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Albania Discovery

Tour rating: 4.88 / 5, Based on 5 Reviews
Private tour to Albania

Experience the best of sun-kissed Albania and let yourself be mesmerized by the beauty of natural sceneries, the charm of ancient castles, and the bright spirit of local culture. Take in the allure of the UNESCO-listed Lady of Ljevis Orthodox Church in Prizren, the amazing cities of Berat and Gjirokaster, and Butrint National Park. Enjoy the centrally located top-notch hotels, safe connections, and the most fascinating activities during your private tour. 

Albania Discovery

9 days7 cities
Albania1 country
Private tour to Albania
From
$1,998
Tour rating: 4.88 / 5, Based on 5 Reviews

Experience the best of sun-kissed Albania and let yourself be mesmerized by the beauty of natural sceneries, the charm of ancient castles, and the bright spirit of local culture. Take in the allure of the UNESCO-listed Lady of Ljevis Orthodox Church in Prizren, the amazing cities of Berat and Gjirokaster, and Butrint National Park. Enjoy the centrally located top-notch hotels, safe connections, and the most fascinating activities during your private tour. 

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Shkodra

first destination
1 day in the city
Detailed itinerary
1 night in a centrally located hotel
Day 1
Arrival to Shkodra
Transfer
Transfer

Welcome to one of the oldest towns in the Balkans, marvelous Shkodra. Upon arrival, you are met by your private driver who transfers you to your hotel in Shkodra for check-in. The rest of the day is at your own leisure to relax after the trip or start exploring the city on your own.

Here you may discover the iconic historical landmarks such as the Marubi National Museum of Photography, the Pedonalja, also known as Kole Idromeno street or walk to the Castle of Rozafa - one of the most outstanding and mysterious castles in the country.

No meals included.

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4-star hotel
4

Enhance your travel with staying in a remarkable 4-star property. As always, the location near all top landmarks, excellent quality service, and top-notch amenities are an indispensable part of your stay. The gallery demonstrates the examples of 4-star hotels we offer to our guests.

Welcome to Shkodra

Visiting Shkodra is almost like stepping back in time. This charming Albanian city managed to preserve the cozy atmosphere of the little towns that we see in old movies.

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Shkodra
Valbona
4 hrs 35 min

Relax and let yourself be enchanted by the spectacular mountain views and numerous beautiful locations while traveling from one city to another in a comfortable car.

Valbona

second destination
1 day in the city
Detailed itinerary
1 night in a centrally located hotel
Day 2
Koman Lake Cruise & Valbona Valley Exploration
Nature views
Nature views
Boat ride
Boat ride

After breakfast, you check out from the Shkodra hotel and meet your private guide and driver to start your trip to Valbona. Your day begins with an exciting highlight, a memorable 2-hour Koman Lake cruise. Savor the panoramic trip across the gorgeous lake and let yourself be enchanted by magnificent natural landscapes of this part of Albania which are often compared to the amazing Norwegian fjords.

After the cruise, together with your guide and driver, you head from Fierza to the alluring Valbona Valley. Take in everything that this wonderful place has to offer and enjoy stunning nature, fresh air, sparkling springs, and majestic forests. During your visit to the Valbona Valley National Park, you also explore one of the hiking trails with the difficulty of your choice together with your professional guide. After that, you check-in the hotel in Valbona and can relax, enjoying the charming natural landscape.

Breakfast is included.

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Country House Hotel
4

Escape from the hustle and bustle of big cities and take in the authentic local atmosphere, staying in a stylish country house hotel. Perfectly reflecting local customs and heritage, such hotels are nice examples of traditional local architecture, having top-notch amenities at the same time. Find more examples of country house hotels we offer in the gallery.

Welcome to Valbona

For most people, Albania means hot sun, sand beaches, and the warm embrace of the Adriatic and Ionian Seas. However, if you travel to the scenic village of Valbona in the north of the country, you can explore a completely different side of beautiful Albania.

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Valbona
Kruja
4 hrs 10 min

While seated comfortably in a private car, relax, and enjoy the breathtaking natural sceneries, passing by numerous beautiful towns and villages on your way to the amazing city of Kruja.

Kruja

third destination
1 day in the city
Detailed itinerary
1 night in a centrally located hotel
Day 3
Exploring Kosovo's Prizren & Trip to Kruja
Day tour
Day tour
Transfer
Transfer

In the morning after breakfast, you check out from the Valbona hotel, meet your private guide and driver, and continue your trip. On your way to Albania's city of Kruja, you pay a visit to the peaceful town of Prizren, located in the neighboring country of Kosovo.

This lovely town is like an open-air museum that is well-known not only for its unique architectural style but also for its beautiful silver and gold articles and other folk handicrafts. While exploring the local must-see sights with your guide during the walking tour, you have an amazing opportunity to see Prizren's renown Lady of Ljevis Orthodox Church that is deservingly listed among the UNESCO World Heritage sites.

After a lunch break, you continue your trip back to Albania's city of Kruja. Upon arrival, you check-in the Kruja hotel and have the remaining part of the day free.

Breakfast is included.

