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Highlights of Albania

From £779 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 left their mark, mainly the Romans and Byzantines, which we see at 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


All breakfasts and 1 lunch included


9 nights hotels with en suite facilities Group normally 6 to 16, plus local leader. Min age 16 yrs


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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Departing: 17th Jun 2018
Returning: 26th Jun 2018
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Departing: 12th Aug 2018
Returning: 21st Aug 2018
4 spaces
Departing: 2nd Sep 2018
Returning: 11th Sep 2018
Availability: Good
Departing: 16th Sep 2018
Returning: 25th Sep 2018
2 spaces
Departing: 23rd Sep 2018
Returning: 2nd Oct 2018
4 spaces
Departing: 7th Oct 2018
Returning: 16th Oct 2018
3 spaces
Departing: 28th Oct 2018
Returning: 6th Nov 2018
Availability: Good
Departing: 10th Mar 2019
Returning: 19th Mar 2019
Availability: Good
Departing: 24th Mar 2019
Returning: 2nd Apr 2019
Availability: Good
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Itinerary & Notes
The tour starts at our hotel in Tirana, Albania’s capital. Those travelling on the group flights will be met at the airport and transferred to our hotel (approx. 20 mins). 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 see the main sites, including the impressive façade of the National History Museum 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 visit Et'hem Bey Mosque, one of the oldest buildings in the city. Closed under communist rule, it reopened as a house of worship in 1991 despite opposition from communist authorities. 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 nightlife where trendy bars, cafés, and fashionable clubs can be found. *Comfortable Hotel*
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