Day 1: Tirana – Albanian Riviera – Butrint – Saranda
Stop At: Butrint National Park, SH81, Butrint Albania
Leaving Tirana at 06:00 we will head toward the South of Albania when we will be introduced with 3 UNESCO Heritage Monuments.
Passing through Vlora we will have the chance to get introduced with the City of Independence. After passing Llogara Pass we will have the chance to enjoy the astonishing view of Albanian Riviera. Driving along the Albanian Coastline we will reach the city of Saranda.
Visit in the Historical Park of Butrint, ancient Greek and later Roman city and bishopric in Epirus inhabited since prehistoric times.
City tour of Saranda. Dinner and overnight in Saranda.
Duration: 1 day
Accommodation included: Overnight in Saranda
Day 2: Saranda – Blue Eye - Gjirokastra – Berat
Pass By: The Blue Eye - Syri i Kalter, Muzine Albania
Pass By: Gjirokaster Castle, Gjirokaster Albania
Leaving Saranda we will head toward Gjirokastra, another well-known city in the Albanian History for its culture, tradition and great food. It is also the hometown of Enver Hoxha, the Former Communist Dictator and Ismail Kadare, the most famous Albanian writer.
Short City Tour of Gjirokaster and visit to its castle, with a fascinated legend behind, known also as “Argjiro Castle”.
After leaving Gjirokastra we will head toward Berat. With more than 20 centuries of history, Berat is a mosaic city of different cultures and influences. It is where local ancient civilizations of 6th Century BC are fused with Roman culture, the medieval period, Eastern Ottoman influence and communist changes.
Traditional Dinner and Overnight in Berat.
Interesting Fact: Spending a night in Berat is considering as one of the 10th Places worldwide, with the best Energy Recover Impact.
Traditional Dinner and Overnight in Berat.
Pass By: Berat Castle, Rruga Mihal Komnena, Berat 5001 Albania
Accommodation included: Overnight in Berat
Day 3: Berat – Tirana
Stop At: National Iconographic Museum Onufri, Located in the Inner Part of Saint Mary Church in Berat Castel, Berat Albania
Visit of the Berat’s Castle and Onufri Museum the most famous church painter. Unique in his style for the mix of red, orange and gold color, a technique that it is still undiscovered.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Go as Local, Rruga Siri Kodra 88, Tirana, Albania
After Berat, we will head toward Tirana when we will get introduced with Albanian Culinary through an Afternoon Traditional Food Cooking Class. The main aim of this tour is to combine the typical Albanian welcome, local food and some of the most interesting traditional local “rules” that will make your experience unique and unforgettable. You will be thought to create from scratch some of the most unique Albanian dishes and all of this in good company and local wine and drinks. Overnight in Tirana.
Duration: 3 hours
Accommodation included: Overnight in Tirana
Day 4: Tirana – Bunkart - Kruja
Stop At: BunkArt 1, Rruga Fadil Deliu, Tirana 1001 Albania
Tirana is an urban metropolis, full of contrasts in which can easily be noticed the scars from the past and the present. It is a city when fine delicate art of the beginning of the 20th century is mixed with cold rectangular shapes of the communism period and in between modern new buildings blooms. After a City tour of Tirana, we will drive toward “Bunk Art”. It is a Nuclear Bunker with more than 140 rooms, built in the Communist Regime. It was the step of the militarization paranoia.
Duration: 2 hours
Pass By: Kruja Castle, Near Tirana, Kruje 1501 Albania
Leaving Tirana behind and driving toward Kruja. Famous for its unique Medieval History, traditions, and religious tolerance, Kruja is one of the cities with the brightest past in Albania. Starting from the XI century it has always been a stronghold in countless wars. City tour of Kruja. Traditional Dinner and Overnight in Kruja.
Accommodation included: Accommodation in Kruja
Day 5: Kruja – Shkoder – Tirana
Pass By: Shkodra Lake, Shiroka, Shkoder Albania
Pass By: Rozafa Castle, Rozafa, Shkoder Albania
Shkodra will be the next destination of the tour. Known as the capital of North it is the biggest city in the North of Albanian and the most important city financially and culturally at the same time. For centuries it has been an administrative point. Visit at the Castle of Shkodra.
Stop At: St Stephen's Catholic Cathedral (Shkoder Cathedral), Rruga Marin Bicikemi / Rruga Justin Godard, Shkoder Albania
City tour of Shkoder and driving toward Tirana. Drop off in Tirana or Shkodra on request.
Duration: 2 minutes
No accommodation included on this day.