7 Day Folk Dancing Tour Of Albania

7 Day Folk Dancing Tour of Albania

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Jorge and your team

We are a team of adventurers that will help you discover the best places in the world. We'll guide you throughout the adventures so you can live unique and life changing experiences.

We are a team of adventurers that will help you discover the best places in the world. We'll guide you throughout the adventures so you can live unique and life changing experiences.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Pick up - Tirana

Stop At: Tirana, Tirana, Tirana County
Pickup from Tirana International Airport or Durrës Port or any Hotel in Tirana and driving to the hotel. After check-in, free time.
Duration: 18 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight at a 4 stars Hotel, located in the center.

Day 2: Tirana - Durrës - Krujë

Stop At: Muzeu Historik Kombetar, Skenderbej Square Boulevard Zogu I, Tirana 1001 Albania
We discover Albania's capital city on a 3-hour walking tour with a local guide. See Tirana's disintegrating soviet-era buildings, modern-day building projects and proud historic monuments, all side-by-side. We will visit the National History Museum.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Skanderbeg Square, At the center of Tirana, Tirana Albania
The Skanderbeg Square (Albanian: Sheshi Skënderbej) is the main plaza in the centre of Tirana.
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Et`hem Bey Mosque, Sheshi Skenderbej, Tirana 1001 Albania
The Hadji Et'hem Bey Mosque is a mosque in Tirana, Albania. Closed under communist rule, the mosque reopened as a house of worship in 1991.
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Clock Tower, Sheshi Skenderbej next to Et`hem Bey Mosque, Tirana Albania
The Tirana Clock Tower began to be built by Haxhi Et'hem Beu in 1822.
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Tirana Castle, Shëtitorja Murat Toptani, Tiranë, Albania
Fortress of Justinian or simply known as Tirana Castle is a castle in Tirana, Albania. Its history dates back before 1300 and is a remnant from the Byzantine-era.
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Tanners' Bridge, Bulevardi Jean D'Arc, Tirana Albania
Tanners' Bridge is a stone footbridge of the 18th-century Ottoman period.
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Pyramid of Tirana, Bulevardi Dëshmorët e Kombit, Tiranë 1010, Albania
The Pyramid of Tirana is a structure and former museum of the ex-dictator.
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Blloku, Tirana Albania
Residential Blloku is an upscale nightlife and shopping hotspot, with hip bars and cafes, and trendy global restaurants alongside luxury boutiques. During the era of Communist rule, it was a closed-off precinct for the party elite, and the villa of long-ruling dictator Enver Hoxha still stands.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Durres Archaeological Museum, Rruga Taulantia, Durres Albania
Drive to Durres and visit the Durrës Archaeological Museum established in 1951, the largest in the country, including Durrës prehistoric, archaic, classical, and civic Illyrian periods, extending to the 1st century.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Durres Castle, Durres Albania
Durrës Castle (Albanian: Kalaja e Durrësit) is the fortified old city of Durrës, enclosed by city walls built in the late 5th century, and repaired and reinforced in the Middle Ages and early modern periods.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Durres Amphitheatre, Rruga Kalase, Durres Albania
Roman Amphitheatre of Durrës built after the 2nd century B.C remains one of the most majestic of the ancient world and one of ten most beautiful Roman amphitheatres.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Venetian Tower, Rruga Anastas Durrsaku, Durrës, Albania
Durres castle was reinforced with several guard towers by the Republic of Venice
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Kruja Castle, Near Tirana, Kruje 1501 Albania
Driving to Kruja. Viziting Kruja Castle, that was historically one of the most important defensive strongholds in the country.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: National Museum George Kastrioti Skanderbeg, Kruja Castle, Rruga Kala, Krujë 1501, Albania
Visit to Skanderbeg Museum, dedicated to the most celebrated of all Albanian heroes.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Ethnographic Museum of Kruja, Fortress of Kruja, Kruje 1501 Albania
Ethnographic Museum that presents the story of Albanian customs and traditions throughout the centuries.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Old Bazaar (Pazari i Vjeter), Rruga Albanopolis, Kruje 1501 Albania
A walk and shopping tour inside the fantastic Old Medieval Bazar.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Kruje, Kruje, Durres County
Dinner with live folk performance. The music band and the group of dancers performing and giving instructions and lessons for some of the Albanian folk songs and dances from Kruja.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at a 4 stars Hotel, located in the center.

