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Albania Express Travel

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About Albania Express Travel
ALBANIA EXPRESS TRAVEL is a travel agency and DMC tour operator with great experience in arranging group tours, individual tours, accommodation, transport, experienced guides in different languages, events and meeting, Trekking, hiking and walking tours, holidays to Albania and its neighboring countries such as Montenegro, Macedonia, Kosovo, Croatia, Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
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Highlights of Albania

Albania is one of Europe’s less explored gems, waiting to be discovered. During this 8 days / 7 nights guided tour you will visit the highlights of the country, learning about its history and traditions. Immerse yourself in the lively capital Tirana, being surrounded by mountains in Shkoder, explore three UNESCO sites Butrint, Berat and Gjirokastra, admire the Albanian Riviera, ancient archaeological sites & national parks, on a holiday in Albania.
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8 days
from $2,281.02

Greece and Albania Weekend

Explorer the historic heritage and cultural diversity of the lands. On this tour we’ll discover the beauty and the vast Greek, Roman and Ottoman legacy. Our journey will take us to the post-communist, busy and eclectic Tirana, the capital of Albania and the Ottoman-era town of Gjirokaster and Korca, the city of Serenates. Once we’ve gained deeper understanding of Albanian rich history, we will cross the border to Greece to admire the natural beauty of Pindus Mountains in Zagoria region. We’ll take the meandering roads through the mountains, which are passing by small, charming villages and dramatic gorges. We will explorer multicultural Ioannina, visit the famous Meteora monasteries.
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5 days
from $1,171.33

Hiking in Albania

This fascinating, lesser known Mediterranean country has a pristine, rugged and wild landscape waiting to be discovered. It wasn’t until the collapse of the People’s Socialist Republic of Albania in 1991 that the world got its first glimpse of the country within. Our trek is focused in the remote Albanian Alps in the north, where ancient blood feuds and folklore mark its past. We explore the remote regions of Theth and Valbonë on foot, where Agricultural life has remained unchanged for centuries. We then have time to explore the historic towns of Berat and Krujë and delve into the captivating history of this hospitable country.
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7 days
from $2,157.72

Korca and Pogradec, 3 days tour from Tirana

Pogradec lies on the shore of Lake Ohrid. Pogradec has an ancient history and numerous cultural, geological and natural documents. Archaeological excavations on the hill above the city have uncovered an Illyrian settlement dating to the 5th century BC, belonging to the ancient tribes of Desaret and possibly the Enkeley. Lin is a small peninsula on the west coast of Lake Ohrid, with a village where the houses are cut off from stone and brick.
Korça is one of the favorite cities of Albania, because it has preserved the original architecture, because of the fresh air, the culture it displays and the gastronomy. Art and culture make you turn your eyes to every corner of the city. During your visit to Korça you will visit many other historical and cultural facilities. In the city of Korça you will also find traditional dishes that are specialties for the city. The many museums in the city describe cultural activity for centuries.
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3 days
from $579.50

Visit Albania from Corfu

This tour is about 8 days starting from Corfu, Greece to Albania. In addition to the major highlights visited, this tour includes also the south eastern part of Albania which offers a combination of cultural monuments, magnificent natural landscapes and tasty cuisine.
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8 days
from $1,849.47

Balkan Tour

This tour combines some of the lesser known countries in the Balkans; Albania, Macedonia, Kosovo and Montenegro, by trying to show the best each of these countries offers. Albania offers a mixture of cultural elements with 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites and a rich archaeological legacy. Macedonia offers some of the most excellent religious relics, with Ohrid having the biggest Icon museum in the region as well as many beautiful churches. This theme is carried over into Kosovo the newest state in Europe, where we combine religious monuments with tasting of wine and local foods. The Tour will end up in Montenegro which has made a name for itself based on its wild natural beauty.
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14 days
from $4,068.84

2 days tour in Central and North of Albania

This tour starts in Durres and if you are briefly visiting Albania and want to get the most of culture and history of Northern and Central Albania, then this is the tour for you. During this trip you will be able to visit the ancient city of Durres, the medieval Kruja town, Rozafa Castle and Shkodra Lake and one of the best Agro-tourism farms in the Western Balkans.
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2 days
from $357.56

Tirana and Ohrid Weekend

Albania Express Travel offers a different weekend for all those who want a weekend full of information, beauty and history. Tirana with its charm is the only city in Europe without an old town because the communist history, with the slogan, destroy everything old and build everything new is the reason but Tirana is the only city which offers a combination of cultures such as, it ottoman, communist and modern in a small area. Tirana with its 2000 sunny days makes this city, different. Sublime Ohrid is North Macedonia’s most seductive destination. It sits on the edge of serene Lake Ohrid, with an atmospheric old quarter that cascades down steep streets, dotted with beautiful churches and topped by the bones of a medieval castle. Traditional restaurants and lakeside cafes liven up the cobblestone streets, which in high summer can be very lively indeed. Visiting these two cities we guarantee that the fun and beautiful photos added to your social networks, you will get thousands of likes.
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5 days
from $678.14

