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TOUR OF ALBANIA THREE UNESCO SITES

TOUR OF ALBANIA THREE UNESCO SITES - Tirana, Albania

Duration: 6 days
Location: Tirana, Albania

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$822.79

The tour of Albania is tailored to offer participants the best combination of Albania’s best historical sites, natural parks and local Balkan culture. During this tour around Albania you will also visit three of Albania’s UNESCO sites.

Day 1: After your arrival at Tirana airport we start our journey toward the city of Kruja with its beautiful medieval castle ... More info ›

The tour of Albania is tailored to offer participants the best combination of Albania’s best historical sites, natural parks and local Balkan culture. During this tour around Albania you will also visit three of Albania’s UNESCO sites.

Day 1: After your arrival at Tirana airport we start our journey toward the city of Kruja with its beautiful medieval castle. Kruja was the stronghold of Scanderbeg, Albania’s National Hero, who fought against the Ottoman invasion during the 15thcentury. Walking tour of Tirana, Albania’s Capital. Overnight in Tirana.

Day 2: At 08:00 we continue our tour Tirana to Ohrid Lake. On our way to Pogradec we do a short city tour of Elbasan within castle. We take a city tour of Pogradec, Drilon (a beautiful natural park by Ohrid lake) home to many sources of cold drinkable waters coming from beneath the Mountain “Mali i Thatë”. We travel to Tushemisht Village, famous for its rich traditional cuisine and the unique way of cooking the Koran (an autochthone fish found only in Ohrid Lake). Overnight in Tushemisht.

Day 3 : After breakfast by the Lake Ohrid, our tour continues towards Berat. City tour of Berat, an historic town also known as the city of the 1001 windows. Berat is an Albanian museum city also part of the UNESCO World Heritage sites. Overnight in a Traditional Berati House in Mangalemi Neighborhood.

Day 4 : Our tour of South Albania continues to Apollonia (about 2000 years old civilization) with its beautiful Facade, the Odeon Theater, the Church of Saint Mary, the nymphaeum   (monumental fountains) the ancient statues of Illyrian times and mosaics. Our tour continues to Vlora, a beautiful Albanian city by the sea, formerly known as Aulona. Vlora has an astonishing view of the Ionian and Adriatic seas, with palm trees, sandy and rocky beaches. Overnight by the sea side in Vlora.

Day 5 : Our tour of the Albanian Riviera continues to Orikumi, founded in III century B.C. We travel to Llogara Pass (a National Park) and stop in Dhermiu, a large village with about 30 old picturesque churches settled on a rough mountainous terrain. While traveling along the Albanian Riviera we stop at the bay of Porto Palermo, with its beautiful castle of Ali Pasha. In the evening we take a city tour of Saranda, including the synagogue and Lekursi castle. On the ruins of the old castle there is a bar with a breathtaking view of Saranda and Corfu Island. Overnight in Saranda.

Day 6: We start our tour to Butrint an ancient city, part of the UNESCO world heritage. Butrinti is the most important archaeological site in Albania. On the tour to Gjirokastra we will visit the natural wonder of Blue Eye. Gjirokastra, is part of the UNESCO world heritage, with its great castle of Argjiroja and the weaponry Museum within the castle. We drive back to port of Saranda, where you can get on the ferry to Corfu, Greece. 

“Choose Balkans” Incoming Tour Operator thanks you for choosing our services and wishes your holidays had been gorgeous and full of unforgettable moments. We hope to see you again soon!

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Day Tour of Kruja

Day Tour  of Kruja - Tirana, Albania

Duration: 6 to 8 hrs
Location: Tirana, Albania

From USD
$58.27

Kruja is the city symbol of the Albanian resistance against Ottoman Empire in the lead of Scanderbeg. Situated in the central Albania rises 560 meters above sea level, on the slopes of Sari -Salltiku Mountain.

 It provides to the visitors the great view of majestic landscape and a rich collection of historical and cultural objects.

The most important is the castle of Kruja, which was built during the 5th and 6th centuries ... More info ›

Kruja is the city symbol of the Albanian resistance against Ottoman Empire in the lead of Scanderbeg. Situated in the central Albania rises 560 meters above sea level, on the slopes of Sari -Salltiku Mountain.

 It provides to the visitors the great view of majestic landscape and a rich collection of historical and cultural objects.

The most important is the castle of Kruja, which was built during the 5th and 6th centuries. Kruja provides great values old its old Bazar, one of the biggest and oldest in Balkan. 

