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Turkode : AVL
Reisen er levert av
Exodus Travel
Destinasjoner : Albania
Reisen begynner : Tirana
Reisen slutter : Kruje
Gruppestørrelse : 6 - 16
Aldre : 16+
Aktivitet :
10 dager fra
NOK 12 565

Oversikt

Enjoy wild landscapes, rich culture and outstanding natural beauty in undiscovered Albania

Reiserute

  • Day 1: Start Tirana.
    The tour starts at our hotel in Tirana, Albania’s capital. Those travelling on the group flights will be met at the airport and transferred to our hotel (approx. 30 mins). This afternoon we'll have an orientation tour of the renovated “New Bazaar” very close to our Hotel. Hotel Capital Tirana or Similar
  • Day 2: Visit Elbasan Fortress en route to Pogradec, offering views across Lake Ohrid.
    After early breakfast, we take a walking tour of the colourful streets of Tirana, which was made the capital of Albania in just 1920, passing through the old castle remains, the Pyramid, Prime Minister’s Office Building Reaching an area known as Blloku, where villas were once occupied by members of The Politburo (a former leading group of the Albanian Labour party) which today the lively centre of Tirana’s nightlife where trendy bars, cafés, and fashionable clubs can be found. We will visit the National History Museum offering an impressive façade, adorned with a gigantic mosaic known as ‘The Albanians’. The exhibits within the museum give great insight into Albania’s intriguing past and recent history up to the present day. Drive to Pogradec (approx. 2.5 hrs. drive), en route we make a short stop to visit the fortress of Elbasan and possible lunch. A city influenced by various cultures including Turks and Italians, the fortress here dates back to the 15th century. The fortifications originally incorporated twenty-six towers equidistantly spaced from each other along the length of a nine-metre high wall; today the ruins can be seen along the southern wall which remains more or less intact. Our final destination for today is one of the most charming resorts in Albania, Pogradec, thanks to its position on beautiful Lake Ohrid with clear waters and mountain views. The Albanian side of the lake was included in the UNESCO protected monuments list in 2019. Keep your eyes peeled for Ohrid trout (known as ‘Koran’ in Albania), a species endemic to the lake. We go for a scenic walk at Drilon Park where the fishing Villa of Albania’s ex-dictator was situated, on the far side of the lake, to discover the waterways and ornamental plants and trees that make up this special ecosystem. Elite Hotel or Similar
  • Day 3: Transfer to the artists' village of Voskopojë; continue to Korçë.
    This morning we continue driving for about an hour to reach Voskopoja Village (formerly known as Moskopole) an important and well-known centre of art where many talented Albanian painters chose to practice their profession. The village has suffered over the years, as many of its treasures were stolen during the second half of the 18th century and this continued during the world wars. We take a 40 minute walk to visit one of the oldest churches representing Voskopoja religious art. Another short drive (approx. 30 mins.) takes us to the largest city of south-eastern Albania, Korçë, which sits at the foot of Moravia Mountain, 800m above sea level. This city became an important trading and handicraft centre in the 18th Century and has also been referred to as ‘the city of museums’. Korçë has been an important religious centre for Orthodox Christians. It's also worth trying the famous local beer whilst in the city. Hotel Christi Borova/Hotel Kocibelli or Similar
  • Day 4: Drive via the mountain village of Ersekë to Përmet, famous for its food and wines.
    Our drive through the mountains today is truly spectacular as we enjoy sweeping views across the Gramos and Nemercka Mountains. Along the winding route, we enjoy a short stop in Ersekë, which at 1050m is the highest town in Albania. This 17th century town is surrounded by beautiful green pastures of the Gramos Mountains. Continuing onwards to beautiful Përmet, we make a quick stop at the old bridge of Benje village, and the hot springs, where we have time to relax and swim. After quite a long day (approx. 5 hrs. drive in total) we arrive in Përmet, situated in the heart of the white mountains on the Vjosë River. This evening you’re sure to be in for a treat as Përmet is famous for its food and wine, including 'gliko' sweets and raki. Hotel Villa Permet or Similar
