Tour of Albania and Kosovo in eight days

Departure Date

15 May - 30 Sep

Duration

8 days

Views

304

Maximum Seats

15

Epic journeys

Professional tour guide
Airport or hotel pickup and drop off.
Accommodation
Breakfast and Dinner for all overnights
Museums’ tickets

This eight days tour program is tailored to offer its participants the best combination of historical sites of Albania and Kosovo, with some of the best national parks of these two Balkan countries. During these 8 days you will be able to visit the most important tourist attractions of Albania and Kosovo.

Tour Overview

Day 1

Shkodra

Our professional tour guide will pick you up at your hotel in Tirana. Right after the group gets together we start our journey toward northern Albania. On our way to Shkodra we will visit the historic town of Kruja, its medieval castle and the Scanderbeg National Museum. Overnight in Shkodra, where we visit Rozafa castle, and the Venetian style pedestrian street “pedonale”.
Day 2

Valbona Valley

Komani Lake journey is described as “one of the World’s greatest boat trips”. As we take the turn from the main road the area becomes more rural, with fewer cars but more wild nature and amazing landscapes. We will stop for a short break by Vau i Dejes Lake, a beautiful and tranquil setting. At 09:00 we get on a ferry that will take us through Komani Lake offering spectacular views of the Albanian Alps, waterfalls, rural villages and wild forests. Our next destination will be Valbona Valley National Park. After a delicious traditional lunch, we hike to Kukaj, explore the area and admire the so-called Crown of the Albanian Alps.
Day 3

Prizren

Our journey continues towards Prizren (Kosovo). This town played an important role in the region firstly as an Illyrian settlement and as a crossroad for the Byzantine and Ottoman empires, contributing to the unique architecture of the city. Prizren is considered as the cultural capital of Kosovo, mixing its’ rich history, incredible nature, religious tolerance and gastronomic delights. Our final destination for the day will be the capital of Albania, Tirana.
Day 4

Durres

We head to the ancient town of Durres to explore the amphitheatre, the Roman ruins and the Venetian Tower. The town of 1001 windows Berat (UNESCO world heritage) is our next destination. 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.
Day 5

Vlore

On our way to Vlora we visit the Narta Lagoon, the island of Zvërnec and its ancient Monastery of Saint Mary (XIII century). Our tour continues towards Vlora where the Adriatic and Ionian Seas meet. Free afternoon by the seaside.
Day 6

Saranda

We drive along the coastline known as Albanian Riviera. We will shortly stop at Llogara National Park offering a spectacular view of the Palasa Beach. Our next stop will be the beautiful castle of Ali Pasha at Porto Palermo. The ancient site Butrint, is our next destination. Part of the UNESCO world heritage, Butrinti is the most important archaeological site in Albania. In the evening we take a city tour of Saranda, including the synagogue and Lekursi castle. On the ruins of the old castle there is a bar with a breath taking view of Saranda and Corfu Island.
Day 7

Gjirokaster

On our way to Gjirokastra we will visit the natural wonder of Blue Eye. Gjirokastra is also known as “The Stone City”, part of UNESCO World heritage. 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 would have to pass by the medieval bazar. The atmospheric old town cascading down in graceful hill crammed full of beautiful narrowed stone decorated streets, where you would be amazed by the wide variety of hand made crafts from local artisans and producers. Overnight in Gjirokaster
Day 8

Apollonia

After breakfast we head back to Tirana our final destination for this tour. On our way to Tirana we visit the ruins of the ancient city of Apollonia the Odeon Theatre, the Church of Saint Mary, the ancient statues of Illyrian times and the mosaic. This marks the end of this amazing experience through history and adventure.

It includes:

  • HB (Accommodation, Breakfast, Dinner)
  • Comfortable AC minibus or private car depending on the size of the group
  • Museums’ tickets
  • Professional tour guide
  • Airport or hotel pickup and drop off.
  • Office’s Assistance during the whole trip.
  • Tourist City taxes
  • Road Taxes

Not included:

  • Lunch, Drinks & Snacks
  • Souvenirs
  • Personal spending
  • Everything not mentioned in the included section

* 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.

* 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.

Possible options about this tour:

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

* Minimum number of participants 3 Pax. Please contact us if you are fewer participants.

* Children Discounts: Age 0 – 3 Free of charge; Age 3 – 8 discount of 50%; Age 8 – 12 discount of 30%, Age 12+ full fare.

*If you confirm to book this tour or any other service offered by Choose Balkans, via email/facebook/whatsapp/phone call or any other form of communication it means that you have read and agreed to the terms & conditions.

Book Tour

Tour Name Price Per Adult (13-99) Price Per Child (9-12) Price Per Child (4-8) Price Per Infant (0-3) Available Seats Season Duration
Tour of Albania and Kosovo in eight days 695.00 486.50 347.50 0.00 15 15 May ~ 30 Sep 8 days

Booking Information

Name Price ( Adults/Children ) Persons ( Adults/Children ) Quantity Total

SUMMARY

Subtotal 0.00
Extra Items 0.00
Total 0.00

Customer Information

*
First Name is required.
*
Last Name is required.
*
Number Phone is required.
*
Address is required.
Thank You. Your booking have received and booking number is
Phone

+355 69 880 1181