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5-Day Albania Highlights Tour

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    Day 1: Tirana Airport – Apollonia – Vlora (2.5 hrs driving time)

    Pick up at Tirana airport and transfer to Vlora. Stop at the ancient city of Apollonia situated on the famous Via Egnatia - one of the most important cities in Roman times. Afterwards we continue to Vlora, the town of Albania’s Independence for the overnight stay.

    Day 2: Vlora – Butrint (UNESCO) – Saranda (4.5 hours driving time)

    After an early breakfast we depart for Saranda. Drive on the Albanian Riviera looking at the Ionian Sea. Stunning sceneries await us at the Llogara pass, about 1000 meters above sea level. Continue to Saranda, visit the ancient city of Butrint a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city was first settled by Greek colonists and was continuously inhabited for centuries forming archaeological layers of passing civilizations. It is situated in a beautiful peninsula among dense vegetation. Overnight in Saranda.

    Day 3: Saranda – Gjirokastra (UNESCO) – Berat (4.5 hours driving time)

    After an early breakfast we drive to Berat. Stop in Gjirokastra, a UNESCO site and museum town with very distinct architecture. Visit the Fortress used as the venue for the National Festival of Folk Song and Dance and has an Arms’ Museum with weapons from WWII. Next visit the Ethnographic Museum which is also the house where the Albanian dictator was born in. We depart for Berat one of the most attractive characteristic towns in Albania and a UNESCO protected site. In the afternoon explore the city of Berat independently. Overnight in Berat.

    Day 4: Berat (UNESCO) – Durres – Tirana (2.5 hours driving time)

    After breakfast we visit the Castle and the Onufri Museum. Berat castle is of particular interest as people still live within its walls in their traditional houses, as have their ancestors for centuries. The castle used to have over many churches of which 7 still remain, including one turned into Onufri Museum. Onufri was an Albanian Icon master painter of the 16th century who painted many orthodox churches in Albania and Greece. After this interesting experience we depart for Durres one of the oldest (founded in 627 B.C.) and most important cities in Albania. We take a sightseeing tour of the Amphitheatre situated in the middle of the modern city in an inhabited area. Continue to Tirana and take a sightseeing tour there. Overnight in Tirana.

    Day 5: Tirana – Airport (30 min driving time)

    After breakfast, free to explore until time of transfer to Airport.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Hotel in Tirana
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    Duration
    5 days
    Inclusions
    • 4 nights accommodation, good 3 star hotels
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Breakfast
    • Bottled water
    • English speaking Driver
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • Minimum age is 18 years
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    Rented a car and travelled around a week! Some kind of an experience, scary to drive in the centre of Tirana, cars all over, had to drive like a native. But elsewhere it was no problem, visited Durres, Vlores, Berat, Girokaster and Kruje. Would really like to go back. Food was
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    Response from Albania_Holidays_DMC, Public Relations Manager at 5-Day Albania Highlights Tour
    Responded Sep 5, 2019
    Thank you for your kind review. We highly appreciate it. Hope to see you again in Albania. Thank you
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    We were very pleased and satisfied with the ability of our driver, Luli, and the knowledge and capability of our guide, Gazi even though this was not one of your standard tours. We were a large group of 10: myself (visiting my parents homeland and village of Dardhe) and my
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    Response from Albania_Holidays_DMC, Public Relations Manager at 5-Day Albania Highlights Tour
    Responded Jul 15, 2019
    Dear Wahlfam, We are happy to see the wonderful review you left to Albania Holidays. We see you had a great time at your homeland village of Dardhe and you found there high quality accommodation, delicious food and authenticity. We invite you to come and visit Albania again, see both the south and the north. You are always welcome! Regards from Albania Holidays team
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    My friend and I recently asked Albania Holidays to suggest an itinerary for a 5 day tour of Albania. Nertila from Albania Holidays was the staff member who helped us. She was terrific. She answered emails very promptly, offered suggestions, made recommendations and we can
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    Response from Albania_Holidays_DMC, Public Relations Manager at 5-Day Albania Highlights Tour
    Responded Jul 15, 2019
    Dear ladies, Thank you very much for the nice review. It was nice helping you to arrange the travel to Albania. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your holidays with us. Looking forward to see you again in Albania Thanks a lot
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    Wow! My friend and I have just returned from a 5 day tour of Albania organised by Migena at Albania Holidays, and we had such a great time. I have to say, I didn’t particularly have any expectations of the country but I was pleasantly surprised at what Albania has to offer!
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    Response from Alba G, Public Relations Manager at 5-Day Albania Highlights Tour
    Responded Jun 27, 2018
    Wow!. What a review :-) Thank your deborahk3 for very kind words about our country. Yes, Albania has all what you mentioned and people are friendly. Hope to see you again with more friends, Albania Holidays team
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