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3 Day Beach and Cultural Tour

This trip is a fantastic opportunity to spend a few days under the Mediterranean sun and explore the culture and traditions of one the most secluded European countries in modern history.

per adult from

$309

AUD

Duration

3 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • Gudie and Driver
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Private transportation
    • Fluel for an estimated 650 kilometres drive in 3 days
    What's excluded :
    • Rent of sunbeds, water-sport equipment, Entry Fees on museums and parks.
    • Hotel accommodation
    • Meals
    • Drinks
    • Entry/Admission - Apollonia Archaeological Park
    • Entry/Admission - Jale Beach
    • Entry/Admission - Gjirokaster Castle

  • Day 1: Tiranë - Vlorë

    Stop At: Tirana, Tirana, Tirana County
    We'll start the program with a walking tour of Tirana.
    Start your visit in Albania with a city tour of Tirana to get a fast preview of the country's culture and history. During this tour, we will inform you about the best city attractions, clubs, bars, and the latest cultural events, so you will get a great introduction to the most important sights of Tirana.
    We start with the mosaic of the National Museum on Skanderbeg Square, Et’hem Bey Mosque towards the elegant government buildings at the end of the square housing various ministries (built in the 1930s during the rule of King Zog), Fine Arts Gallery, Hotel Dajti, and Rinia Park. Walk across the next wide streets (Bulevardi Zhan D’Ark; Bulevardi Bajram Curri) and we across Lana River’s bridge, (Photo stops) and we arrive at the ‘Pyramid’.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Apollonia Archaeological Park, Pojan Albania
    Apollonia is one of the ancient Greek colonies, dedicated to God Apollo. Founded in the turn of the 6th century BC by Greek colonists from Corinth and Corfu, Apollonia soon became one of the most important city-states in the eastern coast of the Adriatic Sea.
    In antiquity it has been famous for the production of tasty wines, olive oil and for its philosophy school, where Emperor Augustus studied. Artefacts have been found from both Greek and Roman influence and today, in the remains of the mighty city that once stood, you can see many of the parts of the ancient Apollonia depicting both periods. It was so important that the Romans built a branch connection Via Egnatia to Apollonia, especially for Apollonia.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Vlore, Vlore, Vlore County
    After the first half of the day, in the afternoon you'll have the opportunity to relax and enjoy the deep crystal blue waters of Mediterranean. We recommend rent of a sunbed for maximum comfort and beverage service. Sunset is marvelous!
    In the evening you can enjoy a walk through Vlora's promenade, end indulge in slow cooked meals from many choices of traditional local restaurants, and close the night with drinks feeling the sultry air and the Mediterranean waves splash.
    Accommodation in Vlora.
    Duration: 15 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 2: Vlorë - Sarandë

    Stop At: Llogara National Park, Llogara National Park, Vlore County
    A beautiful day a head that will take you a trip through Albanian Riviera, with a fantastic view of the Mediterranean sea through out the day.
    After hotel check out will pass through Llogara National Park, 1040 meters high directly above the sea. 40 minutes drive from Vlora, at the top of Llogara pass, we'll stop for coffee or tea to enjoy the spectacular view that can see all way to Corfu island. After the break we'll drive through the sneaky road down towards the most beautiful part of Albania, - Albanian Riviera.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Jale Beach, Rruga Jali, Himare Albania
    Beach option 1:
    A stop for a swim in Jala Beach. Its a gorgeous bay looking west, with fantastic deep blue water, Many choices of sunbeds for rent with full service for beverages and lunch. You'll have a day of relax on the beach, and if you're feeling adventurous you can rent jet ski or paddle boats to explore.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Himare, Himare, Vlore County
    Beach option 2:
    A stop on Himara Beach. Undoubtedly, it’s one of the best beach towns along Albanian’s beautiful coastline, with a distinct Greek influence, excellent food and plenty to do in the area making it an excellent base for your time at the beach.

    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Porto Palermo, Porto Palermo, Vlore County
    A stop on Porto Palermo bay to visit Porto Palermo castle, built by Albanian ruthless ruler of early 19th century Ali Pash Tepelena, dedicated ti his young bride. It has a beautiful setting on the edge of a small island, with a fantastic view of Mediterranean sea.
    Beautiful place for photography or even for a quick swim on route to Saranda.
    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Saranda, Saranda, Vlore County
    Arival and chek in the hotel in Saranda.
    Saranda is perhaps the most international city in Albania, frequented by more tourists than any other area in the country.
    Free evening to visit the city center and promenade. Many choices of coffee shops, bars and restaurant, specialized in many types of international and traditional cousin, . If you're lucky you can attend one of many street concerts that are organised through summer. After dinner there are many choices of night bars and clubs, or you can choose to stay at a beach bar to enjoy the fresh air and the sound waves splashing.
    Duration: 13 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 3: Sarandë - Tiranë

    Stop At: Butrint, Butrint, Vlore County
    We'll start the morning with a visit of Butrint Archaeological Park. The city is considered as one of the most important archaeological sites in Albania. On the strength of the immense wealth of cultural, historical and natural value with a considerable history, Butrint was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1992 and further a National Park in 2000. A walking tour of the ruins and the museum inside will take you back to more than 2700 years of history, tragedy and triumph.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Gjirokaster Castle, Gjirokaster Albania
    On the way back to Tirana, a visit of Gjirokaster castle and old bazaar.
    The castle dominates the town and overlooks the strategically important route along the river valley. It is open to visitors and contains a military museum featuring captured artillery and memorabilia of the Communist resistance against German occupation, as well as a captured United States Air Force plane to commemorate the Communist regime's struggle against the imperialist western powers.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Gjirokaster, Gjirokaster, Gjirokaster County
    A stroll through the decor stone streets of old Gjirokaster, Surrounded by Ottoman era stone houses, with stone shingles, and typical wide tops with wooden balconies. Refresh on local street cafes and take a handcrafted souvenir to remember it by.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    1: Tirana, Albania
    2: Durrës, Albania
    3: Port of Durrës, Durrës, Albania
    4: Tirana International Airport, Rruga Regjimentit 33, Nikël Tirana, 1504, Albania
    5: Port of Vlora, Vlorë, Albania
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Guests must provide correct address or location for pick up.Guests must contact service provider to confirm pick up location before departure.If guests are unable to provide exact address they must contact service provider to make arrangements before departure.Airports
    • Rinas Airport, Tirana Albania
    Ports
    • Durres Port, Rruga Pavaresia 66, Durrës, Albania
    • Vlora, Rruga Haki Isufi,, Vlorë, Albania
    Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Infant seat on request
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

3

Organised by Albanian Eagle Tours

Activity ID: V-147221P6

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