Private tour to the UNESCO sites in Albania. The UNESCO World Heritage Sites itinerary will take you to Berat (the museum city), Gjirokastra ( the stone city) and Butrint ( Ancient city).
Discover the rich history and heritage of Albania. Albania is home to a number of landmarks with valuable cultural and historical importance. Several of these have been recognized by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites because of their uniqueness and importance to the collective interests of humanity.
The fortified city of Berat is home to a castle, known locally as the Kala, which was built in the 13th Century, although part of the structure dates back to the 4th Century BC. The citadel area features many 13th Century Byzantine churches, as well as several mosques from the Ottoman period.
Gjirokastra can boast a 13th Century citadel, a bazaar, mosques and churches from the 18th Century, and several spectacular turreted houses. Tiered houses built on the hillsides reflect classic 18th and 19th Century Balkan architecture.
A rare combination of pristine archaeology and natural beauty. Butrint is a microcosm of Mediterranean history. Being inhabited since prehistoric times.This archaeological site contains a variety of ruins representing each period in the city’s development. Visitors can view a well-preserved Greek theater, and the beautiful mosaic floor of the ancient Christian baptistery, adapted from an ancient Roman monument.
Transfer from Tirana International Airport to the hotel in Tirana, After the Check in formalities, you will start your tour in Tirana, where you will visit the National History Museum, Skenderbeg Square, Clock Tower, Bunker2, Murat Toptani Street, Main Boulevard, Memorial of Communism Era and Former Blloku quarter. You will have coffee break, and we will arrange the dinner at nice restaurant (optional), then back to your hotel. Overnight in Tirana.
After the breakfast, the tour guide will pick you up, and you will move towards Berat (120 km), the journey takes about 90 min, once you reach Berat, you will visit the old ottoman Castle Then we will visit Onufri Iconography Museum which located within the castle at the site of a Dormition Cathedral. Our next stop will be at the Ethnographic Museum of Berat. After that we will have the lunch at local restaurant (optional). After the lunch, we will explore Mangalem quarterand Gorica bridge. On the way to Gjirokastra (130 km), we will have a coffee break at the Cold water of Tepelene, then we drive towards our hotel in Gjirokastra, we will explore the beautiful stone city of Gjirokstara. Overnight in Gjirokastra.
After the Breakfast, we will visit the castle and museum of Armament, Ethnographic Museum, as well one of the traditional houses in Gjirokastra. Then we we depart towards Saranda(50 km), On the way to Saranda we stop by the Blue Eye water spring, the Blue Eye is one of the most beautiful sights in Southern Albania, we may have a coffee break at the blue eye before heading to our hotel in Saranda, followed by lunch at Lekursi Castle and city tour. Overnight in Saranda.
After the Breakfast, we drive towards Butrinti (15 km). Butrint is the first Albanian site included in UNESCO world heritage list. Within Butrinti you will explore the baptistery, the theater, basilica, public baths, gymnasium, temple to Minerv, Skea gate and Lion gate of the ancient walls and castle, many houses, and a great number of objects and sand statues of inestimable value. After the visit to butrint , you drive back to Tirana (275 km) through the scenic road overlooking the Albanian Riviera, llogara National Park. Overnight in Tirana.
Free day . Transfer from your hotel to Tirana international airport.
- Albanian Riviera
- Llogara Pass
- Private A/C vehicle.
- Private Tour Guide.
- Entrance Fees .
- Hotel accommodation for 4 nights in 3 stars hotel
- Breakfast included
- Vat and City taxes
- Pay tolls
- Gratuities .
- Lunch and Dinner.
It is recommended to:
- Wear comfortable shoes
- Bring a light sweater or jacket
- Cap or hat
- Biodegradable Sunblock
- Extra cash
- Snacks and water
The rates vary according to the group size.liberty travel applies the following rates:
1 person : 1100 euro.
2 persons : 620 euro per person.
3 person : 475 euro per person.
4 persons : 400 euro per person.
5 persons : 365 euro per person.
6 persons : 350 euro per person.
7 persons : 326 euro per person.
8 -13 persons : 300 euro per person.
Prices mentioned above per person in double room on BB
Single supplement: 75 euro
Children from 0-2 years : free
children from 2-12 sharing double room with parents: 250 euro per child.
- Cancellation up to 14 days before the start of the tour: free of charge
- less than 14 days before the start of the tour: 50% cancellation fees
- No show: 100% cancellation fees
- This tour is available in English - German - French - Italian - Arabic - Turkish - Russian - Chinese .
- Other languages can be provided upon request.
- Tirana -Apt 12 km
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