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Bulevardi Nënë Tereza, Shëngjin

Your day will start with a transfer for 60 minutes towards the Historic town of Kruja. The town of Kruja rises 560 meters above sea level, on the slopes of Sari - Salltiku Mountain. It provides to the visitors the great view of majestic landscape and a rich collection of historical and cultural objects. The most important is the castle of Kruja, which was built during the 5th and 6th centuries and has an elliptical shape.

Our tour will start with a walk through the old bazaar of Kruja where people still sell carpets or other hand-made souvenirs just like they did in the medieval times. Continuing through the old bazaar the road goes up to the entrance of the medieval castle, the main fort of Scanderbeg and the main stronghold of the struggle of the Albanians against the huge Ottomans.

Once inside the Castle our visit will continue first to the Scanderbeg Museum dedicated to the Albanian National Hero and then to the Ethnographic Museum where you will learn the way people in this region used to live and work during the 17-18 century. Once the visit of the museum is finished, you will be given free time at the old bazaar to stroll by yourself and shopping.

You will meet your guide again just at the entrance of the bazaar to enjoy an refreshment, wine taste different, try Albanian original home-made Rakia with traditional food and pies especially cooked for you in the old town of Kruja.

After a tasteful refreshment, you will be transferred back to your ship in a 60 minutes drive towards Shengjin.

desde 28,9 €

Rruga Bilal Golemi

After meeting with your guide you will be transferred for 1.5 hrs through a serpentine mountain road to Gjirokastra for a visit to the "City of Stones". Gjirokastra which is declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site is situated in the southern part of Albania, on the slope of the hills of (Mali I Gjere), overlooking river Drinos. It became an urban centre by the 13th century. Gjirokastra is mentioned for the first time in a document of 1336, under the name ARGYROPOLIHNE (the township of Argyro), derived, according to the legend. (Princess Argyro, who hurled herself to her death from a tower to avoid falling into the hands of the invaders. Later the town became known as ARGYROKASTRO. Gjirokastra played an important role as the cradle of the patriotic movement of the Albanians for freedom and independence. Gjirokastra or so called “the town of one thousand steps” or “the stone town” is of particular interest for its native architecture. Today we will visit the old bazaar with wood and stone carving shops, old typical houses and quarters protected by UNESCO, the fortress of Argjiro and the Ethnographic Museum of Gjirokastra.

After the visit of Gjirokastra you will be transferred back to Saranda. Along the way to Saranda, you will stop for a visit of the Mesopotam Monastery dedicated to Saint Nicholas. It is believed that was built in the 14th century. The remains in the area around the monastery indicate that there was a high defensive wall. One of the towers of this wall now serves as a bell tower.

The church of St. Nicholas is to be visited from outside as it is not opened to public due to reconstruction.

Once visited the Monastery, you will be transferred back to Saranda.

desde 23,8 €

Rruga Teuta 2 Hotel Rozafa

After meeting with your guide you will start the visit of Shkodra on foot. This tour introduces you to the age-old city of Shkodra, a metropolis shaped like a diamond, and nestled between the Albanian Alps, a vast lake, and a long, sandy beach. One of the oldest cities in Europe, Shkodra has passed hands many times since its 4th century BC origins.

Your walking tour of the place will include a visit to Rozafa Castle, which was originally an Illyrian fortress until it was captured by the Romans, and then seized by the Ottomans. The first visit will be the city center of Shkodra where you will visit the Italian style promenade, Ebu Beker mosque, Catholic cathedral etc. After the city center you will walk toward Rozafa castle for approximately 1 hour. The legend says that the wife of the younger brother of the three brothers that build the castle was sacrificed for the castle to build up strong but half of her body was left out of the wall to take care of her new born son.

The Rozafa Castle was the most important stronghold of the Illyrian kingdoms of Ardians, located up the hill overlooking rivers Buna and Drin and the whole plain fields.

After the visit of the castle you will walk from the castle down to the city center for the end of your journey.

desde 7,65 €

Rruga Bilal Golemi

Meeting with the guide, you will be transferred for 1.5 hrs through a serpentine mountain road to Gjirokastra for a visit to the "City of Stones". Gjirokastra which is declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site is situated in the southern part of Albania, on the slope of the hills of Mali I Gjere, overlooking river Drinos. It became an urban centre by the 13th century. Gjirokastra is mentioned for the first time in a document of 1336, under the name ARGYROPOLIHNE (the township of Argyro), derived, according to the legend. (Princess Argyro, who hurled herself to her death from a tower to avoid falling into the hands of the invaders. Later the town became known as ARGYROKASTRO. Gjirokastra played an important role as the cradle of the patriotic movement of the Albanians for freedom and independence. Gjirokastra or so called “the town of one thousand steps” or “the stone town” is of particular interest for its native architecture. Today we will visit the old bazaar with wood and stone carving shops, old typical houses and quarters protected by UNESCO, the fortress of Argjiro and the Ethnographic Museum of Gjirokastra.

