This tour is suitable for those travellers residing in Corfu during the summer period. The tour starts in Saranda where the tour leaders will welcome the group. This is a nice tour if you like agritourist farms, food tours and cultural exploration in Albania....
Discover the ruins of the old city of Buthrotum (Butrint) on a tour of one of the most important archaeological sites in the Mediterranean. Learn the Ancient Greek, Roman, Byzantine and Venetian history of the once important trading post....
Defined by its castle, roads paved with chunky limestone and shale, imposing slate-roofed houses and views out to the Drina Valley, Gjirokastra is a magical hillside town. Immerse yourself into the local life, meet with interesting locals and relive the past....
Known as 'The City of a Thousand Windows', beautiful Berat invites you to peek into the past at its monuments, mosques and museums. Follow your guide on a tour of the mosque minarets and imposing cathedrals that dot the skyline and see the gleaming-white Ottoman-era houses climbing the mountainside towards the castle. You'll also visit the Historical House for the chance to pick up traditional treats like gliko, a special Albanian jam.After all that exploring, you'll have built up quite a thirst – so we round off at a local winery for a sampling of typical Berati wines, all accompanied by their perfect snack pairing.
Two of Albania's stellar cities are the stars of this trip. First up is Tirana, Albania's capital since 1920, to tick off sights like the towering minarets of Et'hem Bey mosque, the impressive Skanderbeg square and the National Museum. You'll also get to visit the Blloku district, once home to the communist-era elite and former dictator, Enver Hoxha. Then it's on to the hilltop city of Kruja. We'll visit an exhibition dedicated to the country's national hero, George Castriot, then round off with some shopping in the bustling bazaar.
Just across the border in North Macedonia is a treasure trove of religious relics, crumbling castles and beautiful Byzantine architecture. Known as 'the Jerusalem of the Balkans', UNESCO-listed Ohrid is a fascinating city to explore. Arrive in the city, and you'll take a guided tour. Stroll streets dotted with beautiful houses and see the bones of a medieval castle looming above. Peek inside the grand St Sophia Cathedral to see faded frescoes, and then head to the coast to visit the charming church of St John.
A newcomer to the tourist trail, a boat trip on Lake Komani is fast earning itself a reputation as one of the Balkan‘s best experiences. After an early start, it's a journey north through the Albanian countryside. We'll skirt the scenic shores of Vau I Dejes Dam before finally arriving at Komani harbour. Cruise across the lake and let the timeless landscape of the Accursed Mountains transport you a world away from 21st century Europe. Drifting by rugged rock formations and reed beds, we'll drop anchor at a remote bay to swim, sunbathe and soak up the scenery. Then, after a few hours of relaxing, we'll make a leisurely return to Durrës.
This action-packed 4x4 experience has adventure stamped all over it. It all kicks off speeding towards Cape Rodon to admire wow-factor panoramas over the Adriatic and the Ottoman-era Castle Skanderberg. You'll stop by the ancient St. Anthony church to see one of Albania's most treasured religious monuments before exploring one of the thousands of abandoned Cold War military bunkers along the coast. Whilst the war has long since ended, many of these squat steel structures remain as a fascinating window to the past. Afterwards, it's back in the vehicles and on to a local vineyard for a well-earned glass of Balkan wine.
If sun on your face and a cool sea breeze blowing by sound like your idea of holiday heaven, then this relaxing boat trip is for you. Climb aboard early morning in the port city of Vlore, and we'll cast off into the Ionian Sea. Cruising by all the cliffs, crags and caves of the coastline, you can top up your tan on deck as your skipper sails towards Karaburun Bay. After a few hours relaxing and swimming in this Balkan beauty spot, we'll head on to Sazan Island. Come ashore here and thrill seekers can explore the spooky skeleton of Cold War submarine base, or those looking for a more sedate time can snooze on the sands of the beach.
Experience all the flavours of Albania with a visit to her oldest city and a sampling of locally made brandy and wines. First up is the walled city of Durrës. Once an important outpost of the Roman Empire, it's now a vibrant and modern port area. Your expert guide will show you all the monuments including the 5th century fortress and the ancient Greco-Roman amphitheatre. You'll then hit the archaeological museum to marvel at its impressive collection of finely carved statuettes, busts and stone sarcophagi. After free time to explore, we'll head to a local distillery for a snifter of traditional Albanian brandy.