- Day 1
Tirana – Durres – Vlora
Meet and assist with the guide at the meeting point. Have a short, walking tour in the main city center with your tour guide. You will visit the main sites, starting from; Skanderbeg square to the mainboulevard and the administrative areas. You will spend in Tirana around 2 hours and then you will depart to Durres.
On the way to the Amphitheater, the visitor cannot miss the City Walls, built-in blocks that have managed to survive until this
very day. Those who have governed the city throughout the ages have left their mark on the way the surrounding walls were used as, ultimately, they were a security system that protected the city from various conquests throughout history. The massive walls seen today were built by Anastasius I, the Byzantine emperor of the 4th century A.D, who defended the city from invaders. The walls’ original height of 18 meters and considerable breadth provided an advantage against enemies of the time.
Later, it was emperor Justinian who reinforced the surrounding walls by placing small observation towers above them (optional is Archeological site of Apollonia if the guests are more interested in History)
Have lunch in Durres and depart to vlora
Vlora was the first capital in Albania and also the city where was declared the independence of Albania in 1912. You will have the chance to visit the waterfront and the square of the flag, the
museum of the independence with the assist of the guide.
You will have your own free time for relaxation near the Adriatic Sea and dinner on your own. Your guide will suggest you the best restaurants because he knows very well this region! Let him
lead you to this wonderful tour.
Dinner and Overnight in Vlora.
- Day 2
Vlora – National Park of Llogara – Himara
- After breakfast, start your morning with a walk along the beach. After that you will depart to the National Park of llogara, which is 1 hour away from Vlora. Driving by the Adriatic seaside will be an amazing experience. After driving you will go up in the mountain that is nearby the seashore. Arrival in Llogara and have lunch first. After lunch there is a possibility to walk in the National Park trails.
After lunch and Free time in the national park you will continu the trip to the Albanian Riviera.
Arrival in Himara and overnight
- Day 3
Enjoy the Ionian seaside and Visit the Ali pasha castle and Saranda
- After breakfast meet the driver and your guide at the entrance of hotel and depart to the saranda
You will enjoy this amazing, panoramic view from the mountain to the Ionian seaside. Arrival on the beach of Drimadhes by relaxing near Ionian Sea.
Visit the picturesque Gulf of Porto Palermo and the small castle built by Ali Pasha Tepelena on an attractive island, built in 1807 -1808. Himara, Qeparo and Borsh are traditional villages known for the cultivation of citrus fruits and where the olives’ landscapes, combined with the charming villages.
Arrival in Saranda and optional is visiting of Butrinti National Park : (Butrint in Albanian) from ancient Greek was an ancient ,Greek city and later Roman and a bishopric in Epirus. Inhabited since prehistoric times, Buthrotum was a city of the Greek ,Chaonian tribe, later a Roman colony and a bishopric. It went into decline at the end of Antiquity, before being abandoned in the Middle Ages after a major earthquake flooded most of the city .
Dinner and overnight in Saranda.
- Day 4
Saranda – Gjirokastra – Berat
Leave the hotel and drive to the ancient town of Gjirokstra . Arrival in Gjirokastra and you will the the history of Albania. The historic site in Gjirokastra, the “Neck of the Bazaar”, makes up the center of the Old Town but what were once artisanal workshops are today mainly tourist souvenir shops. There are a couple of stone carvers left at the top end of the bazaar. Before dinner time you will have free time in the bazaar. visit:Interior: Gjirokastra castle, Skendulaj fortress Gjirokastra house, part of which has been transformed into a political prison for dissidents of the regime and the weapons museum. Visit the Ethnographic Museum, which is also the house in which the Albanian dictator was born, as well as a 300-year-old house next door, where the greatness of Gjirokastra’s master builders can be seen. After visit have some free and lunch. Transfer to Berat
Arrival in Berat and free time in the old Town
- Day 5
Berat – Karavastas nationa park – Tirana
After Brekafast Leave the hotel and start the visit of Berat Built-in 1797, this museum was a cathedral and is situated at the highest altitude of the Berat Castle, though it can be a little difficult to find. While the Ottomans were Muslim, they allowed Christians to continue practicing their faith and build churches, though not very visibly. Arrival in Berat and start the sightseeing of the old town in the castle: The city’s life began in the 6th-5th century B.C. as an Illyrian settlement. Later, in the 3rd century B.C., it was turned into a castle city known as Antipatrea. Inside the castle, they built churches with valuable frescoes and icons, and also a calligraphy school. Uniquely today, residents still live inside of the castle walls. The three major neighborhoods of the old city
are Mangalemi, Gorica, and Kala, where the castle itself is located.Arrival in Berat and free time in the old Town. After Visit of Berat depart to the national Park of karavastas: The park attracts more and more visitors every year thanks to the numerous investments that have been made in recent years, such as the pedestrian street or the famous 36-meter high wooden tower (13 floors), which offers a 360-degree panorama over the entire park.
About 230 different species of birds populate the area of the park that embraces the lagoons of “Karavasta,” “Godulla,” “Godulla” and “Pishës e Spiaxho.” The most popular is undoubtedly the curly pelican, a species considered endangered.
About 5% of the entire world population of the ‘curly pelican’ species is found in the Karavasta lagoon, which the 1994 Ramsar Convention protected. Unfortunately, only a few dozen total “curly pelicans” have survived despite this due to illegal hunting in recent years.
After visit and Lunch depart to Tirana and Ending our Tour