Day cruise to Albania (Saranda & Butrint National Park price included)
  • Day cruise to Albania (Saranda & Butrint National Park price included)

    Our single-day cruise to the fascinating country of Albania is aimed at adventurous travellers seeking something out of the ordinary. From the Port of Corfu, we follow the Albanian coast to the city port of Saranda. A 20 km guided coach tour of the south coast’s virgin shores and scattered islands is available. We pass small picturesque villages and endless fertile plains that lead to a great lake. The highlight of your day will be a visit to Butrint – an UNESCO World Heritage site. Over the centuries, the ancient town had disappeared under layers of silt and vegetation. In recent years, however, archaeologists have uncovered some of the finest working town remains in the Mediterranean. The Venetian Tower near the entrance, the ancient theatre, the Temple of Asclepius, the ancient gymnasium, the Roman Baths, the Roman Baptistery with its priceless mosaic floor, the Lion gate and the enormous Cyclopean walls will transport you back in time from 2,500 years till the 3rd century A.D.

    This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Pass By: Corfu Old Town, Agias Sofias 24, Corfu Town Greece

    Admire the scenery of the Old Town of Corfu

    Stop At: Port, Sarandë, Albania

    Arrival at the main Port of Albania (Saranda). Passport control and coach boarding

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Agios Saranda, Saranda Albania

    Short coffee break in Saranda City

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Butrint National Park, SH81, Butrint Albania

    Arrival at the archaeological area of Butrint. Tour lasts between 90-110 minutes depending on age. The tour for elderly or disabled guests will include 70% of the archaeological area (with a separate guide when necessary). There is a small bar/ kiosk at the entrance to the site. Public bathroom facilities are available at the end of the tour in the Venetian Castle on the Acropolis hill.

    Duration: 1 hour 40 minutes

    Stop At: Agios Saranda, Saranda Albania

    Lunch at a sea view restaurant in Saranda

    Guided walking tour of Saranda and free time

    Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

    Informacion Adicional
    "Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
    "A current valid passport is required on the day of travel"
    "Not wheelchair accessible"
    "Not recommended for pregnant travelers"
    "No heart problems or other serious medical conditions"
    "Most travelers can participate"
    "This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
    "This tour/activity will have a maximum of 300 travelers"

    • Lugar de comienzo: Ethnikis Antistaseos, Eth. Antistaseos, Kerkira 491 00, Greece

      Traveler pickup is offered
      Our company provides coach transfers to and from the hotel and the main Port of Corfu. The duration of coach transfer depends on your hotel location (from 20' to 120', approximately). Please be at the meeting point at least 5 minutes in advance and look for the bus with an Ionian Cruises sign.

      The Corfu Cruises Customer Service phone number is available for the morning coach transfer.

      Departure from the port at 09:30. Boarding from 08:30 until 09:10. Terminal gate close 09:10.

      Please be at the port at least 40 minutes before the scheduled boat departure time if you have not booked a pick-up. The departure time is subject to slight change according to local traffic conditions.

      There is parking area in the Port of Corfu. (3 euros for 24 hours).

      8. Passport details of all participants are required at the time of booking (at least one day before the trip).

      9. For citizens of an EU country a valid ID-card or a valid passport is required on the day of travel.

      10. Citizens of a non-European country subject to visa obligation in the Schengen zone need a valid passport and a residence permit or visa of the country belonging to the Schengen zone.

      11. Citizens of a non-European country subject to visa obligation in the Schengen zone need a valid passport and multi-visa if the wish to travel from Greece to Albania and return.

      12. Children under the age of 18 are not accepted on board without being accompanied by the two parents or an adult person.

      Children being accompanied only by one parent, the other parent must sign a written authorization.

      If the adult is not one of the two parents either parents or legal guardian must sign a written authorization.

      Appropriate forms are available at the central ticket office at the Port.

      If the parents are not in the Country of the departure port the signature of the authorization must be authenticated from the state of the children and to been translated from the embassy of the country of the port of departure.

      If the parents are not at the port but in the Country of the port of departure the signature of the authorization can be authenticated from a Police Department of the Country of the port of departure.

      If the parents are at the port of departure the signature of the authorization can be authenticated from Passport Control Office.

      The written authorization has to be remitted to the Passport Control Office and the Master or the Purser of the vessel.

      Corfu Port

    • Duración: 10 hours
    • Cancelaciones y devoluciones: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
  • Incluye

    • Boat service (taxes included)
    • Entrance to the Ancient City of Butrint
    • Entrance to the archaeological museum in the Venetian Castle
    • Coach tour in Albania
    • Lunch
    • Full day with a professional guide in english every Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
    • Full day with a professional guide in french every Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
    • Full day with a professional guide in german every Thursday, and Sunday
    • Full day with a professional guide in russian every Wednesday
    • Entry/Admission - Butrint National Park

    No Incluye

    • Items purchased from the on-board bar
    • Drinks during the coffee break in Saranda. Drinks at the restaurant during lunch
  • 9/10

    Recomendación de los pasajeros 90%
    Rating basado en 5 Críticas verificadas

    Nuestros clientes

    • Rebecca M
      Publicado el Viernes, 02 de agosto del 2019

      Lovely day trip over to Albania, really nice guide, lunch was ok if basic, however organisation of buses coming back needs sorting . We sat waiting for other trips to join us, some where straight of an all day party boat, not enough seats, so someone had to come and sort it.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Eliza M
      Publicado el Miércoles, 03 de julio del 2019

      It was very nice trip worth the money. Easy to follow as its guided through out the day. Lots of history and beautiful Albania. Good food beautiful views, easy to get to from Corfu. Whole trip well organized from pickup from our hotel through boat and coach transfer w guide in Albania. Burying park very informative trip. Lunch included and free time in Saranda. Bus dropped us off at the hotel from the Corfu Port. Highly recommend.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Dilek T
      Publicado el Jueves, 11 de julio del 2019

      We booked our trip 2 days in advance with transfer from and back to our hotel and called the company to get information on where exactly to be picked up. The ferry trip to Albania was comfortable. There was a bit of commotion when we arrived at the Albanian port with the police officer not wanting to let passengers access the busses waiting for us but direct us to the port terminal first. Our guide was full of historical and cultural information which he provided in excellent English and very good German. We had a light but delicious lunch that was included and an our free time after visiting Butrint. Upon arrival in Corfu you must go through customs and than find the correct that takes you to your hotel.
      I highly recommend it.

        Calificación General: 8/10
    • Julian B
      Publicado el Lunes, 08 de julio del 2019

      We were impressed with how organised this tour was. We really enjoyed the picturesque boat trip to Saranda. Butrint national park was very interesting and has amazing views across the lake. Pleased we chose the Butrint option as there wasn't that much to do in Saranda. Everything was very organised and the staff were extremely friendly on this tour.

        Calificación General: 8/10

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