North and South Albania: 5 Day Private Tour

North and South Albania: 5 Day Private Tour

This tour is unique because it offers you the most efficient way to visit all of Albania. You will visit the best tourist destinations in Albania without wasting time at less important sites. You will have enough time to fully immerse yourself in the destinations, ensuring a comprehensive experience all within a remarkably time-efficient 5-day journey. According to our statistics, this duration strikes the perfect balance, offering you the most effective way to discover the diverse beauty of Albania.

Itinerary

Day 1: Kruja and Shkodra

Stop At: Kruja Bazaar, Kalase Street, Kruje 1501 Albania
Begin your exploration with a visit to the remarkable Kruja Bazaar, a 500-year-old market established
during Skanderbeg's time and still bustling with activity today. Wander through the market, we will reach the entrance to the castle...
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Kruja Castle, Near Tirana, Kruje 1501 Albania
Embark on a walking tour within the castle’s wall. Visit various sites, including the watchtower, the Olive Tree of Skanderbeg, underground secret tunnels, and the remnants of religious places like Teqes, Sultan Mehmet Mosque, and much more. The castle's pinnacle offers the
most breathtaking view of the city.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Rozafa Castle, Rruga Kalase, Shkoder Albania
Continue your journey to Shkodra. You will first visit the castle of Rozafa, where the 2000 year old history of the city is hidden in the walls of the castle. Enjoy the walking tour of the castle and the museum.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Shkodra Lake, Shkoder Albania
Enjoy a traditional lunch in Shiroka neighborhood by the lake of Shkodra.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Shkoder, Shkoder, Shkoder County
Explore the cities boulevard before heading to Theth. Overnight in Theth.
Duration: 1 hour

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight stay in Theth Village

Day 2: Theth Village - Albanian Alps

Stop At: Theth, Theth, Shkoder County
Wake up in the beautiful and remote mountain village located in the Albanian Alps called Theth. Visit the Church of Theth and the Reconciliation Tower while enjoying our walk around the village.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Grunasi Waterfall, Theth Albania
Find the beautiful Grunas waterfall, hidden in the mountains that surround the village. A 20 minutes hike is necessary to reach the waterfall.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Blue Eye of Theth, Kaprre Pusi i Zi, Syri i Kalter, Theth 4009 Albania
Follow the river and take a 45 minutes hike through the jungle to reach the Blue Eye of Theth. Throughout the hike, you'll have the chance to pause and enjoy numerous stunning natural spots along the way
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Boge, Boge, Shkoder County
Returning to Tirana, during the road by the Alps, you will have a few stops in locations with excellent panoramic views.
Duration: 20 minutes

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight stay in Tirana City.

Day 3: Belshi Town and Berat City

Stop At: Belsh, Belsh, Elbasan County
Today your journey commences in Tirana. In Belsh town you'll pause for a brief coffee beside the largest of the towns 84 lakes.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Berat Castle, Rruga Mihal Komnena, Berat 5001 Albania
Ascend the castle hill for a visit to the castle itself. On the walking tour of the castle we will learn the history of this ancient city while visiting several sites. Enjoy a traditional Albanian lunch with a local family residing within the castle.
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Berat, Berat, Berat County
Descend to the city center and explore the renowned Mangalemi neighborhood.
Explore significant landmarks such as: The city gate and former Pasha's residence, The Sultan's Mosque, Berat's bustling boulevard, and more.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Gorica Bridge, Berat 5001 Albania
Pass by the famous Gorica Bridge and explore the old Gorica neighborhood.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Cobo Winery, Ura Vajgurore, Berat 1001 Albania
Take some time to relax in the hotel to prepare for an exceptional Wine Tasting Tour at one of the local wineries in Berat.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:

Accommodation included: Overnight stay in Berat City.

Day 4: Gjirokastra and Saranda

Stop At: Gjirokastra Bazaar, Old town, Gjirokaster Albania
Your first stop upon arriving in Gjirokastra will be the bustling Gjirokastra Bazaar, a vibrant marketplace where local crafts, textiles, and traditional Albanian products beckon visitors.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Gjirokaster Castle, Gjirokaster Albania
Ascend the winding road leading to the magnificent Gjirokastra Castle, a true architectural marvel.
Within its walls, you'll discover the castle's museum and the castle's notorious old prison.
Continuing you journey within the castle, you'll make our way to its highest point, where the iconic clock tower is located.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Zekate House, Gjirokastra, short hike form main bazaar, Gjirokaster Albania
A last stop is made in the Zekate House, a local fortress house where you can learn how the rich families used to live back in the day.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: The Blue Eye, Gjirokaster 9701 Albania
A mere 30 kilometers from Gjirokaster, a hidden gem awaits you within the heart of the forest. Explore the awe-inspiring natural wonder of the Blue Eye.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Kalaja e Lëkurësit, Sarandë, Albania
Ascend to the highest hill in Saranda and visit the Lekursi Castle, overlooking the city. From the castle you will experience one of the best views of the Albanian Riviera.
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Saranda, Saranda, Vlore County
Free time in the afternoon to enjoy the cities atmosphere.
Duration: 1 hour

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight stay in Saranda City.

Day 5: Albanian Riviera

Stop At: Ksamil, Ksamil, Saranda, Vlore County
Very close to Saranda you will come across Ksamil Village. Experience the breathtaking shoreline of the village, encompassing three islands situated just 100 meters from the coast. Enjoy your time in the sea.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Butrint National Park, SH81, Butrint Albania
Discover the ancient Greek Colony and Roman city of Butrinti, a UNESCO protected site.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Porto Palermo, Porto Palermo, Vlore County
As you journey back to Tirana, your route will take you through the enchanting Albanian Riviera. Revel in the awe-inspiring landscapes where hills meet the shoreline. Take a break at various beaches, including Porto Palermo.
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Dhermi, Dhermi, Vlore County
Stop by Dhermi beach, the most popular beach in Albania and enjoy its lively atmosphere with music and people relaxing in the sun and having fun.
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Himare, Himare, Vlore County
Visit Himare Town. It has one of the most beautiful beach markets and clear waters.
From here, you will return to Tirana.
Duration: 45 minutes

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Informacion Adicional
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Stroller accessible"
"Service animals allowed"
"Infant seats available"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"



Hora de Inicio: 09:00 AM
Duración: 5 Days
Lugar de comienzo: Traveler pickup is offered
We will pick up our travelers from the hotel they are staying or any other preferred location.

Cancelaciones y devoluciones: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.

Incluye

  • Accommodation x 4
  • Breakfast x 4
  • English speaking Tour Leader
  • All entrance fees
  • Accommodation included: 4 nights
  • 1x Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Butrint National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Gjirokaster Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Kruja Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Rozafa Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Zekate House
  • Entry/Admission - Berat Castle
  • Entry/Admission - The Blue Eye
  • Entry/Admission - Kalaja e Lëkurësit
  • Entry/Admission - Cobo Winery

No Incluye

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