Shortstay Albanian Nature Explorer with Day Trips

Shortstay Albanian Nature Explorer with Day Trips

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Shortstay Albanian Nature Explorer with Day Trips

4 Days Starting and ending in Tirana, Albania

Visiting: Tirana, Bovilla Lake, Koman

Tour operator:

Albania Explorer

Tour code:

681195

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

1 - 26

Physical rating:

Low, EASY

Age range:

12-89

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians, Gluten Free

Tour operated in:
English
Trip Styles:

Adventure Tours

Activities:

Sightseeing, Walking

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Tour Overview

Tucked away in a little visited corner of Europe lie Albania,  is a charming and delightful country that few people know much about. For years Albania was a closed society, ruled by the iron fist of Communism, but since the end of the Cold War it has been showing curious travelers its many charms, The location of Albania between some of Europe’s most important empires has left them well endowed with a wealth of attractions from the Greek, Roman and Ottoman eras. The region is home to a wealth of old Turkish architecture which sits side by side with elaborately decorated Orthodox churches and from more recent times the civic buildings of Communist era, as well as impressive Roman ruins and well preserved historic towns. This part of Europe is also blessed with incredible scenery with imposing mountains, pristine lakes and traditional villages tucked away in pretty valleys. But as with many countries it is the people who leave perhaps the most lasting impression – having come through recent strife there is an overwhelming sense of optimism about the people that cannot fail to raise your spirits.

Highlights

  • Tucked away in a little visited corner of Europe lie Albania,  is a charming and delightful country that few people know much about

  • For years Albania was a closed society, ruled by the iron fist of Communism, but since the end of the Cold War it has been showing curious travelers its many charms, The location of Albania between some of Europe’s most important empires has left them well endowed with a wealth of attractions from the Greek, Roman and Ottoman eras

  • The region is home to a wealth of old Turkish architecture which sits side by side with elaborately decorated Orthodox churches and from more recent times the civic buildings of Communist era, as well as impressive Roman ruins and well preserved historic towns

  • This part of Europe is also blessed with incredible scenery with imposing mountains, pristine lakes and traditional villages tucked away in pretty valleys

  • But as with many countries it is the people who leave perhaps the most lasting impression – having come through recent strife there is an overwhelming sense of optimism about the people that cannot fail to raise your spirits

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Airport Transfer-20 Km
Location: Tirana International Airport
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Overnight in Livia Hotel 3* or similar.
Meals Included: Breakfast

Airport transfer to Hotel in Tirana. Overnight in Livia Hotel 3* or similar.

Day 2 : Tirana Walking Tour - Bovilla Lake.-(50 Km)
Location: Tirana, Bovilla Lake
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: overnight in Tirana at Livia Hotel 3* or similar.
Meals Included: Breakfast

Located on a plain on the site of a Byzantine fortress and has been the capital since 1920 (visits to the Skanderbeg Square, Mosque of Et’hem Bey (built on 1824), the Clock Tower (built on 1822), the National Museum (the huge mosaic on front represent the Albanian history development, and the stages of this development are presented on respective pavilions),  National Art Gallery, Archeological Museum (there are presented many archeological discoveries since the Stone Age up to the Medieval), the National Heroes Cemetery, Grand Park and government buildings).Then, we depart towards Bovilla. The road is about 21 km distance where half of it is off road. We drive up the lake dam and after we reach Bovilla Lake we prepare to hike in Mount Gamti. The track to hike is a simple level where every step gives us a more beautiful view as we reach the top. Hiking lasts about 40 minutes. On the top of the hill there is an impressive view of the lake and the green hills surrounding it. Drive back and overnight in Tirana at Livia Hotel 3* or similar. (B)

Day 3 : Koman- 371Km
Location: Koman
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: overnight in Tirana at Livia Hotel 3* or similar.
Meals Included: Breakfast


Departure to Koman. We will drive to enter the world of the Albanian Alps. We stop in Koman and see a huge dam built in the 1980's which encases the waters of Drini River and creates one of the biggest artificial lakes of the country. We take the boat to Shala River. Passing through the mountains of canyon created by the Drini River, the route reveals the wild beauty of the Albanian Alps. We will have the opportunity to take numerous pictures of unique views of the beautiful surrounding landscape and the lake. Enjoy the banks of the Shala River. The high and craggy mountains present to the visitors a fantastic festival of colors in every season. Its forests, river and creeks, flowers, characteristic dwellings, and the hospitality of its people make it an ideal place to visit.  Drive back and overnight in Tirana at Livia Hotel 3* or similar. (B)

Day 4 : Airport Transfer.-(20 Km)
Location: Tirana International Airport
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast

Airport Transfer as per flight itinerary.

