City Breaks Tirana, Kruja, Durres & Berat

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CITY BREAKS TIRANA, KRUJA, DURRES, BERAT & SHKODRA Many Albanian cities are worth visiting in addition to Tirana, the dynamic and fast-changing capital. Hilltop castles watch over the historic cities of Berat, Kruja, Durres & Shkodra. Tirana is a good base for visiting all those historical towns

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    CITY BREAKS TIRANA, KRUJA, DURRES, BERAT & SHKODRA Many Albanian cities are worth visiting in addition to Tirana, the dynamic and fast-changing capital. Hilltop castles watch over the historic cities of Berat, Kruja, Durres & Shkodra. Tirana is a good base for visiting all those historical towns

     

    Day 1: Arrival-Tirana

    Arrival in “Mother Teresa” Airport, meet and assisted by our representative. Enjoy the welcome dinner in Local Restaurant in Tirana. And then explore the nightlife of Tirana, walking in the ex-block area known as “the forbidden town” where the villas of the communists’ leaders are still standing next to trendy boutiques, expensive jewelry shops and active local pubs. Overnight in Tirana. Overnight in hotel 4*

    Day 2: Tirana – Kruja

    After breakfast we begin with a full day in Albania’s lively capital, Tirana. We visit the National Historical Museum, the early 19th century Ethem Bey Mosque, and the National Gallery. we continue to the Archaeological Museum, home to a vast collection and opened especially for our group.  Continue with the new opened Atonic bunker, the Bunk’art2 museum in Tirana opened to the public describing it as a museum throwing light on political persecution during the Albanian communist era. The museum – called Bunk’Art 2 – is also intended as a memorial to the tens of thousands of people who were imprisoned and executed by the communist regime,” Continue  to Kruja, the capital of Albania during the resistance against the Turks under Scanderbeg, who is our national hero and was a great leader that defeated the Turks in 25 battles. Visit the Scanderbeg Museum, Ethnographic museum the best in Albania, walk through the old Bazar and time for shopping .Overnight in Kruja Hotel Panorama. Dinner with live folk performance

    Day 3: Kruja – Durres- Berat (Unesco)

    After breakfast depart for Durres, the second largest city of Albania. It is the most ancient city and one of the most economically important as the biggest port city. The beaches of Durres are local hot spots for many Albanians and are an important part of tourism in Albania. We will visit city Walls, Amphitheater one of the largest in the Balkans, Ethnographic Museum – which is next to the amphitheater, in a historic house of the second half of the 19th century. Traditional costumes and other craft items from Durrës and its neighborhood are on display. Roman Thermal Bath, Archaeological Museum. Depart to the stunning museum town of Berat, a well-preserved Ottoman city. Visit one of the most famous wineries in Albania for wine Degustation. We will start our visit from the lower part of the town; visit the Leaded Mosque, so named for the roofing material, the Bachelor’s Mosque, the Sultan’s Mosque. Then we will continue upwards to visit the Mangalemi quarter and the citadel which still has a living quarter within it. Visit Onufri Museum and several churches within the castle. Overnight in Hotel Mangalemi Beart

    Day 4: Berat – TIRANA Airport  (125 km)

    After breakfast depart for Tirana International Airport. End of our service.

    Includes: Accommodation in good 3,4* hotels with breakfast, Transportation with comfortable a/c vehicle. English (French, German, Italian, Spanish, Chinese etc.), speaking tour guide/driver, taxes, entrance fees

    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
    What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
    • Transfers with Modern A/C private car/ bus or minibus with driver on tour
    • Good standard Accommodation at 3*, 4* hotels
    • All parking’s
    • Professional English-French-German-Italian-Russian or Spanish speaking local guide throughout the tour
    • All the museum entry fee
    Hotels, Farm Houses and Lodges

    Hotels in Albania

    Hotels in Albania are not to the same standard as those in the UK, EU or USA as tourism has not long been a major industry here. However, here are comfortable options and, in some places, very characterful places to stay. We use always the best possible selection boutique 3, 4 -star hotels BB, all en-suite. Below is a small selection of some of our favorite hotels in Albania.

    Hotel Vila Alba Tirana

    Situated in the heart of the Old Town, Vila Alba is a boutique-style hotel. Free Wi-Fi is provided throughout the property. A private parking area is reserved for all guests and is free of charge. Hotel Vila Alba All rooms at Vila Alba feature high ceilings and a combination of classical and modern design. They feature air-conditioning, a flat-screen TV, a safe and a minibar. Private bathroom provides a walk-in shower, free toiletries and a hairdryer. Some rooms have a balcony.

    Hotel Panorama Kruja

    Situated in the centre of Krujë, Hotel Panorama Kruje is set just 400 m from the historic fortress Kalaja e Krujes. The hotel features an on-site restaurant serving traditional Albanian specialties and offers free Wi-Fi and free garage parking. All rooms are air-conditioned and fitted with a flat-screen TV, a desk, a wardrobe and a private bathroom with a shower. Some rooms feature a balcony.

    Hotel Mangalemi – Berat

    A 3+ -star hotel built on the ruins of Turkish mansions in the historic centre of Mangalem Quarter, close to the town centre. Restaurant, bar, WiFi (free) and 15 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, mini-bar and satellite TV.

    Hotel Brilant – Saranda

    This 4-star hotel is close to the town’s main boulevard. Bar, WiFi (free) and 33 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, mini-bar and satellite TV.

    Hotel Argjiro – Gjirokastra

    A modern 4-star hotel in traditional style. It is close to the castle and Ethnographic Museum. Restaurants, bar, WiFi (free) and 30 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer and satellite TV.

    Bujtina Leon Korca

    Set in a building with traditional features of the local architecture, Guest House Bujtina Leon is located in the centre of Korca. Featuring free Wi-Fi and free bike rental, it offers rooms and suites with an LCD cable TV. The property is situated behind the Orthodox Cathedral, in a street paved in cobble stone and surrounded by old houses. The reception area has a fireplace in front of which guests can enjoy wine, tea or homemade food. A common wooden terrace is also a good spot to relax. Likewise, a porch and a garden with flowers and oil lamps contribute to the specific ambiance of the guest house.

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    With a tailor-made tour, you can design your own itinerary and decide on your own preferred dates. You can use the itineraries on this website as a starting point to give you some interesting ideas and to show you what is possible. If you contact us with ideas and requirements, we can then customize an itinerary to fit your personal preferences and interests, available dates and budget. We know Albania and the Balkan countries very well and have years of experience in designing itineraries for our travelers. We are here to help you with creating your own special Albanian & Balkan holidays.

    We do our best to use accommodations that reflect the local area and the famous Albanian hospitality. During many years of operating we have established a trustworthy cooperation with small and bitter sized accommodation providers all around the country.

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