11-day Private Tour Of Albania And Italy With Accommodation

11-Day Private Tour of Albania and Italy with Accommodation

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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: Tirana - Kruja - Durres (UNESCO) - Ferry to Bari (Italy).

Stop At: Tirana, Tirana, Tirana County
Start the day exploring Albania’s capital. We visit Skanderbeg Square, dedicated to Albania’s national hero, the Mosque of Ethem Bey, one of the oldest buildings in Tirana, and the Archaeological Museum among other sites
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Kruje, Kruje, Durres County
We then head to Kruja, one of Albania’s most important towns due to the part it played in resistance against the Ottomans. Visit the Skanderbeg Museum and castle as well as the old bazaar.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Durres, Durres, Durres County
Later we will continue to Durres. Durres city lies on the Adriatic coast and is the main commercial port of Albania. Durres, Albania's second largest city was known formerly as Durrahium and is one of the oldest cities of Mediterranean and Europe, mentioned in old books as the Taulantia (one of the biggest ancient Illyrian city-states). Legend says that it was founded by Epidamnos, the Illyrian King of the area, who called it by his own name and named the port area after his grandson, Dyrrah. It was for centuries the largest port on the Adriatic, and the start of the Via Egnatia to Constantinople/Istanbul. We will visit the Roman amphitheater (20,000 seats capacity, the largest one in the Balkans) and the Archaeological Museum, situated near the sea and rich in objects excavated in Durres. We also visit the Roman Baths behind the Aleksander Moisiu Theatre on the central square. In the evening we will onboard in the Ferry boat to Bari (Italy).
Duration: 1 hour

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight in Ferry.


Day 2: Foggia - Pescara.

Stop At: Foggia, Foggia, Province of Foggia, Puglia
After arrival in Port of Bari, we will continue to Foggia, where we have a city tour. Discover the fascination of Foggia, with special openings of monuments and the historic centre. Visit for free the Civic Museum and the Cathedral Beata Maria Vergine Assunta in Cielo. Let yourself be enchanted by the beauty of the historic centre, to discover the most fascinating places in the city from the period of Emperor Frederik II, to the second world war.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Pescara, Pescara, Province of Pescara, Abruzzo
Then continue to Pescara. Pescara is the city that embodies all this nature and the challenge. Abruzzo is a region where the mountains are the highest in the Apennines and the coast is long and varied. It has been defined as the “Green Region of Europe.” Located not far from mount Gran Sasso and Maiella, overlooking the coast of the Adriatic Sea, and developed around the mouth of the river that bears the same name, and that cuts it in two. Where to cross the river, just near the point where it definitely immerses into the Adriatic, the citizens of Pescara have built a bridge - among the longest in Europe - and have called it Ponte del Mare. It rises above all sea that defines the city; in Pescara, where everything is mostly modern.
Duration: 1 hour

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Accomodation in hotel (Alba 3*, or similar) and overnight.


Day 3: Ancona - Rimini.

Stop At: Ancona, Ancona, Province of Ancona, Marche
After breakfast, continue to Ancona. We will have a walking tour among the alleys, monuments and views of Ancona to admire the town through the ages, from its doric origins to the present days. Walking through the streets of the Old Town it will be possible to capture the images of the main attractions and to know anecdotes, stories and legends that make Ancona fascinating and mysterious.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Rimini, Rimini, Province of Rimini, Emilia-Romagna
In the afternoon proceed to Rimini. Those who believe that all roads lead to Rome are mistaken. Rimini was already from the times of the Roman Empire, a maritime city that fulfilled the function of access from the Mediterranean to the whole Europe. A walk through the city is a travel through time that takes us through twenty-two centuries of history of a central city, from ancient Rome to Fellini, passing through the Middle Ages and Renaissance noble families. The classic itinerary of the historic center starts from the Roman Arena. The remains of this amphitheater are the last testimonies of grandiose shows of gladiators that amused the Rimini of the III century. As further proof of the importance of Rimini at the time of imperial Rome, we continue with the Arch of Augustus, a monumental entrance to the Roman city of the first century BC. Walking along Corso d’Augusto, ancient “decumanus”, we reach Piazza Tre Martiri, ancient Roman forum transformed for centuries into the lively “piazza delle erbe” surrounded by shops and by the lovely sixteenth-century temple dedicated to Sant’Antonio da Padova.
Duration: 1 hour

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Accomodation in hotel (Sport 3*, or similar) and overnight.


Day 4: San Marino (UNESCO) - Bologna.