Ohrid, Full Day Trip from Tirana

Ohrid is a city in the southwestern part of North Macedonia, on the northeast coast of Ohrid Lake. Ohrid and Lake Ohrid are one of the main tourist destinations in North Macedonia. Due to the large number of churches and monasteries, the city of Ohrid is known as Balkan and European Jerusalem. It is also known as the “City of Light”, a literal translation of its old name, Lychnidos. The Ohrid region is included in the UNESCO World Heritage. According to one legend, written by the Miladinov Brothers, when the Ohrid fortress was made, Emperor Justinian climbed the hills on which the city lies, and, looking at the beautiful surroundings, exclaimed “oh-hill”, which means, a beautiful hill. Since then, the city is called Ohrid. Modern Ohrid is the heir of the ancient Lychnidos. According to the data, the city was first mentioned 2,400 years before the new era. Lihnidos was on the Via Egnatia road, the oldest and most significant Roman traffic route in the Balkans.
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8 hours
from $271.26

Prizren, Full Day Trip from Tirana

Prizren, in Kosovo, is a charming city of mosques and monasteries dating back to the 14th century. Happily spared (mostly) from both the "destroy the old, build the new" drive of the communists during the early years of their rule in Yugoslavia, as well as the ethnic and religious atrocities that plagued the Western Balkans in the last decade of the 20th century, Prizren has the best-preserved old town in the country so far, and is often referred to as the cultural capital of Kosovo.
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8 hours
from $209.61

Gjirokastra, Full Day Trip from Tirana

Gjirokastra is known as “The Stone City”, part of UNESCO World heritage. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the old town is famous for being a well-preserved Ottoman style town, with its fortress overlooking the entire city, the old houses lean against the slopes of the hills with their beautiful old wooden facades. Being the birthplace of the Nobel-laurate writer Ismail Kadare and also of the notorious communist leader Enver Hoxha, the city is intriguing and controversial as it preserves well all phases of history. In this short tour you will have the opportunity to discover some of the magic of the city by visiting the medieval Old Bazaar and the highlight of the city the Argjiro Castle.
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8 hours
from $221.94

Kosovo and North Macedonia 2-Day Tour from Tirana

Are you ready to witness the differences between the modern, lively and vibrant Pristina on one hand and the authentic, picturesque and traditional Prizren and modern city of Skopje?  This private 2-day trip to the two main points to visit Kosovo and North Macedonia, will allow you to discover the best kept secret on the Balkans.
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2 days
from $554.84

Visit Albania from Dubrovnik

This is a tour which is devised for travelers who can save considerable travel costs by flying to Dubrovnik, or those who would like to combine a Croatian holiday with an Albanian discovery tour. This tour visits all UNESCO sites of Albania as well as Dubrovnik in Croatia and Kotor in Montenegro both UNESCO sites as well.
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8 days
from $2,835.86

Prishtina, Full Day Trip from Tirana

As the capital city of the Republic of Kosovo, it is the center of cultural and artistic development of all Albanians that live in Kosovo. The centre of Prishtina is full of fascinating architecture- modern EU or US funded towers full of glass and steel, sitting next to ageing Yugoslavian Communist era blocks that would have once housed ‘the workers’. With a fascinating and admittedly troubled past, Kosovo is now welcoming almost 200,000 visitors each year and this trend is set to continue as word gets out about its trendy, low-cost, and quirky capital.
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8 hours
from $271.26

Shkodra, Full Day Trip from Tirana

Taking an independent day trip to Shkodra from Tirana can be a headache by rental car or local bus. With this private tour, concentrate on the sights rather your phone, history books, or timetables. Absorb the scenery on route north to this ancient city with a driver-guide. Plus, be sure to cover the highlights, including Rozafa Castle, and hear their stories and secrets—background you could miss if exploring alone.
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8 hours
from $197.28

3 Days Tour from Tirana to Montenegro

We can say that Montenegro is small country but Montenegro is full of contrast. You can find on a lot of forums explanation as a “country where less is more”, “in one day mountain and sea coast”, “wild beauty”. One is for sure the country where you can get in love in a lot of different ways. We have made this three days tour as an idea to show you as much as possible, but still trough the eyes of locals with authentic spirit and spontaneous flow.
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3 days
from $690.47

