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Tirana: 4-Day Albanian Heritage Highlights Trip

Activity provider: GoodAlbania

Tirana: 4-Day Albanian Heritage Highlights Trip

Activity provider: GoodAlbania

From US$ 665.83 per person

Get a taste of Albanian food, history, and culture on 4-day guided tour. Discover some of the top attractions and UNESCO Heritage sites in Berat, Gjirokastra, and Butrint.

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Duration 4 days
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
Italian, English
Pickup included
Pickup from your hotel in Tirana or Durres, or from the arrivals area of Tirana Rinas airport.
Private group


96 hours
  • Tirana

  • Durres (coffee, guided tour, walk)

  • Berat (lunch, guided tour)

  • Berat (breakfast)

  • Gjirokaster (lunch, guided tour)

  • Skenduli House (guided tour)

  • The Blue Eye, Muzinë (sightseeing)

  • Butrint National Park (guided tour)

  • Ksamil (lunch)

  • Lekursi Castle (sightseeing)

  • Sarandë (breakfast)

  • Vlore (guided tour)

  • Llogara National Park (lunch)

  • Tirana

Pickup included
Main stop
Other stop
  • Get a taste of Albanian culture, history, and food
  • Visit Berat Castle and the "city of a thousand windows"
  • Explore the winding cobble streets, historic houses, and Ottoman Bazaar in Gjirokaster
  • Marvel at 2,500 years of history in Butrint
  • Immerse yourself in nature during lunch at Llogara National Park
Full description
Explore Albania's top attractions in the hands of an expert tour director during a 4-day, 3-night sightseeing tour. Sample authentic Albanian food and visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as Berat, Gjirokastra, and Butrint. Day 1: Durres and Berat Start the tour with a hotel or airport pickup in Tirana and head to Durres for a short guided walking tour and coffee break. Alternatively, you can start with a hotel pickup in Durres. Transfer to Berat, the "city of a thousand windows." Get settled in your picturesque hotel before enjoying lunch in a restaurant with city views. In the afternoon, follow your expert local guide on a guided tour of this fascinating city. Visit Berat Castle/Citadel and explore the upper town with churches, mosques, and 27 watchtowers packed inside its walls. Admire the Ottoman houses, where people still live as they have done for centuries. In the evening, your tour director will guide you to the best restaurants to sample Berat’s typical dishes. Day 2: Gjirokaster After breakfast, admire small villages during your transfer to Gjirokaster. Once you arrive in this “city of a thousand steps,” settle into your hotel before heading for lunch in a small local restaurant for a taste of the city’s authentic dishes. Next, visit Skenduli House, the best-preserved Ottoman house in the old city of Gjirokaster. Hear about its past from your local guide and the house’s owner, a descendant of the Skenduli family. Then, soak up the castle's rich history and enjoy the view of the “city of stone” from above. Explore the Ottoman Bazaar and historic wooden houses before visiting the Gjirokaster Obelisk dedicated to the town's first school. Enjoy its 360º views. Spend a relaxing evening in the streets of Gjirokaster. Day 3: “Blue Eye” and Butrint Travel to the “Blue Eye” spring. Admire the shades of blue and surrounding nature before heading to Butrint. There, marvel at 2,500 years of history on a guided tour with a local guide. See the highlights, such as the amphitheater, castle, churches, and Lion Gate. Drive to Ksamil and enjoy lunch by the lake at the Mussel House. Spend your afternoon in Ksamil before heading to Saranda via Lekursi Castle, which overlooks the city. Day 4: Llogara National Park and Vlore Transfer to the city of Vlore via Ali Pasha Castle, which you will explore with your tour director. Marvel at the architecture and listen to entertaining legends about the man who built it, Ali Pasha of Tepelenë. Head to the Llogara “balcony” for a stunning view of the South Coast beaches before indulging in lunch at Llogara National Park surrounded by pine trees and a fresh mountain breeze. Visit the city of Vlore, the hometown of the Albanian nationalist movement, in the afternoon. See sights such as Flag Square with its Independence Monument right in the center, the Muradie Mosque, and Vlore Lungomare. After you have explored Vlore, you will get transferred back to Tirana.
  • 3 nights in handpicked hotels
  • Breakfast daily
  • 4 three-course lunches with beer or wine
  • 3 guided sightseeing tours
  • Select museum entrance fees
  • Expert tour director and local guides
  • Private deluxe motor coach
  • Anything else not mentioned in inclusions
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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  • Comfortable shoes
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The tour is definitely to be recommended! Interesting destinations including characteristic villages that can hardly be reached and visited optimally with your own or local means. Note on the organization of the trip: they moved and reorganized the stages of the tour in advance to meet our need to end the trip in a different destination from the one planned (we basically left as a group of 7 friends). Mimi, our guide (from 110 and praise!), Told us many curiosities about the history of Albania and tried to satisfy us as much as possible by giving us a truly unique experience. Happy tour future travelers !!

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August 20, 2022

Product ID: 331451