People consider Albania as the hidden corner of Europe. Dear Alyne, the famous blogger that has traveled almost in every corner of the world considers Albania as her favorite country and the gem of Europe. So, explore Albania Hidden Gems through this 8-day tour.
Albania is a country with beautiful Mountains, turquoise Beaches, amazingly healthy food, and low prices. Also, not to forget the cultural and historical part which make it the real gem, and also the hospitable people.
If you are the type of person who likes 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. The moment you step in Kruja you will hear the walls whisper the history and a beautiful tale of a Hero who people thought had supernatural strength. Visit agri-tourism farms and local families in Marikaj, Rubik, Kukaj.
Take a 2-hour boat tour from Fierza to Koman Lake. In the lake have been built 3 hydroelectric power plants, which produce about 70 % of Albania’s electric needs. Visit the UNESCO city of Berat and learn more about this 2400-year-old city. Moreover, Berat is one of the most interesting cities in Albania, as it is under UNESCO heritage protection for its beauty.
You will understand how people lived in this small city and how they still live. Berat is a city that belongs to the Ottoman period. The landmarks are worth the visit, as they are of unique beauty.
Albania Hidden Gems Tour is the one for you.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.