10 DAYS PROGRAM ALBANIA & MACEDONIA  

A Taste of Albania& Macedonia

  • DAY 01: AIRPORT MOTHER THERESA  -TIRANA   – DURRES
  • DAY 02: DURRES – BERAT – APOLLONIA – VLORA
  • DAY 03: VLORA – SARANDA
  • DAY 04: SARANDA – BUTRINTI – SARANDA
  • DAY 05: GJIROKASTER   PERMET
  • DAY 06: PERMET   –  KORCA  – OHRID
  • DAY 07: OHRID
  • DAY 08: OHRID –ELBASAN  -TIRANA
  • DAY 09: TIRANA
  • DAY 10: TIRANA – OUT

 DAY 01/ AIRPORT MOTHER THERESA –TIRANA – DURRES

00:00 – Arrival in the airport Mother Theresa in Tirana

Airport procedures

Please send us in advance all the passports and flights details.

Transfer to TIRANA

00:00-Arrival in Tirana1

 Tirana –   “The Albanians” – a mosaic on the face of the National Historical  Museum, Statue of Skanderbeg in Skanderbeg Square,    Et’hem Bey Mosque  at the south east corner of    Skanderbeg Square – The Clock Tower next to  the Et’hem Bey Mosque, Government buildings: at the south end of  Skenderbeg  Square . Roman Catholic Church of Saint Paul: The Tabakëve  and Terzive bridges (respectively in front of the Parliament building and on  Elbasani Street) date from the beginning of the 20th century. The Palace of  Culture (Pallati I Kulturës), where the Theatre of Opera and Ballet and the  National Library stand, The monument to Mother Albania, 12 metres high,  was inaugurated in the Dëshmoret e Kombit cemetery in 1971. The Academy  of Sciences building , The Gallery of Figurative , The International Cultural  Centre, Popularly referred to as ‘the Pyramid’.The Palace of Congress, and  President Resident, all this wonderful buildings, extended, along the Bulevard  Deshmoret e Kombit,

VISIT : Entres

  • THE NATIONAL HISTORIK MUSEUM

After short sightseen   continue to   Durres city.

If time permits a brief city tour in Durres

Durres – Some important buildings in Durrës include the main library, the cultural center with the Aleksander Moisiu Theater, the Estrada Theater, the puppet theater, the philharmonic orchestra, etc. There are also several museums such as Byzantine Forum, Venetian Torra (small castle open as a bar), Ancient city wall, Archaeological Museum. The city’s beaches are also a popular destination for many foreign and local tourists.

VISIT : Entres

  • AMPHITHEATER   from outside

After the sightseeing tour depart to the restaurant for the dinner.

Enjoy the welcome dinner in fish restaurant

Accommodation in the hotel in Durres

HOTEL BLEART 4*or HOTEL ARVI 4*

Or SIMILAR

 

 DAY 02- DURRES –BERAT-APOLLONIA-VLORE

08:00- After breakfast meet the group at the lobby and departure tour.

Leaving Durres & driving to Berat city.2

10: 30- Berat – The town is still renowned for its historic architecture and scenic beauty  and is known as the “Town of a Thousand Windows”, due to the many large  windows of the old decorated houses overlooking the town.Modern Berat consists  of three parts divided by the Ossum River: Goritsa (“little mountain” in Old  Slavonic, Mangalem and Kalaja, the latter being a residential quarter within the old  Byzantine citadel that overlooks the town. The town also has a 15th century mosque and a number of churches of the Albanian Orthodox Church.   Of inters it is also the Onufri Museum in the city.

VISIT :

  • THE CASTLE
  • THE ONUFRI MUSEUM

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Berat   :  after tour   driving to WINE   FACTORY   COBO    Company    brief tour in private company

Share experience with specialist of company –meet the people who working    and taste the wine

SNAC    service   with wine 

Extra payment

Leaving   Berat   and continue driving to Vlora

Late afternoon arrival in Vlore city

Enjoy the welcome dinner in the hotel and overnight.

Dinner included in the hotel

Accommodation in the hotel in Vlora

HOTEL VLORA INTERNATIONAL 5*

Or HOTEL PARTNER 4*

Or SIMILAR 

DAY 03: VLORA -SARANDA

09:00 -After the breakfast in hotel meet the group at the hotel lobby and departure trip.

This is a wonderful panoramic tour that passes through the Jonian Riviera.

Some brief visits to traditional villages,3

as Llogara, Dhermi, Vunoi,.

Last stop Borshi

Remarks    During this day   we plan free time for lunch at Himara city

Depend whether   GROUP CAN SWIM   2/3 hours

17:30 – Arrival in Saranda and CHECK IN HOTEL

In afternoon possibility for sightseeing of Saranda

20:00 – Dinner we will arrange in LOCAL restaurant –DEMI or similar

Accommodation in the hotel in Saranda

HOTEL BUTRINTI 5*

Or HOTEL BRILANT 4*

Or SIMILAR

DAY 04: SARANDA –BUTRINTI –SARANDA

09:00 After the breakfast in hotel meet the group at the hotel lobby and departure TOUR.4

Butrinti – Archaeological artifacts prove that during the 7th and the 6th centuries BC Butrint was a proto-urban centre, but it was only during the 5th century BC that it turned into a full city. By the end of the 4th century the agora, the boulevard, a small temple and the theatre holding 1500 seats were built up, the latter one fortunately being preserved till our days. The complex of the theatre and other buildings like Asklep’s temple, portico, baths, etc. form the most magnificent part of the ancient city.  During late antiquity and early Middle Ages, Butrinti flourished greatly. The construction of the baptistery, which is the most important monument of the early Christian period, dates from this time. The baptistery, which has a round shape with a diameter of 13.50 m, is laid with multicolored geometric and animal mosaic motifs and bears special artistic values.  The hall has two rows of granite colonnades upon which the roof rests.

