Albania: Cultural Cities & Saranda Beach Stay - 8 Days

Albania: Cultural Cities & Saranda Beach Stay - 8 Days

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Albania: Cultural Cities & Saranda Beach Stay - 8 Days

9 Days Starting and ending in Tirane

Visiting: Tirana, Gjirokastër City, Sarandë, The Blue Eye, Butrint Archaeological Park, Mali i Lekuresit, Saranda Beach, Berat

Tour operator:

Good Albania

Tour code:

ALBE23

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

4 - 12

Physical rating:

Low

Age range:

No range age

Special diets catered:

Halal, Meat, Vegetarians, Vegans, Kosher

Tour operated in:
English
Trip Styles:

Small Group

Activities:

Sightseeing, Snorkeling

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Tour Overview

Take in the rich culture of Albania and its stunning beaches! Experience the relaxed lifestyle and meet friendly locals as you discover the character and history of Albania. Absorb our heritage in ancient Butrint before anchoring on the beaches of lively Saranda.

Highlights

  • Everyday different, stunning, sun-kissed beaches

  • The hypnotic spring of “Blue Eye”, UNESCO’s – Berat & Gjirokaster

  • A stroll through Albanian history in Butrint and Lekursi Castle

  • The fresh seafood in the Southern Coast and mind-relaxing sight in Llogara National Park

  • The Albanian Riviera & the seaside town of Saranda

Places You'll See

Albania: Cultural Cities & Saranda Beach Stay - 8 Days

Albania: Cultural Cities & Saranda Beach Stay - 8 Days

Albania: Cultural Cities & Saranda Beach Stay - 8 Days

Albania: Cultural Cities & Saranda Beach Stay - 8 Days

Albania: Cultural Cities & Saranda Beach Stay - 8 Days

Albania: Cultural Cities & Saranda Beach Stay - 8 Days

Albania: Cultural Cities & Saranda Beach Stay - 8 Days

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Travel Day & Tirana
Location: Tirana, Tirana
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Vila e Arte or Similar
Meals Included: Dinner

Airport pick-up service available throughout the day (included).

Welcome to Albania! Transfer to Tirana and settle into your hotel. For those of you not too tired, there is a guided walking tour of the city center, including Skanderbeg Square, Et’hem Bey Mosque, the Pyramid and the Blloku area.

Then, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers at tonight’s welcome dinner.

Day 2 : Sightseeing Tour Of Gjirokaster (Unesco)
Location: Gjirokastër City
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Hotel Bineri
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Transfer to Gjirokaster to discover the city of “a thousand steps”, driving through small villages.

Step into Skenduli house, the nicest Ottoman tower house and listen to its history and details from the 10th generation of Skenduli family.
Soak up to the rich history of the castle and enjoy the view of the “city of stone” from above.
Pass by the Ottoman Bazaar and historic wooden houses and visit Gjirokastra Obelisk dedicated to the first school of Gjirokastra and enjoy the 360º view from there.
Head out for lunch in a small, local restaurant for a taste of the city’s authentic dishes.
Transfer in Saranda in the late afternoon.

Day 3 : The Blue Eye Spring And Butrint National Park (Unesco)
Location: Sarandë, The Blue Eye, Butrint Archaeological Park, Mali i Lekuresit
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Hotel Titania or similar
Meals Included: Breakfast

In the morning we travel to the Blue Eye and marvel at the spring’s shades of blue and nature around it, before reaching Ksamil.

Travel to Butrint Archaeological Park where a local guide explains 2500 years of history embedded in the Amphitheater, the castle, the churches, and the Lion Gate.
Enjoy free time in the idyllic beach of Ksamil before transfer in Saranda.
On the way to Saranda, stop for coffee-break Lekursi Castle for a view from above of the city of Saranda.

Day 4 : Beach Stay | Day 4 – Day 7
Location: Saranda Beach
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Hotel Titania or similar
Meals Included: Breakfast

Enjoy your beach town in the unspoiled sand backed by rolling hills covered in olive groves, the grilled meats and cold beers.

Excursion options: Jeep Safari, Mussel Tour with a boat, Diving Lessons, Corfu day tour

Day 5 : Beach Stay | Day 4 – Day 7
Location: Sarandë
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Hotel Titania or similar
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Enjoy your beach town in the unspoiled sand backed by rolling hills covered in olive groves, the grilled meats and cold beers.

