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MINI UNESCO HERITAGE TOUR

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  • GUIDING METHOD:  Live Guide/Instructor
  • STARTS:  Tirana, Albania
  • ENDS:   Tirana , Albania

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visit Berat, the “city of a thousand windows”
  • See the bazaar built of stone in Gjirokaster
  • Enjoy the hypnotic beauty of Blue Eye spring

Are you looking for a short but intensive tour of Albania? Then this is the tour for you. Join us as we travel to Albania’s major highlights during this four-day, guided tour. We will pick you up at the airport in Tirana on the first day of the tour and drive you to Berat, known for it churches, mosques and watchtowers, all packed inside city walls.

Leave Berat for Gjirokaster on the second day of the tour. This city is known for its a well-preserved Ottoman architecture. The third day of the tour will take you to Butrint, known for its ancient amphitheatre, castle and church. The highlight of this day is the hypnotic Blue Eye spring, known for its hundred shades of blue.

We will drive you back to Tirana on the fourth day of the tour with a stop at Apollonia. Enjoy your lunch at Llogara National Park before continuing your journey to the capital city. For more details please go through the itinerary below.

ITINERARY

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  • Day 1: Tirana – Berat via Durres & sightseeing tour of Berat

 3 Star Hotel

We will pick you up at the airport in Tirana and drive you to Berat, stopping for a short walking tour in Durres. Check into your hotel in Berat on arrival. Have lunch in a restaurant before setting off on a guided tour in the afternoon.

Berat’s upper town, with its churches, mosques and 27 watchtowers, all packed inside its city walls, is a wonderful sight to behold. People still living inside its Ottoman houses as their ancestors did centuries ago.

MEALS

  • Breakfast & Lunch
  • Day 2: Berat – Gjirokaster & sightseeing tour of Gjirokaster

 3 Star Hotel

Transfer to Gjirokaster to discover “the city of a thousand steps”. Check into your hotel after reaching the city and head out for lunch in a small, local restaurant for a taste of the city’s authentic dishes.

Time for a guided tour of Gjirokaster next. Step into Skenduli House, the nicest Ottoman tower house in the city and listen to its history and details from the tenth generation of Skenduli family and your local guide. Soak up to the rich history of the castle and enjoy the view of the “city of stone” from above. Walk past the Ottoman Bazaar and historic wooden houses.

Enjoy wandering through the streets of Gjirokaster in the evening.

MEALS

  • Breakfast & Lunch
  • Day 3: Gjirokaster – Blue Eye spring – Butrint

 3 Star Hotel

Transfer to the Blue Eye spring and marvel at the spring’s shades of blue. Drive to Butrint and set off on a guided tour with a local guide. See 2,500 years of history embedded in its amphitheater, castle and churches.

You’ll have the afternoon free to explore the seaside town of Saranda before we drive you to Himare.

MEALS

  • Breakfast
  • Day 4: Himare – Apollonia – Tirana

 3 Star Hotel

Head for Apollonia in the morning. Explore the majestic Ali Pasha Castle with your tour guide. Marvel at the architecture of this monument and listen to the entertaining legends about the man who build it, Ali Pashe Tepelena. Meet an on-site archeologist who will explain to you the history behind Apollonia’s Temples of Artemis its odeon and triumphal arch.

Enjoy a stunning view of Albania’s south coast before its time to enjoy your lunch in Llogara National Park. Continue your journey to Tirana after that.

MEALS

  • Breakfast & Lunch

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Transport: Pick up from and drop-off to the airport on the first and the last day of the tour. All transport as per the itinerary in a private, deluxe motor coach
  • 3 nights’ accommodation in handpicked hotels
  • Meals: Breakfast daily & 3 lunch in total
  • A multilingual tour guide
  • Guided sightseeing tours as per the itinerary
  • Entrance fees to select destinations mentioned on the itinerary

WHAT’S EXCLUDED

  • International airfare
  • Tourist visa charges
  • Travel insurance
  • All dinner. Lunch on Day 3
  • Single supplement for solo travellers (please contact us before booking the trip)

GOOD TO KNOW

PAYMENT

A deposit of 10% is required when booking this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 45 days prior departure. For any bookings within 45 days of departure, the full tour amount will be charged upon booking.

TRAVEL INSURANCE

We advise to take out Travel Insurance to cover for any unforeseen circumstances. we recommend World Nomads’ travel insurance.

CANCELLATION 30% Deposit payable upfront. Remaining balance payable 45 days prior to trip departure. Free cancellation up to 45 days prior departure. No refund applicable within 45 days of departure.

NEED HELP OR HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT THIS TOUR?

If you have any question about this tour or need help with planning a trip, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.We’re ready to help.


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