After the visit of Gjirokastra you will be transferred back to Saranda but this time you will stop on top of the Hill where Lekursi Castle is located for lunch. Perfect views from the restaurant overlooking Saranda town, Ionian Sea and Corfu island!

When the tasteful lunch is finished, you will be transferred south 40 minutes drive towards the biggest and most important archaeological site in Albania. The ancient city of Butrint, which is declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was first inhabited by Illyrians. Butrint is a special archaeological site – a microcosm of Mediterranean history from the age of the archaic Greeks until the Venetians. The ancient city of Butrint is much preferable to be visited as an archaeological center, where antiquity and beauty intertwine. The archaeological excavations show that Butrint has been an important center of the Kaonian Illyrians, one of the big tribes of southern Illyria. According to discoveries made in the area, it has been proved that the site was inhabited as early as Paleolithic period. In the 6-th century BC Greeks from Corfu settled here, alongside with Illyrians and the new colony prospered as the result of the trade. By the fifth century BC, Buthroton was an Illyrian fortified city. In the fourth century BC Butrint had fallen to Epirus, and in 167 BC it was taken by Rome. Butrint was captured by the Normans in eleventh century and passed to Venice from 1690 to 1797, when Ali Pasha Tepelena captured it. With the fall of the Pashallek of Janina, in 1822, Butrint passed under Ottoman rule until 1913. Several excavations dating from the 1-st and 4-th centuries AD and today, we will visit, among them the Old Amphitheatre, the temple of Asclepiads or Aesculapius, the Baptistery, Nymphaeum and the ancient city walls.

desde 43,35 €

Hotel Rozafa, Rruga Teuta 2

Your day will start with a transfer towards the Historic town of Kruja. The town of Kruja rises 560 meters above sea level, on the slopes of Sari-Salltiku Mountain. It provides to the visitors the great view of majestic landscape and a rich collection of historical and cultural objects. The most important is the castle of Kruja, which was built during the 5th and 6th centuries and has an elliptical shape.

Our tour will start with a walk through the old bazaar of Kruja where people still sell carpets or other hand-made souvenirs just like they did in the medieval times. Continuing through the old bazaar the road goes up to the entrance of the medieval castle, the main fort of Scanderbeg and the main stronghold of the struggle of the Albanians against the huge Ottomans. Once inside the Castle our visit will continue first to the Scanderbeg Museum dedicated to the Albanian National Hero and then to the Ethnographic Museum where you will learn the way people in this region used to live and work during the 17-18 century. Once the visit of the museum is finished, you will be given free time at the old bazaar to stroll by yourself and shopping.

After the visit of Kruja you will have lunch with traditional food and pies especially cooked for you in the old town of Kruja. After a tasteful lunch you will be transferred back to Shkodra.

desde 39,95 €

Bulevardi Dëshmorët e Kombit, Tiranë

Today after meeting with the guide, we will choose our bicycles and for 15 minutes you will be given information about the road that we will follow and precautions along the way. After settling everything we will cycle towards Tabakeve Bridge for approximately 20 minutes. Some free time will be given to admire the old bridge in ottoman style.

After the bridge you will cycle toward the city center of Tirana where a visit will follow to the main sights as Scanderbeg square,Ethem Beg mosque,main boulevard etc. After finishing with the visit of the city center, you will cycle towards the Bllok area which have this name because it was the place where the ex communist dictator use to live for all his life,and the area was restricted to civilians. Some free time at your leisure in Block Area before cycling back towards the meeting point.

desde 6,8 €

Bulevardi Dëshmorët e Kombit, Tiranë

After meeting with the guide you will be transferred in Berat.
Berat, with an ancient history from 2400 years ago, is located along the stream of river Osum and in the middle of the great mountains of Tomorr and Shpirag. It is located on the side of a rocky hill and in the same place was settled the ancient town from the Illyrian tribes. It has been conquered many times but its castle has always been famous of being very difficult to invade. Today it has the name of the city of a thousand and one windows, coming from the panoramic view of the houses on the hill. It is a part of UNESCO World Heritage List with the well preserved houses of original Ottoman architecture.

The trip in the city of one thousand and one windows starts in the old quarter which will send you back in time to the Middle Ages from the cobbled streets and the houses built in a special architecture and fanatically well preserved till the modern days. From what you see Berat has gained its status as one of the cities of UNESCO World Heritage List. The fortress, located on the hill top, is the most special attraction there, offering an amazing panoramic view of everything surrounding Berat. And there you understand the reason why it was such an important stronghold. Next visit for you would be the Onufri Iconographic Museum, named after one of the greatest Albanian painters. There are best preserved Albanian icons from XVI century that were used in the many churches in the town.

