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10-day Shared Group Food And History Tour Of Albania

10-Day Shared Group Food and History Tour of Albania

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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
Pick up 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

Stop At: Muzeu Historik Kombetar, Skenderbej Square Boulevard Zogu I, Tirana 1001 Albania
With all the participants that will arrive early, 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, Skanderbeg square, Et’hem Bey Mosque, Castle of Tirana,Tanner’s Bridge, Pyramid of Tirana, Blloku neighbourhood, Dictator Hoxha Residence and even more.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Dinner: Speciality food from Tirana, dessert, fruits, local alcoolic drinks
Accommodation included: Overnight at a 4 stars Hotel, central located.

Day 2: Tirana - Shkodër

Stop At: Rozafa Castle, Rozafa, Shkoder Albania
08 00 After breakfast, driving to Shkodra, in the North-West of Albania.
10.00 Arriving in Shkodra and visiting the Rozafa Castle, that has one of the most interesting and saddest legends of the country.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Marubi National Museum of Photography, Rruga "Kole Idromeno" Nr. 32, Shkoder 4001 Albania
Marubi Museum has the most extensive and beautiful photographic collection in Albania arranged according to the subject and year the photograph was taken. The first one captured in 1858.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Malësi e Madhe District, Albania
12 30 Driving to Malësi e Madhe.
13.30 Arriving and visiting a artisan cheese diary. Knowing the process of fermenting the cheese. Tasting the different sort of cheese. Only in this region we can taste spicy cheese called ‘Mishanika’ blended with herbs, garlic, prunes, etc. Also the yogurt from the goat milk is lovely.
14 30 Lunch with the tradition dishes.
15 30 A short tracking to the village.
16 00 Driving back to Shkodra.
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Shkoder, Shkoder, Shkoder County
16.00 Driving back to Shkodra.
17.00 Visiting the lake and the fish market.
18.00 Free time .
19.30 Dinner
Duration: 15 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch: Speciality food from North Shkodra, dessert, fruits, local alcoolic drinks
• Dinner: Speciality sea or lake fish from Shkodra, dessert, fruits, local alcoolic drinks
Accommodation included: Overnight at a 4 stars Hotel, central located.

Day 3: Shkodër - Berat

Stop At: Berat, Berat, Berat County
07.00 Breakfast at the hotel.
07.30 Driving to Berat. Short stops on the way.
13.00 Lunch.
Duration: 19 hours

Stop At: Berat Castle, Rruga Mihal Komnena, Berat 5001 Albania
14.00 Visting the castle. Berat Castle, also referred to as the Citadel of Berat and castle quarter, is a fortress overlooking the town of Berat.
Duration: 1 hour

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: 30 minutes

Stop At: Cobo Winery, Berat SH72, Ura Vajgurore 1001 Albania
16.30 Driving to Kutalli. Visiting the ‘Cobo’ winery. Degustating the different sort of wines and spirits, walking in the grapeyard. Driving back to Berat.
20.00 Diner.
Duration: 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch: Speciality food from Berat, dessert, fruits, local alcoolic drinks
• Dinner: Speciality food from Berat, dessert, fruits, local alcoolic drinks
Accommodation included: Overnight at a 4 stars Hotel, central located.

Day 4: Berat - Apollonia - Vlora

Stop At: Apollonia Archaeological Park, Pojan Albania
07.00 Breakfast.
08.00 Driving to Apollonia.
09.30 Visiting the Apollonia Archaeological Park, 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
10.30 Driving to Zvernec.
12.00 Visiting the St. Mary's Monastery, a medieval Byzantine church in Zvërnec Island inside the Narta Lagoon close to Vlorë.
13.00 Lunch.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: National Museum of Independence, L. Pavaresia, Vlore Albania
15.00 Driving to Vlora.
16.00 Visiting the Independence Museum, that offers the most comprehensive information regarding the most culminating events in the life of Albania.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Vlore, Vlore, Vlore County
17.00 Visit Kuzum Baba hill, where the Kuzum Baba Tekke, a Bektashi temple is located, and from where you enjoy a beatiful panoramic view.
19.00 Driving to Kanina hill. Dinner.
Duration: 15 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch: Speciality food from Vlora, dessert, fruits, local alcoolic drinks
• Dinner: Speciality sea fish from Vlora, dessert, fruits, local alcoolic drinks
Accommodation included: Overnight at a 4 stars Hotel, central located.

