ALBANIA

7 DAY ALBANIA ADVENTURE

May 25th-June 1st, 2025
Total Price: $2675 p/p

Join us for Albania! We will explore the UNESCO cities, visit castles and archaeological towns, and take in the views on the Albania Riviera. You won’t want to miss experiencing this small untouched country with its incredible landscapes, authentic culture, and the kindest people. 

Plus, this trip backs up to our Georgia trip for an incredible two weeks in Eastern Europe.

This trip starts and ends in Tirana (TIA)

Join us for this 8 day adventure through all of the amazing UNESCO towns in Albania. This trip also backs up to our Georgia trip if you’re interested in doing both!

Please speak to a Legit Trips travel guide before booking your flights for this trip- email us

Itinerary subject to change based on discretion of trip leader or tour operator, due to weather or other extenuating circumstances.

May 25th-June 1st, 2025

This trip backs up to our Georgia trip for 2 weeks in Eastern Europe. 

*Do Not book your flight without verifying arrival & departure times/airports with a Legit Trips team member.

DEPOSIT $650 

TOTAL $2675

All trips are priced as double occupancy. When available, solo supplements may be offered.  If you are traveling solo, it doesn’t mean you need to pay for a solo supplement, we’re happy to pair you with a roommate whenever possible.

After you pay your deposit, you may pay the balance anytime up to 90 days prior to trip departure, or we can set up equal monthly installments.  Email us for payment options.

  • 7 nights accommodation – all 4* boutique and 5* hotels
  • Daily breakfast
  • Airport transfers to/from Tirana
  • 4 x Lunches, Day 2, 5,6,7 (3 course or family style to share including water + coffee per person)
  • 2 Dinners, Day 1, & 5 (3 course or family style to share including water + coffee)
  • Visit Gjirokaster a UNESCO town for its stone architecture. Its fortress is situated at a height of more than 300 meters and it offers fabulous views of the surrounding area. The castle has existed in different forms since the 12th century, culminating the complete fortification in XIX century by Ali Pashe Tepelena. It was converted into a prison in the 1930s and continued the same also during communist time. Today inside the fortress holds the clock tower and the stage for the National Festival of Song and dance. We descend the castle to visit Skenduli House around 300 years old a magnificent example of the architecture of Gjirokaster.
  • Visit the ancient city of Butrint, a UNESCO heritage site and the most important archaeological
    discovery in Albania. Legend associates the foundation of this city with the Trojan colonists who fled from Troy under the leadership of Aeneas. Besides the splendid ancient ruins, Butrint offers a great walk amongst rich flora and fauna.
  • Walk though the Old Castle district to the pyramid. Visit the pyramid and have a raki shot at Komiteti Bar.
  • Tour of the ancient city of Apollonia – located on the famous Via Egnatia – one of the most important cities of Ancient Rome. Due to its fame and importance, it was here that Julius Caesar sent his nephew Augustus Octavian to study orator. In fact he was in Apollonia when he got the news of the death of Ceasar. He travelled to Rome immediately to sease power. 
  • Guided walk to Zvernec Island in the Narta Lagoon.
  • Berat afternoon walk in Mangalem district with some fantastic views from the hanging bridge, both during the day and night.
  • Late afternoon walking visit of the fortress with some magnificent views of Osumi River and Gorica district awaiting us at the viewpoint.
  • Longest ZIP lines in the Balkans at 1.4km.  
  • Visit to Kruja, a symbol of Albanian resistance against the Ottomans, headed by Scanderbeg, the Albanian national hero. Walking visit of the Fortress and Kruja’s famous Bazaar full of traditional handcrafts and souvenirs. 
  • Entrances to all mentioned sites and activities mentioned in itinerary
  • Osum River Rafting or Canyon exploration
  • Beach chairs and umbrella for Dhermi beach and Ksamil Beach
  • Private driver- transportation between domestic destinations, to tours, etc.
  • Local Albania guide with you for all tours
  • Legit Trips tour leader with you 24/7

Deposits are non-refundable (but are transferable to another person or Legit Trip). Any additional payments can be refunded if canceled more than 90 days prior to the trip start date.  Deposits may only be transferred one time and incur a $100 rebooking fee.

Please be sure to read the complete booking terms and conditions at checkout. https://legittrips.com/booking-terms/

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Fun Facts About ALBANIA

No and YES

NO MEANS YES, AND YES MEANS NO. When talking to an Albanian you may notice that it looks like they are disagreeing with you, but they nod their heads in the opposite direction than us of the western cultures. Shake your head up and down and that means no, shake it side to side and that means yes.

Religion

During the communist era (1941 to 1992) religion was outright banned making Albania the first atheist country in the world. Many mosques and churches were burned down during the Enver Hoxha ruling. Nowadays Albania is predominately Islam, but you will find people eating pork, drinking alcohol and not wearing headscarves.

Bunkers

During the communist era, Enver Hoxha demanded that over 750,000 bunkers be built for an upcoming war. But in fact, that was all a lie and the bunkers were built for no real reason. You will find them scattered throughout Albania still today. Some have been turned into farming sheds, artists’ studios and even hotels.

Safety

Albania is very safe. In fact, in Albania, there is something called a code of Besa, which roughly translates to ‘to keep the promise’. Albanians have a code of honor to look after those who need help.

Day 1

ARRIVAL IN TIRANA

Transfer from the airport to Tirana. 

Evening welcome dinner for a meet and greet with our group and hosts at a local restaurant

O/N at Boutique Opera/LOT/Elisa or similar

Day 2

TIRANA/VLORA

Morning walk though the Old Castle district to the pyramid.  Then on to Apollonia, one of the most important cities of Ancient Rome. After lunch, we continue with a walk to Zvernec Island.

O/N at 5* Hotel Priam or Similar

Day 3

SARANDE

Leisure time at Dhermi Beach of the best beaches of Albania. Then lunch in Himara and on to the ancient city of Butrint, a UNESCO site & the most important archaeological discovery in Albania.

O/N at Oasis/Blue Sky or similar

Day 4

SARANDE

After breakfast we drive to Ksamil the so called Albanian Maldives for its beautiful beaches. We will spend the whole day on the beach in one of the most wonderful beaches in the country.

O/N at Oasis/Blue Sky or similar

Day 5

GJIROKASTER/BERAT

Morning visit to Gjirokaster and Skenduli House. After lunch we depart for Berat, the ‘city of a thousand windows’, it is classified as a museum city and a UNESCO town. Evening to explore the castle district. 

O/N at Berati Castle/Onufri or similar

Day 6

BERAT

Depart to Corovoda to explore the Osum Canyons for rafting or canyon hiking. After lunch in Bogova, we’ll walk in Mangalem district with some fantastic views from the hanging bridge. Finishing our day with a walking visit of the fortress with views of Osumi River and Gorica district.
O/N at Berati Castle/Onufri or similar

Day 7

Depart toward Tirana with a stop to try one of the longest ZIP lines in the Balkans at 1.4km. After we’ll have lunch at Fustanella Farm then drive to Kruja. Walking visit of the Fortress and Kruja’s famous Bazaar full of traditional handcrafts and souvenirs. Evening at leisure in Tirana.
O/N at Boutique Opera/LOT/Elisa or similar

Day 8

DEPARTURE DAY

Transport to Tirana airport. Say “see you again” to your travel buds and start sharing photos and memories!

This trip backs up to our Georgia trip. Book both for an amazing two weeks in Eastern Europe!

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