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The land of the Eagles Shkodër

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10 Day’s Tour from North to South

Day 1: airport Tirana - Kruja

Arrival to the airport Tirana, transfer to your hotel in Kruja.

Traditional dinner and accommodation in a hotel in the center of this picturesque town.

Day 2: Kruja – Lezha – Shkodra

In the morning we visit the ruins of Skanderberg’s castle, where his museum is situated. Ethnographic museum is nearby. It is an old Turkish house, where you can see all details of the household. The best place to buy presents and souvenirs is the old Turkish bazaar. After lunch we will travel to a small town of Lezha. Here you will see the tomb of national hero Skanderberg. Then we will continue travel to Shkodra. Beautiful spa-like town situated on a lake. Our hotel is in the center of town.

Day 3: National park Thethi - Shkodra

In the morning we will travel near the border with Montenegro, where the narrow road climbs along the beautiful valleys to the hillsides of Prokletije range. We will dare the bus to the end of the asphalt road, which ends at 1,700 meters above sea level. After this journey, we will take a 3-km tour to the radio station, from where you have uninterrupted panoramatic views of the Theth valley, the highest mountain of Jezerka and the other beauties of this wild country. When you are done watching, we go back to the mountain chalet. Here you can refresh yourself with some cold drinks and other local delicacies. For accommodation we return again to Shkodra.

Day 4: Shkodra – Durres

Today we will see some sights in the town and its beautiful castle, Rozafa. After lunch, on the shores of the lake, we will travel to Durres. This is the biggest port and the second biggest city of Albania. The ancient city has got many archeological sites to offer. The biggest amphitheater in Balkans, is one of them. We will stay overnight in Durres.

Day 5: Berat – Vlora

Today we start our day at the UNESCO registered town of Berat. We will visit the citadel, which is still mostly inhabited, the Onifri’s Museum and after lunch we transfer to the rest of the city. The quarters of Gorica and Mangalem are very unique. Later in the day we will travel through the countryside to the bay of Vlora. This city was the first seat of the independent government in 1912. Today’s accommodation will be in this historic city.

Day 6: Llogara – Riviera – Saranda

After the plains of this region we start climbing the high valley of the Dukat range, all the way to the Llogara national park. Here we see the amazing views to the beaches of the Ionian Sea below. After the vistas we dissent to the old villages of Dhermi, Vuno and Himare. Here we will see the old town situated on the cliff overlooking small bay below. We will stop in a bay of Porto Palermo, where you can see Ali Pasha’s castle and military submarine base, used in the past. In the afternoon we have short break at a restaurant in village of Borsh, where an amazing waterfall goes straight through the building. After a further travel we will see the views from Lekursi castle, which is overlooking the bay of Saranda and the seas around island of Corfu. Our accommodation will be in Saranda.

Day 7: Butrinti – Blue Eye – Gjirokastra

Today we will show you the biggest archeological park in the country. It is a very special site, where all different periods and styles have been mixing from its beginnings in the times of Greeks and Romans through Venetians to the Turkish. After a walk through this grace full place we will travel to the spring of river Bistrica. The blues and greens of this unique spring look like an iris. The next travel will take us to an old Turkish market town of Gjirokastra. Here we will visit the citadel and old bazaar. Our overnight stay will be in this town

Day 8: Tepelena – Lin – Pogradec

In the morning we will travel short while to a town of Tepelena, to see the ruins of Ali Pahsa’s castle. After that stop we continue through town of Elbasan to a small town of Lin. Here we can see the ruins of roman city. We have lunch on the shores on Ohrid lake. One of the oldest and deepest lakes in Europe. It is protected by the state, as it very unique environment. In the afternoon you can see the promenade by the lake. Our hotel will be direct on the lake.

Day 9: Drilon – Tirana

After breakfast we will see a park Drilon. It used to be a residence and gardens of former communistic leader Hoxha. Then we transfer to the capital, Tirana. Here you enjoy your last day at the heart of this city. We start our tour on the main square, see the Ethem Bey Mosque, clock tower, government buildings and BunkArt Museum. Old ministerial bunker, where you can learn more about the military forces of the past. Your hotel will be in Tirana.

Day 10: Tirana – airport

In the morning we transfer to the airport and here we finish our services.

Description

10 Day’s Tour from North to South

Day 1: airport Tirana - Kruja

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Description

10 Day’s Tour from North to South

Day 1: airport Tirana - Kruja

Arrival to the airport Tirana, transfer to your hotel in Kruja.