  • Day 5: To Gjirokastër via the characteristic village of Dhoksat.
    Drive to the beautiful town of Gjirokastër (approx. 2 hrs. drive), calling in at the traditional village of Dhoksat en route for a home-cooked lunch. In the afternoon we enjoy a guided visit around the famous town of Gjirokastër. Set on a mountain slope, the cobbled streets wind their way between old houses with interesting architectural features including mediaeval towers. The castle is the main feature and stands like a balcony over the town offering wonderful panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. We visit one of the most authentic buildings in Gjirokastër, Skenduli house. Please note: Lunch with the local family can sometimes be changed to dinner dependent on their availability.  Argjiro Hotel/Hotel Fantasy or Similar 
  • Day 6: Visit Butrint, continue to Llogora National Park.
    After an early breakfast, we travel to Butrint National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site situated about 18km south of Saranda. Butrint owes its growth and early fame to a sanctuary dedicated to Asclepius, the god of medicine, founded in the 4th century BC. The sanctuary was located on the south slope of the acropolis (hill) and was visited by worshippers to be healed. The Sanctuary was the making of Butrint and the sacred power of Butrint's water, was to be revered as long as the town lasted. The city developed during the Roman times however it fell into decline after an earthquake and was abandoned towards the end of the Middle Ages. From here we drive to Llogora National Park stopping along the coast on the way. Overnight in Llogora. Llogora Tourist Village Hotel or Similar
  • Day 7: Llogora National Park walk and visit Apollonia.
    After breakfast, we take a walk in Llogora National Park, possibly reaching Caeser’s field. Yes, Julius Caeser crossed into today’s Albania in his battles against Pompey, which was won in this territory. Next, we stop at the wonderful ruins of Apollonia (approx. 1.5 -2 hrs. drive). Originally occupied by the Illyrian tribes and then the Greek colonists from Corfu and Corinth around 600BC, Apollonia flourished in the Roman period and was home to a renowned school of philosophy (Octavian studied here) but began to decline in the 3rd century AD when its harbour started silting up as a result of an earthquake. After Apollonia we transfer for just over an hour further inland to the UNESCO town of Berat where we spend the night. Hotel Mangalemi or Similar
  • Day 8: Day in Berat.
    Today is dedicated to Berat the gem of Albania. This morning we enjoy a guided tour around the old district of Berat, with its pretty white buildings perched on the hill amid pine forests. We walk through the narrow cobbled streets and finally reach Berat Castle on the slopes of Mount Tomorr, where we are rewarded with breath-taking views (and begin to understand why it is known to Albanians as 'The City of a Thousand Windows'). Within the castle walls are dwelling houses and the Onufri Museum (Museum of Iconography), which we have time to visit. On the way back to the hotel we will also visit the National Ethnographic Museum of Berat. The rest of the day is free to explore the town. Hotel Mangalemi or Similar
  • Day 9: Drive to amphitheatre and port of Durrës; continue to Krujë.
    From Berat, we drive to the port of Durrës (approx. 2 hrs. drive), the second-largest city in Albania and famed for housing the largest amphitheatre in the Balkans. The amphitheatre dates back to the 2nd century AD, seats 15,000 people and contains an early Christian crypt with rare wall mosaics. The city was colonised by colonists from Corinth and Korkyra in 627 BC and was named Epidamnus, but later became Dyrrachium. We then drive to the famous mediaeval citadel of Krujë (approx. 45 mins. drive), where Albania's national hero, Skanderbeg, led the resistance against the Ottomans. He kept them from crossing into Western Europe for 25 years, earning the title "Champion of Christ". We will check-in at the hotel and in the afternoon will visit the Skanderbeg Museum, from which you can enjoy inspirational views out to the Adriatic Coast. Hotel Panorama or Similar
  • Day 10: Tour of the Kruja Bazaar; transfer to Tirana.
    After breakfast, time to wander through the medieval bazaar of Krujë, one of the best stocked in the country full of souvenirs and handicrafts. A transfer is included to Tirana Airport (approx. 45 minutes drive), which will be scheduled according to the group flight timings.