Via Egnatia Tour

The Via Egnatia was a road constructed by the Romans in the 2nd century BC. It crossed Illyricum, Macedonia and Thrace, running through territory that is now part of modern Albania, North Macedonia Greece and European Turkey as a continuation of Via Appia. Starting at Dyrrachium (now Durres) on the Adriatic Sea, the road followed a difficult route along the river Genusus (Shkumbin), over the Candaviae mountains and thence to the highlands around Lake Ohrid. It then turned south, following several high mountain passes to reach the northern coastline of the Aegean Sea at Thessalonica. From there it ran through Thrace to the city of Byzantium (later Constantinople, now Istanbul). It covered a total distance of about 1,120 km (696 miles/746 Roman miles). Like other major Roman roads, it was about six meters (19.6 ft) wide, paved with large polygonal stone slabs or covered with a hard layer of sand.
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9 days
from $2,465.96

Berat, Full Day Trip from Tirana

Berat is a museum city in Albania. In 2008 it was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site as it is a rare example of a well-preserved Ottoman town. It is one of the country's most beautiful towns, and is known as the "town of a thousand windows". The beginnings of Berat or the White City" occurred around the 6th century BCE. Over the ages Berat has been invaded and controlled by ancient Greeks, the Byzantine Empire, the Roman Empire, Slavs, Bulgarians, and the Ottoman Empire which all have had a cultural influence on it. This city is not only impressed by the architecture but also by the warm and simple local life. Although one of the main touristic city destinations in Albania, Berat is never too inundated with visitors which gives you the chance to run into locals, should they be young students in coffee shops or old ladies knitting yarns, in their front yards. Berat’s a beautiful place to look at but perhaps its most engaging feature is its authenticity.
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8 hours
from $197.28

Tirana and Kruja, Full Day Trip

Half day is enough to visit Kruja, the old capital of Albania. Located near Tirana, Kruja is the perfect day trip from the capital. Most of its visitors go there for the stunning old bazaar to buy pretty souvenirs like carpets, rugs, and bags. Kruja is also home to one of the oldest castles in the Balkans, which is definitely worth a look, too. Inside the castle’s walls, there is the Scanderbeg Museum, a museum dedicated to a military commander – widely considered by many Albanians to be a national hero. Tirana, is one of the most vibrant places to visit in the country. Tirana should at least include Scanderbeg Square, the heart of the town, and a stroll through Pedonalja, the main pedestrian street of the city that is lined with cafés, bars, theatres and cinemas. Located nearby are BunkArt2, a museum dedicated to the victims of the Communist regime, and the National Gallery of Arts, with artworks by some of the most famous.
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8 hours
from $183.69

Korca, Full Day Trip From Tirana

Korça, in the southeastern region of Albania, is one of the most beautiful and important cities in the country. Because of its beauty, French-style villas and coffee culture, Korça is also called the ‘little Paris of Albania’. Apart from the museums and monuments, Korça is the city where the largest carnival in Albania is organized, taking place before Orthodox Easter. Musically, the city is known for the local songs, called serenata. In the city you will find many taverns with tasteful traditional cooking such as various types of pie which perfectly combines with the good music and the traditional drink, raki.
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8 hours
from $236.17

Vlora, Full Day Trip From Tirana

Vlora port city, bordered by the Adriatic Sea, is a modern city. It is the city where the Albanian independence from the Ottomans was proclaimed on November 28th, 1912. It was founded in the 6th century BC under the name of Aulona. Roman rule remained Patriarchate of Rome until the 8th century AD and then moved to the Patriarchate of Constantinople. It was occupied by the Italians from 1914 to 1920 and during the Second World War from 1939 to the famous and tragic September 8, 1943. During this war the island of Sazan, located in the Bay of Vlora, became a submarine and naval base for Italians and Germans. Vlora is also the city with the largest number of foreign tourists after Tirana.
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8 hours
from $221.94

Durres, Kruje, Full Day Trip From Tirana

Take a full-day tour of bustling Durres and Kruja. Experience the rich Albanian culture and history during this guided trip through mosques, museums, palaces, bazaars, and more. Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring your camera for this walking tour showcasing these unique Albanian sites.
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8 hours
from $160.29

Visit Albania and North Macedonia

The dramatic mountain scenery, untouched beaches and crystal clear lakes of Albania and Macedonia are in a big contrast to their lack of economic prosperity. Small, unknown and hidden in the heart of the Balkans, Macedonia and Albania offer visitors a unique blend of natural wonders, traditions, culture and hospitable people. Virgin beaches, mountains and lakes, churches and chapels, remains of ancient civilizations, breathtaking gorges and diverse wildlife are all available now to tour its willing to enjoy this round trip in two of the European countries.
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8 days
from $2,096.07

