Albany – Best of Albany
Period : Throughout the year
Reference : 16B323
Prix : 545€ Ask for a quote
A perfect circuit for any visitor who desires to discover this country in an acceptable number of days.
It provides an excellent introduction to the past and present of Albania, between customs and traditions. The country is visited from historical landscapes to old architectures and cities, including three sites on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.
Excellent guides will always be with you and you’ll stays in hotels of high standard, carefully selected. A competitive price for this quality of trip makes it one of our best sales channels.
D1 Kruja – Tirana
Arrival at the airport. Drive to Kruja, center of Albanian resistance against the Turks. We visit the museum of Skanderbeg, rich ethnographic museum. Visit the National Museum explaining Albanian history from prehistoric times to today. Dinner in a traditional restaurant and overnight in Tirana.
D2 Tirana – Ardenica – Apollonia – Vlora
Departure to Vlora, where Albanian independence has been proclaimed. Stop to visit the monastery of Ardenica. Route to the ancient city of Apollonia one of the most important cities in Roman times, and lunch. Arrival in Vlora. Visit the museum where the first Independent Albanian Government had its offices. Visit the mosque Muradie. Dinner and overnight in Vlora.
D3 Vlora – Butrinti (UNESCO) – Saranda
Road to Saranda via the Albanian Riviera looking at the Ionian Sea. Short visit to the Ali Pasha fortress. Lunch at Porto Palermo. Continue to the ancient city of Butrint, inscribed as World Heritage by UNESCO and known as the most important archaeological discovery in Albania. Legends connects this city with the Trojan settlers who fled Troy under the leadership of Aeneas. Back to Saranda. Dinner and overnight.
D4 Saranda – Gjirokastra (UNESCO) – Berat
Road to Berat via Gjirokastra, a UNESCO site and museum town. Visit the medieval castle. Lunch in Gjirokastra. Arrival in Berat. Visit the castle and the museum Onufri. Dinner and overnight in Berat.
D5 Berat (UNESCO) – Apollonia – Durres – Tirana
Departure to the ancient city of Apollonia and lunch at the site. Continue to Durres for the visit of the amphitheater and the archaeological museum. Dinner in a traditional restaurant and overnight in Tirana.
D6 Tirana – Airport
Free time. Lunch. Transfer to the airport. End of services.
Single room supplement = 150 €