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The trip destination
— 9 nights hotels with en suite facilities — Group normally 6 to 16, plus local leader. Min age 16 yrs — Travel by air-conditioned private bus
Food
All breakfasts and 1 lunch included. Food in Albania is quite varied thanks to the many influences on the country and particularly Mediterranean combining Turkish, Greek and Italian tastes. Dairy products, especially milk and yoghurt are present in almost every meal, usually locally sourced. Under the leadership of Enver Hoxha Albania became a self-sustaining country due to its isolation from the world. However the lush fertile valleys, fresh mountain springs and Mediterranean climate, means it is still very much a subsistence culture and shows very little sign of changing. In the countryside expect your food to be very locally sourced. Breakfasts are typically eggs, fresh bread, jam, honey and coffee. For lunch and dinner, meat dishes are often goat or lamb, with fish dishes ranging from trout to whitebait. Courses often come in mezze form complimented with a variety of vegetables and salad, freshly baked bread, homemade cheeses, local wines and of course, raki. In the cities along the coast there are a number of restaurants to choose from with an array of Mediterranean cuisine and fresh seafood. Although treated we recommend that you always drink bottled water including when consuming meals. The most environmentally friendly method is to share larger 750ml re-usable glass bottles served in most restaurants.

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fre, 24 mar 2023 / søn, 02 apr 2023 NOK 12 565 På forespørsel På forespørsel
fre, 05 mai 2023 / søn, 14 mai 2023 NOK 13 160 På forespørsel På forespørsel
fre, 26 mai 2023 / søn, 04 jun 2023 NOK 13 160 På forespørsel På forespørsel
fre, 09 jun 2023 / søn, 18 jun 2023 NOK 13 160 På forespørsel På forespørsel
fre, 23 jun 2023 / søn, 02 jul 2023 NOK 13 160 På forespørsel På forespørsel
fre, 01 sep 2023 / søn, 10 sep 2023 NOK 13 160 På forespørsel På forespørsel
fre, 08 sep 2023 / søn, 17 sep 2023 NOK 13 160 På forespørsel På forespørsel
fre, 15 sep 2023 / søn, 24 sep 2023 NOK 13 160 På forespørsel På forespørsel
fre, 22 sep 2023 / søn, 01 okt 2023 NOK 13 160 På forespørsel På forespørsel
fre, 29 sep 2023 / søn, 08 okt 2023 NOK 13 160 På forespørsel På forespørsel
fre, 13 okt 2023 / søn, 22 okt 2023 NOK 13 160 På forespørsel På forespørsel
fre, 22 mar 2024 / søn, 31 mar 2024 NOK 13 760 På forespørsel På forespørsel
fre, 03 mai 2024 / søn, 12 mai 2024 NOK 14 360 På forespørsel På forespørsel
fre, 24 mai 2024 / søn, 02 jun 2024 NOK 14 360 På forespørsel På forespørsel
fre, 07 jun 2024 / søn, 16 jun 2024 NOK 14 360 På forespørsel På forespørsel
fre, 21 jun 2024 / søn, 30 jun 2024 NOK 14 360 På forespørsel På forespørsel
fre, 30 aug 2024 / søn, 08 sep 2024 NOK 14 360 På forespørsel På forespørsel
fre, 06 sep 2024 / søn, 15 sep 2024 NOK 14 360 På forespørsel På forespørsel
fre, 13 sep 2024 / søn, 22 sep 2024 NOK 14 360 På forespørsel På forespørsel
fre, 20 sep 2024 / søn, 29 sep 2024 NOK 14 360 På forespørsel På forespørsel
fre, 27 sep 2024 / søn, 06 okt 2024 NOK 14 360 På forespørsel På forespørsel
fre, 11 okt 2024 / søn, 20 okt 2024 NOK 14 360 På forespørsel På forespørsel
TILGJENGELIGE DATOER PRIS (1 VOKSEN) PRIS (1 BARN) STATUS REISE
fre, 24 mar 2023 / søn, 02 apr 2023 NOK 12 565 På forespørsel På forespørsel
fre, 05 mai 2023 / søn, 14 mai 2023 NOK 13 160 På forespørsel På forespørsel
fre, 26 mai 2023 / søn, 04 jun 2023 NOK 13 160 På forespørsel På forespørsel
fre, 09 jun 2023 / søn, 18 jun 2023 NOK 13 160 På forespørsel På forespørsel
fre, 23 jun 2023 / søn, 02 jul 2023 NOK 13 160 På forespørsel På forespørsel
fre, 01 sep 2023 / søn, 10 sep 2023 NOK 13 160 På forespørsel På forespørsel
fre, 08 sep 2023 / søn, 17 sep 2023 NOK 13 160 På forespørsel På forespørsel
fre, 15 sep 2023 / søn, 24 sep 2023 NOK 13 160 På forespørsel På forespørsel
fre, 22 sep 2023 / søn, 01 okt 2023 NOK 13 160 På forespørsel På forespørsel
fre, 29 sep 2023 / søn, 08 okt 2023 NOK 13 160 På forespørsel På forespørsel
fre, 13 okt 2023 / søn, 22 okt 2023 NOK 13 160 På forespørsel På forespørsel
fre, 22 mar 2024 / søn, 31 mar 2024 NOK 13 760 På forespørsel På forespørsel
fre, 03 mai 2024 / søn, 12 mai 2024 NOK 14 360 På forespørsel På forespørsel
fre, 24 mai 2024 / søn, 02 jun 2024 NOK 14 360 På forespørsel På forespørsel
fre, 07 jun 2024 / søn, 16 jun 2024 NOK 14 360 På forespørsel På forespørsel
fre, 21 jun 2024 / søn, 30 jun 2024 NOK 14 360 På forespørsel På forespørsel
fre, 30 aug 2024 / søn, 08 sep 2024 NOK 14 360 På forespørsel På forespørsel
fre, 06 sep 2024 / søn, 15 sep 2024 NOK 14 360 På forespørsel På forespørsel
fre, 13 sep 2024 / søn, 22 sep 2024 NOK 14 360 På forespørsel På forespørsel
fre, 20 sep 2024 / søn, 29 sep 2024 NOK 14 360 På forespørsel På forespørsel
fre, 27 sep 2024 / søn, 06 okt 2024 NOK 14 360 På forespørsel På forespørsel
fre, 11 okt 2024 / søn, 20 okt 2024 NOK 14 360 På forespørsel På forespørsel

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Antall dager 10
Pris fra NOK12,565.00
Destinasjoner Kruje
Turkode AVL
Aktivitet Tema & kulturreiser,Multiaktivtetsreiser
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