This tour is suitable for those travelers residing in Corfu during the summer period. The tour starts in Saranda where the tour leaders will welcome the group.
This is a nice tour if you like agriculturist farms, food tours and cultural exploration in Albania.You will enjoy the view of UNESCO towns.
You will learn amazing things about the Land of Eagles and why we call in that name out country.
Day 1: Sarandë –Gjirokastra –Përmet
The tour starts at Saranda port where you will be met by the local guide who will escort you in Albania throughout the trip. Travel to Gjirokastra enlisted in the Unesco Heritage Sites. On the way we will make a short break to the Blue Eye water springs . In Gjirokastra we visit the castle of Gjirokastra and Ethnographic Museum. The journey continues to Permet called as well as the city of flowers, through the beautiful Kelcyra canyon. Organized traditional dinner in Përmet.
Day 2: Përmet –Ersekë –Korçë
Breakfast in Përmet. Today we travelthrough Ersekë and the Gërmenj Park were will have a picnic lunch. In the afternoon we reach Korçë where we visit the city center, Mirahori Mosque and Icon’s Museum. Dinner in Korca
Day 3: Korçë –Elbasan –Tiranë
Today we travel toward Elbasan and visitthe medieval castle dating back to the 15th century. There we visit the castle, King Mosque and Saint Mary church. Lunch is organized as well inside the castle. After lunch we travel to Tirana where upon arrival we visit the Scanderbeg square, Et’hem Bey Mosque, National History Museum and the Boulevard.
Day 4. Tiranë –Krujë –Marikaj –Berat
Breakfast in Tirana. Today we visit Kruja, the castle and Scanderbeg Museum. Kruja was the most important town for the Albanians during the 15th century which withstood successfully to at least 3 major sieges by the Ottoman Empire. The museum we will visit, is dedicated to the Albanian medieval hero Gjergj Kastrioti or ‘Scanderbeg’. He is considered the most important figure for all the Albanians wherever they live. Lunch will be in the agritourist center of Marikaj where will experience the true Albanian hospitality. Arrival in Berat, a city protected by UNESCO. In the afternoon we walk through Mangalem and Gorica neighborhoods to finish in grandeur with a photo shooting of Mangalem quarter by night.
Day 5. Berat –Ardenicë –Llogora
In the morning we visit the castle of Berat. Lunch in the castle of Berat. We continue traveling to Ardenica monastery, the place where our National Hero Scanderbeg was married in the 15th century.We visit the castle and Onufri museum. Next stop is Vlora where we learn about the important role it played in 1912 as the city of Albanian Independence from the Ottoman Empire. In the afternoon we reach the National Park of Llogara were will beaccommodated.
Day 6. Llogora –Porto Palermo –Borsh –SarandaBreakfast in Llogara.
Today we travel along the Albanian Riviera, a hidden gem in the Ionian Coast. As we go through we will stop to along the way and visit the Castle of Ali Pasha Tepelena. The castle has a beautiful strategic location along the coast. Reconstructed by a prominent Albanian ruler of Southern Albania and Northern Greece during the 18-19 century it served as a residential area and a fort for a long time. We continue toward the picturesque village of Borsh where will have lunch. After this relaxing time we head to the city of Saranda.
- What To Expect- Visit the UNESCO Towns of Berat and Gjirokastra.
- Enjoy delicious Albanian dishes and learn about the Albanian Culinary Traditions.
- Learn about the history and culture of the Albanians
- What Is Included- Accommodation in a 3 or 4 star hotel, BB services, 6 nights
- 6 lunches
- 6 dinners
- Transportation for 6 days
- Museum and archaeological centers fees
- Assistance by our agency
- What Is Not Included- 110 euro per single supplement
- Transfers (boat trip) from Corfu to Saranda port
- Everything else that is not mentioned above
- Gratuities (optional)