UNESCO/World Heritage Cites of Albania. 5 Days from 200 Euro

Itinerary: Berat-Gjirokaster-Butrint-Sarande-Vlore-Durres

Day 1. Departure to Berat, Unesco World Heritage

Meet and assisted by our representative in arrival, transfer to Berat part of world heritage of UNESCO,

which is known as “the city of one thousand windows” to make known the 2400 years of history, testimonial

of which is the castle build on the hills of the city. Inside the walls of the castle you will visit a lot of tourist

objects such as: the Onufer museum, Saint Trinity church, enclosed by 20 smaller churches.. The lovely painted

Mosque of the Bachelors and the Tekke of the Helvetis with its beautiful portico. The visit proceeds to the museum quarters of Mangalemi and Gorica .Accommodation in Hotel Tomori 3 *.Dinner optional. Overnight in Berat.

Day 2.  Berat – Gjirokaster Unesco World Heritage – Saranda

After 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. Visit to the Mesopotamian Monastery, Saint Nicolas church which belongs to Byzantine period and the old residual of the ancient city of Foinika. Continue to Saranda city. Accommodation in Brilliant Hotel 4* Dinner and overnight in Saranda.

Day 3 . Butrinti /Unesco World Heritage – Vlora

After breakfast, transfer to National Archaeological Park of Butrint, named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992, the site has been occupied since at least the 8th century BC.

The Roman Emperor Augustus founded a colony at Butrint and the town seems to have remained a relatively small roman port until the 6th century AD. Its later medieval history was turbulent as the town was involved first in the power struggles between Byzantium and successive Norman, Angevin and Venetian states, and then in the conflict between Venice and the Ottoman Turks. One of the most noteworthy monuments in Butrint is the elegant Greek 4th century BC theater with its well-preserved seats and Roman stage, which has a capacity for over 1,500 spectators and is still used for summer performances today. Other remarkable objects of interest include the sanctuary of Asclepius; Roman-period courtyard houses and bath-houses; the ruins of a large Byzantine baptistery with its intact mosaic dating to the early 6th century AD; a well-preserved 6th century basilica, later refurbished in medieval times.

The Trip drive up to Albanian Riviera. We will make a 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 Pavaresia 3*.Dinner at the hotel. Overnight in Vlora.

Day 4. Vlora –Apolonia -Durres

After the breakfast you will proceed to the archaeological park Apollonia, achieved its zenith in the 4th – 3rd centuries B.C. In the first century B.C., Octavian Augustus studied philosophy there until he heard news of Caesar’s murder in the Senate and went on to become the next Roman emperor.Stopover in Ardenica Monastery.Afterlunch you will proceed to the ancient city of Durres, that is also the most important seaport in Albania. Visit the Amphitheatre, the biggest in the Balkan Peninnsula (capacity 20.000 spectators) with a rare wall mosaic, which belongs to the 2nd century A.D. Accommodation in hotel Majestik 4*.Dinner and overnight in Durres.

Day 5 : Departure from Albania.

After breakfast at the hotel, free time at leisure until departure. Transfer to 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 265 250 240 225 200
Jun & September. 295 280 270 255 230
Jul   &     31 Ago O/R O/R O/R O/R O/R

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 stars hotels
  • Breakfast
  • Entrance fees
  • All taxes

Excluded:

  • Travel tickets in Albania
  • Dinner/Lunch and drinks
  • Tips and personal exes

Supplement

  • Euro 70,– Single supplement
  • Euro 50,– dinners included