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Pearls of Albania tour in eight days (3 UNESCO sites)
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Pearls of Albania tour in eight days (3 UNESCO sites)

By Choose Balkans
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This 8-day tour program is designed to offer a combination of best historical UNESCO sites such as Berat, Gjirokastra and Butrint with traditions, local culture and culinary wonders. This tour of Albania takes you through some of the most beautiful national parks. During these eight days, you will be able to visit some medieval splendour cities and spectacular land and seascapes of Albania.
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$1,586.46
per adult (price varies by group size)
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$1,586.46
per adult (price varies by group size)

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Ages 2-90, max of 8 per group
Duration: 8 days
Start time: Check availability
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  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • BB (Accommodation and Breakfast) for all overnights
  • Private transportation
  • Professional tour leader
  • Hotel pick up and Hotel drop off in Tirana
  • Entry tickets for the ‘’will be visited’’ sites
  • Tourist taxes, Road taxes, Petrol
  • Entry/Admission - Rozafa Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Theth National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Berat Castle
  • Entry/Admission - National Iconographic Museum Onufri
  • Entry/Admission - Gorica Bridge
  • Entry/Admission - Gjirokaster Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Skenduli House
  • Entry/Admission - The Blue Eye
  • Entry/Admission - Butrint National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Vlore
  • Entry/Admission - BunkArt 2
What's not included
  • Lunches, Dinners, Drinks & Snacks
  • Souvenirs, Personal spending
  • Everything that is not mentioned in the included

Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • The tour departs from Choose Balkans office at Rr. Reshit Çollaku. On request (at least 12 hours before tour departure) we can pick you up at 9:00 am from your hotel in Tirana free of charge.
  • Choose Balkans - Albania Tour Operator, Rruga Reshit Çollaku, Tirana, Albania
  • Airports:
  • Rinas Airport, Tirana Albania
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 10132P62

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Tips are not a must in Albania or the Balkans, however, our recommendation is to tip the tour leader/driver as an international practice to tip good service.
  • Please note that prices are calculated on double/twin/triple/quadruple room occupancy in a 3 stars hotel accommodation.
  • Single room occupancy is possible on 35 Euros extra charge per night per person in a 3 stars hotel accommodation.
  • Tour’s schedule or itinerary may be affected/adopted due to; weather, Acts of God, labour strikes, bank holidays, site temporary closure/renovation or other external forces outside the Company’s control.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

A note from Pearls of Albania tour in eight days (3 UNESCO sites)
  • Please note that due to rapid changes of the pandemic worldwide, measures and governmental restrictions on travel safety might change.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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How much is Pearls of Albania tour in eight days (3 UNESCO sites)?
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What is the Pearls of Albania tour in eight days (3 UNESCO sites) cancellation policy?
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Pearls of Albania tour in eight days (3 UNESCO sites) is hosted by Choose Balkans. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Choose Balkans on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Pearls of Albania tour in eight days (3 UNESCO sites) on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 10132P62