Excursion options: Jeep Safari, Mussel Tour with a boat, Diving Lessons, Corfu day tour

Day 6 : Beach Stay | Day 4 – Day 7
Location: Sarandë
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Hotel Titania or similar
Meals Included: Breakfast

Enjoy your beach town in the unspoiled sand backed by rolling hills covered in olive groves, the grilled meats and cold beers.

Excursion options: Jeep Safari, Mussel Tour with a boat, Diving Lessons, Corfu day tour

Day 7 : Beach Stay | Day 4 – Day 7
Location: Saranda Beach
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Hotel Titania or similar
Meals Included: Breakfast

Enjoy your beach town in the unspoiled sand backed by rolling hills covered in olive groves, the grilled meats and cold beers.

Excursion options: Jeep Safari, Mussel Tour with a boat, Diving Lessons, Corfu day tour

Day 8 : Tirana Via Berat (Unesco)
Location: Berat
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Vila e Arte or Similar
Meals Included: Breakfast

Transfer to Berat passing through suggestive hills full of olive trees.

Set out for a walking guide through the UNESCO – recognized old town.

Admire the White Mosque, the Holy Trinity Church, Gorica Bridge and the Berati citadel/castle
Enjoy a coffee and raki break inside the castle of Berat
Visit Onufri National Iconographic Museum, built in 1986. The Museum’s name honors the Albanian master painter of the 16th century, Onufri, who is responsible for a rich legacy of iconography in the country. The museum contains an immense collection of one-hundred and seventy-three select objects from Albanian churches and monasteries.
Wander around this pretty town with free time for lunch.
Transfer to Tirana in the late afternoon.

Day 9 : Departure Day
Location: Tirana
Accommodation Name: Hotel Sofo or similar
Meals Included: Breakfast

Please note that the airport drop off is not included on tour. If you want to include this service, you can book it during your reservation.

What's Included

  • Accommodation

    8 nights in handpicked hotels

  • Airport Transfers at Destination

    Pick up

  • Entrance Fees

    4 guided sightseeing tours and select entrance fees

  • Drinks with Meals

    1 bottle of beer/ 1 glass of wine

  • Free Wi-Fi at Accommodation

  • Fully Guided

    Multilingual Tour Director Local guides in the Unesco Heritage Sites

  • Local Taxes

  • Meals – Half Board

    Breakfast daily, 1 Lunch & 1 Dinner

  • Transport

    Private deluxe motor coach

What's Not Included

  • Airport Transfers at Destination

    Drop off

  • Tipping and Gratuities

  • Personal expenses

Optional Extras

  • Pre/Post Tour Accommodation - Double Room

    Pre/Post Tour Accommodation — Double Room

  • Airport Drop off

    Airport drop off at Tirana Airport

  • Pre/Post Tour Accommodation - Single Room

    Pre/Post Tour Accommodation - Single Room

Check out our Q&As

  • Do you require a visa for this holiday?

    No

  • Will passengers from another country be participating in the tour?

    Yes

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    Yes

  • Do you offer group discounts?

    We offer special rates to private groups of 6 or more people.

  • What is the maximum group size?

    12 Travellers

  • Can you assist with pre or post tour accommodation?

    Yes

  • What can I expect for meals on tour? Can you accommodate special meal requirements?

    On tour, included meals typically take place at local restaurants and include three courses served with beer or wine. Food allergies, needs, or preferences shouldn’t keep you from seeing the world. Just notify us of any dietary restrictions when you book and we’ll make sure that your Tour Director is made aware and can provide options for you.

  • Is there a limit to luggage that can be brought on the tour?

    No

  • Will there be an escort accompanying this tour?

    Yes

  • What is the standard of the hotels on this tour?

    3/4 Star Hotel

  • Company Instant Book

    Yes

  • What is the tipping policy?

    Tipping your Tour Leader is encouraged.

  • Is there any free time to explore places during the tour?

    Yes

  • Are flights included in this tour?

    No

  • Do I need a visa to travel to the Balkans?

    Citizens of whom countries enter without a visa but with a valid passport: Andorra, Argentina, Armenia, Australia Austria Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, German, Greece, Netherlands, Hong Kong (China), Hungary, Ireland, Island, Italy, Israel, Japan, Canada, China, Chile, Czech Republic Kosovo, Croatia, Cyprus, Latvia, Liechtenstein

  • What currencies are required for this tour?

    Euro or Local money "LeK"

  • Is the tour coach air conditioned?

    Yes

  • What happens if a group doesn’t make its minimum required number of passengers?

