Albania Beauty











Eight day Tour in North Albania.

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Day One
Airport-Durres. Meet and greet the group at the airport, transfer to Durres on comfortable air conditioned bus. Pending on flight schedules and arrival time in Durres, the site visit plan in Durres will be adjusted on arrival day.  The coastal city of Durres was first known in 627 BC by the name of Epidamnus and later on as Dyrracium.  It is now the second largest city to Tirana. The tour proceeds to the Archeological Museum, visit of the Fortress, with a prominent Venetian Tower dating back from the 4th and 5th Century BC; the Amphitheatre (one of the biggest, 120 hectares,  in the Balkan Peninsula and most exquisite monuments that has survived from the ancient city. It was built in the 2nd century A.C during the Roman period. According to the records, the amphitheatre was very big and could sit 15.000 spectators).  Dinner at a local restaurant, close to the seashore, with wonderful sea view and rich menu.  Overnight at the hotel in Durres. More about Durres

 

Day Two
Durres-Shkoder. After breakfast at the hotel, the group visits continues with the sight visits in Durres and departs for Shkoder, 100 km drive. Lunch at a fish restaurant on the Buna river side. Early afternoon arrival in Shkoder.  , Visit of the antique city of Shkoder, founded in the 4th Century  BC, capital of the Illyrian state of the Ardian Tribe. Visit to the Rozafa Castle and its museum to learn about the history of the city and the legend of Rozafa, the woman sacrificed and buried alive at the foundation of the castle. The castle was built in the 12th Century AC. In the evening, the group takes a walking tour of the city center, a historical area.  Visit of the Hamam, the Big Church, the Lead Mosque, the photography museum Marubi. Overnight at the Hotel in Shkoder.More about Shkodra

Day Three
Shkoder-Theth-Shkoder. Departure on an excursion to the Natural Park of Theth. The group will visit the surroundings of Theth, one of the most famous villages of northern Albania for its stunning nature and the traditional houses. The group will walk downhill from the house, and visit the attractions near by the village, including the Church, a tower house used in the past by men as a shelter against ongoing blood feud, the Theth Waterfall, and the Canyon of Grunas. The tour will proceed with a visit to the Cyclopean stone walled terraces dating from the late bronze era, discovered in 2007! Outdoor lunch will constitute of fresh bio dairy produce cooked in the traditional way of the local villagers. Return to Shkoder in the afternoon. Dinner. Overnight at the Hotel in Shkoder.

Day Four
Shkodra-Tropoje. After breakfast, we travel to Tropoje through Koman Lake with ferry boat, which goes through the very beautiful scenery of mountains of this area. Arrival and lunch at Tropoja, which is located in the very north of Albania and has, close historical and ethnographical relations with Kosovo region. Then, we continue our trip to one of the most wonderful natural beauties of Albania: Valbona Valley. We visit the Dragobi Cave. Accommodation in hotel at Valbona village and overnight. You will enjoy the traditional food as well as dancing of Tropoja district.

Day Five
Bajram Curri. After breakfast, we begin our trip to one of the most wonderful natural beauties of Albania: National Park of “Lugina e Valbones” (The valley of Valbona)It has a surface of about 8.000 hectares and is situated 25-30 km in northwest of the city of Bajram Curri. It expands among high mountains and shows off a fantastic complexion of colors in every season, thus giving the image of a valley full of labyrinths and surprises. Its scientific, tourist and health recovering values are combined with a bio-diversity of national and international importance. Its rocky and attractive peaks, the sides covered with wood, the flow of brooks and river Valbona, viewed from above, create the image of a giant and marvelous crater as a small panorama of natural beauty. The nature of this park is full of varieties suitable for tourism, fishing, relaxation, amusing and mountain climbing as well as winter sports. In the inner part of the Park there are a lot of grottos and caves. The most eminent is the Cave of Dragobia, where lay the remains of Bajram Curri, a national hero. Overnight in Valbona or in Bajram Curri.More about Bajram Curri

Day Six
B.Curri-Kruje-Tirane. After breakfast, departure by bus and ferry boat through Koman Lake to the ancient town of Kruja. It is situated in a small mountain at more than 1200 meter above sea level. Kruja is the famous birthplace of Gjergj Kastrioti Skanderbeg, a XV century Albanian leader who resisted the Ottoman Empire for 25 years Visit the Old Bazaar with its famous shops full of silver filigree jewelry, authentic folk costumes, woven rugs, and traditional felt hats Visit the t he most important sight of Kruja, the citadel. This fortress dates back to the 5th or 6th century Visit the Skanderbeg  Museum, built to honor the National Hero of Albania, Gjergj Kastrioti Skanderbeg. We continue to Tirana at the hotel, dinner and overnight in the Hotel. More about Kruja

Day Seven
Tirana-City. After breakfast, begin the Tour of Tirana City. It starts with a visit at the National History Museum followed by a stop at the Mosque of Et`hem Bey built in 1830. The Opera House (National Theater of Opera and Ballet) looks over the Scanderbeg Square. A walk in the main boulevard provides a close sight of the City Hall and a number of Governmental buildings, on both sides. You cannot miss the National Gallery of Arts along this walk. At noon, we take the cable car (built by the Austrians, European Masters in the business) to Dajti Mountain, 1200m above sea level. A short break for coffee (or lunch) at one of the most panoramic restaurants in Dajti, offers a wonderful view of Tirana lying at the foot of the mountain. “Panorama” Restaurants looks like a big balcony over the capital of Albania. Upon return to the city in the evening, a visit to the former Communist Residential area, with modern bars, restaurants and pubs where the populated by different age groups, especially Albanian youth. Dinner at a restaurant with music live.More about Tirana

Day Eight
Tirana-Airport. After breakfast in Hotel, depending on the flying time, walk in Tirana, gift shopping and transfer to the airport.
Prices in Euro per person.
Hotel  3* HB in twin / dubell room 

• In a minimum  of  6 participants is 595 €.      Single supplement 120 €.
• In a minimum of 10 participants is 585 €.        
• In a minimum of 20 participants is 575 €.        
• In a minimum of 30 participants is 565 €.        

• Best Time: April, May, June, September and October.
• Good Time: March, November
•Smaller groups and individuals are welcome with price available upon request

Includes:
• Transfers and transportation with AC  coach
• Guide in German, English, French, Italian or Span speaking
• Accommodation in good 3 * Hotels  with HB ( Breakfast + Dinner )
• All taxis

Excludes:
• Flight tickets
• Lunches
• Costs of entry
•Tips and Gratuitis
• Everything that is not specified in the “includes”

Entrance fees: about 15 Euro per person

• Durres: the Amphitheater and Archaeological Museum
• Shkodra: Fortress, the Museum
•Tirana:  the National Museum of History

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