Amazing Tour of Albania – 02
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 the 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 feature 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 group will take off to Hajmel, which is also the place of birth of Mother Teresa. After the visit to Hajmel, 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 jouney will continue to the city of Lezha, where the accommodation will take place at the beach area of Shengjin and accommodation and dinner will take place at the Prince **** Hotel, or Hotel Rozafa in Skutari (after dinner) (or similar),
Day 3 – After breakfast at the Hotel, a tour in 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 Kruja will begin afterwards, where a stop to the famous Holy Church of “Shna’ Ndojt” will take place. Upon arrival to Kruja a lunch in one of the best restaurants “Bardhi” 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. Afterwards, the journey to Durres will take place where the guests will be accommodated at the Adriatik5* Hotel (or similar) and an amazing Fruits du Mer dinner will take place.
Day 4 – 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. Afterwards, the group will take off to Berat, where first lunch will take place at Restaurant ‘Nova’, the best of the city. 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. Afterwards, the tour will continue with the journey to Valona where the guests will be accommodated at Partner**** Hotel (or similar), dinner will be composed of fish and medieval dishes.
Day 5 – 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 guests will be accommodated Brilant 4* Hotel(or similar). The dinner will take place at the Castle of Lekuresi which overlooks the city of Saranda, providing a breathtaking view while enjoyin fine Italian cuisine accompanied with Albanian folk show.
Day 6 – 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 finest traditional Southern Albanian cuisine. After the lunch, the tour will continue with the journey to Korce, where also the city of Permet, a very interesting site is midway. In Korce, the dinner will take place at a Tavern-like restaurant which is typical of the city of Korce and serves traditional food accompanied by Serenades all night long.
Overnight in the wonderful small city of Pogradec at hotel Voloreka 4*,
Day 7 – After breakfast, a tour on the famous Drilon and a coffee in Volareka. A city tour of Korce will fill up the morning, which will include the art museums, the orthodox churches which offer a unique city which offers a mix of low buildings and cobbled pavements together with very nice cafes and old buildings together with a couple of new art galleries. The city is known as the city of the First Albanian School in 1887. The lunch will be at a very interesting place which is the ex-residence of the Albanian dictator Enver Hoxha. The residence now features a restaurant together with an art exposition. After lunch, the group will depart for Elbasan, which is the home of a few Catholic Churches and also famous for Mosques. It is considered as a city of perfect religious harmony which is not to be missed, the tour of Elbasan will also feature a visit to the Ethnographic museum. After that the journey will continue to Tirana where accommodation in the Sky Hotel 4* (or similar) will be made and after that an unforgettable dinner with a breathtaking view of Tirana at one of the best restaurants in Tirana will take place.
Day 8 – Transfer from the Hotel – to the airport. The itinerary of the last day will depend on the times of the flight.
⦁ Journey by luxury bus (2010-) (airco, tv, etc…)
⦁ 7 Nights 4* and 5* Hotels, Full board including one drink per person
⦁ 2 dinners with Folk Show
⦁ Professional tour guide in perfect Italian language throughout the whole journey
⦁ All entrance fees everywhere
⦁ Assistance of AR&LO staff throughout the whole journey