Surprising Albania

Surprising Albania

Surprising Albania
8 days – 7 nights
Kruja, Tirana, Durres, Berat, Apollonia, Vlora, Butrint, Saranda, Girokaster, Korca, Pogradec, Elbasan
Discovery, Culture, History
This program may be operated for individuals or for groups
This is a suggested itinerary

Day 1: Tirana, Kruja
You’ll be welcomed by our representative upon arrival at Tirana airport and driven to Kruja, on Albania’s west coast. This medieval city leaning against the cliff is nicknamed the "balcony of the Adriatic" by its inhabitants. Depending on your flight schedule, discover the city with its cobbled, narrow and winding streets. Visit the recently restored castle and its museum which reveals the story of glorious battles, an essential and fascinating chapter in medieval Albanian history. Stroll through the traditional bazaar to discover local crafts. It is one of the best places in the country to buy souvenirs. [D]

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Tour includes
  • Round-trip airfare USA-Vienna-Tirana
  • Arrival and departure Transfers
  • 7 nights’ accommodation in First Class hotels:
    • Kruja 1 nights
    • Durres 1 night
    • Vlora 1 night
    • Saranda 1 night
    • Gjirokaster 1 night
    • Korca 1 night
    • Tirana 1 night
  • Meals:
    • Breakfast daily
    • 6 lunches
    • 6 dinners
    • Drink during meals (glass of wine, beer, soda or water)
  • Tour old Tirana & Blloku
  • Berat Castle
  • Apollonia Greek Ruins
  • Butrint archeological site
  • Saranda Castle
  • Gjirokaster historic town
  • Korca beer tasting
  • Elbasan Citadel-Fortress
  • Meeting with an Albanian family
  • Lunch at a fish farm
  • Entrance fees for sites visited
  • A/ C vehicle throughout the tour
  • English-speaking guide throughout the tour
  • English-speaking guide throughout the tour
  • Tourist promotion and hotel service taxes
Not included in tour
  • Any taxes related to airfares or airports
  • Meals not mentioned under inclusions
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visas
  • Tips to guides or drivers
  • Expenses of a personal nature
  • Any item not mentioned as “Included”


Category Hotel Name Tripadvisor
First Class
Kruja Hotel Kruja 4
Durres Hôtel Arvi 4
Vlore Patner Hotel 4
Saranda Hotel Brilant 4
Gjirokaster Kerculla Resort 5
Korca Life Gallery Hotel 4.5
Tirana Prestige Hotel 4.5
Hotel will be confirmed at time of booking

From: $1,255 including airfare
Add-ons available from all US gateways.
Prices are per person and may change without notice
These programs can be customized for individuals and for groups
Changes to this program may be requested by phone (1855-55-TOURS) or using the web FIT Quote Request
  • Airfare
We also be glad to add the necessary airfare from your gateway so you take advantage of our special discounted leisure fares
  • Program
You may add or remove;
    • Trip days
    • Cities and sites
    • Meals
  • Other options
    • The program was designed with private services, however, we may substitute shared sightseeing where available
    • If you prefer deluxe services we may operate this program including private driver, private guide and concierge service.
  • Quotation
Once we have designed the program the way you want we'll give you a quote within 2 business days.
Tour Code: AL01TIA21VT

  • Lunches and dinners can be arranged for individuals, families and groups at top restaurants or any restaurant requested by you.
  • We can revise the itinerary to spend more time and provide more depth in those areas that you are interested on.
  • Any other changes to the itinerary will be accommodated depending on the facilities available in the area.

Group Quotations
  • If you wish to use these programs for your group or as the basis for a customized journey please either call us (1-855-55-TOURS or use the web Group Quote Request.
  • In either case our specialists will work with to refine all the details and they will get you a quote with 2 business days. Quotes may be obtained for the air and land portions of just for the lad journey.
  • Booking both air and land with us will represent savings for you because of our buying power and longtime relationship with the airlines.
  • We will also may have the choice between regular fares and special leisure fares not available to the public.