Tour start at 9:00 from Choose Balkans Offices (Hotel Pick Up in Request) toward the historical town of Kruja, a very important city in the Albanian Medieval history, known as the stronghold of the Albanian Strike agains Otoman Empire. 
Located only 30 kilometres from Tirana, Kruja makes and interesting destinations to be visited in a day trip. The city itself is characterised by a variety and a mix of Otoman Architecture and style infused in previews Catholic architecture.   After reaching Kruaja our tour continues with visits in the 

  1. The Castle of Kruja 
  2. The Museum located inside the Caslte
  3. Etnographic Museum located inside the walls of the castle 
  4. Sari Salltik Holly Cave, peligrinash holly place 
  5. The old Bazar of Kruja

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Ancients and Ottomans - Apollonia and Berat

Ancients and Ottomans - Apollonia and Berat - Tirana, Albania

Duration: Flexible
Location: Tirana, Albania

From USD
$93.12

It will be a tour of approximately 10 hours including the driving times. We'll first get to Apollonia to visit the ruins and the beautiful Monastery with the elegant archaeological museum next to it ... More info ›

It will be a tour of approximately 10 hours including the driving times. We'll first get to Apollonia to visit the ruins and the beautiful Monastery with the elegant archaeological museum next to it. Then we'll head to Berat. First a lunch break in the fortress and then visits of the Fortress and some of the main attractions in it. 

We'll head down to the lower part of  the town in the end of the day to get a nice feeling of the two historical and traditional neighbourhoods around the shores of the river. 

Drive back to Tirana through a unusual and non touristy interesting way with many hills, plenty of agriculture activities and a lot of beautiful scenery. 

We'll pick you up or meet you at our Villa with Star at Rruga e Dibres.
Drive to Apollonia via the motorway going to outskirts of Durres, Lushnja and Fier. Approx 2h30' drive.
Coffee break and then visits of Apollonia - approximately 2h.
Drive to Berat - approximately 1h
Lunch break in the fortress. 1h
Visits of the fortress - 1h30'
Visits of Gorica and Mangalemi - 1h
Drive back to Tirana via the countryside road - approximately 2h
End of the day. 

Price includes entrance fees into the proposed areas visited. We'll start in Tirana (or nearby) and will make sure to drive you back to your hotel at the end of the day. Tour can take slightly longer according to traffic and interests of visitors. Please note price does not include any meals, drinks or tipping. 

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The Communist Daytrip around Tirana

The Communist Daytrip around Tirana - Tirana, Albania

Duration: 5 hours
Location: Tirana, Albania

From USD
$104.77

This is a great way to learn more about recent and actual history of Tirana. The tour will bring you to fascist and communist public and secret corners of Tirana, to the recently opened Bunk'Art and to some corners of the city center of Tirana that you would not think of visiting on your own ... More info ›

This is a great way to learn more about recent and actual history of Tirana. The tour will bring you to fascist and communist public and secret corners of Tirana, to the recently opened Bunk'Art and to some corners of the city center of Tirana that you would not think of visiting on your own. This is a tour of locals, made and guided by locals and will make you feel and understand the tragic and comic side of life in one of the most isolated capitals in the World during approximately 44 years. Life's been hard and sweet under Communism and we'll have great ways to illustrate all that by always telling the truth. Apart from history and art we will also make sure you taste a bit of the local cuisine and products for which Tirana is building up quite a reputation. Our good thing is that we try to involve and get into conversation with locals regarding the past and the present Albania and you will see that this will be enriching your travel experience quite importantly.

We'll meet at your hotel at 09h30 and we' first go for a walk of about 3 hours around the city center of Tirana. Our visits will include the Gallery of Arts, the Martyrs of the Nation Boulevard, the Block and Enver Hoxha's villa (from the outside for the moment), bunkers and art relating to Albania's worst historical periods during the 20th century.
We'll eventually continue the tour with a visit of our Villa with Star and our Communist Memorabilia Collection. We'll be good at offering our very own home made raki and some of the jam our Moms prepared recently as from our best tradition.
At around 13h we'll take a little lunch break in either your favorite or interesting part of the downtown or in the one or two places we'll recommend. Please note we'll be trying to consider this as a culinary experience tour too and if you will allow us to choose for you we'll make sure not to bring you to expensive places but to memorable ones.
After the lunch we'll pick up a car (depending on the size of the group) and we'll go around Tirana surroundings and neighborhoods to see what remains from Communist architecture, lifestyle and again meet more people and see their opinions about what happened.
We'll drive you back to your hotel at around 16h.

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Buthrotum, Saint George Monastery, Ksamil and Lekursi Castle from Saranda

Buthrotum, Saint George Monastery, Ksamil and Lekursi Castle from Saranda - Sarandë, Albania
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Duration: 5 hours
Location: Sarandë, Albania

From USD
$75.75

Experience the cultural, archaeological and religious heritage of Saranda on your 5-hour tour. Visit the ancient town of Buthrotum, Saint George Monastery, Ksamil and its islands ... More info ›

Experience the cultural, archaeological and religious heritage of Saranda on your 5-hour tour. Visit the ancient town of Buthrotum, Saint George Monastery, Ksamil and its islands. Immerse yourself in the enchanting atmosphere created by a combination of archaeology, monuments and nature. From mystic ancient temples, dreamy and imposing medieval castles to elegant Byzantine churches, timeless olive groves and the deep blue of the eternal Ionian sea, the possibilities in Saranda are truly limitless. Your once-in-a-lifetime tour includes round-trip transportation from your accommodation.