Traditional dinner and accommodation in a hotel in the center of this picturesque town.

Day 2: Kruja – Lezha – Shkodra

In the morning we visit the ruins of Skanderberg’s castle, where his museum is situated. Ethnographic museum is nearby. It is an old Turkish house, where you can see all details of the household. The best place to buy presents and souvenirs is the old Turkish bazaar. After lunch we will travel to a small town of Lezha. Here you will see the tomb of national hero Skanderberg. Then we will continue travel to Shkodra. Beautiful spa-like town situated on a lake. Our hotel is in the center of town.

Day 3: National park Thethi - Shkodra

In the morning we will travel near the border with Montenegro, where the narrow road climbs along the beautiful valleys to the hillsides of Prokletije range. We will dare the bus to the end of the asphalt road, which ends at 1,700 meters above sea level. After this journey, we will take a 3-km tour to the radio station, from where you have uninterrupted panoramatic views of the Theth valley, the highest mountain of Jezerka and the other beauties of this wild country. When you are done watching, we go back to the mountain chalet. Here you can refresh yourself with some cold drinks and other local delicacies. For accommodation we return again to Shkodra.

Day 4: Shkodra – Durres

Today we will see some sights in the town and its beautiful castle, Rozafa. After lunch, on the shores of the lake, we will travel to Durres. This is the biggest port and the second biggest city of Albania. The ancient city has got many archeological sites to offer. The biggest amphitheater in Balkans, is one of them. We will stay overnight in Durres.

Day 5: Berat – Vlora

Today we start our day at the UNESCO registered town of Berat. We will visit the citadel, which is still mostly inhabited, the Onifri’s Museum and after lunch we transfer to the rest of the city. The quarters of Gorica and Mangalem are very unique. Later in the day we will travel through the countryside to the bay of Vlora. This city was the first seat of the independent government in 1912. Today’s accommodation will be in this historic city.

Day 6: Llogara – Riviera – Saranda

After the plains of this region we start climbing the high valley of the Dukat range, all the way to the Llogara national park. Here we see the amazing views to the beaches of the Ionian Sea below. After the vistas we dissent to the old villages of Dhermi, Vuno and Himare. Here we will see the old town situated on the cliff overlooking small bay below. We will stop in a bay of Porto Palermo, where you can see Ali Pasha’s castle and military submarine base, used in the past. In the afternoon we have short break at a restaurant in village of Borsh, where an amazing waterfall goes straight through the building. After a further travel we will see the views from Lekursi castle, which is overlooking the bay of Saranda and the seas around island of Corfu. Our accommodation will be in Saranda.

Day 7: Butrinti – Blue Eye – Gjirokastra

Today we will show you the biggest archeological park in the country. It is a very special site, where all different periods and styles have been mixing from its beginnings in the times of Greeks and Romans through Venetians to the Turkish. After a walk through this grace full place we will travel to the spring of river Bistrica. The blues and greens of this unique spring look like an iris. The next travel will take us to an old Turkish market town of Gjirokastra. Here we will visit the citadel and old bazaar. Our overnight stay will be in this town

Day 8: Tepelena – Lin – Pogradec

In the morning we will travel short while to a town of Tepelena, to see the ruins of Ali Pahsa’s castle. After that stop we continue through town of Elbasan to a small town of Lin. Here we can see the ruins of roman city. We have lunch on the shores on Ohrid lake. One of the oldest and deepest lakes in Europe. It is protected by the state, as it very unique environment. In the afternoon you can see the promenade by the lake. Our hotel will be direct on the lake.

Day 9: Drilon – Tirana

After breakfast we will see a park Drilon. It used to be a residence and gardens of former communistic leader Hoxha. Then we transfer to the capital, Tirana. Here you enjoy your last day at the heart of this city. We start our tour on the main square, see the Ethem Bey Mosque, clock tower, government buildings and BunkArt Museum. Old ministerial bunker, where you can learn more about the military forces of the past. Your hotel will be in Tirana.

Day 10: Tirana – airport

In the morning we transfer to the airport and here we finish our services.

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Days : 10 | Nights : 9


Inclusions


  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Transportation
  • Restaurant Nearby
  • Guides / Assistance
  • Air Conditioning

Exclusions


  •     Extra water bottle charges    
  •     Medicines required if any    
  •     Airfare & airport taxes    
  •     Insurance    
  •     Any optional tours    
  •     Any airport arrival/departure tax    

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