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North Albania adventure – 10 days

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This extensive tour will take give you a unique insight into the heart of Albania. Nationally essential venues, a cross-border trip to Kosovo, an adventurous boat trip and the Albanian Alps. Finish your trip with a lazy day on the beach.

Day 1 Airport-Tirana

Our representative meets you at Tirana International Airport. Transfer to the hotel.
After check-in, there is time for socialising and getting to know each other. Our guide will be with the group and answer questions about Albania and the tour to come.
Overnight stay in Tirana. (D)

Day 2 Tirana-Krujë

Morning sightseeing in Tirana with the most important sights of the Albanian capital – i.a. the Et’hem Bey Mosque, the Clock Tower, the National Museum and the Skanderbeg Square.
Transfer to the former Albanian capital and national hero Skanderbeg stronghold Krujë to visit the fortress, the Skanderbeg Museum and the Ethnographic Museum.
Spend some free time strolling around the famous bazaar – an excellent place to buy souvenirs. For lunch, we recommend the Hotel Panorama restaurant.
Overnight stay in Krujë. (B, D)

Day 3 Krujë-Prizren

After breakfast, we depart to Prizren across the border in Kosovo, the youngest country in Europe.
We’ll have a walking tour exploring the Old Town with its Ottoman Bridge, the Sinan Pasha Mosque and the Albanian League of Prizren Museum, an important venue for the Albanian nation-building.
Our dinner will feature a meeting with one of the locals telling us about Prizren, its significance for the Albanian nation and how life in Kosovo differs from life in Albania.
Overnight stay in Prizren. (B, D)

Day 4 Prizren-Valbona

A morning walk will take us up to the castle of Prizren with a view that will award for the climb. A short drive takes us to Gjakova with its old bazaar and one of the oldest mosques in the area.
In the afternoon we arrive in the beautiful mountainous Valbona valley in the middle of a large national park. The Valbona National Park covers an area of 8,000 hectares in the Albanian Alps with the Valbona river flowing in the middle of the valley.
Dinner with home cooked traditional meals. Overnight stay at a local guesthouse in Valbona. (B, D)

Day 5 Valbona-Bajram Curri

After breakfast, we go for a four-hour trekking tour to a waterfall in the valley.
In the afternoon transfer to Bajram Curri.
Overnight stay in Bajram Curri. (B, D)

Day 6 Bajram Curri-Shkodër

Early departure to catch the ferry from Fierza to Koman. A two-hour journey on the Lake Koman offers breath-taking views of mountains, canyons, farms and birdlife.
Transfer from Koman to Shkodër, a city famous for peaceful religious co-existence.
Sightseeing in Shkodër including the Rozafa Castle with its thrilling legend, the Marubi museum (museum of photography) and the main pedestrian Piazza street.
Overnight stay in Shkodër. (B, D)

Day 7 Shkodër-Fishtë-Shkodër

After breakfast transfer to the small Fishtë village southwest of Shkodër.
Fishtë is known for several traditional slow food restaurants. We’ll visit one of the best eateries, meeting the chef who tells us how to prepare a traditional Albanian dish. Return to Shkodër in the afternoon.
Overnight stay in Shkodër. (B, D)

Day 8 Shkodër-Durrës

Transfer to the coastal city of Durrës. Visits to the ancient city walls, the Roman Amphitheatre and the Venetian Citadel. Free time for relaxing and exploring.
Overnight stay in Durrës. (B, D)

Day 9 Durrës

Free day to enjoy the beach life in Durrës. Goodbye dinner with your guide.
Overnight stay in Durrës. (B, D)

Day 10 Durrës-Airport

Transfer to Tirana International Airport. Time depends on the flight schedule. (B)

Included:
Accommodation with breakfast in hotels with premium tourist standard
Meals as specified (B = breakfast, D= dinner)
All transfers and transportation with air-conditioned vehicles
Professional English speaking guide.
Entrance fees for places visited

Not included:
Lunch meals
Other drinks than mineral water
Snacks and other personal expenses
Tips and gratuities
Personal travel insurance