VISIT :

  • BUTRINTI PARK4-1

Afternoon free

Dinner in Lekursi Castle INCLUDING, (an interesting sight now days combined to a traditional restaurant)

Accommodation in the hotel in Saranda

REMARKS      musical group   very nice Folkloristic tradtional music (with dance and music)    ( 5/6 people  )

VERY NICE GROUP

30 MINUTS can perform before the group

EXTRA PAYMENT TO BE CONSIDERED

HOTEL BUTRINTI 5*

Or HOTEL BRILANT 4*

Or SIMILAR

DAY 05: SARANDA –GJIROKSATER –PERMET 

  08:00 In the morning, after the breakfast meet the group at the hotel lobby for departure trip

On the way if the time permits’s we make a stop to a important national park (Blue Eye).

This is an important water resource which is related to the Bistrica river and Drinos valley.

Visit  Mesopotami   area 5

GjirokastraMany houses in Gjirokastër have a distinctive local style that has earned the city the nickname “Town of the Stones”, because most of the old houses have roofs covered with stones. Of a great importance and interesting to be visit, are The Museum of Weapons (inside the castle)The Ethnographic Museum or known as the Enver  Hoxha house, The Castle of Gjirokastra, The characteristic house of Zekate, an important family in Gjirokastra.

VISIT :

  • THE CASTLE
  • THE WEAPON MUSEUM
  • THE ETHNOGRAPHIC MUSEUM (ENVER HOXHA’S HOUSE)

 

Following the trip to PERMET5-1

 

Accommodation    ALVERO   Hotel

Dinner typical   restaurant   city Permet

Accommodation and overnight

HOTEL    ALVERO      3***

Or SIMILA

 

DAY 06: PERMET -KORCE –OHRID

08:00 Breakfast in the hotel   / Meat the entire group at hotel lobby for departure trip

Before leaving Permet   following via Korca, make a stop and

Possibility to visit Birra Korca 6

KORCAIt is the largest city in the South – Eastern part of Albania. It is situated at the foot of Morava Mountain.  It became an important trading and handicraft center in the 18th century due to the development of trade with neighboring regions. The museum of Medieval Art is in Korca. It presents the material culture of the Albanian people. Interesting is also the first Albanian school, opened in 1878, houses this museum.

VISIT :

  • THE MUSEUM OF MEDIEVAL ARTS

Guided tour KORCA – brewery and lunch a beer garden

  Extra payment to be considered

After tour in Korca, continue driving to Ohrid…

In St. Naum, a Macedonia guide will wait the group to start the tour of St. Naum

VISIT :

  • Shen  NAUM  

Cross the border St Naum and driving to Ohrid

Late afternoon arrival in Ohrid

Check in hotel, enjoy the dinner at hotel and overnight

Accommodation in the hotel in Ohrid

HOTEL BELVEDERE or MILLENIUM PALACE

Or similar

DAY 07: OHRID All the day

08:30 Breakfast in the hotel, buffet

Meat all the group at hotel lobby for departure trip

Depart for full day sightseeing tour in Ohrid7

OHRIDAt the lake side resort of Ohrid, classified as a UNESCO`s World Cultural Heritage site. Thanks to the activity of St. Clement and St Naum of Ohrid, the first Pan-Slavic University in Europe – the famous Ohrid Literary School was founded here. Morning sightseeing tour includes the church of St Sofia (11th century), the most eminent medieval monument in Macedonia with magnificent Byzantine fresco paintings, and St Clement`s Church with its icon of Annunciation. Afternoon short drive for a visit to the St Naum Monastery built on the shores of the Ohrid Lake in 900 A.D. The monastery is dedicated to the Slavic missionary and educator St. Naum of Ohrid. Return to hotel, overnight.

VISIT :

  • St. Sofia
  • Klimant Cathedral
  • Icon museum

PM / CLIENT FREE WALKING IN THE CITY….

Check in hotel, enjoy the dinner at typical restaurant   and overnight

Accommodation in the hotel in Ohrid

HOTEL BELVEDERE or MILLENIUM PALACE

Or similar

DAY 08: OHRID –ELBASAN – TIRANA

08:00 In the morning, after the breakfast meet the group at the hotel lobby for departure trip8

Leaving Ohrid and continue driving to Albania border – Qafa thane

After border procedures continue to Elbasan

Short stop with possibility for optional lunch in the city

Leaving Elbasan and continue to Tirana

Late afternoon arrival in Tirana

Enjoy the dinner at typical restaurant     In TIRANA  

Accommodation in the hotel in Tirana

HOTEL TIRANA INTERNATIONAL 4 * or

HOTEL DORO CITY 4*

DAY 09: TIRANA –KRUJA –TIRANA 

In the morning, after the breakfast meet the group at the hotel lobby for departure trip

We suggest doing Kruja and afternoon visit Tirana9

Kruja – is a tourist attraction alongside a panoramic mountainside location. Some of  the main points of interest include the restored Castle and Citadel, the Skanderbeg  museum located inside the castle, and the Old Restored Bazaar. The citadel includes a restored house from the Ottoman epoch that serves as the Ethnographic Museum

VISIT :

  • THE CASTLE
  • THE SKENDERBEG MUSEUM
  • THE ETHNOGRAPHIC MUSEUM

After tour in Kruja, depart to TIRANA

Dinner in Hotel or Local restaurant

HOTEL TIRANA INTERNATIONAL 4 * or

HOTEL DORO CITY 4*

DAY 10: TIRANA –APT  

After breakfast in the hotel, meet the group at hotel lobby, and transfer to Airport Mother Theresa.

FINISH OF THE SERVICES