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9 Days / 8 Nights
Day 1 / Airport – Tirana
Meet & greet at “Mother Theresa” Int’l airport in Tirana. Transfer by private coach to the hotel in Tirana. Overnight in hotel in Tirana.
Day 2 / Tirana - Kruje - Durres
After breakfast continue to Tirana for a city tour. Then the group will transfer to Kruja city where you’ll visit The Medieval castle and the museum of our National Hero Gjergj Kastrioti Skenderbey, a stop to the old bazaar where you can do handmade souvenirs shopping. Proceed the itinerary to Durres. Overnight in hotel in Durres in the coastline.
Day 3 / Durres - Day off leisure
After breakfast, free day for enjoying the beach. Optional: In the afternoon the tour proceeds to the coastal city of Durres which is known since the year 627 BC with the name of Epidamnus, later the name of the city was Dyrrah. You’ll visit the fortress of the city build in the IV-V century BC.Roman amphitheatre with the capacity of 20.000 spectators and the Venetian tower. Overnight in 3* hotel in Durres in the coastline.
Day 4 / Durres - Durres - Day off leisure
After breakfast, free day for enjoying the beach. Optional: Visit to Berat Along the road to Berat , stop to visit the Winery of Cobo, where you can taste the different of Albanian Wine (entrance fee not included). Visit Old Town inside the walls of medieval fortress on top of the hill overlooking the Osumi river. For its traditional characteristic architecture of its houses Berat has been proclaimed as Living Museum town. Inside the fortress you will visit the Cathedral of St. Nicholas which hosts the museum of Onufri the most well-known painter of icons in Albania of the XVI-th century. Overnight in hotel in Durres in the coastline.
Day 5 / Durres - Apollonia - Saranda
After breakfast, the tour proceeds to Apollonia. founded during the 6th century B.C. Visit the Archaeological site, rich in monuments, the museum & the Byzantine Church of St.Mary. Proceed the itinerary toward Saranda along the Albanian Riviera, one of the best views of Albania. Stop for lunch in National Park of Llogara. Then proceed toward Saranda enjoying the wonderful southern coast of Albania. Overnight in hotel in Saranda.
Day 6 / Saranda – Butrint - Kasmil - Saranda
(optional) / (Full breakfast)
Day off. Optionally, you can choose to visit the UNESCO World Heritage ruins of Butrint . Butrint is seen as a very important archaeological site in the Balkans. The city was founded in the 6th century BC. by the Greeks of Corfu and located in the same, wooded national park, not far from the sea. Among the many ruins that can be found in Butrint are the 4th century BC theater. and the basilica on. The museum exhibited a beautiful collection of excavations, despite the fact that the most important excavations in Tirana are exhibited. If you prefer to take it a little more calmly today, you do not have to be bored. In the vicinity of Butrint you can enjoy the beautiful beaches, such as the nearby Ksamili . Or walk over the promenade and along the many bars and restaurants that Saranda is rich. Overnight in hotel in Saranda.
Day 7 / Saranda - Blue Eye - Gjirokastra
After breakfast, check out from your hotel and depart for Gjirokastra. On your way stop to visit the “Blue Eye” water spring nearby is well-known touristic destination. From the Blue Eye we drive to Gjirokastra and accommodate at the hotel. After a short refreshing break reunion with the group and proceed to the restaurant for lunch before visiting the stone city. Walk through the narrow paths of the Old Neiborhoud, and climb up to the center where those narrow streets meet and spread as sunlight. Take your time to enter and enjoy the shops of the Old Bazaar and magnificent stone works. Meet back at the center of Bazaar and you will be suggested to visit the Castle of Argjiro, with the National Museum of Weapons in it, the house of Enver Hoxha ex dictator during Communism period turned today at Ethnographic museum, or the house of famous writer Ismail Kadare with its traditional architecture. Overnight in hotel in Gjirokastra.
Day 8 / Gjirokastra – Tirana
After breakfast and checking out from your hotel we leave towards Tirana. Drive through the valley of Drino and Vjosa River. After couple of stops we will arrive to Tirana by lunch time. Accommodation at the hotel . Optional to choose: 1. Bunk Art 1 (underground city built for protection of the Communist Elite) than visit Dajti Mountain (Tirana's Balcony) by Cable car or free afternoon. Overnight in hotel in Tirana.
Day 9 / Return Tirana – Airport
Breakfast and check out from your hotel, transfer to the Int'l airport "Mother Teresa" for your flight back home. End of our services