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Country House Hotel
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Escape from the hustle and bustle of big cities and take in the authentic local atmosphere, staying in a stylish country house hotel. Perfectly reflecting local customs and heritage, such hotels are nice examples of traditional local architecture, having top-notch amenities at the same time. Find more examples of country house hotels we offer in the gallery.

Welcome to Kruja

For most people, Albania means hot sun, sand beaches, and the warm embrace of the Adriatic and Ionian Seas. However, if you travel to the scenic village of Valbona in the north of the country, you can explore a completely different side of beautiful Albania.

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Kruja
Berat
2 hrs

Enjoy the safe and comfortable ride to the ancient city of Berat with our professional driver. Explore the Albanian scenery while comfortably seated in the car and crossing numerous towns and cities.

Berat

fourth destination
1 day in the city
Detailed itinerary
1 night in a centrally located hotel
Day 4
Sightseeing of Kruja & Berat
City tour
City tour
Transfer
Transfer

Following breakfast you check out from the Kruja hotel and meet your private guide. Together you go on a fascinating walking sightseeing tour of Kruja, a true gem of Albania. Situated on the top of a hill, this historic city rises about 600 meters (1960 ft) above sea level. Kruja is not only one of the most beautiful towns in Albania but also a perfect mix of pure nature, rich history, delicious traditional food, and modern lifestyle.

During your guided tour of Kruja, let yourself be lost among cozy cobblestone streets and appreciate the beauty of local architecture. To dig into the history of this unique city, we have planned for you a visit to the magnificent Kruje Castle and its ethnographic museum.

After exploring Kruja, together with your guide and driver, you make your way to the city of Berat. In about 2.5 hours you arrive in the spectacular city of Berat and start a walking city tour of all the major attractions. Being the pride of Albanian antiquity and architecture, this UNESCO heritage town will for sure win your heart over. Berat is a place where eastern and western traditions combine into a perfect cultural mix. The impressive architecture of the old pastel-colored buildings with large windows won't leave anyone indifferent as well as the fact that the 2000-year-old Berat Castle is still inhabited by the locals.

After the tour, you have a check-in at the Berat hotel and the rest of the evening is at leisure.

Breakfast is included.

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Country House Hotel
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Escape from the hustle and bustle of big cities and take in the authentic local atmosphere, staying in a stylish country house hotel. Perfectly reflecting local customs and heritage, such hotels are nice examples of traditional local architecture, having top-notch amenities at the same time. Find more examples of country house hotels we offer in the gallery.

Welcome to Berat

Welcome to amazing Berat, a UNESCO heritage town and one of the cities that Albania prides itself on the most. Located in the heart of a picturesque valley, Beret is a great place to learn about the Albanian culture and explore the spectacular nature of the country.

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Berat
Saranda
3 hrs 40 min

Have a comfortable and safe connection, traveling with our trusted driver to the sunny city of Saranda. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the unique beauty of Albanian nature.

Saranda

fifth destination
1 day in the city
Detailed itinerary
1 night in a centrally located hotel
Day 5
Touring in Gjirokastra & Viewing the Blue Eye Spring
City tour
City tour
Nature views
Nature views

Following breakfast, you check out from the Berat hotel and meet your guide and driver to proceed with your exciting journey of Albania. Today you get to explore one more unique destination together with our trusted guide, the amazing town of Gjirokastra, set about a 3-hour drive from Berat and known as the city of stones. This UNESCO-listed destination is famous for its well-preserved Ottoman-style buildings, here you visit the city's fortress which is one of the biggest in the entire Balkans.

After some time touring Gjirokastra, you continue your trip towards Saranda. On your way, you have a unique chance to see another wonder of the region, the Blue Eye spring. It's a natural spring shaped like an eye surrounded by old maple trees and is among the most photographed natural sites in the country. Get your cameras ready!

Following the stop, you drive to Saranda, a charming place of the Albanian Riviera, which is famous for its beaches, lively nightlife, and stunning views. Upon arrival, you have a check-in at the hotel and the rest of the day is at leisure, you may enjoy the beautiful seaside, swim, and relax.

Breakfast is included.

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4-star hotel
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Enhance your travel with staying in a remarkable 4-star property. As always, the location near all top landmarks, excellent quality service, and top-notch amenities are an indispensable part of your stay. The gallery demonstrates the examples of 4-star hotels we offer to our guests.

Welcome to Saranda

Beautiful Saranda is a great place if you want to explore the rich Albanian culture but at the same time don't want to miss out on the golden beaches, hot sun, and welcoming waters of the Ionian Sea.

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Saranda
Llogara
2 hrs

Continue your Albania journey and have a great time traveling with our professional driver along the southeastern part of the country. Relax and enjoy the scenic route that follows the picturesque coast of the Adriatic Sea.

Llogara

sixth destination
2 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
1 night in a centrally located hotel
Day 6
Visit to Butrint National Park
Day tour
Day tour
Nature views
Nature views

After breakfast, you check out from the Saranda hotel, meet with your guide and driver to start your touring day, devoted to another breathtaking destination in Albania. The first part of a day is devoted to the exploration of the Butrint National Park, the true pride of Llogara and home for many rare species. Here you have a tour of the marvelous archaeological site of Buthrotum, included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site list. This is a unique place with historical monuments, pristine natural landscapes, and crumbling ruins surrounded by blue waters. Mindblowing mountains, pure nature, and clean air - what's not to love?

