Albania

7 days / Highlights: Shkoder - Durres - Apollonia - Berat - Vlora - Saranda

Services

Roundtrip in a comfortable coach
6x Overnight and breakfast in 3*-4*-Hotels
5x dinner at our hotels
1x dinner "albanian night" in a Restaurant in Durres
English-speaking tourguide
Admissions

Best Travel Period

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Travel itinerary

1. Day: Arrival Shkoder

Arrival in Shkoder and Transfer to our hotel (Airports Tirana or Podgorica are the nearest one), Dinner and overnight in Shkodra

2. Day: Shkoder – Kruje – Tirana – Durres

In the morning visit of the fortress of Shkodra, then short boat trip at the largest lake in the Balkans, the Skadar Lake. Then we enjoy the peace and quiet of the mountains in the Holy City in Albania. In Krujë Skanderbeg directed in 15. Century an uprising against the Turkish occupation. A part of the reconstructed ruins of the castle today houses the museum dedicated to the national hero and his deeds. After a stroll through the colourful Bazaar, we drive to the capital Tirana. Our tour starts in the Centre of the lively metropolis at the square named after the national hero Skanderbeg, which is surrounded by National Museum, City Hall, national theatre, ministries and National Bank. In the evening we reach our hotel in Durrës, dinner at a typical restaurant with music in Durres. Overnight in Durres.

3. Day: Durres – Apollonia – Berat – Vlora

Scattered over the whole Hill lie the ruins of the ancient city of Apollonia. There once was a great and prosperous Greek colony with a 4 km long wall. In the Museum town of Berat we explore the Castle District Kalaja. With its winding streets, its Ottoman houses and churches, it is the most beautiful and characteristic part of the "White City". In the Onufri Museum, we consider the valuable icons of the same named Albanian painter. In the evening we reach our hotel in the port city Vlora. Dinner and overnight in Vlora

4. Day: Vlora - Gjirokaster – Saranda

On narrow roads alongside the impressive mountain ranges, we reach the Museum city Gjirokastra, its picturesque Oldtown was inducted into the list of world heritage sites by UNESCO. Original heavy stone houses are remarkably beautiful. At the bottom they look like Fortresses, the residential areas on the upper floor are decorated with woodwork, balconies and Windows. On cobblestone streets, we reach the Castle where we visit the arms Museum and former prison. From here we have an excellent overview of the city and the previous level! In the evening we reach our hotel in Saranda. Dinner and overnight in Saranda.

5. Day: Saranda – Butrint – Ksamil – Saranda

After the Roman poet Virgil, Butrint was a second Troja in miniature. The exposed location on a peninsula in a lagoon and the mineral springs Butrint became a spa and art-city of antiquity. Stone witnesses in the excellent by UNESCO as world heritage site remind of the Greek, the Roman and the Byzantine era. Much of the ancient city is still underground. On the way back to Saranda stop in the picturesque village Ksamil. Dinner and overnight in Saranda

6. Day: Saranda – Durres

The Llogara mountain is a watershed between the Adriatic Sea to the North and Ionic sea in the South. It involves a western foothills of the Ceraunic mountains that further follows the coast and in the Karaburun Peninsula. On winding roads we drive through this barren mountains to the North. Often we can enjoy fantastic views over the sea up to Corfu. We reach Durres. The Amphitheatre of the second century after Christ was discovered by chance during construction work in the 1960s in Durres. It provided once for 15,000 people. Today it is surrounded by modern buildings in the Centre of the most important seaport of the country. In the nearby archaeological museum we delve into the past – here we see many ancient artefacts from Durres and surroundings. Dinner and overnight in Durrës.

7. Day: Departure

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