Itinerary
Overview
Full Map
28 stops
Day 1
Tirana – Shkodra
Day 2
Shkodra – Theth National Park –...
Day 3
Shkoder – Berat
Day 4
Berat – Gjirokastra
Day 5
Gjirokastra – Blue Eye – Ksamil...
Day 6
Albanian Riviera – Himare –...
Day 7
Vlora – Durres – Tirana
Day 8
Day tour of Tirana
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Christmas Break Visit
I went on my own, a solo traveler, and there was never a moment I felt awkward or strange. My guide, Koli, was good
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Brilliant Tour!
Excellent private tour. Our guide was incredibly knowledgable and gave us a fantastic day in Shkoder. We learnt abo
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A must do!
This was an amazing tour! We enjoyed all of it. Our guide was professional and friendly. I would highly recommend t
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Street food in tirana
If you are in Tirana for some days book this tour and explore Tirana like a local. Great experience and the best fo
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Amazing trip
Albanin Riviera. I really loved Sarande and all the other places we visited during this tour. Hotels were great an
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Hiking
10/10 Experience If you book this tour near Tirana, request Ani as your tour guide as he is the Best. It was a full
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Hiking
Great Hike Near Tirana. We really enjoyed the moderate hike to Bovilla lake. The trip was well organized with good
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Day tour of Blue Eye, Saranda and Ksamil Albanian Paradise
Day tour of Blue Eye, Saranda and Ksamil Albanian Paradise We booked the tour one day before and Choose Balkans did
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Best Experience 🤩
Slow food experience in Agro-tourism farm day tour Thank you Choose Balkans This was the first tour I Booked with C
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5/5
Great day with the greatest people. I was very happy that I made new friends and I was staying with such friendly p
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A wonderful trip with Choose Balkans
We had such a nice time with the group. Albanians are so kind hearted, just like the staff that managed to make eve
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Special thanks to Choose Balkans
We really enjoyed Ohrid trip. Ohrid lake was super calm and we really enjoyed our stay there. Also, Struga is a ver
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Just wonderful
I never knew I could have the possibility to explore the nature and the mountains in such a good organized trip. Th
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Albania, my holiday destination.
Excellent food and tour! Perfect romantic place to propose to my now fiance! Beautiful beaches, polite population,
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Such an amazing travel
We really had so much fun with Choose Balkans and I would recommend it to everyone to travel with . Ervin was so h
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Leechee63
El Dorado Hills, CA19 contributions
Choose Balkan’s Travel Company made sure each and every detail of our incredible trip was attended to with warmth, hospitality and professionalism.
Our Tour Guide, Leko is a national treasure!
Leko is a wealth of knowledge, has a passion for his country that is contagious and he carries a song in his heart.
Thanks to Alban and his wonderful team on short notice we were able to extend our trip and do the additional Northern Macedonia and Kosovo tour. What a great experience.
We were greeted by sweet Sirma at the end of our tour in Tirana.
Sirma went above & beyond to help with our accommodations and transportation back to the airport. We had the most amazing view of Tirana at our Choose Balkans Apartment. Sirma even texted us at 0250 am that our driver was on his way.
I highly recommend visiting Albania, and when you do book with Alban and his wonderful team. We’ll be back!
Written June 23, 2022
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ChooseBalkans
Hello, Thank you for your positive feedback and kind words. We are so glad that you enjoyed the experience with us. You are always welcome to explore more. Warm Regards. Sirma Choose Balkans Team
Written June 24, 2022
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anglskygrl
Phoenix, Arizona3 contributions
May 2022 • Friends
My husband, myself and a group of friends were blessed to travel through Albania, Macedonia, and Kosovo with Pearls of Albania tour. The shining light of this tour was our guide (and now friend) Gjolek (Leko)! His knowledge of the Balkan region and the history he lived made this trip unforgettable and really a must for anyone interested in Albania. I do not even know how many languages he speaks, but he is as interesting as the countries we toured, more knowledgeable than we could have asked for and very intelligent.
We began the trip in Tirana at the Boka hotel, a boutique hotel in an excellent location near shops and food. We met the tour operators who treated us to an evening of Raki (their liquor of choice from this region). We toured old costose, beautiful towns, churches and “bunk art” (an absolute must to learn of their survival from the communist era.
The food is delicious a mix of Italian, Mediterranean and their own Albanian style.
There was a lot of eating,a day to hike, a, beach day, eating, rafting, thermal springs, cave exploring, shopping, and eating. A truly busy adventure that everyone should take advantage of before the rest of the world finds out about this gem of a country and this fantastic tour company.
The hosts of this company, Alban, Sirma and the others were in constant contact with us, always checking in to ensure our needs were being met and that we were truly enjoying ourselves.
Written June 8, 2022
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ChooseBalkans
Hello, Thank you for your positive feedback and kind words. We are so glad that you enjoyed the experience with us. You are always welcome to explore more. Warm Regards. Choose Balkans Team
Written June 10, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Nicole A
Melbourne, Australia37 contributions
Jun 2022
My friend and I did this tour in June and absolutely love it. It was very easy to organise and Sirma's communication was excellent, even when we had lots of things we wanted to adjust and customise. The accomodation was all excellent and in the perfect location in each city. This tour was perfect to cover the main attractions and cities of the country in a good amount of time.

However the stand out for our tour was our guide Gjolek (Leku)! By far the best and most knowledgable guide we have ever had. He was friendly and funny (oh the jokes!) and seemed to have great friends everywhere we went. He went above and beyond doing things like running ahead in 38 degree heat to turn the car air con on for us. Once he learnt what we liked in terms of food and activities he would order for us (spot on every time, best food we've ever had!) and change plans, stopping at lakes and rivers along the way for us to swim while patiently waiting. He had fantastic local recommendations everywhere we went and was also a great safe driver.

