Albania's Cultural & Religious Treasures

  • Location: Albania
  • Capacity: 1
  • Class: Economy
  • Availability: Yes
  • Tour Customizable: Yes

 

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Albania's Cultural & Religious Treasures

Description:
Albania's Cultural & Religious Treasures is the tour who includes this cities:
Tirana - Kruja - Durres - Berrat - Apollonia - Vlora - Himare - Saranda - Gjirokastra - Tepelene - Permet - Korce - Pogradec - Elbasan
This tour gives you the possibility to touch some of the most beautiful Albanian beauties, such as: many National parks, World Heritage sights protected by UNESCO, experiencing the local life style, visiting the handicraft workshops around the country, tasting national cuisine and many other beautiful things.
Albania is yours to discover, during the tour you will have a lot of relaxing moments and free time so anyone may spent time as desires. Lovely landscapes and the typical Mediterranean clime will create enormous positive emotions to each participant of the tour.




Day 1 Arrival
Morning:
Group is welcomed at the airport in Tirana
Bus or minibus, brings the participants to the hotel
Afternoon:
Free time
Dinner
Accommodation in Tirana


Day 2 Tirana capital of the Albanians
Morning:
Driving in center of Tirana
Visit to Et'Hem Bej MosqueNearby
Visit Tirana's Clock Tower
Walking tour
Justinian castle near the center of Tirana
Lunch
Afternoon:
Walking at the ex-block area where the villas of the Albanian communist leaders are still standing alongside trendy boutiques, active pubs and expensive jewelry shops.
Dinner will be in a nice restaurant at the ex-block area
Accommodation in Tirana

Day 3 Kruja, heart of the Albanian resistance during the period Ottoman empire
Morning:
Religious Tyrbe of Bektashi religion
Sacred place called Sarisalltik on the mountine “Top of Light”
Visit Scanderbeg's museum within the castle and the ethnographic museum.
Visit to a traditional carpet workshop,
Visit Kruja's bazaar, one of the biggest and riches in souvenirs and antiques in Albania
Lunch, delicious Albanian cuisine
Afternoon:
Transfer to Durres, the historical capital of Albania (1276 - 1920)
Visit at one of the largest amphitheaters in the Balkans located within the walls of the castle
Visit to the archaeological museum will give us a comprehensive view about the history of this ancient town
Coffee break near the sea
Dinner
Life Albanian music
Accommodation in Durres

Day 4 Berrat, a UNESCO World Heritage, City of one by one windows
Morning:
Visit in a local winery,  to sample some good Albanian wines
4th century BC castle where we will admire the Byzantine era icons in the Onufri Icon Gallery
Cathedral of the old town
Visit Mangalemi neighborhood
Lunch
Afternoon:
Drive through the oil fields, towards the archaeological site of Apollonia,
Visit the Odeon, the Pritaneon, the temple of Diana, the monastery next to the site, which is built with marble and stone taken from the temple and the old theatre
Dinner, seafood
Life folkloric music, orchestra with traditional costumes called polyphony, World Heritage UNESCO
Accommodation

Day 5 Vlora, coast city, Sunset in Saranda
Morning:
Mosque Muradie
Beautiful transfer along the coast of bay of Vlora, through the Coldwater tunnel,
Radhima
Climb up to 1100 meters above sea level through National Park of Llogara
Coffee and photo-shooting stop, on a cliff overlooking the Ionian Sea
Corfu Island and the Albanian Riviera
Drive down to sea level on the "Strada Bianca" road
Visit a local family in the village of Dhermi where we enjoy a taste of raki and local deserts
Drive south through the seven villages of the Himara region
Himara, short coffee or snack break by the sea
Borsh
Lunch
Afternoon:
Transfer to Saranda
Dinner
Accommodation in Saranda


Day 6 Ancient city of Butrint, established by Enea, who escaped form Troje
Ancient city of Butrint a UNESCO World Heritage
The theatre
Temple of Asclepeon
Baptisteries
Gymnasium
Aqueduct
The largest Basilica in south Albania
Castle on top of the town
Museum with original artifacts discovered during the excavations
Lunch
Afternoon:
Dinner
Accommodation in Saranda

Day 7 Gjirokastra City of Stone
Morning:
Taking direction east towards the town of Gjirokastra a UNESCO World Heritage
Visit the 8th century Mesopotami church and the Blue Eye Spring
Lunch
Meeting with some local people (on the way)
Afternoon:
Gjirokastra castle
Museum
Visit the ethnographic museum
Old bazaar
Dinner
Accommodation
Day 8 National park of Germeni, Permet, Voskopoje ancient city of painter Onufri known for its strong and special red color in its paintings
Morning:
Castle of Tepelena (castle of Ali Pasha), visited by Lord Byron
Drive through the Vjosa canyon
Visit Permet
Lunch
National park of Germeni
Voskopoje located at 1160 meters above see level
In its glory days (1730-1760), it is said that Voskopoja had a population surpassing 60,000 and was the second most important city of the Balkans
Visit some of the most beautiful orthodox churches in Albania
Dinner
Accommodation in Voskopoje

Day 9 Pogradec romantic city, Ohrid lake, Lin beautiful village
Morning:
Town of Pogradec
Ohrid lake
Archaeological site of Lin where an old mosaic about wine has been discovered
Drive towards Elbasan
Castle
Lunch
Afternoon:
Transfer to Durres
Dinner
Live Albanian music
Accommodation in Durres

Day 10 End of the tour

Transfer to Tirana international airport

 

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