Stop At: San Marino, San Marino
After breakfast continue to San Marino. Where we will explore the most famous attractions of San Marino at your own pace, exploring the streets and squares of the old city, a place filled with history and culture. Among others, you will have time to admire the beautiful Palazzo del Governo and Piazza della Libertà, as well as the wonderful Basilica del Santo Marino. You will learn more about the unique history of San Marino and how this small country came to exist and survived until now. The tour of San Marino will give you the chance to enjoy the breathtaking views from atop the towers of the city, admiring the hills and seaside of the Italian countryside.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Bologna, Bologna, Province of Bologna, Emilia-Romagna
Then we will depart for Bologna. City tour after arrival. Bologna is a city nicknamed “The red, the fat and the well-educated”: do you guess why? For the architecture, the food and the University. This introduction tour will lead you through the central part of the historical center, giving you the basic knowledge for understanding the city and the main monuments. We will start from the central square, where the Neptune fountain and its mysteries are located; then we introduce the history of the city and the main monuments facing “Piazza Maggiore”: San Petronio church, D’Accursio palace townhall and the Podestà’s palace. We walk then under the Archiginnasio’s porticoes , entering later in the Quadrilatero the area where some of the most ancient shops of the city are located. After that we will reach the two towers, an iconic monument which became the symbol of Bologna.
Duration: 1 hour

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Accomodation in (Nuovo Hotel del Porto 3*, or similar) and overnight.


Day 5: Florence (UNESCO) - Pisa (UNESCO) - Livorno.

Stop At: Florence, Florence, Tuscany
Departure to Florence considered Tuscany’s capital which is renowned for its beauty and home to numerous world famous artists over the years, including Michelangelo and Giotto. Surrounded by stunning historical buildings, you’ll have an incredible time exploring the heart of Florence which is a UNESCO heritage site since 1982, there are plenty of reasons to visit here on top of the art and history connections, including the cuisine and shopping.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Pisa, Pisa, Province of Pisa, Tuscany
Then we will proceed to Pisa. We will visit The Piazza del Duomo in Pisa, which is considered one of Italy’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites inscribed in 1987. The monumental cathedral and leaning tower of Pisa is famous worldwide, and it continues to be an important part of Pisa and is also one of Tuscany’s most famous tourist destinations.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Livorno, Livorno, Province of Livorno, Tuscany
In the afternoon continue to Livorno. Livorno is an Italian port city on the west coast of Tuscany. It's known for its seafood, Renaissance-era fortifications and modern harbor with a cruise ship port. Walking tour to visit its central Terrazza Mascagni, a waterside promenade with checkerboard paving, is the city's main gathering place. The bastions of the 16th-century Fortezza Vecchia face the harbor and open onto Livorno's canal-laced Venezia Nuova quarter.
Duration: 1 hour

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Accomodation in hotel (Europa Parking 3*, or similar) and overnight.

Day 6: Tuscany Region - Siena (UNESCO) - Pienza (UNESCO) - Val D’orcia (UNESCO).

Stop At: Siena, Siena, Tuscany
After breakfast, continue to Siena. Another of Tuscany’s historical centres to be named as a UNESCO site since 1995, which is a typical Italian medieval city. Siena’s architecture is extremely varied and even today both gothic and medieval buildings can be seen together, and the whole city can be viewed as a masterpiece work of art and science.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Pienza, Pienza, Tuscany
We will continue next for Pienza. Pienza was declared a UNESCO site for its historical center, as it really is one of the best representatives of the Italian the Renaissance style of architecture, class and is famous for its delicious food. In the afternoon we will have another spectacular visit in Toscanys’ area in Val D’Orcia (The Orcia Valley). It is located in Southern Tuscany and it boasts breathtaking views and an impressive landscape. We will enjoy the amazing views of rolling hills, greenery and vineyards.
Duration: 1 hour

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Accomodation in hotel (Palazzuolo 3*, or similar) and overnight.

Day 7: Tarquinia (UNESCO) - Civitavecchia (UNESCO) - Rome (UNESCO).

Stop At: Tarquinia, Tarquinia, Province of Viterbo, Lazio
After breakfast, continue to Tarquini, which is an old city Italy known chiefly for its ancient Etruscan tombs in the widespread necropoleis or cemeteries which it overlies, for which it was awarded UNESCO World Heritage status. It is very important to mention that only modern Albanian can translate the ancient Etrucan language that is considered a strong evidence about the ancient brotherhood roots of Etruscan-Illyrian civilisations.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Civitavecchia, Civitavecchia, Province of Rome, Lazio
Then proceed to Civitavecchia. Walking tour. Wonder around discovering one of the most important ports of Imperial Rome, through myths and legends to the medieval heart of the city. Take some time to enjoy a pleasant and interesting walk through the quaint streets of the city. The itinerary includes port, Piazza Leandra, walk through the narrow streets of the medieval village, and the Renaissance Fortress of Michelangelo. We proceed to Rome.
Duration: 1 hour

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Accomodation in hotel (California 3*, or similar) and overnight.


