Itinerary: Pogradec-Korce-Gjirokaster-Sarande-Butrint-Vlore-Apolonia-Berat-Durres

Day 1.   Arrival in Albania

Meet and assisted by our representative in arrival. Transfer to Tirana, visit E’them Bey mosque build in 1789 and the Watch Tower build in 1830.Along the main boulevard walk tour,visit the City hall and the Government buildings, the Art’s gallery and the University. In the ex- communist quarter you can have a coffee into the most panoramic bar which is constructed on a rotator platform of the 15’Th floor into a new building called the “Sky Tower”. Overnight in Hotel 3*, Tirana.

Day 2.  Tirana – Pogradec-Korca

After breakfast proceed to Pogradec in a panoramic tour and visit of the city, which is one of the most charming tourist resorts in Albania because of it’s position close to  Ohrid Lake which is distinguished itself for clear water and mountain views, and the  alcoran fish, unique specific of this lake in the world. Later we will proceed to Korca, the serenade city. Sightseeing city tour, visit at the museum of Medieval Art (National Museum).Accommodation in Hotel +*3 .Overnight in Korca.

Day 3.  Korca-Gjirokastra

After the breakfast our tour will progress to Permet city. Along the way, you will enjoy the wonderful views of nature,.We will proceed  along the Vjosa river and enjoy the charming canyons of Kelcyra outfall. The way pass through Tepelena city, the native land of Ali Pasha Tepelena, where is found the medieval castle with the same name. In the evening arrival to the stony city of Gjirokastra , UNESCO world heritage. Accommodation in 3* hotel Overnight in Gjirokastra.

Day 4. Gjirokastra –Butrint- Saranda

After the breakfast Visit at the fortress, built in 4’Th century, the National museum of Weapons, the church in the old Bazaar, the characteristic shops of Gjirokastra. Stop, to visit the Mesopotamian Monastery, Saint Nicolas church which belongs to Byzantine period, and the old residual of the ancient city of Foinika. Proceed to the ancient city of Butrint UNESCO  World heritage, visit to the  Acropolis which belongs to the  VIII ’th  century BC, the  Asclepius Temple (the healing god ) of IV’ th century BC, the Gate of the Lake of IV century BC, the Roman theatre of III century BC, Agoraja the main trading center of the city, the gymnasium, a holy pagan place. Continue to Saranda city. Accommodation in Hotel 4* overnight in Saranda.

Day 5.   Saranda – Vlora

After breakfast, City tour in Saranda ( incl visit in the synagogue) Drive up to Albanian Riviera. En route making a short visit to the bay of Porto Palermo where the castle of Ali Pasha is situated.Stop at a panoramic restaurant near the sea shore where you can taste  lunch with sea products according the traditional Albanian cooks. In the afternoon arrival in Vlora, a historical and costal city.Accommodation in hotel 5 *. overnights in Vlora.

Day 6.  Vlora -Berat-Durres

After  breakfast  proceed to  Berat, named the “city of one thousand windows”, with a castle rising predominantly over the city. Lunch at a restaurant at the edge of Osum River.  After lunch continue to Durres ,where it will be presented  the history of this ancient city. Visit to the fortress build in the IV-V century BC with 120 hectares and 44 km circumference of surface, Roman amphitheatre with a capacity of 20.000 spectators and the Venetian Tower. Overnight at the  4 star hotel.

Day 7  Departure  from Albania                                                                                                                 

After breakfast at the hotel, free time at leisure until departure. Transfer for the departure from Albania.

Group rates , Price in euro per pax(in double room)

Periods

15-20  pax 20-25 pax 25-30 pax 30-35 pax Up 35 pax
01 Octob. –  31 May 360 345 330 315 295
Jun  & September. 400 385 370 355 335
Jul   &   31 Ago O/R O/R O/R O/R O/R

 

In the price is included:

-All transfers mentioned in the program with A/C bus

-Accommodation in the hotels as per itinerary.

-Breakfast

-Entrance fees in the castles

-Multilingual speaking guide for all the tour

-All taxes

Excluded:

-flight tickets

-Diners and lunches

-everything not included in the including section

Supplement

  • Euro 110,– Single Supplement
  • Euro 75,–dinner’s included
  • Euro 90,– lunches included