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One week in Albania with arrival on Sunday or Wednesday – including Montenegro

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Sunday/Wednesday
02.35 Your Saturday or Tuesday night flight from Oslo arrives at Tirana International Airport early next day.
Our representative will meet you, provide you with the information you need, answer any questions, and drive you to your beach hotel in Durrës (about 45 minutes).

Monday/Thursday
Enjoy beach life in Durrës. We will provide you with insider tips if you want to explore the surroundings.

Tuesday/Friday
Check out from your hotel in Durrës after breakfast. We will drive to Berat in central Albania and have lunch upon arrival.
Berat is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with unique architecture representing several civilisations. After lunch, we go for a sightseeing trip around Berat.
Accommodation in a typical Ottoman-era hotel in Berat if available.

Wednesday/Saturday
After breakfast, we check out and drive to Tirana. We will guide you through the wild development of the Albanian capital, and its modern life contrasted against its dramatic Communist legacy.
Tirana has plenty of excellent lunch and dinner restaurants to choose from. You will also have time to stroll around and discover the city by yourself.
Accommodation in Tirana.

Thursday/Sunday
We pick you up after breakfast and check out and drive you to the nearby ancient city of Krujë with its famous old bazaar.
Krujë was the stronghold of Albanian national hero Skanderbeg, and there is a museum dedicated to him.
After lunch, we continue to Shkodër in the north near the border with Montenegro. Shkodër is famous for peaceful religious co-existence between faiths, and you will see a fascinating mix of churches and mosques.
Accommodation in Shkodër.

Friday/Monday
We go for a day trip across the border to Montenegro to see the fantastic coastline and picturesque places like Sveti Stefan and Kotor.
We learn about life in this multicultural country, which is one of the youngest independent states in the world. There will also be some beach time, and lunch and dinner, of course.
We return to Shkodër and our hotel there late in the evening.

Saturday/Tuesday
After breakfast, we go for an excursion to the Venetian Rozafa castle with splendid views over the city.
We have lunch downtown and visit the Marubi museum, the national museum of photography. You will then have time to make discoveries in Shkodër on your own.
Later, we drive you to the to the small Fishtë village, famous for its slow food restaurants. Your guide will ask what you would like to try on this your last night in Albania and recommend a restaurant and dishes according to that.
We drive you back to your hotel after the dinner in Fishtë. You can keep your hotel room and rest until your departure for the airport.

Sunday/Wednesday
00.15 We pick you up from your Shkodër hotel for the airport transfer.
01.45 Arrival at Tirana International Airport. Your guide will bid you farewell at the security control.
03.20 Your flight to Oslo departs.

Good to know
The tour includes accommodation, English-speaking guide, transportation, entrance fees and breakfast in your hotel.
The price depends on how many persons you are, and if you have any special requests. Contact us to get your personal price.
Lunch and dinner are at your own expense. According to our experience, this is better than pre-arranged meals as it gives you the freedom to try the Albanian specialities you want.
Your guide will provide you with recommendations according to your wishes and interests.
Remember that the price level is considerably lower than in Norway.
All accommodation is in premium tourist class hotels. Traditional venues are used when possible.
We recommend that you purchase personal travel insurance before leaving Norway.
We do NOT recommend renting a car in Albania to drive yourself. The traffic culture is much different than in Norway.

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