Following the time in the national park, you travel north to Llogara, renown for its scenic Ceraunian Mountains and local hiking activities. On the way to the city, you make a stop to enjoy one of the most picturesque beaches in the area, you have some time for swimming or having a leisurely stroll.

Upon arrival in the Llogara hotel, you have a check-in and the rest of the evening is at leisure.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 7
Apollonia Archaeological Park Tour
Day tour
Day tour
Nature views
Nature views
Transfer
Transfer

Following breakfast in the Llogara hotel you check-out, meet your guide and driver to start your tour of Apollonia Archeological Park. Today you get to explore this fabulous location that is preserved in an exceptionally intact condition and reflects a perfect combination of nature and history. Beautifully located on the top of the hill, Apollonia was a Greek colony but quickly became one of the most outstanding cities thanks to its good location for the trade for all Mediterranean. As you explore the top locations with your guide, you can enjoy this fascinating place and its special atmosphere, unique monuments, and peaceful landscapes.

After exploring the archaeological park you have a transfer to the fabulous capital of Albania, Tirana. Upon arrival in Tirana you have a check-in at the hotel and the rest of the day at leisure.

Breakfast is included.

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Country House Hotel
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Escape from the hustle and bustle of big cities and take in the authentic local atmosphere, staying in a stylish country house hotel. Perfectly reflecting local customs and heritage, such hotels are nice examples of traditional local architecture, having top-notch amenities at the same time. Find more examples of country house hotels we offer in the gallery.

Welcome to Llogara

Charming Llogara boasts one of the best locations in Albania. Nestled in the Albanian Riviera, it is a perfect place to escape the commotion of everyday life and spend some time one on one with the defiant beauty of Albanian nature.

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Llogara
Tirana
3 hrs

Enjoy your three-hour-long ride to the colorful Albanian capital. On your way, let yourself be mesmerized by the amazing sceneries, while our trusted driver takes you to the final destination.

Tirana

seventh destination
2 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 8
Tirana Sightseeing
City tour
City tour
Museum
Museum

In the morning after breakfast, you meet your private guide and driver and start a comprehensive Tirana walking city tour. Today you see the best what this amazing city has to offer: impressive buildings left since the Ottoman rule, examples of charming Italian architecture, Communist monuments, and massive buildings from the Socialist era.

Your Tirana itinerary even includes exploring the National Museum of History, the largest museum of the country. It houses a vast collection of the archeological artifacts, covering the periods since ancient Illyria and till the Postcommunist era.

Moreover, during the tour, you see other top "must-sees" of the city including the breathtaking modern Catholic Cathedral, the fascinating Orthodox Church, and a colorful Mosque. Your guide also takes you to one of the best places in the city to relax and have a coffee.

After the tour, you may return to the hotel or continue exploring the city on your own.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 9
Departure from Tirana
Transfer
Transfer

This is the last day of your amazing trip across Albania! Following breakfast and check-out, your driver meets you at the hotel lobby for a departure transfer. We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future trips!

Breakfast is included.

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4-star hotel
4

Enhance your travel with staying in a remarkable 4-star property. As always, the location near all top landmarks, excellent quality service, and top-notch amenities are an indispensable part of your stay. The gallery demonstrates the examples of 4-star hotels we offer to our guests.

Welcome to Tirana

The incredible capital of sunny Albania, Tirana is the city that can certainly surprise you. Most Albanian cities emit calmness, they are a great place to mentally rest and recharge. And that’s exactly what sets lively Tirana apart.

What's Included

What's Included

  • Accommodation at downtown hotels in Shkodra, Saranda and Tirana, and in a heritage house hotels in Volbona Valley, Kruja, Berat and Llogara;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary with private drivers;
  • Breathtaking sightseeing tours according to the itinerary with professional English-speaking guides and drivers;
  • Visit of UNESCO Heritage Sites like Lady of Ljevis Orthodox Church in Prizren, Historic Berat and Gjirokaster, Butrint;
  • All tourist fees & taxes, including tourist city taxes;
  • Support line during the trip.

Note: We include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.

Note: Hotels availability is subject to change. In case current hotels are booked out we will provide alternative hotels of an equal value for you.

Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

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Tour Highlights

  • Fully tailor-made program according to your interest;
  • Your own professional local guides and drivers;
  • A panoramic ferry-trip across the Koman Lake;
  • Exploring gorgeous Albanian National Parks;
  • Traversing Albania's UNESCO Heritage sites, fairy tale castles, and fortresses;
  • Entering the unique Catholic Cathedral, an impressive Orthodox Church and a colorful Mosque in Tirana.

What To Know

  • It's always best to bring some cash in local currency for your trip. You will need Albanian Lek for your time in Albania
  • You will be walking quite a bit during your sightseeing tours, so make sure to bring comfortable shoes
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