7 days Mix Historical , Local meals, Beaches, Villages sides of Albania

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This tour is an outstanding tour based on tasting traditional foods in south east and central Albania. Visiting the village side of Albania, Lakesides, Seaside and UNESCO Historical towns, mixed with Historical culture, you will get the best experience when it comes to culinary Tradition and History . The main point of this trip will be tasting very nice traditional Meals and experiences one of a kind.
Albania has a variety and mix dishes depending on each region; the dishes are based on pie, cheese milk vegetables, fruits, and meat , seafood. The south east of Albania is very known for Natural and authentic small villages landscapes, archeological sites, castle and old towns, nice scenery , beaches and Mountains.

Included

  • 7 nights` Accommodation in 2 or 3 stars hotels
  • Breakfast daily
  • 3 Dinners
  • 2 Lunches
  • Licensed Guide Included
  • 6 and half Days guided sightseeing tours and select entrance fees
  • Transport and Driver Included

Group Tour

The Total  Price is 1120 euro per person (Minimum of 4 guests) 

Single supplement, 300 euro extra

Apr 21, 2024 € 1120

May 12, 2024 € 1120

May 29, 2024 € 1120

Jun 11, 2024 € 1120

Jun 27, 2024 € 1120

Jul 9, 2024 € 1120

Jul 25, 2024 € 1120

Aug 9, 2024 € 1120

Aug 20, 2024 € 1120

Sep 10, 2024 € 1120

Sep 25, 2024 € 1120

* Single Supplement: To guarantee tour departure even for one participant we require a single supplement of 530 Euros. If other participants join this tour, you will be refunded this full single supplement amount. We organize small groups up to 8 pax. Please contact us if you are a larger group of participants for a quotation.

* Please note that prices are calculated on triple or quadruples room occupancy. Double or single room occupancy is possible on extra charge.

* The Triple/Quadruple room occupancy means you might share the room with other travelers and/or the tour guide (whom could be males or females).

* Single room occupancy is possible on 20 Euros extra charge per night per person.

  • Enjoy Travel and Tours reserves the rights to add other participants in and during the tour program. If you are interested in a private tour please contact us for a quotation.

* On request this tour may also depart from other cities of Albania or neighboring countries such as Kosovo, Montenegro or Macedonia. Please contact us for more information on the extra costs.

* All participants are responsible for having their own health/travel insurance.

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Description

 

  • Day 1: Tiranë – Elbasan – Korca
  • Meet and assist with the guide upon arrival at “Mother Teresa” Airport and transfer to the hotel. After check –out at the hotel departure from the hotel and going sightseeing in Tirana.Visit from the outside: National Historical Museum, Skenderberg Square, the mosque of Ethem Bey built in 1789. Next to the mosque stands the clock tower, 35m high, built in 1830. While walking on the main boulevard you will see the House of Opera, the Town Hall, the buildings of Government, the International Cultural Center as well as other important institutions.

    Leave Tirana city and depart to Tushemisht. The first stop will be in Elbasan city where you visit Elbasan castle. Have a walk in the Elbasan Castle and on the ancient Egnatia street. Stop for a coffee break and depart to Pogradec city.

    Arriving in Tushemisht or Pogradec by lunchtime, which is the small village near the Ohrid Lake. Tushemisht is like a mini version of Venice. Natural springs, the same springs that feed Lake Ohrid, are in and around the village. There are no tourists here. None, even though the village is just a few minutes drive from the main city of Pogradec.

    Inside Tushemisht, canals of spring water pass around, under, and through the houses. Most of the houses here have access to natural spring water, carefully channeled through the village.

    After taking your lunch in Tushemisht (lunch will be tout from the lake which is the traditional dish in this village).

    After you Lunch depart for Korca and start a 1 houre walking tow in the city:

    Korca is called the threshold of Albanian culture. Visit the center of Korca and the Old bazzar  .  After the visit check in the Hotel and have some rest before your free time for your dinner.

    Overnight in Korca

     

  • Day 1: Korca – Voskopoja – Permet
  • Leave the hotel in Korca and depart to Voskopoja Village:The Village of Voskopoja it has been restored in recent years giving it a unique style, in harmony with the surrounding nature, with a runway at the center of its surface. Visitors who appreciate the tranquility and relaxation that the distance to the rest of the resort offers always frequent not only by active people who love nature and sports, but the point also. In this village there is possibility of Cultural Tour and hiking in the hills for exploring.

    Visit the most important Churches in voskopoja and have lunch

    After lunch depart to Permet: The Trip will be in the village side and maintains , passing by to one of a kind scenery and landscapes typical for Albania, Arrival in Kenyon of Langarica and start walking tour and possibility of walking with sandals with bare food in the river of Langarica and its thermal water spring in Benja Village.

    Arrival in Permet city and have some free time for Dinner and relaxation

    Overnight in Permet

     

    Day 3: Përmet – Gjirokastra

  • 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 Traditional House of Skendulaj Family , A museum House, as well as a 300-year-old where the greatness of Gjirokastra’s master builders can be seen.

