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Butrint Antic City (UNESCO) and Saranda Sightseeing tour !

Saranda is a town located in the southern part of the Albanian coast and only a few kilometers from Corfu. Saranda is one of the most important tourist attractions of the Albanian Riviera. It is situated on an open sea gulf of the Ionian Sea in the Mediterranean, about 4 kilometers from the Greek island of Corfu. Near Sarandë are the remains of the ancient city of Butrint, a UNESCO World Heritage site, or Finiq Antic, etc. Saranda became important in Roman times as a strategic point along the sea route between Adriatic and Ionian seas with full access in the Mediterranean area.

per adult from

$122

AUD

Duration

5 hours 30 minutes

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  • What's included :
    • Local guide in English during all tour itinerary.
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
    • Hotel/port drop-off
    • Transport by private vehicle with driver.
    • Bottled water
    What's excluded :
    • Food and drinks
    • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
    • Gratuities
    • Lunch (optional)
  • Butrint antic city is the most important archaeological site in Albania as it has survived form wars and natural catastrophes in milleniums. Butrint dates from the 7-9th century BC from Illyrian time (ancestor of Albanians), later becoming a Roman colony, then falling under the sway of the Venetians and Turks. Virgil claimed that the Trojans settled Butrint, but no evidence of this has yet been found. Butrint like other ancient cities had become a fortified trading city with its own acropolis, the ruins of which we can still visit. The rediscovered city is a microcosm of almost 3,000 years of Mediterranean history, and its 8th century BC fortification evokes the city's military power and symbolizes the rich culture of the once thriving ancient city.

    Visit in Ancient theater, Roman public baths, remains of Aqueduct, Baptistery, Cathedral, mosaic, Lion gate, etc. Than we return to Saranda by having a stop for lunch at Ksamil in front of 3 small islands which seemed as floating over Ionian Sea. Transfer to Saranda, and walking tour in the city of Saranda (ancient city walls remains, synagogue, mosaic, Lekuresi Castle). Leisure time. Return to deck/hotel.  
  • Departure Point :
    Bulevardi Hasan Tahsini, Sarandë, Albania
    Departure Time :
    8:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
    • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
    • Dress code is smart casual
    • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required, if 1 person, then 70% supplement is applied.
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Albania Explorer

Activity ID: V-34296P6

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