3 UNESCO sites from Saranda: tour of Butrint, Gjirokastra and Berat in three days

Departure Date

01 Jan - 31 Dec


3 days



Maximum Seats


Epic journeys

Professional tour guide
Transport provided by the company
Port pick up and drop off in Saranda
BB for two overnights
Entry tickets for the ''will be visited'' sites
Tourist taxes
Road taxes

Visit the Stone City, walk through the streets of Berat and be amazed by the mesmerizing blue waters of the Blue Eye on this 3-day tour of 3 UNESCO sites. This tour is designed for the ones who want to visit the most important sites of South of Albania from Corfu in just a few days. Enjoy the beautiful country that is Albania!

Tour Overview

Day 1

Saranda – Butrint National Park – Blue Eye – Gjirokastra

Our professional tour guide will come and pick you up at the port of Saranda at the moment your ferry arrives from Corfu (estimated pick up time 10:00/10:30 am). The ancient site Butrint is our first destination of today. Part of the UNESCO world heritage, Butrint is the most important archaeological site in Albania. At around 12:30, you will get some free time on all days of the tour to have some delicious lunch and to wander around by yourself till 14:00 pm. On our way to Gjirokastra, which is also known as “The Stone City”, part of UNESCO World heritage, we will visit the natural wonder called the Blue Eye. Overnight in Gjirokastra.
Day 2

Gjirokastra – Berat

Today we will have a city tour of Gjirokastra. The origin of the city starts with the castle of Gjirokastra, built in IV century AD, and is considered one of the best-preserved medieval towns in the Balkans. Right before entering the castle of Gjirokastra, you will have to pass by the medieval bazaar. The atmospheric old town cascades down in graceful hill crammed full of beautiful narrowed stone decorated streets, where you will be amazed by the wide variety of handmade crafts from local artisans and producers. We will move towards another UNESCO world heritage site, Berat, also known as the city of 1001 windows. Walking through the narrowed stone streets offers a fantastic view of the medieval old houses, with windows that seem to stand on top of each other. Overnight in Berat.
Day 3

Berat – Llogara National Park – Porto Palermo – Saranda

Right after breakfast, we will continue our tour of Berat. Berat has it all; a beautiful medieval castle, ancient churches and mosques, a lively lower town consisting of grand old houses draped on steep hillsides, an old stone bridge, great museums and remains from the communism era in Albania. The city is also known as the birthplace of Onufri, the famous painter of churches all-over the Balkans, distinguished for creating a specific reddish colour still difficult to imitate. We will drive along the beautiful coastline known as the Albanian Riviera. While driving downhill Llogara National Park, you will be amazed by the spectacular view of Palasa Beach. We will make a stop at Llogara National Park and at the stunning castle of Ali Pasha at Porto Palermo. In the late afternoon, we will be back at the port in Saranda.

                Price: 360 Euros/person

Will be visited:

  • Butrint National Park
  • Blue Eye
  • The fortress in Gjirokaster (Kalaja e Gjirokastres)
  • Museum of Weapons in Gjirokaster
  • The old city of Gjirokaster
  • Medieval bazaar in Gjirokaster
  • Fortress of Berat
  • Mangalem neighbourhood and Gorica neighbourhood in Berat
  • “Ura e Gorrices” – Gorrica Bridge in Berat
  • The Onufri Museum OR Ethnographic Museum in Berat
  • Xhamia e Beqarit – Bachelor’s Mosque in Berat
  • Llogara National Park
  • Castle of Ali Pasha

Included in the price:

  • BB (Accommodation and Breakfast) for two overnights
  • Transport provided by the company
  • Professional tour guide
  • Port pick up in Saranda
  • Port drop off in Saranda
  • Entry tickets for the ‘’will be visited’’ sites
  • Tourist taxes
  • Road taxes
  • Petrol

Not included:

  • Lunches, Dinners, Drinks & Snacks
  • Souvenirs
  • Personal spending
  • Everything that is not mentioned in the included

* Tips are not a must in Albania or the Balkans, however, our recommendation is to tip the tour guide/driver 5 – 6 Euros per day/person as an international practice to tip good service.

* Single Supplement: To guarantee tour departure even for one participant we require a single supplement of 235 Euros. If other participants join this tour, you will be refunded this full single supplement amount. We organize small groups up to 8 pax. Please contact us if you are a larger group of participants for a quotation.

* Please note that prices are calculated on triple or quadruples room occupancy. Double or single room occupancy is possible on extra charge.

* The Triple/Quadruple room occupancy means you might share the room with other travellers and/or the tour guide (whom could be males or females).

* Double room occupancy is possible on 10 Euros extra charge per night per person.

* Single room occupancy is possible on 20 Euros extra charge per night per person.

* Choose Balkans reserves the rights to add other participants in and during the tour program. If you are interested in a private tour please contact us for a quotation.

* On request this tour may also depart from other cities of Albania or neighbouring countries such as Kosovo, Montenegro or Macedonia. Please contact us for more information on the extra costs.

* All participants are responsible for having their own health/travel insurance.

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* Please note that Credit/Debit card payments are possible at our office in Tirana and apply a 5% bank commission.

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Tour NamePrice Per Adult (13-99)Price Per Child (9-12)Price Per Child (4-8)Price Per Infant (0-3)Available SeatsSeasonDuration
3 UNESCO sites from Saranda: tour of Butrint, Gjirokastra and Berat in three days360.00252.00180.000.00801 Jan ~ 31 Dec3 days

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