     

    Overnight in Gjirokastra

    Day 4 Gjirokastra – Saranda , Three island’s of Ksamil

After breakfast, meet the guide and start sightseeing of Gjirokastra There has been a settlement here for 2500 years, though these days it’s the 600 ‘monumental’ Ottoman-era houses in town that attract visitors. For Albanians, the town is also a synonym for former dictator Enver Hoxha, who was born here and ensured the town was relatively well preserved under his rule, though he is not memorialized in any way here today. After the sightseeing of castle and old town you will have some free time for buying souvenirs in the local market.  After the visit Transfer to Saranda. Arrival in saranda and After lunch start of the visit to the archaeological site of Butrint Inside: Butrint (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. Hotel check-in and free time by the sea Saranda is the unofficial capital of the Albanian Riviera, and over the summer months it seems like half of Tirana is moving here to enjoy the lively beach and the lively nightlife along its crowded seaside promenade.

Dinner and overnight in Saranda.

Day 5 Saranda – Llogara national Park – Vlora

After breakfast, departure for Vlora. Drive on the spectacular Albanian Riviera towards Vlora. The Llogara Pass is a high mountain pass within the Ceraunian Mountains along the Albanian Riviera. It connects the Dukat Valley in the north with Himarë in the south. You will have a
short stop for pictures of the amazing Albanian Riviera. Where the Adriatic and the Ionian Seas meet, begins the journey towards the Llogara National Park. The lush forests of pines and oaks are only the beginning of this “mountain of panoramas,” which is beautifully surrounded by numerous mountain ranges and the majestic Ionian Sea.
Located only 40 km southeast of Vlora, the Llogara National Park is one of the most visited natural parks in Albania, home to a rich flora and fauna and some of the most exceptional food in the country. Though the park stays open throughout the year, it is most visited during the summer, as a cooling-off stop and a literal rite of passage to the southern Albanian Riviera. You will pass by the national park and you can have a nice walk or short hike. By the time you will arrive in Vlora you will pass by the waterfront The Monument of Independence is a monument in Vlorë, Albania, dedicated to the Albanian Declaration of Independence and worked by Albanian sculptors, Muntaz Dhrami and Kristaq Rama. It is found in the Flag’s Plaza, near the building where the first Albanian government worked in 1913. You will have one 10 minutes stop on this historical center of Vlora. Zverrneci Island Sitting at 30 meters above sea level, this picturesque island is named after the village of the same name, located about 13 km from the city of Vlora. Famous for its stunning forest of tall pines extending along nine hectares of land, the fairly small island also hosts the well-preserved 13th-century Byzantine Monastery of St. Mary. While Zvërnec is indeed compact in size, at approximately 400 meters in length and 300 meters in width, the island packs a magical experience.

Dinner Menu : Have dinner at Primavera restaurant in Vlora. Menu: The menu is based mostly in seafood, pasta, and rice. The food service is amazing and the food is delicious. The desserts are fantastic. You should try brownies with ice cream and soufflé.

Dinner and Overnight in Vlora

  • Day 6 Vlora – Berati – Tirana

After breakfast and check out you will depart to the National Park of Karavastas. The Karavasta Lagoon (Albanian: Laguna e Karavastasë) is the largest lagoon in Albania and one of the largest in the Mediterranean Sea. The lagoon is situated in the west of Albania and the largest town found near the lagoon is Lushnjë. The lagoon is cut of from the Adriatic Sea by a long sandy bar. The Karavasta lagoon has many pine trees and small sandy islands. The lagoon is famous for the rare Dalmatian Pelican which nests there: In fact, 5% of the world’s population of this type of pelican is found in this lagoon.
The Karavasta Lagoon is within the List of Ramsar wetlands of international importance and part of the Divjake-Karavasta National Park. There is a Mediterranian Pine Forest near the Karavasta lagoon, and it contains one of the most interesting faunas of the country. Divjakë-Karavasta area provides the special conditions for accommodation of a number of plant communities and animal species,
among which many of them are at risk of extinction in the world such as Pelican (Pelecanus Crispus Bruch).
After the visit and typical lunch in the National Park you will depart to Tirana. Dinner and overnight in Tirana. Your gastronomic itinerary for day 7 Lunch: Have lunch at Pelikan restaurant. The restaurant and hotel is very nice. The staff is friendly and very polite. The seafood its great. I suggest trying it. The rooms are wonderful. Comfortable rooms. The place is good for photo.

Dinner: Traditional Last dinner in Tirana

Dinner and overnight in Tirana

  • Day 7 Tour of Tirana Transfer to “Mother Teresa” Airport.

Last day of the Tour you can enjoy the city of Tirana Here we will visit the national Historic Museum; the Mosque of Ethem Bey built in 1789 and Tirana’s historic Clock Tower. You will see the along the main road the
Opera House, the Town Hall and Government buildings. Free sightseeing around the city.

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Additional information

Level

Begginer

Tour type

Culinary Tour

Nights

7 Nights

Accomodation

Hotels 4 stars and guest Houses