Your 5-hour tour begins when you are picked-up at your selected location. You will be transported in a comfortable vehicle to the 14th century Saint George Monastery, located on a very narrow strip of land that divides Butrinti Lake from the Ionian Sea. Immerse yourself in the panoramic view of the town and the sea from one side and the Butrinti lake from the opposite bank. Remember to bring your camera to capture amazing photos.

Head to Ksamil where to experience the a breathtaking view of the sea, sun and islands. You will see a fish harvesting reservoir located in the sea.

Enter the National Park of Butrint where you will examine the impressive remains of a Roman theater and travel along a historical route that shows you a temple, an ancient fitness center with public baths, an aqueduct, and a Byzantine church with a one-of-a-kind well-preserved baptistery.

The Lake’s Gate and the Lion’s Gate are also on our way with more history to tell as several fountains and wells that also have their astounding secrets to show. We shall end this route with views of a hilltop castle from the Venetian period after a visit to the museum that is inside the castle.

After spending a couple of hours in Buthrotum youwill travel to your next destination, the Lekuresi Castle. The castle of the 18 century offers a magical panorama of everything we have seen so far, an astounding view of the town from the heights of a hill and also the best photos to share with all your friends and relatives being convinced that you chose the best itinerary in order to enjoy some of the best attractions that this city has to offer.  The guide will be all the time by your side explaining you the history of Buthrotum  ,and not only, from the ancient times until the time when the first excavations started to revive the city. We shall try to answer to all your questions and curiosities so that you get sure that these are three hours well spent inside this ancient city and its perfectly preserved amphitheater, baptistery and more.

Your guide provides commentary about Saranda's history and economic development.

We shall pick you up everywhere you may be located and bring you back at the same place or wherever you want us to take you. The entrance ticket in the ancient town is not included but we shall offer you plenty of water and snacks in the form of different traditional Albanian pies so that during this time you also have the chance  to try our famous cuisine. Depending on your program and the time at your disposition we may start the tour at any time . Its always when its more convenient for you regarding the time we start the tour.

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South Albanian Tour

South Albanian Tour - Tirana, Albania

Duration: 6 days
Location: Tirana, Albania

From USD
$780.84

Discover the most hidden beaches and caves

Enjoy the tasteful food of southern Albania

Visit the unique ancient and medieval castels and medieval towns of Albania

Starting point  Tiranë, Albania 
Time     -         07:00

Day 1: Tiranë – Vlorë – Karaburun

✿ 07:00 departure from Tirana;

✿ Coffee break;

✿ Arrival and accommodation in Vlora;

✿ Speedboat ride in Karaburun peninsula, Haxhi Ali Cave, St. Jani’s Bay;

✿ Free time in St ... More info ›

Discover the most hidden beaches and caves

Enjoy the tasteful food of southern Albania

Visit the unique ancient and medieval castels and medieval towns of Albania

Starting point  Tiranë, Albania 
Time     -         07:00

Day 1: Tiranë – Vlorë – Karaburun

✿ 07:00 departure from Tirana;

✿ Coffee break;

✿ Arrival and accommodation in Vlora;

✿ Speedboat ride in Karaburun peninsula, Haxhi Ali Cave, St. Jani’s Bay;

✿ Free time in St. Vasili's Beach;

✿ Dinner;

✿ Welcome Party after dinner.

 

Day 2: Vlorë – Dhërmi

✿ Breakfast at the Hotel;

✿ Arrival in Dhermi, accommodation and departure with speedboat from Dhërmi to St. Andrea and Grama Bay;

✿ Free time/Sunbath;

✿ Dinner;

Day 3: Dhërmi – Gjipe – Jalë

✿ Breakfast;

✿ Sightseeing on speedboat at Caves of Pirates and Gjipe beach.

Optional: adventurers can choose to experience the fantastic sensation of Scuba Diving in Jale. Transfer from Dhërmi to Jale is free;*

✿ Free time in Dhermi after comeback from Gjipe;

✿ Dinner;

✿ Group gamesand animations.

 

Day 4: Dhërmi – Sarandë

✿ Breakfast;

Optional: You can fly with paragliding boys form Llogara Mountain down to Dhermi;*

✿ Departure to Saranda;

✿ Visit at Himara’s castle;

✿ Lunch time at Llamani Beach;

✿ Visit to Ali Pasha Castle in Porto Palermo;

✿ Arrival in Saranda and accommodation at the hotel;

✿ Free time and dinner at one of the seaside restaurants.

 

Day 5: Sarandë – Kakaome – Krorëz

✿ Breakfast;

✿ Speedboat ride to Kakome Bay and the wonderful Krorez beach;

✿ Free time in Krorez beach;

✿ Back in Sarande;

✿ Dinner.

 

Day 6: Sarandë – Ksamil – Butrint – Syri i Kalter

✿ Breakfast;

✿ Visit to Ksamil and Butrint cultural site (protected by UNESCO);

✿ Free time to relax in Ksamil;

✿ Visit to the Blue Eye;

✿ Coffee break during road;

✿ Return to Tirana.

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