Day 5: Vlora - South Riviera - Saranda

Stop At: Llogara National Park, Llogara National Park, Vlore County
07.00 Breakfast at the hotel.
08.00 Driving to the Riviera.
08.30 A coffee break to Llogara pass, in Llogara Park, that is an evergreen forested area, extending up to 1800 m high above the sea level.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Ali Pasha Castle, Sh8 Porto Palermo, Porto Palermo Beach, Vlore Albania
09.00 Driving down to Borsh.
10.00 Visiting the Ali Pashe Tepelen castle in Porto Palermo.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Borsh, Borsh, Vlore County
10.30 Driving to Borsh.
11.00 Visiting the ‘Borshi’ olive oil cantine.
12.00 Driving to Saranda.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Sarandë, Albania
12.30 Driving to Saranda.
13.00 Lunch.
Duration: 1 day 20 hours

Stop At: Butrint National Park, SH81, Butrint Albania
16.30 Driving to Butrint.
17.00 Visiting the Butrint National Park, that is spectacular archaeological site and the National Park of Albania that occupies a beautiful and small peninsula.
18.30 Driving to the mussels aquafarm.
19.00 Visiting the process of breeding the mussels.
19.30 Diner.

Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch: Speciality Sea food from Saranda, dessert, fruits, local alcoolic drinks
• Dinner: Speciality Sea food from Saranda, dessert, fruits, local alcoolic drinks
Accommodation included: Overnight at a 4 stars Hotel, central located.

Day 6: Saranda - Gjirokastra

Stop At: Blue Eye, Albania
07.00 Breakfast.
08.00 Driving to Blue Eye spring.
08.30 Visiting the spring. 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
09.15 Driving to Gjirokastra.
10.15 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
12.00 Visiting the castle. The castle dominates the town and overlooks the strategically important route along the river valley.
13.00 Lunch
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: The Cold War Tunnel, Cerciz Topulli Square, Gjirokaster 6001 Albania
16.00 Visit the Cold war tunnel, the anti-atomic bunker, a communist era underground fortification.
Duration: 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch: Speciality food from the region, dessert, fruits, local alcoolic drinks

• Dinner: Speciality food from Gjirokastra, dessert, fruits, local alcoolic drinks

Accommodation included: Overnight at a 4 stars Hotel, central located.

Day 7: Gjirokastër - Përmet - Voskopojë

Stop At: Këlcyrë, Albania
07.00 Breakfast in the hotel.
08.00 Driving to Përmet. A short break at Kelcyra gorge.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Permet, Permet, Gjirokaster County
10.00 Visiting a cheese diary.
11.00 Visiting a wine and raki cantine and degustating the drinks.
12.30 Lunch
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Benja Thermal Baths, Near The Stonebridge, Permet Albania
14.00 A medieval bridge stretches over a sulfur-rich river that leads to year-round natural hot springs.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Leskovik, Leskovik, Korce County
14.30 Driving to Leskovik. Stop to Sotira Farm.
17.00 Arriving to Voskopojë.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Voskopoje, Voskopoje, Korce County
Voskopoja was an important cultural center and well known for its churches with frescos.
20.00 Diner
Duration: 15 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch: Speciality food from Përmet, dessert, fruits, local alcoolic drinks
• Dinner: Speciality food from Voskopojë, dessert, fruits, local alcoolic drinks
Accommodation included: Overnight at a 4 stars Hotel, central located.

Day 8: Voskopojë - Korçë - Pogradec - Elbasan - Tirana

Stop At: Korce, Korce, Korce County
07.00 Breakfast.
08.00 Driving to Korça.
09.30 Visiting the The Bratko Museum of Oriental Art that contains around 450 objects representing 17 Eastern cultures of the world.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Driloni National Park, Rruga e Drilonit, Pogradec 7301 Albania
12.00 Driving to Pogradec.
13.00 Visiting Driloni National Park.
13.30 Lunch

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Elbasan Castle, Elbasan, Albania
15.00 Driving to Elbasan.
16.30 Visiting Elbasan castle,a 15th-century fortress in the city of Elbasan.
20.00 Dinner
21.00 Driving to Tirana
Duration: 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch: Speciality lake fish from Pogradec, dessert, fruits, local alcoolic drinks
• Dinner: Speciality food from Elbasan, dessert, fruits, local alcoolic drinks
Accommodation included: Overnight at a 4 stars Hotel, central located.

Day 9: Tirana - Lezhë - Krujë - Tiranë

Stop At: Lezhe, Lezhe, Lezhe County
07.00 Breakfast.
09.00 Driving to Lezha.
12.00 Visiting the ‘Mrizi i Zanave’ agro-tourism farm.
12.30 Lunch.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Kruja Castle, Near Tirana, Kruje 1501 Albania
14.00 Driving to Kruja.
15.00 Viziting Kruja Castle, Scenderbeg Museum, Etnografic Museum and Old Bazaar.
17.00 Return to Tirana
19.00 Dinner
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch: Speciality food from Lezha, dessert, fruits, local alcoolic drinks
• Dinner: Speciality food from Tirana, dessert, fruits, local alcoolic drinks
Accommodation included: Overnight at a 4 stars Hotel, central located.

Day 10: Tirana - Transfers

Stop At: Tirana, Tirana, Tirana County
07.00 Breakfast.
08.00 Driving to the Rinas airport or Durrës Port or to any other Hotel in Tirana.

Duration: 2 hours

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