Experience the best that Albania has to offer: a rich history, culture, insightful museums, gorgeous coastline, soaring mountains and delicious Mediterranean cuisine. This fast paced tour gives you a great introduction to this long closed and misunderstood country. But it still manages to give you insight into what makes Albanians tick. See for yourself why Albania is one of the fasting growing tourism destinations in Europe.
After our arrival to Sarande we’ll check into our hotel and have lunch. Then we’ll visit the ancient ruins of Butrint city, Albania’s most important archaeological site. Butrint dates from the 7th century BC, 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. Within a century of the Greeks arriving, Butrint 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 6th century BC fortification evokes the city’s military power and symbolizes the rich culture of the once thriving ancient city. Exploration of the amphitheater, Venetian tower, mosaic, lion gate, etc. We will return to our hotel (Brilant Hotel 4*, or similar) and overnight in Saranda. (Option) Possibilities for shopping and dinner at the Lekuresi Fortress in Saranda with great views of the bay of Saranda and the Island of Corfu.
The accommodation will be mostly 4* hotels (and one 3*) as listed. Albanian tourism has developed only in the past 20 years, so all hotels are relatively new.
Prices assume itinerary is purchased “as is”. Minor changes to hotels or hotel add-ons to the beginning or the end of the existing itinerary can be made at no extra charge. Prices are shown in Euro and may or may not include administrative fees, taxes, meals, airfare (where applicable) and Single Supplements. Cancellation penalties, blackout dates and other restrictions may apply.
SALES CONDITIONS: Payment: 100% payment at time of booking confirmation. €137 Single Supplement. €73 Tripple Reduction. Infants 0-1.99 years, 25% of tour cost (sharing bed with parents). Children 2-11.99 years, 50% of tour cost (sharing room with parents in extra bed).
CANCELATION POLICIES: From 21 – 15 days before arrival of clients: Cancellation fee of 25% of total amount From 14 – 7 days before arrival of clients: Cancellation fee of 75% of total amount From 6 days before arrival of clients: Cancellation fee of 100% of total amount No Shows: 100%