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Albania Highlights tour
10 days / 9 nights
Tirana - Kruja - Durres - Berat - Ardenica - Apollonia - Vlora - LLogara - Himara - Saranda - Butrint - Gjirokastra - Tirana - Lezha - Shkodra - Podgradec - Korca - Tirana

Day 1 Tirana
Arrival at the airport. Transfer to the hotel.

Day 2 Tirana – Kruja (40km/1h) - Durres (50km/1h)
Departure to Kruja, capital of the first Albanian principality during the 15 century. Walk through the narrow streets of the medieval Old Bazaar and get to the fortress and the Museum of George Kastriot Skanderbeg, the National Hero. Explore the Ethnographic Museum and continue to Durres, the main resort area in Albania along the Adriatic Sea. Visit the amphitheatre and the Archaeological Museum. Have a walk along the beach area of Golem.

Day 3 Durres - Berat (100km/1,3h) - Ardenica – Apollonia (30km/1h) – Vlora (40km/1h)
Drive to Berat, proclaimed as a Live Museum Town. Explore the medieval fortress of the Old Town. Visit the Cathedral of St Nicholas which hosts the museum of Onufri, a famous painter of icons. Enjoy the view on the top of the hill overlooking the river Osumi river. Drive to Ardenica. Visit the 13 century Byzantine monastery and continue to Apollonia, founded during the 6th century B.C. Explore the archaeological site, rich in monuments. Visit the museum and the Byzantine Church of St. Mary. Departure to Vlora. Visit the Monument of Independence and the museum. See the Mosque of Muradie, built 1452.

Day 4 Vlora - Llogara (40km/1h) - Himara (40km/1h) - Saranda (60km/1h)
Drive to explore the National Park of Llogara. Continue to Himara a charming fish village along the Albanian Riviera. Arrival in Saranda. Walk along the Belvedere of this nice coasttown situated just a few miles across the beautiful Greek island of Corfu.

Day 5 Butrint
The tour is focused on the archaeological site of Butrint, founded by the Trojans during the first millennium BC. Explore the amphitheater, the remains of the Thermal Bath, the Baptistery, the Lion`s Gate, the walls of a basilica dating from the 4th century. Enjoy the view from the top of the medieval fortress overlooking the town of Saranda.

Day 6 Saranda – Gjirokastra (60km/1h) - Tirana (300km/4h)
Departure to Gjirokastra, the stone town. Explore the biggest fortress in Albania, built during the 4 century and the National Museum of Weapons. Walk through the narrow street of the Old Bazaar. Continue to Tirana.

Day 7 Tirana - Lezha (80km/1h) - Shkodra – Tirana (120km/1,30h)
Visit the National Museum of History. Departure for Lezha. See the memorial of George Kastriot Scanderbeg, the National Hero. Continue to Shkodra. Explore the fortress of Razafa. Back to Tirana.

Day 8 Tirana – Pogradec (130km/2h) – Korca (40km/1h)
Drive to Elbasan fortress. Continue to Pogradec. Walk around and explore the city. Arrival in Korca.

Day 9 Korca – Tirana (180km/3h)
Visit the Museum of the Medieval Art, the Museum of the First Albanian School, the studio of the famous Albanian artist Vangjush Mio. Explore the plant of Korca beer production. Back to Tirana.

Day 10 Tirana
Transfer to the airport.