After visiting the wonderful city of Berat you will have lunch in a restaurant inside the castle. Finished the lunch you will be transferred back in Tirana through Belshi area which is well-known for its lakes. Short stops on the way to make some photos of the amazing view. Once you arrived to Tirana you will be transferred at the meeting point for the end of your journey.

desde 35,7 €

Rr. Pelivan Leskaj,Skele,Vlore,Albania

After meeting with the guide you will be transferred towards Apollonia archeological park, for approximately a one hour drive. Apollonia is one of the most interesting Archaeological Parks in Albania, coming today from 6th century B.C. as one of the many Greek colonies in the Illyrian coast of Adriatic Sea. Soon it became a city state self-governed and its importance grew in the area especially after the connection with Dyrrachium with Via Egnatia.

The city flourished under Roman rule becoming an important producer of olives, wine and was also home of an important philosophy school where Emperor Augustus studied. Its downfall came in 3rd century A.D. because of an earthquake. Still, from history many attractions remain such as the famous great Odeon, a Nymphaeum, and many other remains that speak about the development it had once upon a time. There is also a church in the area, the St. Mary Church, important for the villages around and its specialty is in its age, standing since 12th century, and its wall paintings.

After visiting the archaeological park you will drive back towards Vlore, for your next destination Zvernec & Narta Lagoon. Zvërnec Island is an island within the Narta Lagoon in southern Albania. The island is nearly all covered with tall pine trees and is just east of a much smaller island. It is 430m in length and has a maximum width of 300m. Zvërnec Island is connected to the mainland by a 270m long wooden bridge.

The island is a tourist attraction because it contains the well preserved 13th-14th century Byzantine Zvërnec Monastery which you are going to visit. Near the island lies the village that bears the same name. The island has an area about 9 hectares.

After Zvernec you will be transferred back to Vlore port for the end of your journey.

desde 22,95 €

Bulevardi Dëshmorët e Kombit, Tiranë

After meeting with your guide your Day starts with the exploration of Tirana by foot.Tirana is the capital of the Republic of Albania, with a population of just over 700.000, lies at the foot of Dajti Mountain (1612 m) at the 110 m above the sea level. The region of Tirana has been inhabited since the Neolithic period.

Tirana was founded in 1614 when, under the care of Sulejman Pasha Mulleti, the first settlement was built. It consisted of a mosque, bath-house (Hamam), a bakery and some shops. Today Tirana is the main administrative, economical, art and culture centre. The visit of Tirana starts with the Scanderbeg Square, a monument dedicated to the National Hero of Albania. From the center you will be able to see the main boulevard, main administrative buildings, National Bank of Albania and the Et'hem Bey mosque.

You will continue beside Lana river for looking at the painted socialist buildings towards the old bridge and parliament building of Tirana. After the visit of Tirana city center your next destination will be winery Bardha. Bardha winery, belongs to one of the most well-known Albanian business man Mr.Ekrem Bardha, whom excape from the Albanian dicature passing the border and imigrated to USA. Beside the beauties you will listen to the family sacrificea, also non giving up spirit and build the futur by hard work in USA..

The wine of Albania is characterized by its unique sweetness and indigenous varieties. Albania produced an estimated 17,500 tones of wine in 2009. The geographic elevation of Albania makes it a perfect setting for wine production. During the communism era, the production area expanded to some 20,000 hectares (49,000 acres). The Albanian wine industry is striving to re-establish an international presence in line with its long reputation as a quality wine producer. Among other types of wines, what you will taste is some of the indigenous grapes of Albania such as:

White: Shesh i bardhe, Debin e bardhe,
Red: Shesh i zi, Cabernet Cuvee, Merlot Shesh i bardhe and Shesh i zi are the two most important vines, accounting for about 35 per cent of the crop, and take their name from the hill village of Shesh 15 km from the capital Tirana. At low yields the former has an attractive floral aroma while the latter is capable of producing wines worthy of ageing.

After wine tasting you will be transferred back to Tirana for the end of your jorney.

desde 25,5 €

Hotel Rozafa, Rruga Teuta 2

After meeting with your guide we will choose our bicycles and for 15 minutes you will be given information about the road that we will follow and precautions along the way. After settling everything we will cycle towards Rozafa castle for approximately 30 minutes.

The legend says that the wife of the younger brother of the three brothers that build the castle was sacrificed for the castle to build up strong but half of her body was left out of the wall to take care of her new born son. The Rozafa Castle was the most important stronghold of the Illyrian kingdoms of Ardians, located up the hill overlooking rivers Buna and Drin and the whole plain fields.

After the visit of the castle you will return through the same way back to the city center of Shkodra where a visit will follow to the main sights, the city center, Ebu Beker mosque, catholic cathedral, the venetian style promenade etc.

After finishing with the visit of the city center, you will have 30 minutes free time at your leisure before the end of your journey.

desde 21,25 €