Albania Holidays offers you the chance to spend a weekend in the dynamic Albanian capital. Tirana is considered a relatively new city, although antique monuments and artefacts uncovered around it, testify to earlier beginnings. Its “claim to fame” however, is associated with the recent facelift of its buildings, through splashes of colours in a modernistic style.
Duration: 3 days - 2 nights
Pick up at Tirana Airport and transfer to the hotel. On the way to hotel a quick glance at some of the major historic sites in Tirana as well as its famous colourful buildings. You will be given advice on the best places of entertainment to explore in the afternoon and evening, based on your interests. Upon request in advance we can reserve tickets for available cultural or sport events happening in Tirana, while you are here. Overnight in Tirana.
After Breakfast the driver/guide will pick you up for the drive to Kruja a small town perched high on a hill close to Tirana. It was the centre of Albanian resistance against the Turks under our national hero Scanderbeg who kept them from crossing into Western Europe for 25 years, thus earning the title “Champion of Christ” awarded by the pope. You will visit the Skanderbeg Museum, Ethnographic Museum and the Old Bazaar full of traditional souvenirs.Have a characteristic Albanian lunch in Kruja. After lunch, depart for Durres, one of the oldest Albanian cities established in 627 B.C. as a Greek colony named Epidamnus. Visit the Amphitheatre situated in a central living quarter and Archaeological Museum. In the afternoon return to Tirana, where you are left at leisure to experience more of the city’s nightlife and mingle with the locals. Overnight in Tirana.
Optional: Based on your interests, our guide/driver will accompany you at some of the biggest shopping centres in Tirana.
In the morning, free to explore museums and sites of interest until time of transfer to airport. In case your arrival flight schedule does not permit the visits on the first day, they will be included in today’s agenda.
Afterwards transfer to the airport which ends our service.
Best months: March, April, May, June, September, October, November
Note: The above dates are for orientation purposes, to help people book on the same dates, and pay the cheaper price. However we will run this tour on other dates as per clients’ requests.
Me- German and two Japanese travellers in a very short delay received best suggestions and organization for a perfectly organized private tour by Mrs. Nertila and English speaking gude Denis for Berat / Durres / Koje / Mount Dajti / Tirana, according to our needs and requests. We appreciated the honest and straightforward way for the management of the trip without cheating related to prices, receiving efficient care each time we needed advise and support, even in personal matters. Thanks for all the kindness!
The trip went perfectly. The guide Elia was extremely good, exceptionally knowledgeable, thoughtful and enjoyable to spend the days with. The drivers, too, were very good...excellent drivers and most kind. Every day we got into the car, there was a cold bottle of water waiting for us, along with the happy talk from the guides and drivers.
Siamo tornati sani e salvi,voglio ringraziare per l’ottimo trattamento ricevuto da voi,da Klodian e dalla signora Lauretta dell’hotel Anais Beach. Le escursioni sono state interessanti e con la guida ottima di Klodian. Io devo fare una visita anche al sud dell’Albania perché ho visto che il mare è molto bello. Nell’inviare i saluti ringrazio per le vostra gentilezza,con i migliori auguri di buon lavoro.