    We guarantee the departure of any group tour with a minimum of two people, though a supplement fee will apply depending on the tour. The max fee applied is of €250 per person.

  • Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    Pick up is included on tour. Drop off is not.

  • Is free Wi-Fi available in the accommodation used?

    Yes

  • When should I make my reservation? Can Good Albania hold a spot on a tour for me?

    If you have your heart set on a certain tour at a certain time (and at its current price), we recommend you make your reservation as early as possible—six months to a year in advance is a good rule of thumb. To reserve a place on most tours, a deposit of €150 per person is required.

  • Is there a supplement for solo travellers?

    Yes

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes

  • Are all the relevant entry visa’s included in the price of the tour?

    Citizens of whom countries enter without a visa but with a valid passport: Andorra, Argentina, Armenia, Australia Austria Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, German, Greece, Netherlands, Hong Kong (China), Hungary, Ireland, Island, Italy, Israel, Japan, Canada, China, Chile, Czech Republic Kosovo, Croatia, Cyprus, Latvia, Liechtenstein

  • Will I know the names and details of all the accommodation before I depart?

    Yes

  • Are vaccinations required for this tour?

    No

  • What is the fitness level required to do this tour?

    Easy

Reviews from Travellers on this Tour

Kethy  

Albania Tour & Beach Stay

03-May-2018

Andi and Rando made sure we did a good amount of hiking and exploring, took us to remote beaches that were beautiful and we had all to ourselves, and overall added to our appreciation and enjoyment of Albania’s natural beauty and culture. This tour was absolutely what I was hoping for!

Francesca  

Albania Tour & Beach Stay

30-Sep-2017

Very good experience! Such an amazing trip. Geri and Rando are the best guides to explore Albania. Was a much more better way to discover the country instead traditional tourism. I saw beautiful places I would never see by my own and it's thanks to...

Stefania  

Tour Mare e Terra

19-Aug-2019

Appena rientrati non vedevamo l'ora di scrivere di loro, del nostro viaggio e di questo popolo incredibile! 12 giorni tra Terra e Mare! Li abbiamo scelti perché erano albanesi doc ma che parlavano italiano ed è stato un giusto mix per andare alla scoperta di luoghi fantastici! Assistiti dal primo all'ultimo giorno anche quando non erano con noi durante il soggiorno mare hanno avuto un pensiero constante attraverso Whatsapp e telefono! Ci hanno portato ovunque macinando km tra montagne e Costa facendoci assaporare cibo locale in posti caratteristici e suggestivi come dove e cosa fare ovunque i nostri occhi si posassero ! Ci hanno consigliato e guidato alla scoperta di un territorio che è ancora all'inizio della sua avventura turistica ma che ce la sta mettendo tutta per accoglierci al meglio e noi dobbiamo solo avere tanta pazienza e spirito di adattamento per capirli e apprezzarli! Sono semplici, non hanno molto ma danno tutto quello che hanno! Ci sono italiani ovunque che si sono legati per varie ragioni all'Albania perché ne hanno compreso il potenziale umano e forse economico! Le guide, i driver e gli accompagnatori tutti sono stati il valore aggiunto di questo paese e noi li ringraziamo per aver reso il nostro viaggio indimenticabile! Stiamo già pensando a quando torneremo e dove tornare a riprendere un pezzo di cuore che abbiamo lasciato lì! Grazie grazie grazie... (Tripadvisor non mi fa aggiungere più di 10 foto e allora farò un elenco dei posti visti durante il Tour!) Nell'ordine:Tirana, ķruja, Scutari, Durazzo, Berat, Valona, parco nazionale di Llogara, Dhermi/Himare, Porto Palermo, Butrinto, Ksamil, Saranda, Occhio Blu, Argicastro, Tirana! Potranno sembrare tante ma visitate con guide esperte del luogo siamo andati dritti alla meta perché solo così vivi l'Albania più autentica!!! Scegliete Good Albania sceglietegli per esplorare l'Albania!!! Stefania e Bruno Campobasso 2019 Italia

Emilie  

Albania Tour & Beach Stay

05-Sep-2018

Such a great and fun trip, truly had the feeling to do a road trip with friends. Rando our guide was fantastic! Highly recommended!

Michelle  

Albania Tour & Beach Stay

28-Jul-2018

Geri our guide was amazing. He went above and beyond to make sure our needs were met. Rando our driver was also excellent. Both of them made my Albanian vacation truly unforgettable.

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