Visit Albania and Montenegro

This tour provides the opportunity to discover Albania and get a taste of the incredible beauty of Montenegro. Beginning in Albania, our visits include a number of the highlights of this country and its fascinating history, ancient and the more recent years of communist struggle, with four UNESCO sites visited as well as the beautifully scenic Albanian Riviera. In Montenegro we enjoy the stunning scenery of Kotor Bay visiting the old town, a wonderful ‘living museum’ of historic and picturesque streets. We also visit Budva, rich in historical monuments and home to yet another wonderful old town, which offers a treasure chest of cultural heritage. Other visits here include eye-catching Perast and historically glorious Cetinje, Montenegro’s ‘honorary’ capital.
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10 days
from $2,404.32

Visit Albania and North of Greece

Through our Crossroads of Cultures program, travelers learn from expert lecturers while journeying through Albania’s most notable sites and towns along with Epirus, Greece’s northwest region. Even though Albania, which borders northwest Greece, has been inhabited for at least ten millennia, today it’s one of Europe’s last “undiscovered’ countries but Albania’s strategic position, only a short distance from Italy across the Adriatic Sea, and commanding the route from west to east, made it an important and flourishing possession of empires and other powers since antiquity. Greeks founded cities on its shore, beginning in the 7th century BC; the Romans made it a province, later becoming a Byzantine and Ottoman territory; and in the early 20th century, it was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and under the domination of Italy and Germany.
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8 days
from $2,096.07

Visit Albania and Kosovo

It’s hard to find a patch of Europe that hasn’t been overrun by travel. Hard, but not impossible. Among the rocky mountains and green fields of Albania and Kosovo there are plenty of shepherds, monasteries, lakes, valleys and Byzantine churches – what’s lacking is crowds. It’s taken decades for the Balkans to wipe away memories of conflict and communism, but (amazingly) they’ve emerged strong and smiling.
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9 days
from $2,157.72
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Travel Bug Annie wrote a review Mar 2021
Chicago, Illinois16 contributions1 helpful vote
I can't thank our tour guide Adam enough for giving us a fun filled day from start to finish. If you are lucky enough to get him as your tour guide you will agree with me that he is one interesting man on this planet! He went above and beyond, even making additional pit stops. He showed us so much in one day that would of easily taken us two to three days to do. The tour exceeded my expectations. I can't wait to do future day trips in other countries/cities with Albanian Express Travel and Adam!
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Response from albaniaexpresstrave, Public Relations Manager at Albania Express Travel
Responded Mar 15, 2021
Dear Annie, It was a pleasure serving you and your husband. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback and being so open with us. We hope you'll come and see us again soon! Warm regards Anna
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Ron wrote a review Feb 2021
Miami, Florida2 contributions
All I can say is WOW! We didn't have much time to spend in Albania and this tour covered all of the history and culture one can indulge in just a few days. We started in the ancient city of Durres with a little walkthrough of the history and some stunning views. Our tour guide was incredibly knowledgeable all the way through. What more can you ask for on such a short trip? It was good times and stunning views combined with hilarious banter and cultural education of the region. I particularly liked Shkodra Lake. I wish we had more time. Don't miss this one! Thanks again!
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Ava wrote a review Jan 2021
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I really enjoyed this local tour guide's itinerary. I was able to learn about the local history and culture while seeing the unique architectural style and absolutely beautiful views. This trip is really worth the money and I'd recommend it to anyone considering it. I've been so inspired that I decided to see more of what this country has to offer and have extended my stay. Thank you so much for an amazing experience.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Response from albaniaexpresstrave, Owner at Albania Express Travel
Responded Jan 28, 2021
We really appreciate you taking the time to share your rating with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
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DebJames11 wrote a review Dec 2020
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My husband and I had arranged a tour with Adam last February through Albania Express Travel. Alba worked with me to arrange an 11-day vacation. It was just the 2 of us and Adam for the duration. First he met us promptly in Kotor, Montenegro. He is smart, funny, has the most amazing stories of his life and his country, is a great driver and kept us entertained. Both he and Alba were very flexible and willing to make changes as needed. Our accommodations were great. Adam recommended restaurants for dinner. Part way through the trip we decided to head south to northern Greece to visit the perched monasteries. No problem. I recommend Adam as a guide and Alba for her travel arrangements.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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RadioVagabond wrote a review Dec 2020
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8 contributions1 helpful vote
I had the pleasure of doing a few days in Albania with Adam from Albania Express Travel. We walked around in Tirana and the knowledge he has about his country's capital blew me away. We also did a day trip to Kruje with a stop in Fushë-Kruje on the way. It was very interesting to see nature and hear about the history of the country. And again, it wouldn't have been the same without Adam. All in all, I am absolutely sure that he played a big part of me falling in love with Albania... which I honestly hadn't expected. I'm a full-time traveller and Albania was one of the favourite countries that year. I want to go back and see much more – and I am sure that my action in preparing for that is to contact Albania Express Travel. I did three episodes of my podcast about my visit. If you're interested, you can find them on The Radio Vagabond
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Date of experience: June 2020
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