Would highly recommend this tour, especially if you can get Leku!
Written August 19, 2022
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ChooseBalkans
Thank you for your positive feedback and kind words. We are so glad that you enjoyed the experience with us. You are always welcome to explore more. Warm Regards. Choose Balkans Team
Written August 20, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Doug D
Worley, ID10 contributions
May 2022
Don't wait to take this tour. Alban and his company have put together a masterpiece to show the beauty and personality of this part of the Balkans. If you are lucky enough to have Lecko as your guide, you will be even more blessed. You will learn history you never knew, hear amazing stories, be taken to the very best places, and laugh your entire way through this wonderful part of the world. Do it now.
Written June 12, 2022
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ChooseBalkans
Hello, Thank you for your positive feedback and kind words. We are so glad that you enjoyed the experience with us. You are always welcome to explore more. Warm Regards. Choose Balkans Team
Written June 13, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Duke Von S
Incline Village, NV13 contributions
An absolutely amazing experience. The Balkans are beautiful and still not touristy. Our guide Lecko was a wealth of knowledge about the history and fall of communism. The accommodations were outstanding. Because of a late change in our travel plans they arranged a beautiful last minute condo for us. All of the hotels were wonderful and the staff was always the best. Albania, Kosovo and Macedonia are an up and coming destination and the people are wonderful. Oh yeah, did I say,
“ The people in Albania Love the Americans… “
The food is excellent, the farms and Wineries we visited were impressive.
My personal favorite was the tour at the Monastery we visited.
Do not think twice, sign up!!! This trip is a treasure.
Written July 7, 2022
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ChooseBalkans
Hello, Thank you for your positive feedback and kind words. We are so glad that you enjoyed the experience with us. You are always welcome to explore more. Warm Regards. Choose Balkans Team
Written July 8, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

BryanY
11 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
We were referred to the Choose Balkans team from some internet friends and were instantly impressed by how responsive Alban and his team members were in our planning process. From airport transportation to even arranging our necessary Covid tests while in Albania, their team allowed us to relax until we arrived.

As if Alban and his team wasn't enough, the guide we were provided, Sokol, was warm, inviting and occassionally funny (we miss you Sokol!!! Lol!) :) In all seriousness, Sokol was highly educated, had a FULL days of culture planned for each day, and he was wonderful with our 5 year old son. We now consider him a friend and a great person.

We have travelled quite a bit throughout the world and have NEVER been more impressed with a service.

You will regret not choosing Choose Balkans!
Written August 3, 2021
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Bailey M
Metairie, LA2 contributions
Jun 2022
What an AMAZING vacation!! Experiencing the Balkans would not have been as amazing without Choose Balkans and Lecko -- he is the BEST guide I've ever had. I wish he would lead all my future travels in the future. Everything from the stays, experiences, eating (OMG THE FOOD), was 10/10. I would return to Albania again in the future and will definitely be doing it with Choose Balkans!
Written June 8, 2022
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ChooseBalkans
Hello Bailey, Thank you for your positive feedback and kind words. We are so glad that you enjoyed the experience with us. You are always welcome to explore more. Warm Regards. Choose Balkans Team
Written June 10, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

709lindym
3 contributions
May 2022 • Friends
This was a WONDERFUL trip. We started in Tirana at the Boca hotel. Excellent location! When we left my husband left 3 shirts and shorts in a drawer in our room. The hotel staff alerted Alban and Sirma (who then contacted me) and they kept the clothing for us until our return.
In addition our tour guide was spectacular! Lecko was very knowledgeable about the places we visited and the history of Albania which was an eye opener.
The country was beautiful and the people were fabulous, very welcoming.
I highly recommend this trip!! Go now before it get over run with tourists!
Written June 7, 2022
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ChooseBalkans
Hello Lindy, Thank you for your positive feedback and kind words. We are so glad that you enjoyed the experience with us. You are always welcome to explore more. Warm Regards. Choose Balkans Team
Written June 10, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Isana
Paris, France1 contribution
Sep 2019
After an incredible experience in North of Albania we booked another tour with Choose Balkans and had a great experience. This tour was more cultural and we had the chance to visit Albania in all dimensions. Our tour guide was great, food was extremely delicious. Strongly recommend.
Written June 6, 2020
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ChooseBalkans
Hello Isana. Thank you for joining our tour , and we're very happy to hear it was a lovely experience! . To read reviews like this it's what makes our work more rewarding. Wish you all the best . Choose Balkans Team.
Written January 9, 2022
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Starlight11
Fort Worth, TX97 contributions
The entire trip was very well planned out. It was obvious that great care was taken when creating the tours and excursions. The restaurant, buses and Everything was seamless. Our guides were incredibly knowledgeable and accommodating. We loved it and had an amazing experience!
Written July 13, 2022
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ChooseBalkans
Hello, Thank you for your positive feedback and kind words. We are so glad that you enjoyed the experience with us. You are always welcome to explore more. Warm Regards. Choose Balkans Team
Written July 14, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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