Highlights of Albania

From £649 for 10 days
Trip Overview

Albania is a fascinating, little known Mediterranean country situated just north of mainland Greece with an incredible history set impressively against a wild and rugged landscape. Past civilisations have each left their mark, mainly the Romans and Byzantines, which we see in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Butrint and the famous Berat Fortress, but the real highlight is the warm hospitality received all over this wonderfully undiscovered country.

Essential Info
Starts: Tirana
Ends: Krujë
Ages: Min 16
Theme: Discovery
Trip Code: EAVL
Activity Level:     
Countries visited: Albania
What's Included

Meals

All breakfasts and 1 lunch are included

Transport

Travel by private busSome long drives on windy poorly maintained roads

Accommodation

9 nights 3-star hotels/pensions, with en suite rooms

Trip Highlights

•   Enjoy wild landscapes in this undiscovered country

•   Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Butrint, Berat Fortress and Gjirokastra

•   Discover historical monuments including Durrës Amphitheatre and Korce Church

•   Journey through the beautiful Albanian Riviera

Dates & Availability
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Price GBP
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11th March 2018
20th March 2018
Tirana - Krujë
£649pp 
Good
25th March 2018
3rd April 2018
Tirana - Krujë
£649pp 
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Good
15th April 2018
24th April 2018
Tirana - Krujë
£749pp 
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Good
6th May 2018
15th May 2018
Tirana - Krujë
£749pp 
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Good
20th May 2018
29th May 2018
Tirana - Krujë
£749pp 
Good
17th June 2018
26th June 2018
Tirana - Krujë
£749pp 
Good
1st July 2018
10th July 2018
Tirana - Krujë
£779pp 
Good
22nd July 2018
31st July 2018
Tirana - Krujë
£799pp 
Good
12th August 2018
21st August 2018
Tirana - Krujë
£799pp 
Good
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Itinerary & Notes
For those not travelling on the group flights the tour starts at our hotel in Tirana, Albania's capital. This afternoon we'll have an orientation tour of the colourful streets of Tirana, which was made the capital of Albania in just 1920. We'll drive to the main sites, stopping to visit the impressive National History Museum, the facade of which is adorned with a gigantic mosaic known as, 'The Albanians'. This is one of the finest examples of late Albanian Socialist Realism in the country, depicting the resilience of the people in their fight against invasion and occupation throughout the centuries, and dominates Skanderbeg Square. The exhibits within the museum give great insight into Albania's intriguing past and recent history up to the present day. We also explore an area known as Blloku on foot, where villas were once occupied by members of The Politburo (former leading sect of the Party of Labour of Albania) but which is now the lively centre of Tirana's nightlight where trendy bars, cafés, and fashionable clubs can be found.
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