Amazing Tour of Albania – 01
Day 1 – Arrival at Tirana international Airport. Transfer from the Airport to Sky Hotel 4* (or similar) in the Centre of Tirana where the guests can relax after the long trip. A very nice dinner with the finest Albanian traditional food accompanied by a very warm hospitality by the staff of the restaurant which includes music where 100% of tourists cannot resist dancing, which will make the dinner a very pleasant welcome for our tourists. (Of course the itinerary of the first day can change depending upon the time of arrival of the passengers in the Airport)
Day 2 – Breakfast at Hotel , followed by a visit at the Mosque of Ethem Beg, which is one of the oldest and most prominent mosques in Albania and which also features the oldest clock of Albania standing tall in the Centre of Tirana. The tour will continue with a visit of the National Museum of History in Tirana which will provide for a very good presentation to Albania’s history from Ancient to Modern times. After the Museum, the passengers will start the trip towards the south of Albania. The first stop will be for lunch at the city of Fier in one of the most famous restaurants of the area with the best traditional food of the region. The tour will continue with a visit of Apollonia, the Illyrian city founded on 588 B.C, which features very ancient monuments and buildings. After the marvelous tour of Apollonia, the tour will continue to the unique city of Berat, where the passengers will be accommodated at Grand White City**** Hotel(or similar). The dinner will take place at Restaurant Nova, an amazing place whose motto is Pleasure First.
Day 3 – Breakfast at the Hotel will be followed by a thorough tour of the city of Berat which is the city with the largest sites protected by UNESCO Heritage, including the City Castle, the Museum of Onufri (the famous 16th century painter and archpriest of Elbasan), the tour will also include the visit of the 3000 year old city. The tour will continue with a panoramic view in Valona, where also the lunch in the famous mountainous area of Llogara will take place where the best meat dishes of Albania are served. The journey will continue with a trip to Porto Palermo where also the Castle of Ali Pasha Tepelena will be visited. In Porto Palermo also the old road where Julius Caesar has passed and also the site where the fight between Caesar and Pompey took place will be visited. The journey will be concluded in Saranda, where the guest will be accommodated at Hotel Brilant 4* (or similar) where the dinner will also take place.
Day 4 – Breakfast at the Hotel, after that journey to Butrint will take place where during the way there will be a photo stop in Ksamil where also the island of Corfu can be seen. Later on, a visit to the ancient Greek and later Roman City of Butrint (Unesco World Heritage) will take place which will include a tour of Butrint including the old theater, the prominent church and the museum. Lunch will take place at Livia restaurant (the best of Butrint featuring very interesting dishes). Later on, the group will go back to Saranda where a visit of the city where all of its attractions can be seen (shopping etc.). Dinner will take place at the Castle of Lekursi, which overlooks the city of Saranda, where there will be Italian cuisine accompanied by a folk show. Accomodation will again take place at Hotel Brilant 4* (or similar).
Day 5 – After breakfast at the Hotel, the journey towards Gjirokaster will begin, During the journey a stop and visit of the famous Blue Eye will take place. After that a visit of the city of Gjirokaster will take place which features many interesting sites like the Museum of Arms, the City Castle and also the Old City. The lunch will take place at Cajupi Restorant which has the traditional Southern Albanian cuisine. After that the journey to Durres will begin. The accommodation will take place at ADRIATIK 5* Hotel (or similar), Dinner will take place at the “2 Guitars” restaurant where the finest Fruits du Mer in Albania can be found.
Day 6 – After the breakfast at the Hotel in Durrazzo, a tour of the city will take place including many beautiful sightings like the archaeological museum, the Roman Forum and the Venetian Tower. After that the group will take off for Kruja, first a lunch in one of the best restaurants in the upper central part of Albania will take place where the guests will be very satisfied. The lunch will be followed by an amazing tour of the ethnographic museum of ‘Skanderbeg’, and also a visit to the old medieval Bazaar which is located in the castle of Kruja. The journey will then continue with the trip to Shkoder, where the guests will be accommodated at the Rozafa**** Hotel (or similar), dinner will be held at ‘Iliria’ Restaurant where Lake and River fish will be served.
Day 7 – After the breakfast at the Hotel, a visit to the old city of Shkoder, including the prominent “Pedonale” of Shkoder and a visit to the Castle of Rozafa which has a very interesting history behind it. The trip will continue to the city of Lezha, where a visit of the museums area and also the visit of the grave of our national hero Skanderbeg. The journey from Lezha to Tirana will begin afterwards, where a stop to the famous Holy Church of “Shna’ Ndojt” will take place. The lunch will be held at the ‘Selmani’ Restaurant which has in its menu a wide variety of hunted products. After that the arrival at the Hotel in Tirana Sky Hotel 4* or similar. The dinner will take place at one of the two panoramic restaurants in where the whole of Tirana can be seen.
Day 8 – After breakfast at the Hotel the transfer to the Airport will take place. (always depending on the time of take off the plane tour of the first and last day can be flexible).
⦁ Journey by luxury bus (2010-) (airco, tv, etc…)
⦁ 7 Nights 4* and 5* Hotels, Full board including one drink per person
⦁ Professional tour guide in perfect Italian language throughout the whole journey
⦁ All entrance fees everywhere
⦁ Assistance of AR&LO staff throughout the whole journey