Albania – Divine history, great people

5 Days

Unveil the hidden gem of Albania, where natural wonders and rich history converge. From the breathtaking Albanian Riviera to the majestic Albanian Alps, explore diverse landscapes that will leave you in awe. Immerse yourself in the warmth of Albanian hospitality, indulge in delectable cuisine, and discover a land of endless adventures. Albania awaits, ready to captivate your senses.

Itinerary

Day 1 :
Tirana

Upon arrival at Tirana airport, transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Tirana

Breakfast
Hotel

After breakfast, trip to Kruja, a medieval town near Tirana which is located on the slope of a mountain. Visit the majestic city castle.

Afterwards, we continue to Durres, an ancient city and the most important seaport in Albania. Visit the Amphitheatre, the biggest on the Balkan Peninsula with a rare wall mosaic, which belongs to the 2nd century A.D., ancient public baths and much more.

Overnight: Durres

Breakfast
Hotel

After breakfast, we will travel to Vlora, a coastal city which is located in the Southwestern part of Albania. Vlora is one of the major cities as well as an important seaport and tourist destination. On our way along the seashore to Saranda you can visit the castle of Porto Palermo situated near Himara.

Overnight: Saranda

Breakfast
Hotel

After breakfast, we depart to Butrint. Visit the old amphitheatre, the temple of Aesculapius, the baptistery and the ancient city walls. Continue to Berat.

Berat is one of the most beautiful towns in Albania. Time to explore it with a local guide.

Overnight: Berat

Breakfast
Hotel

After breakfast, drive back to Tirana and enjoy sightseeing tour. Visit the Skanderberg Square, the National Museum of Tirana, E’them Bey mosque, Clock Tower and much more. In the afternoon, transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

FAQs

When is the best time to visit Albania?

The best time to visit Albania depends on personal preferences and the activities you plan to engage in. Generally, the most popular time to visit is during the spring (April to June) and autumn (September to October) seasons. During these months, the weather is mild, with comfortable temperatures and less rainfall. It’s an ideal time for exploring cities, cultural sites, and enjoying outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, and exploring national parks.

Summer (July to August) is also a popular time to visit, especially for beach lovers. The coastal areas, such as Saranda, Vlora, and Durres, offer warm weather and opportunities for swimming and sunbathing. However, keep in mind that it can get crowded during peak summer months, and prices may be higher.

Winter (December to February) can be a good time to visit if you enjoy winter sports like skiing. The Albanian Alps offer beautiful ski resorts, such as Brezovica and Dardha, where you can enjoy skiing, snowboarding, and other winter activities.

Ultimately, the best time to visit Albania depends on your interests and what you hope to experience during your trip. Consider the specific activities and regions you plan to visit, as well as your weather preferences, to choose the most suitable time for your visit.

Is Albania a safe country for travel?

Albania is generally considered a safe country for travel. Like any destination, it is important to exercise caution and follow common-sense safety practices. Here are a few key points to keep in mind:

Low Crime Rates: Albania has relatively low crime rates, and violent crime is rare. However, as in any destination, it is advisable to take precautions against petty theft, such as keeping your belongings secure and being aware of your surroundings in crowded areas.

Transportation Safety: When using public transportation or driving, it is important to follow traffic rules and exercise caution. Road conditions may vary, especially in rural areas, so it’s essential to drive carefully.

Natural Hazards: Albania is prone to earthquakes, especially in the western part of the country. While the likelihood of experiencing an earthquake as a traveler is low, it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with safety protocols and follow any instructions provided by local authorities in case of an emergency.

Scams and Tourist Targeting: As with any popular tourist destination, be cautious of common scams or instances of overcharging, particularly in busy tourist areas. Use reputable services and be aware of your belongings to avoid any potential issues.

It’s always a good idea to stay informed about the current situation in any country you plan to visit. Before your trip, you can consult the latest travel advisories and guidelines provided by your country’s government or relevant authorities.

Overall, with proper precautions and awareness, Albania can be a safe and enjoyable destination for travelers.

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