Day 8: Rome

Stop At: Rome, Rome, Lazio
After breakfast, we will have a walking tour that will give you the chance to discover the beauties of the Eternal City. Starting from St. Peter’s Square with its magnificent colonnade and the solemn St. Peter’s Basilica, which you can access thanks to our priority entrance service without queuing up. After the beauties of Saint Peter you will visit Walking tour; Colosseum, Altar of the Fatherland, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon and Navona Square. Leisure afternoon.
Duration: 3 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Accomodation in hotel (California 3*, or similar) and overnight.


Day 9: Casserta (UNESCO) - Naples (UNESCO).

Stop At: Caserta, Caserta, Province of Caserta, Campania
After breakfast, continue to Caserta, where we will visit The Royal Palace of Caserta part of UNESCO World Heritage list constructed for the Bourbon kings of Naples. The Royal Palace of Caserta is one of the largest palaces erected in Europe during the 18th century and you can spend your time visiting the gardens with fountains and cascades and also the beautiful rooms inside the palace.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Naples, Naples, Province of Naples, Campania
Then we proceed to Naples. Napoli is one of the most ancient cities in Europe and one of the oldest continually inhabited in the world. It's historic center is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It started life in the 9th century BC as the Greek colony of Neapolis, meaning New City. It is also the tenth most populated urban center in the EU, with a population of more than 4 million in the metro area. The oldest public university in the world is here, the University of Napoli Federico II. In 1995, the historic centre of Naples was listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. We will have a walking tour to visit the most important sights in the city, like: Cappella San Severo with Veiled Christ, Church of Gesù Nuovo, San Gregorio Armeno, Santa Chiara cloister,Piazza Plebiscito, Maschio Angioino, etc.
Duration: 1 hour

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Accomodation in hotel (Aer Street Hotel 3*, or similar) and overnight.


Day 10: Pompeii (UNESCO) - Amalfi (UNESCO) - Naples.

Stop At: Amalfi Coast, Amalfi Coast, Province of Salerno, Campania
After breakfast, we will have a day tour to Amalfi Coast and Pompeii Ruins! UNESCO designated the Amalfi coast a World Heritage Site as we drive through almost 50 miles of winding coastal roads with the sea on one side and the majestic Lattari mountains on the other.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Pompeii, Pompeii, Province of Naples, Campania
Then we continue to explore another UNESCO World Heritage Site, the remains of Pompeii. The volcano of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD killed most of the town’s inhabitants, but it did relatively little damage to Pompeii itself. The resulting blanket of ash kept the remains in perfect condition until they were uncovered again in the 18th century. Volcano's eruption visiting the highlights of the thermal baths, the large theater, the Basilica and the Macellum and the famous House of Faun. We will be seeing many interesting clues during your visit explaining the most interesting places of this ancient commercial city.
Return to Naples for overnight.
Duration: 1 hour

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Accomodation in hotel (Aer Street Hotel 3*, or similar) and overnight.


Day 11: Castel del Monte (UNESCO) - Bari - Ferry to Durres (Albania).

Stop At: Castel del Monte, Castel del Monte, Province of L'Aquila, Abruzzo
After breakfast, we will depart for Castel del Monte. Located in the Communes of Andria and Corato (Bari Province), it was built by the Emperor Frederick II in the 13th century. First of all, Del Monte Castle is a symbol of medieval military architecture. Perfectly preserved, it is able to enchant for some details such as the rigour of its plan and form, and the eclecticism of its cultural elements.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Bari, Bari, Province of Bari, Puglia
Then continue to Bari. Bari, the capital of the Puglia region, is a city where time seems to have stopped. The presence of the relics of the Patron Saint Nicholas in the homonymous Basilica make it one of the most important religious destinations of southern Italy. The ancient village, also called "Bari vecchia" is a magical place, where you can learn about the culture and traditions of Bari and exchange a few words with the friendly inhabitants. On the doorstep of the houses the women will invite you to taste the local specialties while they prepare the famous orecchiette, the typical handmade pasta. You will not be able to resist the scent of the focaccia and the very tasty street food. In the evening we onboard the Ferry trip to Durres Albania.
Duration: 1 hour

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight on the ferry.