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The Albanian Riviera, a stretch of land from the Llogara Pass to Ksamil, is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Europe. With its pristine beaches, ancient hamlets, and gorgeous vistas, this region of Albania is a must-see destination along the Balkan trail. Here’s our list of reasons why everyone should visit the southern coast of the Land of the Eagles.
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Stop At: Skanderbeg Square, At the center of Tirana, Tirana Albania

Welcome to Albania! Meet at the Airport with our guide and transfer to Tirana. Get settled in the hotel and for those of you not too tired, there is a guided walking tour of the city center before dinner in a traditional restaurant in the evening. Overinght in Tirana

Duration: 5 hours

Stop At: Sh8, Llogara National Park Albania

After breakfast we drive to Himara. Make your way to Himare and the Albanian Riviera by way of the city of Vlora, where the Adriatic and the Ionian sea meet, for a coffee break. Head for lunch among pine trees in Llogara National Park. Stop at the "Riviera Balcony" for a far away stretched view of the many bays and beaches. Enjoy e free evening in the seaside village of Himara. Overnight in Himara.

Duration: 8 hours

Stop At: Gjipe Beach, Vuno, Himare Albania

After breakfast we drive to Gjipe beach, through snake seaside road. Gjipe beach is famous for its beauties and natural contrasts in the entire Albanian Riviera and is about 200 m width reaching up to 50 m and it is created in the delta of wild brook of Gjipe. The beach is the result of the huge quantity of the solid material transported by this brook, which at its beginning it is 1200 m. The beach is preserved almost at a virgin state and untouched by human influence. 10 min of walking is needed to unveil a well protected bay with a gravel beach and turquoise waters. 40 min downhill hike along its canyon is another option to reach the bay. Enjoy a relaxed beach day until the late afternoon. Overnight in Himara

Duration: 8 hours

Stop At: The Castle of Himara, Himare 9425 Albania

After breakfast we will dive to Livadhi beach with its coarse sand and Communist bunkers spread around one of the largest beaches in Himara area. Enjoy a relaxed beach day until the late afternoon. Celebrate your beach day in Himara in the evening. Overnight in Himara.

Duration: 8 hours

Stop At: Borsh Beach, Rruga Plazhit, Borsh Albania

After breakfast we leave Himara for the seaside town of Saranda. Stop en route to the idyllic beach of Borsh. Enjoy snorkeling, exploring underwater caves. Relax swimming, sunbathing and having Albanian style “refreshing”: Raki and fruits. Transfer to Saranda in the late afternoon where en route to you will stop and explore the Ali Pasha Castle with your Tour Director. Marvel at the architecture and listen to entertaining legends about the man who build it, Ali Pashe Tepelena. Celebrate your beach day with a seafood based dinner by the Ionian Sea, enjoying Saranda’s sunset. Overnight in Saranda.

Duration: 8 hours

Stop At: Butrint National Park, SH81, Butrint Albania

After breakfast we will drive to Butrinit. (UNESCO) and then set off for a beach day at Ksamil Islands. Travel by boat to the Twin Islands close by, to explore, swim, sunbathe and enjoy food and drinks at small cafés and restaurant on the Islands. Spend your afternoon in Ksamil, one of the famous beach in Albania. Before dinner we will drive up to the Castle of Lekuresit, where a superb view stretches at sunset over Saranda and Butrint Lagoon. Overnight in Saranda.

Duration: 8 hours

Stop At: Gjirokaster Castle, Gjirokaster Albania

After breakfast we drive to Tirana but before we stop at the “Blue Eye” spring. Marvel at the hypnotic waters and hundreds shades of blue. Explore the park’s communist ruins while listening to the calming sound of the river, crossing it. Enjoy lunch in the Bazaar of Gjirokaster and have a free afternoon wandering around the UNESCO-recognized “city of stone” before transferring to Tirana. En route to Tirane, pit stop in Lushnje for a “byrek break” for one of the best places there is for byrek. Overnight to Tirana

Duration: 8 hours

Stop At: Tirana East Gate, Rruga e elbasanit, km 5 Rruga e Elbasanit, Tirana 1001 Albania

Transfer to the airport for your return flight home.

Duration: 2 hours
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Important Information
Duration
8 days
Inclusions
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Breakfast
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  • All activities
  • Professional guide
  • Private tour
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Entry/Admission - Skanderbeg Square
  • Entry/Admission - Llogara National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Gjipe Beach
  • Entry/Admission - The Castle of Himara
  • Entry/Admission - Borsh Beach
  • Entry/Admission - Butrint National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Gjirokaster Castle
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • All Fees and Taxes
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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  • Skanderbeg Square, Llogara National Park, and 6 more
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: Arabic
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