Journey of Faith. 7 Days from 290 Euro
Itinerary: Berat-Ardenice-Zvernec-Dhermi-Himara-Mesopotam-Tekke of Melan –Leusa-Voskopoja
Day 1. Arrival and departure to Berat Meet and assist in arrival. Transfer to Berat city. Visit the fortress of the city and its churches: St. Michael built in the 13’ Th centuries. Theodore, Saint Trinity and the most interesting is the cathedral of St. Nicholas Accommodation in hotel Tomori 3 stars. Accommodation in 4 star hotel ,overnight in Berat
Day 2. Ardenica, Kuzum Baba, Zvernec Monastery
After breakfast, the tour will proceed to the coastal city of Vlora, visit to medieval monastery of Ardenica, and proceed to Zvernec Island to visit the Monastery and the Saint Mary’s Church build in the XVI century. In evening visit to the Kuzum Baba about 30 meters above sea level. On top of the hill is situated Kuz Baba tekke, the religious centre of Bektashi sect in Vlora region. Accommodation in 4 star hotel, overnight in Vlora.
Day 3. Churches and Monasteries of Ionian Riviera
In the morning we’ll depart from Vlora’s city and proceed through the panoramic road of Jonian Riviera, Stop in Dhermi visite the Church of Ipapandia is situated very close to the beach and can be reached via a 5-minute drive on secondary roads. Exhibiting typical features of the mid14th century churches on the Albanian coast, the Church of Ipapandia has a large, semi-circular shaped atrium, which is divided by the narthex. Proceed to ancient city of Himara. It contains a number of houses and churches of the post-Byzantine period. Perhaps the most beautiful church within the walls is the Church of Saints Sergius and Bacchusand, also known as the Church of All Saints, this former seat of the archbishopric of Himara showcases church walls preserving its multiple phases of construction, part of them being built on top of earlier walls. Original construction is thought to have occurred towards the end of the 10 th century
After lunch in Himara we will take time to visit the Borsh Mosque, is the only monument of the castle that is almost fully preserved. In 1769, the commander of the castle, a supporter of Ali Pasha’s, conducted massive works that enabled people to live inside the castle. Arrival in Saranda. Accommodation in 4 star hotel ,overnight in Saranda.
Day 4. Saranda – Gjirokastra -Permet
After breakfast drive to Gjirokastra, stop to visit the monastery of St. Nicholas at Mesopotam with its fine carvings of mythological beasts. Your visit will continue at the church in Varosh quarter, dates back to 1776 and rebuilt in 1883, the church in the old Bazaar, where you can visit the shops situated in the narrow streets to take a souvenir. Lunch at a traditional restaurant.After lunch, visit
to the Tekke of Melan, home to Sufi Dervishes, proceed to Permet, known as the “Flowers City”. You’ll see Leuses Church build in 1614. Accommodation in 3 star hotel overnight in Permet.
Day 5. Permet –Korce-Voskopoje
In the morning transfer to Korca, the journey progress to Voskopoja which is known since the XIII’
Th century as a Cultural- Artistic center. In 1769 its population was 30.000 inhabitants. To Saint Nicholas church you will see some of the most splendid icons made by the most famous Albanian painters. To Voskopoja there are 24 small churches that are programmed to visit. Dinner and overnight in Voskopoja. Accommodation in 3 star hotel.
Day 6. Voskopoja – Pogradec – Elbasan- Durres
After the breakfast, departure to visit Pogradec city which is one of the most beautiful tourist places
of Albania for its position, water front of Ohrid lake .A brief stop to Elbasan (ancient Scampa) to visit Hamam, built in the sixteenth century. The older building is located further down the road. The hamam was rebuilt in 1874; it has 8 windows
and a well-known Ottoman mosque. Continue to Durres. Accommodation in 4 star hotel. Overnight in Durres.
Day 7. Departure from Albania
After breakfast, visit to mosque and Church .Transfer to departure from Albania.
Group rates , Price in euro per pax ( in double room )
|15-20 pax||20-25 pax||25-30 pax||30-35 pax||Up 35 pax|
|01 Octob. – 31 May||355||340||325||310||290|
|01 Jun – 30 Sept.||390||375||360||345||325|
In this price is included:
- Assist and transfers in arrival and departure
- Tours and excursions as per the itinerary
- Transportation by private coach with air-conditioned
- English, Italian, German, speaking guide during the tour
- Accommodation at 3/4 stars hotels
- Entrance fees
- All taxes
- Travel tickets in Albania
- Lunch and Dinner
- Tips and personal exes
- Euro 110,– Single Supplement
- Euro 70,– dinner’s included
- Euro 80,– lunches included