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Highlights of Albania

Highlights of Albania - Explore!
Highlights of Albania - Explore!
Excellent
19 reviews
Starts
Tirana
Destinations
+16
Ends
Kruja
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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
Age range
14 to 85 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel
Max Group Size
18
Transportation
Mini-coach
Travel style
Discovery, Walking Tour, Sightseeing
Operator
Explore!
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 is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

Itinerary

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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

What's included

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Additional Services

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  • Flights

  • Insurance

  • Additional Services

19 Reviews

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  • Highlights of Albania reviewer 1
    Written on September 24, 2019
    4.5 - Excellent

    This is a fascinating tour. Albania feels like a country that's had a heavy boot removed from it, and the result is a bit chaotic, a bit over-excited and a bit patchy. The country is none the worse for all this, and the rough and ready nature is part of the... Read more

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  • F
    Written on September 3, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    A wonderful introduction to Albania with a variety of cultural, historical, seeing the landscape activities. The hotels generaly were good.

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  • P
    Written on September 2, 2019
    4.5 - Excellent

    An excellent tour. Great history and archaeology, scenery, food, culture and people, all presented through the eyes of an excellent and knowledgeable guide.

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  • L
    Written on September 2, 2019
    4.5 - Excellent

    great place to visit - people very friendly and pleased to have tourists visiting. the food and wine were very good. the scenery was brilliant and a great time was had. Our guide, denis, was brilliant. Very passionate about his country and had lots of... Read more

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  • S
    Written on May 18, 2019
    3.5 - Good

    The tour and the itinerary were very good. The scenery was beautiful as were the wild flowers. Food was good and very reasonable and we particularly liked the traditional food in the house in the village. Breakfasts were okay. Our guide was young and... Read more

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  • E
    Written on May 17, 2019
    4.7 - Excellent

    A very good trip, thank you.

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  • M
    Written on May 17, 2019
    4.0 - Good

    I like Explore and will travel again with them. I would like to see more of a briefing from the tour guide on day one and more networking with your fellow travellers on the first night - that breaks down barriers...I got to know some amazing people during... Read more

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  • T
    Written on May 17, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    Would like to re-iterate the excellence of both Denis and Fati in making this a fantastic trip for us; would be more than willing to recommend them to anyone and to travel with them again.

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  • D
    Written on May 17, 2019
    4.7 - Excellent

    I didn't know much about Albania before I went on the tour. Alfred showed us the beauty and rich history of the country.

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  • G
    Written on May 17, 2019
    4.0 - Good

    A couple of lunches could be included in the package as there were places where there was nowhere else to eat anyway.

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    About the countries

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    Currencies

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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.

    Vaccinations

    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.

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    Location
    Tirana is the starting point and Kruja is the endpoint.
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    For any tour departing before 25 January 2020 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 25 January 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.
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    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 604 km.
    • Tirana (Albania)
    • 33 km
    • Elbasan (Albania)
    • 54 km
    • Pogradec (Albania)
    • 28 km
    • Ohrid (Macedonia)
    • 58 km
    • Voskopoje (Albania)
    • 17 km
    • Korca (Albania)
    • 57 km
    • Permet (Albania)
    • 16 km
    • Kelcyra (Albania)
    • 26 km
    • Gjirokastra (Albania)
    • 27 km
    • Saranda (Albania)
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