Albania Hidden Gems

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Albania is considered as the hidden corner of Europe. Explore Albania Hidden Gems Tour in 8 Days. If you are the type of person who likes the nature and loves to explore the culture and the history of a country, then this is the trip for you. Gain an in-depth look at the Albanian medieval history in Krujë. Visit agritourist farms and local families in Marikaj, Rubik, Kukaj. Walk in the National Park of Valbona and explore amazing views of the Alps. Take a 2 hour boat tour from Fierza to Koman Lake. Visit the UNESCO city of Berat and learn more about this 2400 year old city.

Highlights:

  • Explore the UNESCO City of Berat
  • Experience the Ottoman architecture of Prizren, Kosovo
  • Pay a visit to local families in Marikaj and Valbona
  • Explore the beautiful canyons of Koman Lake by boat

What’s Included:

  • Accommodation in 3*,4* hotel, BB services, 7 nights: 5 lunches 5 dinners
  • Transportation for 8 days Driver’s meals and accommodation for 7 nights, FB
  • Tour guide in English language, for 8 days
  • Musical performance in Valbona (4th night)
  • Folk performance in Valbone (4th day)
  • Museum and archeological center-tickets
  • Travel by boat through Koman Lake
  • Our agency assistance

Day 1. Transfer Airport – Hotel Tirana
The group is met at the airport by our Guide and Driver and transfer to the hotel in Tirana. After a short time in the hotel we take a city walk to visit the center of Tirana and Et’hem Bey Mosque.

Day 2. Tirana-Marikaj-Kruja – Rubik
Today we start the day by visiting the History Museum in Tirana. After the visit we head to the agritourist center of Marikaj where a nice lunch arrangements waits for us. Next we travel to the city of Kruja where we can visit the Castle and Scanderbeg Museum. In the end of our visits we transfer to Rubik where will be accommodated.

Day 3. Rubik – Prizren – Gjakova – Valbona
We travel today through the Nation’s Highway toward Prizren, Kosovo. In Prizren we will visit Sinan Pasha mosque, hammam, old city center. Next we drive to Gjakova where we visit the Old Bazaar and have lunch as well. After lunch we head toward Valbona valley in Albania.

Day 4. Valbona – Kukaj – Valbona
Today we will walk for about 1 hour to Kukaj village where we will learn more about the life of the local shepherds. We will meet with Tahir, a local, who lives in Kukaj. During tonight’s dinner we have invited a folk group to perform for us. They live in a nearby village and are self taught to play the local instruments and dance.

Day 5. Valbona – Fierzë – Koman – Shkodër
We travel by our minibus until Fierza to catch the boat that sails for about 2 hours through Koman Lake. In Koman lake have been built 3 of the most important hydro power plants in Albania with an installed power of 600 MW. After lunch we drive towards Shkodër where before entering the city we can visit Rozafa castle, which dates back to 4th century BC.

Day 6. Shkodër – Durrës – Berat
Today we head to Durrës the 2nd biggest city in Albania, which dates back to 7th century BC to visit the Roman Amphitheatre. Next we resume driving to Berat to visit the UNESCO city. First we will visit the castle, which dates back to 5th century BC and after that we will take a walk through Mangalem quarter which gave a distinctive look to the city’s architecture.

Day 7. Berat – Krujë
Breakfast in Berat. Today we visit the castle of Berat, which dates back to 4rth century BC. We will visit as well Onufri Museum in the castle. Next free time in Berat. In the afternoon we drive to Kruja where we will be accommodated. Depending on time we can visit Scanderbeg museum in Kruja Castle today or tomorrow morning before group departure.

Day 8. Krujë –  Mother Teresa Airport
Breafkfast in Krujë. Today before our flight departure we can visit Scanderbeg Museum or just relax in the Bazaar of Kruja. End of the Program.

What’s Included:

  • Accommodation in 3*, 4* hotel, BB services, 7 nights, 4 lunches, 5 dinners.
  • Transportation for 8 days. Driver’s meals and accommodation for 7 nights, FB
  • Tour guide in English language, for 8 days
  • Local guide in Valbona
  • Musical performance in Kruja 
  • Museum and archeological center-tickets
  • Travel by boat through Koman Lake
  • Sondor Travel assistance
 Departure
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 17 Jun 2017
 24 Jun 2017
 €945
 19 Jul 2017
 26 Jul 2017
 €945
 16 Aug 2017
 23 Aug 2017
 €945

For private departures please contact us.

Prices above are for one person. If you are booking for more than one person contact us for discount.

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