Day 3: Krujë - Berat

Stop At: Berat Castle, Rruga Mihal Komnena, Berat 5001 Albania
Driving to Berat. Being famous for its white-washed houses with many windows giving the nickname “town of a thousand windows” or also known as “One above another Windows”. Visit to the Berat Castle, also referred to as the Citadel of Berat and castle quarter, which is a fortress overlooking the town.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: National Iconographic Museum Onufri, Located in the Inner Part of Saint Mary Church in Berat Castel, Berat Albania
Visit the "Onufri" Museum dedicated to Byzantine art and iconography, located inside the castle.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: National Ethnographic Museum Berat, Lagja 13 Shtatori Mangalem, Berat Albania
Visit the Ethnographic Museum that contains a diversity of everyday objects from throughout history of the city.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Lead Mosque Berat, Rruga Gaqi Gjika, Berat, Albania
Visit the Lead Mosque, a 16th-century historical mosque.
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Berat, Berat, Berat County
Dinner folk show performance and folk dancing with group & dancers from Berati area.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at a 4 stars Hotel, located in the center

Day 4: Berat - Apollonia - Vlorë

Stop At: Ardenica Monastery, Ardenice Albania
Drive to the magnificent little monastery of Ardenica, an Orthodox church, built by the Byzantine emperor Andronicus in 1282.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Apollonia Archaeological Park, Pojan Albania
Driving to Apollonia. Visiting the Apollonia Archaeological Park, which contains artifacts unearthed nearby from the ancient town of Apollonia, flourished during the 4th century AD.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Zvernec Monastery, Zvernec Island, Vlore Albania
Driving to Zvernec. Visiting the St. Mary's Monastery, a medieval Byzantine church in Zvërnec Island inside the Narta Lagoon close to Vlorë.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Vlore, Vlore, Vlore County
Continue to a coastal city of Vlora, the second biggest city port in Albania.
Dinner with Folklore from Vlora area songs and dances where we will be taught how to dance by the folk group master.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at a 4 stars Hotel, located in the center.

Day 5: Vlorë - Llogara - Saranda

Stop At: Llogara National Park, Llogara National Park, Vlore County
Drive to Llogara Pass, in Llogara Park, that is an evergreen forested area, extending up to 1800m high above the sea level.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Ali Pasha Castle, Sh8 Porto Palermo, Porto Palermo Beach, Vlore Albania
Drive along the amazing Southern Riviera with idyllic and breath-taking spots along this craggy coast. Stop and visit Porto Palermo Castle, a 19th-century fortress, also known as the Castle of Ali Pasha.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Borsh, Borsh, Vlore County
Continue to Borshi village and its water spring.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Saranda, Saranda, Vlore County
Arriving in Saranda. During dinner, we will have polyphonic songs performed. Albanian iso-polyphony is a traditional part of Albanian folk.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at a 4 stars Hotel, located in the center.

Day 6: Saranda - Gjirokastër

Stop At: Butrint National Park, SH81, Butrint Albania
Visiting the Butrint National Park, that is spectacular archaeological site and the National Park of Albania that occupies a beautiful and small peninsula.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Blue Eye, Albania
Drive to Syri i Kalter, or the Blue Eye. This natural spring of unknown depth produces ice cold water even in the height of summer.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Skenduli House, Rruga Sokaku i Te Mareve, Gjirokaster Albania
Driving to Gjirokastra. Visiting the ‘Skenduli’ House.
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Ismail Kadare's House, Rruga Fato Berberi 16, Gjirokaster Albania
The house of the world-famous Albanian writer, Ismail Kadare, has been turned into a museum.
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Gjirokaster Castle, Gjirokaster Albania
The National Folklore Festival is held once every five years in Gjirokastër. Visit the famous Castle, the largest one in Albania, that dominates the town and overlooks the strategically important route along the river valley.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Gjirokastra bazaar, Rruga Gjin Bue Shpata, Gjirokastër, Albania
The Old Bazaar in Gjirokastra, called by locals “Qafa e Pazarit”, makes up the centre of the Old Town. The history of Bazaar dates back to the 17th century.
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Gjirokaster, Gjirokaster, Gjirokaster County
Dinner with folk show performance and folk lessons with dancers and musicians from nearby areas.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 7: Gjirokastër - Tirana - Transfer

Stop At: Tirana, Tirana, Tirana County
Driving from Gjirokastra to Tirana, and transfer to the Rinas airport or Durrës Port or to any other Hotel in Tirana.

Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.