza, Tiranë, Albania 16:00
  2. Day 2: Visit to Petrela Fortress and walking tour of Tirana
  3. Day 3: See Elbasan Fortress and drive to Lake Ohrid
  4. Day 4: Drive to Korca via the medieval town of Voskopoja
  5. Day 5: Scenic drive to Permeti and walk through the Benja countryside
  6. Day 6: Drive through the mountains to old Balkan town of Gjirokastra
  7. Day 7: Explore Butrint, one of the greatest archaeological sites in the Balkans
  8. Day 8: Visit Ali Pasha's Fortress; stay in Llogora National Park
  9. Day 9: Visit ancient Apollonia and Vlora en route to Berat
  10. Day 10: Walking tour of Berat and Durresi
  11. Day 11: Trip ends in Kruja
    End point Hotel Panorama, Hotel reception, Rruga Kala, Krujë District, Albania 09:00
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What's Included

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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Meals
  • Transport
  • Additional Services
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Additional Services

Where You'll Stay

Hotel

Customer Reviews

  • Overall Rating
    Excellent
    4.7
  • Itinerary
    Excellent
    4.7
  • Guide
    Excellent
    4.8
  • Transport
    Excellent
    4.9
  • Accommodation
    Excellent
    4.5
  • Food
    Good
    3.8
  • 4.5
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  • A
    · December 23, 2019
    A superb trip which I will highly recommend
    Explore! commented on this review
    Great to hear you enjoyed the trip. Albania really is a hidden gem with so many highlights.
    Trip date: May 2019
    Review collected by Explore!
  • A
    · December 23, 2019
    This was a really good introduction to Albania, lots of variety and we saw a lot of the country but the pace was relatively laid back
    Explore! commented on this review
    Thank you for leaving a review. Albania is a wonderful country.
    Trip date: May 2019
    Review collected by Explore!
  • A
    · December 23, 2019
    Group was too large.
    Trip date: May 2019
    Review collected by Explore!
  • A
    · December 23, 2019
    Both leader and driver were excellent. Wonderful trip
    Trip date: April 2019
    Review collected by Explore!
  • A
    · December 23, 2019
    My first trip with Explore and it definitely won’t be my last! I had a wonderful time!
    Trip date: September 2019
    Review collected by Explore!
  • A
    · December 23, 2019
    Albania was our 5th Explore trip and we would like to thank you for consistently providing us with first-rate guides. However, having been on 5 trips now we would like to suggest that Full-On tours need a period of R&R half way round. This needs simply... Show more
    Trip date: September 2019
    Review collected by Explore!
  • A
    · December 23, 2019
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    Trip date: September 2019
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    · December 23, 2019
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    Trip date: September 2019
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    · December 23, 2019
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    Trip date: September 2019
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  • A
    · December 23, 2019
    As previously mentioned an 5 trip but a few constructive notes; 1. The walk is challenging in terrain. It's extremely rugged ground and walking boots must be worn. Whist gradient and length were ok the terrain made it a 5 he walk and we arrived to the... Show more
    Trip date: September 2019
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Dates & Availability

11 days
Highlights of Albania
From Tirana to Kruja
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Good to Know

  • About the countries

    Currencies

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    Macedonia

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    Albania and Macedonia

    Visa

    Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.

    Vaccines

    These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
    • Typhoid - Recommended for Albania. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    • Hepatitis A - Recommended for Albania and Macedonia. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    • Hepatitis B - Recommended for Albania and Macedonia. Ideally 2 months before travel.
    • Yellow fever - Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an infected area for Albania. Ideally 10 days before travel.
    • Tick-borne encephalitis - Recommended for Albania. Ideally 6 months before travel.
  • Payment information
    • For any tour departing before 6 June 2020 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 6 June 2020, a minimum payment of 30% is required to confirm your booking with Explore!. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 65 days days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
    • Some departure dates and prices may vary and Explore! will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
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