Best of Albania

Best of Albania

Depart:
Private Tour-Land Only

5 Days/ 4 Nights

Daily April 1-October 31
Price per Person:
Call or Email for prices.

Tour operates with 2 passengers.
Package Includes:
4 nights tourist class and first class hotel accommodation all with private facilities
Round trip airport transfers
Breakfast each morning
Dinner each evening-drinks not included except for mineral water
Transport by air-conditioned car
English speaking guide
Sightseeing as per itinerary-entrance fees not included
Hotel taxes and service charges
Itinerary
Day 1 Tirana
Upon arrival you will be met and taken to your hotel for overnight. Dinner will be served at the hotel. Hotel Bermon, Hotel Continental, Hotel Miniri or similar.

Day 2 Tirana-Kruja-Durres-Tirana
After breakfast depart for Kruja, and important historic center. It is connected with the resistance of Albania against the Ottomans under the leadership of Scanderbeg. This resistance did not allow the Ottomans to cross The Adriatic Sea. A visit in Kruja Castle, walking around the Medieval Bazaar, where you can find and buy lots of artisan objects. In the afternoon your journey continues toward the 3000 years old city of Durres. Your tour includes visits to the Archeological Museum, the amphitheater (the only one in Albania for gladiator fighting.), The Cap of the Amphitheater, with a parietal mosaic,the Bizantic Wall and the Venetian Castle. Dinner, live music and overnight in Tirana.

Day 3 Tirana-Berat-Ardenica-Apolonia-Tirana
After having breakfast in the hotel you start your journey toward Berat City which is 2004 years old). You will visit the Berati Castle. As you walk through the roads and as you see the stone houses, the churches and mosques it seems to you as time has stopped. You will also see the Saint Maria church, now the "Onufri" Museum. It is given the name of a great painter, who painted the walls of the churches as The Holy Trinity, Saint Thomas etc. You will also visit the water tank of the old city and the mosques of the castle. After leaving Berat you continue your journey toward the monastery of the Saint Maria in Ardenica. After leaving Berat you will visit the Monastery of Saint Maria in Ardenica. Continue to the Ancient city of Apolonia. You will see the amphitheater, library ruins, and the city's Acropolis. You will also visit the Archeological Museum which is in a 13th century Monastery. Return to Tirana for dinner and overnight.

Day 4 Tirana
After breakfast you will enjoy a full day in Tirana including a visit to the National Museum. You will also visit the main Square of Tirana Scanderbeg, where you will see the statue of Albania's national hero Gjergj Kastrioti. There you can find the Classical Buildings of the 1930's, which now house the Ministries and City Council. Also you will see the Sahati Tower which is 35m high and the Ethem Beu Mosque and the Palo Christian church built in the third century. You will enjoy the panorama of the city and the beauty of Dajti's Park from Dajti Mountain. In the afternoon you will enjoy a walk along the main avenues of Tirana. Dinner and overnight in Tirana.

Day 5 Tirana-End of Tour
After breakfast you will be taken to the airport. You can extend your stay in Tirana or continue to Montenegro or Macedonia.

Additional nights available

Arrival tax of 10 Euro (approx. $15) per person is not included.



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