What's Included

  • Hotel: Accommodation 3* hotels on double occupancy in good locations of respective cities/places.Transportation: Air Conditioned modern van/minibus/bus and other transportation listed in itinerary.Breakfast: Daily breakfast. All other meals not listed are at your expense.Tour Leader/ Manager: Tour Leader/Manager in English language as per itinerary

What's Not Included

  • Admission/entry Fees: Entry fees prices are subject to change without prior notice.If you would like to join the optional activities, please pay the fee in cash to the tour guide. The tour guide will arrange the tickets for the group. Travel insurance, visa fees (if applicable)Koman Lake Ferry TicketsAudio guide equipment 7 EUR / person / dayDeclaration for travel services (if applicable)Any charges for additional itinerary are not listed in itineraryA mandatory service fee for tour guide/bus driver (min. 5-7 Euro /day per person).Excess baggage charges from AirlinesPersonal expenses such as room service, telephone, laundry service chargesLosses or additional expenses: The Company will accept no responsibilities for losses or additional expenses due to accidents.Local Guides SupplementLunch and Dinner charges (if applicable)Everything not mentioned in “Inclusions”

Please Note

€87 single supplement

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Reviews of this Operator

meir shabtai mazar (Google Reviewer)  

as a 50 years experience...

05-Sep-2019

as a 50 years experience as guide myself i can said that the 7 days of tour in Albania was orgenized perfectly by the travl company was perfect. the guide Dashi did more then we could expect to introduce his country to us.. the cost more then fair.

Jawad Mohammed (Google Reviewer)  

I visited Albania, Montenegro, Kosovo...

13-Aug-2019

I visited Albania, Montenegro, Kosovo and the Republic of North Macedonia with this company. We had a wonderful time and a trip full of adventure and beautiful memories. Before the visit, I had a lot of doubt about the safety and the tourism potential of those countries compared to other countries that I visited in western, northern, central and eastern Europe. I started contacting a number of tour agencies in the Balkan region for the arrangements. The moment I dealt with Albania Explorer, I felt very comfortable because of their professional dealing and prompt responses. Moreover, their price was reasonable and competitive compared to other agencies. All the arrangements were perfect. Ms.Alma, the booking/ arrangements manager was very helpful. In addition, the tour guide and driver, Mr. Stive, was very professional, friendly and knowledgeable about all the countries we visited with him. Moreover, we found all the above mentioned countries to be very charming, safe and full of tourist attractions and places worth visiting. I highly recommend dealing with this agency for visiting Albania and the surrounding Balkan countries. You can rely on their professionalism and expertise to have an unforgettable trip

Karmen Louis  

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23-May-2020

Albania Explorer helped me during my trip to Albania. Being an outsider, this place was unknown for me. But they helped me very well and made my trip awesome. Thanks.

Ziad S. Abdul Majid (Google Reviewer)  

I recently used Albania Explorer...

25-Apr-2023

I recently used Albania Explorer Tour for my vacation and I was blown away by their amazing service! From start to finish, the team was incredibly helpful, knowledgeable, and accommodating. They took the time to listen to my needs and preferences, and created a personalized itinerary that exceeded my expectations. Throughout my trip, everything ran smoothly thanks to the excellent planning and attention to detail. The accommodations were top-notch, the activities were well-organized, and the guides were friendly and informative. Overall, I had an unforgettable experience thanks to Albania Explorer Tour and I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a stress-free and enjoyable vacation. Thank you to the entire team for their exceptional service!

Allison Ford (Google Reviewer)  

I booked Albania explorer’s Dajti...

22-Jun-2023

I booked Albania explorer’s Dajti cable care experience and had the loveliest time! Maybe not for people who are scared of heights but also a good opportunity to conquer that fear! Edmond was our tour guide and he was such a delight! He made us feel very comfortable and cared for, he really went above and beyond! Edmond also had a lot of knowledge and personable stories to share, I would recommend him and this company to anybody visiting Albania / Balkan region!

Sam Parkin  

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15-Apr-2021

It was great experience to travel in Albania. This is my second trip of albania with this agency and its wonderful.

JULIE MUNDAY (Google Reviewer)  

We went on the 7...

15-Apr-2022

We went on the 7 day Illyrian Route tour in April 2022. From the start the communication with the company was excellent. They were quick to respond and very helpful. We were fully expecting to join a small group tour but when we were picked up we found out it was just us two and our excellent guide Saimir. We were very lucky to have such an informative and friendly guide and to enjoy such a personal tour. We would never have been able to discover so much of this beautiful country by ourselves. We saw so much and were able to visit places you just couldn’t reach by public transport. The tour was a good pace and we were able to be flexible with times for setting off every day and we had time to ourselves in each place in the evenings. We learnt so much about the history and culture of Albania and have Saimir to thank for this. The hotels varied between traditional and modern but most also had a great buffet breakfast. The food in Albania is excellent and we ate very well. I would definitely recommend this tour to others and also Saimir as a very friendly, helpful and informative guide.

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